The Dark Lord's Summons (1U242)

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The Dark Lord's Summons (1U242) is a Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title The Dark Lord's Summons
Unique No
Collectible Yes
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity U - Uncommon
Card Number 242
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Sauron.svg Sauron
Side Shadow
Card Type Condition
Twilight Cost 1
Game Text Search. To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

Shadow: Remove Twilight 3.svg to reveal the top card of your draw deck. If it is a Culture Sauron.svg card, take it into hand. Otherwise, discard it and one other card from hand.

Lore Orcs obey the Dark Lord unquestioningly.
DE - German
Card Name Der Ruf des dunklen Herrschers
Game Text Suche. Entdecke einen Culture Sauron.svg Ork, um diese Karte in deinen Unterstützungsbereich zu spielen. Schatten: Verringere den Einfluss um Twilight 3.svg, um die oberste Karte deines Spieldecks aufzudecken. Wenn es eine Culture Sauron.svg Karte ist, nimm sie in deine Hand. Anderenfalls lege sie und eine weitere Karte aus deiner Hand ab.
Lore Orks folgen dem dunklen Herrscher, ohne zu zögern.
ES - Spanish
Card Name La Llamada del Señor Oscuro
Game Text Búsqueda. Para jugarla, avista un Orco Culture Sauron.svg. Sombra: Quita Twilight 3.svg para revelar la carta superior de tu mazo de robar. Si es una carta Culture Sauron.svg, cógela a tu mano. De lo contrario, descarta esa y otra carta de tu mano.
Lore Los Orcos obedecen al Señor Oscuro sin hacer preguntas.
FR - French
Card Name L'Appel du Seigneur Ténébreux
Game Text Recherche. Pour jouer, désignez un Orque Culture Sauron.svg. Ombre : Retirez Twilight 3.svg pour révéler la première carte de votre pioche. Si c’est une carte Culture Sauron.svg, prenez-la en main. Autrement, défaussez-la ainsi qu’une autre carte de votre main.
Lore Les Orques obéissent au Seigneur Ténébreux sans poser de questions.
IT - Italian
Card Name Le Evocazioni dell'Oscuro Signore
Game Text Ricerca. Per giocarla, avvista un Orco Culture Sauron.svg. Giocala nella tua area di supporto.Ombra: Rimuovi Twilight 3.svg per rivelare la prima carta del tuo mazzo di gioco. Se è una carta Culture Sauron.svg, aggiungila alla tua mano. Altrimenti, scarta quella e un’altra carta dalla mano.
Lore Gli Orchi obbediscono all'Oscuro Signore senza far domande.
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S242.0
GEMP ID 1_242
LOTRO Hex ID 42 33 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_242


The Dark Lord's Summons is a situational card drawing engine with an expensive cost. The Dark Lord's Summons can potentially discard an important Free Peoples card, so a form of telepathy or deck manipulation is best utilized with this card. Seeking Its Master is possibly a better hand extension card in Fellowship block, though Battle of Helms Deep expansion additions such as Grishnakh, Orc Captain and Orc Runner redefined the [Sauron] card drawing engine.

The Dark Lord's Summons became a pariah card with the release of Mordor Fiend. The combination of Mordor Fiend and the Dark Lord's Summons, when a deck has been filtered of all Free Peoples cards (via Erkenbrand's Horn) can, in theory, play an entire Shadow deck at one site.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Decks that flood the twilight pool
  • Very strong synergy with Mordor Fiend

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Fearing the Worst
  • Twilight choke

See Also[edit]


OPEN FORMAT Mordor Fiend deck by NappyKorn

Bearer and Ring

  • The One Ring, The Ring of Rings (11R1)
  • Gimli, Bearer of Grudges (RB)(9R+4)

Fellowship (33) 1x *Bilbo, Melancholy Hobbit (12R119) 1x *Gandalf, Leader of Men (8R15) 1x *Merry, Swordthain (7R321) 1x *Pippin, Hobbit of Some Intelligence (12R127) 1x *Smeagol, Poor Creature (6C45) 2x Ranger of Osgiliath (7C116) 1x *A Light in his Mind (10U108) 1x *Brooding On Tomorrow (10U15) 4x *Ever My Heart Rises (4R46) 4x *Memories of Darkness (10U2) 1x *Reckless Pride (7U13) 2x Mines Of Khazad-Dum (3R3) 1x Preparations (7R12) 1x Battle in Earnest (8R2) 1x Last Throw (10c34) 1x No Worse for Wear (12S126) 1x One Good Turn Deserves Another (11U49) 2x Rest by Blind Night (4R54) 4x Saved From The Fire (8R20) 1x *Axe of Erebor (4R41) 1x *Red Book of Westmarch (2R113)

Shadow (33) 1x *Tower Walkway (7C315) 1x *Troop Tower (7R316) 4x Great Siege-towers (7U281) 4x The Dark Lord's Summons (1U242) 4x Their Marching Companies (8U107) 1x Forces of Mordor (1C248) 1x *Troll of Gorgoroth, Abomination of Sauron (8R108) 4x Great Hill Troll (8C102) 1x Mordor Fiend (10C91) 4x Orc Ambusher (1C261) 4x Orc Butcher (7C297) 4x Orc Guard (3C95)

Sites 0 Streets of Bree (18U140) 0 Courtyard Parapet (13U188) (1) Cavern Entrance (11S232) (2) Hobbiton Market (12S189) (2) Barazinbar (11S229) (2) Westemnet Village (11S264) (3) Dammed Gate-stream (11U235) (3) The Prancing Pony (11S256) (3) Valley of the Silverlode (11S261)