I played a Guardian as my main when LOTRO first started and I played mainly as a tank. When we returned to LOTRO several years ago I picked up my Guardian and proceeded to play him exactly as I did before; as a tank. It wasn’t until I started listening to Through the Palantir that I started to question my decision to disregard the Overpower stance. After talking to them a bit about the Guardian and some feedback from the community I decided to give Overpower a try and almost instantly berated myself for being a fool and not trying it earlier.
However, with the onset of Riders of Rohan the Guardian class underwent some changes with the majority of those changes being focused on Overpower. It’s those changes that bring us to our current topic.
This Week’s Topic
This week’s topic comes from Oli of “Has Powerful Friends” Kinship on the Vilya Server. He asks: Should I use a shield or a 2-handed weapon in Overpower?
Hi Goldenstar and Merric, I have a question about Guardians. When RoR came out I rolled a new Guardian and now I have him up to level 40 and can mess with his traits a bit. I play in Op with a 2h club but with the changes you are allowed to play sword and board in Op. So main point is, is it better to run with a 2h in Op or sword and board? Thank you for your help.
Unfortunately for Oli I haven’t been playing my Guardian recently so I can’t put forward my own experience. However, I know we have a strong community here that would be more than willing to offer constructive advice. So which configuration should Oli stick with: 2-handed or 1-handed and a shield?