This card indicates why fan cards are too good. It takes the power level of the best attacking spirit ally (Knight of Belfalas) and adds two useful abilities. First, devoted is helpful for Dunedain decks which need shadow protection, but it does not help with much else. This brings me to the second ability - its great. Getting Balin's ability for free on a 2 cost ally is insane. While making sure damage is dealt can be tricky in some decks, paying 2 resources for this ally the next turn is totally worth it. In short, this card has insane stats for spirit and an epic ability. Fan cards, I love you, but you're just too good.
Response: Exhaust Bree-land Protector to cancel a shadow effect just triggered during an attack and deal the attacking enemy another shadow card. If this attack deals no damage, return Bree-land Protector to its owner’s hand after the attack.
ALeP - The Gap of Rohan #80. Spirit.