Minstrel Traits

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Minstrel Specialization Sets and Traits

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.
-300 Rally! Cooldown
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 15s. 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
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Strong Appeal-icon.png
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Pause for Breath-icon.png
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Triumphant Spirit (Trait)-icon.png
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Inner Strength-icon.png
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Major Ballad (War-speech)-icon.png
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Discordant Cries-icon.png
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Call of Oromë-icon.png
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Emboldening Finish-icon.png
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Call of Oromë-icon.png
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Enduring Morale-icon.png
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Echoing Anthem of War-icon.png
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Cacophonous Timeless Echoes-icon.png
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Cry of the Valar-icon.png
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Cry of the Wizards-icon.png
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Bracing Finish-icon.png
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Sharing a Story-icon.png
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Change of Pace - Heal!-icon.png
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