The Edain Mod aims to take you deeper into Middle-Earth than ever before and turn the Battle for Middle-Earth II into a game worthy of Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's movies. In our quest for lore accuracy, visual quality and deeper gameplay, we overhauled every aspect of the original game to craft a new and immersive Lord of the Rings experience.

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Master the One Ring

While the One Ring has no lord but Sauron, there have always been those who sought to use its power for their own ends. In Edain, you no longer bring the Ring to your fortress to unlock just Sauron or Galadriel. Instead, you can give it directly to select heroes who will attempt to draw upon its powers, with varying consequences. Each faction has different Ring Heroes, allowing you to discover what could have been if Saruman the White had attained the One Ring, or if Denethor and Boromir had foolishly decided to use it as a weapon against the Enemy...

Fight Side by Side with the Heroes of the Third Age

The fate of Middle-Earth has always been shaped by great heroes and villains, many of which never appeared in a Battle for Middle-Earth game before. Edain gives you the opportunity to stand in battle with new heroes like Thorin Oakenshield and his companions, Beregond and Imrahil or the sons of Elrond. Those with evil in their hearts may instead choose to share in the power of villains like Smaug or the Necromancer of Dol Guldur...

Furthermore, every existing hero has received new abilities and mechanics to more accurately represent his role in the books and movies. Aragorn, for instance, will start out as the ranger Strider and go from the defender of Helm's Deep to King Elessar of Gondor over the course of the game, gaining new abilities each time he takes a new step towards his destiny. Similiarly, Theoden will now accurately transform from a defeated pawn under Saruman's control to the heroic king who fought on the Pelennor fields.

Command New Factions

Rohan and Lothlorien have been split from the Gondor and Rivendell factions to form new factions in their own right. The Rohirrim are a people of riders, evidenced by their powerful cavalry units, including the Royal Guard. Their infantry and archery are poor, but they can receive signifant aid from the inn by recruiting Elven archers and Druadan warriors. The Woodland Realm, on the other hand, lacks cavalry altogether. To compensate, they rely on unorthodox tactics such as stealth, speed and elven magic coupled with their formidable archers. They cannot easily expand their base, but all buildings are manned by archers to keep invaders at bay. Units like the animal empaths, who slow down enemy cavalry, and elven chanters, who support your army through their songs, provide veterans with exciting new strategies to master. Both factions also come with a completely unique set of spells, including powerful finishers like the Rohan spell, Last March of the Ents, which summons Treebeard and a host of Ents to your side.

Rediscover the Old Factions

All factions have been expanded with a large array of new units. Among them are the Gondor Citadel Guard, Lurtz's Uruk Scouts, Haldir's Galadhrim from the Battle for Helm's Deep and Orcs of Minas Morgul. All in all, Edain allows you to assemble your forces from a pool of twice as many units as before.

Furthermore, almost all existing units and heroes have received visual overhauls to eliminate issues like golden armor on Orcs and bring the visual style closer to the movies. For example, Aragorn will now wield the actual Anduril blade upon purchasing the respective spell instead of getting an exaggerated blue glow around his sword. Head to our gallery for more examples of the improvements we have made.

Follow your destiny... Middle-Earth awaits.

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54 comments by FG15 on Jun 26th, 2015

Edain 4.1 Demo Released

Khazâd ai-mênu, Companions of Edain!

Today, Patch 4.1 for the Demo of Version 4.0 has been published. You can download it directly with the launcher, just use the update function.

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This update adds the Dwarves as a new playable faction. Build an impressive dwarven bastion, go into battle with Erebor, the Iron Hills or Ered Luin, and ally with the Men of Dale and Lake-town. Nearly all units got new abilities and at the head legendary heroes as Gimli, Thorin Oakenshield or Dain Ironfoot are fighting. Additionally, we eliminated many errors and improved and further developed the gameplay of Version 4.0. In particular, the War of the Ring has been continuously improved, so that the AI does not surrender easily and is able to use outposts and new buildings much more reliable.

Furthermore, the patch contains the following changes:

- The system of Fearlessness has been reworked. Banner carriers offer no longer resistance to fear for nearby troops. Instead, it is implemented through the following systems:

  • *The Captains of Gondor, who are promoted by Denethor (Gondor)
  • Aragorn's leadership at level 10 (Gondor)
  • Captains of Rohan have a passive ability (Elfhelm, Grimbold and Erkenbrand) (Rohan)
  • The leadership of the Drummer Troll (Mordor)
  • As a passive ability of the Isengard Captains (Isengard)
  • The leadership of the Banner Carrier on the Battlewagon (Dwarves)

- Mordor-Orcs got an unique active ability, when they are commanded by an Overseer. The basic idea was that the overseers of Mordor replace the function of upgrades, so that they increase the effectiveness of Orcs against special targets:

  • Mordor Fighters: The orcs deal double damage against other infantry, but get -25% armor for 30 seconds.
  • Mordor Archers: The archers deal double damage against other archer, but get -25% armor for 30 seconds.
  • Mordor Pikes: The pikes deal double damage against cavalry and monsters, but get -25% armor for 30 seconds.

- Many designs and elements of the Hobbit movies have been included, for example Dain Ironfoot, Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, King Brand or the Men of Lake-town:

Further information have been presented in our updates:

Also there are many balance changes:

  • Cost of Isegard Lumbermills has been increased to 200
  • Built-cost reduction of Lumbermills has been decreased to-10%, -20%, -30%
  • Saruman's Lightning on the Wizard Tower has been weakened
  • Cost of Steelworks has been increased to 3500
  • Cavalry does 20% more crush damage and additional 15% against archers, but is slowed down 25% more when crushing enemies
  • Lances deal 20% less damage when crushed
  • A bug caused that Gondor Spearmen dealt doubled damage when being crushed. This has been fixed
  • ,,Gandalf the White" increases Gandalf's magic damage by +50%
  • All heroes got +1000 health points
  • Heroes level 25% slower
  • Heroes got +30% armor against arrows, but -30% against other heroes
  • Monsters and single units are 25% more vulnerable against heroes
  • Flying units are 30% less vulnerable against arrows
  • Cost of Hero Statues has been decreased to 100
  • Cost of Wells has been decreased to 200
  • Defense Towers and other buildings with defenses deal 50% more damage
  • All trolls deal 25% less damage against buildings
  • Cost of the two normal Nazgûls to 1100
  • Cost of Gothmog to 1300
  • The damage bonus of Gothmog's ,,Storming of the City" is decreased to +60%
  • Faramir's melee damage is reduced by 10%
  • Shield Uruks: Health points reduced by 25%
  • Castellans: Health points reduced by 10%
  • Lindon-Guardians deal much less damage
  • Damage of the Mine of Isengards Spellbook has been reduced by 30%
  • Draft costs again 2 points
  • Peasants and Farmhands are trained 20% slower
  • Theoden's Traitor-ability had a massive bug: The ability was intended to convert only one troop of peasants into traitor, but if the player had many troops at the same place, all of them were affected. Therefore, the player was able to have much more traitors than he was supposed to have. Sadly, this bug can't be fixed, so that we had to rework the effect of the ability: The ability got a radius cursor and converts all the peasants in the area to traitors, but the traitors stay on the battlefield only for tree minutes. So, the player can decide how many traitors he wants, but he has to measure the risk that he will loose them after three minutes, against the fact that he gets strong infantry for that time. Now the traitors represent our idea that the player may early get strong troops, but not without some risks.

We hope you will enjoy playing!

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This full version contains all files you need to play the latest version of the Edain Mod. Please read the Readme before playing! The Readme contains...

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Finarfinarg 23mins 3secs ago says:

4.01 edain has very good quality graphics and textures, congratulations edain team, their work is excellent.
but I hurt not seeing units hills iron (I like their Lancers to arm an iron wall to stop the advance of the enemy) and the last movie of the Hobbit. be considered for a future patch?¿
thank you very much!

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LordDainIronfoot 1min 47secs ago replied:

most probably no my friend! :)

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Lotr1997 1hour 59mins ago says:

my game does not work pls help i get an error that says this: Log Start
6/29/2015 9:07:35 PM
Exception Message:Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 )

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super71 2hours 19mins ago says:

What do signal fires do now, do they still exist and on what maps ?

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Lotr1997 2hours 49mins ago says:

help im getting a weird error message when i try to open edain mod it says something about my bfme2 rotwk folder Edit: my question was awsered already by hoho i believe when Ghosty45000 told hoho his problem i edited some edain files i might have deleted one or important info

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Sikamikanico7 3hours 50mins ago says:

which world builder should i use to make maps playable on edain? rise of the witch king worldbuilder doesnt work

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JAVL12 4hours 45mins ago says:

Hi edain team let me tell you I in complete love with the 4.1 version but I want to know something , since a couple of weeks sometimes the game stops working and a message a appearst telling me that bfme2 has stop working or a runtime error and now I was playing , but when I quit the game , I only see a black screen and than bfme2 has stop working message any ideas what could be ? sorry for my english and thanks

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Ghosty45000 4hours 56mins ago says:

Hi guys, i'm asking for your help since when i want to update, i get messages like "__edain_data.big not found..." for a lot of BIG files and i don't understand why. Then i can do an update of 2219 mb which i did and when i launch the game, I have edain 4.0, so tried to update again but the launcher crashes with "Exception message". Please help me, i love thid mod so far and i'm bored that i can't play my favorite faction, the dwarves.Thx

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hoho96 3hours 17mins ago replied:

Can it be that you accidentally deleted some of Edains files? The update is only 200MB and the errors you get are only when it can't find your mod files.
a quick uninstallation and reinstallation of Edain 4.0 should fix it.

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Highest Rated (74 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, 2:42pm by TheMost

Lowest Rated (18 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, 7:38am by TheLapari

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