Steadfast Champion (7U49)

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Steadfast Champion (7U49) is a Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition from the Return of the King set.

Collection Info
Title Steadfast Champion
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Notes Lists: SXL, OBRL, EXL, MXL
Set 7 - Return of the King
Rarity U - Uncommon
Card Number 49
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Condition
Twilight Cost 2
Game Text Bearer must be Gandalf.

Each minion gains this ability: “Assignment: Assign this minion to Gandalf.” Regroup: Discard this condition to discard a minion and heal a companion 3 times.

DE - German
Card Name Standhafter Held
Game Text Muss auf Gandalf gespielt werden.

Alle Diener erhalten: "Zuweisung: Weise diesen Diener Gandalf zu.".

Sammeln: Lege diesen Effekt ab, um einen Diener abzulegen und einen Gefährten dreimal zu heilen.

FR - French
IT - Italian

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN07S049.0
GEMP ID 7_49
LOTRO Hex ID 61 FF AC 06
LOTRO Image ID 07_049


This card offers a powerful regroup ability at the cost of allowing the shadow to decide the bearer's skirmish assignments. If the bearer is strong, the shadow may assign a weak minion in order to force less powerful companions to skirmish strong minions. If the bearer is weak, the shadow may assign a minion strong enough to overwhelm the bearer. If the shadow wants to prevent the free people's player from using the regroup ability, they can either remove the condition directly, or kill/discard the bearer before the regroup phase starts. If the bearer has both high vitality (so that archery fire and skirmishes aren't enough to kill them) and high enough strength to avoid being overwhelmed, the shadow may have to accept that the free people's player will receive the benefit.

Because the benefit occurs in the regroup phase, it is most useful if the fellowship is going to move again, though there are edge cases where it could be useful even if the fellowship is not going to move again. The regroup action is also optional, so if the first move goes badly and the free people's player isn't going to move again, they can choose not to activate it, in which case the condition will stick around for their next free people's turn.

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Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Condition removal
  • Move limit reduction
  • Damage bonuses


  • Note that even though this condition gives an assignment action to all minions, assignment actions can only assign unassigned characters, so once one minion is assigned to the bearer, no more minions can be assigned to the skirmish using assignment actions in the same assignment phase. If there are leftover unassigned minions after the free people's player has finished assigning characters, then the shadow can assign them as usual, including to the bearer.
  • If there are any fierce minions, they will also have the assignment action during the fierce assignment phase.

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