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This hybrid trap and side quest deck has proven excellent in my recent two-handed games for the additional control it provides to lockdown enemies or burn them with direct damage. Enemies are one of the most dangerous aspects of the game, but dealing with them is this deck's strength, in addition to the extra questing power it provides.
Thurindir is a unique throw-in in this deck and he serves to provide everyone with a first round Gather Information, which will not only enable deck searches and a willpower boost to Thurindir but also boosts up Legacy Blade so that Argalad or any other hero for that matter can have an attack boost.
Typically Damrod and Thurindir quest while Argalad stays behind to take a shot at an enemy in the staging area. Enemies are dealt with in two ways: by the traps and also by direct damage. There are many traps in the deck already and Damrod combos with them for card draw, so it is a good idea to search for a Ranger Bow or a cheap ranger ally to wield it when considering Gather Information's deck search. That way the direct damage engine can get set up faster.
The direct damage accumulates from Argalad and any ranger with a Ranger Bow, but if it is not quite enough to preemptively kill an enemy there's the options of Forest Patrol to finish it off if it has a trap attached or Noiseless Movement to doom it to another round of damage in the staging area. Infighting is also especially useful, just stack damage for later on an enemy contained by Ranger Spikes or Forest Snare then move it onto a different enemy for an instant kill.
This deck has high consistency thanks to the boatload of card draw from not only the traps but also Open the Armory for weapon attachment fetching and Mithrandir's Advice and the option to recur it with Scroll of Isildur. The deck should be able to draw into a decent number of tricks without much trouble, the puzzle then is deciding what cards to play based on the board state.