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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin
Editor(s): Nathan Garvin
First Published: 25-03-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 20:30 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 23-02-2019 / 09:47 GMT

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Slave Rescue

Udun Outcasts

Borrowed Blades

Like a normal Brutalize... but from above! (left). Make three Uruks pay, then free the Slaves (right).

Location: Udun, Durthang Outskirs

Reward: 400 XP, 250 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 5 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Brutalize From Above 3 Uruks

"The Outcasts were beaten down after stealing swords from the Uruk. Now it’s time to fight for them."

Free five slaves, and while you’re at it, perform three Brutalize From Above attacks. Climb, Brutalize, hide. Rinse, wash, repeat. You don’t really need much finesse to complete this mission, and there aren’t too many archers prowling (who would otherwise be prime targets for Brutalize From Above kills), so kill isolated Uruks as you can. Or just fight your way out of group encounters. There’s plenty of high places to climb to get away if you get in trouble.

Drink Up

Poison Grog Barrels to satisfy the bonus objectives for this mission-Uruks don't need to actually drink from them (left)-then free the Slaves, especially ones being taunted by Uruks (right).

Location: Udun, Durthang Wastes

Reward: 400 XP, 200 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Poison 3 Grog Barrels

"These slaves risked everything to steal the grog from their master’s stores. Now they are bound and destined for death. Release them from their bonds."

The typical "Free 3 Slaves" agenda, with the bonus objective of poisoning three Grog Barrels. The Caragor cages are a good way to get around unnoticed, and there are plenty of Grog Barrels placed in easily accessible areas. This mission is only challenging if you’re unfortunate enough to have several Captains in the area, or an Uruk manages to raise the alarm. Fortunately, while the mission objectives are all in Durthang West, plenty of the Durthang Wastes are included in the opreational area, so if you need to flee and let the heat die down, you can.

Hold Your Tongue

The easiest way to accomplish the bonus objective for this mission is to Attract foes while on a ledge, then perform a Ledge Kill (left). Once you've killed enough, free the slaves (right).

Location: Udun, Uruk’s Hollow

Reward: 400 XP, 125 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Kill 3 Uruks while they investigate your Attract posistion

"Slaves are executed for any insult, real or imagined, against their brutal taskmasters. Free them from this unjust fate."

Climb on ledges, find nearby Uruks, attract them, and perform a Ledge Kill. Boom. Bonus objective complete. After that, just free the three slaves, which is cake.

Over the Edge

Brutalizing makes a very gruesome display of an Uruk's demise, scaring off nearby Uruks (left). The Uruk's slaves don't seem to mind the show, however (right).

Location: Udun, Barrows of Udun

Reward: 400 XP, 200 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Kill 3 Uruks with Brutalize

"As they become desperate, the enslaved Outcasts have begun to fight amongst themselves. Free them so they can turn their rage against their oppressors."

Brutalize works like a Stealth kill, hold down (R2) find an Uruk, but hit (Triangle) instead of (Square). It’s a little more involved, since you’re going to draw the attention of nearby Uruks by doing it (that’s kind of the point, really), but it shouldn’t be difficult to find three isolated Uruks to brutalize.

Resistance

What's better than a Strike From Above? A Strike From Above on an Uruk who is on fire! (left) Your primary goal for this-and every other Outcast mission-is to rescue Slaves (right).

Location: Udun, Internment Camp

Reward: 400 XP, 125 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Kill 3 Uruks with Strike From Above

"These men refused an order from their Uruk masters. Save them before they are executed."

A pretty simple mission-reach the slaves (marked with yellow circles on the map) and hit (R1) to cut them free. Killing the nearby Uruks is a good idea, first. Stealth isn’t required, but it doesn’t hurt, either. The bonus objective is just easy Mirian.

Shattered

Location: Udun, Southern Black Road

Reward: 400 XP, 125 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Ledge Kill 2 Uruks

"A few broken tools have earned these slaves days of torture. Slay the Uruks guarding them and set them free."

This mission doesn’t take place in a Stronghold, nor is it in a particularly densely populated Uruk area, so you should face relatively few Captains compared to other quests, and there’s no real need to tread carefully. Also, the bonus objective is easy-peasy. There are sheer cliffs aplenty you can use to perform Ledge Kills.

The Fallen

Stealth Kill five Uruks to complete the bonus objective for this Outcast mission (left), then free the Slaves (right).

Location: Udun, Barrows of Udun

Reward: 400 XP, 125 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Stealth Kill 5 Uruks

"These slaves are being punished for collapsing from exhaustion. Rescue them from their tormentors."

If you can’t manage to Stealth Kill five Uruks by now, there’s just no hope for you. Easy mission is easy.

The Uprising

Terrorize Uruks, either by killing stronger Uruks, or by Brutalizing their peers (left), then free the Slaves (right).

Location: Udun, The Black Gate

Reward: 400 XP, 300 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 7 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Make 10 Uruks flee in terror

"The Outcasts are ready to rise up and resist their Uruk overlords, but their commanders have been captured. Rescue them and they can lead their men."

There are a number of ways to scare off Uruks, the best of which is to kill a Captain, which will scare most-if not all-nearby Uruks off. The mission area is huge, too, so you can probably find a Captian if you’re willing to hunt one. If not, then performing Brutalize kills will work just as well. Okay, not really, but it’ll scare off a few nearby Uruks each time you do. Once that objective has been met, just wander around, freeing the slaves as you find them.

The Watcher

Location: Udun, East Garrison

Reward: 400 XP, 250 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Resuce 5 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Kill 10 Uruks with Ranged Attacks

"The Outcasts have become more bold. They dared to sabotage an Uruk Watchtower. Reward their courage with salvation."

Oh, what an easy bonus objective. Killing 10 Uruks with Ranged Attacks is cake, just be sure to Drain Uruks or pick up more Elf-Shot if you need to. Otherwise, you know the drill-avoid setting off an alarm if you can, as this is a Stronghold. The ideal might be easier than the reality, however, as this place is pretty densely populated.

Unleashed

Location: Udun, Barrows of Udun

Reward: 400 XP, 200 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Use 5 Caragors to kill Uruks

"The slaves guarding the Caragor pens let one of the beasts escape. They are being punished as an example. Rescue them from their torment."

The bonus objective for this mission encourages you to use a new gameplay element-hanging flanks of meat. Shoot the meat and it’ll draw out Caragors, which will hopefully gobble down a few Uruks. As long as you don’t make a target out of yourself, the Caragors should focus on Uruks. Once that’s done, free the slaves and you’re gold.

Venom

Location: Udun, The Black Gate

Reward: 400 XP, 250 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Resuce 5 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Poison 3 Grog Barrels

"Emboldened by their victories, the Outcasts have dared to poison the Uruk grog. Help them bring swift death to their oppressors."

Didn’t we do this already? Yep, same goal, different area. You know the drill. Lazy devs are lazy. Oh well. If anything, this mission is even easier than "Drink Up", since it doesn’t take place in a Stronghold, and the Uruks are less numerous and more spread out.

Worked to Death

Stealth kill ten Uruks (left), then free the Slaves, one of whom is hidden away in a cave (right).

Location: Udun, Southern Udun Pass

Reward: 400 XP, 200 Mirian (+50 Mirian)

Objective: Rescue 3 Slaves

Bonus Objecive: Stealth Kill 10 Uruks

"These Outcast slaves are being punished for not fulfilling a quota. Kill the taskmasters so they can escape."

None of the slaves are in a Stronghold area, so aside from the odd Captain, there shouldn’t be any complications in this mission. Just steatlh kill ten Uruks, then rescue the slaves.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    25 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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