Recruit Faramir, son of Denethor and brother of Boromir, Prince of Gondor. He is the Captain of the Ithilien Rangers, so he is available at the Ranger Tents settlement expansion. He is a great captain of Men and is able to switch between his sword, bow, and mount a horse to go to battle alongside the Gondor Knights. This makes him a quite versatile Hero, which can help in different aspects of the battle.
Level 2: Proven Value (sword only) - Faramir strives after his father's appreciation and with all his strength fights to earn some fame. For a short period he attacks 30% faster, gains +30% armor, and receives double experience for every defeated enemy.
Level 4: Prince of Ithilien - Even in times of great hardship Faramir fills the hearts of his brothers-in-arms with courage. All nearby friendly units gain fear resistance, infantry gain +50% armor and Rangers become camouflaged and move 10% faster. (Passive ability)
Faramir is one of the most versatile heroes in the game due to his support powers. His Toggle Weapon and his Knight/Ranger Toggle allow him to help any group of units in the Gondor army. He can provide specific buffs to each group of units in order to improve their strengths with Prince of Ithilien. His Captain of Gondor can instantly upgrade units to higher levels, making your army stronger and saving money that could have been used on Banner Carriers. Faramir's Proven Value can allow him to improve his own sword skills and let him last longer in combat. It will also let him level up faster. Finally, his Crippling makes him be a powerful monster killer and also lets him take down fleeing heroes. One of the main problems with Faramir, however, is that he can only be recruited from the Ranger Tents, making him difficult to acquire in certain situations. He also does not have as much health as other Gondor heroes, so keeping him with other units is key. If you keep him close to his loyal Ithilien Rangers and level them up constantly, together they can become a force to be reckoned with.