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Striking Tentacle

Striking Tentacle
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat Threshold: 18
Threat Strength: 2 Attack: 4 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 3
Forced: When Striking Tentacle attacks, discard the top card of the encounter deck. If that card has a shadow effect or is a Tentacle enemy, this attack is considered undefended.

Set: TWitW Number: 75
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu


Mar 22 2015 08:35 PM

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?

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.

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