I switched the allies up a little from the last attempt. I took out some of the willpower allies like Bofur, Eagles of the Misty Mountains, and Grimbold for some Ents.
Legolas Shoots Locations aka Mono Tactics v5
3x Booming Ent (The Antlered Crown)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Derndingle Warrior (Escape from Mount Gram)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
3x Gondorian Spearman (Core Set)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
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)
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)
1x Horn of Gondor (Core Set)
3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Deck built on RingsDB.
Play by Play
Turn 1: Legolas drawn. Winged Guardian played. Winged Guardian and Beregond quest for 8. Scourge of Mordor forces the top card of my deck to be discarded and add the cost to staging area threat. Booming Ent discarded and staging area threat is 8 resulting in no progress. Travel to The Banks. Refresh and threat increases to 29.
Turn 2: Gondorian Shield drawn and played. Winged Guardian number 2 played. Beregond and 2 Winged Guardians quest for 14. Orc Rabble added to the staging area for a total of 7 threat there. The Banks are Explored and 4 progress placed on the quest. Travel to The Citadel and Orc Rabble engages. Play Feint on Orc Rabble discarding its shadow card. Aragorn and Eowyn attack killing it. Refresh and increase threat to 30.
Turn 3: Honour Guard drawn and Legolas played. Both Winged Guardians quest for 8. Orc Scrambles added to the staging area and deal 1 damage to the battlegrounds. Surge reveals Scourge of Mordor which discards Knights of the Swan from the top of my deck. Staging area threat is 4 and 4 progress placed on The Citadel. Orc Scramblers engaged and Beregond defends. No shadow effect and no damage on Beregond. Legolas attacks and kills the Scramblers. Defender of Rammas drawn. Refresh and increase threat to 31.
Turn 4: Dagger of Westernesse drawn. Defender of Rammas and Vassal of the Windlord played. Defender of Rammas and both Winged Guardians quest for 12. Orc War Camp added during staging resulting in 7 threat. 5 progress placed on The Citadel for a total of 9. Refresh and increase threat to 32.
Turn 5: 2nd Honour Guard drawn. Defender of Rammas number 2 played. Dagger of Westernesse attached to Aragorn. Defenders and Winged Guardians quest for 16. Lieutenant of Mordor added to the staging area which activates Southron Supports when revealed effect in the encounter discard pile. This adds Southron Mercenaries to the staging area for 11 threat total. The Citadel is explored and added to the Victory display and 3 progress placed on the quest for a total of 7. Travel to The Approach. Lieutenant of Mordor engaged. Mercenaries archery damage of 1 dealt to Aragorn. Beregond defends and takes a damage as a shadow card increases lieutenant’s attack to 7. Aragorn and Legolas attack and kill the lieutenant. Feint drawn. Refresh and increase threat to 33.
Turn 6: Knights of the Swan drawn and played. Honour Guard played. 2 Defender of Rammas and 2 Winged Guardian quest for 16. Orc Arsonist added to the staging area for 10 total threat. 6 progress added to The Approach. Optionally engage the Arsonist and he gets a shadow card. Southron mercenaries archery damage negated by exhausting Honour Guard. Knights of the Swan defend vs arsonist. Arsonist 2 shadow cards results in a total of 6 shadow cards being flipped. These add 1 attack and deal 2 damage to The Approach and give it another attack. Knights of the Swan die. Beregond defends the second attack. Shadow card does 2 more damage to The Approach for a total of 5. Aragorn and Legolas kill the Arsonist. Gandalf drawn. Refresh and increase threat to 34.
Turn 7: Legolas drawn. Honour Guard number 2 played. Same questers as last turn for 16. Revealed treachery would deal 3 damage to any character of a chosen sphere and choosing Spirit results in no damage. The Approach is explored and added to the victory display and 8 progress placed on the quest completing stage 1B. Stages 2-4 are removed thanks to exploring the battlegrounds. Stage 5B adds Orc Arbalesters to the staging area. Travel to Orc War Camp. Optionally engage Southron Mercenaries. Archery damage from mercenaries and Arbalesters negated by 2 Honour Guards. Beregond defends and shadow adds 2 attack for a total of 5 but enough to damage Beregond. Aragorn attacks and kills the mercenaries. Aragorn’s ability engages the Arbalesters. Legolas and Vassal of the Windlord attack and kill the Arbalesters. Dwarven Axe drawn. Refresh and increase threat to 35.
Turn 8: The Eagles Are Coming! drawn and played. Only eagle card is another The Eagles Are Coming!. Shuffle and play it. No eagles on 2nd try. Play Dwarven Axe and Dagger of Westernesse on Eowyn. Aragorn, Eowyn, Beregond, Legolas, and 2 Defender of Rammas quest for 14. The Power of Mordor can’t shuffle any cards back into the encounter deck but does raise threat to 38. A. Activate Eowyn’s ability to raise it to 41 and quest for 23, explore the Orc War Camp, and place 21 progress on the quest to win.
Score 107 = 7*10 + 41 + 2 damage tokens – 6 victory points