Stand Against Darkness (1U63)

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Stand Against Darkness (1U63) is a Culture Elven.svg Elven Event from the Fellowship of the Ring set.


Collection Info
Title Stand Against Darkness
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity U - Uncommon
Card Number 63
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Elven.svg Elven
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Event
Twilight Cost 1
Game Text Maneuver: Exert an Elf to discard a Culture Sauron.svg minion, a Culture Sauron.svg condition, or a Culture Sauron.svg possession.
Lore “‘What power still remains lies with us, here in Imladris, or with Círdan at the Havens, or in Lórien. But have they the strength, have we here the strength to withstand the Enemy...?'”
Translations
DE - German
Card Name Kampf gegen die Dunkelheit
Game Text Manöver: Strenge einen Elben an, um einen Culture Sauron.svg Diener, einen Culture Sauron.svg Effekt oder eine Culture Sauron.svg Ausrüstung abzulegen.
Lore "Was an Macht noch bleibt, beruht auf uns hier in Imladris oder auf Círdan an den Anfurten, oder auf Lórien. Aber haben sie die Kraft, haben wir hier die Kraft, dem Feind zu widerstehen...?“
ES - Spanish
Card Name En Contra de La Oscuridad
Game Text Maniobra: Esfuerza un Elfo para descartar un siervo Culture Sauron.svg, una condición Culture Sauron.svg, o una posesión Culture Sauron.svg.
Lore “El poder que todavía queda esta aquí, en Imladris, o en Cirdan de los Puertos, o en Lórien. ¿Pero tienen ellos la fuerza, tendremos nosotros la fuerza de resistir al Enemigo...?”
FR - French
Card Name Faire Face aux Ténèbres
Game Text Manœuvre : Affaiblissez un Elfe pour défausser un séide Culture Sauron.svg, une situation Culture Sauron.svg, ou une possession Culture Sauron.svg.
Lore “Ce qu'il reste encore de pouvoir réside en nous, ici à Imladris, chez Círdan aux Havres ou en Lórien. Mais ont-ils la force, avons-nous ici la force de résister à l'ennemi...?”
IT - Italian
Card Name Resistere all'Oscurità
Game Text Manovra: Sforza un Elfo per scartare un servitore Culture Sauron.svg, una condizione Culture Sauron.svg, o un bene Culture Sauron.svg.
Lore “‘Il potere che sopravvive ancora si trova qui da noi a Imladris, o da Cìrdan ai Rifugi Oscuri; oppure a Lòrien. Ma hanno essi la forza di lottare, abbiamo noi la forza di resistere al Nemico...?'”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese


Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S063.0
TLHH ID LOTR01063
GEMP ID 1_63
LOTRO Hex ID 4F 27 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_063


Strategy[edit]

This card is extremely meta-dependant, as it is effective only against one shadow culture. This can be very useful if your deck particularly struggles with [sauron] decks, but take care when deciding whether or not to use this card, as it will be completely useless against many shadow sides. With the release of Return of the King the [sauron] culture (Besiegers in particular) became much more popular, making this card more viable. Being able to discard any [sauron] minion for an exertion is very powerful, but this card is also very useful as a counter to Grond, Hammer of the Underworld (Which can be a nasty card and is a possession, making it immune to the more commonly seen condition discard effects). Also note that GLR and Cirdan both benefit from this event (By their texts), so it won't be completely useless in a deck that uses either (Or both) of them.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Any powerful [sauron] minion (Great Hill Troll, Troll of Cirith Gorgor or Sauron, TLOTR)
  • Grond, Hammer of the Underworld
  • Valuable or expensive [sauron] conditions (Our List of Allies Grows Thin etc.)
  • Could be effective against a splashed Tower Assassin (Or any other splashed [sauron] minion, although you are unlikely to draw the card at the correct time for this).

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Anything that isn't [sauron] related
  • Hate (If a companion is exerted), Malice (If an archer is exerted) or Bitter Hatred