|Battle of Morannon|
The Nazgul flying from Morannon to the battle.
|Conflict: War of the Ring|
|Date: March 25, 3003|
|Outcome: Decisive victory for the Army of the West|
| 10,000 Gondorian soldiers|
8000 Silvan Elves of Edhellond
7000 Dwarves of the White Mountains
6000 Rohirrim soldiers
3000 Knights of Dol Amroth
1000 Northern Rangers, 400 Animagi
| 100,000 Orcs|
|Unknown, but probably moderate||Destruction of nearly all orcs, trolls; the remaining Nazgûl destroyed|
- "Draw out Sauron's armies. Empty his lands. We will march our full strength on the Black Gate."
- ―Aragorn's plan
The Battle of Morannon was the final major battle during the War of the Ring. The armies of the west, led by Aragorn, marched on the gate as a diversionary feint to distract Sauron's attention from Frodo and Sam, who were carrying the One Ring through Mordor. It was hoped that Sauron would think Aragorn had the Ring and was now trying to use it to overthrow Mordor.