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It was dark, but not too dark for the night-eyes of Orcs, and in the star-glimmer they must have offered their cunning foes some mark, unless it was that the grey cloaks of Lórien and the grey timber of the elf-wrought boats defeated the malice of the archers of Mordor.

–The Fellowship of the Ring, The Great River

Mordor Orc archers are Mordor Orcs equipped with Orc bows. Apart from that, the two mobs are the same in most respects. They are the servants and soldiers of the Dark Lord Sauron.


These archers can spawn plentifully day and night in Mordor, due to ash clouds from Mount Doom that block out the sun. These clouds also protect the Mordor Orc Archers from the debuffs they normally receive from the sun.

They spawn in the areas near Mordor as well, such as Gondor, Ithilien, the Emyn Muil, Wilderland, and Dagorlad, but there they will only spawn at night or underground. They are able to spawn by themselves or in large groups, and take part in Mordor invasions.


Mordor Orc archers will attack any foes of Mordor, be it NPCs or players. As with all Mordor Orcs, the chance of being attacked decreases the higher a player's Mordor alignment gets, and when one's alignment reaches +50 for Mordor they will no longer be targeted.

When not attempting to kill something, the archers wander randomly, although like other creatures of darkness, they prefer unlit areas. They will not burn or be damaged by sunlight, however in direct sunlight they gain slowness and weakness effects similar to all other Orcs.

When not being engaged by an enemy, there is a chance that they will start attacking each other in what is known as a skirmish, this fighting can spread and wipe out entire groups of Orcs. This happens with most other kinds of Orc, but is most common with the Mordor Orcs. You can disable these skirmishes with this command: /gamerule enableOrcSkirmish false.

In the renewed version, these Orcs can defend themselves with a Mordor dagger at close range.


Mordor Orc archers commonly drop rotten flesh and their bones, and also have a few rare drop possibilities such as Orc steel ingots, maggoty bread, and Orc draughts. As well as these, they have a moderate chance to drop their bows or a piece of their armour.

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 Maggoty Bread.png
Pouch Uncommon 1 Pouches.gif
Orc Steel Ingot Uncommon 1 Orc Steel Ingot.png
Orc Bow Rare 1 Orc Bow.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 Orc archers may be hired from Mordor Orc commanders, which spawn in Mordor Orc camps, or from Mordor Orc spider keepers, which spawn in Mordor spider pits. They have a starting price of 40 silver coins and +200 alignment (+250 from a spider keeper) with Mordor. In addition to these, Mordor Orc archers may also be hired as a Mordor Orc archer rider, which ride Mordor Wargs. Warg riders have a starting cost of 60 silver coins and +300 Mordor alignment. As always, as one's alignment increases, the price of hiring units decreases, with players of high repute being able to hire archers for 20 coins and archer riders for 30 coins.

Advantages Disadvantages
Good armour and decent attack strength Weakened by daylight
Stronger than most faction Orcs Not particularly fast
Good against swimming enemies Inferior bows in comparison to other archers



  • 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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