Sam the Warrior, a rangeress and a lady of the Mark

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The lady Éowyn is in need of an escort through the Badlands of Middle Earth and who better than Sam the brave? they encounter the mysterious ranger, Idraen, who proves a valuable companion with her knowledge of the wild lands.

This is my newbie attempt at a solo deck that is intentionally duo sphere - and only. the main idea in the deck is to have two self-readying combat characters in Idraen and Sam Gamgee, with Éowyn and assorted allies power questing whenever beneficial. The two innate readying abilities allows for some aggressive early questing.

once in the mid to late game, Unexpected Courage or Steed of the Mark gives Éowyn the action advantage to use Herugrim to hit hard against stubborn enemies. error included wrong steed in deck.

I like how fast the deck is, but, the heroes are all quite squishy and without healing or damage mitigation, I've had trouble with some quests that are combat heavy , especially against heavy archery damage like in Escape from Umbar (first quest of Sands of Harad).$

4 comments

Jul 09, 2017 WingfootRanger 1776

Steed of Imladris doesn't have an effect that readies a hero, did you mean Steed of the Mark? Because that attachment could be played on Éowyn and can ready her.

I can see Steed of Imladris helping with Idraen's readying ability at times though.

Jul 09, 2017 tryp09 10

Oops shucks you are right I got the horses confused

Jul 09, 2017 WingfootRanger 1776

One more thought I had was that if you added more copies of Sneak Attack, you could bounce in an ally to absorb some archery damage as needed before returning to your hand.

Jul 09, 2017 WingfootRanger 1776

Actually archery happens at the beginning of the combat phase so you couldn't play Sneak Attack at that time. But it might serve as a way to soak direct damage from other sources.