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The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North (PlayStation3)

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Challenge maps

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding map.

Lothlorien Challenge Map: Complete Chapter 1.
Osgiliath Challenge Map: Complete Chapter 1.

Heroic difficulty

Successfully complete the game under the Normal difficulty setting.

Legendary difficulty

Successfully complete the game under the Heroic difficulty setting.


Walkthrough (PlayStation3)

Walkthrough (Xbox 360)


Easy money

  • Grind in one of the levels for maximum experience and get the Elfstone Of Congeniality. It will give you a 10% discount on items. Equip ten of them, totaling 100% off. You can now get anything from the store for about 1 silver coin. You can sell your most expensive item for 30,000, then buy it back for 1 silver coin, then sell it again for 30,000. The best place to do this is in the Ettenmoors. The specific time to begin grinding for the Elfsones Of Congeniality is immediately after a save point, when the character Andriel says "I see sunlight ahead." To be exact, the first two Orcs are archers that you will kill. Kill everything and loot the bodies, but do not continue past the save point of the wooden gates. Go back to the nearest Fast Travel, and go to Rivendell and repeat the process.
  • In Fornost: Citadel, after dropping the ward and entering the castle there is a treasure chest and a cluster of breakable boxes alongside a travel hub. Loot the chest, smash the boxes, then use the hub to travel to Bree. You will arrive in Bree with your loot. Turn around and travel back. You will be in the same location, and the boxes and chest will have respawned. Repeat the process as many times as desired to accumulate coins and rare items.
  • Go to Fornost, and progress after the fire barrier entrance where the elf brothers must unseal the fire door to the tower while you protect them. After defeating the ogre and successfully protecting the brothers, you will be in a foyer area with two boxes and a chest to the right, and a teleport to the left. Do not proceed with the brothers. Instead, destroy the boxes and open the chest. Then, teleport to the town of Bree and teleport back to Fornost. There the chest and boxes will havee respawned with different items.

Easy "Against All Odds" achievement or trophy

Select Farin the Dwarf to get access to his Explosive Bolt skill. Obtain a good crossbow and spend points into Dexterity. When set up, Explosive Bolt can do a blast of at least 100,000 damage over an area of effect. This will allow Legendary mode to be completed easier.

Easy "Herb-master" achievement or trophy

Play as the female elf Lore-Master. Alternately, change characters to the Lore-Master at the start of Fornost. As you progress you will find several herbs. Instead of continuing to the next section, return to Bree then go back to Fornost. All the herbs will have respawned. Repeat the process until you have enough herbs to create fifteen potions.

Easy "Now for wrath, now for ruin!" achievement or trophy

Select Farin the Dwarf in an existing game and get access to his Explosive Bolt skill. Paired with a good crossbow, it is capable of killing a group of enemies with a single shot.

Easy "Seeker" achievement or trophy

You are allowed to extend your playthrough by starting over under the Heroic difficulty setting and finding the secrets again until your total reaches 25. The character you select does not matter.

Easy "Well-arrayed" achievement or trophy

Obtain all of the pieces of armor for a set. The pieces are helmet/hood, pauldrons/shoulder pads, chest plate, gloves, legs, and boots. You do not need to have corresponding rings, amulet or a weapon. If you need to find more pieces to match a set, continue playing under a higher difficulty setting. Some sets are:

Arthedain Guard
Battlemaster (Lore-Master only)
Bowmaster (Ranger only)
Bright Flame
Defender (Champion only)
Dragon Fire
Fell Hunter
Stalker (Ranger only)
War Wise (Lore-Master only)
Warlord (Champion only)


Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation3 trophy rewards.

Warrior of the North (Platinum): Earn all trophies for Lord of the Rings: War in the North.
Where there's life, there's hope (Bronze): Revive a fallen ally.
Foe-hammer (Bronze): Kill 200 enemies in a single playthrough.
Sudden Fury (Bronze): Perform 3 critical hits within 10 seconds.
Strength of Our Alliance (Bronze): Slay one enemy together with 2 other players.
Seeker (Bronze): Discover 25 secrets in a single playthrough.
Gem-studded (Bronze): Slot an elfstone into an item.
Relentless (Bronze): While in Hero Mode, perform a streak of 50 hits.
Now for wrath, now for ruin! (Bronze): Kill 4 enemies simultaneously.
Troll's Bane (Bronze): Slay the wild snow trolls.
Battle-master (Bronze): Unlock every active-cast ability in one character’s skill tree.
War-hardened (Bronze): Achieve at least 1 rank in a tier 3 skill.
Like a Thunderbolt (Silver): Deal 3000 damage with a single ranged strike.
Fell-handed (Silver): Deal 1500 damage in a single melee strike.
Living Shield (Silver): Absorb 25,000 total damage during the course of 1 level.
Many deeds, great and small (Bronze): Complete 15 quests in a single playthrough.
War-machinist (Bronze): Kill 150 enemies with war machines in a single playthrough.
Well-arrayed (Bronze): Equip all parts of an armor set.
Keen-eyed Marksman (Bronze): Kill 50 enemies with headshots in a single playthrough.
Swift-winged Warrior (Bronze): Summon Beleram 10 times in a single playthrough.
Warrior Exemplar (Bronze): For one character unlock every skill that provides a modification to War Cry, Sanctuary or Evasion.
Defender of the North (Bronze): Achieve level 10.
Champion of the North (Silver): Achieve level 20.
Herb-master (Bronze): Create 15 potions in a single playthrough.
Bane of Mordor (Silver): Kill 600 enemies in a single playthrough.
Dragon-hoard (Bronze): Amass 25,000 coins.
Expert Treasure-hunter. (Silver): Locate 5 gilded treasure chests in a single playthrough.
Victorious in Battle (Silver): Complete a playthrough on at least Normal difficulty.
Against All Odds (Silver): Complete a playthrough on Legendary difficulty.
The Lidless Eye (Silver): Complete the investigation of the Cult of the Lidless Eye.
Hero of Legend (Silver): Complete a playthrough on Heroic difficulty.

Additionally there are sixteen secret trophies.

Eagle Savior (Bronze): Defeat Agandaûr without the aid of Beleram.
Friend to the Eagles (Bronze): Help free the Great Eagle Beleram.
Elf-friend (Bronze): Join forces with the sons of Elrond.
Tharzog's Bane (Bronze): Defeat Agandaûr's lieutenant Tharzog.
Tracker (Bronze): Discover what happened to the missing Rangers.
Begone, lord of carrion! (Bronze): Defeat the Barrow Wight Lord.
Trusted with the Secret (Bronze): Learn of the Ring of Power and the plan for its destruction.
Giant-slayer (Bronze): Slay Bargrisar the stone giant.
Mountain-breaker (Silver): Help destroy the citadel within Mount Gundabad.
Wulfrun's Bane (Bronze): Defeat the Sorceror Wulfrun.
Friend of the Woodland Realm (Bronze): Free the elf from his captors in Mirkwood Marsh.
Spider-slayer (Silver): Slay Saenathra.
Friend to the Ring-bearer (Bronze): Speak with Frodo in Rivendell.
In the Dragon's Den (Bronze): Meet a dragon and survive.
Siege-breaker (Silver): Help weather the siege of Nordinbad.
Hero of the North (Gold): Defeat Sauron's Lieutenant Agandaûr.


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