With one of its stated goals to make sure that every class gets some manner of overhaul by the end of this year, Standing Stone Games is wasting no time monkeying about with two of Lord of the Rings Online’s iconic roles. Developer diaries for both the Captain and Warden were posted yesterday to give players a heads-up about some of the significant changes incoming.
As for Wardens, SSG sees the biggest deficiency for the class in its lack of defensive cooldown abilities, especially for Determination builds. Gambit chains are getting more of a focus, and the class’s Assailment tree will be transformed into a non-specialization branch to support the other two specs. Other changes to the class include more normal, non-gambit skills and gradually unfolding gambit sizes as a new player levels.