The Swords of the Noldor 2.0

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The Swords of the Noldor 37 27 7 1.0
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Noldor Blitz 26 18 2 1.0
The Swords of the Noldor Reforged 61 48 34 2.0
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The BGamerJoe 2809

The BGamerJoe has a newer deck inspired by this one: The Swords of the Noldor Reforged

"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."

The Silmarillion

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!


Feb 09, 2018 tickler 195

I have a question. I started to work on a deck with the same heros, but my first tries did not work out. With a starting threat of 31 (and no councel available) I directly run into two enemies in the first round and did not recover from it. When I was able to overcome the first rounds the deck worked out great. But what is your trick to survive multiple enemies in the first rounds? My only solution so far has been solo decks with threat < 25 (in average).

Feb 09, 2018 The BGamerJoe 2809

@tickler That can happen. I try to get at least one ally out if not two on the first turn to protect against a start like that. But sometimes that first draw is bad enough you just need to restart the game and there’s no shame in that!

The first turn for this deck is really important since you have 10 cards in hand. To the Sea is massively helpful so you can utilize all those cards to pay for a bigger ally like Gildor, a Defender Of Rivenedell or Glorfindel.

Feb 09, 2018 Rimogard 200

That deck looks awesome and it's very thematic! I'll definitely give it a try when I start playing Noldor-only decks.

Feb 10, 2018 WingfootRanger 2190

This looks amazing and well-built, I'm not sure I could even build a better Noldor deck. I intend to test it on some nightmare quests in the near future.

Feb 26, 2018 Ryson 178

I started from a deck very similar to yours but I found out that Noldor were a little weak by themselves in combat. So after many iterations, I decided to include a tactic hero to make it stronger in combat without loosing too much in Willpower. It led me to the following result (if you are interested):

Feb 26, 2018 The BGamerJoe 2809

@Ryson I am very interested! I actually played a few quests with your deck and I’m featuring it on my LOTR Deck Test blog today!

Apr 14, 2020 AlexandertheBAMF 1

I’m sure this is a stupid question, but how are you getting Steward of Gondor into play with this deck? I don’t see any way to generate leadership resources.

Apr 14, 2020 The BGamerJoe 2809

It’s a fine question @AlexandertheBAMF! Narya provides a Leadership match to Cirdan. I have a neeer version that works even better with Reforged to help smooth things out.

Apr 14, 2020 AlexandertheBAMF 1

@The BGamerJoe thanks so much, I totally forgot about that. I’ve seen your newer list, but unfortunately I don’t have the full card pool yet, so I was looking at older ones since I think this archetype is pretty cool!

Apr 15, 2020 Glorfinzell 6

Excellent deck Joseph!