Recruit Thranduil's Palace Guards as seen in the Hobbit movies. They serve as a more powerful substitute for the Lorien Pikemen in the late game. They can be recruited from the Mirkwood Outpost after you build a Vault of the King on one of the build plots.
Defenders of Mirkwood - The Palace Guards are the elite defenders of Mirkwood and can turn enemy momentum against them. Any time a Palace Guard is trampled, all other nearby Palace Guards gain +50% armor, damage, and slow any additional enemy trampling 50% faster for 30 seconds. (Passive ability)
The Palace Guards (Lothlorien) can be given the following upgrades:
- Other infantry if they are swordsmen
- Monsters and Cavalry if they are pikemen
- Buildings if they are cavalry
All these upgrades must be bought at Forge before applying them to battalion.
Palace Guards serve as next level pikemen of Lothlórien. They prove deadly to all cavalry units that dare to trample them. During the late game they can be paired with other Lorien or Mirkwood units.