Spider

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Spiders are predatory, venomous arachnids, widely feared by people. In this game, the only spider is Shelob. Each Shelob card is a Shadow Culture Gollum.svg Gollum culture minion with 8 strength, 8 vitality, home site 8, and Twilight cost 6 (which is usually 8, since she is roaming for most of the game).

Spiders also feature prominently in the Hobbit Draft Game fan sets, as their own swarm-based culture.


List of Cards with the Spider Race[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Shelob, Eater of Light (8R25)LOTR-EN08S025.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Minion • Spider Fierce.

When you play Shelob, you may play a Culture Gollum.svg possession from your draw deck.

Shelob is strength +3 for each minion stacked on a Culture Gollum.svg possession.

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Shelob, Last Child of Ungoliant (8C26)LOTR-EN08S026.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Minion • Spider Enduring. Fierce.

While in a fierce skirmish, Shelob is damage +1.

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Shelob, Her Ladyship (10R23)LOTR-EN10S023.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Minion • Spider Enduring. Fierce.

When you play Shelob, if you can spot Gollum, you may spot a companion. That companion cannot be assigned to a skirmish until the end of the turn.

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Shelob, Menace (18R34)LOTR-EN18S034.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Minion • Spider Fierce. Each time Shelob wins a skirmish, you may add threats up to the number of burdens you can spot.

Each time Shelob wins a skirmish, you may play Gollum from your discard pile; he is strength +3 and fierce until the end of turn.

Crazy Cob (31S149)HDG-EN31S049.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. Each time an Orc is killed or discarded from play (except during the regroup phase), you may a Spider. Its twilight cost is -2 and strength +2 until the regroup phase.
Fat Spider (31S151)HDG-EN31S051.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. The twilight cost of this minion is -1 for each doubt. Regroup: Discard this minion to add a doubt.
Lazy Lob (31S152)HDG-EN31S052.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. The twilight cost of this minion is -1 for each Orc you spot. Skirmish: Discard an Orc to make a Spider damage +1.
Old Tomnoddy (31S153)HDG-EN31S053.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. When you play this minion, you may remove (1) to play a Spider or an Orc from your discard pile.
Wicked Spider (32S160)HDG-EN32S060.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. Skirmish: Discard an Orc to make a Spider strength +3 (or +5 if you spot 6 companions) until the regroup phase.​


List of Cards that Interact with the Spider Race[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
Crazy Cob (31S149)HDG-EN31S049.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. Each time an Orc is killed or discarded from play (except during the regroup phase), you may a Spider. Its twilight cost is -2 and strength +2 until the regroup phase.
Lazy Lob (31S152)HDG-EN31S052.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. The twilight cost of this minion is -1 for each Orc you spot. Skirmish: Discard an Orc to make a Spider damage +1.
Old Tomnoddy (31S153)HDG-EN31S053.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. When you play this minion, you may remove (1) to play a Spider or an Orc from your discard pile.
Spider Nest (31S154)HDG-EN31S054.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Condition • Support Area To play, spot a Spider. Assignment: Discard an Orc from play to play a Spider from your draw deck or discard pile. Its twilight cost is -2 (or -4 at a forest).
Wicked Spider (32S160)HDG-EN32S060.0 card.jpg x20px Spider Minion • Spider Fierce. Skirmish: Discard an Orc to make a Spider strength +3 (or +5 if you spot 6 companions) until the regroup phase.​




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