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Dwarf. Noble. Warrior.


Response: After Gimli is declared as a defender, spend 1 resource from his pool to ready another hero. If that hero is Legolas, he gets +1 until the end of the phase. (Limit once per phase.)

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens…"
The Fellowship of the Ring
Owen William Weber

The Sands of Harad #1. Leadership.


Gimli. In my opinion one of the best heroes in the game. Let me explain why:

  1. Great art. (He looks a bit ragged and battle-hardened, as he should though, being a great warrior).
  2. Good all around stats. Already have another defender? No problem, quest with him. He's already 2. With Legolas discard a card to ready Gimli, that's another 1, because of Legolas's ability.
  3. Sentinel. He can defend across the board. Beef him up with Ring Mail, Dwarven Shield, Ancestral Armor, Dúnedain Warning, you name it. Also, readying works great with him. Pop an Unexpected Courage on him and , he can defend twice for around 4 across the board.
  4. His ability. With Steward of Gondor, Resourceful, or any other resource acceleration he can be a beast. Having a hard time deciding what to do with Thorin Oakenshield's stats, or Glorfindel's? Send them on the quest, have Gimli defend, then pay a resource to ready one of them and kill with them. No doubt that he works well with Legolas, but works great with any other decent attacking heroes.

That is why, in my opinion, he is one of my favorite heroes.

My rating: 9/10