[Hero deck] Numenoreans' Heirloom

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[Hero deck] Numenoreans' Heirloom

Post by Fangorn » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:02 pm

The theme of the deck is the following.
Sages of Middle-earth will rebuild The Stones, and with their wisdom and the help of an aligned Palantir, will convince Aragorn to reforge Anduril with Narsil's shards and to rouse the Army of the Dead.

I entitled the deck Numenorean's Heirloom because of :
- Palantir of Annuminas, which was one of the seven seeing-stones of Numenor,
- Narsil, which was Elendil's sword,
- Army of the Dead, which took oath to Isildur,
- Scroll of Isildur, in which Isildur described the One Ring.



Character Draft

Starting company
Aragorn II
Thrain II
Ioreth (+ Healing Herbs)
Halbarad (+ Athelas)

In deck
Arwen
Balin
Thranduil
Voteli
Bilbo

Not in deck
Strider


Wizards

Pallando
Saruman
Saruman


Resources

Wormsbane
Scroll of Isildur
Palantir of Annuminas
Narsil

Anduril
Reforging

Lindion the Oronin
Noble Hound
Noble Hound
Noble Hound

Rebuild the Town
Rebuild the Town
Rebuild the Town
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Marvels Told
Marvels Told
Marvels Told
Smoke Rings
Longbottom Leaf
Secret Entrance
Secret Entrance
Master of Wood, Water and Hill
Escape
Dark Quarrels
A Friend or Three
A Friend or Three
A Chance Meeting
A Chance Meeting


Hazards

Ent in Search of the Entwives
Ent in Search of the Entwives
Ent in Search of the Entwives
Pukel-Men
Pukel-Men
Cave-Drake
Cave-Drake
Rain-drake
Cave Worm
Assassin
Assassin

Scatha at Home
Lord of the Carrock

Lure of Power
Times are Evil
Times are Evil
Times are Evil
Foolish Words
Foolish Words
Foolish Words
Shut yer Mouth
Shut yer Mouth
Shut yer Mouth
Mordor in Arms
Gnaw with Words
Call of Home
Twilight
Twilight
An Unexpected Outpost
An Unexpected Outpost


Sideboard

Orcrist
Align Palantir
Paths of the Dead
Army of the Dead
Men of Lamedon
Stone of Erech
Dreams of Lore
When I Know Anything
Safe from the Shadow
Riddling Talk
Warm Now Be Heart and Limb
Fellowship
Praise to Elbereth
First of the Order
Many Turns and Doublings
Many Turns and Doublings

News of Doom
Muster Disperses
Durin's Bane
The Way is Shut
The Roving Eye
Stormcrow
Seized by Terror
Neither Ancient nor Potent
Which Might Be Lies
In the Heart of His Realm
Drowning Seas
Something Else at Work
Lost in Free-domains
Short Legs are Slow


Sideboard vs. FW

Power Relinquished to Artifice
Heart Grown Cold
Blind to the West
Blind to the West
Ire of the East
Ire of the East
Echoes of the Song
Echoes of the Song
Fool's Bane
Fool's Bane




Modification against minions

Wizards

Saruman
Saruman
Saruman


Hazards

- Ent in Search of the Entwives
- Ent in Search of the Entwives
- Cave-Drake
- Cave-Drake
- Rain-drake
- Cave Worm
- Assassin
- Assassin
- Mordor in Arms
- Gnaw with Words
- Call of Home

+ Pukel-Men
+ Dwarven Travelers
+ Dwarven Travelers
+ Dwarven Travelers
+ Mouth of Sauron
+ Lady of the Golden Wood
+ Alatar the Hunter
+ Gandalf the White Rider
+ Radagast the Tamer
+ Saruman the Wise
+ Tidings of Doubt and Danger


Sideboard

- Stormcrow
- Seized by Terror
- Neither Ancient nor Potent
- Which Might Be Lies
- In the Heart of His Realm
- Drowning Seas
- Something Else at Work
- Lost in Free-domains
- Short Legs are Slow

+ Doubled Vigilance
+ Heedless Revelry
+ The Sun Shone Fiercely
+ Redoubled Force
+ Golodhros
+ Fled into Darkness
+ Alone and Unadvised
+ Will Shaken
+ Return Beyond all Hope




During character draft, if Aragorn / Strider is bounced, starting company must be Thrain II, Balin, Ioreth, Halbarad and Arwen :
Balin under Thrain's influence and Ioreth under Halbarad's influence.
Arwen will stay at Rivendell waiting for his love.
Thus enough general influence remains for playing Aragorn II and put her under his influence.

The strategy is to rebuild The Stones in order to play the 3 Noble Hound and to use Fireworks to untap it to play the 4 items.
Additionally, 2 informations must be played at Weathertop (easy auto-attack), The Worthy Hills (with Dark Quarrels), or Isle of the Ulond (with Escape) ; and Lindion at Stone-circle.

Meanwhile hazard part, which is self-explanatory as heavy influence reducing, is designed to disallow opponent to play any faction.
If despite opponent plays successfully a faction, News of Doom and Muster Disperses must be sided.
If opponent stores an item which belong to the deck too, Neither so Ancient nor so Potent must be sided.
If opponent stores Reforging / Anduril, Which Might be Lies must be sided.

As soon as Wizard is drawn, Paths of the Dead and Army of the Dead must be sided.
Additionally, if opponent plays Undead, Many Turns and Doublings must de sided too.

Ideally, Palantir of Annuminas (aligned) must be used by Bilbo (played with A Chance Meeting as a follower of the Wizard) ; otherwise Saruman will use it.
Ideally, Anduril reforged must be used by Arwen, allowing her to control Aragorn II (and to have 7 prowess because warrior skill is not required !) ; otherwise Aragorn will use it at full strength with 11 prowess.
Noble Hound must be played on Aragorn and the Wizard to protect them.

Support resource part contains sage specific cards which can be used by any character (and recycled by Palantir of Annuminas).


This deck is very fun to play and competitive (from my point of view !).
Resource part is thematic.
Hazard part is very surprising for opponent, and has equal strength against hero or minion.
Hrum, Hoom ! Do not be hasty, that is my motto.

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