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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Shadow
Culture: Sauron
Twilight: 0
Card Type: Condition
Game Text: To play, exert a [Sauron] Orc. Plays to your support area. If you can spot 5 burdens and the Free Peoples player has no cards in his or her draw deck, the Ring-bearer is corrupted.
Lore: “Once more the desire to slip on the Ring came over Frodo; but this time it was stronger than before.”
Rarity: R

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General Strategy

Used in mill decks to potentially give a shadow victory. Such decks often want to reach the end of the path first (Often via move limit modifiers), since no deck means no minions. If this fails, The Irresistible Shadow is a good backup, although its effect on any non-Frodo Ring-bearer is often marginal. Goes hand-in-hand with Desperate Defense of the Ring, but also works well with Thin and Stretched, Band of the Eye, Tower Lieutenant, Orc Inquisitor and Tower of Barad-dur.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

  • Frodo
  • Small decks
  • Cycling effects

Weak Versus...

  • Non-Frodo Ring-bearers
  • Large decks
  • Recursion

Example Decks

Extra Information


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