been trying to find a 'dwarf deck' i liked to beat into the pit- finally got there with:
i use the term 'dwarf' deck lightly as this isnt supposed to be a theme dwarf deck, but one that utilises their keyword, and throws in a lot of key cards from other traits.
basic strategy is use gloin and bifurs 6 willpower (each with a +1 with dain ready) and power through the quest, and use Dain to defend- the idea here being to get narvis belt on him and use it to gain lore icon for a turn to get burning brand. couple that with erebor boots then you have a 3 defense, 6 hit point, shadow card immune wall.
After this, i use bifurs resource borrowing to get enough to quickly get gildor into play- which we all know is awesome, but in this case i used his 3 willpower to get through some nasty locations. i also managed to get celebrians stone onto gloin, so i was questing with a huge amount of willpower in the end.
lastly to get rid of all those goblins-especially the patrol leader- i enlisted the help of a mirkwood runner to bypass its 3 defense, and my favourite poor-guy-to-sacrifice, snowbourn scout.
of course i had a couple of miners of the iron hills at ready incase those horrible watchful eyes got latched onto a hero, but didnt need them.
also in the deck is steward of gondor, and map maker, incase i want to go down that strategy, put it on bifur, and youve got a nice questing guy right there