Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria- Using The Rune Table

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Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria- Using The Rune Table

Unlock the Rune Table and all its benefits. Here are some tips to make the most of using the Rune Table and become a powerful force in Moria.


In The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, the survival gameplay takes precedence over the iconic fantasy world. It heavily relies on typical survival game mechanics – building, cooking, upgrading, crafting, and fighting enemies. The game is set in Middle-earth's Fourth Age, post-Sauron's fall and the War of the Ring, delving into an underexplored era. 

Players, as summoned dwarves, join Gimli's mission to reclaim Moria from goblins and orcs. In the game, you have access to a rune table with which you can upgrade your weapons. We will be covering everything about runes and the use of a rune table to help enhance your gaming experience.

What Are Runes in Return to Moria?

Runes are magical enchantments that can be inscribed onto weapons to give them additional power. There are a variety of different runes available, each with its own unique benefits. Some runes provide increased damage, while others provide elemental effects or special abilities.

The following are some of the most useful runes in Return to Moria:

  • Khamin Rakhas Runes: Deal bonus damage to orcs.
  • Durin's Fire Runes: Deal bonus fire damage and set enemies on fire.
  • Glamdring's Glow Runes: Highlight enemies in your vicinity, making them easier to see.
  • Narsil's Swiftness Runes: Increase your attack speed.
  • Anduril's Bane Runes: Deal bonus damage to trolls and other large enemies.

Rune Tiers

Runes are divided into three tiers: Common, Rare, and Epic. Common runes are the least powerful, but they are also the easiest to find. Rare runes are more powerful, but they are also more difficult to find. Epic runes are the most powerful, but they are also the most difficult to find.

The tier of a rune is determined by the number of sapphires required to inscribe it. Common runes require one sapphire, Rare runes require two sapphires, and Epic runes require three sapphires.

Upgrading Runes

Runes can be upgraded to increase their power. To upgrade a rune, you will need to collect a certain number of rune fragments. Rune fragments can be found in Orkish Chests, as well as in certain locations throughout the world of Moria.

Once you have collected enough rune fragments, you can upgrade a rune at the Rune Table. To do this, simply interact with the Rune Table and select the rune you want to upgrade. You will then be able to choose the upgrade level.

Upgrading a rune will increase its power and its effects. However, it will also increase the number of sapphires required to inscribe it.

Inscribing Runes Onto A Weapon Using The Rune Table

The Rune Table is a powerful artifact from the Second Age of Middle-earth. It was created by the Dwarves of Durin's Folk and used to create and enhance their weapons and armor. The Rune Table was lost for centuries, but was eventually rediscovered by the player character in Return to Moria.

The Rune Table allows players to inscribe runes onto their weapons. The type of rune that can be inscribed on a weapon is determined by the weapon's type and tier. For example, only swords can be inscribed with Khamin Rakhas Runes, which deal bonus damage to orcs.

How to Unlock The Rune Table

Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria- Using The Rune Table

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To harness the Rune Table's power, you'll need to gather sapphires, which can be uncovered in Orkish Chests scattered throughout Moria's sprawling world. Once you've amassed a sufficient quantity of these sapphires, you can initiate the repair process for the Rune Table in Loni's Blacksmith Area.

Once the Rune Table is restored to its full potential, you can commence the process of inscribing runes onto your weapons. Interact with the Rune Table and select the weapon you wish to enhance. A diverse array of runes will be at your disposal, each offering distinctive advantages. 

Carefully select the runes that align with your preferred playstyle and the challenges you anticipate. It's worth noting that while runes can be inscribed onto any weapon, they prove particularly effective against orcs. For example, runes like the Khamin Rakhas Runes deliver bonus damage specifically against orcs.

Repairing The Rune Table

To inscribe a rune onto a weapon, the player must first repair the Rune Table. This can be done by talking to Loni in the Blacksmith Area. Once the Rune Table is repaired, the player can interact with it to inscribe a rune onto a weapon. To do this, the player must have the required number of sapphires in their inventory.

Sapphires are a rare resource that can be found in Orkish Chests throughout Moria. The number of sapphires required to inscribe a rune is determined by the rune's tier. Common runes require one sapphire, Rare runes require two sapphires, and Epic runes require three sapphires.

Once a rune has been inscribed onto a weapon, it cannot be removed. However, runes can be overwritten by inscribing a new rune onto the weapon. This will destroy the old rune, so players should be careful not to overwrite runes that they still want to use.

Runes can be a powerful asset in battle. By inscribing runes onto their weapons, players can gain a significant advantage over their enemies. However, runes are a rare resource, so players should use them wisely.

Tips for Using the Rune Table

Here are some tips for using the Rune Table effectively:

  • Choose the right runes for your playstyle. If you are a melee fighter, you will want to choose runes that increase your damage and attack speed. If you are a ranged fighter, you will want to choose runes that provide elemental effects or special abilities.
  • Upgrade your runes as soon as possible. Upgrading runes will increase their power and their effects, making them even more useful in combat.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment with different runes. There is no right or wrong way to use runes. Try different combinations and see what works best for you.

Final Thoughts

Harnessing runes through the Rune Table can significantly bolster your combat capabilities in the treacherous realm of Moria. Make it a priority to leverage this resource, enhancing your weaponry and gaining a distinct advantage in your battles against the forces of evil. Your journey through Moria will be all the more formidable with these enhanced weapons at your side.

Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria- Using The Rune Table
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