Minstrel Skills

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Stances

Stances enable the minstrel to adapt to a specific role in combat. While certain stances appear to be aligned with certain trait branches, all stances are available regardless of what trait branch you choose as your specialty. Each stance places a multitude of restrictions on playstyle so it is critical that the Minstrel understand the strengths and weaknesses of each one.


Icon Skill Name Skill Type Level Requirement Skill Type Resistance Type Skill Cooldown Description
Dissonance Stance-icon.png Dissonance - Stance Stance None Toggle N/A 1s This stance serves as the Misntrel's primary damage stance. In exchange for a 25 percent Ballad damage increase, the Minstrel loses access to all fellowship heals and single-target heals become self-target only.
Melody Stance-icon.png Melody - Stance Stance None Toggle N/A 1s This stance serves as the Minstrel's hybrid stance. The Minstrel receives a 12.5 percente Ballad damage increase as well as a 5 percent increase to Outgoing Healing.
Resonance Stance-icon.png Resonance - Stance Stance None Toggle N/A 1s This stance serves as the Minstrel's primary healing stance. The Minstrel receives a 10 percent increase to Outgoing Healing.



Anthem Skills

The Minstrel employs Anthems to greatly improve whatever purpose he/she serves on the field of battle. Each Anthem requires that three non-specific ballad buffs be present on the Minstrel. Anthem Cooldown, Duration and Intensity may vary depending on trait configuration and Legendary Item Legacies.

Note: Anthem of War and Anthem of the Third Age are the only Anthems accessible without investing trait points in the Protector of Song branch of the trait tree. Anthem of Prowess and Anthem of Composure are now tied to that branch and are listed in the Protector of Song skill list. Anthem of the Third Age has three different versions depending on the stance you are using at the time.


Icon Skill Name Skill Type Level Requirement Skill Type Resistance Type Skill Cooldown Description
Anthem of War-icon.png Anthem of War

Tactical 6 Buff N/A 15s Increases Melee, Ranged, and Tactical Damage by 5% for 10s. In addition, it alters the Coda to have a higher critical rating.
Anthem of the Third Age-icon.png Anthem of the Third Age

Tactical 28 Buff N/A 15s This anthem reduces the power cost of additional anthems by 20%. In addition, it alters the Coda of Melody to reapply Anthem of the Third Age on a critical hit.


This skill requires Melody stance.

Dissonant Anthem of the Third Age-icon.png Dissonant Anthem of the Third Age

Tactical 28 Buff N/A 15s Increases damage of all call skills by 10% for 10 seconds. In addition, it alters the Coda of Dissonance to reset the cooldown on Call of the Second Age.


This skill requires Dissonance stance.

Resonant Anthem of the Third Age-icon.png Resonant Anthem of the Third Age

Tactical 28 Buff N/A 15s Increases Outgoing Healing by 10% and decreases skill induction time by 25%. In addition, it alters the Coda of Resonance to enable your next Bolster Courage cast to be instant for 10 seconds.


This skill requires Resonance stance.



Ballads and Lays

Icon Skill Name Skill Type Level Requirement Skill Type Resistance Type Skill Cooldown Description
Minor Ballad-icon.png Minor Ballad Tactical 1 Increases Tactical Damage by 3%, Healing and Outgoing Healing by 1%, and reduces the power cost of non-Anthem skills by 1%.
Major Ballad(Dissonance)-icon.png Major Ballad(Dissonance) Tactical 2
Major Ballad(Dissonance)-icon.png Major Ballad(Melody) Tactical 2
Major Ballad(Resonance)-icon.png Major Ballad(Resonance)

Tactical 2 Increases Healing and Outgoing Healing by 3%, reduces the power cost of non-Anthem skills by 1%, and increases Tactical Damage by 1%.
Perfect Ballad-icon.png Perfect Ballad Tactical 6 Increases Tactical Damage by 1%, Healing and Outgoing Healing by 1%, and reduces the power cost of all non-Anthem skills by 3%.
Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Cry of the Chorus (Melody) Tactical 26 Buff N/A 2m 30s Instantly provides 3 Perfect Ballad buffs. This skill will also break any silence effects currently on the Minstrel.


This form of Cry of the Chorus is only available in Melody stance.

Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Cry of the Chorus (Dissonance) Tactical 26 Buff N/A 2m 30s Instantly provides 3 Minor Ballad buffs. This skill will also break any silence effects currently on the Minstrel.


This form of Cry of the Chorus is only available in Dissonance stance.

Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Cry of the Chorus (Resonance) Tactical 26 Buff N/A 2m 30s Instantly provides 3 Major Ballad buffs. This skill will also break any silence effects currently on the Minstrel.


This form of Cry of the Chorus is only available in Resonance stance.

Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Improved Cry of the Chorus (Dissonance) Tactical 26 Buff N/A 2m 30s This skill is equivalent to Cry of the Chorus (Dissonance) but also provides 20 seconds of silence immunity.
Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Improved Cry of the Chorus (Melody) Tactical 26 Buff N/A 2m 30s This skill is equivalent to Cry of the Chorus (Melody) but also provides 20 seconds of silence immunity.
Cry of the Chorus-icon.png Improved Cry of the Chorus (Resonance) Tactical 26 Buff N/A 2m 30s This skill is equivalent to Cry of the Chorus (Resonance) but also provides 20 seconds of silence immunity.



Healing and Motivation Skills

This minstrel has a variety of single-target and area-of-effect heals to support his/her fellowship as well as a self and fellow protection bubble to bolster morale in desperate times.


Icon Skill Name Skill Type Level Requirement Skill Type Resistance Type Skill Cooldown Description
Raise the Spirit-icon.png Raise the Spirit Tactical None Heal N/A 1.5s Single-target heal skill with a 0.8 second induction. This skill can target both the Minstrel and his/her allies.
This skill requires Melody or Resonance stance.
Coda of Resonance-icon.png Coda of Resonance Tactical None Heal N/A 1.0s Single-target heal skill. This skill requires three non-specific ballad buffs on the minstrel and may invoke a bonus effect if an anthem is active upon use. Please see the specific anthem skill description to determine what bonus it provides. This skill can target both the Minstrel and his/her allies.
This skill requires Resonance stance.
Enlivening Grace-icon.png Enlivening Grace Tactical 14 Heal N/A None Single-target ressurection with an 8.0 second induction. This skill ressurects the target with 50% Morale and 0% Power.
Bolster Courage-icon.png Bolster Courage Tactical 16 Heal N/A None Single-target heal skill with a 2.3 second induction. This skill can target both the Minstrel and his/her allies.
This skill requires Melody or Resonance stance.

This skill is improved in The Watcher of Resolve trait branch.
Story of Courage-icon.png Story of Courage Tactical 16 Cure N/A
Inspire Fellows-icon.png Inspire Fellows Tactical 20 Heal N/A 5s Fellowship heal skill with a 2.5 second induction. It has a range of 20.2 meters and will heal all fellowship members within a radius of 20m. In addition to healing, this skill also reduces incoming Ranged, Tactical, and Melee damage by 1% for 30 seconds.
This skill is improved in The Protector of Song trait branch.
Fellowship's Heart-icon.png Fellowship's Heart Tactical 30 Heal N/A 5s Fellowship heal skill with a 2.0 second induction. It has a range of 20.2 meters and will heal all fellowship members within a radius of 20m. After the initial heal, this skill applies a Heal-over-time that applies every 3 seconds for 30 seconds. This skill also removes 3 fear effects with strength dependent on level.
Chord of Salvation-icon.png Chord of Salvation Tactical 38 Heal N/A 15s Instant single-target heal that may be used while moving.
This skill is improved in The Protector of Song trait branch.
Story of the Hammerhand-icon.png Story of the Hammerhand Tactical 42 Heal N/A
Gift of the Hammerhand-icon.png Gift of the Hammerhand Tactical 48 Heal N/A
Song of the Hammerhand-icon.png Song of the Hammerhand Tactical 64 Heal N/A
Enlivening Grace-icon.png Improved Enlivening Grace Tactical 68 Heal N/A None fellowship-wide ressurection with a 7.0 second induction. This skill ressurects a maximum of 5 targets within a 20 meter radius with 50% Morale and 0% Power.


General Skills

Icon Skill Name Skill Type Level Requirement Skill Type Resistance Type Skill Cooldown Description
Hero's Strike-icon.png Hero's Strike Melee None Melee Physical 5s
Dissonant Strike-icon.png Dissonant Strike Melee None Melee Physical 5s
Herald's Strike-icon.png Healer's Strike Melee None Melee Physical 5s
Coda of Melody-icon.png Coda of Melody Tactical None. 1.0s
File:Coda of Dissonance-icon.png Coda of Dissonance Tactical None. 1.0s
Piercing Cry-icon.png Piercing Cry Tactical 4 Cry Cry 10s Cry that has a range of 40 meters. This cry causes damage and interrupts inductions.

This form of Piercing Cry is only available in Melody stance.

Piercing Cry-icon.png Dissonant Piercing Cry Tactical 4 Cry Cry 10s Cry that has a range of 40 meters. This cry causes damage and interrupts inductions.

This form of Piercing Cry is only available in Dissonance stance.

Piercing Cry-icon.png Resonant Piercing Cry Tactical 4 Cry Cry 10s Cry that has a range of 40 meters. This cry causes damage and interrupts inductions.

This form of Piercing Cry is only available in Resonance stance.

Echoes of Battle-icon.png Echoes of Battle Tactical 8 Toggle Skill Cry 5s This skill decreases the target's Song and Cry resistance and applies a persistent Damage-over-time effect. This is a channelled skill that costs 1 power per second.


This skill requires Melody stance.

Timeless Echoes of Battle-icon.png Timeless Echoes of Battle Tactical 8 Toggle Skill Cry 5s This skill decreases the target's Song and Cry resistance and applies a persistent Damage-over-time effect. This is a channelled skill that costs 1 power per second.


This skill requires Dissonance stance.

The Melody of Battle-icon.png The Melody of Battle Tactical 8 Toggle Skill N/A 5s This skill increases the target's parry rating and causes the target to reflect a small amount of damage on every hit. This is a channelled skill that costs 1 power per second.


This skill requires Resonance stance.

Invocation of Elbereth-icon.png Invocation of Elbereth Tactical 4 Fear Cry 30s Applies a fear affect to the target with a duration of 15 seconds. This fear effect has a 100% break chance on harm after 1 second and a 3% chance break on damage after 3 seconds.
Call of the Second Age-icon.png Call of the Second Age Tactical 34 Call Cry 30s Area of Affect attack with a range of 10.2 meters, a radius of 10 meters, and a maximum of 3 targets. Increases the run speed of any fellowship members within a 5 meter radius by 10% for 10 seconds.
Song of Distraction-icon.png Song of Distraction Tactical 34
Still As Death-icon.png Still As Death Channel 38 N/A
Irresistible Melody-icon.png Irresistible Melody Emote 50 N/A
Song of Distraction-icon.png Improved Song of Distraction Tactical 70 Debuff



Mounted Skills

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

Base Passive Skills

For details see Dwarf, Elf, Hobbit, or Man

Equipment Skills

Armour

Ability Requires Category Description
Light Armour-icon.png Light Armour Level 1 Armour
Shields-icon.png Shields Level 20 Off-hand Increases Armour and Chance to Block

Weapons

Ability Requires Category Description
Daggers-icon.png Daggers Level 1 1H Chance to land critical hit
One-handed Clubs-icon.png One-handed Clubs Level 1 1H Chance to Stun
One-handed Maces-icon.png One-handed Maces Level 1 1H Chance to Slow
One-handed Swords-icon.png One-handed Swords Level 1 1H Increases to-hit chance

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 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

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