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LOTRO Previews the Before the Shadow Delving System

LOTRO Previews the Before the Shadow Delving System

The new Delving system is designed to increase the risk but also reward players undertaking “Before the Shadow” missions. In a recent developer blog post, we get a peek at this new system and how it will work, and what benefits it will bring to players.

Delvings are a new mechanic debuting with Before the Shadow’s Missions. When you complete your first new Before the Shadow Mission you’ll get a special Delving gem called an Unnerving Zircon, which sets you on your path to additional challenge for additional reward! 

Completing the quest gets you a Delving Zircon to increase the difficulty of any Mission offered in Before the Shadow to Tier 1 Delving difficulty. If you succeed, you’ll get the next tier of the Delving Gem, which you can use to run your next eligible Mission on Tier 2 difficulty. Completing a Mission on Tier 2 gets you a Tier 3 gem and the process continues up to Tier 10. 

Read the full preview on the official LOTRO Site.