Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lore-master's Staff Skin Collection Pt. 1

As cosmetic weapons have appearing with increasing frequency on this blog, I thought it's time I started sharing the skins I've collected. Having played LOTRO for almost eight years now, I've assembled quite the library. For this entry, I've chosen staves. Unlike other weapons, like swords, axes, bows, and daggers, which are shared among multiple classes, staves are exclusive to Lore-masters. I've found many of them to be wonderfully designed! Most can be crafted. Some can be bartered. As for the rest? You may have guessed it...lots and lots of landscape and instance grinding.

Some of these staves pictured below can come from several sources. I don't remember the exact locations, but I can give you a general idea on the landscape drops based upon their level. If you know of other methods to obtaining these skins, please let me know in the comments below.

This is by no means a comprehensive guide...just a taste of what LOTRO has offered over the years!

 Amarthis - Reward from the level 30 Lore-master class quest, A Lore-master's Will
Bregmor's Bane - Reward from the Epic quest 1.14.12

 Amber Staff - Level 50, best farmed in Carn Dum or Urugarth
Amber Staff - Level 30, best farmed in Garth Agarwen and the North Downs

 Blessed Staff, level 57 - Best farmed in the later areas of Moria
Blessed Staff of the North, level 52 - Best farmed in the early areas of Moria

 Bloodstone Staff - Rewarded by the Angmar quest, The Bloodstone Trove
Smooth Lebethron Staff - Crafted from the level 38 recipe of the same name

 Elder Staff - Extremely rare drop from Mordirith in Carn Dum.

 Forvengwath's Despair - Extremely rare drop from Forvengwath in Barad Gularan
Amdirolf - Skirmish camp, under Annuminas Treasure

 Golden Host Staff of Warding - Crafted from the level 65 Malledhrim recipe of the same name
Staff of Knowledge - Reward from the level 50 Lore-master class quest Implements of Knowledge

Lore-master's Staff of the First Age, level 59 - Bartered from the Legendary Lore-master vendors in 21st Hall, Bree, Lothlorien, and The Great Delving

Lore-master's Staff of the First Age, level 60 - Bartered from the Legendary Lore-master vendors in 21st Hall, Bree, Lothlorien, and The Great Delving

Reshaped Lore-master's Staff of the First/Second Age, level 100 - Crafted from the level 100 recipe of the same name

Longbough's Staff - This is an unobtainable item. It was rewarded by The Twisted Heart quest before the Evendim revamp changed the quest rewards.
Heavy Yew Staff - Crafted from the level 28 recipe of the same name.

Replica of Ornadar - Rewarded from Gorgoroth Lootboxes or bartered from the Traveller's Quartermaster in Bree-town, Galtrev, or 21st Hall.
Ornadar, level 50 - Unobtainable item. Once dropped from Thorog before the Helegrod wings became scalable.

Reshaped Lore-master's Staff of the First Age, level 65 - Crafted from the level 65 recipe of the same name

Reshaped Lore-master's Staff of the First Age, level 75 - Crafted from the level 75 recipe of the same name

Sage's Staff - Bartered in Gath Forthnir with Council of the North reputation

Peerless Silver Ilex Staff - Critical output of the Silver Ilex Staff recipe. Once known as the Silver Mallorn Staff before crafting material consolidation.

Staff of Keria - Reward from 1.13.11 in the Epic questline.
Lainis - Reward from the quest The Arena of Maethad

Staff of Swift Extermination, level 52 - Best farmed in the early areas of Moria
Staff of the Mountains, level 53 - Best farmed in the early areas of Moria
Dwarf-made Staff, level 53 - Best farmed in the early areas of Moria
Staff of Fate, level 80 - This was mailed to me, but I'd assume mid-level areas of Eastern Rohan?
Gleaming Staff of Fate, level 65 - Best farmed around the Lich Bluffs
Also rumored to drop in Lothlorien, the North Downs, and in the Brown Lands under different names.

Staff of the Eternal Sun - This skin is rewarded from lootboxes of level 50 and lower with slight variations on the name. Commonly found on the AH.

Staff of the Master - Rewarded from the quest Raid: Storvagun the Traitor

Staff of Vigor, level 74 - Best farmed in The Great River
Blessed Staff of the Mountains, level 54 - Best farmed in the earlier areas of Moria
Ulfied's Staff - Reward from the quest Impure Knowledge


  1. There's some gorgeous lower-level staves too! One of my favorites is the Misremembered Wizard's Staff
    and I like using Staff of the Eternal Sun when I'm in my like....warrior nun outfit??

    1. oops just saw you already had Eternal Sun listed. It's lovely!

    2. Thanks for the suggestion regarding the Misremembered Wizard's Staff! I think I also have that one in my collection. It's just when I got to the twentieth image, I decided to stop. I'm hoping I can collect enough staves to start a second entry, which will include that bartered one.

  2. this is really helpful! I had to throw some nice weapons away back in the day because I needed inventory space, and after I forgot where and what kind of weapons they were to collect again, so thanks for this list :) One staff I don't see (but maybe you have it in the second part) is Hamall's walking stick, a Moria quest reward, tho I know it can be a drop too. Huge iron staff with an iron orb on top

    1. Before cosmetic weapons were introduced, I tossed some of my collection. I regretted it. If it weren't for alts that hadn't done certain quests, I'd never have been able to collect them again. As for Hamall's Walking Stick/Siveleth, you're in luck. I have a second LM staff post scheduled for next Saturday and that one is included, among a dozen others.

  3. err, something went wrong in the comment section, I couldn't use my usual alias Gloredh and it posted my comment twice :O sorry about that!

    1. That's okay! Sometimes it happens :)

      I've done that once or twice myself.

  4. Just wanted to say how awesome your blog is. Been all over it and its great . Thanks for all the work you put into it

  5. Heya, let me say first of all that I really like your blog, a great source of info on LOTRO.

    On LM staffs, back in the elder days I had a LM on Laurelin and he used a very special staff, just a simpe design, but what was so great about it was that it dropped leaves as you were running, in the same way that hunters drop leaves when they use their speed boost. I really liked that effect. I think it was a low level drop, certainly below 65 because this guy never made it past Southern Mirkwood.

    I no longer have that LM and although I since have leveled up another LM to cap, I never found that staff again. Do you have any knowledge of it? Is it even still in the game?

    1. This is the first time I've heard of such a staff! I'll watch for it as work on low level alts. I'll also ask around too. It's possible someone else could have seen it.

      Now you've got me curious :)


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