Shadow of War Legendary Gear Sets Guide


Shadow of War Tribes and Legendary Weapons

Learn who drops what gear and hot to get the best one for you!

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have 7 different Orc Tribes in the base game with new ones added post launch in the form of DLCs. On 29th September 2017 Monolith hosted a live stream event to demonstrate gameplay from Shadow of War in different missions where Talion fights the various orc tribes. In the first part of this guide we’ll take a look at what makes the Uruk Tribes unique and different from each other and in the second section we will take an in-depth look at all Legendary sets available in Shadow of War!


ORC TRIBES OVERVIEW


Each one of the 7 original tribes that inhabit Mordor have unique features and perks that set them apart. It’s not just about their visual differences. These orcs will fight, speak and generally behave different.

Below is a brief look at each one of the 7 tribes from the basic game.

  • Terror Tribe – These orcs take the brutality to a whole new level. They are all about torture and massacre. Their armor features pieces of their victims and a lot of spiky metal elements.
  • Machine Tribe – These guys are obsessed with the industrialization of Mordor. Their arsenal includes machines and mechanical tools.
  • Marauder Tribe – They are all about hoarding treasures, looting and collecting rare items. They are having pure fun being orcs and are proud of that fact.
  • Dark Tribe – Stealthy assassin that own the night. Orcs from this tribe are often extremely deformed. They have some similarities to the Mystic Tribe, but don’t actually use or rely on magic.
  • Feral Tribe – When you are on their territory, you can always expect an abundance of beasts and strange creatures, including all the different types of baits and cages. Weird things are expected to happen when the Feral orcs are around. Their appearance is more rough and ravaged than what the rest of the population of Mordor typically wears.
  • Mystic Tribe – When you see deep fog surrounding you and the nasty rains, you are likely on the Mystic tribe territory. Orcs from this tribe are very interested and invested in occult rituals and magic.
  • Warmonger Tribe – It’s a common thought among the human species that the Warmonger Tribe represents the default type of orcs. Warmongers live for war and combat and favor close combat. They have sense of honor and are kind of close in terms of culture and traditions to Vikings or even Samurai.

Check out here all SHADOW OF WAR Orc Tribes Appearance.

It’s worth mentioning that orcs can never change their tribe. If they belong to one tribe, they will always be a part of it. There is no tribe switching mechanig, not automatic by the Nemesis System, nor a manual way for Talion to force something like that to happen.

Check out here all SHADOW OF WAR Tribe Trailers from Monolith.

The environment is always changing, depending on which orc tribe rules the region or area. You can see this reflected in banners, decorations, even upgrades to certain buildings in the fortresses and more.


LEGENDARY GEAR SETS


Legendary gear in Shadow of War has not just unique and higher stats than the rest of the tiers of gear, but it will also be able to level up with you. For example, performing a specific action several times or completing an objective will unlock new and special powers for the Legendary weapon that you are using. This system will allow the Legendary weapons to serve you for a very long time. Each Legendary item brings different bonuses, based on the tribe to which the slain orc, that dropped it, belonged to. There are also Legendary sets, that are not tied to a Tribe, but require you to complete special missions.

The following is a brief preview for each such set available in the game:

TERROR TRIBE LEGENDARY SET

Kill captains and warchiefs that belong to this tribe to loot an item from this set.

  • Consume attacks make enemy heads explode, causing nearby enemies to flee
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Quick Throw instantly kills fleeing grunts
  • Set Bonus 4/4: Recover 100 Health when killing a fleeing enemy

How to get the set:

  • Sword of Horrors – by killing a Legendary Terror Slayer or Terror Destroyer
  • Dagger of Horrors – by killing a Legendary Terror Assassin
  • Bow of Horrors – by killing a Legendary Terror Marksman or Terror Tracker
  • Armor of Horrors – by killing a Legendary Terror Tank
  • Cloak of Horrors – by killing a Legendary Terror Beastmaster or Terror Berserker
  • Rune of Horrors – by killing a Legendary Terror Commander or Terror Trickster.
MACHINE TRIBE LEGENDARY SET

Kill captains and warchiefs that belong to this tribe to loot an item from this set.

  • Defeating enemies have a chance of exploding
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Call Followers sumons Sappers and Iron Guard summons more Sappers
  • Set Bonus 4/4: Elven Light also scatters explosives around you

How to get the set:

  • Threshing Sword – kill a Legendary Machine Slayer or Machine Berserker
  • Threshing Dagger – kill a Legendary Machine Assassin or Machine Tracker
  • Threshing Hammer – kill a Legendary Machine Marksman
  • Threshing Armor – kill a Legendary Machine Tank or Machine Destroyer
  • Threshing Cloak – kill a Legendary Machine Beastmaster or Machine Tricker
  • Threshing Rune – kill a Legendary Machine Commander
MARAUDER TRIBE LEGENDARY SET

Kill captains and warchiefs that belong to this tribe to loot an item from this set.

  • Increased change chance for dropping Mirian upon enemy killed
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Picking up Mirian increases damage by 2% per token Gained for 20 seconds
  • Set Bonus 4/4: Picking up Mirian Tokens recovers 2 Health per token gained

How to get the set:

  • Marauder Sword – kill a Legendary Marauder Slayer or Marauder Berserker
  • Marauder Dagger – kill a Legendary Marauder Assassin or Marauder Tracker
  • Marauder Bow – kill a Legendary Marauder Marksman
  • Marauder Armor – kill a a Legendary Marauder Tank or Marauder Destroyer
  • Marauder Cloak – kill a Legendary Marauder Beastmaster or Marauder Trickster
  • Marauder Ringcraft – kill a Legendary Marauder Commander
DARK TRIBE LEGENDARY SET
  • Increases Poison damage to enemies
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Gain 1 Might when enemies take damage from your Poison
  • Set Bonus 4/4: All attacks have a 15% chance to inflict an explosive poison on grunts

How to get the set:

  • Darkest Sword – kill a Legendary Dark Slayer or Dark Destroyer
  • Darkest Dagger – after completing Knife in the Dark. The assassin you murder becomes one with the poisonous Morgai flies, is reborn, challenges you again in Cirith Ungol. Kill him to obtain the dagger.
  • Darkest Bow – kill a Legendary Dark Marksman or Dark Tracker
  • Darkest Armor – kill a Legendary Dark Tank. Gain the Darkest Cloak by killing a Legendary Dark Beastmaster or Dark Berserker
  • Darkest Rune kill a Legendary Dark Commander or Dark Trickster.
FERAL TRIBE LEGENDARY SET

Kill captains and warchiefs that belong to this tribe to loot an item from this set.

  • Reduces Call Mount cooldown
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Shadow Mount unbroken graugs
  • Set Bonus 4/4: Shadow MOunt unbroken drakes
MYSTIC TRIBE LEGENDARY SET

Kill captains and warchiefs that belong to this tribe to loot an item from this set.

  • Reduces Call Followers cooldown
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Dominated grunts take 50% less damage
  • Set Bonus 4/4: Dominated grunts gain Cursed weapons

How to get the set:

  • Arcane Sword – by killing a Legendary Mystic Slayer
  • Arcane Dagger – by killing a Legendary Mystic Assassin or Mystic Berserker
  • Arcane Bow – by killing a Legendary Mystic Marksman or Mystic Tracker
  • Arcane Armor – by killing a Legendary Mystic Tank or Mystic Destroyer
  • Arcane Cloak – by killing a Legendary Mystic Beastmaster
  • Arcane Rune – by killing a Legendary Mystic Commander or Mystic Trickster
WARMONGER TRIBE LEGENDARY SET

Kill captains and warchiefs that belong to this tribe to loot an item from this set.

  • Set Bonus 2/4: Recover 50 Health when killing an enemy who is on Fire
  • Set Bonus 4/4: While on Fire, you will periodically explode, releasing a burst of flames

How to get the set:

  • Sword of War – by killing a Legendary Warmonger Slayer
  • Dagger of War – by killing a Legendary Warmonger Assassin or Warmonger Tracker
  • Hammer of War – by killing a Legendary Warmonger Marksman
  • Armor of War – by killing a Legendary Warmonger Tank or Warmonger Destroyer
  • Cloak of War – by killing a Legendary Warmonger Beastmaster or Warmonger Berserker
  • Rune of War – by killing a Legendary Warmonger Commander or Warmonger Trickster
VENDETTA (VENGEANCE SET)
  • Pieces available from completing Online Vendettas
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Perform attacks requiring Might by consumiong 40$ of your max Health instead
  • Set Bonus 4/4: If you have no Elf-shot, you can perform Ranged Attacks by consuming 25% of your max Health

How to get the set:

  • Sword of Vengeance – by completing your first Online Vendetta
  • Dagger of Vengeance – by using a Stealth Attack against an Online Vendetta target
  • Bow of Vengeance – by getting a Headshot against an Online Vendetta target
  • Armor of Vengeance – by killing an Online Vendetta target while above 80% Healt
  • Cloak of Vengeance – by using a mounted attack against and Online Vendetta target
  • Rune of Vengeance – by Dominating an Online Vendetta target
BRIGHT LORD
RINGWRAITH
  • Set Bonus 2/4: Call Followers and Iron Guard summon Revenants
  • Set Bonus 4/4: Restore 20 Health when a nearby Undead Follower dies

How to get the set:

  • Complete the main storyline campaign (Act III) and all 6 items of the set will be granted to you: Urfael Sword, Acharn Dagger, Helm’s Hammer, Servant’s Armor, Dark Embrace Cloak, Isilur’s Ring. You need 100% completion on the main story quest chains.
  • To learn more about this set, check out my video overview or watch my full Act III (End of the main story) gameplay video.

VIDEO OVERVIEWS



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