Lord of the Rings: War in the North Trophy Guide

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Trophy Guide

A detailed Trophy Guide & Roadmap for Lord of the Rings: War in the North on the Playstation 3.

  • Online Trophies: (Maybe) Strength of our Alliance
  • Minimum Playthroughs: Three consecutive playthroughs : Normal, Heroic and Legendary difficulties
  • Missable Trophies: Three: Eagle Savior, Friend of the Ring Bearer & Friend of the Woodland Realm
  • Glitched Trophies:The game has several reported bugs. Read here for workarounds.


To achieve all trophies without changing characters, play as Andriel. If you don’t mind redoing a phase to get her specific trophy, play as Farin and upgrade his explosive shot. You can find more information about the game in the wiki.

LOTR: War in the North Trophy Guide

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-platinumplatinum-trophy-guideWarrior of the North

Earn all trophies for Lord of the Rings: War in the North

The platinum trophy is acquired when all other trophies are unlocked.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeWhere there’s life, there’s hope

Revive a fallen ally.

Simply revive a hurt companion by going near them and pressing X until the bar fills, or utilize War Cry to rally them to battle if you are playing as Farin.


Kill 200 enemies in a single playthrough.

You will get this easily without any specific effort during your first playthrough. You can speed up the process by utilizing Area of Effect attacks often.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeSudden Fury

Perform 3 critical hits within 10 seconds.

This trophy will be easily achieved during the Mirkwood level in Chapter 5. When surrounded by small spiders, use melee attacks and wait for a yellow icon to appear, then hit your heavy attack and move to the next target. If you do this rapidly you will earn the trophy.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeStrength of Our Alliance

Slay one enemy together with 2 other players.

This trophy requires that you slay an enemy together with two other players. It is supposedly online only, however I obtained it without a third player (Eradan was AI). The best place to attempt this is areas with multiple enemies where you can aoe together, or targetting a large enemy and scoring a last blow as a team. You will see co-op kill popup when doing it correctly.


Discover 25 secrets in a single playthrough.

The game has numerous secret areas and items. Andriel can unlock rune walls, Farin can identify weaknesses in walls and Eradan loot hidden caches. Playing as Farin you will get access to the Mithril secret location, so be mindful to play as him during the Mount Gundabad level. Open every hidden door you find and you will soon get this trophy as there are many more than 25.


Slot an elf-stone into an item.

Some armor, jewelery and weapons have upgrade slots that can be filled with Elf Stones. You will find the special upgradees in chests throughout the game. To slot them, go to your inventory and select the item, then apply to any gear that can receive it. Elf Stones cannot be unslotted or replaced, so chose wisely.


While in Hero Mode, perform a streak of 50 hits.

This trophy is easiest to achieve during the Mirkwood level (chapter 5.) You should trigger a critical hit when surrounded by spiders, then go on a melee killing spree, increasing your hit counter. Make sure to keep your block up and dodge incoming attacks so your hit streak is not reset.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeNow for wrath, now for ruin!

Kill 4 enemies simultaneously.

This is easily achieved with an area of effect attack of a powerful magnitude. Farin’s explosive arrow and Andriel’s slow but deadly bolt are good choices. Best used against weak enemies like spiders.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeTroll’s Bane

Slay the wild snow trolls.

This is a story trophy and cannot be missed. Simply slay the snow trolls in Mount Gundabad.


Unlock every active-cast ability in one character’s skill tree.

Each character has several abilities that use power and have different button combinations to use. Use your level bonuses to unlock all of them for one character for this trophy.


Achieve at least 1 rank in a tier 3 skill.

With every gained level, you obtain 1 skill point to apply to a skill. Some skills have three tiers that require three points. Simply upgrade any of these skills to the max and earn your trophy.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverLike a Thunderbolt

Deal 3000 damage with a single ranged strike.

This trophy can be unlocked using crossbows during the machine war sections or by utilizing your devastating ranged skills (explosive arrow and burst of light)


Deal 1500 damage in a single melee strike.

This trophy can be unlocked with any character if you have put points into strength and secured dual weild in Andriel’s case. Easily done on normal mode.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverLiving Shield

Absorb 25,000 total damage during the course of 1 level.

To unlock this trophy, you must take 25,000 damage without blocking or dying. It is easier to do on legendary difficulty with a single ranged enemy. simply let it shoot you and break line of sight when you are low on health to regen. Being Farin helps with this as you have a larger morale pool, but it is achievable with any character.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeMany deeds, great and small

Complete 15 quests in a single playthrough.

There are more than 15 quests in the game, however you may find some of them glitch (cult of lideless eye cannot be turned in after progressing to Nordibad) and some bug out and vanish. Read here for workarounds. You should talk to every NPC you can and obtain quests from them as often as possible to earn this trophy and good in game rewards.


Kill 150 enemies with war machines in a single playthrough.

This trophy is unlocked my mounting a turret and killing enemies from it. There are several possibilities for this, starting at Fornost and throughout the game. It is easier to do on normal.


Equip all parts of an armor set.

This trophy is not easy and may require three playthroughs. You should identify and save all and any armor set pieces you find, and always check the stores for available pieces. Continue through the game collecting pieces and make notes of how many of each set you are carrying so you can identify when you have all. You can also trade for a set with other players online so making use of message boards to acquire a missing piece is an option.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeKeen-eyed Marksman

Kill 50 enemies with headshots in a single playthrough.

This trophy requires that you utilize your ranged skills to defeat enemies with headshots. Any of the three characters can do it. Simply aim with your ranged weapon and click on R3 to zoom in and lock onto the head. Bulls-eye and Headshot are the same thing. You can check your progress in your character’s stat history on the pause menu.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeSwift-winged Warrior

Summon Beleram 10 times in a single playthrough.

Beleram is summoned by using one of the great eagle feathers against enemies (Mapped to X). Feathers are picked up from dead enemies and looted from chests. Use him ten times to unlock this trophy.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeWarrior Exemplar

For one character unlock every skill that provides a modification to War Cry, Sanctuary or Evasion.

To earn this trophy, you should unlock all skills that enhance Farin’s War Cry, Andriel’s Sanctuary or Eradan’s Evasion. You will need to level up quite a bit before you are able to do this, but it is achievable on the first playthrough.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeDefender of the North

Achieve level 10.

Level up to 10, easily done.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverChampion of the North

Achieve level 20.

Level up to 20. Most likely unlocked on second playthrough or during first one if you are making use of experience boost gear or potions.


Create 15 potions in a single playthrough.

You should play as Andriel to find the ingredients to create potions, or trade them from another player online. Once done, create 15 potions (can all be the same) to unlock this trophy.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeEagle Savior

Defeat Agandaûr without the aid of Beleram.

This is a missable trophy. You must not call upon Belaram on your final fight with Agandaur.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverBane of Mordor

Kill 600 enemies in a single playthrough.

This trophy can be achieved easily. If you reach the last zone and have not unlocked it, replay some areas for extra enemy kills (mirkwood is good for this) and you should obtain it without issues.


Amass 25,000 coins.

This is an easy trophy to get as you get more coins and valuable gear as you level up and increase difficulty. I ended my game with over 1 million coins just by selling unwanted loot.

witn-trophy-guide-silverEwar-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverxpert Treasure-hunter

Locate 5 gilded treasure chests in a single playthrough.

Gilded treasures are special chests. They look more robust than your average container and will have slightly better loot in them. There are more than five of them per playthrough and are readily visible at times, whilst hidden behind secret doors at others. Explore the environment thoroughly and you will find them easily.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverVictorious in Battle

Complete a playthrough on at least Normal difficulty.

This trophy will unlock when you beat the game on normal.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverAgainst All Odds

Complete a playthrough on Legendary difficulty.

This trophy will unlock when you beat the game on legendary difficulty. Legendary is unlocked upon completing 2 playthroughs.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverThe Lidless Eye

Complete the investigation of the Cult of the Lidless Eye.

This quest is bugged! However you can access the scrolls by replaying parts of the game and finish the quest before moving on to Nordibad, or you can not speak to Elrond until you have found all 7 scrolls.


  1. Fornost roofs near the siege weapons
  2. Ettenmoors: you will fight a troll, then jump over a gap and follow a river path towards a chest.
  3. Ettenmoors: The orcs guarding a bridge will drop it
  4. Mount Gundabad after you sabotage the machine, go forward and up into the first tower and loot the chest.
  5. Mirkwood: Defeat Wulfun
  6. Urgost’s Lair: Defeat sorcerers
  7. Urgost’s Lair: Carn Dum Captain

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-silverwitn-trophy-guide-silverHero of Legend

Complete a playthrough on Heroic difficulty.

This will unlock when you beat the game on heroic. Access heroic difficulty by playing through the game once.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeFriend to the Eagles

Help free the Great Eagle Beleram.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Free Belaram in Fornost.


Join forces with the sons of Elrond.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Aid Elrond’s sons in Fornost.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeTharzog’s Bane

Defeat Agandaûr’s lieutenant Tharzog.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat Tharzog in Fornost.


Discover what happened to the missing Rangers.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Investigate the Barrow Downs.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeBegone, lord of carrion!

Defeat the Barrow Wight Lord.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat the boss of the Barrow Downs.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeTrusted with the Secret

Learn of the Ring of Power and the plan for its destruction.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Investigate in Rivendell


Slay Bargrisar the stone giant.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat the boss of the Ettenmoors


Help destroy the citadel within Mount Gundabad.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Complete Mount Gundabad.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeWulfrun’s Bane

Defeat the Sorceror Wulfrun.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat the first boss of Mirkwood.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeFriend of the Woodland Realm

Free the elf from his captors in Mirkwood Marsh.

You can miss this trophy and bug the game if you don’t thorougly explore Mirkwood to find the captured elf. Make sure to explore all areas until you find a camp with several orcs and an imprisoned elf.


Slay Saenathra.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat the last boss of Mirkwood.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeFriend to the Ring-bearer

Speak with Frodo in Rivendell.

You can miss this trophy if you don’t talk to Frodo in Rivendell upon your first arrival, so make sure to initiate all conversations you can.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-bronzewitn-trophy-guide-bronzeIn the Dragon’s Den

Meet a dragon and survive.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Talk to Urgost.


Help weather the siege of Nordinbad.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat the waves of enemies and complete the Siege of Nordinbad to unlock.

war-in-the-north-trophy-guide-goldwitn-trophy-guide-goldHero of the North

Defeat Sauron’s Lieutenant Agandaûr.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed. Defeat Agandaur at Carn Dum.


Now that you’ve obtained your trophy, you may want to check out our Tolkien Tour of Oxford, consider if LOTRO is for you, or move on to the Shadow of War series.

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2 comments on “Lord of the Rings: War in the North Trophy Guide”

  1. Pendant says:

    I actually liked this game a lot even if it was kinda piggy-backing on the success of the LotR juggernaut. Still was pretty fun to play especially co-op.

    Nice guide, fexlea.

  2. PierreSBK71 says:

    I loved this game. Good fun from start to finish. Plus, it’s made by the same guys that did the two ”Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance” games, which are among my all time favorites.

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