"They held their great shields above them like a roof."
The Two Towers

Shield Uruks are strong infantry units that can be combined with other Uruk battalions to increase their durability against arrows. They can be purchased from an Uruk Pit once Machinery of War Level 3 has been purchased.

Abilities Edit

Shield uruks passive Great Shields - The great shields of the Uruks make them nearly immune to long ranged attacks. Any cavalry charging the shield bearers will be slowed down twice as quickly. The Shield Uruks may be combined with any other Uruk-hai battalion to protect them. They can be combined with:

(Passive ability)

Shield Uruks

Shield Uruks form a protective wall around a battering ram in The Two Towers

Upgrades Edit

The Shield Uruks can be given the following upgrades:

Forged blades isengard Forged Blades - Increases the damage of this battalion against:

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

Banner carrier isengard 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.

Uruk captain upgrade Uruk Captain - This upgrade can only be purchased once the battalion has reached level 2. This gives the battalion fear resistance and increased stats, including an automatic level-up to level 5.

The Forged Blades and Heavy Armor upgrades can be made even more effective by researching the appropriate upgrades at Isengard's unique Outpost expansion, the Steelworks.

Strategy Edit

Shield Uruks are mainly used for giving more defense against cavalry and ranged attacks to your battalions. They are very useful, and can help against long-ranged archers that can decimate your numbers if you don't have cavalry to stop them. They would be especially helpful against factions like Rohan (to stop cavalry) or Lothlorien (to protect units against powerful archers).

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