#lotro hunter solo pve build (U22, 03/18)

I’ve been looking for a solo build for my Hunter and haven’t found anything up to date that has all the information needed in one place. So, I’m collating the advice I’ve found and taken. I’m just playing solo content at the moment, so the build reflects that. If anyone can point me to a guide or has any tips or suggestions for improvement, please leave a comment.


Bow Legacies:

  • Hunter Damage over Time
  • Quick Shot Damage
  • Focus Bow Critical Multiplier
  • Ranged Skill Evade Chance
  • Focus Bow Power Cost and Damage
  • Induction Bow Damage
  • Induction Bow Power Cost

Sword Legacies:

  • Precision Stance Critical
  • Merciful Shot Cooldown
  • Agility
  • Stance: Precision Finesse
  • Barrage Damage
  • Power Restored by Intent Concentration
  • Bubble Potency


  • Westemnet Setting of Endings (or True Setting of the Three Hunters?)
  • True Gem of the Rising Moon
  • Westemnet Rune of Power (or True Rune of the White Mountains)
  • Westemnet Device of Potency

For relics: as I’m soloing, I’m not necessarily looking for best in slot (though if anyone knows, please let me know!) but generally a cheaper version which is along the right lines. I use same or similar relics on both bow and sword.

Title: Conflict of Eldar Days III (beleriand damage + physical mastery)


Skill points: This build seems most popular, with some minor variations according to personal play style out there. I’ve always liked precision stance so I’m glad it’s currently in a good place.

Virtues: Innocence, Honour, Charity, Tolerance and Dedication. Although there is some wiggle room in this depending on what you feel you need.


Current: Purple 112 Towers set (70 ash each) from High Enchanter, Elf Smith. If you’re sticking with Mordor gear for now, I found this thread hugely helpful (gear is last post iirc)

I’m using a Tome of the Wind-Rider for reduced power costs. Off hand sword I will be hoping on drops or waiting until level 115 (for a bartered or crafted sword).

Working towards: the Eryn Lasgalen 115 agility set plus teal quest rewards (cloak and upperbody I’ve seen so far). Depending on how much I grind for tokens, she will either settle for purple level gear but possibly will go for the teal gear items with crafted items. I’ll update this once I get there.

Essences: Finesse to get to a reasonable level, plus crit / agility / physical mastery for other slots. I’ve used the numbers here as a target for stats.


(N.B. My Hunter has benefited from my main LM character who can pass gear / currency on)

I really struggled when I first hit Mordor as my Hunter hadn’t been at cap since just before Rohan. I had managed to get some flower armour but had some awful jewellery from who knows where.

The first thing I did was max the dps rank of my imbued bow, this pretty much doubled the damage and started upgrading gear from quest rewards and drops in Udûn. I also did some levelling outside of Mordor by using Task, Festivals and the Wastes quests to get to 112, and so be able to wear the bartered lvl 112 purple gear. It’s now pretty easy and I just have to be careful with large groups, adds etc.

I did go to Eryn Lasgalen at level 112 and I will be leaving it till closer to 115! It is possible, one mob was fine, two was ok if I cc’d but if I was surprised I died very quickly.

Have I left anything out? Any tips?


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