Treebeard, Earthborn (4R103)

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Treebeard, Earthborn (4R103) is a Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally from the The Two Towers set.

Collection Info
Title Treebeard
Subtitle Earthborn
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Set 4 - The Two Towers
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 103
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf
Side Free Peoples
Card Type Ally
Race Ent
Twilight Cost 4
Strength 12
Vitality 4
Site Number 2
Game Text Unhasty.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is about to be discarded, stack him here instead.

Fellowship: Exert Treebeard and add Twilight 1.svg to play an unbound Hobbit stacked here.

Lore “‘Do not be hasty, that is my motto.'”
DE - German
Card Name Baumbart, Erdspross
Game Text Unhastig.

Reaktion: Wenn ein nicht-verbundener Hobbit abgelegt wird, lagere ihn statt dessen auf Baumbart. Gemeinschaft. Strenge Baumbart an und erhöhe den Einfluss um Twilight 1.svg, um einen hier gelagerten, nicht-verbundenen Hobbit zu spielen.

Lore "'Sei nicht hastig' ist mein Wahlspruch.“
ES - Spanish
Card Name Bárbol, Nacido de la Tierra
Game Text Sin prisa. Respuesta: Si un Hobbit no-vinculado va a ser descartado, en vez de eso apilalo aquí.

Comunidad: Esfuerza a Bárbol y añade Twilight 1.svg para jugar un Hobbit no-vinculado apilado aquí.

Lore “No te apresures, esa es mi divisa.”
FR - French
Card Name Sylvebarbe, Né de la Terre
Game Text Peu hâtif.

Réponse : Si un Hobbit dissocié est sur le point d’être défaussé, empilez-le plutôt ici. Compagnie : Affaiblissez Sylvebarbe et ajoutez Twilight 1.svg pour jouer un Hobbit dissocié empilé sur cette carte.

Lore « “Pas de jugement hâtif, c'est ma devise.” »
IT - Italian
Card Name Barbalbero, Nato dalla Terra
Game Text Senza Fretta.

Risposta: Se un Hobbit Non Legato sta per essere scartato, impilalo invece qui.

Compagnia: Sforza Barbalbero e aggiungi Twilight 1.svg per giocare un Hobbit Non Legato impilato qui.

Lore “‘Niente fretta, questo è il mio motto.'”
Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN04S103.0
GEMP ID 4_103
LOTRO Hex ID 67 96 D0 03
LOTRO Image ID 04_103


Earthborn is one of the two ally versions of Treebeard, along with Oldest Living Thing. They are also the only [gandalf] allies with the Unhasty keyword, giving them unique synergy with Stump and Bramble. Both versions of Treebeard are effective skirmishers at their home sites, although drawing Treebeard prior to site 2 is unlikely, and Valley of Saruman could potentially discard him. Treebeard can be played using Fangorn Forest.

Earthborn specialises in catching unbound hobbits (Merry and Pippin) when they are about to be discarded. This works best with Learned Guide and Woolly-Footed Rascal, although all The Two Towers versions of Merry and Pippin have a discard ability. Earthborn allows Merry and Pippin to discard multiple times without needing extra copies of them to get them back. Other cards that help with this are Greyhame and Knocked on the Head. Earthborn is most easily healed by extra copies of himself, though some cards such as Mithlond can also be used to heal him.

Earthborn can also be combined with Warmed Up A Bit to rescue Hobbits and replay them. This can be especially useful with Hobbits such as Pippin, Hobbit of Some Intelligence, as he can remove a burden or heal everytime he is played. Other effects that discard Hobbits, such as Diversion, also work with Treebeard.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Most minions
  • [isengard], using Stump and Bramble
  • Works well with Warmed Up A Bit, Learned Guide and Woolly-Footed Rascal

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Ally hate such as Tower Assassin or Ranks Without Number


From the Comprehensive Rules 4.0 on Unhasty: The Free Peoples player cannot assign a character with this keyword to a skirmish unless it is at its home site (see ally) or when a [gandalf] card allows it do so.

  • Therefore One Whom Men Would Follow will not allow Earthborn to skirmish, due to his Unhasty keyword.

Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
Treebeard, Oldest Living Thing (4C104) Unhasty.

Fellowship: Exert Treebeard and discard an unbound companion from hand to heal an unbound companion.

Treebeard, Guardian of the Forest (6C37) Unhasty. Assignment: Exert an unbound Hobbit to allow Treebeard to skirmish. Skirmish: Exert Treebeard to make an Ent damage +1.
Treebeard, Keeper of the Watchwood (10R18) To play, spot 3 Culture Gandalf.svg companions.

Regroup: Exert Treebeard twice to play a Culture Gandalf.svg condition from your discard pile and make an opponent discard one of his or her conditions.

Treebeard, Enraged Shepherd (15R38) To play, spot 3 Culture Gandalf.svg companions.

Each time Treebeard wins a skirmish, the first Shadow player must exert X minions, where X is the difference between Treebeard’s strength and the losing character’s strength.

Treebeard, Enemy of the Hand (0W4) Unhasty. Triumph - At the start of a skirmish involving Treebeard you may discard a minion he is skirmishing.

Assignment: Exert an unbound Hobbit to allow Treebeard to skirmish.​