Monday, February 21, 2011

Battle for Middle Earth - Good Campaign - Moria

Battle for Middle Earth - Good Campaign Map - Moria (+1 Power)
This is a hint/walkthrough post for Battle for Middle Earth. You can find an index of all our Battle for Middle Earth posts here.

Throughout this mission you will find what looks like archery targets. These give the hero who picks them up one level. Each time a hero levels up this way, their experience points are reset to 0, so if you were partially on the way to the next level, you've more or less wasted that progression.
Also, there is a hard level cap of 3. Once a hero is level 3 in this mission, they cannot gain any more experience points.
Finally, there are four before the tomb of Balin, where the way to the previous areas will be closed. You have to pick those up before you enter the tomb of Balin.
I recommend making sure Aragorn and Gandalf are at 3rd level before you leave this mission because they are very useful at 4th level, where they can give allies a huge bonus to earned combat experience -- you might as well give them a head start now. Fight with everyone else to the tomb of Balin and have Aragorn and Gandalf pick up 2 level advancements each.

The fight with the Balrog is very easy with Gandalf if he is at least level 2 and has access to the Lightning Sword, which briefly paralyzes targets while they are being affected by it. Run away from the Balrog and hit it with the Lightning Sword when the power recharges. Gandalf is superpowered for this encounter and the Balrog is (probably) weaker than what you get with the Summon Balrog power.

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