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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Shadow
Culture: Sauron
Twilight: 1
Card Type: Condition
Game Text: Search. To play, spot a [Sauron] Orc. Plays to your support area. Shadow: Remove (3) to reveal the top card of your draw deck. If it is a [Sauron] card, take it into hand. Otherwise, discard it and one other card from hand.
Lore: Orcs obey the Dark Lord unquestioningly.
Rarity: U

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General Strategy

The Dark Lord's Summons is a situational card drawing engine with an expensive cost. The Dark Lord's Summons can potentially discard an important Free Peoples card, so a form of telepathy or deck manipulation is best utilized with this card. Seeking Its Master is possibly a better hand extension card in Fellowship block, though Battle of Helms Deep expansion additions such as Grishnakh, Orc Captain and Orc Runner redefined the Sauron card drawing engine.

The Dark Lord's Summons became a pariah card with the release of Mordor Fiend. The combination of Mordor Fiend and the Dark Lord's Summons, when a deck has been filtered of all Free Peoples cards (via Erkenbrand's Horn) can, in theory, play an entire Shadow deck at one site.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

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Example Decks

OPEN FORMAT Mordor Fiend deck by NappyKorn

Bearer and Ring
*The One Ring, The Ring of Rings (11R1)
*Gimli, Bearer of Grudges (RB)(9R+4)

Fellowship (33)
1x *Bilbo, Melancholy Hobbit (12R119)
1x *Gandalf, Leader of Men (8R15)
1x *Merry, Swordthain (7R321)
1x *Pippin, Hobbit of Some Intelligence (12R127)
1x *Smeagol, Poor Creature (6C45)
2x Ranger of Osgiliath (7C116)
1x *A Light in his Mind (10U108)
1x *Brooding On Tomorrow (10U15)
4x *Ever My Heart Rises (4R46)
4x *Memories of Darkness (10U2)
1x *Reckless Pride (7U13)
2x Mines Of Khazad-Dum (3R3)
1x Preparations (7R12)
1x Battle in Earnest (8R2)
1x Last Throw (10c34)
1x No Worse for Wear (12S126)
1x One Good Turn Deserves Another (11U49)
2x Rest by Blind Night (4R54)
4x Saved From The Fire (8R20)
1x *Axe of Erebor (4R41)
1x *Red Book of Westmarch (2R113)

Shadow (33)
1x *Tower Walkway (7C315)
1x *Troop Tower (7R316)
4x Great Siege-towers (7U281)
4x The Dark Lord's Summons (1U242)
4x Their Marching Companies (8U107)
1x Forces of Mordor (1C248)
1x *Troll of Gorgoroth, Abomination of Sauron (8R108)
4x Great Hill Troll (8C102)
1x Mordor Fiend (10C91)
4x Orc Ambusher (1C261)
4x Orc Butcher (7C297)
4x Orc Guard (3C95)

0 Streets of Bree (18U140)
0 Courtyard Parapet (13U188)
(1) Cavern Entrance (11S232)
(2) Hobbiton Market (12S189)
(2) Barazinbar (11S229)
(2) Westemnet Village (11S264)
(3) Dammed Gate-stream (11U235)
(3) The Prancing Pony (11S256)
(3) Valley of the Silverlode (11S261)


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