Lore-master Imbuement Guide

Welcome, here you will find an up-to-date guide for Lore-master’s Legendary Items Imbuement. This guide will cover a full Legendary Item (LI) Legacy list, and which legacies to keep pre and post imbuement.

Table of Contents

Types of Legendary Items Needed

A Lore-master needs the following Legendary Items at endgame:

  • Lore-master’s Staff – First Age (Crafted by Woodworker)
  • Lore-master’s Book – First Age – Class Item (Crafted by Scholar)

* *Note: LotroHQ covers only a Yellow-line build for Lore-masters, however, Yellow-line legacies can easily be used for other Trait Lines as well.

Legacies List

Here is the Legacy List for Lore-masters.

Lore-master’s Staff

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorBurning Embers Initial DamageBurning Embers Initial Damage
MajorFire Skills Critical DamageFire Skills Critical Damage
MajorLight of the Rising Dawn
Base Critical Damage
Light of the Rising Dawn
Base Critical Damage
MajorLight of the Rising Dawn DamageLight of the Rising Dawn Damage
MajorPower RestoredPower Restored
MajorCracked Earth RangeRing of Fire Damage
MajorStaff-strike DamageStaff-strike Damage
MajorTactical Skills Direct DamageTactical Skills Direct Damage
MinorBurning Embers RangeNature’s Fury Skill Damage
MinorCracked Earth DamageCracked Earth Damage
MinorEnts Go To War Base DamageEnts Go To War Base Damage
MinorGust of Wind DamageGust of Wind Damage
MinorLightning Skills Critical RatingLightning Skills Critical Rating
MinorLightning-storm Base DamageLightning-storm Base Damage
MinorSticky Gourd Base Direct DamageSticky Gourd Base Direct Damage
MinorStorm-lore DamageStorm-lore Damage
MinorTest of Will DamageTest of Will Damage

Lore-master’s Book (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorBeacon of Hope MagnitudeBeacon of Hope Magnitude
MajorBurning Embers Critical ChanceBurning Embers Critical Chance
and Burning Embers Critical Magnitude
MajorFire Skills Critical RatingFire Skills Critical Rating
MajorSigns of Power DurationsSigns of Power Durations
and Signs of Power Debuff Ratings
MajorTarget Resistance (Damaging Skills)Target Resistance (Damaging Skills)
MajorTarget Resistance (Debuffing Skills)Target Resistance (Debuffing Skills)
MajorTarget Resistance (Fire Skills)Target Resistance (Fire Skills)
MajorWizard’s Fire Critical ChanceWizard’s Fire Critical Chance
and Wizard’s Fire Critical Magnitude
MinorArmour Debuff PotencyArmour Debuff Potency
MinorBane Flare TargetsLight-type Damage
and Lightning-type Damage
MinorFire-lore Debuff StrengthCharged Air Reflect Damage
MinorFire Damage Over TimeFire Damage Over Time
MinorInner Flame Base HealingInner Flame Base Healing
MinorPet Attack DurationPet Attack Duration
MinorPet MoralePet Morale
MinorTest of Will Devastate DamageTest of Will Devastate Damage

Imbuement Guide

There are 7 recommended legacies for each LI for endgame. Lore-masters have it pretty easy when it comes to LIs, and there’s not much swapping needed. Just 1 extra Non-imbued Book swap is needed, to extend the strength of Fire-lore and the targets of Bane Flare, this will be explained and shown down below.

*Note 1: All Legendary Items have 4 Major Legacies by default (with Crystal of Remembrance item). After Reforging a Legendary Item to level 30, chance of getting additional Major legacies is random, you may end up with more, or no more than 4 at all. So, if this list down below requires more than 4 Major Legacies, and you have only 4 Major Legacies, you will have to use an Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll to cover for it, after you Imbue your Legendary Item. These special scrolls can be earned from Endgame instances, Throne of the Dread Terror Currency Barter, Hobbit Gifts, and bought from the Auction Hall or the Lotro Store.

*Note 2: Stat Legacy Scrolls (such as Legacy of Vitality) can be crafted (Melding) from Relic-Master for 1,886 Shards, or be traded from Daegoth for 250 Medallions (Barter Exchange Trader at Ost Galadh in Mirkwood).

Endgame Recommended Legacies for LIs:

Lore-master‘s Staff

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBurning Embers Initial DamageBurning Embers Initial Damage
MajorFire Skills Critical DamageFire Skills Critical Damage
MajorLight of the Rising Dawn
Base Critical Damage
Light of the Rising Dawn
Base Critical Damage
MajorLight of the Rising Dawn DamageLight of the Rising Dawn Damage
MajorTactical Skills Direct DamageTactical Skills Direct DamageUse Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MinorLightning-storm Base DamageLightning-storm Base Damage
MinorTest of Will DamageTest of Will Damage

Lore-master’s Book (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBeacon of Hope MagnitudeBeacon of Hope Magnitude
MajorBurning Embers Critical ChanceBurning Embers Critical Chance
and Burning Embers Critical Magnitude
MajorSigns of Power DurationsSigns of Power Durations
and Signs of Power Debuff Ratings
MinorArmour Debuff PotencyArmour Debuff Potency
MinorBane Flare TargetsLight-type Damage
and Lightning-type Damage
MinorFire-lore Debuff StrengthCharged Air Reflect DamageUse Wizard’s Fire Critical Chance
instead if you want
to share Book with Red Line
MinorPet MoralePet MoraleUse Fire Damage
Over Time

instead if you want
to share Book with Red Line

Legendary Items Swaps Guide

Certain classes require certain LI swaps to gain an advantage, these are for buffs like, extra legacies to boost DPS, which you don’t have room for on Main LIs, extra Sprint Duration, making a buff last longer, or to make a Cooldown refresh faster, etc. Non-imbued Legacies have more of these advantages which Imbued Legacies have much lesser of.

Here are the Swaps needed for Lore-master:

Non-Imbued Lore-master’s Book Swap (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued Legacy
MajorTarget Resistance (Debuffing Skills)
MajorTarget Resistance (Fire Skills)
MinorBane Flare Targets
MinorFire-lore Debuff Strength
(Rest 3 legacies can be random)

Explanation:

  • Target Resistances: Although not required, but a good place holder on the swap, may even help with resists.
  • Bane Flare Targets: This is a very important swap, this book must be swapped to every time Bane Flare is hit, don’t forget to swap back to Main book.
  • Fire-lore Debuff Strength: Pretty mandatory for T3+ Raids/Instances, it must be swapped for every Fire-lore/Wind-lore application, then Main book can be swapped back to. This legacy is not needed for anything under T3 content.