A snow-troll in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king.[1]

Snow-trolls are one of several troll subspecies.


They are said to be native to the frozen northern wastelands of Angmar. Snow-trolls are mentioned only once in Tolkien's work and it is when the Tolkien said that Helm Hammerhand stalked like a snow troll during his sorties against the Dunlendings, during the Long Winter.[2] The trolls who lived in the Coldfells in western Eriador must have been similar to these.


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Snow-trolls are smaller than their southern relatives, but they are usually ten feet tall. Their skin and fur color is usually white or light grey and they are rather short for trolls. They also possess short and powerful legs to carry them long distances. They are exceptionally fast compared to other troll species, fast enough to keep up with horses and can even briefly outpace them if need be.

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A Snow Troll


  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, II: The House of Eorl