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Today we finally present the faction plan of the currently developed Mirkwood faction.

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STRUCTURES

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Mirkwood Palace

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The heart of the Mirkwood base. Recruits heroes, units and provides upgrades. Comes with 5 Recruiting Build plots of 3 types.

Palace Upgrades

  • Mirkwood Banners: Banners decreases cost and built time of heroes.
  • Fortress Watch: Summons Palace Guards atop the tower of the palace to defend it from enemies.
  • Enchanted Moat: Nearby units start panicking in fear.
  • Dorwinion Wine: Slows nearby enemies and decreases hero revival cost and time.
  • Platform : Increases Fortress and walls armor and allows the construction of the Elvenking’s Throne
  • Throne of the Elven King : All of these abilities share cooldown.
  1. Leithio!: Send an arrow volley at a certain location from the fortress.
  2. No one enters this kingdom, and no one leaves it: The Palace and its expansions are invulnerable for a time.

Palace Military Buildings

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Swords Hall
Recruits the Mirkwood warriors. Can be upgraded up to level 3.

Spear Hall
Recruits the Mirkwood wardens. Can be upgraded up to level 3.

Bow Hall
Recruits the Mirkwood archers. Can be upgraded up to level 3.

Mirkwood Glade Tree

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A strong tree that starts with one platform on which you can construct economics building. You can level it up to receive up to two more platforms. Glade tree does not generate resource or gives command points. The economic buildings are Tailor Workshop, Metalworker Workshop, and Woodwork workshop.

Tailors Guild

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Provides resources, leather armor and improved fletching for base Mirkwood infantry and archers. Also reduces the cost of light equipment. Can be upgraded up to level 3.

  • Level 2: Leather Armour Upgrade: Gives protection while reducing movement speed and damage for base units. Also unlocks the relevant abilities for them.
  • Level 3: Doriath Fletching Upgrade. Increases damage for archers and also give additional magic damage to them.

Metalworkers Guild

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Provides resources, enhanced blades and heavy armor for the Wood Elves. Also reduces the cost of heavy equipment. Can be upgraded up to level 3.

  • Level 2: Brass Armour Upgrade. Gives greater protection while greatly reducing movement speed and damage for base units. Also unlocks the relevant abilities for them.
  • Level 3: Enhanced Blades Upgrade .Increases damage for melee base units.

Woodworker's Guild

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Provides resources and further improves your buildings. Also reduces the cost of structures. Can be upgraded up to level 3.

  • Level 2: Salvaged Wood Upgrade: Refunds resources when buildings are destroyed.
  • Level 3: Reinforced Beams Upgrade: Grants additional health to all Mirkwood buildings.

Chamber of the Watch

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Recruits the elite units of Mirkwood, The Palace Guard and the Lieutenants.

Oropher Monument

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Heals nearby units and provides leadership bonus.

Mirkwood Telian Hub

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Construct a hub from which you can build Mirkwood telians. Archers can shoot from the telians at the enemies below.

Mirkwood Walls Hub

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Construct a hub from which you can build the Mirkwood walls. The walls can be upgraded.

Mirkwood Wall Upgrades

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  • Archer Tower: Constructs a tower from which an archer can shoot from above.
  • Gate: Constructs a gate so your units can pass through.
  • Postern Gate: Constructs 2 hidden gates so your units can pass through the wall.
  • Mirkwood Well: Blasts units around with a raging water

Woodland Garrison

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Constructs a foreword build that can be expanded with either a military expansion or a sentry tower.

  • Military expansion: If upgraded with a military expansion, you can garrison the expansion building itself, but the units are not covered from damage.
  • Sentry Tower: The sentry tower has 2 garrisonable slots which protects the archers inside.


UNITS

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Mirkwood Warriors

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Mirkwood warriors trained in the way of the blade. They can be further specialized based on the armor they are using, giving them unique abilities and access to weapon upgrades. Only one armor upgrade can be purchased.

Light armour

  • Nimble: Bonus to flanking damage. (Passive skill)
  • Forest travelled: Grants more run speed for duration. (Active skill)
  • Also activates stealth near trees.

Medium armour

  • Blademasters: Warriors can hit multiple enemies in front of them for a duration. (Active skill)
  • Guards of the glade: Health regeneration outside of combat. (Passive skill)
  • Deactivates stealth.

Heavy armour

  • Blade Formation: Grants increased protection while sacrificing speed and damage while in formation. Also grants increased resistance to slashing damage. (Formation Skill)
  • Blade dancers: Enemy units in range near the units deal less damage for a short time. (Active skill)
  • Deactivates stealth.

Mirkwood Archers

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Mirkwood archers trained in the way of the bow. They can be further specialized based on the armor they are using, giving them unique abilities and access to weapon upgrades. Only one armor upgrade can be purchased.

Light armour

  • Natural hunters: Bonus damage to cavalry & monsters. (Passive skill)
  • Sharpshooters: Grants more damage for duration. (Active skill)
  • Also activates stealth near trees.

Medium armour

  • Rain of thorns: Gains slow on attacks for duration. (Active skill)
  • Guards of the glade: Health regeneration outside of combat. (Passive skill)
  • Deactivates stealth.

Heavy armour

  • Arrow Formation: Grants increased protection while sacrificing range and damage while in formation. Also grants increased resistance to piercing damage. (Formation Skill)
  • Arrow Storm: Fire a volley of arrows at a long distance damaging and slowing units in the area.
  • Deactivates stealth.

Mirkwood Wardens

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Mirkwood warriors trained in the way of the spears. They can be further specialized based on the armor they are using, giving them unique abilities and access to weapon upgrades. Only one armor upgrade can be purchased.

Light armour

  • Masters of siege: Bonus damage to structures. (Passive skill)
  • Spear masters: Grants more attack range for duration. (Active skill)
  • Also activates stealth near trees.

Medium armour

  • Sentinels: Attacks will knockback enemies for duration. (Active skill)
  • Guards of the glade: Health regeneration outside of combat. (Passive skill)
  • Deactivates stealth.

Heavy armour

  • Spear Formation: Grants increased protection while sacrificing speed and damage while in formation. Also grants increased resistance to cavalry. (Formation Skill)
  • Warden grace: Charges to a close location and knockbacks nearby units when they arrive. (Active skill)
  • Deactivates stealth.

Mirkwood Lieutenants

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The Lieutenants are masters of the battlefield and their unique tactical abilities fill up the gaps of Mirkwood. While they can be used as a standalone unit, their potency comes from their ability to summon specific units/machines to aid the assault.

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  • Battle-aid: Leaps to a location, damaging nearby units and gains a small armor buff. (Active skill)
  • Masters of siege: Summons a Group of Mirkwood Units to Carry a Battering Ram. (Active skill)
  • Windriders: Summons a battalion of Mirkwood riders. (Active skill)
  • Supplies of Mirkwood: Summons a cart that will heal nearby units but cannot attack. (Active skill)

Mirkwood Palace Guards

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The Palace Guards are Thranduil's personal guard and the ultimate soldier of Mirkwoods forces. Their presence on the battlefield will make the enemies tremble, as their visage enforces. They can use their mounts to rally to their king.

Prerequisites:

  • Heavy Armour upgrade researched
  • Enhanced blades upgrade researched

Abilities:

  • (Level 1) Horse masters: Palace guards can mount their horses and aid their king. Requires Thranduil at least level 5 (Active skill)
  • (Level1) Elven thorns: Gain a small reflect damage (Passive skill)
  • (Level 3) Faceless warriors: De-buffs enemies, decreasing their speed and armor for duration. (Active skill)
  • (Level 7) Kings Guard: Increase their run speed and trample deceleration is diminished for duration. (Active skill)
  • (Level10) Battle worn: Gain extra attack speed and resistance to knock-back (Passive skill)

HEROES

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Tauriel

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Level 1: Versatile: Switches between bow and knife. Also this will switch her commandset, showing the relevant abilities for the respective weapon. Abilities on the same slot share their cooldown.

While her knife is equipped, Tauriel deals additional damage against heroes.
While her bow is equipped, Tauriel's attacks slow enemy heroes for a duration.

Level 1: Crippling Blow (Knife): Deals damage to the target unit. If the target is a hero, their armour is reduced for duration.

Level 1: Wounding Arrow (Bow): Deals damage the target unit. If the target is a hero, their damage is reduced for duration.

Level 3: Daughter of the Forest: Tauriel becomes invisible for several seconds. While invisible Tauriel gains a bonus to movement speed. Upgrades to Captain of the Guard at Level 7.

Level 6: Encircle: The target hero is pinned in place for several seconds. A circle of Mirkwood Scouts will be summoned around the target that fires a continuous barrage of arrows toward the target for the duration.

Level 7: Captain of the Guard (Replaces Daughter of the Forest) Tauriel and allies near to her become invisible for several seconds. While invisible Tauriel and her allies gain a bonus to movement speed. Tauriel can also fire while invisible.

Level 10: This is our fight: Tauriel leaps to the target hero, damaging them, and stripping them of all leadership bonuses for several seconds.

For the duration, Tauriel switches to her knives, her toggle is disabled, her knife instead deals double damage against heroes, and will slow them even more.

Legolas

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Level 1: Versatile: Switches between bow and knives. Also this will switch his commandset, showing the relevant abilities for the respective weapon. Abilities on the same slot share their cooldown.

Level 1: Twin Shot (Bow): Fires two arrows at the target enemy.

Level 1: Swift Justice (Knives): Legolas gains additional armour and attack speed for duration. His toggle is disabled for the duration.

Level 4: Prince of Mirkwood: Grants medium experience to allies in the target area. At Level 7 grants a passive experience gain to allies.

Level 7: Elf-Eyes: For several seconds Legolas gains double vision range. While in effect it can be recast on a target enemy unit granting vision of it for a time. His toggle is disabled for the duration.

Passive: Detects stealthed units.

Level 10: Arrow Wind (Bow): Legolas fires multiple volleys in a target area.

Level 10: Bladestorm (Knives): Legolas knocks down and damages all enemies surrounding him.

Thranduil

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Level 1: Elvenking of Mirkwood

Thranduil grants bonuses to allied units at levels 1, 3, 7 and 10. At Level 5, Thranduil equips his combat gear, gaining improved armour and deals splash damage.

  • Level 1: Fear Resistance.
  • Level 3: Additional armour.
  • Level 7: Additional damage.
  • Level 10: Increases ability recharge rate of allied heroes.

Active Effect: Mounts and Dismounts his elk.

Level 3: Eradication Order: Target enemy units have their damage and armour reduced for several seconds. At Level 6, the radius is expanded.

Level 5: Guards of the Elvenking: Summons two battalions of heavily armoured Wardens for duration. At Level 10, the summoned wardens are equipped Enhanced Blades and have their formation abilities unlocked.

Passive: Allows an additional battalion of Palace Guard to be recruited. An additional battalion can be recruited at level 10.

Level 8: Ribo i Thangail: Allied units become resistant to siege weapons and arrows for several seconds. Thranduil activates the formations of heavily armoured troops across the map when activated.

Level 10: We Will Endure: For several seconds, the armour bonus granted by Elvenking of Mirkwood is tripled and applies to Thranduil for an amount. Thranduil's attacks inflict knockback and he is immune to knockback for the duration.

Passive: Thranduil takes reduced damage from magic and elemental damages.

Galion

Level 1: Master of Wines: Allied units and heroes recover health while out of combat. At level 6, can be cast on allies, granting them immunity to knockback, at the cost of damage for some time.

Level 3: High Spirits: The target structure produces units or resources faster for a time, but cannot produce for some seconds upon ending.

Level 6: Special Delivery: Places a barrel of wine down for a time, the barrel grants allied units immunity to fear, and slows all units in the vicinity.

Level 8: Dorwinion Vintage: The target hero is fully healed, and deals additional damage for a time, but suffer a damage penalty upon ending for a time.

Level 10: The King's Sommelier: Galion grants allied heroes extra armour, and a cooldown reduction. If activated, Galion mounts / dismounts his horse.

Radagast


Chosen of Yavanna: Allied heroes and structures near Radagast gain additional armour. If activated, blasts back enemies in range, damaging them.

Blessing of Yavanna: The target structure becomes invulnerable, and produces units and resources faster for a time.

Nature's Breath: Heals target allied heroes, and refreshes their ability timers.

SPELLBOOK

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  • Tier 1: Blessing of the White Stag: Summons a white stag that you can scout around with
  • Tier 1: Commanding Officer: Summons a Mirkwood Lieutenant to the target battalion.
  • Tier 1: Dorwinion Wine: Heals allies in the target area. Grants units resistance to elemental damage for several seconds.

  • Tier 2: Double the watch: Doubles the production speed of the attached halls of the selected Palace.
  • Tier 2: Mirkwood Wood: Changes the terrain in the area giving allied units a small bonus and removes the enemy's leadership bonus.
  • Tier 2: Aid of the Istari: Summons Radagast the Brown.
  • Tier 2: Mobilization Order: Targets a Hall of Bows, Spears or Swords. Allows Light, Medium and Heavy units of that type to be recruited pre-equipped with armours. If the structure is destroyed, has to be re-applied.

  • Tier 3: Lorien Allies: Summons a Lothlorien tent on the battlefield. From it you can summon Lorien Marchwardens and Haldir.
  • Tier 3: We attack at Dawn: Breaks the clouds and units receive a speed bonus on the whole map. Cancels other weather effects.
  • Tier 3: Mereth-en-gilith: Creates a Mirkwood feast which is hidden in forested areas, hides allied units and generates resources. Can be destroyed, ending the effects.

  • Tier 4: Cast down its walls: Summons Galadriel to cast down its walls in a great area.
  • Tier 4: Enchanted Forest: Deals continuous damage to enemies in a range with a river in the center that stuns enemies at intervals.

Keep in mind that certain things might change during development. You can share your thoughts and feedback in our discord channel you can find the link on the main moddb page or at the bottom of this article. Also, we share there bonus stuff in the #sneak-peek channel for the very curious ones.

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Sincerely,
NewErr and the Wars of the Firstborn team

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Guest
Guest - - 692,229 comments

Looks really good. One of the most unique takes on any faction I have seen on a BFME mod. The only thing is that the hero roster may be a little bit limited. Two questions, is the Galadriel power a summon or an area of effect attack and who is going to be the Ring Hero? Keep up the good work

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NewErr Author
NewErr - - 828 comments

Thanks.

The limited number of heroes is as designed and we have made other measures that this does not make the faction underpowered, more it's an intricate feature of it, going along with the theme of the faction design.

Cast down its walls power is an area effect similar to other factions and Galadriel will remain the Ring Hero of Mirkwood.

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Guest
Guest - - 692,229 comments

hello!! I hope they are very well, I think what they are doing is great, excellent designs. I would like to ask a question, when will this game come out, I also wanted to comment that I have not been able to play the game, the previous version 3.01, I always have an error, could you give me a step by step, explained in English please, in Turkish I do not understand nothing, please, thank you, best regards!

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NewErr Author
NewErr - - 828 comments

Hello,

For a better communication you can join our discord server. In the support channel you can post any issues you have.
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