Age of the Ring
Synopsis: Rivendell is a faction that is relatively difficult to play. It's basic units will have trouble standing up to those of other factions and require the assistance of the faction's many heroes and upgrades. Rivendell has access to the strongest 'tier 2' units in the mod, but these are expensive, both in terms of resource and CP cost. There will be a lot of precise micromanagement involved to stay alive during early and midgame and to ensure a clean path to elites in the late game.
Gildor Inglorion - 1000
Rank 1: Song of Elbereth
Friendly units are temporarily immune to fear
Rank 6: The Wandering Companies
Summons a group of Gildor's Exiles
Arwen Undómiel - 1100
Rank 1: Mount
Rank 3: Noro Lim!
Rank 5: Evenstar
Stuns nearby enemies
Rank 6: Loudwater's Fury
Rank 8: Image of Lúthien
Receives permanent armor bonus
Halbarad Dúnadan - 1300
Rank 1: Unerring Loyalty
Aragorn gains +15% experience gain when near Halbarad
Rank 1: Spear/Bow toggle
Rank 3: Perseverance
Nearby Dúnedain gain +30% armor and 50% knockback resistance for a short time
Rank 10: Leader of the Grey Host
Halbarad unfurls the banner of Arwen
Aragorn II - 2500
Rank 1: Sword/Bow toggle
Rank 1: Kingsfoil
Heals nearby heroes.
Rank 3: Master Tracker
Aragorn and heroes and units near him gain +15% speed. When activated, Aragorn temporarily gains +150% vision range and +25% range for his bow attacks.
Rank 6: A Fire Shall Be Woken
Blademaster - however, Aragorn carries a torch in his free hand, rather than the dagger he'll use in Gondor's version. Heroes near him gain a small armor boost while the ability is active.
Rank 9: Isildur's Heir
Nearby units gain +50% attack damage and become immune to fear. Aragorn receives Andúril.
Glorfindel - 3000
Rank 1: Asfaloth
Rank 3: Revealed in Wrath
Temporarily gains attack bonus. Passively fears enemies (And Nazgul)
Rank 5: Wisdom of the Valar
Experience granting power
Rank 7: Slayer of Demons
Small attack bonus but pins EVERYTHING he touches
Elrond Half-Elven - 4000
Rank 1: Lord of Rivendell
+250% experience gain to nearby units
Rank 3: Herald of Gil-Galad
Elrond's attacks temporarily deal splash and knockback damage
Rank 5: Mount
Rank 7: Eärendilion
Rank 10: The Ring of Air
Creates a circular sanctuary in which friendly troops are buffed
Gandalf the Grey - Summoned
Rank 1: Love of Halfling Leaf
Summons several barrels of Old Toby that produce resources.
Rank 1: Let's Risk A Little More Light
Nearby archers gain +20% range and +15% accuracy
Rank 1: Disturber of the Peace
Wizard Blast with fire effects.
Rank 1: The Foe-Hammer
Rank 1: You Shall Not Pass!
Nearby foes are knocked back and take damage.
Elladan - Unlocked from Spellbook
Elrohir - Unlocked from Spellbook
Tom Bombadil - Summoned
Rank 1: Ho! Tom Bombadil!
Blasts back enemy units.
Rank 1: Incorruptible
Temporarily cancels all damage dealt to Tom.
Rank 1: Master of the Old Forest
Summons Old Man Willow. Upon summon, enemy units get knocked back. Once Old Man Willow is summoned, enemy units near him are debuffed.
Main Resource Structure
Rank 1: Recruit Hobbit Shirrifs - 250
Basic infantry unit, carrying clubs. At rank 3, gain Rock toggle. Strong versus pikes and heroes. Can stealth near trees.
Rank 1: Took Archers - 300
Basic archer unit. Short range, high damage. Strong versus monsters. Get arrow upgrade and can stealth near trees.
Rank 2: Bree-Land Townsguard
Men armed with short spears and shields with light leather armor. At rank 3, gain Armor from the Barrows. May receive Tempered Blades and Banner upgrades.
Rank 2: Recruit Fatty Bolger
Rank 3: Recruit Farmer Maggot
Rank 1: Rivendell Glaivesmen - 700
Anti-Cavalry lightly armored elves bearing glaives and shields. May receive Noldorin Armor, Tengwar-Inscribed Steel, and Banner upgrades.
Rank 1: Rivendell Swordsmen - 700
Lightly armored Elves bearing two-handed swords. May receive Noldorin Armor, Tengwar-Inscribed Steel, and Banner upgrades.
Rank 2: Rivendell Archers - 700
Lightely armored Elves bearing longbows. May receive Noldorin Armor, Swan-feathered Arrows, and Banner upgrades.
Rank 2: Knights of Rivendell - 800
Horse-Mounted Elves armed with spears and shields as well as bows. May receive Noldorin Armor, Tengwar-Inscribed Steel, Swan-feathered Arrows, and Banner upgrades.
Rank 3: Veterans of the Last Alliance - 2000
Limited to 1 battalion
Rank 1: Toggle Sword/Bow
Rank 5: TBD
Rank 7: TBD
Rank 1: Dúnedain Rangers - 700
Rangers of the North. May receive Swan-feathered Arrows, Tengwar-Inscribed Steel and Banner Carrier upgrades
Rank 1: Spear/bow toggle
Rank 2: Woodscraft
Rank 1: Grey Company (Unlocked Through Library) - 1500
Rank 1: Spear/bow toggle
Rank 1: Elladan (Unlocked Through Spellbook) - 1500
Rank 1: Elrohir (Unlocked Through Spellbook)- 1500
Main Defensive Structure
May be garrisoned
Rank 1: Banner Carriers
Rank 1: Tengwar-Inscribed Steel
Rank 2: Noldorin Armor
Rank 3: Swan-feathered Arrows
Rank 1: Elven Medicine: A Compendium - 2000
Authored by Elrond himself, this book is essential material for those wishing to learn the secrets of healing.
Allows Bree-Land, Dúnedain, and Hobbit units to heal when outside of combat.
Rank 1: A Sleepless Malice: Reflections on the Nature of Evil - 600
A passionate appeal to watchfulness and warning against inertia in times of apparent peace.
Stations Noldorin Guards at structures.
Rank 1: The Lay of Leithian - 1000
The classic story of love between an Elf maiden and a mortal man.
Unlocks the Grey Company to be purchased from the Dúnedain Gathering
Rank 1: Reverence of Yavanna - 1500
Documentation of various rites and songs concerning the Vala Yavanna.
Increases Orchard production by 30%.
Rank 1: Reflections Upon the Battle of Dagorlad - 4000
A collection of writings on the Battle of Dagorlad. Timelines, battleplans, and poetry.
Allows one battalion an additional battallion of Last Alliance Veterans to be recruited from the Library.
Rank 1: Practical Application of Fëanorian Smithing - 1500
This exhaustive treatise on Noldorin smithing techniques was authored by Celebrimbor.
Permanently reduces cost of upgrades.
Statue of Gil-Galad
Hall of Fire
Rank 1: The Last High King
Summons a vivid retelling of the Fall of Gil-galad
Rank 1: The Son of Doom
Summons a vivid retelling of the Fate of Túrin Turambar
Rank 1: Challenger of Morgoth
Summons a vivid retelling of Fingolfin's Challenge
Wardens of Imladris - Archer Guards
Banners of the Noldorin
White Council Observatory - Unlocks three spells that can be cast from the Fortress
- Lightning Strike: Saruman's magic deals damage and stuns units within its radius.
- Call of Belegaer: Cirdan's wisdom temporarily decreases cost and build time of Elf units.
- Master of Hues and Shapes: Radagast's magic does a thing
Tangado Haid!: Rally Call
Wisdom of the Eldar: Farsight
Tolo dan nan galad: Heal
Remnant of the Old Kingdom: Summons a ruined Arnorian outpost
The Sons of Elrond: Unlocks Elladan and Elrohir
Hall of Fire: Summons the Hall of Fire. The Hall of Fire can call forth images of the past to fear and damage your enemies.
Breath of Manwë: Summons a small whirlwind
The Grey Pilgrim: Summon Gandalf the Grey
Blessing of Ulmo: Weather power - rain falls, units become immune to fear, get healed slightly, Orchards produce more and get increased armor
Relics of the Past: All heroes gain +15% to armor and damage. Elrond gains his Last Alliance armor.
Wrath of the Bruinen: Vanilla
Come merry dol!: Summons Tom Bombadil