Besieger

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Besieger is an unloaded keyword appearing on Minions from the Culture Sauron.svg Sauron culture. Besieger cards are generally focused on affecting Engines, controlling sites, and stacking besieger minions on controlled sites.

Besiegers are a common Shadow deck in King Block and Movie Block. Generally, the deck seeks to set up a support area full of engine conditions, and uses them to buff besieger orc minions with cards like Great Siege-towers (7U281)LOTR-EN07S281.0 card.jpg and Tower Walkway (7C315)LOTR-EN07S315.0 card.jpg and/or get significant twilight cost discounts on besieger troll minions like Troll of Gorgoroth, Abomination of Sauron (8R108)LOTR-EN08S108.0 card.jpg. Different versions of the deck may place more or less emphasis on site control. The deck generally plays few if any non-besieger minions.

List of Cards with the Besieger Keyword[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Gorgoroth Attacker (7U270)LOTR-EN07S270.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

When you play this minion from a site you control, add a burden for each site you control.

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Gorgoroth Axeman (7U271)LOTR-EN07S271.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Skirmish: Discard this minion to make a Culture Sauron.svg minion strength +1 for each site you control (or +2 if you have initiative).

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Gorgoroth Engineer (7U272)LOTR-EN07S272.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

When you play this minion from a site you control, add 2 threats.

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Gorgoroth Garrison (7C273)LOTR-EN07S273.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Regroup: Discard 2 cards from hand to stack a Culture Sauron.svg Orc on a site you control (or discard 1 card from hand if that Orc is a besieger).

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Gorgoroth Officer (7R274)LOTR-EN07S274.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Skirmish: Discard 2 cards from hand to play a Culture Sauron.svg Orc stacked on a site you control. That Orc is fierce and strength +6 until the regroup phase.

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Gorgoroth Pillager (7C275)LOTR-EN07S275.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

While this minion is stacked on a site you control, besiegers are fierce.

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Gorgoroth Ransacker (7C276)LOTR-EN07S276.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Skirmish: If this minion is stacked on a site you control, discard him to make a Culture Sauron.svg Orc strength +5 (or +10 if you have initiative).

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Gorgoroth Sapper (7C277)LOTR-EN07S277.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Shadow: Discard 2 cards from hand to play a Culture Sauron.svg Orc stacked on a site you control (discard 1 card from hand instead if that Orc is a besieger).

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Gorgoroth Soldier (7U278)LOTR-EN07S278.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Response: If a besieger is about to take a wound, discard 2 cards from hand to prevent it.

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Gorgoroth Troop (7R279)LOTR-EN07S279.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Skirmish: Stack a besieger on a site you control to make Gorgoroth Troop strength +2.

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Siege Commander (7R311)LOTR-EN07S311.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Skirmish: Discard 2 cards from hand to make a besieger fierce until the regroup phase.

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Gorgoroth Agitator (8U94)LOTR-EN08S094.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

When you play this minion, if you can spot another besieger, you may add a threat for each companion over 4.

Shadow: Remove a threat to play a Culture Sauron.svg engine from your discard pile.

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Gorgoroth Assassin (8R95)LOTR-EN08S095.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Assignment: Spot a Culture Sauron.svg engine or site you control to assign this minion to an unbound companion.

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Gorgoroth Berserker (8R96)LOTR-EN08S096.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger. Enduring.

To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

Maneuver: If you have initiative, exert Gorgoroth Berserker twice to take control a site. Maneuver: Remove a threat and exert Gorgoroth Berserker twice to take control a site.

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Gorgoroth Breaker (8U97)LOTR-EN08S097.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Archery: Exert this minion or stack it on a site you control to make the fellowship archery total –2.

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Gorgoroth Looter (8U98)LOTR-EN08S098.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

When you play this minion, you may remove a burden to play a besieger stacked on a site.

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Gorgoroth Patrol (8U99)LOTR-EN08S099.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Regroup: If this minion is stacked on a site you control, discard this minion to make the move limit for this turn –1.

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Gorgoroth Servitor (8U100)LOTR-EN08S100.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Archery: Return this minion to your hand to make the fellowship archery total –2 and prevent the Free Peoples player from using archery special abilities.

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Gorgoroth Stormer (8C101)LOTR-EN08S101.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Shadow: If you have initiative, exert this minion to add a burden and make the Free Peoples player draw a card.

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Great Hill Troll (8C102)LOTR-EN08S102.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Troll Besieger. Fierce.

The twilight cost of this minion is –1 for each Culture Sauron.svg engine you spot.

When you play this minion at sites 5King block.svg to 9King block.svg, you may discard a Free Peoples condition.

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Olog-hai of Mordor (8R105)LOTR-EN08S105.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Troll Besieger. Fierce.

The twilight cost of this minion is –2 for each Culture Sauron.svg minion stacked on a site.

Each time this minion wins a skirmish, you may play a besieger stacked on a site you control. That besieger is fierce and damage +1 until the regroup phase.

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Siege Troop (8C106)LOTR-EN08S106.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Regroup: Exert this minion twice to take control of a site.

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Troll of Gorgoroth, Abomination of Sauron (8R108)LOTR-EN08S108.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Troll Besieger. Fierce.

To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

The twilight cost of this minion is –2 for each Culture Sauron.svg engine you spot.

Regroup: Exert Troll of Gorgoroth to stack a besieger on a site you control.

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Gorgoroth Keeper (10C86)LOTR-EN10S086.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger. While you control a site, this minion's twilight cost is –2.

Regroup: Stack this minion on a site you control.

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Gorgoroth Swarm (10C87)LOTR-EN10S087.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

When you play this minion, you may spot another besieger and 6 companions to play a besieger from your discard pile and control a site.

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Gothmog, Lieutenant of Morgul (10R88)LOTR-EN10S088.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

When you play Gothmog, the Free Peoples player must wound a companion for each site you control.

While you control a site, Gothmog is fierce.

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Mordor Pillager (10U92)LOTR-EN10S092.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger. Fierce.

Shadow: Exert this minion and spot another Culture Sauron.svg minion to control a site. If you cannot spot 3 Free Peoples cultures, the Free Peoples player may exert a companion to prevent this.

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Morgul Patrol (0D24)LOTR-EN00L024.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger. Tracker. The site number of each [SAURON] Orc is -3. Response: If Morgul Patrol wins a skirmish, exert it to make it fierce until the regroup phase. Skirmish: Exert Morgul Patrol to wound a character it is skirmishing. Regroup: Exert Morgul Patrol to make the Free Peoples player exert X companions, where X is the number of burdens you can spot.
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Gorgoroth Swarm (0W28)LOTR-EN00W028.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

When you play this minion, you may spot another besieger and 6 companions to play a besieger from your discard pile and control a site.​


List of Cards that Interact with the Besieger Keyword[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Din of Arms (7R267)LOTR-EN07S267.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Event • Maneuver Choose an opponent to discard the top card of his or her draw deck. If the twilight cost of that card is less than the number of besiegers you spot, take control of a site and all besiegers are strength +3 until the regroup phase.
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Encirclement (7R268)LOTR-EN07S268.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area For each 2 sites you control, the twilight cost of each of your Culture Sauron.svg cards is –1.

Regroup: Spot a Culture Sauron.svg minion to draw a card (or draw 2 cards instead if that minion is a besieger). Discard this condition.

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Great Peril of Fire (7U280)LOTR-EN07S280.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area To play, spot a besieger or a site you control.

Maneuver: Discard an engine to discard a condition from the Free Peoples support area.

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Great Siege-towers (7U281)LOTR-EN07S281.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area Engine.

Shadow: Play a besieger to place a Culture Sauron.svg token here.

Skirmish: Remove a Culture Sauron.svg token from a condition to make a Culture Sauron.svg Orc strength +1 (limit +2).

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Tower Walkway (7C315)LOTR-EN07S315.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area Engine. To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

Each besieger is strength +1 for each site you control.

Regroup: Discard 3 Culture Sauron.svg Orcs to take control of a site.

Discard this condition.

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Troop Tower (7R316)LOTR-EN07S316.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area Engine. To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

All Culture Sauron.svg Orcs are strength +1 for each besieger stacked on a site.

Regroup: Discard a besieger to take control of a site. Discard this condition.​




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