Easterling Lieutenant (4C228)

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Easterling Lieutenant (4C228) is a Raider Minion from the The Two Towers set.

Collection Info
Title Easterling Lieutenant
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Set 4 - The Two Towers
Rarity C - Common
Card Number 228
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Raider
Side Shadow
Card Type Minion
Race Man
Twilight Cost 3
Strength 8
Vitality 2
Site Number 4
Game Text Easterling.

Each time this minion is assigned to an unbound companion, you may exert him to add a burden.

Lore “‘Easterlings... have passed through the Black Gate....'”
DE - German
Card Name Leutnant der Ostlinge
Game Text Ostling.

Jedes Mal, wenn diesem Diener ein nicht-verbundener Gefährte zugewiesen wird, darfst du ihn anstrengen, um eine Lastmarke auf den Ringträger zu legen.

Lore "Ostlinge... sind durch das schwarze Tor gekommen....“
ES - Spanish
Card Name Lugarteniente Oriental
Game Text Oriental. Cada vez que este siervo se asigna a un compañero no-vinculado, puedes esforzarlo para añadir una carga.
Lore “Orientales... han cruzado la Puerta Negra...”
FR - French
Card Name Lieutenant Oriental
Game Text Oriental.

Chaque fois que ce séide ets affecté à un compagnon dissocié, vous pouvez affaiblir ce séide pour ajouter un point-fardeau.

Lore « “Les Orientaux... sont passés par la Porte Noire...” »
IT - Italian
Card Name Luogotenente Esterling
Game Text Esterling.

Ogni volta che questo servitore è assegnato a un compagno Non Legato, puoi sforzarlo per aggiungere un segnalino fardello.

Lore “‘Esterling...sono passati attraverso il Cancello Nero...'”

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN04S228.0
GEMP ID 4_228
LOTRO Hex ID 64 9E D0 03
LOTRO Image ID 04_228


!Easterling Lieutenant and Easterling Guard make up the backbone of the Easterling corruption machine. Along with Gathering to the Summons and Vision from Afar, these four cards are capable of corrupting the Ring-bearer on their own. Just 5 burdens is often seen as the tipping point for a Fellowship as this puts companions in danger of being killed by Shotgun Enquea, making this new subculture incredibly potent in Towers Standard. Easterling Lieutenant fits naturally with Gollum, Stinker, and can be replayed by Evil-smelling Fens for even greater corruption opportunity.

Because the burdening occurs when this minion is assigned to a skirmish rather than at the start of a skirmish, he is unhindered by [Rohan] mounts. If there are at least two burdens, Easterling Polearm renders him immune to wounds and practically guarantees a burden will be added if there are no Ring-bound companions capable of fighting him.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Free Peoples which have no burden removal and few ways to wound a minion before a skirmish, such as [Rohan] and Ent Fellowships
  • Can be splashed in any corruption deck

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Faramir, Son of Denethor
  • Ring-bound fellowships
  • Direct wounding


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