Crossbows, the alternative ranged weapon for bow-users, haven't seen any love since the level cap reached 100. They practically vanished from the game, outside of scaled instances, and haven't seen any new skins since the release of Western Gondor. It's a shame since some of them are beautiful! This particular weapon class has little variety, I'm afraid. In fact, crossbows have the one of the smallest pools of design variety. Many look almost the same, except for the addition of golden trimmings. This is most prominent in the crafted ones, especially among the crossbows in the same crafting tier. I don't have a large pool of crossbows myself, but after scanning Item Treasury, there's not much that's missing. In fact, many of the dropped ones share the same generic appearance of the earliest crafted ones. However, I do have enough to start a second entry!
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Ash Crossbow - Crafted from the Ash Crossbow recipe Golden Host Crossbow of Force - Crafted from the Golden Host Crossbow recipe
Black Ash Crossbow - Crafted from the Black Ash Crossbow recipe
I've loved how the rewards from the Armory of Thrang boxes have forced me to get creative with my latest outfits. They've been a welcome addition to my repertoire of cosmetics, considering how much my creativity has lessened in recent months. I doubt I'll make something for each of the selectable weapons, as they've been a tad expensive. I've only collected four of them--out of a possible thirteen--and that alone set me back a whopping 3600 Ashes of Enchantment. I picked the short sword, staff, bow, and the two-handed axe. At this point, three of them have been featured. The axe will soon make an appearance, I promise.
Back to the outfit at hand, before I find myself getting distracted again!
As the title says, this is the second installment of maces.
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Burglar's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's/Minstrel's/Warden's Mace of the First Age, level 59 - Bartered from the Legendary Item Traders in Bree, 21st Hall, Lothlorien, and The Great Delving
Burglar's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's/Minstrel's/Warden's Mace of the First Age, level 60 - Barted from the Legendary Item Traders in Bree, 21st Hall, Lothlorien, and The Great Delving Burglar's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's/Minstrel's/Warden's Mace of the Second Age, level 59 - Best farmed in higher level areas and instances of Moria Reshaped Burglar's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's/Minstrel's/ Warden's Mace of the First Age, level 95 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
Maces are weapons I haven't used since the days of Mirkwood, when I converted my Minstrel main to one-handed swords. I'd forgotten how varied mace skins are in LOTRO, considering their general shape. This weapon class will be divided into two entries, considering the number of skins I had tucked away, knew through recipes, or found browsing the database.
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Getting away from dark landscapes and fiery outfits for a short time, I've decided to post an outfit my low level Lore-master uses. It's not often I've focused on the Draigoch armor skins--I usually use gloves and boots to accessorize--but I discovered that my main Lore-master and my Warden still have their sets sitting in storage. Just that tiny bit of nostalgia, and the fact that my kin has been running Draigoch lately, was enough to motivate me. Other than that, and the fact I'm trying different gear combinations, there's really no story to this outfit.
Just as the title says, this is the second installment of the dagger collection. The LI daggers around seen here, most of them sharing similar appearances with each other. The differences are incredibly subtle and hard to see on such small weapons.
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Crafted Beorning's/Burglar's/Captain's/Champion's/Guardian's/Hunter's /Minstrel's/Warden's Dagger of the Third Age, level 85 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
To be honest, I was shocked at the variety of daggers found in LOTRO. Just the sheer number of skins rivals that of the swords was incredible. This particular weapon class will be handled in two parts, each entry having approximately thirty daggers each. I've opted to ignore the most common appearances for the moment, like the Boot Knife and the Bronze Dagger, given that they make up for almost fifty percent of the game's daggers and how easily they're crafted, looted, or purchased from early game vendors.
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Aeglang - Bartered from Forgamdir at Iorelen's Camp, outside of The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu