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The Return of the King, The Land of Shadow

Black Uruks are some of the strongest fighting units the hosts of Mordor have to offer. They are the elite of Sauron, capable of withstanding the sun and slaughtering nearly anything that gets in their way. They can be hired from Black Uruk Captains.


The Black Uruks spawn exclusively in Mordor, where they can spawn day and night due to ash clouds from Mount Doom that block out the sun. They are less common than their weaker brethren, and tend to spawn in small groups. Larger concentrations of them can be found in certain fortresses.

Black Uruks can also spawn as part of invasions, both for Mordor itself and for their own dedicated Black Uruk subfaction.


Black Uruks will attack any foes of Mordor on sight. As with rank-and-file Mordor Orcs, the chance of being attacked decreases the higher a player's alignment gets, and when one's alignment reaches +100 for Mordor, they will no longer be targetted.

Unlike regular Orcs, Black Uruks are unable to ride Wargs, and they are not weakened by the sun. They will be just as strong during the day as they are at night, something that can't be said for lesser Orcs. Black Uruks have an increased sight range of 24 blocks instead of the default 16, likely because they're taller.

Black Uruks always spawn wearing a full set of Black Uruk Armour - unlike with many other units, there is no chance for them to spawn without helmets. They carry Black Uruk Equipment in combat, as well as Shields of the Dark Elite (which are purely cosmetic).

A Black Uruk with two Mordor Orc Archers


Black Uruks commonly drop rotten flesh and also have a few rarer drop possibilities, such as Black Uruk steel ingots and Orc draught. Additionally, they have a moderate chance to drop some of the equipment or armour they are carrying. They will very rarely drop shiny shirts upon their death.

Drop Rarity Quantity Image
Rotten Flesh Common 1-2 Rotten Flesh.png
Orc Draught Uncommon 1 Orc Draught.png
Black Uruk Steel Ingot Uncommon 1 BlackUrukSteel.png
Black Uruk Cleaver Rare 1 ScimitarBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Spear Rare 1 SpearBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Warhammer Rare 1 HammerBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Battleaxe Rare 1 BattleaxeBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Dagger Rare 1 DaggerBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Poisoned Dagger Rare 1 DaggerBlackUrukPoisoned.png
Black Uruk Helmet Rare 1 HelmetBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Chestplate Rare 1 BodyBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Leggings Rare 1 LegsBlackUruk.png
Black Uruk Boots Rare 1 BootsBlackUruk.png
Mithril Chestplate Very Rare 1 BodyMithril.png


Black Uruks can be hired from Black Uruk Captains, which spawn at Black Uruk Fortresses. Only players that are pledged to Mordor can hire them, and they have a starting price of 60 silver coins and require at least +400 alignment with Mordor to hire. They are some of the most effective hired units in the mod, capable of defeating most opponents in a one-on-one fight.

Advantages Disadvantages
Extremely strong - can slaughter most opponents Rather expensive
Very strong armour Cannot be mounted
Increased sight range compared to normal NPCs Require pledge to hire
Does not receive debuffs during the day Captains can be hard to find
High health



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  • What do you want?
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  • The Master is readying us for war. Soon the world of Men shall fall.


  • I smell Man-flesh!
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  • What are you after, maggot?
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  • You don't look like a Goblin-Man!
  • Do you want something?
  • Don't just stand there! Do something!
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  • Are you trying to start a fight?
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  • Where's the nearest Man-flesh? I'm starving here!
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  • I am ready to hunt some Man-scum.
  • Death to those filthy tarks and all their allies!
  • Let us wreak havoc upon the world of Men!
  • Let's hunt some tarks!
  • Stinking tarks don't know what's coming for them!


  • You trying to start a skirmish?
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  • Looks like it's time for a skirmish!
  • Nobody skirmishes with me and gets away with it!
  • You looking for a skirmish, filthy maggot?
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  • You asking for a skirmish?
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  • You after a scuffle, scum?
  • Want a fight, you filthy piece of meat?
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  • You think you can beat me, filth?
  • You shall pay for that, you filthy worm!
  • I'll squish you like the filthy little worm you are!
  • You'll be dinner once I'm done with you, maggot!
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