Enhancing basic stats
- You can enhance your character's five basic Character Stats and modify your Offence and Defence attributes in several ways.
- Most all of these enhancements are cumulative, however, the devices providing the enhancements are frequently "self limiting" -- you can only wear two earrings or equip one shield, for example. Other items, such as foods, are limited to one type in use at a time. Some items "cancel out" immediately, i.e. allow immediate swapping, but other items have "cool-down" timers which must expire before the next similar item can be "used" -- typical with foods, if you consume the wrong one, you have to wait until its duration or cool-down expires.
A Stat Tome is a device to permanently increase one of your character's five basic Character Stats (Agility, Fate, Might, Vitality and Will). A statistic upgrade is acquired by consuming the appropriate Stat Tome. Each Tome to increase your basic Character Stat must be consumed in sequence — 1, 2, 3, etc. These increases are reflected in your Character's Passive Skill panel, under "Attribute Enhancements". Access to tomes is gated by Level.
|Tomes 1 and 2
|Tomes 3 and 4
|Tomes 5 and 6
|Tomes 8 to 10
|Tome 12 to 18
||55 to 85
Stat Tomes 1 through 9 can be acquired from lootboxes.
Stat Tomes 10, 11 and 12 can be acquired from the following boxes given as rewards from Big Battles:
Stat Tome Boxes have a random drop chance from within a Adventurer's Steel-bound Lootbox
Stat Tome Boxes contain Tomes 1 - 20 (Ranks 1 to 20)
Update Update 25.4
- Introduced Tier 19 to 20 Stat Tomes, levels 15 to 20 are also all available from within a Remmorchant Stat Tome Box.
- All Stat Tomes had the level changed from Roman Numerals to Standard Numbers
Purchase of Stat Enhancement Tomes from the LOTRO Store
Stat Tomes levels 1 - 5 (Ranks 1 to 5) are also available as a Bundle for 1295 . The cost is pro-rated if you already have one or more ranks provided in the bundle.
Update 15 (November 2014) introduced levels 11 and 12 (Levels 11 and 12) into the LOTRO Store at 295 each.
Recently levels 13 to 18 (Levels 13 to 18) were introduced to the store.
There are 20 levels of Stat Tomes available in the LOTRO Store for a maximum possible enhancement of +740. All Stat Tomes 1 - 20 (Ranks 1 to 20) are now available from a Stat Tome Box for 525
The LOTRO Store has an annoying quirk. Since you can only purchase those items you are immediately eligible to use, the LOTRO Store will only show you that one item, not all the similar items which are available. I.e. if you own Stat Tome 2, it will show you Stat Tome 3 and the Bundle, but it will not show you individual Stat Tomes 4, 5 etc.
Tomes of Agility and Fate
Tomes of Might and Vitality
Tomes of Will
- Enhancements to your character's five basic Character Stats from equipped items typically exist for as long as the item is equipped.
- Such enhancements are not considered Buffs as they can essentially be changed "on-the fly" whenever one is out of combat.
- Temporary Enhancements to your Stats are called "Buffs."
- Buffs from "Spells" cast by other characters, or when in the vicinity of certain characters or items have "Durations" or "Areas of Effect."
- For example: The Hunter Buff: "Find the Path"' affords a +15% run-speed boost to all members of the Hunter's Fellowship who are within 20 meters of the Hunter any time the Fellowship is out of combat.
- Buffs from "Food" items have "Durations."
- Trail foods typically boost Stats for their "Duration," while other foods typically purge various effects, such as Wounds or Poison AND boost certain effects such as In-combat or Out-of-combat Morale or Power Regen (ICMR/ICPR or OCMR/OCPR).
- Trail foods are crafted by Cooks. Other foods may be obtained as Quest Rewards, from Vendors, and are also crafted by Cooks.
Armour and Jewellery
- Each piece of Armour, Jewellery or Weapon is different. One must examine each item individually to determine its effect(s).
- Different pieces of Armour or Jewellery, in addition to enhancing your basic Armour Stat, will typically enhance one or more of your character's five basic Character Stats and possibly modify other Offence and Defence attributes.
- If an item is a Quest reward, in your pack, vault or the inventory of a vendor, simply mouse-over each item to see its tooltip which lists its effects.
- If equipped, in the Character panel, mouse-over each item to see its tooltip which lists its effects.
- The effects from all equipped items can be seen (cumulatively) in your character Panel by examining the "stats" in the right hand column, rather than the item's tooltip.
- (By equipping and un-equipping each item while the Character panel is open you can note the change in your character's overall stats.)
- The majority of enhancements from most pieces of armour or jewellery are "always on."
- Other enhancements require that you "use" ("On Use") the specific item. The enhancement then typically has a Duration, and a Cool-down period before it can be used again.
- Other items provide "On <...> Proc" (automatic) effects -- such as if you are taking damage or if you are healing or being healed.
- Frequently, multiple pieces of Armour or Jewellery will combine to form a "Set. Such a set yields additional bonuses when multiple (two or more) pieces of the set are worn.
- As an item becomes "worn" through Combat, its enhancement values will drop until "Repaired." Repairs can be effected by almost all vendors.
- Item Wear can be mitigated through certain boosts, such as:
The Essence System (Update 14)
- With Update 14, certain pieces of Armour and Jewellery can be "enhanced" at the player's option by placing Essences into available slots.