Lorien Warriors are the basic units of Lothlórien that serve as light swordsmen. They are quite weak because the lack of shields, but they are the standard units until you acquire Mirkwood Swordsmen. These, as all units of Lothlórien, are trained at the Citadel. They require the Border Guardhouse to be built on one of the build plots.
The Lorien Warriors can be given the following upgrades:
- Other infantry if they are swordsmen
- Monsters and Cavalry if they are pikemen
- Buildings if they are cavalry
Lorien Warriors come in battalions of 10 units. As standard infantry of Lothlórien, they can handle other infantry non-heroic units since their role is swordsmen but they can be easily trampled by cavalry. Lorien Warriors must be paired with other Lothlorien or Mirkwood units to win the game, because when fighting alone they die fast. Their ability Patrol of the Border Guards allows them to move to or from battle much faster so they can be quickly gathered in large numbers in one place. If they are protected by ranged units from behind they can last longer in combat. In the game they can be buffed with spellbook powers Elven Wood and Horns of Noldor. Their cost and training time can be reduced by researching various upgrades in Border Guardhouse and Galadhrim Quarters.