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Jake Courtney
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I've got a Tactics deck that I constructed with two core sets and the six Mirkwood expansions.

Can someone recommend a decklist for my wife to play with me against the first two scenarios? Using only cards from Two Core Sets and Mirkwood Cycle.

My goal is to focus on handling the bulk of the combat and let her be the main questing and support role.

This is going to be her second game. I'm still teaching her the basics of the game.
 
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Thanee
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Here's a quickly put together deck list for a Spirit/Lore deck with decent questing and support (healing and dealing with shadow/treachery cards).

Heroes (Threat 26)

Eowyn
Frodo Baggins
Beravor (Errata: Limit once per round)

Allies (#18)

2x Lorien Guide
3x Northern Tracker
3x West Road Traveller
3x Daughter of the Nimrodel (best used after the quest or combat phase)
1x Henemarth Riversong (best used after the combat phase)
1x Gleowine (best used after the quest phase)
1x Haldir of Lorien
1x Mirkwood Runner
3x Gandalf (Core)

Attachments (#16)

2x Unexpected Courage
3x Ancient Mathom (can also be used on non-active locations)
2x Protector of Lorien (Errata: Limit 3 times per phase)
2x Dark Knowledge (should be played on the other deck's heroes)
1x Self Preservation (for the main defender)
2x A Burning Brand (can also be played on a character with Song of Wisdom)
2x Fast Hitch
2x Song of Wisdom

Events (#16)

3x The Galadhrim's Greeting
3x Hasty Stroke
3x A Test of Will
1x Stand and Fight
2x Dwarven Tomb
2x Lore of Imladris
2x Radagast's Cunning

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Thanee
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Jake Courtney
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Thanks, I'll let you know how it does.

Think I should go straight Mono Tactics or should I mix in some Leadership?
 
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Both would work in combination with the above deck.

Leadership has some strong cards in the Core Set already, but you will have to balance your resource spending between the two spheres, then.

In Mono Tactics you could go heavy on those eagles from the Mirkwood cycle and put in Radagast and, of course, Support of the Eagles and The Eagles Are Coming! for good measure.

With Gimli, Legolas, and Boromir, for example, you will have a pretty strong force, but also an initial Threat of 31, so you better have some answers to the Hill Troll in the Journey Down the Anduin readily available.

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BTW, if you have a third Core Set (in your other thread it sounds like you do), you could also add a third Unexpected Courage into the deck (no need to remove anything for it).

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Thanne,

You have any Tactics / Leadership builds that could work with that deck on beating Escape from Dol Guldur. I'm about ready to set my cards on fire.

I don't think a pure mono-tactics deck is the way to go. It's being only able to play one ally a turn that is killing me. Not sure if I should be playing long cost allies first and getting the bigger ones out there.

 
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Don't have one up my sleeve currently, but I can probably whip one up, that could work.

The problem with Dol Guldur, of course, is, that you never know which hero will be the prisoner. In a dual-sphere deck, you might have one sphere, that you cannot use for a while, because of that.

The Spirit/Lore deck above has two of the Song cards, so even if Beravor is taken, there is a chance to get some Lore cards out still.

Maybe give this list a try:

Heroes (Threat 28)

Gimli
Legolas
Theodred

Allies (#17)

1x Beorn
3x Winged Guardian
1x Descendant of Thorondor
2x Vassal of the Windlord
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains
2x Faramir
2x Dunedain Watcher
3x Gandalf (Core)

Attachments (#21)

2x Blade of Gondolin
3x Citadel Plate
1x Dwarven Axe
3x Support of the Eagles
2x Steward of Gondor
2x Celebrian's Stone
3x Dunedain Mark
2x Dunedain Warning
2x Song of Kings
1x Song of Battle

Events (#12)

3x Feint
2x Quick Strike
3x The Eagles Are Coming!
3x Sneak Attack
1x Grim Resolve

And here is the other deck again with some minor changes:

Heroes (Threat 26)

Eowyn
Frodo Baggins
Beravor (Errata: Limit once per round)

Allies (#16)

3x Northern Tracker
3x West Road Traveller
3x Daughter of the Nimrodel
1x Henemarth Riversong
1x Gleowine
1x Haldir of Lorien
1x Mirkwood Runner
3x Gandalf (Core)

Attachments (#18)

2x Unexpected Courage (+1, if a third Core Set is available)
3x Ancient Mathom
2x Protector of Lorien (Errata: Limit 3 times per phase)
2x Dark Knowledge
1x Self Preservation
2x A Burning Brand
2x Fast Hitch
3x Song of Wisdom
1x Song of Travel

Events (#16)

3x The Galadhrim's Greeting
3x Hasty Stroke
3x A Test of Will
1x Stand and Fight
2x Dwarven Tomb
2x Lore of Imladris
2x Radagast's Cunning

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Thanee
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I might give the Dol Guldur scenario a shot later, using those two decks, to see if they work.

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I managed to Escape from Dol Guldur on the first attempt.

So, the decks can definitely work.

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I'll give these a shot and see if I can't finally squeeze out a win. I've been holding off on going to any of the expansion scenarios, until I was able to beat it.

Those pesky treachery cards have been putting the beating on me.

Thanks.


 
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It's one of the harder scenarios around (probably the hardest, if you play solo).

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