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=-=Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers=-=
   \ =-=Character Upgrade Guide=-= /  
  =-=Copyright 2004 by Justin L.H.=-=
     \  =-=a.k.a. JustinLH04=-=  /
      \   =-=Version  1.05=-=   /
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|Contents\_________________ 
|1. Legal                  \
|2. Introduction           |
|3. Character Upgrade List |
| a. Aragorn               |
| b. Legolas               |
| c. Gimli                 |
|4. End Credits            |
|__________________________|

=-=1. Legal=-=
 This document is Copyright 2004 by Justin L.H., and may not be used in part 
or whole without my permission, no exceptions, unless for strict private use. 
Also this guide may only be posted on the following sites:

http://www.gamefaqs.com
http://www.neoseeker.com

and if you do want to post this guide on your own site you must first contact 
me through e-mail, my e-mail address is SolarisCI@hotmail.com. If you have any 
questions regarding the game, do e-mail me, I will try to give as thorough an 
answer as possible.

=-=2. Introduction=-= 
 Hello, and welcome to my second pile of work. This guide is here to tell you
everything you need to know about all the upgrades in the game (upgrades,
referring to the ones you can purchase yourself, therefore excluding all level
1 moves). I will also be giving my own expert advice for each upgrade, each bit
of info different per character, for the characters themselves vary, and one
character could benefit more from an upgrade more so then another (ex: Legolas
would benefit more from the A A Y combo upgrade then would Gimli, as Legolas is
quite faster and would use it more effectively). Also, do take note this is for
the GameCube version.

=-=3. Character Upgrade List=-=

NOTE: For the linked moves, you have to parry the enemy's attack with B and
      follow it by pressing A and R simultaneously. 
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a. Aragorn\

-=-Level 2-=-
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rush Attack   |none                | 3000  |. .          |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A X          /
-Description: Charge forward and drive unshielded
              enemies to the ground.
-Author's Notes
I myself found that I never needed this one. I hardly ever
used it, and for it to just knock people down, damage or
not...just stick with the X Knockback attack.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rising Attack |none                | 8000  |. . . . . . .|
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A/Y          /
-Description: Attack as you regain your feet, taking
              enemies by surprise.
-Author's Notes
This is one of the most useful level 2 moves there is. Use 
it, and it'll knock down multiple enemies, shielded or not.
Great attack.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Isildurs Swift|none                | 5000  |. . . . . .  |
|Terror        |                    |---------------------|
|A A Y        /
-Description: A very effective combo for taking out
              unshielded foes.
-Author's Notes
This is really the only level 2 combo I found myself using 
as Aragorn. For one, if you use this on someone, block 
anyone else's attack, and use it again thereafter, it 
should be enough to get you to Perfect.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Isildurs War  |none                | 5000  |. . . .      |
|Rush          |                    |---------------------|
|A X R        /
-Description: Wound, knock down, then finish off powerful
              foes with this combo.
-Author's Notes
While I myself never really used this much, make no 
mistake that it is indeed a good combo...just one I never
needed.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Ranger Fury   |none                | 2000  |. . .        |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: A Devastating attack (hold Y to use).
-Author's Notes
Devastating...not really. I never used this one much, but
I got it just the same, so I could eventually get 
Wilderness Rage.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Strength of   |none                | 10000 |. . . . . .  |
|the Stewards  |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
This adds a little shield meter, thus giving you more
health...and more health is a good thing no matter who you
are.

-=-Level 4-=-
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Goblin Bane   |none                | 4000  |. . . . .    |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking Goblin (linked
              move).
-Author's Notes
This attack is definitely worth getting as soon as 
possible. Even though Aragorn hardly needs it to take out
goblins, it insures that you'll get at least a 'good' for
that kill.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Charge Attack |Rush Attack         | 4000  |. .          |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A X          /
-Description: Charge Forward from long range and drive
              unshielded enemies to the ground.
-Author's Notes
Again, I found I never really needed this one. best to 
just ignore it for the most part of game.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Isildurs Death|none                | 5000  |. . . . .    |
|Charge        |                    |---------------------|
|A X Y        /
-Description: Wound, knock down, and strike your enemy
              with this combination attack.
-Author's Notes
Now here's a good combo worth getting. Almost an 
'upgraded' Isildur's War Rush. I definitely suggest this 
over the other.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Isildurs      |none                | 5000  |. . . . . .  |
|Gambit        |                    |---------------------|
|A Y A A      /
-Description: Use this combo to strike an unshielded foe,
              dispatch him, and quickly strike another.
-Author's Notes
Ohhh yeah, that one's good, all right...but does that make
it worth getting? Perhaps...but when you find yourself in
a position where you need a good combo fast, its usually
around shielded foes. Good one nonetheless, however.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rohan Bow     |none                | 4000  |. . . . .    |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Fired like the Dunedain bow, the barbed
              arrows of the Rohirrim do serious damage.
-Author's Notes
Aragorn hardly needs this one, and in fact you may hardly
notice a difference if you get it, but the other bow
upgrades require it, so its a good choice anyway.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Strength of   |Strength of the     | 10000 |. . . . . .  |
|Isildur       |Stewards            |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
Again, more health is always good, but I'd rather get a 
good combo attack first, such as Isildur's Gambit, 
assuming you already have Strength of the Stewards.

-=-Level 6-=-
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Orc Bane      |none                | 6000  |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking Orc (linked
              move).
-Author's Notes
This is definitely more useful then Goblin Bane, 
considering there are plenty of orcs out there with 
shields, and the ones with shields give you Excellent
kill ratings.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Isildurs      |none                | 5000  |. . . . .    |
|Deliverance   |                    |---------------------|
|Y A A Y      /
-Description: Very effective for dispatching shielded foes
              as rapidly as possible
-Author's Notes
Hmmmm...............Good attack, good damage...but I never 
found myself needing it. Its still a good attack though,
but by now you most likely have Bane moves, so I suggest 
sticking with them.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Strength of   |Strength of Isildur | 10000 |. . . . .    |
|Elendil       |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
More health, good thing.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Wilderness    |Ranger Fury         | 4000  |. . .        |
|Rage          |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: An even more devastating attack (hold Y to
              use).
-Author's Notes
<sigh>....oh well, I suppose its a good thing to get this
move whether you need it or not, because then you can get
the next one up.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Master        |none                | 10000 |. . . . .    |
|Swordsman     |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Increase the damage of your Speed attack.
-Author's Notes
Yes, yes yes. A must-have. That is, if you have any spare 
xp points, say, 20000. If not, don't even bother. I hardly 
ever really used my Speed attacks after I turned level 6, 
because I didn't like the fact it only gives a Fair kill 
rating (on average).

-=-Level 8-=-
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Bane of       |none                | 8000  |. . . . . . .|
|Saruman       |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attack Uruk-hai (linked
              move).
-Author's Notes
No matter what else you can purchase, no matter if you 
only have 8000 exactly, GET THIS MOVE. It's the most 
useful new upgrade you can get right now, so get it.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Isildurs      |none                | 5000  |. . . . . .  |
|Judgment     |                    |---------------------|
|Y Y X Y      /
-Description: Use against a powerful foe to smash his
              shield, knock him to the ground, and strike
              him.
-Author's Notes
This doesn't seem to bad an attack, and it isn't. I didn't
really get it for the damage, or even the fact it kills
most shielded orcs in one hit; I got it because one good
hit with it and you're up to Perfect. Take advantage of it.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Strength of   |Strength of Elendil | 10000 |. . . . .    |
|Argonath      |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
More health = a good thing.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Wrath of      |Wilderness Rage     | 6000  |. . . . . .  |
|Numenor       |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: This devastating attack sets fire to
              multiple foes (hold Y to use).
-Author's Notes
Ah, here's what we get, now that we spent points on the 
other two nearly-worthless moves. Nearly, as in it just 
now paid off. This move is definitely worth getting, as 
it'll serve a great deal in the Breached Wall. 
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Gondor Bow    |Rohan Bow           | 6000  |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: The iron arrows of Gondor do terrible
              damage.
-Author's Notes
Get it. That's all I say. Well, almost; get it if you 
already spent points on some of the other level 8 moves. 
This bow comes in handy very much so in the Breach Wall 
and Hornburg Courtyard.

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Legolas\
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rush Attack   |none                | 3000  |. . . .      |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A X          /
-Description: Charge forward and drive unshielded enemies
              to the ground.
-Author's Notes
For Legolas this attack is slightly more useful, as he can
have a hard time with large groups. Still, I suggest 
you get some combo upgrades first.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elronds Swift |none                | 5000  |. . . . . .  |
|Terror        |                    |---------------------|
|A A Y        /
-Description: A very effective combo for taking out 
              unshielded foes.
-Author's Notes
This is the character who could best use this, whether for
points, Perfects, or to live, Legolas DEFINITELY needs
this one.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elronds War   |none                | 5000  |. . . .      |
|Rush          |                    |---------------------|
|A X R        /
-Description: Wound, knock down, then finish off powerful
              foes with this combo.
Legolas could use this, it'd finish off powerful foes, 
true...but right now just stick with Elrond's Swift Terror.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elven Fury    |none                | 2000  |. . .        |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: A devastating attack (hold Y to use)
-Author's Notes
No. No, no no, you don't' need this. As useful as some may
say it is, you really shouldn't use it, as it doesn't give
very high of a kill rating (usually Fair).
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Force of      |none                | 10000 |. . . . . . .|
|Celeborn      |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
A must have. Legolas needs more health more then anyone.
Without this, you're going to have a tough time with some
of the levels.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rivendell     |none                | 4000  |. . . . .    |
|Longbow       |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Fired like the Mirkwood longbow, the ash 
              arrows of Rivendell do even more damage.
-Author's Notes
Considering his specialty when it comes to the bow, this 
is a good thing to have, for even if you don't notice 
extra damage yet, this gets you ever so closer to getting
the Mithril Arrows.

=Level 4=
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Goblin Bane   |none                | 4000  |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking goblin (linked
              move).
-Author's Notes
However easy goblins may be, Legolas could definitely use
this. A one-hit-kills move for Legolas is VERY beneficial.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rising Attack |none                | 8000  |. . . . . . .|
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A/Y          /
-Description: Attack as you regain your feet, taking 
              enemies by surprise.
-Author's Notes
Of all the upgrades in all the worlds, get this one. Every
character could use this, and Legolas could use it more.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Charge Attack |Rush Attack         | 4000  |. . .        |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A Y          /
-Description: Charge forward from long range to drive
              unshielded foes to the ground.
-Author's Notes
Now, although Aragorn does not need this whatsoever, I 
suppose that Legolas COULD use this...not very needy of 
it, but he could still use it. Don't waste your points if
you can get other stuff, however.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elronds Death |none                | 5000  |. . . . .    |
|Charge        |                    |---------------------|
|A X Y        /
-Description: Wound, knock down, and strike an enemy with
              this combination attack.
-Author's Notes
Quite useful. Must be against unshielded foes, but its 
still a great attack. 
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elronds       |none                | 4000  |. . . . .    |
|Gambit        |                    |---------------------| 
|A Y A A      /             
-Description: Use this combo to strike an unshielded foe,
              dispatch him, and quickly strike another.
-Author's Notes
Slightly more useful then Elrond's Death Charge, Elrond's
Gambit can only be used against the unshielded as well,
yet it's still a great attack...though I don't know if 
you'll ever really be needing it.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Lorthlorien   |Rivendell Longbow   | 6000  |. . . . .    |
|Longbow       |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: The enchanted arrows of Lorthlorien do 
              ghastly damage.
-Author's Notes
I wouldn’t say ghastly...but get this upgrade soon 
nonetheless, as Legolas sure could use it.

=Level 6=
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Orc Bane      |none                | 6000  |. . . . . . .|
|              |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking orc (linked 
              move).
-Author's Notes
One of the best moves Legolas could ask for. You'll find 
that this is way more useful then Goblin Bane.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elronds       |none                | 5000  |. . . . .    |
|Deliverance   |                    |---------------------|
|Y A A Y      /
-Description: Very effective for dispatching shielded
              enemies as rapidly as possible.
-Author's Notes
Well...as good a move as it may be, I usually find that 
its better to break shields with Y Y, as a Y A usually
doesn't do the job perfectly.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Dragonfire    |Lorthlorien Longbow | 8000  |. . . . .    |
|Arrows        |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: These magical arrows will set your enemies
              on fire.
-Author's Notes
As with all arrow and bow upgrades, Legolas definitely 
should have this, more so then most as these set fire to
anything they want.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Force of      |none                | 10000 |. . . . . . .|
|Galadriel     |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
Since Legolas does have less stamina then the other two,
he desperately needs more. After all, we all know that 
more health = a good thing.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Gil-Galads    |none                | 4000  |. . . .      |
|Rage          |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: A more devastating attack (hold Y to use).
-Author's Notes
While the damage it does is good, it won't give you a 
whole lot of xp. I suggest sticking with A A Y or maybe
Y Y X Y, when/if you get it.

=Level 8=
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Bane of       |none                | 8000  |. . . . . . .|
|Saruman       |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking Uruk-hai (linked
              move).
-Author's Notes
THE BEST move Legolas could ever ask for. Enough said.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elronds       |none                | 5000  |. . . . .    |
|Judgment     |                    |---------------------|
|Y Y X Y      /
-Description: Use against a powerful foe to smash his
              shield, knock him to the ground, and strike
              him.
-Author's Notes
Right now, your probably thinking, 'Y Y X Y? when the heck
am I ever gonna get a chance to pull THAT off?', and I was
thinking the same thing first time I got it, so naturally,
being the curious guy I am, I got it anyway. It's a lot
better then some people may realize, and Legolas could use
this.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Mithril Arrows|Dragonfire Arrows   | 10000 |. . . . . . .|
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: These arrows penetrate and damage all
              enemies in their path.
-Author's Notes
Ohhhhh yes, get this. get this even before you get the
Elven Bow. Trust me its worth it, you wouldn't believe how
many orcs Uruk-hai and the like got in my way in the last
two levels.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Elven Bow     |none                | 10000 |. . . . . . .|
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Increase the damage of each arrow fired.
-Author's Notes
Get this after the Mithril Arrows, if you have points to
spare. If not, after the next level get it immediately.

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Gimli\

=Level 2=
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rush Attack   |none                | 3000  |. .          |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A X          /
-Description: Charge forward an drive unshielded enemies 
              to the ground.
-Author's Notes
Gimli hardly needs this to knock enemies down, and this
never was a great attack anyway.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Balins Swift  |none                | 5000  |. . . .      |
|Terror        |                    |---------------------|
|A A Y        /
-Description: A very effective combo for taking out 
              unshielded foes.
-Author's Notes
While the others could use this for fast Perfects, Gimli
doesn't always have time for it, with how slow he can be,
but this is a good combo anyway.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Balins War    |none                | 5000  |. . . .      |
|Rush          |                    |---------------------|
|A X R        /
-Description: Wound, knock down, then finish off powerful 
              foes with this combo.
-Author's Notes
The wound, knock down, then finish moves are OK, but Gimli
doesn't need this. Not hardly. It's good, yes, but Gimli's
a tank as it is.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Dwarven Fury  |none                | 2000  |. . .        |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: A devastating attack (hold Y to use).
-Author's Notes
Big note: do not get this. Well, okay, get it, but don't
use it a whole lot. You need this and another one for the
Wrath of Moria attack, which is very helpful in the last
level.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Might of Rock |none                | 10000 |. . .        |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
Gimli hardly needs it, but more health is always a good 
thing.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Might of Iron |Might of Rock       | 10000 |. . . .      |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
Like I said, Gimli hardly needs it, as in the levels you 
may need it in there will be plenty of potions. But, 
again, more health = a good thing.

=Level 4=
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Goblin Bane   |none                | 4000  |. . . .      |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking goblin (linked
              move).
-Author's Notes
Gimli hardly needs this, cause by the time you can get it,
Gimli will be able to bash through Goblins like the tank
he is or else you won't have very many more Goblins to
kill, but it's good nonetheless, just wait to get it later.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Charge Attack |Rush Attack         | 4000  |. . .        |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A X          /
-Description: Charge forward from long range to drive 
              unshielded enemies to the ground.
-Author's Notes
Not an attack Gimli needs. A few mere Fierce attacks and 
your foe goes flying...enough said.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rising Attack |none                | 8000  |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A/Y          /
-Description: Attack as you regain your feet, taking 
              enemies by surprise.
-Author's Notes
However powerful Gimli may be, you'll find that you can 
very well use this, as much as any other character.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Balins Death  |none                | 5000  |. . . . .    |
|Charge        |                    |---------------------|
|A X Y        /
-Description: Wound, knock down, and strike your enemy 
              with this combination attack.
-Author's Notes
This is a good combo for taking out/mortally wounding your
enemies.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Balins Gambit |none                | 5000  |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|A Y A A      /
-Description: Use this combo to strike an unshielded foe,
              dispatch him, and quickly strike another.
-Author's Notes
Gimli says "I love this combo." I says "Gimli doesn't 
always NEED this combo." It's a great attack, and Gimli
knows best how to execute it. Just remember it works only
on UNshielded foes.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Rune of       |Might of Iron       | 10000 |. . . . .    |
|Protection    |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
More health always helps, and Gimli just so happens to be
chock full of health upgrades. Which is a good thing.

=Level 6=
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Orc Bane      |none                | 6000  |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking orc (linked 
              move).
-Author's Notes
The reason I only gave this a 5 instead of a 6 rating is
because sure this is GREAT against orcs, but sometimes 
Gimli just likes Fierce attacks...but don't take that the
wrong way, be sure to get this as soon as you can.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Balins        |none                | 5000  |. . . . .    |
|Deliverance   |                    |---------------------|
|Y A A Y      /
-Description: Very effective for dispatching shielded 
              enemies as rapidly as possible.
-Author's Notes
A perfect move for the perfect character. Gimli loves 
combos that start with Y (Fierce), as its his specialty.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Might of Balin|Might of Iron       | 10000 |. . . . .    |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
By now you may not need more health, but its a good thing
to have anyway. just make sure you have the combos you 
need first.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Might of Gloin|Might of Balin      | 10000 |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
This will give you A TON of health. YES. GET IT.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Moria Axes    |none                | 4000  |. . . . .    |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Thrown like Erebor axes, the razor-sharp
              Moria axes do even more damage.
-Author's Notes
Considering Gimli could definitely use upgraded throwing
axes, this is a must have.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Mountain Rage |Dwarven Fury        | 6000  |. . . . . .  |
|              |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: A more devastating attack (hold Y to use).
-Author's Notes
Gimli will make good use if this and its upgrade to come.

=Level 8=
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Bane of       |none                | 8000  |. . . . . . .|
|Saruman       |                    |---------------------|
|B A&R        /
-Description: Instantly kill an attacking Uruk-hai (linked
              move).
-Author's Notes
No matter who you are, this is the best move you can get 
at level 8. Well, one of them. The other is Wrath of 
Moria.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Balins        |none                | 5000  |. . . . . . .|
|Judgment     |                    |---------------------|
|Y Y X Y      /
-Description: Use against a powerful foe to smash his 
              shield, knock him to the ground, and strike 
              him.
-Author's Notes
Considering Gimli's bad luck with Balin's Swift Terror, 
this makes a great substitute. Use it to charge up the 
meter to Perfect. It's great.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Might of      |Might of Gloin      | 10000 |. . . . . . .|
|Khazad-Dum    |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Permanently increase your health.
-Author's Notes
More health...get it, if you have spare points (after 
getting Wrath of Moria and Misty Mountain Axes)
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Wrath of Moria|Mountain Rage       | 6000  |. . . . . . .|
|              |                    |---------------------|
|Y            /
-Description: This devastating attack sets fire to 
              multiple foes (hold Y to use).
-Author's Notes
You'll find this VERY useful in the Breached Wall level,
but not many other places.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Misty Mountain|Moria Axes          | 6000  |. . . . . . .|
|Axes          |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: These Mithril-edged blades cause terrible
              damage.
-Author's Notes
You'll need this if you hope to use your tomahawks 
effectively in the last two levels.
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|-Name-        |-Requirements-      |-Price-|-Usefulness- |
|Axe Mastery   |none                | 10000 |. . . . . .  |
|of Kings      |                    |---------------------|
|             /
-Description: Increase the damage of your Fierce attack.
-Author's Notes
As good as this may be, don't get it until you have the 
other 'best buys' of level 8, as Gimli's Fierce attacks 
are good enough as they are.

=-=4. End Credits=-=

I would like to first thank Fable12 and his LotR: TTT Walkthrough, it really
helped me on my first run through the game.

I'd also like to shout out to the staff at Nintendo, I'm with ya all the way!

And thanx to Peter Jackson, for making a perfect replica of the LotR trilogy.

And of course to anybody who took the time to read this guide, I'm always glad
for your support.

And the biggest thanx to J.R.R. Tolkien, for giving us the best work of art
in the world of literature.

Well good by to all and to all a good bye, until our next meeting.
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