Armor

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This page is about the Item Class. For the card, see Armor (1C92).


Armor is a type of item class for Possessions and Artifacts. It represents items worn for protection, and usually these types of items offer increased durability through reduction of damage taken; for instance, the aptly-named Armor shown to the right effectively nullifies your opponent's Damage bonuses by limiting damage to 1 per skirmish.

The original idea, it seems, was for items to be divided between offensive and defensive types, with Helm, Armor, Shield, etc granting defensive ability, while Hand Weapon, Ranged Weapon, Staff, etc increased your ability to kill your opponent, but as time went on it became less and less enforced. Older cards, such as Whip of Many Thongs (2R74)LOTR-EN02S074.0 card.jpg, still respect the original intent by only removing "defensive" possessions, but as time went on it was decided that if something could somehow remove your armor it was quite capable of removing your sword as well, and so general "possession hate" that simply read "discard a possession" became the norm.

As a result, the only use of the different item types is to enforce only one of each type per character.

See below for a list of all Possessions and Artifacts with the item class of Armor.


List of Cards with the Armor Item Class[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Dwarven Armor (1C8)LOTR-EN01S008.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Dwarf.

Bearer may not be overwhelmed unless his or her strength is tripled.

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Gimli's Armor (7U8)LOTR-EN07S008.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Armor Bearer must be Gimli.

Response: If you have initiative and Gimli is about to take a wound, discard 2 cards from hand to prevent that wound.

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Belt of Erebor (12U2)LOTR-EN12S002.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Dwarf.

Each minion skirmishing bearer loses all damage bonuses.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to transfer one of bearer’s possessions to another eligible bearer.

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Well-crafted Armor (15R9)LOTR-EN15S009.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Dwarf. Each time bearer takes a wound, you may reinforce a Culture Dwarven.svg token.

Skirmish: Discard a Culture Dwarven.svg card from hand to make bearer damage +1.

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Armor of Khazâd (17U1)LOTR-EN17S001.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Dwarf.

Each time bearer is about to take a wound, you may add a threat to prevent that.

Regroup: Discard this possession to take up to 2 other Culture Dwarven.svg possessions into hand from your discard pile.

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Armor (1C92)LOTR-EN01S092.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Man.

Bearer takes no more than 1 wound during each skirmish phase.

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Coat of Mail (1C101)LOTR-EN01S101.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Man.

Bearer may not be overwhelmed unless his or her strength is tripled.

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Footman's Armor (7U93)LOTR-EN07S093.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

Response: If bearer is about to be overwhelmed, discard a Culture Gondor.svg fortification or a card from hand to make bearer strength +2.

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Pippin's Armor (7R113)LOTR-EN07S113.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Armor Bearer must be Pippin.

While you can spot 3 Culture Gondor.svg Men, Pippin may take no more than 1 wound in a skirmish.

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Armor of the Citadel (11U55)LOTR-EN11S055.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

Each minion skirmishing bearer loses all damage bonuses. While bearer is at a battleground site and unwounded, he or she is defender +1.

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Armor of the White City (18C39)LOTR-EN18S039.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man. Bearer is a knight.
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Heavy Chain (4C278)LOTR-EN04S278.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Man.

Bearer may not be overwhelmed unless his or her strength is tripled.

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King's Mail (4R284)LOTR-EN04S284.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

Bearer takes no more than 1 wound during each skirmish phase. If bearer is Théoden, he may not take wounds except during a skirmish involving him.

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Merry's Armor (7R241)LOTR-EN07S241.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Armor Bearer must be Merry.

While you can spot 3 Culture Rohan.svg Men, Merry cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.

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Riding Armor (7U245)LOTR-EN07S245.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

Response: If you have initiative and bearer is about to take a wound in a skirmish, discard 3 cards from hand to prevent that wound.

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Coif (12R111)LOTR-EN12S111.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

Each time a Shadow card adds any number of twilight tokens, you may exert bearer to prevent that.

Each time the fellowship moves from a forest site, exert a companion.

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Mithril-coat (2R105)LOTR-EN02S105.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Artifact • Armor Bearer must be Frodo.

The minion archery total is -1.

Each minion skirmishing Frodo does not gain strength bonuses from weapons and loses all damage bonuses.

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Orc Armor (10C113)LOTR-EN10S113.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Armor Bearer must be a Hobbit.

Each Orc and each Uruk-hai skirmishing bearer is strength –1.

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Mithril-coat, Dwarf-mail (13R153)LOTR-EN13S153.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Artifact • Armor Bearer must be a Ring-bound Hobbit. Each minion skirmishing bearer loses all damage bonuses.

Skirmish: Exert bearer to make each minion he is skirmishing lose fierce and unable to gain fierce until the regroup phase.

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Bladed Gauntlets (11U109)LOTR-EN11S109.0 card.jpg Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Armor Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg minion.

Bearer is a Lurker. (Skirmishes involving lurker minions must be resolved after any others.)

Skirmish: Exert bearer to make an Culture Orc.svg minion strength +2.

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Rider's Gear (17U90)LOTR-EN17S090.0 card.jpg Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Armor Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg Orc.

While bearer is mounted, it cannot take wounds except during the skirmish phase.

Mithril Coat (31HE5)HDG-EN31S005.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Artifact • Armor Bearer must be Bilbo. The minion archery total is -1. While Bilbo is skirmishing, the twilight cost of each Shadow event is +2.​


List of Cards that Interact with the Armor Item Class[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Járnsmid, Merchant from Dale (2R25)LOTR-EN02S025.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally • Home 3 • Man To play, spot Gandalf.

Each time you play a shield, armor, helm, or hand weapon, its twilight cost is -1.

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Cleaving a Path (12C110)LOTR-EN12S110.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Condition • Support Area Skirmish: Discard this condition to make a Culture Rohan.svg companion strength +1 for each of the following that is true: he or she is at a plains site; he or she has resistance 4 or more; he or she is bearing armor; he or she is skirmishing a wounded minion.
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Beyond the Height of Men (2R39)LOTR-EN02S039.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Maneuver: Exert an Uruk-hai to discard an armor possession, helm possession, or shield possession (or all such Free Peoples possessions if you can spot 6 companions).
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Whip of Many Thongs (2R74)LOTR-EN02S074.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be The Balrog.

Skirmish: Exert The Balrog to discard a helm, shield, or armor borne by a character The Balrog is skirmishing.​




Loaded Keywords
Numeric Damage + X Defender + X Ambush X Hunter X Toil X
Non-numeric Aid Archer Enduring Fierce Lurker Muster Sanctuary Ring-bearer Unhasty
Item Class [Classless] Support Area Armor Brooch Box Bracers Cloak Gauntlets Hand Weapon
Helm Mount Palantír Phial Pipe Ranged Weapon Ring Shield Staff