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You will find the latest 15 Decks here (order desc by publishing date).

imagedwarves

This Deck article was written by openCards user at Dec 4th, 2011.

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imageBurnEnergy

This Deck article was written by openCards user at Oct 31st, 2010.

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imageThe Threatening Shadow

This Deck article was written by openCards user Jaxander at Dec 20th, 2009.

((Sorry, for some reason it brings up a bunch of Tournaments above my deck layout. This is my first time using OpenCards, and I selected <none> for where it's been used, but for some reason they all still come up.)) 

Probably my favorite deck that I've made. Like most of mine, it's heavy focus is on the Shadow side. Gollum cards utilize threats for my opponent, putting them out as well as using them to their fullest extent. Support the Gollum set-up with some Ringwraith to fill out the Threat usage and add in some muscle as well.

The Free-Peoples side is built to last, buying you another turn to get back to Shadow. Solid Gondor Knight deck, using a few fortifications, some generic Knights for low cost and something to throw under the Balrog Bus. Nothing terribly special here.

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imageRanger - Evil Men Archery

This Deck was build by Alberto Farina and was published first on "openCards".

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imageNext Generation Elvents-Turbo Corruption

This Deck was build by Stefano Del Nero and was published first on "openCards".

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imageRevenge of the Little People

This Deck was build by Marco Heise and was published first on "openCards".

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imageI'm a Gul, but I'm not a Cardassian. Who am I?

This Deck article was written by openCards user KaiserK at Dec 7th, 2009.

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imageRobert Zugaj' 2007 EC deck (#3)

This Deck was build by Robert Zugaj and was published first on "openCards".

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imageGollum and the Nazgul

This Deck was build by Matt Clemans and was published first on "Lord of the Rings Online (lotrtcg.decipher.com)".

Let's talk about sub-optimal assignments. A sub-optimal assignment is when you force your opponent to choose to assign their characters in a less-than-desirable way. If you have a fully loaded fellowship facing a bunch of Moria orcs, for example, you will likely put the strongest orcs on the strongest companions in an effort to kill as many orcs as possible. This way, you don't have to deal with as many orcs being placed on Goblin Swarms and you are safer for the possible double move. If, however, you can make choosing assignments much harder for the Free People's player, then you can increase the chances that they will make a fatal mistake.

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imageRaiders and Burdens, part 2

This Deck was build by Cynthia Hart and was published first on "Lord of the Rings Online (lotrtcg.decipher.com)".

The second in a series of three articles about Easterling Burden Strategies.

"They strike only when their prey is haggard and tired."

In our previous article on burdens; we talked of adding burdens to corrupt the Ring-bearer. But the Easterling burden adding mechanism works well combined with Raider minions that are made more powerful based on the number of burdens the Ring-Bearer has.

Use any of several methods to add burdens, but instead of trying to add enough to corrupt the Ring-bearer, add them and play minions that are made more powerful by the burdens. Often, your opponent will do half the work for you, while bidding to go first.

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imageRaiders and Burdens, part 1

This Deck was build by Cynthia Hart and was published first on "Lord of the Rings Online (lotrtcg.decipher.com)".

The first in a series of three articles about Easterling Burden Strategies.

Sauron has released the Easterlings and in the process, unintentionally, he adds to the burdens that Frodo bears. It is during an attack against the Raider army that the Rangers find Frodo and Sam. This leads to an encounter with Faramir that shows just how deeply the ring has affected Frodo and in effect adds another burden - that of knowledge of influence.

There are three ways to use the burden adding abilities of Easterlings: 1) add burdens to try and corrupt the Ring Bearer, 2) add burdens and make your minions stronger and/or fierce, 3) combine the Easterling's abilities with those of another culture that keys off burdens such as Sauron or the Nazgul. This article deals with the first strategy - adding burdens to try and corrupt the Ring Bearer.

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imageRide, Southrons, Ride!

This Deck was build by Cynthia Hart and was published first on "Lord of the Rings Online (lotrtcg.decipher.com)".

With the advent of Two Towers and Battle of Helm's Deep the weary feet of both companions and minions were given respite, in the form of mounts.

First the companions mounted up in Two Towers but now Battle of Helm's Deep has arrived and it's the shadow side's turn. Isengard gets Wargs, wolves as big as small horses, while the Raiders get Mumaks, the largest mounts yet seen in the movie. But not just anyone can jump on the nearest mount - each one has it's own subset of riders.

Although Mumaks are a Raider mount, only the Southrons can ride them. So the question becomes: What makes the Mumaks a good card for a Southron deck and what strategies do they enhance?

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imageFury of the Dunlendings

This Deck was build by Paul Pierce and was published first on "Lord of the Rings Online (lotrtcg.decipher.com)".

Fierce. The word itself, by definition, conveys an eagerness to kill or injure. In game terms, it allows a minion to fight in two separate skirmish phases. And because so many games are won in the fierce skirmish phase, it is often one of the most coveted traits to be found on a minion. Given the unending hatred the average Dunlending has for Rohan, it should come as no surprise that the minions of the Dunlending culture can (with some help) participate in the fierce skirmish phase.

None of the Dunlending minions currently available, except for Wulf, have the keyword Fierce on their card, so it takes some effort on the shadow player’s part to take advantage of the extra skirmish. Specifically, the special text that triggers the extra skirmish almost always relies on the minion winning its first battle.

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imagePossession Denial

This Deck was build by Paul Pierce and was published first on "Lord of the Rings Online (lotrtcg.decipher.com)".

Possessions are often the life blood of a Free People's deck. Many players rely upon them to perform a variety of tasks depending upon their specific strategy, and of course they're an invaluable help in winning skirmishes. And so with the introduction of the Dunlending culture in the Two Towers set, a whole new deck type has been created: the Possession Denial decks.

The ability to discard possessions is certainly nothing new. From the very inception of the game Ulaire Cantea has been feared for his ability to discard weapons. But none of the previous expansions can compare with what the Dunlendings can do. With but a few simple cards these wild men can get rid of not only weapons, but any possession being held by any companion.

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imageDunland Site Control

This Deck was build by a anonymous person and was published first on "Lord of the Rings Online (lotrtcg.decipher.com)".

One of the more fun Dunland decks to play is site control. It isn't as consistent as, for example, focusing on possession removal and fierce skirmishes, but when it works, it really works - and it's great fun to try.

There are two parts to the deck - controlling the sites, and then making use of them. Careful balance is needed to ensure that you can actually get some sites early enough in the game to make a difference, and that you have enough cards to take advantage of it when you do.

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