A new featurette for the Lord of the Rings: Online Riders of Rohan expansion pack has been released, and it covers the new war steeds. These horses are full on battle machines and not just vehicles to get your character around. There will be three types of war steeds that players can use, and you can learn more about them in the official press release below. You’ve been ready for some Tolkien…
There are three types of War-steeds, and while the mounts themselves are not specific to individual classes, their characteristics will allow you to mix and match with your class abilities and your play style.
The Courser – A fast and agile Light mount, a Courser’s greater speed allows them to build Fury at a quicker pace, allowing the execution of more devastating Fury-fueled attacks. Great speed comes at the cost, however, as their Endurance and Armour is reduced.
The Rouncey – This is a moderately armoured Medium steed providing balance and stability without sacrificing or favouring survivability or maneuverability. Riders of the Rouncey are usually more focused on close combat, blending greater offense overdefenseand support tactics more evenly than its lighter and heavier brethren.
The Destrier – This Heavy mount protects more than it speeds. The Destrier’s greater armour allows them to take more damage and their enhanced Power allows extensive use of special mount charges and abilities. In trade, a slower speed makes for slower Fury generation and less overall mobility.
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