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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:47 pm
Joined: 07 May 2006 Posts: 397 Location: Springfield, OR
Ring-bearer: 2

Frodo, Son of Drogo
The One Ring, The Ring of Doom

Starting Fellowship: 2

Gimli, Lockbearer
Legolas, Dauntless Hunter

Fellowship: [35] + Starting

x2 Aragorn, Wingfoot
x2 Merry, Learned Guide
x2 Pippin, Wooly-footed Rascal

x2 Knife of the Galadhrim
x2 Sting
x2 Elven Rope
x1 Gift of the Evenstar, Blessed Light

x2 Forth the Three Hunters
x2 Final Count
x2 My Axe Is Notched

x4 Khazad Ai-menu
x4 Trust
x4 Knocked On the Head
x2 An Able Guide
x2 Tidings of Erebor

Shadow: [37]

x4 Ulaire Enquea, Ringwraith in Twilight
x3 Morgul Brawler
x2 Ulaire Nelya, Ringwriath in Twilight
x2 The Witch-King, Lord of the Nazgul
x2 Ulaire Otsea, Ringwraith in Twilight

x3 Nazgul Sword
x3 Ring of Asperity
x2 Ring of Rancor

x4 Blade Tip
x3 A Shadow Rises

x4 Resistance Becomes Unbearable
x3 In the Ringwraithís Wake
x2 Wraith-world

Any suggestions?
Last edited by thonnas7 on Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:03 pm; edited 2 times in total
Elessar's Socks
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:59 am
Joined: 29 Jul 2007 Posts: 349 Location:
Strat for Shadow? Seems like the Ring-bearer is turning into a lamentable pincushion, but Iím not sure how high a priority corruption actually is for you.

If youíre going for dedicated Twilight Nazgul corruption, Iíd suggest running 4x LotN and 4x Wraith-world, as well as His Terrible Servants to protect against archery decks (youíll really have to slim down your deck, though). Be able to hit hard when the Ring-bearer puts on the Ring, because against some decks even the Witch-king with his sword and mount will have trouble winning a skirmish.

For "casual" corruption where itís more in line with beatdown, Iíd run Nazgul Sword and switch twilight Enquea to Lieutenant of Morgul. Again run 4x LotN, but you could probably switch twilight Otsea and Morgul Brawler to normal beatdown Nazguls of your choice.

Although the first thing I thought of--and donít laugh!--is that Return to Its Master would be nasty in this deck. A dedicated RtIM deck would be really risky, but a random copy as a surprise might win you games. Twisted Evil
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:29 pm
Joined: 07 May 2006 Posts: 397 Location: Springfield, OR
The strategy is actually to wound the ringbearer up a lot and then force the free peoples player to choose between wearing the One Ring, etc. and taking more burdens.

Is that what you meant by beatdown?
Elessar's Socks
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:16 am
Joined: 29 Jul 2007 Posts: 349 Location:
Sort of... itís more like if you have anything special planned after youíve made the Ring-bearer wear the Ring. Let me try to explain better.

IMO a dedicated Twilight Nazgul corruption deck simply doesnít have room for half-hearted burden adders like In the Ringwraithís Wake or Blade Tip, or minions like Morgul Brawler which donít really contribute to corruption.

First you need to make sure your Twilight Nazgul can win their skirmishes, then run heavy burden adders (Wraith World) and possibly recursion (Morgul Skulker), then meta cards to protect your Nazgul (His Terrible Servants). I expect youíll be hitting around 30 cards at this point; go too high and youíll start having trouble getting what you need at the right time.

The exception of course is if in your meta you donít need to worry about running into a base 16 strength Durin, heavy archery, etc.--then those cards can be spent on other fun stuff and you can pretty much run whatever you like. íCourse as a reviewer I naturally have to assume the worst. Wink

In contrast, what I mean by beatdown is something that almost corrupts by accident. Your Twilight Nazgul will be constantly putting pressure on the Ring-bearer, but itís not such a case of putting all your eggs in one basket. Burdens just lay on the hurt: Nelya RiT at 2, Nazgul Sword at 3, Toldea MoM at 4, Enquea at 5. You might not have as good a chance at corrupting, but if you canít corrupt you can still smash the fellowship apart.

(Note: Iím only applying this to Twilight Nazgul-based builds, which IMO thereís a sharp enough divide to split into categories. For other corruption builds Iím definitely not the one to ask.)

So basically I wanted to make sure what you were really going for and suggest cards that could be of use in either decktype.
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:58 pm
Joined: 07 May 2006 Posts: 397 Location: Springfield, OR
I was leaning towards wounding, but your description of the corruption is intriguing me.

Iíll edit the deck after I play it a couple more times.
Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:07 pm
Joined: 07 May 2006 Posts: 397 Location: Springfield, OR

Spent the night at a friendís house last night and played 3. soon to be four games with my deck.

Found that my mounts for my minions werenít helping, as I hate discarding the cards from hands, so Iím adding the Nazgul Swords, like you suggested. Also I added a couple Wraith Worlds, because Iíve found the ring-bearer wearing the One Ring at least 3 times a game.

For the fellowship, I found my conditions (Shake Off the Shadow and Wish of Our Kinfolk) were useless. Iím adding more twilight choke; I added An Able Guide, Sting and Tidings of Erebor.
Elessar's Socks
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:39 am
Joined: 29 Jul 2007 Posts: 349 Location:
But-but... Fell Beast is awesome in these decks! Sad Loads of wounds on the Ring-bearer if you can get LotN to win both skirmishes. Great card, and IMO at 0 cost itís worth the discards.

Oh... you might also consider It Wants to be Found (spot a twilight Nazgul to add a burden). Nice straightforward way of bumping up to the magical number of burdens, whatever that may be for your deck.

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