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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Free People
Culture: Elven
Twilight: 1
Card Type: Condition
Vitality: +1
Game Text: Tale. Bearer must be an Elf. Skirmish: Discard this condition to make bearer strength +2.
Lore: “Gil-galad was an Elven-king / Of him the harpers sadly sing: / the last whose realm was fair and free / between the Mountains and the Sea.”
Rarity: R

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The Tale of Gil-galad (1R66) Wiki

General Strategy

The Tale of Gil-Galad, and its brethren card The Saga of Elendil, is a unique, vitality-increasing condition. The first to cards to increase vitality in the trading card game, The Tale of Gil-Galad and The Saga of Elendil also offer a skirmish special action text to discard the condition for a strength +2 bonus. Endurance of Dwarves, the Dwarven variant, is non-unique, but only provides a strength +1 boost.

The Tale of Gil-Galad is often played on Legolas, Greenleaf, where the added vitality can result in an extra directed wound during the archery phase. That said, counting on The Tale of Gil-Galad, The Saga of Elendil, or Endurance of Dwarves for exertion based special abilities is a risky strategy. Discarding the condition on an exhausted companion means instant death, making cards like Hate and Orc Patrol potentially devastating.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

Weak Versus...

  • Condition discarding, particularly in concert with directed wounding/exhausting
  • Directed wounding


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