Sauron the Dark Lord

Minor(s): 2 Mordor Orc Archers

SAURON THE DARK LORD
by Robert Moore

Sauron
20 HP
Blue Deck (10 cards, melee)

2 Mordor Orc Archers
4 HP each
Weak Ranged (9 cards, ranged)

4x MALICE & HATE

A7; For each point of damage this attack does, subtract that number from any defense card you use against an adjacent attacker before your next turn.

2x INVINCIBLE

D10; If Sauron takes no damage from the attack, then draw a card.

2x DARK MACE

All adjacent characters take 3 damage. Move each affected character directly away from Sauron (even diagonally) as far as possible, ignoring other characters and obstacles.

2x LORD OF THE RINGS

Draw 3 cards. Move all characters on the board up to 3 spaces each. Move Frodo or any Wraith characters up to 5 spaces each.

2x GIVER OF RINGS

Choose any adjacent minor character. Each character the chosen character is in position to attack takes up to 2 damage.

Notes:
The general idea is to play your MALICE & HATE cards with INVINCIBLE in your hand. This may seem counter-productive, but it may be the only way to defend at all after you play one of your A7s.

Another way to avoid the lessened defense ability is to combo like so:
1. MALICE AND HATE. A7
2. DARK MACE
This combo allows you to move your foes as far away from you as possible. It will be quite difficult for foes to close to an adjacent attack position after being smacked across the board.
GIVER OF RINGS will allow you to use any adjacent minor character (friend or foe) to launch a NTMTO style attack from that character (represents the corrupting power of the ring). The “up to” clause allows you to exempt any characters you choose from the damage. This card also makes it handy to keep your Orc Archers on hand so they can be used as launching platforms for the damage. A great combo involving GIVER OF RINGS is:
1. LORD OF THE RINGS
2. GIVER OF RINGS
This combo allows you to manipulate the whole board and get the most out of GIVER OF RINGS.

Some might say that Sauron is a great character to use for a single character deck, but let’s face it:
1. He was defeated by a mere human grieving his father’s death.
2. His penchant for using humanoid scum as underlings makes it almost impossible for him to appear without the cannon fodder of Middle Earth (Orcs) by his side.

 

 

2 comments

  1. Parker Haskin says:

    I’ve tried making a Sauron deck and I used him as the only character. I included the One Ring as well but it exists without any HP and only has Normal Specials to play so it continues after Sauron’s physical form is destroyed. It doesn’t do damage so if it were the only thing left then the other team would be able to claim victory. Just my two cents. I love all of these decks on here and I discovered them after making about a dozen of my own LOTR decks lol but great alterations came of my discovery so thanks so much.

    • mm
      roman says:

      Hi Parker, thanks for your interest. We’d love to see your LOTR decks! You should upload them to the Wiki and I’ll create a section for them.

      There’s a LOTR board game, I think it’s called the Lord of the Rings board game, where each player controls a hobbit, and you play cooperatively to defeat Sauron. The game comes with an Eye in the Tower piece that I’d love to see a deck for. Perhaps you could convert your ideas to fit Sauron as an Eye, where this version is intended to be the Sauron from the very start of the FOTR movie.

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