Can You Protect Me From Yourself? (3R50)

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Can You Protect Me From Yourself? (3R50) is a Isengard Event from the Realms of the Elf-Lords set.

Collection Info
Title Can You Protect Me From Yourself?
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Set 3 - Realms of the Elf-lords
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 50
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Isengard
Side Shadow
Card Type Event
Twilight Cost 0
Game Text Maneuver: Spot an minion to exhaust Aragorn. The Free Peoples player may add 2 burdens to prevent this.
DE - German
Card Name Kannst du mich auch vor dir selbst schützen?
Game Text Manöver: Entdecke einen Diener, um Aragorn zu erschöpfen. Der Freie Völker Spieler darf 2 Lastmarken auf den Ringträger legen, um dies zu verhindern.
Lore "Wo ist der Ring?“
ES - Spanish
Card Name ¿Me Puedes Proteger de ti mismo?
Game Text Maniobra: Avista un siervo para dejar exhausto a Aragorn. El jugador de Gentes Libres puede añadir dos cargas para prevenir esto.
Lore “¿Dónde está el Anillo?”
FR - French
Card Name Pouvez-Vous Me Protéger de Vous-Même?
Game Text Manœuvre : Désignez un séide pour épuiser Aragorn. Le joueur des Peuples Libres peut ajouter 2 points-fardeau pour prévenir ceci.
Lore « “Où est l'Anneau?” »
IT - Italian
Card Name Puoi Proteggermi da Te Stesso?
Game Text Manovra: Avvista un servitore per rendere esausto Aragorn. Il giocatore dei Popoli Liberi può aggiungere 2 segnalini fardello per prevenirlo.
Lore “‘Dove si trova l'anello?'”
PL - Polish

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN03S050.0
GEMP ID 3_50
LOTRO Hex ID 62 6F DC 02
LOTRO Image ID 03_050


Part of the cycle of silver bullet events in Realms of the Elf-Lords, Can You Protect Me From Yourself? is a specific Aragorn, and even more specifically Aragorn’s Bow (1R90) counter.

As Aragorn is the most popular companion in Fellowship Block (with the possible exception of Gandalf), at first sight this event makes sense. A chance to exhaust Aragorn, making him vulnerable to death even with pesky Armor (1C92) on him, is always good. Plus it is a free event you can play or cycle out even with Aragorn off the table. In addition, the burdens could go towards Orthanc Berserker (3R66) exhausting him later instead.

However, this is a view of the card without FOTR's meta taken into consideration. With Narya (3R34) , Sam, Son of Hamfast (1C311) , and Elf-song (1C39) running rampant, there is really no chance of those burdens getting used for anything, making the secondary effect practically useless. On top of that, the primary effect is offset by the fact that Elrond, Herald to Gil-galad (3R13) is popular, and is capable of healing Aragorn in regroup. Plus Aragorn often sports as many as 13 base strength, making him hard to beat.

After FOTR Block, Can You Protect Me From Yourself becomes even more useless. Aragorn becomes less popular as alternatives such as Éomer, Third Marshal of Riddermark (4R267) and Elendil, The Tall (9R+32) became options for powerful tanks in Towers and Movie formats. In addition, Isengard also decreased in popularity in Movie Block and War of the Ring Block. In short, this event is most likely a worthless addition to your deck, better replaced by Bred for Battle (1C121) , Savagery to Match Their Numbers (1R139) , or Palantir of Orthanc .

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