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The Dwarves have a massive angular fortress to provide a high number of extensions. The peculiarity of the faction is defined by a leading realm selection: EreborIron Hills or Ered Luin. The focus depends on the leading realm. The fortress offers 7 building plots, with 2 more available after researching an upgrade. In addition to a large number of unit upgrades, the Dwarves have three different sources of raw materials: wood, ore and stone. On camp maps, the dwarves have a hexagonal ring of walls with a small opening. Erebor's focus is on infantry that can be enlisted in a plethora of different variations. On settlements they can build Mineshafts, Lumbermills or Travel Camps. Ponies are generated every few minutes from Travel Camps so that Ironbreakers can leave for Khazad Dûm, returning as seasoned Veterans.

Strategic Points Edit

Castle Edit

The castle is a heavily equipped stronghold with walls, defense plots in the base and a gate. The player can unlock additional defense plots by purchasing a defense plot upgrade. It has 7 building plots and 4 defense plots.

Camp Edit

The camp has high walls with a single entrance. The walls, however, cannot gain defence upgrades, but there are still plots on the inside that can be unlocked with the upgrade. It has 5 plots with 4 defence plots.

Outposts Edit

The Iron Hills can pick between a regular outpost where they can build regular troops or the Ered Mithrin Bastion, home to fierce dragon slayers.

Settlements Edit

On settlements they can build mineshafts that produce resources, lumber mills which produce wood resources and travel camps which make elite troops into Veterans of Khazad Dum.

Buildings Edit

Name/Shortcut Buildable At Cost in resources Life Points Description Price Reductor
Mineshaft Castle, Camp, Outpost, Settlement 400/200 2500 Allows access to mineshaft network and generates resources Reduces cost of units upgrades:

2 Mineshaft: -10%

3 Mineshaft: -15%

4 Mineshaft: -20%

5 Mineshaft: -25%

6 Mineshaft: -30%

Dwarven Stonemason Castle, Camp, Outpost 400 2500 Researches base upgrades and generates resources Increases the health point of dwarven buildings:

2 mansions: +10%

3 mansions: +10%

4 mansions: +10%

Hall of Warriors Castle, Camp, Outpost 300 6500 Trains Guardians of the Iron Hills, Phalanx of the Iron Hills, Dwarven Crossbowmen, Ironbreaker. Researches Banner Carrier N/A
Forge Works Castle, Camp, Outpost 600 4500 Trains Battlewagons, Iron Hills Demolisher and Iron Hills Catapult and researches Flaming Shots N/A
Dwarven Forge Castle, Camp, Outpost 600 4500 Researches Heavy Armor, Forged Blades, Fire Arrows, Elite Equipment, Siege Plans and Armor Piercing Axes N/A
Hearth Castle, Camp, Outpost 200 1500 Heals nearby units while out of combat N/A
Durin Statue Caste, Camp, Outpost 150 1000 Provides units with 20% armor and damage, last for 30 seconds out of radius. Reduces the cost of heroes:

2 statues: -10%

3 statues: -20%

4 statues:-30%

Battle Tower Castle, Camp, Outpost 500 4000 Fires on nearby enemies, can be upgraded with forged blade N/A

Units Edit

Name Type Where to recruit/ requires Cost CP Cost Strong vs. Shortcut
Guardians of the Iron Hills Swordsmen Hall of Warriors 200 60 Light Infantry, Pikemen, Structures Y
Phalanx of the Iron Hills Pikemen Hall of Warriors 300 60 Cavalry, Monsters, Structure, Heavy Units X
Dwarven Crossbowmen Archer Hall of Warriors 300 90 At Range, Buildings, Archers, Pikemen C
Ironbreakers Swordsmen Hall of Warriors, Elite Equipment 500 90 Melee, Speed, Heavy Units V
Battlewagon Cavalry Forge Works 600 60 Swordsmen, Archer Y
Iron Hills Demolisher Siege Forge Works 600 40 Structures X
Iron Hills Catapult Siege Forge Works, Siege Plans 700 60 Buildings, Archers, Monsters C
Veterans of Khazad-Dum Heroic Hall of Warriors, Elite Equipment, Travel Camp 0 0 Depends on equipment N/A

Naval UnitsEdit

Name Cost CP Strong vs. Description Shortcut
Dale Transport Ship 100 25 N/A Can transport up to two battalions or heroes into any other location, very weak. If it dies with units the units will also die. Y
Battleship of Dale 750 50 At Range, VS Ships Basic ships who shoot at any troops nearby, can be upgraded with improved armor and health regeneration. X
Dale Siege Vessel 3000 100 Structures Mighty Siege ship which deals huge damage. Can take down a building in merely a couple of hits. Can be upgraded with better armor and health regeneration C
Wind Yactman 500 25 At Range, VS Ships Quick and nimble ship good against other ships V

Heroes Edit

Murin Edit

The captain of Dain's vanguard, Murin is a powerful fighter who cleaves a way through the enemies of the Iron Hills to give the soldiers their opening.

Drar Edit

Drar is the captain of Dain's rear guard, a keen crossbowman whose heavy pavise shields makes him unusually resilient for a ranged hero.

Thorin III Edit

Thorin Stonehelm was the son of Dain and a lord of Erebor and the Iron Hills. When Dain was killed during the Easterling invasion of Erebor, Thorin became King Under the Mountain and led the dwarves and men to victory once news of Sauron's defeat reached the area.

Dáin Ironfoot Edit

Dain Ironfoot was a lord of the Iron Hills who came to Thorin Oakenshield's aid during the Battle of Five Armies. After Thorin's death, he was crowned King Under the Mountain and brought peace and prosperity to the area. He was later killed while defending Erebor from an Easterling invasion in the War of the Ring.

Gandalf the Grey Edit

"I should introduce myself. My name is Gandalf."
Gandalf

Gandalf was one of the Istari sent to combat the threat of Sauron in the Third Age. He joined the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, and led the free peoples against Sauron in the War of the Ring.

Beorn Edit

"That is our host. His name is Beorn. And he's a skin-changer. Sometimes he's a huge black bear. Sometimes he's a great strong man. The bear is unpredictable but the man can be reasoned with."
Gandalf

Beorn was a northman and skinchanger who could turn into a bear. He fought in the Battle of the Five Armies and later became a chieftain of the Anduin Vales.

Narin Edit

"We are hastening to our kinsmen in the Mountain, since we learn that the kingdom of old is renewed. But who are you that sit in the plain as foes before defended walls?"
Dwarven messengers, The Hobbit

Narin is a messenger of Dain and the Iron Hills, as well as a diplomat. He sent a message to the elven and Laketown armies at the Battle of Five Armies to warn them to stay out of the way.

External Buildplots Edit

Buildings Edit

Name/Shortcut Buildable At Cost in resources Life Points Description Price Reductor
Mineshaft Castle, Camp, Outpost, Settlement 400/200 2500 Allows access to mineshaft network and generates resources Reduces cost of units upgrades:

2 Mineshaft: -10%

3 Mineshaft: -15%

4 Mineshaft: -20%

5 Mineshaft: -25%

6 Mineshaft: -30%

Lumber Mill Settlement 200 2500 Collects resources from nearby trees Reduces the cost of siege weapons and battle wagons:

2 Lumber Mills: -10%

3 Lumber Mills: -15%

4 Lumber Mills: -20%

5 Lumber Mills: -25%

6 Lumber Mills: -30%

Travel Camp Settlement 400 3500 The travel camp will periodically spawn a group of pack-horses, which can be combined with Arkenguard, The Unburnt or Ironbreakers. The groups will make a journey to Khazad-Dum, travelling off the map and returning as Veterans of Khazad Dum an extremely powerful and dangerous unit. The travel camp will spawn pack-horses only if 3 groups are not already present on the map N/A
Ered Mithrin Bastion Outpost 2000 10000 Trains Zealots, Hunters, Dragonslayers. Researches Additional Hall of Warriors, Dragon Trophy, Defenders of the Borders and Mighty Catapult N/A

Units Edit

Name Type Where to recruit/ requires Cost CP Cost Strong vs. Shortcut
Zealots Swordsmen Ered Mithrin 200 60 Pikemen, Monster Y
Hunters Archer Ered Mithrin 600 120 At Range X
Dragon Slayer Heroic Ered Mithrin 650 60 Depends C
Dwarven Laborer Special Dwarven Lumbermill 30 0 None B
Pony Pack Special Travel Camp 0 0 None N/A

Heroes Edit

No heroes can be recruited on out building plots for this faction

Upgrades Edit

Name Cost Can be bought

at

Requires Effect
Additional Hall of Warriors 500 Ered Mithrin Bastion None Increases recruitment speed and resource production by 50%
Dragon Trophy 750 Ered Mithrin Bastion None Lowers the damage of Monsters by 50% in a wide radius while increasing the damage of nearby allied units by 30%. Allied units keep the buf 45 seconds after leaving the range of the Bastion.
Defenders of the Borders 500 Ered Mithrin Bastion None Man the Bastion with several Hunters to defend it. In addition, summoned Mineshaft, Lone Towers, Dwarven Citadels all gain +30% armor while the bastion stands.
Mighty Catapult 2500 Ered Mithrin Bastion None Constructs a massive catapult on the top that can unleash a barrage of fiery stones.

Spellbook Edit

The spellbook that can be seen below is the Dwarven Spellbook that has been planned for the 4.5 patch. It is not yet out and it is perfectly normal if you see the old spellbook.

 

Upgrades Edit

Name Cost of Research Cost of Equipping Effect Requires
Battle Tower Training (V) 1500 0 Increases the ranged damage of your defensive structures. Stonemason Level 1
Line of Defense (B) 1500 0 Unlocks the use of the small build plots in front of the Citadel as a second line of defense. Stonemason Level 3
Heavy Armor (X) 600 300 Enables battalions to purchase heavy armor. Increases hit-points significantly. Additionally reduces ranged damage. Researched at Forge
Forged Blades (X) 600 300 Increases the damage of the battalion against:


  • Other infantry if they are swordsmen
  • Monsters and Cavalry if they are pikemen
  • Buildings if they are cavalry
Researched at Forge
Fire Arrows (C) 800 300 Enables Dale Archers to purchase fire arrows. Significantly increases damage dealt by arrows. Researched at Forge
Tower Shields (V) 400 200 Increases armor of the Guardians against ranged attacks by 75%. Researched at Forge
Elite Equipment (B) 750 0 Allows training of elite units and the research of the Banner Carrier upgrade at the Hall of Warriors. Researched at Forge
Siege Plans (N) 750 0 Allows construction of advanced siege weapons and research of the Flaming Shot upgrade. Researched at Forge
Procession of Mithril N/A 500 The Veterans of Khazad Dum are able to process Mithril that they found in the Mines of Moria. Dwarven heroes may purchase mithril shirts for 500. (Passive ability) Veterans of Khazad Dum have entered the Forge
Banner Carrier (B) 400 200 Allows battalions to purchase banner carriers. Promotes the battalion to rank 2. Unites at rank 2 replace fallen troop members while they're not in combat. Elite Equipment, Researched at Hall of Warriors
Flaming Shot (V) 800 400 Allows catapults to purchase the flaming shot upgrade. When equipped, significantly increases the damage done by catapults. They are also able to damage garrisoned units. Siege Plans, Researched at Forge Works

Strategy Edit

The Iron Hills subfaction of the Dwarves is the most defensive variation of the three subfactions. Most of the warriors and soldiers of the Iron Hills have improved armor, and some abilities and upgrades that further buff their armor. Clearly, the theme of the Iron Hills is more about biding one's time, bolstering defenses, and holding up against superior forces through defensive advantages.

This is the faction with the fewest hero units, and even fewer hero units that are exclusive. King Dain makes an appearance in this subfaction again, albeit as Lord of the Iron Hills after losing his mountain to Smaug. The only real difference with Dain Ironfoot is that his army-buffing powers increase their armor rather than boosting their attack strength. Thorin III also makes a second appearance in the Iron Hills subfaction, but unlike Dain Ironfoot, he's the exact same hero as in Erebor, with the exact same powers and abilities. The rest of the hero units are more or less for auxillary purposes.

The mighty Bastion is the Iron Hills' unique outpost, which is a tiny fortress that can train upgraded soldiers that are specialized against hunting monsters. It also has access to the Mighty Catapult, which deals extreme damage to an area as an ability.

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