LotRO - Captain Class Guide Solo Play

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| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/solo">SOLO
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/group">GROUP
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/pvmp">PvMP
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/endgame">LEGENDARY
ITEMS | href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/91642/page/2">TRAITS
| VIRTUES
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/skills">SKILLS

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SOLO
PLAY AS A CAPTAIN


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He
may not look like much, but the fat, bald bearded dude in the bathrobe
carries a standard like nobody's business.

Soloing for Captains can be a mixed bag: some players find it
slow and grind-y and some players find it fast and easy. This will
largely depend on traits and gear. 

Captains are a hardy and capable solo class, with heavy armor
and some nice self-heals and buffs and a hard-hitting 2-handed weapon
at their disposal. Slotting multiple traits from the Lead the Charge
line will increase DPS significantly and make the fights go a bit
faster, but at the cost of some of the survivability granted by the
Hands of Healing line.

Summoned heralds and archers are arguably more useful for
soloing than for gro

ups. While summoned NPCs generally have smaller buffs than
standards, they can move freely around and add to the Captain's DPS
output by attacking foes. With the right combination of traits,
summoned allies are as tough as signature mobs. They can be toughened
even further by marking the pet as Shield-brother, which will make him
the recipient of a number of buffs and heals.

One aspect to keep in mind for soloing a Captain: many of the
Captain's healing abilities only work on other players or summoned
pets, and cannot be used by the Captain to heal himself. Rallying Cry
is the exception to this, but it requires a defeat event to use, so in
a long fight against a single tough opponent it wil be unavailable
until the end. Self-heals for such fights will be limited to the 15%
return from Revealing Mark, the smallish heal from Valiant Strike, high
in-combat morale regeneration from food and/or a Herald of Hope, and
the heal from Muster Courage when traited with Strength from Within.

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href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/overview">OVERVIEW
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/solo">SOLO
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/group">GROUP
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/pvmp">PvMP
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/endgame">LEGENDARY
ITEMS | href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/91642/page/2">TRAITS
| VIRTUES
| href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/captain/skills">SKILLS

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