Saturday, May 26, 2018

Greatswords Skin Collection

Ah, greatswords. Perhaps the most commonly used two-handed weapon in LOTRO. Many of the these skins share similar appearances with one-handed swords commonly dropped by creatures in pre-Moria zones and instances. I've never been an avid collector of this weapon type, but I do occasionally go out of my way to collect specially named ones, like Hill-defender and Warrior's Pride, both of which are listed here. The best thing about greatswords? Most of the landscape drops share crafted skins. As a result, I'll share only the crafted recipes to prevent (hopefully) hours of grinding.

Like previous collection entries, this isn't the full set of greatsword appearances. Only what I've collected over the years and where I've found them. There about thirty of them featured here. I didn't have enough to start a second entry--as I list twenty per--so they'll all be found here.

(Minor update here -- I've actually found a few more since I wrote this post. Now there are thirty six listed here, enough for two entries. However, I don't have the time to rearrange my posting schedule again. This will be image heavy!)

And just in case someone notices this, some of these are called "great swords" as opposed to "greatswords." Somewhere over the years, the crafting/item developers shifted from two words to one, but never changed the old item names to reflect the change. Make sure you use the appropriate spelling when hunting down the correct skin for your own collections.

 Ancient Steel Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name


Balanced Greatsword of Extermination, level 53 - Best farmed in the low level areas of Moria
Balance Greatsword of the Mountains, level 56 - Best farmed in the mid level areas of Moria
Dwarf-craft Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

Bane of Moridirth - Reward from the Epic quest 1.8.5 

 Bright Steel Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name 

 Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Sword of the Second Age level 57 - Best farmed in the later areas and instances of Moria.

Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Sword of the Second Age level 60 - Best farmed in the later areas and instances of Moria.

Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the Third Age level 95 - Costs 5,768 shards at the Relic Master  

 Crafted Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the Third Age level 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
Reforged Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the Second Age level 95 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

Defender's Greatsword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

 Elven-steel Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
Flame-tongue - Rare drop from Forvengwath in Barad Gularan, except there is a flame effect on that skin.

Foe of the Castellan - Reward from the quest Master of Barad Gularan
Forged Dwarf-craft Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

 Forged Elven-steel Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

Forged Steel Great Sword of Combat - Crafted output from the Forged Steel Great Sword recipe 

Gondorian Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

 Heavy Bright Steel Great Sword of Might - Crafted output of the Heavy Bright Steel Great Sword recipe

 Hill-defender - Very rare drop from Azgoth in Carn Dum.

 Methgrist - Reward from the quest Lord of the Gertheryg

Palanharthad - Drop from rare creatures in Himbar or best farmed in Barad Gularan and Carn Dum.

Polished Ancient Steel Great Sword of Combat - Crafted output of the Polished Ancient Steel Great Sword recipe

Polished Gondorian Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

Polished Westernesse Great Sword -Crafted from the recipe of the same name

Replica of Elor - Drops from Gorgoroth Steel Lootboxes or can be barterd from the Vendor of Rare Oddities in Mordor for ash.

Reshaped Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the First Age level 75 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.

 Reshaped Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the First Age level 95 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.

Reshaped Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the First Age level 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
Reforged Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the Second Age level 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.

Sellsword's Great Sword - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

 Sword of Savagery - Drops from level 50 and lower lootboxes with similar variations on the name. Commonly found in the AH.

Sword of the Night's Sky - Bartered from the Master-weaponist Host of the West vendor in The Wastes

Thain's Great Sword of Combat - Crafted output of the Thain's Great Sword recipe

Peerless Thain's Great Sword of Combat - Crafted critical output of the Thain's Great Sword recipe

 Unearthed Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Greatsword of the First Age 100 - Bartered from the Roving Threats Quartermaster

Warrior's Pride - Reward from the quest Raid: Storvagun the Traitor

Winged Blade - Bartered from the Master-weaponist Host of the West vendor in The Wastes

Zaukil's Doom - Reward from the quest Master of the Black Tide

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Like a handful of previous weapon entries, I've found a couple of unique and interesting skins in the database. These, to the best of my knowledge, can't be obtained by any means in LOTRO despite being coded into the game.

Ceberdol - This weapon is known as "The Fire Blade," This is another lost skin from the Shadows of Angmar beta coding.

Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Sword of the First Age level 57 - Even though First Age weaponry starts at level 55 according to the database, First Age weapons can't be obtained until a minimum of level 59 through the Legendary Item Traders.

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