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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Shadow
Culture: Sauron
Twilight: 1
Card Type: Condition
Game Text: To play, exert a [Sauron] Orc. Plays on a companion. Each time bearer is assigned to a skirmish, the Free Peoples player chooses to either discard 3 cards from hand or add a burden.
Lore: The Company must defend the Ring at all costs.
Rarity: R

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General Strategy

Central card for both mill and corruption decks. With multiple copies out, the Free Peoples player is often forced to add burdens whether they want to or not. Combined with Thin and Stretched and Enduring Evil for corruption decks, or The Irresistible Shadow and Desperate Measures for mill decks. Can be further combined with various The Return of the King cards in later sets, such as Pelennor Flat* or Initiative Orcs.

Desperate Defense of the Ring is very versatile: it can be be played on the Ring-bearer if they are fighting a lot and can be combined with Thin and Stretched to near guarantee burdens. Multiples can also be stacked on the same companion if that companion if significantly stronger than other characters.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

  • Decks that rely on specific fighters

Weak Versus...

  • Large Fellowships
  • Burden Removal

Example Decks

Rules and Clarifications


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