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Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria — Where to Find Star-Metal

Star-metal is a late game material in Return to Moria.

If you want to fight like Durin, you’ll need his armor set to keep you well protected, and making it isn’t easy. In this guide, we’ll go into how to find Star-metal in Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.

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How to Get Star-metal in Return to Moria

Much like Sun-stone, Star-metal is a rarer resource required to craft Durin’s Guard Armor set. It isn’t available until late game, I didn’t even get a glimpse of it till after you repair Durin’s Axe. This let me continue to the Crossroads, which were previously blocked off by Shadow Runes.

Once you make it to the official Crossroads of Zirakzigil, you’ll start seeing Adamant veins with deposits of a blue/purple/gray metal. This is Star-metal. You’ll also start finding the large rocks with Star-metal deposits appear as you explore further. This is especially true when you get into the area of Caradhras, where there are multi-tiered areas filled with steam vents. While dangerous, it’s also the best place to get large amounts of Star-metal.

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You can also acquire Star-metal Ingots, as well as ore, from Orkish Chests. The Warchief at the Well of Shadows drops both items when defeated. While it can be a difficult fight, I did it with only two pieces of Durin’s armor equipped, as well as the Mithril spear.

Recipes Requiring Star-metal

  • Durin’s Gloves
  • Durin’s Guard Boots
  • Durin’s Guard Helmet
  • Durin’s Guard Shield
  • Star-metal Hammer

That’s where to find Star-metal in Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria. It’s a beautiful ore found near Barazinbar. For more resource locations, how to smelt certain ingots, or how to get to Barazinbar, check out our guide vault.


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Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, and survival crafting games. Playing since she can remember, she started on the SNES, GameBoy Color, and collection 1st gen Pokemon cards. Using her passion for gaming, she's written about games for a combined total of 2 years.