Black Diamonds are one of the most important resources in the game. In this guide on Where To Find Black Diamonds In Return To Moria (Lord Of The Rings) we’ll tell you everything you need to know about tracking down this rare and valuable gem, as it’s tied to the core progression mechanic of the game.
Black Diamonds are used to craft Map Stones. Map Stones are incredibly important as they act as the games Fast Travel locations. Once you have found or built a Map Stone, simply interact with it, you can then use a Map Stone anywhere else in the game to fast travel to that location. This transforms the game from the early, nomadic style system, into a more robust and enjoyable experience.
Where To Find Black Diamonds In Return To Moria (Lord Of The Rings) Early Game Method
Black Diamonds are a prized possession of the Orcs. There is an Orc town or city in most of the regions of the game but as it’s procedurally generated, the exact location is different for each player. You can also find much smaller, easier-to-clear Orc camps that usually consist of 2-3 Orcs. All you need to do is fine orcs at a camp or city and then look for a chest. These chests will require Orc Keys to open.
All of these chests are next to wooden structures, almost statue-like constructions. Using a pickaxe to break these down will give you a key. You can then use the Orc key to open the chest and, so far, almost every single chest comes complete with Black Diamonds and other valuable gems.
Several points in the story will require you to have 15+ Black Diamonds in order to build something to reach the next region, so make sure you save these and don’t use them all up. The orcs and the boxes don’t respawn so you will also need to find other methods
Where To Find Black Diamonds In Return To Moria (Lord Of The Rings) Mid Game Method
This method only works once you reach The Lower Deeps, which is the second region you visit in the game. You need to keep exploring until you find one of the randomly generated rooms that has a huge pit in the center. A small crevice