Well I actually think, that this is one of the few expensive cards from the core set, which got effect worth to pay the price. Not so often in solo, but sure in fellowship and definitely in multiplayer game. Especially after defense part of the fight phase, this card is truly epic and in heavy enemy quest it can do miracles. Even I feel epic when I play it and my friends are glad that I put it in my deck. And it's not so hard to pay for it in sphere, which is quite rich on resources, but there are several ways how to make this card cheaper. First one which pops on my mind is Good Meal in combination with Song of Kings if hobbit hero is in different sphere, then you have Vilya with Imladris Stargazer combination and there is plenty more, I think. But that's not the point, point is that this card is in my opinion well designed and if it would be cheaper, it would brake the game balance. Very well done dark artwork. Verdict: 5/5.