|“||There is another astonishing thing about Hobbits of old that must be mentioned, an astonishing habit: they imbibed or inhaled, through pipes of clay or wood, the smoke of the burning leaves of a herb, which they called pipe-weed or leaf, a variety probably of Nicotiana.||”|
–The Fellowship of the Ring, Concerning Pipe-weed
The Smoking pipe is an item used to smoke pipe-weed. It can be obtained as a rare drop from Hobbits, from chests inside Hobbit holes or by trading with the bartenders in taverns. It cannot be crafted.
The smoking pipe can be repaired by simply combining it with another smoking pipe in the inventory crafting grid. However, if dyed pipes are repaired in this way they will lose their dye and become a regular white smoke pipe. The material used to reforge the smoking pipe or to apply modifiers to it is unknown.
By default, pipes blow white smoke rings. However, you can craft a pipe with any dye and the pipe will change to blowing smoke rings of that dye colour. There are sixteen possible colours of smoke ring, one for each type of dye.
If you want something more special, a magic pipe can be crafted with a mithril nugget instead of dye. What this pipe does is up to you to find out, but it's definitely worthy of a wizard!
Be warned, if you change the colour of your pipe after it's been crafted with a mithril nugget, it will lose its magical properties!
Note that in the renewed version only, magic pipes can also be dyed, and magic pipes also leave a trail of smoke rings in their wake.
Upon blowing from a magic pipe, the player earns the achievement "Weed Wizard"
- When dyeable and magic pipes were first introduced in Public Beta 4, crafting a magic smoking pipe required a diamond. This was changed to the current recipe with a mithril nugget after diamonds were removed from Middle-earth.
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