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Instances by Level

Instances by Level

LOTRO offers many fun and challenging instances and raids for groups of 3, 6, 12 and 24 players. With the introduction Classic Join with LOTRO Free-to-Play, you are now able to join instances from almost anywhere in Middle-earth, just like skirmishes.

The table below shows the minimum level to enter an instance via Classic Join, and for scalable instances, the max level. Note that for scalable instances you will receive both skirmish and instance marks that can be exchanged at the Classic vendor in skirmish camps for some pretty awesome rewards.

Fixed-level instances (shown as a single level in the table below) have more traditional loot, including special gear and other items from boss encounter chests.

LevelNameAcronymSizeRadContent Pack
20-65 Great Barrow: The Maze GB Maze 6-man   Free
22-65 Great Barrow: Thadur GB Thadur 6-man   Free
24-65 Great Barrow: Sambrog[1] GB Sambrog 6-man   Free
32 Garth Agarwen: Arboretum GA Arbo 3-man   VIP or Lone-lands QP
32 Garth Agarwen: Barrows GA Barrows 3-man   VIP or Lone-lands QP
32 Garth Agarwen: Fortress GA Fort 6-man   VIP or Lone-lands QP
39 North-downs: Fornost Fornost 6-man   VIP or North Downs QP
50 Angmar: Barad Gularan BG[3] 6-man   VIP or Angmar QP
50 Angmar: Carn Dum CD 6-man   VIP or Angmar QP
50 Angmar: The Rift of Nurz Ghashu Rift Raid (12)   VIP or Angmar QP
50 Angmar: Urugarth Uru 6-man   VIP or Angmar QP
50 Goblin Town: Throne Room GT Throne 6-man   VIP or Misty Mtns QP
50-65 Helegrod: Drake Wing Drake Wing Raid (12)   VIP or Misty Mtns QP
50-65 Helegrod: Giant Wing Giant Wing Raid (12)   VIP or Misty Mtns QP
50-65 Helegrod: Spider Wing Spider Wing Raid (12)   VIP or Misty Mtns QP
50-65 Helegrod: Dragon Wing[2] Dragon Wing Raid (24)   VIP or Misty Mtns QP
50-65 Annuminas: Glinghant Glinghant 6-man   VIP or Evendim QP
50-65 Annuminas: Haudh Valandil HV 6-man   VIP or Evendim QP
50-65 Annuminas: Ost Elendil OE 6-man   VIP or Evendim QP
50-65 The Library at Tham Mirdain Library 3-man   VIP or Eregion QP
50-65 The School at Tham Mirdain School 3-man   VIP or Eregion QP
54 Moria: The Forgotten Treasury FT 6-man   Mines of Moria QP
56 Moria: The Grand Stair GS 6-man   Mines of Moria QP
59 Moria: Halls of Crafting HoC 6-man   Lothlorien QP [3]
59 Moria: The Forges of Khazad-dum Forges 6-man   Mines of Moria QP
60 Moria: Dark Delvings DD 6-man   Mines of Moria QP
60 Moria: Dar Narbugud DN Raid (12) x Lothlorien QP [3]
60 Moria: Fil Gashan FG 6-man   Mines of Moria QP
60 Moria: Filikul Turtle Raid (12)   Mines of Moria QP
60 Moria: Skumfil Skum 6-man   Mines of Moria QP
60 Moria: The Mirror-halls of Lumul-nar HoM 3-man   Lothlorien QP [3]
60 Moria: The Sixteenth Hall 16th 6-man   Mines of Moria QP
60 Moria: The Vile Maw Watcher Raid (12) x Mines of Moria QP
60 Moria: The Water Wheels - Nala-dum WW 3-man   Lothlorien QP [3]
65 Dol Guldur: Barad Guldur BG[4] Raid (12) x Siege of Mirkwood QP
65 Dol Guldur: Dungeons of Dol Guldur Dungeons 3-man   Siege of Mirkwood QP
65 Dol Guldur: Sammath Gul SG 6-man   Siege of Mirkwood QP
65 Dol Guldur: Sword-hall of Dol Guldur SH 3-man   Siege of Mirkwood QP
65 Dol Guldur: Warg-pens of Dol Guldur WP 3-man   Siege of Mirkwood QP
[1] Must defeat the guardians of the Maze and Thadur Wings (deed) to unlock instance
[2] Must defeat the guardians of the drake, giant and spider wings (deed) to unlock instance
[3] If you redeemed a Mines of Moria expansion retail box prior to the November Update, Lothlorien was included
[4] The acronym "BG" is used for both Barad Gularan (level 50 6-man in Angmar) and Barad Guldur (level 65 12-man raid in Mirkwood).

Raids Requiring Radiance

A few of the raids available from Classic instance join require "radiance" as a stat on your armor. For more information, see How Radiance Works and Choosing Your Radiance Armor Set.

Raid InstanceMinimum*IdealNotes
Moria: The Vile Maw 45 75+ The minimum gets you in the door. More is better!
Moria: Dar Narbugud 65 115+ The minimum gets you in the door. More is needed for the harder bosses, especially the Blind One.
Dol Guldur: Barad Guldur 115 175+ The minimum gets you in the door. More is needed for Hard Mode attempts and the Lieutenant fight.
*Minimum radiance required from gear. This assumes you will also use a +5 hope token and +1 destiny hope.

Related Articles

Content by Level Chart
Marks by Level
How Radiance Works
Choosing Your Radiance Armor Set
Getting Started with Clasiic Instances