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#1 ZanzibarLand

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:20 PM

So I'm trying to just knock out a heap of quests and actually put some solid hours into the game. I've hit my first snag, is Escape from Dol Guldur possible solo? Better question, is it possible trisphere solo?
I'll ask you all who are more experienced, so I can skip these and keep having fun. I'm ok with losing, even losing horribly. I just don't want to waste time if its deemed 'impossible' by consensus.
Also, what other quests should I look out for in the future?

EDIT: An after thought, do people think most quests are doable with a solid line up?

Edited by ZanzibarLand, 14 May 2014 - 11:25 PM.


#2 Bullroarer Took

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:23 PM

Dol Guldur is possible tri-sphere solo, but of course needs a bit of luck.
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#3 Ana

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:03 AM

I would not say impossible, people have done it, even I did it once or twice, but Dol Guldur solo is just annoying. Most of the games, you shuffle the decks and then lose in a round or two, without having a clue what you could have done better -- not for me.


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#4 ZanzibarLand

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:07 AM

Yeah, I decided to skip it. I'll have another go later maybe, when I'm feeling super motivated and super obsessive.

#5 Snowhive

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:53 AM

Hi!

 

A trisphere Deck can win against Dol Guldur in a solo play. But there a some things, that must be in your favor. The Hero that is catched and the first three cards, they are guardening. So you must have luck.

 

This

http://boardgamegeek...only-cards-from

can give you an idea, how to beat Dol Guldur (only with core cards). Thats help me, to beat Dol Guldur.

 

Greetings

Snowhive


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#6 Ana

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:28 AM

Yeah, this was never my concern. I do not mind difficult quests, Massing at Osgiliath has been my favourite since I got it though at first I was only winning every once in a while. Similar with Battle of Lake-town. But I do not think it is a good design when, unless luck is on your side, you lose almost instantaneously. Who likes shuffling cards more than playing them?

Side noting, without clicking at the link, I believe mono-Spirit has the best chance against solo Dol Guldur, Glorfindel, Éowyn, Frodo Baggins.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:34 AM

I've beaten it with several decks solo, but the only tri-sphere deck that comes to mind with which I've done so is Legolas, Glorfindel & Elrond. And yes, luck is a big factor.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:55 AM

All quests can be done solo - but the ones to watch out for, apart from Guldur, are hmmm. .. return to mirkwood, with only the cards up until that point of course..as it gets easier with cards after it. I won it solo, with a rohan rush deck..but not after that.

I actually cannot think of more, the designers do a good job of making it all possible, I will just say like others, many take a good draw on both player and encounter deck ;)


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#9 DurinIII

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:35 AM

Rich's point. All quests are "possible" solo though not all are equally possible!
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#10 7theye

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:35 AM

I think return to mark wood nightmare is impossible solo. Dol guldur has been beaten by Glaurung on his YouTube posts

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:14 AM

I remember i had to build an a very special deck to win Rosghobel Nightmare. And i had to try several times Hunt for Gollum Nightmare with one of my better general decks.


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#12 CaffeineAddict

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:59 AM

All the quests are beatable solo - I've beaten every released quest solo. Some are much harder than others, but that just makes victory sweeter when it finally comes.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

This is almost more of a question of "which quests are worth it solo." They're all doable, but Return to Mirkwood and Escape from Dol Guldur aren't really well designed for it. As Ana mentioned, waaaay too luck dependent. You basically know if it's gonna go well or end bad within the first 2 rounds, and you can't do much to change it.
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#14 7theye

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:19 PM

All the quests are beatable solo - I've beaten every released quest solo. Some are much harder than others, but that just makes victory sweeter when it finally comes.


This includes return to mark wood nightmare???

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:01 PM

 

All the quests are beatable solo - I've beaten every released quest solo. Some are much harder than others, but that just makes victory sweeter when it finally comes.


This includes return to mark wood nightmare???

 

 

Yes, Return to Mirkwood Nightmare included. It isn't very pleasant and requires a very specifically built deck, but beating Return to Mirkwood solo always required a fast deck and some luck on your side.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

All the quests are beatable solo - I've beaten every released quest solo. Some are much harder than others, but that just makes victory sweeter when it finally comes.


This includes return to mark wood nightmare???
 
Yes, Return to Mirkwood Nightmare included. It isn't very pleasant and requires a very specifically built deck, but beating Return to Mirkwood solo always required a fast deck and some luck on your side.

Wow. You are amazing. I don't even think glaurung has beat this quest solo

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

Possible, if you have the luck, you need.

 

You can try it with a combination of "Timely Aid", "Sneak Attack" and "A very good Tale"...if you have many of them in starting hand and have luck with the allies you get, you can win it.

And the most important thing: much luck to get no "Tantrum"-card to discard pile (or just the 10-discard one).



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:51 PM

Dol Guldur can be beaten possibly with the best cards and the best luck, but is it beatable with a minimal card pool... say just a single core set?



#19 ZanzibarLand

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:55 PM

I might have to build a different deck for Rhosgobel, Elrond's sons and Glorfindel spirit aren't going to cut it.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:56 PM

Yes, with enough luck it can be doable solo with core cards only, even a single set.  Mostly you have to be very fortunate or rig it in regards to the prisoner (as Galurung did).  I did so when I got my first core set with Aragorn, Eowyn and Denethor but I was very lucky.






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