Frodo, Old Bilbo's Heir (1R289)

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Frodo, Old Bilbo's Heir (1R289) is a Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Frodo
Subtitle Old Bilbo's Heir
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 289
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Shire.svg Shire
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Companion
Race Hobbit
Twilight Cost 0
Strength 3
Vitality 4
Resistance 10
Signet Gandalf
Game Text Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

At the start of each of your turns, you may heal a Hobbit ally.

Lore “‘But be that as it may, Mr. Frodo is as nice a young hobbit as you could wish to meet.'”
DE - German

Game Text Ringträger (Resistenz 10). Zu Beginn eines jeden deiner Spielzüge kannst du einen Hobbitverbündeten heilen.
Lore "Aber sei dem, wie ihm wolle, Herr Frodo ist ein so netter junger Hobbit, wie man ihn sich nur wünschen kann.“
ES - Spanish

Game Text Portador del Anillo (resistencia 10). Al principio de cada uno de tus turnos, puedes curar un aliado Hobbit.
Lore “Pero de cualquier modo el Señor Frodo es un joven Hobbit tan agradable como el que más.”
FR - French
Card Name Frodon, Héritier du Vieux Bilbon
Game Text Porteur de l’Anneau (résistance 10). Au début de chacun de vos tours, vous pouvez guérir un allié Hobbit.
Lore “‘Mais quoi qu'il en soit, M. Frodon est un jeune Hobbit aussi gentil qu'on pourrait le souhaiter.'”
IT - Italian

Game Text Portatore dell’Anello (resistenza 10).

All’inizio di ogni tuo turno, puoi curare un Hobbit alleato.

Lore “‘Comunque, di Hobbit gentili come il signor Frodo è difficile incontrarne.'”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S289.0
GEMP ID 1_289
LOTRO Hex ID 41 36 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_289


This version of Frodo is useful in any [shire] ally intensive deck, or even decks with just a few select [shire] allies. His ability is especially useful for Bounder, allowing him to prevent multiple overwhelms, and it can also help either version of Bilbo. Using this Frodo can essentially provide free healing when used with The Gaffer, SF; Rosie Cotton, HL or Farmer Maggot, CoR, and saves you having to use Hobbit Party Guest to heal your allies (Although if you have many allies, some Hobbit Party Guests might still be useful). His ability is also more versatile than that of Hobbiton Party Guest, who cannot heal Bounder.

He can even be seen in Gandalf-supported decks with no allies, due to the simple addition of a Gandalf signet for TMAYOD (a necessity in Gandalf-Dwarves TMAYOD fellowships, with The Grey Wizard and Son of Gloin). The aforementioned signet enables a single active copy of Gandalf's Wisdom to replace most of his counterpart Reluctant Adventurer's choking advantages.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Strength based shadows (With Bounder)
  • Wounding/Archery shadows (With The Gaffer, SF or Farmer Maggot, CoR)

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Anti-ally cards (Tower Assassin, Fear, Their Power is in Terror*, Ulaire Attea, The Easterling)
  • Anduin Confluence (if not using Thror's Map)

Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
LOTR-EN01S290.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Son of Drogo (1C290)LOTR-EN01S290.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

Fellowship: Exert another companion who has the Frodo signet to heal Frodo.

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Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer (2C102)LOTR-EN02S102.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

The cost of each artifact, possession, and Culture Shire.svg tale played on Frodo is -1.

LOTR-EN04S301.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301)LOTR-EN04S301.0 card.jpg 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.

LOTR-EN04S302.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Tired Traveller (4C302)LOTR-EN04S302.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

Fellowship: Play a Ring-bound companion to remove a burden.

LOTR-EN05S111.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Master of the Precious (5U111)LOTR-EN05S111.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

Fellowship: Add a burden to play Sméagol from your discard pile.

LOTR-EN07S317.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Hope of Free Peoples (7C317)LOTR-EN07S317.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer (resistance 10).


Each time the fellowship moves, you may add Twilight 3.svg to remove a threat.

LOTR-EN07S318.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Wicked Masster! (7R318)LOTR-EN07S318.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer (resistance 10).


Skirmish: At sites 6King block.svg to 8King block.svg, add 4 burdens to wound a minion skirmishing Frodo.

LOTR-EN10S121.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Resolute Hobbit (10P121)LOTR-EN10S121.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer (resistance 12).
LOTR-EN11S164.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Protected by Many (11S164)LOTR-EN11S164.0 card.jpg 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.)
LOTR-EN13S149.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Frenzied Fighter (13R149)LOTR-EN13S149.0 card.jpg 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.

LOTR-EN15S144.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Weary From the Journey (15C144)LOTR-EN15S144.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer. Ring-bound.

While skirmishing a minion of strength 8 or less, Frodo is strength +2.

LOTR-EN19F028.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Little Master (19P28)LOTR-EN19S028.0 card.jpg Fellowship. Ring-bearer. Ring-bound.

While you cannot spot 4 threats, Shadow cards cannot discard cards from your hand or from the top of your draw deck.

LOTR-EN00S067.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Mr. Underhill (0P67)LOTR-EN00S067.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

The cost of each artifact, possession, and Culture Shire.svg tale played on Frodo is -1.

LOTR-EN00W025.0 portrait.jpg
Frodo, Mr. Underhill (0W25)LOTR-EN00W025.0 card.jpg Ring-bearer.

See Also[edit]