Forces of Mordor (1C248)

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Forces of Mordor (1C248) is a Sauron Event from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Forces of Mordor
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Notes Lists: OBRL, ERL, MXL
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity C - Common
Card Number 248
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Sauron
Side Shadow
Card Type Event
Twilight Cost 0
Game Text Shadow: Spot X minions to add .
Lore “‘....the Dark Lord is not without allies. The Easterlings and Haradrim now pay tribute to Mordor.'”
DE - German
Card Name Die Truppen von Mordor
Game Text Schatten: Entdecke X Diener, um den Einfluss um zu erhöhen.
Lore "...der dunkle Herrscher hat Verbündete. Die Ostlinge und Haradrim zollen Mordor nun Tribut.“
ES - Spanish
Card Name Fuerzas de Mordor
Game Text Sombra: Avista X siervos para añadir .
Lore “... El Señor Oscuro no esta sin aliados. Los Hombres del este y los Haradrim ahora pagan tributo a Mordor.”
FR - French
Card Name Ressources du Mordor
Game Text Ombre : Désignez X séides pour ajouter .
Lore “‘....le Seigneur Ténébreux n'est pas sans alliés. Ceux de l'Est et les Haradrim paient maintenant un tribut au Mordor.'”
IT - Italian
Card Name Forze di Mordor
Game Text Ombra: Avvista X servitori per aggiungere .
Lore “‘ Signore Oscuro non è senza alleati. Gli Esterling e gli Haradrim ora pagano il tributo a Mordor.'”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S248.0
GEMP ID 1_248
LOTRO Hex ID 48 33 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_248


The first card added to the Restricted List in Fellowship block, Forces of Mordor generates twilight just by the nature of playing minions. With play-from-discard abilities such as Tol Brandir or hand extending cards like The Dark Lord's Summons, Forces of Mordor can generate large amounts of twilight from just a single copy, making a swarm deck with this card highly dangerous.

With the card drawing capabilities of [Sauron] Orcs, particularly in the Battle of Helms Deep expansion (Grishnakh, Orc Captain, Orc Chaser, etc.), Forces of Mordor is on the X-List beyond Fellowship of the Ring Block.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Free twilight
  • Swarm tactics, such as at Tol Brandir

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Hand Clog


  • Note the Restricted and X-Lists that Forces of Mordor appears on, as it appears on a list for every format.