Lord of the Rings Online - Hunter / Ranger

LOTRO Hunter / Ranger Guide

Please note: This is just a general introduction to the Hunter class. We recommend the in-depth Lord of the Rings Online Hunter Guide from KillerGuides for more detailed strategies and information on the class.

Available to : Man, Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit

Woodsman, pathfinder, and master of the bow, the keen-eyed Hunter can use her arrows to devastating effect from a distance. Archery is not the only thing the Hunter excels at, for she can lead her companions through the forest at greater speed than they could on their own, and can set up traps to ambush enemies. The archer is no close-quarters fighter, however, and would generally rather let her bow do the work than resort to her sword.

The Hunter will be the class of choice for players who enjoy striking a target at range.  Clever by nature, the Hunter is known to lure her targets into traps to hinder them, giving her time to use her bow to deadly effect.  A Hunter's knowledge of nature also provides skills that help her and her fellows survive in the wild. A Hunter's combat style depends on her ability to injure others while staying out of harm's way.

Hunter Class : Combat Skills

Skills Level Description
Guardians Ward 1 Strengthen your defences for a short period of time
Shield Bow 1 You strike your foe with your sheild
Sting 1 A quick attack that will lightly wound your opponent
Sweeping Cut 2 Large sweeping stropkes cut into all foes standing before you
Guardians Defence 4 You focus your defences on blocking attacks
Shield Swipe 4 After succesfully blocking an enemy's blow, you may attack with both weapon and shield (generates extra threat)
Musical Instrument 5 Passive Skill
Vexing Blow 6 You are capable of drawing an enemies attention to yourself
Retaliation 8 After parrying an enemy's attack you retaliate
Bash 10 After a succesful shield swipe you may do it again.
Overwhelm 10 You are able to make a powerful attack against an enemy who has suffered your retaliation
Spear 10 Passive Skill
Two handed Axes 10 Passive Skill
Two handed Clubs 10 Passive Skill
Two handed Hammers 10 Passive Skill
Two Handed Swords 10 Passive Skill
Guardians Parry 12 You focus your defences on parrying attacks
Whirling Retaliation 14 After succesfully retaliating you may make a whirling attack against all enemies in a circle around you
Heavy Shields 15 Passive Skill
Shields 15 Passive Skill
Catch a Breath 16 Restores morale after blocking enemy attack
Thrust 18 follow up your retaliation with a thrusting blow which will open a bleeding wound
Guardians Pledge 20 Your great skill enables you to strengthen your defences for a short while
Heavy Armor 20 Passive Skill


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