Since we can all agree a four defense, 4 HP hero is an awesome defender, my main goal here is to determine whether or not sBeregond is objectively better than his Tactics incarnation.
Keywords - They both have sentinel, so that's a wash.
Threat, Traits, and Stats - Same
Picture - Tactics Beregond has an amazing picture, by Magali Villeneuve, which shows him standing in front of some pillars (presumably in Minas Tirith) preparing for battle. Spirit Beregond also has a great picture. The man is bleeding! Badly! One other item worthy of note is that in the two pictures, his shoulder guard is on different sides.
Ability - Tactics Beregond gives a minus 2 discount on all weapon and armor attachments played on him. And there are many in-sphere toys: Gondorian Shield, Raiment of War, Citadel Plate, Spear of the Citadel, and Raven-winged Helm, just to name a few. Spirit Beregond's ability is less geared toward protecting him, but instead the players. He can, if he doesn't take damage in an attack, reduce the threat of whatever player he just defended for by one. In-sphere cards for him include Blood of Númenor, Unexpected Courage, and Desperate Defense. Not to mention, shadow cancellation like Hasty Stroke and Tides of Fate are also spirit.
Flavor text - I just love the flavor text for spirit Beregond.
What are your thoughts? Which of the defenders of the Citadel is more worthy of our praise?