Into Ithilien with Mono-Tactics – July 29, 2019

Introduction

I was so close last time and a silly play mistake snatched certain victory away! Let’s see if I learned my lesson and will be a good player.

Decklist

Legolas Shoots Locations aka Mono Tactics v5

Hero (3)
Aragorn (The Lost Realm)
Beregond (Heirs of Númenor)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)

Ally (33)
2x Bofur (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Descendant of Thorondor (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains (Return to Mirkwood)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
2x Grimbold (The Flame of the West)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Knight of Minas Tirith (Assault on Osgiliath)
3x Knights of the Swan (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Legolas (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Vassal of the Windlord (The Dead Marshes)
3x Winged Guardian (The Hunt for Gollum)

Attachment (11)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
2x Dwarven Axe (Core Set)
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)

Event (6)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Sterner than Steel (The Flame of the West)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting hand:Dwarven Axe, Vassal of the Windlord, Winged Guardian, Descendant of Thorondor, Feint, Knight of Minas Tirith.

Turn 1: Legolas drawn. Knight of Minas Tirith played. Knights engage and attack Southron Company dealing 3 damage thanks to Aragorn. Eowyn and Celador quest for 3. Secluded Glade added to the staging area. Use Eowyn’s ability to add 4 progress to Ithilien Road and 5 to the quest. Threat is now 31. Travel to Secluded Glade. Beregond defends vs Southron Company taking 1 damage and shadow increases threat to 32. Aragorn attacks and kills the company. Refresh and threat is 33.

Turn 2: Feint drawn. Vassal of the Windlord played. Vassal, Eowyn, and Celador quest for 6. Treachery has doomed 3 and adds a Harad enemy to the staging area. Threat is now 36 and Southron Mercenaries added to the staging area. Secluded Glade is explored and 1 progress placed on the quest for a total of 6. Engage mercenaries and Aragorn takes an archery damage. Beregond defends taking a damage from the shadow card. Aragorn and Knight of Minas Tirith kill the mercenaries. Refresh and threat is 37.

Turn 3: Eagles of the Misty Mountains drawn. Legolas played. Eowyn, Celador, Knight of Minas Tirith, and Vassal quest for 9. Southron Company added to the staging area. 6 progress placed on the quest. Engage Southron company engaged and feinted discarding Morgul Spider shadow card. Aragorn and Legolas kill the company and Knights of the Swan drawn. Refresh and threat is 38.

Turn 4: Favor of the Valar drawn. Winged Guardian played. Same questers as last turn for 9. Treachery has doomed 3 and adds a Harad enemy to the staging area. Southron Company added from the discard pile. Stage 1B completed and move onto Stage 3B. Refresh and threat is 39.

Turn 5: Dwarven Axe drawn. Eagles of the Misty Mountains played. Quest for 11 with Aragorn, Eowyn, Celador, and Eagles of the Misty Mountains, and Legolas. Southron Company number 2 added to staging area and 9 progress placed on the quest. Refresh and threat is 40.

Turn 6: Sterner than Steel drawn. Knights of the Swan played. Aragorn, Eowyn, Celador, and Eagles of the Misty Mountains quest for 10. Ithilien Guardian added to the staging area and the quest for 12. Treachery removes Aragorn from the quest lowering willpower to 10. 8 progress placed on the quest moving to Stage 4B. Both Southron Companies engage. Feintthe first one and Knights of the Swan defends the 2nd one. Harad Elite discarded for the first shadow. 2nd shadow deals a damage to Knights of the Swan killing them. Legolas and Knight of Minas Tirith attack and kill the first company. Defender of Rammas drawn. Beregond and Vassal attack the 2nd company for 4 damage. Refresh and threat is 43.

Turn 7: Knight of Minas Tirith drawn. Favor of the Valar played. Quest for 13 with Beregond, Eowyn, Ithilien Guardian, Winged Guardian, and Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Another Ithilien Guardian revealed and added to the quest for 14. Surge reveals Haradrim Elite who immediately attack. Celador defends. Shadow has no effect and Celador takes 2 damage. 8 progress placed on the quest. Elite and the company engage. Aragorn defends vs the Elite taking 2 damage. Shadow removes 3 progress on the quest lowering progress to 5. Knight of Minas Tirith defend vs the company taking 4 damage and dying. Shadow raises threat by 3 to 46. Legolas attacks the company killing it and drawing Honour Guard. Refresh and threat is 49.

Turn 8: Defender of Rammas drawn. 2 Defender of Rammas played. Everyone quests for 27. Morgul Spider revealed and place 24 progress on the quest to win.

Score 134 = 8 rounds x 10 + 49 threat + 5 damage tokens.

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