Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Catch-All

Localgod54 wrote:

I agree, the hunted needs to become the hunter. Find him. Vulnerable to stealth finishers makes him cake if you find him.

Yeah, you need to track his location and stealth finish his ass.

Maybe level him up a few more times. It's hard to get high level cake stuff like that.

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(shoulda photoshopped an orc head on it)

Reading this thread reminds me about how much fun this game was.. can't wait for the sequel

How do I find out where he is? I'm not very far into the game so if it's an ability you get, I probably don't have it.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

How do I find out where he is? I'm not very far into the game so if it's an ability you get, I probably don't have it.

Go to the Sauron's Army page and find your target. Mark him there in that screen, and it should tell you what region of the map he's in. Go to that region, and then go into the "spirit world". Orc captains will show up in Red with a button icon over their heads to identify them.

Given the intel you have on that guy, you're going to need to stay stealthy until you can drop down on his ass to kill him. Conversely, head out and do a bunch of story missions to unlock some of the good abilities. There's literally no harm or shame in powering yourself up and then coming after him later.

ThatGuy42 wrote:

Given the intel you have on that guy, you're going to need to stay stealthy until you can drop down on his ass to kill him. Conversely, head out and do a bunch of story missions to unlock some of the good abilities. There's literally no harm or shame in powering yourself up and then coming after him later.

The problem with that is that this guy has the Ambusher trait, so any time you attack a captain, he is likely to show up and end you. Best find him quickly and deal with him stealthily. And try to behead him if you can so that he has less chance of coming back.

The cool thing about this is, as painful as it is for iaintgotnopants, it shows how the game systems in Shadow of Mordor can just randomly create a really interesting story around specific orc captains.

I'm having a similar issue, have an orc captain whose only weakness is to explosions. He's afraid of caragors but has monster slayer so kills them fast. Immune to bow, combat, finishers, stealth and has ambush so he shows up every time. Guess I need to hang out around campfires.

Alright, I found him, killed him and got a not that good rune from him. Immediately after that, I did a nearby power struggle thing and he showed up halfway through the fight. I managed to get out of sight so I could stealth kill him for the second time in a couple of minutes. I was very surprised how quickly he came back.

Haha I figured out my nemesis too, brought a Caragor and while he was cowering I interrogated and killed him. He also returned immediately but at least now I know how to take him out.

I can't behead him since he is immune to finishers and combat damage. If I kill him enough times will he eventually go away or is it a waste of time hunting him?

I have unlocked all the ability tiers but only have access to half of the weapon legends, so I assume I'm about halfway done and have done "too many" side missions - which is fine.

Anyway, I am loving this game. Very interested to learn what's new in the sequel. I never knew about the Vendetta asynchronous social functions until I started playing, and I hope there are some new takes on that.

Are any of the DLCs worth playing? I finished the story tonight and all I have left are seven outcast missions which are way too tedious to even get to show up so I probably won't do those.

Eh take them or leave them IMO. I got frustrated with trying to control the creatures in the hunter missions. Its all really just more of the same.

Same with Igneus on this one. The DLC was some different "story" missions, but for me was far less compelling than the base game.

I tried starting up my long abandoned save and realized that I have no idea what the moves are anymore. After flailing around for a while rescuing humans and feeling grossly overpowered I ran into one of the nemesis orcs and suddenly all my attacks were being countered, my arrows were ineffective, I kept getting poisoned, and getting hit by anything did a ridiculous amount of damage. It didn't help that he was in a squad of hunters and their darts just kept peppering me until I died. Then he ate me.
I can't decide if I should spend a little time re-learning this game or just starting over from the beginning.
Edit: The save game claims I'm at 81% and over 30 hours in. [I have no memory of this place.gif]

If you had fun playing, play it again!