|Character Topics: Getting Started, Character Stats, Races, Classes, Skills, Traits, Cosmetic|
Class is a fundamental choice of a player character for Lord of the Rings Online which determines your skills and abilities throughout your adventuring career, and also profoundly affects your stats, deeds, and the equipment available to you. Choosing a class can be constrained by the choice of race.
|Tank||DPS: Melee||DPS: AoE||DPS: Ranged||Crowd control||Debuffer||Healer||Buffer||Pet Class|
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Taken from the LotRO manual.
BurglarBurglar is a master of stealth and misdirection. Burglars are able to confound foes with a variety of clever and debilitating tricks. They also excel at attacking from the shadows, allowing them to take enemies by surprise.
- For details see Burglar
CaptainCaptain is a masterful leader, a commanding presence who strengthens allies, but is also skilled in the use of arms. Their battle cries strike fear into the hearts of their enemies, while their allies rally to their banners of war.
Note: while Captains have a variety of NPC heralds they can summon, only one may be active at any given time.
- For details see Captain
ChampionChampion 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.
- For details see Champion
GuardianGuardian is a protector of the weak and defender of those in need. He is capable of withstanding mighty blows and retaliating in kind. The true Guardian stands to the forefront of battle, shielding his allies from the blows of their enemies.
- For details see Guardian
HunterHunter is a master of field and forest, unmatched with the bow. Hunters use their survival skills to guide their companions and lay traps for their enemies. Hunters are at their strongest when attacking from a distance, but they are able to defend themselves in melee combat, when needed.
Inspired by Legolas, Prince of Mirkwood, a mighty hunter and companion of Aragorn, the Hunter is the master of ranged damage with additional skills in crowd control and support.
With his ability to travel quickly to many locations while taking his entire Fellowship with him (wayfaring), the Hunter has become known as the Middle-earth Taxi Service.
- For details see Hunter
Lore-masterLore-master is a seeker of knowledge and a guardian of wisdom. He wields ancient secrets and lore to confound his foes and aid his friends, protecting them against the dark powers of the Enemy.
Note, while Lore-masters have a wide variety of animal allies that they can summon, only one may be active at a time. Thus, it is important to learn when each ally will be most useful.
- For details see Lore-master
MinstrelMinstrel is the heart of a fellowship, a herald of hope and renewal. He uses his knowledge of ancient songs and lore to ward against the forces of darkness and bring relief to his companions.
- For details see Minstrel
Rune-keeperRune-keepers can heal in one battle and hurl destructive magic in the next.
- Unleash the Fury of the Storm and call down lightning upon the enemy!
- Recite Words of Grace and heal your fellowship.
Inspired by Master Elf-smith Celebrimbor, whose skill with runes of power was unparalleled, the Rune-keeper wields powerful lost language to blaze a path of destruction or restore their allies' strength.
- For details see Rune-keeper
WardenWardens use a gambit system to execute powerful combo attacks at the front lines. Unlike other tank classes, the warden uses medium armour and as such relies on self-healing in addition to blocking, parrying and evading. Wardens excel at holding aggro on numerous foes at once through the use of area-of-effect taunts and the transference of threat away from others. Most of the Warden's skills are in the form of Gambits, which take 3 basic elements (main hand attack, defensive shield bash, warden's taunt) and combine as many as five builders to create moves greater than the sum of their parts.
- For details see Warden