The heroes run Bilbo, Bifur and Frodo. It's a Hobbit/Dwarf "themed" deck with a low starting threat of 23. The deck pretty much just utilizes the best 11 or so cards from each color sphere (Spirit/Lore) and works pretty well. I can post the cards if anyone wants the list. I just finished a game, admittedly "A Passage Through Mirkwood," where I ended up questing a massive 30 willpower claiming the victory on that path with the questing victory outcome. Anyway, lot's of fun!
Having lot's of fun with This Deck.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:27 PM
honestly what works is playing 3 copies of that really good Elf Ally whose name I can't remember at the moment, and playing 2 Haldir. Also, the life saver card is that mirkwood runner! He always gives you an unblockable 2 hit damage a turn on any enemy you want. He is brutal man! I have never had more success solo than with this deck. I can post the list if you care.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:09 AM
Heroes: Frodo, Bilbo and Bifur.
Starting threat: 23
Gildor Inglorion x3
Longbeard mapmaker x2
Miner of the Iron Hillsx2
Protector of Lorienx2
Boots From Ereborx3
Song of Wisdomx3
Song of Travelx3
Lore of Imladrisx2
The Galadhrim's Greetingx2
A Test of Willx2
Will of the Westx2
It may appear that this is an excessive amount of songs, but I have found that the songs really accelerate the overall resource flow in order to pay for the bigger cards like Gildor and Haldir. This deck has won for me more than lost; plus, it is my favorite Tolkien theme: Elves, Dwarves and Hobbits!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:45 AM
I'd drop the Mapmaker for the Rivendell ?? card that lets you search for a Song card. This would also free up 2-3 slots because you wouldn't need 3 of each song that way. You could just search out what you need at the time.
With those extra slots, I'd drop in the Dwarven Craftsmen. It will let you play the Ancient Mathoms over again.
Not a fan of Will of the West without the Zighil Miner, either, but that is a personal choice. How often do you really need to reshuffle your discard pile into the deck?
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:07 AM
@ Boris: Thank you for the feedback man, great points. I am already running the hammersmith that allows me to recycle Mathoms. I may try the Rivendell minstrel in place of a few copies of songs…the issue here is that a song costs 1 resource and minstrel costs 3. By dropping a Song of Wisdom on Frodo on turn 1, by turn 2 I have enough green resource to pay for Gildor (a common strategy of the deck). This is only one example of when that difference of 2 resources makes a huge difference! However, I may scale back on the songs to put her in. As far as Will of the West goes, I think I will try a few games without it and see what happens. You are right, it is seldom that the game lasts so long where I have to play a Will to keep a deck going. Thank you much for the feedback!