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    The Lord Of The Rings, The Two Towers(PS2) from EA Games UPGRADE FAQ
    By KujaTheDestructor
    Email/IM: Terryferguson86@hotmail.com
    Date: 29/12/02
    Version: 1.1
    
    
    Contents
    1. About The Game
    2. General Upgrade Info
    3. Aragorn/Secret Character Isildur
    4. Legolas
    5. Gimli
    6. Ending and stuff
    
    
    1.About The Game:
    
    The Lord Of The Rings, The Two Towers video game lets you take control of main
    events from the first two films in the Lord Of The Rings series, such as
    raising the heat on the Ringwraiths at Weathertop and fending off those ugly
    Orcs at Helm's Deep. It's an Action/RPG where you have to fight your way
    through many lush looking environments taken straight from the films and you
    have to defeat the fiends sent by the evil Lord Sauron and his puppet Saruman
    the former advisor to Gandalf The Grey, as you take control of the all-round
    tough guy Aragorn, swift and agile Legolas or the slow but strong Gimli. Each
    character has their own individual strengths and weaknesses and each of their
    styles are unique.
    
    2. General Upgrade Info
    
    So you've beaten the Prologue and Weathertop. What now? Well you've gained some
    nice juicy UP(upgrade points). What do you do with them? Well every time you
    gain a certain amount of UP you can buy new moves and abilities such as combos
    and new bows and arrows. Each character has different moves although many of
    them are similar. Before you rush into buying every upgrade under the sun you
    should consider what each of them can do. Some of them are better than others
    to begin with, such as the Rising attack which will prove to be very helpful
    after being knocked down by those pesky Cave Trolls. You will notice that many
    of the moves are greyed out to begin with. This is because you need to raise
    your character's level through battle to the level the moves are contained in.
    Other moves also require you to have purchased a previous attack such as the
    additional healths and the more powerful arrows. If you don't get the amount of
    UP from each level that you were hoping for then you can retry the level but
    ONLY before you go upgrade yourself. After you upgrade yourself then you can
    NEVER return to that same level with the same character UNTIL you have beaten
    the last level, Helm's Deep:  Hornburg Courtyard. When you do defeat the last
    level you are strongly advised to go back to your favourite level to gain a lot
    of experience to raise your strengths and upgrades to the max for the secret
    level. For Aragorn you may want to try Weathertop for easy and fast UP, for
    Legolas the Westfold is good because you've got many opportunities to use your
    strong long-range attack against the suicide bombers. For gaining loads of UP
    for Gimli you should try Amon Hen because it's really a very cool slash-fest
    well suited to his short-range attacks. You're probably getting really bored
    right about now so you might want to read on. Each upgrade is listed with the
    level it can be bought in, its UP requirements and a short description of the
    attacks.
    
    3. Aragorn/Secret Character Isildur Upgrades
    
    N.B. Isildur and Aragorn have the same abilities.
    
    LEVEL X MOVES
    
    Move Name (Cost to purchase) - Buttons
    Description (extra requirements if any)
    
    LEVEL ONE MOVES
    
    Triple Strike(You begin with this attack) - X,X,X
    A fast combination which does less damage than most other combo attacks.
    
    Double Hack(You begin with this attack) - T,T
    A combination which does moderate damage and is very useful at the beginning
    and also at times later in the game.
    
    Shadow Strike(You begin with this attack) - R2
    When an opponent is on the ground this attack will finish them off.
    
    Combat Kick(You begin with this attack) - O
    Kicks any close enemies away allowing you to get some time to start a combo in
    a tight situation. Also used to knock the ladders from the wall in Helm's Deep:
    The Deeping Wall later in the game.
    
    Sword Parry(You begin with this attack) - S
    A simple move which can block most attacks. Very useful especially when being
    attacked by a flourish of arrows.
    
    Dunedain Bow(You begin with this attack) - Hold L1 & Press X to fire
    A Long-range Bow+Arrow attack, useful for taking out unshielded foes from afar
    and also for taking out the suicide bombing nasties.
    
    LEVEL TWO ATTACKS
    
    Rush Attack (3000 UP) - X,O
    Charge forward and drive unshielded enemies to the ground. Doesn't work from
    long range but can be useful when facing a group of foes.
    
    Rising Attack (8000 UP) - X
    This is used when you regain your feet and is very useful when fighting the
    ever-annoying Uruk-Hai.
    
    Isildur's Swift Terror (5000 UP) - X,X,T
    A very effective combo for taking out unshielded foes. Works well against the
    cave trolls in Fangorn Forest if you time it well.
    
    Isildur's War Rush (5000 UP) - X,O,R2
    This is a killer combo which will be useful throughout the game. It first
    attacks which wounds the opponent, knocks them down, and shadow strikes them to
    finishing them off.
    
    Ranger Fury (2000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds
    A devastating 2 hit attack which requires you to charge up. Useful against
    slower enemies and also against a group of foes running towards you.
    
    LEVEL 4 ATTACKS
    
    Goblin Bane (4000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Swift combo which instantly kills an attacking goblin (for the attack to work
    the S button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Charge Attack (4000 UP) - X,O
    Charge forward and drive unshielded enemies to the ground. Doesn't work from
    long range but can be useful when facing a group of foes.
    
    Isildur's death charge (5000 UP) - X,O,T
    This wounds the opponent, knocks them down and then strikes them and causes
    good damage.
    
    Isildur's Gambit (5000 UP) - X,T,X,X
    Strikes an unshielded foe then gets rid of them and swiftly moves for another
    beast.
    
    Rohan Bow (4000 UP) - Hold L1 & press X
    Much like the Dunedain Bow but uses barbed arrows which do more damage.
    
    LEVEL 6 ATTACKS
    
    Orc Bane (6000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Swift combo which instantly kills an attacking orc.(for the attack to work the
    S button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Isildur's Deliverance (5000 UP) - T,X,X,T
    Like Isildur's Gambit but also hurts shielded foes as quickly as possible.
    
    Wilderness Rage (4000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds.
    A more devastating fury attack than Ranger Fury (requires ranger fury)
    
    LEVEL 8 ATTACKS
    
    Bane Of Saruman (8000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Instantly kills those damned attacking Uruk-Hai (for the attack to work the S
    button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Isildur's Judgement (5000 UP) - T,T,O,T
    Use against powerful shielded foes to smash he shield, knock him to the ground
    and then give him a good striking.
    
    Wrath Of Nuemnor (6000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds
    Sets fire to multiple foes (Requires wilderness rage)
    
    Gondor Bow (6000 UP) - Hold L1 & Press X
    Iron arrows which do insane damage (Requires Rohan Bow)
    
    
    OTHER UPGRADES
    
    LEVEL 2
    Strength Of The Stewards (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Your Health
    LEVEL 4
    Strength Of Isildur (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Your Health (requires
    the Strength Of The Stewards upgrade)
    LEVEL 6
    Strength Of Elendil (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Your Health (requires
    the Strength Of Isildur upgrade)
    LEVEL 8
    Strength Of The Argonath (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Your Health
    (requires the Strength Of Elendil upgrade)
    
    LEVEL 8
    Master Swordsman (10000 UP) - Increases the damage of the Speed attacks
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    4. Legolas' Upgrades
    
    LEVEL X MOVES
    
    Move Name (Cost to purchase) - Buttons
    Description (extra requirements if any)
    
    
    LEVEL ONE MOVES
    
    Triple Strike (You begin with this attack) - X,X,X
    A fast combination which does less damage than most other combo attacks.
    
    Double Hack (You begin with this attack) - T,T
    A combination which does moderate damage and is very useful at the beginning
    and also at times later in the game.
    
    Shadow Strike (You begin with this attack) - R2
    When an opponent is on the ground this attack will finish them off.
    
    Combat Kick (You begin with this attack) - O
    Kicks any close enemies away allowing you to get some time to start a combo in
    a tight situation. Also used to knock the ladders from the wall in Helm's Deep:
    The Deeping Wall later in the game.
    
    Knife Parry (You begin with this attack) - S
    A simple move which can block most attacks. Very useful especially when being
    attacked by a flourish of arrows.
    
    Mirkwood Longbow (You begin with this attack) - Hold L1 & Press X to fire
    A Long-range Bow+Arrow attack, useful for taking out unshielded foes from afar
    and also for taking out the suicide bombing nasties.
    
    
    LEVEL TWO ATTACKS
    
    Rush Attack (3000 UP) - X,O
    Charge forward and drive unshielded enemies to the ground. Doesn't work from
    long range but can be useful when facing a group of foes.
    
    Elrond's Swift Terror (5000 UP) - X,X,T
    A very effective combo for taking out unshielded foes. Works well against the
    cave trolls in Fangorn Forest if you time it well.
    
    Elrond's War Rush (5000 UP) - X,O,R2
    This is a killer combo which will be useful throughout the game. It first
    attacks which wounds the opponent, knocks them down, and shadow strikes them to
    finishing them off.
    
    Elven Fury (2000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds
    A devastating 2 hit attack which requires you to charge up. Useful against
    slower enemies and also against a group of foes running towards you.
    
    Rivendell Longbow (4000 UP) - Hold L1 & Press X to fire
    Like the Mirkwood Longbow but the ash arrows of the Rivendell longbow do much
    more damage.
    
    
    LEVEL 4 ATTACKS
    
    Goblin Bane (4000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Swift combo which instantly kills an attacking goblin (for the attack to work
    the S button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Rising Attack (8000 UP) - X
    This is used when you regain your feet and is very useful when fighting the
    ever-annoying Uruk-Hai.
    
    Charge Attack (4000 UP) - X,O
    Charge forward and drive unshielded enemies to the ground. Doesn't work from
    long range but can be useful when facing a group of foes.
    
    Elrond's death charge (5000 UP) - X,O,T
    This wounds the opponent, knocks them down and then strikes them and causes
    good damage.
    
    Elrond's Gambit (5000 UP) - X,T,X,X
    Strikes an unshielded foe then gets rid of them and swiftly moves for another
    beast.
    
    Lothlorien Longbow (6000 UP) - Hold L1 & press X
    The enchanted arrows of the Lothlorien Longbow do ghastly amounts of damage
    (requires the Rivendell Longbow)
    
    
    LEVEL 6 ATTACKS
    
    Orc Bane (6000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Swift combo which instantly kills an attacking orc.(for the attack to work the
    S button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Elrond's Deliverance (5000 UP) - T,X,X,T
    Like Elrond's Gambit but also hurts shielded foes as quickly as possible.
    
    Dragonfire Arrows (8000 UP) - Hold L1 & Press X to fire
    Magical Arrows which will set any foes it touches on fire (Requires the
    Lothlorien Bow)
    
    Gil-galad's Rage (4000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds.
    A more devastating fury attack than Ranger Fury (requires Elven Fury)
    
    LEVEL 8 ATTACKS
    
    Bane Of Saruman (8000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Instantly kills those damned attacking Uruk-Hai (for the attack to work the S
    button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Elrond's Judgement (5000 UP) - T,T,O,T
    Use against powerful shielded foes to smash he shield, knock him to the ground
    and then give him a good striking.
    
    Mithril Arrows (10000 UP) - Hold L1 & Press X
    Arrows made of Mithril(what a coincidence) which penetrate and damage all foes
    in their path (Requires Dragonfire Arrows)
    
    
    OTHER UPGRADES
    
    LEVEL 2
    Force Of Celeborn (10000 UP) - Permanently increases health
    LEVEL 6
    Force Of Galadriel (10000 UP) - Permanently increases health (Requires Force Of
    Celeborn)
    
    LEVEL 8
    Elven Bow Mastery (10000 UP) - Increases the damage of each arrow fired
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    5. Gimli
    
    LEVEL X MOVES
    
    Move Name (Cost to purchase) - Buttons
    Description (extra requirements if any)
    
    
    LEVEL ONE MOVES
    
    Triple Strike (You begin with this attack) - X,X,X
    A fast combination which does less damage than most other combo attacks.
    
    Double Hack (You begin with this attack) - T,T
    A combination which does moderate damage and is very useful at the beginning
    and also at times later in the game.
    
    Shadow Strike (You begin with this attack) - R2
    When an opponent is on the ground this attack will finish them off.
    
    Axe Thrust (You begin with this attack) - O
    Using the axe, knocks any close enemies away allowing you to get some time to
    start a combo in a tight situation. Also used to knock the ladders from the
    wall in Helm's Deep: The Deeping Wall later in the game.
    
    Axe Parry (You begin with this attack) - S
    A simple move which can block most attacks. Very useful especially when being
    attacked by a flourish of arrows.
    
    Erebor Axes (You begin with this attack) - Hold L1 & Press X to fire
    A Long-range Axe throwing attack, useful for taking out unshielded foes from
    afar and also for taking out the suicide bombing nasties.
    
    
    LEVEL TWO ATTACKS
    
    Rush Attack (3000 UP) - X,O
    Charge forward and drive unshielded enemies to the ground. Doesn't work from
    long range but can be useful when facing a group of foes.
    
    Balin's Swift Terror (5000 UP) - X,X,T
    A very effective combo for taking out unshielded foes. Works well against the
    cave trolls in Fangorn Forest if you time it well.
    
    Balin's War Rush (5000 UP) - X,O,R2
    This is a killer combo which will be useful throughout the game. It first
    attacks which wounds the opponent, knocks them down, and shadow strikes them to
    finishing them off.
    
    Dwarven Fury (2000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds
    A devastating 2 hit attack which requires you to charge up. Useful against
    slower enemies and also against a group of foes running towards you.
    
    
    LEVEL 4 ATTACKS
    
    Goblin Bane (4000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Swift combo which instantly kills an attacking goblin (for the attack to work
    the S button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Charge Attack (4000 UP) - X,O
    Charge forward and drive unshielded enemies to the ground. Doesn't work from
    long range but can be useful when facing a group of foes.
    
    Rising Attack (8000 UP) - X
    This is used when you regain your feet and is very useful when fighting the
    ever-annoying Uruk-Hai.
    
    Balin's death charge (5000 UP) - X,O,T
    This wounds the opponent, knocks them down and then strikes them and causes
    good damage.
    
    Balin's Gambit (5000 UP) - X,T,X,X
    Strikes an unshielded foe then gets rid of them and swiftly moves for another
    beast.
    
    
    LEVEL 6 ATTACKS
    
    Orc Bane (6000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Swift combo which instantly kills an attacking orc.(for the attack to work the
    S button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Balin's Deliverance (5000 UP) - T,X,X,T
    Like Balin's Gambit but also hurts shielded foes as quickly as possible.
    
    Moria Axes (4000 UP) - Hold L1 & Press X to fire
    Much like the Erebor Axes although the sharper axes of Moria do even more
    damage
    
    Mountain Rage (4000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds.
    A more devastating fury attack than Dwarven Fury (requires Dwarven Fury)
    
    LEVEL 8 ATTACKS
    
    Bane Of Saruman (8000 UP) - S,X,R2
    Instantly kills those damned attacking Uruk-Hai (for the attack to work the S
    button must parry an attack from the foe then the rest comes into play)
    
    Balin's Judgement (5000 UP) - T,T,O,T
    Use against powerful shielded foes to smash he shield, knock him to the ground
    and then give him a good striking.
    
    Wrath of Moria (6000 UP) - Hold T then let go after 1-2 seconds.
    A devastating 2-hit attack which also sets fire to numerous foes (Requires
    Mountain Rage)
    
    Misty Mountain Axes (6000 UP) - Hold L1 & Press X
    Axes of blades edged with Mithril which cause terrible damage (Requires
    Requires Moria Axes)
    
    OTHER UPGRADES
    
    LEVEL 2
    Might Of Rock (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Health
    Might Of Iron (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Health
    LEVEL 4
    Rune Of Protection (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Health
    LEVEL 6
    Might Of Balin (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Health
    Might Of Gloin (10000 UP) - Permanently Increases Health
    LEVEL 8
    Might Of Khazad-dum (10000 UP) - Guess!!! Permanently Increases Health
    
    LEVEL 8
    Axes Mastery Of Kings (10000 UP) - Increases the damage of Fierce attacks.
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    6. Ending and stuff
    
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    Coming Soon in version 1.2
    
    - A much nicer layout that no longer screams for a bullet through the head, I
    promise. Didn't have much time to do it this tmie.
    - More 'stuff'
    
    Thanks to:
    CjayC for hosting my guide at his wonderful site www.gamefaqs.com
    Sebaffle for responding to a topic telling me and others how to get those
    damned Bane attacks to work
    EA for creating this fantastic game www.ea.com
    Peter Jackson & New Line Cinema & Co. For creating the fantastic films upon
    which this game is based
    My parents for buying me this game
    You for reading this guide