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Urfael was the sword of Talion.

It is non-canonical, as it does not appear in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and is only in the video game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and its sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of War.


The sword served Talion in his life as a Ranger of Gondor, as a Captain of the Watch upon the Black Gate. Even after Talion's death and resurrection, he continued to use the sword in his quest for vengeance, reaping a fearsome tally on the Uruk-hai of Mordor.

Upon becoming a Nazgûl, the sword completely reforged, and enemies killed by it have a chance of rising from the dead and becoming allied revenants.


The name Urfael is Sindarin, meaning "Fiery Gleaming Brilliance." (prefix: Ur, meaning "Fire" or "Fiery" and suffix: Fael meaning "Gleaming Brilliance".)


  • The five runes engraved on Urfael's crossguard spell out its name in Elvish Tengwar using the Full Mode of Gondor.

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