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Shadow of War Poems: Open the Ithildin Doors with our Poem Solutions

Shadow of War has many collectibles and side missions, one of which is the Ithildin Doors. One door is hidden in each of the five areas you can access in Mordor and you’ll have to gather the pieces of a Elvish poem to unlock them. Once you have all six pieces of the Ithildin poem from an area you have to go to the door and arrange each verse in the right order to gain access to the treasure beyond.

Below we’ve listed all five of Shadow of War’s complete Ithildin poems and the rewards you get for solving each of them.

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(Minor spoilers for Middle-earth: Shadow of War below)

Shadow of War First Poem: Minas Tirith/Minas Morgul Ithildin Door

The first door you’ll encounter will be the one in Minas Tirith (later Minas Morgul). While you can gather the poems and unlock the doors in any order you choose, this one is as good a place to start as any.

Shadow of War Minas Tirith Minas Morgul Ithildin Door Poem

In the land of Mordor where the Shadows lie

We bear our banners aloft, boots like Drums

Our Cadence quick, our countenance dire.

For who in this dark, dream-haunted Land dares

Resist the righteous flame of Wrath

And Doom themselves to despair and death?

Reward: Bright Lord’s Armor

Shadow of War: Cirith Ungol Ithildin Door Poem

Shadow of War Cirith Ungol Ithildin Door Poem

When the sun Rises, the shadows must retreat

Fleeding in fear from the Fires of dawn.

The Night never knew that its end was fleet

As a Bright Lord bears Beacons of flame.

The sun rises, yes — but from the West it Shines

Marching e’er Eastward, e’er eternal, e’er bright.

Reward: Bright Lord’s Cloak

Shadow of War: Nurnen Ithildin Door Poem

Shadow of War Nurnen Ithildin Door Poem

Let our foes fortify with Iron and stone

Let them summon scabrous Serpents, feral beasts

It will Avail them nought. Across the Ages none

Have an army that wield such weapons, such Woe

Such doom against the dark-benighted Hordes who

Claim dominion over a Mordor soon bright.

Reward: Bright Lord’s Bow

Shadow of War: Seregost Ithildin Door Poem

Shadow of War Seregost Door Poem

Fair Mordor Slumbers, entangled in night

A viper’s Nest of sorrow and strife

Poisoned by pernicious betrayal and blight

Trapped in the grasp of gelid corpse-hands

Yet behold! The Bright Lord Comes as a wildfire

Burning only what is Base, that all else may thrive.

Reward: Bright Lord’s Dagger

Shadow of War: Gogoroth Ithildin Door Poem

Shadow of War Gorgoroth Door Poem

They stalk and Lurk, then lash out so furious

Yet our Bulwark is proof against their rage.

Our hand-ringed, hand-forged armor Impervious

To predations from the Powers of darkness

No matter how Vicious or how vile.

To assail the Bright Lord is to falter and Fail.

Reward: Bright Lord’s Sword

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