Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Upgrade Guide

Upgrade Guide







Completing missions and discovering artifacts provides players with upgrade points, which can be used to increase health, unlock rune slots, or provide various other upgrades that will help with the dangerous job of Uruk disposal. Listed below are all upgrades in the game, including the three special moves that become available after completing special side missions.



Max Health Up
  • Rank 1: Increases your maximum Health by 20.
  • Rank 2: Increases your maximum Health by 20.
  • Rank 3: Increases your maximum Health by 20.
  • Rank 4: Increases your maximum Health by 20.
  • Rank 5: Increases your maximum Health by 20.



Max Elf-Shot Up

  • Rank 1: Increases your maximum Elf-shot by 2.
  • Rank 2: Increases your maximum Elf-shot by 2.
  • Rank 3: Increases your maximum Elf-shot by 2.
  • Rank 4: Increases your maximum Elf-shot by 2.
  • Rank 5: Increases your maximum Elf-shot by 2.



Max Focus Up

  • Rank 1: Increase your maximum Focus by 20. Focus allows you to slow time while aiming your bow.
  • Rank 2: Increase your maximum Focus by 20. Focus allows you to slow time while aiming your bow.
  • Rank 3: Increase your maximum Focus by 20. Focus allows you to slow time while aiming your bow.
  • Rank 4: Increase your maximum Focus by 20. Focus allows you to slow time while aiming your bow.
  • Rank 5: Increase your maximum Focus by 20. Focus allows you to slow time while aiming your bow.



Sword Rune Slot

  • Rank 1: Unlocks a Rune slot on your sword.
  • Rank 2: Unlocks a Rune slot on your sword.
  • Rank 3: Unlocks a Rune slot on your sword.
  • Rank 4: Unlocks a Rune slot on your sword.



Bow Rune Slot

  • Rank 1: Unlocks a Rune slot on your bow.
  • Rank 2: Unlocks a Rune slot on your bow.
  • Rank 3: Unlocks a Rune slot on your bow.
  • Rank 4: Unlocks a Rune slot on your bow.



Dagger Rune Slot

  • Rank 1: Unlocks a Rune slot on your dagger.
  • Rank 2: Unlocks a Rune slot on your dagger.
  • Rank 3: Unlocks a Rune slot on your dagger.
  • Rank 4: Unlocks a Rune slot on your dagger.



Storm of Urfael



Charge this power with Melee kills. Press L3 + R3 to enable 20 seconds of unlimited Executions. You must have the Execution Ability unlocked to use this power.



Flame of Azkar



Charge this power with Ranged kills. While in Ranged Mode (Hold L2), press L3 + R3 to enable 15 seconds of unlimited Elf-shot, Focus, and Fire Arrows.



Shadow of Acharn



Charge this power with Stealth kills. While in stealth mode (hold R2), press L3 + R3 to disappear for 20 seconds, enabling unlimited stealth kills.