Tents for Ents

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Ent - The Run 2 1 2 1.0
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Multi player progression. Fast Ents. 0 0 0 1.0
Mablung the Mighty, Faramir the Fast Friend and Bifur, King 1 1 0 2.0
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I have always been a big fan of the ents. I think the design is great, you get a lot more stats for a similar amount of resources compared to other allies, but you pay for it with the delay of one round.

The Idea

While this hero line-up and most of the deck has been around for ages, the release of Leaflock got me interested again. However, I didn't want to build just another ent deck. I wanted something a little special, fun and just a little ridiculous. After quite a search through all the cards I never truly used I finally found what I was looking for: Spare Hood and Cloak.

Synergies

There are a lot of synergies between various cards in the deck.

Spare Hood and Cloak & Wellinghall Preserver

This combination of cards basicly turns your ents into something almost unkillable. Just bounce the cloak (or rather tents, considering the size of the cloaks they would need) between two Wellinghall Preservers or just between one and any other character. With each readying of the Preserver you will one point of damage from an ent.

Faramir & Ents

Faramir has been a stable hero for a lot of ent decks and for good reason. His inspiring presence readies an ent just in time to defend, even with they are just waking up.

Mablung & DĂșnedain Hunter & Treebeard

Treebeard is very impressive ally. Since he gathers resources like a hero, you want him to hit the table as early as possible. Thanks to DĂșnedain Hunter you can engage an enemy in the first planning phase to gain an extra resource with Mablung.

We Are Not Idle & Treebeard

Another way to get Treebeard on the table in round one.

Bifur & Faramir

While Faramir's ability is great, his sphere isn't that great for ent decks. But Bifur doesn't mind since he either gains Faramir's resource or is the target for Narvi's Belt or King Under the Mountain.

Tireless Hunters & Mablung & Faramir

Tireless Hunters is not only helping your friends at the table but is essentially free, since you get the resource back via Mablung and ready and ent for defense thanks to Faramir.

Multiplayer / Singleplayer

I play almost exclusively multiplayer, so I cannot say much about the decks performance in singleplayer mode. But in multiplayer it really shines. Yes, it can be a bit slow to start, but it is a lot faster then expected. I serves quite well as an archery soak and eventually you will have spare hoods and cloaks to toss to your friends.

Threat Management

There is none, but if you need any, I suggest Favor of the Valar. It has been quite sufficient for me.

While this deck is a lot of fun already, I do look forward to the Quickbeam hero. I think that will breath fresh life in a fun archetype of decks.

As always, I am looking forward to all comments and suggestions.

7 comments

Dec 21, 2017 The Purple Wizard 627

When you play Daeron's Runes, what cards do you usually find yourself discarding? I had that in my ent deck for a while but discovered I never wanted to get rid of anything, so I switched it out for Peace, and Thought and Deep Knowledge.

Dec 22, 2017 Kakita_Shiro 28

For threat management, I recommend the tried-and-true Sneak/Gandalf combo.

Dec 22, 2017 The BGamerJoe 2579

Fun variation! I played a few games with it a wrote up some thoughts on my games: lotrdecktest.wordpress.com

Dec 23, 2017 teamjimby 644

Nice deck! This is also my preferred combo of heroes for an Ent deck, although the rest of your deck is very different. I was running Wealth of Gondor instead of We Are Not Idle to get the first turn Treebeard, but your idea might be better because of the card draw.

Jan 03, 2018 Tegyrius 68

Nice deck. Will try this with pippin and a few the dam bursts when Crossning of Poros releases.

Feb 20, 2018 MikeGruz 43

Love this deck - I've been plinking around with it and just smashed through Journey Down the Anduin in eight rounds, even after pulling a Chieftain Ufthak with a DĂșnedain Hunter in the first round (and engaging the Hill Troll in the third). This is a quick deck!

Feb 20, 2018 Kakita_Shiro 28

Another Threat management option would be Secret Vigil