Saturday, April 2, 2011

Battle for Middle Earth 2 - Rise of the Witch-King - Mission 3 - Amon Sûl

Battle for Middle Earth II - Rise of the Witch -King - Mission 3 - Amon Sûl
This is a hint/walkthrough post for Battle for Middle Earth II: Rise of the Witch-King. You can find an index of all our Battle for Middle Earth II posts here.

Once you get rid of the Sun Scorch Mallorn Tree, you just need to hold on until you build your first fortress. At that point, the rest of the mission is attrition.

Start by attacking the arrow tower on the wall near the tree. It will probably shoot at Rogash, so set your other heroes to a more aggressive stance and set Rogash to defensive. Only 3 heroes can attack the tower -- send one to capture the Outpost.
Meanwhile, start your Mills for resources.

After you destroy the Sun Scorch Mallorn Tree, Amon Sûl will probably start sending attacks (usually cavalry) to the northeast corner (stopping for nothing in the meantime) where you started and attack buildings there. If you have anything in the southern side of the map, they will also attack there occasionally.

You can either wait for resources to bring out your first fortress, or go for some Snow Trolls to help your heroes early on. Snow Trolls can trample just about everything, especially Dunedain Rangers summonned by one of the other special Mallorn Trees.

Once your first Fortress is up, keep defending and building Mills (if there is room) until you can get the Witch-King's Sanctum. Use the iceball (Winter's Wrath) power to blow up the Cloud Break Mallorn Tree, then the Dunedain Ranger Mallorn Tree. Those are probably the next two most dangerous ones. Advance and hold ground with more fortresses. The rest of the map should be pretty straightforward.

Out of general principle I covered the roads leading out of the map with Fortresses, but Amon Sûl called no reinforcements.

The Witch-King and Morgomir can reach level 10, Rogash level 8, Hwaldar level 6. As the missions get harder from here, it is best to level everyone up to the maximum possible.

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