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 65. 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 65.

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
Rank Virtue XP
for Rank
Total Virtue
XP required
1 1,000 1,000 14 1,100 14,400 27 1,400 30,700 40 1,600 50,100 53 1,800 72,500
2 1,000 2,000 15 1,100 15,500 28 1,400 32,100 41 1,600 51,700 54 1,900 74,400
3 1,000 3,000 16 1,200 16,700 29 1,400 33,500 42 1,600 53,300 55 1,900 76,300
4 1,000 4,000 17 1,200 17,900 30 1,400 34,900 43 1,700 55,000 56 1,900 78,200
5 1,000 5,000 18 1,200 19,100 31 1,400 36,300 44 1,700 56,700 57 1,900 80,100
6 1,000 6,000 19 1,200 20,300 32 1,500 37,800 45 1,700 58,400 58 1,900 82,000
7 1,000 7,000 20 1,200 21,500 33 1,500 39,300 46 1,700 60,100 59 1,900 83,900
8 1,000 8,000 21 1,300 22,800 34 1,500 40,800 47 1,700 61,800 60 2,000 85,900
9 1,000 9,000 22 1,300 24,100 35 1,500 42,300 48 1,700 63,500 61 2,000 87,900
10 1,000 10,000 23 1,300 25,400 36 1,500 43,800 49 1,800 65,300 62 2,000 89,900
11 1,100 11,100 24 1,300 26,700 37 1,500 45,300 50 1,800 67,100 63 2,000 91,900
12 1,100 12,200 25 1,300 28,000 38 1,600 46,900 51 1,800 68,900 64 2,000 93,900
13 1,100 13,300 26 1,300 29,300 39 1,600 48,500 52 1,800 70,700 65 2,000 95,900

Virtue / Stat Comparison Matrix

The following table illustrates which Virtues provide which stat bonuses.

Virtue Stats (values at Rank 65)
Agility Armour CritDef CritRtg Evade Fate Finesse ICMR IHR Morale Power Might PMR PMit Resist TMR TMit Vitality Will
Charity 7038 16802 516
Compassion 3734 14075 7038
Confidence 15868 5041 7934
Determination 1680 4760 7561
Discipline 7934 4223 16802
Empathy 12446 8401 5041
Fidelity 4223 14075 860
Fortitude 8401 5415 5041
Honesty 4760 15122 840
Honour 5041 5415 7038
Idealism 1680 7934 1624
Innocence 14075 8401 4223
Justice 8420 2707 4223
Loyalty 6223 4760 1720
Mercy 16802 840 516
Patience 4760 8401 1403
Tolerance 4223 8401 14075
Valour 4760 7934 15122
Wisdom 4760 7561 1680
Wit 7934 15868 4536 4536
Zeal 4760 1680 7561

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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