To Catch an Orc with Flavor of the Lady – January 5, 2020


I took the Silvans up against the next scenario right after my win on The Fords of Isen.


Flavor of the Lady *CotR DeckBox*

Hero (3)
Celeborn (The Dunland Trap)
Galadriel (Celebrimbor’s Secret)
Haldir of Lórien (Trouble in Tharbad)

Ally (21)
2x Daughter of the Nimrodel (Core Set)
2x Defender of the Naith (Trouble in Tharbad)
3x Galadhrim Minstrel (Trouble in Tharbad)
3x Galadriel’s Handmaiden (Celebrimbor’s Secret)
2x Henamarth Riversong (Core Set)
3x Naith Guide (The Dunland Trap)
2x Orophin (Celebrimbor’s Secret)
2x Silvan Tracker (The Dead Marshes)
2x Treebeard (The Antlered Crown)

Attachment (13)
2x Lembas (Trouble in Tharbad)
1x Light of Valinor (Foundations of Stone)
2x Mirror of Galadriel (Celebrimbor’s Secret)
3x Nenya (Celebrimbor’s Secret)
3x O Lórien! (Trouble in Tharbad)
2x Protector of Lórien (Core Set)

Event (16)
1x A Test of Will (Core Set)
3x Daeron’s Runes (Foundations of Stone)
3x Feigned Voices (The Three Trials)
2x Island Amid Perils (The Nîn-in-Eilph)
3x The Tree People (The Dunland Trap)
1x Tighten Our Belts (The Nîn-in-Eilph)
3x Valiant Sacrifice (Core Set)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Orc Cave selected as Mountain location at setup.

Starting hand: The Tree PeopleDaughter of the NimrodelDefender of the NaithO Lórien!Naith GuideMirror of Galadriel

Turn 1: Island Amid Perils drawn. Play O Lórien! on Galadriel. No one quests. Methedras added to the staging area for 5 threat. Threat increases to 34 for questing unsuccessfully. Travel to Orc Cave and discard Broken Lands from encounter deck. Refresh, threat is 35, and time on quest is 1.

Turn 2: Henamarth Riversong drawn. Naith Guide played with O Lórien choosing Celeborn to quest without exhausting. Defender of the Naith and Henamarth Riversong played. Celeborn and the new allies quest for 7. Prowling Wolf added to the staging area for 5 threat. 2 progress on the active location. Wolf engages and defender defends, shadow discards O Lórien, and no damage dealt. Haldir and Henamarth attack and kill the wolf. Refresh, threat is 36, time counter removed revealing Orc Skirmisher, Take Cover!, and Mugash’s Lair. Henamarth, Haldir, and defender take a damage from Take Cover.

Turn 3: Protector of Lórien drawn. Exhaust Galadriel to draw Galadriel’s Handmaiden and lower threat to 35. Celeborn, guide, and Daughter of the Nimrodel quest for 6. Prowling Wolf added to the staging area.

I concede as it is becoming obvious that I’m going to lose a hero and fall too far behind.

I looked at this playthrough nearly 3 years later trying to figure out why I conceded. It was that first few card reveals for the last time counter being removed. Take Cover softened up many of my allies, Orc Skrimisher is going to engage and the engagement effect will kill at least one of my allies. Then I would have to defend 2 enemies with the Prowling Wolf having +2 attack. It was just too much too early before I was set up much.

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