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A troop of heavy-armed uruks from Barad-dûr charged into the Durthang line and threw them into confusion.

The Return of the King, The Land of Shadow

Black Uruks are some of the strongest fighting units allied with the dark land of Mordor. They can be hired from Black Uruk Captains.


As with Mordor Orcs, the chance of being attacked by these creatures decreases the higher your alignment gets. When your alignment reaches +100 for Mordor, they will no longer target you.

These Uruks will spawn day and night wherever Mordor Orcs spawn, and will also spawn in when Mordor invades the lands around the dark mountains. Due to their size, they are unable to ride Mordor Wargs. Unlike regular Orcs, they are not weakened by the sun, and as a result they will not suffer from debuffs during the day as they are stronger and more versatile. However, their spawn rate is considerably less than normal Mordor orcs.

Black Uruks have an increased sight range of 24 blocks instead of the default 16, because they're taller.

Black Uruk and Company

A Black Uruk with two Mordor Orc Archers

Drops Edit

Black Uruks commonly drop rotten flesh and also have a few rare drop possibilities such as Black Uruk steel ingots and Orc draughts. Additionally to these, they have a moderate chance to drop some of the equipment or armour they are carrying. As of Update 35, they can very rarely drop shiny shirts upon their death.

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


These Uruks use Black Uruk equipment, such as daggers, battleaxes , spears, and scimitars, all made from steel, of course. Archers use bows.


Once pledged to Mordor, these powerful units can be yours to command with a Mordor alignment of +400 and 60 silver coins, from Black Uruk Captains. Many people favour them as they have strong armour health and attack and they beat most mobs in one on one fights!

Advantages Disadvantages
Strong melee attack Rather expensive
Very strong armour Don't spawn mounted.
Increased sight range compared to normal NPC's
Does not receive debuffs during the day
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