Combo

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A combo is an informal game term for two cards that work very well together. A combo can be very simple, like using Between Nazgûl and Prey (8R67)LOTR-EN08S067.0 card.jpg to exert Úlairë Enquëa, Thrall of the One (10R68)LOTR-EN10S068.0 card.jpg so he can place burdens and maybe kill a weak companion while doing it, or very complex, like the Fruit Loops deck discarding all of the cards your opponent has in play as well as their entire deck then moving down the site path in one turn.

A combo piece is one of the cards in a combo, or a card with an effect that isn't very useful on its own but might be more useful in a combo. The Shire Countryside (3R113)LOTR-EN03S113.0 card.jpg, for example, is a combo piece that turns burden removal cards into a healing engine.

Combos that generate value turn after turn, such as the Moria Swarm combo, are often called engines.


Gameplay
Game Setup Starting FellowshipBiddingMulligan
Deck Building Considerations UniquenessX-ListR-ListErrataFormat
General Strategies BeatdownBombCorruptionDirect Wounding/Undirected WoundingHand ExtensionRun/StopSkirmish CancellationSwarmWin ConditionWound Prevention
Deck Archetypes Auto-Corruption BombBeasterlingsElventsForestgulsHobbit HospitalFruit LoopsGondor KnightsGondor RangersGondor WraithsMoria ArcheryMoria BeatdownMoria NavyMoria SwarmMoria TentaclesNazgul BeatdownNinja GollumOrc CorruptionRainbow WoundingSauron GrindSauron InitiativeSauron RoamingSauron ThreatsSolo SmeagolSouthron ArcherySouthron InitiativeStupid SwarmSuper FriendsTelepathyThreatgulsToken TanksTroll SwarmUruk ArcheryUruk MachinesUruk TrackersWarg Super Swarm
Rules Rule of 4Rule of 9
Mechanics BearDiscardDraw DeckExertExhaustedFellowshipInitiativeIn Play/Leave PlayMove LimitReconcileRoamingSite ControlSpotStackSupport AreaThreats
Gameplay Terms BoatBodyBroken/NPE/OPBuff/NerfChokeChump BlockingComboCultural EnforcementCyclingDead DrawFatFilterFloodGasGlueGrindHand ClogHateInteractionLoopMatchupMetaMillNewbie TrapNukePilePower CreepPumpRainbowRecursionRemovalResourceRogueRule of 6SideSite ManipulationSplashSubcultureTankTutor/DownloadValue EngineWhiff