I like to play through an entire deluxe expansion and the subsequent adventure packs with the same six heroes (I play solo: two handed). It nicely replicates the "saga" feel on a smaller level. I do change player cards in and out of the decks when necessary.
I just wrapped up the first eight nightmare versions of KD and the DD cycle. I was feeling good until I got to the ninth and final quest: Nightmare Shadow and Flame. Needless to say the Balrog torched me... multiple times.
so... here is the challenge. How would you build decks that can beat nightmare Shadow and Flame using the following six heroes? (no swapping!)
The Grey Company in Moria:
I've tried a lot of different approaches, but my epic journey keeps ending in death!
Aragorn, Elladan, Idraen | Halberad, Elrohir, Beravor
I would probably try a bunch of resource generation (3x Steward of Gondor, of course, plus other stuff) with defensive attachments, i.e. 3x Shield of Gondor, 3x Dúnedain Warning, 3x Blood of Númenor, 3x Cloak of Lórien, 3x Protector of Lórien, plus Cards that grant Sentinel (i.e. 3x Elven Mail, 3x Dúnedain Signal), distributing the cards between both decks, to make it more likely to get them quick.
Then, of course, 3x Song of Wisdom and 3x A Burning Brand plus other means of canceling shadow effects (3x Hasty Stroke, 3x Dúnedain Watcher).
Try to build Elrohir up as your "super defender" (Steward of Gondor!).
3x Feint, 3x Ranger Spikes, 3x Secret Paths, 3x Lembas, 3x Cram, 3x Unexpected Courage, 3x A Test of Will, ... and a bunch of cheap allies with decent Willpower.
I would probably try something like that ...