Frodo Baggins

Hero. Threat: 7. 2   1   2   2  


Response: After Frodo Baggins is damaged, cancel the damage and instead raise your threat by the amount of damage he would have been dealt. (Limit once per phase.)

Frodo began to feel restless, and the old paths seemed too well-trodden. he looked at maps and wondered what lay beyond their edges... The Fellowship of the Ring
John Stanko

Conflict at the Carrock #25. Spirit.

Frodo Baggins

Great supporting hero. Low threat, serviceable quester, gives you action advantage and a safety valve all in one. He allows you to stop worrying about surprise attacks and use your characters more efficiently, as long as your threat is sub-40 or so. Right from the first turn, you can quest recklessly with everyone and trust that it won't get a hero killed. You can also plan your attacks without an unexpected enemy ruining everything. He's flexible in that you can take an unblocked attack, see how much damage it amounts to, and then decide whether to take it as damage or threat. He can even absorb archery or damage from treacheries. Obviously the threat can pile up, but it's a good trade for basically eliminating some of the harder choices in the game.

The Spirit version of Frodo Baggins is one of my favorite Heroes (and favorite card, for that matter) in the game! My only gripe with him is that he can't be used in any Saga Quests due to the uniqueness rule. His ability is powerful without being considered OP, and there are continually cards introduced to the pool that only serve to improve his utility. — SecondhandTook 337
I never understood how this card works. If I block an attack of 4, I defend myself of 2 and increase of 2 my threat. If instead I block an attack of 5? I increase of 2 or 3 my threat? — trichmobile 1
it works that way that it changes any damage to threath, it doesn't matter if its block — matrosh 86
@trichmobile You pile the damage on, you don't count the damage tokens 1-by-1... If he defended against an attack of 5, he would take 3 damage, meaning you could instead raise your threat by 3. — SAFoehammer 1