The Land of Sorrow – April 2, 2022

Introduction

My little campaign through The Paths of Mirkwood gave me a quite some time to look into a different way to beat this quest. I could have sworn I saw a Grey Wanderer decklist someone else posted for this, but perhaps someone just mentioned using one to beat it. Anyway, I liked the idea. I’ve tried a few different Gandalf ones, but they usually are more thematic. I needed some power to get going quickly to deal with the Wardens.

I decided to start with jban’s One Deck that used hero Gandalf. I swapped out the side quests and the location control cards to help to squeeze in the 2 Secrecy resource acceleration cards, Timely Aid and Resourceful. I also took the side quest bonus allies for more just good non-unique allies Galadriel’s Handmaiden, Ranger of Cardolan, and third Warden of Healing. This was primarily to ensure I can use the contract’s ability to play an ally sometimes without Wizard Pipe, Gildor, or Narya. Speaking of Gildor, I put him in for Gimli since his ability combos with Gandalf’s to play the top card of the deck. I also took out Asfaloth and Light of Valinor since I didn’t have a Noldor or Silvan hero. I put in a couple of Flame of Anor to make sure Gandlaf could handle the Warden that can only be attacked by heroes.

Grey Wanderer Power Deck

Hero (1)
Gandalf (The Road Darkens)

Contract (0)
1x The Grey Wanderer (Challenge of the Wainriders)

Ally (20)
1x Arwen Undómiel (The Watcher in the Water)
1x Beorn (Core Set)
1x Bilbo Baggins (The Road Darkens)
1x Déorwine (Temple of the Deceived)
1x Elfhelm (The Dead Marshes)
1x Firyal (The Mûmakil)
3x Galadriel’s Handmaiden (Celebrimbor’s Secret)
1x Gildor Inglorion (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
1x Jubayr (The Mûmakil)
3x Ranger of Cardolan (The Wastes of Eriador)
1x Saruman (The Voice of Isengard)
1x Treebeard (The Antlered Crown)
3x Warden of Healing (The Long Dark)
1x Yazan (The Mûmakil)

Attachment (18)
1x A Burning Brand (Conflict at the Carrock)
3x Gandalf’s Staff (The Road Darkens)
2x Narya (The Grey Havens)
3x Resourceful (The Watcher in the Water)
1x Shadowfax (The Treason of Saruman)
2x Steward of Gondor (Core Set)
1x Strider (The Drowned Ruins)
3x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)
2x Wizard Pipe (The Road Darkens)

Event (15)
3x A Test of Will (Core Set)
3x Daeron’s Runes (Foundations of Stone)
2x Flame of Anor (The Road Darkens)
2x The Galadhrim’s Greeting (Core Set)
3x Timely Aid (The Redhorn Gate)
2x Word of Command (The Long Dark)

1 Hero, 53 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Starting Hand

  • Daeron’s Runes
  • Timely Aid x2
  • Wizard Pipe
  • Narya
  • Flame of Anor
  • Top card is Timely Aid

Setup

  • Lorgan under The Storehouse which guards Farin
  • Borlach under Slave Quarters which guards Borlach
  • Ulwarth under The Barracks which guards Edrahil
  • Find and attach Strider to Gandalf for Grey Wanderer
  • Top card is Narya 2
  • Threat – 14

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Narya 2
  • Top card is Daeron’s Runes 2

1.3 Action(s)

  • Play Daeron’s Runes 2 from top of the deck drawing Yazan and Steward of Gondor.
  • Discard Narya
  • Top card is Unexpected Courage

2.2 Planning

  • Timely Aid finds and puts Gildor Ingolrion into play.
  • Timely Aid 3 is top card

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Total Quest Power = 8

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Rocky Outcrop
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 6

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 quest progress (2 / 15)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Rocky Outcrop
  • I need a couple turns to get set up. Three threat is just a little too high to leave in staging. Plus it negates one of the contract options.

4.2 Action(s)

  • Use contract for +2 resources
  • Timely Aid 3 from the top of my deck finds Beorn and puts him into play.
  • Threat – 15
  • Top card is A Test of Will

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 16
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • +3 Threat for 3 Camps in staging.
  • Threat – 19

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • A Test of Will
  • Top card is Galadhrim’s Greeting

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Timely Aid finds Deorwine and puts him into play.
  • Top card is Galadhrim’s Greeting.
  • Wizard Pipe on Gandalf

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Total Quest Power = 8

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Nurn Slaver
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 5

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 Rocky Outcrop progress (3 / 3) and explore it.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • The Storehouse
  • Lorgan added to the staging area with -30 engagement cost and +3 attack.

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Lorgan

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Lorgan

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Deorwine
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Watch Tower)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 5
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Defender destroyed and +2 threat
  • Threat – 21

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Lorgan

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Gandalf
    • Beorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • Use contract for +2 resources
    • Threat – 22
    • Wizard Pipe swaps Galadhrim’s Greeting and Yazan
    • Flame of Anor discards Yazan to ready Gandalf and +5 attack
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 11
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 8
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Lorgan destroyed and added to the victory display

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 23
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • +2 threat for 2 camps in the staging area.
  • Threat – 25

Turn 3

1.3 Draw

  • A Test of Will 2
  • Steward of Gondor 2

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Steward of Gondor 2 played on Gandalf and exhausted for resources. I’ll just have Gandalf gain 3 resources per round from now on.
  • Top card is Unexpected Courage.
  • Narya on Gandalf

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Total Quest Power = 8

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Weary Lands reduces Gildor’s willpower by 1 (7 total)
  • Threat – 26
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 The Storehouse progress (3 / 4)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • none

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Nurn Slaver

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Nurn Slaver

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beorn
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Exhaust Gandalf and Narya to ready Beorn and Gildor with +1 attack and defense.
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – Exhaust Gildor (Painful Fatigue)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Contract readies Gandalf and +2 resources.
    • Threat -27

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Nurn Slaver

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Gandalf
    • Beorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Wizard Pipe swaps Daeron’s Runes with Unexpected Courage on top of the deck.
    • Daeron’s Runes draws Firyal and Ranger of Cardolan
    • Discard Steward of Gondor.
    • Word of Command is top card.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 28
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • +2 threat for 2 camps. Threat – 30

Turn 4

1.3 Draw

  • Word of Command
  • Resourceful is top card

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Wizard Pipe swaps Firyal on top of the deck for Resourceful.
  • Top card is Gandalf’s Staff
  • Firyal

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Firyal and top encounter card is Warrior of Rhun and discard it.
  • Total Quest Power = 11

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Recurve Bow attached to Nurn Slaver
  • Easterling Raider
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 The Storehouse progress (4 / 4), explore it, and add to the victory display.
  • +6 quest progress (8 / 15)
  • I gain control of Farin.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • The Barracks
  • Ulwarth in the staging are and can’t take damage this round.

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Easterling Raider

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 3 archery damage deal to Gandalf

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Nurn Slaver

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beorn
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack for 1 camp in the victory display (Nurn Slaver)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • Exhaust Gandalf and Narya to ready Beorn and Gildor with +1 attack and defense
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Raider

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Gidlor
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – Raider +2 defense (Cruelty of Mordor)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Nurn Slaver

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Farin dealing 1 damage to Nurn Slaver (6 / 6) and destory it.
    • Beorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (3 / 3)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Use contract to heal 3 damage on Gandalf and +2 resources
    • Threat – 31

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 32
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • +1 threat for 1 camp in the staging area. Threat – 32

Turn 5

1.3 Draw

  • Gandalf’s Staff
  • Top card is Bilbo Baggins 1.3 Action(s)
  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Unexpected Courage on Gandalf
  • Gandalf’s Staff
  • Wizard Pipel swaps top card to A Test of Will.

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Firyal
  • Total Quest Power = 9

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Warrior of Rhun
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 7

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 The Barracks progress (2 / 5)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • none

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Warrior of Rhun

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Warrior of Rhun

  • Recurve Bow attached to Warrior of Rhun
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beorn
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Narya to ready Beorn and Gildor with +1 attack and defense
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – whiffs because not a Warden (Broken Captives)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Warrior of Rhun

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Beorn
    • Farin and deal 1 damage to Warrior (1 / 4).
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (5 / 4)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Gildor scrys top 3 cards are A Test of Will, Saruman, and Warden of Healing.
  • Put Warden of Healing into hand.
  • Top 3 cards are Word of Command, Saruman, and A Test of Will.
  • Ready Gandalf with Unexpected Courage.
  • Play Word of Command to find Arwen and put it into hand.
  • +1 resource from Gandalf’s Staff.
  • Top card is Shadowfax.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 33
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • +1 threat for 1 camp. Threat – 34

Turn 6

1.3 Draw

  • Shadowfax
  • Top card is Ranger of Cardolan

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Warden of Healing
  • Wizard Pipe to swap Arwen to the top of the deck.
  • Arwen
  • Resourceful is top card.

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Arwen and +1 defense to Gandalf
  • Firyal and top encounter card is Weary Lands
  • Total Quest Power = 11

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Weary Lands reduces willpower to 8
  • Threat – 35
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 The Barracks progress (5 / 5)
  • +1 quest progress (9 / 15)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Slave Quarters
  • Borlach engages and attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Gandalf
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +2 attack (Nurn Slaver)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 4 (4 / 5)
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none 4.2 Action(s)
  • Ready and heal 3 damage on Gandalf with contract (1 / 5).
  • Threat – 36

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Ulwarth

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Ulwarth

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Gandalf
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Rocky Outcrop)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Borlach

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beorn
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready Gandalf with Unexpected Courage.
    • Narya to ready Beorn and Gildor with +1 attack and defense.
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Rolling Plains)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 2
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Borlach

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Beorn
    • Gildor
    • Farin
    • Edrahil
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 11
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 9 (9 / 9)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Warden heals 1 damage on Beorn (1 / 6) and Gandalf (0 / 5)
  • Borlach destroyed and added to the victory display.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 37
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 7

1.3 Draw

  • Resourceful
  • Elfhelm is the top card.

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Wizard Pipe swaps Elfhelm and A Test of Will.

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Arwen and +1 defense to Gandalf
  • Edrahil
  • Firyal and top encounter card is Working Fields.
  • Total Quest Power = 14

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Working Fields
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 3

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 Slave Quarter progress (3 / 3), explore it, added to the victory display, and rescue Arador.
  • +8 quest progress (17/ 15)
  • Advance to Stage 2
  • Lorgan and Borlach added to the staging area.
  • A Test of Will drawn for Edrahil.
  • Flame of Anor is the top card.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Working Fields
  • 1 damage deal to Firyal

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Borlach
  • Lorgan

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Ulwarth

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Gandalf
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Rolling Plains)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ready Gandalf with Unexpected Courage.

6.4b Enemy – Borlach

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beorn
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Narya readies Beorn and Gildor with +1 attack and defense.
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Rolling Plains)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 2
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Lorgan

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beorn
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Watch Tower)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 (4 / 6)
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Contract readies Gandalf and +2 resources
  • Threat – 38

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Borlach

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Gandalf
    • Gildor
    • Arador
    • Farin and deal 1 damage to Ulwarth (1 / 6)
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 10
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 8 (9 / 9)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Warden heal 1 damage on Beorn (3 / 6) and Firyal (0 / 3).
    • +1 resource with Gandalf’s Staff
  • Borlach destroyed and added to the victory display.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 39
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 8

1.3 Draw

  • Flame of Anor.
  • Top card is A Burning Brand.

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • A Burning Brand on Gandalf.
  • Top card is A Test of Will.
  • Shadowfax on Gandalf

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Arwen and +1 defense to Gandalf
  • Firyal and top encounter card is Watch Tower. Discard it.
  • Erahil
  • Total Quest Power = 14

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Broken Captives canceled with A Test of Will on top of the deck.
  • Top card is Word of Command.
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 0

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 Working Fields progress (4 / 4) to explore it.
  • +10 quest progress (10 / 20)
  • Erdahil draws Word of Command.
  • Top card is Gandalf’s Staff 2.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • none

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Ulwarth

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Gandalf
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Recurve Bow)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ready with Shadowfax

6.4b Enemy – Lorgan

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Gandalf
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Overseer’s Whip)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage.
    • Narya readies Firyal and Gildor with +1 attack and defense.
  • Threat – 40

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Lorgan

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Gildor
    • Firyal
    • Beorn
    • Arador
    • Farin and deal 1 damage to Ulwarth (2 / 6)
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 12
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 9 (9 / 8)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Lorgan destroyed and added to the victory display.

6.8b Target – Ulwarth

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Gandalf
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • Flame of Anor discards Gandalf’s Staff from top of my deck to ready Gandalf with +2 attack.
    • Top card is Galadriel’s Handmaiden.
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (6 / 6)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • +1 resource from Gandalf’s Staff.
    • Warden heals 1 damage on Gandalf (0 / 5) and Beorn (2 / 6)
  • Ulwarth destroyed and added to the victory display.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 41
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 9

1.3 Draw

  • Galadriel’s Handmaiden
  • Top card is Daeron’s Runes

1.3 Action(s)

  • Daeron’s Runes Jubayr and Resourceful 3 drawn. Discard a Resourceful.
  • Top card is Warden of Healing 2

2.2 Planning

  • Galadriel’s Handmaiden
  • Threat – 40
  • Ranger of Cardolan
  • +1 resource from Gandalf’s Staff
  • Wizard Pipe swaps A Test of Will to the top of the Deck

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Gandalf
  • Gildor
  • Galadriel’s Handmaiden
  • Ranger of Cardolan
  • Arwen and +1 defense to Gandalf
  • Firyal and top encounter card is Nurn Slaver and discard it.
  • Edrahil
  • Total Quest Power = 18

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Working Fields
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 3

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +15 quest progress (25 / 20) and win!

Score 112 = 8 * 10 + 40 threat + 0 hero damage + 0 dead heroes – 8 victory display

Postmortem

This was the smoothest game with a Gandalf Grey Wanderer deck I’ve ever played. Wow did the 3 Timely Aids come through for me with Gildor and Beorn early on. Narya kept readying and boosting them so I could use Beorn to attack and defend most turns. Willpower was a little behind to start. I might have gotten lucky with Gildor and Firyal early. It will be interesting to see when I play this deck again if the Handmaidens, Bilbo, and Arwen early on would be sufficient.

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