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#1 DurinIII



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

I favor Lore above all because of cheap squishy allies, card draw, and healing. I would argue that Lore is the best "stand alone" sphere.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:44 PM

Tactics, why? Because I'm just that kind of person.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:55 PM

Yes. Tactics!

Playing an intense scenario, on the last stage, right when you notice you've been playing with two Bofurs the whole time.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:03 AM

Spirit. Because they rule.


Best stand alone sphere is Leadershit though.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:11 AM

I like all of the spheres in their own way, but to me Lore is the most interesting. It does card drawing, scrying and healing better than any other sphere. It also has some great unique allies (Gléowine, Haldir of Lórien, Gildor Inglorion and Anborn to name a few) and attachments (Thror's Map, Ranger Spikes, Ranger Bow and Protector of Lórien). Most of all, I like the tricks that Lore allows which change the game. Asfaloth, Denethor, Elf-stone, Ithilien Tracker and A Burning Brand all have the potential to fundamentally alter the way the game is played. To sum it up, I feel like Lore often gives you more decisions, and particularly more interesting decisions, than the other spheres.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:18 AM

Lore would definitely come in close second, mainly because I love using rangers and traps. But I think I enjoy bashing skulls together with someone like Beorn more. :)
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:36 AM

Spheres are very well created in this game. Love them. However, I still feel like Tactics is far, far behind. For some time, during the AtS cycle, I was torn but when the Fellowship saga came, or the VoI, I was sure again. Tactics is far, far behind, with Lore also lacking strides, I would say. Tactics is still very weak solo but I would not say they are best as a supportive deck, either. In a majority of quests it is more beneficial just to build up your numbers than use the subtle finesse of direct damage or feint moves. Then, Lore is also weak solo but good in coop. Spirit I think has the most powerful cards overall but Leadership can handle it both solo and coop very well.


Now, I know I was not answering the thread question. I am often with the underdogs, I really want to see great cards for the spheres I find less capable, Lore and Tactics. Lore is probably closest to my heart with all the nature themes, and especially with the Ents coming!

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:59 AM

I'm joining the lore parade here.
Picked lore mainly because green is my color when I started out clueless really.
Turned out to be correct, still like the sphere best for it's mechanics.
Spirit comes second, I like spirit too.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:18 AM

I have won all scenarios, alone and 4 players, normal and nightmare... i have logged only all the higscores of each one. And the top 10 heroes of my stadistics atm are:

1- Bifur

2- Eowyn

3- Beravor

4- Denethor

5- Elrond

6- Mirlonde

7- Frodo

8- Glorfindel spirit

9- Ori

10- Pippin lore


So my favorite sphere is: lore :)

and next one: spirit

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:36 AM

Hello there,


I do prefer the leadership sphere for the charismatics heroes !! And ressources management.


I think, as said before, that tactic really lack something to make it more intersting. They should have some heroes able to quest correctly in order to have balanced mono tactics deck.


We have done some 4 players play with mono pshere deck and the tactic one was really boring. The player was just waiting the fighting phase, killing what he could and that it.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:17 AM

I am in love with lore :D Because I like green... no no haha, I do like green, but I love the type of specialisation lore has - it is more subtle than the questing power of spirit, or the fighting power of tactics. I think leadership is 2nd favourite for the same reason, but leadership is more obviously powerful than lore...however I think if played correctly, lore can be the most powerful of them all ;)


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:00 AM

It depends on if you play solo or multiplayer. For solo then clearly (expect for a few quests) mono tactics will struggle.

Best mono decks are lore and leadership for solo. This is mainly by each one has a way with hirulin and elrond to get different sphere allies into play. Mono spirit solo is hard (but better then tactics) mainly be you lack attack power.

For multiplayer though I have always felt that the way the gsme was meant to be played was 4 mono sphere decks with 4 players. It's the easiest deck building as well so you don't spend hours fine tuning a monster deck. In that case, I like being the tactics guy and smashing

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:29 AM

Leadership is my favorite. I primarily play solo and 7theye has already mentioned leadership is a good solo sphere.  It can do everything well (not great but well)  Also with just the nature of being titled "leadership" it has some of the most renown 

heroes to play with as well including Aragorn, Thorin Oakenshield, Boromir, and Hirluin the Fair! (jk on that last one)

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:49 AM

spirit - tactics


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:35 AM

Tactics! It always seems like when a quest has been hanging in the balance or things are looking bad, it's been a Tactics hero who saved the day. Plus a lot of my favorite characters seem to find their home there.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

Very difficult to choose between lore and spirit. I go for Lore! I like mechanic of lore and also logo is cool
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

My heart says Spirit, my brain is torn between Spirit and Lore.  Both are very capable in my opinion of playing solo or multiplayer in a mono deck.  I actually prefer Leadership for multiplayer but they really need to add some lower cost Leadership heroes.  Tactics at least has Merry :P

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

Tactics is the deck I most often play monosphere.

But I prefer trait themed decks to sphere themed ones because they're generally more interesting.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

Lore for all the fun mechanics and characters although Spirit is my go to since it can handle questing so well but it gets boring. Tactics is my second favorite since its so fun killing stuff and I still have yet to love Leadership.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:21 AM

Tactics. I just to beat things to a pulp.