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LOTRO Update 26.2 Brings More Class Tweaks

Plus minor fixes to quest, deeds, housing, and more

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Downtime for Lord of the Rings Online will bring Update 26.2 which sees class tweaks and more.

The downtime was announced on Twitter earlier, and is set to introduce Update 26.2. This update heavily focuses on classes. For example, tweaks to the Burglar include reducing the Reveal Weakness base from 4% to 3%. Additionally, Provoke received a cooldown increase, while Knives Out damage was reduced from 85% to 70%.

Captains, Champions, Minstrels, and Rune-Keeper also received tweaks:

  • Captains
    • Revealing Mark will no longer generate aggro.
  • Champions
    • Champion survivability has been a bit on the low end, so they have received a few buffs and utility improvements.
    • Glory now reduces all damage, not just melee damage.
    • Champion's Challenge now puts a short but powerful damage debuff on the target (-30%, 5 seconds) to help a skilled Champion mitigate large called attacks.
    • The blue line Vitality trait is now called "Stalwart Blade" and grants a maximum 5% parry chance bonus in addition to its vitality benefit.
    • Sprint cooldown has been reduced from 5 seconds to 2 seconds, and down to 60 seconds with buffs.
  • Minstrel
    • Timeless Echoes' Remmorchant set bonus healing is now properly tied to the skill toggle.
  • Rune-keeper
    • Ceaseless Argument's cooldown has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
    • The change to Epic Conclusion/Closing Remark's dispel effect has been reverted.

Also addressed were deeds, corrections to Housing, and some minor fixes to quests and adventure areas. You can read the full patch notes for Update 26.2 here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.