Turbine is today treating players to a sneak-peek at what's to come for the mystical Lore-masters in the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard.
Tim "Raskolnikov" Lang mentions that many Lore-masters were rather pleased with the recent Ost Dunhoth armor set's set bonuses, which boosted Lore-masters' healing abilities. In light of this, the team has decided to use this update to focus on improving the Lore-master's healing in order to allow the class to better fill the role of off-healer. In order to accomplish this goal, the team is consolidating a number of skills, such as the various Warding Knowledge abilities. Leechcraft, Tend the Sick, and Ancient Knowledge of Cures have also been consolidated into Knowledge of Cures, a single skill that performs all three functions. The Lore-master's trait lines got a once-over as well, particularly the The Keeper of Animals tree. For the full details on what awaits this unique and flexible class in Isengard, head on over to the official site for the full diary.