Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria — How to Farm Resin

Resin is a necessary resource for building higher tier crafters in Return to Moria.

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Resin is a harder to find resource that allows you to build different structures, as well as upgrade your hide scraps. This is how to farm Resin in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria.

Where to Farm Resin in Return to Moria

Resin is a mined resource found in the Lower Deeps of the Mines of Moria. The resource has an orange hue to it and is found in Ihraz Granite veins. The granite, contrary to the white color it has in your inventory, is black in appearance. This makes Resin deposits look very similar to Coal ones. If it’s in the Lower Deeps and you think it’s Coal, double check, as it’s most likely to be Resin.

When you find a deposit, you’ll need to have a Tier 3 pickaxe or higher to excavate it. The First Age Pickaxe is what I use to get these deposits. You can also use the masterwork pickaxe, Quarrymaster.

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In your inventory, Resin appears like a gem. It’s shaped like a teardrop and has a yellow hue. You can stack up to 30, with a single vein easily giving me that. Unless you’re building numerous crafters, you’ll only need more of it when making Hide. If you hunt Mountain Goat, Bear, or other beasts that drop Hide themselves, you most likely won’t need more than one full stack of Resin.

Resin Uses in Return to Moria

Resin is primarily used in build mode for the following structures:

  • Roasting Pit:
    • Silver Ingot x3
    • Ihraz Granite x10
    • Resin x6
    • Wood Scraps x24
  • Tiled Hearth:
    • Ihraz Granite x25
    • Resin x24
    • Ubasam Wood x15
  • Alchemical Still:
    • Bronze Ingot x8
    • Resin x5

It’s also needed to turn Hide Scraps into Hide on the Loom. To get one piece of Hide, you need:

  • Hide Scraps x10
  • Resin x1

That’s how to farm Resin in Lord of the Rings Return to Moria. For more resource locations, how to take down the Watcher in the Water, or potential error fixes, delve into our guides vault.

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Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.