Song of Healing

Attachment. Cost: 0.

Song.

Attach to a hero. Limit 1 per hero.

Action: Discard 1 card from your hand to heal 1 damage from attached hero. Any player may trigger this effect.

...behind him stood Galadriel, tall and white: a circlet of golden flowers was in her hair, and in her hand she held a hard, and she sang.
-The Fellowship of the Ring
Magali Villeneuve

The Land of Sorrow #112. Lore.

Song of Healing
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Healing cards usually falls in three categories :

The Imladris Caregiver was an exception with his "discard for heal" effect , but now with Song of Healing we get another example of such ability . There is a great review on the Caraegiver page I encourage you to read (tldr : discarding a card is like paying a ressource, and with Elven-light you can draw a card).

Compared to the Caregiver, Song of Healing is limited to its targets (although you could move the card with a Long Lake Trader if you really wanted to...) but has some nice pro's :

  • free cost, and with it's Song trait it can even generate some if there is a Love of Tales in play.
  • no limitation in times. If you have enough and cards in hand, you can take every attack undefended
  • everyone can trigger the heal. Of the other healing cards, only Ioreth has this ability, but limited by the exhaust.
  • it's not an ally. Here and there you can find "blank all textbox of characters" treacheries wich couldn't affect this card (but there also many "discard attachment" shadows so it depend on the scenario you are playing)

So when can you consider having this card in your deck ?

  • When you draw too much for what you can pay (it's a great way to use your leftover cards at the end of round in one Erestor deck)
  • With Elrond. He makes every healing card worth :)
  • When you have many duplicates of uniques (for example a Vilya deck with all Elrond and Gandalf's toys). Daeron's Runes is a way to use them, Song of Healing is another.
  • When playing a Song deck, and use it more for the ressource generation
  • When you have are playing with your discard (usually limited to Noldor or )
  • When one hero is going to make all defenses and he is the only character you want to heal (Erkenbrand for example)
  • When a contract restrict you in your healing choices (Fellowship forbids you to have Warden of Healing, and maybe you prefer keep ressources for you big allies instead of paying Ioreth's heal).

Last reason to try this card : 10/10 artwork (yay, another Magali card)