Wardens in the Ettenmoors – part 2


So I really haven’t taken my Warden out in the moors at all, but I am starting to get more of an itch to go check it out.  I did quite a bit of PvMP back in the SoA days with my Captain and Minstrel and did enjoy it quite a bit.  It is a nice diversion from grinding rep, IXP, or other things you might do at the level cap.  I managed to stumble upon a couple of posts on the LOTRO live boards about how to fight as a Warden in the moors with some cool ideas for leveraging other classes.

I did mention the moors a while ago when I saw a thread on this same topic but it wasn’t nearly as intriguing or promising as this more recent post 🙂

This thread is from the Nimrodel PvMP forums that gives a little of the back-story of the characters in the post on the warden boards.  It also has some of the various creeps chiming in on Wardens they’ve run into and their thoughts.  The Nimrodel PvMP post then links to this thread from Anirien on the warden boards with some more details.

The main idea behind this strategy is almost a kamikaze approach to try and leverage our AoE abilities to not only damage lots of creeps but fear them, all while healing ourselves.  The fears are really rough for the creeps as it can disrupt inductions as well as pop spiders out of their burrows!  And top that with the RKs “do not fall” and you can pop back up and run in to do it all over again 😉  Or team with a guard or captain such that they can mitigate some of your damage.  This really sounds like a lot of fun and much more appealing then plinking away from afar with our javelins.  Granted, you will die lots with this approach but that’s almost a given in the moors anyway if you take any chances at all 🙂

And for gear, team this up with some of the Mirkwood crafted armor for the various on damage buffs, debuffs, heals, and power returns and this could get really interesting!

I’ll post some more as I try this out some and keep you all posted – anyone else take their Wardens out in the moors?

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5 responses to “Wardens in the Ettenmoors – part 2

  1. I only play in the Moors as monster now and then. I never encountered a lone Warden so far, always saw them in groups.

    • Yeah, the thread I referenced in my 1st warden moors post was pretty anti-warden in the moors and pretty much suggested sitting back and plinking with javelins, but these more recent threads seemed more positive with some high ranking wardens chiming in.

  2. I do a lot of PVMP on creep side too. My first thought on Wardens was that they would be very survivable and tought to kill. Not true, I don’t know if they don’t have the time to get their gambits off or what, but they are much easier to kill than I thought. Much rather attack a Warden over a Guard, Burg, Captain, RK, Mini, or LM. They are in the class of Hunters and Champions, under easy pickings.

    • I know getting off gambits is a concern, but I would think using our masteries which allow us to populate things pretty quickly, we wouldn’t be that terrible. Although I will admit that I think player skill is more applicable to a warden then almost any other class, so that might be a part of it too.

      I am surprised to see the RK in your list of tough classes to kill – is that because they can heal on the run?

  3. Pingback: My first extended Warden Moors adventure « Doc Holiday's LOTRO Blog

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