LOTRO Beorning Class Guides and Resources

This is the LOTRO Basics class page for Beorning guides and resources in The Lord of the Rings Online with the goal to provide the community with the most up-to-date information as possible.

This page was last updated during Update 27.2, in October 2020.

Beorning Summary

The Beorning, descendant of Beorn, is a skin-changing melee class that can transform into a bear. Beornings are a versatile melee class with the wrath system replacing power.

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" - Healer/Support


  • Beorning

Beorning Resources

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


LOTRO Basics Beorning "Mini" Guide - This guide 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. This guide covers basic information and skills used, sample trait builds for each line, and an analysis of all traits available to Beornings.

LOTRO HQ Beorning Builds - these focus on short rundowns of level 130 content on the Beorning.


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 focuses on defensive focused tanking in group content while being strong for soloing tougher content.

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

Video Guides

Beorning Revamp (2019) Traits and Gameplay Guide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSSfJkmi3W4
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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAOtkxMA3II

Other Beorning Resources

Red Line Beorning Problem - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuHuryXR5ZM
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.

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