LOTRO Warden Class Guides and Resources

This is the LOTRO Basics class page for the Warden 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 many new video guides!

Warden Summary

The Warden 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 Rune Keeper.

Specs & Roles

  • Blue "Determination" - Tank
  • Red "Recklessness" - Melee DPS
  • Yellow "Assailment" - Ranged DPS


  • Hobbit
  • Man
  • Elf
  • High Elf

Warden Resources

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


Warden Guide by Capo, on the Mithril League kinship website (updated early-mid 2020). This guide covers a thorough look at the Warden, focusing on the gambit system, rotations, and legendary server end-game content.

Comprehensive Warden Guide by Louey7 (me), hosted on dadislotroguides (U19.3, updated mid 2017). While a little bit outdated and long, the nature of the guide allowed it to not be irrelevant with new content. Most things are still applicable, except for end game gearing and specific stats.


50 Trait Point Starter Builds

Red - https://i.imgur.com/pYyZx5d.jpg
This build focuses on maximizing damage for leveling and to fill the DPS role in group content.

Blue https://i.imgur.com/ORgmfKx.jpg
This build focuses on tanking group content and self-sustain for soloing as a Warden.

Yellow - https://i.imgur.com/dHgcWys.jpg
This build focuses on maximizing damages as a ranged Warden, with a small amount of fellowship support traits picked up (others ignored as they aren’t as useful).

Video Guides

7 Warden Class Tips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5tzB_WDDC8 (October 2020)
This guide gives 7 tips for the Warden class including gameplay, equipment, and more!

Warden 2020 Red Vs. Yellow (traits, builds, legacies, rotations, etc.) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZpzRLPnQo8 (August 2020)

2020 Warden Beginner Class Guide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwaV_VxLtlw (June 2020)

Red Line Trait Build – Leveling/DPS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRhhuP1RQy4
This guide takes an in depth look at the red line for Wardens and how it builds for leveling/solo and ultimately serving as a DPS in group content.

Blue Line Trait Build – Leveling/DPS
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8KFrTOCt40
This guide takes an in depth look at tanking, soloing, and leveling with the blue line for Wardens, showing usefulness in their self-sustain and ability to solo tough content.

Warden Tips and Tricks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTWGderR-kU - by Roe Goos on YouTube (2017)

Other Warden Resources

Recklessness Gambits - https://i.imgur.com/D0CNluy.jpg - this shows all melee gambits (formermly called “In the Fray”) as of how they were in 2017. There have only been minor adjustments since then.

Assailment Gambits - https://i.imgur.com/CRwRNLF.jpg - this shows all ranged gambits as of how they were in 2017. There have only been minor adjustments since then.

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