A hero in Lords Online is similar to a Dungeons and Dragons player character: heroes have equipment, spells, abilities, and classes of their own. Lords Online heroes also lead armies.
Players hire heroes in a tavern.
Heroes have three governing statistics: Strength, Agility, and Intellect. Some equipment has minimum ability requirements.
Heroes also have two bars with abbreviated notations. HP stands for hit points, which is the amount of damage a hero can sustain without dying. EXP stands for experience points. Heroes collect experience points through battles and quests to level up.
Heroes can possess and use their own treasure.