Wardens in LOTRO are a medium-armour class, balancing defences with maneoverability. However when you’re role-playing, sometimes you just want to feel a bit more protected from your foes! And, although I don’t know how it fares in group content, Wardens have a tanking trait line – and is the line that I play. So here is a Hobbit Warden outfit with a heavy armour look. This one is made up of a pieces from various locations and sources and is roughly a black-and-green look too. Although it’s Lamuna here doing the shots, I have given a note below about boots if you want to make this for a Dwarf or one of the Big Folk.
So, below you’ll see I’ve actually given a few options. This is simply due to the fact that I include items that I already have in stock, regardless of where I acquired them. To make it feasible for as many players as possible, I’ve tried to provide alternatives for either higher-level content or where I have used LOTRO Points/Mithril Coins to acquire items.
The Armoured Hobbit Warden In Action
How to Make This Hobbit Warden Outfit
I have actually made two variants of this outfit. This is because some items have come from Rohan or thereafter and I wanted to provide options for lower-level folk.
I have simply used a combination of black and then two colours found in the original armourpieces: a dark green (actually dark, unlike the “dark green” dye) and a muted brown.
This style of breastplate is found throughout Rohan, either as quest rewards, or bartering. Different regions of Rohan have their own emblems, so you can find one to suit your design.
Westfold Armourer Crafting Recipe
There is only one item that is with Mithril Coins here, but that’s because I found it works with this outfit. I’ve only listed items here that differ to the main version above.
From: Skirmish Camp and LOTRO Store (295LP)
From: Skirmish Camp (162 Marks, 12 Medallions), LOTRO Store (295LP)
Engraved Ceremonial Breastplate
LOTRO Anniversary Event
TL;DR An Armoured Look for a Hobbit Warden!
Thanks to LOTRO’s Wardrobe feature, applying heavy-armour cosmetically is really easy. While I’ve done my best to provide some items available either from lower levels, or alternative places (such as the Skirmish Camp), it’s not always possible. But maybe this Hobbit Warden outfit can be a springboard for your own unique creation! Do tag me into any social media posts if you do!