Captain (LotRO Class)  

Critical TypeMelee
Skill LevelModerate
RoleBuffer / Pets
Skills Traits
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Lord of the Rings Online

'And this I also say: you are our captain and our banner. The Dark Lord has Nine. But we have One, mightier than they. . . .' -The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, "The White Rider"

Bearing a mighty banner into battle, the Captain provides hope and leadership to their fellows, inspiring them to greater deeds. A skilled Captain can rally a party back from the brink of defeat, or seal a victory against many foes. While a Captain is a respected fighter on their own accord, they are primarily driven by their powerful sense of leadership to those fighting around them.

The Captain will be the class of choice for players who enjoy supporting their fellows while participating in melee combat. With the unique ability to plant banners to increase the battle prowess of those near them, the Captain helps to define where a fight will happen. Their battle cries allow them to take advantage of certain events in combat to aid the morale or combat ability of their fellows. A Captain's style of combat focuses on inspiring those around them to glory.


  • Rallying Cry: When the Captain's enemy is defeated, her cry boosts her fellowship's morale.
  • War-cry: When the Captain's enemy is defeated, she lets out a cry which rallies her nearby companions to attack with greater speed and determination.
  • Command: Make Haste: Inspires the Captain's fellowship to greater haste, both in and out of battle.
  • Defensive Strike: The Captain attacks defensively, causing light damage but recovering quickly to protect herself from returned attacks.
  • Enraged Shout: A fearsome shout which strikes terror into the hearts of enemies and puts the Captain into a battle-readied state.
  • Pressing Attack: Allows the Captain to swing twice at her enemy, inflicting medium damage.
  • Harrowing Mark: The Captain leaves a Mark on her enemy, increasing all damage dealt to that foe by her fellowship.
  • Telling Mark: The Captain leaves a Mark on her enemy, pointing out a weakness in the enemy's armour, which increases the chance that her companions will critically wound it.
  • Cry of Vengeance: When a companion falls, the Captain's Cry inspires nearby companions to greater feats of skill.

When you see this icon near you on your UI it means that the enemy has been defeated, enabling your defeat-reactive skills: Rallying Cry, War-cry and Routing Cry.


  • Captain's Valour: The Captain's Banner of War evokes greater effects upon her allies.
  • Captain's Hope: The Captain's Banner of Hope evokes greater effects upon her allies.

This page last modified 2010-10-11 23:46:59.