Sting (1R313)

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Sting (1R313) is a Shire Possession from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Sting
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Notes Lists: EXL, MXL
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 313
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Shire
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Possession
Item Class Hand Weapon
Twilight Cost 1
Strength +2
Game Text Bearer must be Frodo.

Fellowship: or Regroup: Exert Frodo to reveal an opponent's hand. Remove for each Orc revealed (limit ).

Lore “‘This is Sting.... Take it, if you like.'”
DE - German
Card Name Stich
Game Text Muss auf Frodo gespielt werden. Gemeinschaft oder Sammeln: Strenge Frodo an, um die Handkarten eines Gegenspielers offenzulegen. Verringere den Einfluss um für jeden aufgedeckten Ork (maximal ).
Lore "Das ist Stich... Nimm es, wenn du magst.“
ES - Spanish
Card Name Dardo
Game Text El portador debe ser Frodo. Comunidad o Reagrupación: Esfuerza a Frodo para revelar la mano de un oponente. Quita por cada Orco revelado (limite ).
Lore “Esta es Dardo... Tómala, si quieres.”
FR - French
Card Name Dard
Game Text Le détenteur doit être Frodon. Compagnie ou Ralliement : Affaiblissez Frodon pour révéler la main d’un adversaire. Retirez pour chaque Orque révélé (limité à ).
Lore “‘Voici Dard.... Prends-la, si tu veux.'”
IT - Italian
Card Name Pungolo
Game Text Il possessore deve essere Frodo. Compagnia o

Raccolta: Sforza Frodo per far mostrare la mano a un avversario. Rimuovi per ogni Orco mostrato (limite ).

Lore “‘Questo è Pungolo.... Prendilo, se vuoi.'”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S313.0
GEMP ID 1_313
LOTRO Hex ID 49 37 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_313


Sting is an popular and iconic card from Fellowship Block. The card's ability to remove twilight when facing Orcs is invaluable, as the twilight removal capabilities allow the Free Peoples player to potentially play many Fellowship cards without flooding the twilight pool. Exerting Frodo isn't generally a problem, as most decks do not target him directly and he has more vitality than almost every other companion with The One Ring, Isildur's Bane. Three of the five major shadow races in Fellowship Block contain Orcs, and while the meta of Fellowship block leans less towards [Isengard] and [Sauron] Orcs, [Moria] remains one of the more popular shadow cultures.

Even if your opponent has no Orcs, being able to spy his or her hand is an invaluable asset; revealing the hand allows the Free Peoples player to judge a potential double move, twilight generation, or an early warning of any nasty surprise cards your opponent may have, such as Hate, Lurtz's Battle Cry, Return to its Master, or even a skirmish pump. Concern about Frodo's vitality during the Fellowship or Regroup phases (perhaps in concert with A Promise) can be mitigated by Frodo, Son of Drogo, the Gaffer, Sam's Father, Elrond, Herald to Gil-Galad, Hobbit Appetite, Stout and Sturdy, Pipeweeds, or possibly Aragorn, King in Exile.

Sting is a spotable cost to playing maneuver event Orc-Bane.

The best counters to Sting include No Business of Ours and Throw Yourself in Next Time, effectively rendering it a Hobbit Sword.

Note that Sting was added to the X-list for any format beyond Fellowship of the Ring block. Sting, Baggins Heirloom was introduced in the Battle of Helm's Deep expansion and Sting, Bane of the Eight Legs was released in the Siege of Gondor expansion.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Orcs
  • Event-based decks
  • Has synergy with Orc-Bane
  • Zero cost possession with Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Frodo wounding, in particular The Witch King, Lord of the Nazgul
  • Shadow Player Hand Protection such as No Business of Ours
  • Cards that negate or hinder Frodo's ability to exert (Black Breath, Throw yourself in Next Time, You Bring Great Evil)
  • Possession discarding, such as Ulaire Cantea, Lieutenant of Dol Guldur

Alternate Versions[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
Sting, Baggins Heirloom (5R116) Bearer must be Frodo.

Skirmish: Exert Frodo to make Sméagol strength +2 or Gollum strength -2.

Sting, Bane of the Eight Legs (8R113) Bearer must be Frodo or Sam.

Response: If a fierce skirmish involving bearer is about to end, add a threat to discard a minion involved in that skirmish.

Sting, Weapon of Heritage (11R173) Bearer must be Bilbo, Frodo, or Sam.

Maneuver: If bearer is Bilbo or Frodo, exert him to make another companion resistance +2 until the regroup phase. If bearer is Sam, each time he wins a skirmish, you may remove a burden.

Sting, Elven Long Knife (18R113) Bearer must be Bilbo or Frodo.

Regroup: Exert bearer to remove a threat. ​