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Gundabad Orcs are the Orcs that took Mount Gundabad from the Dwarves of Durin's Folk during the Second Age. They were servants of the Witch-King of Angmar before that. Now they wander most wild and desolate lands as cut-throat rogue scavenging Orcs and are hated by many. They are the weakest orcs in the game, together with Isengard snaga.


Gundabad Orcs are a type of Orc that normally spawns at night in most western biomes (including, but not limited to Eriador, The Lone-lands, Eregion, Bree-land, Midgewater, Trollshaws, The Misty Mountains, The Vales of Anduin, Gladden Fields, Wilderland, The Iron Hills) except for peaceful territory (Lothlórien, Shire, etc.), and evil aligned areas (Dol Guldur, Mordor, Angmar, etc.).

Gundabad Orcs may also spawn in camps in most of these biomes.


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Gundabad Orcs can be found with random weapons (which include pickaxes and axes) and armour which come from these sets:

Armour: Angmar, Mordor, Bronze, Leather, Fur, Bone, Dol Guldur, Gundabad Uruk

Weapons/Tools: Angmar, Mordor, Bronze, Stone, Iron, Dol Guldur, Gundabad Uruk


Just as any regular Orc, Gundabad Orcs will gain slowness and weakness effects in direct sunlight. They are the least powerful of all the Orcs but the largest in quantity due to the fact that they spawn in many places at night time. They can be found on foot or mounted on a Gundabad Warg.

These Orcs will attack any player with a negative alignment to the Gundabad faction, as well as any NPCs who are their enemies.

Like all other Orcs, Gundabad Orcs can get involved in Orc skirmishes, which means that they may start fighting amongst each other.

If your Gundabad alignment is -500 or lower, Gundabad Orcs will usually flee in terror if you charge them, likely due to the tales they've heard of your valiant fighting. This does not apply to Gundabad Wargs or to the orcs that spawn in an invasion. (It is rather comical to see a fleeing Orc tell you that you'd "better start running, maggot!")

They are often very rude in their speech, even to allies, much like their other orc-brethren.

If you are setting out to earn the Orcbane modifier on a weapon and the corresponding achievement, it might be wiser to slay Gundabad Orcs rather than Isengard Snaga, although their health stats are equal; this way, you won't have to worry about encountering any mighty Uruks.


These Orcs can be hired both on foot and mounted from a Gundabad Orc chieftain, who are found in Gundabad Orc camps and ruined Dwarven towers.

A Gundabad Orc can be hired for 7-15 ( 7  to  15  15 ) silver coins once the player has +100 alignment with Gundabad. A Gundabad Orc mounted on a Warg can be purchased for 17-35 ( 17  17  to  35  35 ) silver coins at +200 alignment. As always, as one's alignment increases, price decreases.

Advantages Disadvantages
Can be hired in most regions of Middle-Earth Due to these Orcs wearing random armour, while they have the potential to be heavily armoured, they also may have next to no armour
Can be very dangerous in large, concentrated groups Hugely varying attack strength, depending on weapon
Hugely varying attack strength, depending on weapon Require strength in numbers to function properly; if tied or outnumbered, will be defeated
Very cheap


Gundabad Orcs will commonly drop rotten flesh and Orc bones when killed. They may also drop Orc steel ingots, maggoty bread, Orc Draught, silver coins, and pouches. On rare occasions, they drop a piece of their armour and/or equipment. They will also rarely drop Books of true-silver.



  • Filthy maggot! Oh, it's you, Person...
  • I seek Man-flesh!
  • Where is the Man-flesh?
  • What do you want?
  • You still don't look like a Goblin-Man, Person!
  • I've had nothing but maggoty bread for three stinking days!
  • Maggoty bread again? Give me some Man-flesh!
  • I can't wait to get my teeth into some Man-flesh!
  • At your service, Person!
  • Soon, Person! Soon we will be at war with the filthy sons of Men!
  • What are you after?
  • The air is foul here.
  • We serve a common master, Person.
  • We shall break their bones and feast on their flesh!
  • Death to the kingdoms of Men! Death to the filthy Elves!
  • We shall swarm into the lands of the free peoples like a plague! Leave nothing alive!
  • What orders from our lord, Person?
  • These rags stink!
  • The world of Men shall be broken and destroyed.
  • Ruin! Ruin to the free peoples!
  • Something smells disgusting here. It's you, Person! Go away!


  • I smell Man-flesh!
  • I've had nothing but maggoty bread for three stinking days!
  • What are you after, maggot?
  • Follow your orders, scum!
  • You don't look like a Goblin-Man!
  • Do you want something?
  • Don't just stand there! Do something!
  • I don't trust you, maggot!
  • Whom do you serve?
  • Move along, scum!
  • Are you trying to start a fight?
  • You stink!


  • 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!


  • Where's the nearest Man-flesh? I'm starving here!
  • What are your orders, my lord?
  • You may be my commander, Person, but you're still a filthy maggot!
  • I smell Man-flesh!
  • Lead us to war, Person!
  • The air is ripe with the stink of fear!
  • I've had nothing to eat but maggoty bread for three stinking days!
  • The free peoples of the earth shall fall before our might!
  • Death! Death to all who oppose us!


  • You trying to start a skirmish?
  • Trying to start a skirmish?
  • Nobody touches me, you filthy maggot!
  • I'll skewer you like a piece of meat!
  • You trying to start something?
  • I'll have your guts for garters, scum!
  • What are you looking at me like that for, scum?
  • I'll have your head on a spike, maggot!
  • I'll bleed you like a stuck pig!
  • Looks like it's time for a skirmish!
  • Nobody skirmishes with me and gets away with it!
  • You looking for a skirmish, filthy maggot?
  • Let's see you look at me like that with my blade stuck through you!
  • You asking for a skirmish?
  • Who are you calling a filthy maggot?
  • You after a scuffle, scum?
  • Want a fight, you filthy piece of meat?


The Tolkien Gateway has an article on:

Orcs of the Misty Mountains

The One Wiki to Rule Them All has an article on:

Gundabad Orcs

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NPCs: Orc (Archer, Banner Bearer) • Uruk (Archer) • Warg
Traders: ChieftainScrounger
Items: ArmourChainEquipmentSkull Staff
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Structures: CampDungeon