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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61 comments by Lord_of_Mordor on Jul 27th, 2015

Edain Demo 4.1.1 Released

Khazâd ai-mênu, Companions of Edain!

Patch 4.1.1 for the Demo of Version 4.0 has been published. You can download it directly through the launcher, just use the update function.

Click on the banner to download the Demo (you'll have to update it once after installing to get the current version 4.1.1):

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This update is primarily a bugfix patch, eliminating many problems and reducing lag. We continue to fine-tune the gameplay mechanics of Edain 4.0 and the War of the Ring. Furthermore, the AI should now occupy outposts much more reliably and use a wider variety of structures. Among other things, this update brings you a reworked Thorin, new abilities for Sauron and a plethora of new sounds.

This update brings the following major changes:

- The Necromancer can now switch between his old shadow form and a new fire form. The shadow form remains focussed on support and ranged combat. In fire form, he burns all nearby enemies with his power, giving him a more aggressive playstyle - but also a more risky one, because he has to get closer to the enemy.

- We have added many new and unique soundsets, including new audio for Dain, Beorn, Gloin, Thorin Stonehelm and many more.

- The AI has been significantly improved and should occupy outposts more reliably as well as build a wider variety of structures.

- We added several new Palantir pictures for the units of Dol Amroth among users. Thanks to (Palland)raschi for his contributions.

- Statues have been reworked. They now reduce the price of heroes only up to a maximum of 30% for four statues and cost 150 resources. However, they also grant a stronger leadership bonus which persists for 30 seconds after a unit has left the radius of the statue. This should make their leadership much easier and more convenient to use.

- The Dwarven expedition camp has been reworked. You now have to combine elite infantry with pack horses to form an expedition instead of regular Guardians. In return, the expedition is no longer random and will always reward you with a group of veterans. However, the camp only spawns one group of horses every three minutes. This should eliminate the luck factor and ensure that veterans don't hit the field too early.

- The Dwarven tunnel system caused bugs, so we reverted it to the original mechanic. Tunnels now only house up to five units, and you can unload each of them individually.

- Kili and Fili have been improved with new abilities and are now always summoned at Thorin's level.

- Thorin Oakenshield has been redesigned and new gets his royal movie armor once he reaches rank ten.

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The patch also contains the following balance changes:

- Gorthaur:
* Melee damage increased to 440
* Doom blade: Area damage increased by 50%, effect chance increases by 15%, radius increased by 20%
* Flame Strike lasts 30% longer
* Tol-in-Gauroth rate of fire decreased by 50%
* Vampire form's Eternal Thirst: Damage increased by 50%
* Health in all forms increased to 6000, the One Ring increases Sauron's health to 7000

- Monsters are 20% more resistant to pikes and sentry towers

- All cavalry moves 12% faster

- Tower Guard: Damage reduced by 15%

- Mordor Orcs, Minas Morgul Orcs and Dol Guldur Orcs:
* Health and damage increased by 10%
* Recruitment speed increased by 10%
* Grant 50% more experience to the barracks upon recruitment

- Isengard Mines and Fires of Isengard: Now deal less damage, but decrease the armor of all buildings in the explosion for a time. The effect is stronger for buildings that are close to the center of the explosion.

- Devastation spell: Recharge time increased slightly

- The Shadow Lord and the Dark Marshall now deal 350 damage in their standard form

- Prices of all Nazgûl upgrades have been decreased by up to 33%

- Khamûl: Health increased to 5000

- Witch-king: Health increased to 6000

- Dwarven Beer now only restores 50% of target's maximum health

- Economy structures within the fortress now grant the same amount of resources as those on settlements

- Dwarven siege plans and elite equipment: Research cost increased to 750

- Dain Ironfoot: Cost increased to 2600, while Thorin Stoneholm now costs 1800 instead

- Erebor axethrowers are more vulnerable against cavalry and archers

- Khazad-Dûm veterans have been slightly weakened and their Death Wish grants less damage and decreases their armor more significantly

- Gimli's damage and health have been significantly increased

- Heroic units now replenish fallen units much slower

We hope you will enjoy playing!

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_Redkiller_ Dec 28 2014, 6:30pm says:

Will smaug be a hero or a ring hero ??

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hoho96 Dec 28 2014, 7:06pm replied:

Smaug will be a normal hero, but also will be the ring hero for the Misty Mountains.

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LordDainIronfoot Dec 28 2014, 6:10pm says:

I also think that it would be nice if there were some special Unit for Erebor,like Guards of Erebor or Kings Guards who uses this Armor from the Movie and that Kind of Shield which I find magnificent its soo cool to me I like the design of that Shield quite a lot and I think it desserves a place!!But since the regular Army Uses those 6 angled Shields this could be the Shield of an Elite Unit!!

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Azog. Dec 28 2014, 6:03pm says:

Have you considered the possibility to donate troops to allies and not just resources? Just a fun thought:D maybe not from good to evil, but it would be an advantage if both you and your friends chose to play as evils or the good guys:D

Also is Azog going to be the main leader of the misty mountains? a little unclear after reading some comments..:D

Also think the orcs from the movie would belong to the misty mountains and not to mordor, so that you could have an epic army like int the movies:D

Great job anyways!:D

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hoho96 Dec 28 2014, 7:03pm replied:

Bolg is going to be the commander of the Misty Mountains (that was his roll in the lore). Azog is not even in the mod; the team only took the badass model from the movies and make it into a new hero called The Defiler (who's NOT a commander hero, but a hunter).

The Dol Guldur Orcs from the movie will be with Mordor because (and with a major stray from the lore) P.J has made the attacking army in BOFA from Dol Guldur (not Gundabad) under command of Sauron. The mod already has Dol Guldur Orcs, so what's changed is just the skins to match the movies.

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Azog. Dec 28 2014, 7:18pm replied:

Thats true, and more lore friendly i guess:D

But being able to donate troops would be epic tho!

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Azog. Dec 28 2014, 6:05pm replied:

Not really satisfied with the current design of the gundabad orcs..:D

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Skylarapas Dec 28 2014, 5:08pm says:

Alright! ! Many things have been said here today so let's be clear about it! I am not trying to force the team in my vision. My vision is an entirely new game not a mod. And there are thousands of things I would change. Knowing the purpose and the decency of this mod I follow in terms with the team's vision! So if you wanna know for me the Iron hills shouldn't be a whole separate kingdom. It never was! But this isn't my mod and this isn't my choice so I'll provide assistance to the mod as it is. And I say that the iron hills dwarves should have tge movie armor and maintain the book weapons! They live in a mining colony of iron! They should have a heavy bulwark for armor not light helmets and light armor

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LordDainIronfoot Dec 28 2014, 6:02pm replied:

The Dwarves of Erebor should get there Movie Designs I tihnk they felt right and on place!As for the Iron Hills they too should have there Movie Design Armor with some of this kind of weapons described here but with a short sword too and toogle between the two or may be some of the sould use that Mottocks since the Battalion Dain took with him was an Elite Unit created from veterans from Moria so may be some Special Unit that can be only 4 Battalion Max could use the Mattcks from there but the regular Infantry Would have there Movie Armor with Short Brought Swords,Spears and etc. as any regular Army!!! So basicly I suggest that the Elite Iron Hills Warrior could use some if the Mattock in the designs with the Edain Design but the regular Army Should have the Movie Designed Armor and use Short Sowrds,Spears and etc. For Erebor well the Team already made clear they wont use the Movie Armor for regular army as it was in the movie so I wont inssist! :)

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Pool5600 Dec 28 2014, 4:10pm says:

Hello! I downloaded Edain mod 3.8.1 several times but every time the installer doesnt work. The mod worked on my old pc so thats strange. I got windows 8 on this computer.

Pls help me

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The_King_will_come Dec 29 2014, 6:04am replied:

BFME Startup Fixxer by Turin Turumbar

Hope that helps

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Pool5600 Dec 29 2014, 9:22am replied:

I downloaded it but is not that för vanilla?
I can play the vanilla but when im gonna launch the edain mod installer. The computer want to open it with Word, Adobe and such

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LordDainIronfoot Dec 28 2014, 5:44pm replied:

Isuppose that the problem may be in the Windows 8 since its too new!!!I can not see another thing that could cause the trouble!! :(

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Pool5600 Dec 28 2014, 5:55pm replied:

I thought that to:( I hope i can play edain mod 4.0 when it comes out

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To9thecreeperorc Dec 28 2014, 6:45pm replied:

Does the vanilla game work though?

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Pool5600 Dec 29 2014, 9:04am replied:

The vanilla game works after i edited the resolution

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Highest Rated (76 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 (19 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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