Smeagol, Wretched and Hungry (15R49)

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Smeagol, Wretched and Hungry (15R49) is a Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Companion from the The Hunters set.


Collection Info
Title Sméagol
Subtitle Wretched and Hungry
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Set 15 - The Hunters
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 49
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Gollum.svg Gollum
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Companion
Twilight Cost 0
Strength 3
Vitality 4
Resistance 5
Game Text Ring-bound. To play, add a burden.

Each Ring-bound companion is resistance +1.

Skirmish: Exert 2 Ring-bound Hobbits to make Sméagol strength +1 and prevent him from being overwhelmed unless his strength is tripled.

Lore “...this creature is in some way bound up with my errand.'”
Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN15S049.0
TLHH ID LOTR15049
GEMP ID 15_49
LOTRO Hex ID 61 1F 4E 0E
LOTRO Image ID 15_049


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Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
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Sméagol, Old Noser (5C28)LOTR-EN05S028.0 card.jpg 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.

LOTR-EN05S029.0 portrait.jpg
Sméagol, Slinker (5R29)LOTR-EN05S029.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. To play, add a burden.

Skirmish: Add a burden to make Sméagol strength +2 and take no wounds.

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Sméagol, Poor Creature (6C45)LOTR-EN06S045.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. To play, add a burden. Skirmish: Discard a card from hand to make Sméagol strength +1.
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Sméagol, Always Helps (7R71)LOTR-EN07S071.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. To play, add a burden.

Assignment: Assign a minion to Sméagol and add 2 threats to exhaust that minion.

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Sméagol, Hurried Guide (7C72)LOTR-EN07S072.0 card.jpg 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.

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Sméagol, Slippery Sneak (8R27)LOTR-EN08S027.0 card.jpg 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.

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Sméagol, Bearer of Great Secrets (9R+30)LOTR-EN09S030.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. To play, add a burden.

Each time the fellowship moves, place an unbound companion in the dead pile.

Regroup: If Sméagol is the Ring-bearer, add 2 burdens to discard each minion.

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Sméagol, Scout and Guide (11R51)LOTR-EN11S051.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. To play, add a burden.

Each time Sméagol wins a skirmish, you may play the fellowship's next site.

Skirmish: If Sméagol is at a marsh, exert him to cancel a skirmish involving him.

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Sméagol, Simple Stoor (13U55)LOTR-EN13S055.0 card.jpg Ring-bound. To play, add a burden.

For each card titled Déagol in your discard pile, Sméagol is strength +2 and resistance –1. Each time Sméagol wins a skirmish, you may take a Culture Gollum.svg card from your draw deck and place it in your discard pile.

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Sméagol, Pitiable Guide (19P11)LOTR-EN19S011.0 card.jpg Ring-bound.

To play, add a burden.

Each time Sméagol wins a skirmish, you may shuffle up to 2 Culture Gollum.svg cards from your discard pile into your draw deck.

Skirmish: Exert a Ring-bound companion to make Sméagol strength +2.​


See Also[edit]

  • This card's game text contains an error; it should say “Unless his strength is tripled” instead of “Unless his strength his tripled”.