The reviews for this card seem a bit mixed, and this card may have been really not that great in the early years of the game. But I think, it hast now become absolutely insane in real Silvan decks. Reduce the cost for each of the little fellows by 1 with O Lórien!, play them without resource match with Thranduil and his combat action, enjoy a 2/2/2/3 ally for cost of 2 in this round, and then start taking and healing every archery damage in the game. Even more fun with Elrond on the table: You will never have to worry about archery damage as long as you have some Silvan characters with hitpoints. They themselves make a good archery soak with their 3 hitopints, too. Just amazing now.


Firefoot is a beast of a mount. Generally, he has very good synergy with Éomer. That is only fair considering the lore. With that being said there are plenty of other options such as Thorin Stonehelm or many of the other heroes. There are plenty of other Rohan targets as well depending of the situation and trait-paring.

When I look at attachments I always examine what I'm getting in terms of stats and abilities in comparison to cost. A fair price is 1 stat/ability per 1 resource. Firefoot not only matches that, gives you more than that with Éomer with the extra boost. 2 resources may be steep if you are only running one hero without a Forth, The Three Hunters! contract. Be that as it may I do believe Firefoot is cost effective for what you're getting. What I really appreciate about Firefoot is how well it can make use of his stats and ability as well as how the ability shines in combat-heavy quests. Not to mention combat is an essential part of the game. Now, back to Eomer for a moment. With Firefoot as the only attachment on him it is easy to get Eomer up to 7 thanks to the discarding Rohan synergy. That is often enough to destroy one enemy. Firefoot's response will heavily damage another enemy, with a strong chance of destroying them as well. And that is one attack (which must be done alone, mind you). Your other characters will easily finish off a wounded enemy. In most cases this straight up eliminates the pressure of combat. A similar situation is true with high attack heroes, or other modifiers to raise attack/lower defense (Grimbeorn the Old, Thorin Stonehelm, Gúthwinë and MANY other attachments).

While the stat boosts are almost always helpful the response is situational. You need two enemies engaged with you to make the most use of it. Or, you could get creative and use Forth Eorlingas! to strike once in the staging area and dish out the direct damage to an enemy engaged with you. Bonus points for theme! It is of course restricted, and the choice of hero options are limited to Tactics and Rohan conditions.

Still, the stats alone do pay off and the response is a huge bonus. Really what you're getting is much more than 2 resources worth of an attachment. That is rare and quite valuable. Let's not forget the bonus amplifies with trait-sharing Elfhelm AND it is searchable with Westfold Horse-breeder. The only time I am ever indifferent to topdeck this card is if I have one in play already. Even then I'm glad to have a backup. All things considered this card is a real bang for your buck. Plus, it sports lots of theme! And you can't beat that in a game like this.

Another good hero to use Firefoot with is the Leadership version of Eomer. His innate ability to attack in the staging area meshes well with Firefoot dealing the extra damage to an engaged enemy. It can be good in a Dunhere/Fastred deck too. —

Grimbold is is quite an anomaly for tactics, but perhaps not so much an anomaly for Rohan. Like any Rohan character, he is especially good when you are running his king, Théoden, along with him. Let's take a bit of a closer look.

He actually has plenty of uses making quite versatile. Sure, his 3 cost is a bit high if you plan on discarding him right away with his ability. But again, when running Theoden you can pretty much assume his cost as 2 resources. Considering his spread of stats he suddenly becomes very good value - even if you decide not to run Spirit Theoden. His 1 attack and 1 defense can help in some planned cases. Even his 2 HP is going to help with direct damage fro the encounter deck. Of course, we know his true stat value is in his two WP. I mean, 2 WP in the tactics sphere? Very good.

So, we know Grimbold works in your favor in terms of stats and cost. If we take a look at his ability he gets even better. This guy has a built in Feint. In my opinion he is the best of both worlds for tactics. Three actually. That is, great questing, great combat utility, and low cost with his king present. We also anticipate him leaving play regularly as he is Rohan. A Rohan deck usually has to plan for this anyways, so his ability is usually not a drawback at all. Especially when you consider cards like Éomer, Horn of the Mark, Gamling, Gúthwinë or even good 'ol Valiant Sacrifice. You get the idea, he sacrafices himself often and is okay with it.

Even without Spirit Theoden, Grimbold is a great quester and is a great way to mitigate combat threats. Running mono tactics running thematic Rohan is not common (though I was crazy enough to try it) and therefore you are always going to have access to leadership and spirit spheres and both have ways to recur Rohan allies. If you like having repeatable Feints without Hero Háma, Grimbold is your man.

Heck, if you do not run Rohan at all his warrior trait is value all on its own. Pair him with Prince Imrahil for a quick attack and Feint if you want. It works well.

I think that pretty much sums it up. And if it hasn't I'll leave you with this: play him!

I do not know why he does not have reviews, he is amazing hero. First, he have 3 def and can boost it up to 6! With allies like Imladris Stargazer he can make things like Hidden Cache happens very fast. Second, 5 hp is a lot! Third, opposite to leadership Dain, blue Dain can be used in any deck (he is not limited by the dwarves).

Pair him with Gandalf (Hero ver.) so you know what you are discarding. —

Post errata, I believe the card is still very strong (especially in certain match-ups/fellowships). Compared to Strider's Path, it is just a better way to avoid Travel effects. It requires a bit more infrastructure though. Erebor Hammersmith, and Reforged both come to mind as top choices.