Monster Play: Orc Reaver

by Martuk

Monster play is a feature in Lord of the Rings Online that offers players another level of depth. Both the Player vs Environment (PvE) style of play and the Player vs Player (PvP) style are accommodated here. This is the first in a series of guides that should aid you in choosing what monster best suits your diabolical needs. The first guide for this series deals with our good friend the Orc Reaver.

The Orc Reaver is a savage, brutal, and deadly fighter. The Reaver is at home on the field of battle and in few other places. He is considered a melee class with a touch of dps and debuff. Not being specialized in any one area makes the Orc Reaver a versatile class and a valuable ally capable of filling a number of roles. They can tank, play dps, and even debuff their enemies. Considered the champion class counterpart to the free peoples, this creature is often viewed as one of the major damage dealers in an encounter. On the battlefield, much like a Champion, they should be wary of Guardians and other Champions when traveling alone.

The following list provides the active skills you can train in or acquire for the Orc Reaver. Skills can be purchased with Destiny Points which you can also earn during Monster Play. Sun Tzu once wrote, "know thy enemy and know thy self and you will always be victorious." Study this list closely if you are fighting in the service of the free peoples of Middle Earth and know your enemy on the battlefield. If you are in the service of the dark lord, study this and learn the abilities of yourself or that of your allies. In any case this should aid you in your fight for whichever side you choose.

Buff Skill List: This is the list of beneficial skills for the Orc Reaver.

  • Glory in Victory: The sight of your opponents falling before you catapults you into an empowering rage, giving you burst of healing and increasing damage dealt and taken.
    Heals 78 damage initially
    Heals 78 damage every 4 seconds for 20 seconds
    +10.0% to Melee Offense +10.0% to Melee Vulnerability
    Lasts for 1 m 30 s Power Cost: 50 Recovery Time: 30 s
  • Resilience: You are hardier than most and can recover from being knocked down and stunned.
    This requires advanced skill: Resilience trait to be slotted.
    Shake off Dazes or Stuns, or recover from being knocked down. Power Cost: 50 Recovery Time: 3 m

Debuff Skill List: Debuffs are used to weaken your foes and leave them at your mercy.

  • Blinding Dust : You throw dust into the air around, blinding nearby foes.
    Adds 20.0% to Miss Chance Lasts for 30 s Power Cost: 65
    Recovery Time: 1 m Max Targets: 4 Radius: 5
  • Disarm : With a flash of steel you render your target unable to use their weapons for a short while. This skill can only be used against players. Power Cost: 65 Recovery Time: 2 m Max Range: 3 PvMP: Rank 2
  • Hamstring : You cut the legs of your foe, slowing their movement.
    Decreases Run Speed by 25.0% Lasts for 15 s Power Cost: 50 Recovery Time: 10 s Max Range: 3

Melee: Use these skills to pummel your opponent to the ground and leave them at your mercy.

  • Devastating Strike : When your target has less than half of their morale, you can make an extremely damaging attack with an increased chance to critical. This skill will consume all your remaining power.
    Causes 248 common damage. Recovery Time: 1 m 30 s
    Max Range: 3
  • Jagged Cut : A sweeping cut that can damage multiple targets in front of you.
    Causes 133 common damage. Power Cost: 77 Recovery Time: 5 s
    Max Targets: 4 Radius: 5
  • Sudden Strikes : Two fast attacks on your target.
    Does two attacks for 114 common damage and 86 common damage. Power Cost: 77 Max Range: 3
  • Sundering Blow : A destructive attack, weakening the target's armour. Causes 124 common damage. Subtracts 1,124 from Armour Value Lasts for 15 s Power Cost: 65 Recovery Time: 10 s Max Range: 3

Passive Skill List: Passive skill list for the Orc Reaver.

  • Armour: Passive Armour enhancements.
  • Armour Rank 1: This skill adds to the players Armour class rating.
    + 53 to AC rating.
  • Armour Rank 2: This skill adds to the players Armour class rating.
    +105 to AC rating.
  • Armour Rank 3: This skill adds to the players Armour class rating.
    + 210 to AC rating.
  • Armour Rank 4: This skill adds to the players Armour class rating.
    +320 to AC rating.
  • Avoidance:
    • Avoidance Rank 1: This will increase your ability to avoid attacks.
      Parry Chance: 1.0%
      Evade Chance: 1.0%
      Block Chance: 1.0%
    • Avoidance Rank 2: This will increase your ability to avoid attacks. Parry Chance: 2.0% Evade Chance: 2.0% Block Chance: 2.0%
    • Avoidance Rank 3: This will increase your ability to avoid attacks. Parry Chance: 3.0% Evade Chance: 3.0% Block Chance: 3.0%
    • Avoidance Rank 4: This will increase your ability to avoid attacks. Parry Chance: 4.0% Evade Chance: 4.0% Block Chance: 4.0%
  • Damage:
    • Damage Rank 1: Increases the damage dealt by your attacks.
      Melee Offense: 1.0%
      Ranged Offense: 1.0%
      Magic Offense: 1.0%
    • Damage Rank 2: Increases the damage dealt by your attacks. Melee Offense: 3.0% Ranged Offense: 3.0% Magic Offense: 3.0%
    • Damage Rank 3: Increases the damage dealt by your attacks. Melee Offense: 5.0% Ranged Offense: 5.0% Magic Offense: 5.0%
    • Damage Rank 4: Increases the damage dealt by your attacks. Melee Offense: 8.0% Ranged Offense: 8.0% Magic Offense: 8.0%
  • Health: A list of Passive health enhancements.
    • Health Rank 1: Increases your maximum health.
      Increase Maximum Health by 2.0%
    • Health Rank 2: Increases your maximum health.
      Increase Maximum Health by 6.0%
    • Health Rank 3: Increases your maximum health.
      Increase Maximum Health by 12.0%
  • Power:: Passive Power Enhancements.
    • Power Rank 1 : Increases your maximum power.
      Maximum Power increased by 2.0%
    • Power Rank 2: Increases your maximum power.
      Maximum Power increased by 6.0%
    • Power Rank 3: Increases your maximum power.
      Maximum Power increased by 12.0%
    • Power Rank 4: Increases your maximum power.
      Maximum Power increased by 20.
  • Resistance: In this case resistance is not futile. This can aid you greatly in battle as these varying skill ranks can reduce various forms of damage by increasing your resistance to those attacks.

    • Resistance Rank 1 : Increases your resistance to certain negative effects.
      Song: 1.0% Cry: 1.0% Physical: 1.0% Magic: 1.0%
    • Resistance Rank 2: Increases your resistance to certain negative effects. Song: 3.0% Cry: 3.0% Physical: 3.0% Magic: 3.0%
    • Resistance Rank 3 : Increases your resistance to certain negative effects. Song: 6.0% Cry: 6.0% Physical: 6.0% Magic: 6.0%

    Ability Skills: An advanced ability skill for the Orc Reaver.

    • Advanced Skill: Resilience : You are hardier than most and can recover from being knocked down and stunned.
      Grants Resilience

    Appearance Traits: Several ranks of appearance modifying Traits.

    • Appearance 1: A different visual appearance
    • Appearance 2: A different visual appearance PvMP Rank: Rank: 1
    • Appearance 3: A different visual appearance PvMP Rank: Rank: 3
    • Appearance 4: A different visual appearance PvMP Rank: Rank: 4
    • Appearance 5: A different visual appearance PvMP Rank: Rank: 5
    • Appearance 6: A different visual appearance PvMP Rank: Rank: 7

    Class Traits: A list of class traits specifically for your Orc Reaver.

    • Burning Blades : Sets damage type of all skills to fire
      PvMP Rank: Rank: 4
    • Enhanced Skill: Devastating Strike : You can use your Devastating Strike more often.
      Subtracts 30.0 from Recovery Time for Devastating Strike. PvMP Rank: Rank: 2
    • Enhanced Skill: Glory in Victory : When you use Glory in Victory you no longer take additional damage in melee.
      Subtracts 10.0% from Damage Vulnerability when enraged PvMP Rank: Rank: 2
    • Enhanced Skill: Jagged Cut : Enables your Jagged Cut skill to sometimes cause damage over time on your targets.
    • Power Boost : Increases your total Power by 3.0%.
    • Quick Strikes : Subtracts 10.0% from Attack Duration.
    • Resistance Boost : Offers an enhancement to resistances.
      Adds 3.0% to Song Resistance
      Adds 3.0% to Cry Resistance
      Adds 3.0% to Physical Resistance
      Adds 3.0% to Magic Resistance PvMP Rank: Rank: 1

    Corruption Traits: Corruption traits are enhancements that allow you to enhance one area of your character at the expense of another.

    • Ancient Dwarf Mitigation Boost :
      Subtracts 2.0% from Common Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Fire Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Light Mitigation
      Adds 5.0% to Ancient Dwarf Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Beleriand Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Westernesse Mitigation
      PvMP Rank: Rank: 1
    • Beleriand Mitigation Boost :
      Subtracts 2.0% from Common Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Fire Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Light Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Ancient Dwarf Mitigation
      Adds 5.0% to Beleriand Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Westernesse Mitigation PvMP Rank: Rank: 1
    • Common Mitigation Boost :
      Adds 5.0% to Common Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Fire Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Light Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Ancient Dwarf Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Beleriand Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Westernesse Mitigation PvMP Rank: Rank: 3
    • Cry Resistance Boost :
      Subtracts 3.0% from Song Resistance
      Adds 5.0% to Cry Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Physical Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Magic Resistance PvMP Rank: Rank: 3
    • Damage for Health :
      Adds 2.5% to Melee Offense
      Adds 2.5% to Ranged Offense
      Adds 2.5% to Magic Offense
      Decreases your total Health by 10.0%
    • Damage for Power :
      Adds 2.5% to Melee Offense
      Adds 2.5% to Ranged Offense
      Adds 2.5% to Magic Offense
      Decreases your total Power by 10.0% PvMP Rank: Rank: 1
    • Fire Mitigation Boost :
      Subtracts 2.0% from Common Mitigation
      Adds 5.0% to Fire Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Light Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Ancient Dwarf Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Beleriand Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Westernesse Mitigation PvMP Rank: Rank: 2
    • Health for Damage :
      Increases your total Health by 5.0%
      Subtracts 5.0% from Melee Offense
      Subtracts 5.0% from Ranged Offense Damage
      Subtracts 5.0% from Magic Offense PvMP Rank: Rank: 2
    • Health for Power :
      Increases your total Health by 5.0%
      Decreases your total Power by 10.0%
    • Light Mitigation Boost :
      Subtracts 2.0% from Common Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Fire Mitigation
      Adds 5.0% to Light Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Ancient Dwarf Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Beleriand Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Westernesse Mitigation PvMP Rank: Rank: 2
    • Magic Resistance Boost :
      Subtracts 3.0% from Song Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Cry Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Physical Resistance
      Adds 5.0% to Magic Resistance PvMP Rank: Rank: 3
    • Physical Resistance Boost :
      Subtracts 3.0% from Song Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Cry Resistance
      Adds 5.0% to Physical Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Magic Resistance PvMP Rank: Rank: 3
    • Power for Damage :
      Increases your total Power by 5.0%
      Subtracts 5.0% from Melee Offense
      Subtracts 5.0% from Ranged Offense Damage
      Subtracts 5.0% from Magic Offense
    • Power for Health :
      Increases your total Power by 5.0%
      Decreases your total Health by 10.0% PvMP Rank: Rank: 1
    • Song Resistance Boost :
      Adds 5.0% to Song Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Cry Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Physical Resistance
      Subtracts 3.0% from Magic Resistance PvMP Rank: Rank: 3
    • Stealth Boost :
      Adds 4 to Stealth Detection
      Decreases Run Speed by 5.0% PvMP Rank: Rank: 5
    • Westernesse Mitigation Boost :
      Subtracts 2.0% from Common Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Fire Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Light Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Ancient Dwarf Mitigation
      Subtracts 2.0% from Beleriand Mitigation
      Adds 5.0% to Westernesse Mitigation PvMP Rank: Rank: 1

    - Martuk

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    Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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    Stacy "Martuk" Jones was a long-time news editor and community manager for many of our previous game sites, such as Age of Conan. Stacy has since moved on to become a masked super hero, battling demons in another dimension.

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