Dol Guldur Orc Chieftains are a hiring NPC that reside in Dol Guldur towers in Dol Guldur. They carry an Orc skull staff in one hand and a silver coin in the other. They wear Dol Guldur armour, but without the helm.

The player must have at least +150 alignment to Dol Guldur in order to hire units. Successfully hiring a unit from the chieftain will earn the player the achievement "Foul Creatures".


Like other traders and hiring NPCs, this chieftain will ignore other entities, regardless of alignment until provoked. Then it will defend itself with its Orc Skull Staff.


The following list includes the units available to hire from a Dol Guldur Orc chieftain, as well as their cost in silver coins and Dol Guldur alignment requirement. Note that as alignment goes up, the number of coins needed goes down.

Unit Unpledged Cost (Silver Coins) Pledged Cost (Silver Coins) Alignment Required (Dol Guldur) Requires Pledge (Dol Guldur)
Dol Guldur Orc 20-40 (2coinX to 4coinX) 10-20 (1coinX to 2coinX) +150 No
Dol Guldur Orc Archer 40-80 (4coinX to 8coinX) 20-40 (2coinX to 4coinX) +200 No
Mirkwood Spider 20-40 (2coinX to 4coinX) 10-20 (1coinX to 2coinX) +150 No
Spider Rider 20-40 (2coinX to 4coinX) 10-20 (1coinX to 2coinX) +250 No
Spider Archer Rider 60-120 (6coinX to 1coinC2coinX) 30-60 (3coinX to 6coinX) +300 No
Mirk-Troll N/A 50-100 (5coinX to 1coinC) +500 Yes
Dol Guldur Banner Bearer 40-80 (4coinX to 8coinX) 20-40 (2coinX to 4coinX) +300 No



  • What do silver coins and Man-flesh have in common? I never have enough of them!
  • You want some mercenaries, Person? I want some coins.
  • Get your fighting Orcs here! Starting at just a few silver coins!
  • I want to get my stinking hands on some more silver coins!
  • The forces of Dol Guldur are ready for hire, maggot!
  • Dol Guldur has many fine stinking Orcs and spiders for you to command!
  • I hear the Nazgûl speak highly of you. My Orcs shall follow you!
  • You may be a Man, maggot, but you seem worthy enough for my lads!
  • Give me just a few dozen coins and you'll have an Orc to command!
  • The legions of Dol Guldur shall fight for you!
  • All free peoples shall tremble beneath the feet of our armies! Shall you lead us, Person?


  • You think I'd sell mercenaries to scum like you? Ha!
  • Only the foulest of Men can command Orcs, Person.
  • Work some more evil, and then perhaps I'll consider trading units with you.
  • Come back when you've proven your worth, maggot.
  • I'm not selling any Orcs to you until you kill some more filthy enemies!
  • The Orcs of Dol Guldur would never follow a weakling like you, Person!
  • Are you scared of spiders, maggot?
  • You wish to command the Orcs of Dol Guldur? You think you can lead an army? Prove it, maggot!
  • It will take more than a bunch of shiny coins to lead an army of Orcs!
  • No mere Man may command the legions of Dol Guldur!
  • You want to command my lads? Ha! Don't make me laugh, maggot!
  • Ha! You wish to hire some Orcs? Foolish worm! Show your ugly face again when you kill something!


  • Have you not been driven out by our armies yet, scum?
  • I'll bleed you like a stuck pig!
  • Enjoy your last breath, scum!
  • You're nice and fresh!
  • Kill the scum!
  • Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!
  • You stink of fear!
  • Die, Man-scum!
  • Your blood smells fresh!
  • I'll skewer you like a piece of meat!
  • You'd better start running, maggot!
  • Come any closer and I'll stick you like a fresh cut of meat!
  • We dine on Man-flesh tonight!
  • Once I'm done with you, you'll be nothing but a pile of bones!
  • I will feast on your flesh, Man-filth!
  • I'll make dinner out of you!
  • You've messed with the wrong Orc, Man-scum!


Dol Guldur Shield  The Regiments of Dol Guldur  Dol Guldur Banner

NPCs: Orc (Archer, Banner Bearer) • Olog-haiSpider
Traders: ChieftainTrader
Items: Armour (Morgul, Morgul Horse) • ChainEquipment (Morgul)
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeTorch (Morgul)
Structures: AltarCampSpider PitTower

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