Unofficial RotWK 2.02c Balance Patch

This is the unofficial 2.02 patch which is now in its third stage. There is going to be a 2.02d just to iron out the bugs that have been mad...

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This is the unofficial 2.02 patch which is now in its third stage. There is going to be a 2.02d just to iron out the bugs that have been made by the 2.02c changing from the 2.02b. Gamereplays staff have worked tirelessly on this patch to play a balanced RotWK that EA let us down on, they aren't complete though, the patch will take a long time to work out in terms of perfect balance and to find perfect balance is like knowing what happens in life after death :p

So download the mod, it's very small with a lot of changes. Please note you must have this patch in order to play Clanwars for Rise of the Witchking! It has a nifty interface after you install and your starting up RotWK. Always start RotWK with the new u2.02c launcher (please note it's not a crack, we nor do Gamereplays support this!), with this new launcher you can start the game in u2.02c or without the patch so normal 2.01 with just a check or uncheck of a box. You can even choose some new lobby music instead of the old evil music which just repeats itself over and over again!

Go to this page if you want to download another language pack for this mod (it includes Spanish and Italian):

http://www.gamereplays.org/community/index.php?showtopic=328795

Here is what Spoony (Clanwars.cc Admin) had to say on why play 2.02 instead of 2.01?

As we all know, balance and bugs have always been a severe problem in Rise of the Witch-King. The game did bring new, exciting units into the BfME2 fold - but in many cases, poor balance and innumerable bugs have rendered them too powerful or not powerful enough: most of the mini-heroes, some of Angmar's spells, and the new elite infantry, to name but a few. It's also rather sad that we have had to make rules in the ClanWars league limiting the use of Battlewagons, Fell Wind, Lindon Horse Archers, and Warg Sentries in order to prevent exploits.

The 5+ Player lobby name has now changed to RotWK 2.02 lobby, so if you are on the patch you will find other players playing the patch there!

2.02 is quite simple in its design - make underused aspects of the game better. In 2.02, there is no such thing as a "useless" or "overpowered" unit. The few overpowered units, such as Boromir and Mirkwood Archers, have been toned down slightly, while the many underpowered units, such as Sharku, Faramir, and Dark Numenorians, to name but a few, are now stronger. Other underused aspects of the game, like Banner Carriers and Heroic Statues, have also been improved.

In addition, very many bugs have been fixed, including Lindon Horse Archers' trample, the Carnage and Deadshot exploits, Half-Troll Swordsmen attack speed, persistent Rohan Spearmen, most "glitch" Create-a-Heroes, catapult Bombard accuracy, and many many more!

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Changes from Official Version 2.01 (April 2007) to Unofficial Version U2.02c (January 2009):

General

- 5+ Players lobby renamed to Unofficial 2.02; Clans lobby renamed to BT2DC ClanWars.
- Fog of War no longer lifted above active siege weapons anywhere on the map.
- 'Exit All' buttons have been added for all structures with multiple garrisonable slots.
- All bounty values set to 25% of buildcost.
- Fire Breath (Adult Drake, Drake Broods, Summoned Dragon, Balrog, Wyrm) damage now dealt in damage over time form and as ranged attack.
- Builders no longer have obsolete "Extinguish Fire" ability nor the useless "Stop" command (hotkey "S" still works).
- Battle Towers:
--- now use new tower armor (slightly stronger than expansion armor).  This includes Dwarf and MotW Lone Tower and Mordor Barricade.
--- cost decreased to 400.
- All fortress arrow tower expansions cost set to 400.
- Fortress expansions no longer vulnerable to pierce.
- Catapult Bombard now has proper miss chance.
- After purchasing the Eagle/Drake Nest, the Eagle/Drake can now be purchased/revived for free by waiting five minutes OR after a very short recharge for 1500 resources.
- Fire logic removed from all weapons that can start a fire (except for the CaH Oil Spill).
- Walls:
--- Siege resistance decreased to 200% (from 85% and 100%);
--- Frost resistance increased to 1% (from 5%, 10%, 30%);
--- Angmar and Dwarven Wall Default resistance decreased to 10% (from 5%).
- Banner Carrier Upgrade:
--- research cost decreased to 500 (from 1000);
--- research duration decreased to 20s (from 30s/60s);
--- upgrade cost decreased to 200 (from 300);
--- upgrade duration decreased to 5s (from 10s).
- Fortress armor upgrades:
--- cost decreased to 1600 (from 2000);
--- armor bonus decreased to 40% (from 50%).
- Fortress "superweapon" upgrades Mighty Catapult, Eagle's Nest, Dragon's Nest and Ivory Tower cost decreased to 2000 (from 2500).  Witch-King's Sanctum, Gorgoroth Spire, and Wizard's Tower unchanged.
- All wall hubs and wall upgrade objects now have correct armor.
- Archer Bombard abilities:
--- all ranges standardized to 150%;
--- damage vs. units increased to 125%;
--- damage vs. structures decreased to 75%;
--- radius of elite archers decreased to 20 (from 30); radius of normal archers unchanged.
- Hobbits (including Summon and Inn Hobbits):
--- cost from Inn increased to 150 (from 50);
--- health increased to 200 (from 100);
--- speed increased to 45 (from 35);
--- palantir image changed.
- Arnor Tower Guards (Campaign) now properly classed as pikes.
- Mechanical siege weapons (Trebuchet, Ballista, Stone Thrower, Mordor Catapult and Dwarven Catapult):
--- pierce resistance increased to 1% (from 5%);
--- flame, frost and magic damage resistance increased to 80% (from 100%).
- Transport Ship speed increased to 90 (from 70).
- Ranger, Men of Dale, and Haradrim Archer horde member positions corrected.
- Orc Lumberer CP requirement decreased to 2 (from 5).
- Command sets and upgrade slots standardized for each faction (e.g. upgrade slots for particular upgrades identical for different units).
- Unit-specific abilities (e.g. Barbed Arrows, etc.) now correctly work when multi-selected.
- All special arrow abilities (Black Arrows, Barbed Arrows, Poisonous Arrows) now match the archers' normal range.
- All Morgul Blade recharges increased to 60s (from 45s) (includes Morgul Corruption).
- Neutral lairs and creatures:
--- Wargs:
----- damage increased to 200 (from 60);
----- health increased to 700 (from 400).
--- Spiderlings:
----- XP award decreased to 2/unit (from 5/unit).
--- Cave Troll:
----- cost decreased to 200 (from 500);
----- Troll altered (see Goblins);
----- Can no longer crush, retain original Cave Troll armor set.  Does not affect normal Cave Trolls.
--- Fire Drake:
----- cost decreased to 1000 (from 2000);
----- Drake altered (see Goblins).
--- Wight (includes neutral Wight Lairs, Angmar's Summon Wights spell, and victims of Morgul Blade attacks; does not include Lesser Wights created by Well of Souls or Blight):
----- cost increased to 300 (from 200);
----- health increased to 2000 (from 1000);
----- damage increased to 300 (from 200);
----- speed increased to 50 (from 25).
--- Lairs no longer vulnerable to pierce;
--- Treasure Chests dropped from the Cave Troll Lairs on Fords of Isen II will no longer occasionally spawn on the rocks next to the creep where nearly all objects cannot reach them;
--- Treasure Chest count dropped by Wight Lair increased to 3 (from 2);
--- Warg Lairs now recruit Warg Packs when controlled with Untamed Allegiance;
--- Spiderling Lairs now recruit Spiderlings when controlled with Untamed Allegiance;
--- Units no longer lapse into a state of fear while creeping on occasion.
- New Buffing/Debuffing system implemented:
--- Buffs:
----- standardized +50%/+50% modifier;
----- Rallying Call, War Chant, Land Powers (includes Frozen Land), Howls, Charges;
----- FX effect is a solid yellow circle (previous Leadership FX);
----- Buffs don't stack with Buffs, stack with everything else.
--- Leadership:
----- standardized +50%/+50% modifier;
----- nearby allies earn experience twice as fast;
----- Leadership given by powers, heroes or structures (fortress banners, statues, Gorkil's totem);
----- FX effect is a yellow smoke aura;
----- LD doesn't stack with LD, stacks with everything else.
--- Spells:
----- standardized +50%/+50% modifier;
----- Darkness, hero buffing spells (Mighty Rage, Dark Glory, Starlight);
----- FX effect is unique for every spell (Darkness has no FX);
----- spells stack with other spells as well as buffs and leadership.
--- Debuffs:
----- Bats, Crebain, Doubt, Venomous Words, Mighty Rage;
----- Standardized -25%/-25% modifier, cancels Leadership when present before applying modifier;
----- FX is violet smoke aura;
----- do not stack with one another.
--- Nullifiers:
----- passive debuffs (Dread Visage/Wrath, House of Lamentation, Blessed/Enshrouding Mist, etc.);
----- cancel Leadership;
----- have no additional modifier.
--- All exceptions to any of these rules have been standardized/fixed;
--- All units affected by a horde bonus now show an FX effect;
--- All units affected by fear resistance now show a FX effect;
--- All graphic effects now properly indicative of stacking.
- Mini-hero hordes:
--- can no longer be debuffed;
--- can no longer be buffed (except by their own abilities where applicable);
--- special abilities now last for the specified durations;
--- heal rate standardized; to heal from zero health to full health takes 60s;
--- healing behavior fundamentally redefined to be percent based rather than value based
--- no longer heal regular units nearby; heal behavior now requires distance from battle for 20s to initiate (from 10s within battle)
- All heroes reordered at Fortress in order of increasing cost (then command point level).
- Hero revival costs standardized (illogical revival cost fluctuations resolved).
- Hero revival times:
--- 1.5x increase of revival time from level 5-7;
--- 2x increase of revival time from level 8-10.
- Heroes can no longer fire arrows from within towers unless they specifically have a basic ranged attack.
- Galadriel:
--- buildtime decreased to 180s (from 300s);
--- speed increased to 65 (from 55);
--- health increased to 7500 (from 5000);
--- hero damage resistance increased to 50% (from 100%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 20% (from 5%);
--- 300 Siege damage added with a 40% damage scalar vs. heroes;
--- Galadriel's death explosion blast damage increased to 2000 Magic (from 500 Magic);
--- now immune to Cripple and paralyzing weapons (e.g. Soul Freeze);
--- now uses animation when summoning Tornado;
--- Terrible Fury:
----- palantir image fixed (from sharing Sauron's);
----- now has a unique FX effect.
- Sauron:
--- buildtime decreased to 180s (from 300s);
--- health decreased to 10,000 (from 15,000);
--- hero knockback added;
--- hero damage resistance increased to 50% (from 100%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 20% (from 5%);
--- preattack delay decreased to 1000 (from 2000); firing duration decreased to 1833 (from 3667);
--- damage decreased to 1000 Magic + 1000 Siege (from 2000 Magic + 2000 Siege);
--- Sauron's death explosion blast damage increased to 2000 Magic (from 500 Magic);
--- now immune to Cripple and paralyzing weapons (e.g. Soul Freeze).
- Industry (Isengard/Mordor):
--- no longer capable of stacking with one another on the same resource structure, but will rather replace one another when placed on the same structure;
--- duration decreased to 300s (from unlimited);
--- radius decreased to 100 (from 200).
- Tom Bombadil (Elves/Men):
--- speed increased to 60 (from 45);
--- leadership ability removed;
--- now immune to Cripple.
- Untamed Allegiance (Angmar/Goblins/Mordor) can now be cast on enemy units with the same effect as Mouth of Sauron's Dissent ability (effect on creep lairs unchanged); siege units and mini-hero hordes excluded from effect.
- Barrage (Dwarves/Mordor) damage decreased to 200 (from 400).
- Freezing Rain (Angmar/Isengard):
--- now cancels Buffs as well as Leadership;
--- duration increased to 4 minutes (from 2.5).
- Cloud Break: recharge reduced to 300s (from 450s).
- Wyrm can now use stances.
- Balrog (Goblins/Mordor): 
--- now has only 25% chance of knocking back a hero;
--- Whip recharge increased to 10s (from 5s).
- AI can now use Palantir Vision and Farsight.
- AI now casts Blight in accordance with its new properties.
- AI now uses Balrog's abilities when summoning him.
- Fixed mistake in CaH attribute modifiers for Battle Rage and Berserker Rage which gave a higher armor bonus at level 1 than levels 2, 3, and 4 (essentially being reversed). This will affect Azog, as he shares the level 3 CaH Battle Rage modifier values (he now gets a 40% armor bonus from 30%).
- Elven CaH bow firing animation fixed.
- CaH Howl Of Rage armor bonuses fixed. The bonuses were reversed in order with the max bonus from the level 1 power and a the min bonus from the level 3 power.
- CaH "glitch" heroes can no longer use their "glitch" powers in-game.
- Map zoom level and pitch altered to match the Widescreen version of Fords of Isen II in BT2DC.
- Erech map added.  Erech is a well-balanced map with one straight path to the enemy base through the center and two longer paths on the sides.
- Far Harad map added.  Far Harad was designed to be a well-balanced map for ClanWars play.
- Anorien II map added.  Aorien II is an alternative conversion of the original BFME I Anorien to BFME II that is more competitively viable than the Carrock.
- Shire map Green Dragon replaced with standard Inn (now properly recruits 2.02 Inn units).
- Tournament Westmarch map Lair Trolls now attack and may be attacked, lair itself now targetable.


Dwarves

- Catapult fortress expansion cost decreased to 900 (from 1200).
- Oil Casks:
--- cost decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- moved to second spot in fortress upgrade sequence (between Banners and Siege Kegs).
- Siege Kegs healing behavior fixed, now respawn horde members in multiple hordes rather than one horde at a time.
- Mighty Catapult:
--- radius decreased to 60 (from 100);
--- damage effectively increased to 6000 (from 3000);
--- projectile speed roughly doubled.
- Battle Tower: garrisonable slots reduced to 1 (from 2).
- Dwarven Statue now provides terror resistance.
- Archery Range:
--- cost decreased to 350 (from 500);
--- upgrade cost to level 3 decreased to 500 (from 1000).
- Hall of Warriors buildtime increased to 30s (from 20s).
- Hearth healing behavior fixed, now respawns horde members in multiple hordes rather than one horde at a time.
- Siege Hammer upgrade:
--- available at level 1 Forge Works (from 3);
--- cannot be combined with Forged Blades;
--- Guardians equipped with Siege Hammers deal 50 slash damage to units (from 10 slash) and 50 siege damage to structures (from 80 slash).
- Fire Arrows upgrade available at level 3 Archery Range (from level 2).
- Phalanx:
--- slash resistance decreased to 150% (from 130%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 110% (from 90%).
- Axe Thrower health increased to 275 (from 240).
- Men of Dale:
--- upgraded damage altered to 100/20 (from 75/75);
--- Black Arrows description no longer lists non-existent triple damage bonus.
- Inn Men of Dale:
--- cost increased to 300 (from 150);
--- buildtime increased to 60s (from 30);
--- upgraded damage altered to 100/20 (from 75/75).
- Battlewagons:
--- cost increased to 500 (from 400);
--- can now capture neutral buildings;
--- trample damage decreased to 180 (from 300);
--- minimum crush velocity 57% (from 50%);
--- experience requirements doubled;
--- slash resistance increased to 20% (from 80%);
--- pierce resistance increased to 15% (from 50%);
--- hero damage resistance decreased to 200% (from 60%);
--- Oil Barrel reload increased to 80s (from 60s);
--- Oil Barrel now deals siege damage (from crush).
--- Battlewagon Axe Thrower upgrade:
----- upgrade cost decreased to 200 (from 250);
----- damage increased to 500%;
----- deals slash damage;
----- delay between shots decreased to 300ms (from 1s).
--- Battlewagon Men of Dale upgrade:
----- upgrade cost decreased to 200 (from 250);
----- damage increased to 400%;
----- range decreased to 266 (from 380);
----- 200% damage scalar vs. cavalry;
----- 60% damage scalar vs. pikes;
----- preattack delay 100ms (from 1s).
--- Battlewagon Hearth upgrade:
----- upgrade cost decreased to 300 (from 200);
----- no longer heals structures;
----- upgrade duration decreased to 10s (from 45s).
- Zealots:
--- speed increased to 65 (from 63);
--- no longer knock allies over when attacking;
--- now only knock over directly attacked units (splash knockover removed);
--- pierce resistance increased to 25% (from 45%);
--- melee range increased to 20 (from 10.5);
--- firing duration decreased to 1000 (from 1200);
--- preattack delay decreased to 500 (from 600);
--- now deal +100% instead of -50% flanking damage.
--- Axe Throw:
----- available at level 2 (from level 1);
----- damage increased to 100 (from 30);
----- 200% damage scalar vs. cavalry;
----- 250% damage scalar vs. heroes (only in the inner radius of 0.0) except flying heroes;
----- 50% damage scalar outside the initial target vs. archers, swordsmen, pikes and monsters;
----- 10% scalar against structures;
----- removed 10% scalar against Catapult, Ballista and Trebuchet.
--- Berserkergang:
----- now gives 150% damage and 200% attack rate as specified;
----- now uses appropriate Slayer FX effect.
- Prince Brand:
--- XP awards decreased to 20-25-30-35-40-45-50-60-75-100 (from 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150);
--- XP requirements decreased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100 (from 50-100-200-300-500-700-900-1100-1500);
--- Slam Shot:
----- damage decreased to 500 (from 600);
----- recharge increased to 45s (from 30s).
--- Train Archers: experience award increased to 52 (from 50).
--- Beast Slayer:
----- base damage increased to 1000 (from 300);
----- no longer knocks units back;
----- Scalars altered:
------- 500% scalar vs. Monsters maintained except for vs. Ents & Eagles;
------- 150% scalar vs. Eagles;
------- 300% scalar vs. mounted and Ents an Fellbeasts;
------- 250% scalar vs. Drogoth;
------- 350% scalar vs. mounted Mordor Witchking;
------- 500% scalar vs. monsters.
- Gloin:
--- cost decreased to 1600 (from 2000);
--- no longer yields an incorrect bounty value (45).
--- Shatter Hammer:
----- damage decreased to 1000 Magic (from 2000);
----- recharge duration increased to 200s (from 120s).
- Dain:
--- 50% damage scalar vs. fortresses;
--- Mighty Rage:
----- no longer heals;
----- now stacks with other spells.
--- Royal Guard:
----- no longer yield a wrong amount of XP when killed;
----- no longer may purchase Siege Hammers.
- Gimli:
--- attack range decreased to 11.5 (from 20);
--- XP awards increased to 40-50-60-70-80-90-100-125-150-200 (from 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150);
--- XP requirements increased to 100-200-300-500-700-900-1100-1500-2000 from 50-100-200-300-500-700-900-1100-1500;
--- Axe Throw has a radius of 20 (from none);
--- Slayer: 
----- corrected to give 200% damage + 200% attack rate (from 200% damage + 200% speed);
----- given 35% damage scalar vs. structures.
- Lone Tower Summon:
--- now has one garrisonable slot;
--- now benefits from ammunition upgrade if it has been purchased from the fortress.
- Men of Dale Summon duration decreased to 120s (from 180s).
- Undermine:
--- now deals 250 siege damage when summoned (from only meta impact);
--- deals damage in a radius of 75 and meta impact in a radius of 100 (from 200).
- Dwarven Riches:
--- radius increased to 500 (from 100);
--- resource bonus decreased to 200% (from 300%).
- Summon Citadel:
--- the Citadel can now purchase Masterwork Munitions for its weapons: cost 800, research time 30s;
--- the Citadel structure itself is no longer garrisonable.


Elves

- Ent fortress expansion cost decreased to 600 (from 1200).
- Floodgates fortress expansion:
--- cost decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- preattack delay decreased to 1s (from 2.5s);
--- recharge decreased to 10s (from 20s);
--- trajectory of horses changed to -90/-45/0/45/90 degrees (from -90/-20/0/20/90);
--- damage per hit decreased to 94 (from 142).
- Enchanted Anvil cost reduction bonus changed to 17%/21%/25%/29%/33% (from 10%/20%/25%/30%/35%).
- Blessed Mist fortress upgrade now has additional Debuff.
- Mystic Fountains:
--- no longer heals units;
--- gives Battletower Expansions Silverthorn ammunition;
--- faster hero revival rate retained.
- Barracks cost increased to 350 (from 300).
- Entmoot:
--- shroud clearing range increased to 650 (from 25);
--- Ent & Treebeard spawns decreased to 5s (from 20s).
- Elven Statue:
--- now provides terror resistance;
--- health increased to 1500 (from 1000).
- Mirror of Galadriel:
--- health increased to 1500 (from 1000);
--- healing behavior fixed, now respawns horde members in multiple hordes rather than one horde at a time.
- Lorien Warriors:
--- specialist resistance increased to 30% (from 40%);
--- pierce resistance increased to 60% (from 75%);
--- crush resistance increased to 75% (from 125%);
--- cavalry resistance increased to 125% (from 200%).
- Mithlond Sentries now level correctly when in porcupine formation.
- Lorien Warriors and Mithlond Sentries can now fire arrows from within towers when on level 1.
- Lorien Archers max reloadtime decreased to 1750ms (from 2000 ms).
- Mirkwood Archers:
--- minimum reloadtime increased to 800 (from 750);
--- maximum reloadtime increased to 1200 (from 1000);
--- upgraded damage altered to 120/40 (from 90/60);
--- damage decreased to 120 (from 125) to match upgraded value;
--- damage scalar of 75% vs. cavalry added;
--- XP requirements increased to 0/90/180/270/360 (from 0/70/140/210/280).
- Lindon Horse Archers:
--- trample bug fixed; no longer deal infinitely high trample damage;
--- can no longer be trampled by enemy cavalry;
--- locomotor fixed, correcting their motion;
--- damage scalar vs. cavalry increased to 300% (from 150%);
--- now use correct death sound effect (instead of Rohirrim effect).
- Rivendell Lancers can no longer be trampled by enemy cavalry.
- Ent cost decreased to 700 (from 1000);
- Noldor Warriors:
--- health increased to 750 (from 500);
--- ranged attack type changed to hero_ranged (from pierce);
--- ranged damage lowered to 80/40 (from 120/40);
--- minimum reloadtime decreased to 600 (from 750);
--- maximum reloadtime decreased to 850 (from 1000);
--- melee range increased to 20 (from 10.5);
--- delay between melee attacks decreased to 1200 (from 800);
--- firing duration changed to 700 (from 800);
--- preattack delay decreased to 500 (from 700);
--- member vision increased to 600 (from 500);
--- horde vision increased to 550 (from 350);
--- member shroud clearing increased to 700 (from 25);
--- horde shroud clearing increased to 700 (from 161);
--- damage bonus with purchased Forged Blades removed.
- Eagle (includes Fortress and Summoned Eagles):
--- pierce resistance increased to 25% (from 45%);
--- speed while attacking increased to 150 (from 114);
--- now knock over friendly units - same as Fellbeasts (no friendly damage, just knockdown);
--- no longer damage friendly units.
- Treebeard
--- cost decreased to 1200 (from 2000);
--- now has "March of the Ents" passive ability; provides nearby Ents with +50% armor and +15% speed;
--- speed adjusted to match Ents affected by March of the Ents.
- Arwen:
--- now spawns already mounted;
--- preattack delay decreased to 500 (from 1000);
--- firing duration decreased to 700 (from 1500);
--- XP requirements decreased to 50-100-150-200-250-300-350-400-500 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100);
--- Athelas now heals 1200 hit points (from 600).
- Haldir:
--- armor improved to normal hero armor (from light hero armor);
--- XP awards decreased to 20-25-30-35-40-45-50-60-75-100 (from 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150);
--- XP requirements decreased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100);
--- Leadership now available at level 5 (from level 6);
--- Golden Arrow:
----- recharge increased to 90s (from 45s);
----- now affects all units except for heroes and mini-hero hordes with fear;
----- base damage increased to 300 (from 200), and deals 2000 additional specialist damage.
- Glorfindel:
--- now spawns already mounted;
--- trample damage fixed, no longer infinite;
--- XP awards increased to 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150 (from 20-25-30-35-40-45-50-60-75-100);
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-500-700-900-1100-1500 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800);
--- Starlight:
----- recharge increased to 240s (from 120s);
----- duration decreased to 15s (from 30s);
----- radius increased to 400 (from 300);
----- now affects all units except for heroes and mini-hero hordes.
- Elrond:
--- Athelas now heals 2000 hit points (from 600);
--- Restoration now has a maximum cast range of 200 (from unlimited).
- Thranduil:
--- armor improved to normal hero armor (from light hero armor);
--- firing rate decreased to 1.5s (from 1.0s);
--- damage increased to 250 (from 100);
--- standard bow can no longer be dodged.
--- Deadeye:
----- exploit window closed;
----- can no longer be dodged.
- Legolas:
--- armor improved to normal hero armor (from light hero armor);
--- Knife Fighter: splash damage increased to 15 (from 10);
--- Train Archers: experience award increased to 70 (from 50);
--- Arrow Wind: recharge increased to 120s (from 60s).
- Farsight duration increased to 120s (from 90s).
- Elven Wood:
--- recharge decreased to 180s (from 360s);
--- now slowly heals allied units.
- Summon Ents now only summons 2 Ents (from 3).
- Flood damage increased to 200 Siege (from 142)


Men of the West

- Trebuchet fortress expansion cost decreased to 800 (from 1200).
- Boiling Oil:
--- cost decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- recharge decreased to 30s (from 120s);
--- moved to second spot in fortress upgrade sequence (between Banners and House of Healing).
- Houses of Healing healing behavior fixed, now respawn horde members in multiple hordes rather than one horde at a time.
- Ivory Tower:
--- Palantir Vision recharge time increased to 300s;
--- Numenorian Wisdom power added, doubles experience gained by all allied heroes for 30s (300s recharge).
- Barracks:
--- Banner Carriers moved to level two (from Blacksmith);
--- upgrade cost to level 2 decreased to 200 (from 500);
--- upgrade cost to level 3 decreased to 500 (from 1000).
- Stables structure now fires arrows at level 3.
- Marketplace:
--- cost decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- now has structure armor (from resource);
--- comes with Grand Harvest automatically;
--- Iron Ore moved to Blacksmith;
--- Siege Materials removed.
- Blacksmith:
--- cost increased to 1500 (from 1000);
--- Banner Carriers moved to Barracks;
--- Forged Blades moved to level 1;
--- Heavy Armor moved to level 2;
--- Iron Ore moved to level three (from Marketplace);
--- upgrade cost to level 3 lowered to 500 (from 1000);
--- now fires arrows at level 3.
- Marketplace:
--- Cost decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- Now has structure armor (from resource);
--- Comes with Grand Harvest automatically;
--- Siege Materials and Iron Ore abilities removed.
- Battle Tower: health decreased to 2000 (from 3000).
- Statue:
--- now provides fear and terror resistance;
--- build time increased to 45s (from 30s);
--- health increased to 1500 (from 1250);
--- how has structure armor set (from none).
- Fountain:
--- health increased to 1500 (from 1250);
--- build time increased to 45s (from 30s).
- Gondor Soldiers damage increased to 50/100 (from 40/80).
- Rohan Spearman objects no longer persist for 10,000,000s - or 115.741 days - after being killed.
- Tower Guard health increased to 420 (from 320).
- Gondor Archers:
--- cost decreased to 250 (from 300);
--- health increased to 200 (from 150);
--- un-upgraded damage increased to 40 (from 35);
--- upgraded damage altered to 45/20 (from 35/25).
- Ithilien Rangers upgraded damage decreased to 90/30 (from 100/50).
- Inn Dunedain Rangers:
--- cost increased to 300 (from 250);
--- buildtime increased to 60s (from 30s);
--- horde size now 12 (from 10);
--- upgraded damage decreased to 90/30 (100/50).
- Gondor Knights:
--- crush deceleration decreased to 30% (from 50%);
--- vision penalty decreased to 50% on their flanks (from 35%).
- Trebuchet cost decreased to 700 (from 1000).
- Knights of Dol Amroth:
--- cost decreased to 1200;
--- damage decreased to 200 (from 250);
--- 65% damage scalar vs. heroes;
--- can no longer be trampled by enemy cavalry;
--- crush deceleration decreased to 20% (from 30%).
- Eomer:
--- now spawns already mounted;
--- mounted speed increased to 100 (from 90);
--- damage increased to 150 (from 80).
--- Spear Throw:
----- damage increased to 1000 (from 400);
----- damage type changed to specialist (from hero);
----- now has a 300% damage scalar vs. monsters;
----- radius increased to 25 (from 10).
- Eowyn:
--- CP increased to 50 (from 25);
--- mounted speed increased to 100 (from 90);
--- health increased to 2800 (from 1600);
--- damage increased to 200 (from 150);
--- preattack delay decreased to 400 (from 1000);
--- firing duration decreased to 800 (from 1500);
--- 150% damage scalar vs. cavalry;
--- Smite:
----- gain +100 damage/level (up to 1400 on lvl10);
----- 200% scalar vs. Eagles and Drogoth given.
--- Shield Maiden:
----- moved to level 6 (from 5);
----- armor bonus increased to 75%;
----- now can no longer affect overlapped units when activated.
- Faramir:
--- speed increased to 85 (from 80);
--- minimum reload time decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- maximum reload time decreased to 1500 (from 2000);
--- delay between shots decreased to 500 (from 1400);
--- preattack delay decreased to 500 (from 800);
--- firing duration decreased to 1000 (from 1200);
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100 (from 50-100-150-200-250-300-350-400-500);
--- Captain of Gondor:  experience award increased to 82 (from 50).
--- Wounding Arrow now causes units to flee.
- Theoden:
--- now spawns already mounted;
--- mounted speed increased to 100 (from 90);
--- health increased to 2400 (from 1600);
--- damage when mounted increased to 180 (from 35);
--- Glorious Charge no longer affects Tom Bombadil.
- Boromir:
--- cost increased to 1500 (from 1250);
--- health decreased to 2400 (from 2800);
--- Captain of Gondor:  experience award increased to 85 (from 50).
- Aragorn:
--- armor improved to tough hero armor (from normal hero armor);
--- Athelas now heals 1000 Health Points (from 600);
--- Blade Master now has a 70% damage scalar vs. structures;
--- Elendil exploit window closed.
- Gandalf:
--- health increased to 2700 as Gandalf the Grey and 3300 as Gandalf the White (from 2400);
--- melee damage increased to 300 (from 100);
--- mounted speed increased to 120 (from 80);
--- Bubble Shield restored (from BFME I):
----- Absorbs one powerful attack every 30s;
----- Passive ability, gained at level three.
--- Lightening Sword damage increased to 600/120 (from 300/60).
--- Istari Light:
----- 250% damage scalar vs. non-aerial heroes;
----- 80% damage scalar vs. Mordor fellbeasts and Witchking as well as Drogoth;
----- 267% damage scalar vs. Eagles.
--- Word of Power damage increased to 2000 (from 500).
- Lone Tower Summon:
--- health increased to 2000 (from 1000);
--- now has one garrisonable slot;
--- now benefits from ammunition upgrade if it has been purchased from the fortress.
- Dunedain Allies duration increased to 180s (from 120s).


Angmar

- Stone Thrower fortress expansion cost decreased to 800 (from 1200).
- House of Lamentation:
--- range extended to 400 (from 300);
--- switched to second spot of fort upgrade sequence (after Flames of Darkness).
- Spike Moat:
--- Damage altered to 3 force per 300 ms (from 2 magic per 300 ms); 
--- Illogical poison animation removed.
- Witch-king's Sanctum:
--- radius decreased to 180 (from 200);
--- damage increased to 3000 (from 2000);
--- projectile speed roughly doubled.
- Dire Wolf Kennel:
--- Wolves now have Heavy Armor.
- Mill health decreased to 2000 (from 2100).
- Troll and Wolf Den:
--- cost decreased to 400 (from 450);
--- upgrade cost to level 2 increased to 500 (from 300);
--- build time decreased to 30s (from 45s);
--- health increased to 3000 (from 1500).
- Battle Tower health decreased to 2000 (from 3000).
- Thrall Master:
--- shroud clearing range increased to 200 (from 25);
--- trample resistance decreased to 125% (from 1%);
--- gains self-healing ability when the horde is level 2 (heal rate 10/s) (does not apply to summoned thralls);
--- if a Thrall Master is knocked over when in process of summoning a unit, the summon process is now reset;
--- no longer benefits from Hwaldar's leadership when having summoned Axe Throwers or Spearmen (summoned units still benefit from the leadership).
- Gundabad Warriors:
--- Gundabad Orc horde speed decreased to 55 (from 65);
--- locomotor fixed, correcting their motion.
- Rhudaur Spearmen and Axe Throwers now yield 2XP+1/level (from 1XP+1/level).
- Wolf Riders:
--- cost decreased to 250 (from 350);
--- summoning Wolf Riders now dependent on Troll and Wolf Den existence;
--- pierce resistance increased to 40% (from 60%);
--- poison resistance increased 70% (from 100%);
--- mounted Thrall Master can no longer be trampled by enemy cavalry;
--- mounted Thrall Master can now crush enemy infantry and is therefore susceptible to crush-revenge damage;
--- crush deceleration decreased to 30% (from 50%);
--- now yield cavalry experience awards and have cavalry experience requirements for leveling (from infantry).
- Black Numenorians:
--- attack speed corrected to 1.2s (from 3.75s);
--- Charge attack no longer gives a speed bonus after the initial rush.
- Dark Rangers upgraded damage altered to 110/40 (from 100/50).
- Inn unit now Dark Rangers (from Wildmen).
- Dire Wolves:
--- damage decreased to 70 (from 75);
--- slash resistance decreased to 140% (from 100%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 100% (from 80%);
--- scalar vs. structures decreased to 60% (from 10%);
--- 80% scalar vs. heroes added;
--- Spiked Collar upgrade available initially (does not require research).
- Hill Trolls become available at level 3 of the Troll And Wolf Den (from level 2).
- Snow Trolls' Charge attack no longer gives a speed bonus after the initial rush.
- Sorcerers:
--- horde speed increased to 55 (from 40);
--- gain self-healing ability at level 2 (5/s) (does not apply to Acolytes);
--- receive a 10% armor buff with each gained level (does not apply to Acolytes);
--- experience requirements decreased by a factor of 2.5;
--- gain experience for each spell cast depending on its Acolyte cost - 2xp per Acolyte expended;
--- all spells now require an enemy target;
--- spells can no longer affect walls, gates and unattackable objects.
--- Black Ice radius increased to 150 (from 100).
--- Corpse Rain:
----- Acolyte cost increased to 7 (from 4);
----- recharge timer removed - recharge is now solely determined by Acolytes.
--- Soul Freeze can no longer paralyze flying units, Ring Heroes or 25pp summoned monsters.
--- Well of Souls:
----- can no longer heal Ring Heroes;
----- healing behavior altered - now heals 25% of a hero's health and 50% of a unit's health.
- Hwaldar:
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800).
- Morgomir:
--- CP requirements increased to 50 CP (from 25);
--- attack damage increased to 250 (from 150);
--- 30% damage scalar vs. structures removed;
--- Morgul Blade:
----- available at level 5 (from level 4);
----- initial damage increased to 200 (from 80);
----- now has 200% scalar vs. heroes;
----- initial strike, if it kills the victim, now correctly spawns a Wight.
--- Dark Glory:
----- available at level 7 (from level 8);
----- duration increased to 30s (from 20s).
--- Ruin:
----- damage increased to 5000 (from 2500);
- Karsh:
--- XP awards increased to 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150 (from 20-25-30-35-40-45-50-60-75-100);
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800);
--- Blink moved to level 5 (from 7);
--- Whisper of Death:
--- moved to level 10 (from 8);
--- can no longer target Fellbeasts.
--- melee attack altered as follows (*3 relates to the fact his attack is in three stages):
----- Level 1: 70*3 hero + 70 magic
----- Level 2: 70*3 hero + 80 magic (from 70*3 hero + 70 magic)
----- Level 3: 70*3 hero + 90 magic (from 70*3 hero + 70 magic)
----- Level 4: 70*3 hero + 100 magic (from 70*3 hero + 70 magic)
----- Level 5: 70*3 hero + 110 magic (from 80*3 hero + 80 magic)
----- Level 6: 70*3 hero + 120 magic (from 80*3 hero + 80 magic)
----- Level 7: 70*3 hero + 130 magic (from 80*3 hero + 80 magic)
----- Level 8: 70*3 hero + 140 magic (from 80*3 hero + 80 magic)
----- Level 9: 70*3 hero + 150 magic (from 90*3 hero + 90 magic)
----- Level 10: 70*3 hero + 170 magic (from 90*3 hero + 90 magic)
--- Chill Soul damage rebalanced as follows:
----- Level 1: 5/s (unchanged)
----- Level 2: 10/s (from 5/s)
----- Level 3: 15/s (from 5/s)
----- Level 4: 20/s (from 5/s)
----- Level 5: 25/s (from 55/s)
----- Level 6: 30/s (from 55/s)
----- Level 7: 35/s (from 55/s)
----- Level 8: 40/s (from 55/s)
----- Level 9: 45/s (from 105/s)
----- Level 10: 50/s (from 105/s).
- Rogash:
--- specialist resistance decreased to 25% (from 15%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 25% (from 15%);
--- now has troll crushing properties and deals 20 crush damage to any unit crushed;
--- heal rate fixed;
--- XP awards increased to 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150 (from 20-25-30-35-40-45-50-60-75-100);
--- Rage of the North:
----- duration decreased to 30s (from 60s);
----- recharge increased to 240s (from 180s).
- Witch-king:
--- no longer deals friendly damage;
--- heal rate fixed;
--- health decreased to 7000 (from 8000);
--- armor set changed to normal hero armor (from Witch King Armor, a set which was designed for the flying Mordor Witch-King);
--- mounted armor set changed to mounted hero armor (from Witch King Armor);
--- 10% damage scalar vs. Eowyn removed;
--- XP awards increased to 40-50-60-70-80-90-100-125-150-200 (from 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150);
--- Morgul Corruption:
----- base damage decreased to 300 (from 600);
----- 200% scalar vs. heroes.
--- Hour of the Witch-King:
----- now has a new palantir image;
----- now has a new FX effect;
----- now has an area of effect (radius 500);
----- range increased to 300 (from 150);
----- heroes within its radius have their special ability timers reset;
----- units within its radius are stunned by terror for 15s.
- Fell Wind no longer damages structures.
- Frozen Land:
--- recharge decreased to 180s (from 360s);
--- now works correctly, i.e. can superimpose other land powers and vice versa;
--- now slows enemies down to 33% speed.
- Snow Bind:
--- cost decreased to 5pp (from 10pp) and moved to where Blight originally was;
--- area of effect of Snow Bind decreased by 50%.
- Summon Wights:
--- cost decreased to 10pp (from 15pp) and moved to where Snow Bind originally was;
- Gundabad Summon Orcs now included in horde bonuses.
- Blight:
--- cost increased to 15pp (from 5pp) and moved to where Summon Wights originally was;
--- radius of effect increased by 50%;
--- poisons enemies in its radius of effect;
--- enemies killed during the first 10 seconds of the spell become Lesser Wights;
--- reduction in enemy resource structure production still occurs.
- Avalanche damage increased to 300 Siege (from 150).
- Shade of the Wolf:
--- now has only 25% chance of knocking back a hero;
--- claw range problem against structures fixed; no longer attacks structures ineffectually;
--- Dark Lord's Lament can no longer paralyze flying units, Ring Heroes or 25pp summoned monsters;
--- Call Pack recharge decreased to 40s (from 300s).
--- Comments of enemy units exclaiming Balrog related fear when the Ice Wolf is summoned removed.


Goblins

- Burrows fortress expansion cost reduced to 200 (from 700).
- Giant fortress expansion cost decreased to 800 (from 1200).
- Razor Spines damage altered to 3 force per 300 ms (from 150 specialist per new position).
- Goblin Tunnel armor bonus removed (originally 50% per level).
- Spider Pit upgrade cost to level 3 decreased to 300 (from 1000).
- Treasure Trove upgrade cost to level 3 decreased to 500 (from 1000).
- Sentry Tower:
--- health increased to 4000 (from 1500);
--- damage increased by 33%;
--- now ungarrisonable.
- Speed bonus removed from Goblin horde bonuses.
- Half-Troll Swords:
--- cost decreased to 450 (from 500);
--- CP requirements decreased to 80 (from 88);
--- now available from level one Fissure;
--- attack speed corrected to 1.5s (from 3.75s);
--- health increased to 650 (from 600);
--- attack range increased to 20 (from 11.5);
--- delay between shots decreased to 1s (from 1.5s);
--- can no longer be crushed by any cavalry unit;
--- now unleash both rows of units when attacking;
--- charge FX effect shortened to true duration of the buff.
- Half-Troll Marauders cost decreased to 450 (from 500).
- Cave Troll (also applies to neutral Troll Lairs):
--- health increased to 2500 (from 2000);
--- CP requirements increased to 45 (from 35);
--- now crushes units;
--- damage increased to 300 (from 200);
--- deals 100 siege damage to pike units;
--- now deals 60 damage vs. pikes when equipped with a tree (instead of 120);
--- speed increased to 70 (from 55);
--- gains self-healing ability at level 3 (60/s);
--- slash resistance increased to 40% (from 90%);
--- specialist resistance increased to 125% (from 175%), lair trolls' specialist resistance increased only to 160%;
--- pierce resistance increased to 40% (from 50%);
--- structural resistance increased to 50% (from 60%);
--- cavalry resistance increased to 50% (from 75%);
--- Throw Goblin ability now entails thrown Goblin causing terror.
- Mountain Giants (also applies to Angmar's Summon Giants):
--- slash damage resistance increased to 40% (from 100%);
--- specialist damage resistance increased to 100% (from 200%);
--- pierce damage resistance increased to 20% (from 50%);
--- flame damage resistance increased to 100% (from 300%);
--- cavalry damage resistance increased to 50% (from 75%);
--- hero damage resistance increased to 100% (from 200%);
--- hero ranged damage resistance increased to 50% (from 200%);
--- structural damage resistance increased to 20% (from 25%);
--- thrown rock damage increased to 800 (from 600);
--- melee preattack delay (except for flanking attack) decreased to 1000ms (from 1400ms);
--- Stomp radius increased to 70 (from 50);
--- Stomp preattack delay decreased to 1.6s (from 2.6s).
- Spiderlings:
--- damage scalar vs. structures altered to 75% (from 50%).
--- slash resistance increased to 75% (from 100%);
--- specialist resistance increased to 150% (from 200%);
--- cavalry resistance increased to 125% (from 150%);
--- Venom Sacs:
----- available initially (do not need to be researched);
----- cost increased to 300 (from 200);
----- upgrade time standardized to 20s (from 30s);
----- poison duration decreased to 3s (from 30s);
----- posion damage increased to 40 (from 4).
- Inn Corsairs now come equipped with Fire Bombs.
- Fire Drake Broodlings:
--- buildtime increased to 45s (from 30s);
--- can no longer trample;
--- normal attack breath radius increased to 50 (from 30);
--- slash damage resistance increased to 50% (from 100%);
--- pierce damage resistance increased to 75% (from 100%);
--- flame resistance decreased to 20% (from 2%);
--- all other damage resistances except for logical_fire increased to 70%;
--- Inferno damage increased to 2000 (from 800);
--- Inferno radius increased to 100 (from 75).
- Adult Fire Drakes:
--- now self-healing (healrate: 40/s);
--- now have a specified crush weapon: 200 crush damage, 50% deceleration/unit;
--- totally new armorset (large overall buff except to specialist):
----- 200% frost resistance;
----- 1% fire resistance;
----- otherwise same as Mounted Hero.
- Azog:
--- animation when knocked over fixed;
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800 (from 50-100-150-200-250-300-350-400-500);
--- Great Battle Rage:
----- duration decreased to 30s (from 60s);
----- 75% scalar vs. structures given;
----- can no longer affect overlapped units when activated.
--- Crack the Whip:  experience award increased to 72 (from 50).
- Gorkil: 
--- CP requirement increased to 50 (from 25);
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800);
--- Stinger:
----- paralysis effect removed;
----- damage duration decreased to 10s (from 30s);
----- initial damage increased to 1500 (from 20), damage type changed to hero (from slash);
----- recharge increased to 120s (from 60s);
----- can no longer target Fellbeasts, Eagles or Drogoth;
----- Call from the Deep recharge increased to 320s (from 180s).
- Shelob:
--- speed increased to 90 (from 80);
--- splash radius increased to 20 (from 15);
--- crush deceleration decreased to 6% (from 8%);
--- specialist resistance increased to 50% (from 75%);
--- magic and frost resistance increased to 50% (from 100%);
--- XP awards decreased to 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150 (from 70-80-90-100-120-150-180-210-250-300);
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-500-700-900-1100-1500 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100);
--- Stinger
----- damage increments decreased to 200/s (from 300/s);
----- damage duration decreased to 15s (from 30s);
----- recharge increased to 120s (from 60s);
----- can no longer target fellbeasts, eagles or Drogoth.
- Drogoth:
--- Wing Blast:
----- now uses correct radius cursor;
----- inner radius damage increased to 100 (from 75);
----- outer radius damage increased to 20 (from 5).
--- Fire Flight recharge increased to 150s (from 90s);
--- Incinerate:
----- now has an arc of 360 (from 90);
----- recharge increased to 300s (from 180s);
----- deals 2500 (from 1000) damage in a radius of 50.0;
----- deals 1500 (from 1000) in a radius of 100.0.
- Summon Spiderlings:
--- Spiderlings can now use stances;
--- shroud clearing increased to 300 (from 160);
--- health increased to 1000 (from 750).



Isengard

- Ballista fortress expansion:
--- cost decreased to 600 (from 1200);
--- upgraded inner radius damage increased to 50 (from 0).
- Mine Launcher fortress expansion:
--- cost decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- delay between shots decreased to 3000 (from 6000);
--- firing duration decreased to 2000 (from 3000);
--- no longer damages friendly units;
--- damage radius increased to 40 (from 30);
--- now fires mines at close, mid-, and long range;
--- long range mines available only with Advanced Ballistics upgrade from level two siege works.
- Burning Forges:
--- cost increased to 1000 (from 500);
--- upgrade cost reduction bonus increased to 33%/41%/49%/58%/66% (from 10%/20%/25%/30%/35%).
- Excavations structure cost reduction bonus increased to 33%/41%/49%/58%/66% (from 10%/20%/25%/30%/35%).
- Wizard Tower:
--- cost reverted to 2500 (currently 2000);
--- shots per burst increased to 3 (from 1);
--- burst count increased to 30 (from 16);
--- targeting radius increased to 120 (from 30);
--- lightning strikes hit the ground randomly (units may be hit by any number of strikes).
- Armory upgrade to level 3 decreased to 500 (from 750).
- Clan Steading:
--- cost to upgrade to level 3 decreased to 300 (from 1000);
--- arrow tower gained at level 3 (from level 2).
- Siege Works upgrade cost to level 3 decreased to 500 (from 1000).
- Lookout Tower:
--- garrisonable slots reduced to 2 (from 3);
--- health reduced to 2000 (from 3000).
- Uruk Crossbows:
--- cost increased to 350 (from 300);
--- range decreased to 300 (from 450);
--- firing duration and delaybetweenshots decreased to 2000 (from 3500);
--- un-upgraded damage increased to 55 (from 35);
--- upgraded damage altered to 80/20 (from 35/35).
- Warg Sentry:
--- buildtime increased to 20s (from 15s);
--- Wargs can no longer attack structures;
--- Warg health decreased to 700 (from 1200);
--- Warg damage decreased to 200 (from 600);
--- Warg respawn slowed to 12s (from 10s);
--- Sentry structure no longer invulnerable to certain radius attacks (e.g. Carnage weapons).
- Warg Pack:
--- default resistance increased to 100% (from 110%);
--- slash resistance increased to 75% (from 100%);
--- pierce resistance increased to 50% (from 75%);
--- may no longer garrison neutral towers.
- Warg Rider crush deceleration decreased to 30% (from 50%).
- Wildmen attack synchronized to avoid flawed animation.
- Wildmen Axe Thrower health increased to 200 (from 150).
- Berserkers:
--- default resistance decreased to 100% (from 90%);
--- crush resistance decreased to 20% (from 1%);
--- slash resistance increased to 75% (from 90%);
--- specialist resistance decreased to 75% (from 45%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 100% (from 90%);
--- flame resistance increased to 200% (from 300%);
--- structural resistance increased to 100% (from 70%);
--- cavalry resistance increased to 125% (from 175%);
--- no longer affected by spells;
--- gain self-healing ability at level 3 (regeneration rate: 20/s).
- Inn Wildmen:
--- now have access to Torches and Heavy Armor upgrades;
--- now recruit at level 2;
--- now have correct banner carrier;
--- now regenerate correctly;
--- XP and level bonuses now match those of standard Wildmen.
- Battering Ram:
--- cost decreased to 300 (from 400);
--- buildtime decreased to 20s (from 30s).
- Ballistas now do full damage to structures on impact.
- Deathbringers:
--- pierce resistance increased to 35% (from 45%);
--- Deathwish ability no longer gives the unit/horde knock back resistance;
--- Stonewall and Deathwish now last for the correct durations.
- Wormtongue:
--- cost increased to 1000 (from 800);
--- preattack delay decreased to 500 (from 1100);
--- firing duration decreased to 1000 (from 1566);
--- Backstab:
----- can no longer target aerial heroes;
----- now deals poison damage 100/s for 20s (from 10/s for 20s).
--- Corrode Allegiance no longer affects Ring Heroes, 25pp spell monsters, Tom Bombadil or fortress drakes.
- Lurtz:
--- Melee damage decreased to 150 (from 200);
--- preattack delay decreased to 640 (from 1000);
--- delaybetweenshots decreased to 400 (from 1500);
--- firing duration decreased to 960 (from 1500);
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800);
--- Carnage: 70% damage scalar vs. structures given.
--- Cripple:
----- available at level 2 (from level 1);
----- can no longer cripple Ring Heroes, 25pp spell monsters, aerial heroes or Goblin fortress drakes;
--- Pillage available at level 8 (from level 6).
- Sharku:
--- cost increased to 1800 (from 1200);
--- CP cost increased to 50 (from 25);
--- health increased to 3000 (from 2500);
--- splash attack (radius 12) given;
--- clip reload time decreased to 1200 (from 2000);
--- preattack delay decreased to 640 (from 1000);
--- firing duration decreased to 960 (from 1500);
--- delay between shots decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- can now only trample archers, swords and pikes;
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800 (from 50-100-150-200-250-300-350-400-500);
--- Vicious Charge added:
----- removes crush deceleration of Sharku and nearby Warg Riders for 2s;
----- recharge 60s;
----- available on level 2.
--- Tame the Beast:
----- moved to level 5;
----- duration increased to 60s;
----- affects all monsters and cavalry;
----- can target only one battalion.
--- Blood Hunt:
----- moved to level 6 (from 5).
--- Man Eater:
----- restored to level 10 (currently 7).
- Saruman:
--- XP requirements decreased to 100-200-300-500-700-900-1100-1300-1500 (from 100-200-300-500-700-900-1100-1500-2000);
--- Wormtongue available at level 5 (from level 4);
--- Speech Craft:
----- moved to level 7 (from level 5);
----- experience award increased to 100 (from 50).
--- Thunderbolt:
----- recharge increased to 240s (from 60s);
----- radius increased to 120 (from 50);
----- deals 200% damage to structures and heroes.
- Vision of the Palantir:
--- duration increased to 120s (from 90s);
--- radius increased to 400 (from 300).
- Devastation:
--- now yields 66% resources per tree (from 50%);
--- now capped at 2000 resources (from 1500).
- Isengard Tainted Land:
--- now has a brigandage effect;
--- recharge decreased to 180s (from 360s).
- Dragon Strike dragon less often has problems flying over a fortress.


Mordor

- Barricade fortress expansion now has Fortress Expansion armor.
- Gate Watchers cost increased to 750 (from 700).
- Catapult fortress expansion cost reduced to 900 (from 1200).
- Magma Cauldrons:
--- cost decreased to 1000 (from 1500);
--- moved to second spot in fortress upgrade sequence (between Doom Pyres and Lava Moat).
- Gorgoroth Spire:
--- radius decreased to 120 (from 150);
--- damage quadrupled to 4000 (from 1000);
--- projectile speed roughly doubled.
- Orc Pit cost decreased to 300 (from 350).
- Haradrim Palace upgrade cost to level 3 decreased to 500 (from 750).
- Troll Cage
--- cost decreased to 600 (from 750)
--- buildtime decreased to 30s (from 45s);
--- health increased to 3000 (from 1500).
- Mumakil Pen cost decreased to 800 (from 1000).
- Battle Tower: 
--- damage increased by 33%;
--- health increased to 4000 (from 3000).
- Orc Warrior poison resistance increased to 75% (from 100%).
- Orc Archers:
--- un-upgraded damage decreased to 20 (from 25);
--- upgraded damage decreased to 20/10 (from 25/25).
- Black Orcs:
--- attack speed corrected to 1s (from 1.633s);
--- are now included in horde bonuses.
- Easterlings speed increased to 50 (from 40).
- Corsairs (also includes Goblin Inn Corsairs):
--- speed increased to 65 (from 55);
--- health increased to 300 (from 200);
--- damage increased to 50/100 (from 40/80);
--- frost resistance increased to 50% (from 100%);
--- crush resistance decreased to 110% (from 50%);
--- Fire Bombs scalar vs. structures decreased to 125% (from 150%).
- Haradrim Lancers:
--- now have 50% flanked penalty;
--- slash resistance increased to 95% (from 110%);
--- pierce resistance increased to 55% (from 75%);
--- cavalry resistance increased to 135% (from 200%);
--- now use correct death sound effect (instead of elven effect);
--- can no longer be trampled by enemy cavalry;
--- Heavy Armor:
----- cavalry resistance decreased to 90% (from 50%);
----- default resistance decreased to 55% (from 40%);
----- slash resistance decreased to 45% (from 40%);
----- pierce resistance increased to 25% (from 30%);
----- frost resistance increased to 50% (from 100%);
----- flame resistance decreased to 50% (from 0%);
----- hero resistance decreased to 100% (from 50%);
----- hero ranged resistance decreased to 100% (from 50%);
----- structural resistance increased to 35% (from 100%).
- Haradrim Archers:
--- cost decreased to 400 (from 425);
--- unupgraded damage increased to 85 (from 75);
--- upgraded damage altered to 100/20 (from 75/75);
--- preattackdelay for initial attack now 1000;
--- firing rate changed; delaybetweenshots and firing duration removed;
--- minimal reloadtime now 1500;
--- maximal reloadtime now 2000;
--- build time decreased to 40s (from 45s);
--- unupgraded damage increased to 85 (from 75);
--- upgraded damage altered to 100/30 (from 75/75);
--- horde member positions fixed.
--- Barbed Arrows:
----- now require level 2;
----- recharge decreased to 30s (from 60s).
- Mountain Trolls:
--- health increased to 2500 (from 1500);
--- punch/shoulder damage increased to 250 (from 200);
--- deal 125 siege damage vs. pike units;
--- tree damage increased to 150 (from 120);
--- now deal 75 damage vs. pikes when equipped with a tree (from 120);
--- rock damage increased to 375 (from 300);
--- speed increased to 65 (from 55);
--- gain self-healing ability at level 3 (40/s);
--- cavalry resistance increased to 50% (from 75%);
--- slash resistance increased 40% (from 85%);
--- specialist resistance increased 100% (from 175%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 60% (from 30%);
--- flame, frost and magic resistances improved to 50%/50%/50% (from 80%/80%/100%);
--- hero resistance increased to 100% (from 200%).
- Drummer Trolls:
--- health increased to 2500 (from 2000);
--- slash resistance increased to 40% (from 85%);
--- pierce resistance decreased to 40% (from 30%);
--- specialist resistance increased to 150% (from 200%);
--- siege resistance decreased to 100% (from 50%);
--- flame resistance decreased to 60% (from 50%);
--- frost resistance increased to 60% (from 100%;
--- magic resistance decreased to 100% (from 50%);
--- hero and hero ranged resistance decreased to 150% (from 100%);
--- now have a damage scalar of 20000% vs. structures.
- Attack Trolls:
--- cost increased to 1000 (from 900);
--- speed increased to 60 (from 55);
--- gain self-healing ability at level 3 (60/s);
--- slash resistance increased to 20% (from 50%);
--- pierce resistance increased to 20% (from 25%);
--- specialist resistance increased to 75% (from 110%);
--- hero and hero ranged resistances increased to 75% (from 100%).
- Mumakil:
--- cost increased to 1500 (from 1000);
--- charge trample now has a damage scalar of 200% vs. heroes;
--- slash resistance increased to 20% (from 50%);
--- specialist resistance increased 100% (from 150%);
--- pierce resistance decreased 40% (from 25%);
--- flame resistance decreased 200% (from 100%);
--- frost resistance decreased 200% (from 100%);
--- magic resistance decreased 200% (from 100%);
--- hero resistance increased 100% (from 200%);
--- gains a self-healing ability when on level 5 (100/s).
- Inn unit now Haradrim Archers:
--- cost 300;
--- buildtime 60s.
- Battering Ram:
--- cost decreased to 300 (from 400);
--- buildtime decreased to 20s (from 30s).
- Morgul Blade weapons:
--- initial strike, if it kills the victim, now correctly spawns a Wight;
--- Wight improved (see General).
- Black Riders:
--- locomotor fixed, correcting their motion;
--- buildtime increased to 60s (from 40s);
--- new armorset (from mounted hero):
----- magic resistance decreased to 100% (from 50%);
----- frost resistance increased to 20% (from 40%);
--- legacy death sound removed.
- Gothmog:
--- splash radius decreased to 10 (from 15);
--- damage decreased to 200 (from 300);
--- normal attack range decreased to 15 (from 20);
--- Fury:
----- 70% damage scalar vs. structures added;
----- now uses his carnage weapon for the entire duration of ability.
- Mouth of Sauron:
--- cost increased to 1800 (from 1500);
--- XP requirements increased to 50-100-200-300-400-500-700-900-1100 (from 50-100-200-300-400-500-600-700-800);
--- Evil Eye:
----- 200% damage scalar vs. non-aerial heroes;
----- 80% damage scalar vs. Mordor fellbeasts and Witchking as well as Drogoth;
----- 267% damage scalar vs. Eagles;
----- recharge time increased to 120s (from 60s).
- Khamul and Morgomir:
--- Morgul Blade:
----- base damage increased to 100 (from 80);
----- 200% scalar vs. heroes.
- Witch-king:
--- heal rate fixed when dismounted;
--- dismounted armor set changed to normal hero armor (from Witch King Armor); when mounted, the Mordor Witch-King retains his Witch King Armor;
--- 10% damage scalar vs. Eowyn removed;
--- XP awards increased to 40-50-60-70-80-90-100-125-150-200 (from 35-40-45-50-60-75-90-105-125-150);
--- Morgul Corruption:
----- base damage decreased to 300 (from 600);
----- 200% scalar vs. heroes.
--- Screech:
----- now works correctly when dismounted;
----- now has appropriate FX effect when dismounted.
--- Hour of the Witch-King:
----- now has a new FX effect;
----- now has an area of effect (radius 500);
----- range increased to 300 (from 200);
----- heroes within its radius have their special ability timers reset;
----- units within its radius are stunned by terror for 15s.
- Barricade Summon:
--- damage increased to 200%;
--- damage altered to pierce (from structural);
--- now benefits from a fortress ammunition upgrade;
--- now has Fortress Expansion Armor.

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