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#13857988 Sep 13, 2018 at 02:09 PM
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I am currently leveling up a Champion and about to hit 50. So far, I have been going dual wield yellow line. I see a lot threads that suggest Red line. However, I think that is because there is a lot of old data out there.

For soloing overland, is yellow still recommended? Or is it red?

Sorry for all the questions.

#13858136 Sep 13, 2018 at 08:14 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
530 Posts
It may depend on what area you're in and your personal play preferences.

For a champion (just in case you haven't read this already), redline is a primarily single-target DPS line that relies on crits and bleeds. Yellow-line focuses on multiple-target AoEs for DPS. Generally, multiple mobs pulled in yellow will all die about the same time -- but somewhat LATER than a single target would have in redline. So red will kill 1 mob faster than yellow, but yellow kills multiple mobs faster than red. (Blue, FYI, is tanking/aggro/survivability -- not usually necessary on landscape but great in groups if you like to tank!)

When I leveled my champion, I actually got to about 30 via crafting; so when I took her to landscape questing I was behind the curve in learning my skills. I ran her in redline at first because it killed single targets faster -- and every time I tried to pull multiple targets they killed her before she could kill them!

But, about the time she hit Moria, I made a sustained effort to practice yellow line, and by the time I finished the region I was regularly able to pull 3-4 mobs and shing-shing them down before they killed me. After that I stayed in yellow-line all the way to Mordor -- when stats make a jump and the landscape difficulty increases. I used redline or blueline through most of Mordor, until I got to 115 and got some decent gear.

tl;dr is that if you like to pull several mobs at once, yellow is probably the way to go; redline for 1 mob at a time.

-Celordal (Galynna, 115 champion)
#13858562 Sep 14, 2018 at 11:01 AM
9 Posts
Great. I will keep with yellow line. I was doing very well, but I had not been in Moria yet (about to hit 50) In every game i have played, I have preferred the AoE route vs single target.

Thanks, Celordal. You have been wonderful help.
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