Shadow of War Legendary Sets - how to unlock all Legendary Armour, Legendary Weapons and gear

All the info on Legendary gear gathered in one easy place.

Legendary Sets in Shadow of War combine both Legendary Armour and Legendary Weapons in one place, providing you with not only high-level gear, but useful bonuses depending on the number of items equipped.

Here, we'll explain exactly how to get each piece of Legendary gear (heads up, it normally involves killing orcs) in one easy-to-digest guide so you can hunt down those trophies of war at a glance.

For more on Shadow of War though, be sure to check out our main Shadow of War walkthrough and guide hub, with details on everything you could possibly need to plow through to the endgame and beyond.

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Shadow of War Legendary Armour and Weapons - how to get every Legendary Set

There are nine Legendary Sets of weapons and armour in Shadow of War. Here's how to get each of them:

Dark Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordKill a Legendary Dark Slayer or Dark Destroyer
DaggerKil a Legendary Dark Assassin
BowKill a Legendary Dark Marksman or Dark Tracker
ArmorKill a Legendary Dark Tank
CloakKill a Legendary Dark Beastmaster or Dark Berserker
RingcraftKill a Legendary Dark Commander or Dark Trickster
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Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Gain 1 Might when enemies take damage from your Poison.
  • 4 Equipped - All attacks have a 15% chance to inflict an explosive poison on grunts.

Feral Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordKill a Legendary Feral Slayer or Feral Destroyer
DaggerKil a Legendary Feral Assassin
BowKill a Legendary Feral Marksman or Dark Tracker
ArmorKill a Legendary Feral Tank
CloakKill a Legendary Feral Beastmaster
RingcraftKill a Legendary Feral Commander or Feral Trickster

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Shadow Mount unbroken graugs.
  • 4 Equipped - Shadow Mount unbroken drakes.

Machine Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordKill a Legendary Machine Slayer or Machine Berserker
DaggerKil a Legendary Machine Assassin or Machine Tracker
BowKill a Legendary Machine Marksman
ArmorKill a Legendary Machine Tank or Machine Destroyer
CloakKill a Legendary Machine Beastmaster or Machine Berserker
RingcraftKill a Legendary Machine Commander

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Call Followers summons Sappers and Iron Guard summons more Sappers.
  • 4 Equipped - Elven Light also scatters explosives around you.

Marauder Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordKill a Legendary Marauder Slayer or Marauder Berserker
DaggerKil a Legendary Marauder Assassin or Marauder Tracker
BowKill a Legendary Marauder Marksman
ArmorKill a Legendary Maurader Tank or Maurader Destroyer
CloakKill a Legendary Maurauder Beastmaster or Marauder Berserker
RingcraftKill a Legendary Marauder Commander

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Picking up Miriam increases damage by 2% per Miriam gained for 20 seconds.
  • 4 Equipped - Picking up Miriam recovers 2 Health per Miriam gained.

Mystic Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordKill a Legendary Mystic Slayer
DaggerKil a Legendary Mystic Assassin or Mystic Berserker
BowKill a Legendary Mystic Marksman or Mystic Tracker
ArmorKill a Legendary Mystic Tank or Mystic Destroyer
CloakKill a Legendary Mystic Beastmaster
RingcraftKill a Legendary Mystic Commander or Mystic Trickster

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Dominated grunts take 50% less damage.
  • 4 Equipped - Dominated grunts gain Cursed weapons.

Terror Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordKill a Legendary Terror Slayer or Terror Destroyer
DaggerKil a Legendary Terror Assassin
BowKill a Legendary Terror Marksman or Terror Tracker
ArmorKill a Legendary Terror Tank
CloakKill a Legendary Terror Beastmaster or Terror Berserker
RingcraftKill a Legendary Terror Commander or Terror Trickster

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Quick Throw instantly kills fleeing grunts.
  • 4 Equipped - Recover 100 Health when killing a fleeing enemy.

Warmonger Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordKill a Legendary Warmonger Slayer
DaggerKil a Legendary Warmonger Assassin or Warmonger Trickster
BowKill a Legendary Warmonger Marksman
ArmorKill a Legendary Warmonger Tank or Warmonger Destroyer
CloakKill a Legendary Warmonger Beastmaster or Warmonger Berserker
RingcraftKill a Legendary Warmonger Commander or Warmonger Trickster

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Recover 50 Health when killing an enemy who is on Fire.
  • 4 Equipped - While on Fire, you will periodically explode, releasing a burst of flames.

Vendetta Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordComplete your first Online Vendetta
DaggerUse a Stealth Attack against an Online Vendetta target
BowGet a Headshot against an Online Vendetta target
ArmorKill an Online Vendetta target while above 80% health
CloakUse a mounted attack against an Online Vendetta target
RingcraftDominate an Online Vendetta target

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Perform attacks requiring Might by consuming 40% of your max Health instead.
  • 4 Equipped - If you have no Elf-shot, you can perform Ranged Attacks by consuming 25% of your max Health.

Need more help? Our Shadow of War guide and walkthrough gives you an overview of everything you need, but if you need something in particular, we have pages on Shadow of War Fortress Sieges, how to earn Mirian in Shadow of War, a guide for how to import your Nemesis and Follower to Shadow of War, collectibles guides like how to get all Shadow of War Legendary Armour and Weapons sets, a list of Lost Artifacts and Web of Fate locations, and Ithildin Door poem solutions and Shadows of the Past, along with how to grind XP in Shadow of War to power through the tricky Shadow Wars endgame and get the true ending. Finally, there's Shadow of War's army building explained and the best skills and how to earn Skill Points.

Bright Lord Legendary Set

GearHow to unlock
SwordFind the Bright Lord's Sword behind the Ithildin Door in Gorgoroth
DaggerFind the Bright Lord's Dagger behind the Ithildin Door in Seregost
BowFind the Bright Lord's Bow behind the Ithildin Door in Núrnen
ArmorFind the Bright Lord's Armor behind the Ithildin Door in Minas Ithil
CloakFind the Bright Lord's Cloak behind the Ithildin Door in Cirith Ungol
RingcraftEarn at least Bronze on all Shadows of the Past missions

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Equipped - Gain Wrath 50% faster, but Elven Rage lasts half as long.
  • 4 Equipped - Replenish all Elf-shot when killing an enemy during Elven Rage.

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