Won my first playthrough using an updated silvan deck with Glorfindel (spirit), Celeborn, and Haldir. Even though the scenario wasnt terribly difficult, i think it was more because my deck performed phenomenally. For example, opening hand i played O'Lorien (which worked to perfection, resources were never an issue despite the tri sphere deck and i didnt even run steward!-prob first leadership deck that hasnt had it) I then was able to play a galadhrim minstrel for 1 resource, grab a feigned voice, and play a silvan refugee. Turn 2 i used my 3 resources for a defender of the naith. after staging i had 2 enemies in play, i engaged them both. used feigned voices to stop the first from attacking, returned the minstrell. Defended the second enemy with the naith defender he took one damage. used people of the forest to bring back the refugee and threw out the silvan tracker which readied up the defender. the tracker, naith defender, glorfindel, Haldir, and Nalir were all able to kill the two enemies and it was smooth sailing from there.
Naith Defender worked a lot better for me than i thought he would i encourage people to give him a chance. with silvan trackers out to heal him and any kind of defense boost (mine came from arwen) he is a very reliable defender.
It took me a while to clear stage 1 but thankfully when i got to stage 2 i had enough of an army to clear the crossing at tharbad in 2 attempts, i can see stage 2 getting pretty hectic and difficult though if things get out of control. Fun quest and one i dont really think requires a specific kind of deck to beat
Edited by Pharmboys2013, 21 August 2014 - 05:52 PM.