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Shadow of War – Walkthrough and Guide

by Josh Hawkins

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has finally arrived, bringing the parkour-filled combat that made Shadow of Mordor so popular to an all-new story. As you fight to turn the forces of Sauron against him, you’re going to need all the help that you can get. To assist you, we’ve put together this in-depth guide which will act as a hub for all of our helpful Shadow of War content. So be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for the most up-to-date information concerning the game.

Shadow of War Tips

  • You can heal yourself at any time by using the Drain power on enemies. To make use of this ability, run up to an enemy and press the Drain button (which will depend upon your console of choice). Doing this will restore a small portion of your health back to you, allowing you to continue the fight.
  • Shadow of War includes a lot of depth, and learning how to make use of every mechanic that the game offers is extremely important. You can easily see which mechanics and controls you need to learn by opening up the game’s built-in Guide. To do this, press the Pause button, then navigate to the Guide option, where you’ll find instructions for every mechanic you need to know about the game.
  • Gain Intel on your enemies by approaching Worms and pressing the Interrogate button (it’s the same button as Drain). This will reveal the Strengths and Weaknesses of Captains, which will make fighting them much, much easier.
  • The fastest way to replenish your Elf-Shot or Health is to fast travel to an Haedir. Doing this will completely recharge your Health and your Elf-Shot, which will allow you to continue fighting.
  • You can use the Wraith power to spot in-game opportunities for combat. You’ll find things that you can interact with, shoot, or even make use of to take enemies out, or disrupt enemy patrols.

Shadow of War Guides

You’ll find links to every Shadow of War guide we’ve created in this section, so be sure to check it for updates daily.

How to Interrogate Worms
Learn how to get Intel on Captains by interrogating Worms.

How to Kill Captains
Find out how to use your Intel and kill Captains in Shadow of War.

How to Get a Mount
Find out how to get a mount and ride around Shadow of War’s open world.

What Are Gems?
Find out what Gems are and how you can use them to increase your power in Shadow of War.

How to Fast Travel
Learn how to unlock Haedirs and fast travel in Shadow of War.

How to Save Your Game
Find out how to save your game in Shadow of War.

All Ithildin Poem Solutions
Learn the solution to every Ithildin puzzle in Shadow of War.

How to Import Nemesis
Find out how to bring your Nemesis data from Shadow of Mordor to Shadow of War with the Nemesis Forge.

How to Build an Army and Gain Followers
Learn how to dominate followers and build an army to take on Sauron.

How the Nemesis System Works
Discover everything you need to know to understand the Nemesis System.

How to Upgrade Your Gear
Learn how to upgrade your gear in Shadow of War.

Combat and Stealth Tips
Find out how to increase your stealth and combat skills in Shadow of War.

Shadow of War Video Guides

Here’s a complete list of all the video guides that we have created for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.

What Are Gems?Learn more about Gems and how to use them with this video.

How to Save Your Game
Find out how to save your game in Shadow of War with this video.

How to Get a Mount
Use this video to learn how to get a mount in Shadow of War.

How to Upgrade Gear
Find out how to upgrade your gear using this video guide.

How to Build an Army and Gain Followers
A video detailing how to dominate, shame, and grow your army.

Shadow of War PC Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update for Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5-2550K, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 670 | Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 60 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 10 version 14393.102 or higher required
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or GeForce GTX 1060 | Radeon R9 290X or Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 60 GB available space

We’ll continue to update our guide hub with new links, tips, and video guides over the coming days, so make sure you are checking back for the most in-depth Middle-Earth: Shadow of War walkthrough and guide available.

Josh Hawkins

Josh has been exploring fantastic worlds and getting lost in video games for as long as he can remember. Starting out on the Super Nintendo with Super Mario World, and ending up in the world of next-generation gaming. He enjoys digging into the story and lore of massive RPGs, as well as getting lost just trying to make that last jump in any platformers he gets pulled into, as well as everything in between. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment.