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Set: The Two Towers
Kind: Shadow
Culture: Isengard
Twilight: 2
Card Type: Minion • Uruk-Hai
Strength: 7
Vitality: 2
Site: 5
Game Text: Damage +1.
Lore: The Uruk-hai bred by Saruman are stronger and more fell than Orcs of Mordor.
Rarity: C

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Orthanc Warrior (4C165) Wiki

General Strategy

A cheap and cheerful Isengard minion with no text, Orthanc Warrior can be contrasted with Uruk Soldier from set 1, with the difference being the extra vitality over the other uruk's text. Since randomly discarding cards from an opponent's deck is unreliable unless a player's whole deck is built around it, Orthanc Warrior is usually a better choice for a deck, as having 2 vitality makes it more resistant to archery and wounding capabilities. Its strength is decent for a 2 cost minion, making Orthanc Warrior a reasonable choice of small minion for a player's deck.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Versus...

  • More resilient than the similar Uruk Soldier
  • Effective against choke strategies, and unlikely to clog a player's hand

Weak Versus...

  • Doomed to lose against consistently strong characters
  • May be too cheap against decks that flood the twilight pool, leaving the Shadow Player unable to use all the twilight.


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