The following items are on sale from March 9-15, 2012.
Fall Injury Immunity works in a couple different ways. If you have recently fallen and hurt yourself, you can apply this item to remove the injury and continue running. It will also place a buff protecting you from falling damage (this is different from falling to your death!) for 1 hour.
Pick it up for free with coupon code IHTWQ6 this week! It is only the single stack not the 5 stack that this coupon works on.
Store Location: Buffs & Boosts > Travel > Injuries
A Skirmish is a randomized re-playable instance that earns your character Skirmish Marks, which can be bartered for hundreds of items including crafting items, legendary items, armour, weapons, cosmetics, upgrades for your soldier, and more!
In addition to the free Skirmishes you can play, try adventuring into these premium Skirmishes:
- Attack At Dawn
Confront an attacking force and protect Esteldin! (Level 30+)
- Stand at Amon Sul
Help defend Weathertop! (Level 25+)
- Thievery and Mischief
Drive brigands from snowy Bree! (Level 30+)
- Defence of the Prancing Pony
Prevent brigands from burning down the Inn! (Level 35+)
- Ford of Bruinen
Repel waves of Sauron’s forces in the Trollshaws! (Level 40+)
Barrow-downs: Fight the Barrow-wights, Barrow-crawlers, Barghest & more! (Level 45+)
- Icy Crevasse
Defend Forochel from the enemies of Angmar! (Level 40+)
Skirmishes also contain Deeds, allowing you to earn new titles, free Turbine Points, or other rewards.
Buy a discounted Skirmish Bundle in the LOTRO Store and save!
Store Location: Account → Quests & Content → Skirmishes
CSTM RECOMMENDATION by Pineleaf: Obviously my general response for skirmishes is Thumbs up, but you could guess that I am a bit biased in favor of skirmishes.
Ah, but which skirmishes? I would rank them in the order given below (the first being the first to buy).
1. Ford of Bruinen (Level 40)
This is definitely a winner. You are in an epic battle during a storm along the sides of the sons of Elrond. Well, some consider the latter to be a mixed blessing. This skirmish is also a wonderful source of completing some Trollshaws deeds: giants, trolls, and worms.
2. Thievery and Mischief (Level 30)
A clean and simple skirmish, though some find the layout to be too simple. You can set your pace as in Tuckborough but you don’t have to worry about the mass of mobs that you face in Tuck. This is also a good skirmish for leveling, as there are no defenders to rob your experience. This is not a good skirmish for completing deeds, though.
3. Defence of the Prancing Pony (Level 35)
This is a relatively fast skirmish. It has the same mobs as Thievery and Mischief as it continues the same storyline.
4. Survival: Barrow Downs (Level 45)
If you have a regular group, then this skirmish can be a good change of pace. It works differently than other skirmishes as the idea is to just survive as long as possible. Its greatest disadvantage is that there is no solo or duo mode. If you are in a group, though, it can be a lucrative source of skirmish marks.
5. Stand at Amon Sul (Level 25)
If you have to pass on a skirmish, this is the one. You have the ultimate kill stealer as a companion (Candaith), it’s hard to see who is approaching, and you spend a significant amount of the skirmish time relighting bonfires. I can only think of three reasons to get this skirmish: Enmity of the Dead I,Enmity of the Dead II, and Enmity of the Dead III. If you are looking for an easy skirmish, though, then move this up to the top.
Halls Of Night
Step into a dream state and be whisked into the Halls Of Night! The Hillmen of Angmar have discovered an ancient barrow hidden away for centuries. The leaders of Aughaire have called for adventurers willing to brave the tomb rumored to be filled with wealth and riches. The markings surrounding its entrance bear an ominous warning. Be prepared to face twisted creatures and slumbering warriors at the foot of a powerful sorcerer.
Inn Of The Forsaken
The Forsaken Inn is the last inn on the road to Eriador which runs into the distant Misty Mountains, and was possibly visited by Bilbo and his companions on their journey to Rivendell. It is in total disrepair, yet is considered a welcome sight in these lawless lands. Almost nothing is known about the Inn- if you can brave the wails and cries coming from the basement, you’re sure to uncover the dark secrets of this Lone-lands settlement.
Instance Cluster: Isengard
Gather your companions and battle in five dangerous areas deep within Isengard! The Isengard Instance Cluster includes Fangorn’s Edge (3-man), Pits of Isengard (3-man), Dargnakh Unleashed (3-man), The Foundry (6-man) and The Tower of Orthanc (12-man).
Store Location: Account → Quests & Content → Raids & Instances
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These are fun instances and if you think you may have a chance to hop into a group or even a raid now and then, these are not bad choices! I still haven’t run all of the Isengard instances myself but the ones I have run have been enjoyable. If you enjoy running dungeons with friends, I suggest you pick this up!
+25% Mark Acquisition (60 Minutes)
Earn +25% Skirmish Marks for 60 minutes! Skirmish Marks have many in-game uses!
- Can be redeemed for a very wide variety of items including armor, jewelry, weapons, crafting shards, single-use recipes, reputation items, cosmetic items, decorations, relics, and both minor and major class quest items
- Can also be spent on improving your character and personal skirmish soldier while in skirmishes
- 5 & 25-stacks available
Store Location: Buffs & Boosts → Advancement → Skirmishes
CSTM RECOMMENDATION by Pineleaf: When you consider how many skirmishes I have completed, I’m not in the front of the line to get mark boosts. One of the members of my regular Wednesday group does use these consistently, so I know that some players find them useful. It all comes down to: are you willing to spend points to earn more marks? Remember that these only affect the marks earned within the skirmish (capturing control points, fending off counterattacks, saving defenders, and completing encounters). They do not help with other sources (barter, quest rewards, and deed rewards). These can also be purchased for destiny points if you are a VIP member.
Legacy Tier Upgrade
Upgrade the Tier of any Legacy on a Legendary Item with this scroll!
Store Location: Goods & Services → Legendary Items → Scrolls
A Legacy Tier Upgrade will upgrade one legacy on your legendary item one tier. These items are per character and will only benefit your character on one legacy on one legendary item.
This is what in-game is called a Scroll of Empowerment. There are different varieties in game based on the level of your Legendary Item but they are all named similar. For example a level 75 legendary item simply needs a Scroll of Greater Empowerment. These items are available in game from skirmish camps and barter tokens if you prefer to get it via an in-game method.
Relic Removal Scroll
Safely unslot all Setting, Gem, and Rune relics currently slotted on the legendary item, and place the relics back in your relic pool. Crafted relics will not be unslotted.
Store Location: Goods & Services → Legendary Items → Scrolls
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These little puppies are store only items and can be pretty darn handy too if you have a sweet relic you’d like to keep from a deconstruction.