Racial Traits - what are they?
If you are an elf, it is good to realize there are special Elf Traits (Racial traits) to earn.
In total there are nine racial traits for elves, 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 descriptions 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 Elven faction of Rivendell.
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 elf related traits by
doing special deeds, the so-called 'Elf deeds'. You will get these
deeds by slaying some nasty racial enemies (goblins, orcs and drakes), and by becoming
friends with the elven faction in Rivendell (visit the las homely house of Elrond in Rivendell, in the outer northeastern part of Trollshaws). 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
Silvan Shadows (lvl 13)
How to get: by slaying 50 goblins, you can find a lot of them in the Midgewater Marshes in Bree-land or near Duillond in Ered Luin
Deed: Enmity of the Goblins (I)
Benefits: you can slot the Stealth skill (cooldown is 30 mins)
Friend of Man (lvl 13)
How to get: by slaying 50 orcs
Deed: Enmity of the Orcs (I)
Benefits: you get +20 Fate (especially interesting for a Loremaster, Minstrel and Runekeeper, but also for all other classes. Fate increases your In-Combat Power Regeneration and In-Combat Morale Regeneration. Fate also increases the chance and magnitude of criticals).
Deeds at level 19
Tactics and Conviction Bonus (lvl 29)
How to get: by slaying 100 goblins
Deed: Enmity of the Goblins II
Benefits: you get +5% on blue (power restoration) and green (morale restoration) fellowship manoeuvre skills
Deeds at level 25
Elf bow damage (lvl 29)
How to get: by slaying 150 goblins
Deed: Enmity of the Goblins III
Benefits: you will get +5% on bow damage
Deeds at level 29
Return to Rivendell (lvl 29)
How to get: by slaying 150 orcs
Deed: Enmity of the Orcs II
Benefits: you can travel to Rivendell (cooldown 1 hour)
Deeds at level 30
Elf one-handed sword damage bonus (lvl 30)
How to get: by slaying 100 drakes
Deed: Enmity of the Drakes (I)
Benefits: you will get +5% to sword damage (1 handed)
Deeds at level 35
Eldar's Grace (lvl 35)
How to get: by slaying 250 orcs
Deed: Enmity of the Orcs III
Benefits: you will get +75% parry for 10 secs, 30 min cooldown
Power of the Eldar (lvl 35)
How to get: by slaying 150 drakes
Deed: Enmity of the Drakes II
Benefits: you will get a +5% bonus to your fellowship power for 10 mins., 30 mins. cooldown
Virtous Elf (lvl 35)
How to get: by becoming friends with the elven faction (Rivendell elves)
Deed: Friend of Elves of Rivendell
Benefits: you will get a +1 bonus on your traits Wisdom, Patience and Charity