Lord of the Rings: Rise to War’s Sauron

In LOTR: Rise to War, players who side with evil are able select the infamous Sauron as one of their enemies’ Commanders.

Overview

Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is a popular released mobile strategy game, based on the classic trilogy, Lord of the Rings. The game reminds players that the epic tales of old, be it of friendships, glory or love, are in days gone by. A new War of the Ring is on the horizon, and the fate of Middle-earth now lies in the players’ hands.

A new dark power has been growing, and it is sweeping through every part of the fantasy realm of Lord of the Rings. The various factions are thus desperate to seize control of the One Ring and take dominion over Middle-earth.

The game is set in the Third Age of Middle-earth, and it offers a beautiful and faithful interpretation of the fictional world of Arda. It invites players to embark on new adventures in order to build armies for conquest. They will need to strategically expand their region in pursuit of the One Ring.

When players first start playing Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, they will be able to choose a faction. After choosing, they will have to complete a tutorial mission in order to understand the gameplay. Once players have completed the tutorial, it is advised that they follow the tasks to level up. The tasks can be found by selecting the rolled-up scroll on the bottom right side of the screen. Completed tasks will reward the player with various resources.

To obtain more resources, players will need to acquire more land. The land with a purple border belongs to other players in the same faction, while the land players own are indicated by a green border and enemies have red tiles. Computer-owned tiles are indicated with white borders. It is recommended that players first take control of the computer-owned tiles before attempting to take land from an enemy.

Players have a choice to either side with evil or good, and then build their territory accordingly. This means that they can either build Fellowships or Warbands to collaborate with other members on attack plans against their rivals.

In the game, players will have the opportunity to improve the bonds with their alliances on the battlefield, with the goal to expand territories on the tile-based map design. Each victory will claim another piece of land, while each defeat will result in a loss of land. Lord of the Rings: Rise to War sets players on a path to not only outwit and defeat their rivals, but to also seize the ultimate prize: The One Ring.

How to obtain more Commanders

Players are able to obtain new Commanders by offering them gifts. To do this, players need to go to the Tavern, before selecting “Recruit Commander.” On the new menu, players can discover all the Commanders they can unlock through in-game progression.

In order to boost the characters’ respect meter, players need to donate gifts to them. It is important to note that players may have to donate several gifts before earning their respect. They should thus repeat the gift donations until the gold respect meter is full. At this point, the Commander will be ready to join the player’s army.

Sauron

One of the units players can collect in Rise to War is the infamous Sauron. He is the legendary Lord of the Rings. During his time as Dark Lord, he sought to conquer Middle-earth by creating the Rings of Power. However, Sauron was defeated in the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. After rebuilding his strength, Sauron returned to power late in the Third Age. However, he became permanently crippled in the War of the Ring.

In Rise to War, players are able to select Sauron as one of their armies’ Commanders. Known as the Lord of Gifts, to the Elves of old, this is Sauron in disguise. Under the fair appearance, the Dark Lord helped the Elves to make the Rings of Power, while secretly forging the One Ring for himself.

The following table indicates Sauron’s base statistics and a description of each:

Statistic name Statistic description Statistic amount
Might The might affects the Commander’s normal attack damage. Additionally, it increases the damaged dealt by units in the Commander’s army during a battle. 75 Might points
Focus Focus has an effect on the Commander’s burn poison and skill damage. Additionally, it reduces the Commander’s damage received during a battle. 115 Focus points
Speed The speed affects the Commander’s turn order in battle. However, it also increases the army’s speed during a battle. 61 Speed points

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