Return to the classic gameplay of the first Battle for Middle-earth, reimagined with countless new heroes, units and abilities. Journey deeper into Tolkien's world than ever before, relive the movies through meticulously crafted visuals and forge your path to victory in epic strategic battles.
Take command of seven unique factions and over 10 subfactions, with two more full factions underway!
Raise mighty castles, conquer settlements and outposts to rally your forces, then venture forth to lay siege to your foes.
Take the battle to new unique maps, including all from the first game and special missions.
Master the One Ring with unique Ring Heroes for every faction.
Lead dozens of new heroes or create your own custom hero with new abilities.
Discuss new ideas with the community and find solutions for problems and issues.
Greetings, companions of Edain!
Today, we have released Patch 4.4 for the demo of Edain 4.0. You can now download it directly through the Update function of the Edain Launcher.
If you don't have a previous Edain version installed, you can instead download a complete setup by clicking on the banner below. You will have to run the launcher and update the game until the launcher tells you that you have the latest version. This may take more than one update.
If you encounter any problems, head over to our Support Forums!
Edain 4.4 brings the new Rivendell faction into the game. The Elves of Rivendell are unrivalled loremasters, artisans and warriors. They aspire to perfection in all things and their units are the most powerful in the game, but also the least numerous. Among other things, they can learn two abilities instead of one and receive blades and arrows crafted in the style of old Eregion on top of their regular upgrades. However, it does require some time for Rivendell to unlock its full potential through research in the library. You will have to master all the Elven arts to form Rivendell into a formidable shield against the forces of darkness. You will be aided in this by the Rangers of the North, who can be recruited as a supporting faction through the Outpost, and the Elves of Lindon through settlements.
We have overhauled the Ring mechanic for Edain 4.4. Previously, Ring heroes could not pick the One Ring up themselves and you'd have to pick it up with another unit and bring it to them. Now, it works in the reverse: Ring heroes are the only ones who can pick up the Ring and will use it directly. This not only fixes bugs with the Ring delivery, it also allows the AI to use the Ring by picking it up with their hero. Furthermore, 4.4 introduces several new Ring heroes with very unique abilities: Elrond of Rivendell doesn't use the Ring himself, but summons the entire Fellowship of the Ring as one extremely powerful hero bataillon to carry it. For the Dwarves, the king of each of the three realms is now a unique Ring hero with different effects for each Dwarven faction.
Have fun playing!
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Highest Rated (122 agree) 10/10
You could think im exxagerating the value of this mod,but i can only tell you : try with your hands. Edain mod is without any doubt the best RTS based on the LotR series,and,but this is just my opinion,the best RTS overall. While being much more true to tolkien than any other EA's work,it combines great complexity with good-balance in an excellent way. But what,above all things,makes this mod stand out are the models of the units,heroes and buildings,just take a look to the gallery on the site…
Oct 19 2010 by TheMost
Lowest Rated (22 agree) 5/10
Mordor and other evil factions are overpowered including their heroes and ringheroes. Especially Lorien and Imladris are too weak and their ringheros are not powerful enough to be ringheroes (and Galadriel is far too weak to be Galadriel. Make it to be like in the Lone Wolf mod: two palantir and stronger powers, etc.)... All ringheroes should be as powerful as Sauron, because now it's not fair. Almost all good factions are underpowered. Ents should be better than trolls (except armoured ones), because…
Oct 17 2012 by TheLapari