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This is a solo deck built around exploiting staging area attack using Éomer's ability. Fully upgraded with Herugrim and Gúthwinë, he can reach 12 , enough to single-handedly deal with most of your combat needs.
Galadriel with Nenya attached is central to the function of the deck. Because the ring's ability is limited to the quest phase, it cannot be used to boost effects that rely on willpower in other phases. However, since Éomer attacks in the quest phase, Galadriel can boost his willpower before committing characters to the quest, and then he can attack an enemy in the staging area, using Herugrim to add his boosted willpower to his attack. With Celebrían's Stone attached to the Lady of Lorien, Éomer can gain +7 from his father's blade, all while committing 7 to the quest. In addition, with Unexpected Courage, Galadriel can use her ability as well as her ring, maintaining threat at a low level and milling more quickly through the deck.
Arwen Undómiel is present to provide high first-turn willpower and resource acceleration. Using her ability, Herugrim can be played with a single turn's resources, and even Northern Trackers only require saving a single resource. And, of course, if there are no enemies in the staging area for Éomer to attack, Galadriel can boost her granddaughter instead.
Because Éomer can only attack enemies in the staging area at the time he commits to the quest, one of the largest concerns this deck faces is an enemy that it can't avoid engaging coming up during staging. To help deal with this threat, Late Adventurer allows Éomer to wait until after staging to commit to the quest, where he can destroy the most odious of the enemies present in the staging area. If that is not an option, or if multiple enemies show up, Ride Them Down should be able to convert a turn of progress on the quest into an enemy killed before it can engage.
Against enemies that cannot be kept in the staging area or killed before they engage, either Éomer or Arwen can defend without risk and use Terrible to Behold to can push them back before they attack, to be killed by Éomer the following turn. A Light in the Dark is more expensive for a similar effect, but doesn't require a hero to exhaust and can also be recycled by Dwarven Tomb. In even more dire situations, Háma can defend using his ability and be ready to contribute his attack, or Snowbourn Scout chump-blocks. Either can be recycled by Gúthwinë. Éomer should be given the second copy of Unexpected Courage to either provide a defense to trigger Terrible to Behold or to add extra attack to deal with the few enemies that manage to engage.
Only one copy each of Gúthwinë and Celebrían's Stone have been included because neither of them are essential, and both provide essentially the same effect, a +2 boost to Éomer's attack. In addition, with Mirror of Galadriel and Silver Harp, even single cards in the deck can relatively easily be fished out. And what the Mirror can't find, Elven-light or Galadriel can help you draw.