LOTRO Beorning Class Guides and Resources

This is the LOTRO Basics class page for the Beorning class in the Lord of the Rings Online - containing a list of class guides and resources with the goal to provide the community with up-to-date and current information on the class!
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This page was last updated during Update 28, in December 2020. - Reformatted and updated the list of guides.

Beorning Summary

The Beorning is unlockable for 1000 LOTRO Points alone or 1295 points for a bundle that includes a character slot.

Specs & Roles

  • Blue "The Hide" - Tank
  • Red "The Claw" - Melee DPS
  • Yellow "The Roar" - Heal-Support


  • Beorning

Beorning Resources

This section contains up-to-date resources for the Beorning class, including guides, builds, videos, and other content.

General Beorning Gudies

LOTRO Basics Beorning Guide (2020-06-20) - Gives an overview of the Beorning, details its gameplay, traits, and builds, and discusses how the class fits into LOTRO.

Beorning Guide by squirle on the LOTRO forums (2019-04-22) - Covers basic information and skills used, sample trait builds for each line, and an analysis of all traits available to Beornings.

LotroHQ Endgame Beorning Builds - these guides contain rundowns on endgame progression content as a Beorning (last checked: December 2020).

Beorning Builds

50 Trait Point Starter Builds

Red - https://i.imgur.com/jB30beB.jpg
This build focuses on leveling and filling in as the DPS role in group content.

This build takes on a defensive focused for tanking group content while being strong for soloing tougher content.

Yellow - https://i.imgur.com/jhtzwCi.jpg
This build focuses on healing group content, while providing support via debuffs and damage for your group. Also provides self-sustain for solo play.

Beorning Videos

Beorning Revamp (2019) Traits and Gameplay Guide - This guide covers an in depth rebuild for all three trait lines based on the end of 2018 Beorning revamp. At the end of each build is a section covering the new gameplay for that line. 

Five Yellow Beorning Tips by Ghynghyn

Other Beorning Resources

The Red Line Beorning Problem (2019-06-10) - While not a guide on its own, I talk about a fundamental flaw that I think the red line Beorning problem has, which goes in depth on the class and spec. Still up-to-date in late 2020/Update 28.

Current State of Beornings by /u/varobun (2020-11-09) - Covers the state of Beornings for each spec, up-to-date with late 2020/Update 28.