Landscape Difficulty

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Landscape Difficulty is a set of quests currently available on on the Legendary Servers Treebeard and Shadowfax. These quests are designed to make landscape encounters more difficult for players in exchange for granting bonus experience points and titles.

All landscape difficulty quests are bestowed by Berthadan (Hardened Traveller) in Celondim, Bree, Archet, Thorin's Gate, and Little Delving and are available once players complete the introduction.

Note that Landscape Difficulty only applies when in the open world and in solo/duo skirmishes and missions. Landscape Difficulty debuffs and effects are disabled inside of other instances.

Effect on Gameplay

When completing a Difficulty quest, the character will gain a Difficulty debuff. This debuff has the following effects on the character:

  • Decreases outgoing damage
  • Increases incoming damage
  • Increases XP and Virtue XP gain
  • Triggers additional effects on enemy targets

The higher the Difficulty selected, the more pronounced these effects will be.

Quests and Effects

Following is a list of Landscape Difficulty quests along with the effects that are applied both to the character and any enemy targets while at that difficulty.

Tier Difficulty Quest Character Debuff(s)[1] XP Gain[2] VXP Gain Enemy Effects
0 Difficulty: Normal None None None None
1 Difficulty: Hard Difficulty: Hard +10% +1% None
2 Difficulty: Dangerous Difficulty: Dangerous +15% +3% None
3 Difficulty: Deadly Difficulty: Deadly
The Eye of Sauron[3]
+20% +5% Enraged Effects
4 Difficulty: Deadly +1 Difficulty: Deadly +1
The Eye of Sauron[3]
+20% +5% Enraged Effects
5 Difficulty: Deadly +2 Difficulty: Deadly +2
The Eye of Sauron[3]
+20% +5% Enraged Effects
6 Difficulty: Deadly +3 Difficulty: Deadly +3
The Eye of Sauron[3]
+20% +5% Enraged Effects
7 Difficulty: Deadly +4 Difficulty: Deadly +4
The Eye of Sauron[3]
+20% +5% Enraged Effects
8 Difficulty: Deadly +5 Difficulty: Deadly +5
The Eye of Sauron[3]
+20% +5% Enraged Effects
9 Difficulty: Deadly +6 Difficulty: Deadly +6
The Eye of Sauron[3]
+20% +5% Enraged Effects
  1. Debuffs are only active in landscape and are deactivated inside of instances.
  2. XP gain applies only to landscape monster kills
  3. a b c d e f g The Eye of Sauron debuff is occasionally applied while in combat and lasts 3 minutes.

Deeds and Titles

The appropriate Landscape Difficulty quest must be completed before the character reaches level 11 for the following deed(s) to be bestowed. Afterwards, setting the difficulty to lower than the minimum difficutly level required for a deed, will cancel it and block the character from ever completing it.

Note: Players have reported that if you want to qualify for Deadly deeds, you cannot select a lower difficulty first. Completing the quest for Dangerous or below immediately and permanently disqualifies you from getting the Deadly deeds.

Class Deed Level 50 Hard and higher Deed Level 50 Deadly and higher Deed Level 130 Hard and higher Deed Level 130 Deadly and higher
Beorning Apprentice of Claws Disciple of Claws Adept of Claws (not yet achievable) Master of Claws (not yet achievable)
Brawler Apprentice of Fists Disciple of Fists Adept of Fists (not yet achievable) Master of Fists (not yet achievable)
Burglar Apprentice of Shadows Disciple of Shadows Adept of Shadows (not yet achievable) Master of Shadows (not yet achievable)
Captain Apprentice of Banners Disciple of Banners Adept of Banners (not yet achievable) Master of Banners (not yet achievable)
Champion Novitiate of Blades Disciple of Blades Adept of Blades (not yet achievable) Master of Blades (not yet achievable)
Guardian Apprentice of Shields Disciple of Shields Adept of Shields (not yet achievable) Master of Shields (not yet achievable)
Hunter Apprentice of Bows Disciple of Bows Adept of Bows (not yet achievable) Master of Bows (not yet achievable)
Lore-master Apprentice of Scrolls Disciple of Scrolls Adept of Scrolls (not yet achievable) Master of Scrolls (not yet achievable)
Minstrel Apprentice of Song Disciple of Song Adept of Song (not yet achievable) Master of Song (not yet achievable)
Rune-keeper Apprentice of Runes Disciple of Runes Adept of Runes (not yet achievable) Master of Runes (not yet achievable)
Warden Apprentice of Arms Disciple of Arms Adept of Arms (not yet achievable) Master of Arms (not yet achievable)