Middle-Earth: Shadow of War isn’t a complex game when it comes to upgrading, defeating enemies, or even traversing the world. Everything is very straightforward for the most part, however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t some depth to the game’s combat system. Now, as you make your way throughout the land of Middle-Earth, you’re bound to come across some tough enemies, as well as some overwhelming situations. Today we’ll share some very helpful Shadow of War tips and tricks for combat and stealth, that will go a long way in helping you make sure you are ruling the battlefield.

Stick to the High Ground

One of the best things you can do in Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is make use of the high ground that surrounds all the different areas you’ll discover in Shadow of War. Not only will this allow you to stay hidden, but it will also give you a great birds-eye view of the battlefield below, allowing you to more easily strategize your attack plans. This will allow you to strike at your enemies from above, making detection much harder for your enemies.

Interrogate Worms

We’ve already done an in-depth guide on how to interrogate Worms, but it’s definitely something worth mentioning in this tip article, as it will allow you to gain information about the Captains, Warchiefs, and Overlords in the regions that you need to take down. These enemies can be spotted on your map as little diamond-shaped icons, and you’ll be able to interrogate them at any time to learn the information and Intel that you need to find out what a Captain’s weaknesses are. This is vital in taking down all the Captains in your way, so make sure you are checking things out and interrogating Worms often.

Purify and Unlock Haedirs

Early in the story you’ll learn about Haedirs, which are small towers that Sauron uses to keep an eye on the war progress in Gondor. As you progress through the game, you can capture these towers to learn how to fast travel, as well as to discover collectibles item around the area. They are very helpful in helping you find out how to find all the Ithildin poems, and you’ll want plenty of these open to make traveling around the world easier and faster.

Use the Wraith World

The Wraith World is a really unique feature that allows you to basically see any enemy within a certain range. It’s exceptionally useful for spotting Captains and other important enemies—like Worms—and should be used often to ensure you’re keeping an eye on the enemies that are most important. It’s easily one of the best tools available when using stealth to make your way around the game world, and we’d highly suggest learning how to use it early on, as it will make your job much easier in the long run.

There are a lot of small nuances and things to keep in mind when making your way through Shadow of War. Keep the things above in mind, though, and you’ll be well on your way to become a stealth combat master in Shadow of War. For more help, be sure to head over to our Shadow of War guide, where we have even more in-depth guides to assist you in your journey.