LOTRO: New skills for the classes

The best defense is a good offense - offend the enemy!Before The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar lands in North America, we advise the fans to take a couple of more looks over at Turbine’s main site. Just who will you be when the game launches?

Will you be some grand, chivalrous Champion hacking your way through the hordes of Legolass fangirls goblins and Orcs? Or will you be a mighty guardian – the stocky, powerful dwarf who can take everything your opponent dishes out (albeit getting carried by elves)?

It’s your choice, but to help you along, we’re reporting that the main site’s just updated the character classes with additional skills, and in the case of the Champion, it looks Aragorn‘s favored class be dealing more of Chuck Norris’ currency – pain. See if you can spot their new moves.


Skills of the Champion

Wild Attack: A damaging attack.  This increases fervor, allowing the use of other Champion skills.

Flurry: An attack that increases the Champion’s attack speed and fervor.

Blade Storm: A 360-degree area-of-effect attack.

Champion’s Challenge: A taunting cry that forces the target to face and attack the Champion.

Savage Strikes: A double attack.

Blade Wall: A frontal area-of-effect attack.

Exchange of Blows: For every strike the Champion receives from her enemy, she returns the blow.

Hedge: A de-taunt that will maintain the Champion’s current Fervour state.

Brutal Strikes: A triple attack.

Traits of the Champion
Here are some of the Class-specific Traits the Champion can obtain while adventuring in Middle-earth.

Call of the Wild:  The Champion’s Wild Attack generates additional threat and she gains a small amount of natural armour.

At the Ready:  The Champion’s base block rate is increased and she gains a small amount of natural armour.

That’s just one class – imagine what they’ve added to the rest.

The best defense is a good offense - offend the enemy!Before The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar lands in North America, we advise the fans to take a couple of more looks over at Turbine’s main site. Just who will you be when the game launches?

Will you be some grand, chivalrous Champion hacking your way through the hordes of Legolass fangirls goblins and Orcs? Or will you be a mighty guardian – the stocky, powerful dwarf who can take everything your opponent dishes out (albeit getting carried by elves)?

It’s your choice, but to help you along, we’re reporting that the main site’s just updated the character classes with additional skills, and in the case of the Champion, it looks Aragorn‘s favored class be dealing more of Chuck Norris’ currency – pain. See if you can spot their new moves.


Skills of the Champion

Wild Attack: A damaging attack.  This increases fervor, allowing the use of other Champion skills.

Flurry: An attack that increases the Champion’s attack speed and fervor.

Blade Storm: A 360-degree area-of-effect attack.

Champion’s Challenge: A taunting cry that forces the target to face and attack the Champion.

Savage Strikes: A double attack.

Blade Wall: A frontal area-of-effect attack.

Exchange of Blows: For every strike the Champion receives from her enemy, she returns the blow.

Hedge: A de-taunt that will maintain the Champion’s current Fervour state.

Brutal Strikes: A triple attack.

Traits of the Champion
Here are some of the Class-specific Traits the Champion can obtain while adventuring in Middle-earth.

Call of the Wild:  The Champion’s Wild Attack generates additional threat and she gains a small amount of natural armour.

At the Ready:  The Champion’s base block rate is increased and she gains a small amount of natural armour.

That’s just one class – imagine what they’ve added to the rest.

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