Southron Assassin (4R246)

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Southron Assassin (4R246) is a Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion from the The Two Towers set.

Collection Info
Title Southron Assassin
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Set 4 - The Two Towers
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 246
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Raider.svg Raider
Side Shadow
Card Type Minion
Race Man
Twilight Cost 4
Strength 9
Vitality 2
Site Number 4
Game Text Southron.

Each time a companion or ally loses a skirmish involving a Southron, you may remove Twilight 1.svg to make the Free Peoples player wound a Ring-bound companion.

Lore “‘Some of the Southrons have broken from the trap and are flying from the road.'”
DE - German
Card Name Südland Attentäter
Game Text Südländer.

Jedes Mal, wenn ein Gefährte oder Verbündeter einen Kampf verliert, an dem ein Südländer beteiligt war, darfst du den Einfluss um Twilight 1.svg verringern, um den Freie Völker Spieler zu zwingen, einen Ring-verbundenen Gefährten zu verwunden.

Lore "Einige der Südländer sind aus der Falle ausgebrochen und fliehen von der Straße.“
ES - Spanish
Card Name Asesino Sureño
Game Text Sureño. Cada vez que un compañero o un aliado pierde una escaramuza contra un Sureño, puedes quitar Twilight 1.svg para hacer que el jugador de Gentes Libres hiera un compañero Vinculado al Anillo.
Lore “Algunos de los Sureños han conseguido escapar de la emboscada y ahora huyen del camino.”
FR - French
Card Name Assassin Suderon
Game Text Suderon.

Chaque fois qu’un compagnon ou un allié perd un combat qui implique un Suderon, vous pouvez retirer Twilight 1.svg pour obliger le joueur des Peuples Libres à blesser un compagnon Associé à l’Anneau.

Lore « “Certains des Suderons se sont échappés du piège et s'enfuient de la route.” »
IT - Italian
Card Name Assassino Sudrone
Game Text Sudrone.

Ogni volta che un compagno o un alleato perde una schermaglia che coinvolga un Sudrone, puoi rimuovere Twilight 1.svg per far ferire un compagno Legato all’Anello al giocatore dei Popoli Liberi.

Lore “‘Alcuni dei Sudroni sono sfuggiti alla trappola e stanno scappando via dalla strada.'”
Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN04S246.0
GEMP ID 4_246
LOTRO Hex ID 66 9F D0 03
LOTRO Image ID 04_246


While the presence of Ring-bound Rangers prohibits you from being able to make an entire deck around just the Southron Assassin, it is a good solid card to have for those times when you face decks without several Ring-bound Companions. And if the only Ring-bound Companion your opponent plays is Frodo then this card can definitely be a game winner.

One obvious strategy is to team this card with Howl of Harrad to wound your opponents Ring-bound Rangers before moving in for the kill with a few of the higher cost, high strength Southrons. One difficulty with this is that Howl of Harrad's high cost can cripple its effectiveness. Instead, it can be more effective to team the Southron Assassin with Mumaks and War Mumaks to make your Southrons not only stronger, but also fierce (meaning, hopefully, more Southrons winning skirmishes). Throw in Flanking Attack to add extra twilight as needed and suddenly three minions can deal 6 wounds to Ring-bound companions whether or not they are skirmishing them.

And if the sneak attack is your favorite ploy - why not team the Assassin with a few archers and some pump cards? If you are playing an opponent with no other Ring-bound Companions; pretend disappointment when your opponent assigns the archery to that "good old archery soaker, Frodo." And then in the next turn destroy Frodo with the Southron Assassin and a couple of well chosen accomplices. Your opponent will never know what hit him! >by Cynthia Hart

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