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Captain leveling guide 16-30

Welcome back! As you may have noticed, this series is not super in-depth. That is on purpose. My goal is to give a quick overview of the skills and areas for the level ranges.  After that is done, I will be going into a much more turn-by-turn type of guide. I will go into class quest guides, deeding, virtues, traits, and all other manner of things. First things first, I just want to get you familiar with the bulk of the game and your class, and then we will delve into the nitty gritty, so to speak. Until then, here is the next installment of Bor’s Guide to Captains.

Level 16 – 30

If things have gone well, you should have moved on to Bree-land and completed your Level 15 class quest. In Bree-land, you will find many new quest givers, both inside of Bree-town and out. You will also find Volume I Book I of the epic quest line, otherwise known as the main storyline of the game. With the new revamp of Bree-land, the quest hubs make a lot more sense than they used to. Many of the quest givers used to be in Bree-town and you would have to venture out into the wilds and run back and forth multiple times. Now they have basically reduced the back and forth and added a few new quests, along with new repeatable bounty quests. Once you have gone through most of the Bree-land quests and the main storyline, you will soon be ready for either the Lone-lands or the North-Downs, both of which will get you to level 30.

In my opinion, the Lone-lands (post revamp) will be the more enjoyable of the two. I am not saying that the North-downs is not fun, I am just saying that quest progression in the Lone-lands makes more sense now than it did before, which, unfortunately, makes the beginning of the North-Downs almost useless as it stands, in my opinion. Hopefully, Turbine will get the long-awaited North-Downs revamp done sometime in the near future (unfortunately it is on indefinite hold).

So, now here are your skills from level 16 to 30:

Level Skill Cost
16 Motivating Speech 25 60
16 Muster Courage 25 60
17 Melee Critical : Rank 2 28 90
18 Tactic : On Guard 32 40
19 Parry : Rank 2 36 10
20 Escape from Darkness 40
20 Armament Use 40
20 Critical Defence 40
21 Evade : Rank 2 44 10
22 Shield-brother 48 40
22 Inspire 48 40
22 Last Stand 48 40
23 Block : Rank 2 52 90
24 Call to Arm : Herald of Hope 57 60
25 Parry : Rank 3 62 50
26 Threatening Shout 67 60
28 Tactic : Relentless Attack 78 40
29 Accuracy : Rank 2 84 10
30 Blade of Elendil 90
30 Revealing Mark 90
30 Improved Halbred Training 90

And, finally, once you gain experience enough to achieve level 30, you will be able to do your Captain class quest.

Quest: A Captain’s Standard

Objective 1:
Jarl Copperbrace is in the mining-settlement of Othrikar, in the North Downs.
You have received word that Jarl Copperbrace has requested the assistance of a true captain.

• Talk to Jarl Copperbrace

Objective 2:
Jarl Copperbrace is in the mining-settlement of Othrikar, in the North Downs.
Jarl Copperbrace is waiting to travel with you to the ruins over which he wants you to raise three standards of the Free Peoples.

• Talk to Jarl Copperbrace and travel to Ost Galumar

Objective 3:
Jarl Copperbrace is in Othrikar, in the North Downs.
Jarl Copperbrace is waiting to speak with you about your expedition to Ost Galumar.

• Talk to Jarl Copperbrace
• Turn in Banners of the Free Peoples



17 85

Greater Athelas Essence (x5)

Select one of:
Footman’s Guard

Hope you found this helpful!  The next installment will cover levels 31 – 40, but stay tuned for some more in-depth articles as well. If you have any comments, suggestions or requests. You can email me at, leave a comment on the page, or leave me a voice mail at 1-(304)534-9BOR (9267). Thanks for reading and I will see you in Middle-earth ~ Bor of Gondor Awaits A Member of the LOTRO Reporter Network


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