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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Legendary Sets and Gear Guide: where to find the best gear in the game

Mordor is a dangerous place to wander in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, but Legendary Sets present your best chance of survival as you charge headlong into battle.

These Legendary sets will not only increase Talion's damage output with melee, stealth and ranged attacks, increase his maximum health and focus, and let him slip past Uruk-hai more easily, but, when multiple Legendary gear from the same set is worn, bonuses activate that will lend you an edge when taking down your enemies.

Plus, completing upgrade challenges tied to each gear in a Legendary set presents a chance for players to strengthen them - helping you to become an even greater force to be reckoned with.

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How To Get Legendary Gear in Shadow of War

There are 10 Legendary sets of gear in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, although one set, which we have left out as not to spoil anything, will be automatically unlocked through normal story progression.

Each Legendary set is broken down into six separate pieces of gear and the unlock conditions are standardised across them all apart from the Vendetta Legendary Set, which requires the player to kill Online Vendetta targets with specific methods, and the Bright Lord Legendary Set, which is found behind the Ithildin Doors and poem puzzles that lie in the Barrows in each region.

You will randomly accumulate the other Legendary gear as you play, often coming to blows with Legendary Captains as you are working toward other objectives. But, if you want to hunt them down, the quickest way is to use Worms to reveal each Captain's identity in the region and take out any that are Legendary.

Each Captain belongs to a particular tribe, such as Dark or Mystic, and has an advanced class, like an Assassin or Beastmaster. These will factor into which Legendary gear they will drop once they have been killed on the battlefield.

Dark Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Gain 1 Might when enemies take damage from your Poison

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: All attacks have a 15 percent chance to inflict an explosive poison on grunts.

Dark Sword

Gain the Darkest Sword by killing a Legendary Dark Slayer or Dark Destroyer.

Dark Dagger

Gain the Darkest Dagger after completing Knife in the Dark.

Dark Bow

Gain the Darkest Bow by killing a Legendary Dark Marksman or Dark Tracker.

Dark Armor

Gain the Darkest Armor by killing a Legendary Dark Tank.

Dark Cloak

Gain the Darkest Cloak by killing a Legendary Dark Beastmaster or Dark Beserker.

Dark Ringcraft

Gain the Darkest Rune by killing a Legendary Dark Commander or Dark Trickster.

Feral Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Shadow Mount unbroken graugs.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: Shadow Mount unbroken drakes.

Feral Sword

Gain the Sword of Beasts by killing a Legendary Feral Slayer or Feral Destroyer.

Feral Dagger

Gain the Dagger of Beasts by killing a Legendary Feral Assassin or Feral Beserker.

Feral Bow

Gain the Bow of Beasts by killing a Legendary Feral Marksman or Feral Tracker.

Feral Armor

Gain the Armor of Beasts by killing a Legendary Feral Tank.

Feral Cloak

Gain the Cloak of Beasts by killing a Legendary Feral Beastmaster.

Feral Ringcraft

Gain the Rune of Beasts by killing a Legendary Feral Commander or Feral Trickster.

Machine Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Call Followers summons Sappers and Iron Guard summons more Sappers.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: Elven Light also scatters explosives around you.

Machine Sword

Gain the Threshing Sword by killing a Legendary Machine Slayer or Machine Beserker.

Machine Dagger

Gain the Threshing Dagger by killing a Legendary Machine Assassin or Machine Tracker.

Machine Bow

Gain the Threshing Hammer by killing a Legendary Machine Marksman.

Machine Armor

Gain the Threshing Armor by killing a Legendary Machine Tank or Machine Destroyer.

Machine Cloak

Gain the Threshing Cloak by killing a Legendary Machine Beastmaster or Machine Trickster.

Machine Ringcraft

Gain the Threshing Rune by killing a Legendary Machine Commander.

Marauder Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Picking up Mirian increases damage by 2 percent per Mirian gained for 20 seconds.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: Picking up Mirian recovers 2 Health per Mirian gained.

Marauder Sword

Gain the Rider’s Sword by killing a Legendary Marauder Slayer or Marauder Beserker.

Marauder Dagger

Gain the Raider’s Dagger by killing a Legendary Marauder Assassin or Marauder Tracker.

Marauder Bow

Gain the Raider's Hammer by killing a Legendary Marauder Marksman.

Marauder Armor

Gain the Raider’s Amor by killing a Legendary Marauder Tank or Marauder Destroyer.

Marauder Cloak

Gain the Raider's Cloak by killing a Legendary Marauder Beastmaster or Marauder Trickster.

Marauder Ringcraft

Gain the Raider’s Rune by killing a Legendary Marauder Commander.

Vendetta Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Perform attacks requiring Might by consuming 40 percent of your max Health instead.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: If you have no Elf-shot, you can perform Ranged Attacks by consuming 25 percent of your max Health.

Vendetta Sword

Gain the Sword of Vengeance by completing your first Online Vendetta.

Vendetta Dagger

Gain the Dagger of Vengeance by using a Stealth Attack against an Online Vendetta target.

Vendetta Bow

Gain the Longbow of Vengeance by getting a Headshot against an Online Vendetta target.

Vendetta Armor

Gain the Armor of Vengeance by killing an Online Vendetta target while above 80 percent Health.

Vendetta Cloak

Gain the Cloak of Vengeance by using a mounted attack against an Online Vendetta target.

Vendetta Ringcraft

Gain the Rune of Vengeance by Dominating an Online Vendetta target.

Bright Lord Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Gain Wrath 50 percent faster, but Elven Rage lasts half as long.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: Replenish all Elf-shot when killing an enemy during Elven Rage.

Bright Lord Sword

Find the Bright Lord's Sword behind the Ithildin Door in Gorgoroth.

Bright Lord Dagger

Find the Bright Lord's Dagger behind the Ithildin Door in Seregost.

Bright Lord Bow

Find the Bright Lord's Bow behind the Ithildin Door in Núrnen.

Bright Lord Hammer

Gain the Bright Lord's Hammer by earning Gold on all Shadows of the Past missions.

Bright Lord Armor

Find the Bright Lord's Armor behind the Ithildin Door in Minas Ithil.

Bright Lord's Cloak

Find the Bright Lord's Cloak behind the Ithildin Door in Cirith Ungol.

Bright Lord's Ringcraft

Gain the Bright Lord's Rune by earning Bronze on all Shadows of the Past missions.

Mystic Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Dominated grunts take 50 percent less damage.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: Dominated grunts gain Cursed weapons.

Mystic Sword

Gain the Arcane Sword by killing a Legendary Mystic Slayer.

Mystic Dagger

Gain the Arcane Dagger by killing a Legendary Mystic Assassin or Mystic Beserker.

Mystic Bow

Gain the Arcane Bow by killing a Legendary Mystic Marksman or Mystic Tracker.

Mystic Armor

Gain the Arcane Armor by killing a Legendary Mystif Tank or Mystic Destroyer.

Mystic Cloak

Gain the Arcane Cloak by killing a Legendary Mystic Beastmaster.

Mystic Ringcraft

Gain the Arcane Rune by killing a Legendary Mystic Commander or Mystic Trickster.

Terror Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Quick Throw instantly kills fleeing grunts.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: Recover 100 Health when killing a fleeing enemy.

Terror Sword

Gain the Sword of Horrors by killing a Legendary Terror Slayer or Terror Destroyer.

Terror Dagger

Gain the Dagger of Horrors by killing a Legendary Terror Assassin.

Terror Bow

Gain the Bow of Horrors by killing a Legendary Terror Marksman or Terror Tracker.

Terror Armor

Gain the Armor of Horrors by killing a Legendary Terror Tank.

Terror Cloak

Gain the Cloak of Horrors by killing a Legendary Terror Beastmaster or Terror Beserker.

Terror Ringcraft

Gain the Rune of Horrors by killing a Legendary Terror Commander or Terror Trickster.

Warmonger Legendary Set

Set Bonus 2 Equipped: Recover 50 Health when killing an enemy who is on Fire.

Set Bonus 4 Equipped: While on Fire, you will periodically explode, releasing a burst of flames.

Warmonger Sword

Gain the Sword of War by killing a Legendary Warmonger Slayer.

Warmonger Dagger

Gain the Dagger of War by killing a Legendary Warmonger Assassin or Warmonger Tracker.

Warmonger Bow

Gain the Hammer of War by killing a Legendary Warmonger Marksman.

Warmonger Armor

Gain the Armor of War by killing a Legendary Warmonger Tank or Warmonger Destroyer.

Warmonger Cloak

Gain the Cloak of War by killing a Legendary Warmonger Beastmaster or Warmonger Berserker.

Warmonger Ringcraft

Gain the Rune of War by killing a Legendary Warmonger Commander or Warmonger Trickster.

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