"[On] the ground sat a strange squat shape of a man, gnarled as an old stone, and the hairs of his scanty beard straggled on his lumpy chin like dry moss. He was short-legged and fat-armed, thick and stumpy, and clad only with grass about his waist. Merry felt that he had seen him before somewhere, and suddenly he remembered the Púkel-men of Dunharrow. Here was one of those old images brought to life, or maybe a creature descended in true line through endless years from the models used by the forgotten craftsmen long ago."
The Return of the King

In 4.5, Ghan-Buri-Ghan is no longer controllable. Though he is still summoned by the spell, you can't cast his abilities.

You can still see his previous roles and abilities below by expanding the page with the button below

Summon Ghan-Buri-Ghan, chief of the men of the Druadan Woods, along with three battalions of Druedain Archers to fight along side you on the battlefield for a short time. The archers have the passive ability of shooting poisonous arrows and of being cloaked when near trees.


Secret paths Secret Paths - Ghan-Buri-Ghan knows paths that nobody else does. Allied units in the target area are cloaked for 30 seconds.

Reliable guide Reliable Guide - Ghan-Buri-Ghan leads the Rohirrim on safe paths to Minas Tirith. Allied units close to Ghan move +25% faster for 30 seconds.

Dastardly poisoned arrow Dastardly Poisoned Arrow - Ghan-Buri-Ghan notches an arrow he keeps for his most hated enemies. The poison arrow lasts 3 times as long as his normal arrows.


Ghan-Buri-Ghan and his archers are best utilized to cover a retreat. Ghan's Reliable Guide ability is useful for speeding on your injured units to a faster escape, shifting the focus onto him and his archers. Ghan can also cloak injured units with his Secret Path ability, also allowing them to retreat. Finally, his Dastardly Poisoned Arrow is best used on an enemy hero or monster (any unit with a lot of health) as this allows the poison to achieve its maximum effect.

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