Savagery to Match Their Numbers (1R139)

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Savagery to Match Their Numbers (1R139) is a Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Savagery to Match Their Numbers
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Notes Lists: ERL, MXL. The strength +4 bonus lasts until the regroup phase.
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 139
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Isengard.svg Isengard
Side Shadow
Card Type Event
Twilight Cost 0
Game Text Skirmish: Make an Uruk-hai strength +2, or spot 5 companions to make an Uruk-hai strength +4 and fierce until the regroup phase.
Lore Uruk-hai match their enemies' strength with their own feral rage.
DE - German
Card Name Ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste
Game Text Kampf Gib einem Uruk-hai Stärke +2, oder entdecke 5 Gefährten, um einem Uruk-hai Stärke +4 zu geben und ihn bis zur Sammelphase Erbittert zu machen.
Lore Uruk-hai gleichen die Stärke ihrer Feinde durch ihre wilde Raserei aus.
ES - Spanish
Card Name Brutalidad Para Igualar Sus Números
Game Text Escaramuza: Da a un Uruk-hai fuerza +2, o avista 5 compañeros para dar a un Uruk-hai fuerza +4 y fiero hasta la fase de reagrupación.
Lore Los Uruk-hai igualan la fuerza de sus enemigos con su propia furia salvaje.
FR - French
Card Name Barbarie pour Rivaliser avec leur Grand Nombre
Game Text Combat : Donnez à un Ourouk-Haï +2 en force, ou désignez 5 compagnons pour donner à un Ourouk-Haï +4 en force et le rendre acharné jusqu’à la phase de ralliement.
Lore Les Ourouk-Haï rivalisent avec leurs ennemis par leur propre rage sauvage.
IT - Italian
Card Name Orda Selvaggia
Game Text Schermaglia: Aggiungi +2 alla forza di un Uruk-hai o avvista 5 compagni per aggiungere +4 alla forza di un Uruk-hai, e renderlo Feroce, fino alla fase di raccolta.
Lore Gli Uruk-hai eguagliano la forza dei nemici con la loro furia selvaggia.
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S139.0
GEMP ID 1_139
LOTRO Image ID 01_139


The key skirmish pump for the Uruk-Hai race, Savagery to Match Their Numbers offers a +2 strength bonus for a twilight cost of (0) against any companion; however, when a Fellowship contains at least 5 companions, the minion becomes fierce and Savagery to Match Their Numbers offers a +4 strength bonus which lasts until the regroup phase. The ability for this strength bonus to last through a second skirmish with just the single event makes it relatively unusual for a skirmish pump. Savagery to Match Their Numbers can alter a Free Peoples players' strategy significantly--the player may not complete a strategy or playing a fifth companion to avoid the full effect of this pump, making it even better crowd control than Greed or Ulaire Enquea, Lieutenant of Morgul.

Savagery to Match Their Numbers was added to the X-List in formats after Fellowship block, rendering the card unplayable in all subsequent formats. In casual formats, the event can be used with [Isengard] or [Sauron] Uruk-Hai, like Saruman's Ambition or Beyond the Height of Men.

With the Reflections expansion, Sack of the Shire is the closest [Isengard] pump offered, although Ferocity is a zero-!cost strength +2/3 pump in The Two Towers base set.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Fellowships with 5 or more companions
  • With Saruman, Keeper of Isengard, Savagery to Match Their Numbers is arguably the most important [Isengard] card in Fellowship of the Ring block
  • In casual formats, Savagery to Match Their Numbers can be coupled with [Isengard] or [Sauron] Uruk-Hai

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Against small fellowships of four companions or less, Savagery to Match Their Numbers is a (0) cost, strength +2 pump; while this isn't anything to scoff at, the card could prevent some hand clog if the Shadow player greedily waits for a fifth companion to maximize its effects
  • For players under a budget, even still, Savagery to Match Their Numbers is a fairly expensive card and can be difficult to acquire

See Also[edit]


Fellowship Block Uruk-Hai Shadow by ket_the_jet

Shadow Draw Deck: 1x Lurtz, Servant of Isengard 3x Saruman, Keeper of Isengard 4x Troop of Uruk-hai 2x Uruk Captain 3x Uruk Fighter 4x Uruk Lieutenant 4x Uruk Ravager 1x The Balrog, Durin's Bane 1x Beyond the Height of Men 1x Lurtz's Battle Cry 1x Saruman's Power 4x Savagery to Match Their Numbers 1x Greed 1x No Business of Ours 3x Saruman's Ambition 2x Saruman's Snows