Galadriel, Lady of Light (1R45)

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Galadriel, Lady of Light (1R45) is a Elven Ally from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Galadriel
Subtitle Lady of Light
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Notes Lists: EXL, MXL. The twilight cost of an Elf played using Galadriel?s text is zero, and cannot be raised or lowered.
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 45
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Elven
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Ally
Race Elf
Twilight Cost 3
Strength 3
Vitality 3
Site Number 6
Game Text At the start of each of your turns, heal every ally whose home is site 6.

Fellowship: Exert Galadriel to play an Elf for free.

Lore “Very tall they were, and the Lady no less tall than the Lord; and they were grave and beautiful... and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold....”
DE - German

Game Text Zu Beginn eines jeden deiner Spielzüge heilt Galadriel alle Verbündeten mit Heimatort 6. Gemeinschaft. Strenge Galadriel an, um einen Elben ohne Kosten auszuspielen.
Lore "Sehr groß waren sie, und die Herrin nicht weniger groß als der Herr; und sie waren ernst und schön. ...Frau Galadriels Haar war tiefgolden...“
ES - Spanish

Game Text Al principio de cada uno de tus turnos, cura cada aliados cuyo hogar sea el sitio 6.

Comunidad: Esfuerza a Galadriel para jugar un Elfo gratuitamente.

Lore “Muy altos eran, y la Dama no menos alta que el Señor, y hermosos y graves... y los cabellos de la Dama eran de oro...”
FR - French

Game Text Au début de chacun de vos tours, guérissez chaque allié dont la demeure est un site 6. Compagnie : Affaiblissez Galadriel pour jouer un Elfe gratuitement.
Lore “Ils étaient très grands, la Dame non moins que le Seigneur ; et ils étaient graves et beaux ... et les cheveux de la Dame étaient d'or foncé....”
IT - Italian

Game Text All’inizio di ogni tuo turno, cura ogni alleato la cui casa sia il sito 6.

Compagnia: Sforza Galadriel per giocare un Elfo senza costo. Questo costo non può aumentare o diminuire.

Lore “Erano molto alti, e la statura della Dama pari a quella del Signore; i loro volti erano gravi e belli... e i capelli della dama di un oro intenso....”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S045.0
GEMP ID 1_45
LOTRO Hex ID 4D 26 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_045


A flagship [Elven] ally and one of the first cards to be proposed for errata, Galadriel, Lady of Light is one of the most powerful ally cards in the game. Galadriel's base statistics--3 strength, 3 vitality--do not seem like much for the sorceress queen of the Elves, but her text makes her the predominant site 6 ally. Galadriel, Lady of Light has two portions of game text. The first allows her to heal herself and each other site 6 ally at the beginning of the turn, partially recharging allies like Orophin, Lorien Bowman, Rumil, Elven Protector, among others. Her Fellowship action is the key to her text. Galadriel, Lady of Light can play any Elf for the twilight cost of 0 per exertion. With a fully healed Celeborn, Lord of Lorien in play, Galadriel could potentially play up to four Elves per turn, filling the Free People's Fellowship or support area. Add in her ring Nenya, introduced in the Realms of the Elf Lords expansion, and she could play up to 5.

In Horn of Boromir decks, Galadriel is key to both choke the twilight pool while playing Horn fodder. Elven discard decks prefer her ability to play Elves in concert with Far-Seeing Eyes. Dodging the [4] cost of Elrond is a boon for the free peoples player. Naturally, the ability to keep the archers of Lothlorien, like Calaglin, Elf of Lorien and the aforementioned Orophin and Rumil healed each turn make her worth her deck spots.

Galadriel, Lady of Light was added to the X-List for every format after Fellowship of the Ring as more Elves were introduced to the game (like the Naith Elves at Helm's Deep of the film series lore). Even still, she remains one of the most popular Elven ally cards in Fellowship of the Ring block.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Support Area set-up and maintenance with healing capabilities
  • Choking the twilight pool
  • Horn of Boromir support

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Terrible as the Dawn
  • Ally-targeting cards, such as Fear and Tower Assassin


  • The twilight cost of an Elf played using Galadriel’s text is zero, and cannot be raised or lowered.

Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood (3R17) At the start of each of your turns, you may heal an Elf.

Fellowship: Exert Galadriel to play the fellowship's next site if it is a forest (replacing opponent's site if necessary).

Galadriel, Keeper of Nenya (6R18) At the start of each turn, heal Galadriel. Skirmish: Exert Galadriel to discard the top card of your draw deck. If it is a Shadow card, make a minion skirmishing an Elf strength –3.
Galadriel, Bearer of Wisdom (9R+14) While Galadriel bears an artifact or The One Ring, she is resistance +1 for each companion you can spot.
Galadriel, Lady Redeemed (10R11) When Galadriel is in your starting fellowship, her twilight cost is –3.

Fellowship or Regroup: Discard an event from hand to discard a Shadow condition or Shadow possession.

Galadriel, Sorceress of the Hidden Land (13R15) To play, spot 3 Elves.

Each time the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, you may reveal a card from the top of your draw deck for each forest on the adventure path to heal an Elf for each card revealed. ​