Hand Weapon

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Anduril, a rare example of an Artifact hand weapon.

Hand Weapons are among the most common and most useful items that can be placed upon your characters. The majority of them come with strength bonuses, which is always handy, and many of them have strong abilities, some of which are strong enough to base entire decks around (such as Aiglos).

Possession Hand Weapons suffer from the same weakness to possession hate that all possessions share; fortunately, many cards that rely on weapons in a crucial manner allow you to fish them back out of the discard pile once removed.

List of Cards with the Hand Weapon Item Class[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Dwarven Axe (1C9) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Dwarf.

Each time a player’s minion loses a skirmish to bearer, that player discards the top card from his or her draw deck.

Gimli's Battle Axe (1R14) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gimli.

He is damage +1.

Each time Gimli wins a skirmish, you may wound an Orc.

Hand Axe (2C10) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Dwarf.

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Archery: Discard this weapon to make the fellowship archery total +1.

Axe of Erebor (4R41) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gimli.

He is damage +1.

Skirmish: Discard a Culture Dwarven.svg condition or a card stacked on a Culture Dwarven.svg condition to make Gimli strength +1.

Gimli's Battle Axe, Trusted Weapon (7R9) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Dwarf.

While you can spot a threat, bearer is damage +1.

While you can spot 2 threats, bearer is strength +1.

While you can spot 3 threats, the fellowship archery total is +1.

Axe of Khazad-dûm (11U3) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Dwarf.

While bearer is at a mountain site, he is Damage +1.

Gimli's Battle Axe, Vicious Weapon (11R9) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Dwarf.

Bearer gains muster. (At the start of the regroup phase, you may discard a card from hand to draw a card.)

Skirmish: If bearer is Gimli and he is at a battleground site, exert him to wound a minion he is skirmishing.

Heavy Axe (15U7) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Dwarf.

This is twilight cost -1 for each Culture Dwarven.svg card that has a culture token on it.

Skirmish: Remove a Culture Dwarven.svg token to make bearer strength +1.

Gwemegil (1R47) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Arwen.

She is damage +1.

Skirmish: Exert Arwen or discard 2 cards from hand to make her strength +1.

Long-knives of Legolas (3R21) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Legolas.

Each Orc or Uruk-hai skirmishing Legolas is strength -2.

Elven Sword (4C64) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Elf.

Skirmish: Exert bearer or discard 2 cards from hand to make a minion skirmishing bearer strength -1.

Legolas' Sword (5U12) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Legolas.

Each time the fellowship moves, you may spot a wounded minion to heal Legolas.

Banner of Elbereth (6U14) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Elf companion. Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may draw a card. Response: If bearer wins a skirmish, discard this possession to liberate a site.
Aiglos (9R+12) Culture Elven.svg Elven Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Elf.

If bearer is Gil-galad, he is strength +1 for each Culture Elven.svg artifact you can spot (limit +6).

Regroup: Discard Aiglos to wound a minion for each Elf you spot.

Knife of the Galadhrim (9R+17) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man. If bearer is Aragorn, he may bear this hand weapon in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to wound a minion bearer is skirmishing.

Merry’s Dagger (9R18) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Merry.

Skirmish: Exert Merry twice or discard this possession to wound a minion he is skirmishing. Any Shadow player may remove Twilight 1.svg to prevent this.

Pippin’s Dagger (9R21) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Pippin.

Skirmish: Exert Pippin twice or discard this possession to wound a minion an Elf is skirmishing. Any Shadow player may remove Twilight 1.svg to prevent this.

Blade of Lindon (11U16) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Elf.

While bearer is at a forest or river site, each minion he or she is skirmishing is strength –1.

Hadafang (12R18) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Arwen or Elrond.

Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may exert him or her to discard a condition from play.

Long-knives of Legolas (12R19) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Legolas.

Each Orc or Uruk-hai skirmishing Legolas is strength –2.

Sword of the Fallen (15C25) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Elf.

Each minion skirmishing bearer is strength -1 for each wound on that minion.

Skirmish: Exert bearer to exert a minion skirmishing bearer.

Arwen's Dagger (18R5) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Elven.svg companion. Bearer may bear this hand weapon in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Maneuver: If bearer is Arwen, exert her to draw 2 cards.

Glamdring (1R75) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gandalf.

He is damage +1.

Fellowship: or Regroup: Exert Gandalf to reveal an opponent’s hand. Remove Twilight 1.svg for each Orc revealed.

Glamdring, Lightning Brand (6R31) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gandalf. He is damage +1. Each time you play a spell during a skirmish, you may make Gandalf damage +1 until the end of that skirmish.
Glamdring, Elven Blade (7R39) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gandalf.

He is Damage +1.

Skirmish: If you have more cards in hand than each opponent, discard 2 cards from hand to make an opponent exert a minion.

Glamdring, Foe-hammer (11R35) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gandalf.

Each time Gandalf wins a skirmish, you may remove a burden.

Glamdring, Orc Beater (17R18) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gandalf.

Bearer is damage +1.

Each time a companion is about to take a wound, you may discard a companion from hand to prevent that.

Beorning Axe (18R18) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gandalf.svg Man.

While Grimbeorn is bearing this possession, each time he wins a skirmish, you may take a Culture Gandalf.svg card from your discard pile into hand.

Blade of Gondor (1R95) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Boromir.

He is damage +1.

Skirmish: Exert Boromir to wound an Orc or Uruk-hai he is skirmishing.

Ranger’s Sword (1U112) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Aragorn.

He is damage +1.

Flaming Brand (2R32) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Man.

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Bearer is strength +2 and damage +1 while skirmishing a Nazgûl.

Ranger's Sword, Blade of Aragorn (4U132) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Aragorn.

While skirmishing an Uruk-hai, Aragorn is strength +2.

Sword of Gondor (4C134) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

While skirmishing a Man or a roaming minion, bearer is damage +1.

Banner of Westernesse (6U51) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg companion. Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may heal another Culture Gondor.svg companion. Response: If bearer wins a skirmish, discard this possession to liberate a site.
Andúril, Flame of the West (7R79) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Aragorn. Discard other weapons he bears. He is damage +1 and cannot bear other weapons.

Fellowship or Regroup: If the fellowship is at any site 2 or any site 5, play the fellowship’s next site (replacing opponent’s site if necessary).

Andúril, King's Blade (7R80) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Aragorn.

If you cannot spot a threat, Aragorn is defender +1.

Gondorian Sword (7U98) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

Skirmish: Discard 3 cards from hand to make bearer damage +1.

Knight's Spear (7C108) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

Skirmish: If you cannot spot 2 threats, add a threat to make bearer strength +1.

Pippin's Sword (7R114) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Pippin.

Skirmish: Exert Pippin twice make him strength +1 for each Culture Gondor.svg companion you spot.

Spectral Sword (8U46) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Wraith.

Skirmish: Discard 3 cards from hand to heal bearer.

Narsil, Blade of the Faithful (9R+34) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

If bearer is Elendil or Isildur, he is strength +1 for each Culture Gondor.svg artifact you can spot (limit +6).

Response: If bearer is about to take a wound, exert 2 Culture Gondor.svg Men to prevent that.

Gondorian Blade (11U59) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

While bearer is a ranger or at a river site, he or she is Damage +1.

Blade of Gondor, Sword of Boromir (12R42) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Boromir.

He is damage +1.

Skirmish: If Boromir is not assigned to a skirmish, discard a Culture Gondor.svg card borne by him to have him replace an unbound Hobbit skirmishing a minion.

Faramir's Sword (12R48) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Faramir.

He is damage +1.

Each minion skirmishing Faramir at a battleground or forest site is roaming.

Ithilien Blade (15C62) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

While you can spot a roaming minion, bearer is strength +1.

Maneuver: Exert bearer twice to discard a roaming minion.

Andúril, Sword That Was Broken (17R27) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Aragorn.

He is damage +1.

Each time Aragorn wins a skirmish, you may exert him to liberate a site or discard a condition borne by a companion.

Narsil, Forged by Telchar (17R31) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Elendil or Isildur.

Bearer is damage +1.

Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may exert him to discard a Shadow possession.

Denethor's Sword (18R43) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

While bearer is Denethor, his game text does not apply.

Éomer's Spear (4U268) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

If bearer is Éomer and he is mounted, Éomer is damage +2.

Éowyn's Sword (4R272) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Éowyn.

While you can spot a villager, Éowyn is damage +1.

Herugrim (4U280) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Théoden.

He is damage +1.

Rider's Spear (4C288) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

If bearer is mounted, bearer is damage +1.

Sword of Rohan (4C291) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

While bearer is skirmishing an Uruk-hai, bearer is damage +1.

Banner of the Mark (6U90) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg companion. Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may exert a minion. Response: If bearer wins a skirmish, discard this possession to liberate a site.
Éowyn's Sword, Dernhelm's Blade (7R230) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Éowyn.

You may play this possession anytime you could play a skirmish event.

When you play this possession, you may wound a minion Éowyn is skirmishing.

Herugrim, Sword of the Mark (7R236) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Théoden.

He is Damage +1.

Response: If Théoden is about to take a wound and you cannot spot 3 threats, add 2 threats to prevent that wound.

Long Spear (7C240) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

You may add a threat to play this possession anytime you could play a skirmish event.

Merry's Sword (7R242) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Merry.

Maneuver: Exert Merry twice to exert a minion once for each Culture Rohan.svg companion you spot.

Rider's Spear (11S153) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

If bearer is mounted, bearer is Damage +1.

Éomer’s Spear, Trusty Weapon (15R124) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

If bearer is Éomer and he is unwounded, he is damage +1 and resistance +1.

Skirmish: If bearer is Éomer, discard this possession to wound a minion he is skirmishing.

Rohirrim Axe (15C136) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

While bearer is skirmishing a hunter minion, bearer is damage +1.

Spear of the Mark (15U140) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

If bearer is mounted, bearer is defender +1.

Hobbit Sword (1C299) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Hobbit.
Sting (1R313) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Frodo.

Fellowship: or Regroup: Exert Frodo to reveal an opponent's hand. Remove Twilight 1.svg for each Orc revealed (limit Twilight 4.svg).

Frying Pan (3C108) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Hobbit.

Skirmish: Exert bearer to wound an Orc he or she is skirmishing.

Hobbit Sword (4C306) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Hobbit.
Sting, Baggins Heirloom (5R116) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Frodo.

Skirmish: Exert Frodo to make Sméagol strength +2 or Gollum strength -2.

Hobbit Sword (7C319) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Hobbit.
Sting, Bane of the Eight Legs (8R113) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Frodo or Sam.

Response: If a fierce skirmish involving bearer is about to end, add a threat to discard a minion involved in that skirmish.

Hobbit Sword (11S166) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Hobbit.
Sting, Weapon of Heritage (11R173) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Bilbo, Frodo, or Sam.

Maneuver: If bearer is Bilbo or Frodo, exert him to make another companion resistance +2 until the regroup phase. If bearer is Sam, each time he wins a skirmish, you may remove a burden.

Hobbit Sword (15C145) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Hobbit.
Sting, Elven Long Knife (18R113) Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Bilbo or Frodo.

Regroup: Exert bearer to remove a threat.

Iron Axe (4C26) Culture Dunland.svg Dunland Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Dunland.svg Man.
War Club (4U36) Culture Dunland.svg Dunland Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Dunland.svg Man.

Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may discard 2 Free Peoples possessions.

Uruk-hai Sword (1C160) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Uruk-hai.

Each time bearer wins a skirmish, the Free Peoples player must discard the top card of his or her draw deck.

Lurtz's Sword (2R43) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Lurtz.

He is damage +1 Each time Lurtz wins a skirmish, the Free Peoples player must discard the top 2 cards of his or her draw deck.

Isengard Axe (3C55) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Isengard.svg Orc.

When you play this weapon, add Twilight 1.svg.

Broad-bladed Sword (4C142) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Uruk-hai. Bearer may not take wounds (except during skirmish phases).
Uglúk's Sword (4R177) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Uruk-hai.

Shadow: If bearer is Uglúk, exert it and discard a minion from hand to play a minion. Its twilight cost is -3.

Uruk Spear (4C196) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Uruk-hai.

Maneuver: Exert bearer to discard a Free Peoples mount.

Isengard Scimitar (5U54) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Isengard.svg Orc.

When you play this weapon, you may add Twilight 1.svg for each site you control.

Banner of Isengard (6C59) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Isengard.svg minion. Each time bearer wins a skirmish, the Free Peoples player must exert a companion for each site you control.
Poleaxe (11S95) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

Skirmish: Remove Twilight 2.svg to make a Culture Men.svg minion fierce until the regroup phase.

War Trident (12C77) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

While bearer is skirmishing a companion who has resistance 5 or less, bearer is strength +2.

While bearer is skirmishing a companion who has resistance 3 or less, bearer is strength +2.

Worn Battleaxe (13C102) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion. While you can spot a culture token, bearer is strength +1 for each companion assigned to a skirmish.
Great Axe (15C80) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg Man.

While bearer is skirmishing a hunter companion, bearer is strength +2.

Gríma's Dagger (17R44) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg Man.

If bearer is Gríma, he is strength +1 for each Free Peoples culture you can spot over 2.

Response: If a skirmish event is played, discard this possession to cancel that event.

Primitive Brand (17C47) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may transfer this possession to another Culture Men.svg minion. If you do, stack a Culture Men.svg minion from play on a Culture Men.svg possession in your support area.

Corsair Boarding Axe (18U60) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

Skirmish: Remove Twilight 3.svg to reinforce a Culture Men.svg token and make bearer fierce until the regroup phase.

Corsair Grappling Hook (18U62) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

When you play this possession you may reinforce a Culture Men.svg token twice.

Each time a companion is killed during a skirmish phase, you may control a site.

Corsair Halberd (18U63) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

Bearer is damage +1.

Shadow: Remove a companion in the dead pile from the game to control a site.

Corsair Scimitar (18U64) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

Bearer is strength +1 for each Culture Men.svg token you can spot (limit +5).

Henchman's Dagger (18R69) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

Bearer may bear this hand weapon in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Cave Troll's Hammer (1R166) Culture Moria.svg Moria Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Cave Troll of Moria.

Cave Troll of Moria is damage +1.

Goblin Scimitar (1C180) Culture Moria.svg Moria Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Moria.svg Orc.

When you play this possession, you may draw a card.

Goblin Spear (1C182) Culture Moria.svg Moria Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Moria.svg minion.

If bearer kills a companion in a skirmish, add 1 burden (or 2 burdens if that companion was a Hobbit).

Moria Axe (1R190) Culture Moria.svg Moria Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Moria.svg Orc.

Bearer is damage +1.

Skirmish: Exert bearer to make him strength +2.

The Balrog's Sword (2R50) Culture Moria.svg Moria Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be The Balrog.

It is damage +1

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Whip of Many Thongs (2R74) Culture Moria.svg Moria Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be The Balrog.

Skirmish: Exert The Balrog to discard a helm, shield, or armor borne by a character The Balrog is skirmishing.

Whip of Many Thongs, Weapon of Flame and Shadow (12R80) Culture Moria.svg Moria Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be The Balrog. It is fierce.

When you play this artifact, the Free Peoples player reveals his or her hand and discards all Free Peoples cards from hand that have a twilight cost of 1 or less.

Mordor Scimitar (11C128) Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg minion.

Each time bearer is assigned to skirmish a companion, you may exert that companion.

Orc Hammer (11S130) Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg Orc.

When you play this possession, you may exert a companion.

Cave Troll’s Hammer, Unwieldy Cudgel (12R86) Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg Troll.

When you play this possession, the Free Peoples player must exert a companion for each lurker you spot.

Orc Spear (12C96) Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg minion.

When you play this possession on a minion that has a twilight cost of 4 or more, add Twilight 2.svg.

Orkish Hunting Spear (15U114) Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg Orc.

Bearer gains hunter X (While skirmishing a non-hunter character, this character is strength +X.), where X is the number of Free Peoples cultures you can spot.

Orkish Ax (18C84) Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Orc.svg Orc.

Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may add a threat.

Southron Spear (4C255) Culture Raider.svg Raider Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Southron.

Skirmish: Remove Twilight 4.svg and exert bearer to wound a companion or ally bearer is skirmishing.

Easterling Polearm (6U79) Culture Raider.svg Raider Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Easterling. While you can spot 2 burdens, bearer cannot take wounds. While you can spot 5 burdens, bearer is damage +1.
Raider Halberd (7C156) Culture Raider.svg Raider Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Raider.svg Man.

Skirmish: Exert bearer to add Twilight 2.svg.

Morgul Blade (1R216) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to transfer Blade Tip from your support area or discard pile to a companion bearer is skirmishing.

Nazgûl Sword (1U218) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

While you can spot 3 burdens, bearer is damage +1.

The Pale Blade (1R221) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be The Witch-king.

He is damage +1. Response: If The Witch-king wins a skirmish, exert him to discard a Free Peoples condition.

Sword of Minas Morgul (1U225) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Úlairë Lemenya.

He is damage +1.

Skirmish: Exert Úlairë Lemenya to discard a possession borne by a character he is skirmishing.

Sword of Dol Guldur (6R85) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

While bearer is Úlairë Toldëa, each time he wins a skirmish the Free Peoples player must discard a possession or condition.

Morgul Axe (7C186) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Ringwraith.svg Orc.

While you can spot 2 wounds on the Ring-bearer, bearer is damage +1.

Nazgûl Scimitar (7U203) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Ringwraith.svg minion.

While you can spot 5 threats, bearer is damage +1.

Black Flail (8R70) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

Skirmish: If bearer is The Witch-king, exert him and spot a possession borne by a character he is skirmishing to discard that possession.

Gorbag's Sword (10R60) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Ringwraith.svg Orc.

When you play this possession, you may discard a possession. Its owner may place it on top of his or her draw deck instead.

If bearer is Gorbag, he is fierce.

The Pale Blade, Sword of Flame (11R214) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

If bearer is The Witch-king, each time he wins a skirmish, you may exert him to add a burden.

Nazgûl Blade (12C168) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

While bearer is at a battleground or forest site, he is strength +1.

Orc Scimitar (1C269) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

Skirmish: Remove Twilight 1.svg to make bearer strength +1 (limit +3).

Vile Blade (2C95) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

Bearer is strength +2 while skirmishing a Man or Elf.

Banner of the Eye (6C98) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Sauron.svg Orc. Each time bearer wins a skirmish, you may add Twilight 1.svg for each site you control.
Troll’s Chain (6U107) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Sauron.svg Troll. When you play this possession, you may draw a card.
Besieging Pike (7C265) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

If you have initiative, bearer is strength +3.

Uruk Axe (10C102) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Sauron.svg minion.

If bearer is an Uruk-hai, it is strength +2.

Sceptre of the Dark Lord (13R141) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Sauron.

He is damage +1.

Each time Sauron wins a skirmish and the companion he is skirmishing is not killed, you may assign X wounds to other companions, where X is the current region number.

Isengard Sword (11C192) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion.

Each character skirmishing bearer is strength –2.

Berserker Torch (12U136) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Toil 1. (For each Culture Uruk-hai.svg character you exert when playing this, its twilight cost is –1.)

Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai.

Bearer is strength +2 for each wound on each character in its skirmish.

Weapon of Opportunity (12C159) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion.

When you play this possession on a minion that has a twilight cost of 4 or more, draw a card.

Lurtz’s Sword, Mighty Longsword (15R163) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai.

Bearer gains hunter 1 (While skirmishing a non-hunter character, this character is strength +1.)

If bearer is Lurtz, he is fierce.

Uglúk’s Sword, Weapon of Command (15R173) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai.

While you control 2 or more sites, bearer can not take wounds (except during skirmish phases).

If bearer is Uglúk, he is damage +1.

Blade of the White Hand (17U112) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai.

While you can spot 2 controlled sites, this minion is damage +1.

While you can spot 4 controlled sites, this minion is damage +3.

Spear of the White Hand (17U117) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai.
Orcrist (30S17) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Thorin. He is damage +1. Each time Thorin wins a skirmish, you may wound an Orc.
Dwarven Axe (31HE1) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a [Dwarven] character. While bearer is at a mountain site, he is damage +1.
Dwarven Spear (32HB4) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a [Dwarven] character. While skirmishing a mounted minion, bearer is strength +1.
Iron-Forged Weapon (32HC18) x20px Esgaroth Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Man or a [Dwarven] companion. Skirmish: If bearer is not assigned to a skirmish, discard this possession to wound a minion.
Glamdring (30S29) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Gandalf. Each time Gandalf wins a skirmish, you may remove a doubt.
Sting (30S47) Culture Shire.svg Shire Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Bilbo. Each time bearer wins a skirmish in which you played a [Dwarven] event, you may discard a condition.
Goblin Scimitar (31S130) Culture Moria.svg Moria Possession • Hand Weapon To play, spot a [Moria] card. Bearer must be an Orc. When you play this possession, you may draw a card.
Azog's Mace (32HF29) Culture Moria.svg Moria Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Orc. If bearer is Azog, he is fierce. Skirmish: Exert bearer twice to play an Orc from your discard pile for each [Dwarven] companion over 3.
Dol Guldur Blade (32B246) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a [Wraith] minion. When you play this possession, add [2] .Maneuver: Discard an Orc from play to play a [Wraith] card from your draw deck or discard pile.
Troll Knife (31B160) x20px Troll Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must a Troll. Bearer is damage +1.​


List of Cards that Interact with the Hand Weapon Item Class[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Beneath the Mountains (2R1) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Condition Tale. Plays to your support area.

Fellowship: Discard the top 3 cards from your draw deck to play a Culture Dwarven.svg weapon from your discard pile.

Flurry of Blows (2C5) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Event Skirmish: Make a Dwarf strength +2 (or +4 and damage +1 if bearing 2 hand weapons).
Hand Axe (2C10) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Dwarf.

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Archery: Discard this weapon to make the fellowship archery total +1.

Song of Durin (3U5) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Condition Tale. To play, exert a Dwarf.

The twilight cost of each Culture Moria.svg weapon is +2.

Fellowship: Discard this condition to discard up to 2 Culture Moria.svg conditions.

Dwarf-lords (13U4) Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Event • Skirmish You may remove from the game 4 other Culture Dwarven.svg cards in your discard pile to play this event from your discard pile. Then remove this event from the game. Make your Dwarf bearing a hand weapon strength +3.
Knife of the Galadhrim (9R+17) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg Man. If bearer is Aragorn, he may bear this hand weapon in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to wound a minion bearer is skirmishing.

Arwen's Dagger (18R5) Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be an Culture Elven.svg companion. Bearer may bear this hand weapon in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Maneuver: If bearer is Arwen, exert her to draw 2 cards.

Járnsmid, Merchant from Dale (2R25) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally • Home 3 • Man To play, spot Gandalf.

Each time you play a shield, armor, helm, or hand weapon, its twilight cost is -1.

Shadowfax (4R100) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Mount Bearer must be Gandalf. Discard any hand weapon he bears.

Gandalf may not bear a hand weapon.

At the start of each skirmish involving Gandalf, each minion skirmishing him must exert.

Shadowfax, Greatest of the Mearas (17R24) Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Mount Bearer must be a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Discard all other possessions on bearer and bearer may not bear a hand weapon.

Fellowship: Add a threat to remove a burden.

Dagger Strike (1C102) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Event Skirmish: Make a Culture Gondor.svg or Culture Shire.svg companion bearing a hand weapon strength +2 and damage +1.
Flaming Brand (2R32) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Man.

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Bearer is strength +2 and damage +1 while skirmishing a Nazgûl.

Shield of Boromir (2R38) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Shield Bearer must be a Culture Gondor.svg companion.

The minion archery total is -1.

If bearer is Boromir, each minion skirmishing him does not gain strength bonuses from weapons.

Andúril, Flame of the West (7R79) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Aragorn. Discard other weapons he bears. He is damage +1 and cannot bear other weapons.

Fellowship or Regroup: If the fellowship is at any site 2 or any site 5, play the fellowship’s next site (replacing opponent’s site if necessary).

Dagger Strike (7C84) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Event • Skirmish Skirmish: Make a Culture Gondor.svg or Culture Shire.svg companion bearing a hand weapon strength +2 and damage +1.
Tireless (12C52) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Condition • Support Area Skirmish: Discard this condition to make a Culture Gondor.svg Man strength +1 for each of the following that is true: he or she is at a battleground site; he or she has resistance 4 or more; he or she is bearing a hand weapon; he or she is skirmishing a roaming minion.
Heirs of Gondor (13C69) Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Condition • Support Area When you play this, add a Culture Gondor.svg token here.

Skirmish: Discard this from play or remove a token from here to make a Culture Gondor.svg companion bearing a hand weapon strength +2.

Weapon Store (4R294) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Condition Fellowship: Exert a Culture Rohan.svg Man to play a hand weapon from your discard pile.
Éowyn's Shield (8R88) Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Shield Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

The minion archery total is –1.

Skirmish: If bearer is Éowyn, add a threat and discard this possession to discard a hand weapon borne by a minion she is skirmishing.

Merry, From O'er the Brandywine (1C303) Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion • Hobbit While Merry bears a weapon, he is strength +2.
Hobbit Sword-play (2U103) Culture Shire.svg Shire Event Maneuver: Exert a Hobbit bearing a weapon to wound a minion. That minion’s owner may remove Twilight 3.svg to prevent this.
Mithril-coat (2R105) Culture Shire.svg Shire Artifact • Armor Bearer must be Frodo.

The minion archery total is -1.

Each minion skirmishing Frodo does not gain strength bonuses from weapons and loses all damage bonuses.

Little Golden Flower (15R148) Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Each Hobbit bearing a hand weapon is vitality +1.

Each Hobbit bearing a follower is resistance +1.

Each unwounded Hobbit is strength +1.

Troop of Uruk-hai (1R143) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

A character skirmishing this minion does not gain strength bonuses from weapons.

Isengard Smith (3U60) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Orc Regroup: Exert this minion to discard a weapon (or all Free Peoples possessions if you can spot 5 companions).
Trapped and Alone (3U72) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition Each character skirmishing an Culture Isengard.svg Orc loses all damage bonuses from weapons.
Black Shapes Crawling (5U48) Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Maneuver: Spot X Uruk-hai. The Free Peoples player may assign X wounds to your minions. Play X Culture Isengard.svg weapons from your discard pile.
Primitive Savage (15R87) Culture Men.svg Men Minion • Man While you can spot a companion of strength 12 or more, this minion is strength +5.

Each time this minion wins a skirmish, if he bears a hand weapon, you may take control of a site.

Henchman's Dagger (18R69) Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Culture Men.svg minion.

Bearer may bear this hand weapon in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Goblin Armory (1R173) Culture Moria.svg Moria Condition Each time you play a Culture Moria.svg weapon, add Twilight 1.svg.

Response: If a Culture Moria.svg Orc is about to take a wound, discard this condition to prevent that wound.

Goblin Scavengers (1C179) Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Orc When you play this minion, you may play a weapon from your discard pile on your Culture Moria.svg Orc.
Plundered Armories (1C193) Culture Moria.svg Moria Condition Response: If your Culture Moria.svg weapon is discarded, play it from your discard pile (that weapon’s twilight cost is -1).
The Balrog's Sword (2R50) Culture Moria.svg Moria Artifact • Hand Weapon Bearer must be The Balrog.

It is damage +1

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Retribution (12R101) Culture Orc.svg Orc Condition • Support Area Each time an Culture Orc.svg minion bearing a weapon wins a skirmish, add a burden.

Shadow: Discard this condition to play an Culture Orc.svg weapon from your discard pile.

Scavenging Goblins (12C102) Culture Orc.svg Orc Minion • Orc When you play this minion, you may play an Culture Orc.svg weapon from your discard pile on your Culture Orc.svg Orc.
Morgul Blade (1R216) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

This weapon may be borne in addition to 1 other hand weapon.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to transfer Blade Tip from your support area or discard pile to a companion bearer is skirmishing.

Úlairë Cantëa, Lieutenant of Dol Guldur (1R230) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Nazgul Fierce.

Skirmish: Exert Úlairë Cantëa to discard a weapon borne by a character he is skirmishing.

Stricken Dumb (2R80) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Event Maneuver: Exert The Witch-king to discard a tale or weapon.
The Witch-king, Black Captain (8R84) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Nazgul Enduring.

Each Man skirmishing The Witch-king loses all strength bonuses from weapons.

Morgul Vanguard (10R63) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Orc Assignment: Assign this minion to an unbound companion bearing a hand weapon.
Orc Chieftain (1C266) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc When you play a weapon on this minion, add Twilight 2.svg (limit once per turn).
Orc Swordsman (3C98) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc While this minion bears a weapon, he is strength +2.
Uruk-hai Troop (12R157) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

Each character skirmishing this minion loses all strength bonuses from weapons.

War Machine (13C176) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Event • Skirmish Exert your Culture Uruk-hai.svg lurker minion to play an Culture Uruk-hai.svg hand weapon from your discard pile on your Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion.
Pikes Upon Pikes (18U121) Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Condition • Support Area Each Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion bearing a hand weapon cannot take wounds during the archery phase.

Skirmish: Discard this condition from play to make an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion bearing a possession strength +2.

Mithril Mine (1U345) Culture Site.svg Site Site Underground. Shadow: Remove Twilight 1.svg to play a Shadow weapon from your discard pile.
Moria Stairway (1U347) Culture Site.svg Site Site Underground. Each companion and minion bearing a hand weapon is damage +1.
Golden Hall (4U338) Culture Site.svg Site Site Sanctuary. When the fellowship moves to Golden Hall, all Free Peoples weapons must be discarded.
Helm's Gate (4U349) Culture Site.svg Site Site Battleground. Each companion and minion bearing a hand weapon is strength +2.
Fangorn Glade (11S239) Culture Site.svg Site Site Forest. When the fellowship moves to this site, add Twilight 1.svg for each Free Peoples weapon.
Helm's Gate (11S245) Culture Site.svg Site Site Battleground. Each character bearing a hand weapon is strength +2.
Moria Stairway (11S248) Culture Site.svg Site Site Underground. Each character bearing a hand weapon is Damage +1.
Percy, Bard's Lieutenant (32HC19) x20px Esgaroth Ally • Home 6 • Man Archer. Each [Esgaroth] Man bearing a weapon may participate in archery fire and skirmishes. Response: If another [Esgaroth] ally is about to take a wound, exert Percy to prevent that wound.
Ancestral Feuds (31HD29) x20px Mirkwood Condition • Support Area Each time the fellowship moves to site 5, discard each weapon borne by a [Dwarven] companion. Skirmish : Remove [3] to make a [Dwarven] companion strength -X (limit -3), where X is the number of [Elven] allies you spot.
Great Goblin's Power (31S135) Culture Moria.svg Moria Condition • Support Area To play, spot a [Moria] card. Each time you play a weapon, add [1]. Response: If an Orc is about to take a wound, discard this condition or remove [3] to prevent that wound.
Ulaire Cantea, Revived (32B232) Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Nazgul Fierce. Each time the Free Peoples player transfers a follower, you may exert Ulaire Cantea to discard a weapon
Orkish Bow (32S241) Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Ranged Weapon Bearer must be a [Sauron] Orc. Bearer is an archer. When you play this possession, you may discard a [Dwarven] weapon. The Free Peoples player may exert its bearer to prevent this.
Terrifying Legend (32HC53) x20px Smaug Condition • Support Area Each time a companion is killed, you may discard a weapon (and exert each ally if you spot Smaug). Regroup: Discard a minion from play and remove [3] to discard a Man ally.
William, Troll of Ettenmoors (32B161) x20px Troll Minion • Troll Fierce. To play, discard an Orc. The twilight cost of each Troll is -2. Each time the Free Peoples player transfers a follower, you may discard a hand weapon.
The Troll Hoard (30S50) Culture Site.svg Site Site Forest. Underground. At the start of your fellowship phase, you may play a hand weapon from your draw deck.
Trollshaw Forest (30FP59) Culture Site.svg Site Site Forest. At the start of the maneuver phase, each player may play a hand weapon from his or her draw deck.
Town Hall (32HC47) Culture Site.svg Site Site River. Sanctuary. Fellowship: Exert a [Esgaroth] ally to play a weapon from your discard pile (limit once per turn).​




Loaded Keywords
Numeric Decipher Damage + XDefender + XAmbush XHunter XToil X
Non-numeric Decipher AidArcherEnduringFierceLurkerMountedMusterRoamingSanctuaryRing-bearerUnhasty
Hobbit Draft Game Cunning
Item Class Decipher [Classless] • Support AreaArmorBroochBoxBracersCloakGauntletsHand WeaponHelmMountPalantírPhialPipeRanged WeaponRingShieldStaff