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The Two Towers

Set Details

The Two Towers is the second base set of the Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game, and the fourth expansion overall. It was released on November 6, 2002. The table below describes the distribution of cards in booster packs; it does not include the two starter-only companions.

Common Uncommon Rare Total
The One Ring 1 0 1 2
Dunland Dunland 15 11 12 38
Dwarven Dwarven 6 4 7 17
Elven Elven 11 10 9 30
Gandalf Gandalf 7 5 9 21
Gondor Gondor 12 6 9 27
Isengard Isengard 30 17 33 80
Raider Raider 15 12 19 46
Rohan Rohan 14 10 12 36
Shire Shire 10 5 10 25
Sites 0 41 0 41
Total 121 121 121 363

Themes and mechanics

New cultures

This set introduced three new cultures: Dunland Dunland, Raider Raider, and Rohan Rohan. It was also the first set to contain zero cards from already-established cultures: Moria Moria, Ringwraith Ringwraith, and Sauron Sauron.

New loaded keywords

The Two Towers introduced four new loaded keywords:

  • Ambush, which appeared in the Southron subculture of the Raider culture
  • Ring-bound, which retroactively applied to all versions of Frodo and Sam and was used to create the Ring-bound Ranger subculture in Gondor
  • Unbound, which was never written as a keyword on any companions, but meant “not ring-bound
  • Unhasty, which appeared in this set only on the two versions of Treebeard

New unloaded keywords

The Two Towers introduced seven new unloaded keywords:

Other mechanics

The Two Towers introduced several other new mechanics:

Card Comparisons

Reprinted cards

Functional reprints

Strictly better

Strictly worse

Similar sites

Because the Two Towers introduced a completely new site path, the set included some sites very similar to sites previously released in the Fellowship of the Ring block in order to enable the same strategies.

Notable Cards

Starter decks

the_two_towers.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/05 09:31 by eomund

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