Tauriel is the captain of the Elven guard of Thranduil's Woodland Realm. She is summonable for a short time on all maps except the Mirkwood map (6 player), where she can be recruited permanently from the Mirkwood Outpost.
Summon Tauriel alongside with 2 battalions of Mirkwood Border Guards.
Daughter of the Forest - Tauriel will be cloaked for 30 seconds. While cloaked she gains +25% attack and speed. Using abilities will interrupt the camouflage, but attacks only temporarily interrupt her camouflage.
As a summoned hero Tauriel proves to be effective while shooting arrows. Her ability Captain of the Guard should be used only when enemies are attacking her directly. She is also quite effective against enemy heroes when using her ability Jump At.
Mechanics on the Mirkwood Map
Tauriel can be recruited permanently only on the Mirkwood map (6 players). The team decided this because Mirkwood is Tauriel's homeland and it belongs to her, so she should be recruitable permanently there. She also has a full set of abilities.
Level 1: Daughter of the Forest - Tauriel will be cloaked for 30 seconds. While cloaked she gains +25% attack and speed. Using abilities will interrupt the camouflage, but attacks only temporarily interrupt her camouflage.
Level 2: Leader of the Watch - Tauriel temporarily fights with her bow but gets -20% armor.
Level 5: Scout - Tauriel and her guards protect the Borders of Mirkwood. For 60 seconds, the chosen enemy building will be unveiled and won't be able to operate.
Level 5: Jump - Tauriel fires an arrow at an enemy, leaping at the same time. This deals medium damage to the target and weakens its armor and movement speed by 25% for 10 seconds.
Level 7: This Is Our Battle! - Tauriel convinces all allied heroes to go to battle. For every Lorien or Mirkwood hero close to her, Tauriel gains +15% damage and +5% armor (each time Tauriel convinces a hero she gains experience). Lasts 60 seconds.
Tauriel can get only one upgrade:
Gifts of Lorien - Tauriel is permanently capable of wielding her daggers and of being protected by guards. This upgrade can be applied to her through Galadriel's ability Gifts of Lorien.
As recruited hero Tauriel can use more abilities. Her scouting abilities are good to ambush enemies. Her greatest ability would be This Is Our Battle!, which boosts allied heroes near her.
"Legolas thinks of me as not more than a captain of the guard."
"It is memory, precious and pure. "