|Questlogs using this decklist|
|Loss - The Thing in the Depths - 1 Player - 2020-07-04|
|Win - The Thing in the Depths - 1 Player - 2020-07-03|
|Fellowships using this decklist|
|The Voice of Isengard & Ring-Maker Cycle|
|None. Self-made deck here.|
|Hey, how'd Elrohir Get the Ring?||3||1||0||1.0|
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I've had insanely fun and victorious games with that deck. When I first tried to build on to The Three Hunters contract, I of course went the Legolas/Aragorn/Gimli road, especially since they have built-in readying ability. Because, yeah, I think to compensate for the lack of bodies in your play area, readying built-in ability helps a lot. And what other heroes provide that? Enter Elladan and Elrohir, soon followed by their sister Arwen Undómiel, in your very classical "Children of Elrond" deck that has been around since The Dread Realm.
In any case, that deck was already mostly attachments and events, so it was just a matter of removing the 16 allies my original deck had (see there: https://ringsdb.com/decklist/view/1003/children-of-elrond-1.0).
I just replaced them with "good" cards, most of them attachments with the restricted keyword. Since then, two cycles (Haradrim and Ered Mithrin) have passed, that provided us with amazing tools. A few comments:
- Silver Circlet is of course unbeatable to pump up Arwen's and it replaced Star Brooch I had in my deck before.
- At first I had only 1 copy of Silver Harp, but in that deck it's crazy good as it only costs 1 (provided you're still on side A of the contract), nets you a +1 later and helps either fuel the resource engine or your Steed of Imladris discard should you happen to have your elven lights buried too deeply in your deck.
- Round Shield is free no matter what, so just cram that on your three characters, it always nets you in the meantime you find someting better to attach. It's also a good first defensive attachment for Elrohir.
- Captains of the West is simply amazing here. Action advantage and boost is really all you need (see my comments about sideboarded Lords of the Eldar).
- The Golden Belt for more fun (remove the Star Brooch and Flight From the Sea for instance)
Piloting is very straightforward: hard mulligan for Elven-light, Steward of Gondor, restricted attachments (but you should have some of those) especially defensive ones. Steed of the North is a good card in your opening hand, it's played for free and gets you a questing Elrohir turn #1. Early is always hard to come by and critical.
A classical line-up I strive for:
- Elladan with Light of Valinor, 3x Dagger of Westernesse or Rivendell Blade: questing without exhausting for 5 , swinging for 6-9 .
- Elrohir with a Steed of the North, Steward of Gondor, Gondorian Shield, 3x Dúnedain Warning and an Elven Mail is questing for 5 , readying if an enemy engages, defends the board with 8 and 6 Hit Points
- Arwen Undómiel with a Celebrían's Stone or Silver Circlet, a Steed of Imladris and a Silver Harp is questing for 8 and places 2 progress tokens on the active location (without actually loosing the discarded card, brought back by the harp).
Of course, healing is provided by side B of the contract (and it was more than enough in most quests).
The sideboard are cards I removed between the day I built the deck (announcement news for the City of Ulfast) and the actual adventure packs coming in.
- Flight to the Sea usually seldom sees play in my deck anyway, and was mostly included in the side-board for the fun factor. It's providing everything we supposedly need.
- Star Broochs has been replaced with the Silver Circlet. Although there could be a point to make about the Star Brooch: it can also attach to the brothers. But since it's not restricted, it had to go...
- Lords of the Eldar has always been in the sideboard to be fair, just because upon experience, I never played the card. Because 1) it's 3 resources, and I'd rather save those for my Elven Lights and draw 2) the brothers usually don't need the or . In this deck Captains of the West is highly superior: action advantage and much needed . resources are not hard to come by once the Steward of Gondor is out.
- The Rivendell Bow just makes the deck multiplayer-friendly by giving Ranged to Elladan (Elrohir has sentinel thanks to the Elven Mail)