</span The Will of Saruman is my deck featuring Saruman, The Gray Wanderer, and the Doomed keyword.
Saruman is the latest and greatest hero yet. With a very impressive stat line and built in reading, Saruman seems to be a very powerful hero and in any deck that features him he will be the core of the deck. The first lines of text on Saruman are the down side to him. Without being able to reduce your threat by more than one prevents you from fighting the doomed threat raise effectively. Thankfully we have Saruman's Staff to keep our threat from spiraling out of control. Every time you have you have the chance to use Saruman's Staff to lower the doomed value, you should.
The doomed keyword is the keyword that balances "free" events. All doomed events also ready Saruman. So even really bad ones like Close Call suddenly becomes, at worst, zero cost: ready your high stated hero. Deep Knowledge has always been really good and keeps the engine running. Far-sighted is an event with a low doomed value that can give you perfect information for up to five turns. Horns! Horns! Horns! plays perfectly with Gandalf either to get you out of tricky situations or to draw more cards. Orthanc Guard provides additional readying when you raise your threat by the doomed keyword. Cards like Ancestral Armor and Wild Stallion boost Orthanc Guard's stats and make him worthwhile to ready for defense.
The Gray Wanderer is an amazing contract that lets playing with one hero worthwhile. In addition to fetching an attachment at the beginning of the game (for this deck you want strider) It also gives readying, resources, and healing. . . At the cost of threat. Early game this is great, but don't get carried away. Avoid using The Gray Wanderer's ability as often as you can late game to conserve your threat
Please let me know of your opinion of the deck and how you would change it. Am I running to many Gandalfs? Should I be playing more The Wizards's Voice? Please comment your opinion.