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.
As Thorin Oakenshield sets out to reclaim Erebor, he is accompanied by Gandalf the Grey, armed with all-new abilities and completely reworked visuals!
Posted by Lord_of_Mordor on Nov 28th, 2011
In our previous update, we introduced you to the heroes of Thorin and Company as you will see them in the next Edain version, all modelled after their movie selves. However, besides the twelve Dwarves and Bilbo Baggins, there was one other who travelled on the road to Erebor: Gandalf the Grey, one of Middle-Earth's greatest wizards. Until now, he was only recruitable by Gondor, but in the next version he will be available at the Dwarven Inn as well so he can accompany Thorin Oakenshield on the Quest for Erebor. For this occasion, his model has received an extensive update to incorporate as many details from the movies as possible. Among other things, he finally wields a realistic rendition of his blade Glamdring:
Gandalf the White has also received a host of improvements, though of course he will not be available to the Dwarves. Apart from the new Glamdring, his cloak and robes have been updated to look a lot more realistic and detailed.
To properly represent Gandalf's important role in the events of The Hobbit, he will have an entirely new set of abilities when recruited for the Dwarves. For Gondor, his spells are based on his actions during the War of the Ring, but while he travels with Thorin he will use new fire-based spells designed after various quotes and scenes from The Hobbit. These are:
You can see all abilities in action below:
We hope Hobbit fans will enjoy playing Gandalf as he appeared during the Quest of Erebor, and look forward to your feedback!