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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156 comments by Lord_of_Mordor on Apr 2nd, 2015

Edain Demo 4.01 Released

Greetings, companions of Edain!

We have just released our first patch for the Edain 4.0 demo. You can download it by using the update option in the launcher. Note that you'll have to check for updates twice to get the full patch. The first time, it will download an update for the launcher itself, then close to install that. After that, restart the launcher and check for updates again to download the patch for the mod itself. In the future, this will require only one click.

If you encounter any problems, visit our support forums for help!

4.01 is primarily a bug fix update, removing many of the problems reported so far. Additionally, we have decided to remove SweetFX with this patch, as it caused problems for too many users. Custom Heroes can once again be selected normally for all factions except Rohan, we will keep working on this in the future. For Rohan, you can still use the old selection method, which has received a clearer popup description.

We have not made any large content changes so close after release, as we are still assessing feedback and want to give people time to play with the new version. However, we have implemented a first round of balance changes:

- Units are roughly 15% more vulnerable against their counter, i.e cavalry is 15% more vulnerable against pikemen. We have received feedback that many of you find the counter mechanics too weak, but we want to be cautious with our changes here in order to not upset the entire game balance.
- Mouth of Sauron now costs 2000
- Gothmog now costs 1200
- Nazg├╗l now cost 1500
- Fortresses of Minas Morgul and Dol Guldur now cost 3000
- Peasants have 50 less health
- Draft spell now requires two points
- Gamling now longer grants additional upgrades with his call to arms at higher levels
- Improved armor against arrows for battering rams, siege ladders and siege towers

Enjoy the update!
Your Edain Team

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aron1488 Apr 28 2014, 4:10pm says:

The name of the last Hobbit film has been changed from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. its official
I hope this means that We will see a great long battle scene.

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Adrigabbro Apr 28 2014, 4:43pm replied:

I just can't agree with you guys. I think people are hoping to get the same experience they got with lotr when they were younger and discovered this new and amazing world and therefore can't enjoy The Hobbit as it it should be enjoyed. Well it is my opinion, honestly except this stupid love story between Tauriel and Kili there's nothing wrong...

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Gnomi Apr 28 2014, 4:24pm replied:

I have heared of it a few days ago and nearly cried. The first movie was okay - the second was terrible. Why? It was not bad because there was too less action. There was too much action. There was always action, therefore you never was able to calm down and never had the chance to enjoy all the action scenes.
The title sounds as if the third movie will be the same:
Boring non-stop action. In the lotr there was much less action than in hobbit 2, but it was not as boring as hobbit 2, as it was a good mixture.

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DerMajor Apr 28 2014, 5:10pm replied:

but you can't deny: Smaug was awesome^^

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DanitheMonster Apr 28 2014, 4:17pm replied:

Yeah hope it too, couse the two first films were boring, lort was far better. Plus I hope special effects will be better.

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Badger-Brock Apr 28 2014, 12:34pm says:

Someone PM me and said that you guys are going to include the boy on that long dog snake thing from Neverending story and Eragon.

I swear to the Valar, if you guys ever add something so stupid...I am just going to snap!

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Gnomi Creator
Gnomi Apr 28 2014, 3:24pm replied:

Why should we? Don't know who said it, but we won't do it... the only chance would be as an easteregg.

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Badger-Brock Apr 29 2014, 1:00am replied:

Thanks goodness, while were at Narnia characters either.

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voidessence Apr 28 2014, 2:24pm replied:


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voidessence Apr 28 2014, 12:04pm replied:

I wish there would never be any third Hobbit movie, if ih has to be like the previous two

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FG15 Creator
FG15 Apr 28 2014, 11:07am replied:

I would wait with speculations like this until the third movie, because I doubt that there will be other dwarf clans than in the books.
Yes, Bombur is cool and he was even the first siege-hero of Ered Luin, but there are others who do better for that role.

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Snobgoblin Apr 28 2014, 1:54am says:

I used to create maps for this mod with the worldbuilder, hopefully you do not delete units what you do not need as example Builders, dwarven miners, etc. You do not need them in actual game, but these are essential things to create places such as dwarven underground tunnels or cities.

This is not necessary, but is it possible?

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FG15 Creator
FG15 Apr 28 2014, 2:53am replied:

We hardly delete any objects from older versions, so most of them are still in the worldbuilder. It might only happen that some of them won't work as they should anymore or are replaced by their new designs. So the builders will of course still be there, but it might be happen that they can't build anything, because we changed the build-buttons. But this has no effect on putting them as civilians on maps.
The minors and dwarven builders are needed for the campaign so these will definetly work.

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Highest Rated (72 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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