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#13758719 Apr 30, 2018 at 02:57 PM · Edited 1 day ago
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Essences

Essences are stats that you drop into empty slots on certain pieces of armour. They allow you to focus on the stats that are important to you. The lotro-wiki has an excellent write-up (although the example pieces are mostly from level 105 -- 115 armour doesn't have that many slots!) so I won't duplicate that, but I did write up a condensed version of where to find the T10 essences for putting into level 115 gear.

A quick note: once slotted, essences will be destroyed or sold WITH that piece of gear, unless you use an Essence Reclamation Scroll. These can be bartered for at the skirmish camp. They require seals, but those are fairly easily obtainable as rewards for running a level 115 12-man traditional instance, even on T1.

Lotro-wiki Essence Post



North Mirkwood - T10 Essences

The best essences in the game right now are tier 10. You can tell an essence is tier 10 because it has a small number ten in the upper left-hand corner. The numbers in the bottom right-hand corner are NOT the tier -- they show how many of that essence you have in that stack.

There are 4 types of tier 10 essences (ranked here lowest stats to highest):
A) Purple Empowered Shadow Essences
B) Teal Abyssal Essences
C) Teal Empowered Abyssal Essences
D) Gold Northern Stronghold Essences

Tier 8 - Tier 10 Essence Index

All 4 are available at the Rare Oddities ash vendor in Udun Foothold, Magh Ashtu, Ruins of Dingarth, and all Allegiance Halls. They can also drop from Gorgoroth lootboxes -- usually teal Empowered Abyssal Essences right now, although I've seen gold Northern Stronghold ones drop as well.

All 4 can also be crafted.


A: Purple Empowered Shadow Essences (item level 330)
  • Recipe is NOT one-time use, it is reusable
  • Recipe is acquired at the Gorgoroth Crafting Vendor in Udun Foothold, Magh Ashtu, or Ruins of Dingarth
  • Ingredients are 1 Universal Solvent, 5 regular ingredients (vary by crafting profession) and 1 special ingredient (such as refined adamant or Quality Ingot)


B: Teal Abyssal Essence (item level 337)
  • Recipe is NOT one-time use, it is reusable
  • Recipe is acquired at the Gorgoroth Crafting Vendor in Udun Foothold, Magh Ashtu, or Ruins of Dingarth
  • Ingredients are 1 Universal Solvent, 5 regular ingredients (vary by crafting profession) and 1 special ingredient (such as refined adamant or Quality Ingot), and 1 malleable essence


C: Teal Empowered Abyssal Essence (item level 345)
  • Recipe IS one-time use -- you have to buy one for each essence you craft
  • Recipe is acquired at the Gorgoroth Crafting Vendor in Udun Foothold, Magh Ashtu, or Ruins of Dingarth
  • Ingredients are 1 Universal Solvent, 5 regular ingredients (vary by crafting profession) and 1 special ingredient (such as refined adamant or Quality Ingot), and 2 malleable essences.


D: Gold Northern Stronghold Essence (item level 345)
  • Recipe is NOT one-time use, it is reusable
  • Recipe is acquired at any of the Northern Mirkwood reputation factions after reaching kindred with them
  • Ingredients are 1 Universal Solvent, 5 regular ingredients (vary by crafting profession) and 1 special ingredient (such as refined adamant or Quality Ingot), 3 malleable essences and 1 Lasgalen Token of Purification


Where to acquire ingredients:
  • Regular crafted ingredients are made by foresters, prospectors, and jewellers
  • Special ingredients are made by the same professions but have an 18-hour cooldown
  • Universal Solvents are rare drops, purchased in the LOTRO store or traded/bought from other players
  • Malleable essences you get at the N. Mirkwood rep crafting vendors, OR at Gorgoroth Crafting vendors in Mordor. You turn in lower item-level essences and receive Malleable essences in return. The higher item-level essences barter for more malleable essences.
  • Lasgalen Tokens of Purification are available for barter at each of the N. Mirk. rep crafting vendors, after you reach kindred with whichever faction you're bartering with.
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#13758947 Apr 30, 2018 at 06:51 PM
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Simply put, great post Cel!
Another one bites the dust...
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