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#41 Maggical

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:18 AM

First of all sorry for the delay posting here. I haven't played in a while since I became a father for the second time a couple of weeks ago…

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Hi Maggical! Master of the forge can help you to find stuart of gondor, light of valinor or song of kings very quicly! what do you think about?

 

 

I love the card, don't get me wrong. I'm just concerned about having to use 2 resources from just 1 hero's pool for 1DEF and 1HP. Seems it won't cut it…

You already have 3 copies of Steward of Gondor and Light of Valinor, and "3 copies" (counting Minstrell) of Song of Kings, that should be enough to draw one. Also the thing I don't like is that all of these attachments are unique, so you can't play more than 1. Once you get a, for example, Light of Valinor in play then searching for more attachments won't be beneficial…

Hope it makes sense, thanks for the suggestion!

Javier

 

 

I don't totally agree here.  First of all, using Master of Forge to increase the chance to pull out a unique Attachment can let you put less copy of the unique Attachment in your deck.  Even you still put three copies of a unique Attachment in the deck and you do draw one early in your game, using Master of Forge to pull extra copies out is good to minimize the chance that you waste your one draw per turn on drawing a duplicate unique Attachment, so as to increase the chance to draw a card that is useful to you.  So it is still beneficial to search for additional copies of a unique Attachment after you get one.

 

 

Yup. Even if the Master of the Forge is pulling extra copies of your unique attachments (don't forget he can also help draw the Ancient Mathoms), it will help you cycle through your deck faster and you can burn them on Eowyn anyway. Plus, he does have 1 Defense (two if he's getting the bonus from Arwen) so in a pinch he can help block those small, but annoying enemies.

I see your points here. I will give it a try, although I don't feel good about it at the moment…

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 I like this deck a lot.

That is all.

Thanks!

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For some quests I mulligan till I get a Northern Tracker, for example Emyn Muil or Conflict at the Carrock, and for some others I need more allies (like Haldir or Gleowine) fast like playing Khazad-dûm.

 

 

 

Uh, you can only mulligan once.  It sounds like you are mulliganing until you get the hand you want, which isn't allowed by the rules.  If you are only mulliganing once (which isn't how this is worded), then what happens when you don't get your Northern Tracker which you seem to rely on?

No, I don't mulligan until I get cards. That's why I fail the quests sometimes. But having 3 copies of a card and 1 mulligan should be enough to get what you need almost every time…

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Good luck when you try to quest through any of the Heirs of Numenor expansion, I fear you are going to need it. I have a Noldor deck (Glofindel [Sp], Elrohir, Elladan) that performed very well all the way through until Heirs. The lands of Elendil offer no solace for Elves in the Third-Age…

Still don't have it, I'll let you know when I play against it…



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

gatharion said:

 Here's how the deck looks with my modifications: (Remember, only one core set.)

Heroes-

Eowyn, Glorfindel, Denethor

Spirit-

Norther Tracker x 2

Arwen Undomiel x 3

Elfhelm

West Road Traveller

Escort from Edoras

Ancient Mathom x 3

Light of Valinor x 3

Unexpected Courage

Miruvor

Elrond's Counsel x 3

A Test of Will x 2

Hasty Stroke x 2

The Galadhrim's Greeting

Lore-

Warden of Healing x 3

Master of the Forge x 2

Rivendell Minstrel x 2

Gildor Inglorion

Haldir of Lorien

Gleowine

Henamarth Riversong

Asfaloth x 2

A Burning Brand

Daeron's Runes x 3

Secret Paths

Leadership-

Steward of Gondor x 2

Sneak Attack x 2

Neutral-

Gandalf x 3

Song of Wisdom

Song of Kings

 

I built this deck and it's a lot of fun. I started with the first scenario in the core set and that went down easy. Journey down the Anduin not so much. Maybe I got a bad draw, but I just didn't have an answer for the Hill Troll. I tried to wait it out, but eventually I wasn't able to wait any longer and once he engaged me, it was all but over. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks for the deck!



#43 Maggical

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

Glad to hear you had fun with the "One Core Set" version that was posted here. I love the deck, I hope I can play the last quests asap…



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:08 AM

I will most likely be getting a second copy of the core set soon. Have you tried this deck in mp? I'm wondering how well it works alongside a tactics deck.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:38 AM

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I will most likely be getting a second copy of the core set soon. Have you tried this deck in mp? I'm wondering how well it works alongside a tactics deck.

Yes, in fact I also usually play a 2-man game with a friend. The other deck I have built uses Gloin, Elrohir and Elladan. Both work great together, usually this deck takes care of blocking the ugliest creatures and questing and the other deck of heavy fighting…



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

Sorry. I am having a hard time following. Does the original post contain the updated deck or is the deck that "gatharion" created the updated one?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:48 AM

hendersondayton said:

Sorry. I am having a hard time following. Does the original post contain the updated deck or is the deck that "gatharion" created the updated one?

Thanks!

I keep updating the original post with my current version of the deck, the one that has the games reported and commented. The "gatharion" deck is on his post, not on the original one…

Javier



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

I'm in the process of acquiring all the adventure packs so I can build this deck. In the meantime, I've been playing with most of the cards and a few stand ins for others. I've had OK success. In any case, I wonder why Burning Brand is not included in the deck for Denithor? That seems an ideal card for a dedicated blocker, and has saved me innumerable times.

Also, more of a noob question here, who gets the Song of Kings?  I've been giving it to Denithor since I don't always have Lore cards to play or I can get them out from the discard pile with Stand and Fight.  Just curious if there's an "optimal hero" for it.

Thanks so much for posting this deck. Even with my partial copy of the deck I can see the power of it. I'm looking forward to getting all the APs and building this.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:09 AM

First of all thanks for the interest in the deck, I'll answer each of your questions below…

Irongut said:

I'm in the process of acquiring all the adventure packs so I can build this deck. In the meantime, I've been playing with most of the cards and a few stand ins for others. I've had OK success. In any case, I wonder why Burning Brand is not included in the deck for Denithor? That seems an ideal card for a dedicated blocker, and has saved me innumerable times.

Burning Brand isn't included for 2 reasons: first of all you only have one character that produces Lore resources and there are cards that need 3 (Rivendell Misntrel) and 4 (Haldir) that are too important so you can't spend those resources on this card. Also you you ways to cancel shadow effects with the Spirit cards so this isn't really needed and will slow your deck down quite a lot…

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Also, more of a noob question here, who gets the Song of Kings?  I've been giving it to Denithor since I don't always have Lore cards to play or I can get them out from the discard pile with Stand and Fight.  Just curious if there's an "optimal hero" for it.

I usually avoid getting this card to Denethor unless you have Steward of Gondor on him. His Lore resources are way too needed to spend them on Leadership cards. So I actually attach this card to Glorfindel. So basic case is like this: attach it to Glorfindel unless Denethor has Steward of Gondor attached. That's basically my idea…



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll have all the cards I need by the weekend and will give this a try.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

Irongut said:

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll have all the cards I need by the weekend and will give this a try.

Hope you can share your experience! My idea is making this deck as good as possible :)



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

Maggical - Thanks for keeping this deck up to date. I have enjoyed using it.

Would it be possible to get you to add a section to your OP that indicates how you use the attachments? I have noted a few times you mentioned who you used attachments on but for the purpose of someone just finding this thread it may be a good idea to add this so that "newcomers" to your deck will be able to find this direction up front.

 

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#53 Maggical

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:28 AM

hendersondayton said:

Maggical - Thanks for keeping this deck up to date. I have enjoyed using it.

Would it be possible to get you to add a section to your OP that indicates how you use the attachments? I have noted a few times you mentioned who you used attachments on but for the purpose of someone just finding this thread it may be a good idea to add this so that "newcomers" to your deck will be able to find this direction up front.

 

Thanks!

I can do that, will try to update it in the upcoming days, any attachments in particular you find difficult to decide who to attach them to?



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

Oh, by the way, I see that many play two man games. Would anyone be interested in me adding the 2nd deck I run on this kind of games that complements this one really great? Maybe it helps someone that wants to have a "spare" deck to play whenever a friend comes by…



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

Maggical said:

Oh, by the way, I see that many play two man games. Would anyone be interested in me adding the 2nd deck I run on this kind of games that complements this one really great? Maybe it helps someone that wants to have a "spare" deck to play whenever a friend comes by…

 

ABSOLUTELY!!

With Regards to the attachments question:

Pretty much any attachment that does not specifically give a bonus to a certain character ("If Aragorn…")…i struggle to know who best to put it on…Attachments for dwarves are easy, put it on a dwarf….unless there are two dwarves…then i am not sure which.

My typical rule of thumb is, if the card doesn't give a bonus, put it on the hero that will be around the longest….

I would love to see a thread or write up explaining the best attachments for each  hero…..For example, Denethor and some attachment that allows him to ready….that is a powerful combo…stuff like this i would like to see…


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:44 AM

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ABSOLUTELY!!

With Regards to the attachments question:

Pretty much any attachment that does not specifically give a bonus to a certain character ("If Aragorn…")…i struggle to know who best to put it on…Attachments for dwarves are easy, put it on a dwarf….unless there are two dwarves…then i am not sure which.

My typical rule of thumb is, if the card doesn't give a bonus, put it on the hero that will be around the longest….

I would love to see a thread or write up explaining the best attachments for each  hero…..For example, Denethor and some attachment that allows him to ready….that is a powerful combo…stuff like this i would like to see…

I'll try to add the attachments notes in a couple of hours. I wanted to make a tweak to the 2nd deck so I will post it during the week after I test it a little bit…

I still need to play against The Hobbit quests and I'm still waiting for my Battle at Lake-town…



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:59 AM

Attachments section added to main post! Hope you like it!



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

Maggical said:

Attachments section added to main post! Hope you like it!

Much Appreciated! I have "borrowed" several decks from people. But I feel in order to really learn from the decks I borrow, I like to see how the deck was intended. This only helps me learn to build better decks myself.

As of right now, Denethor and Unexpected Courage is a mainstay for me. The ability to see what is coming is a must in most quests.

Thanks!


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

hendersondayton said:

Much Appreciated! I have "borrowed" several decks from people. But I feel in order to really learn from the decks I borrow, I like to see how the deck was intended. This only helps me learn to build better decks myself.

As of right now, Denethor and Unexpected Courage is a mainstay for me. The ability to see what is coming is a must in most quests.

Thanks!

No problem! Once I tweak my secondary deck I will share it too…



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

OK. First test of the solo deck Maggical created on PtM. Smashed it. Scored 81 (out in 6 turns)…didn't face a single enemy from the staging area cause I kept reducing me threat with Elrond's Counsel…was able to manage the encounter deck with Denethor + Unexpected Courage….Glorfindel + Light of Valinor was awesome too….I optionally engaged the forest spider in Turn 4 so that I could get it out of the staging area. I had Gandalf and Glorfindel to take care of that. 

The interesting thing was that I never got Steward of Gondor on Denethor as I couldn't get a song or the Rivendell Minstrel to come up. I got Gelowine in and was able to get another card draw and also used Ancient Mathom on the Old Forest Road to draw 3…still couldn't get them…

anyway, great deck! Will keep moving forward with other quests to see how those go as well.

 


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