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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


17 Comments

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.
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Devastazione
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).

Good also with Beorn, that goes back into your deck after using is ability to attack for 8.

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TheNameWasTaken
May 29 2015 06:19 AM

Good also with Beorn, that goes back into your deck after using is ability to attack for 8.

He can also return to your hand instead of your deck if you want. At the end of the phase, both sneak attack and Beorn trigger at the same time, so you get to choose which resolves first. And after one of the effects has resolved, Beorn is no longer in play and thus cannot be targeted by the other effect.

    • Lecitadin likes this

Never knew this! Genius!!

Sneak Attack, Born Aloft + Gandalf in opening hand = 3 times use of gandalf.
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ShaolinCowboy
Jul 01 2015 08:27 PM

Are you sure you can use Sneak Attack with Gandalf to commit him to a quest after the Questing Phase has started? I don't think this is legal. You commit characters and then do actions. Bringing characters in after the committing part of the Quest Phase will not allow them to commit to the quest. The only exception to this I can think of is spirit Bofur who comes into play exhausted and committed to the quest.

You have to Sneak Attack Gandalf BEFORE committing characters to questing.

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ShaolinCowboy
Jul 03 2015 03:17 PM

I stand corrected. Interesting. I might have to use that trick sometime.

You can also use any ally that is from a sphere you don,t currently use (like sneak attacking with tactics Beorn when playing Spirit and Lore spheres, to destroy an enemy). 

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TheNameWasTaken
Yesterday, 07:52 AM

You can also use any ally that is from a sphere you don,t currently use (like sneak attacking with tactics Beorn when playing Spirit and Lore spheres, to destroy an enemy). 

 

True in general, but your specific example won't work - you'll have to be playing Leadership in order to be able to play Sneak Attack at all.

    • Lecitadin likes this

Yeah, I know... my example was with a deck that did not have a tactic hero in mind.


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