Wandering the Wastes of Eriador - ROC Minimum Purchase Deck

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Deadman's Dike Party - Revised Card Pool Minimum Purchase 0 0 0 2.0
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Escaping Mount Gram - ROC Minimum Purchase Deck 0 0 0 5.0
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kattattack22 has a newer deck inspired by this one: Escaping Mount Gram - ROC Minimum Purchase Deck

A bit of an experiment moving to more Spirit so Steward will go on Eowyn. This hopefully will enable making Stand and Fight Beorn possible. Also Threat Reduction is going to be necessary for Wastes with the Forced effect on Stage 1.

This deck is built for the Angmar Awakened campaign using only a revised Core Set and cards from the Angmar Awakened hero expansion. Given the limited card pool, I'm also playing the campaign using Easy mode and the Grace of the Valar variant.


Steward of Gondor goes on Eowyn because the deck is Spirit heavy. Denethor gets the all Unexpected Courages. This so he can possibly defend twice or more importantly to manipulate the encounter deck. He can look at the top card before defending to try and get a safer shadow card. Any actions left at the end of the round should scout the encounter deck for the next quest phase. Chump blocking is also viable with Snowbourn Scouts, [M, or Ranger of Cardolan. Plus there is Sneak Attack + Gandalf or Sneak Attack + Beorn for more defense options. Beorn could become a regular defender if put into play by Stand and Fight.

Halbarad will quest when there is an enemy engaged. Otherwise he can be held back for secondary defender or as an attacker. Halbarad combined with the other rangers in the deck are the primary source of attack power. Gandalf's direct damage might be needed for some tougher enemies like Hunting Pack. Otherwise, which ability to use is going to be situational.


Feb 25, 2023 LaPulgaz 1

I liked the deck. I'm going to test it in the wastes of Eriador. Thanks for sharing it.

Feb 26, 2023 kattattack22 791

I'm glad you liked and best of luck in Wastes of Eriador! I used Denethor as my main defender but I had the Stalwart boon that gives +1 defense. Playing standalone you will likely need to chump block a bit more. White Wargs are the easiest for Denethor to defend against.