Mordor orc

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The Mordor orc, o, is a form of orc found in NetHack. They are slightly stronger than hill orcs, but much slower.


Mordor orcs have a 2/3 chance of being generated with each of the following: a scimitar, an orcish shield, a knife, and an orcish chain mail. They also have the standard 50% chance of starting with an orcish helm.[1]

The Orcish Town variant of Minetown features large numbers of named Mordor orcs inside the town walls, and they can also be encountered elsewhere in the Gnomish Mines and the main branch, often with looted Minetown items such as keys, candles and depleted wands.


See also: Hill orc strategy

The larger pool of equipment Mordor orcs can be generated with mean that, on average, Mordor orc hordes generally makes for a more difficult fight than against a group of hill orcs. However, the same strategies still apply and will likely prove just as effective; still, the player will want to be slightly more cautious and perhaps better armored.

As with other orcs, Mordor orc corpses can be a decent source of nutrition, and orcish characters may want to consider using them for sacrifices in Orcish Town after converting the altar using a non-orcish corpse.


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