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The Lórien Borderguard Pikemen (Sindarin: Eithyr Glandirith Lórien) are pikemen from the Lothlórien faction. They are the basic spear units that are strong against monsters, cavalry and single targets (except heroes, especially mass slayer heroes who can kill them quite easy). They can be trained from the Citadel

Abilities

Lorien sprint.png 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.png 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.

Flank Defence - Pikemen are used to defending from all sides when battling against monsters and cavalry. As a result, they cannot be flanked. They take no extra damage from being flanked and deal full revenge damage regardless of the direction they get trampled from.

Upgrades

The Lothlorien Pikemen have access to the following upgrades:
Lorien banner carrier.png 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 forged blades.png Master Blades - Greatly increases the damage of this battalion and provides a damage bonus against monsters and cavalry. Cost: 500

Strategy

Lórien Borderguard Pikemen are used to counter enemy cavalry and monsters. The best strategy with them is to take some battalions into battle and leave some in your base, because the enemy has an annoying habit of send their siege units (trolls, battlewagons) into your base. To prolong their durability on battlefield you can upgrade them with Master Blades and Banner Carriers. In the later stages of the game you can use Mirkwood Palace Guards as a substitute to the Lórien Borderguard Pikemen.