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Grond, the Hammer of the Underworld, is an enormous battering ram deployed by the Morgul-host to break the Great Gate of Minas Tirith.

This weapon was forged in Anglach and has dark spells of ruin cast upon it.[1] Sauron named it after the Hammer of the Underworld of old, to honour his former master, Morgoth.[2][3]

Grond (Osgiliath)

Type: Ram
Region: Eastern Gondor
Area: Osgiliath
Location: [63.0S, 7.1W]


The stationary Grond is a landmark within Osgiliath in Eastern Gondor. [63.0S, 7.1W]

It dominates the barricaded-off Court of Isildur and cannot normally be accessed. However, it can be seen from outside the barricades, and can be visited up close while infiltrating the city along with Derufin and Duilin.




Grond (Hammer of the Underworld)

Image of Grond
Role Epic Battle
Race Object
Level 100
Difficulty Arch-nemesis
Morale 625,220
Power 49,042
Region Old Anórien
Area Minas Tirith Besieged


Grond is brought into battle during the Epic Battle Hammer of the Underworld.

It is pulled by two Sûlokil in the front and its ram is swung by two more Sûlokil chained to it in the rear.[note 1]

During the battle the Lord of the Nazgûl speaks words of power to aid it in destroying the Gate.[2][3]

Though it has stats and can be seemingly struck by catapults, it cannot be damaged.


  1. In The Return of the King, "great beasts" are described as drawing it, but it is mountain-trolls who wield it.


  1. Evils of Udûn
  2. a b Hammer of the Underworld
  3. a b J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"