LOTRO Champion Class Guides and Resources

This is the LOTRO Basics class page for the Champion 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 32, in March 2022.  - Note: most old resources involving weapon swapping are outdated! Those have been removed unless they contain other useful information.

Champion Summary

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

Specs & Roles
  • Blue "The Martial Champion" - Tank
  • Red "The Berserker" - Melee ST DPS
  • Yellow "The Deadly Storm" - Melee AoE DPS

  • Dwarf
  • Stout-axe Dwarf
  • Elf
  • High Elf
  • Man

Champion Resources

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

General Champion Guides

LotroHQ Endgame Champion Builds - these guides contain rundowns on endgame progression content as a Champion (last checked: March 2022).

Champion Builds

50 Trait Point Starter Builds (Updated December 2020)

Red - https://i.imgur.com/xVKWyby.jpg
This build focuses on single target DPS - for leveling and grouping.

This build focuses on serving as a tank, more specifically while leveling and for easy difficulty content. Can also work for soloing difficult content if you need a defensive boost.

Yellow - https://i.imgur.com/xzGwTaf.jpg
This build focuses on area-of-effect DPS - for leveling and grouping.

Champion Videos

Class Intro Champion by Manapotz (2020-09-13) - An introduction to the Champion class.

Champion Guide - Intermediate to Advanced - U27.1 by Teledion (2020-08-03) - class guide for Champions.

Champion PvP Build - Update 27.2 by Bludborn (2020-07-27).

Champion Guide (5 Tips) by Lotro Yuo-1 (2020-06-09) - 5 Champion tips class guide.

Champion Minas Morgul Build 2019/2020 by Bludborn (2019-12-30) - Champion build and basic intro to endgame Champion play.

Red Line Champion Trai Build Guide - Leveling/DPS by Louey7 (2019-02-22) - This guide takes an in depth look at the red line for Champions, including a detailed leveling build and gameplay section. The guide emphasizes leveling and the DPS role.

Other Champion Resources

2H vs DW with new Legendary Item system launched in the Gundabad pre-patch (Update 31-32+) (LOTRO Forums, Started October 2021 with new LI System release)

Class and Virtue Traits starter information with a note on weapons and weapon swapping. Note: weapon swapping is no longer possible. (Reddit, June 2020)

Rotations, legendary items, weapons, and weapon swapping. Note: weapon swapping is no longer possible.(LOTRO Forums, Started April 2020)