A Knife in the Dark
Acharn Render (updated)
Acharn, Talion's dagger.
Vital statistics
Type Dagger quest
Location Sea of Núrnen
Requirements None
Difficulty Moderate
Rewards 400XP, 550 + 50 Mirian
Quest progression
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A Knife in the Dark is a dagger quest in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.


"He descended upon the enemy camp late at night. He was careful and deliberate. He sowed such terror and confusion that the Dark Lord's soldiers would kill each other if he didn't take their lives for himself."


  • Kill all Uruks without being detected (about 12)
  • Bonus: Stealth brand 3 Defenders


  • Take out the archers first using either Shadow Strike or a nicely placed headshot.
  • Staying in stealth is also a must, as detection will result in failure.
  • Use corners and walls to hide if enemies begin to notice you.
  • You can use branded Uruks to kill remaining Uruks without risking detection.

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