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Now ever and anon there was a red flash, and slowly through the heavy air dull rumbles could be heard.

‘They have taken the wall!’ men cried. ‘They are blasting breaches in it. They are coming!’

The Return of the King, The Siege of Gondor

Mordor Orc Bombardiers are Mordor Orcs equipped with bombs. They are useful for wall-breaking, and thus paving the way for other Mordor Orcs. They are the servants and soldiers of the Dark Lord Sauron. It is said that the first Orcs were created by Melkor, made out of the Elves he tortured and bred in the First Age.

Killing a Mordor Orc bombardier before he drops his bomb is one way to earn the achievement "Bring Him Down!"


These bombardiers can spawn day and night in Mordor, 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 the sun. They can also spawn in the areas surrounding Mordor, such as Ithilien, Gondor, Emyn Muil, Wilderland, and Dagorlad, but they will only spawn there at night or underground.

Mordor Orc Bombardiers spawn equipped with an Orc Bomb and an Orc torch, but once the bomb has been used they switch to an Orc scimitar.


Mordor Orc bombardiers will attack any nearby enemies of Mordor. With Mordor Orcs, the chance of being attacked decreases the higher the player's Mordor alignment gets, and when it reaches +100 they will no longer target you. They are very destructive due to their bombs. Unlike most Mordor Orcs, they are not capable of riding a Mordor Warg.

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

When not being engaged by an enemy, there is a chance that Mordor Orcs 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 many other kinds of Orc, but it is most common with the Mordor Orcs. You can disable these skirmishes with the command /gamerule enableOrcSkirmish false.


Mordor Orc bombardiers 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 some of the equipment they are carrying. They will sometimes drop their Orc torch.

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
Orc Torch Rare 1 OrcTorch.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 bombardiers can be hired from Mordor Orc chieftains, which spawn in Mordor Orc camps. The player must reach an alignment with Mordor of +250 or higher to hire them, and each Orc starts at a price of 50 silver coins. As always, as one's alignment increases, the price to hire bombardiers decreases, with a minimum price of 25 coins.

Advantages Disadvantages
Can blow through walls and do tremendous damage to tight formations of enemies Not good for defending forts; they can blow up friendly units by accident as well as enemy units
Features a melee attack to finish off foes Cannot perform ranged attacks
Relatively inexpensive, considering their destructive potential Cannot ride Wargs
Can be customized depending on your resources and/or needs Weakened by sunlight
Not a suicide bomber like its Warg counterpart Will act like a normal Mordor Orc if you have no more bombs to give them



  • 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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