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Subject: How necessary is Hirluin to an Outlands deck? rss

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Anatole
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I have a reason to be curious about this, and I haven't played any of the AtS cycle or any of its player cards.

Without Hirluin for resource smoothing, is it too difficult to get the Outlands allies onto the table quickly to make it worth using an Outlands deck, or is it still possible without him as the hero?

Again it may seem like a strange question so just go with me on this, its part of a project I have for LoTR that I will post about once I have the details worked out.

- Anatole
 
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Vladimir Lehotai
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Elrond may be used as well, or a dwarf hero with Narvi's belt. Though I haven't tried either of them.
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George Leoniak
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Elrond can be used pretty well. The thing that makes hurluin a better fit I find is that you will have access to Steward of Gondor and he benifits from all outland buffs. Of course you could pair Elrond with a leadership hero or 2 and you get SoG too. Big difference in starting threat too!

It thin Sam, Elrond and Glorfindel sp, would be pretty good.
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Andrew W.
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As others have mentioned, Eldrond works just as well when it comes to resource smoothing. I had a lot of fun using a deck of Elrond, Glorfindel (sp), and Mirlonde. There are a lot of neat little interactions between lore and spirit that you can use to accelerate the deck. Daeron's runes + stand and fight was my favorite, but the deck also does OK with Vilya, Expert Treasure-hunter, and even A Good Harvest. From my experience, it's definitely not the strongest outlands build, but I had many fun, memorable games with it.
 
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