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Shadow of Fear
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Today, 07:31 PM by Iliamel

What's the definition of the text Box.

Would a Ranger, Noble, Dwarf lose it's Trait?

Stand and Fight
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Today, 12:25 PM by Giumangi

If it does work, I feel a new love for this card. I've always held back on allies such as Elfhelm, Norther Trackers and Damrod because of their costs. Drop them by 2 and they become much more attractive.

 

Maybe I'm mistaken but the cost of Stand and Fight should't be equal to the cost of the ally you put in play? I also saw in other forums people speak of the card as it reduces cost for allies, but I cannot understand why.

Striking Tentacle
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Mar 23 2015 05:38 AM by Xaron91

Here's a list of the ways of handling this enemy if it was just revealed by the encounter deck given the time that the adventure pack came out

 

1. Destroy the fiend before it can make an attack by using any combination of 

Sneak Attack + Gandalf/Descendant of Thorondor  
Questing with Thalin, Swift Strike, Quick Strike, Gondorian Spearman, Rain of Arrows, Beorning Beekeeper, Infighting 

 

2. Not allow this enemy to attack with either a feint/ thicket of spears

 

3. Have a hero that can handle an undefended attack from striking tentacle  

a. Heroes with 5+ health (Aragorn, Gimli, Glorfindel, Boromir, Dain Ironfoot)

b. Boost a heroes health with citadel plate above the 4 health threshold

c. Frodo Baggins can take any amount of damage as threat once per phase.

Striking Tentacle
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Mar 22 2015 08:35 PM by mrcclassical

Every time this card shows up I know I am losing a hero. Other than making sure I have a Feint/Quick Strike in hand is there any other way of dealing with these guys?

Leaf Brooch
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Mar 20 2015 06:37 PM by crx3800
Unfortunately not. There is no sphere match to make.
Leaf Brooch
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Mar 20 2015 04:24 PM by WraithBand

I have a question about this card.

Does leaf brooch works with neutral events like white council?

 

http://www.cardgamed...e-council-r1137

Stand and Fight
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Mar 19 2015 03:34 AM by crx3800

If it does work, I feel a new love for this card. I've always held back on allies such as Elfhelm, Norther Trackers and Damrod because of their costs. Drop them by 2 and they become much more attractive.

Stand and Fight
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Mar 17 2015 02:53 PM by slothgodfather

I see no reason it wouldn't work.

Stand and Fight
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Mar 16 2015 05:18 PM by crx3800
Is there any reason I can't modify this cost through Leaf Brooch or Good Meal?
Sneak Attack
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Mar 14 2015 11:58 AM by Xaron91

Yes, there is a action window at the beginning of the questing phase where you can choose any ally from your hand and "put it into play" and commit them to the quest.  Alternatively you can play sneak attack during the combat phase, and this ally could attack or defend. Allies like Gandalf and Elrond have responses that read "After _____ enters play" and you can also trigger their response to perform one of their special actions after playing them with sneak attack.  Allies such as Galadriel and Fili/Kili have responses which read "After you play ____ from your hand" which do not trigger with sneak attack (the distinction is Putting into play from your hand rather than playing from your hand).  Yes, as long as the ally is still in play at the end of the phase it goes back to your hand including Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadriel (which does negate the discard at the end of the round).

Sneak Attack
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Mar 14 2015 06:51 AM by bdavis96
Is it legal to use sneak attack at the beginning of the quest phase or combat phase to bring in gandalf, elrond, or galadriel to use their special ability plus quest or combat and then put them back in your hand at the end of the phase and that negates the discard at end of round?
Galadriel’s Handmaiden
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Mar 11 2015 01:02 PM by theamazingmrg

Also with Hero Galadriel she doesn't exhaust to quest the turn she is played, making her a threat-reducing, questing chump-blocker if needed.

Treebeard
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Mar 11 2015 10:47 AM by theamazingmrg

If you can somehow ready them before questing then they would benefit from Galadriels ability.  Just not while exhausted.

Dunhere
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Mar 10 2015 06:02 PM by crx3800

The enemy never leaves the staging area. He creates a great opportunity to attack without having to defend.

Dunhere
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Mar 10 2015 05:26 PM by fvilaskrzypek

After he targets an enemy in the staging area, that enemy remains engaged with you or it never leaves the staging area?

Asfaloth
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Mar 10 2015 02:49 PM by slothgodfather

To be fair, it is a powerful card combination (Glorfindel and Asfaloth) and if someone is already running him and one of the players has brought Lore, then I would agree that it is pretty much at least a 1x auto-include.  Atm though, one of us plays Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel and the other uses a mono-tactics deck.

Asfaloth
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Mar 09 2015 04:06 PM by Antabires

slothgodfather interesting, which ones are your auto include?

Asfaloth
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Mar 09 2015 03:07 PM by slothgodfather

There is also plenty of quests with locations that put this card - and Northern Tracker - in check.  Ones that have + quest points while in the staging area. Ones that are immune to player card effects or cannot have progress put on them while in the staging area, or even ones that remove a token every time you put any amount on there.   

 

My current 2 player group doesn't use Glorfindel at all, much less Steward or Asfaloth.  They are not auto includes.

Asfaloth
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Mar 09 2015 11:07 AM by GKZhukov

You don't have to use Glorfindel to include it. It's still worth it on another hero.

 

Agree it's much more powerful on Glorfindel, but don't think it forces you to use him.

Asfaloth
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Mar 08 2015 03:05 PM by Antabires

I feel this card way too powerfull, its like Steward of gondor making Glorfindel a must have, this card simply destroy the locations as flies.



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