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Sneak Attack

Sneak Attack
Type: Event Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 1

Action: Put 1 ally card into play from your hand. At the end of the phase, if that ally is still in play, return it to your hand.

There is a seed of courage hidden (often deeply, it is true) in the heart of the fattest and most timid hobbit, waiting for some final and desperate danger to make it grow. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 23
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Winona Nelson


A W E S O M E.
awesome card indeed
Seems to be a staple in any deck that has Leadership available. Many many good uses.
May 23 2012 09:18 PM
My Gandalf is Gandalf (Core) addicted to this card...
    • Thror likes this

Best event card from the core set. 5/5.

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?

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).

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