Gimli, Lockbearer (4R48)

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Gimli, Lockbearer (4R48) is a Dwarven Companion from the The Two Towers set.

Collection Info
Title Gimli
Subtitle Lockbearer
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Set 4 - The Two Towers
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 48
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Dwarven
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Companion
Race Dwarf
Twilight Cost 2
Strength 6
Vitality 3
Signet Aragorn
Game Text Damage +1.

Gimli is strength +1 for each unbound Hobbit companion you can spot.

Lore “‘You speak evil of that which is fair beyond the reach of your thought, and only little wit can excuse you.'”
DE - German

Game Text Schaden +1.

Gimli erhält Stärke +1 für jeden nicht-verbundenen Hobbitgefährten, den du entdecken kannst.

Lore "Ihr sprecht schlecht von dem, was schöner ist, als Ihr Euch vorzustellen vermögt, und nur geringer Verstand kann Euch entschuldigen.“
ES - Spanish

Game Text Daño +1. Gimli es fuerza +1 por cada compañero Hobbit no-vinculado que puedas avistar.
Lore “Habla mal de lo que es hermoso más allá de tus posibilidades de comprensión y sólo el poco entendimiento podría excusarte.”
FR - French

Game Text Dégâts +1.

Gimli a +1 en force pour chaque compagnon Hobbit dissocié que vous pouvez désigner.

Lore « “Vous parlez en mal de ce qui est d'une beauté qui dépasse vos capacités de pensée, et seul peut vous excuser votre peu d'entendement.” »
IT - Italian

Game Text Danno +1.

Aggiungi +1 alla forza di Gimli per ogni compagno Hobbit Non Legato che puoi avvistare.

Lore “‘Parli con malvagità di ciò ch'è bello più di quanto tu non possa immaginare, e la tua unica scusa è la poca intelligenza.'”

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN04S048.0
GEMP ID 4_48
LOTRO Hex ID 60 93 D0 03
LOTRO Image ID 04_048


Along with Legolas, Dauntless Hunter and Aragorn, Wingfoot, Gimli, Lockbearer makes up one of the three hunters searching for Merry and Pippin. Each of these characters gain bonuses from spotting the unbound hobbits, with Gimli's being the least popular ability.

Spotting both Merry and Pippin gives Gimli +2 strength. This allows Gimli to get up to a reasonable strength 10 with just his axe, making Lockbearer a good choice for a tank version of Gimli. With the addition of Dwarven Bracers, a Hand Axe, and any number of copies of Toss Me, Gimli, Lockbearer can reach a high strength fairly easily, making him a consistent skirmisher for the Free Peoples side. In spite of this, it is generally necessary to build a whole deck around Lockbearer, as he needs to be able to spot both Merry and Pippin at all times to get the full effect of his ability.

From set 11 onwards, unbound hobbits other than Merry and Pippin were released, allowing Gimli to get much more use out of his ability, with the potential to spot up to 7 unbound hobbits instead of 2.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • High strength minions

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Archery, Wounding or Corruption
  • Weakens if Merry or Pippin is killed.


  • Lockbearer gains no benefit from Hobbit allies, who are neither unbound nor Ring-bound.

Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
Gimli, Dwarf of Erebor (1U12) Damage +1.

Fellowship: Add to place a card from hand beneath your draw deck.

Gimli, Son of Gloin (1R13) Damage +1.

Skirmish: Exert Gimli to make him strength +2.

Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race (2P121) Damage +1.

Each underground site's Shadow number is -2.

Gimli, Unbidden Guest (4C49) Damage +1.

Skirmish: Exert Gimli to make an unbound companion strength +1 (or +2 if that companion is Legolas).

Gimli, Skilled Defender (5R7) Damage +1.

Each time Gimli wins a skirmish, you may wound a minion assigned to skirmish an unbound companion.

Gimli, Faithful Companion (7C6) Damage +1.

While you have initiative, Gimli is strength +2.

Gimli, Feared Axeman (7R7) Damage +1.

Response: If a condition is about to be discarded by an opponent, exert a Dwarf or discard a card from hand to prevent that.

Gimli, Counter of Foes (8C5) Damage +1.

For each wound on Gimli, he is strength +1 and damage +1.

Gimli, Bearer of Grudges (9R+4) Damage +1.

While Gimli is the Ring-bearer, at the start of each skirmish involving him, add 2 burdens or 2 threats.

While Gimli is damage +X, he is resistance +X.

Gimli, Lively Combatant (11U8) Damage +1. Each time Gimli wins a skirmish, you may draw a card.
Gimli, Lord of the Glittering Caves (13R5) Damage +1.

Gimli is strength +1 for each minion assigned to a skirmish.

Assignment: Exert Gimli and spot a lurker minion to make that minion lose lurker until the regroup phase.

Gimli, Eager Hunter (15C5) Damage +1. Hunter 3. (While skirmishing a non-hunter character, this character is strength +3.)
Gimli, Sprinter (18R1) Damage +1. Hunter 1 (While skirmishing a non-hunter character, this character is strength +1.)

Each time Gimli wins a skirmish, you may add a threat to wound a minion (or wound a hunter minion twice).

Gimli, Opinionated Guide (19P2) Damage +1. Fellowship.

Each time you play a possession, you may draw a card.

Gimli, Dwarven Delegate (0P62) Damage +1.
Gimli, Vengeful Naugrim (V1_3) Damage +1.

While Gimli bears 2 items, he is strength +2.

While Gimli bears 3 items, he is damage +1.