Thursday, 6 October 2016
[Deck Focus] Tactics Battering Ram Deck
This deck takes Tactics to a different place than we are normally used to. Quest big early while building a force to be reckoned with.
Tactics Théoden, under used but can be very potent. With this deck he is giving himself 3 Willpower and Éowyn a whopping 5! With a 8 willpower door basher, it certainly seems reasonable seeing how your starting threat will be a mere 27 in round one. Don't forget, if your friends are also playing tactics, they get the willpower boost. Big Bonus!
A mono deck allows you to play some costly cards. Another cards I hardly see much usage of has been Raiment of War which makes this deck sing. Putting it on Théoden, it makes him an awesome Sentinel defender (4 Defense) with 6 hit points. The secret bonus with this one is that the card counts as both a Weapon and Armor, allowing it to be seek out with Bofur, Trigger Foe-Hammer and Sterner Than Steel! Better yet when combo attacking Háma, He can bring Foe-Hammer back to your hand and use it that same attack netting you a 3 card draw anytime you will kill an enemy! Zoooink!
Speaking of Hama, just count any event in your discard pile as playable. Just drag down an enemy and pay little heed to your threat for when you get bored of drawing cards and canceling shadow cards you can use Éowyn ability to boost your threat to 40 (and her attack) then use "Hold Your Ground!" to ready a good crew of allies and Théoden (and all those awesome ship-objectives), then attack with them. Háma can make sure you can do it again.
Got a friend playing leadership? While they could help with Déorwine's ability, but get them to sneak in a few Dúnedain Signal's into their deck and plop it on Háma and some other powerful Heroes for just some silliness action. Magical..
I really enjoyed this deck so far and hope you will check it out and let me know! It is still a work in progress but tonight our little crew handled Flight of the Stormcaller well and This was too much fun to ignore.
Tactics Battering Ram
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)
Háma (The Long Dark)
Théoden (The Morgul Vale)
1x Azain Silverbeard (Flight of the Stormcaller)
1x Beechbone (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
2x Bofur (Over Hill and Under Hill)
1x Boromir (The Road Darkens)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
1x Déorwine (Temple of the Deceived)
3x Derndingle Warrior (Escape from Mount Gram)
3x Envoy of Pelargir (Heirs of Númenor)
2x Grimbold (The Flame of the West)
2x Guthlaf (The Blood of Gondor)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Mithlond Sea-watcher (The Grey Havens)
2x Blade of Gondolin (Core Set)
1x Captain of Gondor (The Antlered Crown)
2x Golden Shield (The Flame of the West)
2x Horn of Gondor (Core Set)
3x Raiment of War (The Thing in the Depths)
3x Rohan Warhorse (The Voice of Isengard)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Foe-hammer (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Hold Your Ground! (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
2x Sterner than Steel (The Flame of the West)
1x Trained for War (The Drúadan Forest)
3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to Temple of the Deceived
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
Decklist built and published on RingsDB.