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Hey everyone !
I always wanted to play a Strider deck. The idea to have a small team doing extraordinary things always appealed me. You get the max out of Strider with 3 allies and 2 heroes on the table. So I tried to figure out the best team with such composition.
Heroes selection (and their attachement)
(What ? 2 heroes ? But with Folco Boffin, that makes 3 heroes ! Yes, but he is only a mean to get the card I want, It will be explained later)
Gandalf Hobbit is certainly a strong card. He quest at 4 without exhausting and is ready to attack at 4 or defend at 4 afterwards.
Treebeard is also one of the strongest ally available. He can quest decently at 2 and he is quite formidable in combat (4 / 3 / 5 hit points). Morover, he build-in untap mechanism.
Rosie Cotton is the only character in my selection who does not have an untap/not exhaust mechanism. She is to be considered as a sort of attachment for Sam Gamgee that provides him some versatility with a +2 in the stat of our choice depending on the situation.
Too few cards
These are the 7 cards I need to have a solid deck in both questing and combat. Even with 3 copies of each, that makes only 21 cards in the deck, which is not enough !
I will thus have to add unwanted cards. So to retrieve the cards I really want, I need draw cards. But the best drawing cards are
Here comes Folco Boffin
Another little advantage of the inclusion of Folco Boffin is the virtual decrease my starting threat by 2: he adds only 5 but I will decrease my threat by 7 when I will discard him. I usually discard him when Éowyn is in place.
Out of secrecy / High threat
Vanish from Sight allow you to play secrecy cards without paying the full cost.
Gather Information This is a super useful card when you have to get a piece of the combo.
Starting hand You are looking for Strider and Golden Shield in your starting hand. If you do not have the equipment of Sam, you will be able to handle yourself with one of the ally of the deck. Priority amongst the allies is Gandalf.
This deck successfully achieved Journey Along the Anduin (my crash-test Scenario) and Intruders in Chetwood. More test is still ongoing.
If you have tested and enjoyed (or not) this deck, please leave a comment !