Confident after the victory at Cair Andros, my mono Tactics deck jumped right into Steward’s Fear.
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
Starting hand: Knights of the Swan, Horn of Gondor, The Eagles Are Coming!, Dwarven Axe, Defender of Rammas, and Dagger of Westernesse.
Turn 1: Booming Ent drawn and played. The Eagles Are Coming! played and no eagles found. Dagger of Westernesse played on Aragorn. Eowyn quests for 4. Unwelcome Discovery adds Lossaranch Bandit to the staging area and surges. Underworld Dissident added from the surge. Threat increases to 30 from questing unsuccessfully. Both enemies engage and bandit’s forced effect does nothing. Beregond defends vs the bandit taking no damage as shadow card is a location. Dissident attacks undefended and Aragorn takes 3 damage. Shadow card does nothing as no character was destroyed. Aragorn attacks the dissident killing it. Refresh and increase threat to 31.
Turn 2: Gandalf drawn. Knights of the Swan and Defender of Rammas played. Eowyn quests for 4. Underworld Dissident added to the staging area for 3 threat and 1 progress placed on The 4th Star. Dissident engages. Beregond defends the bandit’s attack, no shadow effect, and takes no damage. Booming Ent defends the dissident’s attack. Shadow adds one to the attack for a total of 4 dealing 2 damage to Booming Ent. Aragorn and Knights of the Swan attack and kill the bandit. Refresh and increase threat to 32.
Turn 3: Dagger of Westernesse drawn. Horn of Gondor played on Eowyn. Dagger of Westernesse number 2 played on Aragorn. Eowyn quests for 4. Houses of the dead added to the staging resulting in no progress or threat gain. Defender of Rammas defends the dissident’s attack and shadow card returns it to the staging area. Refresh and increase threat to 33.
Turn 4: Knights of the Swan drawn. Knights of the Swan number 2 played. Eowyn and Aragorn quest for 6. City Streets added to the staging area and Local Trouble added to Aragorn. Threat raised to 36 for questing unsuccessfully. Dissident engaged and Beregond defends. Beregond takes no damage as there is no shadow effect. Both Knights of the Swan attack and kill the dissident. Refresh and increase threat to 38 thanks to Local Trouble.
Turn 5: Defender of Rammas drawn. Gandalf played and draws 3 cards. Derndingle Warrior, Defender of Rammas, and Gondorian Spearman drawn. Aragorn, Eowyn, and Gandalf quest for 10 which results in threat increasing to 39. City Streets revealed and surges revealing Underwold Dissident. I scoop to location lock.