Mariner

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Class Difficulty: Advanced
Role: Offence/Support
Available to races: High Elf, Man, River Hobbit, Stout-axe
Gameplay: Mariners are confident melee fighters who wield swords deftly to challenge the forces of evil. Mariners have an innate sense of the flow of combat, and use their balance to adjust their fighting style to best fit the moment. Mariners also know how to use combinations of individual movements to create powerful skill chains. In fellowships, Mariners can use shanties to coordinate and motivate their allies, as well as craft strange concoctions to confound and disrupt foes.
Lore: Mariners are resourceful combatants, capable of using strange devices as well as their surroundings to aid them in battle.
This class is inspired by Eärendil, who alone of men successfully sailed to the Uttermost West to plead for the aid of the Valar


A male High Elf Mariner
Class-infobox
Classes
Skills
Traits
Deeds
Traceries
Effects

Role

Buffs / Crowd-control / Debuffs / DPS: The Mariner is adept in a number of roles depending on its spec:

  • The Shanty-caller - a group-support specialist, with a focus on maximizing group damage.
  • The Duellist - a flexible melee fighter, focused on maximizing your own damage output.
  • The Rover - a group-support specialist, with a focus on controlling and debuffing enemies, and helping to keep the group alive.

The Mariner's combat flow is centered around utilizing Sword-play effects to enhance abilities while maintaining their balance between Fore and Aft to maximize the buffs relative to each state without over extending in one direction and taking on detrimental debuffs.

Skills

Default Skills

These skills are granted automatically as you gain levels. The effects of many of these skills are improved in various ways by your choice of specialization and how you spend your trait points. Some skills may also be replaced by an improved version of the same skill as you increase in level.

Skill Category Attunes Cooldown Range Source
 Blade Shield Buff 2 5s Self Level 1
 Thrust Melee 1 0.5s 4m Level 1
 Riposte Melee 2 10s 4m Level 1
 En Garde Buff 3 5s Self Level 1
 Advance Melee 3 7s 4m Level 2
 Step Back Buff 3 5s Self Level 3
 Lunge Melee 5 15s 4m Level 3
 Disengage Buff 5 20s Self Level 5
 Belly of Brine Cure 2 15s Self Level 6
 Flick Melee + Interrupt 2 20s 4m Level 8
 Re-centre Buff 20 15s Self Level 10
 Aggressive Strike Melee 2 15s 4m Level 12
 Salt Cure Melee + Corruption Removal 1 10s 4m Level 14
 Sea Legs CC removal 2 1m Self Level 18
 The North Wind Tactical + Debuff 3 1m 15s 30m Level 25
 Shanty: Steady Fore Buff 2s Toggle Level 28
 Shanty: Steady Aft Buff 2s Toggle Level 28
 Toss a Bottle Heal 3 1m 25m Level 34
 Smoking Stones Tactical + AoE + Interrupt 4 1m 7.2m Level 40
 Sludge Pot Range + AoE + Debuff 1 40s 25m Level 42
 Rummage Buff 2 1s Self Level 48
 Rummage: Salts Tactical + AoE + Stun 3 1m 30s 7.2m Level 48
 Rummage: Stone Range + Stun 1 50s 25m Level 48
 Rummage: Knife Range + DoT 2 1m 25m Level 48
 Rummage: Button Heal 5 2m Self Level 48
 Rummage: Scrap of Music Heal 3 2m Self Level 48

Tracery-enabled Skill

Skill Category Attunes Cooldown Range Source
 Fire Pot Range + DoT 1 40s 25m Fire Pot tracery Upgrades skill from  Sludge Pot

Travel Skills

Mariners have the ability to sail quickly to many locations while taking their entire fellowship with them.

Ability Lvl Requirement Port Location
 Sail to Tharbad 7 This skill is auto-bestowed to Mariners upon reaching Level 7. [54.3S, 40.2W]
 Sail to Celondim 7 This skill is auto-bestowed to Mariners upon reaching Level 7. [28.2S, 92.1W]
 Sail to Trader's Wharf 10 Neutral Standing with The League of the Axe [21.3S, 61.4W]
 Sail to Buckland 15 This skill is auto-bestowed to Mariners upon reaching Level 15. [31.9S, 62.8W]
 Sail to Tinnudir 35 This skill is auto-bestowed to Mariners upon reaching Level 35. [12.6S, 67.6W]
 Sail to Sûri-kylä 35 Acquaintance Standing with Lossoth of Forochel [19.5N, 72.0W]
 Sail to Lothlórien 60 This skill is auto-bestowed to Mariners upon reaching Level 60. [17.6S, 64.6W]
 Sail to the Mirk-eaves 60 Acquaintance Standing with Malledhrim [15.3S, 61.2W]
 Sail to the Brown Lands 65 Acquaintance Standing with The Riders of Stangard [31.0S, 52.0W]
 Sail to Snowbourn 70 Acquaintance Standing with Men of the Sutcrofts [60.5S, 61.3W]
 Sail to Dol Amroth 90 Acquaintance Standing with Dol Amroth [74.7S, 71.3W]
 Sail to after-battle Osgiliath 100 Friend Standing with Host of the West [63.0S, 6.5W]
 Sail to Lake-town 110 Acquaintance Standing with Men of Dale [17.2N, 28.1W]
 Sail to Dol Amroth 135 Acquaintance standing with The Renewal of Gondor [75.5S, 72.4W]
 Sail to Lond Cirion 135 Acquaintance standing with The Renewal of Gondor [69.0S, 88.8W]
 Sail to Pelargir 135 Acquaintance standing with The Renewal of Gondor [83.0S, 34.8W]
 Sail to Halrax 140 Neutral standing with Citizens of Umbar Baharbêl [9.7S, 126.8W]
 Sail to Jax Phanâl 140 Neutral standing with Citizens of Umbar Baharbêl [14.4S, 114.7W]
 Sail to Umbar 140 Neutral standing with Citizens of Umbar Baharbêl [18.5S, 100.7W]

The Shanty-caller

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in the Shanty-caller (blue) trait tree. You can only obtain the set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Skill Category Attunes Range Cooldown Source
 Dramatic Flourish Melee + Buff + Heal 4 4m 20s Set: Initial skill
 Motivating Song Heal + Buff 3 40m 1m Trait:  Motivating Melody
 The West Wind Buff 2 30m 1m 30s Set:  The West Wind
 The South Wind Buff 2 30m 1m 15s Trait:  The South Wind
 Marked Foes Melee + AoE + Debuff 3 5.2m 15s Trait:  Bloodied Foes
 Call the Banners of War Buff 4 40m 1m 15s Set:  Banners of War
 Guided by the Stars Buff 5 40m 3m 55s Trait:  Guided by the Stars
 The Breaking of Thangorodrim Tactical + Debuff 5 40m 2m 55s Set:  The Breaking of Thangorodrim


The Duellist

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

Skill Category Attunes Range Cooldown Source
 Feint Melee 1 4m 10s Set: Initial skill
 Cut-over Melee 2 4m 10s Set:  Cut-over
 Salt-sea Blade Melee + Debuff 3 4m 7s Trait:  Salt-sea Blade
 Check-step Melee 4 4m 5s Set:  Check-step
 Dodge Buff 2 Self 10s Trait:  Dodge
 Sweeping Advance Melee + AoE 3 5.2m 6s Trait:  Slashing Blade
 Compound Attack Melee 4 4m 10s Trait:  Compound Attack
 Flèche Melee 5 6.2m 20s Set:  Flèche
Shanty: Fore with Haste Buff - Self 2m 15s Trait:  Double-time


The Rover

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in the Rover (yellow) trait tree. You can only obtain the set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Skill Category Attunes Range Cooldown Source
 Debilitating Strike Melee + Debuff 2 4m 15s Set: Initial skill
 Draining Strike Melee + Buff 3 4m 15s Set: Initial skill
 Thrum of the Sea Daze 1 40m 35s Set: Initial skill
 Throw Bolas Root 3 25m 1m 30s Trait:  Entangling Lines
 Breath of Fire Tactical 3 7.2m 30s Trait:  Spitting Spirits
 Breath of Ice Tactical 3 7.2m 30s Trait:  Spitting Spirits
 Caustic Brew Ranged + Debuff 5 25m 1m 15s Set:  Caustic Brew
 Cleansing Spirits Cure 2 15s 25m Trait:  Rare Ingredients
 Ragged Knife Ranged 1 25m 1m Trait:  Ragged Knife
 Pitch Pot Ranged + Debuff 3 30m 1m Set:  Pitch Pot
 Intimidating Challenge Fear 2 40m 50s Trait:  Intimidating Challenge
 Volatile Salts Daze 5 25m 2m Trait:  Novel Compounds
 Steady Traveller Buff 25 Self 3m Trait:  Traveller
 Jugglery Proficiency Buff Toggle 2s Set:  Jugglery Proficiency


Mounted Combat Skills

Passive Skills

Base Passive Skills

For details see High Elf, Men, River Hobbit, or Stout-axe

Armour Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
 Light Armour 1
 Medium Armour 1

Weapon Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
 Daggers 1
 Dual Wielding 1
 One-handed Swords 1

Combat Characteristics

Proficiency Level
 Balance Flow 1

Instrument Proficiencies

Proficiency Level
 Flute Use 1
 Horn Use 1
 Lute Use 1
 Specialized Equipment 1
 Bassoon Use 5
 Fiddle Use 5

Trait Sets

The Shanty-caller

The Shanty-caller
Sings shanties to coordinate and motivate allies.
Shanty-callers use ribald song and catchy melodies to motivate themselves and their allies, coordinating movements and keeping spirits high while completing difficult tasks..
Skills Earned:
 Dramatic Flourish
Set Bonus Description Source
 Inspiring Presence Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
 Resonant Song Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
 The West Wind Gains skill  The West Wind Set: 15+ total ranks
 Defensive Posture Damage Reduction Set: 20+ total ranks
 Buoying Winds Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
 Banners of War Gains skill  Call the Banners of War Set: 30+ total ranks
 The Breaking of Thangorodrim Gains skill  The Breaking of Thangorodrim Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
 Firm Footing Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
 One With the Sea Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
 Motivating Melody Gain skill  Motivating Song Trait: 0+ ranks
 Stormy Seas Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
 Enheartening Songs Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
 Cleansing Salts Improves skill  Salt Cure Trait: 10+ ranks
 Shrug Aside Blows Improves skill  Step Back Trait: 10+ ranks
 Light of Spirit Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
 The South Wind Gain skill  The South Wind Trait: 15+ ranks
 The Frigid North Wind Improves skill  The North Wind Trait: 15+ ranks
 Keen Sight Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
 Relaxing Wind Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
 Steady Winds Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
 Bloodied Foes Gain skill  Marked Foes Trait: 25+ ranks
 Known by Heart Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
 Guided by the Stars Gain skill  Guided by the Stars Trait: 30+ ranks
 Booming Voice Improves skill  The North Wind Trait: 30+ ranks


The Duellist

The Duellist
Weaves dramatic combinations of strikes to deal relentless damage
Duellists are masters of single combat, relying on sword-play and footwork to face down their enemies head on.
Skills Earned:
 Feint
Set Bonus Description Source
 Cut-over Gains skill:  Cut-over Set: 5+ total ranks
 Check-step Changes:  Step Back to  Check-step Set: 10+ total ranks
 Relentless Advance Improves skill:  Lunge Set: 15+ total ranks
 Between the Links Buff Set: 20+ total ranks
 Follow-through Improves skill:  Advance Set: 25+ total ranks
 Lightweight Blade Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
 Flèche Gains skill  Flèche Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
 Lean Forward Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
 Deep Punctures Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
 Sharpened Blades Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
 A Duellist's Honour Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
 Tempered Steel Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
 Salt-sea Blade Gain skill  Salt-sea Blade Trait: 5+ ranks
 Dodge Gain skill  Dodge Trait: 10+ ranks
 A Step Back Improves skill  Step Back /  Check-step Trait: 10+ ranks
 Attacker's Advantage Improves skill  Advance Trait: 10+ ranks
 Slashing Blade Improves skill  Advance Trait: 10+ ranks
 Balanced Techniques Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
 The Biting North Wind Improves skill  The North Wind Trait: 15+ ranks
 Salted Wounds Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
 Compound Attack Gain skill  Compound Attack Trait: 20+ ranks
 Conclusive Strike Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
 Test Defences Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
 Double-time Changes skill  Shanty: Steady Fore to Fore with Haste Trait: 30+ ranks, Level 45
 Confident Lunges Improves skills  Flèche &  Lunge Trait: 30+ ranks, Level 45


The Rover

The Rover
Use anything on-hand to hinder foes.
Rovers embrace the travelling lifestyle of a Mariner, exploring distant lands and collecting rare materials and strange baubles. In a pinch, they are also capable of turning these odds and ends into devices for confounding and weakening their foes.
Skills Earned:
 Draining Strike
 Thrum of the Sea
 Aggressive Strike becomes  Debilitating Strike.
Set Bonus Description Source
 Caustic Brew Gains skill  Caustic Brew Set: 5+ total ranks
 Extended Stupor Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
 Explosive Lunge Buff Set: 15+ total ranks
 Pitch Pot Gains skill  Pitch Pot Set: 20+ total ranks
 Rare Herbs Heal Set: 25+ total ranks
 Corrosive Salts Debuff Set: 30+ total ranks
 Jugglery Proficiency Gains skill  Jugglery Proficiency Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
 Entangling Lines Gain skill  Throw Bolas Trait: 0+ ranks
 Natural Explorer Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
 Shocking Counterattack Improves skill  Advance Trait: 0+ ranks
 Spitting Spirits Gain skills  Breath of Fire,  Breath of Ice Trait: 0+ ranks
 Rare Ingredients Changes skill  Belly of Brine to  Cleansing Spirits Trait: 5+ ranks
 Ragged Knife Gain skill  Ragged Knife Trait: 5+ ranks
 Encouraging Presence Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
 Fighting Smarter Buff Trait: 5+ ranks
 Dense Padding Buff Trait: 10+ ranks
 The Bitter North Wind Improves skill  The North Wind Trait: 10+ ranks
 Many Hands Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
 Strong Arms Buff Trait: 15+ ranks
 Intimidating Challenge Gain skill  Intimidating Challenge Trait: 20+ ranks
 Coordinated Movement Improves skill  Disengage Trait: 20+ ranks
 Novel Compounds Gain skill  Volatile Salts Trait: 20+ ranks
 Careful Aim Buff Trait: 20+ ranks,  Strong Arms (3)
 Enervating Counter Improves skill  Riposte Trait: 25+ ranks
 Masterful Disarm Improves skill  Debilitating Strike Trait: 25+ ranks
 Traveller Gain skill  Steady Traveller Trait: 30+ ranks, Level 45
 A Watched Pot Buff Trait: 30+ ranks, Level 45


Trait Tree

The Shanty-caller
Sings shanties to coordinate and motivate allies.
Shanty-callers use ribald song and catchy melodies to motivate themselves and their allies, coordinating movements and keeping spirits high while completing difficult tasks..
Skills Earned:
 Dramatic Flourish
The Duellist
Weaves dramatic combinations of strikes to deal relentless damage
Duellists are masters of single combat, relying on sword-play and footwork to face down their enemies head on.
Skills Earned:
 Feint
The Rover
Use anything on-hand to hinder foes.
Rovers embrace the travelling lifestyle of a Mariner, exploring distant lands and collecting rare materials and strange baubles. In a pinch, they are also capable of turning these odds and ends into devices for confounding and weakening their foes.
Skills Earned:
 Draining Strike
 Thrum of the Sea
 Aggressive Strike becomes  Debilitating Strike.

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