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.

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 Trait 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 60. 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 60.

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
1 1,000 1,000 21 1,300 22,900 41 1,600 51,800
2 1,000 2,000 22 1,300 24,200 42 1,600 53,400
3 1,000 3,000 23 1,300 25,500 43 1,700 55,100
4 1,000 4,000 24 1,300 26,800 44 1,700 56,800
5 1,000 5,000 25 1,300 28,100 45 1,700 58,500
6 1,100 6,100 26 1,300 29,400 46 1,700 60,200
7 1,000 7,100 27 1,400 30,800 47 1,700 61,900
8 1,000 8,100 28 1,400 32,200 48 1,700 63,600
9 1,000 9,100 29 1,400 33,600 49 1,800 65,400
10 1,000 10,100 30 1,400 35,000 50 1,800 67,200
11 1,100 11,200 31 1,400 36,400 51 1,800 69,000
12 1,100 12,300 32 1,500 37,900 52 1,800 70,800
13 1,100 13,400 33 1,500 39,400 53 1,800 72,600
14 1,100 14,500 34 1,500 40,900 54 1,900 74,500
15 1,100 15,600 35 1,500 42,400 55 1,900 76,400
16 1,200 16,800 36 1,500 43,900 56 1,900 78,300
17 1,200 18,000 37 1,500 45,400 57 1,900 80,200
18 1,200 19,200 38 1,600 47,000 58 1,900 82,100
19 1,200 20,400 39 1,600 48,600 59 1,900 84,000
20 1,200 21,600 40 1,600 50,200 60 2,000 86,000

Virtue / Stat Comparison Matrix

The following table illustrates which Virtues provide which stat bonuses.

Virtue Stats (values at Rank 60)
Agility Armour CritDef CritRtg Evade Fate Finesse ICMR IHR Morale Power Might PMR PMit Resist TMR TMit Vitality Will
Charity 3896 9301 290
Compassion 1860 7792 3896
Confidence 7906 2790 3953
Determination 775 2372 5337
Discipline 3953 2338 9301
Empathy 6201 4651 2790
Fidelity 2338 7792 484
Fortitude 4651 3100 2790
Honesty 2372 10673 387
Honour 2790 3100 3896
Idealism 775 3953 930
Innocence 7792 4651 2338
Justice 4651 1550 2338
Loyalty 3100 2372 968
Mercy 9301 387 290
Patience 2372 4651 775
Tolerance 2338 4651 7792
Valour 2372 3953 10673
Wisdom 2372 5337 775
Wit 3953 7906 3202 3202
Zeal 2372 775 5337

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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