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.
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.
The Lórien Borderguard Archers have access to the following upgrades:
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
Longbows - After being purchased the Longbow upgrade increases the range and vision field of the equipped battalion by 20%. Cost: 200
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.
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.