Thorin Oakenshield

Hero. Threat: 12. 3   3   1   5  

Dwarf. Noble. Warrior.

If you control at least 5 Dwarf characters, add 1 additional resource to Thorin Oakenshield's pool when you collect resources during the resource phase.

"I am Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror, King under the Mountain!" Thorin, The Hobbit
Tiziano Baracchi

Over Hill and Under Hill #2. Leadership.

Thorin Oakenshield
Reviews

Thorin is often overlooked these days for his cousin Dáin Ironfoot whom is arguably the lynchpin of any Dwarf deck. However unlike his cousin he comes with high as standard and in built resource generation. Something few heroes do.

Thorin really shines when paired with other Dwarves such as Ori and Bombur. Where Dáin Ironfoot rouses all Dwarves as the current King Under the Mountain. It was arguably Thorin who put him where he is, utilizing nothing but toymakers and a handful of less than warriors. Restoring the Dwarves to their former riches and that is shown perfectly in his card design.

Before you goto the staple that is Dáin Ironfoot give Thorin a thought. His card design is simple and effective and as Tolkien said "It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life."

Zukin 111

I really like Thorin. He's great, and his ability can be activated as early as second round. I almost always include him in any dwarf deck. Fili and Kili can activate his ability right away and so can cheap dwarves such as Dwarven Sellsword.

The one thing I don't like about him is his starting . 12 is very high for any deck, especially when one of the other heroes will most likely be Dain Ironfoot, which is 23 with only 2 heroes! To balance this out, I like to include Nori as the third hero to reduce your threat. With Dain Ironfoot, Thorin can have a 4! Slap a Cram or Unexpected Courage or him to also use that Dain-boosted 4! For me, Thorin is a all around good hero with an awesome stat-line and ability.