The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria

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The Lord of the Rings Online:
Mines of Moria
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Official logo for Mines of Moria
Mines of Moria
Released November 18, 2008 (release notes)
Nickname MoM
Level cap 60
Region added Eregion, Moria and Lothlórien
First announced March 14, 2008
Pre-order period Unknown
Soundtrack Mines of Moria - Original Video Game Soundtrack, by Chance Thomas and Stephen DiGregorio
Developer Codemasters
Expansion Chronology
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood
Mines of Moria main promo image.jpg

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria was LOTRO's first expansion. With this expansion, players could for the first time venture beyond Eriador, crossing The Misty Mountains in the footsteps of The Fellowship of the Ring. The expansion was originally sold in DVD boxes in game stores.

This page aims to give an overview of the release history and the main features of the expansion. A full overview of all game changes can be read in Mines of Moria's release notes.


The Rune-keeper is a master of words, and uses those to either damage his enemies or inspire his allies.[1]
The Warden is a more "tank-y" class and is a master of martial combat, and must strike his blows in such a way to best finish off his enemies.[2]
  • ancient dwarven treasure
  • new traits, virtues, skills, class quests
  • expansion of crafting system
  • legendary items, that level-up with the player and can be customized by advancing the item's virtues, adding runic legacies, modifying its titles...
  • dynamic lighting & player lights
  • World-changing instances
  • Environment-aware AI
  • Epic high-level instances:
    • New adventure instances and raids
    • Expanded PvMP areas
  • Leaderboards and achievement rankings

Production and sales

March 14, 2008, Codemasters officially announced the development of Mines of Moria at Codemasters Online Connect 2008. It was scheduled to release in the fall of 2008.

The expansion was promoted through web-based mini games. Playing these games unlocked the trailer and game art.

Players who pre-ordered the expansion received the Mines of Moria - Bonus Pre-Order Soundtrack. The soundtrack was officially released on November 17, 2008. The album was largely the same as the earlier released Shadows of Angmar soundtrack, but with seven bonus tracks added onto the end, including one from the Mines of Moria expansion.

Concept Art


See also (external links)

Mines of Moria (2008) • Siege of Mirkwood (2009) • Rise of Isengard (2011) • Riders of Rohan (2012) • Helm's Deep (2013) • Mordor (2017) • Minas Morgul (2019)