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Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Ithildin Door Guide

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Ordinarily, I’m not a fan of poetry. Hell, the only captain oh captain that I respect is Captain America, not an English teacher in a cult classic movie. That being said, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has a few sonnets lying around, rhymes which hold the key to unlocking some neat gear. Shadow of War’s best armour can be found in unique sets, legendary gear which layers on more bonuses the more of them that you have.

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Sometimes you get lucky and an Orc captain drops a piece of it. Or, you could take the chance to hunt down every line of Elvish script that has been magically spray-painted on a wall because even when it comes to graffiti the Elves are at the top of that artistic food chain. Once you’ve got all the Elvish words unlocked in a region, you’ll then be able to unlock an Ithildin door.

You’ll be looking for a barrow, on each map, which looks like this on the map:

Easy, right? Next you’ll head in and you’ll have to ad-lib a few words to the door before you can get the goodies inside. Here’s where it’s worth mentioning that going after the Bright Lord armour set is best left until Act IV, as said gear is tied to your current level. Trust me on this. Once you do have the gear at a sufficient level, you can then spend some time unlocking its best attributes by completing a few bonus goals.

Right after you solve the Ithildin door poetry jam that is. Answers below, in bold:


Let our foes fortify with Iron and stone

Let them summon scabrous Serpents, feral beasts

It will Avail them nought. Across the ages none

Have an army that wield such weapons, such Woe

Such doom against the dark-benighted Hordes who dare

Claim dominion over a Mordor soon bright.

Minas Ithis/Morgul

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In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie

We bear our banners aloft, boots like drums

Our cadence quick, our countenance dire

For who in this dark, dream-haunted land dares

Resist the righteous flame of wrath

And doom themselves to despair and death?

Cirith Ungol

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When the sun rises the shadows must retreat

Fleeing in fear from the fires of dawn

The night never knew that its end was fleet

As a Bright Lord bears beacons of flame

The sun rises, yes, but from the west it shines

Marching e’er eastward, e’er eternal, e’er bright


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Fair Mordor slumbers, entangled in night

A viper’s nest of sorrow and strife

Poisoned by pernicious betrayal and blight

Trapped in the grasp of gelid corpse hands

Yet behold! The Bright Lord comes as a wildfire

Burning only what is base, so that all else may thrive


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They stalk and lurk then lash out so furious

Yet our bulwark is proof against their rage

Our hard-ring hand-forged armour impervious

To predations from the powers of darkness

No matter how vicious or how vile

To assail the Bright Lord is to falter and fail

Easy peasy, lemon-orc head squeezy. Go have some fun with your cool new gear.

Last Updated: October 10, 2017

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