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The Spear Throwers of Rohan are exceptional marksmen that can hurl spears. They have the particularity of having the strengths of pikemen from range. They are the only spear-throwing units in the game besides the Dwarven Hunters of Ered Mithrin from the Iron Hills.

Abilities Edit

Mighty spears Mighty Spears - The Spear Throwers of Rohan toss their spears with great strength, knocking enemies to the ground. (Passive ability)

Rohan Spear Throwers

Spear Throwers line the wall above the gate of Helm's Deep in The Two Towers

Upgrades Edit

The Spear Throwers can be given the following upgrades:

Banner carrier upgrade 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 units.

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

Men Forged Blades Forged Blades - Increases the damage of this battalion against:


Strategy Edit

Spear Throwers come in battalions of ten and are somewhat expensive, but worth their cost. They are quite a unique unit because they have the advantages of pikemen but at range, so they can be used to kill cavalry and monsters from a distance. They are great for covering units that are very vulnerable to trample damage, stopping an enemy cavalry charge before it can reach you. For this reason, they should not be used to replace Yeomen Archers since they aren't good at dealing damage against infantry but should be used alongside them. Their Mighty Spears ability can allow them to be effective against other units too, even if just to slow them down by knocking them to the ground.

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