Captain Imbuement Guide

Welcome, here you will find an up-to-date guide for Captain’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 Captain needs the following Legendary Items at endgame:

  • 2-hander Sword / Halberd – First Age (Crafted by Weaponsmith)
  • 1-hander Sword – First Age (Crafted by Weaponsmith)
  • x2 Captain’s Emblems – First Age – Class Item (Crafted by Metalsmith)

Legacies List

Here is the Legacy List for Captains.

1-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorBattle-shout DamageBattle-shout Damage
MajorCaptain Area-effect HealingCaptain Area-effect Healing
MajorCutting Attack DamageCutting Attack Damage
MajorGrave Wound DamageGrave Wound Damage
MajorMelee Skills Critical DamageMelee Skills Critical Damage
MajorMelee Skill Power CostMelee Skill Power Cost
MajorPressing Attack Max TargetsPressing Attack Max Targets
MajorPressing Attack and Devastating Blow Critical RatingPressing Attack and Devastating Blow Critical Rating
MinorBattle States and Defeat Response DurationBattle-hardened Incoming Damage and IDOME
MinorBlade of Elendil DamageBlade of Elendil Damage
MinorBleed DamageBleed Damage
MinorCry Power CostCry Power Cost
MinorDefensive Strike Armour BuffDefensive Strike Armour Buff
MinorInspire DamageInspire Damage
MinorMake Haste DurationMake Haste Duration
MinorMuster Courage Fear ResistMuster Courage Fear Resist
MinorRouting Cry DamageRouting Cry Damage

Captain’s Emblem (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorHealing Critical MagnitudeHealing Critical Magnitude
MajorMelee Skills HealingMelee Skills Healing
MajorNoble Mark DamageNoble Mark Damage
MajorRallying Cry HealingRallying Cry Healing
MajorSure Strike DamageSure Strike Damage
MajorValiant Strike HealingValiant Strike Healing
MajorVocal Skills HealingVocal Skills Healing
MajorWords of Courage Power/Morale CostWords of Courage Power/Morale Cost
MinorBleed PulsesBleed Skills Critical Damage
MinorDevastating Blow and Pressing Attack DamageDevastating Blow and Pressing Attack Damage
MinorLast Stand HealLast Stand Heal
MinorLight-type DamageLight-type Damage
MinorShadow’s Lament DamageShadow’s Lament Damage
MinorShield of the Dúnedain DurationShield of the Dúnedain Incoming Healing
MinorTime of Need Buff DurationTime of Need Buff Duration
MinorWords of Courage HealingWords of Courage Healing

Imbuement Guide

There are 7 recommended legacies for each LI for endgame. On Captain, you will need a separate set of LIs for Red and Yellow-line both. For Red-line, you will need a Two-hander Weapon and a Red Line dedicated Emblem. Lastly, for Yellow-line (tanking), you will need a One-hander Sword, a Yellow Line dedicated Emblem and a Shield.

LotroHQ Class Builds covers Red and Yellow lines exclusively, so here are the recommended Legacies for those lines, (however, Yellow-line LIs can also be perfectly used in Blue Line as well).

*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 LIs:

Red Line Imbuement

2-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorCaptain Area-effect HealingCaptain Area-effect Healing
MajorCutting Attack DamageCutting Attack Damage
MajorGrave Wound DamageGrave Wound Damage
MajorMelee Skills Critical DamageMelee Skills Critical Damage
MinorBattle States and Defeat Response DurationBattle-hardened Incoming Damage and IDOME
MinorBleed DamageBleed Damage
MinorMake Haste DurationBattle-readied Damage Buff

Captain’s Emblem (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorHealing Critical MagnitudeHealing Critical Magnitude
MajorRallying Cry HealingRallying Cry Healing
MajorSure Strike DamageSure Strike Damage
MajorVocal Skills HealingVocal Skills Healing
MinorBleed PulsesBleed Skills Critical Damage
MinorDevastating Blow and Pressing Attack DamageDevastating Blow and Pressing Attack Damage
MinorShadow’s Lament DamageShadow’s Lament Damage

Yellow Line Imbuement

1-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorCaptain Area-effect HealingCaptain Area-effect Healing
MajorPressing Attack Max TargetsBattle-hardened Outgoing Healing Buff
MinorBattle States and Defeat Response DurationBattle-hardened Incoming Damage and IDOME
MinorDefensive Strike Armour BuffDefensive Strike Armour Buff
MinorMake Haste DurationBattle-readied Damage Buff
MinorMuster Courage Fear ResistMuster Courage Fear Resist
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of VitalityPreferably placed pre-imbue.

Captain’s Emblem (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorHealing Critical MagnitudeHealing Critical Magnitude
MajorMelee Skills HealingMelee Skills Healing
MajorRallying Cry HealingRallying Cry Healing
MajorVocal Skills HealingVocal Skills Healing
MinorLast Stand HealLast Stand Heal
MinorWords of Courage HealingWords of Courage Healing
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of VitalityPreferably placed pre-imbue.

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 Captain:

Non-Imbued 1-hander LI Weapon Swap

TypeNon-Imbued Legacy
MinorMake Haste Duration
(Rest 5 legacies can be random)

Explanation:

This is an important weapon swap needed to make Make Haste buff last longer, up to 45s. It will be quite useful in endgame.

Non-Imbued Captain’s Emblem (Class Item)

TypeImbued Legacy
MinorShield of the Dúnedain Duration
MinorTime of Need Buff Duration
(Rest 4 legacies can be random)

Explanation: This is also a very important Swap for Tanking Captains:

  • This Emblem should be swapped to before placing Shield of the Dunedain skill on yourself, which makes it last 10s longer, quite important while Tanking.
  • This Emblem can also be swapped to before using Time of Need, which makes that skill last longer too, although this is quite optional .