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LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Light Armor Edition

Posted Fri, Nov 11, 2011 by gunky

LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Light Armor Edition

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Light-armor users in the Lord of the Rings Online are all of the so-called "caster" class - wielders of power beyond the simple physical mechanics of sword-swinging and arrow-shooting. They're the ones that keep the heavy-armor guys standing and the medium-armor guys buffed up and looking good. The Lore-master uses ancient knowledge of natural sciences and an inherent empathy with living things to produce seemingly magical effects. The Minstrel uses uplifting songs to cheer his comrades to victory, and discordant cacophany to demoralize his enemies. The Rune-keeper uses the power of words to create vivid imagery that weakens the resolve of his foes and strengthens the courage of his allies. While none of this is, in the strictest sense, actual "magic," these classes fill the same roles as healers and casters in other games.

LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Light Armor Edition - MinstrelThese classes have a set of common needs:

  • Since they are all tactical classes, Will and Fate are the bread and butter of this class. Will determines the character's maximum power pool and the effectiveness of their tactical skills. Fate contributes to tactical critical ratings and to in-combat power regeneration.
  • They are limited to light armor, which can make them rather fragile. Though they all have the ability to keep themselves standing with self-heals, they should almost never be anywhere near the front lines of battle. That job is for the meat-shields (see LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Heavy Armor Edition). They do, however, need to absorb the occasional stray sword-blow, so a high Vitality score comes in handy.
  • Tactical critical rating effects both damaging and healing skills. A critical heal from a Minstrel can have just as profound an effect as a critical Epic Conclusion from a Rune-keeper. All three of these classes benefit from boosting Outgoing Healing Rating. These specific stats are usually found on gear rather than virtues.
  • Unlike medium-armor users (see LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Medium Armor Edition), Might and Agility are relatively unimportant for these classes, though they both contribute to defensive capability. Minstrels may find more use for Might to increase their Block rating, and Rune-keepers may find more use for Agility, which increases Evade rating. Lore-masters actually have a couple of decent melee skills, so they might want to put a few more points in Might and Agility.

Minstrels, Rune-keepers and Lore-masters will all use essentially the same virtues to increase their tactical effectiveness. Despite their comparative fragility, all three classes are capable of very high DPS, and the Minstrel and Rune-keeper are strong solo classes. The Lore-master is not as strong for solo play, and will most often use a pet as a tank, focusing on a buffing and supportive role even while soloing. Completing slayer deeds with these classes can be a bit of a chore - at least until high levels when their AoE attacks start to get fairly powerful. Fortunately, since most of the virtues they need come from lore, exploration and quest-completion deeds, they won't need to do a whole lot of slayer deeds.

Group Focus: Will and Fate

The obvious choice for these classes is to focus on tactical effectiveness. Will determines the base size of the maximum power pool, and also the magnitude of tactical skills. Fate determines the critical chance of tactical skills, and also contributes to in-combat power regeneration (ICPR). For group content, these factors are of paramount importance - as a healer, you want to consistently hit big numbers without zeroing out on power during critical times, or the group will wipe. The same goes for DPS and buffs - if you want to contribute to the group's success, you don't want to burn out too fast.

Recommend: Wisdom, Idealism, Confidence, Empathy

Solo Focus: Vitality and Morale

Because these classes are limited to light armor, which provides very little in the way of defense, you may want a little more "glass" to go with your "glass cannon." Beefing up with extra morale and Vitality to soak up a beat-down will keep you in the fight longer, and the boost to physical damage mitigation from a high Vitality score means you'll be taking less damage when the mobs get into melee range.

Recommend: Valour, Loyalty, Justice, Honour

Balancing It Out: Defence and ICPR

Like the other classes, endgame "caster" gear is typically very heavy on primary stats - Will and Fate - but leaves a gaping hole in secondary considerations like physical defense.

Recommend: Compassion, Charity, Patience, Innocence

For a complete list of virtues and their associated deeds, see our Master List.

Wisdom

Deed
Value
Where to Go
A big boost to Will and in-combat power regeneration will help overcome power issues, plus it has a dash of resistance rating. Wisdom comes from expansion of the mind - lore and exploration deeds - and also senseless violence. (Top) Bree: the Old Forest
1
Find PoI's in the Old Forest
Bree: Lore of the Cardolan Prince
1
Collect scraps of lore by looting corpses in the Barrow-downs
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Wisdom
Ered Luin: Elf-ruins Exploration
1
Find PoIs in Ered Luin
Lone-lands: Weathertop Exploration
1
Find PoIs around Weathertop
North Downs: The Western Ruins
1
Find PoIs in the North Downs
Misty Mountains: The High Passes
1
Find PoIs in the Misty Mountains
Evendim: Invaders from Angmar
1
Kill bosses around Annuminas
Forochel: the Battle for Forochel
1
Find the battle camps in Forochel
Eregion: the Ruins of Eregion
1
Find PoIs in Eregion
Eregion: Warriors of the Enemy
1
Kill uruks in Tham Mirdain - School, Library or Ring-forges
Moria: the Redhorn Lodes
1
Find PoIs in Redhorn Lodes
Moria: Glow-worm Slayer
1
Dark Delvings
Moria: Followers of Igash
1
Kill orcs in the Grand Stair
Moria: Orcs of the Sixteenth Hall
1
Rather self-explanatory
Dunland: Craban-slayer
1
The crazy hermit dude near Galtrev has lots of craban pets

Idealism

Deed
Value
Where to go
Lots of Fate means more in-combat power regeneration and more critical hits, plus it has extra resistance rating and a small boost to Will. Idealism comes from a lot of lore-based deeds and a little bit of killing. (Top) Bree: the History of the Dunedain
1
Find stuff in the ruins around Bree-land
Bree: Flowers of the Old Forest
1
Find the flowers in the Old Forest
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Idealism
Lone-lands: Tales of the Lonely Road (Final)
2
Do lots of quests in the Lone-lands
Trollshaws: Deeds in the Wilderness (Final)
2
Do lots of quests in the Trollshaws
Angmar: Marching into Shadow (Advanced)
1
Do lots of quests in Angmar
Forochel: Gauradan-slayer
1
The battle camps at Hylje-leiri, Norsu-leiri, Pynti-leiri and Karhu-leiri
Eregion: Soldiers of the Enemy
1
Orcs in Tham Mirdain
Moria: Heart of the Enemy
1
Bosses in Fil Gashan
Moria: Leaders of the Hive
1
Bosses of Skumfil
Moria: Wanderer of the Central Levels
1
Do lots of quests in the Central Levels
Moria: Western Durin's Way
1
Find PoIs in Western Durin's Way
Dunland: Exploring Trum Dreng
1
Find PoIs in Trum Dreng
Dunland: Deeds of Dunland
1
Meta-deed: complete Explorer, Quests and Slayer of Dunland deeds
Dunland: Orc-slayer
1
Southeast Dunland and the Gap of Rohan

Confidence

Deed
Value
Where to Go
The slice of Will, along with a healthy dose of Resistance rating and ICPR, makes this an ideal choice for the caster-type classes. Seeing more of the world makes a person feel more confident, and later on, so does killing stuff. (Top) Ered Luin: Rath Teraig Exploration
1
Find POIs in Rath Teraig, the valley south of Gondamon
North Downs: Strongholds Exploration
1
Find ruins in North Downs
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Confidence Lone-lands: the Grimfens
1
Find POIs in Harloeg
Lone-lands: Garth Agarwen Exploration
1
Find POIs in Garth Agarwen, including spots inside the three instances
Misty Mountains: Where Giants Dwell
1
Find POIs in the Giant Halls

Angmar: The Road To War
2
Follow the road from Aughaire to Carn Dum, discovering the POIs along the way
Angmar: the Angmarim of Carn Dum
1
Kill many Angmarim in Carn Dum over the course of several runs
Forochel: Angmarim-slayer
1
Kill Angmarim at the Ironspan
Eregion: Silent and Restless (Advanced)
1
Do lots of quests in Eregion
Moria: Troll-slayer
1
The trolls in the Moria instances count for this deed - run the Grand Stair many times.
Moria: the Cliffs of Zirakzigil
1
Find POIs in Zirakzigil
Enedwaith: Mysteries of Enedwaith
1
Complete quests in Enedwaith
Enedwaith: Wolf and Shadow-wolf Slayer
1
The Black Dens
Dunland: Quests in Trum Dreng
1
Do lots of quests in Trum Dreng
Dunland: Warg-slayer
1 Howling Caverns in Pren Gwydh, or the Hound's Rest in Starkmoor

Empathy

Deed Value Where to Go
A good chunk of Fate helps to score more critical hits, and the bump to Armour Value and Resistance Rating makes the character less squishy overall. Largely achieved by quest-completion deeds. (Top)
Bree: Bree-land Adventurer
1
Complete quests in Bree-land
Shire: Life of a Bounder (Advanced)
1
Complete quests in the Shire
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Empathy
North Downs: Of Glories Long Past
1
Complete quests in the North Downs
Misty Mountains: Peril of the Mountains (Advanced)
1
Complete quests in the Misty Mountains
Angmar: Marching into Shadow (Final)
2
Complete quests in Angmar
Angmar: the Dead that Live
1
Defeat the dead in Barad Gularan - requires several runs
Forochel: Forochel Survivor
1
Complete quests in Forochel
Eregion: Silent and Restless (Final)
1
Complete quests in Eregion
Moria: Warrior of the Shadows
1
Complete quests in the Deeps of Moria
Moria: Exemplar of the Central Levels
1
Complete quests in the Central Levels
Moria: Beasts of the Grand Stair
1
Kill the wargs in Grand Stair - can be done in one run by resetting the warg boss many times
Moria: Eyes of the Enemy
1
Orc-skirmishers in Fil Gashan
Mirkwood: Warg-slayer
1
Maudhul-ulur in Mirk-eaves
Dunland: Explorer of Dunland
1
Complete all 10 exploration deeds in Dunland
Dunland: Exploring Nan Curunir
1
Find POIs in Nan Curunir
Dunland: Half-orc Slayer
1
The camp south of the Watch-tower in Trum Dreng

Valour

Deed
Value
Where to Go
There's simply no arguing against the big chunk of morale that this virtue adds. Extra non-combat morale regeneration means less downtime between fights, and there's a sniff of Might thrown in for flavor. Be ready to kill a lot of orcs, goblins, trolls and worms. (Top) Bree-land: Orc-slayer
1
Any of the orc camps north of Bree
Shire: Goblin-slayer
1
The goblin camps in the Greenfields area
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Valour Ered Luin: Troll-kicker
1
Sarnur - the trolls in the main part are easiest
Lone-lands: Goblin-slayer
1
Minas Eriol
Lone-lands: Orc-slayer
1
The ruins across the road from Ost Guruth
Trollshaws: Worm-slayer
1
Cirith Ulunn
Misty Mountains: Troll-slayer
1
The loop in the southwest Giant Halls
Angmar: the Trolls of Urugarth
1
Urugarth, right at the front
Angmar: Worm-slayer
1
Salgaite
Angmar: the Champions of Carn Dum (Final)
1
Bosses in Carn Dum
Moria: Spider-slayer
1
Skumfil
Moria: Worm-slayer
2
Tanunshush in the Flaming Deeps
Moria: the Foundations of Stone
1
Find PoIs in the Foundations of Stone
Lothlorien: City of the Lord and Lady
1
Find PoIs in Calas Galadhon
Mirkwood: Evil Strongholds of Mirkwood
1
Find PoIs in Mirkwood

Loyalty

Deed
Value
Where to Go
This one is good for any class because of the big boost to Vitality. The extra power and increased armor value help also. Loyalty is largely earned by doing lots of quests and exploring, but there are a few slayer-type deeds as well. (Top) Bree-land: Bree-land Adventurer (Final)
2
Complete 45 quests in Bree-land
North Downs: Of Glories Long Past (Final)
2
Complete 45 quests in North Downs
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Loyalty Trollshaws: Deeds in the Wilderness (Advanced)
1
Complete 20 quests in the Trollshaws
Evendim: The City of Kings
1
Find 8 PoIs in Annuminas
Angmar: Marching Into Shadow
1
Complete 10 quests in Angmar
Angmar: The City of Orcs
1
Find PoIs in Urugarth
Eregion: Craban-slayer
1
The Roosting Tree in Pend Eregion
Moria: Nud-melek
2
Find PoIs in Nud-melek
Moria: the Hounds of Skumfil
1
Cave-claws and deep-claws in Skumfil; running the Minstrel class quest a few times helps, otherwise you'll be here a while
Moria: Villains of the Grand Stair (Part 2)
1
Kill the last 4 bosses of the Grand Stair (Beast, Beast Tamer, Nardur, Igash)
Mirkwood: Into the Black and Twisted Forest
1
Complete 10 quests in Southern Mirkwood
Dunland: Beast-slayer
1
Beasts are everywhere in Dunland, but the ones in the north are easiest

Justice

Deed
Value
Where to Go
Dispensing frontier justice to the villains of Middle-earth is a real morale-booster, and so is the Virtue. A good chunk of morale, and both in-combat and non-combat morale regeneration are your reward. Justice deeds are mostly of the slayer type. (Top) Bree: Brigand-slayer
1
Ruins in Chetwood
Shire: Brigand-slayer
1
Narrowcleeve in Green Hill Country
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Justice
Ered Luin: Brigand-slayer
1
Brigands in Ered Luin are of the Dourhand variety - Kheledul is a good place for this.
Ered Luin: Betrayer's Bane
1
Dourhands in Sarnur in the main chamber
North Downs: Orc-slayer
1
Orc camps west of Esteldin
Misty Mountains: Warg-slayer
1
Caldwell Pool
Evendim: Goblin-slayer
1
Tum Fuin, north of Ost Forod
Angmar: Angmarim-slayer
1
Fasach-falroid and Donnvail
Eregion: Half-orc Slayer
1
Barad Morlas, the ruins west of Echad Eregion
Eregion: The Pale Followers
1
Lots of Pale Folk in the Library of Tham Mirdain - several runs required
Moria: Goblin-slayer
1
Gamil Filik in Silvertine Lodes
Moria: Strength of the Enemy
1
Orc-fighters in Fil Gashan - several runs required
Moria: The Corpse-beasts of Skumfil
1
Kergrim in Skumfil - several runs required
Mirkwood: Sorcerer-slayer
1
Sad Doldur, Minas Gil
Enedwaith: Half-orc Slayer
1
Prowling the hills between Lhanuch and Harndirion
Dunland: Quests in the Dunbog
1
Do all the quests in the Dunbog

Honour

Deed Value Where to Go
A purely defensive virtue for goin up against caster-type enemies, Honour helps resist attacks and long-term effects, and mitigates some damage caused by tactical attacks, plus adds a bit of Vitality. At first, you earn Honour by slaying bugs and critters, but as you wind your way through Middle-earth, more is expected of Honourable men, and the mobs get bigger and tougher. (Top)
Bree-land: Spider-slayer
1
The tunnels in Archet
Shire: Spider-slayer
1
The quarry in Scary
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Honour
North Downs: Worm-slayer
1
The western passage to Ram Duath. Fornost also has worms, but they're elites.
Lone-lands: Spider-slayer
1
Amon Ros, just west of Ost Guruth
Misty Mountains: Worm-slayer
1
Writhenbores, South High Pass
Evendim: Giant-slayer
1
Amon Moth, up in the hills southwest of the Eavespires
Angmar: the Orcs of Urugarth
1
Orcs in Urugarth. Requires several runs
Angmar: Uruk-slayer
1
Mor Maudhul, or the ones in Carn Dum and Urugarth
Angmar: the Orcs of Carn Dum
1
Orcs in Carn Dum; requires several runs
Eregion: Dunlending-slayer
1
Porth Cadlus
Moria: In the Fooststeps of the Fellowship
2
Follow Frodo's path through Moria
Lothlorien: Wanderer of the Golden Wood
1
Complete lots of quests in Lothlorien
Enedwaith: Mysteries of Enedwaith (Final)
1
Complete lots of quests in Enedwaith
Dunland: Exploring the Dunbog
1
Find POIs in the Dunbog
Dunland: Quests in the Gravenwood
1
Complete lots of quests in the Gravenwood
Dunland: Tracking an Old Goat
1
When you first get the whistle to summon Andreg, focus only on his quests, and don't turn in the "Dark and Lonely Forest" until you've done the other 6, which he assigns more or less randomly as you travel through the woods. Once you turn in "Dark and Lonely Forest," Andreg unsummons and you can't complete the deed if you haven't finished the other quests already.

Compassion

Deed
Value
Where to Go
An excellent tanking-type virtue with outstanding physical mitigation. Tactical mitigation and non-combat power regeneration are nice extras. Compassion is another one that is mainly earned by questing and exploration. (Top) Shire: the Life of a Bounder
1
Complete lots of quests in the Shire - mail and pies!
Ered Luin: Defender of Ered Luin
1
Complete lots of quests in Ered Luin
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Compassion Lone-lands: Tales of the Lonely Road (Advanced)
1
Complete lots of quests in the Lone-lands
Misty Mountains: Peril of the Mountains
1
Complete lots of quests in the Misty Mountains
Evendim: Wanderer of Evendim
1
Complete lots of quests in Evendim

Evendim: Warden of Evendim
1
Angmar: Allies of the Enemy
1
Kill many hillmen in Barad Gularan over the course of several runs
Forochel: Forochel Pioneer
1
Do lots of quests in Forochel
Eregion: Silent and Restless (Advanced)
1
Do lots of quests in Eregion
Eregion: Invaders of Tham Mirdain (Complete)
1
Kill bosses in the Library, School and Ring-forges of Tham Mirdain (meta-deed)
Moria: Adventurer of the Upper Levels
1
Do lots of quests in the Upper Levels
Moria: Globsnaga-slayer
1
Foundations of Stone
Moria: Brutes of the Grand Stair
1
Trolls in the Grand Stair
Mirkwood: Orc and Uruk-slayer
1
Lots of Orcs and Uruks in the Mirkeaves area
Dunland: Exploring Pren Gwydh
1
Find PoIs in Pren Gwydh
Dunland: Slayer of Dunland
1 Complete all 9 slayer deeds in Dunland - you only need the title deeds to complete meta-deeds

Charity

Deed
Value
Where to Go
This is a good tanking virtue - big resistance and physical mitigation, and non-combat power regeneration for less downtime between fights. Charity is mainly earned by completing many quests and exploration. (Top) Bree-land: Bree-land Adventurer (Advanced)
1
Do lots of quests in Bree-land
Ered Luin: Ally of Ered Luin
1
Do lots of quests in Ered Luin

LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Charity Ered Luin: Hero of Ered Luin
2
North Downs: Of Glories Long Past (Advanced)
1
Do lots of quests in the North Downs
Lone-lands: Tales of the Lonely Road
1
Do lots of quests in the Lone-lands
Angmar: the Minions of Wisdan (Advanced)
1
Defeat many Angmarim in Barad Gularan - requires several runs
Forochel: Forochel Expeditionary
1
Do many quests in Forochel
Eregion: Silent and Restless (Intermediate)
1
Do many quests in Eregion
Moria: Deep Delver
1
Do many quests in the Moria Deeps
Moria: Defilers of the Forgotten Treasury
1
Kill many defilers in the Forgotten Treasury - requires several runs
Moria: Hero of the Upper Levels
1
Do lots of quests in the Upper Levels
Moria: The Vile Maw
1
Defeat the Watcher in the Water in Book II Volume 1, Book II Volume 4 and the Vile Maw instance
Enedwaith: Mysteries of Enedwaith (Intermediate)
1
Do lots of quests in Enedwaith
Dunland: Exploring the Starkmoor
1
Find PoIs in the Starkmoor
Dunland: Quests of Dunland
1
Complete all 10 quest-completion deeds in Dunland
Dunland: Goblin-slayer
1
Kill many goblins

Patience

Deed Value Where to Go
This one is easy to overlook, but the boost to ICPR, resistance rating and physical mitigation makes it worth considering for a lot of different classes, particularly when one expects long, drawn-out battles. As one might expect from the name, the way to earn Patience is to grit your teeth and buckle down - do all the deliveries in the Shire, find out-of-the-way Points of Interest and power through loads of quests, no matter how aggravating they may be. (Top)
Bree: the Ruins of Bree-land
1
Find POIs in Bree-land
Bree: the Barrow-downs
1
Find POIs in the Barrow-downs
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Patience
Shire: No Place for Spoiled Pies
1
Recover all the spoiled pies and deliver them back to Holly Hornblower in Hobbiton
Shire: Restoring the Quick Post
1
Deliver all the letters for the Post-masters in the Shire
Ered Luin: Places of the Dwarves
1
Find Dwarf-specific POIs in Ered Luin
Evendim: Wilds of Evendim
1
Find POIs in Evendim
Angmar: the Beasts of Urugarth
1
Kill many beasts in Urugarth; requires several runs
Angmar: the Trolls of Carn Dum
1
Kill many trolls in Carn Dum; requires several runs
Forochel: Ancient Stones of Forochel
1
Find Dwarf structures in Forochel
Eregion: Dens of the Beasts
1
Find lairs throughout Eregion
Moria: Carriers of the Blight
1
Kill many crawlers in the Sixteenth Hall; requires several runs
Moria: Nameless-slayer
1
Foundations of Stone
Enedwaith: Mysteries of Enedwaith (Advanced)
1
Complete many quests in Enedwaith
Dunland: Slayer of the Dead
1
Bonevales

Innocence

Deed
Value
Where to Go
Innocence is a twin of Compassion - big physical mitigation and a smidgen of tactical mitigation, plus a healthy does of resistance rating. (Top)

Shire: Life of a Bounder (Final)
2
Deliver every letter and pie in the Shire
Trollshaws: Deeds in the Wilderness
1
Do lots of quests in the Trollshaws
LotRO Deeds & Virtues - Innocence Misty Mountains: Peril of the Mountains (Final)
2
Do lots of quests in the Misty Mountains
Evendim: Pilgrim of Evendim
1
Do lots of quests in Evendim
Evendim: Leaders of the Invasion (Advanced)
1
Kill the bosses of the Annuminas instances
Angmar: Ancient Evil of Carn Dum
1
Kill morroval and such in Carn Dum
Moria: Stalwart of the Central Levels
1
Do lots of quests in the Central Levels
Moria: Defender of the Upper Levels
1
Do lots of quests in the Upper Levels
Moria: Morroval-slayer
2
Eastern Durin's Way
Moria: Legends of the Deep
1
Do lots of quests in the Moria Deeps
Moria: the Horrors with Many Legs
1
Gredbyg in Skumfil - requires several runs
Lothlorien: Orc-slayer
1
The orc camps northwest of Cerin Amroth
Dunland: Exploring the Bonevales
1
Find PoIs in the Bonevales
Dunland: Quests in Carreglyn
1
Do all the quests in the Bonevales


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