The Legendary Edition of the Riders of Rohan package comes with a full set of cosmetic items. The Heroic Edition only has the hauberk. If you use the pre-purchase option and buy the expansion before September 5th, you also get four level 75 statted cloaks in your package. Two of which are hooded and two hoodless. If you are already at level cap, the stats on this cloak are in most cases not an upgrade (unless you are just beginning to gear up or lack certain stats), so this is generally an extra cosmetic item that matches the armour.
The cosmetic items and cloaks cannot be dyed. Considering that their default appearance is your only option, they are not worth much to someone who likes to be creative and unique with outfits. These items are well designed and most certainly very beautiful, but already seeing half of the server walking around in the same cosmetics is not my idea of what outfitting is all about. So to me, these are nice collectors items, but I doubt I will be using them very much. The cloak is probably more useful in that sense.
Hauberk, Helm, Shoulders, Gloves & Boots of the Eastemnet, inluded in the Legendary Edition of Riders of Rohan.
Mantle of Hwatness (e.a.), included in the pre-purchase of the Legendary Edition of Riders of Rohan.
The pre-purchase bonus cloak for the Heroic and Base Edition is a level 20 cloak with a different appearance. To see what that one looks like check Crell’s preview shots on the forum (thank you Jonathan!).
There is a unique cloak available for completing the deed “Horsing Around” that is part of a questline you receive with the pre-purchase of the Legendary Edition. The questline involves “horse-play” and is not available to the Basic or Heroic Edition. This deed has to be completed over time as you can only do two quests daily.The cloak is a cosmetic item with a real horse tail on the back and hood. This cloak can be dyed.
Per request I’ve added a picture of the Steed of the Eastemnet, as well as the rider wearing the hooded version of the pre-purchase cloaks.
Please don’t soil the comment section of this blog with complaints and remarks about the price of the expansions packs. While I agree that the price is steep, I kindly ask you to take those discussions to the Lotro pre-purchase discussion forum.