Veteran Axehand is a great vanilla ally. He's cheap, and he gets you that important extra attack. If you chump him, you're not losing too much, but there are much better candidates. However he is a Dwarf, so he benefits from Dain's boost and becomes an amazing two for three ally that can take a bunch of cool warrior attachments like Raiment of War and Vigilant Guard.
Ally. Cost: 2. 0 2 1 2
"I am glad to have you standing nigh with your stout legs and your hard axe." Legolas, The Two Towers
Core Set #28. Tactics.
Quite true. However, I find that Booming Ents are a better way to go if you have them because they cost the same but have better stats. They're also amazing for quests with archery because if you damage them or other Ent characters you get an attack boost. Nice post. — The White Wizard 264