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Celebrian's Stone


Celebrian's Stone
Type: Attachment Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 2
Artifact. Item.
Attach to a hero. Restricted.
Attached hero gains +2 Willpower.
If attached hero is Aragorn, he also gains a Spirit resource icon.

"You needn't." said Bilbo. "As a matter of fact it was all mine. Except that Aragorn insisted on my putting in a green stone. He seemed to think it important. I don't know why." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 27
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sara Biddle


12 Comments

Even without Aragorn this is a must have in a leadership deck. The only other attachment that buffs willpower costs 2 but only provides a +1.
Agreed I'd definately run this in a leadership deck Aragorn or not, although
Dunedain Warning (CatC) (the other leadership card which adds willpower is not unique so it does have that going for it over Celebrian's.
I just do not understand FFGs mindset here. Why print only 1 copy of this card, in core. I know sure, yes get people to buy more copies, make more money.. but I think that is a really flawed business model. All the adventure packs are 3 of a kind, so you get a pack, you have all the cards you need... so why then are the major expansions and starter packs not built this way? I know many players that played LoTRs and were so frustrated with the difficulty and the inability to construct decks with answers to problems of a given quest that they simply stopped playing, and there for stopped sending money to FFG on the new cards.

Cards like this and Unexpected Courage (Core) or Dwarven Tomb (Core) etc etc are so powerful, if ytou really want to play this game you need to buy 3 core packs.. that is a HUGE investment and the majority of players simply will not pay it. AND at the same time, the restrictions in deck building and therefore the players fun in playing the game is so much lower.. it just is madness to me, like shooting yourself in the foot.
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Having 2 copies of a card I can understand, if not happy about. Buying 2 packs and getting 4 cards, 1 of witch you can sell on ebay to recoup a bit for the next adventure pack.. makes some sense to me as a x-mtg collector. But still... 3 copies? to get what... 10 cards or something? That is ridiculous even by outrages wizard style mtg costs. I just think that the major expansions and the Core sets should be 3 of every card.
Well I tend to agree, I see their reasoning, but I'd prefer they either do 1x each card in core set or 3x. I hate LotR's core because it varies card to card, so you have tons of wasted stuff.
yea, I bit the bullet and got 3 packs :) so I guess FFG wins... AGAIN!!!

Darksbane, on 20 September 2011 - 04:48 PM, said:

Agreed I'd definately run this in a leadership deck Aragorn or not, although
Dunedain Warning (CatC) (the other leadership card which adds willpower is not unique so it does have that going for it over Celebrian's.
that adds defense, not willpower :P

I just proxy the core set cards that I need more copies of, I'm definetely not buying a second core set for a game that I mostly play solo.

Darksbane, on 04 October 2011 - 02:07 PM, said:

Well I tend to agree, I see their reasoning, but I'd prefer they either do 1x each card in core set or 3x. I hate LotR's core because it varies card to card, so you have tons of wasted stuff.

I don't like it, but it's bearable. I would, as you do, prefer 1x each, or 3x each, or even 2x each (you can split an extra set with a friend). But that said, the distribution isn't awful. Dwarven Tomb (Core) is certainly the most problematic, but the other cards that there are 1x, like this one, tend to be either situational or unique cards. Also, they're envisioning that these be played in the smaller deck format (non-tournament) that the rulebook mentions. With only 30-odd cards in a deck, it's not the end of the world if you have only one of something like this. For serious deck building, 2xCore Sets is pretty much a requirement.

If you want to see bad card distribution, just pick up the Warhammer:Invasion Core Set, which succeeds in giving you three copies of all the cards you will never include in a serious deck, and only one copy of the card that you will want three copies of in literally every serious deck you run of that faction (e.g., Pillage).
Newbie question, if Aragorn has this card, does it mean he receives +2 resources during the refresh phase, permanently? Tx.

islegmar, on 02 August 2013 - 07:06 AM, said:

Newbie question, if Aragorn has this card, does it mean he receives +2 resources during the refresh phase, permanently? Tx.

The symbol is the willpower symbol, so the card means that Aragorn will make more progress when committed to a quest. It doesn't give you additional resources.

The spirit symbol that Aragorn also gains means that you may spend resources from his character card to play blue cards as well, but Aragorn still only gains one resource per turn.
Ok, thanks a lot!!!
A must have card for my leadership/spirit mixed deck. Typicially I stick with Aragon, for a variety of reasons ranging from "Aragorn is an awesome character in the book" to "He is a great all around card" I wish that the core set had three copies, but oh well.

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