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August 13, 2009, 01:45:18 PM
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Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« on: August 13, 2009, 01:45:18 PM »
Starting Fellowship:
Isildur, Bearer of Heirlooms
The One Ring, the Binding Ring
Alcarin, Warrior of Lamedon
Ingold

Free Peoples (32):
Aragorn, Captain of Gondor
Faramir, Defender of Osgiliath
Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth
Garrison of Gondor
Elendil, the Tall
Sam, Son of Hamfast

Narsil, Blade of the Faithful
Footman's Armor
Knight's Spear x3
Gondor Bow x4

Scroll of Isildur
Sapling of the White Tree x2
Catapult x2
Fourth Level x3
Sixth Level x2
Citadel of the Stars x2
Stone Tower

Strong and Old x2

Shadow (32):
Grishnakh, Orc Captain x3
Orc Patrol x2
Orc Cutthroat x2
Orc Seeker x2
Orc Assassin x2
Tower Assassin
Desert Lord
Ulaire Enquea, Lieutenant of Morgul x2
Gollum, Dark as Darkness

Hate x4
Terrible as the Dawn
Captured By the Ring x3 (in real life, it is two copies of Captured By the Ring and one copy of We Must Have It, as I don't have three foil copies of Captured By the Ring).

Under the Watching Eye x4
They Stole It x2
Fat One Wants It
Final Strike

Site Path:
Steps of Edoras
Rohirrim Camp
Base of Mindolluin
Pelennor Plain
Steward's Tomb
Minas Tirith Sixth Circle
Osgiliath Channel
Northern Ithilien
Dagorlad

Thoughts? It's pretty straight-forward direct wounding on the Shadow side. I don't care about burdens--in fact, I often remove my opponent's burdens at Pelennor Plain.

The deck cycles well with Catapult, and there really isn't a minion I am worried about when I can just attach one Fourth Level and attach a Citadel of the Stars or Stone Tower. Or I can stick with the oh-so handy Gondor Bow.

I used to run Denethor, Steward of the City and kill him off by site four. But I don't really think he is worth it anymore. Sam, Son of Hamfast is my only burden removal and is often late-game cannon fodder.
-wtk
« Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 04:17:53 AM by ket_the_jet »

August 20, 2009, 07:10:54 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 07:10:54 AM »
Looks better than your other deck. If you plan to play online, add Enquea.

August 20, 2009, 07:15:36 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 07:15:36 AM »
Looks better than your other deck. If you plan to play online, add Enquea.

It is better than my other deck. It's a shame I like the Dwarves more...
-wtk

August 30, 2010, 04:32:14 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 04:32:14 AM »
I assume you don't have foil copies of ATAR or SAWTC, otherwise you would've used them instead of The Binding Ring. I love the Binding Ring, my probably the strongest deck runs Binding Ring, but I don't see its use in your deck.
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August 30, 2010, 04:37:44 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 04:37:44 AM »
I use it as a placeholder for Answer to All Riddles. My foil Such a Weight to Carry is in another deck.
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September 18, 2010, 06:54:57 PM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 06:54:57 PM »
I like how the strategy for the FP side seems so simple yet it really does seem like it would work. who do you usually put narsil on?

Question: if i have no shadow card with the same twilight cost as the card revealed (catapult's game text), i dont have to discard anything?

As for the shadow, id like to make some comments....
1. Don't you think Terrible as the Dawn is a bit too much of a "specialty card"? seems like you can only use it against a handful of decks.

2. Wouldn't you prefer Orc ambusher over Orc Assassin? cheaper. but if you'd really like to go with assassin, don't you want to try swapping terrible as the dawn with southern spies instead? the 2 hobbits most decks have is frodo and sam,son of hamfast. sam is fodder and in case they wanna keep sam alive, they'd have to assign assassin to frodo and just take a burden

3. I think swapping 1 copy of Orc Seeker for another Orc Patrol is better... the condition removal skill is really too sweet. Orc Seeker's skill doesn't seem all that useful and isn't a guarantee that it can be used.

September 19, 2010, 04:50:32 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 04:50:32 AM »
If you don't get a card with Catapult, you still have to discard.

Terrible As the Dawn is a meta decision and anyways, it can be played against any deck for no effect if necessary.

Orc Assassin has a better ability...the potential to snipe Sam is too great.

With the exception of Grishnakh, I don't want to clog my hand with unique minions.
-wtk
« Last Edit: November 07, 2010, 05:03:09 PM by ket_the_jet »

September 19, 2010, 05:38:36 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 05:38:36 AM »
I meant the shadow side... Catapult's text says: Choose an opponent who must discard a Shadow card that has a twilight cost that is the same as the twilight cost of the revealed card. what happens when I don't have a card(at that point in the game) that has the same twilight as the revealed card? assuming im shadow and my opponent plays catapult

Maybe Orc Scouting Band is better? lower twilight cost too...
Terrible as the Dawn is kept just in case your opponent uses Lady Redeemed? hehehe
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 06:07:20 AM by itjunkie »

September 19, 2010, 06:14:26 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 06:14:26 AM »
Terrible As the Dawn is for Bearer of Wisdom too! Nothing better than discarding Glorfindel and Arwen at site 2 or 3!

If there is no card with the equal cost, the Shadow Player does not discard.
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September 19, 2010, 09:43:12 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 09:43:12 AM »
but if Galadriel is wearing any other Ring than SaWtC, this card isn't that useful...

September 19, 2010, 09:57:32 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 09:57:32 AM »
but if Galadriel is wearing any other Ring than SaWtC, this card isn't that useful...

That's awfully closed-minded of you. Three wounds is three wounds. Between Under the Watching Eye, which usually end up on the Ring-bearer and Terrible As the Dawn, I have even offed the #$&*@! in the regroup phase with Dark As Darkness.

I don't understand why you guys put so much concern into a single card. I can always dump it with Catapult or They Stole It or even play it with no effect. That said, I think it is one of thebest splash cards if you play [Sauron] in Movie Block.
-wtk

July 31, 2020, 05:08:24 AM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 05:08:24 AM »
But why the Terrible as the Dawn? 😎🤟
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September 25, 2020, 03:16:45 PM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2020, 03:16:45 PM »
Took this deck for a spin in the players league and I must say I struggled a little with what to play and when.. But I am a noob which explains some of it LOL

October 13, 2020, 12:06:53 PM
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Re: Rate This Deck: Knights/Direct Wounding
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2020, 12:06:53 PM »
Glad to hear the deck is still getting some play every once in a while, I suppose. Reach out if you want to play a game on Gemp; I'd be happy to throw some suggestions your way.
-wtk