Sam, Bearer of Great Need (13R156)

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Sam, Bearer of Great Need (13R156) is a Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion from the Bloodlines set.


Collection Info
Title Sam
Subtitle Bearer of Great Need
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Set 13 - Bloodlines
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 156
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Shire.svg Shire
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Companion
Race Hobbit
Twilight Cost 2
Strength 3
Vitality 4
Resistance 5
Game Text Ring-bound.

Sam is resistance +1 for each Hobbit you can spot.

Regroup: Exert Sam and transfer a follower he is bearing to your support area to discard a minion from play.

Lore “‘...the last of all the Company. The errand must not fail.'”
Translations
DE - German


Game Text Ring-verbunden.

Sam erhält Resistenz +1 für jeden Hobbit, den du entdecken kannst.

Sammeln: Strenge Sam an und verschiebe einen Gefolgsmann von ihm in deinen Unterstützungsbereich, um einen Diener abzulegen.

Lore "Und du bist der letzte der ganzen Gemeinschaft. Dein Auftrag darf nicht scheitern.“
FR - French
IT - Italian


Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN13S156.0
TLHH ID LOTR13156
GEMP ID 13_156
LOTRO Hex ID 6C DD 65 0C
LOTRO Image ID 13_156


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Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
LOTR-EN01S310.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Faithful Companion (1R310)LOTR-EN01S310.0 card.jpg Fellowship: Play Bill the Pony from your draw deck.

Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN01S311.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Son of Hamfast (1C311)LOTR-EN01S311.0 card.jpg Fellowship: Exert Sam to remove a burden.

Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN02S114.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Proper Poet (2C114)LOTR-EN02S114.0 card.jpg Maneuver: Exert Sam twice to make him defender +1 until the regroup phase.

Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN04S315.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Frodo's Gardener (4R315)LOTR-EN04S315.0 card.jpg Ring-bound.

Fellowship: Play Sam’s Pack from your draw deck.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN04S316.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Samwise the Brave (4C316)LOTR-EN04S316.0 card.jpg Ring-bound.

Response: If a Shadow card is about to add any number of burdens, spot Frodo and exert Sam to prevent this.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN05S115.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Nice Sensible Hobbit (5U115)LOTR-EN05S115.0 card.jpg Ring-bound.

While you can spot Frodo and Sméagol, Sam may not be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN07S326.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Needer of Vittles (7C326)LOTR-EN07S326.0 card.jpg Ring-bound.

Fellowship: Play a Hobbit companion to remove a burden.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN07S327.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Resolute Halfling (7R327)LOTR-EN07S327.0 card.jpg Ring-bound.

Fellowship: If you have initiative, discard a card from hand to heal Sam.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN10S122.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Great Elf Warrior (10P122)LOTR-EN10S122.0 card.jpg Ring-bound.

Sam is strength +1 for each Culture Shire.svg companion you can spot.

Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).

LOTR-EN11S172.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Steadfast Friend (11U172)LOTR-EN11S172.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. Each other companion is resistance +1.
LOTR-EN15S153.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Innocent Traveler (15U153)LOTR-EN15S153.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. While Sam bears the One Ring, he is resistance –4.

Maneuver: If Sam is bearing a follower, exert him to heal another Hobbit.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer.

LOTR-EN19F032.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Loyal Friend (19P32)LOTR-EN19S032.0 card.jpg Fellowship. Ring-bound.

While Sam bears The One Ring, he is resistance -4.

While you can spot 3 Culture Shire.svg companions, Sam is strength +2.

Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer.

LOTR-EN00W013.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Lover of Trees (0W13)LOTR-EN00W013.0 card.jpg Triumph - At the start of the fellowship phase you may remove 3 burdens.

Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (Resistance 5).

LOTR-ENV1S054.0 portrait.jpg
Sam, Of Bagshot Row (V1_54)LOTR-ENV1S054.0 card.jpg Each time a companion with the Frodo signet wins a skirmish, you may exert Sam or add a burden to heal that companion.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).​

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