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?