Champion

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The Champion is the consummate warrior, unrelenting in battle. Their fervour allows them to make increasingly powerful attacks. Champions excel at melee combat and can absorb punishment with their Heavy Armour.

Available Races: Dwarf, Elf, Man


A female Elf Champion
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Role in a Fellowship

The Champion's primary role in a Fellowship is to inflict damage to multiple targets while interrupting channeled abilities with Clobber. He also has abilities designed for tanking, allowing him to fill the role of an off-tank or even the fellowship's main tank in easier encounters and raids. While he does have some emergency crowd-control in the form of Horn of Gondor and Champion horns, crowd-control is not one of his primary or secondary roles in a Fellowship.

Fervour

Fervour is required in addition to Power for the Champion's most powerful attacks. On entering combat, the Champion will have no Fervour. Skills such as Wild Attack and Swift Strike build up to 5 Fervour, which can be expended on skills such as Brutal Strikes or Blade-storm. Different skills cost different amounts of Fervour, ranging from 1 to all 5 pips per skill.

Skills

Default Skills

These skills are granted automatically as you gain levels. The effects of many of these skills are improved in various ways by your choice of specialization and how you spend your trait points. Some skills may also be replaced by an improved version of the same skill as you increase in level.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Swift Strike-icon.png Swift Strike Melee 3.2s 2.5m Level: 1
Blade Wall-icon.png Blade Wall AoE 4.2s 5m Level: 1
Savage Strikes-icon.png Savage Strikes Melee 4.2s 2.5m Level: 2
Wild Attack-icon.png Wild Attack Melee 1.8s 2.5m Level: 6
Champion's Challenge-icon.png Champion's Challenge Threat 30s 30m Level: 10
Bracing Attack-icon.png Bracing Attack Melee 30s 2.5m Level: 14
Let Fly-icon.png Let Fly Ranged 9s 30m Level: 16
Blood Rage-icon.png Blood Rage Buff 1m Self Level: 20
Fight On-icon.png Fight On Buff+Debuff 5m 3m Level: 22
Merciful Strike-icon.png Merciful Strike Melee 10s 2.5m Level: 24
Sprint-icon.png Sprint Buff 5m Self Level: 26
Clobber-icon.png Clobber Melee 10s 2.5m Level: 30
Horn of Gondor-icon.png Horn of Gondor AoE+Debuff 20s 5m Level: 32
Hamstring-icon.png Hamstring Melee+Debuff 20s 2.5m Level: 34
True Heroics-icon.png True Heroics Buff 2m 15m Level: 40
Boast-icon.png Boast Emote 2m 30s 10m Level: 36
Fear Nothing -icon.png Fear Nothing! Melee 45s Self Level: 46
Feral Strikes-icon.png Feral Strikes Melee 4.2s 2.5m Level: 50

The Martial Champion

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in The Martial Champion (blue) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Sudden Defence-icon.png Sudden Defence Buff 40s Self Set: Initial Skill
Second Wind-icon.png Second Wind Buff 25s Self Trait: Second Wind (Trait)-icon.png Second Wind
Horn of Champions-icon.png Horn of Champions AoE 30s 8m Trait: Horn of Champions (Trait)-icon.png Horn of Champions
Riposte-icon.png Riposte Melee 2s 2.5m Trait: Riposte (Trait)-icon.png Riposte
Dire Need-icon.png Dire Need Heal 2m Self Trait: Dire Need (Trait)-icon.png Dire Need
Adamant (Skill)-icon.png Adamant Buff 1m Self Trait: Adamant (Trait)-icon.png Adamant
Unbreakable-icon.png Unbreakable Buff + AoE 2m / 30s Self / 5m Trait: Unbreakable (Trait)-icon.png Unbreakable


The Berserker

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in The Berserker (red) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Remorseless Strike-icon.png Remorseless Strike Melee 1.8s 2.5m Set: Initial Skill
Devastating Strike (Champion)-icon.png Devastating Strike Melee 12s 2.5m Set: Initial Skill
Brutal Strikes-icon.png Brutal Strikes Melee 4.2s 2.5m Trait: Brutal Strikes (Trait)-icon.png Brutal Strikes
Ebbing Ire-icon.png Ebbing Ire Tactical 2m 5.2m Trait: Ebbing Ire (Trait)-icon.png Ebbing Ire
Ferocious Strikes-icon.png Ferocious Strikes Melee 14s 2.5m Trait: Ferocious Strikes (Trait)-icon.png Ferocious Strikes
Controlled Burn-icon.png Controlled Burn Buff 1m30s Self Trait: Controlled Burn (Trait)-icon.png Controlled Burn
Champion's Duel-icon.png Champion's Duel Tactical + Debuff 1m 40m Trait: A Champion's Duel-icon.png A Champion's Duel


The Deadly Storm

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in The Deadly Storm (yellow) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Blade-storm-icon.png Blade Storm AoE 10s 5m Set: Initial Skill
Rend-icon.png Rend AoE 4.2s 5m Set: Initial Skill
Battle Frenzy-icon.png Battle Frenzy Buff 1m Self Trait: Battle Frenzy (Trait)-icon.png Battle Frenzy
Raging Blade-icon.png Raging Blade AoE 10s 8m Trait: Raging Blade (Trait)-icon.png Raging Blade
Great Cleave-icon.png Great Cleave Buff 2m Self Trait: Great Cleave (Trait)-icon.png Great Cleave
Exchange of Blows-icon.png Exchange of Blows Buff 40s Self Trait: Exchange of Blows (Trait)-icon.png Exchange of Blows
Fury of Blades-icon.png Fury of Blades AoE 20s 5m Trait: Fury of Blades (Trait)-icon.png Fury of Blades
Born For Combat (Skill)-icon.png Born For Combat AoE 4s 5m Trait: Born For Combat (Trait)-icon.png Born For Combat



Mounted Combat Skills

These skills can be used only while riding a war-steed, and only while in the regions of East Rohan, Wildermore, and West Rohan. Passive skills which improve the war-steed's defensive capabilities remain effective even in other regions, but serve only to prevent forced dismount due to enemy attacks.

Ability Category Level Recovery Time Description
Discipline Rohirrim-icon.png Discipline: Rohirrim 75 1s Increases incoming healing and War-steed armour
Discipline Red Dawn-icon.png Discipline: Red Dawn 75 1s Increases damage and critical damage
Discipline Riddermark-icon.png Discipline: Riddermark 75 1s Increases damage and War-steed agility and morale
Destabilizing Strike-icon.png Destabilizing Strike 75 24s Powerful melee attack plus movement-controlling effect on the target.
Horn Blast-icon.png Horn Blast 75 16s Ranged AoE attack, deals Light damage and debuffs enemies.
Mounted Strike-icon.png Mounted Strike 75 3s Melee attack, reduces cooldown of Recuperate. Adds 1 to Fervour.
Recuperate-icon.png Recuperate 75 1m Restore morale and power to self and the war-steed, plus a self-buff.
Sundering Blow (Champion)-icon.png Sundering Blow 75 10s Melee attack, with extra discipline-dependent effects on a critical hit. Adds 1 to Fervour.
Swift Cut-icon.png Swift Cut 75 12s Melee attack with a bleed. Extra effects depending on the active discipline. Adds 1 to Fervour.

Passive Skills

Armour Proficiencies

Weapon Category Level Description
Light Armour-icon.png Light Armour 1
Medium Armour-icon.png Medium Armour 1
Heavy Armour-icon.png Heavy Armour 1

Instrument Proficiencies

Name Level Cost Description
Specialized Equipment-icon.png Specialized Equipment 1 Free Allows the use of Specialized Equipment
Clarinet Use-icon.png Clarinet Use 1 Free Allows the use of Clarinets
Horn Use-icon.png Horn Use 1 Free Allows the use of Horns
Lute Use-icon.png Lute Use 1 Free Allows the use of Lutes

Weapon Proficiencies

Weapon Category Level Description
Daggers-icon.png Daggers 1H 1 Chance to land critical hit
Dual Wielding-icon.png Dual Wielding 1
One-handed Axes-icon.png One-handed Axes 1H 1 Reduces Enemy's Armour but with increased chance to miss
One-handed Clubs-icon.png One-handed Clubs 1H 1 Chance to Stun
One-handed Hammers-icon.png One-handed Hammers 1H 1 Chance to Stun
One-handed Maces-icon.png One-handed Maces 1H 1 Chance to Stun
One-handed Swords-icon.png One-handed Swords 1H 1 Increases to-hit chance
Spear-icon.png Spear MHO 10 Chance to Wound causing damage over time
Two-handed Axes-icon.png Two-handed Axes 2H 10 Reduces Enemy's Armour but with increased chance to miss
Two-handed Hammers-icon.png Two-handed Hammers 2H 10 Chance to Stun
Two-handed Swords-icon.png Two-handed Swords 2H 10 Increases to-hit chance
Bows-icon.png Bows 1
Crossbows-icon.png Crossbows 1




Trait Sets

The Martial Champion

The Martial Champion is a Champion class trait set that Damage-soaking Tank who prefers offence over defence.


On any damage:
10% chance to:
Receive effect:
Adds 1 Fervour Pip
Reflect 10% of damage
Reflect effect:
Increased threat


Passively gains +20% Morale

Set Traits Description Source
Glory-icon.png Glory Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Good Defence-Strong Offence-icon.png Good Defence/Strong Offence Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Exalted Combatant-icon.png Exalted Combatant Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
Adamant (Trait)-icon.png Adamant Gain skill Adamant Set: 20+ total ranks
Masochism Increase-icon.png Masochism Increase Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Bracing Against Defeat-icon.png Bracing Against Defeat Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
Invincible-icon.png Invincible Buff Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
Second Wind (Trait)-icon.png Second Wind Gain skill Second Wind Trait: 0+ ranks
Aggressive Exchange-icon.png Aggressive Exchange Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Tactical Mitigation Increase-icon.png Tactical Mitigation Increase Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Horn of Champions (Trait)-icon.png Horn of Champions Gain skill Horn of Champions Trait: 5+ ranks
Deafening Horn-icon.png Deafening Horn Buff Trait: 5+ ranks, Horn of Champions (1)
Vitality Increase-icon.png Vitality Increase Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Vigour of Champions-icon.png Vigour of Champions Buff Trait: 10+ ranks, Second Wind (1)
Riposte (Trait)-icon.png Riposte Gain skill Riposte Trait: 10+ ranks
Placed Strike-icon.png Placed Strike Buff Trait: 15+ ranks, Riposte (1)
Dire Need (Trait)-icon.png Dire Need Gain skill Dire Need Trait: 15+ ranks
Critical Defence Increase-icon.png Critical Defence Increase Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Unstable-icon.png Unstable Buff Trait: 20+ ranks, Critical Defence Increase (5)
Fight Through The Pain-icon.png Fight Through The Pain Buff Trait: 25+ ranks, Critical Defence Increase (5)
Improved Dire Need-icon.png Improved Dire Need Buff Trait: 25+ ranks, Dire Need (1)
Unbreakable (Trait)-icon.png Unbreakable Gain skill Unbreakable Trait: 30+ ranks
Quick with a Blade Buff Trait: 30+ ranks


The Berserker

The Berserker is a Champion class trait set that Deals single-target and Crit-based melee damage.


Emboldened Blades 1:
Strike skills have a 100% chance to grant:
This effect stacks up to five times:
+5% Remorseless Strike Critical Chance
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
This effect can stack up to five times.

Set Traits Description Source
Fervour-icon.png Fervour Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Precise Strikes-icon.png Precise Strikes Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Emboldened Blades Increase-icon.png Emboldened Blades Increase Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
Renewing Strikes-icon.png Renewing Strikes Buff Set: 20+ total ranks
Red Haze-icon.png Red Haze Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Devastation-icon.png Devastation Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
Continuous Blood Rage-icon.png Continuous Blood Rage Buff Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
Critical Chance Increase-icon.png Critical Chance Increase Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Brutal Strikes (Trait)-icon.png Brutal Strikes Gain skill Brutal Strikes Trait: 0+ ranks
Blade Damage-icon.png Wild Swings Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Ebbing Ire (Trait)-icon.png Ebbing Ire Gain skill Ebbing Ire Trait: 5+ ranks
Vicious Strikes-icon.png Vicious Strikes Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Battle Reflexes-icon.png Battle Reflexes Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Hamstrung-icon.png Hamstrung Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Deadly Strikes-icon.png Deadly Strikes Buff Trait: 10+ ranks, Vicious Strikes (5)
Strong Armed Swings-icon.png Strong Armed Swings Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Ferocious Strikes (Trait)-icon.png Ferocious Strikes Gain skill Ferocious Strikes Trait: 15+ ranks
Deep Strikes-icon.png Deep Strikes Buff Trait: 15+ ranks, Deadly Strikes (5)
Merciful Minded-icon.png Merciful Minded Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Controlled Burn (Trait)-icon.png Controlled Burn Gain skill Controlled Burn Trait: 20+ ranks
Athletic-icon.png Athletic Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
Killing Spree-icon.png Killing Spree Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
Weapons Master Buff Trait: 30+ ranks
A Champion's Duel-icon.png A Champion's Duel Gain skill Champion's Duel Trait: 30+ ranks


The Deadly Storm

The Deadly Storm is a Champion class trait set that Deals whirling AoE destruction upon foes.


Flurry:
Blade skills have a 30% chance to grant:
-20% Attack Duration
Duration: 20s

Set Traits Description Source
Ardour-icon.png Ardour Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Sharpened Blades-icon.png Sharpened Blades Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Flurry Increase-icon.png Flurry Increase Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
Exchange of Blows (Trait)-icon.png Exchange of Blows Gain skill Exchange of Blows Set: 20+ total ranks
Ardour-icon.png Ardour Increase Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Furious Swings-icon.png Furious Swings Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
Born For Combat (Trait)-icon.png Born For Combat Gain skill Born For Combat Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
Battle Frenzy (Trait)-icon.png Battle Frenzy Gain skill Battle Frenzy Trait: 0+ ranks
Might Increase-icon.png Might Increase Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Wild Swings-icon.png Blade Damage Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Barbed Wall-icon.png Barbed Wall Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Broad Sweep-icon.png Broad Sweep Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Raging Blade (Trait)-icon.png Raging Blade Gain skill Raging Blade Trait: 5+ ranks
Ardent Rage-icon.png Ardent Rage Buff Trait: 10+ ranks, Battle Frenzy (1)
Mighty Blast-icon.png Mighty Blast Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Improved Raging Blade-icon.png Improved Raging Blade Buff Trait: 10+ ranks, Raging Blade (1)
Finesse Increase-icon.png Finesse Increase Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
Great Cleave (Trait)-icon.png Great Cleave Gain skill Great Cleave Trait: 15+ ranks
Battle Acuity-icon.png Battle Acuity Buff Trait: 15+ ranks, Great Cleave (1)
Blade of Courage-icon.png Blade of Courage Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Champion's Advantage-icon.png Champion's Advantage Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
The More the Merrier (Trait) Buff Trait: 30+ ranks
Fury of Blades (Trait)-icon.png Fury of Blades Gain skill Fury of Blades Trait: 30+ ranks


Trait Tree

The Martial Champion
Damage-soaking Tank who prefers offence over defence.

A warrior line, forgoing the shield for better weapons. Managing Fervour, health, and power makes this Tank unstoppable.

Sudden Defence-icon.png Sudden Defence
On any damage:
10% chance to:
Receive effect:
Adds 1 Fervour Pip
Reflect 10% of damage
Reflect effect:
Increased threat


Passively gains +20% Morale

The Berserker
Deals single-target. Crit-based melee damage.

Deals bursts of single-target high damage, relying on a high Crit chance to do massive damage.

Remorseless Strike-icon.png Remorseless Strike
Devastating Strike-icon.png Devastating Strike
Emboldened Blades 1:
Strike skills have a 100% chance to grant:
This effect stacks up to five times:
+5% Remorseless Strike Critical Chance
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
This effect can stack up to five times.

The Deadly Storm
Deals whirling AoE destruction upon foes.

Uses a wide array of AoE attacks, inflicting whirling damage upon many foes at once.

Blade-storm-icon.png Blade Storm
Rend-icon.png Rend
Flurry:
Blade skills have a 30% chance to grant:
-20% Attack Duration
Duration: 20s

Second Wind (Trait)-icon.png
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Aggressive Exchange-icon.png
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Tactical Mitigation Increase-icon.png
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↓ (1) Horn of Champions (Trait)-icon.png
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→ (1) Deafening Horn-icon.png
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Vitality Increase-icon.png
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Vigour of Champions-icon.png
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Riposte (Trait)-icon.png
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↓ (1)
Placed Strike-icon.png
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Dire Need (Trait)-icon.png
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Critical Defence Increase-icon.png
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↓ (5)
→ (5) Unstable-icon.png
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↓ (1)
Fight Through The Pain-icon.png
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Improved Dire Need-icon.png
0/5
Unbreakable (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Quick with a Blade
0/1
Critical Chance Increase-icon.png
0/5
Brutal Strikes (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Blade Damage-icon.png
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Ebbing Ire (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Vicious Strikes-icon.png
0/5
↓ (5)
Battle Reflexes-icon.png
0/5
Hamstrung-icon.png
0/5
Deadly Strikes-icon.png
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↓ (5)
Strong Armed Swings-icon.png
0/5
Ferocious Strikes (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Deep Strikes-icon.png
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Merciful Minded-icon.png
0/3
Controlled Burn (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Athletic-icon.png
0/3
Killing Spree-icon.png
0/3
Weapons Master
0/1
A Champion's Duel-icon.png
0/1
Battle Frenzy (Trait)-icon.png
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Might Increase-icon.png
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Wild Swings-icon.png
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↓ (1) Barbed Wall-icon.png
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Broad Sweep-icon.png
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Raging Blade (Trait)-icon.png
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↓ (1)
Ardent Rage-icon.png
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Mighty Blast-icon.png
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Improved Raging Blade-icon.png
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Finesse Increase-icon.png
0/5
Great Cleave (Trait)-icon.png
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→ (1) Battle Acuity-icon.png
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Blade of Courage-icon.png
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Champion's Advantage-icon.png
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The More the Merrier (Trait)
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Fury of Blades (Trait)-icon.png
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See Also