Tentacle

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An example of a minion with the tentacle keyword.

Tentacle is an Unloaded Keyword that appears only on 4 minions in the Decipher era - Foul Tentacle (2C58)LOTR-EN02S058.0 card.jpg and Huge Tentacle (2R66)LOTR-EN02S066.0 card.jpg from the Mines of Moria set, and Reaching Tentacle (19P19)LOTR-EN19S019.0 card.jpg and Strong Tentacle (19P20)LOTR-EN19S020.0 card.jpg from the Age's End set. The keyword was used to fit in with the Watcher theme, as both versions of the Watcher in the Water (Watcher in the Water, Keeper of Westgate (2R73)LOTR-EN02S073.0 card.jpg and Watcher in the Water, Many-Tentacled Creature (19P21)LOTR-EN19S021.0 card.jpg) have text that affects tentacles. No other cards relate to tentacles by name, although Evil-smelling Fens (5U22)LOTR-EN05S022.0 card.jpg fits snugly into the strategy because of the tentacles' dependency on the Marsh keyword. The 4 Tentacles, as well as both versions of the Watcher in the Water, are also the only official minions with the race of Creature.

List of Cards with the Tentacle Keyword[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Foul Tentacle (2C58)LOTR-EN02S058.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle.

When you play this minion, you may play a tentacle from your draw deck.

This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.

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Huge Tentacle (2R66)LOTR-EN02S066.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle. Damage +1.

When you play this minion, you may play Watcher in the Water from your draw deck.

This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.

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Reaching Tentacle (19P19)LOTR-EN19S019.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle.

This minion cannot bear possessions. Discard this minion from play if not at a marsh.

This minion is strength +1 for each tentacle you spot.

LOTR-EN19F020.0 portrait.jpg
Strong Tentacle (19P20)LOTR-EN19S020.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle.

This minion cannot bear possessions. Discard this minion from play if not at a marsh.

This minion is strength +1 for each tentacle you spot.

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Thrashing Tentacle (V1_33)LOTR-ENV1S033.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle. This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.

Shadow: Spot 3 Culture Moria.svg creatures to play this minion from your discard pile.

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Vile Tentacle (V1_36)LOTR-ENV1S036.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Tentacle. This minion may not bear possessions and is strength -4 while not at a marsh.

Shadow: Discard a Culture Moria.svg card from hand to make the fellowship's current site gain marsh until the end of the turn.​


List of Cards that Interact with the Tentacle Keyword[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
LOTR-EN02S073.0 portrait.jpg
Watcher in the Water, Keeper of Westgate (2R73)LOTR-EN02S073.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Damage +1. While you can spot Watcher in the Water, discard all other minions (except tentacles). Each tentacle is strength +2 and damage +1. This minion may not bear possessions and is discarded if not at a marsh.
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Watcher in the Water, Many-Tentacled Creature (19P21)LOTR-EN19S021.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Minion • Creature Discard all other minions (except tentacles). Watcher in the Water cannot bear possessions.

The fellowship’s current site gains marsh.

Shadow: Play a tentacle from your discard pile.

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Guided by One Purpose (V1_31)LOTR-ENV1S031.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Condition • Support Area Each time a tentacle wins a skirmish, you may stack it here.

Assignment: Spot 4 tentacles stacked here and discard this condition to assign a Culture Moria.svg creature to the Ring-bearer. The Free Peoples player may exert the Ring-bearer twice to prevent this.

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Out of Dark Waters (V1_34)LOTR-ENV1S034.0 card.jpg Culture Moria.svg Moria Condition • Support Area Shadow: Remove Twilight 1.svg to stack a tentacle from hand here.

Shadow: Remove Twilight 1.svg to play a tentacle stacked here as if from hand.

Response: If this condition is about to be discarded, discard a tentacle stacked here to prevent that.​




Unloaded Keywords
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Man Nazgûl Orc Spider Tree Troll Uruk-hai Wizard Wraith
Site Battleground Dwelling Forest Marsh Mountain Plains River Underground
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Ranger Ring-bound Search Southron Spell Stealth Tale Tentacle Tracker
Twilight [Unbound] Valiant Villager Weather Warg-rider