Ulaire Toldea, Messenger of Morgul (1R236)

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Ulaire Toldea, Messenger of Morgul (1R236) is a Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion from the Fellowship of the Ring set.

Collection Info
Title Úlairë Toldëa
Subtitle Messenger of Morgul
Unique Yes
Collectible Yes
Set 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Rarity R - Rare
Card Number 236
Language EN - English
Revision 0
Gameplay Info
Playable Yes
Culture Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith
Side Shadow
Card Type Minion
Race Nazgul
Twilight Cost 6
Strength 12
Vitality 3
Site Number 3
Game Text Fierce.

Assignment: Spot 4 burdens to assign a companion (except the Ring-bearer) to skirmish Úlairë Toldëa.

Lore “‘Open, in the name of Mordor!' said a voice thin and menacing.”
Translations
DE - German


Game Text Erbittert.

Zuweisung: Entdecke 4 Lastmarken, um einen Gefährten (ausser dem Ringträger) Úlairë Toldëa zuzuweisen.

Lore "Öffne, im Namen von Mordor!" sagte eine dünne, aber drohende Stimme.“
ES - Spanish


Game Text Fiero. Asignación: Avista 4 Cargas para asignar un compañero (excepto el Portador del Anillo) en una escaramuza contra Úlairë Toldëa.
Lore “¡Abre, en nombre de Mordor! – dijo una voz atiplada y amenazadora.”
FR - French


Game Text Acharné.

Affectation : Désignez 4 points-fardeau pour affecter un compagnon (excepté le Porteur de l’Anneau) au combat d’Úlairë Toldëa.

Lore “‘Ouvrez, au nom du Mordor !' dit une voix ténue mais menaçante.”
IT - Italian


Game Text Feroce.

Assegnazione: Avvista 4 segnalini fardello per assegnare un compagno (eccetto il Portatore dell’Anello) alla schermaglia contro Úlairë Toldëa.

Lore “‘Aprite, in nome di Mordor!' disse una voce acuta e minacciosa.”
PL - Polish
PT - Portuguese
ZH - Chinese


Technical Info
Wiki Base Card ID LOTR-EN01S236.0
TLHH ID LOTR01236
GEMP ID 1_236
LOTRO Hex ID 4C 32 F4
LOTRO Image ID 01_236


Strategy[edit]

Although spotting 4 burdens is no easy feat, Messenger of Morgul's ability is incredibly powerful. It is likely the strongest assignment ability in Fellowship Block; it has no payment cost, is not preventable and can target almost any companion. Combine this with Toldea's large strength of 12 and his fierce keyword, and few companions will be able to survive Toldea's onslaught. As such, Toldea works best in burden-beatdown decks, along with burden adding cards such as Drawn to Its Power, Eregion Hills, Blade Tip, It Wants to be Found, Must Do Without Hope and Desperate Defense of the Ring, and other cards with burden-triggered benefits like Nazgul Sword, Dark Whispers and Ulaire Enquea, Lieutenant of Morgul.

Toldea is strong against The Prancing Pony, which may push the opponent into 4 burdens if they also had to bid. As the only version of Toldea available in Fellowship Block, Messenger of Morgul can feature in almost any Nazgul deck.

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit]

Strong Versus...[edit]

  • Support companions (Friend to Sam, Greenleaf, Lady of Rohan)
  • Wounded companions
  • Large Fellowships

Weak Versus...[edit]

  • Tiny Fellowships
  • Choke
  • Burden Removal

Alternate Personas[edit]

Portrait Name Game Text
Úlairë Toldëa, Winged Sentry (6R88) Fierce. Each time Úlairë Toldëa wins a skirmish, the Free Peoples player must exert a companion or add a burden.
Úlairë Toldëa, Wraith on Wings (7R219) Fierce.

While you have initiative and can spot a Nazgûl, Úlairë Toldëa’s twilight cost is –6.

Úlairë Toldëa, Thrall of the One (10R71) Enduring.

Shadow cards cannot exert Úlairë Toldëa during a skirmish phase.

Skirmish: Heal Úlairë Toldëa to make him damage +1.

Úlairë Toldëa, Eighth of the Nine Riders (11S225) Fierce. Each time Úlairë Toldëa wins a skirmish, you may play the fellowship's next site.
Úlairë Toldëa, Black Shadow (12U180) Fierce.

When you play Úlairë Toldëa, you may exert him to take a Culture Ringwraith.svg event from your discard pile into hand.

Úlairë Toldëa, Dark Shadow (19P39) Fierce.

Úlairë Toldëa cannot be assigned to skirmish the same companion in a fierce skirmish that he has already been assigned to this turn.

Úlairë Toldëa, Relentless Wraith (0W26)