A Burning Brand

Attachment. Cost: 2.

Item.

Attach to a character.

While attached character is defending, cancel any shadow effects on cards dealt to the attacking enemy.

"Keep close to the fire, with your faces outward!" cried Strider. "Keep some of th elonger sticks ready in your hands."
The Fellowship of the Ring
Toni Justamante Jacobs

Conflict at the Carrock #33. Lore.

A Burning Brand
Reviews

It seems this card was severely nerfed. It should read now "Item.  Attach to a Lore character. Restricted.  Response: Exhaust A Burning Brand to cancel a shadow effect just triggered during an attack that the attached character is defending."

Now it seems borderline playable to me.

Source: boardgamegeek.com

My card doesn't have those words so nope still good ;) — Christian_Medic 499
After hearing about this errata, i was thinking that this would work well with the upcoming Three Hunters contract: the restricted is a good thing for once? Either way, exhausting is a nerf that i can't spin into a good thing though. — bento 10
What gives with this card not getting an errata in the FAQ but it's printed differently now? What other cards are like that? — slothgodfather 24
This change is certainly controversial, but I think for the best. The original version was OP. Not only did it make Dark Knowledge obsolete as the reviewer below says -- it pretty much made shadow effects obsolete so long as you had access to readying effects. The new version is still very playable. Being able to repeatedly cancel the worst shadow effect each round is still a powerful ability and well worth a restricted slot. What I'm more annoyed about is that people started spotting these changes a year ago now (see "Different cards with the new reprint?" in FFG forums dated April 2019), and there is STILL no updated FAQ from FFG?? — 3ric 79
I've been trying 2-player Ruins of Belegost with post-errata Burning Brand, and that quest got way harder. — Tegyrius 89

Burning Brand is bananas good. With the only restriction of having to attach to a hero, It has the potential of cancelling an insane amount of shadows throughout the game. upon it's (early) release it pretty much rendered Dark Knowledge obsolete. It's so satisfying when a sleeping sentry is woken by a burning brand.

The card says "character", not "hero". There aren't many tough lore allies in the game that would benefit, though. — Edheliad 21
IMO, it's pretty much down to #Gildor (3 def), #Haldir (2 def, sentinel) and possibly a couple of Ents (since its not a restricted attachment) as viable targets. But I've had several games its really paid off. Of course there are other ways to get a lore symbol on heroes too, since it doesn't explicitly designate a character with the 'printed' lore icon (Narvi's Belt, Song of Wisdom, hero Gandalf's ability, etc) — Quetzal513 32