LOTRO Captain Class Guides and Resources


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

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


Captain Summary

The Captain is a free class that came with the original launch of LOTRO.

Specs & Roles

  • Blue "Hands of Healing" - Support/Healer
  • Red "Lead the Charge" - Support/Melee DPS
  • Yellow "Leader of Men" - Tank/Support

Races

  • Man
  • High Elf


Captain Resources


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



Guides



In Depth Beginner's Guide and Class Overview - original LOTRO Basics guide by Louey7/me (written in July 2020). This guide gives an overview of the Captain, details its gameplay, traits, and builds, and discusses how the class fits into LOTRO.

7 Captain Class Tips - original LOTRO Basics guide by Louey7/me (written in July 2020). This guide gives you some quick tips to help improve your Captain experience and get started with the class!

New/Returning Player Guide from Q&A from LOTRO forums by various players, compiled by HerrDave (early 2020, started 2020/02/01).  Originally a Q&A thread, this serves a quick guide for new and returning Captains.

The Captain Guide - by Sallyh from Immortal Souls kinship, link to kin website (mid 2017). Although a little old, this guide goes into great detail on Captains and their role, with gearing and rotation tips still relevant.



Builds



Red Line Trait Analysis and Build Guide - original LOTRO Basics guide by Louey7/me (written in July 2020). Covers an in depth analysis on the red line, going over the background of the spec, including a trait analysis, and presents a few building options.

2h Red Line Captain Build w/ Guide by /u/GoatMittens on Reddit, linked to imgur album (mid-late 2019). This build and miniguide covers DPS support as a red line Captain using a 2h weapon.

50 Trait Point Starter Builds

Red https://i.imgur.com/dSLVBul.jpg
This build focuses on providing DPS support in group content, as well as working for leveling.

Blue – 
https://i.imgur.com/eAAGFOc.jpg
This build focuses on healing in group content while providing support.

Yellowhttps://i.imgur.com/hWI9yc8.jpg
This build focuses on tanking, while giving the ability to solo tougher content.



Video Guides




LOTRO Basics Videos

Red Line Trait Build – Leveling/DPS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OspS3BDcSsc (2018/12/08)
This guide covers an in depth build to serve as you level up a red line Captain with an emphasis on soloing while still providing strong group support.



Other Captain Resources






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