Mount Doom, also known as Orodruin or Amon Amarth, is a location in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. It is a volcano in the lands of Mordor which was used to forge the One Ring, and also the only place where the Ring can be destroyed. The place inside Mount Doom was called the Cracks of Doom.


Mount Doom was one of the reasons Sauron chose Mordor as his home in the Second Age. He knew he could use the fire inside Mount Doom for his forging and magic, which resulted in the forging of the most powerful artifact in Middle-earth, the One Ring.

Sauron seems to have put his own power into Mount Doom, making it more than just a volcano, similarly to how Sauron's master Melkor had extended his power into the flesh of Arda to corrupt the Valar's creation of the world. As such, when Sauron's power grew, it caused the fires to spring to life.

It is dormant for much of the game until it erupts near the climax and covers Mordor with ash, signifying the return of Sauron.

Namesakes Edit

The International Astronomical Union names all mountains on Saturn's moon Titan after mountains in Tolkien's work. In 2012, they named a Titanian mountain "Doom Mons" after Mount Doom.


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