As an avid mount collector, I was excited when Lord of the Rings Online introduced class themed steeds. These mounts are the perfect addition to expand and add depth to your character’s story. Obtaining your class specific mount (or bear as a Beorning) doesn’t require a quest or long grind, it can be there with you from the start if you wish, or when you have mastered your role and are ready to call your companion forward to follow your destiny against the evils of Middle-earth.
How to Obtain LOTRO Class Mounts
The Lord of the Rings Online class themed mounts are available in the LOTRO store as a Premium Mount with a +68% movement speed and 250 health. Upon purchase you are granted the skill for your chosen mount and a set of War-steed cosmetics inspired by the travel mount. The cost of these mounts is 1995 LOTRO points for a single-character or 2495 for an account-wide option, check the LOTRO store for specifics under Collections > Mounts.
TIP: Holding the space bar down while on your steed causes your horse to greet you with a neigh.
A description and images of each LOTRO class mount is detailed below, and don’t miss the video featuring each of these steeds and check our guide to riding and mounts.
Steed of the Burglar
The Burglar a master of stealth and tricks must have a steed that can blend in with its surroundings and be at the ready to travel at any moment. The Burglar mount is a brown color horse with a leather green and brown camouflaged armor featuring travel packs, ropes, knives, and all the tools a Burglar would need to carry for its next quest.
Steed of the Captain
Leading the Free Peoples to victory, the Captains are an inspiration to their allies in battle and there skill at melee combat puts them in the front lines with their fellows. The captain’s mount must be strong and capable to carry its owner through any battle. The Captains steed is brown and outfitted with steel plating on the head, neck, and hindquarters. Yellow and white heraldic details on the caparison with storage and an extra helmet is stowed upon its back, ready to course any battle-field.
Steed of the Champion
Jumping into the thick of battle, the Champion focuses their fervor on enemies and stops at nothing to prevent their malicious plans coming to fruition. The Champion’s mount is quick and strong and ready to carry its owner on to the next mission. The Champions steed is silver-gray with light leather and cloth armor of brown and red, its sword hangs at the ready and a bedroll is tucked just behind the saddle and bags for rest after a battle-worn day.
Steed of the Guardian
The defenders of Middle-earth the Guardian spend its days protecting the week and keeping the wicked at bay. Naturally, the Guardians mount is light of foot and strong of heart like its commander, loyal to the very end. The Guardian’s steed is a pale gray horse barded with leather and cloth of burgundy and white, a sword and shield at its side, the Guardian and his steed are always prepared to face the evils of Middle-earth.
Steed of the Hunter
The Hunter is a skillful survivor of the forest and a master of the bow, they guide their fellows through the lands and lay traps for enemies as they go. The Hunter’s horse is a whistle away and adept at traversing the most dangerous terrain. With a champagne coat the Hunters steed is outfitted with green and brown leather armor, a spare quiver and sword, water-skin, bedroll, and saddle bags, they are ready to set camp and plan their next journey.
Steed of the Lore-master
Practitioners of ancient lore and seekers of knowledge, the Lore-masters trusted chestnut horse is outfitted with a starry blue blanket inspired by the realm of Elbereth Gilthoniel, home of the greatest Elven lore-masters. The Lore-masters steed is adorned with numerous scrolls, parchments, and books to aid the them in their quest to protect Middle-earth from the dark forces of the Enemy.
Steed of the Minstrel
Through song and tale, the Minstrel brings merriment to each tavern and town they visit, travel is light-hearted and swift with their blonde-sorrel steed decorated with red and blue ribbons. The Minstrels instruments are fastened on and available whenever they are ready for a cheerful stroll.
Steed of the Rune-keeper
When it comes to the Rune-keeper their powerful words are scribed, and a balance must be maintained as they attune themselves with their fellowships needs for battle or healing support. The smoky-black colored Rune-keepers steed is equipped to assist its scribe with scholarly items, books, and rune stones of Dagor, Nestad, and Thalas outfitted in a graceful steel blue and silver caparison.
Steed of the Warden
Patrolling borders, protecting lands from enemies of the wild, the Warden requires a steed that can travel swiftly and silently from post to post. Capable of carrying a shield and provisions the Warden’s blonde steed is armored with a barding of steel, leather and cloth, lightweight and durable ready for any confrontation.
Wanderlust of a Beorning
As a descendant of Grimbeorn the Old, the mighty beornings have a natural instinct to run wild and free with their unique ability to skin-change into a bear for combat or to travel far beyond the forests of Meadhollow. This is a great benefit to the Beorning class as you unlock the Wanderlust skill upon reaching level 15, the skill allows you to transform into your bear-form with a +62% movement speed.
The Beorning does not have a class-specific mount, Wanderlust is it’s travel form and they may also train riding skill like other classes and ride travel mounts if so desired.