A Dale as Old as Time

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Devaresh 1690

Here is my deck I used to clear the three quests in Wilds of Rhovanion. If you want to here more about my experience check out my blog:


This deck also cleared Journey Along the Anduin, and Escale from Umbar in testing.

How to Play

Look for King of Dale turn one and start pushing out allies and attachments. The basic strategy is to build up a board state, selectively attaching cards to ensure card draws, and manipulating where they end up to benefit you the most in your moment of need.

The attachments are cheap in order to facilitate. Spare Hood and Cloak is amazing with North Realm Lookout, and Raiment of War is fantastic on both Redwater Sentry and Warrior of Dale. Don’t hesitate to use any attachment on any ally if it gets you their boost and draws you a card. You can rearrange to optimize with Long Lake Trader.

Dale struggle with ways to lower threat and benefits from a slight boost to card draw. We have Sneak Attack Gandalf to round us out and cover those weaknesses. Also include is Valiant Sacrifice for the inevitable death of an ally who will be handling combat.

I ended up cutting both Necklace of Girion and Traffic from Dale as I found myself having more than enough resources. To Arms! is clutch in tough moments where you need that extra attack.


This deck can carry you through at the very least the new deluxe. It’s strong and I will be playing a lot more of the archetype in the future. Happy new release!

How’s Dale playing for you?!


Jun 17, 2018 FolcoBoffin 183

I love this deck because you resisted the urge to use Steward of Gondor, or Heed the Dream.

Jun 17, 2018 tigormiti 754

He didn’t resist the urge to use Sneak Attack Gandalf :P

Jun 17, 2018 Devaresh 1690

Glad you like the deck @FolcoBoffin!

Sorry if it’s not for you @tigormiti! If you ever want to play together and be The Gandalf guy I’ll gladly switch him out for Well Warned!

Jun 17, 2018 tigormiti 754

@Devaresh I have no issue with the deck itself. Just a fun poke at FolcoBoffin’s comment :)

Jun 17, 2018 Devaresh 1690

@tigormitiI know

Jun 18, 2018 Devaresh 1690

@tigormiti Just poking fun as well

Jun 19, 2018 RascaL 1

Does Long Lake Trader's ability to move attachments activate Brand son of Bain's ability? For instance, if I move an attachment from a character to a dale character with no current attachments, does that count as "playing an attachment on a Dale character"?

Jun 19, 2018 Devaresh 1690

@RascaLinFaithUnfortunately no, however you can often move an attachment to clear space to play one from hand in order to draw your card with Brand son of Bain. He would be even more amazing though if it worked!

Aug 15, 2019 Garethspur 9

Interesting deck. Any suggestions for alternatives to Outrider and Knight of Dale, as I don't own those adventure packs

Aug 16, 2019 Devaresh 1690

@GarethspurIf you have Guardian of Esgaroth and Long Lake Fisherman I would actually insert them in place of those two. Wild Stallion is good if you have Guardian of Esgaroth especially. Another notable mention is Celduin Traveler. Neither of the two allies you mentioned are particularly integral here though so you could insert any utility allies you might want. The dale trait is just nice because you can play them at reduced cost.