Certain cards will add combat icons according to their game text (for example, Nenya, Ring of Adamant).
Combat tokens have been provided to keep track of icons added by a card.
These tokens can either improve the defense value of a path or battleground, or improve the attack or defense value of one of the cards on the path or battleground.
Remember that a defense icon added to a path or battleground always cancels out attack icons before the defending characters and armies are affected.
An icon added to a character or army is considered to be part of that character or army, and cannot be used to cancel out attack icons separately.