Lotro Leveling Guide

Leveling from 1 - 60 by Elowyn
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Where Do I Go? Leveling from 1 - 60

We've all wondered where do we go next. So here's a helpful guide on where to go along with the locations of each of these areas. Important Tip is to turn on "Always Loot All" (press "Esc" key for Options > click UI Settings > scroll towards very the bottom and check the box for "Always Loot All"), you can immediately grab all that satisfyingly hefty loot from fallen foes with just a single click of your mouse.


Level 1 - 13

For the first few levels (1-5) you can complete Tutorials and Introduction to get some armor and weapons. After completing the Introduction quests, depending on the race you chose you will start out in your Starting Region:

  • Elves: Cellondim/Duillond/Gondoman
  • Dwarves: Thorin's Gate/Nogland/Gondoman
  • Hobbits: Michel Delving/Hobbiton/Overhill/Brokenborings
  • Humans: Archet/Combe/Staddle

Also don't forget to finish Epic - Prologue to Volume I, Book 1 quests. These quests provide a lot of XP and gear upgrades. Also don't forget to get Your Very Own Mount.

Level 13 - 15:

My recommendation is to travel to one of the 10 - 13 level cities and complete quests there. They will be green and will get you levels rather quick.

Elves/Dwarves: Swift travel to Bree and complete quests in Combe (8-10) or Staddle (12-14)

Humans/Hobbits: Swift travel to Cellondim and complete quests in Duillond (9-10) or Gondoman (10-15)


Level 15 - 17:

At this point I would head to Breeland. One of the first quests is A Tour of Bree, alonge with several others Welcome to Bree-town quests. Completing these quests will unlock the quests outside the West Bree gate. Find quests within Bree and at Adso's Camp (29S, 56.8W), Buckland (33.3S, 62.4W), and Falco's Folly (26S, 53.9W). You should also be able to work through Book 1 very easily.

Click here for a Book One Walkthrough.

Adso's Camp will have you running around the Southern Bree-fields. Buckland will send you into the Old Forest, after that go to North Bree-fields.


Level 17 - 20:

Do solo quests from the Forsaken Inn located in the Lone-lands. More help with Lone-Lands Quests you can find in Lone-Lands Guide.
Also, Skirmishes open up at level 20.

The first few quests in the Barrow-downs are solo's, but they quickly turn into quests that you will need to complete with fellowships. All of these quests will eventually end with a series of instanced quests in the games first major instance, The Greater Barrows. This instance is designed for level 21 - 25 in my opinion.
You should also be able to complete Book 1 during these levels.


Level 21 - 25:

Now to begin Book 2. Click here for a Book 2 Walkthrough. You should also begin trying to get into a Greater Barrows run. There are several quests here to complete.

Go back to Lone Lands to continue your Lonelands quests. If you work through some of the Fellowship quests during these levels you should easily hit 25 without having to travel to Trestlebridge. But if you are running a bit low you can begin a few quests at Trestlebridge in the Northdowns (head north out of Bree following the road).


Level 25 - 30:

At this point the Northdowns will be your primary home for awhile. You can complete quests in Trestlebridge, Amon Raith (12.6S, 52.8W), Meluinin (13.7S, 44.9W), Othrikar (6.9S, 44.9W) and Esteldin (9.7S, 42.1W). The Northdowns is full of quests and you shouldn't have a tough time completing most of them.

You should also complete Book 2 during your last few levels back in the Lonelands. When you complete this book a series of quests in the region of Agamaur will open up (29.7S, 27.3W). These quests lead to the instance of Garth Argawen. I would begin these quests around level 32.

You can begin Book 3 in the Northdowns during this time as well.

Click here for a Book 3 Walkthrough.


Level 31 - 35:

Now you have the chance to travel to Esteldim. You can begin quests in Oatbarton (23.4S, 67.4W). You can also begin running Garth Argwen back in the Lonelands if you like. During this time I would finish Book 3 as well. When you are about to turn in vol.1. book 3. chapter 7. to Aragorn in Rivendell do the quests at S.Trollshaws and Bruinen Gorgesand you will get a level or two (Thanks Natrex!).

With the latest Evendim Revamp a lot of solo quests has been added to this area:
Oatbarton covers 30-31 levels
Dwaling covers 31-32 levels
Colossus covers 32-33 levels
Tinnudir covers 33-34 levels


Level 35 - 40:

This was actually one of the toughest grinds for me, but with the release of Evendim it has become amazingly easier! You can finish up your quests at Tinnundur and go north to Ost Forod for a few more quests. You can also begin on Book 4.
At around 38 you can find a group for the next major instance, Fornost, located north of Amon Raith in Northdowns.

Ost Forod covers 35-36 levels
Eavespires covers 36-37 levels
Way of Kings covers 37-38 levels
Echad Garthadir covers 38-40 levels

If you need to grind some experience you can always spend some time just outside of Rivendell grinding on the easier mobs for decent, albeit not great, experience.


Level 40 - 50:

At this point you've several options. Angmar, the Misty Mountains, Goblin Town, Forochel and Evendim. Angmar has quests in Lehma-Koti (3S, 39.1W), Auguhair (3N, 39.5W), and South Angmar. Misty Mountain quests are mostly found in Rivendell or Gloin's Camp (24.9S, 3.8W). You should visit Goblin town at 43-44, finish book V and start book VI in Misty Mountain and Angmar and don't forget Forochel around 45-50 level. Of course ability to solo in areas will depend on class. Evendim instances have had their starting level lowered to 40 to match the new level of the surrounding landscape. The epic that takes place here remains level 50, and should work entirely as a level 50 experience as it uses many instances and unique mobs.

Books VII - XI are waiting for you and also Goblin Town, and Rift.

You can also travel to the Ettenmores to take part in PvMP as part of the Free Peoples.
There are a number of instances that are available as well.


Level 48 - 50:

The quests in Eregion are around 48-53 . Get legendary at Echad Dunann as early as 45.


Level 50 - 60:

Moria Zone Levels (Thanks Smashkilleat)

50-53 - The Great Delving (Durin's Threshold, Dolven-view)
51-54 - Silvertine Lodes (Deep Descent)
52-56 - Western Durin's Way (Chamber of the Crossroads)
55-57 - The Waterworks
55-58 - Redhorn Lodes (Orc-watch), Central Durin's Way, Zelem-Melek (21st Hall)
56-58 - Flaming Deeps, Nud-Melek
58-62 - Eastern Durin's Way, Foundations of Stone
58-63 - Dimrill Dale, Lothlorien

Generally, it's a good idea to follow the Volume 2 epic quest. It duplicates a lot of the regular quests, killing the same monsters. Book 3 is the only problem...it might take you through zones that are a bit high for you if you're just entering Moria. The epic takes you through the zones in this order:

Volume 2 Books by Zone
Book 1: Walls of Moria (Eregion)
Book 2: The Great Delving, Silvertine Lodes
Book 3: Zelem-melek, Silvertine Lodes, Redhorn Lodes, Nud-melek
Book 4: Durin's Way, The Waterworks, Silvertine Lodes, Flaming Deeps
Book 5: Nud-melek
Book 6: Foundations of Stone, Dimrill Dale
Book 7: Lothlorien, Durin's Way
Book 8: Lothlorien, Waterworks, Foundations
Book 9: Mirkwood


Read more details about regions and quests for 40th-60th level

There are always extra places and other options that become available to you as you make your way through Eriador. Good luck on your adventures as you rise to the top to reclaim Middle Earth for the Free Peoples.

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