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 most up-to-date information as possible.

This page was last updated during Update 27.2, in October 2020. - Added additional resource 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 the most up-to-date resources for the Champion class, including guides, builds, videos, and other content.




LotroHQ Endgame Champion Builds - Full builds for all specs - traits, LIs, gear, and even rotations - for level 130 endgame content (last checked on July 2020).

50 Trait Point Starter Builds

This build focuses single target DPS – for leveling and grouping.

Blue – 
This build focuses on serving as a tank – while leveling and for non-max difficulty content this can serve as main tank.

This build focuses on area-of-effect DPS – for leveling and grouping.

Video Guides

Champion PvP Build for Update 27.2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5hYxNEWoko - by Bludborn (July 2020).

LOTRO Champion Minas Morgul Build - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TrKGLAuMrw by Bludborn (2019/12/30).

Red Line Trait Build – Leveling/DPS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZEC1hfQFfU
This guide covers an in depth look at building a red line Champion for leveling and serving as DPS in group content (February 2019).

Other Champion Resources

Class and virtue traits starter information with a note on weapons and weapon swapping (June 2020) - https://www.reddit.com/r/lotro/comments/gw32tj/champion_guide/fsubhsb

Rotations, legendary items, weapons, and weapon swapping from LOTRO forums (Started April 2020) - https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?679875-Champ-Red-Line-DPS-rotation

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