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The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game – Guide to Palantir Views

Guide to Palantir Views

So Palantir Views are one of the least understood and most powerful rewards you can get in the LotR DLCG, let’s break down why.

First of all, once you get going they’re fairly plentiful. You get some to start depending on your bundle, you get one every time you buy a Hero Pack and then you get one for every new Hero you score 250pts with on a quest for the first time. Right now, there are 8 Heroes and 5 Quests, so a total of 40 Palantir views up for grabs this way. But as the pool of Heroes grows and campaigns get added, this will lead to a ton of available “PV”s to gain. For example, at the end of EA there will supposedly be 20 Heroes and 15 quests, that’s 300 Palantir Views you can win just by beating quests!

Now what’s so good about them you ask? They give two rewards, one is always a card from your “Valor Card” pool, ie ones that are available for you to purchase with valor. This means no duplicates of cards you already have 2x of, and no cards from Hero Packs you haven’t unlocked. The second is usually more VP! though sometimes you can get cosmetic items as well.

Now back to the Valor Card part cause this is the most important. If you buy all your commons and uncommons with valor, which are fairly cheap, before you use your Palantir Views, you’ll be guaranteed a Rare or a Legendary. This means each Palantir View can be made to be worth 1500vp or more, just from the first card reward!

So as tough as it can be to be patient, I recommend saving these up, you don’t want to be getting cards worth 375vp when you can manipulate the card pool to force them to give you cards worth 3000vp, that’s almost 10x the value!

Anyway, hopefully it’s apparent why PVs are important now but if not feel free to ask questions below and I’ll try and help clarify. Happy questing!

Written by stmack

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