Support Area Class
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
|Portrait||Card Name||Culture||Card Type||Game Text|
|Strands of Elven Hair (9R22)||Elven||Possession • Support Area||To play, spot a Dwarf. When you play this possession, add 2 tokens here.|
|Gift of the Evenstar, Blessed Light (15U16)||Elven||Artifact • Support Area||Each time an Elf wins a skirmish, you may exert that Elf or Aragorn to place an token here.|
|The Mirror of Galadriel, Dangerous Guide (15R22)||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.
|Galadriel's Silver Ewer (18R11)||Elven||Artifact • Support Area||To play, spot Galadriel or Celeborn.
While Galadriel is the Ring-bearer, she is strength +2 and resistance +2.
|Library of Rivendell (V1_11)||Elven||Artifact • Support Area||Fellowship: Stack your tale or artifact from play or from hand here to draw a card.|
|The Art of Gandalf (11U28)||Gandalf||Possession • Support Area||To play, spot a Wizard.
Regroup: Stack a spell from hand here.
|Catapult (8R32)||Gondor||Possession • Support Area||To play, spot 2 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.
|Sapling of the White Tree (9R35)||Gondor||Artifact • Support Area||To play, spot an unbound Man.|
|Scroll of Isildur (9R36)||Gondor||Artifact • Support Area||Tale. To play, spot a Man.
Fellowship: Discard this artifact to play a ring from your discard pile.
|Seeing Stone of Minas Anor (9R37)||Gondor||Artifact • Support Area||To play, spot a Man with 3 or more vitality (or spot a Man and add 2 threats).|
|Seeing Stone of Orthanc (9R38)||Gondor||Artifact • Support Area||To play, spot a Man with 3 or more vitality (or spot a Man and add 2 threats).|
|Throne of Minas Tirith (17R36)||Gondor||Artifact • Support Area||To play, spot Denethor (or 2 companions).|
|Crown of Gondor (18R41)||Gondor||Artifact • Support Area||To play, spot Aragorn, Elendil, or Isildur.|
|Gilraen's Memorial (V1_22)||Gondor||Artifact • Support Area||To play, exert Aragorn.
When Aragorn is killed, discard this artifact.
Fellowship: Exert a companion with the Aragorn signet to remove a burden. Then exert Aragorn or discard this artifact.
|The Red Arrow (9R46)||Rohan||Artifact • Support Area||Assignment: Exert a Man to play a Man. You may exert that Man to play a possession on him or her. Discard this artifact.|
|Throne of the Golden Hall (17R98)||Rohan||Artifact • Support Area||To play, spot Théoden (or 2 companions).
Saruman and Gríma cannot be assigned to skirmishes.
|Golden Perch Ale (18U108)||Shire||Possession • Support Area||Each time a companion wins a skirmish, you may add a token here.|
|Tom Bombadil's Hat (0P60)||Shire||Possession • Support Area||To play, spot 2 companions.|
|Larder (8U23)||Gollum||Possession • Support Area||To play, spot a minion.|
|Spider Poison (8C28)||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.|
|Web (8C30)||Gollum||Possession • Support Area||Regroup: If there are fewer than 3 cards stacked here, spot your Orc or minion to stack that minion here.|
|Library of Orthanc (9R+39)||Isengard||Artifact • Support Area||Shadow: Play an minion to stack the top card of your draw deck on this card. Skirmish: Remove and discard a Free Peoples card stacked here to make an minion strength +1. Regroup: Remove to take an card stacked here into hand.|
|Throne of Isengard (17R39)||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.
|Ceremonial Armor (17R41)||Men||Possession • Support Area||Each time a minion is discarded during the maneuver phase, you may stack it here.|
|Wildman's Oath (17C66)||Men||Possession • Support Area||Each time a minion is discarded during the maneuver phase, you may stack it here.|
|Fleet of Corsair Ships (18R66)||Men||Possession • Support Area||When you play this possession, you may add a token here.|
|Grond, Forged With Black Steel (18R82)||Orc||Possession • Support Area||To play, spot an 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.
|Black Sails of Umbar (8C50)||Raider||Possession • Support Area||When you play this possession, you may add a token here.|
|Corsair War Galley (8U59)||Raider||Possession • Support Area||When you play this possession, you may add a token here. While you can spot 6 tokens and a Man, the Shadow has initiative, regardless of the Free Peoples player's hand.|
|Ships of Great Draught (8R65)||Raider||Possession • Support Area||Shadow: Remove a threat or discard a card from hand to add a token here.|
|Grond, Hammer of the Underworld (8R103)||Sauron||Possession • Support Area||Engine. Shadow: Play a minion to add a token here.|
|Ithil Stone (9R+47)||Sauron||Artifact • Support Area||To play, exert a or minion.
At the start of each of your Shadow phases, you may draw a card.
|Throne of the Dark Lord (17R105)||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.
|Vile Pit (17C118)||Uruk-hai||Possession • Support Area||To play, spot an hunter.|
|Emeralds of Girion (31HD3)||Dwarven||Artifact • Support Area||Fellowship: Add  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)||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)||Dwarven||Artifact • Support Area||Fellowship: Add  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)||Dwarven||Artifact • Support Area||Each time you play RoÃ¤c, 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.|