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Ring-bound

From the Comprehensive Rules 4.0:

Only companions can be Ring-bound (not allies or minions).

All versions of Frodo and Sam are Ring-bound.

See also starting fellowship, unbound.

Ring-bound Characters



Gollum (Free Peoples)
# Card Type Game Text
0P18 Smeagol, Old Noser (P) Companion Ring-bound. To play add a burden. Regroup: Exert Smeagol (or Gollum) twice to reveal the top 4 cards of your draw deck. Wound a minion for each Shadow card revealed. Place those 4 cards beneath your draw deck in any order.
5C28 Smeagol, Old Noser Companion Ring-bound. To play add a burden. Regroup: Exert Smeagol (or Gollum) twice to reveal the top 4 cards of your draw deck. Wound a minion for each Shadow card revealed. Place those 4 cards beneath your draw deck in any order.
5R29 Smeagol, Slinker Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Add a burden to make Smeagol strength +2 and take no wounds.
5R29T Smeagol, Slinker (T) Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Add a burden to make Smeagol strength +2 and take no wounds.
6C45 Smeagol, Poor Creature Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Discard a card from hand to make Smeagol strength +1.
7R71 Smeagol, Always Helps Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Assignment: Assign a minion to Smeagol and add 2 threats to exhaust that minion.
7C72 Smeagol, Hurried Guide Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: If you have initiative, discard 2 cards from your hand. Smeagol cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
8R27 Smeagol, Slippery Sneak Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Add threats equal to the total vitality of the minions Smeagol is skirmishing to discard Smeagol. Regroup: Discard Smeagol to take a Gollum minion from your discard pile into hand.
9R+30 Smeagol, Bearer of Great Secrets Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each time the fellowship moves, place an unbound companion in the dead pile. Regroup: If Smeagol is the Ring-bearer, add 2 burdens to discard each minion.
11R51 Smeagol, Scout and Guide Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each time Smeagol wins a skirmish, you may play the fellowship's next site. Skirmish: If Smeagol is at a marsh, exert him to cancel a skirmish involving him.
11RF6RF Smeagol, Scout and Guide (F) Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each time Smeagol wins a skirmish, you may play the fellowship's next site. Skirmish: If Smeagol is at a marsh, exert him to cancel a skirmish involving him.
13U55 Smeagol, Simple Stoor Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. For each card titled Deagol in your discard pile, Smeagol is strength +2 and resistance -1. Each time Smeagol wins a skirmish, you may take a Gollum card from your draw deck and place it in your discard pile.
15R49 Smeagol, Wretched and Hungry Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each Ring-bound companion is resistance +1. Skirmish: Exert 2 Ring-bound Hobbits to make Smeagol strength +1 and prevent him from being overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
15RF8RF Smeagol, Wretched and Hungry (F) Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each Ring-bound companion is resistance +1. Skirmish: Exert 2 Ring-bound Hobbits to make Smeagol strength +1 and prevent him from being overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
19P11 Smeagol, Pitiable Guide Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each time Smeagol wins a skirmish, you may shuffle up to 2 Gollum cards from your discard pile into your draw deck. Skirmish: Exert a Ring-bound companion to make Smeagol strength +2.
Gondor
# Card Type Game Text
0P16 Faramir, Son of Denethor (P) Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. An opponent may not play skirmish events or use skirmish special abilities during skirmishes involving Faramir.
0P35 Faramir, Captain of Gondor (P) Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. The twilight cost of each other Gondor Man in your starting fellowship is -1. While skirmishing a roaming minion, Faramir is strength +2.
0P65 Boromir, Steward's Heir (P) Companion • Man Knight. Ranger. Ring-bound.
4U114 Damrod, Ranger of Ithilien Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. To play, spot a Ring-bound Man. Skirmish: Exert Damrod to exhaust a Man he is skirmishing.
4R116 Faramir, Captain of Gondor Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. The twilight cost of each other Gondor Man in your starting fellowship is -1. While skirmishing a roaming minion, Faramir is strength +2.
4C117 Faramir, Son of Denethor Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. An opponent may not play skirmish events or use skirmish special abilities during skirmishes involving Faramir.
4C122 Gondorian Ranger Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. The site number of each minion assigned to skirmish a Ring-bound Man is +2.
4U127 Mablung, Soldier of Gondor Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. To play, spot a Ring-bound Man. Skirmish: Exert Mablung to exhaust a roaming minion he is skirmishing.
4C130 Ranger of Ithilien Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. When this companion is in your starting fellowship, his twilight cost is -1. While skirmishing a roaming minion, this companion is strength +2.
6C48 Anborn, Skilled Huntsman Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. Each time Anborn wins a skirmish, you may make a minion's site number +3 until the regroup phase.
6P121 Faramir, Ithilien Ranger Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. If Faramir is in your starting fellowship, his twilight cost is -1. Fellowship: Play a ranger to heal a Ring-bound companion.
Shire
# Card Type Game Text
0P78 Sam, Steadfast Friend (P) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Each other companion is resistance +1.
0D8D Bilbo, Aged Ring-bearer (D) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While Bilbo is not assigned to a skirmish, each Ring-bound Hobbit is strength +1. At the start of each skirmish involving Bilbo, you may remove a burden for each other Ring-bound Hobbit you can spot.
2C102T Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer (T) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Ring-bearer. The cost of each artifact, possession, and Shire tale played on Frodo is -1.
4R315 Sam, Frodo's Gardener Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Fellowship: Play Sam's Pack from your draw deck. Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
4C316 Sam, Samwise the Brave Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Response: If a Shadow card is about to add any number of burdens, spot Frodo and exert Sam to prevent this. Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
5U115 Sam, Nice Sensible Hobbit Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While you can spot Frodo and Smeagol, Sam may not be overwhelmed unless is strength is tripled. Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
7C317 Frodo, Hope of Free Peoples Companion • Hobbit Ring-bearer (resistance 10). Ring-bound. Each time the fellowship moves, you may add (3) to remove a threat.
7R318 Frodo, Wicked Masster! Companion • Hobbit Ring-bearer (resistance 10). Ring-bound. Skirmish: At sites 6K to 8K, add 4 burdens to wound a minion skirmishing Frodo.
7C326 Sam, Needer of Vittles Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Fellowship: Play a Hobbit companion to remove a burden. Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
7R327 Sam, Resolute Halfling Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Fellowship: If you have initiative, discard a card from hand to heal Sam. Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
9R+49 Bilbo, Bearer of Things Burgled Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Each time the fellowship moves, if the twilight pool has 2 or fewer twilight tokens, add 2 burdens or add (3). Regroup: Add a burden to play a Shire tale.
10P122 Sam, Great Elf Warrior Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Sam is strength +1 for each Shire companion you can spot. Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
10P122T Sam, Great Elf Warrior (T) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Sam is strength +1 for each Shire companion you can spot. Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
11S164 Frodo, Protected by Many Companion • Hobbit Ring-bearer. Ring-bound. At the start of the regroup phase, you may exert Frodo to make him gain muster until the end of the regroup phase. (At the start of the regroup phase, you may discard a card from hand to draw a card.)
11U172 Sam, Steadfast Friend Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Each other companion is resistance +1.
12R119 Bilbo, Melancholy Hobbit Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. At the start of each skirmish involving Bilbo, you may exert him to take a Shire skirmish event into hand from your discard pile.
12RF12RF Bilbo, Melancholy Hobbit (F) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. At the start of each skirmish involving Bilbo, you may exert him to take a Shire skirmish event into hand from your discard pile.
13R142 Bilbo, Aged Ring-bearer Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While Bilbo is not assigned to a skirmish, each Ring-bound Hobbit is strength +1. At the start of each skirmish involving Bilbo, you may remove a burden for each other Ring-bound Hobbit you can spot.
13R149 Frodo, Frenzied Fighter Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While you can spot more minions than companions, Frodo cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled. Skirmish: If Frodo is not assigned to a skirmish, exert Frodo to have him replace a Ring-bound companion skirmishing a minion.
13R156 Sam, Bearer of Great Need Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Sam is resistance +1 for each Hobbit you can spot. Regroup: Exert Sam and transfer a follower he is bearing to your support area to discard a minion from play.
13R156T Sam, Bearer of Great Need (T) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Sam is resistance +1 for each Hobbit you can spot. Regroup: Exert Sam and transfer a follower her is bearing to your support area to discard a minion from play.
13RF15RF Frodo, Frenzied Fighter (F) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While you can spot more minions than companions, Frodo cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled. Skirmish: If Frodo is not assigned to a skirmish, exert Frodo to have him replace a Ring-bound companion skirmishing a minion.
13RF16RF Sam, Bearer of Great Need (F) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. Sam is resistance +1 for each Hobbit you can spot. Regroup: Exert Sam and transfer a follower he is bearing to your support area to discard a minion from play.
15C144 Frodo, Weary From the Journey Companion • Hobbit Ring-bearer. Ring-bound. While skirmishing a minion of strength 8 or less, Frodo is strength +2.
15U153 Sam, Innocent Traveler Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While Sam bears the One Ring, he is resistance -4. Maneuver: If Sam is bearing a follower, exert him to heal another Hobbit. Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer.
19P28 Frodo, Little Master Companion • Hobbit Fellowship. Ring-bearer. Ring-bound. While you cannot spot 4 threats, Shadow cards cannot discard cards from your hand or from the top of your draw deck.
19P32 Sam, Loyal Friend Companion • Hobbit Fellowship. Ring-bound. While Sam bears The One Ring, he is resistance -4. While you can spot 3 Shire companions, Sam is strength +2. Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer.




Abilities Which Target Ring-bound Characters





Gollum (Free Peoples)
# Card Type Game Text
13U53 Naked Waste Event • Skirmish You may remove from the game 4 other Gollum cards in your discard pile to play this event from your discard pile. Then remove this event from the game. Spot Smeagol to make a Ring-bound companion strength +3.
15U39 Called to Mordor Condition Bearer must be Smeagol. While you can spot 2 Ring-bound Hobbits, each time an opponent uses a skirmish special ability in a skirmish involving Gollum or Smeagol, you may wound a minion.
15R40 Connected by Fate ConditionSupport Area To play, spot Smeagol. While you can spot 2 Ring-bound Hobbits, each Shadow event is twilight cost +1. Skirmish: Discard this condition to make each Ring-bound companion strength +1 until the regroup phase.
15C45 Hurry Hobbitses EventSkirmish Make Smeagol strength +1 for each Ring-bound Hobbit you can spot.
15C46 Nice Fish Condition • Support Area Each time Smeagol wins a skirmish, place a Gollum token here. Regroup: Heal a Ring-bound companion for each token here. Discard this condition.
15C48 Release Them EventSkirmish Spot Smeagol to prevent a Ring-bound Hobbit from being overwhelmed unless his or her strength is tripled. While this card is in your discard pile, Smeagol is resistance +1.
15R49 Smeagol, Wretched and Hungry Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each Ring-bound companion is resistance +1. Skirmish: Exert 2 Ring-bound Hobbits to make Smeagol strength +1 and prevent him from being overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
15RF8RF Smeagol, Wretched and Hungry (F) Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each Ring-bound companion is resistance +1. Skirmish: Exert 2 Ring-bound Hobbits to make Smeagol strength +1 and prevent him from being overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
19P11 Smeagol, Pitiable Guide Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Each time Smeagol wins a skirmish, you may shuffle up to 2 Gollum cards from your discard pile into your draw deck. Skirmish: Exert a Ring-bound companion to make Smeagol strength +2.
Gollum (Shadow)
# Card Type Game Text
13R44 Chasm's Edge ConditionSupport Area Gollum is strength +1 for each Ring-bound companion you can spot.
18U30 Enemy in Your Midst Event • Shadow Heal a Ring-bound companion to reinforce a Gollum token.
Gondor
# Card Type Game Text
4U110 Arrows Thick in the Air Event Archery or Skirmish: Exert 2 Ring-bound Men to wound each roaming minion.
4C113 Curse Them Event Skirmish: Exert a Ring-bound Man to cancel a skirmish involving a roaming minion.
4U114 Damrod, Ranger of Ithilien Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. To play, spot a Ring-bound Man. Skirmish: Exert Damrod to exhaust a Man he is skirmishing.
4R119 Faramir's Cloak PossessionCloak Bearer must be Faramir. Each roaming minion skirmishing a Ring-bound Man is strength -1.
4R120 Forbidden Pool Condition Plays to your support area. While the fellowship is at site 6T, each Ring-bound Man takes no more than 1 wound during each skirmish phase. Fellowship: Add (2) and discard this condition to heal a Ring-bound Man.
4R121 Forests of Ithilien Condition Plays to your support area. While the fellowship is at site 5T, the site number of each Man in a skirmish is +2. Regroup: Discard this condition and exert a Ring-bound Man to liberate a site.
4C122 Gondorian Ranger Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. The site number of each minion assigned to skirmish a Ring-bound Man is +2.
4R125 Henneth Annun Condition Plays to your support area. While the fellowship is at site 6T, each roaming minion skirmishing a Ring-bound companion is strength -2. Skirmish: Spot a Gondor Man and discard this condition to wound a roaming minion.
4U127 Mablung, Soldier of Gondor Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. To play, spot a Ring-bound Man. Skirmish: Exert Mablung to exhaust a roaming minion he is skirmishing.
4C128 New Errand Event Skirmish: Spot a Ring-bound Man to make a minion's site number +2. If that minion loses this skirmish, you may wound a minion.
4C131 Ranger's Bow PossessionRanged Weapon Bearer must be Ring-bound Man. Skirmish: If bearer is skirmishing a Man or a roaming minion, exert bearer to wound that minion.
4R133 Ruins of Osgiliath Condition Plays to your support area. While the fellowship is at site 7T, each Ring-bound Man is defender +1. Skirmish: Spot a Ringbound Man and discard this condition to wound an opponent's Man.
6P121 Faramir, Ithilien Ranger Companion • Man Ring-bound. Ranger. If Faramir is in your starting fellowship, his twilight cost is -1. Fellowship: Play a ranger to heal a Ring-bound companion.
Orc
# Card Type Game Text
13R112 Orc Crusher Minion • Orc To play, spot an Orc Orc. This minion is twilight cost -1 for each burden. Each time a Ring-bound companion loses a skirmish involving an Orc minion, you may reveal this card from hand to add a burden.
13R112T Orc Crusher (T) Minion • Orc To play, spot an Orc Orc. This minion is twilight cost -1 for each burden. Each time a Ring-bound companion loses a skirmish involving an Orc minion, you may reveal this card from hand to add a burden.
13RF11RF Orc Crusher (F) Minion • Orc To play, spot an Orc Orc. This minion is twilight cost -1 for each burden. Each time a Ring-bound companion loses a skirmish involving an Orc minion, you may reveal this card from hand to add a burden.
Raider
# Card Type Game Text
4R231 Eastern Emyn Muil Condition Plays to your support area. Each Ring-bound companion moving from site 2T must exert twice. Maneuver: Discard this condition and exert a Raider Man to exert a Ringbound companion.
4C235 Gathering to the Summons Event Skirmish: Spot a Raider Man skirmishing a Ring-bound companion to add a burden.
4U236 Howl of Harad Condition Plays to your support area. Each time a companion or ally loses a skirmish involving a Southron, you may remove (4) to make the Free Peoples Player wound a Ring-bound companion.
4R246 Southron Assassin Minion • Man Southron. Each time a companion or ally loses a skirmish involving a Southron, you may remove (1) to make the Free Peoples player wound a Ring-bound companion.
8U60 Haradrim Marksman Minion • Man Southron. Archer. While you can spot another Raider Man, Ring-bound companions cannot take archery wounds.
Sauron
# Card Type Game Text
5R95 Dead Marshes Condition Plays to your support area. While the fellowship is at site 4T, Ring-bound companions skirmishing Sauron orcs are strength -1. Maneuver: Spot 2 Sauron Orcs to play up to 2 Sauron conditions from your discard pile. Discard this condition.
5R96 Eye of Barad-Dur Event Skirmish: Make a companion or ally skirmishing a Sauron Orc strength -1 for each ring-bound companion. Response: If a free people player reveals this card from your hand, discard this card to add 2 burdens.
10C79 Barren Land Condition • Support Area To play, spot a Sauron minion. Each time the fellowship moves to any site 8 or 9, exert each Ring-bound companion. Shadow: Discard this condition to play a Sauron minion. Its twilight cost is -2.
Shire
# Card Type Game Text
0P94 Mithril-coat, Dwarf-mail (P) ArtifactArmor Bearer must be a Ring-bound Hobbit. Each minion skirmishing bearer loses all damage bonuses. Skirmish: Exert bearer to make each minion he is skirmishing lose fierce and unable to gain fierce until the regroup phase.
0D8D Bilbo, Aged Ring-bearer (D) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While Bilbo is not assigned to a skirmish, each Ring-bound Hobbit is strength +1. At the start of each skirmish involving Bilbo, you may remove a burden for each other Ring-bound Hobbit you can spot.
4C298 Brace of Coneys Possession Bearer must be a Ring-bound Hobbit. Fellowship: Discard this possession to remove a burden.
4C302 Frodo, Tired Traveller Companion • Hobbit Ring-bearer (resistance 10). Fellowship: Play a Ring-bound companion to remove a burden.
4U309 Light Shining Faintly Event Fellowship: Add a burden to heal a Ring-bound companion twice.
4R317 Sam's Pack Possession Bearer must be a Ring-bound Hobbit. At the start of each turn, you may add (2) to heal a Ring-bound companion.
5C117 You Must Help Us Event Fellowship: Play Smeagol from your discard pile to heal each Ring-bound Hobbit twice.
8U110 Morgai Foothills ConditionSupport Area When the fellowship moves from site 4K, remove (1) for each Ring-bound companion you spot. Regroup: Discard a card from hand for each Ring-bound companion you spot. Discard this condition.
13R142 Bilbo, Aged Ring-bearer Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While Bilbo is not assigned to a skirmish, each Ring-bound Hobbit is strength +1. At the start of each skirmish involving Bilbo, you may remove a burden for each other Ring-bound Hobbit you can spot.
13R143 Bill the Pony, Dearly-loved PossessionMount Bearer must be a Ring-bound Hobbit. When you play Bill the Pony, you may reinforce a Shire token. Regroup: Spot 2 minions and remove 2 Shire tokens to make a Shadow player discard a minion from play.
13R149 Frodo, Frenzied Fighter Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While you can spot more minions than companions, Frodo cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled. Skirmish: If Frodo is not assigned to a skirmish, exert Frodo to have him replace a Ring-bound companion skirmishing a minion.
13U150 Frodo Gamgee, Son of Samwise Follower Aid - Add 2 burdens. (At the start of the maneuver phase, you may add 2 burdens to transfer this to a companion.) To play, spot a Ring-bound Hobbit. Bearer is strength +1 for each Ring-bound Hobbit you can spot.
13R153 Mithril-coat, Dwarf-mail ArtifactArmor Bearer must be a Ring-bound Hobbit. Each minion skirmishing bearer loses all damage bonuses. Skirmish: Exert bearer to make each minion he is skirmishing lose fierce and unable to gain fierce until the regroup phase.
13R155 Phial of Galadriel, The Light of Earendil ArtifactPhial Bearer must be a Ring-bound Hobbit. While bearer is in region 1, bearer gains muster. While bearer is in region 2, each of your Shire companions gains muster. While bearer is in region 3, each character gains muster.
13RF15RF Frodo, Frenzied Fighter (F) Companion • Hobbit Ring-bound. While you can spot more minions than companions, Frodo cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled. Skirmish: If Frodo is not assigned to a skirmish, exert Frodo to have him replace a Ring-bound companion skirmishing a minion.
Wraith
# Card Type Game Text
6U87 Ulaire Nertea, Winged Hunter Minion • Nazgul When you play Ulaire Nertea, spot another Nazgul to make the Free Peoples player exert a Ring-bound companion for each Free Peoples culture you can spot over 2.
7U216 Ulaire Nelya, Black-Mantled Wraith Minion • Nazgul Fierce. Regroup: If you have initiative, discard Ulaire Nelya to exert each Ring-bound companion.
7U218 Ulaire Otsea, Black-Mantled Wraith Minion • Nazgul Regroup: If you have initiative, discard Ulaire Otsea to make the Free Peoples player exert a Ring-bound companion twice or return and unbound companion to his or her hand.
Site
# Card Type Game Text
4U329 Western Emyn Muil Site When the Fellowship moves from Western Emyn Muil, each Ring-bound companion must exert.




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