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LotRO Resource Gathering Guide : Evendim

Updated Mon, Jan 05, 2009 by Darkgolem

LotRO Resource Gathering Guide : Evendim

The Discerning Craftsman Evendim

By Darkgolem

Evendim is a very good gathering location for certain crafts, and a very bad place for crafting for others.  It has a very large amount of tier 3 resources, allowing any crafter who is not in a rush to max out their 3rd tier an opportunity to do so now without too much trouble.  Tier 4 is somewhat of a different story.  There is a fair amount of dwarf iron, but it is situated in western Evendim.. a place which has tightly packed terrain and a lot of aggressive creatures and enemies.  This makes for a lot of delays, especially considering the amount of grinding for ore that goes on here.  Similarly, pristine hides are found in northern and western Evendim, but some areas have large amounts of humanoids and animals that don't drop pristine hides, making it a little time consuming. 

Lebrethon is very plentiful in western Evendim, and even considering other factors, it is a great place to get that resource.  Artifacts are a mixed bag.  Tier 3 artifacts are (relative to the general availability of artifacts in Middle Earth) fairly numerous in the lower level ruins of Evendim.  On the other hand, Tier 4 artifact nodes are almost non-existent, though you can find them to some extent on the two goblin tribes in the northern Evendim (since they do not have as many bits of vendor trash in their random loot charts.

Overall, I would suggest sticking to tier 3 products, pristine hides and lebrethon for gathering resources in Evendim.  It is not that the other items are not there, but there are better places to gather these things.

Evendim Resource Chart
Name
Yew
Lebrethon Rich Iron/Gold Dwarf-Iron/ Platinum
Sturdy Hides
Pristine Hides
Farming
Tier 3 Artifacts
Tier 4 Artifacts
Oatbarton/Dwaling
Poor (2)

Fair (2)

Excellent (4)

Poor (1)


Barandalf
Poor (2)

Good (3)




Poor (1)

Men Erain

Poor (1)

Poor (1)




Poor (1)
Parth Aduial
Good (3)

Good (3)

Good (3)
Poor (1)
Fair (2)
Good (3)

Tyrn Fornech
Excellent (4)
Fair (2)


Excellent (4)
Poor (1)
Good (3)

Emyn Wal

Excellent (4)

Good (3)

Good (3)
Poor (1)

Poor (1)
Annuminas

Fair (2)*

Fair (3)*

Excellent (3)*
Poor (1)*

* Refers to the steep slopes west of Annuminas


Map of EvendimOatbarton/Dwaling:  This area has moderate amounts of Rich-Iron and Gold, but not enough to make a special trip of coming here.  It can be nice if you really need to farm these minerals and other places are being mined a lot.  Sturdy hides can be found here, and the Stonecrop Tor (found just behind Oatbarton) has many wolves, making it a great place to grind for your sturdy hides if your a tailor.  There are no scholar nodes in Oatbarton.  Yew can be found in Oatbarton, but fairly spread out.  Oatbarton has very few crops, only taters and raspberries, in small numbers.

Barandalf: There are no hides in Barandalf, everything here has no hide.  There is a good amount of ore here, spread out among the sand, and this is a good place to get ore without too much harassment or competition.  Barad Tharsir, the main ruin here in the Baradalf, has 1 tier 3 node, as does a collapsed building across the Brandywine river.  Yew in Baradalf is spread out for the area, though moderately numerous in total.  There are no crops what so ever in Barandalf.

Men Erain: Like Barandalf, nothing here has a hide.  There is a little dwarf-iron and platinum here, but not enough to go here and consider mining.  Men Erain is a poor place to find artifacts.. The 4th tier node (Forgotten Text) is almost but not quite absent here.  There are almost no branches of lebrethon here.  You cannot find crops in Men Erain.

Overwatch in EvendimParth Aduial:  This area is a borderline area.  Here you find still mainly sturdy hides, but occasionally run into a level 35 creature, and then you find pristine hides.  You do have only rich iron and gold here.  However, the area is awash with ore, and if you haven't yet finished tier 3, this is a great place to do so.  There are a fair number of tier 3 scholar nodes here, including all ruins here.  There is a lot of yew here, more toward Tyrn Fornech than toward Barandalf.  There are nice crops, including fine clover honey, blackberries and raspberries in Parth, but they are not common.  They are found usually in the crossroads below Ost Forod.

Tyrn Fornech: Still a place to collect rich iron and gold, this has modest amount of these materials.   This area has all pristine hides.  There are some tier 3 scholar nodes here, one in Barad Rath, a couple on the smuggler overrun island of Rantost, and one on the shore of Tyrn Fornech across from Rantost.  This is an outstanding place to gather yew for crafting, it practically is paving the forest floor.   There are only taters, and in very widely scatterned locations, in Tyrn Fornech.

Riding in EvendimEmyn Wal: This area is the lowest area in Evendim that has dwarf-iron and platinum.  This area is a bit of a bother to collect these resources, however, because of the steep slope toward lake evendim.  It makes visibility low and getting around a bit annoying, plus enemies and hostile animals are closely packed here.  This area is fairly heavily mined.  Pristine hides are found here, but there are enough humanoid and insectoid enemies to make it more difficult than one might think to collect hides quickly in the southern regions.  The isle of  Tyl Ruinen has a single tier 4 scholar node in the ruins at the center of the island.  This area is outstanding to pick up lebethron from.  blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are the farming products found in Emyn Wal, but very little of either.

Annuminas:  There is no ore here, but to the west along the south coast of Lake Evendim there is a large number of animals and steep slopes with dwarf iron and platinum to be found.  The animals drop plenty of pristine hides, there is a modest amount of ore, but no real competition for this ore.  Lebrethon can be found in the same area on the south coast you can find some lebrethon.  Better to gather it from the less levelled areas of Emyn Wal.  No artifacts are found in Annuminas.  Obviously there are  no crops in Annuminas.  Again, west of Annuminas there are a very few raspberries and blueberries, just outside the ruins.

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