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This page is about the landscape location. For the Resource Instance version, see The Tower of Durthang
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Type: Fortress
Region: The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Area: Udûn
Location: [46.2S, 1.4E]
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Type: Fortress
Region: The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Area: Lhingris
Location: [48.3S, 1.7E]


Durthang (Sindarin for Dark Oppression) is a point of interest and Public Dungeon area in the Plateau of Gorgoroth, between Udûn [46.2S, 1.4E] and Lhingris. [48.3S, 1.7E] The main entrance is in Udûn, with a back door leading into Lhingris. Inside are many Orcs, Uruks, and Black Númenóreans. High above the entrances is a tower-top[47.0S, 3.2E] doorway leading to the tower end-boss and a birds-eye view of all of Udûn.

For the level 115 Crafting Instance see The Tower of Durthang.


The following deeds can be advanced by visiting this location:



The following creatures are found within this area:


This was once a fortress of Gondor called Durthand (Sindarin for Dark Shield), where the Thandrim, a staunch group of Gondorian sentinels, held watch over the blasted plain of Gorgoroth. After it fell to the Orcs, it was renamed to Durthang and turned into the dark castle it is today.


Settlements and Landmarks of Udûn

Settlements: Udûn Foothold
Landmarks: Maudhúl GhûgMaudhúl TârMaudhúl Târ OverlookMaudhúl VôrMornaurMornaur LookoutRhûd VornRogkalúr
Interiors: AnglachDurthang
Instances: Anglach, the Great FoundryThe Tower of Durthang
Settlements and Landmarks of Lhingris

Landmarks: Amon RûthCeber DúathCirith UngolDath NethrynDurthangEphel DúathFennas GostIant AngosKála-murgKâm Lagúrz, the BrokencleftLugvargMorgaiNelegrothRath CailTorech Ungol
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Areas: AgarnaithDor AmarthLhingrisMokál RukhOrodruinTalath ÚruiUdûn
Settlements: Agarnaith Ranger CampLûghash, the Flaming SpireMagh AshtuRuins of DíngarthUdûn Foothold
Landmarks: Barad-dûrBhol RûdhDath NethrynCirith GorgorEnnyn ÛrEphel DúathEred LithuiForges of AnglachGhâshghurmGrishbaltKala-gijakIsenmoutheMaegond SpurMithram SpurMorannonMordathNargrothRath CailSeregostTower of Cirith Ungol
Interiors: AnglachCirith UngolDurthangKâm Lagúrz, the BrokencleftLair of the Gloom-lordSammath Naur
Instances: Anglach, the Great Foundry / Stockpiles of Gorgoroth: Bones of Barad-dûrRoad on The Burning MountainThe Hold of Kála-murgThe Tower of DurthangTrouble at Bhol Rûdh / World Instances: The Abyss of Mordath‎The Court of SeregostThe Dungeons of Naerband‎