[hero vs. all] Fly through Middle Earth

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Nariam
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[hero vs. all] Fly through Middle Earth

Post by Nariam » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:13 am

Hey all, here's a quite thematic deck which can be a lot of fun to play. It's certainly not as competitive as other decks, but I'd still like to read your comments or what I could improve.


Fifteen Birds in five Firtrees / Eagle-Mounts Deck

Starting Characters:

Ghân-Buri-Ghân with Horn of Anor
Dáin II controlling
           Háma and
           Ioreth with Healing Herbs
Faramir

In Deck:
3x Radagast, some replacement characters



Resources:


Lindion de Oronín
Quickbeam
Woses of the Drúadan-Forest
Woses of Old Pûkel-land
Orcrist
Glamdring
Durin’s Axe
The Windlord found me

3x Gates of Morning
3x Crown of Flowers
3x Fifteen Birds in five Firtrees
3x The Cock crows
3x Many Turns and Doublings
3x Eagle-Mounts
Smoke Rings
Longbottom Leaf


Hazards against Heroes:


2x Assassin
3x Sellswords Between Charters
3x Corsairs of Umbar
Ambusher
Lawless Men

Ûvatha the Horseman
Andûnaphel
Akhôrahil
Hoarmûrath of Dír
Mouth of Sauron
Daelomin at Home

3x Twilight
Revealed to all Watchers
3x Rank upon Rank
Scimitars of Steel
3x An unexpected outpost
2x Foolish words
Power built by Waiting


Sideboard against Heroes:

Noble Steed
Men of Dorwinion
Iron Hill dwarves
Wormsbane
Mithril-coat

Tempering Friendship
2x Dark Quarrels
The sun unveiled
Free to Choose
2x Promptings of Wisdom
Wizard Uncloaked
Wizard’s Laughter

2x Lawless Men
Ambusher
Dunlending Raiders
Pick-Pocket
Alone and Unadvised
Rolled down to the Sea
Which might be lies
Neither so ancient nor so potent
Muster disperse
River
Redoubled force
Mordor in Arms
My precious
Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Pilfer anything unwatched


Hazards against minions / fallen wizards:

2x Wild Fell Beast
3x Cave – Drake
Wild Were-Worm
Winged Fire-Drake
2x Ambusher

Ûvatha the Horseman
Andûnaphel
Hoarmûrath of Dír
Mouth of Sauron
Daelomin at Home
Gandalf the White Rider

3x Twilight
Revealed to all Watchers
2x Summons from long Sleep
3x An unexpected outpost
3x Foolish words
Power built by Waiting
2x Whole Villages Roused


Sideboard against Minions:

Noble Steed
Men of Dorwinion
Iron Hill dwarves
Wormsbane
Mithril-Coat

Tempering Friendship
2x Dark Quarrels
The sun unveiled
Free to Choose
2x Promptings of Wisdom
Wizard Uncloaked
Wizard’s Laughter
2x Power against the Shadow

3x Nameless Thing
Saruman the Wise
Alatar the Hunter
Alone and Unadvised
Rolled down to the Sea
Which might be lies
Neither so ancient nor so potent
River
My precious
Veils Flung away
Returned beyond all hope
Redoubled force


Extra Sideboard against Fallen Wizards:

Power Relinquished to Artifice
Something else at Work
Cast from the order
Cruel Claw perceived
Fool’s Bane
2x Nature’s Revenge
Many Sorrows befall
Elerína
The Grimburgoth



So, Ghân-Buri-Ghân sets out to gather his Wose factions and native allies, and Rohan, Gondor and even the Dwarves send heroes to support him.

As long as the wizard is not revealed, Eagle-Mounts is used to make Fifteen Birds in Five Firtrees work. It can easily cancel Assassins, so I needn’t fear putting some Rank upon Ranks in my vs. hero hazards. Later, when you have played Lindion de Oronín, you can use Eagle-Mounts to literally fly around in Middle Earth. Once you have played the basic MP resources in the deck, SB in some new and fly to the northeast. Pass the Horn to Dáin who can easily influence the Iron Hill Dwarves and the men of dorwinion, and if you have some spare time you can even visit a dragon for a greater item.

Yeah, it doesn’t always work, but if it does, it’s a hell lot of fun. Just a theme deck I really like.  :)  Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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Post by stone troll » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:05 pm

How do you counter Forewarned is Forearmed?

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Post by Old Tuk » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:35 pm

stone troll wrote:How do you counter Forewarned is Forearmed?
I think not so many people play Forwarned and Assasins/Slayers, or am i wrong with that?

Did you had problems with auto-attacks?

Is 1 Smoke Ring enough to recycle Eagle-Mounts?

Do you play 3x Radagast vs Heros? Then I`d stick an extra Wizard into SB.

Greetz!

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Post by Bandobras Took » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:03 pm

Forewarned can be profitably used in conjunction with Assassins/Rank because Forewarned makes the attack uncancellable.  I've been roasted more than once by an opponent's Forewarned when I was relying on my ability to cancel attacks.

Nariam
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Post by Nariam » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:37 pm

Thanks for the replies. ^oh dang, didn't think about forewarned destroying my fifteen birds... duh.  :?  Is there a way to counter it?

@Martin: No remarkable problems with auto-attacks... Why? You're right, I'd love to put more smoke rings in, but couldn't find any slots... the only cards that aren't as essential as the others are the Many turns and doublings, maybe I could drop one or two of these.

I'd also be grateful for some comments regarding the hazards, including the generic stuff in the sideboard (something vital missing?), as I'm a really unexperienced player vs. minions / FW.

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