[SPOILER ALERT: this post contains screenshots from the Rise of Isengard beta]
As per request from the biggest fan of Cosmetic Lotro (uhm, my daughter), I am adding a warning to any outfits that involve Rise of Isengard armour or cosmetics. I will add [beta outfit] to the title and a spoiler alert to the text.
Running around Dunland I try to focus on what’s new in terms of armour, outfits and cosmetics without spoiling too much of the surprise of the actual expansion for myself. I started out levelling tailoring and metalsmithing. When you begin at Tier 7, you are given very few basic recipes, much less than at the other tiers. The tier is called “Westfold” and comes after Supreme. Upon opening the tier in beta you get shoes for lvl66, gloves and shoulders for lvl68, hat and leggings for lvl72 and there is a single use chest recipe for lvl75. Of course there are a lot more recipes available, but these are not sold by the usual expert tailor at the workbench, but have to be purchased from the reputation vendor and all require a certain reputation level to execute. Mind you this is how it is in beta, things might be different when the game goes live especially regarding the basic recipes. Since the auction house is not really functioning in beta, checking for dropped recipes is limited, but there should be some.
The crafted recipes are cosmetically very interesting of course, since their appearance is very different from what we have seen so far. I made my first outfit from a combination of light and medium crafted pieces.
Chest: Seared Robe of Grandeur, sienna dye (T7 crafted, light)
Shoulders: Westfold Campaign Shoulder Pads, sienna dye (T7 crafted, light)
Hands: Westfold Skirmish Gauntlets, sienna dye (T7 crafted, medium)
Feet: Brushed Skirmish Boots, sienna dye (T7 crafted, medium)