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    Character Upgrade Guide by JustinLH04

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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\
     _________________________________________________________
    |-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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    Copyright 2004 by Justin L.H. All Rights Reserved