Racial Traits - what are they?
If you are a hobbit, it is good to realize there are special
hobbit-related racial traits to earn.
In total there are nine hobbit race traits, and a maximum
of 5 Racial traits can be slotted
in your Trait Panel. Racial Traits are unique to each race and will
enable you to do extra skills or
to get some special bonuses (see the description below). Most traits can
be earned to do certain slayer deeds at a specified level. These deeds
will open as soon as you slay the required enemy species, like a goblin
on level 13 or a spider at level 19, an orc at level 25, etc. You will
earn the Racial trait as soon as defeat the specified number of enemies
to be slain, or as soon as you become 'friends' with the Hobbit faction in the Shire.
When do Racial Traits become available?
first Racial Trait, and trait slot will open at level 13. So, as soon
as you hit level 13, you can start to work on your first Racial Trait.
Here is a level overview of the the Racial Trait slots:
Level Available trait slot
13 Racial Trait Slot 1
19 Racial Trait Slot 2
25 Racial Trait Slot 3
31 Racial Trait Slot 4
37 Racial Trait Slot 5
Note: VIP-Players have normal access to the trait slots, free-to-play players will need to buy them with TP-points.
How to earn your racial traits
can earn the hobbit traits by
doing special deeds, the so-called 'Hobbit deeds'. You will get these
deeds by slaying some nasty enemies (x, x, x), and by becoming
friends with the hobbit faction in the Shire (visit the Mathom House, north of Michel Delving). You can become friends by gaining
reputation, and you
will get reputation by
doing special quests. You can also get reputation from Reputation Items.
These items can be found by slaying and looting
enemies, or you can buy them at an Auction House.Just click on these
reputation items (right of left click), and you will gain a certain
amount of reputation!
Deeds at level 13
Stoop for a Stone (lvl 13)
How to get: by slaying 50 wolves; you can find a lot of them in the Shire, in the ruin north of Stock.
Deed: Enmity of the Wolves (I)
Benefits: this trait enables you to slot the Throw Stone skill, a short ranged attack. Using this skill grants you the ability to a little ranged damage, and - more importantly - a chance to daze your opponent for 3 seconds (15m range, 10 secs cooldown).
Hobbit stature (lvl 13)
How to get: by slaying 50 spiders, you can find them in the quarry of the Shire (north eastern part), but also in Ered Luin and Bree-Land..
Deed: Enmity of the Spiders (I)
Benefits: you get +20 Might (interesting for a warden, guardian, champion and burglar)
Deeds at level 19
Guile and Conviction Bonus (lvl 19)
How to get: by slaying 100 wolves in a level 19+ area.
Deed: Enmity of the Wolves II
Benefits: you get a +5% to Fellowship Manoeuvre damage-over-time and healing
Deeds at level 25
Hobbit club damage bonus (lvl 25)
How to get: by slaying 150 wolves in a level 25+ area.
Deed: Enmity of the Wolves III
Benefits: you will get a +5% to the damage of a 1-hand or 2-handed Club.
Deeds at level 29
Return to Michel Delving (lvl 29)
How to get: by slaying 150 spiders in a level 29+ area.
Deed: Enmity of the Spiders II
Benefits: you can quick-travel to Michel Delving in the Shire (cooldown 1 hour)
Hobbit Stealth (lvl 29)
How to get: by slaying 50 goblins in a level 29+ area.
Deed: Enmity of the Goblins (I)
Benefits: when you slot this trait, you will get the Stealth ability (30 min cooldown).
Deeds at level 35
Hobbit resilience (lvl 35)
How to get: by slaying 250 spiders.
Deed: Enmity of the Spiders III
Benefits: by slotting this trait, you will enable a (non-stackable) + 2 Hope boff on your fellowship for 10 minutes (30 mins cooldown).
Hobbit silence (lvl 35)
How to get: by slaying 100 goblins
Deed: Enmity of the Goblins II
Benefits: youcan liedown like dead and attack enemies will go back to their stations (if you are alone) or will attack other players (if fighting in a group). This very useful skill has a cooldown of 30 minutes.
Virtous Hobbit (lvl 35)
How to get: by becoming friends with the hobbit faction (to be otbtained in the Shire)
Deed: Friend of Mathom Society. You can find this society in the Mathom House in Michel Delving (Shire), which is northeast of the stable.
Benefits: you will get a +1 bonus on your traits Empathy, Honesty and Idealism.