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Set: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kind: Shadow
Culture: Sauron
Twilight: 0
Card Type: Event
Game Text: Response: If a companion is killed by a [Sauron] Orc, the Free Peoples player must discard 3 cards from the top of his draw deck for each card in the dead pile.
Lore: For sport, Orcs hew cruelly at the bodies of those they slay.
Rarity: R

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Orc Butchery (1R265) Wiki

General Strategy

Counter-intuitively, Orc Butchery is not very good for discard decks because these decks don't tend to kill enemy characters. On the other hand, Orc Butchery has no limit, so it can potentially discard half a deck by itself (4 copies played on 4 different companions is a minimum of 30 cards). Can be used with beatdown to try and wipe an opponent's deck, perhaps to make things easier for the user's fellowship. Even a single copy can be punishing if an opponent has too much cannon fodder. Additionally, multiple copies of Orc Butchery can be played in response to the same death, which could be devastating with more than a few dead characters. Orc Butchery cannot trigger off an ally's death, but it does count dead allies, so it works well with Tower Assassin.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

  • Cannon Fodder
  • Small decks

Weak Versus...

  • Small Fellowships

Rules and Clarifications


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