Updated for Update 2
With the "solofication" of Volume II of the epic story, three new skirmishes are being added with Update 2.
To unlock these skirmishes, you must complete all of Volume 2, Book 5, Chapter 5 of the epic. If you complete 2.5.5 before Update 2 launches March 21st, the new skirmishes will automatically appear in your Skirmish Join panel. Once unlocked, these skirmishes are repeatable, even for free players. See the Battle for Moria (2.5.5) Skirmishes Dev Diary for more info.
Skirmishes by Level, Content Pack and UnlockEver wonder when your next skirmish will open up? This chart provides a quick reference to LOTRO Skirmishes by level and expansion.
|20-65||Trouble in Tuckborough||Offense||Free|
|20-65||Siege of Gondamon||Defense||Free|
|25-65||Stand at Amon Sul||Defense||VIP or Purchase|
|30-65||Thievery and Mischief||Offense||VIP or Purchase|
|35-65||Defence of the Prancing Pony||Defense||VIP or Purchase|
|40-65||Ford of Bruinen||Defense||VIP or Purchase|
|45-65||Survival: Barrow-downs||Survival||VIP or Purchase|
|55-65||Battle of the Deep Way||Defense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 5, Ch. 5|
|55-65||Battle of the Way of Smiths||Defense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 5, Ch. 5|
|55-65||Battle of the Twenty-first Hall||Defense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 5, Ch. 5|
|60-70||Strike Against Dannenglor||Offense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 9, Ch. 4|
|60-70||Protectors of Thangulhad||Defense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 9, Ch. 14|
|65-70||Breaching the Necromancer's Gate||Offense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 9, Ch. 15|
|65-70||Assault on the Ringwraiths' Lair||Offense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 9, Ch. 15|
|65-70||The Battle in the Tower||Offense||Free||Epic Vol. 2, Bk. 9, Ch. 18|
|65-70||Rescue in Nurz Ghashu||Offense||Free||Epic Vol. 3, Bk. 1, Ch. 8|
- All skirmishes can be set to Tier I, II or III difficulty except Survival: Barrow-downs, which is limited to Tier I. Don’t worry, it will get hard enough.
- All skirmishes scale by level within the range shown below.
- All skirmishes scale by group-size for Solo, Duo, Small Fellowship, Fellowship and Raid (12-man) groups, except Survival: Barrow-downs, which is limited to Small Fellowship, Fellowship and Raid (12-man) groups.
Soldier and Skirmish Skill Ranks by LevelYour soldier's rank, soldier's skills and your personal skirmish skills are capped for Free and Premium players. You can raise your skirmish soldiers and skills to rank 7 as a Free player, but you'll need to purchase Skirmish Trait unlocks to raise them further.
|Max Rank||Max Level||Unlock|
|15||58||VIP or Max Rank 15 Skirmish Trait unlock1|
|252||69||VIP or Max Rank 25 Skirmish Trait unlock3|
2 - Also unlocks advanced lieutenant slayer deeds.
3 - Also included in the Siege of Mirkwood expansion if you purchased it before November 29, 2010.