Patch Notes - Update 3 Lost Legends of Eriador

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New Scaled Instances

Two new scaled instances are now available!

Inn of the Forsaken

Levels 20-65 (Scaling)
Size: 3 Person Instance
Rewards: New armor, jewelry and cosmetic items.
Read the Developer Diary for More information.

Halls of Night

Levels: 40-65 (scaling)
Size: 3 Person Instance
Rewards: New armor, weapons and pocket items.
Read the Developer Diary for More information.

New Skirmishes

Two new skirmishes are available for Players level 30-65! New armour and Jewellery are available at Skirmish Vendors.

Attack at Dawn – Offensive Skirmish

Levels: 30-65
Read the Developer Diary for More information.

The Icy Crevasse – Offensive Skirmish

Levels: 40-65
Read the Developer Diary for More information.

It's the Little Things that count

The following items have been changed or added to the game based on player feedback & suggestions.

  • The Title panel now allows you to search for specific titles.
  • The map notes for stable-masters now display their location name in their tooltips.
  • Three new Community Designed relics have been added to the melding panel!
  • Critical Success during relic forging now has a small chance to provide additional relics in addition to bonus shards.
  • Edhelharn Tokens can now be stacked to a max of 20.

Release Notes




  • “Hide in Plain Sight” will once again protect the burglar for being broken out of stealth by area of effect skills.
  • Weaker versions of the “Addle” debuff will no longer overwrite greater version of the “Addle” debuff.
  • The debuff from the Burglar trait “Swift and Subtle” will now be applied to monsters that are dazed from the gamble applied by “Provoke”.
  • “Knives Out” will now have its cooldown reset by “Ready and Able” and “Escape Clause”.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the armor and insignia “Subtle Stab” healing debuff from working when the “Swift & Subtle” trait was slotted.


  • Mystifying flame's resistance debuff now applies at most once per Rune-keeper.


  • If you start using fleetness while moving, your focus will stop dropping while the buff is active.
  • Improved Fleetness trait now properly says in reduced Bow Induction time, instead of Focus Skill Cooldowns. Trait and skill are unchanged.


  • The Captain trait “Strength from Within” adds a heal over time effect to “Muster Courage”. It will now stack fully with the heal over time effect granted by the Inspire skill.


  • “Echoes of Battle” will no longer be toggled off when the trait “Power of Song” procs.
  • Mentor skills can no longer be used on players who have already received the instrument trait.


  • When using the trait "Improved Rend", lesser versions of the “Armour Rend” debuff will no longer overwrite greater versions of the “Armour Rend” debuff.


  • The Warden's mustering skills are now usable in combat.


Monster Players will once again be able to access their Biography.


  • Fire & Plague Gourds skills now behave like all tactical skills and cannot be Blocked, Parried, or Evaded.


  • Hatchling base & traited health has been increased by 10%
  • Hatchling base damage has been increased by 10%
  • Strongbrood Hatchling damage has been increased by 15%
  • Hatchling base & traited movement speed increased by 20%
  • Devour & Improved Devour ranged increased from 5m to 30m
  • Hatchlings are no longer classified as "Swarm"
  • AoE damage will no longer hit the Hatchling and break the "Lie In Wait" channel.
  • Hatchling pet will no longer trigger the Burning Oil at the keeps.
  • Hatchling level has been increased from 63 to 65
  • Mandible Strikes damage is increased by 15% when Strong Brood trait is equipped.
  • Devour now heals for the amount listed on the tooltip
  • Ambush effect applied to the Hatchling is now a level 65 effect.


  • Snare no longer shares a cooldown with Set Trap and Fire Trap.

Instances, Raids, and Skirmishes

  • Medallion acquisition rates for most of the In their Absence non-raid instances have been increased. The acquisition rates are now as follows:
    • Northcotton Farms: 5
    • Northcotton Farms Challenge: 5
    • Stone Height: 6
    • Stone Height Challenge: 6
    • Lost Temple: 10
    • Lost Temple Challenge: 10
    • Suri Surma: 8
    • Suri Surma Challenge: 8
  • The number of Superior Third Marks required to purchase a Symbol of Celebrimbor has been reduced.

21st Hall

  • 1 and 3-man versions of the boss in the Battle of the Twenty-first Hall Skirmish had an issue that prevented the boss from being attacked, blocking completion of the Skirmish. This should now be fixed. As well, Lieutenants in the fourth assault had a bug in their paths that caused them to hang and make it appear as if the Skirmish was not completable. This has also been fixed.
  • Wíli was breaking during the drama between 3rd and 4th assaults in the 21st Hall Skirmish. This was caused by a split-second opportunity for players to click on the NPC before his drama patrol, advancing the objective and breaking all following dramas/objectives. This should no longer be possible.

Northcotton Farms

  • Quest - Challenge: The Unquenched Flame: Losing the fight in Tier 2 will no longer cause the Challenge quest to fail.
  • Quest - Challenge: The Unquenched Flame: The quest text has been updated to indicate that it can only be completed during tier 2.
  • Quest - Challenge: The Unquenched Flame: Billboard text will no longer indicate that you have doused the flames if you lose the fight.
  • Quest - Challenge: The Unquenched Flame: Quest text updated to no longer refer to the quest as a "Daily" quest.
  • Legbarthil will no longer reset if a player is defeated and approaches the space.

Ost Dunhoth

  • First door in disease can no longer get rarely stuck closed
  • Reduced amount of common damage Dunhoth Stalkers do.
  • If you die during Gortheron's drama sequence, the fight will reset.
  • Raging Stone Trolls now show they have Anger.
  • The teleport to the fear boss is re-enabled once he is defeated.
  • Ivar has a billboard alert when he tiers up during the fight
  • The wound boss fight will reset if you wipe after killing the mammoths but before clearing the adds
  • Increased all Medallion drops by 20% in the raid


  • Farmer's Bane - Reworked deer corpses to more reliably spawn the wolves
  • All rep quests are now level 35
  • Ranger guards at the flippable camps are now sigs

Thievery & Mischief

  • Balak was granting coins from both his corpse and his loot chest. Now, only the chest will generate coins.

Grand Stair

  • Fixed a break where Gothgaash was not resetting properly.

Ringwraith's Lair

  • The Boss drama should now play correctly.

Sammath Gul

  • Alagossir will no longer rarely use his ranged skill during phase 2.


  • Removed billboard spam during the Nengon challenge fight.


  • Challenge Mode will now work reliably when you kill all of the lieutenants in the Osan fight. The Caerogs have been spoken to and now understand their role in life much more.

Lost Temple

  • Players will now properly trigger corpse spawns if they die while infected.
  • Ferndur’s Chamber should now reset properly when combat ends.

Halls of Crafting

  • Fixed a reset bug with the second boss
  • When entering the last room before the final boss in the Halls of Crafting, there will no longer be rocks and a tower visible at the end of the hallway for a short time.

Great Barrow - Thadur

  • If you kill a barrow-light before aggroing it you will no longer reset the mini-boss fight

Legendary items

  • Relic melds can now be completed from horseback.
  • Level 60 First and Second Age Legendary Items leveled to maximum will no longer produce a bonus heritage rune when they are deconstructed as the base heritage runes these items produce are no longer level limited.
  • Critical Success during relic forging now has a small chance to provide additional relics in addition to bonus shards.
  • Three new Community Designed relics have been added to the melding panel!



  • Fixed an issue where some Supreme Cook recipes were not dropping in treasure at all. These recipes can now be found in treasure (level 59+).
  • The Cook's Guild recipes "Small Artisan Repast" and "Medium Artisan Repast" were incorrectly requiring the Oven facility. These recipes now require a Superior Oven facility.


  • Corrected the crafting categories for the following sets of Apprentice and Journeyman Metalsmith recipes: Heavy Bronze Armour ("Heavy Armour - Level 16"), Iron Armour ("Heavy Armour - Level 17"), Crafted Armour ("Heavy Armour - Level 18"), Heavy Iron Armour ("Heavy Armour - Level 19")


  • Edhelharn Token can now be stacked to a max of 20.
  • The Inscription of Benefits, which when used grants the user a permanent 10% discount at all vendors in Lothlórien, can now only be used once.
  • The newly added Ost Donhoth shields no longer magically scale up when using a bow in combat.
  • The necklace Mirhigil has been grandfathered and a new version of the item replaces it (and has a much less incoming healing rating). If you already have this item you can continue enjoying the massive incoming healing rating.
  • The trait-granting items purchased from barter vendors in the skirmish camps are now auto-consumed.
  • The Ring of Mystery and Trinket of Mystery have been revised to include better stats for the Lore-master (as they are rewards for Lore-master class quests).
  • The Helm of the Dwarf-Hoard now matches the colour of the rest of the Dwarf-Hoard armor set and can now be dyed.

Traits and Deeds

  • The Oppressors of Stoneheight deed should now complete when killing Dale Truitt on all difficulty settings.
  • Cleansing of Darkthorn - This deed now notes that you must complete the North Cotton Farms instance on Tier 2 to complete the deed.

Auction House

  • Auction House will now properly handle items that have an active auction, but have been removed from the game during an update. Those auctions will now not show up in any lists. They should expire as usual.
  • Addressed an issue that allowed non-legendary items to appear under the Legendary Items category.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the "Talisman of the Tundra Cub" recipe to appear under Jeweller Tier 2 instead of Tier 4.

User Interface

  • Housing Upkeep Reminder Alerts and Housing Locked Alerts will now go away properly when you pay upkeep, even when the paying player is not the owner of the house.
  • You can once again see partial match Fellowship Maneuver names when contributing.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented weapon quest rewards from sorting properly in the vault.
  • It will no longer be possible to get a trait stuck slotted if you no longer meet the requirements of it for any reason.
  • “Fog of War” on the world map no longer exists. You will now be able to see the world map in its entirety without having to visit every area.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing multiple copies of the same recipe to display in your crafting panel.
  • There are now icons representing fields in the crafting UI for farmers.
  • Two more cosmetic outfit slots are now available for purchase. As part of this, the UI has been updated to be able to fit the new buttons.
  • The Title panel now allows you to search for specific titles.
  • Players are now able to search for specific skills on the Active Skills tab.
  • It will no longer be possible to lose track of your pets or your fellow's pets on your radar.
  • The map notes for stable-masters now display their location name in their tooltips.


  • Eating a "Extra Deliciously Tasty Biscuit" while on a horse will no longer be so disturbing, thanks for the bug Vanathane!
  • Anniversary Rewards: Large Windmill decoration is now displaying its blade correctly.


  • Fixed a bug that disallowed players who had skipped the early Books of Vol II but who complete the solo version Vol II, Book 8, Chapter 4 from accessing the Way of Smiths and thus blocked advancing Book 8 Chapter 5.
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 4: A Relic in Nala-Dum (Solo): The Caerlug will no longer engage players unless you use the quest item in the room outside of the boss room.
  • The Horse Race quests no longer fail upon logging out of the game. Players should now be able to turn in the quest if they crash or log out after they've already won.


  • The second tier of task deeds will now properly complete when players complete 2 tasks.


  • The wait timer on the Summer Festival Races (Keg-race and Taste of Hobbiton) has been shortened by four minutes.
  • The Race Masters at the Keg-race and Taste of Hobbiton now offer helpful comments.
  • Summer Festival: The Keg-race and Taste of Hobbiton race quests are now available for longer durations between the races. The bestower will disappear while the races are underway, but the quest can be picked up at all other times. In addition, the Festival Area will now be unlocked so that people can shortcut to the basement of Thorin's Hall whenever they want to.

Update 3 went live on May 23, 2011.