The Battle in the Tower

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The Battle in the Tower, is a level 60-130 skirmish, is located within the Dol Guldur courtyards in Mirkwood. Skirmishes, can be started by using the Instance Finder, (as long as you're not in an instance already).

"The time has come for the last assault upon the fortress of Dol Guldur. The fighting begins even as a smaller force enters the citadel in secret, prepared to face their final foe..."


This Skirmish has a minimum level of 60 and requires the completion of the quest Vol. II, Book 9, Chap 18: The Battle in the Tower.

Group, Level and Tier

There are three Tiers of difficulty for this Skirmish

You can start this skirmish for the following groups:

  • Solo (1) or Duo (2)
  • Small Fellowship (3) or Fellowship (6)
  • Raid (12)


There is one quest in this skirmish that scales to your level. You will automatically receive it when entering the Skirmish.



For all possible skirmish lieutenants, see the page Skirmish Lieutenants.


Random Encounter mobs:

Instance Overview

Fight your way thru the halls and chambers. Each chamber is barricaded with a massive grate that will open once you capture the flag. As you take some of the chambers you will get some help in defeating counter-attacks in the form of the Golden Host elves Sigileth, Ellunen, Cúcheron, Ningloril that traveled with you thru Mirkwood.

Boss and End Fight

Simple boss fight against Mazog in a final showdown. Once in a while Mazog will call some adds but they are pretty weak. You do get a little help from Bróin who shows up just in time for the boss fight. Remember to loot Mazog's corpse before leaving.

Name Species
Mazog Orc-kind
  • By level stat details are on the boss page


Remember to loot Mazog corpse before leaving. Competing the skirmish will reward Malledhrim Reputation. Rewards and Loot scale to the level, group size and tier of the Skirmish. Loot is found:

  • Completing quest flags or objectives
  • Lieutenants
  • Encounters
  • End Boss
  • Fancy Wooden Chest (appears after the boss fight)
  • Sometimes you will need to activate the last banner before the chest appears, be aware and DON'T LEAVE until after you find the boss loot or chest.

Skirmish Marks are the main rewards and currency of skirmishes. They are not stored in one's inventory; but found in the skirmish and player's wallet windows. Marks, Medallions, and Seals are used to barter at the many skirmish barterers.

Summary Loot List

Offensive: Attack at DawnThievery and MischiefTrouble in TuckboroughThe Icy CrevasseRescue in Nûrz GhâshuStorm on MethedrasStrike Against DannenglorBreaching the Necromancer's GateAssault on the Ringwraiths' LairThe Battle in the Tower
Defensive: The Siege of GondamonStand at Amon SûlDefence of the Prancing PonyThe Ford of BruinenThe Battle of the Deep-wayBattle of the Way of SmithsBattle of the Twenty-first HallProtectors of Thangúlhad
Survival: Barrow-downs Survival