"...both Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when they assailed the mûmakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at the eyes of the monsters."
Return of the King

The Archers of Morthond are marksmen skilled in battling in different formations. They come from their land, the Morthond Vale, to fight and fulfill their oath to Gondor.

Formations Edit

Formation G Loose Formation - The Archers gain +30% armor against ranged attack but lose 20% movement speed.

Upgrades Edit

The Archers from Morthond can be given the following upgrades:

Gondor heavy armor Heavy Armor - Increases the armor, hit points and damage resistance of the unit

Gondor banner Banner Carrier - This upgrade can only be given to a level 1 battalion and will promote it to level 2. At level 2 the battalion can regenerate fallen units.

Fire arrows Fire Arrows - This increases arrow damage against everything, especially buildings

Strategy Edit

The best strategy for the Morthond Archers is to activate their Loose Formation and station them at your base (on Castle maps, definitely on the walls). Since they are defending, the -20% movement speed will hardly matter compared to the +30% armor they gain against other archers. Protect them from melee attacks with a few Gondor Soldier battalions on Camp maps. Gondor Archers or Ithilien Rangers are better for more aggressive tactics.