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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a 2014 open world stealth RPG, developed by Monolith Productions for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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How can I unlock the “Trials of War”?

I am way late to the party, I know, but I started playing Shadow of Mordor only a few weeks ago. I have completed both the main game and the first 2 DLCs. I now wanted to do the "Trials of War", but ...
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How can I brand a fifth War Chief?

My current quest is to brand five War Chiefs, but as you can see I only have 4 available and they're all branded already. How can I progress my game? Do I need to command an uruk to become the fifth ...
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Finding the Ghul Matron in Shadow of Mordor

I'm currently accomplishing the hunting challenges, and the 9th challenge is to kill a Ghul Matron in the game. I went through quite a few discussions onto Steam/IGN etc. boards, and mostly they ...
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What exactly is the climb mechanic for Shadow of Mordor?

I've just started playing this game on PS4 but I'm having trouble initiating climbs (for example up ladders). I usually end up taking running jumps at the ladder and then magically at some point the ...
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Do higher combos increase my damage?

I wonder if the size of the combo meter has influence on anything if you don't have runes, which have special effect for higher combo counts. I am aware that with getting combos you can use special ...
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Can I play Middle Earth, Shadow of Mordor without a mouse?

I only have a macbook pro and only ever use it on my lap on the sofa. Can I play this game without an external mouse or are all fighty twitchy games like this a no go?
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How to turn a branded warchief into a bodyguard for another uruk?

I've set up five warchiefs that look how I want them to but after changing my mind I now wish to make four of them the bodyguards of a single warchief, but to do that I need to somehow demote them to ...
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Accidentally killed one of the warchiefs in The Bright Lord DLC (Uruk promotions are disabled delibaretly by the developers in that DLC)

I am playing The Bright Lord dlc. And the current mission is to brand all 5 warchiefs. During the gameplay I have accidentally killed one of the warchiefs which must be branded. But, it seems that ...
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How to avoid entering ranged mode when parrying?

Sometimes when parrying an attack, I involuntarily enter ranged mode. How can I avoid that since it's the same button for both?
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The Steam App Won't Connect to Wifi

I have a new computer. When I first got it, I downloaded steam and 3 games. After that, i did not use it for 3 months. I recently started using it again. During the time that i did not use it, I ...
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Do I need to play any Middle-Earth games before Shadow of Mordor?

I am a huge fan of LOTR and now after all the hobbits and LOTR movies, I was looking for games based on LOTR and I found wiki Middle-earth in video games. Now in the List of video games many games are ...
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Why does installing Shadow of Mordor from DVD take so incredibly long?

While I'm computer savvy, I know nothing about modern gaming systems. We bought our son a pre-owned Xbox 1 for Christmas, along with a pre-owned game of Shadow of Mordor (and other games). He tried ...
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What are Uruk motives for?

In Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Uruk captains have motives. What are these motives for? What can the player do with them? Are they just flavour text?
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Do rune percentages stack?

So I have two runes on my bow. One gives me a 19% chance to recover focus on headshot kills, the other gives me a 33% chance to recover focus on headshot kills. On my first playthrough I always ...
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Where can I find Carandol (the red mushroom)?

I need a few of these Carandol for the eighth survival challenge, but the only one I found is in the caves of the upper right corner of the second world. Are there any easier locations for this? ...
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Shadow of Mordor won't install fully

So, I downloaded ME: SoM for my XB1 and the game is great, but I get to the point where in order to progress in the storyline, you go to a whole different map. This mission tells me that I only have ...
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How can I invert the X and Y axis for the camera controls on Shadow of Mordor?

I find it very very weird and hard for me to not be able to change the X and Y axis settings. I'm used to inverting both, but I don't think there are any settings in-game for this.
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Change Disc with different region will start the game all over again?

I have "region 2" Shadow of Mordor and 64% accomplished, and since I live in Asia which is needed the same region to get the DLC I bought the "region 3" one, but it won't load the saved data from my ...
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Judging Uruk Captain strength / level: How high is too high?

Is the strength rating of Uruk Captains something that should be carefully monitored or is it just a vague rating? I am beginning to battle Warchiefs and have two that are Strength 10 and two that are ...
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Shadow of Mordor on PS3

I've heard that Shadow of Mordor is not as good on the PS3 as on the newer PS4. Graphics aside, are there any differences in gameplay between the two consoles?
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Xbox One troubles

I've had some troubles from time to time with my XB1, as with any hardware I'm sure, but there are two in particular that bother me. Today I setup ME: Shadow of Mordor, and after installing etc. I ...
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Why would I want to start a riot when I command a Warchief?

If I command a Warchief to start a riot with another warchief or captain, what is the benefit of that? Do they kill the warchief or captain just to get them out of the way so I can have a branded ...
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How can I guard-break uruks with iron shield?

I am having trouble with uruks especially captains with iron shield. I've tried to wraith flash and jump over it but it doesn't work, so I've to roll like crazy just to hit him but it gets difficult ...
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What do the skulls mean in shadow of Mordor

What do the white blue yellow and red skulls mean when you are looking in Saurons army and hover over an Uruk. I tried looking in the tutorials and hints option but could not find anything that ...
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Do I need to know any LOTR plot to follow SoM's plot?

So, I just bought Shadow of Mordor, but I was never into LOTR, and I don't really know anything about it. What should I know before I start playing, if anything? If there's anything that isn't ...
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How does combat work and how can you heal in battle?

So this has been my experience of Shadow of Mordor so far. If it's not three captains all being in the same place, it's being swarmed with so many Uruk that I can't possibly fight them all off. What ...
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How do you interrogate an enemy?

So I've completed the opening story mission where the wraith reads an orcs mind to gleen information. However I've not found a way to interrogate enemies when they are stunned. Can you interrogate ...
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How long do followers stay branded in SoM?

In Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor the player has the possibility to "brand" enemies (Uruks, captains, war chiefs, caragors and even graugs). By doing so, those enemies will not attack you and when you ...
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Where can I find dire caragors

For the seventh hunting challenge you need to kill a dire caragor. Where can I find one (I assume they only spawn in the second area), and is there a way to force spawn one? How can you see the ...
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How do I get a dead Uruk to come back

A previously long-since killed uruk's body is lying in the "Sauron's Army" menu, and has been there for a while. Never moving or going away. I know that this means (since his head isn't on a pike) ...
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How do I make an Uruk into a bodyguard for a warchief?

Exactly as the title says: how do I get a captain to become a bodyguard for a warchief? There doesn't seem to be an option; all you get is kill or betrayal options, as far as I can see.
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Does it matter what level your final branded warchiefs are?

I haven't been able to find any information on recommended levels to be at for your final branded warchiefs. Does it matter or not matter?
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Can I stop an Uruk from inviting all his friends to the party?

I'm currently trying to work out how to kill my nemesis, who's survived death twice. I nearly got him a third time, but he keeps calling in reinforcements, multiple times. While I've managed to thin ...
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Combat Master Uruks. How can I defeat them?

So I was playing Shadow of Mordor and I encountered an Uruk Captain that was a Combat Master. I just couldn't kill him and he would recuperate health! He would counter everything Executions and even ...
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How to hide HUD elements?

I would like to remove HUD elements on PC version of Shadow of Mordor in order to have more immersion and take bettere screenshot. Are there some commands that I can write in console to obtain that ...
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How do I help my branded Uruk captain bully Uruk soldiers into joining him?

I've started a mission to help my branded Uruk captain bully Uruk soldiers into joining him. The mission was situated inside an Uruk stronghold, so there were a lot of enemies around. I've killed or ...
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What's the point of the Dispatch skill?

In Shadow of Mordor you can use the Brand skill to force Uruk to fight on your side. There also is another skill you can unlock after Brand named Dispatch: Dispatch: Press [k] to kill all ...
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How can I skip the intro videos?

In Shadow of Mordor, is there a way to skip the intro videos? They are quite a lot of them and they are unskippable. I started the game and counted about 6 of them.
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What is Bow Distract Range?

This rune increases "bow distract range", but I can't find what that means. Is that the range at which you can cause an orc to come investigate with Right Trigger and Y (or R2 and Triangle)?
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Does avenging the death of a friend kill the general in his game too?

If I do an avenge mission, and succesfully avenge the death of a friend, is this general then also dead in his game or is this purely an extra mission in my game?
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What do I gain for completing weapon side-missions?

I have yet to complete any weapon side-mission chain, but I noticed that, after doing five missions for any weapon, the weapon screen pops up showing some runic writings appearing. Is there any bonus ...
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How can I ensure that I cut my nemeses' heads off?

I understand that I need to cut off the head of a Uruk captain to make sure they stay dead, but I don't know how to do this reliably. Once in a while I get lucky and a finishing move decapitates the ...
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What are slow time events good for?

So, sometimes during fight in Middle Earth the fight will get in slow motion. Is there something special about it? Like some R2+Square (Finisher). I've seen it for both getting an enemy stunned or ...
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What are all the rune bonuses?

When you kill a captain or a warchief, the level of the rune can get bonuses based on who and/or how you killed. What are those bonuses?
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How do I achieve Stinking Rebels?

The achievement Stinking Rebels says I need to brand 5 bodyguards of a warchief. Can a warchief have five bodyguards? If not, I'd assume I need to turn 1-3 of them at a time until I've turned five. ...
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How can you distinguish Berserkers from other Uruks?

I have just begun encountering Berserkers. They are enemies who can counter normal attacks, so you have to stun them before attacking them. If someone counters my attack, I can tell he's a Berserker ...
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How do I kill spiders?

The first hunting challenge is killing three spiders. I seem to have killed one earlier, no idea how that happened, I didn't even see the thing. But the second one I saw, i ran up to it, tried to ...
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How much base health does Talion have?

How much health does Talion have to start with? I keep seeing runes that restore a set amount of health (as opposed to a percentage), but it would be nice to have a baseline to know what that number ...
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What is the glowing orb over the focus bar?

I might have missed the particular tutorial. What is the significance of the glowing blue-white orb of light over the focus bar?
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Why do elite captains walk away instead of killing me?

In an attempt to get a captain promoted to warchief I tried to get myself killed by an elite captain (the last row before the warchiefs), as a comment to this answer suggests. However, when I was ...