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"The dwarf breathes so loud, we could've shot him in the dark."
Haldir

Lórien Borderguard Archers (Sindarin: Pengryn Glandirith Lórien) are the basic ranged units of Lothlórien. They are strong at range against most units and some heroes. Without upgrades they might seem a bit weak, but when equipped with Silverthorn Arrows they prove useful against most units and heroes of the game.

Abilities

Lorien sprint Patrol of the Marchwardens - The smaller the number of Marchwardens on patrol the more agile they are. As long as there are 3 or less Marchwardens near to each other they all move +20% faster.

Ambush of woodelves Ambush of the Woodelves - The woodelves ambush their enemies. Lórien Marchwardens deal +50% damage for 15 seconds. Can only be activated when the battalion is in stealth.

Upgrades

The Lórien Borderguard Archers have access to the following upgrades:
Lorien banner carrier Banner Carrier - This upgrade can only be given to a level 1 battalion and will promote it to level 2. At level 2 the battalion can regenerate units when out of combat. Cost: 200
Lorien longbows upgrade Longbows - After being purchased the Longbow upgrade increases the range and vision field of the equipped battalion by 20%. Cost: 200
Silverthorn arrows upgrade1 Silverthorn Arrows - This upgrade adds a bonus MAGIC damage to the battalion, causing it to deal greatly increased damage to everything and even more to buildings. Cost: 700 All these upgrades must be researched at Forge before applying on battalion.

Strategy

As basic ranged units, the archers' greatest strength is at range against most units. To use their full potential you should upgrade them with Silverthorn Arrows. They are most effective when positioned behind swordsmen.

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