Inspired by this post from Brother Leon, I thought about building the following deck.
Heroes (Threat 26)
3x Winged Guardian
1x Descendant of Thorondor
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains
3x Snowbourn Scout
2x Dunedain Watcher
3x Gandalf (Core)
2x Blade of Gondolin
3x Support of the Eagles
2x Rivendell Blade
1x Rivendell Bow
3x Steward of Gondor
2x Celebrian's Stone
2x Song of Battle
2x Quick Strike
1x Thicket of Spears
2x Hands Upon the Bow
3x Sneak Attack
3x A Very Good Tale
It's 55 cards at the moment. Not sure what else to take out.
Some thoughts about the card choices:
Quite obviously, the central figure here is Hama with his ability to recycle Tactics Events. Feint and Thicket of Spears (once Song of Battle has been played on Theodred) are defensive staples, while I believe Foe-hammer could also be totally awesome with Hama (drawing cards like crazy).
Legolas will do what he does best, shooting arrows and putting progress markers on the quest at the same time. He will get the Rivendell Blades and Rivendell Bow, while Hama will receive the Blades of Gondolin.
Theodred gives access to the Leadership Sphere and some resource acceleration. Steward of Gondor is for him, since he will be able to use his resources for both spheres eventually.
The eagles with the mighty Support of the Eagles will help out where they can.
Faramir and the Celebrian's Stone, which will always go to Theodred, add some much needed Willpower, though thanks to Legolas and the Blade of Gondolin progress will also be added during combat.
Bofur will help finding the weapons, while Beorn is just the big bruiser he is.
The Snowbourn Scouts help getting rid of nasty locations. And the Dunedain Watchers offer some protection against nasty shadow effects.
Cram is for emergencies, when you really need that extra attack or defense.
The rest are just good cards added in. Quick Strike for a swift kill, Hands Upon the Bow to deal with enemies without the need to engage them, Sneak Attack to get the most out of Gandalf, and A Very Good Tale to get the allies into play faster (it also helps getting more Events, which Hama could then retrieve from the discard pile). And, well, Gandalf (he will mostly be used to keep the Threat down).
One thing this deck lacks completely, though, is healing.
- Last edited Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:16 pm (Total Number of Edits: 5)
- Posted Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:46 pm
Well, Gandalf is the only way to reduce Threat (and in order to work with Sneak Attack, there should be multiple copies). Radagast, on the other hand, is more of a nice-to-have. I would rather drop the last Radagast than a single Gandalf, I think.
The Blade is a possibility. I just wanted to have some weapons for the Foe-hammer card. And the Blades do help with quest progression, too, which is nice.
I paid 100 GG for this thinking it was a Geek Badge...
You should know that i have not played this game in about 6 weeks as i have been in the process of decorating, moving house and decorating again. So i can't comment much on your deck. However, reading these threads and looking back at some of my old decks posted i just have to dig this game out tonight and give it a play.
I wanted to ask how you have been finding the first quest of the Hobbit expansion? I was thinking to have a crack at this again, probably playing two-handed, but to be honest, i am trying to remain true to the book by using only dwarves (and not Dain) which is really restrictive and not much fun. Can you point to any strategies which are effective against this quest?
And another thing: have you seen the new card in the new cycle which converts tactics atk power to will power. Hama is gonna be indespensible eventually!
Sorry, but I havn't played the Hobbit scenarios, yet. So can't comment on that.
I did just make a test game (well, two) with this deck against Massing At Osgiliath and succeeded in the second attempt (first I ran out of Threat, because I was dumb and did not engage the Witch King right away, which I did in the second game).