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"The beacons of Gondor are alight, calling for aid. War is kindled. Time is short. See, there is fire on Amon Dîn, and flame on Eilenach; and there they go speeding west: Nardol, Erelas, Min-Rimmon, Calenhad, and the Halifirien on the borders of Rohan. ... it is long since the beacons of the North were lit..."
Gandalf, The Return of the King

The Signal Fire is a Gondor settlement building which allows access to Aragorn and special troops from the fiefdoms of Minas Tirith. These beacons were scattered all throughout the White Mountains and were lit when Gondor required aid.

  • Pippin climbs to light the beacon of Minas Tirith in The Return of the King
  • The beacon is lit in the White City

Abilities

Beacon passive Signalfire of Gondor - The Signal Fire regularly trains Errand Riders, which can be used to request troops from the fiefdoms. If all Errand Riders have been sent out, a new one will be trained after 75 seconds. Select the Errand Rider to call troops from the Fiefdoms. Each signal fire builds up its own stock of Errand Riders

Beacon ringlo Aid from Ringlo Vale - Send two Errand Riders to get aid from Ringlo Vale. Summons two battalions of Ringlo Vale Swordsmen. Requires 120 command points (180 with Assistance in Times of Need).

Beacon lossarnach Aid from Lossarnach - Send two Errand Riders to get aid from Lossarnach. Summons two battalions of Lossarnach Axe Warriors. Requires 120 command points. Requires 120 command points (180 with Assistance in Times of Need).

Beacon pelagir Aid from Pelagir - Send three Errand Riders to get aid from Pelagir. Summons two battalions of Pelargir Trollbenders. Requires 120 command points (180 with Assistance in Times of Need).

Beacon morthond Aid from Morthond Valley - Send three Errand Riders to get aid from Morthond Valley. Summons two battalions of Morthond Archers. Requires 180 command points (270 with Assistance in Times of Need).

Beacon all Veterans of the Fiefdoms - Send 8 Errand Riders to get aid from each fiefdom. Summons a battalion of each fiefdom, all equipped with Banner Carriers. Requires 270 command points (390 with Assistance in Times of Need).

Recruitable Hero

Name Weapon(s) Role Cost Importance
Aragorn Sword Hero Killer 2500 Isildur's Heir

Upgrades

Assistance in time of need Assistance in Times of Need (6pp) - This passive spellbook power allows Signal Fires to summon extra battalions with every Errand Riders sent out.

Strategy

The Strategy for lighting the beacons of Gondor should be exactly the same as in the books - you want to have your reinforcements ready before your enemies are surrounding you busying themselves burning your Fortress down. Build beacons and recruit Imrahil of Dol Amroth almost as a defensive measure more than anything else. If you're ready to advance with them offensively that's great, but you need to have your Fortress secure at all times; they are no Army of the Dead - they can't save you if you're already being overrun.

Trivia

  • The ignited signal fire texture was removed with the 4.5 update.
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