Spirit/Lore Core Set Deck

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Balanced Core Set Fellowship
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Spirit/Lore Core Set Deck 0 0 1 1.0
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Defense-Ready Core Set Deck 1 0 1 1.0
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beatsmd 15

beatsmd has updated this deck: Defense-Ready Core Set Deck

Comments and suggestions are much appreciated—I'm here to learn.

This is an update to my first deck. My plan is to play this deck with a deck in a two-handed solo game.


Built For: Journey Along the Anduin


Limitations: Core Set only

Heroes: I started with Éowyn because of her tremendous , then added Dúnhere, thinking that he could do some damage to Enemies in the staging area. Beravor, with her balanced abilities, is the sole hero.

Allies: I selected Allies I thought would be most useful without giving much thought to their cost and ended up including several costly options, including Gandalf, Northern Tracker, and Daughter of the Nimrodel. This turned out to be a big problem since I had trouble collecting enough resources to play many of these Allies, especially the Allies since only Beravor was earning resources.

Attachments: I included all the powerful Attachments in these spheres, including Forest Snare and Self Preservation, but (similar to the Allies) had trouble playing them. Unexpected Courage is a great choice that this deck does make use of since it's a Attachment, and two Heroes are earning resources.

Events: A Test of Will and Hasty Stroke are inexpensive ways to cancel the effects of cards coming off the Encounter deck. Several of the Events are potentially very useful, including Lore of Imladris and Lórien's Wealth, but can be difficult to play with this deck.


Sep 08, 2018 Wandalf the Gizzard 853

This one looks promising. I hope you get a win with it!

Sep 11, 2018 beatsmd 15

Played Against: Journey Along the Anduin on 2018-09-08 and lost, but played again on 2018-09-09 and won! In both games (follow links for details), I paired this deck with Leadership/Tactics Core Set Deck.

Sep 11, 2018 beatsmd 15

@Wandalf the GizzardThanks. This deck (and another, playing two-handed) finally got me a win against Journey Along the Anduin!

Sep 13, 2018 beatsmd 15

Played Against: Escape from Dol Guldur on 2018-09-12 and won (follow link for details). I paired this deck with Leadership/Tactics Core Set Deck.

Sep 14, 2018 Wandalf the Gizzard 853

Congratulations beating EfDG! That's a massive roadblock for most new players.

Sep 14, 2018 beatsmd 15

@Wandalf the Gizzard Thanks! I misread some instructions and put the Nazgul into play a little late, but I'll be replaying the scenario soon and will play the encounter cards right this time.