Minstrel

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The Minstrel is the heart of a fellowship, a herald of hope, inspiration, and renewal. His knowledge of ancient songs and lore not only enable him to bolster fellowship morale, but also to provide motivation against the forces of darkness. When the Minstrel is alone, he becomes an intimidating opponent capable of demoralizing foes through an assortment of ballads, cries, and calls.
Available to Races: Dwarf, Elf, Hobbit, Man


A female Human Minstrel
Beorning-icon.png Burglar-icon.png Captain-icon.png Champion-icon.png Guardian-icon.png Hunter-icon.png Lore-master-icon.png Minstrel-icon.png Rune-keeper-icon.png Warden-icon.png
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Lore

In Tolkien's writings music has great power. The universe is created by spiritual beings called the Ainur. The Ainur compose a Great Musical Theme: "The Music of the Ainur" and this music is what brings the universe into being. The music of Minstrels goes beyond mere sound to tap into this great power.

Role

Healer: The Minstrel is the master of maintaining the survivability of the heroes of Middle-earth. A Minstrel traited in The Warrior-Skald (red) tree can also provide respectable damage output when needed (or soloing) via light-based attacks in the forms of songs of power. A minstrel can perform excellently whether grouped or alone, however be advised that most groups will expect you to heal them.

Stances

A Minstrel has three stances: Dissonance-icon.png Dissonance - Stance, Harmony-icon.png Melody - Stance, and Resonance - Stance-icon.png Resonance - Stance. These are toggle buffs that remain active indefinitely. You may freely switch between stances at any time.


Each Minstrel stance emphasizes a different role (Dissonance for DPS, Resonance for Healing, and Melody for a compromise mixing both damage and healing). Many of the Minstrel's abilities will change based on the current Stance. For example, in Resonance Major BalladMajor BalladMajor Ballad heals the group, while in Dissonance it damages enemies.

Ballads, Anthems, and Codas

A Minstrel has 3 distinct types of abilities that interact with each other to form a core part of the Minstrel playstyle: Ballads, Anthems, and Codas.

Ballads

A Ballad buff is applied by using any of the Minstrel's three Ballad skills: Minor Ballad-icon.png Minor Ballad, Major Ballad(Resonance)-icon.png Major BalladMajor Ballad (War-speech)-icon.png Major BalladMajor Ballad (War-speech)-icon.png Major Ballad, or Perfect Ballad-icon.png Perfect Ballad. Each Ballad applies a different buff to the Minstrel, and each buff can stack up to 3 times. You may mix the three buffs freely based on your preferred stat bonuses — for example, you can stack 3x Minor Ballad (for a total of +9% damage, +3% healing, -3% power costs) or 1 Minor + 1 Major + 1 Perfect (+5% damage, +5% healing, -5% power costs), and so forth. If you already have 3 Ballad buffs active, then the oldest buff will be replaced by the new one when you use your next Ballad ability.

Anthems

Anthems are powerful buffs that cannot be used until a Minstrel has 3 Ballad buffs active. Once a Minstrel has used 3 Ballads, she can (and should!) activate an Anthem to enhance herself (and possibly the group, too). By default, a Minstrel can choose between two anthems: Anthem of the Third Age-icon.png Anthem of the Third Age (which changes its effect based on your current Stance) and Anthem of War-icon.png Anthem of War. Additional Anthems can be obtained in The Protector of Song (yellow) trait tree.

Codas

Coda is the Minstrel's "finisher" ability — it consumes your Ballad and Anthem buffs for a powerful final effect (then you can re-apply your Ballads and begin the process again). The effects of Coda will change depending on the Minstrel's current Stance: Coda of Fury-icon.png Coda of Fury (Dissonance), Coda of Resonance-icon.png Coda of Resonance (Resonance), or Coda of Melody-icon.png Coda of Melody (Melody). Like Anthems, you must have 3 Ballad buffs active to use Coda. If you also have an Anthem active, then Coda will gain even more powerful effects (which will change based on which Anthem is consumed).

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.

Stance Skills

Based on your current Stance, these skills change into one of three different versions.

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Stance
Dissonance-icon.png Dissonance - Stance Stance Toggle Self Level: 1
Harmony-icon.png Melody - Stance Stance Toggle Self Level: 1
Resonance - Stance-icon.png Resonance - Stance Stance Toggle Self Level: 1
Strike
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Herald's Strike-icon.png Dissonant Strike Melee 5s 2.5m Level: 1
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Hero's Strike-icon.png Hero's Strike Melee + Heal 5s 2.5m Level: 1
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Herald's Strike-icon.png Healer's Strike Melee + AoE Heal 5s 2.5m Level: 1
Coda
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Coda of Fury-icon.png Coda of Fury Damage 1s 40m Level: 1
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Coda of Melody-icon.png Coda of Melody AoE Damage + AoE Heal 1s 12.2m Level: 1
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Coda of Resonance-icon.png Coda of Resonance Heal 1s 25m Level: 1
Major Ballad
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Major Ballad (War-speech)-icon.png Major Ballad Damage + Buff 1s 30m Level: 2
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Major Ballad(Resonance)-icon.png Major Ballad AoE Heal + Buff 1s Self Level: 2
Cry
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Piercing Cry-icon.png Dissonant Piercing Cry Damage + Interrupt 10s 40m Level: 4
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Piercing Cry-icon.png Piercing Cry Damage + Interrupt 10s 40m Level: 4
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Piercing Cry-icon.png Resonant Piercing Cry Damage + Interrupt 10s 40m Level: 4
Theme of Battle
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Timeless Echoes of Battle-icon.png Timeless Echoes DoT Toggle 30m Level: 8
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Echoes of Battle-icon.png Echoes of Battle DoT Toggle 30m Level: 8
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png The Melody of Battle-icon.png Melody of Battle Buff Toggle 30m Level: 8
Chorus
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Cry of the Chorus Buff + Cure 2m30s Self Level: 26
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Cry of the Chorus Buff + Cure 2m30s Self Level: 26
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Cry of the Chorus Buff + Cure 2m30s Self Level: 26
Anthem of the Third Age
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Dissonant Anthem of the Third Age-icon.png Dissonant Anthem of the Third Age Buff 15s Self Level: 28
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Anthem of the Third Age-icon.png Anthem of the Third Age Buff 15s Self Level: 28
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Resonant Anthem of the Third Age-icon.png Resonant Anthem of the Third Age Buff 15s Self Level: 28

Normal Skills

These skills are usable in all Stances (unless the Stance column denotes otherwise), and have the same effect in all Stances. Remember, though, that all Healing skills are self-only while in Dissonance stance.

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Minor Ballad-icon.png Minor Ballad Damage + Buff 1s 30m Level: 1
Raise the Spirit-icon.png Raise the Spirit Heal 1.5s 25m Level: 1
Perfect Ballad-icon.png Perfect Ballad Damage + Buff 1s 30m Level: 6
Anthem of War-icon.png Anthem of War AoE Buff 15s 40m Level: 6
Invocation of Elbereth-icon.png Invocation of Elbereth Fear 30s 40m Level: 12
Enlivening Grace-icon.png Enlivening Grace Revive  ? 25.2m Level: 14
Bolster Courage-icon.png Bolster Courage Heal  ? 25m Level: 16
Story of Courage-icon.png Story of Courage AoE Cure 10s 45m Level: 16
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Inspire Fellows-icon.png Inspire Fellows AoE Heal + Buff 5s 20.2m Level: 20
Spirit of Freedom-icon.png Spirit of Freedom Cure 1m30s Self Level: 20
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Fellowship's Heart-icon.png Fellowship's Heart AoE Heal + Cure 5m 20.2m Level: 30
Call of the Second Age-icon.png Call of the Second Age AoE Damage + Buff 30s 10.2m Level: 34
Song of Distraction-icon.png Song of Distraction Aggro 3m 40m Level: 34
Chord of Salvation-icon.png Chord of Salvation Heal 10s 25m Level: 38
Still As Death-icon.png Still As Death Threat 2m30s Self Level: 38
Gift of the Hammerhand-icon.png Gift of the Hammerhand Bubble 2m 25m Level: 48
Song of the Hammerhand-icon.png Song of the Hammerhand Bubble + Buff 1m Self Level: 64

The Watcher of Resolve

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

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Soliloquy of Spirit-icon.png Soliloquy of Spirit Heal 1.5s 25m Set: Initial Skill
Perfect Ending-icon.png Perfect Ending Heal 5s 25m Trait: Snowball-icon.png Snowball
Triumphant Spirit-icon.png Triumphant Spirit AoE Heal 4m 20m Trait: Triumphant Spirit (Trait)-icon.png Triumphant Spirit
Call to Ioreth(skill)-icon.png Call to Ioreth Buff 1m Self Trait: Call to Ioreth (Trait)-icon.png Call to Ioreth
Rally!-icon.png Rally! Combat Revive 7m30s 25m Trait: Rally! (Trait)-icon.png Rally!
Legend of Helm Hammerhand-icon.png Legend of Helm Hammerhand AoE Bubble 2m 20.2m Trait: Legend of Helm Hammerhand (Trait)-icon.png Legend of Helm Hammerhand


The Warrior-Skald

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

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Call to Fate-icon.png Call to Fate Damage 10s 30m Set: Initial Skill
Cry of the Valar-icon.png Cry of the Valar AoE Damage + Buff 30s 40m Trait: Cry of the Valar-icon.png Cry of the Valar
Cry of the Wizards-icon.png Cry of the Wizards AoE Damage + Snare 30s 40m Trait: Cry of the Wizards-icon.png Cry of the Wizards
Ancient Call
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Call of Oromë-icon.png Call of Oromë AoE Damage 10s 30m Trait: Call of Oromë-icon.png Call of Oromë
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Call of Eärendil-icon.png Call of Eärendil AoE Damage 10s 5.2m Trait: Call of Oromë-icon.png Call of Oromë


The Protector of Song

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

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Anthem of Prowess-icon.png Anthem of Prowess AoE Buff 15s 40.2m Set: Initial Skill
Anthem of Composure-icon.png Anthem of Composure AoE Buff 15s 40.2m Trait: Anthem of Composure (Trait)-icon.png Anthem of Composure
Song of Aid-icon.png Song of Aid AoE Buff 2m 20m Trait: Song of Aid (Trait)-icon.png Song of Aid
Call to Greatness-icon.png Call to Greatness AoE Buff 1m30s 25m Trait: Call to Greatness (Trait)-icon.png Call to Greatness
Tale of Tales
Minstrel stance dissonance 16x16.png Tale of Battle-icon.png Tale of Battle  AoE Buff Toggle 20-25m Trait: Tale of Tales-icon.png Tale of Tales
Minstrel stance melody 16x16.png Tale of Frost and Flame-icon.png Tale of Heroism  AoE Buff Toggle 20-25m Trait: Tale of Tales-icon.png Tale of Tales
Minstrel stance resonance 16x16.png Tale of Warding-icon.png Tale of Respite  AoE Buff Toggle 20-25m Trait: Tale of Tales-icon.png Tale of Tales


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 Requires Category Power Cost Description
Discipline Rohirrim-icon.png Discipline: Rohirrim Level 75 - - War-steed armour and Outgoing healing buff
Discipline Red Dawn-icon.png Discipline: Red Dawn Level 75 - - Damage and critical chance buff
Discipline Riddermark-icon.png Discipline: Riddermark Level 75 - - War-steed agility and morale buff + Skill power cost reduction
Anthems of the Rohirrim-icon.png Anthems of the Rohirrim

Anthem of the Red Dawn-icon.png Anthem of the Red Dawn
Anthem of the Riddermark-icon.png Anthem of the Riddermark

Level 75 - - Morale regen buff

Damage buff
Evade rating buff

Ballad - Chant-icon.png Ballad - Chant

Ballad - Dirge-icon.png Ballad - Dirge
Ballad - Saga-icon.png Ballad - Saga

Level 75 - - Heal + self-buff

Damage + self-buff
Damage + self-buff

Call of the Eorlingas (Rohirrim)-icon.png Call of the Eorlingas

Call of the Eorlingas (Red Dawn)-icon.png Call of the Eorlingas
Call of the Eorlingas (Riddermark)-icon.png Call of the Eorlingas

Level 75 - - Heal

AoE damage
AoE heal

Coda of the Eorlingas (Rohirrim)-icon.png Coda of the Eorlingas

Coda of the Eorlingas (Red Dawn)-icon.png Coda of the Eorlingas
Coda of the Eorlingas (Riddermark)-icon.png Coda of the Eorlingas

Level 75 - - Fellowship heal

AoE damage
AoE damage + power restore

Cry of the Eorlingas (Rohirrim)-icon.png Cry of the Eorlingas

Cry of the Eorlingas (Red Dawn)-icon.png Cry of the Eorlingas
Cry of the Eorlingas (Riddermark)-icon.png Cry of the Eorlingas

Level 75 - - Damage + fellowship mitigation buff

Damage + tactical mitigation debuff
Damage + speed debuff

Hammer of Rohan (Rohirrim)-icon.png Hammer of Rohan

Hammer of Rohan (Red Dawn)-icon.png Hammer of Rohan
Hammer of Rohan (Riddermark)-icon.png Hammer of Rohan

Level 75 - - Damage + fellowship heal

Damage + tactical mitigation debuff
Damage + fellowship power restore


Musical Mentoring

Ability Level Range Description Learned from
Scribe Stance-icon.png Scribe Stance 30 25m Used with a mentor skill, creates a manual to teach instrument use Trainer
Mentor- Clarinet-icon.png Mentor : Clarinet 30 25m Instruct someone how to play the clarinet. Trainer
Mentor- Horn-icon.png Mentor : Horn 30 25m Instruct someone how to play the horn. Trainer
Mentor - Pibgorn-icon.png Mentor : Pibgorn 30 25m Instruct someone how to play the pibgorn. Trainer
Mentor- Cowbell-icon.png Mentor : Cowbell 36 25m Instruct someone how to play the cowbell. Trainer
Mentor - Bagpipes-icon.png Mentor : Bagpipes 48 25m Instruct someone how to play the bagpipes. Item
Mentor - Drums-icon.png Mentor : Drums 42 25m Instruct someone how to play the drum. Item
Mentor - Flute-icon.png Mentor : Flute 46 25m Instruct someone how to play the flute. Item
Mentor - Harp-icon.png Mentor : Harp 25m Instruct someone how to play the harp. Item
Mentor - Moor Cowbell-icon.png Mentor : Moor Cowbell 50 25m Instruct someone how to play Moor cowbell. Item
Mentor - Theorbo-icon.png Mentor : Theorbo 44 25m Instruct someone how to play the theorbo. Item
  • In Scribe Stance-icon.png Scribe Stance these skills allow the Minstrel to create Instruction manuals for other players.
These manuals do not require the Minstrel and the trainee to be in proximity of each other, as Mentoring does.
For example, Mentor- Horn-icon.png Mentor : Horn becomes Scribe Manual - Horn-icon.png Scribe Manual : Horn, which allows you to create a Manual of the Horn.

The cooldown also extends to 10 days.


Passive Skills

Armour Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
Light Armour-icon.png Light Armour 1
Shields-icon.png Shields 1

Weapon Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
Daggers-icon.png Daggers 1
One-handed Clubs-icon.png One-handed Clubs 1
One-handed Maces-icon.png One-handed Maces 1
One-handed Swords-icon.png One-handed Swords 1

Musical Instruments

Ability Requires Category Description
Basic Cowbell Use-icon.png Basic Cowbell Use Level 1 Instrument none
Clarinet Use-icon.png Clarinet Use Level 1 Instrument none
Flute Use-icon.png Flute Use Level 1 Instrument -power cost of songs
Harp Use-icon.png Harp Use Level 1 Instrument -power cost of ballads
Horn Use-icon.png Horn Use Level 1 Instrument none
Lute Use-icon.png Lute Use Level 1 Instrument -power cost of anthems
Pibgorn Use-icon.png Pibgorn Use Level 1 Instrument
Specialized Equipment-icon.png Specialized Equipment Level 1 Instrument
Drum Use-icon.png Drum Use Level 10 Instrument +ballad damage, +ballad power cost
Theorbo Use-icon.png Theorbo Use Level 15 Instrument threat reduction
Bagpipes Use-icon.png Bagpipes Use Level 25
Paper Sheet 1 (common)-icon.png Manual of the Bagpipes
Instrument +ballad damage, +ballad power cost
Moor Cowbell Use-icon.png Moor Cowbell Use Level 40
Paper Sheet 1 (common)-icon.png Manual of the Moor Cowbell
Instrument none

See also:

Trait Trees

The Watcher of Resolve

The Watcher of Resolve
Shields and heals your allies with Song.
Powerful healers, offering buffs to healing potency and frequency. These Minstrels heal the Morale of the Fellowship and themselves.
Skills Earned:
Soliloquy of Spirit-icon.png Soliloquy of Spirit
Scoring a Critical Hit increases Outgoing Healing by 10% for 10s.
You cannot gain this effect more than once every 25s.
+10% Outgoing Healing Modifier
Duration: 10s


+... Fate
+... Will
Set Bonus Description Source
Open Ears-icon.png Open Ears Coda of Resonance has a 50% chance to grant a +10% Incoming Healing Buff to nearby fellows for 10s. You cannot gain this effect more than once every 30s. Set: 5+ total ranks
Resonant Ballads-icon.png Resonant Ballads All Ballads increase Outgoing Healing by an extra 3%. Set: 10+ total ranks
Snowball-icon.png Snowball Healing skills build a stacking buff. At maximum stack, you can use a powerful heal.
Skills Earned: Perfect Ending
Set: 15+ total ranks
Bolster Our Courage-icon.png Bolster Our Courage A portion of Bolster Courage's heal is also applied to nearby Fellows. Set: 20+ total ranks
Call to Ioreth (Trait)-icon.png Call to Ioreth Grants access to Call to Ioreth, which causes your next heal to be a critical heal.
Skills Earned: Call to Ioreth
Set: 25+ total ranks
Rally! (Trait)-icon.png Rally! The ways of the elder ages are not lost to all races yet. You may bring new inspiration to those whose Morale has been entirely depleted, reviving a defeated ally in combat.
Skills Earned: Rally!
Set: 30+ total ranks
Chord of Legend-icon.png Chord of Legend +100% Chord of Salvation Healing Set: 35+ total ranks


Trait Description Source
Poignant Phrases-icon.png Poignant Phrases Increases Critical Healing. Trait: 0+ ranks
Soothing Voice-icon.png Soothing Voice Increases the potency of Heals. Trait: 0+ ranks
Strong Appeal-icon.png Strong Appeal Increases the Crit chance of heals. Trait: 5+ ranks, Poignant Phrases at rank 3
Improved Bolster Courage-icon.png Improved Bolster Courage Bolster Courage delivers a more potent heal. Trait: 5+ ranks
Pause for Breath-icon.png Pause for Breath Healing skills have a chance to refund their Power cost.
At max rank, heals refund more than their Power cost.
Trait: 5+ ranks
Quick Melody-icon.png Quick Melody Lowers skill induction time, letting you heal faster. Trait: 10+ ranks
Inspiring Finish-icon.png Inspiring Finish Ballads have a chance to build a stacking enhancement for Coda of Resonance.
Each stack will cause Coda of Resonance to add 3% Outgoing Healing, up to 15%.
Trait: 10+ ranks
Resonant Piercing Cry (Trait)-icon.png Resonant Piercing Cry Scoring a Critical Hit with Resonant Piercing Cry increases the Bolster Courage and Raise the Spirit around the target. Trait: 15+ ranks
Improved Chord of Salvation (Trait)-icon.png Improved Chord of Salvation Chord of Salvation gains a fellowship-wide heal-over-time. Trait: 15+ ranks
Improved Song of the Hammerhand-icon.png Improved Song of the Hammerhand Enhances the potency of the bubble from Song of the Hammerhand. Trait: 15+ ranks
Follow Up-icon.png Follow Up Critical Heals speed up skill use. Trait: 20+ ranks, Strong Appeal at rank 3
Triumphant Spirit (Trait)-icon.png Triumphant Spirit Earns the skill: Triumphant Spirit. Trait: 20+ ranks
Improved Coda of Resonance-icon.png Improved Coda of Resonance Coda of Resonance briefly reduces incoming damage. Trait: 25+ ranks
Inspiring Cries and Calls-icon.png Inspiring Cries and Calls Healing skills have a chance to reset the cooldown of Cries and Calls. You cannot gain this effect more than once every 25s. Trait: 25+ ranks
Inner Strength-icon.png Inner Strength Your songs infuse inner strength in your allies. Trait: 30+ ranks
Legend of Helm Hammerhand (Trait)-icon.png Legend of Helm Hammerhand Earns the skill: Legend of Helm Hammerhand Trait: 30+ ranks


The Warrior-Skald

The Warrior-Skald
Uses harsh words to damage foes.
The damage line for Minstrels, inflicting heavy damage and moving quickly through battles.
Skills Earned:
Call to Fate-icon.png Call to Fate
+20% Light-type Damage
+5m Range to Ballads and Cries
Set Bonus Description Source
Minor Ballad-icon.png Discordant Ballads All Ballads now grant you a Tactical Damage Buff.
Entering Dissonance - Stance now grants 'Fresh Voice', a short-term Tactical Damage buff.
Set: 5+ total ranks
Piercing Calls-icon.png Piercing Calls The chance to resist your Cries and Calls is reduced by 10%. Set: 10+ total ranks
Concentration-icon.png Concentration You gain immunity to interruption and induction setback for 5 seconds after scoring a Critical Hit. Set: 15+ total ranks
Haste (Trait)-icon.png Haste Ballads reduce the active cooldown of your Cries and Calls by 1s. Set: 20+ total ranks
Freedom-icon.png Freedom Calls have a chance to trigger the ability to use a single healing skill from another stance. Set: 25+ total ranks
Fierce Cries-icon.png Fierce Cries Your Cry and Call damage is increased. Set: 30+ total ranks
Encore-icon.png Encore There is a small chance that a Coda will not consume Ballad Buffs. Set: 35+ total ranks


Trait Description Source
The Fundamentals-icon.png The Fundamentals Increases the damage of Ballads and Codas. Trait: 0+ ranks
Piercing Cry-icon.png Concussive Shot Critical Hits with Piercing Cry will stun the target for 5s. Trait: 0+ ranks
Critical Strikes-icon.png Critical Strikes Increases Critical Chance and Critical Damage. Trait: 0+ ranks
Major Ballad (War-speech)-icon.png Piercing Ballads Increases the Critical Chance of Ballad skills. Trait: 5+ ranks, The Fundamentals at rank 3
Discordant Cries-icon.png Discordant Cries Increases the damage of Cries and Calls. Trait: 5+ ranks
Call of Oromë-icon.png Call of Oromë Earns the skill: Call of Oromë. Trait: 5+ ranks
Emboldening Finish-icon.png Emboldening Finish Ballads have a chance to build a staking enhancement for Coda of Dissonance.
Each stack will cause Coda of Dissonance to add a +3% damage buff, up to 15%.
Trait: 10+ ranks
Call of Oromë-icon.png Improved Call of Oromë Call of Oromë affects more targets and deals more damage. Trait: 10+ ranks, Call of Oromë at rank 1
Enduring Morale-icon.png Enduring Morale Increases max Morale. Trait: 10+ ranks
Echoing Anthem of War-icon.png Echoing Anthem of War Anthem of War lasts longer. Trait: 15+ ranks
Finesse (Minstrel Trait)-icon.png Finesse Finesse rating is improved. Trait: 15+ ranks
Cacophonous Timeless Echoes-icon.png Cacophonous Timeless Echoes Increases the damage done by Timeless Echoes. Trait: 20+ ranks
Dissonant Strike-icon.png Herald's Strength Dissonant Strike steals Morale from the enemy on a Critical Hit. Trait: 20+ ranks
Cry of the Valar-icon.png Cry of the Valar Earns the skill: Cry of the Valar. Trait: 25+ ranks
Improved Coda of Fury-icon.png Improved Coda of Fury Coda of Fury has a chance to reset the cooldown of all Cries and Calls. You cannot gain this effect more than once every 25s. Trait: 25+ ranks
Echoes-icon.png Echoes All damaging Cries and Calls can echo in your enemies' ears, dealing extra damage. Trait: 30+ ranks
Cry of the Wizards-icon.png Cry of the Wizards Earns the skill: Cry of the Wizards. Trait: 30+ ranks


The Protector of Song

The Protector of Song
Spins tales to motivate allies to great feats.
Support allies with powerful buffs, using enhanced Anthem skills with great effectiveness.
Skills Earned:
Anthem of Prowess-icon.png Anthem of Prowess
Coda of Melody applies a +2.5% Partial B/P/E Buff to your fellowship
Coda of Resonance applies a +15% Incoming Healing Buff to your fellowship
Coda of Dissonance applies a +5% Outgoing Damage Buff to your fellowship
You may have 2 Anthems active at once
Set Bonus Description Source
Perfect Ballad (Trait)-icon.png Perfect Ballad Perfect Ballad restores twice the Power cost of a Ballad. Set: 5+ total ranks
Gripped by Fear-icon.png Gripped by Fear The 'break on damage' Grace Period for Invocation of Elbereth is extended by 3s. Set: 10+ total ranks
Song of Restoration-icon.png Song of Restoration Story of Courage is now a targeted skill, and will remove an additional Poison, Disease, Wound, or Fear in an area around your target. Set: 15+ total ranks
Improved Call of the Second Age-icon.png Improved Call of the Second Age Call of the Second Age offers improved bonuses. Set: 20+ total ranks
Tale of Tales-icon.png Tale of Tales Grants access to Tale of Tales, a powerful Aura which carries different buffs based on what stance you are in. Set: 25+ total ranks
Song of Aid (Trait)-icon.png Song of Aid Grants access to Song of Aid, which gives each member of your fellowship a unique buff based on their class. Set: 30+ total ranks
Harmonious Anthems-icon.png Harmonious Anthems You may now have three anthems active at once. Set: 35+ total ranks


Trait Description Source
Vocal Stamina-icon.png Vocal Stamina Reduces Anthem Cooldowns. Trait: 0+ ranks
Anthem of Composure (Trait)-icon.png Anthem of Composure Earns the skill: Anthem of Composure. Trait: 0+ ranks
Improved Inspire Fellows-icon.png Improved Inspire Fellows Inspire Fellows costs less Power, heals more Morale, and briefly reduces incoming damage. Trait: 0+ ranks
Extended Anthems-icon.png Extended Anthems Increases Anthem Duration Trait: 5+ ranks, Vocal Stamina at rank 3
Tactical Mastery-icon.png Tactical Mastery Increases Tactical Mastery rating. Trait: 5+ ranks
Weakening Echoes of Battle-icon.png Weakening Echoes of Battle Echoes of Battle deals more damage and further reduces the enemy's Resistance. Trait: 5+ ranks
Improved Hero's Strike-icon.png Improved Hero's Strike Increases damage and healing done by Hero's Strike. Trait: 10+ ranks
Exposing Weakness-icon.png Exposing Weakness Echoes of Battle now grants a Critical Defence Debuff. Trait: 10+ ranks
Bracing Finish-icon.png Bracing Finish In Melody, Ballads have a chance to build a stacking enhancement for Coda of Vigour.
Each stack will cause Coda of Vigour to give you 2.5% to Outgoing Healing and 1.5% to damage.
Trait: 10+ ranks
Sharing a Story-icon.png Sharing a Story A Critical hit with a ballad will reset Piercing Cry cooldowns. Trait: 15+ ranks
Shielding Cry-icon.png Shielding Cry Piercing Cry causes some of the damage the Fellowship takes to be reflected upon your enemies. Trait: 15+ ranks
Strength of Helm Hammerhand-icon.png Strength of Helm Hammerhand Adds a Physical and Tactical Mastery buff to Song of the Hammerhand's and Gift of the Hammerhand's bubble. Trait: 15+ ranks
Change of Pace - Heal!-icon.png Change of Pace - Heal! Offensive skills have a chance to grant you a buff that will make your next healing skill crit. Trait: 20+ ranks
Word Spreads-icon.png Word Spreads Each rank increases the amount of maximum targets for Gift of the Hammerhand by 1. Trait: 20+ ranks
Improved Coda of Melody-icon.png Improved Coda of Melody Coda of Melody will also increase the fellowship's Incoming Healing. Trait: 25+ ranks
Perfect Performance-icon.png Perfect Performance Your ballads provide a portion of their bonuses to your fellowship. Trait: 25+ ranks
Strike a Chord-icon.png Strike a Chord Your Ballads may be beautiful to you, but your foes would disagree. Trait: 30+ ranks
Call to Greatness (Trait)-icon.png Call to Greatness Earns the skill: Call to Greatness. Trait: 30+ ranks


Trait Tree

The Watcher of Resolve
Shields and heals your allies with Song.
Powerful healers, offering buffs to healing potency and frequency. These Minstrels heal the Morale of the Fellowship and themselves.
Skills Earned:
Soliloquy of Spirit-icon.png Soliloquy of Spirit
Scoring a Critical Hit increases Outgoing Healing by 10% for 10s.
You cannot gain this effect more than once every 25s.
+10% Outgoing Healing Modifier
Duration: 10s


+... Fate
+... Will
The Warrior-Skald
Uses harsh words to damage foes.
The damage line for Minstrels, inflicting heavy damage and moving quickly through battles.
Skills Earned:
Call to Fate-icon.png Call to Fate
+20% Light-type Damage
+5m Range to Ballads and Cries
The Protector of Song
Spins tales to motivate allies to great feats.
Support allies with powerful buffs, using enhanced Anthem skills with great effectiveness.
Skills Earned:
Anthem of Prowess-icon.png Anthem of Prowess
Coda of Melody applies a +2.5% Partial B/P/E Buff to your fellowship
Coda of Resonance applies a +15% Incoming Healing Buff to your fellowship
Coda of Dissonance applies a +5% Outgoing Damage Buff to your fellowship
You may have 2 Anthems active at once
Poignant Phrases-icon.png
0/5
Soothing Voice-icon.png
0/5
↓ (3)
Strong Appeal-icon.png
0/5
Improved Bolster Courage-icon.png
0/5
Pause for Breath-icon.png
0/3
Quick Melody-icon.png
0/5
Inspiring Finish-icon.png
0/3
↓ (3)
Resonant Piercing Cry (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Improved Chord of Salvation (Trait)-icon.png
0/4
Improved Song of the Hammerhand-icon.png
0/3
Follow Up-icon.png
0/2
Triumphant Spirit (Trait)-icon.png
0/2
Improved Coda of Resonance-icon.png
0/3
Inspiring Cries and Calls-icon.png
0/5
Inner Strength-icon.png
0/1
Legend of Helm Hammerhand (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
The Fundamentals-icon.png
0/5
Piercing Cry-icon.png
0/1
Critical Strikes-icon.png
0/5
↓ (3)
Major Ballad (War-speech)-icon.png
0/5
Discordant Cries-icon.png
0/5
Call of Oromë-icon.png
0/1
↓ (1)
Emboldening Finish-icon.png
0/3
Call of Oromë-icon.png
0/2
Enduring Morale-icon.png
0/5
Echoing Anthem of War-icon.png
0/1
Finesse (Minstrel Trait)-icon.png
0/5
Cacophonous Timeless Echoes-icon.png
0/3
Dissonant Strike-icon.png
0/6
Cry of the Valar-icon.png
0/1
Improved Coda of Fury-icon.png
0/3
Echoes-icon.png
0/1
Cry of the Wizards-icon.png
0/1
Vocal Stamina-icon.png
0/5
Anthem of Composure (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Improved Inspire Fellows-icon.png
0/5
↓ (3)
Extended Anthems-icon.png
0/5
Tactical Mastery-icon.png
0/6
Weakening Echoes of Battle-icon.png
0/3
Improved Hero's Strike-icon.png
0/3
Exposing Weakness-icon.png
0/1
Bracing Finish-icon.png
0/3
Sharing a Story-icon.png
0/2
Shielding Cry-icon.png
0/3
Strength of Helm Hammerhand-icon.png
0/1
Change of Pace - Heal!-icon.png
0/5
Word Spreads-icon.png
0/2
Improved Coda of Melody-icon.png
0/3
Perfect Performance-icon.png
0/3
Strike a Chord-icon.png
0/1
Call to Greatness (Trait)-icon.png
0/1


See Also