Elrond's Counsel

Event. Cost: 0.

Action: If you control a unique Noldor character, give another character +1 until the end of the phase and lower your threat by 3.

"Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world."
Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
Anthony Palumbo

The Watcher in the Water #59. Spirit.

Elrond's Counsel

Elrond's Counsel is one of the best threat reduction effects in the game. It costs zero and the little willpower boost is always helpful. The fact that you must control a unique Noldor character can be a slight problem, but the pure efficiency of Elrond's Counsel more than makes up for the extra deck construction.