Shield and Bow

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Gondorian Spearman, Defender of Rammas, Campfire Tales, Hands Upon the Bow, Feigned Voices

Hi everyone! This is a deck I have had a lot of good results with in my games, and is pretty focused in its playstyle while being able to tackle a variety of scenarios.

The gameplan is to set up Beregond as our primary Sentinel defender by attaching Gondorian Shield, Armored Destrier, and Raven-winged Helm to him as quickly as we can. Honour Guard and DĂșnedain Remedy provide additional damage mitigation, and we have Behind Strong Walls and Feint for some extra defense when we need it.

Meanwhile, we have Gimli to act as a secondary Sentinel defender for when there are too many enemies for Beregond to handle alone. Gimli's ability also lets us ready Beregond to get an extra defense. When not being swarmed, Gimli can provide two Willpower to the quest instead. Typically, we want to attach the first copy of the Destrier and the Helm to Beregond, and we have Gimli to receive the second copies we draw. This way, we aren't really penalised for running three copies of the attachments needed to get Beregond up and running as quickly as possible.

The Dwarven Shields can be removed for a different card if you want, as they aren't proving to be super-necessary and they provide the same amount of Defense as a Gondorian Shield will. Myself, I tend to coordinate with other players and attach the second Gondorian Shield I draw to another player's hero, such as Aragorn or Boromir or any other defensive hero with Steward of Gondor attached.

Finally, Legolas is our excellent Ranged attacker who synergises with Gimli as well. We get to play Unlikely Friendship to take advantage of the Legolas/Gimli pair, and the group of Silvan allies are a great use for Beregond's resources that we don't need to spend on attachments for him. Note that Bow of the Galadhrim and Rivendell Blade can be attached to Silvan allies as well as heroes, so once again, we have solid uses for the second Bow and the second Blade we draw.

To really synergise with Gimli, we have Quick Strike, allowing us to have Legolas shoot something after engagement, then Gimli can defend can ready Legolas, allowing him a second attack! If your quest features a swarm of small enemies, or if it better fits your playstyle, use Hands Upon the Bow instead to allow Legolas to clear out threat during the quest phase then be readied by Gimli later.

So, if you are looking for a consistent and robust combat deck that plays well in a wide array of scenarios, try this!


Aug 07, 2018 Wandalf the Gizzard 917

Just so you know, there is a sideboard feature here. You can add a card to it by clicking its title.

Aug 07, 2018 Mattastrophic 75

Thanks for the tip!

Aug 13, 2018 Onidsen 754

Very nice. As a multiplayer combat deck, it really looks superb. If you aren't planning on using the resource-generating possibilities of the Dwarven Shield, have you considered substituting in a Hauberk of Mail? It would provide extra and an extra to both of your defenders without taking up a restricted slot.

Aug 13, 2018 Mattastrophic 75

The Hauberks may be exactly what this deck needs! Thanks! Off the top of my head, I'd replace one of the Denedain Remedies and both Dwarven Shields with three of them.