Goblin Runner (1U178)

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Goblin Runner (1U178) is a Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Goblin Runner
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity U - Uncommon
Card Number 178
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Moria.svg Moria
Side Shadow
Card Type Minion
Race Orc
Twilight Cost 1
Strength 5
Vitality 1
Site Number 4
Game Text When you play this minion, you may add Twilight 2.svg.
Lore “...a great horn was blown in the hall, and answering horns and harsh cries were heard further off. There was a hurrying sound of many feet.”
DE - German
Card Name Goblin Läufer
Game Text Wenn du diesen Diener spielst, darfst du den Einfluss um Twilight 2.svg erhöhen.
Lore ...ein großes Horn wurde in der Halle geblasen, andere Hörner antworteten und von weit her waren rauhe Schreie zu hören. Man hörte viele Füsse rennen.
ES - Spanish
Card Name Corredor Goblin
Game Text Cuando juegas este siervo, puedes añadir Twilight 2.svg.
Lore “Otra ronca llamada de cuerno, y unos gritos agudos que reverberaron en las paredes. Unos pies venían corriendo por el pasillo.”
FR - French
Card Name Coureur Gobelin
Game Text Quand vous jouez ce séide, vous pouvez ajouter Twilight 2.svg.
Lore “... un grand cor sonnait dans la salle, auquel répondirent plus loin d'autres cors et des cris stridents. On entendit le bruit de plusieurs pieds qui se hâtaient.”
IT - Italian
Card Name Corridore Goblin
Game Text Quando giochi questo servitore, puoi aggiungere Twilight 2.svg.
Lore “... un grande corno suonava nel salone, mentre in lontananza si udivano rispondere altri corni, e strilli acuti. Infine il rumore frettoloso di molti passi.”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S178.0
GEMP ID 1_178
LOTRO Hex ID 42 2F F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_178


Goblin Runner is played in most [moria] decks, as he essentially generates [1] twilight if he isn't roaming. While the Shadow player is limited to 4 copies of Goblin Runner in your deck, it is fairly easy to play the minion from discard using Host of Thousands, They Are Coming, The Balrog, Flame of Udun, or Host of Moria. Despite being fairly weak, this Orc is often given a Goblin Scimitar to boost his effectiveness in a [moria] swarm deck.

With its latent twilight generation, Goblin Runner can be splashed fairly easily into any deck. Goblin Runner remains a popular addition to most swarm archetypes including [Isengard] or [Sauron] swarm, or even included in a swarm that is simply a compilation of small, cheap minions (potentially with anti-Frodo support like Saruman's Snows).

Goblin Scrabbler can reduce his roaming cost.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Choke Fellowships
  • Small Fellowships

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Three Monstrous Trolls
  • Large Fellowships
  • Fellowships that flood the twilight pool
  • Elven Rope, Mithrandir, Mithrandir! (Or any other small minion hate)
  • Power According to his stature (Or other skirmish wounding cards)
  • Legolas, Greenleaf (Or other directed archery wounding cards)
  • Quick as May be (Or other maneuver wounding cards)


  • You must be able to pay for this minion before you can add 2 twilight (This is especially important to consider if he is roaming)

See Also[edit]


  • Most [moria] decks use this card