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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Melee specialists in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Melee specialists Time-limited Challenge Finished

Dominate 30 Berserkers, Dominate 30 Defenders.

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Challenge Guide for Melee specialists

Twigleaf Twigs
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Twigleaf Twigs
Achievement won on 03 Mar 15
TA Score for this game: 2,085
Posted on 03 March 15 at 16:06, Edited on 03 March 15 at 16:07
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This method was used on an endgame save, with the Dominate Skill aquired. The principle mechanic is that a Captain can be repeatedly dominated and dismissed without permantly losing him.

I had found 2 Captains, one a Berserker Captain, and the second a Defender Captain, and dominated them. ( I had a savegame where I already had a Captain B & D Dominated with the blue skull icon to simplify my time). If you don't, you can easily find one in your late savegame, or in one of the Tests - Challenges that you can dominate. Caveat being, you must have attained the "Dominate" skill in the skill tree.

From there, its just a matter of simple grinding. Once you find your Captain that is under your control on the map, simply Dominate him, then Dismiss him. Do not kill, Command, etc. When you do this, he seems to always respawn in the exact same location. Once you find the location he spawns at. Just Dominate, Dismiss, Rinse repeat. You may have to walk a short distance away from its spawn point, in order to force the game to respawn him, but within 10 to 20 seconds, he usually respawns. Give or take. Sometimes you get lucky, and he has an additional Bers. or Def. guard with him that you can also dominate.

In short, the same Captain can be dominated over and over again, and usually respawns in the same spot. It's just a battle of attrition and grinding to knock out the 60 dominations.

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