Action: Lower the cost of the next card you play from your hand this round by 1. That card gains Doomed 1. (Limit once per round.)
"Let your counsellor Gríma keep all things till your return – and I pray that we may see it, though no wise man will deem it hopeful." –The Two Towers
Response: After you raise your threat from the Doomed keyword, Isengard Messenger gets +1 until the end of the round. (Limit twice per round.)
"I have an urgent errand," he said. "My news is evil." –Radagast, The Fellowship of the Ring
Action: Heal all damage on each character in play.
For a moment Frodo stood near the brink and let the water flow over his tired feet. It was cold but its touch was clean, and as he went on and it mounted to his knees, he felt that the strain of travel and all weariness was washed from his limbs. –The Fellowship of the Ring
Attach to a player's threat dial. Limit 1 per player.
Forced: When you would be eliminated by reaching your threat elimination level, instead discard Favor of the Valar and reduce your threat to 5 less than your threat elimination level. You are not eliminated.
"...their hearts were lifted up in such a hope as they had not known since the darkness came out of the East..."
–The Return of the King
Response: When you play an event, give it Doomed 1. to draw a card. You cannot trigger this ability if you have already triggered the ability of a Steward of Orthanc this round.
"...the power of Orthanc cannot be lightly thrown aside..."
–Saruman, The Two Towers
When a player card effect would reduce your threat by any amount, reduce that amount to 1.
While playing an event with the printed doomed keyword, Saruman gains the printed , , and icons.
Response: After you play a card with the doomed keyword, ready Saruman.
Action: Exhaust Saruman’s Staff to (choose 1): Reduce the X value of the next Doomed X. event you play this phase by 2, or search the top 5 cards of your deck for a Doomed event and add it to your hand. Shuffle your deck.)
His hand clutched his heavy black staff like a claw.
–The Two Towers