Shadow of Mordor Ranger & Wraith Abilities List

shadow of mordor abilities list

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor offers two unique skill trees organized in 5 Tiers, where you can unlock Ranger and Wraith abilities. In order to unlock any ability, you have to earn Ability points by killing Uruk, Captain and Warchief enemies.
Each Tier can be unlocked after earning enough Power points.

Ranger Abilities

Ranger Abilities are Talion’s skills that help you improve combat effectiveness, the chance to earn Epic Runes, stealth maneuvers and much more.

NameDescriptionAdditional
Tier 1 Abilities
Execution shadow of mordor ability ExecutionWhen your Hit Streak is charged press (triangle + circle) to execute your target. Hit Streak Charged: Exery x8 consecutive hits the Hit Streak counter will turn red and your sword will glow.Combat Finisher
Impact shadow of mordor ability ImpactCountered enemies (triangle) / [RMB] will be knocked backward, stunned or knocked down. 
Strike From AboveStrike From AboveAerial takedowns (R2 + Square) / [Left SHIFT + LMB] on unaware targets become lethal.Stealth Finisher
Tier 2 abilities – Unlocked at 160 P
Critical StrikeCritical StrikeDoubles Hit Streak gains on well-timed attacks. Tap (square) / [LMB] only once as each strike connects to receive yhe bonus. Other well timed moves such as Throw Dagger (L2) / [Q] can be critical strikes. 
Last Chance FinisherLast Chance FinisherThe ability to deal a lethal finisher in a Last Chance Struggle.Combat Finisher
PoisonPoisonPress [Left CTRL] to Poison grog barrels.Unlocked by playing Main Missions
Throwing DaggersThrowing DaggersTap [Q] to throw a dagger that deals light damage and causes enemies to stragger backward. 
BrutalizeBrutalizeA terrifying stealth kill [hold Left SHIFT + RMB] that causes nearby enemies to flee and builds the Hit Streak.Requires
Strike From Above
Stealth Finisher
Tier 3 abilities – Unlocked at 300 P
Swift FinisherSwift FinisherReduces the time required to perform a Ground Execution [left SHIFT + LMB] against a downed enemy.Combat Finisher
Vault StunVault StunVaulting over an enemy [tap SPACEBAR] will now leave it stunned. 
Brace of DaggersBrace of DaggersUpgrades Throwing Daggers so that three can be thrown in quick succession [quickly tap Q]. Fleeing enemies can be slain by thrown daggers.Requires
Throwing Daggers
Shoulder ChargeShoulder ChargeUpgrades dash attacks [hold SPACEBAR] to sprint then tap [left CTRL] so that they will damage wooden shields and knock enemies down. 
Tier 4 abilities – Unlocked at 500 P
Blade MasterBlade MasterReduces the Hit Streak threshold for Execution, Wraith Flash, Combat Drain, Wraith Burn, and Fire Arrow from 8 to 5Requires Critical Strike
ResilienceResilienceThe ability to absorb one hit without the Hit Streak counter being reset. 
Death ThreatDeath ThreatIssue a Death Threat to a Captain through interrogation. Death Treats greatly improve the odds of Epic rune drops from Warchiefs and add a 40% chance for Captain to drop them as well. Your target will increase in Power and acquire a gang. 
Tier 5 abilities – Unlocked at 700 P
Critical Strike IICritical Strike 2Triples Hit Streak gains on well-timed attackes. Tap (square) / [LMB] only once as each strike connects to receive the bonus.Requires Blade Master
Flame of VengeanceFlame of VengeanceStriking [LMB] enemies with a glowing sword will deal double damage. 
Double ChargeDouble ChargeWhen your Hit Streak is charged you can perform two special attacks instead of one.Combat Finisher


Wraith Abilities

Blue abilities in the Wraith tree represent Celebrimbor’s skills that focus more on crowd control, archery and domination.

 NameDescriptionAdditional
Tier 1 Abilities
Wraith Abilities DetonateElven SwiftnessTime your landings (tap X) / [tap SPACEBAR]when mantling over obstacles to gain a temporary speed boost and +1 Hit Streak. 
Elven SwiftnessDetonateShoot fires or barrels to cause them to explode. You are immune to damage from fires and explosions. 
Ride CaragorsWraith StunStun enemies [tap E] then follow with a flurry of sword strikes [tap LMB] 
Wraith StunRide CaragorsPress [left CTRL] to mount Caragors from above. Once mounted, you can ride, climb, and fight with them. 
Tier 2 abilities – Unlocked at 160 Power points
Caragor HunterShadow StrikeShadow Strike (hold L2 + tap X) / [RMB + Z] instantly transports you to your targets location and knock it down. This can help you escape lethal situations, traverse strongholds, pursue fleeing enemies or enter combat from a distance. This ability consumes 2 Elf-shot.Unlocked by playing Main Missions.
Pin in PlacePin in PlaceBow attacks aimed at an Uruk’s leg will pin him in place. Use quick pinning shots to keep a fleeing Uruk from escaping or immobilize tough Uruks in a fight. 
Shadow StrikeWraith FlashWhen your Hit Streak is charged, press (square + X) / [R] to perform a blast that stuns enemies and inflicts damage. Hit Streak charged: Every x8 consecutive hits the Hit Streak counter will turn red and your sword will glow.Unlocked by playing Main Missions.
Stealth DrainStealth DrainDrain from stealth (hold R2+circle) / [hold left SHIFT + E] 
Wraith FlashCaragor HunterGain the ability to Counter Caragor attacks [RMB]. Caragors stunned by the Counter can be mounted. Also gain the ability to score a deadly counterattack from Last Chance Struggles with Caragors.Unlocked by playing Main Missions.
Tier 3 abilities – Unlocked at 300 Power points
Combat DrainLethal Shadow StrikeA lethal version of Shadow Strike (L2 + square) / (RMB + X)Requires Shadow Strike
Ranged Finisher
Graug HunterWraith FinisherVictims of Drain Flurry Kil will explode causing nearby enemies to recoil in terror.Combat Finisher
Lethal Shadow StrikeCombat DrainWhen your Hit Streak is charged, press [C] to instantly Drain an Uruk, which recovers Elf-shot and terrifies the target. Hit Streak Charged: Every x8 consecutive hits the Hit Streak counter will turn red and your sword will glow.Requires
Stealth Drain
Combat Finisher
Wraith FinisherGraug HunterUse it to mount and ride stunned Graugs. Sneak up behind unaware Fraugs and tap LMB to blead them, causing massive damage and attracting Caragors.Unlocked by playing Main Missions
Requires Caragor Hunter
Tier 4 abilities – Unlocked at 500 Power points
BrandFire ArrowWhen your Hit Streak is charged you can unleash a Fire Arrow (hold L2 + R1). Fire arrows will cause huge explosions if used on barrels or campfires. Hit Streak Charged: Every x8 consecutive hits the Hit Streak counter will turn red and your sword will glow.Ranged Finisher
Fire ArrowWraith BlastUpgrades Wraith Stun (tap circle) so that all enemies in a cone around your target are hit. The higher your Hit Streak the larger the cone. 
Shadow MountBrandAll Drain moves now Brand the target. Branded enemies will automatically fight by your side in combat. Or you can activate them from stealth with Up Arrow / [I].Unlocked by playing Main Missions
Wraith BlastShadow MountInstantly mount a Graug or Caragor with Shadow StrikeRequires Graug Hunter
Tier 5 abilities – Unlocked at 700 Power points
DispatchShadow Strike ChainChain together Shadow Strike attacks (hold L2 + X) or (L2 + square) / [hold RMB + Z] or [hold RMB + X]. During the attack push (L) / [mouse] in the direction of your next target and tap (x) or (square) / [Z] to continue the chain.Requires
Lethal Shadow Strike

Ranged Finisher
Quick DrawQuick DrawGreately reduces the time it takes to charge a bow attack. 
Shadow Strike ChainWraith BurnWhen your Hit Streak is charged press (square) + (triangle) / [T] to kill any Uruks that are stunned or knocked down while other caught by the effect may flee in terror. Hit Streak Charged: Exery x8 consecutive hits the Hit Streak counter will turn red and your sword will glow.Combat Finisher
Wraith BurnDispatchPress (down arrow) / (K) to kill all branded Uruks and Monsters.Requires Brand ability

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