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Protector of Lorien
*****

May 19 2016 06:34 AM by Valdemart

Since this is not restricted and not unique, can they stack per phase if you have two on the same hero?

 

No reason not to, but you have to supply those 6+ cards for it to be reasonable. Unless you have a broken combo in mind, better to spread them around.

Spare Hood and Cloak
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May 18 2016 06:54 PM by crx3800

I've found plenty of use with this, especially if you have several characters with ways to stand up (such as unexpected courage or fast hitch) when your attacking hero ends up with nothing to do, hand it to a defender that needs to defend several times, like Beregond. When he doesn't need to defend as much, he can give it to someone that can help with the attack. It isn't for every build, but it can be huge in the right place.

Protector of Lorien
*****

May 18 2016 05:14 PM by Sekkiya

Since this is not restricted and not unique, can they stack per phase if you have two on the same hero?

Spare Hood and Cloak
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May 18 2016 11:52 AM by Valdemart

The problem here is that once the character you wanted to be ready gets the hood, you will rarely have that same character available to transfer it back, therefore it is more of a single-use attachment. So it is not that bad of an effect, but the deck space needed is the dealbreaker - there are better readying effects both in Spirit and outside of it.

 

If we ever see a player card that requires you to discard an attachment as an additional cost of sort, this card will become much better - attach, use, then sacrifice.

Spare Hood and Cloak
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May 18 2016 07:12 AM by Palpa

I feel like this card gets a bad rep. In a Frodo deck, he can be quite strong, as Frodo (or any deck running one hobbit), will often have a lot of extra actions because of Fast Hitch. Use it to ready him in a pinch, then send it to Gimli the next turn, or something like that.

Still, Gimli had to exhaust to give it back to Frodo to let it work more than once.

We tried this in our group and it wasn't worth the slot. Miruvor is a better option

Spare Hood and Cloak
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May 17 2016 05:28 PM by MightyToenail
I feel like this card gets a bad rep. In a Frodo deck, he can be quite strong, as Frodo (or any deck running one hobbit), will often have a lot of extra actions because of Fast Hitch. Use it to ready him in a pinch, then send it to Gimli the next turn, or something like that.
Ranger of the North
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May 16 2016 02:33 PM by Palpa

For me, this card's deal-breaker is the surge. If it would just replace an encounter card, period (quest, shadow, whatever), then it would be worth it as a denial or delay tactic against the encounter deck. But the fact that you have to draw another encounter card right after this comes out really hampers its biggest potential advantage. The only way that doesn't happen is when it is a shadow card, so that's actually a good time for it (even though it doesn't activate the card text when it does).

Without surge it would simply be too strong.
Look at past adventures with beneficial player cards in the adventure deck without surge: piece of cake. I think its a well balanced card; awp832 provided a good coclusion about its pros and cons.
Fatty Bolger
****-

May 16 2016 12:35 PM by Valdemart

It recently hit me that Fatty is in fact not a bad quester in many situations. Just run a search on enemies with threat of 3 and more - there are 124 of them, which means that Fatty can quest for 3+ anytime there is an enemy in the staging area. Sure, your threat will go up quite fast but there are ways to avoid it. A simple line-up of Fatty, Loragorn and Glrfindel comes to mind, with 24 starting threat, some decent threat-reduction options and the threat reset when needed.

 

I really want to sit down and try some ideas with this guy.

Ranger of the North
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May 15 2016 07:36 PM by Sekkiya

For me, this card's deal-breaker is the surge. If it would just replace an encounter card, period (quest, shadow, whatever), then it would be worth it as a denial or delay tactic against the encounter deck. But the fact that you have to draw another encounter card right after this comes out really hampers its biggest potential advantage. The only way that doesn't happen is when it is a shadow card, so that's actually a good time for it (even though it doesn't activate the card text when it does).

Denethor
****-

May 09 2016 08:44 PM by JonofPDX

I just love how thematic it is that his ability pays exactly for a Steward of Gondor. 

 

Beyond that he's a solid Gondor defender. I don't know that I love him in Leadership but he's decent-good in almost any deck as a drop in defender. 

 

Solid card. 

Azain Silverbeard
*****

May 09 2016 06:40 AM by Valdemart

Paired with Thalin Azain will help you trim the board twice as fast, scoring double kills left and right. His stats are more than decent - the main comparison being Erebor Battle Master means you have one mean dwarf for 3 resources right here.

Denethor
****-

May 08 2016 04:32 AM by mnBroncos

I'm not sure why but I love this guy. Opens up a lot of different aggressive first turn decks. 

Glorfindel
*****

May 06 2016 04:30 PM by JonofPDX

He's good, no doubt, but doesn't really replace Glorfindel in most non-Noldor-Discard decks. Having him up and ready (on turn one) with that minimal threat-cost is what makes Hero Glorfindel so ubiquitous. 

 

Honestly, I think the upcoming Tactics Eowyn does a better job of replacing Hero Glorfindel in most deck. 

 

Still, in the right deck this is a very powerful card. Especially when a lot of times you want  to be discarding cards with current Noldor decks. And it saves your Light of Valinior for another target (Erestor, Cirdan and Galdor are all good alternate targets). 

Glorfindel
*****

May 06 2016 04:01 PM by CoreSetHeroes
Powerful alternative to spirit Glorfindel hero, his readying ability is fantastic, no Mulligan for light of valinor!
Théoden
****-

May 04 2016 01:56 PM by slothgodfather

The only time I've used this guy was in a group that went against Smaug.  He's perfect for that

Théoden
****-

May 03 2016 07:55 PM by Palpa

 
Don't even talk to me about the art. It's amazing. Makes me so jealous. Why can't Santa Theoden look that badass? :)


OK, I admit, that's the reason why I don't play spirit Theoden ;)
Théoden
****-

May 03 2016 07:34 PM by JonofPDX

Again, I do not agree with you ;)
I have a Theoden\Mablung\Eomer deck with eagles. It was designed for our group of three players as a second tactics for adventures with high enemy rates. For those, it really performed strong. In some nightmares we even played three tactics and then his willpower booster is unbeatable. When I play this deck, Mablung usually quests all time, so Eowyn will be really helpful.

Edit: and I really like the artwork ;)

 

Fair enough. And yeah, in a non-Rohan deck with a lot of other Tactics Heroes kicking around then he has a use. He's just not a character that will ever fit into a deck I'll build as I feel his cons just outweigh his pros. 

 

Don't even talk to me about the art. It's amazing. Makes me so jealous. Why can't Santa Theoden look that badass? :)

Théoden
****-

May 03 2016 12:03 PM by Serazu

I agree. But I don't use him for Rohan, but for a eagles tactic deck. And only in conjunction with at least one other tactic player

 

Yeah, I could see his usefulness in such a build.

 

Other than that, it's funny that even though Lore is the sphere less connected to Rohan, a line-up of Spirit Theoden, Spirit Eowyn and Grima is probably the best there is in a Rohan-centered deck. The latter, along with his king, covers any economic issues adequately and he also provides access to Lore's omnipotent draw.

Théoden
****-

May 03 2016 10:33 AM by Palpa

I'd never consider his Tactics version in a Rohan deck.

I agree. But I don't use him for Rohan, but for a eagles tactic deck. And only in conjunction with at least one other tactic player

Théoden
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May 03 2016 01:19 AM by Serazu

If Spirit and Tactics have to be combined in a Rohan deck, then the ratio should definitely be 2:1 in favor of Spirit. Most Rohan allies are Spirit, the expensive attachments are also Spirit (save Firefoot - though Eomer is a different beast altogether), Galadhrim's Greeting (pretty important event in such a deck) costs 3 and then one needs extra Spirit resources for cancels. By comparison, the Tactics attachments and events are cheaper than their Spirit counterparts. As for Theoden, with the Spirit one in the neighborhood, I'd never consider his Tactics version in a Rohan deck.



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