Gwaihir's Debt

Event. Cost: 1.

Play only if you control a unique character with the Istari trait and another unique character with the Eagle trait. Action: Search the top 5 cards of your deck for an Eagle or Istari ally and put it into play. Shuffle your deck. At the end of the round, if that ally is still in play, return it to your hand.

Justin Gerard

The Fate of Wilderland #151. Tactics.

Gwaihir's Debt

Sneak attack for tactics? Yes, please. This card has some fairly specific requirements, namely a unique Istari and unique Eagle but thankfully not exclusive to heroes. The allied istari are expensive and in 2/3 of the case temporary so you will want to bring their hero version for consistency and timing. The unique Eagles are also somewhat pricey but thankfully due to the new Radagast's Staff that can be made more realistic.

The Eagles Are Coming will also help to get those key Eagle allies into your hand sooner so don't forget three of those.

In the end you will most likely bring this in a deck led by Gandalf or Radagast heroes to bring in more hit and run eagles lol Descedent of Thorondor or Meneldor. But a better one is to bring this card with a Radagast to summon the all powerful core ally Gandalf.

Therr is also more reasons to play Book of Eldacar and Hama hero to get this card back more often. The goal is to try and play it every round which can be done in combination with Wizard Pipe on Radagast.

Great thematic design and really pushes Eagle decks into Outland and Vilya territory. Great stuff.

This is a cool card. I just noticed the typo after playing with this card for years! "Istari trait and a another". This goes into a Tactics Bilbo, Radagast, Gwaihir deck for me. I'm trying to make my review 200 characters long now.

This card is similar to Sneak Attack, albeit in Tactics and with some specific requirements. Using the new ALEP cards, you can build a Radagast/Alagos/Faunith deck with this and Sneak Attack and get Ally Gandalf's effect nine times!

Edd037 44
Does anyone know what would happen if you used this to summon ally Gandalf during the resource/planning phase action windows, and then played Sword-thain on him? Would he persist on board as a hero? If so I want to build some shennanigans with this... — dwo125 1
To specify, I mean the OHUH Gandalf, not core gandalf — dwo125 1
Unfortunately, Sword-thain cannot go on Gandalf because he does not belong to any sphere, however, your trick does work with someone like Meneldor. — NERD 808