restoring the statues in moria

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Return to glory!

Return to Moria takes players on a journey into the dark halls of Khazad-dûm, set during the Fourth Age in Middle-Earth. After the events of The Lord of the Rings, this game plunges you and your fellow dwarves into a world scarred by destruction. It’s your co-op party’s job to restore it to its former glory, which not only returns its grandeur but drops some useful recipes too. Here we’ll show you how to restore statues in Return to Moria and reveal the items they unlock.

How to Fix Statues in Return to Moria

Restoring the statues around Moria is a bit of a grind; it’s basically a passive quest that you do as you explore Moria. The challenge here is finding these statues, as they don’t have set locations due to the game’s random generation for each player. It’s not all stabbing in the dark, though; there’s a methodology you can follow. Put simply, a few statues can be found in each zone. If you spot one, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Craft an Iron Hammer: Open your inventory and craft an Iron Hammer by pressing “C.”
  2. Gather Stones: Collect ten stones, a resource readily available as you explore.
  3. Repair the Statue: Head to the statue you wish to restore and press “E” to repair it.

Once you’ve followed these steps, the statue will be mended. As for what you get, well, initially, the rewards might appear underwhelming, but they are, in fact, one of the best ways to acquire valuable recipes.

What Gear Do Restored Statues Give You?

Restoring statues in Return to Moria provides you with access to new recipes for weapons and armor. This is your gateway to obtaining some of the game’s rarest armor and weapon sets. Below, we’ve listed some of the armor sets and weapons you can unlock through statue restoration:

Western Halls:

  • Iron Hills Armor
  • Iron Hills Gloves
  • Iron Hills War Axe

Elven Quarter:

  • Eregion Shield
  • Elven Arrows

It’s worth mentioning that after acquiring all the recipes from statues in a particular area, the subsequent statues you restore will reward you with coins. These coins are instrumental for crafting treasure piles, so don’t underestimate their importance.

Note that restoring Durin’s larger monuments will also help you clear the purple mist that rises from shadow vents.

So there you have it, all you need to know about how to restore the statues in Return to Moria and grab the useful gear they drop. If you haven’t already, check out our detailed resources guide, as well as our starter guide.