Earning Your Legendary Traits
There are 5 different ways to earn the seven legendary traits each class gets. Four of the traits are available in the free content of Eriador, the other three require the Mines of Moria expansion. Let's tackle these by level.
Level 39-41: Legendary Books
Now the real work begins. You'll need to kill humanoids to collect the pages for these books. The first 4 pages of each book drop in Angmar and Eregion (either works), the last 4 drop in the Misty Mountains and Forochel (again, either works). You should be able to get most of your pages while leveling, though getting the last few can be painful. The legendary class traits slots open up at levels 41, 45 and 60, so focus on the ones you would slot first.
Level 45-50: Class Quest SeriesAt level 45, you can start working on your level 50 class quest. This is really a series of three quests where the final quest awards another legendary class trait. Even though you will be a bit low for the level of the quests, getting them early helps you keep an eye out for opportunities to complete the many steps required, such as groups for Carn Dum and Urugarth, or skirmishes (many of the items required for these quests can be purchased from the Curiosities Vendor with skirmish marks).
To get started, visit your class trainer who will send you on to the NPC for the level 45-50 class quest series for your class. This NPC will give you two quests (1 and 2 in the table below) that can be worked on at the same time. Be aware these are epic in nature, it will take a while to collect all the components yourself. Group up when practical. When both of these quests are complete, the final quest (which awards the legendary trait) opens up.
Level 50-58: Volume II Epic StoryWhen you get to Moria, you can start working on Volume II of the epic story. You will have already completed Book 1 to get your legendary item and gain entry to Moria. Continue to work on the epic book as you level through Moria. You'll need a group to complete chapters 2.4.8, 2.5.5 and 2.6.8. Volume II, Book 6, Chapter 8 (2.6.8) rewards another legendary trait.
|Class||Legendary Trait||Caps this Trait Set|
|Burglar||Dealings Done||The Gambler|
|Captain||Master of War||Lead the Charge|
|Champion||Deathstorm||The Deadly Storm|
|Guardian||Heart of Fire||The Fighter of Shadow|
|Hunter||Cool Burn||The Bowmaster|
|Lore-master||Improved Sticky Gourd||Master of Nature's Fury|
|Minstrel||Master of Tales||The Protector of Song|
|Rune-keeper||Mystifying Flame||Cleansing Fires|
|Warden||Way of the Shield||Way of the Shield|
Level 58: Iron Garrison Guards ReputationWhile in Moria, you will have many opportunities to earn reputation with the Iron Garrison Guards and Miners. Many quests and deeds award either Guards or Miners faction. You also receive loads of reputation barter items that work for either faction. Exchange these only with the Iron Garrison Guards until you reach Kindred standing, unless you are sure you don't want this legendary trait. Once you have Kindred standing you can purchase your book from the Iron Garrison Guards vendor in Twenty-first Hall. You must be level 58 to read the book and get the trait.
|Class||Book Bought from IG Guards||Legendary Trait||Caps this Trait Set|
|Burglar||A Guide to the Quiet Knife||Practiced Bluff||The Quiet Knife|
|Captain||The Master of the Charge||Master of Oaths||Leader of Men|
|Champion||The Boiling Rage||Continuous Blood Rage||The Deadly Storm|
|Guardian||A Keen Blade||Hemorrhage||The Keen Blade|
|Hunter||The Jolly Hunter||Improved Fleet Stance||The Huntsman|
|Lore-master||The Book of Nature||Nature-friend||The Keeper of Animals|
|Minstrel||The Verses of the North||Call of War||The Warrior-Skald|
|Rune-keeper||On the Patterns of Wind and Rain||Perfect Imagery||Solitary Thunder|
|Warden||The Path Less Trod||Way of the Spear||Way of the Spear|
Level 58-60: Class QuestAt level 58, you can start working on your level 60 class quest. Again, this is a series of quests starting with your class trainer. The final quest in the series requires you to beat a special encounter in one of the Moria instances. You'll need a group for this. We recommend you complete all the previous steps of your class quest, then join a regular instance group that is willing to do your class quest too after they clear the instance. Most groups will welcome this as there is a NPC that offers a "Lending a Hand" quest with good rewards for your helpers right outside the instance.
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