The Battles of the Third Age (BOTTA) mod is a mod for The Battle for Middle Earth - The Rise of the Witch King. This mod tends to follow the lore of books and films along with bringing the realism in the gameplay, and generally concentrates of the happenings in the Third age of Middle Earth

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On this week update i will represent to you, the Faction of Gondor, and all its new features in BotTA mod.

Posted by MorguLord on Sep 26th, 2012

Gondor Faction gameplay

Gondor is basicaly a defensive faction, because of it's strong buildings and slow training units. So it will take some time to train and fully upgrade your army for an assalut agains enemy base.Early game is very important for Gondor, as they dont have any weak and fast training units, so you have to be very careful.In order to make the gameplay as good as possible, many changes were made in Gondor gameplay system and Spellbook.

Gondor Spell Book
- Regular "Heal" power is replaced with more accurate power for Gondor

Herb Mastery
"Herb Mastery" will heal your units up to 80% of their health

"Rallying Call" is replaced with "Silver Trumpets"

Silver Trumpets
Silver Trumpets gives your units 80% Armor and 500% Experience for one minute, an exellent power for early game.

- "Hobbit Allies" is replaced with "At Arms" power

At Arms
This power allows you to train your Infantry with double speed for 2 minutes, exellent power of you want some quick defense

- "Arrow Volley" is replaced with "Numenor Statues"

Numenor Statues
This power summons the remnant of the statues that ancient Numenoreans have built in the earlier times of Gondors glory, they seve as the places of hope for desperate soldiers in the times of war. This power is very important because units gain armor bonus and gets camouflaget when standing near the statues.

- "Tom Bombadil" summon has been replaced with "Valor of Gondor"

Valor of Gondor
This is the most important power for Gondor faction. This power insipres Boromir and Faramir to become the leader of your army. It allows Boromir to gain his armor and his leadership power, Faramir to gain his mount and leadership power, and Aragorn to transform into Heir of Gondor, which unlocks his strongest abilities.
"Valor of Gondor" also unlocks the most important upgrade of Gondor, the White Tree.
White Tree Upgrade White Tree

When you upgrade it, the White Tree appears near you Fortress. The White Tree unlocks Numenor Stonework and Houses of Healing upgrades. It also gives various bonuses.- Abilities of the Heroes that are standing near the White Tree will recharge 15% faster- Units recieve 25% Armor and Damage - All Buildings around Fortress will produce Units 20% faster (this is very important since Gondor units train slow)

White Tree also allows Tower Guard to be built

Tower Guard

Main advantage for Gondor is Experience. This faction has more "Train" abilities than any other faction, allowing Gondor Units to level up more quickly than any other units in any Faction

- Boromir and Faramir with "Captain of Gondor" can level up Gondor Infantry and Rangers
- Theoden with "Kings Favor" can level up any unit in large radius
- Eomer with "Oath to Rohan" can give large amount of experience points to Rohirrim
- and Aragorn with "Hour of Wolves" can level up units to level 10 - although this power is unlocked only when Aragorn becomes the Heir of Gondor and this power can be use only one time
Gondor units can also upgrade its Banner Carriers with lower price This is possible only when you upgrade "Banners of Minas Tirith" in the Fortress

White Banners
- "Banners of Minas Tirith" can be available once White Tree is upgraded, they reduce the cost of Banners upgarde for battalions

Gondor Heroes

Along with new textures, Gondor heroes have recieved number of new abilities, in order to help them in their role in the gameplay and bring them closer to the book lore

Gandalf the Grey
- Besides Gandalf can cast various magical powers, he is a gifted swordsman on his own. In the mod, he has been compleetely rebalanced and his system of becoming the White has been changed.
Gandalf the Grey Gandalf Powers 2

First, when you recruit Gandalf the Grey from the Fortress, he will fight for you for some time. Then, after 15-20 minutes of the game (if he doesnt get killed by then), the Balrog will appear near Gandalf for a few seconds. Then the Balrog dies, crushes on Gandalf and kills him.

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Then you can revive him as Gandalf the White who is more stronger and powerfull.

Gandalf the White Gandalf Powers

Aragorn- Aragorn is the main Gondor Hero. He starts as Strider, stealthed warrior who can fight both with sword or a bow, heal wounded Heroes with "Athelas" and has leadersip for Dunedain Rangers only.
Strider Aragorn 1
On level 4 he reveals his true identity as Aragorn, the Leader of the Free people. In this stadium, he is a true fighter and give leadership to all units, but dont have "Athelas".
Aragorn Aragorn Powers 2
On level 7 he becomes the Heir of Gondor. This is his final stadium and he gives leadership to all units with higher values, he can level up units to level 10. summon Oathbreakers and gains "Hands of the King" instead of "Athelas", which heals Heroes by a higher amount. He also gains "Anduril", which increases his damage, and gives him special bonus against Sauron and Ringwraiths.
Heir of Gondor Aragorn Powers 3
Hour of Wolves
Aragorn casting "Hour of Wolves" on Units

He can become Heir only if you have "Valor of Gondor" spell.

BoromirBoromir is one of the strongest Heroes in the mod. He can knockback enemy units, stun enemies with fear with his well known "Horn of Gondor" or get enraged with "Boromir's Madness" and kill any stronger foe that is on his way. When you purchase "Valor of Gondor", Boromir then becomes the leader of Gondor Infantry and he gains his armor.He also gains his last ability "For Gondor" which summons few battalions of Gondor army. This ability is good both for defence or offence, as battalions are fully upgraded and last for 2 minutes.
Boromir Boromir 2
Faramir
Faramir is your support Hero and usualy the first when you play with Gondor. He is quite good against Monsters and single units because of his "Wounding Arrow". He can also level up Gondor infantry with his ability or summon his Rangers to his aid.

Faramir
Faramir Powers
When you purchase "Valor of Gondor" he can mount his horse and gains his leadership power. When Faramir is unmounted he provdides leadership to his Rangers but when he is mounted, he provides leadership to Gondor Knights, making him very versatile Hero.

Faramir 2
Gondor Camp
Gondor camp fully upgraded
Rohan Minifaction
Rohan has always been in alliance with Gondor and was always ready to come in aid whenever Gondor needed. Rohan can field good infantry but Rohan's real strenght is in cavalry. Rohan is available once you capture Signal Fire. Then, a upgrade button appears in your Fortress called "Red Arrow".
Red Arrow
Once you upgrade it, Rohan Citadel is available for construction (located in builders Palanir commandset).
Rohan Citadel
From Rohan Citadel you can recruit Rohan Heroes, train Rohan Units and purchase Rohan upgrades.
All Rohan Heroes, besides new textures, recieved new abilities.
Theoden and Rohirrim
Theoden charging with his Rohirrim

This has been an update for this week, stay tuned for more updates.

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Sep 27 2012, 7:54am says:

thanks for the news! looks great

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saruman_the_wise
saruman_the_wise Sep 27 2012, 5:34pm says:

i think gandalf should always be gray until he is normaly killed not after 15 min

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spyros1987
spyros1987 Nov 23 2012, 1:28pm says:

wow nice mod.. but how can download it??

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Joshi460
Joshi460 Dec 26 2012, 12:50pm says:

I think Rohan should be its own faction. Also, you could add a few more heroes to Gondor. Imrahil, prince of Dol Amroth was a knight of Dol Amroth and he and his men were described of giving hope to the people of Gondor

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siebenei2
siebenei2 Apr 4 2013, 1:26pm says:

how can i capture the signal fire? i want to play with rohan

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ThatDrunkidiot89
ThatDrunkidiot89 Apr 7 2013, 8:16am says:

Well, one thing I'd like to see, is when Strider is made Aragorn, I'd like to see his model changed instead of the boring old EA model, not saying you have not done a good job, it's done brilliantly. But you have done every other hero models of Gondor so brilliantly, so why not edit Aragorn too?

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ThatDrunkidiot89
ThatDrunkidiot89 Jun 17 2013, 7:32am says:

Where did Dol Amroth go?

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kencueto
kencueto May 7 2014, 7:51am says:

where is the red arrow upgrade?

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