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Set: The Two Towers
Kind: Free People
Culture: Elven
Twilight: 2
Card Type: Companion • Elf
Strength: 6
Vitality: 3
Resistance: 6
Signet: Aragorn
Game Text: Archer. The twilight cost of each Shadow event and Shadow condition is +1 for each unbound Hobbit you can spot.
Lore: ”'They are far, far away…. I know in my heart that they have not rested this night.'”
Rarity: R
Notes: Lists: EXL

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General Strategy

Along with Gimli, Lockbearer and Aragorn, Wingfoot, Legolas, Dauntless Hunter makes up one of the three hunters searching for Merry and Pippin. Each of these characters gain bonuses from spotting the unbound hobbits, with Legolas' being the most popular and well known ability.

Spotting both Merry and Pippin allows Legolas to make each Shadow Condition and Event twilight cost +2. This greatly decreases the versatility of otherwise free shadow cards (Such as popular skirmish events), and can make the more expensive cards cost as much as a minion to play. When combined with choke, condition discard or Vilya, Legolas has the potential to cripple condition-heavy or event-heavy shadows, clogging up the opponent's hand and constricting the flow of their deck. This generally makes him the most desirable choice of companion for Unbound Hobbit decks, followed by Aragorn, Wingfoot. Since using all three hunters (And Merry and Pippin) gives the Free Peoples player 6 companions (Vulnerable to Ulaire Enquea, LoM; Greed, The Number Must be Few or other large Fellowship hate) and 4 cultures (Vulnerable to Grima, Chief Counselor; Orc Insurgent; Southron Leader or other multiculture hate), it is generally advisable to use only one, or at most two of the trio.

The primary weakness of Legolas, Dauntless Hunter are his (relatively) low statistics combined with Merry and Pippin's low strength values. Against Beatdown decks, which generally lack conditions and events, a Fellowship using this combination will offen suffer as it is unable to cope with the physically stronger minions, especially if they are Fierce or have Damage bonuses. Legolas or Merry and Pippin are also vulnerable to assassination effects such as those of Hate; Saruman, Servant of the Eye or Brought Back Alive.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

  • Event-based shadows (Some Isengard Uruk and Raider variants)
  • Condition-based shadows (Especially Moria and Sauron)

Weak Versus...

  • Beatdown decks with few events/conditions (Isengard Warg-Riders, some Wraith, Isengard Uruk and Dunland variants)

Example Decks

Rules and Clarifications

  • Prior to set 11, Merry and Pippin are the only unbound hobbits (Since allies are neither unbound nor Ring-bound). Because of the extra unbound hobbits added in set 11 onwards, Legolas, Dauntless Hunter is X-listed after Movie Block.

Extra Information

Other Versions of Legolas

Greenleaf (P) Son of Thranduil (P) Elven Stalwart (P) Companion of the Ring (P) Fleet-footed Hunter (P) Nimble Elf (W) Greenleaf Greenleaf (T) Prince of Mirkwood Son of Thranduil Elven Comrade Archer of Mirkwood Fearless Marksman Nimble Warrior Elven Stalwart Companion of the Ring Woodland Emissary Woodland Emissary (F) of the Grey Company of the Grey Company (F) of the Grey Company (O) Fleet-footed Hunter of the Woodland Realm of the Woodland Realm (F) of the Woodland Realm (O) Skeptical Guide

Other Prints of Legolas, Dauntless Hunter

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