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 are the ranged equivalent of the standard Blackroot Vale Soldier. They are armed with Blackroot Bows and wear Blackroot Vale Armour.

Spawning Edit

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.

Behavior Edit

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.

Hiring Edit

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 (2coinX5coinI to 5coinX) 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 Soldiers commonly drop bones. They have a rare chance of dropping the Blackroot Vale armour or their Blackroot Bow that they are carrying upon their death.

Drop Rarity Quantity Image
Bone Common 0-1 Bone
Arrow Common 0-1 Arrow
Blackroot Bow Rare 1 BlackrootBowLarge
Blackroot Vale Helmet Rare 1 HelmetBlackroot
Blackroot Vale Chestplate Rare 1 BodyBlackroot
Blackroot Vale Leggings Rare 1 LegsBlackroot
Blackroot Vale Boots Rare 1 BootsBlackroot
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