LOTRO Rune Keeper Class Guides and Resources

This is the LOTRO Basics class page for the Rune Keeper 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 2020Added new video guides.

Rune Keeper Summary

The Rune Keeper was released with Mines of Moria and must be purchased alone for 795 LOTRO Points or it comes with the Moria expansion pack along with the Warden.

Specs & Roles

  • Blue "Benediction of Peace" - Healer
  • Red "Cleansing Flame" - Steady/DoT spell DPS (fire)
  • Yellow "Solitary Thunder" - Mobile/Instant spell DPS (lightning)


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

Rune Keeper Resources

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


7 Rune Keeper Class Tips - Original LOTRO Basics guide (July 2020). This gives 7 tips for the RK!


50 Trait Point Starter Builds

Red - https://i.imgur.com/XtSqDtG.jpg
This build focuses on fire DPS for group content and leveling, opting to not go for some survivability traits that could be chosen later. Note: based on recent experiments, this build was updated and optimized.

Blue https://i.imgur.com/c6L2ZEE.jpg
This build focuses on filling the healing role in group content with maximum heals, largely via HoTs and bubbles. This also provides some utility and support with yellow line traits.

Yellow - https://i.imgur.com/RvtYl5d.jpg
This build focuses on leveling and DPS as mobile caster. The build leaves a lot of flexibility in terms of traits chosen and where to put points after these, either dipping into fire in red or strengthening support in blue. Note: based on recent experiments, this build was updated and optimized.

Video Guides

7 Rune Keeper Class Tips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wzNURqaPiA (September 2020)
This guide gives 7 tips for the Rune Keeper class, including gameplay and more!

Yellow Line RK Guide - Starter Build, Trait Analysis, and Gameplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvV2UFzT3wM (August 2020)
This guide takes an in depth look at the yellow line for Rune Keepers, including a trait analysis, starter build, and gameplay section. The guide emphasizes mobile leveling and the DPS role.

Red Line Trait Build – Leveling/DPS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtBeV3QrMT0
This guide takes an in depth look at the red line for RKs for leveling and the DPS role – trying to maximize the burning of foes and fiery explosions.

Yellow Line Trait Build – Leveling/DPS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISy9OCdbRk4
A relatively old guide (2017), this guide takes an in depth look at the yellow line for a powerful soloing, leveling, and DPS option for the RK.

Red Line Gameplay Guide (DPS) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v-DdEwPgl8
This guide, also relatively old (2017) covers basic information and common misconceptions along with a skill overview and analysis for red line fire Rune Keeper DPS.

Other Rune Keeper Resources

"This post is meant to be the definitive source of links to guides, discussions, and information sources pertaining to the Rune-keeper class." - a longstanding and well-maintained database for Rune Keepers!

1 comment :

  1. I searched super long for RK guides and couldn't find any. Was hoping to fill this in some as I am looking for one still.