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January 07, 2021, 06:29:09 AM
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Lockbearer/Uruk Hunters
« on: January 07, 2021, 06:29:09 AM »
I knew that Gimli, Lockbearer has huge potential base strength in the open format, because you could get up to 7 unbound hobbits (with the other 2 companions being Gimli and the Ring-bearer). Westfarthing Businessman in particular was appealing, because he wasn't unique.

I also knew that Ugly Fellow, ISB, and Final Triumph could weak havoc on a non-hunter deck.

So, with that in mind, I present...

Open - Lockbearer/Uruk Hunters

Ring-bearer: Frodo, Old Bilbo's Heir
Ring: The One Ring, The Ring of Doom

Adventure deck:
Breeding Pit of Isengard
Abandoned Mine Shaft
Fortress of Orthanc
Barazinbar
Flats of Rohan
Fords of Isen
Crossroads of the Fallen Kings
Falls of Rauros
Green Dragon Inn

Free Peoples Draw Deck:
1x Gimli, Lockbearer (Starting)
1x Merry, Loyal Companion (Starting)
1x Pippin, Sworn to Service (Starting)
2x Rosie Cotton, Barmaid
4x Westfarthing Businessman
3x Bounder
2x Dwarven Bracers
2x Hand Axe
3x Heavy Axe
3x Hobbit Sword
4x Endurance of Dwarves
4x Still Twitching
3x Strength In My Blood

Shadow Draw Deck:
4x Saruman, Curunir
3x Ugluk, Ugly Fellow
3x White Hand Butcher
3x White Hand Warrior
4x Isengard Siege Bow
3x Lurtz's Sword, Mighty Longsword
2x Weapon of Opportunity
3x Saruman's Staff, Wizard's Device
4x Final Triumph
4x Saruman's Ambition
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January 07, 2021, 03:40:29 PM
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Re: Lockbearer/Uruk Hunters
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 03:40:29 PM »
I haven't touched Open for obvious reasons, but I don't see this deck making it too far in the circuit. Besides the fact that it is ready to get pulverized by all of the normal threats out there (condition discarding, possession discarding) it's a deck that's largely focused on just one strong companion, which is bad news.

Let's say you could get this one off the ground though. Why *not* have Tolman Cotton, Fatty Bolger, and Farmer Maggot, Hobbit of the Marish? You aren't taking advantage of the Westfarthing Businessman in any way (Sudden Fury and Scouring of the Shire would be the obvious choices there).

I would also note that if you want to see real unbridled strength, take a look at Pippin, Steadfast Friend!
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January 08, 2021, 08:41:59 AM
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January 08, 2021, 09:54:15 AM
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Re: Lockbearer/Uruk Hunters
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 09:54:15 AM »
Still confused why you are using Westfarthing Businessman. Why does it matter that he isn't unique? Sudden Fury still feels like a necessity whether or not you use Westfarthing Businessman. At least it has two fighters now, with Pippin and Gimli.
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