The Improvised Axe is a Tier I one-handed weapon in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria. Moria is filled with various enemy types and creatures that will push you and the dwarf community from taking over Moria and you should have a weapon to defend yourself. It is the very first weapon that you will get to craft while progressing through the depths of Moria. Not only it is used in combat but very useful in breaking furniture to retrieve resources.
In this guide, we’ll go over how to craft the Improvised Axe in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.
How to Craft Improvised Axe in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
The Improvised Axe can be crafted pretty early in the game but it does first require you to get a torch and a simple pickaxe to dig your way through the rubble. There are several paths in the depths of Moria blocked by rubble that you can clear with the pickaxe and as you make progress, you will come across a resource called Cloth Scraps. Cloth Scraps are used in various crafting recipes and it is required for crafting the Improvised Axe. All the required resources for the Improvised Axe are the following:
- 3x Metal Fragments
- 4x Wood Scraps
- 2x Cloth Scraps
Metal Fragments can be found on the ground throughout Moria and alternatively, you can find Metal Fragments by breaking the barrels and carts along the path with an axe. Wood Scraps and Cloth Scraps are also scattered on the ground throughout Moria and can be obtained by breaking the wooden furniture.
Upon gathering the required resources, it will grant you the recipe for the Improvised Axe in your Field Crafting. Press the C button to open the Field Crafting Menu and select the Improvised Axe recipe to craft it.
The Improvised Axe will be added to the quick inventory slot through which you can equip it by pressing the respective key button. Equipping the Simple Pickaxe will allow you to fight the enemies and break the objects throughout Moria by pressing the LMB.
Keep in mind that the Improvised Axe also has durability like any other tools, weapons, and armor in the game. Using the axe will gradually decrease its durability eventually breaking it and requiring you to craft it again. Alternatively, you can also repair it at the Repair Smithy station with Metal Fragments.