The origins of Beornings are not known, save that they dwelt in the Vales of Anduin between Mirkwood and the Great River in the late Third Age. They had the unique ability to change into bears. They were named after Beorn, their patriarch. They seemed to have the same life-span of mortal men, and could speak in both the tongue of men and of bears. They did not seem very fond of Dwarves, and were bitter enemies of the Goblins. They hunted neither bird nor beast, their diet consisting mostly of cream and honey.
Since last November’s update the Beorning is a heavy armour class. Now this, in my humble opinion, is very odd, lorewise. There may be many arguments as to why this was necessary for stats, itemzation etc, but a Beorning would never wear plate. In fact, it is said that they had a dislike of metal. It is a shame that it had to come to this solution, and that the Beorning as a medium armour class was never really supported. On top of that, it seems that some of the best healers in the game now wear plate.
Anyway this post is not to complain about these changes or start a rant, I just want to continue seeing and experiencing the Beorning as a medium armour class. So, the wardrobe and cosmetics will have to provide for that now.
I don’t play with my Beorning very often, too busy doing other things, but I do find it a fascinating class. I like their appearance and face paint. I am glad that we can change those at the barber, because now I can match the face paint with the outfit she’s wearing. I am continuing the use of the Yule Festival shoulders. They are amazing and match with nearly everything. They are a good fit for a natural look. Also, I just like the bright white.
Head: Trapper’s Bandana, walnut dye (skirmish cosmetic)
Shoulders: Shoulderguards of the Northern Sky, walnut dye (Yule festival cosmetic)
Chest: Cer. Breastplate of the Aurochs, white dye (skirmish cosmetic)
Hands: Light Gauntlets of the Grey Mountain Elite, white dye (Ered Mithrin Quartermaster cosmetic)
Legs: Lesser Secret of the West Leggings, walnut dye (Harndirion Quartermaster)
Feet: Spirited Assault Shoes of the Deep, white dye (crafted light T9)
More information on these items: https://lotro-wiki.com
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