If I remember correctly, some captains (with great gear) were parsing around 2/3 the single target dps of champions and hunters on the Galtrev training dummies at level 75. So that dps is good enough for soloing and you can add a lot to your fellowship through pure damage.
But you will never add only damage, but also be spotting heals, throwing out buffs, and performing other utility duties during group fights, which in themselves lower your personal dps, but serve to increase your group's dps and survivability. It's a fun class.
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. ~ Faramir
Undo the U12 class changes. The trait trees were, are, and will always be a bad idea.
Maedhric 100 Captain, Nunion 93 Champion, Taraviel 85 Minstrel, etc...