A Stereotypical Dwarf Deck

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This deck is not creative at all, it is a crowdsourced Dwarf deck.

My procedure was as follows -- I analyzed Legacy of Durin decks to see what the most likely hero lineup would be. After settling on Dáin Ironfoot/Thorin Oakenshield/Ori, I then looked at 24 decks using that lineup from different creators to see which cards were used the most, and what the median ally/attchment/event count was. You can see the raw information here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1520903/deck-analysis-part-17-dwarves

To turn that information into a deck, I then used the median count to apportion card slots to the most popular choices in each category, trying to use the most popular count for each until I ran out of space (I did lower the count at the end of the list so I could fit cards with same approximate selection, plus limited Armored Destrier to one because its 100% was based on a single deck). I also limited the cards to a single core set.

The end result should be a stereotypical Dwarf Deck -- one that only includes cards that others have used the most (by percentage, not raw count) in their own Dwarf decks. If you want the typical Dwarf experience, this may be a good fit -- and if it's not, don't blame me, blame the committee!

Strategy is to get 5 dwarves down ASAP so that Thorin and Ori's ability can kick in. Dwarven Sellsword and Erebor Record Keeper can get you there in turn one, and you should mulligan if your opening hand doesn't let you get to five by turn two. Narvi's Belt should go on Thorin because he will have the most resources. Armored Destrier and Dwarven Shield should go on Dain, but without shadow cancellation and healing don't push his defense overmuch. Cram should go on Thorin, with Dain ready he quests for four and attacks for four.

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Jul 10, 2018 jtwilliams37 57

I love the statistical approach you're taking to making decks, haha, thanks for this. Oddly, I just built something eerily similar yesterday.