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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Free People
Culture: Shire
Twilight: 1
Card Type: Companion • Hobbit
Strength: 3
Vitality: 4
Resistance: 6
Signet: Aragorn
Game Text: While Merry bears a weapon, he is strength +2.
Lore: ”'I don't know why he's so upset, it's only a few carrots … my point is, he's overreacting.'”
Rarity: C

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General Strategy

The common Merry companion from the Fellowship of the Ring base set is the first indication of Merry's bravery as a fighter over his Hobbit friends. While bearing a Hand Weapon, Merry, From O'er the Brandywine receives an additional strength +2 bonus, making Merry bearing a Hobbit Sword a respectable strength 7 and bearing a Frying Pan strength 6. Future set releases like Merry's Sword or Merry's Dagger and Horn of the Mark can make this fighter a strength 8, vitality 4 stalwart with access to Shire stealth events that can dodge the largest minions. Merry's Armor and Everyone Knows provide further strength bonuses.

Sporting the Aragorn signet, Merry, From O'er the Brandywine can be healed each turn by Aragorn, King in Exile, making him a strong companion option in sealed play, particularly against Uruk-Hai and other minions with damage bonuses. Merry is a much more common starting companion combination with Boromir or Faramir than other 1-twilight companions such as Pippin.

Boromir, Son of Denethor can make Merry, From O'er the Brandywine an even more valuable fighter in most formats. Even so, Merry often requires strength pumps to beat many minions and has very limited access to damage bonuses, several of which come from other cultures (Some examples being Dagger Strike, Voice of Rauros, Long Slow Wrath and Dwarven Embassy). Weather events, such as Saruman's Snows and Saruman's Frost can be particularly crippling for Merry.

Possession removal, such as Ulaire Cantea, Lieutenant of Dol Guldur are devastating but can be avoided by assignments. Possession discarding in the shadow phase, such as Corsair Marauder, or the maneuver phase, such as Stricken Dumb or Ulaire Cantea, Faster than Winds can return Merry to the back of the company as another weak Hobbit companion.

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Extra Information

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