Warden Imbuement Guide

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

  • One-handed Sword – First Age (Crafted by Weaponsmith)
  • Warden’s Javelin – First Age – Class Item (Crafted by Woodworker)

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

Legacies List

Here is the Legacy List for Wardens.

1-Hander Weapon

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorFist-Spear Gambit Power CostFist-Spear Gambit Power Cost
MajorGambit Lifetap DamageGambit Lifetap Damage
MajorLight DamageLight Damage
MajorMarked and Diminished Tgt DebuffMarked Target Double-cast Chance
MajorRecklessness Critical RatingRecklessness Critical Rating
MajorShield Gambit Buff DurationPersevere Block Rating
MajorSpear Gambit DamageSpear Gambit Damage
MajorSpear Gambit Parry RatingSpear Gambit Parry Rating
MajorWages of Fear Positional DamageWages of Fear Positional Damage
MinorAmbush Critical DamageAmbush Critical Damage
MinorBoar’s Rush Critical RatingBoar’s Rush Critical Rating
MinorCritical Strike Critical DamageCritical Strike Critical Damage
MinorHampering Javelin DurationHampering Javelin Reset Chance
MinorRanged DamageRanged Damage
MinorResolution DamageResolution Damage
MinorShield Tactics Tactical Mitigation RatingShield Tactics Tactical Mitigation Rating
MinorShield-Spear Gambit Power CostShield-Spear Gambit Power Cost
MinorSurety of Death Damage Over TimeSurety of Death Damage Over Time

Warden’s Javelin (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorFist Gambit Critical RatingFist Gambit Critical Rating
MajorFist Gambit Evade RatingFist Gambit Evade Rating
MajorFist Gambit Buff DurationFist Gambit Skill Damage
MajorHeal Bonus for ConvictionHeal Bonus for Conviction
MajorIn Combat Power RegenerationIn Combat Power Regeneration
MajorIn the Fray Morale RegenIn the Fray Morale Regen
MajorShield Gambit Line HealingShield Gambit Line Healing
MajorSpear-Shield Gambit DamageSpear-Shield Gambit Damage
MajorSpear-Shield Gambit Power CostSpear-Shield Gambit Power Cost
MinorAdroit Manoeuvre DurationAdroit Manoeuvre Damage
MinorAmbush Critical RatingAmbush Critical Rating
MinorCareful Step DurationCareful Step Movement Speed Penalty
MinorDefiant Challenge Damage ReturnDefiant Challenge Damage Return
MinorJavelin of Deadly Force DamageJavelin of Deadly Force Damage
MinorJavelin Skills Critical RatingJavelin Skills Critical Rating
MinorShield Mastery Block RatingShield Mastery Block Rating
MinorShield Piercer DurationShield Piercer Evade Debuff Chance
MinorTarget Resist Rating (Resolution)Target Resist Rating (Resolution)

Imbuement Guide

There are 7 recommended legacies for each LI for endgame. Warden Red-line LIs can be used in Yellow-line as well. Warden LI setup is pretty straight-forward and there’s not much LI swapping needed, just required for a few debuffing skills (Non-imbued swap), which is explained pretty well in the Warden Class Guide.

*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
MajorLight DamageLight Damage
MajorMarked and Diminished Tgt DebuffMarked Target Double-cast Chance
MajorSpear Gambit DamageSpear Gambit Damage
MinorRanged DamageRanged Damage
MinorSurety of Death Damage Over TimeSurety of Death Damage Over Time
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of VitalityPreferably placed
pre-imbue.
MinorLegacy of AgilityLegacy of AgilityPreferably placed
pre-imbue.

Warden’s Javelin (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorFist Gambit Buff DurationFist Gambit Skill Damage
MajorIn Combat Power RegenerationIn Combat Power Regeneration
MajorShield Gambit Line HealingShield Gambit Line Healing
MajorSpear-Shield Gambit DamageSpear-Shield Gambit Damage
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of VitalityPreferably
placed pre-imbue.
MinorLegacy of AgilityLegacy of AgilityPreferably
placed pre-imbue.
MinorLegacy of FateLegacy of FateDefiant Challenge
Damage Return (For PvP)

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 Non-Imbued Swaps needed for Warden:

Non-Imbued LI Weapon Swap (Preferably a 1-hander Axe for a visual cue)

TypePre-Imbued Legacy
MajorMarked and Diminished Tgt Debuff
MinorHampering Javelin Duration
(Rest 4 legacies can be random)

Explanation:

  • Marked and Diminished Target Debuff: This legacy is important because you get additional 2.5% Physical mitigation debuff with this legacy, if you use this swap after getting a Double proc from the Imbued LI (Rotation of this skill is explained in the Warden Class Guide).
  • Hampering Javelin Duration: Useful legacy swap, particulary for PvP and for certain encounters in Raids/Instances.