Talion dominating Ratbag the Meat Hoarder

Domination is an ability within Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

It allows Talion to control the minds of Uruks, Ologs, and various other creatures, such as Caragors, Graugs, and Drakes, through Celebrimbor, forcing them to obey his commands.

Description Edit

Talion can dominate any Uruk by grabbing them, and pressing Action ( X; A). He can then either gather intel from their minds, or kill them instantly.

For Caragors and Graug, Talion must endure a single or multiple-stage quick-time event to bend their minds to his will, effectively becoming his obedient servant.


When an Uruk or Olog is dominated by Talion, the player is given four choices:

  • Command: Do missions from within the Nemesis hierarchy with the dominated captain, examples include killing off other Nemeses in duels, hunting beasts to increase standing in Uruk society, etc.
  • Kill: Kill the dominated Nemesis.
  • Death Threat: Used to threaten the Captains into bolstering their defences. While the fight against the Captains will be considerably more difficult, the reward will include an epic rune.
  • Dismiss: Dismissing an Uruk can provide a strong tactical advantage. A branded Uruk will stay under Talion's control, and remain in the general area he's currently defending. A dismissed Uruks in an area can be called in as reinforcements. There's a chance that, as Uruk Captains kill each other and die, a marked Uruk will make their way up the ranks.

Other abilties Edit

  • Dominating a Caragor will allow Talion to ride upon its back and command it to attack.
  • Talion also has the option to dominate large Graugs. Under his control, he can command them to attack enemies.


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