Grimbeorn the Old

Hero. Threat: 11. 0   3   3   5  

Beorning. Warrior.


Response: After Grimbeorn the Old defends an attack, spend 1 resource from his pool to declare him as an attacker against that enemy (and resolve his attack). The defending enemy gets -2 for this attack.

Jason Jenicke

The Withered Heath #1. Tactics.

Grimbeorn the Old

If I had to give this hero a score it would be an A, possibly even an A+.

I included him in a beorning deck for fun and thematic purposes, and boy was he fun. I underestimated him at first thinking that he would be a fun gimmick, but not as good as his younger self, and I was proven to be dead wrong. I would put him on par with his other version if not better. That's saying something considering I like the other hero Beorn a lot.

For one thing, he has sentinel which is great for me because I only play on multiplayer so I can support weaker combat decks.

His ability is reeaaaallllllllyyyyy good! I was so impressed at how many times I found myself using it. It is basically built in action advantage with a bonus that he reduces the enemies by 2, effectively giving him a boost in attack power.

His stats are also all in the right place so he functions effectively as a defender AND attacker.

I can see that Fantasy Flight designed him to help the player with combat for the early rounds before your deck gets set up. I wonder if you're allowed to make a deck with Grimbeorn the Old and Beorn? That would be fun!

Good designing Fantasy Flight! You guys have my approval.

You certainly can make a Beorn + Grimbeorn deck. These are different people -- this is Beorn's son (cub?). And you're right his ability is crazy powerful! — GrandSpleen 749
Since his attack is part of a response, would you be allowed to use him for a second attack if you could ready him with unexpected courage? — Bard the Bro-man 9
Yes you can ready him with cards like unexpected courage for a second attack - since there is no text on his card about limit once per phase / round. Any limits has to be specified or it's considered to have no limits. BUT remember that all the resources has to be spent from his personal pool. So you either have to save up, or make a combo that includes both readying AND resource-acceleration. — Goggen 106