A Elbereth Gilthoniel is another one of those cards that is horrendous at full cost, and awesome in secrecy. Many eligible decks don’t even use it in secrecy, because the threat setting is so counter-productive to the secrecy deck. However, when you think about it, it’s really not that bad. If the enemy is engaged with you, it’s engagement cost is probably lower than your threat; because if it wasn’t; you would leave it in the staging area. So basically, this card kills an enemy for free in a secrecy deck. Provided you can weather one attack from it of course. Try it out next time you play a secrecy deck!
O Elbereth! Gilthonial!
Response: After a non-unique enemy attacks you, put that enemy on the bottom of the encounter deck. If your threat is lower than that enemy's engagement cost, set your threat equal to the engagement cost of that enemy.
Shadow and Flame #132. Spirit.