'And this I also say: you are our captain and our banner. The Dark Lord has Nine. But we have One, mightier than they. . . .' -The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, "The White Rider"
Bearing a mighty banner into battle, the Captain provides hope and leadership to their fellows, inspiring them to greater deeds. A skilled Captain can rally a party back from the brink of defeat, or seal a victory against many foes. While a Captain is a respected fighter on their own accord, they are primarily driven by their powerful sense of leadership to those fighting around them.
The Captain will be the class of choice for players who enjoy supporting their fellows while participating in melee combat. With the unique ability to plant banners to increase the battle prowess of those near them, the Captain helps to define where a fight will happen. Their battle cries allow them to take advantage of certain events in combat to aid the morale or combat ability of their fellows. A Captain's style of combat focuses on inspiring those around them to glory.
Rallying Cry: When the Captain's enemy is defeated, her cry boosts her fellowship's morale.
War-cry: When the Captain's enemy is defeated, she lets out a cry which rallies her nearby companions to attack with greater speed and determination.
Command: Make Haste: Inspires the Captain's fellowship to greater haste, both in and out of battle.
Defensive Strike: The Captain attacks defensively, causing light damage but recovering quickly to protect herself from returned attacks.
Enraged Shout: A fearsome shout which strikes terror into the hearts of enemies and puts the Captain into a battle-readied state.
Pressing Attack: Allows the Captain to swing twice at her enemy, inflicting medium damage.
Harrowing Mark: The Captain leaves a Mark on her enemy, increasing all damage dealt to that foe by her fellowship.
Telling Mark: The Captain leaves a Mark on her enemy, pointing out a weakness in the enemy's armour, which increases the chance that her companions will critically wound it.
Cry of Vengeance: When a companion falls, the Captain's Cry inspires nearby companions to greater feats of skill.
Captain's Valour: The Captain's Banner of War evokes greater effects upon her allies.
Captain's Hope: The Captain's Banner of Hope evokes greater effects upon her allies.
Edited, Dec 20th 2007 10:21am by noopportunity
Here are some very useful things i have seen from high lvl capts:
1. the critical buff can turn a couple of nicely outfitted champs into uber over powered teamsters!
2. the HoT is welcome by any Minstrel, they will thank you when u are not around to help out, just ask one that has ever run thru Fornost.
3. Battle Shout and Routing shout, once the traits have been built up, make crowd control a breeze for a struggling tank. too many champs dont understand thier AoE skills, and can really erk a LM or a Burg.
4. This is the meat and potatoes of a Capt, your harelds. These guys are just pimp. Take a good group, Champ/Hunter/Guard and throw on ++ Agi/Might and now you guys are really mowing down some elites. Most of your champs focus on one or the other, they will be happy with your addition, spacificly the agi Champs, at times your Hareld can push them into a full % over thier normal critical chance and that means alot. plus higher lvl champ skills can cause bleeds when a crit goes off... bam! DPS goes up, thank you :)
I also find multiple mobs a pain while soloing, but some of the survival skills have saved me more than once, the skill that will keep u standing even after you are out of morale is by far the slickest skill i have used. Unfortunately i do not remember the name, but i received it at lvl 22. I use that in conjunction with the skill that takes morale from my pet and i can almost always live to fight again.
These are just my opinions on the Capt class, they are not 100% but they have swayed me to change from my champ to the captain. good luck with ur Captains, and stay focused, we need more high lvl leaders out there.
44 champ -- Lloki
23 capt --- Odenn Bil
(sorry about the spelling, spell check hates me)
[14:24] nLoD: so it can't be all that hard can it?!
14:25] Pikko: obviously for magi it was really hard.. all the time
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