Shadow of War

Best Skills & Upgrades Guide (Shadow of War)

Just about everything in MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR has been expanded upon and progressed in this sequel to the 2014 original Shadow of Mordor. This even consists of your ever-important skill tree. In Shadow of War, the ability tree has been made a whole lot large, encompassing 33 talents for Talion to use and 87 general improvements for said abilties.

All abilities are divided up into six primary branches: Combat, Predator, Ranged, Wraith, Mounted, and Story abilities. With a lot thrown at you abruptly, it may be overwhelming figuring out what might be exceptional for every state of affairs in Shadow of War. We’ve got your lower back, even though, with the very high-quality competencies and enhancements that you consciousness on getting first.

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Shadow of War – Best SkillsShadow of War

Though Shadow of War doles out ability factors pretty generously, the 33 general abilties to select from can make it quite demanding. Here are a number of the best talents we advocate for in-and-out of combat:

  • Execution- the first in the combat branch. Lets you execute low level enemies instantly with a full Might Meter
  • Brutal Aggression- fourth in the combat branch. you can now charge your Might Meter twice and use Brutal Executions
  • Wraith Chain- fourth predator skill. Allows you to use stealth kill on an additional target
  • Bird of Prey- third ranged skill. Hold left trigger mid-air to slow time and use ranged attacks
  • Treasure Hunter- fifth wraith skill. As we mentioned in our general guide, saves you a bunch of time and effort
  • Dragon Rider- fifth mounted skill. Allows you to ride a drake

Shadow of War – Best Upgrades

Your talents are not complete on their personal, because the 87 improvements to be had across the six branches can help you hugely enhance and modify them. Remember which you are only able to equip one upgrade in keeping with talent at a single time. Here are the high-quality enhancements which you have to awareness on unlocking first:


  • Secret Might (Execution)- this is an upgrade for the combat skill Execution. Grants Might for every undetected kill
  • Wraith Execution (Brutal Aggression)- allows you to chain executions to more enemies
  • Silent Runner (Elven Agility)- holding the trigger to run no longer makes sound
  • Eagle Sight (Bird of Prey)- focus is consumed at a slower rate while mid-air
  • Chain of Shadows (Shadow Strike)- allows you to chain Shadow Strike to additional enemies
  • Shower of Ice (Ice Storm)- freeze enemies in front of you
  • Discerning Eye (Treasure Hunter)- gives you better chances of higher quality items dropping
  • Soaring Rage (Dragon Rider)- drake can shoot fireballs without Might, instead using its health to do so
  • Domination (Drain)- drained enemies will become dominated and join your side
  • Eagle’s Eyrie (Shadow Strider)- allows you to double jump off an enemy’s head and use Bird of Prey mid-air
  • Lifeblood (Dominate Captain)- you can heal all of your Followers by using some of your health



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