Into Ithilien with Mono-Tactics – July 29, 2019

Introduction

I haven’t attempted Fortress of Nurn yet again. I’m going to have to step it up if I’m going to play Angmar Awakened when the campaign box comes out in July. I promise another attempt is coming. Until then here’s a couple more older playthroughs.

Mono-Tactics seemed to do much better. I reconfigured the deck with more threat reduction and Eagles plus a little damage cancelation.

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

Attempt 1

Starting hand: Honour Guardx2, BofurDescendant of ThorondorEagles of the Misty MountainsDagger of Westernesse

Turn 1: Dwarven Axe drawn. The dagger and axe played on Aragorn. Eowyn and Celafor quest for 3. Secluded Glade added to the staging area for 6 threat. My threat raised to 31 and Celador takes a damage. Southron Company engaged and Beregond defends. Shadow removes non-existant progress from the quest and Beregond takes one damage. Aragorn attacks for 5 killing the Southron Company. Refresh and threat is 32.

Turn 2: Winged Guardian drawn. Play Bofur. Eowyn, Bofur, and Celador quest for 6. Ithilien Guardian added to the staging area and quest for 8. Morgul Spider revealed from surge coming into play with 6 attack for the round and 6 threat in the staging area. 1 progress placed on Ithilien Road. Spider engaged and Beregond defends. Shadow card adds one attack for 7 total killing Beregond. Aragorn attacks and kills the spider. Refresh and threat is 33.

Turn 3: Feint drawn. No cards played during planning. Quest for 7 with Celador, Ithilien Guardian, Bofur, and Eowyn. Secluded Glade added to the staging area for 6 total threat. Use Eowyn’s ability to raise questing to 16. This clears the active location and places 7 progress on the quest. Travel to a Secluded glade and refresh. Threat is 34.

Turn 4: Bofur drawn. Play Winged Guardian. Everyon but Winged Guardian quests for 12. Treachery deals 1 damage to each questing character and surges. Secluded Glade added to the staging area. Active location cleared and 3 progress placed on the quest. Refresh and threat is 35.

Turn 5: Sterner than Steel drawn. Play Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Everyone but Aragorn and Winged Guardian quest for 9. Treachery raises threat to 38 and adds Southron Merecenaries to the staging area for total threat of 5. Active location cleared and 1 progress added to the quest. Travel to the last Secluded Glade. Merecenaries engage and deal 1 archery damage to Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Winged Guardians defend and shadow raises threat to 40. Winged Guardian discarded and added to Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Aragorn attacks and kills the mercenaries. Refresh and threat is 41.

Turn 6: Knights of the Swan drawn and played. Every character but Aragron quests for 11. Ithilien Road added to the staging area. Active location cleared, 4 progress placed on the quest, and stage 1B completed. Celador survived so skipped stage 2 and proceeded to stage 3A. Flipped to 3B gaining control of Celador and Ithilien Guardian. Travel to Ithilien Road. Refresh and threat increases to 42.

Turn 7: Defender of Rammas drawn and played. Quest with everyone but Knights of the Swan and Defender of Rammas for 14. Treachery deals 1 damage to questing characters killing Celador. Next treachery from surge raises threat to 47. Active location cleared and 8 progress placed on the quest. Refresh and threat is 48.

Turn 8: Eagles of the Misty Mountains drawn. I play Honour Guard. Quest for 12 with Aragron, Eowyn, Ithilien Guardian, and Eagles of the Misty Mountains. Treachery removes Aragron from the quest but 10 progress placed completing stage 3B. Then refresh but have to increase threat to 51 and threat out.

Attempt 2

Starting hand:Dwarven AxeVassal of the WindlordWinged GuardianDescendant of ThorondorFeintKnight 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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