Gimli, Lively Combatant (11U8)

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Gimli, Lively Combatant (11U8) is a Dwarven Companion from the Shadows set.

Collection Info
Title Gimli
Subtitle Lively Combatant
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Set 11 - Shadows
Rarity U - Uncommon
Card Number 8
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
Resistance 7
Game Text Damage +1. Each time Gimli wins a skirmish, you may draw a card.
Lore “‘...I am content. Till now I have hewn naught but wood since I left Moria.'”
DE - German

Game Text Schaden +1.
Wenn Gimli einen Kampf gewinnt, darfst du eine Karte ziehen.
Lore "...ich bin zufrieden. Bis jetzt hatte ich nichts anderes niedergehauen als Holz, seit ich Moria verließ.“
FR - French
IT - Italian

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN11S008.0
GEMP ID 11_8
LOTRO Hex ID 68 8C 7D 0A
LOTRO Image ID 11_008


Gameplay Strategy[edit]

This version of Gimli is a fascinating one, with a unique ability to draw a card each time he wins a skirmish. This trick could be used to manipulate initiative, with powerful cards like Glimpse of Fate (10U12) and Brooding on Tomorrow (10U15) . Another use would be to draw cards off the top of your deck to get skirmish events, or to get important cards for your fellowship. If you are at Starkhorn (12U193) , the ability to draw two cards every time Gimli wins a skirmish can be potent.

Deckbuilding Strategy[edit]

  • Could work well in a initiative manipulation deck
  • Good cycling tool

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Synergizes With...[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Hand Discard

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • High Strength minions

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, Lockbearer (4R48) Damage +1.

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

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, 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.