Brawler

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Brawler-icon.png
Class Difficulty: Advanced
Role: Offence/Defence
Available to races: Dwarf, Stout-axe, Elf, High Elf, Hobbit, Man
Gameplay: Brawlers are aggressive melee fighters who wield a unique resource called Mettle to maximize their damage and fuel their most powerful skills. Although their offensive capabilities truly shine in one-on-one combat, they are not without recourse when faced with multiple enemies. In fellowships, a Brawler's abrasive nature helps them hold the ire of their foes and keep their allies safe.
Lore: Brawlers are formidable fighters whose bold manoeuvres can topple their foes and safeguard their allies.
This class is inspired by Helm Hammerhand, who to the astonishment of many, would take to the battlefield barehanded


A male Human Brawler
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Role

  • Offence
  • Defence

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
Low Strike-icon.png Low Strike Melee 2s 3.5m Level 1
Dextrous Hook-icon.png Dextrous Hook Melee 2s 3.5m Level 1
Overhand Smash-icon.png Overhand Smash Melee 4s 3.5m Level 1
Sinister Cross-icon.png Sinister Cross Melee 2s 3.5m Level 4
Hurl Object-icon.png Hurl Object Melee 8s 25m Level 6
Get Serious-icon.png Get Serious Buff 30s Self Level 8
Backhand Clout-icon.png Backhand Clout Melee 5s 5.2m Level 10
Knee Strike-icon.png Knee Strike Melee 10s 3.5m Level 12
Helm-crusher-icon.png Helm-crusher Melee 30s 3.5m Level 15
Weather Blows-icon.png Weather Blows Buff 1m 15s Self Level 18
Slip Free-icon.png Slip Free Buff 1m Self Level 20
Helm's Hammer-icon.png Helm's Hammer Melee 15s 3.5m Level 20
Fulgurant Strike-icon.png Fulgurant Strike Melee 30s 3.5m Level 20
Ignore Pain-icon.png Ignore Pain Buff 20s Self Level 20
Follow Me!-icon.png Follow Me! Buff 1m 5m Level 22
Quick Feint-icon.png Quick Feint Buff 40s Self Level 24
Strike Towards the Sky-icon.png Strike Towards the Sky Melee 10s 2.7m Level 30
One for All-icon.png One for All Buff 1m 30s Level 32
Mighty Upheaval-icon.png Mighty Upheaval Melee 15s 7.2m Level 38



The Fulcrum

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

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Iron Will-icon.png Iron Will Buff 5m Self Set: Initial Skill
Come At Me-icon.png Come At Me Taunt 1m 7.2m Set: Initial Skill
Brash Invitation-icon.png Brash Invitation Taunt 15s 25m Trait: Brash Invitation (Trait)-icon.png Brash Invitation
Joy of Battle - Heal-icon.png Joy of Battle - Heal Buff 3m Self Trait: Joy of Battle - Heal (Trait)-icon.png Joy of Battle - Heal
Bracing Guard-icon.png Bracing Guard Buff 1m 30s Self Trait: Bracing Guard (Trait)-icon.png Bracing Guard
Defensive Posture-icon.png Defensive Posture Buff 2s Self Trait: Defensive Posture (Trait)-icon.png Defensive Posture
Plant Feet (Brawler)-icon.png Plant Feet Buff 5m Self Trait: Plant Feet (Trait)-icon.png Plant Feet
Gut Punch (Brawler)-icon.png Gut Punch Melee 15s 3.5m Trait: Gut Punch (Trait)-icon.png Gut Punch
Mettle Shield-icon.png Mettle Shield Buff 2s Self Trait: Mettle Shield (Trait)-icon.png Mettle Shield


The Maelstrom

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

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Pummel-icon.png Pummel Melee 15s 3.5m Set: Initial Skill
Shattering Fist-icon.png Shattering Fist Melee 10s 3.5m Set: Initial Skill
First Strike-icon.png First Strike Melee 8s 3.5m Trait: First Strike (Trait)-icon.png First Strike
Joy of Battle - Damage-icon.png Joy of Battle - Damage Buff 3m Self Trait: Joy of Battle - Damage (Trait)-icon.png Joy of Battle - Damage
Aggressive Posture-icon.png Aggressive Posture Buff 2s Self Trait: Aggressive Posture (Trait)-icon.png Aggressive Posture
Fist of the Valar-icon.png Fist of the Valar Melee 20s 3.5m Trait: Fist of the Valar (Trait)-icon.png Fist of the Valar
Battle Fury-icon.png Battle Fury Buff 5m Self Trait: Battle Fury (Trait)-icon.png Battle Fury


The Fundament

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in The Fundament (yellow) trait tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Strike as One!-icon.png Strike as One! Buff 15s 25m Trait: Strike as One! (Trait)-icon.png Strike as One!
Share Innate Strength Quickness-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Quickness Buff 2m 5m Trait: Share Innate Strength Quickness (Trait)-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Quickness
Share Innate Strength Heavy-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Heavy Buff 2m 5m Trait: Share Innate Strength Heavy (Trait)-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Heavy
Share Innate Strength Balance-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Balance Buff 2m 5m Trait: Share Innate Strength Balance (Trait)-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Balance
Efficient Strikes-icon.png Efficient Strikes Buff 5m Self Trait: Efficient Strikes (Trait)-icon.png Efficient Strikes


Mounted Combat Skills

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

Skills Unaffected by Stance/Discipline

Skill Category Range Cooldown Source
Camaraderie-icon.png Camaraderie Buff 30.2m 15s Quest: Devastation in the North
Strike-icon.png Strike Melee 4.2m 2s Quest:
Throw-icon.png Throw Melee 20m 2s Quest
Reckless Attack-icon.png Reckless Attack Melee 4.2m 4s Quest:
Momentous Hit-icon.png Momentous Hit Melee 4.2m 8s Quest:

Red Dawn

Skill Category Range Cooldown Source
Discipline Red Dawn-icon.png Discipline: Red Dawn Stance Quest: Devastation in the North
Mocking Taunt (Red Dawn)-icon.png Mocking Taunt Melee 40m 10s Quest:
Take a Breath (Red Dawn)-icon.png Take a Breath 15s Quest:

Riddermark

Skill Category Range Cooldown Source
Discipline Riddermark-icon.png Discipline: Riddermark Stance Quest: Devastation in the North
Mocking Taunt (Riddermark)-icon.png Mocking Taunt Melee 40m 10s Quest:
Take a Breath (Riddermark)-icon.png Take a Breath 15s Quest:

Rohirrim

Skill Category Range Cooldown Source
Discipline Rohirrim-icon.png Discipline: Rohirrim Stance Quest: Devastation in the North
Mocking Taunt (Rohirrim)-icon.png Mocking Taunt Melee 40m 10s Quest:
Take a Breath (Rohirrim)-icon.png Take a Breath 15s Quest:

Passive Skills

Armour Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
Light Armour-icon.png Light Armour 1
Medium Armour-icon.png Medium Armour 1
Heavy Armour-icon.png Heavy Armour 1

Weapon Proficiencies

Proficiency Level

Combat Characteristics

Proficiency Level
Daggers-icon.png Battle Flow 1

Instrument Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
Bassoon Use-icon.png Bassoon Use 1
Clarinet Use-icon.png Clarinet Use 1
Fiddle Use-icon.png Fiddle Use 1
Lute Use-icon.png Lute Use 1
Specialized Equipment-icon.png Specialized Equipment 1

Other Passive Skills

Proficiency Level

Specialization Sets & Traits

The Fulcrum

The Fulcrum
A durable tank.
Powerful strikes and brash challenges will ensnare the attention of your foes.
Skills Earned:
Come At Me-icon.png Come At Me
Iron Will-icon.png Iron Will
+5% Physical Mitigation
+10% Base Maximum Morale
Set Bonus Description Source
Innate Strength Inner Resilience-icon.png Innate Strength: Inner Resilience Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Bellicose-icon.png Bellicose Improves skills Brash Invitation, Come At Me Set: 10+ total ranks
Innate Strength Deflecting Technique-icon.png Innate Strength: Deflecting Technique Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
Eager Challenger-icon.png Eager Challenger Improves skill Come At Me Set: 20+ total ranks
Innate Strength Intimidating Presence-icon.png Innate Strength: Intimidating Presence Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Strong Jaw and Nimble Feet-icon.png Strong Jaw and Nimble Feet Improves skills Slip Free, Iron Will Set: 30+ total ranks
Tactical Mitigation-icon.png Tactical Mitigation Buff Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
Vitality Increase (Brawler)-icon.png Vitality Increase Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Brash Invitation (Trait)-icon.png Brash Invitation Gain skill Brash Invitation Trait: 0+ ranks
Brash Invitation - Attack Speed Debuff-icon.png Brash Invitation - Attack Speed Debuff Improves skill Brash Invitation Trait: 0+ ranks, Brash Invitation (1)
Parry Chance-icon.png Parry Chance Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Brash Invitation Cooldown-icon.png Brash Invitation Cooldown Improves skill Brash Invitation Trait: 5+ ranks, Brash Invitation (1)
Joy of Battle - Heal (Trait)-icon.png Joy of Battle - Heal Gain skill Joy of Battle - Heal Trait: 5+ ranks
Clever Feint-icon.png Clever Feint Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Retaliatory Intensity-icon.png Retaliatory Intensity Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Bracing Guard (Trait)-icon.png Bracing Guard Gain Skill Bracing Guard Trait: 10+ ranks
Retaliatory Precision-icon.png Retaliatory Precision Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
Bracing Guard Healing-icon.png Bracing Guard Healing Improves skill Bracing Guard Trait: 15+ ranks, Bracing Guard (1)
Defensive Posture (Trait)-icon.png Defensive Posture Gain skill Defensive Posture Trait: 15+ ranks
Healing Increase-icon.png Healing Increase Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Plant Feet (Trait)-icon.png Plant Feet Gain skill Plant Feet Trait: 20+ ranks
Invite Mayhem-icon.png Invite Mayhem Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
Enhanced Guard-icon.png Enhanced Guard Improves skills Iron Will, Weather Blows Trait: 25+ ranks
Gut Punch (Trait)-icon.png Gut Punch Gain skill Gut Punch Trait: 30+ ranks
Mettle Shield (Trait)-icon.png Mettle Shield Gain skill Mettle Shield Trait: 30+ ranks


The Maelstrom

The Maelstrom
A powerful dynamic striker.
The Maelstrom is a dynamic fighter, capable of engaging small groups but truly shining at single combat.
Skills Earned:
Pummel-icon.png Pummel
Shattering Fist-icon.png Shattering Fist
+[6,123 at 130] Might (this value increases with player level)
+5% Melee Damage
Set Bonus Description Source
Innate Strength Raw Power-icon.png Innate Strength: Raw Power Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Flurry of Blows (Brawler)-icon.png Flurry of Blows Improves skill Pummel Set: 10+ total ranks
Innate Strength Clever Technique-icon.png Innate Strength: Clever Technique Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
Like a Stinging Nettle-icon.png Like a Stinging Nettle Buff Set: 20+ total ranks
Innate Strength Precision-icon.png Innate Strength: Precision Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Light and Devastation-icon.png Light and Devastation Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
Enhanced Battle Flow-icon.png Enhanced Battle Flow Improves trait Battle Fury Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
First Strike (Trait)-icon.png First Strike Gain skill First Strike Trait: 0+ ranks
Set-up Attack Damage-icon.png Set-up Attack Damage Improves skills Low Strike, Dextrous Hook, Sinister Cross Trait: 0+ ranks
Dextrous Hook Training-icon.png Dextrous Hook Training Improves skill Dextrous Hook Trait: 0+ ranks,
Might Increase-icon.png Might Increase Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Critical Chance Increase-icon.png Critical Chance Increase Buff Trait: 5+ ranks,
Revel in Victory-icon.png Revel in Victory Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Joy of Battle - Damage (Trait)-icon.png Joy of Battle - Damage Gain skill Joy of Battle - Damage Trait: 10+ ranks
Fulgurant Strike Cooldown-icon.png Fulgurant Strike Cooldown Improves skill Fulgurant Strike Trait: 15+ ranks
Latent Light-icon.png Latent Light Improves Mettle spending attacks Trait: 15+ ranks
Aggressive Posture (Trait)-icon.png Aggressive Posture Gain and improve skill Aggressive Posture Trait: 20+ ranks
Latent Light Chance Increase-icon.png Latent Light Chance Increase Buff Trait: 20+ ranks, Latent Light-icon.png Latent Light (1)
Devastate Damage Increase-icon.png Devaste Damage Increase Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
Overhand Smash - Incoming Healing Debuff-icon.png Overhand Smash - Incoming Healing Debuff Improves skill Overhand Smash Trait: 25+ ranks
Light Damage Increase-icon.png Light Damage Increase Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
Fist of the Valar (Trait)-icon.png Fist of the Valar Gain skill Fist of the Valar Trait: 30+ ranks
Battle Fury (Trait)-icon.png Battle Fury Gain skill Battle Fury Trait: 30+ ranks


The Fundament

The Fundament
Useful traits whether Fulcrum or Maelstrom.
Though the Brawler cannot specialize in The Fundament, it contains traits and techniques that are indispensable regardless of combat style.


Tree Traits Description Source
Battle-wise-icon.png Battle-wise Improves skills Low Strike, Dextrous Hook, Sinister Cross Trait: 0+ ranks
Vulnerability Chance-icon.png Vulnerability Chance Buff Trait: 0+ ranks,
Lasting Weakness-icon.png Lasting Weakness Buff Trait: 0+ ranks, Vulnerability Chance (1)
Evade Chance-icon.png Evade Chance Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Tactical Mitigation (Brawler Trait)-icon.png Tactical Mitigation Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Max Targets-icon.png Max Targets Improves AoE skills Trait: 5+ ranks
Well Fed-icon.png Well Fed Improves effect of Cooked Food Trait: 5+ ranks
Trail Food Boost-icon.png Trail Food Boost Improves effect of Trail Food Trait: 5+ ranks
Strike as One! (Trait)-icon.png Strike as One! Gain skill Strike as One! Trait: 10+ ranks,
Strike as One! Damage Increase-icon.png Strike as One! Damage Increase Improves skill Strike as One! Trait: 10+ ranks, Strike as One! (1)
Deft Feint-icon.png Deft Feint Improves skill Quick Feint Trait: 10+ ranks
Share Innate Strength Quickness (Trait)-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Quickness Gain skill Share Innate Strength: Quickness Trait: 15+ ranks
Share Innate Strength Balance (Trait)-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Balance Gain skill Share Innate Strength: Balance Trait: 15+ ranks
Share Innate Strength Heavy (Trait)-icon.png Share Innate Strength: Heavy Gain skill Share Innate Strength: Heavy Trait: 15+ ranks
Efficient Strikes (Trait)-icon.png Efficient Strikes Gain skill Efficient Strikes Trait: 20+ ranks
Hasten Powerful Techniques-icon.png Hasten Powerful Techniques Improves skills Joy of Battle, Iron Will, Weather Blows,
Plant Feet, Battle Fury, Joy of Battle - Damage,
Joy of Battle - Heal, Efficient Strikes
Trait: 20+ ranks


Trait Tree

The Fulcrum
A durable tank.
Powerful strikes and brash challenges will ensnare the attention of your foes.
Skills Earned:
Come At Me-icon.png Come At Me
Iron Will-icon.png Iron Will
+5% Physical Mitigation
+10% Base Maximum Morale
The Maelstrom
A powerful dynamic striker.
The Maelstrom is a dynamic fighter, capable of engaging small groups but truly shining at single combat.
Skills Earned:
Pummel-icon.png Pummel
Shattering Fist-icon.png Shattering Fist
+[6,123 at 130] Might (this value increases with player level)
+5% Melee Damage
The Fundament
Useful traits whether Fulcrum or Maelstrom.
Though the Brawler cannot specialize in The Fundament, it contains traits and techniques that are indispensable regardless of combat style.


Vitality Increase (Brawler)-icon.png
0/5
Brash Invitation (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
↓ (1)
→ (1) Brash Invitation - Attack Speed Debuff-icon.png
0/5
Parry Chance-icon.png
0/5
Brash Invitation Cooldown-icon.png
0/1
Joy of Battle - Heal (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Clever Feint-icon.png
0/5
Retaliatory Intensity-icon.png
0/3
Bracing Guard (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
↓ (1)
Retaliatory Precision-icon.png
0/3
Bracing Guard Healing-icon.png
0/5
Defensive Posture (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Healing Increase-icon.png
0/5
Plant Feet (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Invite Mayhem-icon.png
0/5
Enhanced Guard-icon.png
0/4
Gut Punch (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Mettle Shield-icon.png
0/1
First Strike (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Set-up Attack Damage-icon.png
0/5
Dextrous Hook Training-icon.png
0/5
Might Increase-icon.png
0/5
Critical Chance Increase-icon.png
0/5
Revel in Victory-icon.png
0/3
Joy of Battle - Damage (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Fulgurant Strike Cooldown-icon.png
0/5
Latent Light-icon.png
0/1
↓ (1)
Aggressive Posture-icon.png
0/2
Latent Light Chance Increase-icon.png
0/5
Devastate Damage Increase-icon.png
0/5
Overhand Smash - Incoming Healing Debuff-icon.png
0/3
Light Damage Increase-icon.png
0/5
Fist of the Valar (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Battle Fury (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Battle-wise-icon.png
0/5
Vulnerability Chance-icon.png
0/5
→ (1) Lasting Weakness-icon.png
0/3
Evade Chance-icon.png
0/5
Tactical Mitigation (Brawler Trait)-icon.png
0/5
Max Targets-icon.png
0/3
Sprint-icon.png
0/2
Trail Food Boost-icon.png
0/5
Strike as One! (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
→ (1) Strike as One! Damage Increase-icon.png
0/5
Deft Feint-icon.png
0/1
Well Fed-icon.png
0/5
Share Innate Strength Quickness (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Share Innate Strength Balance (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Share Innate Strength Heavy (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Efficient Strikes (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Hasten Powerful Techniques-icon.png
0/1


See Also