Support Area Class

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Support Area is an item class for Artifacts and Possessions that is shorthand for "Plays to your support area". This class was introduced in The Two Towers, and cards before that point simply included the full text in the card's game text.

Conditions can also contain a Support Area subtype as a shorthand for the play target text, but strictly speaking this is not an Item Class.


List of Item Cards with the Support Area Item Class[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Strands of Elven Hair (9R22)LOTR-EN09S022.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Possession • Support Area To play, spot a Dwarf. When you play this possession, add 2 Culture Elven.svg tokens here.

Fellowship: Discard this possession or remove an Culture Elven.svg token from here to reveal the top card of your draw deck. If it is a Culture Dwarven.svg or Culture Elven.svg card, you may take it into hand.

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Gift of the Evenstar, Blessed Light (15U16)LOTR-EN15S016.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Artifact • Support Area Each time an Elf wins a skirmish, you may exert that Elf or Aragorn to place an Culture Elven.svg token here.

At the start of each maneuver phase, you may remove an Culture Elven.svg token here to draw a card.

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The Mirror of Galadriel, Dangerous Guide (15R22)LOTR-EN15S022.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Artifact • Support Area To play, spot 3 Elves.

Each time you are about to draw a card, you may exert an Elf to look at the top three cards of your draw deck instead. Take a Free Peoples card into your hand and place the other cards on the bottom of your draw deck.

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Galadriel's Silver Ewer (18R11)LOTR-EN18S011.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Artifact • Support Area To play, spot Galadriel or Celeborn.

While Galadriel is the Ring-bearer, she is strength +2 and resistance +2.

Each time you play an Culture Elven.svg skirmish event, you may reinforce an Culture Elven.svg token.

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The Art of Gandalf (11U28)LOTR-EN11S028.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Possession • Support Area To play, spot a Culture Gandalf.svg Wizard.

Regroup: Stack a spell from hand here.

Fellowship: Discard a Culture Gandalf.svg card from hand to take a card stacked here into hand.

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Catapult (8R32)LOTR-EN08S032.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Support Area To play, spot 2 Culture Gondor.svg knights.

Maneuver: Discard 2 cards from hand to reveal the top card of an opponent’s draw deck. Choose an opponent who must discard a Shadow card that has a twilight cost that is the same as the twilight cost of the revealed card.

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Sapling of the White Tree (9R35)LOTR-EN09S035.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Support Area To play, spot an unbound Culture Gondor.svg Man.

Response: If a Culture Gondor.svg Man is about to take a wound, discard this Culture Gondor.svg artifact to prevent that.

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Scroll of Isildur (9R36)LOTR-EN09S036.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Support Area Tale. To play, spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man.

The Ring-bearer is resistance +1 for each Culture Gondor.svg artifact you can spot (limit +3).

Fellowship: Discard this artifact to play a ring from your discard pile.

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Seeing Stone of Minas Anor (9R37)LOTR-EN09S037.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Support Area To play, spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man with 3 or more vitality (or spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man and add 2 threats).

Regroup: Exert a Culture Gondor.svg Man or discard this artifact to discard your hand and draw 3 cards.

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Seeing Stone of Orthanc (9R38)LOTR-EN09S038.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Support Area To play, spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man with 3 or more vitality (or spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man and add 2 threats).

Regroup: Add a threat or discard this artifact to remove Twilight 2.svg or draw a card.

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Throne of Minas Tirith (17R36)LOTR-EN17S036.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Support Area To play, spot Denethor (or 2 Culture Gondor.svg companions).

Each time a minion is killed or discarded from play during a skirmish, you may reinforce a Culture Gondor.svg token.

Skirmish: Remove 3 Culture Gondor.svg tokens to discard a possession.

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Crown of Gondor (18R41)LOTR-EN18S041.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Support Area To play, spot Aragorn, Elendil, or Isildur.

Skirmish: Spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man with 3 or more vitality and discard a Culture Gondor.svg card from hand to make that Man strength +2.

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The Red Arrow (9R46)LOTR-EN09S046.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Artifact • Support Area Assignment: Exert a Culture Gondor.svg Man to play a Culture Rohan.svg Man. You may exert that Culture Rohan.svg Man to play a possession on him or her. Discard this artifact.
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Throne of the Golden Hall (17R98)LOTR-EN17S098.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Artifact • Support Area To play, spot Théoden (or 2 Culture Rohan.svg companions).

Saruman and Gríma cannot be assigned to skirmishes.

Response: If a Culture Rohan.svg Man is about to take a wound, exert another Culture Rohan.svg Man and add Twilight 2.svg to prevent that.

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Golden Perch Ale (18U108)LOTR-EN18S108.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Support Area Each time a Culture Shire.svg companion wins a skirmish, you may add a Culture Shire.svg token here.

Fellowship: Remove a Culture Shire.svg token here to remove a burden.

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Tom Bombadil's Hat (0P60)LOTR-EN00S060.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Support Area To play, spot 2 Culture Shire.svg companions.
Each time a Shadow card adds a burden or a threat, add a Culture Shire.svg token here.
Fellowship: Remove 2 Culture Shire.svg tokens from here to remove a burden.
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Larder (8U23)LOTR-EN08S023.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Possession • Support Area To play, spot a Culture Gollum.svg minion.

Regroup: Discard an Orc from hand to add a Culture Gollum.svg token here.

Skirmish: Remove a Culture Gollum.svg token here to make Shelob strength +3 (limit +6).

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Spider Poison (8C28)LOTR-EN08S028.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Possession • Support Area Skirmish: Remove a threat or a burden to transfer this possession to a companion skirmishing Shelob. Each time bearer is assigned to a skirmish, bearer must exert.
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Web (8C30)LOTR-EN08S030.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Possession • Support Area Regroup: If there are fewer than 3 cards stacked here, spot your Orc or Culture Gollum.svg minion to stack that minion here.

Shadow: Play a Culture Gollum.svg minion stacked here as if played from hand.

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Library of Orthanc (9R+39)LOTR-EN09S039.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Artifact • Support Area Shadow: Play an Culture Isengard.svg minion to stack the top card of your draw deck on this card. Skirmish: Remove Twilight 1.svg and discard a Free Peoples card stacked here to make an Culture Isengard.svg minion strength +1. Regroup: Remove Twilight 1.svg to take an Culture Isengard.svg card stacked here into hand.
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Throne of Isengard (17R39)LOTR-EN17S039.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Artifact • Support Area Each time you play Saruman, spot a minion. That minion is fierce until the start of the regroup phase.

Each Wizard is strength +3 and damage +1.

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Ceremonial Armor (17R41)LOTR-EN17S041.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Support Area Each time a Culture Men.svg minion is discarded during the maneuver phase, you may stack it here.

Response: Discard a minion stacked here or discard this to prevent a wound to a Culture Men.svg minion.

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Wildman's Oath (17C66)LOTR-EN17S066.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Support Area Each time a Culture Men.svg minion is discarded during the maneuver phase, you may stack it here.

Skirmish: Discard this possession to make a Culture Men.svg Man strength +2.

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Fleet of Corsair Ships (18R66)LOTR-EN18S066.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Possession • Support Area When you play this possession, you may add a Culture Men.svg token here.

Regroup: Remove 4 Culture Men.svg tokens from here to place a Culture Men.svg card from your discard pile on the top of your draw deck.

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Grond, Forged With Black Steel (18R82)LOTR-EN18S082.0 card.jpg Culture Orc.svg Orc Possession • Support Area To play, spot an Culture Orc.svg minion.

Each time the fellowship moves in the regroup phase, you may discard this possession to search the Free Peoples player's draw deck and remove up to 2 Free Peoples cards from the game.

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Black Sails of Umbar (8C50)LOTR-EN08S050.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Possession • Support Area When you play this possession, you may add a Culture Raider.svg token here.

Shadow: Remove X Culture Raider.svg tokens here to play a corsair from your discard pile; its twilight cost is –X. Discard this possession.

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Corsair War Galley (8U59)LOTR-EN08S059.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Possession • Support Area When you play this possession, you may add a Culture Raider.svg token here. While you can spot 6 Culture Raider.svg tokens and a Culture Raider.svg Man, the Shadow has initiative, regardless of the Free Peoples player’s hand.

Regroup: Add Twilight 1.svg for each Culture Raider.svg token you can spot. Discard this possession.

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Ships of Great Draught (8R65)LOTR-EN08S065.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Possession • Support Area Shadow: Remove a threat or discard a Culture Raider.svg card from hand to add a Culture Raider.svg token here.

Regroup: Remove 2 Culture Raider.svg tokens here to place a Culture Raider.svg card from your discard pile on top of your draw deck.

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Grond, Hammer of the Underworld (8R103)LOTR-EN08S103.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Possession • Support Area Engine. Shadow: Play a Culture Sauron.svg minion to add a Culture Sauron.svg token here.

Regroup: Remove X Culture Sauron.svg tokens here to discard a Free Peoples card (except a companion) with a twilight cost of X. Discard a Culture Sauron.svg minion or this possession.

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Ithil Stone (9R+47)LOTR-EN09S047.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Artifact • Support Area To play, exert a Culture Ringwraith.svg or Culture Sauron.svg minion.

At the start of each of your Shadow phases, you may draw a card.

Shadow: Discard this artifact to play a Culture Sauron.svg minion. Its twilight cost is –3.

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Throne of the Dark Lord (17R105)LOTR-EN17S105.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Artifact • Support Area To play, spot 2 minions.

While you can spot Sauron, each other minion is damage +1.

While the fellowship is in the same region as Mount Doom, each companion is resistance -2.

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Vile Pit (17C118)LOTR-EN17S118.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Support Area To play, spot an Culture Uruk-hai.svg hunter.

At the start of each Shadow phase, you may discard 2 Culture Uruk-hai.svg cards from hand to play an Culture Uruk-hai.svg hunter from your discard pile.

Regroup: Discard this condition to return an Culture Uruk-hai.svg hunter from play to your hand.

Emeralds of Girion (31HD3)HDG-EN31S003.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Artifact • Support Area Fellowship: Add [1] to take a card stacked here into hand. Regroup: Exert an [Elven] ally to stack an [Elven] event (or Lore of Imladris) from your discard pile on Emeralds of Girion.
Great Barricade (31HE4)HDG-EN31S004.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Possession • Support Area Fortification. To play, exert a [Dwarven] companion. If the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, discard this possession. At sites 7 and 8, each minion skirmishing a [Dwarven] companion is strength -3.
The Arkenstone (31HE48)HDG-EN31S048.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Artifact • Support Area Fellowship: Add [1] to take a card stacked here in your hand. Regroup: Exert a [Dwarven] companion to stack a [Dwarven] event from your draw deck on the Arkenstone (limit once per phase).
Crown of Erebor (32HB1)HDG-EN32S001.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Artifact • Support Area Each time you play Roäc, you may heal Thorin or Dain Ironfoot. Then, you may remove a doubt. Assignment: If you cannot spot Thorin, [Dwarven] allies may be assigned to skirmishes.​




Loaded Keywords
Numeric Damage + X Defender + X Ambush X Hunter X Toil X
Non-numeric Aid Archer Enduring Fierce Lurker Muster Sanctuary Ring-bearer Unhasty
Item Class [Classless] Support Area Armor Brooch Box Bracers Cloak Gauntlets Hand Weapon
Helm Mount Palantír Phial Pipe Ranged Weapon Ring Shield Staff