Lynx (Lore-master)

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The Lynx is the third pet obtained by a Lore-master, at level 30. It has the same level as the Lore-master itself.

It is naturally in stealth mode and tends to be more fragile than other pets, having lower morale. It has the ability to deal a lot of burst damage. The strongest attack of the lynx, Surprise Attack, has a high chance of a critical hit and can only be used from stealth. After use, the lynx will remain out of stealth for the rest of the fight. It also has a couple of AoE skills. The DPS (sustained damage) of the Lynx is average. The auto-attack damage is mediocre and it flanks little (not many opportunities to use Improved Staff-strike), although critical hits on auto-attacks do apply the DoT Savage Bleed on enemies. The lynx is a popular pet choice for leveling or questing Lore-masters who are not traited down the Master of Nature's Fury line.

The lynx has a mediocre flank rate.


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The last three skills on the Lynx's Skill Bar are:

  1. Surprise Attack: Sneaks up to targeted foe and does a sneak attack with amazing critical damage
  2. Feral Strike: AoE attack
  3. Slashing Claws: AoE attack


The trait Noble Savage enhances the Lore-master's companion by improving its morale, power, attack speed, damage, critical chance, block, parry and evade chance, stealth and stealth detection, as well as granting it immunity to knockbacks.


Auto-attacks have a chance to activate Flanked! on an enemy target.
Auto-attacks from the rear have a chance to activate Harried! on an enemy target.
Auto-attacks cause Savage Bleed to occur on an enemy target on a critical hit.

Pet Food

A Lynx can eat Cuts of Meat to temporarily increase its melee critical & defence ratings. Cuts of Meat are crafted by Cooks.

Ranged Item

A Lore-master can equip a brooch in their ranged slot that grants their pet one of the following:

  • Up to 656 critical rating, 1156 morale and 997 power;
  • Up to 630 in-combat morale regeneration, 8000 evade rating, 1156 morale and 997 power.


A Lore-master has the ability to learn skills that change the appearance of their pet by consuming talismans. These talismans are crafted by Jewellers or can be purchased at the LOTRO Store.

Lore-master Pets
BearRavenEagleBog-guardianLynxSpirit of NatureSabertooth CatNon-combat Pets