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#11044321 May 12, 2015 at 09:36 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
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Hello all,

It's Rolo here, the one and only.

I'm going to share with you a screen capture of my essences. I'm trying to determine what to do with them. I will have my first piece of essence gear in a few days. I want to devote some time and effort towards determining how to go about obtaining four supreme essences. Two for tactical resistance, and two for physical.

Also, are there essences for adding finesse to your gear?

My Essences
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#11045067 May 13, 2015 at 04:11 AM · Edited over 2 years ago
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Hiya Rolo,

Supreme essences can be difficult and/or expensive to obtain. Before adding finesse to your guard you'll want to be certain the moors will be your primary objective. There are a couple of ways to obtain essences. There are essences that drop in instances & epic battles and you can also craft some of the types of essences.

Crafting an essence requires a recipe from the DA vendor, you will need the base essence (major, those are the purple ones), an emerald shard, crafting boost scrolls, universal solvents and a crafting journal to increase crit chance. If it doesn't crit you'll still get a teal (greater) essence which is "ok".

I would suggest using caution when adding an essence to your slotted gear. To get them back you would need to use an essence reclamation scroll and this can get costly.

Not all essences can be crafted, morale & finesse being a couple of examples. Here is the wiki list of the essences, near the bottom of the page is a list of the essences that can possibly be crafted from majors to supreme ones.

https://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Essence#Current_Inventory

For your guard you will certainly want might and morale, though morale is much rarer and quite expensive it is ideal. I had to use vitality on my guard instead as that is easier to obtain.

In DA (Dol Amroth) there are factions (library/bank etc) where you can barter for essence boxes. (a box that contains a random essence from a list of a few) Each faction's box differs from other factions. For example the Armoury faction has a Vital Essence Box which will contain one of the following: Vitality, Morale, Power or Fate. The Swan Knight faction has a Healer's Essence Box which contains one Will, Power, Tactical Mastery, or Critical Rating essence.

I hope this helps.

Kel
Kelraenil - Level 105 Red Line DPS Hunter/Tailor
Kelbjorn - Level 79 Heal Beorning/Scholar
Adularia - Level 100 Tank Guard/Yeoman (with heavy focus on yeoman lol)
Tempestiel - Level 61 RK - Weaponsmith

I have crafting alts for all professions, will help if I can with any crafting though I might need special items for optimal output on the item. (i.e. I'm totally out of Emerald Shards for that tier)
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#11051175 May 14, 2015 at 05:11 PM
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I would just play nude and make it about skill
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#11051278 May 14, 2015 at 05:41 PM
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I always play nude, and what's skill? Is that anything like the new essence gear? Or imbuement? :p
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#11064668 May 18, 2015 at 12:50 PM · Edited over 2 years ago
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Hey Rolo,

Shoot me a tell in game and we can talk some about how you want to gear your guard. Also Snorri, a truly skilled person dual wields nothing but a couple cold fish ;-) Catch you guys in game.
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