Isengard Quest and Defend Deck

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Aid of Orthanc 7 4 5 1.0
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AKrafty 12

I have always wanted Orthanc Guard to be good. I'm not sure he even is now, but Ancestral Armor helps a lot. This is more of a proof of concept than an actual deck, however I'm interested to see how this would perform besides a ranged deck. Please make suggestions or refine into a more precise deck for me so I don't have to!


Dec 06, 2018 Onidsen 834

How do you feel about Wild Stallion? Boosts the willpower, and you can ready on demand for defense as needed. Cheaper than the armor too, by a long shot.

Dec 06, 2018 AKrafty 12

@Onidsen Wild Stallion would make a great include! I think we would probably need A Good Harvest at that point for all of our spirit cards, but I think it's probably worth an include anyway. Imagine an Orthanc Guard with Ancestral Armor and a Wild Stallion ridin' in to defend for five defense, or six with Arwen Undómiel, and defending four or more attacks by cycling The Seeing-stone. Pure jank but I like it!

Dec 07, 2018 Onidsen 834

Seems to me that the Steward of Orthanc is a really good pairing here - more control over when Doomed triggers - you can do it off of regular events, even. Not that there are many regular events in this deck, but it's worth looking at.

Dec 09, 2018 Onidsen 834

I kind of expanded on the ideas you explored here in a new deck. Thanks for putting me on to this train of thought!