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Wardens are mobile melee combatants who also use Javelins for initiating combat and against ranged foes. Their unique Warden Shields and a variety of defensive skills allow them to stay in the fight longer than most. Basic Warden skills ("builders") build up their Gambits, which unleash special, more powerful effects. In fellowships, a Warden forces enemies to attack himself, so his more fragile allies will not be harmed by the foes.

Cost: Unlocking the Warden costs 795 LOTRO Points from the LOTRO Store, even for VIP's. Included with Mines of Moria Expansion.

Available to Races: Elf, High Elf, Hobbit, Man


A female Hobbit Warden
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Overview

Lore

The Warden patrols the borders of civilized lands, preventing the encroachment of fell creatures from the Wild. They limit themselves to medium armour so that they can travel swiftly and silently to defend those they protect from threats. Wardens all have some military training and have mastered a style of combat that uses combinations of basic attacks to create masterful Gambits. The class was inspired by the marchwarden of Lothlórien, Haldir, and his brothers Rúmil and Orophin.

Development Background

Turbine has explained that "the Warden's gameplay mechanics owe a debt to Tekken as much as to any Elf-lord." LotRO Executive director Jeffrey Steefel described the Warden as a character "for players [that] want to anticipate what they'll need 10 seconds from now as opposed to right this second."[1] Creative Director Cardell Kerr describes the Warden as "the local beat cop of Middle earth ... he has this kind of utility about him."[2]

Warden's Role in Groups

A Warden's role depends on the specialization chosen. Because there are three different lines to choose from, Wardens can assume one of the following three roles:

  • Tank: When a Warden specializes in the blue Determination line, they assume the role of a tank. In this role you want to draw the attention of enemies to yourself by gaining threat or aggro, to prevent harm to your allies. You are also responsible for placement of your enemies within the environment, to optimize the outgoing damage of your allies and to prevent them from standing in harmful puddles. Wardens use only medium armour, and this plays an essential part in the tanking role and the related trait tree. What the wardens lack in armour is compensated with various buffs obtained from their skills. These range from self-heals, increased avoidances and improved mitigations. Threat or aggro is primarily gained from Light-type attacks and heals. Forced taunts are only very sparsely available in the warden class. In the blue line, your threat generation from damage follows a ratio of 3:1, so you can keep up with the threat generated by DPS classes. Tanking is the warden's primary role they originally were designed for, and since their release with the Mines of Moria expansion they have always been promoted as a tank. However, due to scaling issues and lack of threat copy skills, Heavy Armour classes such as the Guardian, Captain or Beorning are currently better tanks at endgame.
  • DPS (Damage Dealer): When a Warden specializes in the red Recklessness line, they focus on dealing stronger damage. When in this role, a Warden's main strength are damage over time effects or DoTs: single target bleeds and Light-type DoTs, which can be both single target and AoE. The many AoE's are a blessing, but also a curse for many challenges that often require adds not to be killed. This is especially the case in the original content of the game: Shadows of Angmar. The sustained damage of the warden is considered strong, but the burst damage of other DPS classes is higher.
  • Ranged Damage and Debuffing: The yellow Assailment line, focuses on moderate damage from distance and weakening or debuffing enemies, through the use of javelins. Although it is possible to play this role, you will be seriously outclassed by nukers or other debuffing classes such as Burglars and Lore-masters. However, a hybrid yellow/red build, in which the offensive capabilities of the red line and debuffs of the yellow line are combined, can be viable.

Gambits

Gambit panel with no Gambit Icons.
Gambit panel with the Power Attack Gambit.

A Warden's most powerful abilities are achieved through the use of Gambits -- advanced skills built from special sequences of basic attacks or Gambit Builders. These Builders apply a buff to the Warden and add a Spear, Shield, Fist or Javelin icon at the end of the sequence in the Gambit Panel on the player's screen. At Level 1, these sequences are limited to two icons, but sequences of up to five icons are learnt as the Warden levels up. Most Gambits can be performed in sequence to create a Gambit Chain which bolsters the effects of the final Gambit in the sequence. For more information, see Warden Gambit Chains.

As the Warden levels up, they obtain other skills which interact with Gambits. From level 21 onwards, the Warden can make use of Mastery skills to build Gambit sequences faster. These are special Skills that immediately grant two Gambit icons, without using the basic Builder attacks and gaining their buffs. Making effecive use of these Mastery skills is essential to become a good Warden. At level 24, Battle Preparation allows a Gambit to be pre-built before combat, enabling the Warden to execute a complete Gambit immediately upon entering combat. The Gambit can be built using either the standard Builders or Masteries. Finally, starting from Level 40, the four dual-icon Gambits grant the Potency effect, which stores the next Gambit executed into Battle Memory. This allows it to be executed without having to rebuild it during that combat.

Stats

Agility is the most important attribute, since for a Warden it affects Physical Mastery, parry and evade ratings and Critical Rating slightly. It used to give Tactical Mastery as well (which increased your Outgoing Healing), but this was removed. Vitality is also important for its Morale benefit.

Prior to Update 10, a Warden's most important attribute was Might. After the change, players were given a grace period where Might and Agility would grant the same class benefits in order to update their equipment. Currently, Might gives less Physical Mastery than Agility, but it converts to the same amount of parry rating and also gives Block rating.

Equipment

The Warden is able to wear Light Armour, Medium Armour, Shields and Warden's Shields (but not Heavy Shields). Wardens get bonuses for using Clubs, Swords, Spears, and Javelins, but are also able to use Daggers, One-handed Axes, One-handed Hammers and One-handed Maces.

From level 20 onwards, they are able to use Shield-spikes and Oils, to change the Damage type of some of their skills. They can then also equip a carving in their Class Slot, which lowers the Power cost of certain Gambit skills and offers stat buffs.

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 Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icons Added
In the Fray-icon.png In the Fray - Stance Melee Stance 4.2s self Level 1
Assailment-icon.png Assailment - Stance Ranged Stance 4s self Level 1
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Gambit Default-icon.png Gambit Default Melee 1s 30m Level 1
In the Fray-icon.png Quick Thrust-icon.png Quick Thrust Melee 1s 5.2m Level 1 Gambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Quick Thrust-icon.png Quick Toss Ranged 1s 30m Level 1 Gambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Shield-bash-icon.png Shield-bash Melee 1s 5.2m Level 1 Gambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Behind the Shield-icon.png Behind the Shield Ranged 1s 30m Level 1 Gambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Warden's Taunt-icon.png Warden's Taunt Melee 1s 10m Level 1 Gambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Warden's Aim-icon.png Warden's Aim Melee 1s 30m Level 1 Gambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Marked Target-icon.png Marked Target Ranged + Debuff 18s 30m Level 1
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Hampering Javelin-icon.png Hampering Javelin Ranged + Debuff 20s 30m Level 6
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Quick Recovery-icon.png Quick Recovery 3s self Level 10
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Recovery-icon.png Recovery 3s 30m Level 10
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Ambush-icon.png Ambush Ranged + Knockout + Buff 30s 30m Level 10
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Critical Strike-icon.png Critical Strike Melee 30s 5.2m Level 10
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Careful Step-icon.png Careful Step Stealth 3m self Level 14
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Forced March-icon.png Forced March Run Speed 1.5s self Level 14
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Diminished Target-icon.png Diminished Target Ranged + Debuff 18s 30m Level 20
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png First Aid-icon.png First Aid Cure 5s self Level 16
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Steadfast-icon.png Steadfast Cure 2m self Level 20
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield-slam-icon.png Shield-slam Melee + Interrupt 20s 5.2m Level 20
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Fist and Fist-icon.png Fist and Fist Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Fist and Spear-icon.png Fist and Javelin Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Fist and Shield-icon.png Fist and Shield Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Fist and Spear-icon.png Fist and Spear Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Javelin and Fist-icon.png Javelin and Fist Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Spear and Spear-icon.png Javelin and Javelin Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Javelin and Shield-icon.png Javelin and Shield Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield and Fist-icon.png Shield and Fist Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Shield and Javelin-icon.png Shield and Javelin Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield and Shield-icon.png Shield and Shield Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Shield and Spear-icon.png Shield and Spear Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Spear and Fist-icon.png Spear and Fist Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Spear and Shield-icon.png Spear and Shield Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Spear and Spear-icon.png Spear and Spear Mastery 15s self Level 21 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Battle Preparation-icon.png Battle Preparation 15s self Level 24
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Wages of Fear-icon.png Wages of Fear Ranged 45s 30m Level 38
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Battle Memory I-icon.png Battle Memory I Melee 1m 5.2m Level 40
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Never Surrender-icon.png Never Surrender Heal 10m self Level 40

Most Gambits belong to a Gambit chain: a sequence of skills of increasing length which, when executed from shortest to longest, bolster the effects of the last skill (the finisher). For an overview of the chains, see Warden Gambit Chains.

Stance Gambits Category Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Deft Strike-icon.png Deft Strike Melee + Potency 5.2m Level 1 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Deft Strike-icon.png Ranged Deft Strike Ranged + Potency 30m Level 1 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png The Boot-icon.png The Boot Melee + Interrupt 5.2m Level 1 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Boot-icon.png Ranged Boot Ranged + Interrupt 30m Level 1 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Offensive Strike-icon.png Offensive Strike Melee + Morale-tap 5.2m Level 1 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Offensive Strike-icon.png Ranged Offensive Strike Ranged + Debuff 30m Level 1 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Defensive Strike (Warden)-icon.png Defensive Strike Melee + Buff + Potency 5.2m Level 1 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Persevere-icon.png Persevere Melee + HoT + Buff 5.2m Level 1 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Persevere-icon.png Ranged Persevere Ranged + HoT 30m Level 1 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Impressive Flourish-icon.png Impressive Flourish Melee + DoT + Buff 5.2m Level 1 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Goad-icon.png Goad AoE + Melee + DoT + Potency 6.2m Level 1 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Precise Blow-icon.png Precise Blow Melee + DoT 5.2m Level 12 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Precise Throw-icon.png Precise Throw Ranged + Debuff 30m Level 12 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png War-cry (Warden)-icon.png War-cry AoE + Melee + DoT + Buff 30m Level 12 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Maddening Strike-icon.png Maddening Strike Melee + Buff 5.2m Level 16 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Conviction-icon.png Conviction AoE + HoT + Buff 30m Level 16 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Surety of Death-icon.png Surety of Death AoE + Melee + DoT + Buff 6.2m Level 16 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Power Attack-icon.png Power Attack Melee + DoT 5.2m Level 18 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Power Attack-icon.png Ranged Power Attack Ranged 30m Level 18 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Reversal-icon.png Reversal Melee + Corruption 5.2m Level 20 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Reversal-icon.png Ranged Reversal Ranged + Corruption 30m Level 20 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Combination Strike-icon.png Combination Strike Melee 5.2m Level 22 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Combination Strike-icon.png Ranged Combination Strike Ranged + Debuff 30m Level 22 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Safeguard-icon.png Safeguard Melee + Heal + HoT + Buff 5.2m Level 24 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Safeguard-icon.png Ranged Safeguard Ranged + Heal + HoT 30m Level 24 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Celebration of Skill-icon.png Celebration of Skill Melee + Buff 5.2m Level 24 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Celebration of Skill-icon.png Ranged Celebration of Skill Ranged + Heal + HoT 30m Level 24 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Restoration-icon.png Restoration Melee + HoT 5.2m Level 24 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Restoration-icon.png Ranged Restoration Ranged + HoT 30m Level 24 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Fierce Resolve-icon.png Fierce Resolve AoE + Melee + Morale-tap 6.2m Level 24 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Fierce Resolve-icon.png Ranged Fierce Resolve AoE + Ranged + Morale-tap 30m Level 24 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Piercing Strike-icon.png Piercing Strike Melee + DoT 5.2m Level 30 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Piercing Toss-icon.png Piercing Toss Ranged + Debuff 30m Level 30 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Onslaught-icon.png Onslaught Melee + Interrupt 5.2m Level 32 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Onslaught-icon.png Ranged Onslaught Ranged + Interrupt 30m Level 32 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Dance of War-icon.png Dance of War Melee + Buff self Level 34 Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Brink of Victory-icon.png Brink of Victory AoE + Melee + DoT + Buff 10.2m Level 34 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Desolation-icon.png Desolation AoE + Melee + DoT + Buff 6.2m Level 34 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Mighty Blow-icon.png Mighty Blow Melee + DoT 5.2m Level 38 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Mighty Blow-icon.png Ranged Mighty Blow Ranged 30m Level 38 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Boar's Rush-icon.png Boar's Rush Melee + Daze 5.2m Level 44 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Boar's Rush-icon.png Ranged Boar's Rush Ranged + Debuff + Daze 30m Level 44 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Wall of Steel-icon.png Wall of Steel Melee + Interrupt + Buff 5.2m Level 44 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Wall of Steel-icon.png Ranged Wall of Steel Ranged + Interrupt 30m Level 44 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Spear of Virtue-icon.png Spear of Virtue Melee + DoT 5.2m Level 46 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Javelin of Virtue-icon.png Javelin of Virtue Ranged + Debuff 30m Level 46 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Unerring Strike-icon.png Unerring Strike Melee + DoT 5.2m Level 50 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Unerring Strike-icon.png Ranged Unerring Strike Ranged 30m Level 50 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Adroit Manoeuvre-icon.png Adroit Manoeuvre Melee + Buff 5.2m Level 58 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Adroit Manoeuvre-icon.png Ranged Adroit Manoeuvre Ranged + Buff 30m Level 58 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png The Dark Before Dawn-icon.png The Dark Before Dawn Melee + Power 5.2m Level 60 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged The Dark Before Dawn-icon.png Ranged The Dark Before Dawn Ranged + Power 30m Level 60 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Exultation of Battle-icon.png Exultation of Battle AoE + Melee + Morale-tap 6.2m Level 60 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Exultation of Battle-icon.png Ranged Exultation of Battle AoE + Ranged + Morale-tap 30m Level 60 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Warden's Triumph-icon.png Warden's Triumph Melee + Buff 5.2m Level 70 Gambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Ranged Warden's Triumph-icon.png Ranged Warden's Triumph Ranged + Buff 30m Level 70 Gambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Resolution-icon.png Resolution AoE + Melee + Morale-tap 6.2m Level 72 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Resolution-icon.png Ranged Resolution AoE + Ranged + Morale-tap 30m Level 72 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Resounding Challenge-icon.png Resounding Challenge AoE + Melee 6.2m Level 80 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.png
Assailment-icon.png Resounding Challenge-icon.png Ranged Resounding Challenge AoE + Ranged + DoT 30m Level 80 Gambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.png

Travel Skills

Wardens have the ability to travel quickly to many locations. Unlike Hunters, Wardens can only transport themselves and cannot take others with them.

Ability Lvl Requirement Port Location
Muster in Ost Guruth-icon.png Muster in Ost Guruth 26 [31.7S, 29.5W]
Muster in Esteldín-icon.png Muster in Esteldín 32 [9.6S, 42.2W]
Muster in Evendim-icon.png Muster in Evendim 40 [12.5S, 67.3W]
Muster in the Misty Mountains-icon.png Muster in the Misty Mountains 40 Acquaintance Standing with Elves of Rivendell [24.4S, 6.9E]
Return to Trader's Wharf-icon.png Muster in Trader's Wharf 40 Neutral standing with the League of the Axe [21.3S, 61.4W]
Return to Trestlebridge-icon.png Muster in Trestlebridge 40 Acquaintance standing with the Woodcutter's Brotherhood [17.7S, 54.5W]
Muster in Rivendell-icon.png Muster in Rivendell 44 [30.5S, 4.6W]
Muster in Sûri-kylä-icon.png Muster in Sûri-kylä 48 Acquaintance Standing with the Lossoth of Forochel [19.1N, 70.3W]
Muster in the Twenty-first Hall (Skill)-icon.png Muster in the Twenty-first Hall 56 Acquaintance Standing with the Iron Garrison Miners [5.8S, 105.4W]
Muster in Caras Galadhon-icon.png Muster in Caras Galadhon 60 Acquaintance Standing with the Galadhrim [16.1S, 67.1W]
Muster in Mirk-eaves-icon.png Muster in Mirk-eaves 62 Acquaintance Standing with the Malledhrim [15.3S, 61.2W]
Muster in Harndirion-icon.png Muster in Harndirion 62 Friend Standing with the The Grey Company [69.6S, 13.7W]
Muster in Galtrev-icon.png Muster in Galtrev 70 Acquaintance Standing with the Men of Dunland [80.1S, 16.6W]
Muster in Stangard-icon.png Muster in Stangard 75 Acquaintance Standing with the The Riders of Stangard [26.4S, 63.1W]
Muster in Snowbourn-icon.png Muster in Snowbourn 80 Acquaintance Standing with the Men of the Sutcrofts [60.5S, 61.3W]
Muster in Forlaw-icon.png Muster in Forlaw 85 Acquaintance Standing with the People of Wildermore [39.4S, 60.9W]
Muster in Aldburg-icon.png Muster in Aldburg 95 Friend Standing with The Eorlingas [68.5S, 64.0W]
Muster in Helm's Deep-icon.png Muster in Helm's Deep 95 Friend Standing with The Helmingas [63.8S, 89.4W]
Dol Amroth-icon.png Muster in Dol Amroth 95 Friend Standing with Dol Amroth [74.7S, 71.3W]
Arnach-icon.png Muster in Arnach 100 Friend Standing with Rangers of Ithilien [76.8S, 24.6W]
Minas Tirith-icon.png Muster in Minas Tirith 100 Friend Standing with Defenders of Minas Tirith [65.5S, 16.7W]
Guide to the War-stead-icon.png Muster in the War-stead 100 Friend Standing with Riders of Rohan [45.4S, 26.0W]
Guide to after-battle Minas Tirith-icon.png Muster in after-battle Minas Tirith 100 Friend Standing with Defenders of Minas Tirith [ 65.5S, 16.7W]
Guide to after-battle Osgiliath-icon.png Muster in after-battle Osgiliath 100 Friend Standing with Host of the West [63.0S, 6.5W]
Minas Tirith-icon.png Muster in Henneth Annûn 100 Friend Standing with Host of the West [48.1S, 8.1W]
Camp of the Host-icon.png Muster in the Camp of the Host 100 Kindred Standing with Host of the West [40.8S, 10.3W]
Minas Tirith-icon.png Muster in Haerondir 100 Respected Standing with Host of the West [36.6S, 9.2W]
Guide to the Udûn Foothold-icon.png Muster in the Udûn Foothold 105 Friend Standing with Conquest of Gorgoroth [41.2S, 0.6W]
Return to Dale-icon.png Muster in Dale 115 Friend Standing with Men of Dale [23.8N, 26.3W]
Guide to Járnfast-icon.png Muster in Járnfast 116 Friend Standing with Grey Mountains Expedition [28.3N, 3.9W]
Guide to Skarháld-icon.png Muster in Skarháld 116 Friend Standing with Grey Mountains Expedition [36.4N, 45.3W]
Return to Hultvís-icon.png Muster in Hultvís 116 Acquaintance Standing with Wilderfolk [5.0N, 55.1W]
Guide to Beorninghús-icon.png Muster in Beorninghús 116 Acquaintance Standing with Wilderfolk [14.1N, 53.3W]
Return to Estolad Lân-icon.png Muster in Estolad Lân 121 Acquaintance Standing with The White Company [64.5S, 2.2W]
Guide to Limlók-icon.png Muster in Limlók 130 Acquaintance Standing with Protectors of Wilderland [20.7N, 55.9W]
Return to Annâk-khurfu-icon.png Muster in Annâk-khurfu 130 Acquaintance standing with March on Gundabad [32.8N, 60.9W]
Akrâz-zahar-icon.png Muster in Akrâz-zahar 130 Neutral standing with Kharum-ubnâr [14.6N, 136.1W]
Azanulbizar-icon.png Muster in Azanulbizar 130 Dumul (Acquaintance) standing with The Haban'akkâ of Thráin [62.6N, 135.2W]
The Noble Gate-icon.png Muster at the Noble Gate 131 Friend standing with Reclaimers of the Mountain-hold [49.3S, 112.0W]Error: {{Accuracy}} must be placed somewhere above {{Confirm}} in the page.
Leitstáth-icon.png Muster at Leitstáth 131 Friend standing with Reclaimers of the Mountain-hold [46.9N, 64.9W]Error: {{Accuracy}} must be placed somewhere above {{Confirm}} in the page.

Determination

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

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot Ranged + Debuff + Force Attack 10s 30m Set: Initial Skill
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Mastery (Warden)-icon.png Shield Mastery Buff 1s self Set: Shield Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Shield Mastery Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Tactics-icon.png Shield Tactics Buff + Stun Immunity 1s self Set: Shield Tactics (Trait)-icon.png Shield Tactics Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Defiant Challenge-icon.png Defiant Challenge AoE + Force Attack + Reflect 30s 10.2m Trait: Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png For the Free Peoples-icon.png For the Free Peoples Fellowship Buff 1m30s fellows Trait: For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png For the Free Peoples


Recklessness

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


Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Piercer-icon.png Shield Piercer Ranged + Debuff 45s 30m Set: Initial Skill
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Recklessness-icon.png Recklessness Buff 45s self Trait: Recklessness (Trait)-icon.png Recklessness


Assailment

These skills are acquired by spending points in the Warden Assailment (Yellow) trait tree. The Set skills can only be obtained by specializing in the tree.


Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Hampering Javelin-icon.png Improved Hampering Javelin Ranged + Debuff + Root 20s 40m Set: Initial Skill
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Fire at Will-icon.png Fire at Will Fellowship Buff 45s 40m Set: Fire at Will (Trait)-icon.png Fire at Will
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Dodge This!-icon.png Dodge This! Ranged 10s 40m Set: Dodge This! (Trait)-icon.png Dodge This!
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Ambush-icon.png Snap Shot - Ambush Ranged + Knockout 30s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Piercer-icon.png Snap Shot - Shield Piercer Ranged + Debuff 45s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Hampering Javelin-icon.png Snap Shot - Improved Hampering Javelin Ranged + Debuff + Root 20s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Wages of Fear-icon.png Snap Shot - Wages of Fear Ranged 45s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force-icon.png Snap Shot - Javelin of Deadly Force Ranged + Buff 1m 30.2m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force Ranged + Buff 1m 30.2m Trait: Javelin of Deadly Force (Trait)-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force


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 Attunes Range Cooldown Source
Sacrifice (War-steed)-icon.png Sacrifice Buff Quest: Devastation in the North
A Warden's Resolve-icon.png A Warden's Resolve Buff Quest: Devastation in the North
Shield the Flank-icon.png Shield the Flank Buff Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Halt the Charge (Riddermark)-icon.png Halt the Charge DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Lancer's Charge-icon.png Lancer's Charge DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1

Red Dawn

Skill Category Range Cooldown Source
Discipline Red Dawn-icon.png Discipline: Red Dawn Stance Quest: Devastation in the North
Defence of the Eorlingas (Red Dawn)-icon.png Defence of the Eorlingas Buff Trait: Devastation in the North
Clash of Steel and Will (Red Dawn)-icon.png Clash of Steel and Will DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Call of the Cavalry (Rohirrim)-icon.png Call of the Cavalry DoT + Debuff Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Strike with Power (Red Dawn)-icon.png Strike with Power DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Assault of the Eorlingas (Red Dawn)-icon.png Assault of the Eorlingas DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Roar of the Eorlingas-icon.png Roar of the Eorlingas DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Skill of the Eorlingas (Red Dawn)-icon.png Skill of the Eorlingas DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1

Riddermark

Skill Category Range Cooldown Source
Discipline Riddermark-icon.png Discipline: Riddermark Stance Quest: Devastation in the North
Defence of the Eorlingas (Riddermark)-icon.png Defence of the Eorlingas Buff Trait: Devastation in the North
Clash of Steel and Will (Riddermark)-icon.png Clash of Steel and Will DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Call of the Cavalry (Rohirrim)-icon.png Call of the Cavalry DoT + Debuff Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Strike with Power (Riddermark)-icon.png Strike with Power DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Assault of the Eorlingas (Riddermark)-icon.png Assault of the Eorlingas DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Roar of the Eorlingas-icon.png Roar of the Eorlingas DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Skill of the Eorlingas (Riddermark)-icon.png Skill of the Eorlingas DoT Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1

Rohirrim

Skill Category Range Cooldown Source
Discipline Rohirrim-icon.png Discipline: Rohirrim Stance Quest: Devastation in the North
Defence of the Eorlingas (Rohirrim)-icon.png Defence of the Eorlingas Buff Trait: Devastation in the North
Clash of Steel and Will (Rohirrim)-icon.png Clash of Steel and Will DoT + Heal Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Call of the Cavalry (Rohirrim)-icon.png Call of the Cavalry DoT + Debuff Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Strike with Power (Rohirrim)-icon.png Strike with Power DoT+ Heal Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Assault of the Eorlingas (Rohirrim)-icon.png Assault of the Eorlingas DoT+ Heal Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Roar of the Eorlingas-icon.png Roar of the Eorlingas DoT+ Heal Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Skill of the Eorlingas (Rohirrim)-icon.png Skill of the Eorlingas DoT + Heal Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1


Passive Skills

Base Passive Skills

For details see Elf, High Elf, Hobbit, or Man

Armour Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
Light Armour-icon.png Light Armour 1
Medium Armour-icon.png Medium Armour 1
Shields-icon.png Shields 1
Shields-icon.png Warden's Shields 1

Weapon Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
Club Training-icon.png Club Training 1
Daggers-icon.png Daggers 1
Javelins-icon.png Javelins 1
One-handed Axes-icon.png One-handed Axes 1
One-handed Hammers-icon.png One-handed Hammers 1
One-handed Maces-icon.png One-handed Maces 1
Spear Training-icon.png Spear Training 1
Sword Training-icon.png Sword Training 1
Expert Club Training-icon.png Expert Club Training 15
Expert Spear Training-icon.png Expert Spear Training 15
Expert Sword Training-icon.png Expert Sword Training 15
Master Club Training-icon.png Master Club Training 30
Master Spear Training-icon.png Master Spear Training 30
Master Sword Training-icon.png Master Sword Training 30

Combat Characteristics

Proficiency Level
2 Icon Gambits-icon.png 2 Icon Gambits 1
3 Icon Gambits-icon.png 3 Icon Gambits 1
4 Icon Gambits-icon.png 4 Icon Gambits 1
5 Icon Gambits-icon.png 5 Icon Gambits 1
Critical Defence-icon.png Critical Defence 20
Improved Defensive Strike (Warden)-icon.png Improved Defensive Strike 40
Improved Deft Strike-icon.png Improved Deft Strike 40
Improved Goad Strike-icon.png Improved Goad Strike 40

Misc. Passive Skills

Proficiency Level
Carving Use-icon.png Carving Use 20
Shield Spike Use-icon.png Shield Spike Use 20
Use of Fire-icon.png Use of Fire 20
Use of Light-icon.png Use of Light 30

Instrument Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
Horn Use-icon.png Horn Use 1
Lute Use-icon.png Lute Use 1
Specialized Equipment-icon.png Specialized Equipment 1
Fiddle Use-icon.png Fiddle Use 5


Specialization Sets & Traits

Determination

Determination
Wields Shield and Fist to protect allies from harm.
A tanking build which boosts defences while healing, able to survive attacks from many foes at once.
Skills Earned:
Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot


+25% Healing Potency
+5% Physical Mitigation
+5% Tactical Mitigation


Passively gain +20% Morale


Gambit Builders build a stacking Partial Block, Parry, and Evade buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Incoming Healing Modifier
Fist: -2% Outgoing Damage on Target
Shield: +Block Rating

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

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot Ranged + Debuff + Force Attack 10s 30m Set: Initial Skill
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Mastery (Warden)-icon.png Shield Mastery Buff 1s self Set: Shield Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Shield Mastery Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Tactics-icon.png Shield Tactics Buff + Stun Immunity 1s self Set: Shield Tactics (Trait)-icon.png Shield Tactics Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Defiant Challenge-icon.png Defiant Challenge AoE + Force Attack + Reflect 30s 10.2m Trait: Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png For the Free Peoples-icon.png For the Free Peoples Fellowship Buff 1m30s fellows Trait: For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png For the Free Peoples


Set Traits Description Source
Thrill of Battle (Warden Trait)-icon.png Thrill of Battle Increased Morale-tap damage. Set: 5+ total ranks
Shield Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Shield Mastery Grants Shield Mastery skill. Set: 10+ total ranks
Elegant Finish-icon.png Elegant Finish Grants bonuses to Finishers. Set: 15+ total ranks
Shield Tactics (Trait)-icon.png Shield Tactics Grants Shield Tactics skill. Set: 20+ total ranks
Close Call-icon.png Close Call Evading restores a small amount of Morale. Set: 25+ total ranks
Exultation of Battle (Trait)-icon.png Exultation of Battle Increases Morale-tap duration. Set: 30+ total ranks
Revel in Combat-icon.png Revel in Combat Builders also perform a Morale-tap. Set: 35+ total ranks


Obtained by spending Trait Points in the Warden Determination Trait Tree.

Trait Description Source
War-cry (Trait)-icon.png War-cry Improves skill War-cry. Trait: 0+ ranks
Persevere (Trait)-icon.png Persevere Increases Persevere Gambit Line Damage and Healing. Trait: 0+ ranks
Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge Grants Defiant Challenge skill. Trait: 5+ ranks
Careful Shield-work-icon.png Careful Shield-work Improves skills Persevere and Safeguard. Trait: 5+ ranks
Bane of Shadow-icon.png Bane of Shadow Increases your Light-type Damage. Trait: 10+ ranks
Defiance-icon.png Defiance Improves skill Defiant Challenge. Trait: 10+ ranks, Warden's Challenge (1)
Impressive Flourish (Trait)-icon.png Impressive Flourish Improves skill Impressive Flourish. Trait: 10+ ranks
Unassailable-icon.png Unassailable Improves skills Surety of Death and Desolation. Trait: 15+ ranks
Counter-attack-icon.png Counter-attack Resets the cooldown of Mastery skills after a (Partial) Evade. Trait: 15+ ranks
Indefatigable-icon.png Indefatigable Improves skills Celebration of Skill and Restoration. Trait: 15+ ranks
Thick Skin (Warden Trait)-icon.png Thick Skin Improves skills Dance of War and Conviction. Trait: 20+ ranks
Critical Protection-icon.png Critical Protection Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Lasting Hope-icon.png Lasting Hope Increases the duration of your HoTs. Trait: 20+ ranks
Never Surrender (Trait)-icon.png Never Surrender Decreases the cooldown of Never Surrender. Trait: 25+ ranks
Fear No Darkness-icon.png Fear No Darkness Increases your Morale-tap Damage. Trait: 25+ ranks
Stand Your Ground-icon.png Stand Your Ground Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png For the Free Peoples Grants For the Free Peoples skill. Trait: 30+ ranks
Fellowship Protector (Trait)-icon.png Fellowship Protector Improves skill Conviction. Trait: 30+ ranks


Recklessness

Recklessness
Wields deadly, war-like techniques to defeat foes.
A powerful damaging build that stacks single-target bleeds with the potential for sweeping AoE blows.
Skills Earned:
Shield Piercer-icon.png Shield Piercer


+5% Warden DoT Damage
-10% Attack Duration
-50% Outgoing healing Modifier


Gambit Builders build a stacking melee damage buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Light DoT Damage
Fist: +5% Fist Gambit Critical Damage
Shield: +2% Morale-tap damage

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


Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Piercer-icon.png Shield Piercer Ranged + Debuff 45s 30m Set: Initial Skill
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Recklessness-icon.png Recklessness Buff 45s self Trait: Recklessness (Trait)-icon.png Recklessness


Set Traits Description Source
Sharpened Spears-icon.png Sharpened Spears Increases Spear Gambit Damage Set: 5+ total ranks
Unconventional Strikes-icon.png Unconventional Strikes Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Precision Training-icon.png Precision Training Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
Taking Advantage-icon.png Taking Advantage Heal Set: 20+ total ranks
One After Another-icon.png One After Another Heal + Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Grand Master Weapons Training-icon.png Grand Master Weapons Training Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
Martial Fury-icon.png Martial Fury Improves Power Attack Gambit line and Precise Blow Gambit line. Set: 35+ total ranks


Obtained by spending Trait Points in the Warden Recklessness Trait Tree.

Trait Description Source
Basic Strikes-icon.png Basic Strikes Increases Gambit Builder Damage. Trait: 0+ ranks
Vital Points (Warden Trait)-icon.png Vital Points Increases Bleed Damage. Trait: 0+ ranks
Spear Sweep-icon.png Spear Sweep Changes skills Onslaught and Wall of Steel to cash out Bleeds for AoE damage. Trait: 5+ ranks
Physical Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Physical Mastery Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Way of the Spear-icon.png Way of the Spear Increases Spear Gambit Damage. Trait: 10+ ranks
Foe of the Darkness-icon.png Foe of the Darkness Increases Light-type Damage. Trait: 10+ ranks
On the Offence-icon.png On the Offence Improves skill Offensive Strike and increases Morale-tap Damage. Trait: 10+ ranks
Quick Sweep (Trait)-icon.png Quick Sweep Chance to apply Bleed on Spear Sweep cash out. Trait: 15+ ranks, Spear Sweep (1)
No Respite for the Wicked-icon.png No Respite for the Wicked Improves skill Offensive Strike. Trait: 15+ ranks
Aggravating Wounds-icon.png Aggravating Wounds Increases Bleed Critical Chance. Trait: 15+ ranks
No Mercy-icon.png No Mercy Chance for Spear Sweep to not remove Bleeds. Trait: 20+ ranks, Quick Sweep (1)
Deep Wounds-icon.png Deep Wounds Increases Bleed Critical Damage. Trait: 20+ ranks
Warden's Triumph (Trait)-icon.png Warden's Triumph Improves skills Adroit Manoeuvre and Warden's Triumph. Trait: 25+ ranks
Lasting Impression-icon.png Lasting Impression Increased Bleed duration and adds expiration damage. Trait: 25+ ranks
Recklessness (Trait)-icon.png Recklessness Grants Recklessness skill. Trait: 30+ ranks
Honed Spikes (Trait)-icon.png Honed Spikes Increases Critical Damage of Shield skills when wearing Shield Spikes. Trait: 30+ ranks


Assailment

Assailment
Wields Javelin and clever tactics to harm and hinder foes.
A ranged support line that debuffs enemies while dealing significant damage from afar, useful when fighting either alone or in a Fellowship.
+5% Ranged Damage
+... Critical Rating


Skills Earned: Improved Hampering Javelin


Gambit Builders build a stacking ranged damage buff - max of 4.5%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Javelin: -5% Fellowship Attack Duration
Fist: +5% Chance to Crit with Ranged Attacks
Shield: +10% Morale return for fellows when they strike the target


+10 Javelin Skills Max Range

These skills are acquired by spending points in the Warden Assailment (Yellow) trait tree. The Set skills can only be obtained by specializing in the tree.


Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Hampering Javelin-icon.png Improved Hampering Javelin Ranged + Debuff + Root 20s 40m Set: Initial Skill
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Fire at Will-icon.png Fire at Will Fellowship Buff 45s 40m Set: Fire at Will (Trait)-icon.png Fire at Will
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Dodge This!-icon.png Dodge This! Ranged 10s 40m Set: Dodge This! (Trait)-icon.png Dodge This!
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Ambush-icon.png Snap Shot - Ambush Ranged + Knockout 30s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Piercer-icon.png Snap Shot - Shield Piercer Ranged + Debuff 45s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Hampering Javelin-icon.png Snap Shot - Improved Hampering Javelin Ranged + Debuff + Root 20s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Wages of Fear-icon.png Snap Shot - Wages of Fear Ranged 45s 40m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force-icon.png Snap Shot - Javelin of Deadly Force Ranged + Buff 1m 30.2m Set: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force Ranged + Buff 1m 30.2m Trait: Javelin of Deadly Force (Trait)-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force


Set Traits Description Source
Throwing Arm-icon.png Throwing Arm Increases Ranged Damage. Set: 5+ total ranks
Makeshift Caltrops-icon.png Makeshift Caltrops Improves skill Improved Hampering Javelin. Set: 10+ total ranks
Focus Fire-icon.png Focus Fire Improves skills Marked Target and Diminished Target. Set: 15+ total ranks
Fire at Will (Trait)-icon.png Fire at Will Grants Fire at Will skill. Set: 20+ total ranks
Dodge This! (Trait)-icon.png Dodge This! Grants Dodge This! skill. Set: 25+ total ranks
Endurance Training-icon.png Endurance Training Improves stance Assailment - Stance. Set: 30+ total ranks
Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot Gambit Builders can enable off-cooldown Javelin skills. Set: 35+ total ranks


Obtained by spending Trait Points in the Warden Assailment Trait Tree.

Trait Description Source
Ranged Damage (Trait)-icon.png Ranged Damage Increases Ranged Damage. Trait: 0+ ranks
Marked Target (Trait)-icon.png Lasting Mark Improves skills Marked Target and Diminished Target. Trait: 0+ ranks
Finesse (Trait)-icon.png Finesse Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Momentum (Trait)-icon.png Momentum Improves skill In the Fray - Stance. Trait: 5+ ranks
Bulls-eye-icon.png Bulls-eye Increases Ranged Critical Chance and Damage. Trait: 10+ ranks
Shield's Up-icon.png Shield's Up Improves skill In the Fray - Stance. Trait: 10+ ranks
Diminished Target (Trait)-icon.png Enduring Assailment Increases duration of Ranged Gambit debuffs. Trait: 10+ ranks
Piercing Javelins-icon.png Piercing Javelins Improves Ranged Gambit skills. Trait: 15+ ranks
Barbed Javelins-icon.png Barbed Javelins Chance for Ranged Gambit skills to apply a Bleed. Trait: 15+ ranks
Area Targeting-icon.png Area Targeting Improves skills Marked Target and Diminished Target. Trait: 15+ ranks
Shattered Javelins-icon.png Shattered Javelins Attempting to stacking a Barbed Javelins Bleed will deal AoE Damage. Trait: 20+ ranks, Barbed Javelins (1)
Hurry Up with That!-icon.png Hurry Up with That! Improves skill Ranged Adroit Manoeuvre. Trait: 20+ ranks
Battering Strikes-icon.png Battering Strikes Improves skills Precise Throw, Piercing Toss and Javelin of Virtue. Trait: 25+ ranks
Suppression-icon.png Suppression Improves Ranged Offensive Strike Gambit line. Trait: 25+ ranks
Javelin of Deadly Force (Trait)-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force Grants Javelin of Deadly Force skill. Trait: 30+ ranks
Seize the Moment-icon.png Seize the Moment Gives a 50% chance to reset Gambit Masteries on critical hits. Trait: 30+ ranks


Trait Tree

Determination
Wields Shield and Fist to protect allies from harm.
A tanking build which boosts defences while healing, able to survive attacks from many foes at once.
Skills Earned:
Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot


+25% Healing Potency
+5% Physical Mitigation
+5% Tactical Mitigation


Passively gain +20% Morale


Gambit Builders build a stacking Partial Block, Parry, and Evade buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Incoming Healing Modifier
Fist: -2% Outgoing Damage on Target
Shield: +Block Rating
Recklessness
Wields deadly, war-like techniques to defeat foes.
A powerful damaging build that stacks single-target bleeds with the potential for sweeping AoE blows.
Skills Earned:
Shield Piercer-icon.png Shield Piercer


+5% Warden DoT Damage
-10% Attack Duration
-50% Outgoing healing Modifier


Gambit Builders build a stacking melee damage buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Light DoT Damage
Fist: +5% Fist Gambit Critical Damage
Shield: +2% Morale-tap damage
Assailment
Wields Javelin and clever tactics to harm and hinder foes.
A ranged support line that debuffs enemies while dealing significant damage from afar, useful when fighting either alone or in a Fellowship.
+5% Ranged Damage
+... Critical Rating


Skills Earned: Improved Hampering Javelin


Gambit Builders build a stacking ranged damage buff - max of 4.5%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Javelin: -5% Fellowship Attack Duration
Fist: +5% Chance to Crit with Ranged Attacks
Shield: +10% Morale return for fellows when they strike the target


+10 Javelin Skills Max Range
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