I really love this iteration of Anborn; his cost is a bit high but he's high-utility, and that is what I love about the sphere...it doesn't excel at any one thing (except perhaps resource generation) but it has cards and effects that can benefit everyone. 3 attack is pretty great, and with both the Gondor and Ranger traits, his stats can be boosted a bit with various attachments. I think this version is a bit better than the Lore counterpart, though that one is also pretty good especially considering it's such an early one for the game.
Ally. Cost: 4. 1 3 1 3
Response: After an enemy is added to the staging area, exhaust Anborn to give that enemy +5 engagement cost until the end of the round. Then, deal 1 damage to that enemy.
"Now I have him at arrow-point." The Two Towers
Owen William Weber
The Land of Shadow #4. Leadership.
Also has great synergy with Leadership Faramir. — MrObsolete 47