|“||From the uplands of Morthond, the great Blackroot Vale, tall Duinhir with his sons Duilin and Derufin, and five hundred bowmen||”|
–The Return of the King, Minas Tirith
Blackroot Vale Bowmen will spawn in the Blackroot Vale, regardless of light level, provided they are atop grass. They are slightly rarer than the soldiers.
These powerful ranged NPCs will, upon sighting a foe of Gondor, attack their enemy with their bows, keeping their distance all the time like all other ranged units. If there are no enemies in sight, they will wander randomly, their bows held down by their sides like the vanilla skeleton.
Blackroot Vale Bowmen can be hired from Blackroot Vale Bowlords, which are found in Blackroot Vale fortresses and watchforts. They can be hired starting at +250 Gondor alignment, for 25-50 ( to ) silver coins. Note that the cost decreases as your alignment increases. Pledging will lower the cost of these units, but is not required for hiring them.
|Blackroot Vale Helmet||Rare||1|
|Blackroot Vale Chestplate||Rare||1|
|Blackroot Vale Leggings||Rare||1|
|Blackroot Vale Boots||Rare||1|
|The Men of Gondor|
Soldier (Archer, Banner Bearer, Tower Guard)