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Uruk-hai Berserker (5U63)

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Set: Battle of Helm's Deep
Kind: Shadow
Culture: Isengard
Twilight: 4
Card Type: Minion • Uruk-Hai
Strength: 7
Vitality: 3
Site: 5
Game Text: Damage +1. This minion is strength +1 for each wound on a character in its skirmish.
Lore: Goatskins full of blood poured upon berserkers before battle instill their bloodlust.
Rarity: U
Notes: The strength bonus for this minion is increased for any wound on any minion, companion, or ally in its skirmish.

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General Strategy

Uruk-hai Berserker is relatively expensive for its statistics; it can be directly contrasted with Uruk-hai Raiding Party, who has two extra base strength, but no text. However, Uruk-hai Berserker enjoys a lot more flexibility with his strength than most minions. If he has two wounds he can match the strength of Raiding Party (Or similar cost 4 uruks) and then gain one additional strength for each wound on the character he is skirmishing. In other words, Uruk-hai Berserker can reach a good strength quite quickly, but the shadow player must at the very least be prepared to exhaust him, making him vulnerable to being caught out by a surprise wound from the Free Peoples.

Uruk-hai Berserker has strong synergy with exertion-based effects, as these effectively make him stronger. Classic cards like Worry and Bred for Battle are useful, as are later cards like Uruk Spear (Since its bearer can exert even when there are no Free Peoples mounts to spot) but the best cards for this purpose are the various types of Isengard Machine, many of which allow Uruk-hai to exert at will. The shadow player can then judge how many exertions to distribute based on whether or not there is any Free Peoples archery or similar wounding effects to consider.

Uruk-hai Berserker also works well with wound prevention or negation, since he tends to be exhausted. Broad-bladed Sword is a good example of this.

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