Beorning Guardian

Ally. Cost: 3. 0   3   1   3  


Response: After Beorning Guardian participates in an attack that destroys an enemy, discard Beorning Guardian to place X progress on a location, where X is the destroyed enemy's printed .

"...if it were not for the Beornings, the passage from Dale to Rivendell would long ago have become impossible." -Glóin, The Fellowship of the Ring
Marius Bota

The Crossings of Poros #138. Tactics.

Beorning Guardian

Very cool card and it works very well in the sphere because tactics tends to be lacking in the questing/location control department. It is great because it is kind of like questing so that the other players won’t feel like they are carrying the questing as much, that is if you’re playing a weak or location control weak deck.

It is also a great deal for the amount that you are paying for it. 3 for the resources is what I would consider to be a great deal, it doesn’t really get much better than that. On top of that, you also get an incredible ability for your money. Money well spent, I’d say.

One thing about the ability that you might overlook is that the power can be used on ANY location. That’s incredible. You can clear up the threat in the staging area from the locations. It’s kinda like a two for one deal in my opinion because first you’re taking an enemy, reducing the total in the staging area, and getting rid of a weaker location in the staging area which also gets rid of some of the total . I could see him working well with a Northern Tracker or something similar for location control.

He also works quite well with the Beorning Skin-changer as, unlike core Beorn and the Giant Bear who are shuffled back into the deck after the use of their abilities, he is discarded with the use of his ability. The Beorning Skin-changer can transform into beornings in your hand and discard so they work quite well together. This effectively gives you another target for transforming.