Glorfindel

Hero. Threat: 12. 3   3   1   5  

Noble. Noldor. Warrior.

Action: Pay 1 resource from Glorfindel's pool to heal 1 damage on any character. (Limit once per round.)

"You saw him for a moment as he is upon the other side: one of the mighty of the firstborn."
Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
Katherine Dinger

Core Set #11. Lore.

Glorfindel
Reviews

I really don't understand why people hate Lorefindel. He is expensive and bans both other versions of glorfindel, but as a natural match with asfaloth and a very effective direct damage counter, I'd say he's pretty good. Not stellar, mind you, but good.

People hate him because his threat cost is way too high - he's got lots of willpower and attack, but no easy way to use both (I'm pretty sure readying is more of a spirit thing than lore) and lots of hit points but hardly any defense, which means he's pretty useless as a defender. He'd be an okay archery damage soak, but that's a long time away from the core. And his ability is dumb - 1 resource is way too expensive for healing a single point of damage, and it really shouldn't have been limited. — TheNameWasTaken 1
So not really one reason as much as that he's just not efficient. Okay, I see your point, but funny to say, he's responsible for lot's of my wins. — Wandalf the Gizzard 155
But really, only Haldir and Treebeard are better attackers (Loragorn is a tie), and only Treebeard is a better quester (though there are lots of less expemsive two willpower heroes in lore. Plus, he is one of the best undefended attack sinks out there — Wandalf the Gizzard 155