Miya Mirage
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Hello everyone,

my fiance and I started to play a few weeks ago and we hit a point where we need help.

She does not like to fiddle with combo gameplay that is based on timing and correctly following the steps for fighting actually makes her angry.

Now we're looking for a set of 2 player coop decks that do work well together for most (if not almost all) adventures where she plays a deck focussing on questing and supporting (she likes the spirit ways of threat control and "bad-stuff"-cancellation) that will not be completely crushed in scenarios that require her to at least defend herself for a while until I can aid her in killing of the nasties with my deck. For the second deck (for me) I am fine with anything that does the trick of being able to withstand swarms and/or bosses and helping out my fiance with enemies engaging her. As I am an old MtG player I am fine with timings, combos etc.

Currently we own 2 Core sets, the full Mirkwood cycle (2x Rhosgobel) and the Khazad-Dum Base Expansion, but as I am also playing solo games I am fine with increasing our collection (although I think the latest expansion-cycle has not been released in German yet and her English is not viable enough to make it worth buying in English).


If you have any deck ideas for our weird and complicated requirements, we would be absolutely grateful!

Thank you for your time,

Puppen
 
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John R
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Puppen:

If I understand you correctly, I think dipping into the Dwarrowdelf cycle would be a good idea. You can pick up a really strong Noldor/Silvan deck (built around Elrond) that is still about support, healing, etc., but that also includes a bunch of strong allies (Gildor, Haldir, etc.) that can hold their own.
 
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Thanee
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Here are two 60 card decks as a starting point.


HEROES

1x Bifur (Bifur) (002 KD Khazad)
1x Éowyn (Éowyn) (007 Grundspiel)
1x Frodo Beutlin (Frodo Baggins) (025 SdD2 Carrock)

ALLIES

3x Der Stolz der Riddermark (The Riddermark's Finest) (077 SdD4 Emyn Muil)
1x Elfhelm (Elfhelm) (100 SdD5 Totensümpfe)
1x Éomund (Éomund) (030 SdD2 Carrock)
3x Fährtenleser des Nordens (Northern Tracker) (045 Grundspiel)
1x Gildor Inglorion (Gildor Inglorion) (079 SdD4 Emyn Muil)
1x Gléowine (Gléowine) (062 Grundspiel)
1x Grenzläufer des Düsterwalds (Mirkwood Runner) (123 SdD6 Düsterwald)
1x Haldir aus Lórien (Haldir of Lórien) (057 SdD3 Rhosgobel)
3x Reisender der Weststrasse (West Road Traveller) (121 SdD6 Düsterwald)
2x Tochter des Nimrodel (Daughter of the Nimrodel) (058 Grundspiel)
3x Westfold Pferdezureiter (Westfold Horse-Breaker) (006 SdD1 Gollum)

ATTACHMENTS

3x Beschützer Lóriens (Protector of Lórien) (070 Grundspiel)
3x Die Gunst der Herrin (The Favor of the Lady) (055 Grundspiel)
3x Falle im Wald (Forest Snare) (069 Grundspiel)
2x Fester Knoten (Fast Hitch) (103 SdD5 Totensümpfe)
2x Selbsterhaltungstrieb (Self Preservation) (072 Grundspiel)
2x Stiefel von Erebor (Boots from Erebor) (013 KD Khazad)
2x Unerwarteter Mut (Unexpected Courage) (057 Grundspiel)
3x Uralter Mathom (Ancient Mathom) (056 SdD3 Rhosgobel)

EVENTS

3x Begrüßung der Galadhrim (The Galadhrim's Greeting) (046 Grundspiel)
3x Das Wissen von Imladris (Lore of Imladris) (063 Grundspiel)
3x Eine Prüfung des Willens (A Test of Will) (050 Grundspiel)
3x Erstaunliche Schnelligkeit (Astonishing Speed) (122 SdD6 Düsterwald)
3x Hastiger Hieb (Hasty Stroke) (048 Grundspiel)
3x Lóriens Reichtum (Lórien's Wealth) (064 Grundspiel)
2x Zwergengrab (Dwarven Tomb) (053 Grundspiel)




HEROES

1x Boromir (Boromir) (095 SdD5 Totensümpfe)
1x Legolas (Legolas) (005 Grundspiel)
1x Théodred (Théodred) (002 Grundspiel)

ALLIES

3x Adler des Nebelgebirges (Eagles of the Misty Mountains) (119 SdD6 Düsterwald)
3x Beobachter der Dúnedain (Dúnedain Watcher) (096 SdD5 Totensümpfe)
1x Beorn (Beorn) (031 Grundspiel)
1x Faramir (Faramir) (014 Grundspiel)
3x Gandalf (Gandalf) (073 Grundspiel)
3x Geflügelter Wächter (Winged Guardian) (004 SdD1 Gollum)
1x Radagast (Radagast) (059 SdD3 Rhosgobel)
3x Schneeborn-Späher (Snowbourn Scout) (016 Grundspiel)
3x Sohn Arnors (Son of Arnor) (015 Grundspiel)
3x Vasall des Windherren (Vassal of the Windlord) (098 SdD5 Totensümpfe)

ATTACHMENTS

1x Celebríans Stein (Celebrían's Stone) (027 Grundspiel)
1x Horn von Gondor (Horn of Gondor) (042 Grundspiel)
2x Klinge aus Gondolin (Blade of Gondolin) (039 Grundspiel)
3x Markierung der Dúnedain (Dúnedain Mark) (002 SdD1 Gollum)
3x Plattenrüstung der Veste (Citadel Plate) (040 Grundspiel)
3x Truchsess von Gondor (Steward of Gondor) (026 Grundspiel)
3x Unterstützung der Adler (Support of the Eagles) (120 SdD6 Düsterwald)
3x Warnung der Dúnedain (Dúnedain Warning) (026 SdD2 Carrock)
1x Zeichen der Dúnedain (Dúnedain Signal) (117 SdD6 Düsterwald)

EVENTS

3x Die Adler kommen! (The Eagles Are Coming!) (005 SdD1 Gollum)
3x Finte (Feint) (034 Grundspiel)
1x Grimmige Entschlossenheit (Grim Resolve) (025 Grundspiel)
3x Heldenhaftes Opfer (Valiant Sacrifice) (024 Grundspiel)
3x Schleichangriff (Sneak Attack) (023 Grundspiel)
3x Schneller Schlag (Quick Strike) (035 Grundspiel)


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Thanee
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Much like what Thanee suggested, a tactics/leadership deck for you and a spirit/lore deck for her should work great.

Using just the core set I had two decks built. The tactics/leadership deck used Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn while the spirit/lore deck was Eowyn, Glorfindel and Denethor. They worked really well and only while fighting the Escape from Dol Goldur did we finally delve into the adventure packs (I too have the full mirkwood cycle) and beef the decks up even better.

We were able to overcome that scenario (both at 49 threat no less) with our new cards, and it was great. Timing and key plays still factor in with the lore/spirit, but not as much. It plays out almost exactly like you are looking for, with one deck doing all the fighting and the other doing a lot of questing.
 
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when i play with my wife who prefers the spirit sphere, I always role theodred and quest him to give her more resources. A well financed wife is a happy wife...and as the saying goes, a happy wife is a happy life.
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Miya Mirage
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Thank you all for your advices. I got myself the full dwarrowdelf cycle + the 2 hobbit standalones and will try to keep her motivated, although that is quite the challenge.

A deep bow for your full deck lists Thanee, I will use them as my starting point and start fiddling with them as her needs require.

So again thank you all, I appreciate you being helpful!
 
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