This card and Smoke and Think really brought the whole Pipe deck archetype finally together. It's flexible, the passive effect is always welcome (especially on squishy Hobbits) and the Response is really amazing, kickstarting your deck by finding Smoke and Think, Smoke Rings, Old Toby or other key events much faster. A must have for many decks, even non-Pipe ones.
Agreed on all points. Spare Pipe is arguably the best of all of the pipes, given that it does not have "Limit 1 per character." I know Wizard Pipe is still better, and may also Dunedain Pipe, but I'm always the most excited when a Spare Pipe shows up in my hand. — SchadenfreudeNE 208