Pipe-weed

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About Pipe-weed

Pipe-weed is the name Tolkien used to refer to tobacco products in LOTRO Lore, and was referred to several times in The Lord of the Rings. Game Developers have confirmed that Pipe-weed is used to refer only to tobacco products and firmly refute any links to illicit substances. Farmers have the ability to grow Pipe-weed, harvest the crop and refine the crop into tobacco pouches.


Tobacco pouches can be used by any player to trigger a smoking emote. The smoking animation includes a long-stem pipe with a glowing bowl and is ended with a smoke-ring animation that varies based on the type of pipe-weed smoked. Higher-tier tobacco pouches have complex and fancy smoke shapes appearing at the end of their animation.


Smoking pipe-weed is currently a purely recreational activity within the game and, other than adding atmosphere, has absolutely no effect on stats, resting rates, abilities or other character attributes.


Farmers can also recieve cross-breed pipe-weed seeds from harvesting their pipe-weed crops. Cross-bred pipe-weed has different animations than any of the parent seeds.


Types of Pipe-weed

Vendor


Loot or Quest Reward


Crossbreeding


Festival

Recipes

Farmers receive recipes for the Longbottom Leaf, Southern Star, and Sweet Galenas varieties when they reach Apprentice, Journeyman, and Expert proficiency levels, respectively. All other cross-breeding, seed and pouch recipes must be purchased.


Lengalenas, Stonecrop & Summer Green-weed all appeared as quest rewards from the Summer Festival Quests. They are not available for purchase from vendors.

Shire Sweet-leaf seeds and recipes are bought from farming vendors

Crossbreeding Pipe-weed

Crossbreeding pipe-weed seeds is no longer a manual process. When harvesting pipe weed crops, you have a chance of receiving a cross-bred seed from the same crafting tier or the one above it.

For example, a Sweet Galenas Field has a chance of producing Dragon's Breath Seeds, Roper's Twist Seeds, Eagle's Nest Seeds, and Gamwich Braid Seed.

For higher tiers, it should be noted that farmers stop selling common pipe-weed seeds after the expert tier. That means to get Artisan or higher pipe-weed seeds from farming, you need to plant expert level crops, and harvest them for chances at Artisan level seeds. From there, you would plant and harvest Artisan seeds for Master seeds, and Master seeds for Supreme.

Pipe-weed seeds by crafting difficulty

These are all the pipe-weed seeds listed by the crafting tier they are harvested in. Three generic types, Apprentice Pipe-weed Seed, Journeyman Pipe-weed Seed and Expert Pipe-weed Seed are purchasable at a vendor, and each one can be used for various kinds of pipe-weed in their corresponding tier. Nine are cross-bred seeds, and can only be received as loot, or from harvesting pipe-weed fields of their own tier or one lower. The animation for each type is also given. Usually the animations get more complex and beautiful at higher levels.


Apprentice
Name Source Effect Image
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Longbottom Leaf Pipe-weed Basic One little smoke ring Longbottom Leaf front.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Rushlight Pipe-weed Vendor One smoke ring that rotates Rushlight Leaf Front.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Southlinch Pipe-weed Basic Puff of smoke Southlinch Pipe-weed Side.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Stonecrop Leaf Pipe-weed Summer Festival Vendor A running boar Stonecrop Leaf emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Sweet Lobelia Pipe-weed Vendor Two smoke rings moving away from each other Sweet Lobelia Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Journeyman
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Hornblower Pipe-weed Vendor A ring going through another Hornblower Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Muddy Foot Pipe-weed Farming Drop Three rings, last two going through the others Muddy Foot Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Southern Star Pipe-weed Vendor Triangle Southern Star Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Tighfield Choice Pipe-weed Farming Drop Square Tighfield Choice Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Expert
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Dragon's Breath Pipe-weed Farming Drop Dragon in flight, breathing fire Dragon's Breath Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Lengalenas Pipe-weed Summer Festival Vendor Pair of crossed Swords Lengalenas emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Old Toby Pipe-weed Vendor heart ring Old Toby Pipe-weed emote2.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Roper's Twist Pipe-weed Farming Drop Spiraling String of Smoke Roper's Twist Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Shire Sweet-leaf Pipe-weed Vendor Three Butterflies Shire Sweet-leaf Smoke.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Sweet Galenas Pipe-weed Vendor Sailing ship Sweet Galenas Smoke.jpg
Artisan
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Eagle's Nest Pipe-weed Farming Drop Eagle in flight Eagle's Nest Smoke.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Gamwich Braid Pipe-weed Farming Drop Fish swimming Gamwich Braid Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Master
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Summer Green-weed Pipe-weed Summer Festival Vendor Smoking Pipe Summer Green-weed emote.jpg
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Wizard's Fire Pipe-weed Farming Drop Bird Wizard's Fire Pipe-weed emote.jpg
Supreme
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Fungo's Fuzzy-leaf Pipe-weed Farming Drop Shooting Arrow
Pipe-weed-icon.png Pouch of Gold-fire Pipe-weed Farming Drop Big circle with puff of smoke in the middle

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