Ever Onward is an interesting idea, but it's execution is somewhat lacking. I think it's main use is to prevent a threat gain on a make-or-break turn where you really need to clear out some enemies and hold everyone back for combat. But it costs three resources and only helps out one player, the main drawbacks of this card. It could also be said that if you're questing unsuccessfully by enough to warrant Ever Onward, you've already lost the game.

Durin's Song is a very good card to include in a Dwarf deck or any deck with a Dwarf hero. Whenever you need a quick stat boost, Boom. It's notable that the boost is to all stats, and that it lasts until the end of the round, so with some sort of readying; you could get double duty out of it. Very good filler.

Narvi's Belt is often a key card in Dwarf decks for it's amazing flexibility. You'll almost always have the sphere match with Dain. It's not restricted, and you could slap it on a super Gimli or Gloin even outside of a classic dwarf swarm deck. One common use for me is in a Leadership/Lore dwarf deck. I put it on Bifur, along with Steward of Gondor. Then Erebor Battle Master and Test of Will can slot right in.

Dwalin gets overlooked a lot for the spirit dwarf spot because Nori fills the same role, but much more reliably. I doesn't help that there's a good ally Dwalin. I think he can still be quite good against some quests. he attacks for three with Dain, and can take advantage of Dwarven Axe and Dwarrowdelf Axe and Dagger of Westernesse is great synergy. I know, I know, one must include Tactics for those weapons, but, what sphere is really good at killing stuff? Tactics. Dwalin can help out them with threat reduction, one of Tactics weaknesses. So, if you're ever going to play an orc heavy quest, consider Dwalin.

I do agree he is good in Orc heavy quests but I think the unpopularity spawns around that fact, that he is good in an Orc related quest. Other than that, his stats make him playable as a last pick in a campaign. Overall I think he is just to situational, and even in those Orc heavy quests he still isn't one of my first choices. It's a shame because they had a good idea, but I see him more as an objective ally or similar —

He is a really useful, low threat hero that is very easy to use in a deck. He can be used in multiple sphere decks when you need an extra resource. or, in multiplayer, another player could more one of their extra resources over to you if you are in need of one. All in all, Bifur is a great hero and shoud not be overlooked.

He often gets the edge over Ori in my Leadership/Lore dwarf decks. He's also great in Silvan decks for access to Unlikely Friendship. —