8. Legolas Character Guide
Legolas is a noble and skilled Elven prince. His primary weapon is the bow, but he has elven blades also for short range melee combat.
Starting Stats and Skills
Overdraw (Level 2) - Hold down the A button for massive
arrow damage, increasing per level. 6 spirit.
- One of the best skills for Legolas and my personal favorite.
This cheap attack will release a charged arrow that can
plow through multiple enemies with ease. Even just lightly
charging Overdraw will release an arrow that will kill most
enemies. The 6 spirit cost is very reasonable, and the
damage increases without the cost increasing, which is
Suppress (Level 5) - A magical attack that has 25% chance
of knocking foes backwards, +5%/level. 3 spirit.
- Poor choice of an active skill. Overdraw and Spread Fire
are far superior to this skill. A small chance for knockback
isn't worth 3 spirit a shot in most cases. To get 100%
knockback, you would have to put 15 points into this almost
useless skill. I would recommend against putting any
points in this skill.
Spread Fire (Level 12) - Shoot 2 arrows (+1/4 levels) for
extra accuracy per level. 9 spirit.
- Another good attack for Legolas but not as good as
Overdraw. Some Legolas characters are built around this
skill, but to effectively create a character based on this
skill you have to pour a tremendous amount of points into
it for the maximum number of arrows. The cost is also a
little high, and any Legolas using this skill will
probably need to increase their courage.
White Knives (Level 2) - Slash enemies with elven blades.
Damage 4 + 1/level. 2 spirit.
- One of the most useless skills of Legolas. The meager
damage that you can deal out with this skill is far less
then the damage Legolas will make with any bow. Legolas
isn't meant to be a melee fighter and this skill doesn't
match up with his bow using behavior. The only way that
this ability could be effective is if you put dozens of
points into this ability, but that is a waste. You may
want to put in a point to unlock to other skills in this
tree, but I didn't do that with my second Legolas.
Forest Friend (Level 3) - Call hawks to distract and
injure foes. Additional hawks and stun per level. Outdoors
only. 12 spirit.
- An expensive and unecessary skill. This skill costs a
whopping 12 spirit to use, and at it's lower levels only
a few hawks will come and strike your enemies. They don't
do enough damage to kill most enemies and their stun is
pathetic. The cost of it is exorbinant, and I wouldn't
put a point into this skill.
Summon Gimli (Level 12) - Summon a friend to fight beside
you. Does +1 damage/level, and stays longer. 25 spirit.
- This is an expensive special skill. It is fun to use
and to see Gimli fight next to you, but it's cons outweigh
the pros in my opinion. The cost is very high, 25 spirit
is substantial for a character like Legolas. He doesn't do
much damage, and increasing the level of the skill doesn't
increase the damage by very much. You have to increase
this skill very high for Gimli to stay for a long time,
which isn't that great in the first place because on the
battlefield he seems confused and rarely attacks your
foes. I wouldn't recommend putting any points into this
skill unless you really want to see Gimli fight and you
can't wait until the battle at Helmsdeep.
Meditation (Level 1) - Legolas gains health by being
motionless. Quicker recharge per level.
- The only option for Legolas in the category of healing
skills, the amount of points that you put into this skill
will probably depend on your patience. If you feel like
waiting minutes (if your character is a very high level),
then putting no points into this is okay. Putting more
points into this really only quickens your play, so it's
Fleet of Foot (Level 5) - Increases footspeed 3%/level.
- A valuable skill in some people's opinions and not needed
in others. Personally I like this skill because if you
raise it up, Legolas will be able to escape danger much
easier than he would normally. Hit and run tactics are
also much easier to preform when you are much faster than
Orc Slayer (Level 8) - +2 damage to orcs/level.
- Good skill, and some people will get it and some won't. I
always put in a few points into this skill because the bonus
is pretty good and Orcs are common. I would recommend a
few points in this, but more than 5 isn't necessary.
Hawk Eye (Level 2) - Increases bow damage +1/level.
- Good skill, which cheaply increases the damage that your
Legolas does with his bow. Everyone should put a few points
into this skill because it helps. This isn't a skill that I
would max out, but putting several points into this skill
isn't a bad idea for anybody.
Critical Shot (Level 3) - Increases chance of critical hit
- Awesome skill. Everyone who plays Legolas has to put at least
one point into this skill to get the 10% critical hit bonus. I
would recommend 5 or more levels, where your character will
be scoring critical hits a fourth of the time. You never know
when a lucky hit that defeats a normally strong enemy could
save your character.