LOTRO Imbuement Guide



LOTRO Imbuement Guide by Proudcdn

With Update 16.0 comes the advent of Imbuement, a process of changing your existing Legendary Weapon / Item (static) to ones that will grow with you. These newly Imbued Legendaries will eventually replace the existing system of leveling/deconning.

No need to panic, it is not an automatic thing; you have to speak to the Forge Master to Imbue an existing LI.

PERSPECTIVE: Turbine has opted to not raise the character level cap to 110 and introduce a new 110 FA for us to grind out, and then destroy our existing level 100 versions. Instead, they have introduced Imbued Legendary Items that will grow with us for eternity. This new system is meant to take time to max out …

WHAT IS THE COST?

Assuming that you already have a maxed out FA LI (7 Tier 6 legacies, 3 Star-lit Crystals, and Scroll of Delving) and you want to max your Imbued Item on day one you are looking at:

1) 28 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment OR 1,092 Mithril Coins OR a combination of the two.

2) 3 Anfalas Star-lit Crystals

3) Roughly 7,950,000 in IXP runes OR a boat load of Mithril Coins OR a combination of the two.

Ok, what about not maxing it out, but getting to be comparable to my existing FA LI (7 Tier 6 legacies, 3 Star-lit Crystals, and Scroll of Delving)?

a) 6,930,000 in IXP runes OR a boat load of Mithril Coins OR a combination of the two.

BEFORE YOU IMBUE

It would be advisable to do the following prior to imbuing your LI (and I will explain why later);

1) Use a Crystal of Remembrance to unlock a 7th legacy slot (if you do not already have it).

2) Make sure that your Legendary Weapon/Item has all the legacies on it that you want; do not wait to do this after Imbuing. Doing so after will cost you 79 Mithril Coins or a Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll (to be introduced) per change.  Look at the chart below to see the changes.

3) Be sure that you have applied a Scroll of Delving (adds 10 levels). In doing so, you gain an additional Tier to the soft cap on all legacies post imbuement. Essentially this saves you 1 Anfalas Scroll of Empowerment per legacy.

4) Add 3 Star-lit Crystals (important for classes like LM that have base stats on their LI)

LEGACY CHANGES POST IMBUEMENT

New Legacy (Post-Imbuing)
Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing
Current or Future supporting changes
Beorning
Bear Form Critical Defence Major Class Legacy: Out-of-combat Wrath Decay Out-of-combat wrath decay is now reduced for all Beornings. The old legacy has been replaced.
Man Form Damage Major Class Legacy: Bear Form Movement Speed Bear Form Movement Speed is now increased for all Beornings. The old legacy has been replaced.
Cry Damage Minor Class Legacy: Grisly Cry Fear Duration Grisly Cry’s Fear Effect now has increased duration (+4s) for all Beornings. The old legacy has been replaced.
Call to Wild Physical Mastery Rating Major Weapon Legacy: Call to Wild Duration Call to Wild duration has been increased by 5s for all Beornings.
Thickened Hide Tactical Mitigation Rating Major Weapon Legacy: Thickened Hide Duration Thickened Hide duration has been increased by 5s for all Beornings.
Bee Swarm Critical Defence Rating Debuff Minor Weapon Legacy: Bee Swarm Debuff Duration None at this time.
Rush Evade Rating Minor Class Legacy: Rush Duration None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Burglar
Cunning Attack Bleed Damage Major Weapon Legacy: Cunning Attack Bleed Stack Chance Cunning Attack Bleed Stack Chance is now increased for all Burglars (by +50%). The old legacy has been replaced.
Provoke Critical Chance Debuff Minor Weapon Legacy: Riddle Range None at this time.
Surprise Strike Damage Minor Class Legacy: Stealth Level Stealth Level is now a passive skill for all Burglars (available at level 50) which increases stealth level by 3. The old legacy has been replaced.
Lucky Strike Critical Rating Minor Weapon Legacy: Trick Range Increased Trick Range is now included for Tricksters. All Trick skills have their range increased by 9m. The old legacy has been replaced.
All in Melee Damage Minor Class Legacy: All In Buff Duration All In Buff Duration is now part of the Gambler’s seventh trait set bonus (Loaded Dice).
Dust in the Eyes Miss Chance Minor Class Legacy: Pulse Modifier for Glee None at this time.
Critical Chain Skills Critical Rating Major Class Legacy: Critical Chain Skills Critical Chance None at this time.
Purge Corruption Damage Major Class Legacy: Specialization Skill Critical Buff Duration None at this time.
Trick Resistance Penetration Major Class Legacy: Tricks Duration None at this time.
Addle Tactical Damage Debuff Minor Class Legacy: Addle Induction Multiplier None at this time.
Coup de Grâce Critical Rating Minor Class Legacy: Coup de Grâce Stealth Window None at this time.
Reveal Weakness Incoming Damage Debuff Minor Class Legacy: Reveal Weakness Range None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Captain
Battle Shout Damage Major Weapon Legacy: To Arms Duration To Arms Duration has been increased for all Captains. The old legacy has been replaced.
Cutting Attack Damage Major Weapon Legacy: Telling Mark Damage Telling Mark Damage is now part of the Advantageous Attack Trait. The old legacy has been replaced.
Grave Wound Damage Major Weapon Legacy: Oathbreaker’s Shame Duration Oathbreaker’s Shame Duration has been added to Lead the Charge’s seventh trait set bonus (Master of War). The old legacy has been replaced.
Battle-hardened Outgoing Healing Major Weapon Legacy: Pressing Attack Max Targets Pressing Attack Max Targets has been increased to 5 for all Captains.
Muster Courage fear resist Minor Weapon Legacy: Tactics Duration Tactics Durations have been increased for all Captains (+15s). The old legacy has been replaced.
Last Stand Heal Minor Class Legacy: Last Stand Duration Last Stand Duration has been added to the trait Stand Tall (+10s). The old legacy has been replaced.
Words of Courage Healing Minor Class Legacy: Words of Courage Pulses Words of Courage Pulses legacy has been replaced by Words of Courage Healing.
Time of Need Damage Minor Class Legacy: Time of Need Buff Duration Time of Need Buff Duration will increase for first 20 tiers, new legacy will increase from there.
Battle-readied damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Make Haste Duration Make Haste cooldown reduced from 3 minutes to 2 minutes for all Captains.
Battle-hardened Incoming Damage Reduction Minor Weapon Legacy: Battle States and Defeat Response Duration Battle States and Defeat Response Duration have been increased from 10s to 15s for all Captains.
Bleed Critical Rating Minor Class Legacy: Bleed Pulses None at this time.
Shield of the Dunedain Incoming Healing Minor Class Legacy: Shield of the Dúnedain Duration None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Champion
Horn of Gondor Physical Mitigation (Debuff) Major Class Legacy: Champion’s Horn Stun Duration New Legacy increases the duration of Champion Horn Stuns by 5s, mitigation debuff grows from that point forward.
Raging Blade Damage Minor Class Legacy: Rend Pulses Five extra pulses have been added to Rend. The old legacy has been replaced.
True Heroics Power Minor Weapon Legacy: Targeted Melee Skill Range Targeted Melee Skill Range is now a passive skill for all Champions (available at level 50). The old legacy has been replaced.
Battle Frenzy Physical Mastery Minor Weapon Legacy: Battle Frenzy Cooldown New legacy reduces the cooldown of Battle Frenzy, Physical Mastery buff will grow from that point forward.
Ebbing Ire Tactical Mitigation Major Class Legacy: Ebbing Ire Cooldown Ebbing Ire’s cooldown will be reduced for the intial ranks, Tactical Mitigation buff will grow from that point forward.
Fight On Critical Rating Minor Class Legacy: Fight On Duration Fight On Duration legacy has been replaced by Fight On Critical Rating legacy.
Exchange of Blows Damage Minor Class Legacy: Great Cleave Duration Great Cleave will have its duration increased to 30 seconds.
Hamstring Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Hamstring Duration None at this time.
Second Wind Power Restore Minor Weapon Legacy: Sudden Defence Cooldown None at this time.
Sprint Evade Rating Minor Weapon Legacy: Sprint Duration None at this time.
Unbreakable Damage Minor Class Legacy: Adamant/Invincible Duration None at this time.
Fear Nothing Incoming Healing Minor Weapon Legacy: Fear Nothing Cooldown None at this time.
Ferocious Strikes Damage Major Weapon Legacy: Ferocious Strikes Cooldown None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Guardian
Area Effect Skill Damage Major Weapon Legacy: Guardian Area Effect Melee Targets Melee Targets have been increased to 5 for all skills that were affected by the Guardian Area Effect Melee Targets legacy. The old legacy has been replaced.
Sting Critical Rating Minor Weapon Legacy: Targeted Melee Skills Range Targeted Melee Skills Range is now a passive skill for all Guardians adding 1.7m to melee range (passive skill available at level 50). Old Legacy has been replaced.
Stamp Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Stamp Cooldown Stamp Damage legacy reduces the cooldown of Stamp by 10 seconds, and adds damage for the ranks beyond.
Bleed Critical Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Guardian Bleed Pulses Guardian Bleed Pulses have now been increased for all Guardians (+5 pulses). The old legacy has been replaced.
Reactive Parry Damage Major Class Legacy: Challenge Targets Challenge Targets are now 7 for all Guardians. The old legacy has been replaced.
Stoic Bubble Strength Minor Class Legacy: Shield Wall Range Shield Wall’s base range has been increased by 20m for all Guardians. Old legacy has been replaced.
Adaptability Block and Parry Rating Major Class Legacy: Catch a Breath Cooldown Cooldown reduction will be added to the Catch a Breath Morale Heal legacy. BUG: Old legacy has been replaced, this is not intended.
Light Damage Minor Class Legacy: War-chant Effect Duration None at this time.
Shield Blow Damage Minor Class Legacy: Force Taunt Duration None at this time.
Sweeping Cut Critical Rating Major Weapon Legacy: Guardian’s Ward Duration None at this time.
Stagger Damage Minor Class Legacy: Stagger Effect Duration None at this time.
Shield-swipe Critical Rating Minor Weapon Legacy: Charge Duration None at this time.
Warrior’s Heart Max Morale Minor Weapon Legacy: Warrior’s Heart / Fortitude Duration None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Hunter
Trap Damage Major Melee Legacy: Find the Path Movement Speed Find the Path Movement Speed has now been increased for all Hunters by 5%. The old legacy has been replaced.
Rain of Arrows Damage Major Melee Legacy: AoE Skills Maximum Targets Split Shot max targets increased by 2 for all Hunters. Old legacy has been replaced.
Exploisive Arrow Damage Major Ranged Legacy: Merciful Shot Cooldown Cooldown will be added to Mercilful Shot Critical Multiplier Legacy, new legacy will proceed as designed.
Beneath Notice Power Restore Major Melee Legacy: Beneath Notice Cooldown Beneath Notice’s Cooldown will be reduced for initial tiers, Power restore will grow from that point forward.
Bubble Potency Minor Melee Legacy: Low Cut Bleed Chance None at this time.
Precision Stance Finesse Minor Melee Legacy: Stealth Detection None at this time.
Swift Bow Damage Minor Ranged Legacy: Distracting Shot Cooldown None at this time.
Barrage Damage Major Melee Legacy: Needful Haste Duration None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Lore-master
Staff Strike Damage Major Weapon Legacy: Staff Strike Cooldown Staff-Strike cooldown has been decreased to 3s and Staff-sweep cooldown to 10s for all Lore-masters. Old legacy has been replaced.
Light-type Damage Minor Class Legacy: Bane Flare Targets New Legacy will Increase both Light AND Lightning damage.
Ancient Craft Armour Debuff Potency Minor Class Legacy: Ancient-Craft Targets Ancient Craft’s targets has been increased from 5 to 7 for all Lore-masters. Old Legacy has been replaced.
Charged Air Reflect Damage Minor Class Legacy: Fire-Lore Debuff Strength None at this time.
Ring of Fire Damage Major Weapon Legacy: Cracked Earth Range None at this time.
Nature’s Fury Skill Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Burning Embers Range None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Minstrel
Chord of Salvation Crit Rating Minor Class Legacy: Chord of Salvation Cooldown Chord of Salvation cooldown has been reduced to 10s for all Minstrels. Old legacy has been replaced.
Soliloquy of Spirit Healing Major Weapon Legacy: Soliloquy of Spirit Pulses Soliloquy of Spirit pulses has been increased by 5 for all Minstrels. Old legacy has been replaced.
Healing Skills Crit Rating Major Weapon Legacy: Healing Skills Induction Time New Legacy will reduce the induction time of healing skills in addition to Healing Skills Critical Rating.
Call of the Second Age Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Call of the Second Age Targets Increased Call of the Second Age’s Max Targets by 2 to a total of 5. Old legacy has been replaced.
Anthem of War Physical Mastery Major Class Legacy: Anthem of War Damage (Physical) None at this time.
Anthem of War Tactical Mastery Major Class Legacy: Anthem of War Damage (Tactical) None at this time.
Light Damage Minor Class Legacy: Dissonance Stance Swap Buff None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Rune-Keeper
Runestone Damage/Healing Major Class Legacy: Self Motivation Cooldown Legacy reduces Self Motivation’s cooldown for intial ranks, new legacy will grow from that point forward.
Prelude To Hope Power Restore Major Class Legacy: Prelude to Hope Pulses Prelude to Hope pulses have been increased by 4 for all Rune-Keepers from 8 to 12. The old legacy has been replaced.
Vivid Imagery Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Vivid Imagery Targets Vivid Imagery max targets has been increased by 2 for all Rune-Keepers.
Bubble Potency Minor Class Legacy: Word of Exaltation Cooldown Legacy reduces Word of Exaltation’s Cooldown in the initial ranks, new legacy will grow from that point forward. (Currently not in build)
Combustion Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Distracting Flame Cooldown None at this time.
Sustaining Bolt Damage Minor Weapon Legacy: Chill of Winter Debuff Duration None at this time.
Bombastic Inspiration Heal Minor Weapon Legacy: Glorious Foreshadowing Duration None at this time.
Epic Conclusion Damage Minor Class Legacy: Chilling Rhetoric Cooldown None at this time.
New Legacy (Post-Imbuing) Old Legacy (Pre-Imbuing Current or Future supporting changes
Warden
Defiant Challenge Damage return Minor Ranged Legacy: DC Mitigations per Target Defiant Challenge mitigations per target have been added to the Warden Trait “Defiance”. The old legacy has been replaced.
Recklessness Legendary Skill Critical Rating Major Melee Legacy: In the Fray Attack Duration In the Fray Attack Duration has been added to the stance toggle skill. The old legacy has been replaced.
Javelin Skills Critical Rating Minor Ranged Legacy: Javelin Skills Movement Miss Penalty The movement miss penalty has been removed from all Warden Javelin skills and ranged auto-attack. The old legacy has been replaced.
Ranged Damage Minor Melee Legacy: Javelin Skills Max Range Wardens with the Assailment specialization will now gain +15m javelin skill range. Old legacy has been replaced.
Javelin of Deadly Force Damage Minor Ranged Legacy: Forced March Movement Speed Forced March now increases speed by 13% more. Old legacy has been replaced.
Ambush Critical Rating Minor Ranged Legacy: Ambush and Careful Step Induction Inductions for Ambush and Careful Step were reduced by 3s for all Wardens (reducing them to 2s). The old legacy has been replaced.
Adroit Manoeuvre (and Warden’s Triumph?) Damage Minor Ranged Legacy: Adroit Maneuver Duration None at this time.
Marked Target Double-cast Chance Major Melee Legacy: Marked and Dimnsh Tgt Debuff None at this time.
Persevere Block Rating Major Melee Legacy: Shield Gambit Buff Duration None at this time.
Hampering Javelin Reset Chance Minor Melee Legacy: Hampering Javelin Duration None at this time.
Fist Gambit Skill Damage Major Ranged Legacy: Fist Gambit Buff Duration None at this time.
Shield Piercer Evade Debuff Chance Minor Ranged Legacy: Shield Piercer Duration None at this time.
Careful Step Movement Speed Penalty Minor Ranged Legacy: Careful Step Duration None at this time.

Suggestions for those with EXISTING level 100 FA Weapons / Items:
a) If you have not already done so, use an Anfalas Crystal of Remembrance to unlock a 7th legacy on your LI. Choose your legacy carefully (see chart above) as they may change after imbuement.

b) If you have not already done so, apply an Anfalas Scroll of Delving to unlock your LI from a level 60 cap to a level 70 cap. Level it to 70. This gains you an additional tier on one legacy (happens when you reach level 70) and then post-embodiment gains you an additional tier onall 7 legacies.

c) Get all of the Legacies that you want on your Legendary, but keep in mind that after Imbuement some will be auto-swapped out for new ones (See chart above). For example, on my Guard, Challenge Targets will become Reactive Parry Damage. I really do not want the Reactive Parry Damage Legacy for my tank setup so I could change Challenge Targets for Guardian’s Pledge Magnitude Up.

e) If all of your Legacies are not maxed (Tier 6) you have 2 choices;

– Focus hard on the key Legacies to get them to T6 prior to Imbuing (either via the reforging process or applying Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment). It will allow you to focus your IXP where you want it, after imbuing it is automatically spread equally amongst all Legacies.

– Get all legacies to T6 (via the reforging process and applying Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment). Doing so will save you 1 Anfalas Scroll of Empowerment per legacy after imbuing. Essentially a T5 becomes a soft cap of 30 and a T6 becomes a soft cap of 31.

f) Imbue your Weapon / Item

Suggestions for those creating NEW level 100 FA Weapons / Items:
i) After level 30 and before level 40, get all of the Legacies that you want on your Legendary, but keep in mind that after Imbuement some will be auto-swapped out for new ones (See chart above). For example, on my Guard, Challenge Targets will become Reactive Parry Damage. I really do not want the Reactive Parry Damage Legacy for my tank setup so I could change Challenge Targets for Guardian’s Pledge Magnitude Up.

ii) Use an Anfalas Scroll of Delving to unlock your LI from a level 60 cap to a level 70 cap. Level it to 70. This gains you an additional tier on one legacy every 10 tiers starting at level 40 (happens when you reforge) and then post-imbuement gains you an additional tier on all 7 legacies.

iii) Use an Anfalas Crystal of Remembrance to unlock a 7th legacy on your LI as soon as your LI hits level 31. Choose your legacy carefully (see chart above).  Pre-imbue you can tier up the newly added Legacy via reforging at the expense of another. You also gain the benefit of using this Legacy while you level up your LI.

iv) All of your Legacies will not be maxed (Tier 6) so you have 2 choices;

– Focus hard on the key Legacies to get them to T6 prior to Imbuing (either via the reforging process or applying Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment). It will allow you to focus your IXP where you want it, after imbuing it is automatically spread equally amongst all Legacies.

– Get all legacies to T6 (via the reforging process and applying Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment). Doing so will save you 1 Anfalas Scroll of Empowerment per legacy after imbuing. Essentially a T5 becomes a soft cap of 30 and a T6 becomes a soft cap of 31.

v) Imbue your Weapon / Item

LEGACY TIERS – THE IMPORTANCE OF SCROLLS OF DELVING BEFORE IMBUING

LEGACY TIER
Non Imbued Imbued Soft Cap(If Scroll of Delving NOT Used Pre-Imbue) Imbued Soft Cap(If Scroll of Delving Used Pre-Imbue)
1 25 26
2 26 27
3 27 28
4 28 29
5 29 30
6 30 31

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU IMBUE A LEGENDARY?

By visiting any Forge-master you can select the Imbue Legendary option which will bring up a screen like this:

Use the arrows to the left and right of the Legendary Item to scroll through your inventory. Once you find the one you want to Imbue, click the Imbue Item button. WARNING: THERE IS NO TURNING BACK !!!

This is a BEFORE and AFTER of a Legendary with no points spent in to any Legacy Tiers. Notice that most legacy stats are better after imbuing.

By pressing SHIFT + I you can bring up the Legendary Item Panel:

1) The name of the Legendary Item. This is the name you gave your LI during the ID process.

2) The Title of your LI (assuming you applied one pre-imbue)

3) The IXP progress bar of the LI (in this case 12/206).

4) The Main Legacy and IXP progress bar.

5) The list of all the Legacies on the LI and their current stats. Below each is an IXP progress bar.

6) The current tier (level) of the main Legacy and the cap. In this case, Tier 5 of 19.

7) The current tier (level) of the other Legacies and their caps. In this case, all are Tier 1 and have a soft cap of 31.

8) There is an option to use Mithril Coins to unlock more Tiers (raise the hard cap).

9) If you did not use an Anfalas Crystal of Remembrance on your weapon to unlock an LI slot before you imbued, you will only have 6 Legacies. Using a Crystal of Remembrance or 99 Mithril Coins on an imbued LI you can unlock a 7th Legacy. You will have a choice of all available legacies and stats to choose from. NOTE: As stated above in the advice section, you should use the Crystal before you imbue.  For the purposes of this guide, I did not use it before imbuing.

10) If you want to replace a Legacy, press this button and it will bring up a new screen (see below). You can use Mithril Coins (79) or Imbued Legacy Replacement Scrolls.

11) If you would like to stop the LI from gaining IXP, press this button.  To resume, press it again.  This allows you to focus earned IXP (via quests, kills, tasks, etc.) on specific LIs.

I have chosen to add the Vexing Blow Damage legacy. Note that it starts at a soft cap of Tier 25.

As your Legendary Item gains IXP (either via kills, quests, deeds, or IXP Runes) the IXP is evenly distributed amongst all Legacies not at the cap. The current soft cap is Tier 19 for the Main Legacy and Tier 31 for all other Legacies. I have applied one 938,000 IXP rune to the LI in the screenshot below. As you can see all legacies progressed equally to T4. The main legacy (DPS) progressed to 8 (increased 4 tiers). The level of the LI is now 36 out of 230.

Adding another 938,000 IXP rune we get the following progressions:

Adding two more 938,000 IXP runes we get a progression to T16 for legacies and the DPS is now capped at 19:

I chose to not unlock the main legacy cap (DPS) which means that effectively I have paused the IXP on it allowing all IXP to go to the other legacies. Applying 2 more 938,000 IXP rune we end up with T24s. Notice that Vexing Blow is not approaching the soft cap of T25. We have a choice to make, we can unlock the soft cap of Vexing Blow so that IXP continues to be shared amongst all 7 legacies, or we can leave it and it will max at 25 and all further IXP will be split between the remaining 6 legacies.

For the sake of this guide I have chosen to unlock the soft cap of Vexing Blow to T31 by applying 6 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment (you could also use 210 Mithril Coins [35 per Tier] or a combo of coins and scrolls). I then applied another 938,000 IXP rune:

Applying one more 938,000 IXP rune caps out all the legacies at T31 except Vexing Blow. We are now at the soft cap.

The soft cap is T31. If your 100 FA was maxed out (all legacies at T6) prior to imbuing then to reach the soft cap of 31 the only resource you need to use is IXP.

Let’s compare a maxed out FA (all legacies T6) pre-imbuing with a FA at the soft cap of T31 post imbuing. As you can see the LI is significantly better with just having added IXP.

Once you reach the Soft Cap you have three options to unlock more Tiers to reach the Hard Cap (Tier 35);

1) Use Mithril Coins (cost is 35 per Tier per Legacy)

2) Use Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment (1 scroll per Tier unlocked per Legacy).

3) Use a combination of Scrolls and Mithril Coins.

You can choose how you level the Tiers of your Legacies;

a) Unlock one Legacy at a time and use all IXP toward leveling it to max.

b) Unlock a few key Legacies at a time and use all IXP toward leveling them equally until max.

c) Unlock all Legacies at once and use all IXP toward leveling them equally until max.

Which you choose will be highly dependent on your ability to gain Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment and/or Mithril Coins. I think most will choose Option b.

Keep in mind the following;

i) You cannot disable leveling a Legacy once it is unlocked.

ii) If you use too much IXP (i.e. via applying a 50,000 IXP Rune to a Legacy that only needs 20,000 IXP) the excess is lost.

For the sake of this guide I have chosen to selectively level Whirling Retaliation Damage, Sweeping Cut Damage, and Vexing Blow Damage by unlocking the soft cap. I have applied 12 Anfalas Scrolls of Empowerment (1 for each of the 3 legacies per tier); could also use Mithril Coins or a combination of scrolls and coins. These 3 legacies are now unlocked to the hard cap of 35. Now all IXP earned (or applied) will only go to progressing these 3 legacies.

IXP Added:


I continued to work on this LI and eventually unlocked all tiers to the hard cap of 35 and then maxed them out via IXP.

Let’s compare the pre-imbued LI with the post imbued (apples to apples), a significant improvement:

You will notice that the Main Legacy Tier (in this case DPS) can still be unlocked. This can be accomplished by using;

1) Anfalas Star-lit Crystals

2) Mithril Coins (35 per Tier)

3) A combination of Anfalas Star-lit Crystals and Mithril Coins.

I used 6 Anfalas Star-lit Crystals to get this to a max cap of 25 and then used IXP Runes to max it out.

Let’s look at the before and after of the finished product:

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2 Responses to “LOTRO Imbuement Guide”

  1. Very nice guide thanks, my only suggestion is can you please indicate which legacies are on a weapon and which are class item. It is not determinable from the chart.

  2. Great guide, thank you for this !

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