Lord of the Rings Online leaks Brawler class details

    
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Trust MMORPG players to poke around where developers wish they wouldn’t, especially when it comes to prying all of the secrets out of upcoming patches. Thanks to time spent on Lord of the Rings Online’s test server, online detectives uncovered a wealth of information about the upcoming Brawler class, even as it’s still in development.

YouTuber Louey7 put together a 20-minute video about the datamined leaks to give us an idea of what this melee class may look like. Mostly, it’s a breakdown of the class abilities including hand-to-hand combat strikes with gauntlets, protective buffs, taunts, and self-heals. It definitely looks like the Brawler is set up to be a tanking class at its core.

If you’re willing to be spoiled and understand that all of this is subject to a whole lot of change, give the video a watch below:

Source: YouTube
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Ardra Diva

Two words for you: Helm Hammerhand.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Stormwaltz

I dunno, a class that throws punches seems more in line with the tone of the lore than one that throws lightning bolts (looks meaningfully at the Runekeeper).

I don’t care about the details yet, but I am curious to know what character(s) they’re basing the concept off.

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MaynardKeenanX

I downloaded the game today after a few months absense.

No plan whatsoever to fund this game again until they fix guardian + 10 million other issues the game still has.

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MrReaper

What a stupid class idea for lotro , it doesn’t fit in. So the guardian class “main tank class” shield and weapon will now go up against a fist flying freak. I am all for new classes, but not this. Just add a ranger class or another light class. The hunter and champ are the two most popular classes so the ranger could be half range and half melee with some group buffs. This brawler class should only be able to quest inside the prancing pony where they can fist fight as much as they want. I thought cord said few months ago the class wouldn’t be fist throwing.
SSG should make sure the class has a skill called Freedom, consume the Enemy with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

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Gfees

The last person you should ever trust for reliable info is Cord.

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Dave Ward

In a game full of sky lasers, death my music or shouting and an endless list of things that didn’t happen in the book claiming a class that punches people is going too far is laughable. The only class that came after release that didn’t have people up in arms is probably Warden and that was only because Runekeeper was drawing the fire.

That being said, I would rather they work on improving existing classes over adding another.

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rk70534

Brawlers already exist as enemy NPCs in the game, so even if they don’t appear in the canonical Middle Earth, they do appear in LotROverse.

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Bruno Brito

A completely out-of-place class design, but we can’t get a goddamn Guardian rework, which is a class based on Sam, a core component of the LoTR universe.

I hope whoever thought of this idea was slapped in their face.

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Utakata

I think it’s plausible that fist fights break out in the LoTR universe. Why wouldn’t it? Even if there was hardly anything written about it…

…what wasn’t there was is an entire combat profession dedicated to unarmed combat as far as I am aware. So this looks like something pulled out of developers’ asses desperate looking for revenue on the cheap, IMO. /sigh

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johnwillo

Yeah. I guess that I feel that when a swarm of mail-clad, spear-weilding uruk-hai come at a beleaguered party, my money’s not on the hobbit brandishing his fists like the leprechaun in the Notre Dame logo.

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SmiteDoctor

I wonder if one of the talent trees will be Floyd Mayweather, combats enemies through dancing and light jabs but only punches his wives and his children?