By: Martuk

"The Rift" provides the Lore-master and Minstrel class the opportunity to obtain some of the finest class gear in all of Middle-earth. Given the Balrog of "The Rift's" heavy use of Shadow damage, this gear can make all the difference in the fight for "The Rift." As with the other classes, a gem is required for each piece of armor, but the gear acquired through the Lore-master and Minstrel barter merchants are well worth the effort.

The Lore-master's new set is called "The Elder Days." This new set armor offers a strong bonus to aid the lore-master in combat. The stats, regeneration, and Shadow disbursal , are all useful allies in "The Rift." To compliment the Lore-master's new set armor, they have also received a new staff weapon of Ancient Dwarf-make called Noris.

Arodinnas (Lore-master Trader)
Name Type Stats Gem Cost
Gloves of the Elder Days
Hands
+105 Armour

+90 morale

+30 Agility

+15 Will

+8 Vitality

+8 Might

Use: Disperse Shadows: You have a chance to absorb some incoming Shadow damage.
Sparkling Diamond
Boots of the Elder Days
Feet
+84 Armour

+30 Vitality

+90 Power

+15 Fate

+8 Agility

+8 Will
Near Perfect Sapphire
Leggings of the Elder Days
Legs
+175 Armour

+90 Power

+30 Will

+15 Vitality

+8 Fate

+0.6 in-combat Morale Regen

Glinting Amethyst
Robe of the Elder Days
Chest
+210 Armour

+30 Vitality

+30 Will

+15 Fate

+3% Tactical Critical Multiplie
Glowing Red Ruby
Shoulders of the Elder Days
Shoulders
+63 Armour

+30 Fate

+90 Power

+15 Vitality

+8 Will

+8 Agility


Dazzling Emerald
Hat of the Elder Days
Head
+63 Armour

+90 Morale

+30 Vitality

+8 Will

+8 Fate

+1% Tactical Critical Multiplier

Pristine Opal
Noris
Staff

Ancient Dwarf-make
31.4 dps

+7 Damage to the Dead

+30 Fate

-3% Tactical Vulnerability

+180 Power

+30 Vitality

On Use: Heals a pet for 370 damage initially and 20 morale every 4 seconds for 60 seconds.

Heals
370 damage initially and 20 morale every 4 seconds for 60 seconds
Firey Quartz
The Elder Days Set Bonus
Set (2) +3% Disperse Shadow chance

Set (2) +15 Will

Set (4) +10% Disperse Shadow chance

Set (4) -50% Storm-lore Power Cost

Set (6) +25% Disperse Shadow chance

Set (6) -20% Lightning Burst Recovery

The Minstrel class did not get short changed with the new Rift gear either. they have a whole new shiny set of armor called Armour of the Wandering Bard. This new armor offers up additional Tactical Critical modifiers that can aid a Minstrel in the trials of battle. To compliment the Minstrel's new set armor, they have also been given a new one-hand mace called Goldram and a new shield called Filigothan.

Faradwon (Minstrel Trader)
Name Type Stats Gem Cost
Wandering Bard's Gloves
Hands
+105 Armour

+6% Tactical Critical Multiplier

+15 Agility

+8 Fate

+8 Vitality

Use: Disperse Shadows:
You have a chance to absorb some incoming Shadow damage.
Sparkling Diamond
Wandering Bard's Boots
Boots
+84 Armour

+30 Vitality

+90 Power

+15 Fate

+8 Agility

+8 Will
Near Perfect Sapphire
Wandering Bard's Leggings
Legs
+175 Armour

+90 Power

+30 Will

+15 Fate

+8 Vitality

+8 Agility
Glinting Amethyst
Wandering Bard's Robe
Chest
+210 Armour

+30 Vitality

+30 Will

+15 Fate

+22 Power

+8 Agility

Glowing Red Ruby
Wandering Bard's Shoulders
Shoulders
+63 Armour

+30 Fate

+90 Power

+15 Vitality

+8 Will

+8 Agility
Dazzling Emerald
Wandering Bard's Helm
Head
+63 Armour

+30 Vitality

+30 Will

+2% Tactical Critical Multiplier

Pristine Opal
Goldram
One-hand Mace

Ancient Dwarf-make
27.5 dps

+7 Damage to the Dead

+90 Morale

+15 Vitality

+15 Will

+1.5 in-combat Power Regen

Target: You have a small chance to stun your opponent.

On Use: Grants Morale over time to the entire fellowship.
Firey Quartz
Filigothan
Shield
+222 Armour

+90 Morale

+15 Fate


+15 Vitality

+15 Agility

+45 Power
Firey Quartz
Wandering Bard Set Bonus
Set (2) +3% Disperse Shadow Chance

Set (2) +15 Fate

Set (4) +10% Disperse Shadow chance

Set (4) Triumphant Spirit generates less threat

Set (6) +25% Disperse Shadow chance

Set (6) Gift of the Hammerhand absorbs all damage.

The determined player can earn a great set of armor and some nice new weapons with a bit of determination and patience. "The Rift" has by far proven to be Turbine's most creative raid for Lord of the Rings Online and the rewards are certainly worth the risk. In the last section of this guide we will cover the remaining classes and their respective rewards. Until then, enjoy the benefits of the rift, and hunt with caution.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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Stacy "Martuk" Jones was a long-time news editor and community manager for many of our previous game sites, such as Age of Conan. Stacy has since moved on to become a masked super hero, battling demons in another dimension.

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