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.
(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.
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
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
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
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
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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