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Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria — Why are Repaired Statues Broken? Explained

Statues you've already fixed are broken again in Return to Moria.

Repairing statues is one of the ways to obtain new recipes for armor and weapons in the depths of Khazad-dum. However, you may have noticed that effigies are now in ruins wherever you go. So why are repaired statues broken in Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria?

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Why Repaired Statues Were Broken in Return to Moria

During the period after the initial release of the game, many players experienced a bug where statues gave out a single coming instead of awarding a recipe piece. Affected plans included armor and weapons. To rectify the situation, the dev team at North Beach Games fixed the bug in Return to Moria Patch 1.0.2 but rebroke all the statues in the process.

Because the statue repair mechanic is the only way to earn recipe pieces, statues had to be repaired for those who didn’t get those pieces originally. You’ll be able to repair statues you’ve already fixed for no cost and be awarded any plan parts you don’t have. If you think you’ve missed part of an armor set, such as the Belegost Ringmail, it’s worth backtracking through the mines (a pain, I know).

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New Rewards for Fixing Statues

Another change was also implemented along with the bug fix. Previously, you earned a single coin when fixing statues. Now, you’ll get:

  • Iron Ore x1
  • Coal x6

While I personally liked getting a coin to put toward my treasure room, the Coal is especially useful when setting up a Camp Hearth, since getting Coal can be hard to do.

That’s why statues you previously repaired in Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria are broken again. If you’re looking for more assistance as you explore the depths beneath Middle Earth, our guides hub has resource locations, how to defeat the Watcher in the Water, and where to find fragments of Durin’s Axe, among many other helpful resources.


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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.