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April 26, 2022, 09:21:11 AM
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Orc/Uruk Swarm
« on: April 26, 2022, 09:21:11 AM »
As some Expanded players have probably done, I have tried Demoralized Lurker Swarm multiple times, occasionally with success, but never really consistently. Mountain-Troll is really the best recursion/hand extension, and he costs  [1] (0). Also, Deep in Thought and Namarie were running rampant, and recurring guys with Goblin Hordes was not a permanent option. Since the swarm was inconsistent, I shelved it.

Then I found Determined Uruk. He will draw a card for ever exertion you can make them take, which is a key part of a Lurker Swarm, and he's a cheap minion. The only problem is that he has to spot another [Uruk] minion. However, there are several [Uruk] minions that are beneficial to a Lurker Swarm. Uruk-Hai Scout can make any site Underground or Battleground, enabling Rallying Orc. Watchman Uruk can be more card draw and a cheaper minion. Greed is a strong Ents or Madril counter.

The fellowship is designed to set up a good hand to be able to swarm and keep the pressure on your opponent to move quickly and flood easily. It can double easily, and is pretty good against most shadows.

Ring-bearer: Gimli, Bearer of Grudges
Ring: The One Ring, The Ring of Rings

Adventure deck:
Abandoned Mine Shaft
Breeding Pit of Isengard
The Bridge of Khazad-dum
Cavern Entrance
Chamber of Mazarbul
West Gate of Moria
Caves of Aglarond
Moria Guardroom
Mount Doom

Free Peoples Draw Deck:
1x Dain Ironfoot, King Under the Mountain
1x Durin III, Dwarven Lord
1x Gloin, Son of Groin
4x Gandalf, Returned
1x Thrarin, Dwarven Smith
1x Arod, Rohirrim Steed
1x Axe of Erebor
2x Dwarven Axe
4x Dwarven Bracers
1x Gimli's Battle Axe, Trusted Weapon
1x Gimli's Helm
4x Hand Axe
1x Well-crafted Armor
1x Shadowfax, Greatest of the Mearas
2x Ring of Artifice
2x Ring of Fury
2x Ring of Guile
1x Ring of Retribution
4x Awkward Moment
3x Blood Runs Chill
4x No Pauses, No Spills
3x Speak "Friend" and Enter
2x Chamber of Records
2x Proud and Able
3x Run Until Found
2x Stout and Strong
2x Watch and Wait

Shadow Draw Deck:
3x Emboldened Orc
2x Horror of Harad
2x Mountain-troll
4x Orc Skulker
3x Picket Denizen
4x Pitiless Orc
4x Prowling Orc
4x Rallying Orc
3x Scurrying Goblin
4x Determined Uruk
1x Invincible Uruk
4x Uruk-hai Scout
4x Watchman Uruk
2x Dread and Despair
1x Greed
4x Demoralized
4x Goblin Hordes
3x Unforgiving Depths

Haven't tested this much yet, mostly looking for suggestions. If your suggestion is to just play normal lurker swarm, this is mainly a fun and quirky deck, not a competitive one.
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April 30, 2022, 06:57:02 AM
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Re: Orc/Uruk Swarm
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 06:57:02 AM »
What a fun idea! Personally, I like to try a single Orcish Fiend in my orc swarm decks to deny travelled leader, but this looks cool. Do you have any way of stopping the faithful stone?

April 30, 2022, 07:10:10 AM
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 07:10:10 AM »
Usually people will let me toss The Faithful Stone with Dread and Despair rather than discard six cards.
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