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Set: The Two Towers
Kind: Free People
Culture: Dwarven
Twilight: 2
Card Type: Companion • Dwarf
Strength: 6
Vitality: 3
Resistance: 6
Signet: Aragorn
Game Text: Damage +1. Gimli is strength +1 for each unbound Hobbit companion you can spot.
Lore: ”'You speak evil of that which is fair beyond the reach of your thought, and only little wit can excuse you.'”
Rarity: R

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General Strategy

Along with Legolas, Dauntless Hunter and Aragorn, Wingfoot, Gimli, Lockbearer makes up one of the three hunters searching for Merry and Pippin. Each of these characters gain bonuses from spotting the unbound hobbits, with Gimli's being the least popular ability.

Spotting both Merry and Pippin gives Gimli +2 strength. This allows Gimli to get up to a reasonable strength 10 with just his axe, making Lockbearer a good choice for a tank version of Gimli. With the addition of Dwarven Bracers, a Hand Axe, and any number of copies of Toss Me, Gimli, Lockbearer can reach a high strength fairly easily, making him a consistent skirmisher for the Free Peoples side. In spite of this, it is generally necessary to build a whole deck around Lockbearer, as he needs to be able to spot both Merry and Pippin at all times to get the full effect of his ability.

From set 11 onwards, unbound hobbits other than Merry and Pippin were released, allowing Gimli to get much more use out of his ability, with the potential to spot up to 7 unbound hobbits instead of 2.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

Weak Versus...

  • Archery, Wounding or Corruption
  • Weakens if Merry or Pippin is killed.

Rules and Clarifications

Extra Information

Other Versions of Gimli

Son of Gloin (P) Skilled Defender (P) Dwarven Delegate (P) Eager Hunter (P) Dwarf of Erebor Son of Gloin Son of Gloin (T) Dwarf of the Mountain-race Dwarf of the Mountain-race (M) Unbidden Guest Skilled Defender Faithful Companion Feared Axeman Counter of Foes Bearer of Grudges Lively Combatant Lord of the Glittering Caves Lord of the Glittering Caves (T) Eager Hunter Sprinter Opinionated Guide


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