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Aragorn


Aragorn
Type: Hero Sphere: Leadership
Threat Threashold: 12
Willpower: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 5
Dunedain. Noble. Ranger.
Sentinel.
Response: After Aragorn commits to a quest, spend 1 resource from his resource pool to ready him.

"I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by the life or death I can save you I will." - The Fellowship of the Ring.
Set: Core Number: 1
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: John Stanko


6 Comments

A high cost hero in terms of threat, but he is able to pull double duty. He can quest and then you can ready him for either defense or attack. This is important especially in solo play when you need heroes to be flexible. Pair him up with Steward of Gondor (Core) or Theodred (Core) to use his ability every turn and still have resources to play cards from your hand.
I recently had this weird idea: Build a mono non-Leadership deck, but include Aragorn. You only have two resources for the other sphere, but can use Aragorn twice every turn. Probably the Pippin in me got crazy.
    • Anna likes this
The most flexible hero, he's good at everything. However, in general specialized heroes are a better choice - because you don't pay the threat cost for abilities you aren't using (this is why Eowyn is so good).
    • CoreSetHeroes likes this
very versatile hero indeed
I realize a lot of players break out in hives at the sight of a Hero with greater than 9 Threat, but I think Aragorn is simply one of the best in the game. Yes, you pay an additional few points of Threat at the start, but in exchange you get a Hero that can get you through the first few critical turns of the game by basically doubling up. He also has very strong synergy with Steward of Gondor (Core) and Celebrian's Stone (Core). An absolutely amazing Hero all around that scales directly from early game to late game.
By far one of my favorites. From my core set, my typical solo heros tend to vary a bit, sometimes using Theodred, sometimes Dunheree, or perhaps Elenor once or twice, but I always have Aragorn and Eowyn. Eventually when FoS comes in, I will add Glorifindal to the mix, but Aragorn is a staple. The ability to ready is priceless.

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