Frodo, Little Master (19P28)
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Frodo, Little Master is a slightly-modified reprint of Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301) , and a fairly generic version of Frodo overall. In formats where Courteous Halfling is disallowed (i.e. Standard), he's a moderately-unreliable defense against Shadow discard and mill decks. However, because he can't defend against discard or mill in your opponent's Free Peoples deck, and his game text is so easily shut off simply by generating a few threats, he's rarely played. An exception to this rule would be if your fellowship is less than four companions, therefore preventing you from having four threats. With this in mind, he works well with Aragorn, Well-traveled Guide (19P12) .
Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301) is generally stronger, chiefly because Courteous Halfling's game text is much harder to deactivate. The rest of the differences between the two cards are negligible. Relatively few cards target Courteous Halfling's Frodo signet, but those cards that exist are stronger and more popular than cards that target Little Master's Fellowship keyword. Of the latter, Rabbit Stew (19P31) is the most useful.
Strengths and Weaknesses
- Cards that target the Fellowship keyword. They are That’s Two! (19P4) , Strength in My Blood (19P15) , and Rabbit Stew (19P31) . Rabbit Stew is the most useful of these.
- All versions of Frodo benefit from The One Ring, The Great Ring (19P1) , to use his relatively high resistance to make up for his low strength.
- Decks that run him and Aragorn, Well-traveled Guide (19P12) , as his text will always be active.
- This is a fairly generic version of Frodo.
- Shadow strategies that stack threats. Common cards include Úlairë Lemenya, Eternally Threatening (15R185) , Úlairë Cantëa, Faster Than Winds (7R211) , Rallying Call (10U47) , Fat One Wants It (7R57) , and Captured by the Ring (7C53)
|Frodo, Old Bilbo's Heir (1R289)||Ring-bearer (resistance 10).
At the start of each of your turns, you may heal a Hobbit ally.
|Frodo, Son of Drogo (1C290)||Ring-bearer (resistance 10).
Fellowship: Exert another companion who has the Frodo signet to heal Frodo.
|Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer (2C102)||Ring-bound. Ring-bearer (resistance 10).|
|Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301)||Ring-bearer (resistance 10).
While you can spot 3 unbound companions, Shadow cards may not discard cards from your hand or from the top of your draw deck.
|Frodo, Tired Traveller (4C302)||Ring-bearer (resistance 10).
Fellowship: Play a Ring-bound companion to remove a burden.
|Frodo, Master of the Precious (5U111)||Ring-bearer (resistance 10).
Fellowship: Add a burden to play Sméagol from your discard pile.
|Frodo, Hope of Free Peoples (7C317)||Ring-bearer (resistance 10).
|Frodo, Wicked Masster! (7R318)||Ring-bearer (resistance 10).
|Frodo, Resolute Hobbit (10P121)||Ring-bearer (resistance 12).|
|Frodo, Protected by Many (11S164)||Ring-bearer. Ring-bound. At the start of the regroup phase, you may exert Frodo to make him gain muster until the end of the regroup phase. (At the start of the regroup phase, you may discard a card from hand to draw a card.)|
|Frodo, Frenzied Fighter (13R149)||Ring-bound.
While you can spot more minions than companions, Frodo cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
Skirmish: If Frodo is not assigned to a skirmish, exert Frodo to have him replace a Ring-bound companion skirmishing a minion.
|Frodo, Weary From the Journey (15C144)||Ring-bearer. Ring-bound.
While skirmishing a minion of strength 8 or less, Frodo is strength +2.
|Frodo, Mr. Underhill (0P67)||Ring-bound. Ring-bearer (resistance 10).|
|Frodo, Mr. Underhill (0W25)||Ring-bearer.|