Burglar Imbuement Guide

Welcome, here you will find an up-to-date guide for Burglar’s Legendary Items Imbuement. This guide will cover a full Legendary Item (LI) Legacy list, and which legacies to keep pre and post imbuement.

Table of Contents

Types of Legendary Items Needed

A Burglar needs the following Legendary Items at endgame:

  • Dagger – First Age (Crafted by Weaponsmith)
  • Burglar’s Tools – First Age – Class Item (Crafted by Tailor)

Legacies List

Here is the Legacy List for Burglars.

1-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorA Small Snag/Quite a Snag Damage BonusA Small Snag/Quite a Snag Damage Bonus
MajorBurglar Bleed DamageBurglar Bleed Damage
MajorCritical Response Skill DamageCritical Response Skill Damage
MajorCunning Attack Bleed DamageCunning Attack Bleed Damage
MajorFeint Attack DamageFeint Attack Damage
MajorPosition Surprise Strike from StealthPosition Surprise Strike from Stealth
MajorSubtle Stab Damage MultiplierSubtle Stab Damage Multiplier
MajorSurprise Strike Critical RatingSurprise Strike Critical Rating
MinorCoup de Grâce DamageCoup de Grâce Damage
MinorCritical Chain Skills Critical MultiplierCritical Chain Skills Critical Multiplier
MinorHarmful Gamble DamageHarmful Gamble Damage
MinorLucky and Gambler’s Strike DamageLucky and Gambler’s Strike Damage
MinorLucky Strike Critical RatingLucky Strike Critical Rating
MinorRiddle RangeRiddle Range and Provoke Critical Chance Debuff
MinorSubtle Stab Critical DamageSubtle Stab Critical Damage
MinorTrick and Trick Removal DamageTrick and Trick Removal Damage

Burglar’s Tools (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorCritical Chain Skills Critical ChanceCritical Chain Skills Critical Rating
MajorGamble ChanceGamble Chance and Cash Out Damage
MajorHedge Your Bet DamageHedge Your Bet Damage
MajorMischievous Glee HealingMischievous Glee Healing
MajorOff-hand Critical RatingOff-hand Critical Rating
MajorPositional DamagePositional Damage
MajorSpecialization Skill Critical Buff DurationPurge Corruption Damage
MajorSkills Critical MultiplierSkills Critical Multiplier
MajorTricks DurationTricks Duration
MinorAddle Induction MultiplierAddle Tactical Damage Debuff
MinorAll In Melee DamageAll In Melee Damage
MinorClever Retort Damage and HealingClever Retort Damage and Healing
MinorCoup de Grâce Mark DurationCoup de Grâce Critical Rating
MinorPulse Modifier for GleeDust in the Eyes Miss Chance
MinorReveal Weakness RangeReveal Weakness Incoming Damage Debuff
MinorSneak Movement SpeedSneak Movement Speed
MinorSurprise Strike DamageSurprise Strike Damage

Imbuement Guide

There are 7 recommended legacies for each LI for endgame. On Burglar, I keep a set of Two Main LIs, a Dagger and Burglar Tools (Class Item). I use these 2 LIs for Red and Yellow Specs both. With this setup, only few LIs Swaps are needed for certains skills, although optional, they will be covered down below too.

LotroHQ Class Builds covers Red and Yellow Lines only, so here are the recommended Legacies for those lines, (Red and Yellow-line share same legacies).

*Note 1: All Legendary Items have 4 Major Legacies by default (with Crystal of Remembrance item). After Reforging a Legendary Item to level 30, chance of getting additional Major legacies is random, you may end up with more, or no more than 4 at all. So, if this list down below requires more than 4 Major Legacies, and you have only 4 Major Legacies, you will have to use an Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll to cover for it, after you Imbue your Legendary Item. These special scrolls can be earned from Endgame instances, Throne of the Dread Terror Currency Barter, Hobbit Gifts, and bought from the Auction Hall or the Lotro Store.

*Note 2: Stat Legacy Scrolls (such as Legacy of Vitality) can be crafted (Melding) from Relic-Master for 1,886 Shards, or be traded from Daegoth for 250 Medallions (Barter Exchange Trader at Ost Galadh in Mirkwood).

Endgame Recommended Legacies for LI Weapon:

1-Hander Weapon

*Note: These Legacies are shared between Red and Yellow-line.

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBurglar Bleed DamageBurglar Bleed Damage
MajorCritical Response Skill DamageCritical Response Skill Damage
MajorCunning Attack Bleed DamageCunning Attack Bleed Damage
MajorFeint Attack DamageFeint Attack Damage
MinorSubtle Stab Damage MultiplierSubtle Stab Damage Multiplier
MinorCritical Chain Skills Critical MultiplierCritical Chain Skills Critical Multiplier
MinorSubtle Stab Critical DamageSubtle Stab Critical Damage

Burglar’s Tools (Class Item)

*Note: These Legacies are shared between Red and Yellow-line.

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorPositional DamagePositional Damage
MajorSkills Critical MultiplierSkills Critical Multiplier
MajorTricks DurationTricks Duration
MinorAddle Induction MultiplierAddle Tactical Damage Debuff
MinorReveal Weakness RangeReveal Weakness Incoming Damage Debuff
MinorSurprise Strike DamageSurprise Strike Damage
MinorSneak Movement SpeedSneak Movement SpeedOptional, you can
have Dust Debuff
instead if you can Bag Swap.

Legendary Items Swap Guide

Certain classes require certain LI swaps to gain an advantage, these are for buffs like, extra legacies to boost DPS, which you don’t have room for on Main LIs, extra Sprint Duration, making a buff last longer, or to make a Cooldown refresh faster, etc. Non-imbued Legacies have more of these advantages which Imbued Legacies have much lesser of.

Here are the Swaps needed for Burglar:

IMBUED 1-hander LI Weapon Swap

TypeImbued Legacy
MajorPosition Surprise Strike from Stealth
MinorCoup de Grâce Damage

Explanation:

This is an optional weapon, it’s a swap needed to boost damage of 2 skills, Surprise Strike and Coup de Grace. For this weapon, you just need 2 of those legacies, with maxed Star-lits. Swap to this weapon before using those skills, and don’t forget to swap back.

IMBUED Burglar Tools (Class Item)

TypeImbued Legacy
MajorDust in the Eyes Miss Chance
MajorGamble Chance and Cash Out Damage
MajorMischievous Glee Healing
MajorTricks Duration
MinorAll In Melee Damage
MinorReveal Weakness Incoming Damage Debuff
MinorSneak Movement Speed

Explanation: This is a utility swap Bag, it has plenty of swap legacies which are not found on the Main Class Item LI. Use this Bag for:

  • Placing gambles pre-fight, or to increase daze chance from Provoke.
  • Dust in the Eyes skill.
  • Mischievous Glee skill if in Yellow.
  • Swapping for All In skill from Blue if traited.
  • Sneak skill if you don’t have this Speed legacy on Main bag.
  • Rest of the legacies are place holders and are on bag to reduce chance of error on key skills if the bags are swapped wrongly.

There is an additional (although entirely optional) LI Swap for Burgs, an Non-imbued weapon. It needs the following 2 legacies:

  1. Riddle Range:
    This will allow you to mez a target from 40m range.
  2. Specialization Skill Critical Buff Duration:
    This is used as a swap for Feint Attack, making that buff last longer, but you lose out on FA damage, which is found on the Main LI. I haven’t found a good scenario to use this legacy yet, so I cannot fully recommend it.