Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers features many different
types of enemies and creatures that try to impede your
quest. This guide profiles the common ones and the bosses.
Crows (Crebain): These are some of the most annoying
enemies in the game. These crows don't attack very often
and they don't do much damage, but they can increase the
amount of your corruption. Letting one get away will
greatly increase the amount of corruption your character
has. Some areas feature dozens of these birds, while
many other levels won't even have one.
Wolves (Wargs): These creatures look like giant (or small)
wolves. They usually come in packs of a few, and can be
dangerous to your character. Hitting them is fairly easy,
and they will probably have trouble hitting you. Some
wargs carry an Orc rider. To defeat them, you have to
hurt them enough to knock down the rider and then you have
to kill the Orc and Warg alone.
Trolls: These creatures are slow and stupid, so deafeating them is quite easy. If you are having trouble, one
stragety is to hit them, run away, and right after they
strike and miss, you hit them again... and repeat. This
can help reduce the amount of damage you take from these
enemies. Trolls can help you if you use them wisely; they
can kill their comrade with their wild blows!
Orcs and Goblins: These are the foot soldiers in the game,
and you will be predominately defeating these types of
enemies. Some are faster than others, and some fire arrows
and will flee when you come close. Don't let the enemies
who fire arrows pester you while you defeat melee enemies,
if possible you should try to kill the dangerous arrow
firing enemies first. These creatures will vary through
the game (more weapons, armor, damage... etc...), but they
shouldn't pose too big of a problem for most people.
Urak Hai: Urak Hai are similar to orcs and goblins except
for the fact that they are much stronger. They dish out
more damage, take more damage, and look much more
menacing. strategies that worked for you on Orcs and
Goblins should work on the Urak Hai.
Wild Men: Wild Men look like men and are fairly weak.
Defeating these low armored enemies is quite easy, but
like all enemies they can pose some risk if you are
Flames (Wisps): These appear in swampy levels, and they are
pretty mysterious. Even though they look weak, nobody
should take the task of defeating them lightly, because
they can seriously hurt you. Many times several will
appear at once, and that could be a fairly tough battle
for anyone. Some of them can be killed in a single hit,
but sometimes it takes several hits to kill them.
Drummers: These goblins in Moria act like indoor Crebain.
While they are drumming your corruption increases, so
eliminating these creatures should be a top priority for
Ringwraiths: Uh oh. These creatures only appear if your
corruption becomes so high that the eye begins flashing
and pulsing. Ringwraiths are tough to defeat, seem weak
to fire, and strike with massive damage with a sword.
Defeating one in normal mode gives you 300 experience
Hero Creatures: Some creatures are colored differently
from the others of it's type. These creatures are more
tough and do more damage, so these creatures should be
Cave Troll (Legolas, Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo)
The Cave Troll is found in the mines of moria.
While fighting him, goblins will also attack you, some
melee and some with bows. Concentrating on defeating the
Troll should be your prime concern. Spikes will be
falling during the battle, and it's almost impossible to
dodge them so it's almost fruitless.
With Legolas and Gandalf, you obviously want to use your
ranged attacks, a few hits with Overdraw will kill
the Cave Troll. Aragorn can probably just charge him
and flee to recover when hurt, or he can take Frodo's
stragety, which should be just hit and run. One nice
thing about the Cave Troll is the fact that the Cave
Troll can kill his (or her, we don't know) comrades for
Cheap Tactic (Lord Ragnoroks):
When you first start the level, go as you normally
would to the group by the tomb. After talking to them
and the Cave Troll comes out, go to the bottom left
corner of the screen and go up the stairs to the
ledge. There will be a few orcs (not many). Stand
above the pillar on the ledge. From there you can
attack the Cave Troll without being hurt.
Gandalf has to combat the Balrog early in his adventure,
and it can be very hard to defeat for many people.
You have to fight him in a tight constricted area, so you
cannot just hide in a corner and shoot magic at him. You
should run away and around him, shooting magic at him
whenever you can. Engaging in melee combat would be
foolish, because he can kill Gandalf in one or two
Note: (Henry Osterbrink)
When facing the Balrog as Gandalf, there actually IS a corner
you can just stand in and shoot magic. Go just far enough
towards the Balrog so that Gandalf will say his line (or else
when you defeat him you will not be able to leave* and then
run to the upper right corner, behind the hole in the ground,
and if done correctly, the evil demon will hack and slash but
not be able to hit you. This HAS worked for me, so please give
it a couple of shots.
Fangorn Troll (Aragorn, Legolas, Gandalf)
The Fangorn Troll is similar to the Cave Troll except that
he isn't in a mine. Also, there won't be any spikes falling
when you fight this creature.
Aragorn should try to defeat it quickly, because it has
an ally. Aragorn can either do hit and run or try to stun
it with his skills. Gandalf should stay away and fire magic,
preferrably fireworks or a powered up zap. Legolas should
just stay away and kill it with overdraws or just powered
Note: In The battle with the Fangorn Troll, instead of
hitting and running there is a safe area in the bottom left
corner. Go all the way to the left wall, and go directly
down. There is a gap that your character can fit through,
but the Fangorn Troll can't. The Fangorn troll's partner
can fit through, so either defeat it before you get into the
safe area, or when you get into the safe area fight it before
the larger one. (metallica9819)
Lurtz is the Uruk-Hai captain. He has the potential to
deal substantial damage, and he has both a bow and a
Aragorn should do hit and run, but should never go so far
away as to make Lurtz take out his very damaging crossbow.
Stunning him can also be a good stragety for some people.
Lurtz look-alike? (Eowyn, Legolas)
Similar to Lurtz, it has a powerful bow and a melee
weapon that can deal serious damage.
Eowyn has to fight in melee combat, and should take a
similar stragety of Aragorn when he combats the Lurtz.
Legolas should approach him like other enemies, but
can't snipe him without a problem. The stragety for
Legolas is to stay close enough to the creature to
keep him from bringing out his crossbow. While doing
that, you should peg him with quick hits. Another way
to defeat him is with some overdraws, but you run the
risk of him shooting you with arrows.