20 – Lore



Dan, Derek, Ian, and Matthew complete their look at the four spheres of influence with an in-depth look at the green sphere. We answer some of your questions and talk about the sphere from a high level.

This episode brought to you by all of our Patrons! Thank you! We will be releasing a followup episode very shortly to discuss Lore deck-building in particular.

Opening music from The Lord of the Rings film soundtrack. Bumper music, as always, by Portugal. The Man

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3 Responses to 20 – Lore

  1. Pengolodh says:

    Great episode! I have always loved Lore (sorry, Leadership), especially a Ranger/Traps deck. Whenever I play mono-lore or have two Lore heroes, I debate between Pippin and Mirlonde. Mirlonde, for the same starting threat, has one more hit point and one more attack (although I almost always use her to quest). On the other hand, Pippin has built in card draw and boosts an enemy’s engagement cost by at least one. Most of the time, Mirlonde wins, but I do love Pippin in a Hobbit deck.
    As for allies, Elrond has recently taken the #1 spot for me. For the most part, I use his ability to heal all damage from a hero. I rarely use Dori (I am a theme player and only use Dwarves for Dwarrowdelf and The Hobbit expansions. Never liked how powerful they could get), but I may try him.
    Gildor’s Counsel is a card I have always loved, for I almost always play two-handed or (when I can) with a partner. Drawing just one card from the encounter deck is a real asset in a two-player game, especially in quests where you have to draw an extra encounter card. It works extremely well with Henamarth or some other form of scrying.
    Once again, a superb episode and a fantastic way to reach the community. Thanks for all you do!

  2. anderslundqvist says:

    Great episode. I instantly built a mono lore deck that got crushed (as always). I would love Lore if it wasn’t impossible to play and actually win. Henamarth is pretty riduculous for solo and is a lynchpin in a trisphere Silvan deck though.

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