"Murin and Drar are two exceptions to this rule, having travelled far and wide beyond their home in the Iron Hills."
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Recruit Drar's Wandering buddy, Murin, leader of the vanguard of Dáin Ironfoot's army.

Abilities Edit

Level 1: Two Wanderers - Requires Murin and Drar be on the battle field at the same time. Drar and Murin are inseparable and have a great friendship. They have seen many cultures and have learned much in their many travels together, and work well as a team. While both Drar and Murin are alive on the battlefield, they each gain +25% damage.

Level 1: Shield Rush - Murin raises his shield and charges his foes relentlessly. While charging, he knocks back enemies, deals increased damage, cannot be knocked back, and has greater resistance to ranged attacks.

Level 5: Charge of the Iron Hills - Murin orders some ram riders to charge through the enemy ranks, knocking back any that stand in their way.

Level 8: War Cry - Murin lets forth a great war cry, causing enemies to flee in terror.

Upgrades Edit

The Murin can be given the following upgrades:

Mithril upgrade Veterans Required: Mithril Coat - Requires some veterans to be sent into a Dwarven Forge. Dwarven heroes will then have the ability to purchase the Mithril Mail upgrade for 500 resources. The Mithril Mail gives Dwarven heroes extreme resistance to all damage.

Strategy Edit

Murin, while not the strongest Iron Hills hero, can still be very useful. His Shield Rush can be used in skirmishes to disrupt enemy forces, and do damage to heroes. Since he can't be knocked back with this ability, he can deal with certain monsters and heroes like Boromir who can knock back their targets. Be careful not to trample pikes in this state, especially ones like Mirkwood Palace Guards that become stronger when trampled. Charge of the Iron Hills can be used to deal high damage to all enemies in a target area and is most effective when the enemies are clumped or have little armour. War Cry can be used to further disrupt enemy armies, allowing your army to attack or retreat. Murin works best when Drar is also on the field due to the damage boost.

Trivia Edit

  • Both him and Drar are originally based in the Games Workshop LOTR Strategy Game characters with the same name. They are the only heroes with a Games Workshop origin, but the Castellans of Dol Guldur share their origin with them aswell. Their model and design is completely made by the Edain Team, though.