Riding in the wake of the previous Champion, Captain, and Burglar-focused dev diaries, Turbine
is today treating players to a sneak-peek at what's to come for the mystical Lore-masters in the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard
Tim "Raskolnikov" Lang
mentions that many Lore-masters were rather pleased with the recent Ost Dunhoth armor set's set bonuses, which boosted Lore-masters' healing abilities. In light of this, the team has decided to use this update to focus on improving the Lore-master's healing in order to allow the class to better fill the role of off-healer. In order to accomplish this goal, the team is consolidating a number of skills, such as the various Warding Knowledge abilities. Leechcraft, Tend the Sick, and Ancient Knowledge of Cures have also been consolidated into Knowledge of Cures, a single skill that performs all three functions. The Lore-master's trait lines got a once-over as well, particularly the The Keeper of Animals tree. For the full details on what awaits this unique and flexible class in Isengard
, head on over to the official site for the full diary.