Tracker

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Tracker is an unloaded keyword. It only appears on Culture Isengard.svg Isengard uruk-hai and Culture Sauron.svg Sauron orc minion cards representing scouts, pursuers, messengers, and other outriders. The keyword appears on cards from Fellowship of the Ring to The Return of the King, after which it was retired. Trackers often reduce each other's site numbers or roaming penalties, and sometimes interact with Search cards.

Culture Isengard.svg Isengard trackers are usually Fierce instead of being Damage +1 like most other uruk-hai. They have a deck archetype of their own: Uruk Trackers.

Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Trackers are popular across a wide variety of decks. Orc Ambusher (1C261)LOTR-EN01S261.0 card.jpg is a dirt-cheap body for swarms, and can exert to pay for cards like Hate (1R250)LOTR-EN01S250.0 card.jpg. Grishnákh, Orc Captain (5R100)LOTR-EN05S100.0 card.jpg, Orc Cutthroat (5U104)LOTR-EN05S104.0 card.jpg, and Orc Patrol (5U107)LOTR-EN05S107.0 card.jpg are all efficiently-priced tools for almost any Culture Sauron.svg deck. Trackers are a key part of Sauron Grind, which uses Under the Watching Eye (1C281)LOTR-EN01S281.0 card.jpg and Orc Scouting Band (1U270)LOTR-EN01S270.0 card.jpg. Trackers are also key to Sauron Initiative, which uses minions like Orc Chaser (7C298)LOTR-EN07S298.0 card.jpg, Orc Pursuer (7C303)LOTR-EN07S303.0 card.jpg, and Orc Stalker (7U307)LOTR-EN07S307.0 card.jpg. Sauron Roaming has an unusual relationship with trackers: the deck appreciates the trackers from early sets like Orc Ambusher (1C261)LOTR-EN01S261.0 card.jpg that reduce the roaming penalty, but should avoid cards like Grishnákh, Orc Captain (5R100)LOTR-EN05S100.0 card.jpg that prevent your orcs from roaming at earlier sites.

The Tracker keyword was retired after The Return of the King. It was later succeeded by Hunter in The Hunters. Many of the Tracker minions later appeared on new cards as Hunter minions, but the Hunter keyword is a loaded keyword that also appears on Free Peoples companions.

See Also[edit]

  • Rangers, a keyword found on Culture Gondor.svg Gondor and some Culture Elven.svg Elven companions. Rangers and their associated cards often have the opposite effect, increasing minions' site numbers and punishing roaming minions.


List of Cards with the Tracker Keyword[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Uruk Scout (2C47)LOTR-EN02S047.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Damage +1.

The roaming penalty for each Culture Isengard.svg minion you play is -1.

Response: If an event is played that spots or exerts a ranger, exert this minion to cancel that event.

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Many Riddles (4U159)LOTR-EN04S159.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition Search. To play, exert an Culture Isengard.svg tracker.

Plays on a companion (except the Ring-bearer).

Assignment: Exert an Culture Isengard.svg tracker and remove Twilight 2.svg to assign that tracker to bearer.

Bearer may exert to prevent this.

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Mauhúr, Patrol Leader (4R160)LOTR-EN04S160.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

Skirmish: Remove Twilight 2.svg to prevent an Culture Isengard.svg tracker from taking wounds.

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Rest While You Can (4R171)LOTR-EN04S171.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition Search. To play, spot an Culture Isengard.svg tracker.

Plays on a companion. Limit 1 per companion.If bearer is killed, reveal the top 10 cards of opponent’s draw deck and discard 1 Shadow card and 1 Free Peoples card. Your opponent reshuffles that deck.

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Uglúk, Servant of Saruman (4R176)LOTR-EN04S176.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

The roaming penalty for each Culture Isengard.svg tracker you play is -2.

While you can spot 2 Culture Isengard.svg trackers, Uglúk is strength +3.

While you can spot 3 Culture Isengard.svg trackers, Uglúk is damage +1.

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Uruk Chaser (4C181)LOTR-EN04S181.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

During a fierce skirmish involving this minion, it is strength +2.

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Uruk Follower (4R186)LOTR-EN04S186.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

Unbound Hobbits may not be discarded.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is killed, exert this minion to add a burden.

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Uruk Foot Soldier (4C187)LOTR-EN04S187.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

During a fierce skirmish involving this minion, it is strength +3 and damage +1.

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Uruk Hunter (4U188)LOTR-EN04S188.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

Unbound Hobbits may not be discarded.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is killed, exert this minion twice to exhaust a companion.

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Uruk Plains Runner (4C189)LOTR-EN04S189.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

During a fierce skirmish involving this minion, it is strength +3 and damage +1.

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Uruk Pursuer (4C190)LOTR-EN04S190.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

Unbound Hobbits may not be discarded.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is killed, exert this minion to make the Free Peoples player wound an unbound companion.

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Uruk Runner (4C193)LOTR-EN04S193.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

During a fierce skirmish involving this minion, it is strength +2.

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Uruk Searcher (4U194)LOTR-EN04S194.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

While skirmishing a character bearing a search card, this minion is strength +2 and damage +1.

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Uruk Seeker (4C195)LOTR-EN04S195.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

While skirmishing a character bearing a search card, this minion is strength +2 and damage +1.

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Orc Ambusher (1C261)LOTR-EN01S261.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The roaming penalty for each Culture Sauron.svg minion you play is -1.

Response: If a Free Peoples regroup event is played, exert this minion to cancel that event.

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Orc Assassin (1U262)LOTR-EN01S262.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The roaming penalty for each Culture Sauron.svg minion you play is -1.

Assignment: Spot two Hobbit companions to make the Free Peoples player assign a Hobbit to skirmish this minion.

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Orc Scouting Band (1U270)LOTR-EN01S270.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The roaming penalty for each Culture Sauron.svg minion you play is -1.

Skirmish: Exert this minion to wound a character it is skirmishing.

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Under the Watching Eye (1C281)LOTR-EN01S281.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition Search. To play, exert a Culture Sauron.svg tracker. Plays to your support area.

Each time the fellowship moves, the Free Peoples player must exert a companion.

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Orc Scout (2C89)LOTR-EN02S089.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker. The roaming penalty for each Culture Sauron.svg minion you play is -1.

Response: If an event is played that spots or exerts a ranger, exert or discard this minion to cancel that event.

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Grishnákh, Orc Captain (5R100)LOTR-EN05S100.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is -3.

Shadow: Exert Grishnákh twice and spot another Culture Sauron.svg Orc to draw 3 cards. The Free Peoples player may add 2 burdens to prevent this.

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Orc Cutthroat (5U104)LOTR-EN05S104.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is -3.

Skirmish: Discard another Culture Sauron.svg Orc and exert Orc Cutthroat to wound a companion he is skirmishing.

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Orc Patrol (5U107)LOTR-EN05S107.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is -3.

Maneuver: Exert Orc Patrol twice and spot another Culture Sauron.svg Orc to discard a condition.

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Orc Pursuer (5C108)LOTR-EN05S108.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is -1.

When you play this minion, you may exert him and remove Twilight 2.svg to draw a card.

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Orc Runner (5C109)LOTR-EN05S109.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is -1.

When you play this minion, you may exert him and discard 2 cards from hand to draw a card.

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Orc Chaser (7C298)LOTR-EN07S298.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is –1.

While you have initiative, this minion is strength +6.

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Orc Pursuer (7C303)LOTR-EN07S303.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is –1.

While you have initiative, this minion is strength +5.

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Orc Seeker (7R306)LOTR-EN07S306.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is –1.

If you have initiative when you play this minion, you may spot another Culture Sauron.svg Orc to draw 2 cards.

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Orc Stalker (7U307)LOTR-EN07S307.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

The site number of each Culture Sauron.svg Orc is –1.

While you have initiative, this minion is strength +8.

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Morgul Patrol (0D24)LOTR-EN00L024.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger. Tracker. The site number of each [SAURON] Orc is -3. Response: If Morgul Patrol wins a skirmish, exert it to make it fierce until the regroup phase. Skirmish: Exert Morgul Patrol to wound a character it is skirmishing. Regroup: Exert Morgul Patrol to make the Free Peoples player exert X companions, where X is the number of burdens you can spot.
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Orc Ambush Troop (V1_48)LOTR-ENV1S048.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Tracker.

While you can spot an exhausted companion, this minion is an archer.

While you can spot 3 exhausted companions, this minion is strength +3.​


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

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Fearing the Worst (2R100)LOTR-EN02S100.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition Stealth. To play, exert 2 Hobbits.

The twilight cost of each search card and each tracker is +2.

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Brought Back Alive (4U143)LOTR-EN04S143.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Search.

Assignment: Exert an Culture Isengard.svg tracker to assign it to an unbound companion. That companion may exert to prevent this (unless that companion is a Hobbit).

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Get Back (4U152)LOTR-EN04S152.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Assignment: Prevent an Culture Isengard.svg tracker from being assigned to a skirmish by any player.
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Kill Them Now (4C156)LOTR-EN04S156.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Skirmish: Make an Culture Isengard.svg tracker strength +2 (or +4 if skirmishing a character bearing a search card).
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Vengeance (4U208)LOTR-EN04S208.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Skirmish: Make an Culture Isengard.svg tracker strength +2 for each card borne by the character it is skirmishing.
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Weary (4C212)LOTR-EN04S212.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition Search. Plays on a companion or ally.

Limit 1 per character.

Each time the Free Peoples player assigns bearer to skirmish an Culture Isengard.svg tracker, bearer must exert.

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What Did You Discover? (4R213)LOTR-EN04S213.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Condition Search.

Each time the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, you may discard 2 cards from hand to take an Culture Isengard.svg tracker from your discard pile into hand.

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Seeking It Always (1U275)LOTR-EN01S275.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition Search. Plays to your support area.

Response: If a stealth event is played, exert a Culture Sauron.svg tracker to cancel that event.

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Spies of Mordor (2U92)LOTR-EN02S092.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition Search. To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg Orc.

Each time the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, you may draw a card (or 2 cards if you spot a Culture Sauron.svg tracker).

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Tol Brandir (1U363)LOTR-EN01S363.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site River. Shadow: Play up to 3 trackers from your discard pile; end your Shadow phase.
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Eastfold (4U331)LOTR-EN04S331.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Plains. Shadow: Spot 3 Culture Isengard.svg trackers to prevent the fellowship from moving again this turn.​




Unloaded Keywords
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