6. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Miscellaneous

We have too many tasks to do in this game, related to various specific actions, which is great, so you never will be bored playing. So I will split in some sections, to make easy for understanding. Probably and certainly you already unlocked some of these achievements but all of them will be listed below, if you need some help check the specific achievement and the related tips.

Related to simple actions

By exploring Mordor you will encounter many cages which has caragors trapped inside. You can release them by shooting in the front or side of the cages to kills some Uruks or attract to your position, for example. Release 5 caragors and you will earn one achievement.

Unleashed

Free 5 caragors from cages.

Unleashed
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In many areas, as camps and strongholds, you will see Morgai fly nests, which is a type of "bees" in Mordor. If you shoot at the nests with your bow you will attract these Morgai around the area, scaring the Uruks below the nests. Doing these with groups of enemies and they will flee, after 20 enemies flee you will earn another achievement.

Fly you fools!

Make 20 uruks flee by dropping Morgai Fly nests.

Fly you fools!
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As Morgai fly nests, you will encounter in many areas caragors baits, which is a hanging animal carcass, it's easy to find because glows blue in Wraith World. Shooting in one of these will attract one or more caragors, doing these 5 times rewards you with another achievement. Be careful that caragors obviously can kill you.

Jaws of Death

Attract caragors with bait 5 times.

Jaws of Death
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Related to collectibles

All of the collectibles already are listed in Story walkthrough page, with each specific location, below you will find more info about these collectibles.

You have only 42 artifacts to collect. When you collect 25% of them you will unlock one achievement.

Paths of the Dead

Collect 25% of the Artifacts.

Paths of the Dead
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By collecting all of them you will unlock another achievement.

Shadows of the Ancient Past

Collect 100% of the Artifacts and listen to their memories.

Shadows of the Ancient Past
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Important: you need to collect and listen all of 42 artifacts to unlock the achievement above. To do this, when you collect go to the info of the artifact, rotate it with cn_LS and cn_RS looking for a blue spot and hit cn_X to listen the story.

The other collectible is Ithildin, you need collect all 32 of them, to earn two achievements. To collect enter in the Wraith World, by pressing cn_LB, and collect with cn_RB.

Crowned with Living Light

Collect 50% of the Ithildin.

Crowned with Living Light
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Bearer of the Shining Lamp

Collect 100% of the Ithildin.

Bearer of the Shining Lamp
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By collecting Artifacts and Ithildin you gain mirian, which is the coin to unlock spaces in the slots of your weapons. You start with one of each slot unlocked, in each weapon. By unlocking one more slot to your bow you earn one achievement.

Strike True

Unlock 2 Bow Rune slots.

Strike True
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By unlocking 2 more sword slots you earn another achievement.

The Cold Light

Unlock 3 Sword Rune slots.

The Cold Light
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By unlocking 3 more dagger slots you earn more one achievement.

Paid in Blood

Unlock 4 Dagger Rune slots.

Paid in Blood
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Once you reforge all 12 towers (6 in each map) you will unlock the achievement below.

Memories of Eregion

Activate all Forge Towers.

Memories of Eregion
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Related to nemesis system that requires that you progress in main missions and/or unlock some skills first

You can unlock the ability Detonate very early in the game, after the first missions, once you unlock you can shoot your arrow in camp fires or barrels, by holding cn_LT and pressing cn_RT. Kill 50 Uruks doing this and you unlock an achievement.

And it Burns, Burns, Burns

Use the Detonate ability to burn 50 uruks.

And it Burns, Burns, Burns
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Another ability that you can unlock earlier in the game is called Strike from Above, once you unlock you can climb at the top of a Forge Tower, wait for an group of Uruks pass close to your location, look below, hold cn_RT to choose an target and press cn_X to execute. If you kill the target an achievement will unlock. A good spot for this in the area called Barrows of Udûn, in the northwest side of the map.

Height of Despair

Use Strike From Above while at least 60 feet above your target.

Height of Despair
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Once you unlock the Poison ability, by completing the main mission The Outcasts, you can press cn_RB in grog barrels (use your Wraith World to identify these barrels, is like a explosion symbol with an arrow inside) to make poisonous and kills the Uruks that drinks that. For one achievement you need kill an Captain by poisoning him.

You will need first find an Power Struggle called Feast. Start this Power Struggle, doing what I explain above and wait for a Captain to drink. If by some reason the captain doesn't drink, like see you or stays much longer of barrel you will need find another Feast Power Struggle, by advancing time or completing others missions and progressing in the game. Once you kill him using this method the achievement will unlock.

Black Celebration

Poison a Captain at his own Feast.

Black Celebration
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For the next achievement you'll need to at least already played the missions 9 and the extra mission which requires that you kill 4 Warchiefs, to unlock the ability to kill Warchiefs. After this you only need to recover information about these Warchiefs, kills their bodyguards and finally kill 2 Warchiefs to unlock the achievement.

Divide and Conquer

Eliminate the bodyguards of two Warchiefs, then draw them out and kill them.

Divide and Conquer
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If you don't unlocked the below achievement in the story mode you need to play carefully to unlock now, your goal is kill all 5 actual Warchiefs without any Uruks taking their places, by following these tips:

  • DO NOT be killed in the fights around Mordor when trying this;
  • DO NOT advance time when trying this;
  • DO NOT complete any side mission which involves some Uruk raising in the power, to prevent chances of some Uruk be promoted as Warchief.

After you kill all 5 Warchiefs you will finally unlock the achievement below.

Power Vacuum

Kill all 5 Warchiefs before any uruk take their place.

Power Vacuum
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The achievement below requires that you help a Captain survive a Recruitment struggle and kill him and all allies after this. Is highly recommended that you do this only after unlocking the Brand and Dispatch ability, but you can try without these abilities, like I tried and failed miserably.

When you see in the map any struggle called Recruitment go for it, help the captain, by killing all yellow enemies or brand him and wait for him kill them all, always looking for his health, when the recruitment finish you can press cn_down to kill all branded Uruks, or kill manually the Captain and his allies. By doing this you will unlock another achievement.

No Power in Numbers

Help a Captain survive a Recruitment Power Struggle, and then kill him and all his new recruits.

No Power in Numbers
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For the achievement below you will need unlock the Death Treath ability. When you do this go after some Uruk linked to a Captain, grab him, press cn_Y to issue a death treath to their captain. The threatened captain will receive a greater chance to drop an epic rune when killed. So kill him to unlock an achievement.

Iron of Death

Issue a Death Threat, and then successfully kill the target.

Iron of Death
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For the achievement below you will need unlock the Brand and Dominate abilities. After this you need to defeat a Warchief in a battle, don't kill him, when the options appears choose Dominate with cn_A, Command with cn_Y and choose another Warchief to start a riot.

The Spirit of Mordor

Start a Riot by commanding a Warchief to attack another Warchief.

The Spirit of Mordor
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For the achievement below you will need unlock the Brand and Combat Drain abilities. When you weak a Captain until his circle above their head turns green, you can use the combat drain by pressing cn_A + cn_B when your hit streak is charged (5x or 8x consecutive hits).

A video below is very useful if you have some problems to do this, credits to 360GameTV.

By doing this you will unlock an achievement.

A New Master

Brand a Captain while in combat.

A New Master
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For the next achievement you only need to progress in the story until you unlock the ability to fight with Warchiefs, once you do this you need to use the weakness of the Warchief against him. To discover what is the weakness just go to Worms (green symbol in the map) or interrogate some Captain to find this information. Once you discover you can use this weakness (fire, bugs, Caragors, etc) against him, kill him and unlock an achievement.

A Graug's Heel

Capitalize on a Warchief's Fear.

A Graug's Heel
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For the achievement below you will need unlock the Brand and Command abilities. You can do this achievement in some ways, one of them is brand, dominate 5 captains and finally command to initiate for a specific Warchief. After this you need to complete the initiation for each Captain, promoting them to bodyguards. When this Warchief have the 5 bodyguards go do his mission. Once you see him with his bodyguards attack the Warchief.

A video below is useful if you have some problems to do this, credits to Solus Sicarius Gaming.

By doing this you will unlock an achievement.

Stinking Rebels

Brand 5 Bodyguards of a Warchief, turning them against him in combat.

Stinking Rebels
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For the achievement below you will need unlock the Brand and Command abilities, at least, but Dispatch ability can be helpful too. You first need to be killed for some random Uruk, so the Nemesis System will work and this Uruk will become a captain. After this you need to find this captain, brand and command him to be a bodyguard of a Warchief (same strategy as previous achievement). After this you can command your captain to betray his Warchief, help him to kill the Warchief to him become the new Warchief. Finally kill him by using Dispatch ability, by pressing cn_down or simply grab and kill him.

A video below is useful if you have some problems to do this, credits to IGN Walkthroughs.

By killing him you will unlock the achievement.

Rise and Fall

After an uruk kills you to become a Captain, help him become a Warchief, then kill him.

Rise and Fall
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For this next achievement you will need the Execution ability unlocked, one of first abilities of the game. Is a bit tricky but one of the best locations for this is in the Black Road, below the forge are an campfire and one berserk only, waiting for you. You can try there, I recorded an video doing this achievement and you can see below, is not showing the achievement unlocking because I don't have an capture card but believe, was unlocked after I kill him.

Once you kill him you will unlock this achievement. Remember to use cn_Y + cn_B to execute your target.

Burning Vengeance

Perform an Execution on a flaming Berserker.

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For this next achievement you will need the Shadow Mount ability unlocked, is not mandatory but helps. Maxed out your elf shot or you will have some problems, you will need to free 30 slaves in 3 minutes while riding a caragor. DO NOT get off your Caragor or the time will reset.

You can do this achievement in the second area of the game, in the place described in the video below, credits to PowerPyx.

Once you free 30 slaves in 3 minutes the achievement will unlock.

The White Rider

Liberate 30 slaves in 180 seconds while riding a caragor.

The White Rider
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