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At that moment Pippin saw why some of the troop had been pointing eastward. From that direction there now came hoarse cries, and there was Grishnákh again, and at his back a couple of score of others like him; long-armed crook-legged Orcs. They had a red eye painted on their shields.

The Two Towers, The Uruk-hai

Mordor Orcs are the standard type of Orc in the Mordor biome. They form the bulk of the servants and soldiers of the Dark Lord Sauron.


These Orcs are most commonly found in Mordor, where they can spawn day and night due to ash clouds from Mount Doom that block out the sun. This cloud also protects the Mordor Orcs from the debuffs they normally receive from being in sunlight.

They spawn in the areas surrounding Mordor as well, such as Ithilien, Dagorlad, the Emyn Muil, Wilderland, and Gondor (including all its sub-biomes), but there they will only spawn at night or underground. They are able to spawn by themselves or in large groups. Due to the large numbers of Gondorian soldiers spawning in Gondor and Dor-en-Ernil, however, they pose relatively little threat to the foes of Mordor in those regions.

Additionally, Mordor Orcs can be found in dungeons encountered in areas surrounding Mordor, or locked up in cells at the bottom of Wood-elven Towers.

A squad of Mordor Orcs in Mordor


Mordor Orcs will attack any foes of Mordor. With Mordor Orcs, the chance of being attacked decreases the higher a player's alignment gets, and when one's alignment reaches +100 for Mordor, they will no longer be targetted.

When not attempting to kill something, the Mordor Orcs wander at random, although like other creatures of darkness they prefer unlit areas. They will not burn or be damaged by sunlight, but in direct sunlight they are submitted to slowness and weakness effects, like all other Orcs.

Mordor Orcs fighting.

When not being engaged by an enemy, there is a chance that Orcs will start attacking each other in what is known as a skirmish, especially when there are many Orcs in close proximity. This fighting can spread and wipe out entire groups of Orcs. This happens with other Orcs as well, but is most common with the Mordor Orcs.

Mordor Orcs are among the bravest Orcs, as unlike many other kinds of Orc, they won't run away even if your alignment with Mordor sinks below -500.

Attack strength[]

The attack strength of these Orcs depends on the weapon they are wielding:

Weapon Damage (HP)
Pickaxe 3.5 ( 3.5 )
Axe 4 ( 4 )
Dagger 4 ( 4 )
Spear 4 ( 4 ) (melee), 5 ( 5 ) (throw)
Scimitar, Warscythe 5 ( 5 )
Battleaxe 6.5 ( 6.5 )
Warhammer 7 ( 7 )


Orcs commonly drop rotten flesh and Orc bones, and they uncommonly drop more useful items, such as Orc Steel ingots, maggoty bread, pouches, and Orc draught. Additionally, they have a rare chance to drop one or more pieces of their equipment or armour. Note that they won't drop equipment they aren't currently using; an Orc with a scimitar only has a chance to drop their scimitar, for example, not any of the other weapons listed below.

Drop Rarity Quantity Image
Rotten Flesh Common 1-2 Rotten Flesh.png
Orc Bone Common 1 OrcBone.png
Orc Draught Uncommon 1 Orc Draught.png
Maggoty Bread Uncommon 1-2 MaggotyBreadItem.png
Pouch Uncommon 1 Pouches.gif
Orc Steel Ingot Uncommon 1 OrcSteel.png
Mordor Scimitar Rare 1 ScimitarOrc.png
Mordor Pickaxe Rare 1 PickaxeOrc.png
Mordor Hammer Rare 1 HammerOrc.png
Mordor Axe Rare 1 AxeOrc.png
Mordor Battleaxe Rare 1 BattleaxeOrc.png
Mordor Dagger Rare 1 DaggerOrc.png
Mordor Poisoned Dagger Rare 1 DaggerOrcPoisoned.png
Mordor Helmet Rare 1 HelmetMordor.png
Mordor Chestplate Rare 1 BodyMordor.png
Mordor Leggings Rare 1 LegsMordor.png
Mordor Boots Rare 1 BootsMordor.png


Mordor Orcs can be hired from Mordor Orc Commanders, which spawn at Mordor Orc Camps. They have a starting price of 20 silver coins and require at least +150 alignment with Mordor to hire. They can also be hired from spider keepers for 20 silver coins, but require at least +250 alignment with Mordor. As always, as one's alignment increases, the price to hire Mordor Orcs decreases, with a minimum price of 10 coins.

Advantages Disadvantages
Cheap, especially for a well-armoured and well-equipped NPC Weakened in daylight
Good attack strength and armour Doesn't feature a ranged attack
Stronger than most faction Orcs Not an especially fast unit



  • 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!
  • You're not bad for a Man!
  • Man-flesh!
  • The Eye speaks highly of you, Person.
  • If you can get me some Man-flesh, I won't eat you instead! Ha! Ha!
  • The Master is readying us for war. Soon the world of Men shall fall.


  • 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!
  • You smell like a rotten maggot!
  • I don't trust filthy Men!
  • Do you serve the great Eye, or those filthy Gondorians?
  • Get out of my sight, worm!
  • Get back to work, scum!


  • 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!
  • I will have your head, scum of Gondor!
  • Kill the tark!
  • Filthy tark tried to knife me!
  • Tark scum! Come on, boys!


  • 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!
  • Shall we hunt some Man-flesh, Person?
  • My stomach is dying for Man-flesh!
  • I am ready to hunt some Man-scum.
  • Death to those filthy tarks and all their allies!
  • Let us wreak havoc upon the world of Men!
  • Let's hunt some tarks!
  • Stinking tarks don't know what's coming for them!


  • 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?
  • I'll make dinner out of you, maggot!
  • You think you can beat me, filth?
  • You shall pay for that, you filthy worm!
  • I'll squish you like the filthy little worm you are!
  • You'll be dinner once I'm done with you, maggot!
Mordor Shield.png  The Hosts of Mordor  Mordor Banner.PNG

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