Lights from Valinor

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HootsFromErebor 12

The theme of the deck is those who have witnessed the Two Trees of Valinor: Glorfindel and Galadriel, as Calaquendi ("Elves of Light") and Gandalf, a Maia. There are relatively few heroes in this category but those that we do have are fittingly powerful and so despite the thematic restrictions, this was a lot of fun to play.

Some exceptions are made for the allies so that they have either made the journey to Valinor, or will do by the end of the Third Age. Attachments and events have been chosen to stay within the theme but also help the deck run smoothly.

In brief testing (solo), this deck won handily against The Massing At Osgiliath and a couple of easier quests. However, it probably wouldn't fare too well elsewhere, in battle or siege, for example...

Play notes: Light of Valinor, Nenya (for questing and resources), Gandalf's Staff and Wizard Pipe are all handy to get going.

With Gandalf's ability, Expert Treasure-hunter is free card draw to quickly get key pieces and Bilbo Baggins can help to fetch the pipe.

Card draw hasn't been a problem, and it should be possible to draw through most of the deck in short order.

Gildor Inglorion and Radagast can be played as allies if resource rich but are otherwise good fodder for Flame of Anor. That and plenty of other readying effects mean Gandalf is a boss for combat.

Note: this only includes cards to end of Ring-Maker and Road Darkens. There are probably plenty of opportunities to improve with later cards and I'd appreciate any ideas people have.

2 comments

Aug 11, 2017 Wandalf the Gizzard 137

Arwen never went to Valinor (at least while she was alive). She was born in the third age around the time of the fall of Arnor and died on Cerin Amroth in grief after Aragorn relinquished is life.

Aug 11, 2017 HootsFromErebor 12

Thanks for pointing that out, bit of an oversight there. It's a shame as she's an awesome ally. I guess I could substitute for Galadriel's Handmaiden.