Here Lies Balin, Son of Fundin (1C19)

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Here Lies Balin, Son of Fundin (1C19) is a Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Event from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Here Lies Balin, Son of Fundin
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity C - Common
Card Number 19
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Event
Twilight Cost 0
Game Text Maneuver: Exert a Dwarf to wound 2 Orcs or to wound 1 Orc twice.
Lore “‘I have looked on Moria, and it is very great, but it has become dark and dreadful; and we have found no sign of my kindred.'”
DE - German
Card Name Hier liegt Balin, Fundins Sohn
Game Text Manöver: Strenge einen Zwerg an, um 2 Orks zu verwunden, oder 1 Ork zweimal.
Lore "Ich habe Moria gesehen, und es ist sehr groß, aber es ist dunkel und schrecklich; und wir haben keine Spur von meiner Sippe gefunden.“
ES - Spanish
Card Name Aquí Yace Balin, Hijo de Fundin
Game Text Maniobra: Esfuerza un Enano para herir 2 Orcos o herir dos veces 1 Orco.
Lore “Ya he visto Moria, y es muy grande, pero se ha convertido en un sitio oscuro y terrible, y no hemos encontrado señales de mi gente.”
FR - French
Card Name Ici Repose Balin, Fils de Fundin
Game Text Manœuvre : Affaiblissez un Nain pour blesser 2 Orques ou pour blesser 1 Orque deux fois.
Lore “‘J'ai regardé la Moria, et elle est très grande, mais elle est devenue sombre et terrible ; et nous n'avons trouvé aucun signe de ceux de ma race.'”
IT - Italian
Card Name Qui Giace Balin, Figlio di Fundin
Game Text Manovra: Sforza un Nano per ferire 2 Orchi o per ferire 1 Orco due volte.
Lore “‘Il mio sguardo si è posato su Moria; è immensa, ma è divenuta oscura e spaventosa, e non vi è traccia della mia gente.'”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S019.0
GEMP ID 1_19
LOTRO Hex ID 43 25 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_019


This card is solely anti-orc, but it is fairly good at what it does, and with orcs making up three of the five major shadow sides in Fellowship Block, it can prove to be worth its weight, particularly if your deck suffers with Moria swarm or another orc strategy. The versatility of the wound distribution allows you to cripple a orc with a powerful ability (Orc Overseer, Isengard Smith, Tower Assassin) kill a powerful 2 vitality orc (Archer Commander, Ancient Chieftain, Orc War Band, Orc Butcher* or Guard Commander) or kill 2 Moria orcs with 1 vitality each to prevent a swarm. Be wary of any wound prevention the shadow player may have when using this card (Isengard Shaman, Goblin Armory).

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Orcs
  • Skirmish wounding [Sauron] Orcs: Orc Soldier, Orc Hunters, Orc War Band, Orc Cutthroat, Mordor's Strength.
  • Hate (Damages the orcs that need to exert to play it)

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Wounding decks (Requires an exertion)
  • Hate (Weakens your own companion prior to Hate being played)
  • Shadow decks with no Orcs (Uruks, Nazgul), or with few Orcs with little importance after being played (like Morgul Skulker)