[minion; vs. hero/fw] The League of Extraordinary Shadowmagi

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[minion; vs. hero/fw] The League of Extraordinary Shadowmagi

Post by Zarathustra » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:24 pm

Filling out my taxonomies: here's the first plug.

This is an as-yet undefeated deck of mine from GCCG.  I've played it about 10 times, so it's pretty reliable.  The basic idea is to have a big hand size, some points from each category and a bunch of lone shadowmagi maladying the crap out of your opponent's poor characters.

They WILL hate you.

They may even quit.

I should know: it happened to me.


At Dol Guldur:
Lieutenant of Dol Guldur with Strange Rations
Taladhan with Open to the Summons

At Minas Morgul:

some agents who might be useful for a WHCTK / Treason the Greatest Foe combo (e.g. Dror)

Characters in Deck

Ulkaur the Tongueless
The Mouth


3 A Malady Without Healing
3 Weigh All Things to a Nicety

3 Sneakin'
3 Ruse
3 Sojourn in Shadows
3 Deeper Shadow

2 Voices of Malice
3 Dark Tryst
3 The Lidless Eye
1 Orders from Lugburz

1 Aiglos

1 Stinker

1 Orcs of Dol Guldur


Lots o' Corruption.  Don't forget Scorba and Itangast at Home.

Key Sideboard Cards:

Great Bats
The Arkenstone
Blasting Fire
Ice-Orcs / Words of Menace and Deceit (for Elerina)
Long Grievous Siege
Tribute Garnered
We Have Come to Kill / Treason the Greatest Foe
Voices of Malice
Padding Feet

Play Tips:

Sojourn, Ruse, and Sneak your way through all attacks.  Of course, you have to be alone to do that, so pray you don't get Rivered too much.  use the Lieuy to pick up Aiglos at the Sulfer-deeps.  He can control a 5-mind leader.  Padding Feet can mucho fun, especially if you do it with Stinker.  There was one game where I actually got the combo started, but my opponent conceded before I could get it back and stored.  Elerina forms the last company, using the last 7 GI.  I've had her do stuff as nasty as walking into the Grey Havens to Malady Cirdan.  And Ciryaher has been so bold as to Malady folks at Rivendell.  He got in untapped  8).

MP Breakdown:

Character: 12
Item: 3-7
Ally: 2-3
Faction: 1-5
Misc: 0-2-6 (Treason)
Kill: ?? (pray for good bcs)
Total: 18-29-33 + ??

You don't win by getting lots of MPs, you win by keeping your opponent from getting any.

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Post by Bandobras Took » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:48 pm

Though a good searching eye or two can really be a pain in the tail.  I did get hit with a variant of this deck; I went to kill Taladhan on my first turn and he survived; and, unfortunately, my opponent had all three of his maladies for the start of his second turn . . .

Needless to say, I was rather short of company composition after that.

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Post by Zarathustra » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:59 pm

Yeah, they can hurt.

Or they can be a total waste, if they get Deeper Shadowed....  :twisted:

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Post by Majagua_the_Necromancer » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:54 am

Can minions start at Dol Goldur and MInas Morgul at the same time? Isn´t the Balrog the only one that can start with two companies at 2 different havens?

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Post by Scactha » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:51 am

I checked the MELE rulebook and the CRF but couldn´t find where it says you can start at Dol Guldur, only Minas Morgul?

An offensive deck...  :lol:

EDIT: Obscure refernce but found it. Thx help
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Post by Tegarend » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:30 am

Tournament Rulings wrote:
Starting Companies

   * Ringwraith/Sauron players may have starting companies at Dol Guldur and/or Minas Morgul. A Ringwraith may also be brought into play at Dol Guldur, Minas Morgul, or his home site.

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Post by Ûvatha » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:30 pm

Thanks for clearing that out Tegarend !

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