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"We are hastening to our kinsmen in the Mountain, since we learn that the kingdom of old is renewed. But who are you that sit in the plain as foes before defended walls?"
Dwarven messengers, The Hobbit

Recruit the Messenger of the Iron Hills. Narin is permanently on a ram and so can trample enemy units. He is also necessary for the Scouts of the Iron Hills to be upgraded to the Ram Riders. Finally, he is able to purchase the Mithril Coat upgrade once a battalion of Veterans of Khazad Dûm has been sent into the Forge.

Abilities

Narin dains messenger abilityLevel 1: Dain's MessengerNearby Heroes, Heroic Units and Elite Units get +25% armour and gain experience 50% faster. This ability persists for 30 seconds after Narin has left. This ability can be activated to temporarily give Narin +35% speed. You can see the full list of units considered elite and heroic by this ability by clicking the show more button below.

Units affected
[+/-] Elite
Soldiers of Meduseld
Wardens of Meduseld
Knights of Meduseld
Tower Guards
Gondor Knights
Palace Guards (Lothlorien)
Rivendell Swordsmen
Blade Masters of Rivendell
Rivendell Spearmen
Rivendell Lancers
Rivendell Archers
The Unburnt
Ironbreakers
Arkenguard
Dragon Slayer
Ram Riders
Black Uruk-Hai
Black Uruk Archers
Uruk-Hai
Uruk Pikemen
Uruk Crossbowmen
Carn Dûm Bowmen
Bone Crushers
Carn Dûm Swordsmen
Carn Dûm Pikemen
Haradrim Lancers
[+/-] Heroic
Royal Guards
Knights of Dol Amroth
Caras Galadhon Guards
Glorfindel's Wind Riders
Veterans of the Last Alliance
Lindon Guardians
Royal Archers
Guardians of the White City
Guardians of the Citadel
Palantir Guards of Amon Sul
Morgul Riders
Black Riders
Turncoats of Arnor
Shadow Guards
Black Knights

Narin ceasefire abilityLevel 3: CeasefireNarin negotiates a truce. The selected hero or monster can not attack or be attacked for 30 seconds. Abilities cast while affected by truce take twice as long to reload.

Narin battle command abilityLevel 5: Battle CommandAll Ram Riders in the target area gain +50% damage for 30 seconds but have their movement speed halved. If Narin is within the target area, the bonus also effects him.

Narin alliance abilityLevel 10: Alliance - Narin sends out a raven to offer support to an allied hero. The selected hero does not suffer damage for 10 seconds. The ability can be cast over the entire battlefield.

Upgrades

Narin can be given the following upgrades:
Mithril upgrade Mithril Coat - Requires some veterans to be sent into a Dwarven Forge. Dwarven heroes will then have the ability to purchase the Mithril Mail upgrade. The Mithril Mail gives Dwarven heroes extreme resistance to all damage. Changes Narin's armorset to edainwarriorheroarmormountedupgrade. Cost: 500

[+/-]EdainWarriorHeroArmorMountedUpgrade
DEFAULT 43%
SLASH 33%
PIERCE 10%
CAVALRY_RANGED 25%
SPECIALIST 66%
CRUSH 66%
CAVALRY 43%
SIEGE 33%
FLAME 66%
FROST 66%
MAGIC 66%
HERO 75%
HERO_RANGED 43%
POISON 66%
STRUCTURAL 15%
CHOP 65%
URUK 100%
WATER 66%
FlankedPenalty 30%


Strategy

While Dain is used to support the regular units of the Iron Hills on the front line, Narin can use his speed to go from one side of the map to another and give different units his bonuses. His speed and Dain's Messsenger allow him to support the trampling powers of the Ram Riders while Combat Command lets him increase their close combat skills. Truce can allow him to take a hero out of the fight, which can be the difference between victory and defeat. Finally, Alliance will allow Narin to rescue an allied hero if they are close to death, and his map-wide range for this ability can let him save anyone no matter where they are. Overall, Narin is used to support the heroic Ram Riders and other heroes in battle. However, a drawback to him being permanently mounted is that he is more vulnerable to pikemen . Therefore he must be used with caution to prevent being trapped.

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