Helm

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Helms are item classes for Artifacts and Possessions that are used defensively to keep your companions alive.

Gimli's Helm (1R15)LOTR-EN01S015.0 card.jpg is useful for absorbing wounds in lethal situations, or for canceling out Damage bonuses of any minions skirmishing him, while also limiting direct-wound strategies.

Rohirrim Helm (5R89)LOTR-EN05S089.0 card.jpg can be used to cancel skirmishes against exhausted minions, or can bait your opponent into exerting, then slamming them with more wounds with the likes of Éowyn, Lady of Ithilien (10R72)LOTR-EN10S072.0 card.jpg.

As helms are all Possessions, they are susceptible to all forms of Possession Hate, and so primarily have to worry about that more than anything.

List of Cards with the Helm Item Class[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Gimli's Helm (1R15)LOTR-EN01S015.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Helm Bearer must be Gimli. He takes no more than 1 wound during each skirmish phase.

Skirmish: Discard Gimli’s Helm to prevent all wounds to him.

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Rohirrim Helm (5R89)LOTR-EN05S089.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Helm Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to cancel a skirmish involving bearer. A minion in this skirmish may exert to prevent this.

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Rohirrim Helm (5R127)LOTR-EN05S127.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Possession • Helm Bearer must be a Culture Rohan.svg Man.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to cancel a skirmish involving bearer. A minion in this skirmish may exert to prevent this.​


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

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Járnsmid, Merchant from Dale (2R25)LOTR-EN02S025.0 card.jpg 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.

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Beyond the Height of Men (2R39)LOTR-EN02S039.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Maneuver: Exert an Uruk-hai to discard an armor possession, helm possession, or shield possession (or all such Free Peoples possessions if you can spot 6 companions).
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Whip of Many Thongs (2R74)LOTR-EN02S074.0 card.jpg 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.​




Loaded Keywords
Numeric Damage + X Defender + X Ambush X Hunter X Toil X
Non-numeric Aid Archer Enduring Fierce Lurker Muster Sanctuary Ring-bearer Unhasty
Item Class [Classless] Support Area Armor Brooch Box Bracers Cloak Gauntlets Hand Weapon
Helm Mount Palantír Phial Pipe Ranged Weapon Ring Shield Staff