Character Classes (LOTRO)
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In The Lord of the Rings Online game, players can choose to create characters belonging to one of the four free peoples: Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits. Once their race is chosen, player characters then choose a class. Character classes are set archetypes defining the role of the character within the game, largely by their combat abilities. The current existing classes in LOTRO are Burglar, Captain, Champion, Guardian, Hunter, Lore-master, Minstrel, Rune-keeper, and Warden. There are no plans to expand the classes at present.
The burglar represents the stealthy, sneaky characters of Middle-earth, from petty thieves to brigands. Their abilities focus on debuffing and disabling enemies through tricks and riddles, as well as dealing high levels of single-target damage. They are inspired by Bilbo Baggins.
Playable by: Men and Hobbits
Captains are the leaders of the Free People of Middle-earth. Their abilities span from buffing (enhancing) and healing player characters to tanking (defending) from enemies. They are also a pet class, as Captains can have NPC followers to aid them. Inspired by Aragorn.
Playable by: Men
Guardians are the front line fighters of Midle-Earth. They can withstand blows that would kill their friends with ease. They are strongest when they are in groups with ministrel, because they cannot heal them selves very well. They are inspired by Samwise Gamgee.
Playable by: Men, Hobbits, Dwarves and Elves