Minimum Purchase: Voyage Across Belegaer

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Beorn's Path 2 - Journey Along the Anduin 61 48 13 1.0
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Aragorn swarm 2.0 0 0 2 1.0
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This is a deck built from just Core Set + Grey Havens cards for an ongoing series on my blog, Darkling Door.

Played Against: Voyage of Belegaer

Piloting the deck

I didn't realize it when I first built it, but this ended up being a combotastic deck with a lot of moving parts.

There's the classic Théodred + Aragorn combo, wherein Théodred's extra resource allows Aragorn to trigger his ability to ready most rounds. There's also the classic Sneak Attack + Gandalf that everybody knows and loves (and I can combine it with Valiant Sacrifice for even more fun).

The other combos center around the Grey Havens cards. The Warden of the Havens is the best defensive option in the deck, so it's usually best to try to keep an Attachment on top of the discard pile. This is generally done through either Protector of Lórien or Lindon Navigator, but it also helps to use Galdor of the Havens' mulligan to start the game with an Attachment on top of the discard pile. Whenever my Attachment gets covered up by something else, I can use Erebor Hammersmith to pull it back into my hand so I can discard it again. Efficient!

Steward of Gondor is meant to be played on Galdor to help offset the high cost of some of those cards.

Early game, my goal is to get down as many Allies as quickly as I can so that I can succeed at Sailing Tests. To that end, either Dawn Star or Nárelenya make good Ship choices for this deck. Late game, I'm hoping to get Faramir down to help me quest quickly and close out the quest. Ideally, I'd prefer to engage as few Ship-Enemies as possible, opting to quest past them instead.

► For more analysis, check out my blog post on this quest.


May 30, 2017 Beorn 8335

It's cool to see this old deck get a refresh, especially with Noldor cards. I'm pleasantly surprised just how well Warden of the Havens and Lindon Navigator fit into this deck. Galdor of the Havens is such a great way to get a more consistent opening hand, a strategy upon which this deck heavily depends. Great work!

May 30, 2017 Authraw 3578

@Beorn Thanks! Fortunately, the deck was already great, I just had to tweak it.

I was surprised just how well the Noldor cards fit right in too. The deck has plenty of card draw, so that always helps.

Sep 08, 2017 GoblinKing 63

Love Minimum purchase decks and I really love your blog. Keep up the great work!

Sep 09, 2017 Authraw 3578

@GoblinKing Glad you're enjoying it!