Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Great Axe Skins Collection

I'll admit that I've never gone out of my way to collect great axes (or greataxes, for an alternative spelling--but LOTRO uses the two word alternative). Almost all of my characters in LOTRO use setups revolving around sword and board, dual wielding, and the occasional halberd or great sword. As such, my collection is very limited and sits under a layer of dust in storage. With the aid of the plugin ItemTreasury, I scanned the database to see if I'd missed anything worthwhile...and I did. I discovered some very beautiful or unique skins that aren't accessible, which I've included at the very end. Similar to my post on great swords regarding one-handed swords, several great axes share appearances with one-handed axes, just on a larger scale.

A special note--Beornings have a slightly reduced pool of LIs than other classes. I don't know the reasons why, but it might be due to their late introduction to game. This applies especially to Second Age and First Age weaponry that drops on the landscape or in instances, even though they can cosmetically use them. However, the crafted and bartered LIs remain unaffected. This just means you'll need to do some extra farming for certain ones.

As usual, I'll share what I've collected here. If you see a skin here that's obtainable elsewhere, please let me know in the comments.

War-axe of Khand - Bartered from the Defenders of Minas Tirith Quatermaster



 Forged Steel Headsman's Axe of Combat - Output of the Forged Steel Headsman's Axe recipe

 Galadhrim Headsman's Axe of Combat - Output of the Galadhrim Headsman's Axe recipe

Heavy Iron Headsman's Axe of Might - Output of the Heavy Iron Headsman's Axe recipe
Great Axe of the Beornings, level 22 - Best farmed in the early Lone-lands or Barrow-downs
(And yes, this is a DX11 screenshot taken on Ultra High. It's a low-res model on any graphic level)

 Forged Elven-steel Headsman's Axe of Combat - Output of the Forged Elven-steel Headsman's Axe recipe

 Polished Gondorian Headsman's Axe of Combat - Output of the Polished Gondorian Headsman's Axe recipe

Polished Westernesse Headsman's Axe of Combat - Output of the Polished Westernesse Headsman's Axe recipe

Thain's Great Axe of Combat - Output of the Thain's Great Axe recipe

Peerless Thain's Great Axe of Combat - Critical output of the Thain's Great Axe recipe

 Beorning's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the First Age 59 - Bartered from the Legendary Item Traders in 21st Hall, Bree-town, Lothlorien, and the Dolven-view

 Beorning's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the First Age 59 - Bartered from the Legendary Item Traders in 21st Hall, Bree-town, Lothlorien, and the Dolven-view

 Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the Second Age 57 - Best farmed in the higher level zones and instances of Moria 

 Beorning's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the Third Age, level 52 - Best farmed in the early areas of Moria and the southern areas of Eregion

 Defender's Great Axe - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

 Forged Dwarf-craft Headsman's Axe of Combat - Output of the Forged Dwarf-craft Headsman's Axe recipe

 Polished Ancient Steel Headsman's Axe of Combat - Output of the Polished Ancient Steel Headsman's Axe recipe

 Reforged Beorning's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the Second Age 95 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

 Reforged Beorning's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the Second Age 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
Reshaped Beorning's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the First Age 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

Replica of Lorchathol - Drops from Gorgoroth lootboxes or can be bartered from the Vendor of Rare Oddities in Mordor.

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

Warrior's Great Axe - Crafted from the recipe of the same name

Great Axe of the Khazad-dûm Vaults - Obtainable in the LOTRO Store as of 7/9/2018
(Originally the Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the First Age, level 60 - Even though this shares the same name and level of another item from the Legendary Item Traders, this skin won't be listed with those vendors.)

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Here are some greataxes that don't drop anywhere in the game (at least that I know of), even though they're coded into LOTRO. Hopefully, these too, will be acquirable one day.

 Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the First Age 55 - First Age weaponry doesn't appear until a minimum of level 59

Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's Great Axe of the First Age 58 - First Age weaponry doesn't appear until a minimum of level 59

 Dulír - Known as the "Double-blade," an axe once forged in the Greenwood of old

Uigam -Known as the "Axe of Day and Night," crafted by men for the Battle of the Gladden Fields

2 comments:

  1. why the nicer skins are always unobtainable T___T

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    1. I've been asking myself that question since I started this endeavor. I'm hoping all of these "lost" skins will be noticed by someone from SSG and put back into the game for collecting!

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