Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Warden's Javelin Skins Collection

The most interesting fact about javelins is that they are exclusive to Wardens. The next most interesting thing about them is that they share the same skins as spears do and are equipped to your ranged slot instead of a melee one. If you've seen the spear skin collection post from a couple of weeks ago, you might recognize most of these skins. In comparison to all other weapons, javelins take up the smallest part of weapon database, with almost all of the skins being craftable and requiring very little creature farming.

This collection presentation will be handled differently, due to how javelins are previewed. Unlike the weapons held in a hand, ranged weapons are viewed vertically and not horizontally. To save space and prevent a very lengthy post, I've compiled these into sets of four. Below each set will be a description of each javelin from left to right.

As usual, if you know of another weapon shares the same skin and isn't listed below, let me know!

1. Black Ash Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
2. Carved Black Ash Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
    Javelin of Seeking - Drops from any lootbox 50 or lower, but with slight variations on the name. Commonly found in the AH.
3. Chillbane's Doom - Reward from the quest The Root of the Problem
    Strike Against the Darkness - Reward from the level 30 Warden class quest A Defence in the Darkness
    Warden's Agonizer - Reward from the level 50 Warden class quest A Weapon of Might and Glory
4. Crafted Warden's Javelin of the Third Age, level 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
   

5. Culang's Javelin - Reward from the quest There and Back Again
    Hardened Yew Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
6. Etched Yew Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
7. Golden Host Javelin of Force/Striking - Outputs of the Golden Host Javelin recipe
    Reinforced Black Ash Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
8. Holly Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.


9. Reforged Warden's Javelin of the Second Age, level 75 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
10. Reforged Warden's Javelin of the Second Age, level 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
11. Reshaped Warden's Javelin of the Second Age, level 65 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
      Warden's Javelin of the First Age, level 59 - Bartered from the Legendary Item Trader in 21st Hall, Lothlorien, Bree-town, and The Great Delving
12. Reshaped Warden's Javelin of the Second Age, level 85 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.


13. Reshaped Warden's Javelin of the Second Age, level 100 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
14. Silver Ilex Javelin -Crafted from the recipe of the same name
      Crafted Warden's Javelin of the Third Age, level 65 - Crafted from the recipe of the same name.
15. Smooth Black Ash Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
      Golden Host Javelin of Defence - Output of the Golden Host Javelin recipe
16. Smooth Lebethron Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name


17. Unearthed Warden's Javelin of the First Age, level 100 - Bartered from any Roving Threats Quartermaster
18. Warden's Javelin of the First Age, level 60 - Bartered from the Legendary Item Trader in 21st Hall, Lothlorien, Bree-town, and The Great Delving
19. Warden's Javelin of the Third Age, level 53 - Bartered from the Legendary Item Trader in 21st Hall, Lothlorien, Bree-town, and The Great Delving
20. Yew Javelin - Crafted from the recipe of the same name
      Pathfinder's Javelin - Reward from the quest The Undiscovered Path

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Picnic Power



There's a bit of a story behind this outfit. My kinship, Rangers of the West, hosts what we call Open Group twice a week--once on Friday evenings and once on Sunday afternoons (server time, at least from my perspective) when we are the most active. Basically, this is when we encourage players of all classes and levels to speak up if they need certain content run. Sometimes we have several groups running at once and we try to keep them all within a certain level range to avoid facerolling the content.

Once week in October of 2017, we decided to shake up Open Group a bit. You see, our lower level players had felt a tad neglected. Lots of high level dungeons were being run. What we decided was to make this a sort of free for all event that would preserve the challenge/fun for our low level kinnies. Everyone was told to bring starter weapons with them that way DPS and healing would be level across the board. I chose to add some humor to our special event. A 115 champion dual wielding Butter Knives from the Mathom-house overlayed with Baskets of Apples from the Fall Festival. I didn't stop there. I made an outfit specifically to go with those apples! (By the way, those apples never seem to fall from the basket, no matter how wildy they're swung!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spear Skins Collection

Even though spears can be used by six of the ten classes, they're one of the weapons that I see the least. My Warden has always used them. In fact, spears were designed specifically for that class. Once upon a time, Wardens got a +15% passive damage bonus from wielding them versus the +10% from other expert training passives. Then came the weapon nerf, bringing all of the expert weapons passives down to +2%. Other weapons were soon favored for wardens, based on their roles and passive bonuses. However, if you're still a spear-wielding Captain, Hunter, Warden, Champion, Guardian, or Beorning, this cosmetic category will definitely be of interest!

This may not be a complete collection, but here are the skins that I have stashed away! And as usual, if you know of another weapon shares the same skin and isn't listed below, let me know!

UPDATE: From this point forward, this Cosmetic Weapons Project of mine will be posted at twice the speed. After taking a quick poll and sifting through e-mail messages, I decided to bump up all of my completed collections. If I hadn't done this, it originally would have taken until February of next year.

 Alrekur's Spear - Rewarded from the quest Out from the Depths
Fight Against the Darkness - Rewarded from the level 30 Warden quest A Defence in the Darkness

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Halberd Skins Collection

Halberds, another weapon designed exclusively for one class--Captains. These two-handed weapons have a smaller pool of design variety. Most of them are very bland (see this example picture from LOTRO Wiki), looking like a plain stick with a generic axe-like blade placed upon the end. To be honest, I never went out of my way to collect these, with the exception of one or two. The rest happened to fall into my possession via crafting or looting. My original Captain, Morghann, exclusively used halberds. My newest Captain, Gwaimallin, made the transition to greatswords. As such, my collection is limited. However, that won't stop me from sharing those that I have stashed away!

As usual, if you know of another weapon shares the same skin and isn't listed below, let me know!

 Arnorian Commander's Halberd - Bartered from Celegdes at Tinnudir Keep

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Springtime Merrymaker



Although the Spring Festival finished about a month ago, I've only just gotten to this outfit. I've had so much content scheduled since the beginning of March that it's overwhelming. Between my latest  project and the backlog of outfits, I've had to reorganize all of my scheduled posts. This is why you've been seeing new outfits approximately every other week and other content squeezed in between those outfits. I promised myself in September of 2015 that I wouldn't be publishing content weekly anymore to avoid burnout. Looks like I've broken that promise! (Broken promises/oaths tend not to end well in Tolkien's world. Oh dear...) However, I will admit that I've bitten off more than I can chew. I'll continue to work with what I've already added and go from there. Once I've finished posting my weapons collections, everything should go back to normal.

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