Make LOTRO Gold with Legendary Items
The DemandFinding the right legendary item (or the components to make one), leveling it, improving it with relics and scrolls can be a huge grind for players at max level. Many people make the grind manageable by buying some of the components and accessories they need from the Auction House. This means opportunity for those willing to collect and sell these items.
The Anatomy of a Legendary Item
- The actual legendary items (LIs), which can obtained in a variety of ways - barter, dropped loot or crafting. The vast majority of LIs in the game are not very desirable (because of their level, rarity or legacies) and will be deconstructed for relics, renewal scrolls and legendary fragments/shards. Desirable LIs must be equipped and leveled via IXP by the person who wants to use the item.
- Legacies, the skills and stats the LI improves when equipped, can be improved, replaced or reset via tradeable scrolls.
- Relics, additional stats added to special slots in the legendary item, can be dropped or crafted and are tradable.
Which Legendary Items are Desirable?Level 65 Reforged Second Age LIs are by far the most rare and desirable LIs currently in the game. The component needed to craft them, Symbol of Celebrimbor, is also quite valuable. In addition to being an infrequent boss drop from Sammath Gul and Barad Guldur, this can now be obtained via barter from skirmish camps.
Also desirable are level 65 Third Age LIs with good legacies. Crafted third agers tend to be significantly better than that ones dropped by mobs or bought with skirmish marks, so save your skirmish marks for better stuff. In general, more legacies and higher tier legacies will sell for more. Ask a kinmate who plays the class if an LI is any good if you are uncertain. For the heap of level 61 to 65 Third Age LIs with poor legacies, you have 2 choices - sell them cheaply on the AH for decon or decon them yourself in hopes of getting Legendary Fragments and Scrolls of Renewal to sell on the AH.
Level 59/60 First Age class items are quite desirable for players leveling through this range, as they will be useful up to level 65.
Level 59/60 Second Age LIs are less expensive than 59/60 First Age LIs and also likely to be sought after by players leveling in this range if they have good legacies.