Everything* Costs 2

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Everything costs 5 9 2 11 1.0
Army of the Eldar 3 1 2 1.0
Noldor Cost Two! (GenCon 2017) 6 5 0 1.0

Seastan 8917

Check out the sequel: Everything* Costs 1

This is the most purely fun deck I've played in a while. It might not look like it, but it's very amusing and works in multiplayer or solo play. It managed to beat Nightmare Journey Down the Anduin on the first attempt (solo), so it has the cred.

The idea is simple. Get Zigil Miner in your opening hand. If you don't, trash it all with Galdor and draw 6 more instead of taking a mulligan. The only card you should hold on to would be Protector of Lórien. If you still don't find the Miner in your opening hand, use Protector to dump your hand and then use Galdor to draw 6 more. You should definitely find a Miner by that point.

Once you have a Miner you are off to the races. You can play him turn 1 thanks to Arwen, and just keep naming "2" each time. You will always succeed, sometimes hitting a lucky Hidden Cache. Your board will fill up with cheap but strong allies surprisingly quickly. Unexpected Courage goes on Beregond, and he becomes a pretty beefy tank even despite the lack of Gondorian Shield, thanks to Protector of Lórien, Raven-winged Helm, Honour Guard, and Warden of Healing. He held off a Hill Troll for a good 5+ turns without breaking a sweat.

The moment you hit the second Miner is when it really starts getting crazy. Not sure if you've ever tried the Arwen-Steward-Protector-Elven-light combo before where you draw a bunch of cards, but this is even more powerful. Whenever you want more cards in your hand, just use the Miner to dump resources on Arwen, then bounce Elven-light back and forth between the discard pile and your hand with Protector of Lórien, until you have a decent chunk of cards, then play them down.

The deck excells in solo play because it covers all the bases:

But due to the fact that your defender is a sentinel and your attackers are ranged, the deck is just as good (and fun) in multiplayer too.

There is one word of caution when playing this deck: be careful that you don't stall your engine! Will of the West will be needed, often twice, so be careful about using your Miners too liberally. If you have a WotW in hand you're fine, or an Ered Nimrais Prospector will also work because you can wait until you have three cards left in your deck, discard them, then put WotW back in the deck as your only card and draw it up. So basically, just keep an eye on your discard pile: if there are 2 WotW in there and 1 Ered Nimrais Prospector, be careful with your Miners.

The deck can be tuned to your preference, but I strongly suggest not adding anything else that isn't 2-cost. Part of the fun of this deck is the speed and randomness. Every game will be totally different in how your board comes together!

13 comments

Apr 15, 2016 aristal 95

this looks awesome. and probably quite fun as well.

Apr 15, 2016 Kyp Seta 1

Can I ask why no Imladris Stargazer? I appreciate you wont need her to get the right numbers for the Zigil Miner but wouldnt she be useful to prevent loss of the Will of the West's or even just planning out your next draws. Also fits the 2 cost theme.

This deck looks incredibly fun. I'm looking forward to trying it out in my multiplayer games soon.

Apr 15, 2016 slothgodfather 3

I'd bet that it's due to the fact you can just draw those cards with Elven-Light instead of trying to stack them in any particular order. So it is still more efficient to leave her out when she doesn't actually contribute in any meaningful way.

Apr 15, 2016 Seastan 8917

@Kyp Seta``@slothgodfatherShe slows the deck down is the main reason I didn't include her. It may be just as good, or better with the Stargazer, but knowing what you're going to discard... where's the fun in that? :D

Apr 15, 2016 Kyp Seta 1

Fair point! We do, after-all, play for the fun. Thanks for the replies.

Apr 17, 2016 Bullgator 166

This deck is a lot of fun even when you don't win. I added Henamarth Riversong for solo play but it seemed to make some of the quests too easy!

Apr 24, 2016 Mythdracon 1

Will of the West can't be used twice right? It is used once and then removed from the game?

Apr 24, 2016 Seastan 8917

@MythdraconCorrect.

May 03, 2016 smlait 34

Why did you choose not to include Gondorian Shield? It also costs 2.

May 03, 2016 Seastan 8917

@smlaitGondorian Shield costs 1.

May 04, 2016 smlait 34

Oops. Must have misremembered. Likely because I mostly play it with Beregond where it would be free either way.

Jul 04, 2016 Kobold Curry Chef 1

I just used this deck to defeat "Raid on the Grey Havens," which had been giving me fits. Crazy fun deck, so glad you shared it!

Jul 04, 2016 Seastan 8917

@Kobold Curry ChefGlad you like it!