Weapons are your best friends in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria. When you start out, you have nothing but your bare hands and some determination to push you forward. However, this determination and your pickaxe won't be enough for the challenges ahead. Let's learn how to unlock and craft weapons in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria.
Unlike basic tools, weapons can't just be crafted on the go. You're going to need specialised materials and crafting stations to start hammering away at your brand new weapons. So, let's get to crafting weapons and learn how to unlock more of them in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria.
For more Lord of the Rings Return to Moria guides, learn how to build a camp and repair weapons.
How to craft weapons in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria
You can craft weapons in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria with a Forge and the required materials for crafting the weapon. Building a Forge requires you to have a Stone Hearth nearby and some Iron Ingots. You can get those from the Furnace by putting in some Iron Ore and Coal. The Furnace itself will have to be built or repaired using Stone.
Early-game weapons will also mostly use Iron Ingots and Hides for their materials. Besides weapons, you can also craft armour at the Forge.
You might think the Pickaxe deals a lot of damage, but its attack speed is a bit too slow to be a potent weapon. Furthermore, we suggest getting a shield as soon as possible. With a shield, you'll be able to block and immediately counterattack with your brand-new weapons. Armour will also increase your survivability a lot. So, it's important to know how to unlock more weapons in Return to Moria.
How to unlock weapons and armour in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria
You can unlock new weapons and armour by interacting with the Damaged Dwarf statues that you'll run into while exploring caverns. Repairing these statues requires a certain amount of Stone at the early stages. Once you have the required material, just interact with the Damaged Dwarf Statue to repair, and this will either unlock the new weapon or armour, or provide you with a portion of the full crafting guide. In the latter case, find and fix more Damaged Dwarf Statues to get the full crafting guide.
You can also solve the Muznakan altars in each area for the rarest weapon in that location. These require you to gather a bunch of statues from around the area to complete.
How weapon damage works in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria
If you're wondering when you should upgrade your weapon, Lord of the Rings Return to Moria has handy UI colours to help you figure this out. If your damage numbers show up as yellow, this means you're stronger than the enemy. If they're white, it means you're evenly matched, and if they're grey, it means you're under-geared for this enemy.
That's all you need to know about how to unlock and craft weapons in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria. For more guides, learn how to cook and how to mine quickly.