Lord Of The Rings - The Battle for Middle-Earth 2
Submitted by: conner54
Every map in skirmish or multi-player mode has Gollum cloaked on it. When you find
Gollum, kill him and you will get the ring. Take it back to your fortress and have
the troop that is carrying the ring enter the fortress in order to recruit a Ring
Hero for 9,000 resources. Your Ring Hero uses no command points. Men, Elves and
Dwarves can recruit Galadriel. Mordor, Isengard, and Goblins can recruit Sauron.
The easiest way to get the ring is to let an enemy find Gollum then kill them after
they obtain the ring. The only way to stop them before they reach their base is to
chase them down with a mounted unit, have a created hero teleport into their path,
or to summon allies into their path using a power.
Defeating large groups of enemies:
Have a lot of defensive structures in your base and teleport the opponents to your
base. The towers should kill the enemies before they can do much damage. The Convert
spell will also work, because they are free men.
Defeating Giant Trolls with ease:
Submitted by: Unbeatable_pmf
It is always a good tactic to create a custom hero with a lot of power (Say about at
least a level of 15).Not only will you be able to defeat those giant trolls or summoned
balrog's with ease,You will also be able to defeat other hero's in no time.
I find this a great way in defeating my opponents.
Start at the bottom-most part. Build as many resource collectors as possible. Then,
capture the Shipright. Get Builders to build Wall Hubs where the Cave Trolls lair
is found (kill it first). Build a wall. Then, build units and an upgrade structure.
Get your units upgraded as much as possible. Put some by the wall to defend it. Send
the rest to the Shipright. Build the number of transports needed. Put the units by
the Shipright onto the transports. Send the transports to the enemy camp. Optionally,
split your units up and surround the camp. Destroy all the structures except for the
fortress. Finally, destroy the fortress.
* Do not just rush your opponent's territory. Either send in a camo capable unit or
a very cheap, weak unit such as Orc Warriers. Scope out your opponent's base before
attacking with stronger units.
* When attacking, use melee soldiers so attack buildings and use Bowmen and Cavalry
on enemy units.
The third level of the Evil campaign is a mission where you must capture the Shire.
This mission is very easy up to a point. Play the mission until you must build a base
in the Eastfarthing. Build a base with two of each building (including Fortresses).
Also, build at least ten Sentry Towers. Upgrade your Fortress to the maximum and build
all your Fortress expansions as Mountain Giants. Stay in your base and repel all
Dunedain attacks until you have killed all them all. You will be notified when all
Dunedain have perished. When you reach the part where you must destroy the three
remaining Seats of Power, only send one Goblin horde to destroy them, as there is
literally no resistance with the Dunedain defeated. Do not destroy the Seat of Power
in the bottom-left corner of the mini-map. At this point, build a large army with at
least 750 command points available. Buy all available upgrades for your Goblins.
Send all your units to the large, grassy field at the bottom-left corner of the
mini-map, just south of the last remaining Seat of Power. Destroy the last remaining
Seat of Power with as little units as possible, then retreat a short distance to the
north. You must do this because a volley of arrows will kill many goblins if you
remain in that grassy field. After a few seconds, quickly return to the grassy field
and a large army from Isengard will emerge, led by Grima Wormtoungue. Fight this army
until only two Goblin hordes remain in your forces. Send these troops to your base,
and build as many Goblin hordes as quickly as possible. In a very short time the army
will attack your base. Do not try to defend any other buildings besides one Goblin
cave and your Fortress. Uruk-Hai will lay waste to your forces in a short time, but
your fully upgraded fortress should hold them back while you construct more Goblin
hordes. After awhile of relentless Uruk-Hai attacks, the flow of enemies should stop.
At this time, re-build your base and construct a large army. Lead this army into the
Isengard base and kill Grima. This part of the level is very difficult, as the
Ballista will quickly destroy your units. Destroying the Ballista first is recommended.
When building a wall around your base in Skirmish mode, never put in gates. Always put
in Postern Gates. A Postern Gate is a small door in a wall that allows allies to pass
through, but not enemies. It is invisible to the enemy, making passing through a wall
virtually undetectable, and allies can pass through a Postern Gates as fast as they
would pass through a regular gate.
Glitch: Hero power transfer:
Use the following trick to give a hero any power(s) desired, but it requires some time
and a lot of patience. First, make a hero with no powers then a second hero with the
power desired (for example, an elf hero with Healing). Then, stack them together on the
playfield. Click on the hero with the single power. Go to the "Powers" menu. When you
click "Customize", immediately press the quick switch key to your hero with no powers.
When you enter the powers menu, the "hero" using the powers from the power menu will be
the hero with no powers. Next, click on the blank unit portrait (the picture of power
will not be there) where the desired power is located and re-select it. You can now
make other heroes with the desired powers you want and put them on your new glitched
Note: You cannot "pull" multiple powers from the valid hero unit; you will still need
to add them one by one to the glitched unit.
Glitch: Invincible Troll:
Kill a Troll while it is still coming out of the Troll Cage. It will be invincible.
It will freeze where it is, and you will still be able to shoot at it. You can still
gain power points from shooting it. Eventually, it will unfreeze and attack any enemies.
Glitch: Unlimited health for elves:
Create an elf hero with self-heal. You can get no recharge time on it. When you want to
click on it, do so but immediately move to another location. It will not recharge. You
can do this as many times as desired.
Glitch: Dol Guldur: Reveal entire map permanently:
First, you must have played the map in Skirmish mode to get the feel of it. Play it at
least three times and memorize the locations. When you start the level in the Good
campaign, you must have the Tom Bombadil power and Elrond's Farsight power. Use Elrond's
power and eyeball the Dark Shroud to find the middle section of Dol Guldur (the part
with the fortress in it). Note: You can see the texture of the terrain as you move the
the Farsight power's pointer. Once you have successfully revealed the fortress area,
summon Tom Bombadil just in front of the fortress. Once he is in, the shroud should
disappear permanently with no fog of war. You can see exactly what the enemy is doing
at the moment. You can use Bombard, Flood, Earthquake, or Sunlight, to attack enemy
units and buildings, and when they are weakened, launch the assault with your army.
Use the following trick to level your race up in Skirmish mode quickly. Create a hero
that can learn the Recruit Battlions power. Set up a game against an easy AI with a
handicap of -95%. As soon as the game starts, create your hero and rush into the
enemy's. Use the power to summon a battalion and the skirmish will be over in two
Easy win against brutal army:
On skirmis misions, select to fight a brutal army and then put a handicap os -95%.
This will make them take longer to destroy structures and make them weaker.
(This will also affect enemy structures)
OK..To make a glitch hero simply choose the one you want to glitch- i.e. my troll is
a wizard so i did this- select the wizard and make sure his name is close to the others
name-magnar the wizard to naxus the troll-and on the wizard that starts with m's spell
selection press n or whatever letter urs is at the same time you click edit on the spell
selection and if it doesnt work try it again i have 9 glitch heros.
Final Good Campaign(Dol Gundor):
Submitted by: ajitem15
If you are having difficulties in playing the last good campaign or in defeating the balrog
in the final good campaign then i have a trick.First,when you start the last campaign you
have Elrond and some Elves and one battalion of Dwarves(Axe thrower)First Build a base there
as you have some builders and then go in an attack move order at the noth signal fire.After
capturing return to the base immidiately and wait for the Erebor reinforcements to come.
Then issue all of them an attak move order to the soth signal fire or if you have the
earthquake power,summon it on the camp.the whole camp will be destroyed and you can easily
capture the signal fire.Then you have Mirkwood reinforcements.Now the objective(BREACH THE
INNER WALL OF DOL GONDUR)cames on the screen but first you will need to defeat all the
catapults and arrow towers.For that send your Hero(Thrainduil)to attack the catapults and
towers.Then if you have the sommon tom bombadil power,summon it inside the Dol Gundor and
the objective comes you have breached the inner walls of Dol gundor.Now do not charge your
army because as your army moves towards enemy fortress The balrog comes to attack you.
So summon the earthquke or Bombard power again on their fortress.So now the Balrog comes out.
Summon various powers for reinforcements and attack the Balrog but be careful he is much
stronger. After you defeat the Balrog Charge your army and win the campaign.
Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding hero:
Avatan - Win 10 Capture And Hold games
Brerthor - Complete the Good campaign
Celebrim - Win 10 Resource Race games
Felek - Win 10 hero vs. Hero games
Fhaleen - Win 10 King Of The Hill games
Hadhood - Complete the first level of the Good campaign with all bonus objectives
Idrial - Complete level 8 of the Good campaign with all bonus objectives
Krashnack - Complete level 1 of Evil campaign with all bonus objectives
Maur - Complete level 4 of the Good campaign with all bonus objectives
Mektar - Complete the good Campaign with no heroes dying
Ohta - Win 10 Versus games
Olog - Complete level 8 of the Evil campaign with all bonus objectives
Thrugg - Complete level 4 of the Evil campaign with all bonus objectives
Tumna - Complete the Evil campaign
Urulooke - Complete the Evil campaign with no heroes dying
You've heard it all before about how Goblins both have strong and weak points. Well tell
you the truth the Goblins have a risk of being the strongest faction on the game if used
right. Players think that goblins are meant to rush until you get money to buy stronger
units like spider riders and half-troll marauders. Well truth is you need to try and balance
the army. People all the time tend to say to stop making goblins when you get money for the
stronger units. Not true!!! If you do that then the army loses it's balance. Goblins are the
backbone of the army. Many people don't use them right and get decimated. You use the goblins
to destroy the enemy units, not the buildings. They're equiped with the poison blade which is
very useful against people who are stronger like the Dwarves. While goblins hold off the enemy
units you can have their city nearly destroyed. Try it and you'll find that it works like a
While using an elven archer with the self heal ability, click self heal and then quickly tell
your hero to move or attack something and it will heal, but the ability will instantly recharge.
If you create a hero with the Self-Heal power, it can be used without recharging it. In a
battle, select your hero, click Self-Heal, and then immediately right-click somewhere else,
making a move order. The Self-Heal power will be used, but not start the recharge, allowing
you to use this whenever you want.
Free Rangers when playing as Men:
This glitch has been fixed in recent updates by EA Games, but if you have an older version of
the game it will work.
* First, get the power "Summon Rangers" and build a well.
* Then, use the power, and let the units take casualties, but do NOT let them die.
* Bring them back to the well and heal them. The healed units will not vanish when the elapsed
time is up.
Submitted by: KeironBoii
* First, Build Army On Following Maps Minis Tirith, Minis Morgul, Helms Deep, Isenguard.
* Secondly, Close Gate
* Thirdly, Place 3 Battalions Of ARCHERS On The Walls Both Side Of The Gate
* Fourthly, When The Enemy Start Attacking Kill Them But When You Feel Like Open And Close
* Rapidly And U Taunt Them.
* When U Open Ur Gate They Try To Enter But Ur Archers Should Take Care Of Them If They Do.
Defeating large groups of enemies:
Use the following trick to kill armies (including brutal) easily. This strategy works best
with the elves. First, get as many Mirkwoods as possible. Have them guard your fortress and
make sure they get Silverthorn Arrows. Then, get Glorfindel and Arwen and three to five groups
of horses. Upgrade them fully and then send them around the back of the enemy base. Have them
attack. This will work almost every time. Make sure that Glorfindel and Arwen are on their
horses. It also helps to have Rally Call and Heal.
Best/Fastest way to win:
Submitted by: -SkyLoRd-Rai
Firstly make your army as strong as you can get.Then build at least 10 arrow towers with fire
arrows and send 2/3 units with fully armored armor just to taunt them in your terrioty and your
arrow towers should take most of them out and now send half your army to destroy the barracks
and resources and now send all your army to take down whats left.
All you need to do is this:
1. complete both campaigns with all bonus objectives.
2. On the good campaign, go back to the level in which you defend Dale/Erebor.
3. Go into the citadel. When you get into the main hall, turn right. It should lead you into
the room with the the mine carts. Find a secret hole and go inside. You will be led to a
room filled with haradrim. Kill the Haradrim and you will find a soldier. Go over to him
and then he will join you. Complete the level with all bonus objectives. Make sure the
soldier that you found lives. At the end, go to skirmish. Be men of the west.
Go to your fortress and in the hero section you should have Eothen!
How to get big army and all lvl 10 heroes and lots of money:
Submitted by: Rory
First of all when you go into the starting point in skirmish (you know, The place where you
choose your map and stuff) and there should be a second little button up by I think where it
says map in the top left corner of the screen. Where it says command point factor change it
to 100x and then go starting money (or resources, whatever) and change it to 4000.
Next start the game choosing whatever teams on whatever maps. Then build two resource
structures. Go to your fortress and get your create-a-hero. Make him guard the resource
buildings and kill the enemies that try to destroy them. Get your hero to level 10 and then
build more resource structures. Buy lots of units and wait for more resources to come in.
Upgrade all your units fully and just keep on doing that same routine with different heroes.
Hope this helps, Good Luck!!! : )
Changing cost of values of units/structures using hexedit:
Submitted by: Maha
For this cheat you need hexedit (Free software available in internet).
Note: Before doing this you need to backup INI.BIG which available in the location C:program
fileelectronic artsbattle for middle earth 2. Open hexedit software and open the file ini.big
from hexedit. Now you can search any word in the file by pressing CTRL+F. For example search
the word "BUILDCOST" in the string. In screen you can see the buildcost letter highlighted.
Before the word buildcost you can see that which unit or structure and after the word you can
see the buildcost of the structure. You can change the values of the unit or structure (I.E 5000
to 0005). But remember you shouldn't delete any values and only you should replace the values
like 5000 to 0005, that it would result inside the game that the cost of the structure was changed
into 5000 to 5. Now i tried only for buildcost. Similarly you can try this for the remaining as
well like buildtime, hit point, range, etc., Enjoy the cheat...