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"The Black Guards marched at the front of the army and were the complete opposite of the rest of it. They all marched in order and around them everything was quiet. There was no fire in their eyes, but only cold hatred."
The shadow of Angmar, Chapter 1: The Invasion of Angmar (Angmar-RPG

The Shadow Guard are heroic troops from Carn Dûm who are eager to prove themselves on the battlefield. They are heavily armored and deal heavy damage but are expensive and limited to three battalions maximum. Like Angmar's other heroic unit, the Black Knights, they are not affected by Mornamarth's Edict of Carn Dûm.

Abilities

Guardsmen's blades.png Guardsmen's Blades - With every attack, the Shadow Guards passively reduce the damage of nearby enemies by 50% for 10 seconds. Activating the ability removes this effect for 30 seconds and reduces the Shadow Guard's armor by 50% but drains health from enemies with every strike and heals all nearby allies. Left click to activate.

Dark favor.png Level 5: Dark Favor - The Shadow Guards strive to prove themselves worthy of the favor of Angmar's rulers. Guardmen's Blades now also decreases the damage of enemy heroes by 25% and heals allied heroes for twice as much when activated. (Passive ability)

Black oath.png Level 10: Black Oath - The Shadow Guard swear to protect a hero of Angmar with their lives. The chosen hero gains +50% armor for 60 seconds and all nearby Shadow Guards deal +100% damage. If the hero does die during this time, all nearby Shadow Guards also pay with their lives. Left click on a hero of Angmar.

Upgrades

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Strategy