Minstrel Imbuement Guide

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

  • One-handed Sword – First Age (Crafted by Weaponsmith)
  • Minstrel’s Songbook – First Age – Class Item (Crafted by Scholar)

* *Note: Minstrel’s Blue and Yellow line share the same LIs/Legacies. Red Line builds are not covered by LotroHQ due to underperformance of the line.

Legacies List

Here is the Legacy List for Minstrels.

1-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorAnthem DurationAnthem Duration and
Melee Skills Critical Magnitude
MajorCall of Oromë and Eärendil DamageCall of Oromë and Eärendil Damage
MajorHealing Skills Induction TimeHealing Skills Induction Time
and Healing Skills Critical Rating
MajorPiercing Cry DamagePiercing Cry Damage
MajorRally! CooldownRally! Cooldown
and Major Ballad Healing
MajorSoliloquy of Spirit Healing MagnitudeSoliloquy of Spirit Healing Magnitude
MajorTarget Resist Rating (Call to War Skills)Target Resist Rating (Call to War Skills)
MajorTriumphant Spirit CooldownTriumphant Spirit Cooldown
and Triumphant Spirit Critical Magnitude
MinorCall of the Second Age DamageCall of the Second Age Damage
MinorCall to Fate Critical MultiplierCall to Fate Critical Multiplier
MinorCall to Ioreth CooldownCall to Ioreth Cooldown
and Call to Ioreth Healing Skills
Critical Magnitude
MinorMinor Ballad DamageMinor Ballad Damage
MinorPerfect Ballad DamagePerfect Ballad Damage
MinorStill as Death CooldownStill as Death Cooldown
and Song of Distraction Cooldown
MinorTarget Resist Rating
(Invocation of Elbereth)
Target Resist Rating
(Invocation of Elbereth)

Minstrel’s Songbook (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorAnthem of War Damage (Physical)Anthem of War Physical Mastery
MajorAnthem of War Damage (Tactical)Anthem of War Tactical Mastery
MajorBolster Courage HealingBolster Courage Healing
MajorHealing and Motivation Skills Morale HealingHealing and Motivation Skills Morale Healing
MajorHealing Skills Power CostHealing Skills Power Cost
and Fellowship’s Heart Healing
MajorInspire Fellows HealingInspire Fellows Healing
MajorRaise the Spirit HealingRaise the Spirit Healing
MajorTarget Resist Rating (Ballads)Target Resist Rating (Ballads)
MinorAnthem of Composure (Resistance)Anthem of Composure (Resistance)
MinorAnthem of Composure
(Tactical Mitigation)
Anthem of Composure
(Tactical Mitigation)
MinorChord of Salvation Crit RatingChord of Salvation Crit Rating
MinorCry of the Chorus CooldownCry of the Chorus Cooldown
and Critical Magnitude of Ballads
MinorEchoes of Battle Resistance
Rating Debuff
Echoes of Battle Resistance
Rating Debuff
MinorHammerhand Skills Bubble MagnitudeHammerhand Skills Bubble Magnitude
MinorLight DamageLight Damage
MinorTarget Resist Rating (Songs)Target Resist Rating (Songs)

Imbuement Guide

There are 7 recommended legacies for each LI for endgame. Minstrel’s Blue-line LIs can be used in Yellow-line as well. Generally, there’s not much LI swapping needed, just a Non-imbued Book swap is required to refresh Anthems every couple of minutes.

*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:

1-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorAnthem DurationAnthem Duration and
Melee Skills Critical Magnitude
MajorHealing Skills Induction TimeHealing Skills Induction Time
and Healing Skills Critical Rating
MajorRally! CooldownRally! Cooldown
and Major Ballad Healing
MajorSoliloquy of Spirit Healing MagnitudeSoliloquy of Spirit Healing Magnitude
MajorTriumphant Spirit CooldownTriumphant Spirit Cooldown
and Triumphant Spirit Critical Magnitude
Use Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll
if Low on Majors
MinorCall to Ioreth CooldownCall to Ioreth Cooldown
and Call to Ioreth Healing Skills Critical Magnitude
MinorStill as Death CooldownStill as Death Cooldown
and Song of Distraction Cooldown
Optional, can use a legacy of your own choice here

Minstrel’s Songbook (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorBolster Courage HealingBolster Courage Healing
MajorHealing and Motivation Skills Morale HealingHealing and Motivation Skills Morale Healing
MajorInspire Fellows HealingInspire Fellows Healing
MajorRaise the Spirit HealingRaise the Spirit Healing
MinorAnthem of Composure
(Tactical Mitigation)
Anthem of Composure
(Tactical Mitigation)
MinorCry of the Chorus CooldownCry of the Chorus Cooldown
and Critical Magnitude of Ballads
MinorHammerhand Skills Bubble MagnitudeHammerhand Skills Bubble Magnitude

Legendary Items Swaps 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 Minstrel:

Non-Imbued Minstrel’s Songbook Swap (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued Legacy
MajorAnthem of War Damage (Physical)
MajorAnthem of War Damage (Tactical)
MinorCry of the Chorus Cooldown

Explanation:

  • Anthem of War Legacies: They give percentage based value to increase skill’s potency, which the imbued version does not give. It’s high recommended you swap to an unimbued book to do Anthem of War and swap back then to main book.
  • Cry of the Chorus Cooldown: This is good to have on Swap book, in case the skill is used from a Swap book.