The Lord Of The Rings: The Battle For Middle-Earth 2

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  • Bonus Heros

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Hero:

      Avatan: Win 10 Capture and Hold games.
      Berethor: Successfully complete Good Campaign.
      Celebrim: Win 10 Resource Race games.
      Felek: Win 10 Hero Vs Hero games.
      Fhaleen: Win 10 King of the Hill games.
      Hadhod: Successfully complete Good Rivendell with all bonus objectives (Level 1 - Good Campaign).
      Idrial: Successfully complete Good Dol Guldur with all bonus objectives (Level 8 - Good Campaign).
      Krashnak: Successfully complete Evil Lorien with all bonus objectives (Level 1 - Evil Campaign).
      Maur: Successfully complete Good Blue Mountains with all bonus objectives (Level 4 - Good Campaign).
      Mektar: Successfully complete Good Campaign without a Hero dying.
      Ohta: Win 10 Versus games.
      Olog: Successfully complete Evil Rivendell with all bonus objectives (Level 8 - Evil Campaign).
      Thrugg: Successfully complete Evil Fornost with all bonus objectives (Level 4 - Evil Campaign).
      Tumna: Successfully complete Evil Campaign.
      Urulooke: Successfully complete Evil Campaign without a Hero dying.

  • Ring Heroes

    All maps in Skirmish and Multiplayer mode have Gollum cloaked on it. When you find Gollum, kill him and you will get the ring. Take it back to your fortress and have the troop that is carrying the ring enter the fortress in order to recruit a Ring Hero for 9,000 resources. The Ring Hero does not use any command points. Men, Elves, and Dwarves can recruit Galadriel. Mordor, Isengard, and Goblins can recruit Sauron. The easiest way to get the ring is to let an enemy find Gollum then kill them after they obtain the ring. The only way to stop them before they reach their base is to chase them down with a mounted unit, have a created hero teleport into their path, or to summon allies into their path using a power.

  • General strategies

    Do not just rush your opponent's territory. Either send in a camo capable unit or a very cheap, weak unit such as Orc Warriers. Check out your opponent's base before attacking with stronger units. When attacking, use melee soldiers to attack buildings and use Bowmen and Cavalry on enemy units.

    When building a wall around your base in Skirmish mode, never put in gates; always put in Postern Gates. A Postern Gate is a small door in a wall that allows allies to pass through, but not enemies. It is invisible to the enemy, making passing through a wall virtually undetectable, and allies can pass through a Postern Gates as fast as they would pass through a regular gate.

  • Defeating large groups of enemies

    Have a lot of defensive structures in your base and teleport the opponents to your base. The towers should kill the enemies before they can do much damage. The Convert spell will also work, because they are free men.

    Use the following trick to kill armies (including brutal) easily. This strategy works best with the elves. First, get as many Mirkwoods as possible. Have them guard your fortress and make sure they get Silverthorn Arrows. Then, get Glorfindel and Arwen and three to five groups of horses. Upgrade them fully, then send them around the back of the enemy base and have them attack. This will work almost every time. Make sure that Glorfindel and Arwen are on their horses. It also helps to have Rally Call and Heal.

  • Grey Havens

    Start at the bottom-most part. Build as many resource collectors as possible. Then, capture the Shipright. Get Builders to build Wall Hubs where the Cave Trolls lair is found (kill it first). Build a wall, then build units and an upgrade structure. Get your units upgraded as much as possible. Put some by the wall to defend it. Send the rest to the Shipright. Build the number of transports needed. Put the units by the Shipright onto the transports. Send the transports to the enemy camp. Optionally, split your units up and surround the camp. Destroy all the structures except for the fortress. Finally, destroy the fortress.

  • Capturing The Shire

    The third level of the Evil campaign is a mission where you must capture the Shire. This mission is quite easy up to a certain point. Play the mission until you must build a base in the Eastfarthing. Build a base with two of each building (including Fortresses). Also, build at least ten Sentry Towers. Upgrade your Fortress to the maximum and build all your Fortress expansions as Mountain Giants. Stay in your base and repel all Dunedain attacks until you have killed them all. You will be notified when all Dunedain have died. Once you reach the part where you must destroy the three remaining Seats of Power, only send one Goblin horde to destroy them, as there is no resistance with the Dunedain defeated. Do not destroy the Seat of Power in the bottom-left corner of the mini-map. At this point, build a large army with at least 750 command points available. Buy all available upgrades for your Goblins. Send all your units to the large, grassy field at the bottom-left corner of the mini-map, just south of the last remaining Seat of Power. Destroy the last remaining Seat of Power with as little units as possible, then retreat a short distance to the north. You must do this because a volley of arrows will kill many goblins if you remain in that grassy field. After a few seconds, quickly return to the grassy field and a large army from Isengard will emerge, led by Grima Wormtoungue. Fight this army until only two Goblin Hordes remain in your forces. Send these troops to your base, and build as many Goblin Hordes as quickly as possible. In a very short time the army will attack your base. Do not try to defend any other buildings besides one Goblin cave and your Fortress. Uruk-Hai will destroy your forces in a short time, but your fully upgraded fortress should hold them back while you construct more Goblin Hordes. After awhile of relentless Uruk-Hai attacks, the flow of enemies should stop. At this time, re-build your base and construct a large army. Lead this army into the Isengard base and kill Grima. This part of the level is very difficult, as the Ballista will quickly destroy your units. It is recommended that you destroy the Ballista first.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Defend Rivendell (5 points): Successfully complete Good Rivendell with all bonus objectives (Level 1).
      Clear The High Pass (5 points): Successfully complete Good High Pass with all bonus objectives (Level 2).
      Cleanse The Ettenmoors (10 points): Successfully complete Good Ettenmoors with all bonus objectives (Level 3).
      Reclaim The Blue Mountains (10 points): Successfully complete Good Blue Mountains with all bonus objectives (Level 4).
      Secure The Grey Havens (10 points): Successfully complete Good Grey Havens with all bonus objectives (Level 5).
      Rescue Celduin (15 points): Successfully complete Good Celduin with all bonus objectives (Level 6).
      Defend Erebor (10 points): Successfully complete Good Erebor with all bonus objectives (Level 7).
      Assault Dol Guldur (30 points): Successfully complete Good Dol Guldur with all bonus objectives (Level 8).
      Destroy Lothlorien (5 points): Successfully complete Evil Lorien with all bonus objectives (Level 1).
      Demolish The Grey Havens (5 points): Successfully complete Evil Grey Havens with all bonus objectives (Level 2).
      Scour The Shire (10 points): Successfully complete Evil Shire with all bonus objectives (Level 3).
      Ravage Fornost (10 points): Successfully complete Evil Fornost with all bonus objectives (Level 4).
      Commandeer The Old Forest Road (10 points): Successfully complete Evil Mirkwood with all bonus objectives (Level 5).
      The Dragons Of Withered Heath (15 points): Successfully complete Evil Withered Heath with all bonus objectives (Level 6).
      Pillage Erebor (20 points): Successfully complete Evil Erebor with all bonus objectives (Level 7).
      Crush Rivendell (30 points): Successfully complete Evil Rivendell with all bonus objectives (Level 8).
      Istari Power (5 points): Purchase first player power.
      Captains Of The West (25 points): Successfully complete the Good Campaign.
      Cover The Lands In Darkness (25 points): Successfully complete the Evil Campaign.
      Servant Of The Secret Fire (80 points): Successfully complete the Good Campaign without a Hero dying.
      Servant Of The Shadow (80 points): Successfully complete the Evil Campaign without a Hero dying.
      Sergeant (15 points): Win one Versus game.
      King Of The Hill! (15 points): Win one King of the Hill game.
      Capture And Hold (15 points): Win one Capture and Hold game.
      Middle-Earth Financier (15 points): Win one Resource Race game.
      My Heroes!!!! (15 points): Win one Hero Vs Hero game.
      General: Win 10 Versus games.
      King Of Kings (30 points): Win 10 King of the Hill games.
      Capture Them All!!! (30 points): Win 10 Capture and Hold games.
      Entrepreneur Of Middle-Earth (30 points): Win 10 Resource Race games.
      My Heroes Are Better Than Yours (30 points): Win 10 Hero Vs Hero games.
      Good Practice (5 points): Win 1 Single Player Skirmish game.
      The Hobbit And The Troll (50 points): Win a game against someone 20 places higher than you.
      In Need Of A Lesson (0 points): Lose 10 Multiplayer matches in a row.
      Try A Tutorial (0 points): Lose to someone ranked 20 places below you.

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