The Edain Mod aims to take you deeper into Middle-Earth than ever before and create 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, immersive Lord of the Rings experience. Discover the new factions of Lothlorien and Rohan, field new units and heroes for each of the existing factions, enjoy a visual style closer to the movies and unleash the power of the One Ring with individual Ring heroes for every factions. Light or Shadow, Defender or Conqueror... the choice is yours.

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This is a small english description of all ring heroes.

Posted by Gnomi on Sep 20th, 2011

Gondor Ring Heroes:

Gandalf The Grey
If Gandalf acquires the One Ring while being Grey he will use the ring for his own needs and become "corrupt". He will weaken allies in his presence and will damage them over time.

Gandalf The White
Should Gandalf acquire the ring while being White he will use the One Ring for the well being of all Men. Heroes and units close to Gandalf will be healed.

Should Boromir take the ring, he will use it to defend Gondor from being destroyed. He will be able to permanently summon strong units but the One Ring will kill him in a certain amount of time. When the One Ring takes his life, the player will not be able to use any of the Gondor buildings (will not be able to build anything) for 30 seconds.

Rohan Ring Heroes:

Radgast The Brown
Should Radgast The Brown acquire the One Ring, his bond with the nature will grow strong. He will be able to use the power of the One Ring to summon a mighty tree which will be able to call the forces of the nature to aid you in battle.

Imladris Ring Heroes:

Elrond Of Rivendell
Should Elrond acquire the One Ring he will use it to crush the enemies of Middle Earth. His powers will grow significantly and his sword will gain on power and strength even without his powers.

Lothlórien Ring Heroes:

Queen Of Storms (Galadriel)
Should Galadriel acquire the One Ring and use it, she will become a Queen of storms "And now it comes to it at last. You will give me the One Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord, you will have a Queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the daw, treturous as the sea, stronger then the foundations of the Earth. All shall love me and despair!" In this form she'll attack with one of the mightiest AoE-Attacks ingame. The player will not be able to use Mirkwood buildings anymore.

Queen Galadriel
Should Galadriel not take the One Ring, she accepts her diminishing and will be blessed by the Valar. She will be knows as Queen Galadriel. She will summon Frodo and Sam on her side (Frodo will be in possession of the One Ring).


The One Ring must be placed on Durins grave so that he may live once more. Durin is the grandfather of the Dwarves.


Saruman takes the One Ring and if he should be able to control the One Ring he will become Saruman the Blessed, he will receive some new powers and his attack will be pure Lightning. However, should Saruman fall to the One Ring's will he will become Saruman the Cursed, gain new powers and his attack will be pure fire.


The Necromancer
The Necromancer is Sauron itself in a Necromancer form. When he takes the One Ring back he will take his old form as the Dark Lord but not all his powers will be restored. He need's the ability Power Of The Past Age (the spellbookpower "Macht vergangener Zeitalter" ) to restore all of his powers and to cast a shadow over Middle Earth and to start the Fourth Age as the Dark Lord ruler of all.


When Shelob eats the One Ring, she will start growing as her level increases and she will become more powerfull then ever.

Should Smaug receive the One Ring, he will use it's power to eradicate all who oppose him, starting with the Elves. He will be permanently on the Battlefield. (The One Ring must be taken to the Treasury building in order for Smaug to be built).


The Witch King
If the Witch King receives the One Ring he will cast an everlasting winter on everyone and everything. Buildings will freeze causing 25% less production and slower build of units and on own and allied buildings the ice around them will make the enemies freez.

Special thanks to the user Chernobog who originally wrote this. We have just changed a few parts of it.

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Branden-Magister Sep 20 2011, 9:48pm says:

lol you forgot arnor

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Lord_Oden1234 Sep 20 2011, 11:18pm says:

i'm going to assume that saruman the blessed is before you use saruman of many colors?

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shadowspawn Sep 21 2011, 3:15pm replied:

No, its random wether you get the cursed or the blessed.

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deathteam15 Sep 21 2011, 2:43am says:

Arnor have Gandalf the Grey and an equivalent to Boromir. (Can't remember his name).

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baby-of-no-one Apr 8 2013, 6:00pm replied:


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ApornasPlanet Sep 21 2011, 6:15am says:

interesting feature!

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Gnomi Author
Gnomi Sep 21 2011, 3:00pm says:

@ Lord_Oden:
You get randomly Saruman the blessed or Saruman the cursed.
@ Deadranger:
As deathteam said, Arnor has the same mechanics as Gondor.

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Chernobog Sep 29 2011, 6:26pm says:

Was my pleasure making this :)

A few feedback's: Here at Mordor faction, The Necromancer isn't underlined :P
And as for Shelob, is it normal or when she acquires the One Ring she gains a new level very very slow? It's like she needs a million exp points :D

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AragornKing Nov 17 2011, 9:40pm replied:

Is not Denethor a ring hero in Gonder?

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Raspa Nov 2 2011, 5:19pm says:

Very nice! Any chance of a skill/power translation you think?

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ThatDrunkidiot89 Dec 25 2011, 8:02am says:

There seems to be alot of missing descriptions..

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gab33321 Jul 10 2012, 4:06pm says:

Are there more ring heroes than this? If so can you plz tell them to me since I don't speak or read German. :)

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Ahrimansiah Apr 29 2013, 5:31am says:

that was VERY useful! thanx :D

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boran986 May 12 2013, 8:51am says:

of friends, or that civilians at

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brandtlagrange Jan 5 2015, 8:40pm says:

I feel like Aragorn should be a ring hero. His revealing himself to Sauron was effective because it made Sauron think that Aragorn had taken possession of and mastered the One Ring.

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Gnomi Jan 23 2015, 5:05am replied:

Find and kill Gollum (same as in the vanilla game)

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dkbluewizard Mar 8 2015, 7:15pm says:

This needs to be updated

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