How Many Figments Do I Have?
You can answer this question in two different ways:
In Your Wallet
Since the 15th LOTRO Anniversary Event, all players, including free-to-play, have access to the wallet function. As you venture further into LOTRO the list of tokens, coins and other barter currencies will explode!
Simply use the filter box and search for “figment” and you’ll see how many you have. Or scroll down like I did because I forgot to filter them.
Helpfully, when you load up a Figment vendor’s inventory, you can see whether you can afford something yet, or not.
This currency is account-wide too, so if you’re earning a lot of Figments (say from LOTRO festivals) you may want to go and spend some. This is because any you have earned over the currency cap are lost – forever!
So, always give yourself a buffer. Or look down the current set of rewards and decide what you want to work towards.
How to Get Figments of Splendour
Festivals and Events
- Each day you pick up a daily . To complete it you need 10 × event quests. That’s a daily “wrapper” that does not grant Figments.
- However, when you pick the first daily wrapper up you may get a separate quest that says something akin to this: “Complete the (Daily Wrapper) × 3”. These have different quest names depending on the event, but it is these that may grant Figments of Splendour.
The wrappers themselves often have “stages”. So you might get a:
- “Basic” wrapper that grants 400
- an “Advanced” one that grants 500
- and a “Final” one that gives you 500 and a bunch of other stuff too
The Spring Festival example here has a “wrapper of wrappers” called The Splendour of Spring. Once you’ve completed the (Intro), (Intermediate) and (Final) wrappers, you receive a ton of extra rewards.
Which Festivals / Events Give Me Figments?
From Motes of Enchantment
Motes, in their own right, can be traded for scalable gear coffers in Bree – and whatever you can get in Mordor (See the Wiki for the relevant NPCs).
Motes → Figments Exchange
Buried Treasure Event
During this Event, you can exchange 200 × Buried Treasure Tokens for 300 × Motes of Enchantment.
I have close to zero knowledge on this due to where I am at in LOTRO content. However, the Wiki says certain items disenchant to Motes of Enchantment (get your head around that – disenchanting something gives you something enchanted). I knew certain cosmetics could be disenchanted to Figments (using a Flame of Ancalamir), but that was it.
Thank the Valar for the Wiki that currently list over 14,500 items that can be disenchanted!
In theory I should have put this in the Motes section, but I wanted to make it a separate header. This is because from the moment you start questing and completing LOTRO Deeds you can earn Motes of Enchantment. And these can be converted to Figments of Splendour.
Which Deeds Give Motes of Enchantment?
Anniversary Instance Deeds
I owe such a debt of gratitude to the Wiki, especially when it comes to discovering information about group content. A Flurry of Fireworks was new to the 2022 Anniversary Event. While I completed it many times Solo, I did not do the group version.
It turns out that, once per character you can earn Figments of Splendour running that instance:
Short Fuse (Small Fellowship)
Short Fuse (Fellowship)
Spending Figments of Splendour
The primary place to spend your Figments of Splendour (for many players, amyway) is at Bree boar fountain. But there are multiple vendors.
There are different “types” of vendor in play. One is a team of three “rotating” vendors, one is the rare (and randomly active) Curator and the last type is the Keeper of Mysteries. Let’s look at this a bit deeper.
Rotating Figments of Splendor Cosmetics
No, they don’t do cartwheels or spin around (though that would be cool). But there is always one of these vendors available, but not all at the same time.
Where are They?
Because they are “rotating”, you’ll find them in the same places:
- Estolad Lân
I cover the items available from these vendors in the What Can You Buy? section.
Where Is the Curator?
When she is active, she can be found at:
- Twenty-First Hall (Moria)
When Is She Active?
The Curator usually carries the same stock of items. However, she only appears whenever LOTRO chooses to activate them – and disappears after a pre-announced time too.
There’s no set schedule – so if you want her to return, maybe band together with others and do a forum post, or something!
Keeper of Mysteries
Having been in Lothlórien so long ago and not having realised one was in Minas Tirith, I’d forgotten about the Keeper of Mysteries! Thanks to the Wiki.
The Keepers of Mystery sell: Gear/Stat Armour, Essences, Pets and decorations.
What Can You Buy With Figments of Splendour?
The range of items is really huge! And certain items are only available for a limited time on a rotation. Some examples of what you can buy with your Figments:
A good chunk of the barter items are outfit cosmetics. This is given away by the vendor’s “title” having the word “cosmetics” in it! I have only put a sample in each of the tabs because you would have too many to load if I included them all here. Instead, I’ve linked to the separate posts on those vendors where I have them.
I’ve realised I must be pickier than most people about what cosmetics I get. I seem to often only own parts of the Figments Sets! For now, you can see the complete list, by clicking/tapping the button below to load the Wiki.
So all I believe I have from her are the shoulder pads here.
I’ll be able to screen capture everything next time Rowan is around.
To anyone who uses my LOTRO guides, you’ll already be aware that I don’t usually feature homestead decorations on my blog. Instead, I support the community efforts and send you to Déco du Milieu. So here are the links to the relevant vendor’s decorations:
- Curator: https://en.dcodumilieu.fr/figments-of-splendour/curator/
- Filbert Fig: https://en.dcodumilieu.fr/figments-of-splendour/filbert-fig/
- Myrtle Mint: https://en.dcodumilieu.fr/figments-of-splendour/myrtle-mint/
- Rowan Raspberry: https://en.dcodumilieu.fr/figments-of-splendour/rowan-raspberry/
- Keeper of Mysteries: https://en.dcodumilieu.fr/figments-of-splendour/keeper-of-mysteries/
As this guide is predominantly about Figments of Splendour themselves, rather than listing all the rewards, I’ll just say that you can also barter Figments for:
- Cosmetic Pets
- War-Steed Decorations
- and, as I mentioned earlier, the Keepers of Mystery also have essences and stat gear, among other things.
TL;DR What Will You Spend Your Figments of Splendour On?
There are so many possible rewards for exchanging your Figments of Splendour! The thing to bear in mind is that we’re never quite sure when the Rotating vendors will change. So if you know you want something they have, go earn your Figments, stat. The Curator is even more elusive, so it’s always best to hold back some Figments for when LOTRO unleash her once more. Have fun in Middle-Earth!