Virtues

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Overview

Slots for Virtues

Virtues are a type of trait that characters can gain in LotRO. Virtues grants bonuses to stats and are an important part of improving your character.

Each Virtue grants bonuses to 3 different stats. The first stat listed on the tooltip grants the largest bonus, the next grants a somewhat smaller bonus, and the last stat listed on the tooltip grants the smallest bonus. In order to gain the stat bonuses for a Virtue it must be slotted by double-clicking it or dragging it to the top bar in the Virtue page of the Trait Tree Panel (which by default is accessed by the j key).

All Virtues also grant a small passive stat bonus (either to Maximum Morale or Physical and Tactical Mastery) even if they are not slotted. (Note: even when you don't have any rank at all then you still get rank 1 passives.)

Virtue slots are unlocked as you level up:

Slot Unlocked at Level
1 7
2 9
3 11
4 17
5 23

Slotted Virtues are tied to each Trait build (specified using the numbered tabs on the right side of the Trait Tree Panel). Therefore players can have unique Virtue builds that accompany their Class Trait builds. Note that Trait builds can be switched at any time while out-of-combat.

To determine which Virtues provide the most benefit for each class and role, consult the following pages:

Ranking up Virtues

A Virtue marked as Earning

To increase the stat bonuses provided by Virtues, you must increase their rank. Virtues gain ranks when players acquire Virtue XP as a reward for completing a deed, certain repeatable quests, or Featured Instances. Only one Virtue can be ranked up at a time - the Virtue that is specified as Earning in the Virtue panel. To mark a Virtue as Earning, click it such that the text 'Earning' appears in green below the Virtue name.

A Virtue Maxed Out Alert

The current maximum rank achievable for Virtues is 68. However, the effective maximum rank is based on character level. If a character is not max level, their Virtues will be capped at a rank of the character's level divided by 2 (rounded down, up to character level 110), or the character's level minus 55 (for characters above level 110), up to a maximum of 68.

If you gain Virtue XP while your Earning Virtue is capped then the Virtue XP will go instead to a Virtue which is not capped in this order:

  1. a slotted Virtue in your current build from left to right.
  2. the lowest ranked Virtue and in case of multiple equally ranked - in alphabetical order.

The following table lists the amount of Virtue XP required for each rank:

Rank Virtue XP
for Rank
Total Virtue
XP required
Rank Virtue XP
for Rank
Total Virtue
XP required
Rank Virtue XP
for Rank
Total Virtue
XP required
Rank Virtue XP
for Rank
Total Virtue
XP required
1 1,000 1,000 18 1,200 19,100 35 1,500 42,300 52 1,800 70,700
2 1,000 2,000 19 1,200 20,300 36 1,500 43,800 53 1,800 72,500
3 1,000 3,000 20 1,200 21,500 37 1,500 45,300 54 1,900 74,400
4 1,000 4,000 21 1,300 22,800 38 1,600 46,900 55 1,900 76,300
5 1,000 5,000 22 1,300 24,100 39 1,600 48,500 56 1,900 78,200
6 1,000 6,000 23 1,300 25,400 40 1,600 50,100 57 1,900 80,100
7 1,000 7,000 24 1,300 26,700 41 1,600 51,700 58 1,900 82,000
8 1,000 8,000 25 1,300 28,000 42 1,600 53,300 59 1,900 83,900
9 1,000 9,000 26 1,300 29,300 43 1,700 55,000 60 2,000 85,900
10 1,000 10,000 27 1,400 30,700 44 1,700 56,700 61 2,000 87,900
11 1,100 11,100 28 1,400 32,100 45 1,700 58,400 62 2,000 89,900
12 1,100 12,200 29 1,400 33,500 46 1,700 60,100 63 2,100 92,000
13 1,100 13,300 30 1,400 34,900 47 1,700 61,800 64 2,100 94,100
14 1,100 14,400 31 1,400 36,300 48 1,700 63,500 65 2,100 96,200
15 1,100 15,500 32 1,500 37,800 49 1,800 65,300 66 2,100 98,300
16 1,200 16,700 33 1,500 39,300 50 1,800 67,100 67 2,100 100,400
17 1,200 17,900 34 1,500 40,800 51 1,800 68,900 68 2,200 102,600

Virtue / Stat Comparison Matrix

The following table illustrates which Virtues provide which stat bonuses.

Virtue Stats (values at Rank 68)
Agility Armour CritDef CritRtg Evade Fate Finesse ICMR IHR Morale Power Might PMR PMit Resist TMR TMit Vitality Will
Charity 16382 26074 690
Compassion 5215 32764 8737
Confidence 22163 7822 13037
Determination 2346 6649 10560
Discipline 13037 9829 26074
Empathy 17383 13037 7822
Fidelity 9829 17474 1151
Fortitude 13037 7002 7822
Honesty 6649 21120 1173
Honour 7822 7002 8737
Idealism 2346 13037 2100
Innocence 32764 13037 5242
Justice 11051 3501 5242
Loyalty 8691 7822 2302
Mercy 26074 1173 690
Patience 6649 13037 1756
Tolerance 9829 13037 17474
Valour 6649 13037 21120
Wisdom 7822 10560 2346
Wit 11082 26074 6336 6336
Zeal 6649 2346 10560

Note: Cells in the table are color-coded as follows:

High Value Virtue Medium Value Virtue Low value Virtue

For a complete list of all stat values for all ranks for each Virtue, see the Virtue page.

Best Virtues by Stat

The following table lists the best Virtues to slot for each stat. High value virtues provide the highest value for the stat, while medium and low value virtues provide lesser values.

Stat High Value Virtues Medium Value Virtues Low Value Virtues
Agility Determination
Armour Value Empathy Loyalty Compassion
Critical Defence Empathy, Fortitude Honour
Critical Rating Confidence Wit Determination, Honesty, Patience, Valour, Zeal
Evade Rating Mercy Patience Confidence
Fate Idealism Mercy
Finesse Rating Wit Confidence, Valour Wisdom
in-Combat Morale Regen Justice
Incoming Healing Rating Discipline, Idealism Loyalty
Maximum Morale Fortitude, Honour Justice Idealism
Maximum Power Patience
Might Zeal
Physical Mastery Rating Valour Determination, Zeal Wit
Physical Mitigation Compassion, Innocence Charity Discipline, Fidelity, Tolerance
Resistance Rating Charity, Discipline Innocence, Tolerance Empathy, Fortitude
Tactical Mastery Rating Honesty Wisdom Wit
Tactical Mitigation Fidelity, Tolerance Compassion, Honour Innocence, Justice
Vitality Loyalty Fidelity Charity, Mercy
Will Wisdom Honesty

Faction-awarded Racial Trait

In addition, there is a Faction-awarded Racial Trait which adds 1 rank to each of 3 given virtues, if this trait is slotted as a Racial Trait.

Faction Reputation Award name Trait +1 Virtues
Dwarf Friend of Thorin's Hall Award of Dwarf Virtue Virtuous Dwarf Fidelity Honesty Loyalty
Elf Friend of Elves of Rivendell Award of Elven Virtue Virtuous Elf Charity Patience Wisdom
Hobbit Friend of The Mathom Society Award of Hobbit Virtue Virtuous Hobbit Empathy Honesty Idealism
Man Friend of Men of Bree Award of Men's Virtue Virtuous Man Confidence Justice Patience

Note: The Beorning can acquire a similar bonus at level 30 by completing the quest Hatred of Bear and Man which awards the trait Virtuous Beorning which increases Fortitude, Empathy, and Honour by +1.

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