Pippin

Ally. Cost: 2. 2   0   0   2  

Hobbit.

Pippin gets +2 while attacking an enemy with an engagement cost higher than your threat. Response: After you engage an enemy with an engagement cost higher than your threat, ready Pippin.

"Down on your knees in the road and ask pardon, or I will set this troll"s bane in you!"
-The Return of the King
Torbjörn Källström

A Shadow in the East #4. Tactics.

Pippin
Reviews

This is, hands down, one of the best allies in the game; the best? It's certainly a contender. 2 resources for 2 of any one ability is really nice, but 2 for 2 is especially nice for .

Add on top of this the fact that you get a conditional +2, it starts to look more attractive. The response ability really pushes this card over the top though, giving you the ability to reliably quest with Pippin every round and only wait for his conditional attack bonus when you can be sure it'll trigger.

So really, it's 2 resources for 2 every turn, and an additional 2 on some turns, which is incredible value.

dr00 13
Also great candidate for Sword-Thain when paired with Tactics Merry in a hobbit deck!!! — Freeman 3
I'm pretty sure Pippin is going right next to Honour Guard as a staple in Tactics decks for me. — Christian_Medic 586