Sieges are a very exciting activity in most fantasy and historical settings. Watching huge armies fight to take over or defend a fortress is always interesting, and you can see a lot of good scenes like that in Lord of the Rings movies. Of course, the developers of LotR: Rise to War couldn’t afford themselves to leave players without sieges.

Taking over an enemy keep is a difficult task, and you will need to prepare ahead of time to succeed. Today, we are going to help you with learning the basics of this mechanic in the game. This guide will tell you how to siege in Lord of the Rings: Rise to War.

How to Siege

Siege in Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is quite difficult. You will need to do this with any tile of land with some kind of a fortified structure. When you cross such a territory, you may see that it has some siege points and maybe a few armies defending it. In the beginning, it works the same way as a standard battle: you just need to defeat the enemy army.

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After you’ve beaten all of the opponents, the most interesting part begins. All of your units have a parameter named siege damage. It is used when you need to take over the enemy keep. When there are no forces to protect it, you can attack with your unit’s siege damage. Your army doesn’t suffer from attacking the keep, so it is good to bring along additional armies or friends. When the keep’s siege points are downed to zero, you will be able to take over the tile. This is how sieges in LotR: Rise to War work. Good luck in your future battles.

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How to Siege in LOTR: Rise to War


  1. What happens when 2 different factions fight for the same keep, does the faction that does the most damage to it keep the keep? Does the faction that attacks it first get it? Or is it simply impossible to have 2 factions besiege the same keep at the same time?

    Thanks in advance,
    A worried Gondorian.


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