Ulaire Nelya, Lieutenant of Morgul (1U233)

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Ulaire Nelya, Lieutenant of Morgul (1U233) is a Ringwraith Minion from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Úlairë Nelya
Subtitle Lieutenant of Morgul
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Notes Lists: EXL. This card can replace sites only in the Fellowship block format.
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity U - Uncommon
Card Number 233
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Ringwraith
Side Shadow
Card Type Minion
Race Nazgul
Twilight Cost 5
Strength 10
Vitality 3
Site Number 2
Game Text Fierce.

Shadow: Exert Úlairë Nelya and spot an opponent’s site to replace it with your site of the same number.

Lore Many of the Nine were princes of majesty and power.
DE - German

Game Text Erbittert.

Schatten: Strenge Úlairë Nelya an und entdecke eine Ortskarte eines Gegenspielers, um diese durch dein Exemplar der Ortskarte zu ersetzen.

Lore Viele der Neun waren früher einmal mächtige und erhabene Fürsten.
ES - Spanish

Game Text Fiero. Sombra: Esfuerza a Úlairë Nelya y avista un sitio de un oponente para remplazarlo por tu sitio del mismo número.
Lore Muchos de los Nueve eran Príncipes de majestad y poder.
FR - French

Game Text Acharné.

Ombre : Affaiblissez Úlairë Nelya et désignez un site d’un adversaire pour le remplacer par votre version du même site.

Lore Beaucoup des Neuf étaient des princes, majestueux et puissants.
IT - Italian

Game Text Feroce.

Ombra: Sforza Úlairë Nelya e avvista un sito avversario per sostituirlo con un tuo sito con lo stesso numero.

PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese

Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S233.0
GEMP ID 1_233
LOTRO Hex ID 49 32 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_233


A rarely used incarnation of Nelya, this minion's ability is of dubious value at the best of times, and is hindered by the ruling that it can only be used in Fellowship Block. Since this minion is only useful when the Shadow Player's sites are not already in play (Which usually means that player is ahead on the path), its ability cannot be very effectively used with sites that benefit Free Peoples cards. In addition to this, the ability cannot be used with sites that trigger when the Fellowship moves to them (Such as Eregion Hills), since the opposing Free Peoples player will already be at such a site. However, in games of 3 or more players, the ability can be more useful, as there will be sites from many different players scattered along the path.

Ulaire Nelya's ability can be used effectively at sites such as Mithril Mine (In weapon-heavy Nazgul decks) or Ford of Bruinen. Since its ability affects sites anywhere on the path, it can also be effective at giving the player Lothlorien Woods for Uruviel, Maid of Lorien or switching to The Prancing Pony* (Or another favourable site 1) immediately after an opponent has left.

It is also worth noting that this ringwraith (Including most other versions of Nelya) is never naturally roaming, as its site number is 2.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Works well with specific sites e.g. (Weatherhills, Ford of Bruinen)
  • Does not roam at site 2, giving increased effectiveness against choke decks

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Flaming Brand or other Nazgul hate, as Nelya's strength is relatively low
  • Gains no benefit from Bree Streets


From the Comprehensive Rules 4.0: This card can replace sites only in the Fellowship block format.

Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
Úlairë Nelya, Ringwraith in Twilight (2R84) Twilight.

While you can spot 2 burdens or 2 wounds on the Ring-bearer, Úlairë Nelya is fierce and damage +1

Úlairë Nelya, Assailing Minion (7R215) Fierce.

Skirmish: Discard a minion to make Úlairë Nelya strength +2.

Úlairë Nelya, Black-Mantled Wraith (7U216) Fierce.

Regroup: If you have initiative, discard Úlairë Nelya to exert each Ring-bound companion.

Úlairë Nelya, Thrall of the One (10U70) Enduring. Fierce.

Shadow cards cannot exert Úlairë Nelya during a skirmish phase.

Skirmish: Heal Úlairë Nelya to add for each burden.

Úlairë Nelya, Third of the Nine Riders (11S222) Fierce.

Shadow: Exert Úlairë Nelya to replace the fellowship's current site with a site from your adventure deck.

Úlairë Nelya, Black Hunter (12C177) Fierce.

Each time Úlairë Nelya wins a skirmish, you may draw a card.

Úlairë Nelya, Fell Rider (15R186) Fierce.

While you can spot 6 companions, minions cannot take wounds (except during skirmish phases).

Skirmish: If this minion is mounted, exert him twice to wound a companion bearing a condition. ​

See Also[edit]