Lore-masters are getting a lot of love with the November update. In addition to combat changes, they’re also getting pretty new cosmetics for their in-combat pets! This makes my lore-master nearly as happy as when she got her Inn League horse.
We’ve had cosmetic options for LM pets for a while now, but honestly, using them was a bit of a pain. In order to have a different looking lynx or bear or other companion, you had to equip an amulet that was generally lacking in stats compared to other necklaces of the same level. There was a work around for this in that you could equip the amulet long enough to summon your pet and then switch to your “real” necklace, but that meant more stuff to fill up your bags and extra button clicking when you needed to re-summon a wayward pet.
Soon, however, we will have talismans! Talismans are items that, once used, will give you a skill that allows you to summon a pet with that appearance. You will still be able to summon a pet with the default appearance, and you can have more than one of these appearance changing skills in your skill journal. The great thing about this is that you won’t have to keep an extra item in your bag just to make your pet look different! Note: Any existing amulets you have will be converted to talismans when the update goes live. You will then be able to use them to gain the skill. However, if you are wearing an amulet for its stats, you will need to find a new necklace.
Talismans can be obtained in one of two ways. Jewelers can craft them, just as they could amulets, or you can purchase them from the store. Existing recipes for amulets will be converted to talisman recipes. New multi-output recipes will be available from the store, and found as loot. Certain talismans will only available through the store.
Storm-Raven (Store Only)
Weathered-Raven (Store Only)
The new multi-output recipe will allow an Apprentice Jeweler to make their choice of Blood-Raven, Mottled-wing Raven or Frost-Raven Talisman. This recipe is single use.
Tundra Bear Cub
Note: The Tundra Bear Cub Talisman recipe is not found in loot. You must purchase it from a vendor in Suri-Kyla after obtaining kindred reputation with the Lossoth of Forochel. The recipe is Bind on Acquire, but the talisman is not bound to the crafter. The Talisman can also be found in the LOTRO Store.
Blackpaw Bear (Store Only)
Weathered Bear (Store Only)
The new multi-output recipe will allow a Journeyman Jeweler to make their choice of Black Bear, Polar Bear, or Wildpaw-Bear Talisman. This recipe is single use.
This is currently called the Frost Lynx.
Grey Lynx (Store Only)
Mountain Lynx (Store Only)
The new multi-output recipe will allow an Expert Jeweler to make their choice of Spotted Lynx, Onyx Lynx or Tundra Lynx Talisman. This recipe is single use.
Tundra Eagle (Store Only)
The new multi-output recipe will allow a Master Jeweler to make their choice of Ashen Eagle, Snowcrest Eagle or Ember Eagle Talisman. This recipe is single use.
Deep-wood Sabercat (Store Only)
Striped Sabercat (Store Only)
Onyx Sabercat (Store Only)
The new multi-output recipe will allow a Supreme Jeweler to make their choice of Dusky Sabercat, Spotted Sabercat or Grey Sabercat Talisman. This recipe is single use.
Tundra-Guardian (Store Only)
The new multi-output recipe will allow a Supreme Jeweler to make their choice of Swamp-Guardian or Mountain Guardian Talisman. This recipe is single use.
If you’d like to know more about Lore-master pets, check out these links: