Lead the Charge

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Lead the Charge (Red line) is a Captain Trait Tree. The other two trait trees of this class are Hands of Healing and Leader of Men.

Lead the Charge
Uses Tactical and Melee attacks to deal damage.
Lead the Charge Captains inflict heavy damage to their foes while enhancing their allies' prowess.
Skills Earned:
Shadow's Lament-icon.png Shadow's Lament
Sure Strike has a chance to bestow Relentless Attack to the Fellowship when used while Battle-readied.

Relentless Attack:
Critical Rating
Physical Mastery
Tactical Mastery
+5% Outgoing Healing
Duration: 30s

Scoring a Critical Hit causes your target to take 2% more damage for 10s. This effect stacks with Telling Mark and Oathbreaker's Shame.


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

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Shadow's Lament-icon.png Shadow's Lament Melee 20s 3.5m Set: Initial Skill
Telling Mark-icon.png Telling Mark Debuff Toggle 40m Trait: Telling Mark (Trait)-icon.png Telling Mark
Time of Need-icon.png Time of Need Buff 2m Self Trait: Time of Need (Trait)-icon.png Time of Need
Standard of War (trait)-icon.png Standard of War Standard 1m 40m Trait: Standard of War (trait)-icon.png Standard of War
Blade-brother's Call-icon.png Blade-brother's Call Buff 2m Self Set: Blade-brother's Call-icon.png Blade-brother's Call
Oathbreaker's Shame-icon.png Oathbreaker's Shame Debuff 3m 40m Trait: Oathbreaker's Shame (trait)-icon.png Oathbreaker's Shame

Set Bonuses

Set Traits Description Source
Readied Blade-icon.png Readied Blade Improves skill Shadow's Lament Set: 5+ total ranks
Cutting Edge-icon.png Cutting Edge Improves skill Cutting Attack Set: 10+ total ranks
Elendil's Fortune-icon.png Elendil's Fortune Improves skill Blade of Elendil Set: 15+ total ranks
Lacerate (Trait)-icon.png Lacerate Improves skill Grave Wound Set: 20+ total ranks
Blade-brother's Call-icon.png Blade-brother's Call Gain skill Blade-brother's Call Set: 25+ total ranks
Blessing of the Blade-icon.png Blessing of the Blade Improves skill Blade-brother Set: 30+ total ranks
Master of War-icon.png Master of War Improves skills Inspire (Blade-brother) and Shadow's Lament Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
React To Battle-icon.png React To Battle Improves skills Devastating Blow, Light of Elendil, Pressing Attack and Routing Cry Trait: 0+ ranks
Deafening Shouts-icon.png Deafening Shouts Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Martial Prowess-icon.png Martial Prowess Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Make Them Bleed-icon.png Make Them Bleed Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Hardened Heart-icon.png Hardened Heart Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
Telling Mark (Trait)-icon.png Telling Mark Gain skill Telling Mark Trait: 5+ ranks
Penetrating Cry-icon.png Penetrating Cry Improves skill Routing Cry Trait: 10+ ranks
Arterial Strikes-icon.png Arterial Strikes Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
Time of Need (Trait)-icon.png Time of Need Gain skill Time of Need Trait: 10+ ranks
Advantageous Attack-icon.png Advantageous Attack Improves skills Shadow's Lament and Telling Mark Trait: 10+ ranks, Telling Mark (1)
Grievous Wounds (trait)-icon.png Grievous Wounds Improves skill Grave Wound Trait: 15+ ranks
Restraint-icon.png Restraint Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
Heightened Allies-icon.png Heightened Allies Improve all Call to Arms (Captain) skills Trait: 15+ ranks
Impactful Blows-icon.png Impactful Blows Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Standard of War (trait)-icon.png Standard of War Gain and improve skill Standard of War Trait: 20+ ranks
Fellowship of the Blade-icon.png Fellowship of the Blade Improve skill Blade-brother Trait: 25+ ranks
Vital Stroke-icon.png Vital Stroke Improve skill Grave Wound Trait: 25+ ranks
Oathbreaker's Shame (trait)-icon.png Oathbreaker's Shame Gain skill Oathbreaker's Shame Trait: 30+ ranks
Elite Companions (Trait)-icon.png Elite Companions Improve all Call to Arms (Captain) skills Trait: 30+ ranks