Eighth troop, was a special uruk-hai force deployed at Helm's deep. It consisted of 150 uruk-hai troops, five of which were larger, and served as the leaders. What set them apart from all other divisions, was that their weapons were much harder and powerful, thier weapons included, serrated, barbed swords, long sharp pikes, crossbows which shot hooked quarrels, and spiked shields. Their armor was also stronger, and was heavier, and thicker, sronger helmets were also included. They were all killed during the start of the battle, but were able to put a large dent in the enemies' troops.