The following items are on sale from September 2-8th, 2011. Turbine sales run from midnight to midnight eastern.
Trolls pounding you into submission? Friends defeated because you can’t heal them fast enough? Then it may be time to upgrade your character’s Agility, Fate, Might, Vitality, or Will stats.
Get these stackable Tomes on sale now to prepare for Isengard!
Store Location: Character > Upgrades > Stats
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: Stat tomes are always popular items especially when on sale. 5 tiers of each type of stat tome with +10 each are available for a total stat boost of +50 for each stat. This is a purchase for 1 character only (not account wide).
These tomes can drop in game but they seem to be a bit on the rare-ish side. But it is an in-game option if you want to check the Auction House first. Note that you cannot apply a tier 2 stat tome until you’ve applied a tier 1, etc. I learned this when my Burglar won a tier 3 will tome in a lottery and wasn’t able to apply it.
Custom-tailor your character’s strengths based on your play-style or fellowship need by equipping Virtues. Experience increased morale and power, mitigate various damage types, and more!
Get these stackable Virtues on sale now to prepare for Isengard!
Store Location: Character > Upgrades > Virtues
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: These get a “meh” simply because you can earn these in the game grinding them via the deed system. A nice short-cut to a long grind but not a necessary purchase. If grinding is the thing that gets on your nerves then no harm in buying them at all.
Speaking of virtues, you should check out Ketani’s post about virtues in Rise of Isengard!
Customize and make your character more powerful by unlocking additional Virtue, Class, Race or Legendary Trait Slots to use with your virtues, traits and legendary abilities.
Store Location: Character > Upgrades > Trait Slots
CSTM RECOMMENDATION: First it’s important to note that this is only for free and premium players. VIPS have access to all their virtue, class, race and legendary trait slots, however they unlock at specific levels so it may not look like they are not available.
These may not be an important buy at the earlier levels but those nearing end game will want to consider buying these. They are like equipping additional stats that otherwise you’ll be missing out on. I’ll make a guess and say they may start coming in pretty handy around the level 40+ range.