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The BGamerJoe 1274
"By the swords of the Noldor alone are your sunless woods defended. Your freedom to wander there wild you owe to my kin and but for them long since you would have laboured in thraldom in the pits of Angband."
With the release of the Eregion Survivor I updated my Noldor deck, adding him and refining the deck a little to make it as consistent as possible. The Noldor deck style has slowly but surely become my favorite type of deck to play! This is now the deck I reach for if I need to crush a quest that's giving me troubles.
I've gone over how this deck plays in my previous publication of the deck and it's fairly standard Noldor tricks. The splash of Tactics cards combined with the Guardian of Rivendell and Narya make this version of the Noldor deck plenty lethal in combat.
I have Steward of Gondor in the sideboard for when I'm playing solo and really want to see the deck go crazy. With Steward of Gondor, you can play 2 copies of Lords of the Eldar almost every turn at the end of a game when your deck is exhausted. If you don't object to the "OP Steward" and want the deck to really crush, replace the Explorer's Almanac or run a 52 card deck.
This deck can be used effectively as a solo deck or in multiplayer, though you may have to draw from the sideboard to replace some allies like Glorfindel if someone else is playing the hero.
While the power isn't always immediately obvious nor super fast, the deck has control and resilience that it can make it through nearly any quest. I've recently used this form of the deck to get through The Drowned Ruins, Steward's Fear, Crossing Of Poros and Battle of Carn Dum (this isn't a smart deck to use against it but I did it!) in solo play. I had 3x Lords of the Eldar in the deck for a while and I was able to quest for 90 at the end of a quest by playing all three at once (with the help of Steward of Gondor)!
This is my current favorite deck. Let me know how it plays for you!