Westfold Horse-Breaker is great card for several reasons. First of all the price is really good for what he can do. 1 and and 1 is good for 2 resources, if you want him to use as cheap chomp. However what makes him better is his rohan trait which makes him work well with Ride to Ruin. And his one time ready ability for heroes which can be triggered even after you send him for the quest. I use him a lot in deck mainly as good back up solution for unexpected situations, where you need hero to be ready. And when he is on the table I can use more heroes to go questing, knowing that in the worst case I still have backup solution. Great cheap card. Very nice artwork. Verdict: 5/5.


Well I think this is the most important card in eagle deck, which can immediately raise you hand options in a blink of an eye. Also it's an event with eagle trait so it can chain to the point where you get 5 or 6 or even more eagles in your hand in one run ( I wish we had such card for generating resources). There is no point to use it anywhere else then eagle deck, cause if you have only few eagles in your deck, the chance to get them is really low and this event can be replaced by 3 better cards. But in eagle deck it works great. Artwork also great. Verdict: 4/5.


Main defense force of the eagle deck, which is one of few eagles which works great even outside the eagle deck. Great price for what he can do, works well with Radagast and Support of the Eagles and all other eagle cards. Building force for Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Beautiful artwork. Verdict: 4/5.


Cheap attack boost which I usually include in all three copies when I play DĂșnhere. My cardpool ain't so big yet to be able to do any synergies with it, however, whenever you miss one simple to kill something, just make sure, that you don't have this card already on the table attached to another hero and don't forget you're able to move it from hero to hero, which is really easy to forget. Really nice artwork. Verdict: 4/5.


A really bad Hero, unless you desperately need (more) card draw (and highly questionable even then)

Not gonna lie, Bilbo Baggins is imo a strong contender for the title "worst hero in the game". Insanely overpriced at 9 for his absolutely horrible stats.

How bad he is is actually somewhat showcased by Beravor, a card that comes in the core set, that is, for all (relevant) intents and purposes a better hero.

For just 1 more Beravor can both draw your table 2 cards per turn and choose the drawing player.

Plus her 2 2 2 4 make her a better emergency... well everything than Bilbo Baggins.

The only edge Bilbo has over Beravor, is that he doesn't need to exhaust to draw cards so he is free to...?

To do what exactly is my question? Quest for 1 paltry ? Attack for equally paltry 1 ? Defend with his 2 and 2 ?

Just questing puts poor little Bilbo Baggins in very serious danger of dying due to damage from treacheries from the encounter deck (and the cycle Bilbo Baggins appears in already contains such "fine" Treacheries like Necromancer's Reach, Evil Storm and Rockslide). I don't think i really need to elaborate, why defending seems a surefire way for Desaster... Attacking is mostly fine but do you really need exactly 1 more ?

If you need card draw (and you decided you do, why else include Bilbo Baggins?) Is this 1 (or if quest permits it 1 ) worth drawing 1 less card and not even being able to choose who it goes to?

And sure you can try to compensate for Bilbos extremely lacklustre stats with attachments... But to what end? Why not play the same attachments on an already good hero to make that same already good hero even better?

In short, don't play Bilbo Baggins unless you desperately need card draw and you (or someone else at the table) already plays Beravor (and even then strongly consider if the 1 extra card per round is really worth basically getting an almost useless hero).

I feel that Bilbo gets a bad rep for being too expensive and because of Beravor being vastly superior to him in all areas for 1 additional cost. However, I think he is actually better than Beravor for a number of reasons. Firstly, his ability is passive. Beravor on the other hand requires you to exhaust her in order to use her ability, rendering her other stats useless without any consistent readying effect. With only Wingfoot available in-sphere to ready her, she only really needs her willpower stat if you are going to use her ability each round. Secondly, Bilbo has access to some very powerful cards due to his hobbit trait. Fast hitch for cheap repeatable readying and with a burning brand, Boots of Erebor and protector of lorien on him, he becomes a very capable defender. A Good Meal makes some of those expensive Lore cards far more attractive. Lorien's wealth, Beorn's Hospitality, hell; even Gandalf's Search becomes a decent card after a Good Meal! Admittedly, in multiplayer his ability is less useful than Beravor's but with the Ranger/Hobbit synergy now available, the question shouldn't be whether to use Bilbo or Beravor but why wouldn't you use both of them together! —
Totaly agree with Aurion —