LOTR: Rise to War currently features more than 10 distinct factions, however, Rohan, Gondor, Isengard and Mordor are considered the best, because of their buffs.
Lord of the Rings (LOTR): Rise to War invites players to step into the fantasy world of Mordor, where they will experience role-playing and adventure elements.
The game is based on the classic book and film trilogy, Lord of the Rings, and it reminds us that the epic tales, whether of love, friendships, or glory are in days bygone.
The game currently features more than 10 distinct factions, but you can only choose one. You will have the opportunity to choose a faction when you first start playing the game.
It is worth noting that each faction has evil and good characters from the books and films. Choosing a faction comes down to personal preference, but there are some that are considered better than others.
What is the objective of factions?
Players can decide which faction they want to be a part of in LOTR: Rise to War. Each faction has a specific hotspot location on the map, as well as specific Commanders and troops. Moreover, each faction provides unique benefits and buffs to its members.
Once you have joined a faction, you will have the opportunity to fight side by side with your faction members when monsters or other factions invade your areas. It is a simple task to select a faction, but it can impact your gameplay significantly.
This is because all the tasks and activities you complete will contribute to your faction’s rank. It is alleged that you will receive various rewards if your faction forms part of the top ranks at the end of a season.
LOTR: Rise to War Best factions
As previously mentioned, there are over 10 different factions for players to choose from, however, some factions are considered better than others. This is because they may provide players with more beneficial buffs or feature stronger troops and Commanders.
There are 4 factions that many players believe are the best in the game, namely Gondor, Rohan, Isengard and Mordor. Though they are seen as the best factions, you do not have to select one of them as your faction, if you like or prefer another faction over them.
Rohan applies a buff on its members that increases march speed. This allows you to reach targets on the map faster than other factions. Gondor comes with a buff bonus that reduces construction speed, which means that you can build and upgrade facilities faster than others.
Despite Mordor being an evil faction, it provides a buff that increases resource production. You can thus produce or yield more resources than other factions, faster. Isengard features a buff that reduces recruitment costs. This means that you can train troops or recruit units at a reduced cost.
Special units and Commanders
Each faction has their own unique units and Commanders that correspond with the Lord of the Rings novels and films. The table below indicates the best factions’ first Commanders and special units:
|Faction||First Commander||Special unit|
Best factions for new and experienced players
It is worth noting that there are some factions recommended for new players, while others are intended to be better suited for and enjoyed by experienced players. Nevertheless, you can still choose any faction despite your level of experience, as this is only a recommendation.
The table below indicates the best factions for beginners and veteran players:
|Beginner players||Rohan||Increases march speed by 3 percent.|
|Beginner players||Gondor||Decreases construction time by 5 percent.|
|Beginner players||Mordor||Increases resource production by 5 percent.|
|Veteran players||Lothlorien||Increases Commander experience gained by 5 percent.|
|Veteran players||Angmar||Increases the siege damage by 5 percent,|
|Veteran players||Isengard||Reduces recruitment costs by 10 percent.|
Can you change factions in LOTR: Rise to war?
All players have the option to change their faction at any time. Although, there is a penalty and a limitation if you wish to change it.
The limitation is that you cannot switch sides, so if you started with a good faction and you want to change, you can only select a faction from the good side. The same principle applies to the evil factions.
To change your faction, you have to head to your settlement, where you will find the main hall. In this structure, you can click on the arrows next to the faction banner to choose your new faction, then click the Confirm option to switch.
The game is based on the timeless trilogy, Lord of the Rings. However, it is a reminder to us that the epic tales, whether of love, friendships, or glory are in days bygone.
The game currently features more than 10 distinct factions, and you can select one. Please remember that some factions are considered better than others, as their buffs are more beneficial. The best factions in the game are Rohan, Gondor, Isengard and Mordor.