This past weekend, we had a class roundtable (yes, I’m caving and calling them roundtables now) for the Champion class.
Joining me are three of The Osgiliath Guard’s champions: Renani, Taur and Osdor (you’re welcome, GS!). My champion has been pretty much parked at level 53 at the beginning of Moria, so I don’t have much to add to the conversation, but these three offer lots of insights into playing a champion (well).
We touch on all of the usual topics: the class role, traits, stances, legendary item legacies, etc. plus some discussion about aggro management and playing in a group or raid.
We don’t talk too much about virtues since the general consensus in our kin is that stat virtues are dead now that the stat caps have come off and gear seems to have a ton of stat increases on it now, while the maximum stat increase you can get with the current rank 16 virtue cap is +48. In the Minstrel not-round-table, we talked a lot about virtues and using them to boost mitigations and resistances, so forward to about the 49 minute mark. That conversation talks a lot about virtues and minstrels, but the basic gist of the conversation applies to all classes.
As with the other roundtables I have posted here, this is not intended for experienced or raiding champions. These are for folks who are new to LOTRO or new to the class. If you have any advice or suggestions, please leave a comment below.
If there is enough interest, we may do a follow-up Q&A style roundtable in the future. Also, if you’re 25 years old or older, on Elendilmir and not a jerk, The Osgiliath Guard would love to have you. Send a tell or mail to me in game, or ask in one of the general channels for a TOG officer.
Thanks again to Osdor, Renani and Taur for helping out.