FW Dunk Deck?

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Kjeld
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FW Dunk Deck?

Post by Kjeld » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:42 pm

Does anyone have an example of a fallen-wizard deck that uses A New Ringlord? If not, which do you think would be the strongest wizard to build around?

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Bandobras Took
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Re: FW Dunk Deck?

Post by Bandobras Took » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:43 am

None.

The problem is the ring tests. Any competent opponent will see which ring type you're testing and hold his Blinds/Ires to make sure you can't actually test the rings in time to win.

Against a less competent opponent or somebody who believes FWs actually deserve a chance to dunk, Fallen Saruman.

Put together a party of 4 mind Warrior/Rangers, use Binding Rings to lower their mind and shield against Rolled, then get rings at Ost-In-Edhil and Isles of The Dead as well as the Scroll at Stones. You can reach Isengard from all of these sites.

Saruman can pull Wizard's Tests from the discard. Test, play as many Ringlords as you can, then go to Amon Hen for the roll.
Remember, NetRep rulings are official. This does not necessarily mean they are correct.

You probably aren't playing Fallen Wizards correctly. This prompted the backlash erratum that I will link to as soon as I notice it is officially posted. :)

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Re: FW Dunk Deck?

Post by Bandobras Took » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:48 am

Deck
3 Saruman [F] (WH)

2 Crept Along Carefully (BA)
2 Dodge (TW)
2 Gates of Morning (TW)
2 Longbottom Leaf (BA)
2 Many Turns and Doublings (TD)
2 Marvels Told (TD)
2 Precious Gold Ring (TW)
1 Scroll of Isildur [H] (TW)
2 Smoke Rings (DM)
1 The One Ring [H] (TW)

2 Crept Along Cleverly (WH)
2 Dark Tryst (AS)
1 Going Ever Under Dark (BA)
2 Under His Blow (LE)
2 Voices of Malice (LE)
2 Weigh All Things to a Nicety (LE)

1 The Forge-master (WH)

Pool

1 Arinmîr (TW)
1 Denethor II (TW)
1 Elladan (TW)
1 Elrohir (TW)
1 Gildor Inglorion (TW)
1 Eradan (LE)
1 Gulla (LE)
1 Mîonid (AS)
1 Nevido Smôd (LE)

2 Binding-ring (LE)

1 Saruman's Ring (WH)
1 Wizard's Myrmidon (WH)

Sideboard

2 Great-road (TW)
2 Old Friendship (TW)
2 Promptings of Wisdom (WH)
2 Wizard's Test (TW)

2 Iron-road (LE)

3 A New Ringlord (WH)
3 Thrall of the Voice (WH)

This one uses HL reduction and cards to stay untapped against AA strikes; ideal starting party is the elf brothers in one company with Gildor and Gulla/whoever in another (if you use Denethor or Arinmir with Myrmidon, they can control another 4-minder with a ring, if you're worried about influence). Great Road and Iron Road let you return to Isengard to play another New Ringlord if your last trip to Amon Hen didn't work out.

You also can potentially go to Isle of the Ulond if Rohan's too risky for whatever reason (e.g. agents).

Saruman's Ring lets you get the Binding Rings back in your hand for added Rolled cushioning.
Remember, NetRep rulings are official. This does not necessarily mean they are correct.

You probably aren't playing Fallen Wizards correctly. This prompted the backlash erratum that I will link to as soon as I notice it is officially posted. :)

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Re: FW Dunk Deck?

Post by Kjeld » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:04 am

Cool, thanks! It's a bummer that it's so easy to shut down, though. Obviously, this strategy shouldn't be too strong, but it'd be nice if it at least had a fighting chance.

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