Champion Imbuement Guide

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

  • 1-hander Sword – First Age (Crafted by Weaponsmith)
  • x3 2-hander Swords – First Age (Crafted by Weaponsmith)
  • x3 Champion Runes – First Age – Class Item (Crafted by Jeweler)

    * This is for all 3 Trait lines put together.

Legacies List

Here is the Legacy List for Champions.

1-Hander/2-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorArea of Effect Skill DamageArea of Effect Skill Damage
MajorBrutal Strikes DamageBrutal Strikes Damage
MajorCritical Damage MultiplierCritical Damage Multiplier
MajorFeral/Savage Strikes DamageFeral/Savage Strikes Damage
MajorFerocious Strikes CooldownFerocious Strikes Cooldown
and Ferocious Strikes Damage
MajorRelentless/Remorseless Strikes DamageRelentless/Remorseless Strikes Damage
MajorRend Bleed DamageRend Bleed Damage
MajorWild Attack DamageWild Attack Damage
MinorBattle Frenzy CooldownBattle Frenzy Cooldown
and Battle Frenzy Physical Mastery
MinorFear Nothing CooldownFear Nothing Cooldown
and Fear Nothing Incoming Healing
MinorHamstring DurationHamstring Damage
MinorHorn DamageHorn Damage
MinorRend Armour ReductionRend Armour Reduction
MinorSecond Wind Power RestoreSecond Wind Power Restore
MinorSprint DurationSprint Evade Rating
MinorTrue Heroics PowerTrue Heroics Power

Champion’s Rune (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorBlade Line AoE Power CostBlade Line AoE Power Cost
and AoE Skill Critical Damage
MajorBlade Wall DamageBlade Wall Damage
MajorBracing Attack HealBracing Attack Heal
MajorChampion’s Horn Stun DurationChampion’s Horn Stun Duration
and Horn of Gondor Physical
Mitigation Debuff
MajorDevastating Strike Damage MultiplierDevastating Strike Damage Multiplier
MajorDire Need CooldownDire Need Cooldown
and Dire Need Power Cost
MajorEbbing Ire CooldownEbbing Ire Cooldown
and Ebbing Ire Tactical Mitigation
MajorSwift Strike/Swift Blade Power CostSwift Strike/Swift Blade Power Cost
and Swift Strike Damage
MinorAdamant/Invincible DurationAdamant/Invincible Duration
and Unbreakable Damage
MinorGreat Cleave DurationExchange of Blows Melee Damage
MinorFight On Critical RatingFight On Critical Rating
MinorFury of Blades Damage from FervourFury of Blades Damage from Fervour
MinorMerciful Strike DamageMerciful Strike Damage
MinorRaging Blade DamageRaging Blade Damage
MinorRiposte DamageRiposte Damage
MinorStrike Skill Power CostStrike Skill Power Cost
MinorChampion Skill Bubble MagnitudeSudden Defence Cooldown
and Champion Skill Bubble Magnitude

Imbuement Guide

There are 7 recommended legacies for each LI for endgame. On Champion, you will need a separate set of LIs for Red-line, Yellow-line, and Blue-line.

For Red-line, you will need a 1-hander weapon, a 2-hander Weapon and a Red-line dedicated Rune (Class item).

For Yellow-line, you will need a 1-hander weapon (this is shared with the same 1-hander from Red-line), a Yellow-line 2-hander Weapon and a Yellow-line dedicated Rune (Class item).

Finally, for Blue-line, you will need a 1-hander weapon (again shared from the previous lines), a Blue-line 2-hander Weapon, and a Blue-line dedicated Rune (Class item)

LotroHQ Class Builds covers all Trait lines for Champions, so here are the recommended Legacies for those lines.

*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

1-Hander Weapon (Red Line)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorArea of Effect Skill DamageArea of Effect Skill Damage
MajorCritical Damage MultiplierCritical Damage Multiplier
MajorFerocious Strikes CooldownFerocious Strikes Cooldown
and Ferocious Strikes Damage
MajorRelentless/Remorseless Strikes DamageRelentless/Remorseless Strikes Damage
MajorRend Bleed DamageRend Bleed DamageUse Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MajorWild Attack DamageWild Attack DamageUse Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MinorBattle Frenzy CooldownBattle Frenzy Cooldown
and Battle Frenzy Physical Mastery

2-Hander Weapon (Red Line)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBrutal Strikes DamageBrutal Strikes Damage
MajorCritical Damage MultiplierCritical Damage Multiplier
MajorFerocious Strikes CooldownFerocious Strikes Cooldown
MajorRelentless/Remorseless Strikes DamageRelentless/Remorseless Strikes DamageOptional, can use another legacy here
MajorRend Bleed DamageRend Bleed DamageUse Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MinorBattle Frenzy CooldownBattle Frenzy Cooldown
and Battle Frenzy Physical Mastery
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of Vitality

Champion’s Rune (Class Item) [Red Line]

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBlade Wall DamageBlade Wall Damage
MajorChampion’s Horn Stun Duration /
Blade Line AoE Power Cost
Champion’s Horn Stun Duration /
Blade Line AoE Power Cost
and AoE Skill Critical Damage
Use Blade Line legacy
if you can have Horn Stun on a Swap
MajorDevastating Strike Damage MultiplierDevastating Strike Damage Multiplier
MinorFury of Blades Damage from FervourFury of Blades Damage from FervourThis legacy increases Merciful Strike Damage
MinorMerciful Strike DamageMerciful Strike Damage
MinorStrike Skill Power CostStrike Skill Power Cost
MinorSwift Strike/Swift Blade Power CostSwift Strike/Swift Blade Power Cost and Swift Strike Damage

Yellow Line Imbuement

1-Hander Weapon

* * This is the same 1-hander Weapon shared from Red Line.

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorArea of Effect Skill DamageArea of Effect Skill Damage
MajorCritical Damage MultiplierCritical Damage Multiplier
MajorFerocious Strikes CooldownFerocious Strikes Cooldown
and Ferocious Strikes Damage
MajorRelentless/Remorseless Strikes DamageRelentless/Remorseless Strikes Damage
MajorRend Bleed DamageRend Bleed DamageUse Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MajorWild Attack DamageWild Attack DamageUse Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MinorBattle Frenzy CooldownBattle Frenzy Cooldown
and Battle Frenzy Physical Mastery

2-Hander Weapon (Hybrid Yellow)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorArea of Effect Skill DamageArea of Effect Skill Damage
MajorBrutal Strikes DamageBrutal Strikes Damage
MajorCritical Damage MultiplierCritical Damage Multiplier
MajorFerocious Strikes CooldownFerocious Strikes Cooldown
and Ferocious Strikes Damage
MajorRend Bleed DamageRend Bleed DamageUse Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MinorBattle Frenzy CooldownBattle Frenzy Cooldown
and Battle Frenzy Physical Mastery
MinorRend Armour ReductionRend Armour ReductionThis Weapon is used to apply Rend debuff

Champion’s Rune (Class Item) [Yellow Line]

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBlade Line AoE Power CostBlade Line AoE Power Cost
and AoE Skill Critical Damage
MajorBlade Wall DamageBlade Wall Damage
MajorChampion’s Horn Stun DurationChampion’s Horn Stun Duration
and Horn of Gondor Physical Mitigation Debuff
MinorGreat Cleave DurationExchange of Blows Melee Damage
MinorFury of Blades Damage from FervourFury of Blades Damage from Fervour
MinorRaging Blade DamageRaging Blade Damage
MinorSwift Strike/Swift Blade Power Cost /
Legacy of Vitality
Swift Strike/Swift Blade Power Cost
and Swift Strike Damage /
Legacy of Vitality

Blue Line Imbuement

1-hander/2-hander Weapon [Blue Line]

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorArea of Effect Skill DamageArea of Effect Skill Damage
MajorBrutal Strikes DamageBrutal Strikes Damage
MajorCritical Damage MultiplierCritical Damage Multiplier
MinorBattle Frenzy CooldownBattle Frenzy Cooldown
and Battle Frenzy Physical Mastery
MinorFear Nothing CooldownFear Nothing Cooldown
and Fear Nothing Incoming Healing
MinorHorn DamageHorn Damage
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of Vitality

Champion’s Rune (Class Item) [Blue Line]

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBlade Wall DamageBlade Wall Damage
MajorBracing Attack HealBracing Attack Heal
MajorDire Need CooldownDire Need Cooldown
and Dire Need Power Cost
MinorAdamant/Invincible DurationAdamant/Invincible Duration
and Unbreakable Damage
MinorChampion Skill Bubble MagnitudeSudden Defence Cooldown
and Champion Skill Bubble Magnitude
MinorSwift Strike/Swift Blade Power CostSwift Strike/Swift Blade Power Cost
and Swift Strike Damage
MinorStrike Skill Power Cost /
Legacy of Vitality
Strike Skill Power Cost /
Legacy of Vitality

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 Champion:

Non-Imbued 2-hander LI Weapon Swap

TypeNon-Imbued Legacy
MinorFear Nothing Cooldown
MinorHamstring Duration
MinorSprint Duration
(Rest 3 legacies can be random)

Explanation:

This is an important weapon swap needed to make Sprint last longer, then to reduce cooldown for Fear Nothing (quite important for raids), and lastly to increase duration for Hamstring (quite important for PvP).

Non-Imbued Champion’s Rune (Class Item)

TypeImbued Legacy
MajorChampion’s Horn Stun Duration
MinorGreat Cleave Duration
(Rest 4 legacies can be random)

Explanation: This is an optional swap for Champions, it’s useful for:

  • Champion Stun Horn legacy is needed if you don’t use this legacy on a main Rune.
  • Extra Great Cleave duration is great in Yellow-line when doing a big burst rotation.