Elrond, Lord of Rivendell (1R40)

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Elrond, Lord of Rivendell (1R40) is a Elven Ally from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Elrond
Subtitle Lord of Rivendell
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Notes Lists: ERL, MXL
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 40
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Elven
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Ally
Race Elf
Twilight Cost 4
Strength 8
Vitality 4
Site Number 3
Game Text To play, spot Gandalf or an Elf.

At the start of each of your turns, heal every ally whose home is site 3.

Fellowship: Exert Elrond to draw a card.

Lore “He was the Lord of Rivendell and mighty among both Elves and Men.”
DE - German

Game Text Entdecke Gandalf oder einen Elben, um Elrond zu spielen. Zu Beginn eines jeden deiner Spielzüge, heile jeden Verbündeten mit Heimatort 3. Gemeinschaft. Strenge Elrond an, um eine Karte zu ziehen.
Lore Er war der Herr von Bruchtal und mächtig unter Elben und Menschen.
ES - Spanish

Game Text Para jugarlo, avista a Gandalf o a un Elfo. Al principio de cada uno de tus turnos, cura cada aliado cuyo hogar sea el sitio 3.

Comunidad: Esfuerza a Elrond para robar una carta.

Lore “Era el Señor de Rivendel, poderoso tanto entre los Elfos como entre los Hombres.”
FR - French

Game Text Pour jouer, désignez Gandalf ou un Elfe. Au début de chacun de vos tours, guérissez chaque allié dont la demeure est un site 3.
Lore Compagnie: Affaiblissez Elrond pour piocher une carte.
IT - Italian

Game Text Per giocarlo, avvista Gandalf o un Elfo.

All’inizio di ogni tuo turno, cura ogni alleato la cui casa sia il sito 3.

Compagnia: Sforza Elrond per pescare una carta.

Lore “Egli era il Signore di Gran Burrone, potente tanto tra gli Elfi che tra gli Uomini.”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S040.0
GEMP ID 1_40
LOTRO Hex ID 48 26 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_040


Elrond, Lord of Rivendell is the ultimate card drawing mechanism in Lord of the Rings. When played, Elrond, Lord of Rivendell can draw three cards via his exertion ability, and, combined with his healing ability at least one card per subsequent turn. Elrond comes with a spotting requirement--Gandalf or an Elf--but with the predominance of Arwen, Daughter of Elrond, Legolas, Greenleaf, and Gandalf in Fellowship block, Elrond quickly became one of the most played cards.

With the card drawing capability Elrond provides, drawing multiple copies helps keep Elrond healed. Master of Healing and Celeborn, Lord of Lorien are other options.

With the release of the Horn of Boromir in the Realms of the Elf Lords expansion, Elrond also had regular access to becoming a fighting machine with strength 11.

Eventually Decipher decided he was too powerful and thus he came on the first incarnation of the x-list, and only left it with the introduction of the Expanded format, where he sits on the R-List.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Almost anything. Cards advantage is important in every CCG, and this game is no exception, since you want to burn trough your deck as fast as possible.

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Ally-targeting cards, such as Tower Assassin or Fear
  • Verily I Come
  • Rule of Four


Rules: soon after the beginnign the rule of 4 was stated: no player can draw (or take into hand) more than 4 cards per fellowship phase. As of Comprehensive rulebook 4.0, no clarifications.

Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
Elrond, Herald to Gil-galad (3R13) At the start of each of your turns, you may spot an ally whose home is site 3 to heal that ally twice.

Regroup: Exert Elrond twice to heal a companion.

Elrond, Keeper of Vilya (6R15) At the start of each turn, heal Elrond. Fellowship: Exert Elrond to discard the top card of your draw deck. If it is an card, you may take it into hand and heal an Elf companion.
Elrond, Elven Lord (7R21) To play, spot Aragorn or an Elf.

At the start of each turn, you may exert Elrond to heal a character bearing an artifact.

Elrond, Venerable Lord (10R9) To play, spot an Elf.

At the start of each skirmish involving Elrond, you may reveal the top card of your draw deck. If it is an card, you may heal another Elf.

Elrond, Witness to History (12R17) To play, spot an Elf.

Skirmish: If Elrond is skirmishing a minion, exert him to place an card from your discard pile on top of your draw deck. ​

See Also[edit]


This is what people call Bad Beef. A fellowship meant to cycle and set up a killer swarm. Note the synergy between Elrond and Ottar in drawing 4 cards every turn.

Ring-bearer: Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer Ring: The One Ring, Isildur's Bane

Adventure deck: Westfarthing Buckleberry Ferry Rivendell Valley Mithril Mine The Bridge of Khazad-dum Dimrill Dale Anduin Wilderland Shores of Nen Hithoel Summit of Amon Hen

Free Peoples Draw Deck: 1x Gimli, Son of Gloin 1x Arwen, Daughter of Elrond 1x Legolas, Greenleaf 1x Gandalf, The Grey Pilgrim 1x Aragorn, Ranger of the North 2x Boromir, Defender of Minas Tirith 1x Pippin, Hobbit of Some Intelligence 1x Sam, Proper Poet 1x Thrarin, Dwarven Smith 1x Calaglin, Elf of Lorien 1x Celeborn, Lord of Lorien 4x Elrond, Lord of Rivendell 1x Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood 2x Orophin, Lorien Bowman 1x Rumil, Elven Protector 1x Albert Dreary, Entertainer From Bree 3x Ottar, Man of Laketown 2x Bounder 2x Horn of Boromir 2x Bill the Pony 1x Hobbit Sword 1x Sting 3x Secret Sentinels 1x A Wizard Is Never Late 4x Speak "Friend" and Enter 1x Orc-bane 1x O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!

Shadow Draw Deck: 2x Isengard Shaman 2x Isengard Warrior 4x Goblin Runner 4x Goblin Scavengers 1x Goblin Wallcrawler 1x Goblin Warrior 1x Guard Commander 4x Moria Scout 1x The Balrog, Flame of Udun 2x Ulaire Nertea, Messenger of Dol Guldur 4x Goblin Scimitar 2x The Palantir of Orthanc 2x Host of Thousands 2x Such a Little Thing 4x Goblin Armory 2x Goblin Swarms 2x Relics of Moria 2x They Are Coming