An auto-include in any deck I build that predominantly features Hobbits. At 1 Tactics Resource we can get through any sudden rough patches brought to us by an encounter deck. Staging area dishes out more threat than we expected? Pippin can now quest for 4 instead of 2! Did a an enemy come down that now threatens to kill a character? Now Frodo Baggins is defending for 4, up on par with Beregond.
The Action on the card is not bound to any particular phase which is a plus. Being a response as opposed to an action would make this card even better but I think it's perfect as is.