The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by Joseph Mingoia
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Faq/Walkthrough
By: Shift
Version  1.25

Updates:
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Version  1.25: 02/03/04-02/05/04 (2k)
-Updated Table of Contents for easier navigation
-Rewrote some things

Version  1.20: 01/27/04-01/28/04 (3k)
-Improved Formatting a little more
-Updated Basics
-Updated Upgrades

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 Table of Contents
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Introduction............................................[INRO1]
Basics..................................................[BASC2]
Walkthrough.............................................[WLKT3]
Upgrades................................................[UGRD4]
Unlockable Features.....................................[UNFR5]
Cheat Codes.............................................[SSCC6]
Frequently Asked Questions..............................[FAQS7]
Version History.........................................[VERH8]
Contacts/Credits/Copyright..............................[CCC29]

Extended
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Introduction............................................[INRO]
Basics..................................................[BASC]

Walkthrough.............................................[WLKT]

~The Path of the Wizard~
   Helm\'s Deep..........................................[WLKA]
   Road to Isengard.....................................[WLKB]
   Minas Tirith-Top of Wall.............................[WLKC]
   Minas Tirith-Courtyard...............................[WLKD]

~The Path of the King~
   Paths of the Dead....................................[WLKE]
   The King of the Dead.................................[WLKF]
   The Southern Gate....................................[WLKG]
   Pelennor Fields......................................[WLKH]
   The Black Gate.......................................[WLKI]

~The Path of the Hobbits~
   Escape From Osgiliath................................[WLKJ]
   Shelob\'s Lair........................................[WLKK]
   Cirith Ungol.........................................[WLKL]
   The Crack of Doom....................................[WLKM]

~The Palantirs~
   Palantir of Saruman..................................[WLKN]
   Palantir of Sauron...................................[WLKO]

Upgrades................................................[UGRD]
Unlockable Features.....................................[UNFR]
Cheat Codes.............................................[SSCC]

Frequently Asked Questions..............................[FAQS]
Version History.........................................[VERH]
Contacts/Credits/Copyright..............................[CCC2]

To go to any of these sections, simply highlight the four or five letter search 
code inside the brackets.  For example, if you wanted to go the Walkthrough
section you would highlight: WL*KT (with out the *).  Once highlighted press 
ctrl+c (to copy), then ctrl+f(to find), then ctrl+v(to paste) and then finally 
hit enter to go to the desired section.

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Introduction-[INRO1]                                                Introduction
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\"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all 
and in the darkness bind them.\"

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King the video game is based on the 
movie The Return of the King as well as the books, The Two Towers and The Return
of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.  The game follows the paths of what\'s left of the
Fellowship to their conclusion.  This game uses the same Hack n\' Slash engine as
EA\'s previous title \"The Two Towers\" but greatly improves upon it.  Sporting
more RPG elements, a much larger character selection, better graphics and clips
from all three films.  This is one of the best movie to video game transitions
ever made.

This is my second full length FAQ/Walkthrough.  The goal of this guide is to 
provide comprehensive coverage of the game, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of
the King while giving away as little as the story as possible, but by no means 
is this guide spoiler free.  This guide was written using the Playstation 2 
version of the game, but since there is little difference between the ports, it 
is useable for all platforms.

*Warning* This guide does contain spoilers for both the game and the books.

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Basics-[BASC2]                                                            Basics
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Topics Covered: Characters, Enemies, Controls, Dropped Items, Action Command, 
                Skill Meter, Combat Tips.

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Characters:
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Aragorn
-Special Ability: Increase damage/Enter perfect mode faster
-Missile Weapon:  Arrows
Aragorn is your jack of all trades character, good at everything, bad at 
nothing.  But what else would you expect from the lost king of men?  He has 
decent health, speed, and power.  As well as a fairly quick killing move.  He 
also has the coolest looking warrior bane, where he flips them over and stabs 
them right in their face with his dagger.  

Legolas
-Special Ability: Increase damage/Enter perfect mode faster
-Missile Weapon:  Arrows
Legolas is fast and has a great power in is ranged attack.  But his melee 
attacks and health leave something to desire.  When you fight hand to hand, 
stick with longer combos to get into perfect mode, then let your bow sing.

Gimli
-Special Ability: Increase damage/Enter perfect mode faster
-Missile Weapon:  Hand Axes
Ah, Gimli as powerful as umm...a dwarf with an axe, and as slow as...well, a
dwarf with an axe.  His melee attacks are fairly slow, but very powerful, so 
stick to short combos like the Orc Hewer and Balrog\'s Gambit, as he\'ll probably
kill them before you get off something longer.  He\'s ranged attack is slow and
not to strong, so stay away unless you have to use it.  His killing move, though
it looks cool(he uses it in the ROTK movie) it\'s VERY slow, so stay away from it
and Final Judgment if there\'s more then one enemy around.

Gandalf
-Special Ability: Magic Shield
-Missile Weapon:  Magic Bolts
At level ten, Gandalf is the strongest character in the game, and he\'s not to 
bad before that either.  Although he can\'t take many hits, he can dish out tons
of damage.  Whether by bashing enemies while under the protection of his shield,
or using his incredibly powerful(especially when upgraded) devastating and 
ranged attacks.  The downside to his devastating attack is that it costs ten
missles per use, but the resulting perfect mode(if there\'s enough enemies) is 
well worth it.  His killing move is somewhat slow, so stick to magic and combos
that kill them while they stand.

The Hobbits
-Special Ability: Turn temporary invisible
-Missile Weapon:  Throwing Knifes
The Hobbits are very quick, in both foot speed and their strikes.  However 
they\'re weak both offensively and defensively, and must rely on banes and Final
Judgment to kill the majority of their foes.  Their upgraded ranged attack wont
kill instantly, but will poison them so they will drop later.  The killing move
is incredibly fast, you should be able to take out knocked down enemies even in
the middle of crowds.  Their special ability has them using their Elvish cloaks
to turn invisible, though they move half speed, any non-boss enemy(including 
Champions) can be killed with one killing move to the back.

Faramir
-Special Ability: Increase damage/Enter perfect mode faster
-Missile Weapon:  Arrows
With the exception of a couple animations involving his dagger, Faramir is 
exactly like Aragorn.  He also has a much longer bow.  To unlock Faramir as a
playable character you must complete the \'Crack of Doom\'.

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Enemies:
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The forces of Sauron have many different species in their ranks.  Some you will
constantly face off against throughout the game, others only appear in a single
mission.  Most of your enemies can be divided into four different types:

-Normal: The basic version of the enemy, easiest to defeat.

-Shield: These enemies are capable of carrying a shield, which will deflect 
         all Speed, Ranged, and Physical attacks from the front.  You must use a
         Fiecre attack break the shield.

-Archer: These guys arm themselves with a bow or crossbow, to attack you from a
         distance.

-Champion: These are the normal enemies with a life bar.  In addition to having
           much more life, most are equipped with armour.

Orcs
-Types: Normal, Shield, Archer, Champion
-Bane:  Orc Bane
These are the small goblin-like enemies you encounter in almost every level.  
They are short(only a foot or so taller then a Hobbit) and normally arm 
themselves with just a sword, a shield and a spear or a crossbow.  Singly week,
they rely on large numbers to overwhelm there foes.

Uruks
-Types: Normal, Shield, Archer, Champion
-Bane:  Bane of Sauron
These are the larger species of Orcs from Mordor, encountered on later levels.
They have respectable offensive capabilities, and even a small group can pose a
threat to a weakened warrior.  Fortunately they lack a solid defense and are
easily defeated through cautious attacking.

Uruk-hai
-Types: Normal, Shield, Archer
-Bane:  Bane of Sauron
These half-orc, half-men hybrid are the creation of Saruman the White.  Clad in
armour baring the White Hand, most of these Orcs where killed at the battle of
Helm\'s Deep and entirely wiped out in their escape back to Isengard.  Similar 
to Uruks in most respects, they only appear in three levels.

Beserkers
-Type: Champion
-Bane: None
These are the Champion Uruk-hai who carry large swords.  Found almost everywhere
in the Two Towers game, they make a few scattered appearances in this game.

Trolls
-Type: Champion
-Bane: None
These large and strong giants are more then capable of taking out even the 
strongest of characters.  Their presence never goes unnoticed on the 
battlefield.  They require special tactics to bring down.  Try using discarded
spears or make them the sole target of your special abilities.

Dead
-Types: Normal, Shield, Archer, Champion
-Bane:  None
The men of the mountain pledged their allegiance to Isildur, to fight for him
and the Last Alliance.  When they broke their oath, Isildur cursed them and they
now walk the earth as spirits.  They have fighting style similar to that of the
Orcs, but they have no Bane.  They only appear in three levels.

Easterlings
-Types: Normal, Shield, Champion
-Bane:  Warrior Bane
These are the evil men hailing from the unknown lands east of Middle-Earth.  
They are in constant battle with the Men of Gondor and Rohan.  Though their
offensive capabilities are average, their armour is thick and requires several
strikes before they fall.

Spiders
-Type: Normal
-Bane: None
These giant spiders are the children of Shelob.  They take several strikes from
a Hobbit\'s blade to be killed.  Fortunately they are prone to fliping on their
backs, ripe for a killing move.  The combo, Final Judgment, is a great way to
exploit this weakness.

Spiderlings
-Type: Special
-Bane: None
These are the small(well normally they would be huge) spiders that appear in 
large groups on the floor.  There is no way to kill them, and they drain your 
health very fast if you step on them.  They don\'t like fire, so a well placed
torch will cause them to scatter.

Mumakil
-Type: Champion
-Bane: None
The Mumakil are the giant Elephant-like beasts riden by the men of Harad.  They
are well armoured and can take multiple shots of arrows, spears and even siege
fire before they fall.

The Nazgul
-Type: Boss
-Bane: None
These are the Nine, the Ringwraiths, Black Riders.  Whether on foot, horseback, 
or airborne riding on top Fell Beasts, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Sauron\'s Lieutenant (Mouth of Sauron)
-Type: Boss
-Bane: None
A Man(he is not a Ringwraith) of great power and importance in the land of 
Mordor, the ambassador of Sauron.  He is sent to parley with the Captains of the
West at the Black Gate.

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Controls:
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Basic Controls  |PS2          |Gamecube   |Xbox        |PC            |
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Move            |Left Analog  |Analog     |Left Analog |A/S/D/W       |
Speed Attack    |X            |A          |A           |Mouse 1       |
Fierce Attack   |Triangle     |Y          |Y           |Mouse 2       |
Physical Attack |Circle       |X          |B           |Left Ctrl     |
Parry           |Square       |B          |X           |Q             |
Ranged Attack   |L1+X         |L+A        |L+A         |Shift+Mouse 1 |
Backstep        |L2           |D-pad Down |White       |Tab           |
Action Command  |R1           |Z          |Black       |E             |
Killing Move    |R2           |R          |R           |Spacebar      |
Special Ability |R1+L1+R2+L2  |R+L        |R+L         |F5            |
Pause Menu      |Start        |Start      |Start       |Escape        |
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Alternatively for the PS2 and Xbox, you can move the Right Analog horizontally
for a speed attack, and vertically for a Fierce Attack.

Move: This moves your character around, very useful for you know, playing the
 game.

Speed Attack: A fast attack effective at taking out unshielded foes.  This will
 most likely be your primary attack throughout the game.

Fierce Attack:  A strong yet slow attack.  Which is capable of breaking enemy
 shields and armour.  Useful against shield carrying foes and a must against 
 most champions.

Physical Attack: Either a kick or a shove depending on the character.  It is
 worthless by itself when used against enemies, but is apart of some useful 
 combos.  It is also used to knock down ladders.

Parry: Used to deflect enemy attacks and arrows.

Ranged Attack: Holding the fire button results in a more powerful shot.  Each
 shot will use one arrow.

Backstep:  A quick step backward.  Useful when fighting Trolls, Archers or when
 trying to get out of a crowd.

Action Command: Lets you interact with certain objects on some levels.  More on
 this below.

Killing Move: Useful to quickly take out knocked down enemies, as well as those
 in their \'stand up\' animation.

Special Ability: What special ability you have depends on what character you are
 using.  Whenever you activate it, the portrait of your character(by health bar)
 will begin to fill.  Once filled the ability will deactivate and you must wait
 for the portrait to empty before you can use it again.

Pause menu: From this menu you can look at a mission tip, the upgrades your 
 character has, or quit the current mission.

Note: Any controls mentioned in the Walkthrough are for the PS2 version.  

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Dropped Items:
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These are the items you will find scattered around levels or dropped by enemies.

Red Potion: Recovers a small amount of health.

Green Potion: Recovers a moderate amount of health.

Silver Quiver: Recovers your missiles.

Small Stone Slab Thing: Gives you 1000 experience points, this cannot be dropped
 by enemies.

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Action Command:
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You can interact with various objects on most levels by pressing the Action 
Command button while inside the blue circle.

Some of the more common ones:

Spears: Normally found protruding out of some suckers side, or arranged in some
 semi-organized piles.  These things are powerful enough to break armour and 
 shields, and will kill any unarmoured normal enemy(including Trolls) in one 
 shot.

Siege Engines: Catapults, Ballistae ect.  These are normally used to fulfill 
 objectives or to help you bring down enemy siege engines.  They are very 
 useful when fighting Mumakil.

Boiling Oil: Strategically set in a few places, knock these over to rain a 
 painful death on whoever is below.

Hot Coals: Set in metal baskets across a few levels.  You can knock them over
 at certain angles, spreading the coals over the floor and setting any enemy who
 walks over them on fire.

Torches: Useable in scaring away spiders, burning webs or lighting Orcs aflame.

Levers: Used in the raising and lowering of bridges and the opening 
 and closing of gates.

Ladders/Ropes: Allows access to new sections of a level.

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Skill Meter:
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The Skill Meter is that circular meter to the right of your health bar.  Every
time you attack(and connect) with an enemy, or parry an attack, it increases.
Every time an enemy connects with you, or you just stand around, it decreases.

The Skill Meter effects how much experience points you get will you dispatch an
enemy.  A fair kill happens when the skill meter is very low, and nets you the
least amount of experience points.  A good kill when the meter is under half, 
giving you a moderate amount of experience points.  An excellent kill when the
meter is above half, which gives a high amount of experience.  A perfect kill 
will only happen when the meter is full, which puts you in \'perfect mode\', this
gives you the maximum amount of experience.

There are several ways to get into perfect mode:
-Use Combos.  Combos raise your skill faster then regular button mashing, after
enough combos(and parrying) you\'ll enter perfect.

-Parry.  Depending on how many enemies are around you, you can reach perfect by
simply parrying.

-Use Banes. If you successfully preform a bane, you\'ll immediately go into 
perfect mode, however, since the mode starts at the beginning of the animation 
it\'s much shorter.

-Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Faramir\'s special ability allows them to reach 
perfect in only a few hits.

-Gandalf\'s devastating attack, when used in the middle of a crowd.

Your mission rating is based on how many kills you receive in each category.  
For example, you get 56 Fairs, 28 Goods, 20 Excellents, and 10 Perfects.  You 
mission rating would be \'Good\'.  Even though you had more fairs, it\'s offset by
the excellents and perfects.  You will then receive bonus experience off your 
mission rating:
 -Fair:      1000xp
 -Good:      2000xp
 -Excellent: 3000xp
 -Perfect:   5000xp

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Combat Tips:
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Parry and dodge. Not only will you save health, but you will also keep your
 skill meter from decreasing.  Since parrying will raise your skill, you should
 always try to parry instead of dodge.  However, there are some situations, like
 when fighting a Cave Troll, where parrying wont work.

Use Combos. Not only do they increase your skill faster, most of them look 
 pretty cool.  You bought them for a reason you know.

Banes. Know your enemies and whether or not you have a bane that will work on
 them.  The Orc Bane works on orcs.  The Warrior bane works on the Easterlings
 (evil men).  The Bane of Sauron works on Uruks and the Uruk-hai.

Champions, or normal enemies with a life bar, normally have armour.  Which means
 you must first break it using a fierce attack or spear before you can harm 
 them.

When fighting Archers, the parry, backstep, shoot tactic is very effective.

When surrounded don\'t panic. Just keep parrying and wait for either an ally to
 come and help you, or a chance to either bane or backstep away.

When your low on health(it\'s flashing red) the chances of an enemy dropping a
 potion dramatically increase.  The same goes if your out of missiles.

Use your special ability wisely.  After each use you will have a small 
 \'cooldown\' time, where you will have to wait to use it again.

Try to get into perfect mode as much as possible.  Not only do you get the 
 maximum amount of experience from your kills, you get increased damage as well.

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Walkthrough-[WLKT3]                                                  Walkthrough
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Although you can pick any path after Helm\'s Deep, some stages will still be 
locked until certain stages on other paths are completed.  This walkthrough
presents the paths in an order that will not cause them to be interrupted by
this.  This guide was written for single player, but since there is very little 
difference between single player an co-op, it can be used for both modes.  The 
Playable Characters list at the beginning of each subsection applies directly to
single player.  The Recommended Upgrades list at the end of each subsection 
applies to those who use the guide from beginning to end.

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Helm\'s Deep-[WLKA]          ~The Path of the Wizard~                 Helm\'s Deep
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\"There suddenly upon a ridge appeared a rider, clad in white, shinning in the 
rising sun.  Over the low hills the horns were sounding.  Behind him, hastening
down the long slopes, were a thousand men...  \'Behold the White Rider!\' cried 
Aragorn.  \'Gandalf is come again!\'\"

Playable Characters: Gandalf

After the opening scene you\'ll start the tutorial.  Which immediately thrusts  
you into battle with four Uruk-hai, just use your speed attack to dispatch them.
Now keep fighting around here near Gimli until Legolas asks for aid.  Then make 
your way to the ladder, using your fierce attack on the shielded Uruk-hai in 
the way.  After you ascend the ladder(just in time too) use your ranged 
attack to pick off each archer, while parrying and backsteping their arrows. 
After they\'re defeated, Aragorn will need your help back on the ground.  
Fortunately, a rope will appear a few feet away, take out the three charging 
Uruk-hai, and slide down the rope. 

Since this is a very easy level and a great place to gain lots of experience, 
just keep fighting away until the level ends.  However, if you want to end it 
prematurely, fire off a catapult at the cart.

Either way you should end up with at least 11,000xp.  Use this to purchase the
Orc Bane and the Orc Hewer for the fellowship.  

Recommended Upgrades:
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-Fellowship: Orc Bane, Orc Hewer.
-Gandalf: None.

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Road to Isengard-[WLKB]     ~The Path of the Wizard~            Road to Isengard
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Playable Characters: Gandalf

It opens with several Uruk-hai running away from you, don\'t waste your missles
as you can\'t hurt them.  As you proceed up the path two Uruk-hai will try and
jump you, since the Orc Bane wont work on them use the Orc Hewer and keep going.
A little further up the path you\'ll see an Ent smashing some orcs.  Then a 
couple shield Uruk-hai backed by an archer will attack you, take out the Uruks 
while under the log then back up and shoot the archer.  You can then target the
explosive cart, blowing up the orcs nearby.  After killing an archer on the rock
take the left path and blow up another cart, then backtrack and take the right
path.  As you pass under the bridge you\'ll get jumped, take them out and follow
the path to the other side of the bridge and flank the archers.  Continue down
the path, taking out Uruks and archers as you go.  Soon, you will run into some
small orcs-these you can bane by parrying there attacks and using your killing 
move, this will put you in a short perfect mode.  Follow the path downhill and
to the right.

*Checkpoint*

After the Ent smashes two orcs together continue down the hill.  At the base of 
the hill a counter will appear in the top right corner.  You(or the Ents) must
kill 75 orcs to proceed.  Just hang out near the base of the hill and kill the
orcs that attack you.  If you want you can enter the middle of the battle, but
you run the risk of Ents trampling you.  After 75 are dead, an Ent will break 
some rocks revealing a new path.  As you proceed you\'ll hear some dialogue
between Gandalf and Saruman.  Once you round the bend, two Uruk-hai backed by
several archers will attack you.  Lure the Uruks back around the corner to take
them out free from archer fire.  Now pick off the archers and continue down the
path.  After a couple more scuffles you\'ll reach another checkpoint.

*Checkpoint*

Run up the small hill, and shoot the cart.  In this next section, you\'ll have to
shoot carts at the bases of the towers, while being assaulted by arrows and 
waves of three orcs each.  Just shoot the nearest cart, parry the arrows, bane 
the Orcs(this is a great place to get bane timing down), and proceed to the next
tower.  Once you reach the bridge, take out the two towers on it\'s left side,
kill the two shielded Uruks and cross it.  Take a left to grab and exp item, and
kill the next wave of enemies.  Now head right past the bridge.  Once you get to
another hill two orcs and their archer buddys come out to attack you.  Lure the
orcs away from the archers and bane them.  The quickly kill the archers and run
down the hill.  Once you reach the base, you\'ll be shot at from off screen, 
immediately backstep and take out the orcs while behind cover from the archers.
Run down the hill and you\'ll see an Ent trying to break the dam, only he is 
being shot at by archers, who are guarded by a champion orc.  Approach the 
champion and use your magic shield(R1+R2+L1+L2).  Attack him with a fierce 
attack to break his armour, then Orc Hewer him to death.  Now it gets a little
hectic, you must protect the Ent by killing the archers(who will ignore you and
only attack the Ent).  After you kill the archers on yourside, take out the ones
across the river.  Then shot the dam as many times as you can before the next 
wave comes.  Eventually, the dam breaks and the level ends.

Recommended Upgrades:
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-Fellowship: Strength of Stone.
-Gandalf: Fog of War, Wizard\'s Power, Light of the Pilgrim.

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Minas Tirith-Top of Wall    ~The Path of the Wizard~    [WLKC]-Minas Tirith-Wall
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Playable Characters: Gandalf

The Orc icon in the top right corner is your overrun meter, should it fill, you
will automatically lose.  The map icon next to it looks a little like this:

   ST    X    X     X                     X      X      X   ST
  -----------------------              ----------------------- 
 |                      E|X          X|E                      |
  --------------------   |   X    X   |   --------------------
                     |    ------------    G
                     |C                  P|
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X: Places where ladders can appear
C: Catapult Tower
P: Potion Tower
E: Empty Towers
G: Way to the gate
ST: Places where siege towers can appear

Your goal here is to keep the wall from being overrun.  When you see red dots
appear on the map, that means a ladder is going up, quickly run to it and use
your physical attack(circle) to knock the ladders down, reducing your overrun
meter.  So keep running from ladder to ladder knocking them down and killing any
orc that climbs up.  

Note: If you need some health, there are a couple of potions in the bottom right
      tower.

After awhile you\'ll see a cutscene of a siege tower approaching, and Gandalf 
will say you need to use the catapults.  Run to the bottom left tower, while
knocking off any ladders in your way, and fire the catapult twice, bringing the
siege tower down.  Quickly go back to knocking off the ladders to lower your
overrun meter.  But stay either in the middle or right section of the wall, as
another siege tower will appear on the far right side, and this one your going
to have to shoot.  After you destroy it, return to the middle, and keep knocking
off ladders and killing orcs(Orc Hewer is great here).  Keep your eye on the 
left side of the map for another siege tower, once you see it, return to the
catapult tower.  After you order the first shot, a ringwraith will attack the 
tower, shot him a couple of times and he\'ll fall, blocking off the right 
section.  Order the second shot to finish of the siege tower.  Then hurry back
to the middle.  Once there, you\'ll see a cutscene of a siege tower landing on 
the right section.  Hurry there by using the action button near one of the 
middle ropes to lower yourself to the outer wall.   Then run to the next rope 
and climb up to the next section.  Run to the tower, use your magic shield, kill
the orcs and destroy the tower.  After it\'s destruction, follow the Gondorian
soldiers to the gate to end the level.

Recommended Upgrades:
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-Fellowship: Final Judgment, Balrog\'s Gambit.
-Gandalf: Light of the Pilgrim, Wrath of Anor.

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Minas Tirith-Courtyard   ~The Path of the Wizard~  [WLKD]-Minas Tirith-Courtyard
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Playable Characters: Gandalf

The goal of this level is to hold off the orcs until 200 women make it to 
safety.  The first wave is nothing but regular orcs, and a couple of which
carry shields.  Just use the Orc Bane and combo them to death.  Save your 
special ability and missiles for later.  The next wave consist of unshielded
Uruks, and unless you have the Bane of Sauron, you\'ll have to stick with combos.

Note: The are two potions in barrels on opposite sides of the courtyard.

Once 50 women make it to safety, several orc archers will line up at the far 
gate.  Quickly take them out with your missles and concentrate on the new waves
of melee attackers.  If you have the missles to spare, wait by the gate for the
next wave of Uruks.  Wait for the first couple to pass you then use your 
devastating attack(hold triangle), which should send you right into perfect 
mode.

Once 100 women make it to safety, champion Uruks will start to appear.  use your
fierce attack to break their armour then take advantage of the spears that are
spread around.  If they have no back up, try to relentlessly combo them for
perfect mode.  Catapult fire will also start to rain down, but always in the 
same spots.  

When 150 women make it to safety, a short cutscene will occur.  You\'re now up
against Trolls, plus everything else from the preceding waves.  Quickly use your
special ability and charge one of the Trolls.  After a few combos, he\'ll go down
and set you in perfect.  Now quickly grab a spear and skewer his buddies, if you
can\'t reach the spears in time, just concentrate on one with your ranged attack.
Now if your low on health, retreat to the safety point, where the trolls won\'t
go, and hold there.  Otherwise kill has many enemies as you can.  Once 200 women
reach the safety point, a cutscene will occur and the level will end.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: Balrog\'s Gambit, Strength of Iron, Bane of Sauron.
-Gandalf: Light of the Forges, Flame of Udun.

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Paths of the Dead-[WLKE]     ~The Path of the King~            Paths of the Dead
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\"The way is shut.  It was made by those who are dead, and the dead keep it.  The
way is shut.\"

Playable Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli

Proceed down the path and through the mists.  Once on the other side, the Dead
will attack you, take them out with speed attacks, and continue on.  Don\'t pick
up a spear yet, instead run under the arch.  This will trigger a cutscene, and
you will have to fight more Dead.  \'Kill\' them and continue on.  Enter the mists
and start walking.  About halfway through you will see spectres fly over head.
Guess what?  You\'re right more Dead.  When on the other side of the mists, you
will see two Archers appear on the bridge.  Once they\'re dispatched, take the 
left path up towards the bridge.  Take out the next wave, grab the quiver and 
cross the bridge.  

Follow the path straight and take out the two Dead that spawn.  Continue past 
them and grab the experience slab from the ledge.  You should be level two now,
and if you purchased any level two upgrades for the Fellowship, your character 
can now use them.  Right after you grab the slab, some Dead predictably spawn
behind you.  After you\'re done with them, run up to the left edge and push a 
boulder down on some enemies below.  Now backtrack to the bridge.  

Go to the lower level and take the descending path for a red potion.  Go back up
and attack the shield carrying Dead.  Continue on to take out whats left of 
those you dropped the boulder on.  After another room of enemies you should run
into a raised bridge.  Run to the lever on it\'s right side, before you have a 
chance to turn it, three Archers spawn across the gap.  Take them out and lower
the bridge.  Grab the potion on it\'s left side and cross.

*Checkpoint*

Note: To pass through the mists quickly, turn around and backstep.

As you proceed through the mists, the bridge will raise and you will get 
ambushed.  Use your special ability to get into perfect and destroy them.  Run
up to where the Archers guarding the bridge stood for a red potion, then exit on
the other side of the mists.  There is another red potion as you round the bend.
A few steps after that you\'ll see a short cutscene and have to fight more Dead.
Make your way through them and enter the next section of mists.  On the other
side is more Dead, then to change things up you get to climb a ladder then more
Dead.  But not just normal Dead, these Dead have a champion Dead.  Anyway use 
your special ability, and kill the Dead.  After these Dead are dead, continue on
and fight some more Dead.  

Now knock over the giant statue, bridging the gap across.  Once across, take the
left path and run under the statue to the lever on the gate\'s right side.  Feign
using the lever and kill the two champions that spawn behind you.  Then raise
the gate and pass through.  Grab the potion and start to cross the long bridge.
Once you reach the middle, you will be trapped and attacked from both sides.  A
counter of 35 will appear in the upper right corner.  Aragorn and Legolas should
use Final Judgment on each new enemy that spawns from one side.  Gimli can use
Orc Hewer.  Once you start getting overwhelmed, use your special ability and
finish the rest off in perfect.  Once you defeat 35, run to the other end of the
bridge and the level will end.  

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: None.
-Aragorn: Ranger Fury, Dunedain Arrows, Gondorian Sword Master.
-Legolas: Mirkwood Arrows, Light of Lothlorien.
-Gimli:   Dwarven Fury, Lonely Mountain Lore.

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The King of the Dead-[WLKF]  ~The Path of the King~             King of the Dead
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\"The dead do not suffer the living to pass.\" \"You will suffer me!\"

Playable Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli

Boss: The King of The Dead
--------------------------
During the cutscene your allies will be cut off from you, leaving you to fight
alone.  Once the battle starts, he will burrow into the ground and raise up at
another location.  Avoid him as he reappears or you will take some damage.  He
will then attack you with brief three hit combos, parry then respond in kind.
After a few exchanges, he will borrow again and appear on the far edge of the
area.  A cutscene will occur, and you\'ll have to fight four unshielded Dead.  
Sine you can\'t hurt their King now, concentrate on them.  He will then attack
with his three hit combo, hereafter he will again summon more dead, this time
four Archers.  Take them out using the textbook parry, backstep, shoot 
technique.  If you need more missles, there is a quiver behind one of the 
boulders.  Once again he tests his three hit combos on you.

Got his pattern yet?  Well, too bad he\'s about to change it.  Another cutscene
will occur.  You will gain control behind one of the boulders, right as The 
King does his wind attack.  This will break away a section of the boulder.  
Quickly jump out and shoot a few arrows his way.  Do the same through his second
wind attack.  On the third, just parry, as the rest of the boulder crumbles, he
will try to get some cheap shots from behind the dust.  He will then attack you
with his five hit combo, parry his attacks(his last strike is somewhat delayed)
and give him a Orc Hewer right back.  He will now switch between; summoning more
powerful dead(including champions), his wind attack, and attacking you 
physically.  Just keep wearing him down, and he\'ll fall.

*Checkpoint*

After the cutscene, the mountain starts to collapse.  Your two allys take off,
which is a clue(besides the dialogue of course) that you should too.  Seriously,
if the dust bowl catches up to you, you will die, so start running.  Once you 
reach the main gate, the path you used to enter will be cut off, and your forced
to go a different way.  Unfortunately, there is alot of Dead ready for you.  So
use your special ability, jump into the mob, and start parrying.  Once you hit
perfect, use speed attacks to kill as many as you can.  Once they\'re dead, 
continue on.

Note: You can\'t help but notice all of the boulders crashing down, although they
      CAN hurt you, I\'ve only be hit once in the several times I\'ve played 
      through.

A little further up the path you come to a piece of the way you took in.  Soon
you\'ll encounter another short cutscene, producing more Dead.  Use your special
when available and go for any Champions first.  Continue on and you will run 
into some more mists...which you still walk cautiously through.  Once on the 
other side you\'ll meet up with your allys and a green potion.  Get ready for
several more waves of all types of the Dead.  Just use Orc Hewer or Final 
Judgment until the Champions start appear, then use your special and go into
perfect to maximize your experience.  Since the dust bowl can still catch up,
don\'t linger once they are all defeated.  Quickly run out the opening to end the
level.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: Warrior Bane, Dark Deliverance.
-Aragorn: Wilderness Rage.
-Legolas: Elven Fury, Lothlorien Arrows.
-Gimli:   Mountain Rage, Eredor Axes.

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The Southern Gate-[WLKG]     ~The Path of the King~                Southern Gate
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Playable Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli

To start off, just head to the wide open gate.  Once you set foot on the bridge,
you will be ambushed.  A Troll will shut the gate and jump down from above, and
several Uruks and Orcs will try and surround you.  Quickly run from the Troll(he
will stay on the bridge) back towards the starting postion.  Start thinning out
the Orcs and make your way back towards the left side of the bridge.  Now get 
into perfect mode, and quickly pick up a spear and skewer the Troll.  

Note: If you don\'t kill the Troll here, you can easily kill it using the burning
      oil on top of the wall.

This level has tons of enemies that just keep respawning, as such it is capable
of producing massive experince points.  So just keep killing as many as you see
fit.  You do have an objective though.  On either side of the path are 
catapults, one on the right and two on the left.  The one on the right will just
fire at a Troll on top of the wall.  The two on the left will destory a tower in
such a way that it gives access to the top of the wall.  Make your way there.

A few feet from the ladder, three Uruks will attack you.  Go into perfect by
using the Bane of Sauron(if avialable) or your special ability.  Quickly run up
the stairs and repeatedly fire at the Troll until he\'s down.  Take out the 
remaining enemies and knock down the ladders.  Eventually a Mumakil(Elephant),
will show up.  Periodically fire at it while taking out new waves of Uruks, and
it will fall.  Finish off the Uruks and open the gate.  A few Orcs will come 
from the other side of the gate and wait on the bridge.  Keep using the nearby
pots of burning oil on them until they\'re dead.  Climb down from the wall and
enter the gate to end the level.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: Strength of the Fellowship, Shield Cleaver, Killing Zone.
-Aragorn: Rivendell Arrows, Wrath of Numenor, Kingmaker, Mithril Arrows.
-Legolas: Arrows of the Valar, Galadriel\'s Gift, Elrond\'s Rage.
-Gimli:   Wrath of Moira, Moria Axes, Axe Mastery of Kings.

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Pelennor Fields-[WLKH]       ~The Path of the King~              Pelennor Fields
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Playable Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli

Once your start, run as far right as you can.  A counter will appear in the 
upper right corner.  You must kill sixty enemies, mostly Uruks and Shielded 
Easterlings, before you can move on.  I recommend staying away from the middle, 
where several champions are, and just picking off enemies from the edges.

*Checkpoint*

You will now have to stop a Mumakil before it can trample Eowyn and Merry.  Keep
running left until you see it, and use the Ballistae and arrows to bring it 
down.  Once it\'s defeated, another Mumakil will start advancing, but it\'s on the
other side of the chasm and you are out of range.  In between the second and 
last Ballistae(heading left) is a flag, and to the left of the flag is a path
leading into the chasm.  Run down and stright across, ignoring all enemies, to
the other side.  Take out the Mumakil as you did the first one, only this time 
you are going to have to deal with a few Uruks and Easterlings.  

A cutscene will occur and the Witchking will start attacking Eowyn and Merry.
Run to the left until you see him.  Knock down the charging Easterling and shoot
as many arrows into the Witchking\'s side as you can.  After Witchking flies off,
go back to the path leading down into the chasm, but don\'t go down yet.  Wait
here until you see another Mumakil start to advance.  Now pay careful attention
to which side of the chasm it\'s coming from, if you see torches, it\'s on this 
side, if you see a flag, you will have to cross.  Take it out as fast as 
possible, then go back and attack the Witchking.  This process could happen 
several times, but once the Witchking runs out of life, the level will end.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: Helm\'s Hammer, Swift Justice.
-Aragorn: Mithril Arrows, Strength of the Evenstar, Sword Mastery of Kings.
-Legolas: Elrond\'s Rage, Elven Bow Mastery.
-Gimli:   Axe Mastery of Kings, Strength of Gloin, Strength of Khazad-dum.

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The Black Gate-[WLKI]      ~The Path of the King~                 The Black Gate
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\"Men of Rohan, of Gondor, my brothers. I see in your eyes the same fear that 
would take the heart of me.  A day may come, when the courage of men fails, when
we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship. An hour of wolves, 
and shattered shields, when the Age of men comes crashing down. But it is not 
this day, this day, we fight!\"

Playable Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf

Boss: Mouth of Sauron
---------------------
Alright a one versus one fight to the death against this...boss?  He really is
nothing more then a Champion Uruk without armour, but with an extended life
bar.  All you have to do is baskstep his jump attack, then combo, parry, combo,
parry ect.  That\'s it.  If you don\'t reach perfect mode by combo/parrying don\'t
bother wasting your special, as you won\'t get any extra points.  Or you could 
just to spite him ;)

*Checkpoint*

There will then be a cutscene where thousands of Orcs will, literally, come 
through the gate.  You will now have to defend your little stronghold from their
onslaught.  A counter will appear in the upper right corner, signalling how many
champions you must kill.  As you fight portraits of your allies will appear 
along the top, and if they should die, you will lose. Depending on who your 
playing as, they will be in different postions:

----------------------------------------------
Playing As |Front   |Right   |Left    |Back   |
----------------------------------------------|
Aragorn    |Aragron |Gandolf |Legolas |Gimli  |
Legolas    |Legolas |Aragorn |Gandalf |Gimli  |
Gimli      |Gimli   |Aragorn |Gandalf |Legolas|
Gandalf    |Gandalf |Aragron |Legolas |Gimli  |
----------------------------------------------

Note: If you move next to an ally who is low on health they will begin glowing,
      similar to how you glow when you pass a checkpoint, and start rapidly 
      recovering health.

Stay near the front and wipe out as many enemies as you can(devasting attack 
works great for each new wave), don\'t worry too much if a few slip by.  Once the
first Champion enters, immediately break his armour with a Dark Deliverence,
and combo him to death.  After he\'s dead make sure all your allies are fine.
Don\'t take to long though, as you might miss another Champion entering through 
the front, and they make quick work of your allies.

After you have killed the third Champion, another cutscene will occur.  You now
have to defend not only the front, but the right and left as well.  The forth
Champion should come fairly quickly out of the right.  After your done with him
make sure your allies health is fine, and look for the next two Champions to 
come from the front.  As long as you keep your allies(and your own) health high,
and kill the Champions fairly quickly, you shouldn\'t have much of a problem.  

Note: For some reason, you may have to kill seven Champions instead of just six.
      I think this is because of the small delay in the counter, and if you kill
      a second Champion before the counter displays the first, the second kill
      won\'t count.

*Checkpoint*

After surviving that last part, your treated to another cutscene, and as an 
added bonus you get to fight:

Boss: Three Ringwraiths
-----------------------
Quickly use the three nearby spears on the first one you target, then finish 
this one off with your ranged attack.  Now run next to who is ever lowest on 
health.  Use spears if your near any, otherwise use your ranged attack.  After
the second one is down, you can either engage in melee combat, or take him out
long range.  After their defeat, the level ends.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: Rising Revenge, Lightning Strike.
-Aragorn: Strength of the Evenstar, Sword Mastery of Kings.
-Legolas: Elven Bow Mastery.
-Gimli:   Strength of Khazad-dum, Dwarven Axe Mastery.
-Gandalf: Enchantment of the Heavens, Power of the Istari, Light of the Valar.

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Escape From Osgiliath       ~The Path of the Hobbits~           [WLKJ]-Osgiliath
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Playable Characters: Sam

Your goal here, as the name infers, is to escape the city of Osgiliath.  Follow
Gollum and you will run into some Orcs, take them out and head up the stairs.  
You should see a Ranger fending off some Orcs on the far end, head towars them
and the wall to the right explodes, giving you points for the kills.  Head 
through the new opening and use your ranged attack on the Orc archer behind the 
rubble.  

Once you ascend the nearby stairs, a timer will appear in the upper right 
corner.  The timer will slowly start to fill, and once it does, a Ringwraith 
will swoop down and grab Frodo.  You can however reverse this by moving Sam
(Frodo can still be out in the open) under some sort of roof.  Head up to the 
next section of the roof.  Go behind the three Orcs who get crushed by catapult 
fire to find a ladder.  

After decending the timer will disappear.  Take out the archers from behind and
go down into the next section.  Keep fighting Orcs here and you should reach 
level two.  Which means you should now have access to the Orc Bane, use it on 
the rest of the Orcs.  Once your done, grab the red potion thats next to Gollum
and head up the next set of stairs.  Continue along this path, slaying any Orc
in your way.  Once you see a green potion, grab it and exit to the left.

*Checkpoint*

After ascending the ladder, the timer comes back again.  This is a much larger
area then the last, so be quick with your kills.  To the left after the 
bridge/ramp is a roof, lower the timer and continue on.  Soon you\'ll come to 
a ladder, as you decend you\'ll see a Ranger get killed by a couple Orcs.  Once
you reach the bottom, follow the spiral stairs all the way up.  Kill any Orc in
your way, grab the red potion, then push the bell down the stairs.  The bell 
will then break through debris, providing a new path.  

Slaughter the Orcs in your way, and run up to another roof area.  The timer will
appear again, right as you see a few poor suckers get nailed by siege fire.  You
can take your time killing here, as there is a small roof sheltering a green 
potion nearby.  Be a little quicker through the next section though, lower the 
timer and continue on.  At the end is a ladder, a very long ladder.  Take it
down to the next floor, ice the Orcs there and decend yet another ladder.  You 
should now be in the sewers.  After running through the first set of Orcs, you 
should see a Champion.  Stay where you are and used your throwing knifes against
the Archer.  Once he\'s down, use your special ability to sneak around the the 
Champion\'s back.  Now instantly kill him using your killing move.  Take out any
remaining Orcs, and open the gate to end the level.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: None.
-Sam: Poison Blade, Cloak of Haldir.

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Shelob\'s Lair-[WLKK]        ~The Path of the Hobbits~              Shelob\'s Lair
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Playable Characters: Sam

This level is a small maze, and it\'s very easy to get lost in.  To top that off
there are spiders, large spiders, everywhere.  They respawn fairly frequently, 
so if you backtrack, you\'ll run into them again.  Final Judgment is more then 
effective on these spiders.  However if your up against three or more, knock a
couple on their backs before you start using Final Judgment.

To start off, stick to the right path, all the way to it\'s end.  Here you will
find an experience slab, grab it and you will be ambused by three Spiders.  Take
them out, and backtrack to the start.  Now take the left path, you should see
a Spider run off to the left.  Following it will lead you into a trap, go for
some experince then return.  Go right for a few steps and you will come to a 
large intersection.  You should now be able to go either right, left, or 
straight.  Head straight, and take the first right.  Weave inbetween all the 
spiderlings for a green potion.

A few steps down the path opposite of the green potion, Sam will get ambushed.
Squash them and go right.  You will find an Orc fending off a couple of Spiders,
help him out, then kill him yourself.  Go back to where you where last ambushed
and take a left.  You should see a couple torches, this is the way to the next
section.  First kill the three approaching Spiders, then run past the torches.
Take the first right(up) you come across.  Here is another experience slab, and
predictably, another ambush.  Once your done, return to the torches. 

Note: To get to the torches from the start, go left, right, straight(middle),
      second left, left.

Use a torch to scatter the Spiderlings, and pass safely through them.  Kill the
three Spiders that drop down.  Pick up the nearby torch, and throw it at the 
web.  Once it stops burning, head through and you will see several Orcs huddled
in the middle of the room.  Go right and the camera switches, two Spiders will
come from behind.  Kill them, and grab the nearby torch.  Target one of the 
cocoons, and watch the Orcs burn alive.  Do the same with the next torch, and 
take out any survivors with the hot coals or the Orc Bane.  

Head over to the corridor on the far end.  Bane the first two Orcs you come 
across, and walk around the bend.  Grab the nearby torch and throw it at the 
coccoon hanging over the Orcs.  You will come to another fork in the road, take
the left path to a ridge overlooking a few Archers.  Use your knifes or the 
torches to take them out, and return to the fork.  Follow the right path around
for a room with more Orcs.  Ascend the ramp to the right, stop and grab the 
torch, and throw it at the coccoon.  Once the fire is out, go and push the pile
of boulders on the hapless Orcs below.  As you approach the area that they were 
guarding, three Spiders come out to greet you.  Destroy them and head through. 

*Checkpoint*

As you cross the bridge, a few Orcs will come out from the other side.  As they
stand there and watch, grab the torch, and light up the coccoon.  Fight your way
through the next corridor, using torches to scatter the Spiderlings in the way.
The end is blocked by a web, burn it and enter.  Kill the next group of Spiders
and Orcs. You\'ll then come to a large room, filled with pockets of Spiderlings.
Ascend the right path, scattering Spiderlings and slaying any Spiders in the 
way.  Once at the top, use the torch on the web, and decend the ramp.  As you 
head through the pockets of Spiderlings, Orc archers will assult you from the 
exit.  Use your knifes to take them out, and head through the last pocket of
Spiderlings.  Once at the end, after learning that three is never enough, four
Spiders attack you, kill them, and continue up to the tunnel\'s exit.

*Checkpoint*

Boss: Shelob
------------
Use a combo to get her attention, and then parry her counter attack.  Try to 
corner her, or she will make good use of her backstep.  Once she has taken 
enough damage, she will retreat to a ledge and several Spiders will appear.  
Quickly take out the lone ones first, before attacking the group in the middle.
Once her children are dead, she leaps at you from the ledge.  If she misses 
she will be stunned after the landing, use this to get in a couple of cheap 
shots, then start exchanging combos.  She will again retreat to her ledge, 
and have more Spiders attack you, do the same as last time.  This time before
returning to the ledge, she will start charging randomly around the area.  Use
your special ability, and she will again return to a ledge.  Destory the next 
wave of Spiders, dodge her leap attack, and finish her off. 

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: None.
-Sam: Cloud of Shadow, Poison Daggers.

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Cirith Ungol-[WLKL]         ~The Path of the Hobbits~               Cirith Ungol
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Playable Characters: Sam

As soon as you start, a counter appears in the upper right corner.  Your goal
here is to kill 80 enemies.  The Orcs and Uruks are have a little brawl going,
and will hardly notice you, that is until you stab them in their backs.  Start
off by using your cloak and backstabbing the Uruk Champion.  Then take out the 
nearby Orcs using the Hot Coals and their Bane.  Lower the nearby ramp. and kill
the two Orcs that notice you.  Continue along until the camera changes and take
out the two charging Uruks.  Head into the corridor.  Quickly bane one of the
Orcs and use the resulting perfect mode and your cloak to take out the nearby 
Champion.  At the end of the corridor, you should have twelve kills.

Note: Sam can\'t use the Bane of Sauron until level six.

You will enter a large room with several fights going on.  Use the spears on the
nearby enemies then go down the steps.  Kill the mob in front of you.  Try to
get into perfect and use the nearby coals.  Ignore the fight off to the right,
and enter the nearby corridor.  Fight your way through.  At the end is a small
room with a large brawl going on.  Bane the shielded Orc that notices you, then
quickly knock over the coal basket, clearing the room.  Pick up the green potion
then exit on the other side, you should have around 35 kills.

You\'ll come to yet another melee.  Use you cloak and sneak around to the stairs
on the other side.  Fight your way up and enter the first exit.  Use the Oil on
a large group fighting down below for a nice 15+ kills.  Continue up the stairs,
and you\'ll encouter a Champion at the top, don\'t sneak attack him or use the 
spears.  Instead take him out with strings of combos and try for perfect mode.
Then immediately use the action button to cut the rope suspending the chandelier
causing it to crash down on the melee below...all while in perfect mode.  When
you regain control, some Orcs start running up the stairs.  Use the nearby coals
to take \'em out.

Now head back to the large room after the first corridor.  Take out the Orcs if
you need to, otherwise just run past.  Keep heading right and you\'ll see another
ramp.  Hit the switch to lower it, killing half a dozen Orcs in the process.  
Run up the path, Bane the Uruk and push the barrel onto the Orcs below.  If you
didn\'t have 80 kills by now, you should.  Head up the wodden ramp and you\'ll 
see a cutscene of the Orcs retreating.  Head across the bridge, then up the 
steps to the Ballistae guarded by a Champion.  Sneak attack him, then set off 
the Ballistae.  Now enter the tower.

Boss: Pissed off Orc
--------------------
Damn did you see that drop kick?  Anyway this guy is easy.  Just pick a stack
of spears and don\'t stop throwing them at him(they replenish faster then you
can throw them).  The first spear breaks his shield.  The second spear stuns 
him.  The rest thrown will hurt him.  If your too slow he will pick up another
shield, so you\'ll have to start over.  After he kicks it, the level is over.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: None.
-Sam: Cloak of Celeborn, Morgul Daggers, Halfling Strength.

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The Crack of Doom-[WLKM]    ~The Path of the Hobbits~              Crack of Doom
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Playable Characters: Frodo

Boss: Gollum
------------
Your regular attacks can\'t harm him, but they will cause him to backstep.  Stand
near the edge and parry his first attack.  Then move around to his side and 
attack so he backsteps towards the edge.  This will cause him to lose his 
balance.  Quickly use your physical attack and he\'ll slip and grab the edge.  
Now use your killing move to make him fall.  This only takes away a fifth of his
life, but after each fall your given a red potion.  After his second fall,
boulders will start to rain down.  After his third fall, lava will cover the 
ledge.  After his forth fall, part of the ledge will break off(if your on it 
during the cutscene don\'t worry, you\'ll live).  After his fifth fall, boulders 
and lava will rain onto the small platform, dodge these hazards and knock off 
Gollum for the last time.

Recommended Upgrades:
---------------------
-Fellowship: None.
-Frodo: Poison Blade, Cloak of Haldir.

*Game Over*

Or is it?  You\'ve now unlocked three secret characters, some more interviews, 
a couple bonus stages(see below), some cheat codes, and are now able to use any
character on any level in the game.  Enjoy.

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Palantir of Saruman-[WLKN]       ~The Palantirs~                         Saruman
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Playable Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin
                     Faramir

The Palantir of Saruman is a bonus stage unlocked after you beat \'The Crack of
Doom\'.  It is an \'endurance\' level, where your goal is to defeat twenty waves
of various enemy groups.  After each wave you are returned to the starting 
postion and given a red potion.  This stage features many different types of 
enemies found in the different paths of the game.  Some of these enemies have 
even doubled in size and are that much stronger.  Good luck and godspeed!

Note: Numbers are approximated.

Wave One:          12 Dead
Wave Two:          12 Uruks
Wave Three:        6 Dead, 6 Uruks
Wave Four:         8 Dead Archers
Wave Five:         8 Uruk Archers
*Envoroment Change*
Wave Six:          8 Dead Archers, 8 Uruk Archers
Wave Seven:        6 Shielded Dead
Wave Eight:        6 Shielded Uruks
Wave Nine:         4 Shielded Dead, 4 Shielded Uruks
Wave Ten:          6 Dead, 6 Uruk Archers
*Envoroment Change*
Wave Eleven:       40+ Spiders, 4 Big Spiders
Wave Twelve:       6 Shielded Dead, 5 Uruk Archers
Wave Thirteen:     6 Shielded Uruks, 6 Dead Archers
Wave Fourteen:     4 Shielded Dead, 4 Uruks, 4 Dead Archers
Wave Fifteen:      6 Shielded Uruks, 4 Dead, 3 Dead Archers
*Envoroment Change*
Wave Sixteen:      6 Champion Dead
Wave Seventeen:    5 Champion Uruks
Wave Eighteen:     20+ Spiders, 2 Trolls, 2 Small Trolls
Wave Nineteen:     10+ Spiders, 4 Shielded Uruks, 2 Champion Dead, 1 Huge Troll
Wave Twenty:       20+ Spiders, 4 Big Spiders, 2 Champion Dead, 2 Huge Trolls

Tips:
-----
Save your potions for the later waves, you will need them.

The waves that have several melee attackers aren\'t all the bad, as most of the 
 melee enemies will just run around in circles.

When facing waves of unshielded melee attackers, the combo Swift Justice is your
 friend.

When facing waves of shielded melee attackers, the combo Helm\'s Hammer is your
 friend.

When facing the mixed groups of Dead/Uruks, bane the Uruks and use the resulting
 Perfect mode on the Dead.

When facing the mixed groups of Melee/Archers, keep some of the Melee attackers
 alive as you go from archer group to archer group.  The archers will still be 
 firing at you, but will hopefully hit the melee enemies.

When facing a mixed wave of shielded/unshielded take out or break the shields 
 first.  If you don\'t your combos will constantly be broken up because you\'ll 
 hit a shield.

When facing the groups of spiders, the combo Swift Justice will tear them apart.

If you start losing health when up against Champions, Don\'t use one of your 
 saved potion(unless you really have to).  Instead concentrate on killing the 
 Champions as they will drop a potion.

Trolls have a wicked backhand, so either stick to short combos + backstep, or 
 use ranged attacks.

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Palantir of Sauron-[WLKO]        ~The Palantirs~                          Sauron
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Playable Characters: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin
                     Faramir

The Palantir of Sauron is a bonus stage unlocked after you beat \'The Crack of
Doom\' and reach level 10 with Gandalf, Sam and either Aragorn, Legolas, or 
Gimli.  It is an \'endurance\' level, where your goal is to defeat twenty waves
of various enemy groups.  After each wave you are returned to the starting 
postion and given a red potion.  This stage features many different types of 
enemies found in the different paths of the game.  Some of these enemies have 
even doubled in size and are that much stronger.  Good luck and godspeed!

Note: Numbers are approximated.

Wave One:          30 Orcs
Wave Two:          30 Easterlings
Wave Three:        15 Orcs, 15 Easterlings
Wave Four:         16 Orc Archers
Wave Five:         16 Uruk-hai Archers
*Envoroment Change*
Wave Six:          10 Orc Archers, 10 Uruk-hai Archers
Wave Seven:        20 Shielded Uruk-hai
Wave Eight:        20 Shielded Easterlings
Wave Nine:         10 Shielded Uruk-hai, 10 Shielded Easterlings
Wave Ten:          20 Uruk-hai, 6 Uruk-hai Archers
*Envoroment Change*
Wave Eleven:       20 Easterlings, 6 Orc Archers
Wave Twelve:       15 Shielded Uruk-hai, 10 Uruk-hai Archers
Wave Thirteen:     15 Shielded Easterlings, 10 Orc Archers
Wave Fourteen:     20 Easterlings, 10 Shielded Uruk-hai, 8 Orc Archers
Wave Fifteen:      20 Shielded Easterlings, 10 Orcs, 6 Orc Archers
*Envoroment Change*
Wave Sixteen:      3 Champion Uruk-hai(Beserkers), 3 Large Champion Uruk-hai
Wave Seventeen:    3 Champion Easterlings, 3 Large Champion Easterlings
Wave Eighteen:     4 Large Beserkers, 2 Large Champion Easterlings, 1 Huge Troll
Wave Nineteen:     5 Large Beserkers, 5 Large Champion Easterlings,  
                   1 Enormous Troll
Wave Twenty:       10 Orc Archers, 10 Large Beserkers, 10 Large Champion
                   Easterlings, 2 Enormous Trolls

Tips:
-----
Save your potions for the later waves, you will need them.

The waves that have several melee attackers aren\'t all the bad, as most of the 
 melee enemies will just run around in circles.

Easterlings have more life/defense then the Uruk-hai.  If you have the option,
 Bane an Easterling over an Uruk-hai.

When facing waves of unshielded melee attackers, the combo Swift Justice is your
 friend.

When facing waves of shielded melee attackers, the combo Helm\'s Hammer is your
 friend.

When facing waves of all archers, keep parrying(this will easily send you into
 perfect).  When ever possible use a backstep and slowly inch over to a group of
 archers.  After taking out a few groups, the wave is much easier.

When facing the mixed groups of Melee/Archers, keep some of the Melee attackers
 alive as you go from archer group to archer group.  The archers will still be 
 firing at you, but will hopefully hit the melee enemies.

When facing a mixed wave of shielded/unshielded take out or break the shields 
 first.  If you don\'t your combos will constantly be broken up because you\'ll 
 hit a shield.

If you start losing health when up against Champions, Don\'t use one of your 
 saved potion(unless you really have to).  Instead concentrate on killing the 
 Champions as they will drop a potion.

Trolls have a wicked backhand, so either stick to short combos + backstep, or 
 use ranged attacks.

================================================================================
Upgrades-[UGRD4]                                                        Upgrades
================================================================================

As you progress through the game you will acquire experience points.  At certain
thresholds you will gain a level, which will unlock upgrades you can then spend
your experience points(xp) on.  The controls listed here are for the Playstation
2 version of the game.

--------------                                                    --------------
The Fellowship----------------------------------------------------The Fellowship
--------------                                                    --------------
Note: If an upgrade is purchased for the fellowship, it cannot be used by other
      characters until they reach their required level.

-----------------------------------------
Level |Ability                   |xp Cost|
-----------------------------------------|
Two   |Orc Bane                  |8000   |
Two   |Strength of Stone         |15000  |
Two   |Orc Hewer                 |3000   |
Two   |Final Judgment            |8000   |
Three |Rising Revenge            |20000  |
Four  |Balrog\'s Gambit           |8000   |
Five  |Warrior Bane              |10000  |
Five  |Strength of Iron          |15000  |
Five  |Dark Deliverance          |11000  |
Six   |Shield Cleaver            |11000  |
Seven |Bane of Sauron            |12000  |
Eight |Lightning Strike          |11000  |
Eight |Killing Zone              |20000  |
Eight |Strength of the Fellowship|15000  |
Nine  |Helm\'s Hammer             |20000  |
Ten   |Swift Justice             |20000  |
-----------------------------------------

Must Get: Orc Bane, Strength of Stone/Iron/Fellowship, Orc Hewer, Final 
          Judgment, Warrior Bane, Bane of Sauron, Killing Zone, Swift Justice.

Level Two
---------
Orc Bane: 8,000xp
 Square + R2
 LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill an attacking orc.

Strength of Stone: 15,000xp
 Permanently increases your health. 

Orc Hewer: 3,000xp
 X, X, Triangle
 COMBO: An effective combo for taking out unshielded foes.

Final Judgment: 8,000xp
 X O R2
 COMBO: Wound, knock down, then finish off powerful enemies with this combo.

Level Three
-----------
Rising Revenge: 20,000xp 
 X
 Attack as you regain your feet, taking enemies by surprise.

Level Four
----------
Balrog\'s Gambit: 8,000xp
 X, Circle, Triangle
 COMBO: Wound, knock down, and strike your enemy with this combination attack.

Level Five
----------
Warrior Bane: 10,000xp
 Square + R2
 LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill a man-sized enemy.

Strength of Iron: 15,000xp
 Permanently increases your health. (Requires Strength of Stone)

Dark Deliverance: 11,000xp
 Triangle, X, X, Triangle
 COMBO: Effective for rapidly dispatching enemies.

Level Six
---------
Shield Cleaver: 11,000xp
 Triangle, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
 COMBO: Use on powerful foes to smash a shield, knock him to the ground, and 
        then strike.

Level Seven
-----------
Bane of Sauron: 12,000xp
 Square + R2
 LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill an attacking uruk.

Level Eight
-----------
Lightning Stirke: 11,000xp
 X, Triangle, X, X
 COMBO: A series of quick and powerful strikes that will take down one or more 
        unshielded enemies.

Killing Zone: 20,000xp
 Increases the amount of time during combat that you remain in perfect mode.

Strength of the Fellowship: 15,000xp
 Permanently increases your health. (Requires Strength of Iron)

Level Nine
----------
Helm\'s Hammer: 20,000xp
 Triangle, Triangle, Triangle
 COMBO: A deadly combination to shatter enemy shields and strike again.

Level Ten
---------
Swift Justice: 20,000xp
 X, X, X, X
 COMBO: A fast combination deadly against unshielded enemies.

-------                                                                  -------
Aragorn------------------------------------------------------------------Aragorn
-------                                                                  -------
-----------------------------------------
Level |Ability                   |xp Cost|
-----------------------------------------|
Two   |Orc Bane                  |5000   |
Two   |Ranger Fury               |4000   |
Two   |Orc Hewer                 |1000   |
Two   |Final Judgment            |5000   |
Three |Dunedain Arrows           |5000   |
Three |Gondorian Sword Master    |3500   |
Three |Strength of Stone         |5000   |
Three |Rising Revenge            |10000  |
Four  |Wilderness Rage           |5000   |
Four  |Balrog\'s Gambit           |5000   |
Five  |Warrior Bane              |7000   |
Five  |Strength of Iron          |5000   |
Five  |Dark Deliverance          |7000   |
Six   |Wrath of Numenor          |7000   |
Six   |Rivendell Arrows          |5500   |
Six   |Strength of the Fellowship|5000   |
Six   |Shield Cleaver            |7000   |
Seven |Bane of Sauron            |9000   |
Seven |Kingmaker                 |7000   |
Eight |Mithril Arrows            |7000   |
Eight |Lightning Strike          |7000   |
Eight |Killing Zone              |10000  |
Nine  |Helm\'s Hammer             |12000  |
Ten   |Swift Justice             |12000  |
Ten   |Strength of the Evenstar  |5000   |
Ten   |Sword Mastery of Kings    |25000  |
-----------------------------------------

Must Get: Gondorain Sword Master, Kingmaker, Strength of the Evenstar, Sword
          Mastery of Kings.

Level Two
---------
Ranger Fury: 4,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.

Level Three
-----------
Dunedain Arrows: 5,000xp 
 L1 + X
 These blessed Elven arrows cause additional damage.

Gondorian Sword Master: 3,500xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with this Special Ability.

Level Four
----------
Wilderness Rage: 5,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire. (Requires Ranger Fury)

Level Five
----------
None Character Specific.

Level Six
---------
Wrath of Numenor: 7,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A most devastating attack that emits a ring of fireballs. (Requires Wilderness 
 Rage)

Rivendell Arrows: 5,500xp
 L1 + X
 These arrows emit a lightning arc on impact. (Requires Dunedain Arrows)

Level Seven
-----------
Kingmaker: 7,000xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with this Special Ability.
 (Requires Gondorian Sword Master)

Level Eight
-----------
Mithril Arrows: 7,000xp
 L1 + X
 These magical arrows set your enemies on fire. (Requires Rivendell Arrows)

Level Nine
----------
None Character Specific.

Level Ten
---------
Strength of the Evenstar: 5,000xp
 Permanently increase your health. (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)

Sword Mastery of Kings: 25,000xp
 Increases the damage of your Speed Attack.

-------                                                                  -------
Legolas------------------------------------------------------------------Legolas
-------                                                                  -------
-----------------------------------------
Level |Ability                   |xp Cost|
-----------------------------------------|
Two   |Orc Bane                  |5000   |
Two   |Mirkwood Arrows           |5000   |
Two   |Orc Hewer                 |1000   |
Two   |Final Judgment            |5000   |
Three |Light of Lothlorien       |3500   |
Three |Strength of Stone         |5000   |
Three |Rising Revenge            |10000  |
Four  |Elven Fury                |4000   |
Four  |Balrog\'s Gambit           |5000   |
Five  |Warrior Bane              |7000   |
Five  |Lothlorien Arrows         |5500   |
Five  |Dark Deliverance          |7000   |
Six   |Strength of Iron          |5000   |
Six   |Shield Cleaver            |7000   |
Seven |Bane of Sauron            |9000   |
Seven |Arrows of the Valar       |7000   |
Seven |Galadriel\'s Gift          |7000   |
Eight |Elrond\'s Rage             |5000   |
Eight |Lightning Strike          |7000   |
Eight |Strength of the Fellowship|5000   |
Eight |Killing Zone              |10000  |
Nine  |Helm\'s Hammer             |12000  |
Nine  |Mithril Arrows            |10500  |
Ten   |Swift Justice             |12000  |
Ten   |Elven Bow Mastery         |25000  |
-----------------------------------------

Must Get: Mirkwood Arrows, Lothlorien Arrows, Arrows of the Valar, Mithril 
          Arrows, Light of Lothlorien, Galadriel\'s Gift, Elven Bow Mastery.

Level Two
---------
Mirkwood Arrows: 5,000xp
 L1 + X
 These blessed Elven arrows cause additional damage.

Level Three
-----------
Light of Lothlorien: 3,500xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with this Special Ability.

Level Four
----------
Elven Fury: 4,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.

Level Five
----------
Lothlorien Arrows: 5,500xp
 L1 + X
 These blessed emit a lightning arc on impact. (Requires Mirkwood Arrows)

Level Six
---------
None Character Specific.

Level Seven
-----------
Arrows of the Valar: 7,000xp
 L1 + X
 These magical arrows set your enemies on fire. (Requires Lothlorien Arrows)

Galadriel\'s Gift: 7,000xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode even faster. 
 (Requires Light of Lothlorien)

Level Eight
-----------
Elrond\'s Rage: 5,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire. (Requires Elven Fury)

Level Nine
----------
Mithril Arrows: 10,500xp
 L1 + X
 These arrows penetrate and set on fire all enemies in their path.
 (Requires Arrows of the Valar)

Level Ten
---------
Elven Bow Mastery: 25,000xp
 Fire two arrows at two targets with a single shot.

-----                                                                      -----
Gimli----------------------------------------------------------------------Gimli
-----                                                                      -----
-----------------------------------------
Level |Ability                   |xp Cost|
-----------------------------------------|
Two   |Orc Bane                  |8000   |
Two   |Dwarven Fury              |4000   |
Two   |Orc Hewer                 |3000   |
Two   |Final Judgment            |8000   |
Three |Lonely Mountain Lore      |3500   |
Three |Strength of Stone         |15000  |
Three |Rising Revenge            |20000  |
Four  |Mountain Rage             |5000   |
Four  |Balrog\'s Gambit           |8000   |
Five  |Warrior Bane              |10000  |
Five  |Erebor Axes               |5000   |
Five  |Strength of Iron          |15000  |
Five  |Dark Deliverance          |11000  |
Six   |Wrath of Moria            |7000   |
Six   |Shield Cleaver            |11000  |
Seven |Bane of Sauron            |12000  |
Seven |Moria Axes                |5500   |
Seven |Axe Mastery of Kings      |7000   |
Seven |Strength of the Fellowship|15000  |
Eight |Lightning Strike          |11000  |
Eight |Strength of Gloin         |5000   |
Eight |Killing Zone              |20000  |
Nine  |Helm\'s Hammer             |20000  |
Ten   |Swift Justice             |20000  |
Ten   |Strength of Khazad-dum    |5000   |
Ten   |Dwarven Axe Mastery       |25000  |
-----------------------------------------

Must Get: Lonely Mountain Lore, Axe Mastery of Kings, Strength of Gloin, 
          Strength of Khazad-dum, Dwarven Axe Mastery.

Level Two
---------
Dwarven Fury: 4,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.

Level Three
-----------
Lonely Mountain Lore: 3,500xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with this Special Ability.

Level Four
----------
Mountain Rage: 5,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire. (Requires Dwarven Fury)

Level Five
----------
Eredor Axes: 5,000xp
 L1 + X
 These enchanted throwing axes cause additional damage.

Level Six
---------
Wrath of Moira: 7,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A most devastating attack the emits a ring of fireballs. 
 (Requires Mountian Rage) 

Level Seven
-----------
Moria Axes: 5,500xp
 L1 + X
 These enchanted axes emit a lightning arc on impact. (Requires Erebor Axes)

Axe Mastery of Kings: 7,000xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode even faster. 
 (Requires Lonely Mountain Lore)

Level Eight
-----------
Strength of Gloin: 5,000xp
 Permanently increase your health. (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)

Level Nine
----------
None Character Specific.

Level Ten
---------
Strength of Khazad-dum: 5,000xp
 Permanently increase your health. (Requires Strength of Gloin)

Dwarven Axe Mastery: 25,000xp
 Increases the damage of your Fierce Attack.

-------                                                                  -------
Gandalf------------------------------------------------------------------Gandalf
-------                                                                  -------
-----------------------------------------
Level |Ability                   |xp Cost|
-----------------------------------------|
Two   |Orc Bane                  |5000   |
Two   |Fog of War                |4000   |
Two   |Strength of Stone         |5000   |
Two   |Orc Hewer                 |1000   |
Two   |Final Judgment            |5000   |
Three |Wizard\'s Power            |3500   |
Three |Rising Revenge            |10000  |
Three |Light of the Pilgrim      |5000   |
Four  |Wrath of Anor             |5000   |
Four  |Balrog\'s Gambit           |5000   |
Five  |Warrior Bane              |7000   |
Five  |Strength of Iron          |5000   |
Five  |Light of the Forges       |5500   |
Five  |Dark Deliverance          |7000   |
Six   |Flame of Udun             |7000   |
Six   |Shield Cleaver            |7000   |
Seven |Bane of Sauron            |9000   |
Seven |Power of the Palantir     |7000   |
Eight |Lightning Strike          |7000   |
Eight |Killing Zone              |10000  |
Eight |Strength of the Fellowship|5000   |
Nine  |Helm\'s Hammer             |12000  |
Ten   |Swift Justice             |12000  |
Ten   |Enchantment of the Heavens|10500  |
Ten   |Power of the Istari       |25000  |
Ten   |Light of the Valar        |7000   |
-----------------------------------------

Must Get: Fog of War, Wizard\'s Power, Light of the Pilgrim, Wrath of Anor, Light
          of the Forges, Flame of Udun, Power of the Palantir, Enchantment of 
          the Heavens, Power of the Istari, Light of the Valar.

Level Two
---------
Fog of War: 4,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle (Costs ten missiles)
 This attack invokes an expanding fod cloud that knocks enemies from their feet.

Level Three
-----------
Wizard\'s Power: 3,500xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 The magic shield causes increased damage and persists longer.

Light of the Pilgrim: 5,000xp
 L1 + X
 This lightning bolt projectile causes increased damage.

Level Four
----------
Wrath of Anor: 5,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle (Costs ten missiles)
 A more devastating attack that creates a ring of lightning.
 (Requires Fog of War)

Level Five
----------
Light of the Forges: 5,500xp
 L1 + X
 This magical porjectile lights enemies on fire. 
 (Requires Light of the Pilgrim)

Level Six
---------
Flame of Udun: 7,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle (Costs ten missiles)
 A most devastating attack that creates a ring of flame that sets foes on fire.
 (Requires Wrath of Anor)

Level Seven
-----------
Power of the Palantir: 7,000xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 The magic shield deflects enemies further and persists longer. 
 (Requires Wizard\'s Power) 

Level Eight
-----------
None Character Specific.

Level Nine
----------
None Character Specific.

Level Ten
---------
Enchantment of the Havens: 10,500xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 The magic shield knocks enemies to the ground and persists longer. 
 (Requires Power of the Palantir) 

Power of the Istari: 25,000xp
 Increases the damage of your Ranged and Devastating Attacks.

Light of the Valar: 7,000xp
 L1 + X
 This projectile of pure light passes through multiple foes, setting them 
 aflame. (Requires Light of the Forges)

-----------                                                          -----------
The Hobbits----------------------------------------------------------The Hobbits
-----------                                                          -----------
Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin all share the same upgrades.  However, buying for
one does not give the upgrade to the others.

-----------------------------------------
Level |Ability                   |xp Cost|
-----------------------------------------|
Two   |Orc Bane                  |8000   |
Two   |Orc Hewer                 |3000   |
Two   |Final Judgment            |8000   |
Three |Poison Blade              |4000   |
Three |Cloak of Haldir           |3500   |
Three |Rising Revenge            |20000  |
Three |Strength of Stone         |15000  |
Four  |Balrog\'s Gambit           |8000   |
Four  |Warrior Bane              |10000  |
Five  |Cloud of Shadow           |5000   |
Five  |Poison Daggers            |5500   |
Five  |Strength of Iron          |15000  |
Five  |Dark Deliverance          |11000  |
Six   |Cloak of Celeborn         |7000   |
Six   |Shield Cleaver            |11000  |
Six   |Bane of Sauron            |12000  |
Seven |Strength of the Fellowship|15000  |
Seven |Morgul Daggers            |7000   |
Eight |Lightning Strike          |11000  |
Eight |Killing Zone              |20000  |
Eight |Halfling Strength         |5000   |
Nine  |Cloud of Rage             |7000   |
Nine  |Helm\'s Hammer             |20000  |
Ten   |Swift Justice             |20000  |
Ten   |Cloak of Galadriel        |10500  |
Ten   |Strength of the Gaffer    |25000  |
Ten   |Baggins Strength          |5000   |
-----------------------------------------

Must Get: Cloak of Haldir, Cloak of Celeborn, Cloak of Galadriel, Halfling 
          Strength, Strength of the Gaffer, Baggins Strength.

Level Two
---------
None Character Specific.

Level Three
-----------
Poison Blade: 4,000xp 
 (Hold) Triangle
 A devastating attack that causes continuing damage.

Cloak of Haldir: 3,500xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increases the time that a hobbit is hiddin by using his Elven Cloak.

Level Four
----------
None Character Specific.

Level Five
----------
Cloud of Shadow: 5,000xp 
 (Hold) Triangle
 Generate a poison cloud that causes continuing damage. (Requires Poison Blade)

Poison Daggers: 5,500xp
 L1 + X
 Each dagger that hits a foe causes continuing damage.

Level Six
---------
Cloak of Celeborn: 7,000xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increases the time that a hobbit is hiddin by using his Elven Cloak.
 (Requires Cloak of Haldir)

Level Seven
-----------
Morgul Daggers: 7,000xp
 L1 + X
 The hobbits\' most damaging ranged attack. (Requires Poison Daggers)

Level Eight
-----------
Halfling Strength: 5,000xp
 Permanently increase your health. (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)

Level Nine
----------
Cloud of Shadow: 7,000xp 
 (Hold) Triangle
 A most devastating poison cloud that causes continuing damage. 
 (Requires Cloud of Shadow)

Level Ten
---------
Cloak of Galadriel: 7,000xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increases the time that a hobbit is hiddin by using his Elven Cloak.
 (Requires Cloak of Celeborn)

Strength of the Gaffer: 25,000xp
 Increases the damage of all sword attacks when attacking an enemy from behind.

Baggins Strength: 5,000xp
 Permanently increase your health. (Requires Halfling Strength)

-------                                                                  -------
Faramir------------------------------------------------------------------Faramir
-------                                                                  -------
-----------------------------------------
Level |Ability                   |xp Cost|
-----------------------------------------|
Two   |Orc Bane                  |5000   |
Two   |Ranger Fury               |4000   |
Two   |Orc Hewer                 |1000   |
Two   |Final Judgment            |5000   |
Three |Dunedain Arrows           |5000   |
Three |Gondorian Sword Master    |3500   |
Three |Strength of Stone         |5000   |
Three |Rising Revenge            |10000  |
Four  |Wilderness Rage           |5000   |
Four  |Balrog\'s Gambit           |5000   |
Five  |Warrior Bane              |7000   |
Five  |Strength of Iron          |5000   |
Five  |Dark Deliverance          |7000   |
Six   |Wrath of Numenor          |7000   |
Six   |Rivendell Arrows          |5500   |
Six   |Strength of the Fellowship|5000   |
Six   |Shield Cleaver            |7000   |
Seven |Bane of Sauron            |9000   |
Seven |Kingmaker                 |7000   |
Eight |Mithril Arrows            |7000   |
Eight |Lightning Strike          |7000   |
Eight |Killing Zone              |10000  |
Nine  |Helm\'s Hammer             |12000  |
Ten   |Swift Justice             |12000  |
Ten   |Strength of the Evenstar  |5000   |
Ten   |Sword Mastery of Kings    |25000  |
-----------------------------------------

Must Get: Gondorain Sword Master, Kingmaker, Dunedain Arrows, Rivendell Arrows,
          Mithril Arrows, Strength of the Evenstar, Sword Mastery of Kings.

Level Two
---------
Ranger Fury: 4,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A devastating attack that causes lightning damage.

Level Three
-----------
Dunedain Arrows: 5,000xp 
 L1 + X
 These blessed Elven arrows cause additional damage.

Gondorian Sword Master: 3,500xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with this Special Ability.

Level Four
----------
Wilderness Rage: 5,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire. (Requires Ranger Fury)

Level Five
----------
None Character Specific.

Level Six
---------
Wrath of Numenor: 7,000xp
 (Hold) Triangle
 A most devastating attack that emits a ring of fireballs. (Requires Wilderness 
 Rage)

Rivendell Arrows: 5,500xp
 L1 + X
 These arrows emit a lightning arc on impact. (Requires Dunedain Arrows)

Level Seven
-----------
Kingmaker: 7,000xp
 L1 R1 L2 R2
 Increase damage and get to Perfect Mode more quickly with this Special Ability.
 (Requires Gondorian Sword Master)

Level Eight
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Mithril Arrows: 7,000xp
 L1 + X
 These magical arrows set your enemies on fire. (Requires Rivendell Arrows)

Level Nine
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None Character Specific.

Level Ten
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Strength of the Evenstar: 5,000xp
 Permanently increase your health. (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)

Sword Mastery of Kings: 25,000xp
 Increases the damage of your Speed Attack.

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Unlockable Features-[UNFR5]                                  Unlockable Features
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Film Concept Art
 Unlock by: Complete \'Helm\'s Deep\'

Game Concept Art
 Unlock by: Complete \'Paths of the Dead\'

Film Production Stills
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Southern Gate\'

Hobbits on Gaming
 Unlock by: Complete \'Helm\'s Deep\'

Christopher Lee(Saruman) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'Road to Isengard\'

Ian Mckellen(Gandalf) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'Minas Tirith - Top of the Wall\'

Sean Astin(Sam) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'Escape From Osgiliath\'

Elijah Wood(Frodo) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'Shelob\'s Lair\'

Dom Monaghan(Merry) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'

Billy Boyd(Pippin) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'

Andy Serkis(Gollum/Smeagol) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'

David Wenham(Faramir) Interview
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'

Secret Codes
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'

Palantir of Saruman
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'

Palantir of Sauron
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\' and reach level 10 with Gandalf, Sam 
 and either Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli

The Secret Characters(Faramir, Merry, and Pippin)
 Unlock by: Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'

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Cheat Codes-[SSCC6]                                                  Cheat Codes
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Topics Covered: Playtstation 2, Gamecube, Xbox, PC Cheat Codes.

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Playstation 2:
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To use all codes you must pause, hold R1+R2+L1+L2 and input the specified code
sequence.  Apparently some people are having troble with the secret codes the 
game gives you, the codes below are correct and confirmed to work.

+1,000 Experience Points
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Aragorn.............................Up, Square, Triangle, X
Legolas.............................X, Triangle, Up, X
Gimli...............................Circle, Circle, Triangle, X
Gandalf.............................Circle, Triangle, Up, Down
Frodo...............................Down, Triangle, Up, Down
Sam.................................Triangle, X, Down, X
Merry...............................Down, Down, Square, X
Pippin..............................Triangle, X, Square, X
Faramir.............................Square, Triangle, Up, Square

Unlocking
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Frodo...............................Triangle, Circle, Circle, Circle
Faramir.............................X, X, Triangle, Triangle
Merry...............................X, Down, Down, X
Pippin..............................Triangle, Circle, Square, Down
All Interviews......................X, Square, X, Up

Co-op only
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Infinite Respawns...................Circle, Square, Up, Circle
Share Health........................Triangle, Up, Square, Square
Share Experience....................Down, X, X, X

After Completing \'The Crack of Doom\'
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Note: These can only be used after beating the game.
Restore Health......................Square, Square, Circle, Circle
Perfect Mode........................Circle, Down, Triangle, X
Always Devastating..................Triangle, Up, Triangle, Down
All Upgrades........................Up, Down, Triangle, Square
Infinite Missles....................Square, Square, Down, Circle
Invulnerable........................Square, Circle, Square, Up
Targeting Indicator Mode............Down, Circle, Up, Square

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Gamecube:
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To use all codes you must pause, hold R+L and input the specified code
sequence.

+1,000 Experience Points
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Aragorn.............................Up, B, Y, A
Legolas.............................A, Y, Up, A
Gimli...............................X, X, Y, A
Gandalf.............................X, Y, Up, Down
Frodo...............................Down, Y, Up, Down
Sam.................................Y, A, Down, A
Merry...............................X, X, B, A
Pippin..............................Y, A, Down, A
Faramir.............................B, Y, Up, B

Unlocking
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Frodo...............................Y, X, X, X
Faramir.............................A, A, Y, Y
Merry...............................A, X, X, A
Pippin..............................Y, X, B, X
All Interviews......................A, B, A, Up

Co-op only
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Infinite Respawns...................X, B, Up, X
Share Health........................Y, Up, B, B
Share Experience....................X, A, A, A

After Completing \'The Crack of Doom\'
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Note: These can only be used after beating the game.
Restore Health......................B, B, X, X
Perfect Mode........................X, Down, Y, A
Always Devastating..................Y, Up, Y, Down
All Upgrades........................Up, Down, Y, B
Infinite Missles....................B, B, Down, X
Invulnerable........................B, X, B, Up
Targeting Indicator Mode............Down, X, Up, B

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Xbox:
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To use all codes you must pause, hold R+L and input the specified code
sequence.

+1,000 Experience Points
------------------------
Aragorn.............................Up, X, Y, A
Legolas.............................A, Y, Up, A
Gimli...............................B, B, Y, A
Gandalf.............................B, Y, Up, Down
Frodo...............................Down, Y, Up, Down
Sam.................................Y, A, Down, A
Merry...............................B, B, X, A
Pippin..............................X, A, X, A
Faramir.............................X, Y, Up, X

Unlocking
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Frodo...............................B, X, X, A
Faramir.............................A, A, Y, Y
Merry...............................A, Down, Down, A
Pippin..............................Y, B, X, Down
All Interviews......................A, X, A, Up

Co-op only
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Infinite Respawns...................B, X, Up, B
Share Health........................Y, Up, X, X
Share Experience....................????

After Completing \'The Crack of Doom\'
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Note: These can only be used after beating the game.
Restore Health......................X, X, B, B
Perfect Mode........................B, Down, Y, A
Always Devastating..................Y, Up, Y, Down
All Upgrades........................Up, Down, Y, X
Infinite Missles....................X, X, Down, B
Invulnerable........................X, B, X, Up
Targeting Indicator Mode............Down, B, Up, X

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PC:
---
To use all codes you must pause, hold Left Ctrl + Left Shift + Left Alt and 
input the specified code sequence on the keypad.

After Completing \'The Crack of Doom\'
------------------------------------
Note: These can only be used after beating the game.
Restore Health......................7, 7, 5, 5
Perfect Mode........................5, 9, 6, 4
Always Devastating..................6, 8, 6, 9
All Upgrades........................8, 9, 6, 7
Infinite Missles....................7, 7, 9, 5
Invulnerable........................7, 5, 7, 8
Targeting Indicator Mode............9, 5, 8, 7

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Frequently Asked Questions-[FAQS7]                    Frequently Asked Questions
================================================================================

Topics Covered: Game Help, Co-op, General.

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Game Help:
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Who are the secret characters?
-Faramir, Merry, and Pippin.

How do I unlock them?
-Complete \'The Crack of Doom\'. 

How do I kill the second Mumakil(Elephant) on Pelennor Fields?
-You have to cross over to the other side in order to be in range.  In between 
the second and last Ballistae(heading left) is a flag, and to the left of the 
flag is a path leading into the chasm.  Cross the chasm and ascend the path on
the other side.  Now kill it just as you did the first.

How do I kill the Champion Orc in the sewers at the end of Escape From 
Osgiliath?
-Simple, just use your special ability(L1+R1+L2+R2) to turn invisible, then go
around to the Champion\'s back and use your killing move(R2) for an instant kill.

What is the max character level?
-Twenty.

Do you get anything for reaching level twenty?
-No.

Is it better to buy upgrades for the Fellowship or just a single character?
-It is much more cost effective to purchase for the Fellowship, and should be
done whenever possible.

How do you get to 100%? I only have 87%/93%, what gives?
-You must complete every stage, including both Palantirs(bonus levels) at least
once.  Character level has NOTHING to do with it, beside unlocking the Palantir
of Sauron.

I can\'t get the PS2 Cheat Codes to work, what\'s the deal?
-If your inputting the codes based on how you see them on the screen you could
have just made a simple mistake.  If you look at the d-pad on your PS2 control,
notice how the arrows point inward and not outward.  The in game screen copies
this, so the \'up\' arrow is actually down on the d-pad.  If your still confused
check the cheat codes section above, those are the correct codes.

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Co-op:
------
What are the differences between Single Player and Co-op?
-Some of the camera angles are different.
-You are restricted to play \'The Path of the King\' first.
-There are no Checkpoints, instead you are given one life to share between each
player.

How do I get past the crumbling bridge and into the tower at Cirith Ungol?
-Start running during the cutscene.  Once you get to the bridge, cross it side
by side, if you don\'t it will crumble behind the lead player, killing the one
who trails.

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General:
--------
Which follows the books closer, the game or the movie?
-Surprisingly, at least in the parts it covers, the game.  It has some scenes, 
like the Mouth of Sauron, and when Gandalf holds the gates of Minas Tirith 
alone, that where not in the movie.

Are there any interviews of Viggo Mortensen(Aragorn), Orlando Bloom(Legolas), or
John Rhys-Davies(Gimli)?
-No, not in this game.

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Version History-[VERH8]                                          Version History
================================================================================

Version  1.25: 02/03/04-02/05/04 (2k)
-Updated Table of Contents for easier navigation
-Rewrote some things

Version  1.20: 01/27/04-01/28/04 (3k)
-Improved Formatting a little more
-Updated Basics
-Updated Upgrades

Version  1.15: 01/25/04-01/26/04 (10k)
-Fixed many more a grammer error
-Improved Formatting some more
-Tweaked to cover all platforms(PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, PC)
-Updated Basics
-Updated Walkthrough
-Updated Cheat Codes

Version  1.05: 01/21/04-01/22/04 (5k)
-Fixed many more a grammer error
-Fixed some more spelling errors
-Improved Formatting
-Updated Basics
-Updated Walkthrough

Version  1.00: 01/15/04-01/17/04 (6k)
-Completed Walkthrough

Version   .80: 01/14/04-01/15/04 (7k)
-Completed Upgrades
-Updated Walkthrough

Version   .70: 01/11/04-01/13/04 (12K)
-Fixed many a grammer error
-Fixed some more spelling errors
-Updated Walkthrough
-Updated Upgrades

Version   .60: 01/06/04-01/07/04 (8k)
-Fixed some more spelling errors
-Updated Walkthrough
-Updated Upgrades

Version   .50: 01/04/04-01/05/04 (9k)
-Fixed some spelling errors
-Updated Walkthrough
-Updated Upgrades

Version   .45: 1/01/04           (13k)
-Updated Basics
-Updated Walkthrough
-Updated Upgrades

Version   .30: 12/29/03-12/31/03 (27k)
-Started Walkthrough
-Added Cheat Codes
-Added Unlockable Features

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