Using deck slots to gain traits should never cost more than the deck slot, and even that is a bit steep. Cards like these see little play upon release and even less later on. This may have been part of the artificial injection of so-called common cards in lcgs initiative. I want to play this for Aragorn and young Theoden lore, but not for the cost.

Imrahil is one of the most underrated heroes in my opinion, he is a blast to play with his fun and powerful ability that has saved my games many a time. So lets see what he has to offer. Starting of with the stats, 11 for 2 , 3 , 2 and 4 is right on par for stats to threat. His stats are fairly spread out making him good at almost anything, with a Gondorian Shield or a Shining Shield he becomes a good defender, his can be boosted by a load of solid attachments on top of his base of 3 . The 2 is high for and can be boosted by Théoden, Visionary Leadership or The Red Arrow among others. The traits Gondor, Noble and Warrior are very useful allowing him to have some good attachments and stat boosts. But our prince really shines with his ability to search the top five cards of your deck for an ally by spending one resource. This ability really smoots out combat and in turn can make all of your other aspects of the game much easier. You can early game quest with all of you heroes and rest assured that if a low threat enemy is revealed you can just defend it with the ally Imrahil brought in. If an enemy with surge reveals another enemy, so now you don’t have an defender, Imrahil solves this too. You are engaged with a unique or tough enemy that only needs a little more to kill, BAM Imrahil to the rescue. There are so many combos you can pull off with Imrahil, my personal favorite is with Morwen Steelsheen, you can get her into play either by discarding a cheap ally or discarding an ally that Imrahil brought into play. As with Imrahil's ally leaving play at the end of the round this is a nice and constant way to trigger Morwen and since Morwen can be played by discarding an ally you can use this as some much needed healing and threat reduction in a mono deck. 1 resource for a temporary ally and -1 threat or healing two points of damage is a good deal. Some other good cards to use with him are Beorn, Knight of Minas Tirith, Soldier of Gondor, Guardian of Rivendell(bypassing the additional cost), Marksman of Lórien, Knight of Belfalas, Knight of the White Tower, Envoy of Pelargir and Guardian of Ithilien. But remember what allies he can bring in are trait based so you can slap an Elf-friend, Prince of Dol Amroth or Doughty Ranger on him to give him the extra traits. One final thing to note, if you are playing with a pre errata Horn of Gondor (who doesn't) his ability effectively becomes free. The artwork is good, only downside is that he does not have a beard in the books. All in all I think that Prince Imrahil is a fun and powerful hero and if you haven't tried him in a deck you really should as he is worth every point of his threat.

Simple. You can pay five resources for Gandalf or six for Brok. Or pretty much anyone else with an ability that helps you when you haven't lost a hero (and all of their attachments, traits and abilities.)

The OC - Original Coaster.

Question: obviously we have seen cards errata’d when they are clearly OP. Why hasn’t Brok been errata’d since he’s clearly u/p? —
I like to add hi in [Gandalf](/card/142002) decks with [Flame of Anor](/card/142007). —

This is clearly a niche card since it can only attach to Noldor, Sylvans or Aragorn. My view is that it is useful for some of those niches and not very helpful for the other. For Silvans, most of whom are already ranged, Bow of the Galadhrim is almost always better because it gives more attack power.

For Aragorn and Noldor, this can be interesting. Aragorn isn't ranged and other than Trollshaw Scout neither are the Noldor. So if you're playing multiplayer and want ranged because your Aragorn or Noldor deck is providing the attacking power, you need this or Dúnedain Cache. And this card clearly wins that comparison when it is usable because it is cheaper and playable on allies. Furthermore, your second or third copies aren't dead draws if you have other ranged characters because these bows can give them an attack boost. And if you're using this, you probably should have other ranged characters in your deck anyway to support your ranged attack strategy.

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You know who loves becoming a local of Rohan? Sam Gamgee, that's who.

Get him loaded up with Nor am I a Stranger, Herugrim or Golden Shield and he is an attacking or defending beast. Assuming you are playing a low threat deck, Sam gets double bonus from his readying effect with these cards (when he readies, his spirit AND attack/defense boost 1 each), giving him an attack/defense 6! Add Rosie Cotton and/or Celebrían's Stoneto the mix and make it an 8 or 10! With Hobbit Cloak and Staff of Lebethron he is virtually indestructible. With this combo you can also use Protector of Lórien to charge up his attack/ defense further by discarding. To top it all off, you can still use those spirit points to quest with AND cash them in during the fight.

Takes some set up, but when up and running Sam Gamgee really is a top draw Squire of Rohan!