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Some Free Peoples character cards have a signet, found in the lower left corner of the card. Cards with the same signet generally give bonuses to each other and work well in the same deck. Each signet is based around an important character in the story. The available signets are Aragorn, Frodo, Gandalf, and Théoden.

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Mechanics and History[edit]

Signets are used to signify groups of characters that work well together, even reaching across cultural boundaries. Indeed, some cards with the same signet can all be viewed as if they were labeled with a unifying unloaded keyword such as Ranger or Besieger. It is thus no coincidence that the four signets center around particularly important characters, with those Characters or cards unique to them activating various signet abilities. Usually, however, (and this is true of Unloaded Keywords in general) signets are not something to be overly concerned about unless there is a particular signet-targeting ability that is going to be exploited.

Three of the signets (Aragorn, Gandalf, and Frodo) were introduced in the very beginning with the release of Fellowship of the Ring, while Theoden was introduced in The Two Towers (naturally). Particularly general wording in the rulebooks suggests that more were planned, but following the end of the Movie Block signets were dropped entirely, their space replaced with an icon indicating personal Resistance instead.

Below are four cards each bearing one of the four signets in their lower left-hand corner. From left to right: Gandalf, Aragorn, Frodo, and Theoden:

Legolas, Not As Good As Greenleaf Gimli, Lord of the Glittering Errata Boromir, Hero to Many a Hobbit Eowyn, Takes Hits Like A Girl

And here are four of their counterparts, cards that can activate to benefit (or be benefited by) those with particular signets:

Trust Me Like That Time I Took You To A Dragon And Abandoned You There Aragorn, Walking Corpsman The Fellowship does not revolve around you! It revolves around ME Forth, My Meatshields!

It should be noted that there is no rule stopping a character from boosting themselves with a signet-targeting ability; for example, Théoden, Lord of the Mark (4P365)LOTR-EN04S365.0 card.jpg himself could gain defender +1 from Forth Eorlingas! (4U275)LOTR-EN04S275.0 card.jpg above. Just remember that unless a card explicitly calls out a signet character by name (as seen with Gandalf's Wisdom (2C23)LOTR-EN02S023.0 card.jpg), that character must have his own signet to do so.

Post-Shadows[edit]

As noted above, following Movie block Companions were no longer printed with any signets at all, and no more cards having costs or effects affecting only signeted cards were made. However, there is a curious case in that some cards were reprinted in later sets, notably Boromir, Defender of Minas Tirith (3P122)LOTR-EN03S122.0 card.jpg and Pippin, Hobbit of Some Intelligence (1R307)LOTR-EN01S307.0 card.jpg. Both of these cards have the new Resistance icon in place of a signet, but since they are word-for-word reprints of an earlier card, it was ruled that they both have the Gandalf signet of the originals. They are therefore unique in being the only signeted cards not actually bearing the signet on the face of the card itself.

List of Signet-Targeting Abilities[edit]

Signet CardName Culture CardType GameText
Signet CardName Culture CardType GameText
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Aragorn, King in Exile (1P365)LOTR-EN01S365.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. At the start of each of your turns, you may heal another companion who has the Aragorn signet.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png No Mere Ranger (2R36)LOTR-EN02S036.0 card.jpg Gondor Event Skirmish: Exert Aragorn to make another companion strength +2 (or +3 if that companion has the Aragorn signet).
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Voice of Rauros (3U47)LOTR-EN03S047.0 card.jpg Gondor Event Maneuver: Exert Aragorn to make each companion with the Aragorn signet damage +1 until the regroup phase.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Hard Choice (4U123)LOTR-EN04S123.0 card.jpg Gondor Event Fellowship: Spot Aragorn to heal a companion who has the Aragorn signet twice.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png These Are My People (5R41)LOTR-EN05S041.0 card.jpg Gondor Event Fellowship: Exert Aragorn twice to play any number of possessions from your discard pile onto companions with the Aragorn signet.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Westfold (6U116)LOTR-EN06S116.0 card.jpg Site Site Fellowship: Exert Aragorn twice to play a companion with the Aragorn signet from your draw deck.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png At His Command (8C31)LOTR-EN08S031.0 card.jpg Gondor Event Exert Aragorn to make an unbound companion with the Aragorn signet strength +1 for each threat you can spot.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Frodo, Son of Drogo (1C290)LOTR-EN01S290.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 10). Fellowship: Exert another companion who has the Frodo signet to heal Frodo.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Dear Friends (2U98)LOTR-EN02S098.0 card.jpg Shire Event Fellowship: Exert a companion to place a Free Peoples card from your discard pile beneath your draw deck (or 2 Free Peoples cards if that companion has the Frodo signet).
Frodo Signet Icon.png Frodo's Pipe (3U107)LOTR-EN03S107.0 card.jpg Shire Possession Bearer must be Frodo. Fellowship: Discard a pipeweed possession and spot X pipes to heal a companion with the Frodo signet X times.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Mind Your Own Affairs (4U312)LOTR-EN04S312.0 card.jpg Shire Event Skirmish: Spot Frodo and add a burden to wound a minion skirmishing a companion who has the Frodo signet.
Frodo Signet Icon.png No Use That Way (5R113)LOTR-EN05S113.0 card.jpg Shire Event Skirmish: Add 3 burdens to wound a minion skirmishing a companion who has the Frodo signet twice.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Rocks of Emyn Muil (6U115)LOTR-EN06S115.0 card.jpg Site Site Fellowship: Play a companion with the Frodo signet to remove a burden.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Straining Towards Us (8C114)LOTR-EN08S114.0 card.jpg Shire Event Exert Frodo to remove Twilight 1.svg for each Frodo signet you spot.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gandalf, The Grey Wizard (1P364)LOTR-EN01S364.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion Fellowship: Exert Gandalf to play a companion who has the Gandalf signet. The twilight cost of that companion is -2.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gandalf's Wisdom (2C23)LOTR-EN02S023.0 card.jpg Gandalf Condition Plays to your support area. The twilight cost of each possession or artifact played on Gandalf or a character who has the Gandalf signet is -1.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Trust Me as You Once Did (3U35)LOTR-EN03S035.0 card.jpg Gandalf Condition Skirmish: Exert Gandalf to make a companion strength +1 for each companion with the Gandalf signet you can spot (limit +3).
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Keep Your Forked Tongue (4U96)LOTR-EN04S096.0 card.jpg Gandalf Event Skirmish: Spot Gandalf and 3 twilight tokens to prevent all wounds to a companion who has the Gandalf signet.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Down From the Hills (5R16)LOTR-EN05S016.0 card.jpg Gandalf Event Spell. Maneuver: Exert Gandalf 3 times to make an unbound companion with the Gandalf signet strength +5, defender +1, damage +2, and unable to take wounds until the regroup phase.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Meduseld (6U117)LOTR-EN06S117.0 card.jpg Site Site Sanctuary. Fellowship: Exert 3 companions with the Gandalf signet to play an unbound companion from your dead pile.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Let Us Not Tarry (8U16)LOTR-EN08S016.0 card.jpg Gandalf Event Exert Gandalf to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength –1 for each Gandalf signet you spot.
Theoden Signet Icon.png Forth Eorlingas! (4U275)LOTR-EN04S275.0 card.jpg Rohan Event Maneuver: Exert Théoden to make a companion who has the Théoden signet defender +1 until the regroup phase.
Theoden Signet Icon.png I Am Here (5R84)LOTR-EN05S084.0 card.jpg Rohan Event Fellowship: Exert Théoden twice to heal every other companion with the Théoden signet twice.
Theoden Signet Icon.png Hornburg Hall (6U118)LOTR-EN06S118.0 card.jpg Site Site Sanctuary. Fellowship: Spot 3 companions with the Théoden signet and discard your hand to draw 4 cards.
Theoden Signet Icon.png No Living Man (8C90)LOTR-EN08S090.0 card.jpg Rohan Event Exert Théoden to exert a minion for each Théoden signet you spot.
Theoden Signet Icon.png Horn of the Mark (9R45)LOTR-EN09S045.0 card.jpg Rohan Possession Bearer must be Merry or Pippin.
Bearer gains the Théoden signet.
Response: If bearer wins a skirmish, exert him to discard each minion involved in that skirmish.


List of Characters Bearing Signets[edit]

Signet CardName Culture CardType GameText
Signet CardName Culture CardType GameText
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Gimli, Dwarf of Erebor (1U12)LOTR-EN01S012.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. Fellowship: Add Twilight 2.svg to place a card from hand beneath your draw deck.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Arwen, Daughter of Elrond (1R30)LOTR-EN01S030.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Ranger. While skirmishing a Nazgûl, Arwen is strength +3.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Boromir, Lord of Gondor (1R96)LOTR-EN01S096.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. Boromir is not overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Merry, From O'er the Brandywine (1C303)LOTR-EN01S303.0 card.jpg Shire Companion While Merry bears a weapon, he is strength +2.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Sam, Son of Hamfast (1C311)LOTR-EN01S311.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Fellowship: Exert Sam to remove a burden. Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Aragorn, King in Exile (1P365)LOTR-EN01S365.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. At the start of each of your turns, you may heal another companion who has the Aragorn signet.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer (2C102)LOTR-EN02S102.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bound. Ring-bearer (resistance 10). The cost of each artifact, possession, and Culture Shire.svg tale played on Frodo is -1.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Pippin, Mr. Took (2C110)LOTR-EN02S110.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Fellowship: Play Gandalf or Aragorn; his twilight cost is -2.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Gandalf, The Grey Pilgrim (2P122)LOTR-EN02S122.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion At the start of each of your turns, you may draw a card.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Legolas, Son of Thranduil (3P121)LOTR-EN03S121.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. While Legolas is at a river or forest, add 1 to the fellowship archery total.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Gimli, Lockbearer (4R48)LOTR-EN04S048.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. Gimli is strength +1 for each unbound Hobbit companion you can spot.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Legolas, Dauntless Hunter (4R73)LOTR-EN04S073.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. The twilight cost of each Shadow event and Shadow condition is +1 for each unbound Hobbit you can spot.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Faramir, Captain of Gondor (4R116)LOTR-EN04S116.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ring-bound. Ranger.

The twilight cost of each other Culture Gondor.svg Man in your starting fellowship is -1.

While skirmishing a roaming minion, Faramir is strength +2.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Éomer, Sister-son of Theoden (4C266)LOTR-EN04S266.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion While you can spot a Culture Rohan.svg Man, Éomer’s twilight cost is -1. At the start of each turn, you may heal a Culture Rohan.svg ally.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Éowyn, Sister-daughter of Theoden (4R271)LOTR-EN04S271.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Valiant. Response: If Éowyn is exhausted and about to take a wound in a skirmish, discard 2 cards from hand to prevent that wound.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Théoden, Son of Thengel (4C292)LOTR-EN04S292.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Regroup: Spot a Culture Rohan.svg ally and exert Théoden to liberate a site.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Aragorn, Wingfoot (4P364)LOTR-EN04S364.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. Each time the fellowship moves, you may wound a minion for each unbound Hobbit you spot.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Legolas, Dauntless Hunter (4M2)LOTR-EN04M002.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. The twilight cost of each Shadow event and Shadow condition is +1 for each unbound Hobbit you can spot.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Frodo, Master of the Precious (5U111)LOTR-EN05S111.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 10). Fellowship: Add a burden to play Sméagol from your discard pile.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Sam, Nice Sensible Hobbit (5U115)LOTR-EN05S115.0 card.jpg Shire Companion 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).
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Arwen, Evenstar of Her People (6U13)LOTR-EN06S013.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Skirmish: Exert an Elf to make a minion skirmishing Arwen strength –1.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Gandalf, Mithrandir (6R30)LOTR-EN06S030.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion Damage +1. Each time the fellowship moves, wound Gandalf.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Merry, Impatient Hobbit (6R113)LOTR-EN06S113.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Regroup: Discard Merry to heal a Culture Gandalf.svg companion.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Pippin, Hastiest of All (6R114)LOTR-EN06S114.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Regroup: Discard Pippin to choose a Shadow player who must wound one of his or her minions.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Merry, Impatient Hobbit (6M3)LOTR-EN06M003.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Regroup: Discard Merry to heal a Culture Gandalf.svg companion.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Gimli, Feared Axeman (7R7)LOTR-EN07S007.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. Response: If a Culture Dwarven.svg condition is about to be discarded by an opponent, exert a Dwarf or discard a Culture Dwarven.svg card from hand to prevent that.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Legolas, Fearless Marksman (7R25)LOTR-EN07S025.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. Archery: If you have initiative, discard 4 cards from hand to wound a minion.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Aragorn, Captain of Gondor (7C81)LOTR-EN07S081.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Knight. At the start of each fellowship phase, you may add Twilight 2.svg to heal another Culture Gondor.svg companion.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Denethor, Steward of the City (7R85)LOTR-EN07S085.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Fellowship: Play a Culture Gondor.svg knight. That knight’s twilight cost is –2. Each time a Shadow card adds a threat, add a burden. Each time a Shadow card adds a burden, add a threat.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Denethor, Wizened Steward (7C86)LOTR-EN07S086.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Denethor is strength +1 for each other Culture Gondor.svg Man you can spot (limit +4).
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Éomer, Skilled Tactician (7R227)LOTR-EN07S227.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Valiant. While you can spot a Culture Rohan.svg Man, Éomer’s twilight cost is –1. Fellowship: Play a Culture Rohan.svg companion to take a Culture Rohan.svg possession or Culture Rohan.svg skirmish event into hand from your discard pile.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Éowyn, Restless Maiden (7C229)LOTR-EN07S229.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Skirmish: Discard a possession borne by Éowyn to make her strength +2.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Frodo, Hope of Free Peoples (7C317)LOTR-EN07S317.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

Ring-bound.

Each time the fellowship moves, you may add Twilight 3.svg to remove a threat.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Pippin, Wearer of Black and Silver (7R324)LOTR-EN07S324.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Skirmish: If Pippin is not assigned to a skirmish, return him to your hand to wound a roaming minion twice.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Sam, Needer of Vittles (7C326)LOTR-EN07S326.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bound.

Fellowship: Play a Hobbit companion to remove a burden.

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Legolas, Elven Stalwart (8C10)LOTR-EN08S010.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. While you can spot 3 wounded minions, each minion skirmishing Legolas is strength –3.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Gandalf, Leader of Men (8R15)LOTR-EN08S015.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion When Gandalf is in your starting fellowship, his twilight cost is -2.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png King of the Dead, Oathbreaker (8R38)LOTR-EN08S038.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Enduring. To play, spot a Culture Gondor.svg Wraith and add 2 threats. Response: If Aragorn is about to take a wound in a skirmish, exert King of the Dead to prevent that wound.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Oathbreaker (8C41)LOTR-EN08S041.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Enduring. To play, add a threat. Skirmish: Discard 3 cards from hand to discard a possession borne by a minion skirmishing this companion.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Shadow Host (8R43)LOTR-EN08S043.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Enduring. To play, spot 2 exhausted Culture Gondor.svg Wraiths and add 2 threats. While Shadow Host is exhausted, it is defender +1.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Sleepless Dead (8U45)LOTR-EN08S045.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Enduring. To play, add a threat. Each time this companion wins a skirmish, you may exert him to discard a minion he is skirmishing.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Théoden, Tall and Proud (8R92)LOTR-EN08S092.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Valiant.

While you can spot a Culture Rohan.svg Man, Théoden’s twilight cost is –1.

If Théoden is killed, you may play a Culture Rohan.svg companion from your discard pile or draw deck.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Arwen, Echo of Luthien (10U5)LOTR-EN10S005.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Skirmish: Discard a card from hand to discard the bottom card of your draw deck. If the bottom card was an Culture Elven.svg card, each minion skirmishing Arwen is strength –3.
Aragorn Signet Icon.png Denethor, Lord of Minas Tirith (10R28)LOTR-EN10S028.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion To play, spot 2 Culture Gondor.svg Men. Fellowship: If at a sanctuary, exert Denethor to take a Culture Gondor.svg card into hand from your draw deck, then reshuffle. Choose an opponent who may draw 2 cards.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Legolas, Greenleaf (1R50)LOTR-EN01S050.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. Archery: Exert Legolas to wound a minion; Legolas does not add to the fellowship archery total.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Gandalf, Friend of the Shirefolk (1R72)LOTR-EN01S072.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion Gandalf is strength +1 for each of these races you can spot in the fellowship: Hobbit, Dwarf, Elf, and Man.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Boromir, Son of Denethor (1U97)LOTR-EN01S097.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Skirmish: Exert Boromir to make a Hobbit strength +3.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Frodo, Son of Drogo (1C290)LOTR-EN01S290.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 10). Fellowship: Exert another companion who has the Frodo signet to heal Frodo.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Merry, Friend to Sam (1R302)LOTR-EN01S302.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Skirmish: If Merry is not assigned to a skirmish, exert him twice to add his strength to another companion.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Pippin, Friend to Frodo (1C306)LOTR-EN01S306.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Your opponent may not discard your Culture Shire.svg tales from play.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sam, Faithful Companion (1R310)LOTR-EN01S310.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Fellowship: Play Bill the Pony from your draw deck. Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
Frodo Signet Icon.png Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race (2P121)LOTR-EN02S121.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. Each underground site's Shadow number is -2.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race (2M4)LOTR-EN02M004.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. Each underground site’s Shadow number is -2.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Arwen, Elven Rider (3U7)LOTR-EN03S007.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Ranger. Response: If the Ring-bearer is about to take a wound, discard 3 cards from hand to prevent that wound.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Aragorn, Heir to the White City (3R38)LOTR-EN03S038.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. Each time the fellowship moves during the fellowship phase, remove Twilight 2.svg.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Arwen, Elven Rider (3M1)LOTR-EN03M001.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Ranger. Response: If the Ring-bearer is about to take a wound, discard 3 cards from hand to prevent that wound.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Faramir, Son of Denethor (4C117)LOTR-EN04S117.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ring-bound. Ranger. An opponent may not play skirmish events or use skirmish special abilities during skirmishes involving Faramir.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301)LOTR-EN04S301.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 10). While you can spot 3 unbound companions, Shadow cards may not discard cards from your hand or from the top of your draw deck.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Merry, Learned Guide (4C310)LOTR-EN04S310.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Skirmish: Exert the Ring-bearer to discard Merry. Any Shadow player may remove Twilight 2.svg to prevent this.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Pippin, Woolly-footed Rascal (4C314)LOTR-EN04S314.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Skirmish: Add a burden to discard Pippin. Any Shadow player may remove Twilight 2.svg to prevent this.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sam, Frodo's Gardener (4R315)LOTR-EN04S315.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bound.

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

Response: If Frodo is killed, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sméagol, Old Noser (5C28)LOTR-EN05S028.0 card.jpg Gollum Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Regroup: Exert Sméagol (or Gollum) twice to reveal the top 4 cards of your draw deck. Wound a minion for each Shadow card revealed. Place those 4 cards beneath your draw deck in any order.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sméagol, Slinker (5R29)LOTR-EN05S029.0 card.jpg Gollum Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Add a burden to make Sméagol strength +2 and take no wounds.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sméagol, Poor Creature (6C45)LOTR-EN06S045.0 card.jpg Gollum Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Discard a card from hand to make Sméagol strength +1.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sméagol, Always Helps (7R71)LOTR-EN07S071.0 card.jpg Gollum Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Assignment: Assign a minion to Sméagol and add 2 threats to exhaust that minion.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sméagol, Hurried Guide (7C72)LOTR-EN07S072.0 card.jpg Gollum Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: If you have initiative, discard 2 cards from your hand. Sméagol cannot be overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Faramir, Wizard's Pupil (7R91)LOTR-EN07S091.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger.

Fellowship: Play a Culture Rohan.svg Man to heal Faramir.

Skirmish: Exert Faramir to make an unbound Hobbit strength +2.

Skirmish: Exert Gandalf to prevent all wounds to Faramir.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sam, Resolute Halfling (7R327)LOTR-EN07S327.0 card.jpg Shire Companion 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).
Frodo Signet Icon.png Sméagol, Slippery Sneak (8R27)LOTR-EN08S027.0 card.jpg Gollum Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Add a number of threats equal to the total vitality of the minions Sméagol is skirmishing to discard Sméagol. Regroup: Discard Sméagol to take a Culture Gollum.svg minion from your discard pile into hand.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Merry, Noble Warrior (8P121)LOTR-EN08S121.0 card.jpg Shire Companion To play, spot a Culture Rohan.svg companion. Skirmish: Discard 4 cards from hand to make Merry strength +2 for each Culture Rohan.svg companion you spot.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Pippin, Guard of Minas Tirith (8P122)LOTR-EN08S122.0 card.jpg Shire Companion To play, spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man. Skirmish: Discard 4 cards from hand to wound a minion Pippin is skirmishing twice if that minion bears a fortification.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Arwen, Queen of Elves and Men (10R6)LOTR-EN10S006.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Each minion skirmishing Arwen is strength –2 for each wounded minion you can spot.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Aragorn, Elessar Telcontar (10R25)LOTR-EN10S025.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion When you play Aragorn, you may heal another companion. At the start of each fellowship phase, you may exert a companion of one culture to heal a companion of another culture.
Frodo Signet Icon.png Frodo, Resolute Hobbit (10P121)LOTR-EN10S121.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 12).
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gimli, Son of Gloin (1R13)LOTR-EN01S013.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. Skirmish: Exert Gimli to make him strength +2.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Legolas, Prince of Mirkwood (1U51)LOTR-EN01S051.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. While skirmishing a Nazgûl, Legolas is strength +3.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Aragorn, Ranger of the North (1R89)LOTR-EN01S089.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. Maneuver: Exert Aragorn to make him defender +1 until the regroup phase.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Frodo, Old Bilbo's Heir (1R289)LOTR-EN01S289.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 10). At the start of each of your turns, you may heal a Hobbit ally.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Pippin, Hobbit of Some Intelligence (1R307)LOTR-EN01S307.0 card.jpg Shire Companion When you play Pippin, remove a burden or wound from a companion.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gandalf, The Grey Wizard (1P364)LOTR-EN01S364.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion Fellowship: Exert Gandalf to play a companion who has the Gandalf signet. The twilight cost of that companion is -2.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Merry, Horticulturalist (2C104)LOTR-EN02S104.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Fellowship: Exert Merry to play Farmer Maggot from your draw deck.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Sam, Proper Poet (2C114)LOTR-EN02S114.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Maneuver: Exert Sam twice to make him defender +1 until the regroup phase. Response: If Frodo dies, make Sam the Ring-bearer (resistance 5).
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Arwen, Lady Undomiel (3R8)LOTR-EN03S008.0 card.jpg Elven Companion While you can spot 3 Culture Elven.svg allies whose home is site 3, each minion skirmishing Arwen is strength -3.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Boromir, Defender of Minas Tirith (3P122)LOTR-EN03S122.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. Fellowship: Add Twilight 2.svg to heal Boromir.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gimli, Unbidden Guest (4C49)LOTR-EN04S049.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. Skirmish: Exert Gimli to make an unbound companion strength +1 (or +2 if that companion is Legolas).
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Legolas, Elven Comrade (4C74)LOTR-EN04S074.0 card.jpg Elven Companion Archer. Skirmish: Exert Legolas to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength -1 (or -2 if that companion is Gimli).
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gandalf, The White Wizard (4C90)LOTR-EN04S090.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion While you can spot 3 twilight tokens, Gandalf is strength +3.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Aragorn, Heir of Elendil (4C109)LOTR-EN04S109.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Defender +1.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Frodo, Tired Traveller (4C302)LOTR-EN04S302.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Ring-bearer (resistance 10). Fellowship: Play a Ring-bound companion to remove a burden.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Merry, Unquenchable Hobbit (4R311)LOTR-EN04S311.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Skirmish: If Merry is not assigned to a skirmish, discard him to remove a Culture Sauron.svg Orc from a skirmish involving an unbound companion.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Pippin, Just a Nuisance (4R313)LOTR-EN04S313.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Skirmish: If Pippin is not assigned to a skirmish, discard him to remove an Uruk-hai from a skirmish involving an unbound companion.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Sam, Samwise the Brave (4C316)LOTR-EN04S316.0 card.jpg Shire Companion 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).
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Théoden, King of the Golden Hall (5C93)LOTR-EN05S093.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Valiant. Maneuver: Play a Culture Rohan.svg possession on Théoden to heal a Culture Rohan.svg ally.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Éowyn, Daughter of Eomund (5P122)LOTR-EN05S122.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Valiant. Maneuver: Play a Culture Rohan.svg possession on Éowyn to heal her.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Éomer, Rohirrim Captain (6R92)LOTR-EN06S092.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Valiant. While you can spot a Culture Rohan.svg Man, Éomer’s twilight cost is –1. Skirmish: Discard 3 cards from hand to make a Culture Rohan.svg Man strength +2 for each wound on each minion in his or her skirmish.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Faramir, Ithilien Ranger (6P121)LOTR-EN06S121.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ring-bound. Ranger. If Faramir is in your starting fellowship, his twilight cost is –1. Fellowship: Play a ranger to heal a Ring-bound companion.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Arwen, Fair Elf Maiden (7R16)LOTR-EN07S016.0 card.jpg Elven Companion While skirmishing a fierce minion, Arwen is strength +3.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gandalf, Defender of the West (7C36)LOTR-EN07S036.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion While you cannot spot 3 companions of the same culture, Gandalf is strength –2.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Théoden, Rekindled King (7R255)LOTR-EN07S255.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion While you can spot a Culture Rohan.svg Man, Théoden’s twilight cost is –1. Fellowship: If the twilight pool has fewer than 2 twilight tokens, play a Culture Rohan.svg possession on Théoden and add Twilight 2.svg to heal another Culture Rohan.svg companion.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Merry, Rohirrim Squire (7C320)LOTR-EN07S320.0 card.jpg Shire Companion Skirmish: If you cannot spot 3 threats, add a threat to make Merry strength +2.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Pippin, Sworn to Service (7C323)LOTR-EN07S323.0 card.jpg Shire Companion While you cannot spot 4 threats, Pippin is strength +1 for each threat you can spot.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Aragorn, Driven by Need (7P364)LOTR-EN07S364.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion While you cannot spot 4 threats, Aragorn is strength +1 for each threat. Regroup: Exert Aragorn twice to remove 3 threats.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Gimli, Counter of Foes (8C5)LOTR-EN08S005.0 card.jpg Dwarven Companion Damage +1. For each wound on Gimli, he is strength +1 and damage +1.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Faramir, Defender of Osgiliath (8C34)LOTR-EN08S034.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Knight. When you play Faramir (except in your starting fellowship), you may reveal the top 10 cards of your draw deck. You may play a knight revealed. Shuffle your draw deck.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Éomer, Keeper of Oaths (8C87)LOTR-EN08S087.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Valiant. When you play Éomer (except in your starting fellowship), you may reveal the top 10 cards of your draw deck and play all Culture Rohan.svg possessions revealed. Shuffle your draw deck.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Radagast, The Brown (9R+26)LOTR-EN09S026.0 card.jpg Gandalf Companion The move limit is +1. Each time the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, each opponent may discard 2 cards from hand to draw 2 cards.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Éowyn, Lady of Ithilien (10R72)LOTR-EN10S072.0 card.jpg Rohan Companion Skirmish: Exert Éowyn to choose an opponent. That opponent must wound a minion for each wound on each minion skirmishing Éowyn.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Sam, Great Elf Warrior (10P122)LOTR-EN10S122.0 card.jpg Shire Companion 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).
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Boromir, Defender of Minas Tirith (12U43)LOTR-EN12S043.0 card.jpg Gondor Companion Ranger. Fellowship: Add Twilight 2.svg to heal Boromir.
Gandalf Signet Icon.png Pippin, Hobbit of Some Intelligence (12R127)LOTR-EN12S127.0 card.jpg Shire Companion When you play Pippin, remove a burden or heal a companion.

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