Beatdown

From LOTR-TCG Wiki

Beatdown is an informal name for a common type of Shadow strategy which aims to win skirmishes with high-strength minions, slaughtering its way through the Fellowship until the Ring-bearer has no protectors left. The idea is simple: play minions with high strength, often supplemented with Fierce or Damage effects, kill companions dead. Eventually the ring-bearer runs out of protectors, and has to deal with the same powerful minions all on their own. Victory may come through wounding companions to death, or it may come through overwhelming them instead: the important thing is that they die in skirmishes. Frequently.

Shadow cultures that often use beatdown strategies include Culture Isengard.svg Isengard, Culture Ringwraith.svg Wraith, Culture Sauron.svg Sauron, Culture Orc.svg Orc, and Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai.

Other Shadow strategies include archery, corruption, direct wounding, and swarm.


Gameplay
Game Setup Starting FellowshipBiddingMulligan
Deck Building Considerations UniquenessX-ListR-ListErrataFormat
General Strategies BeatdownBombCorruptionDirect Wounding/Undirected WoundingHand ExtensionRun/StopSkirmish CancellationSwarmWin ConditionWound Prevention
Deck Archetypes Auto-Corruption BombBeasterlingsElventsForestgulsHobbit HospitalFruit LoopsGondor KnightsGondor RangersGondor WraithsMoria ArcheryMoria BeatdownMoria NavyMoria SwarmMoria TentaclesNazgul BeatdownNinja GollumOrc CorruptionRainbow WoundingSauron GrindSauron InitiativeSauron RoamingSauron ThreatsSolo SmeagolSouthron ArcherySouthron InitiativeStupid SwarmSuper FriendsTelepathyThreatgulsToken TanksTroll SwarmUruk ArcheryUruk MachinesUruk TrackersWarg Super Swarm
Rules Rule of 4Rule of 9
Mechanics BearDiscardDraw DeckExertExhaustedFellowshipInitiativeIn Play/Leave PlayMove LimitReconcileRoamingSite ControlSpotStackSupport AreaThreats
Gameplay Terms BoatBodyBroken/NPE/OPBuff/NerfChokeChump BlockingComboCultural EnforcementCyclingDead DrawFatFilterFloodGasGlueGrindHand ClogHateInteractionLoopMatchupMetaMillNewbie TrapNukePilePower CreepPumpRainbowRecursionRemovalResourceRogueRule of 6SideSite ManipulationSplashSubcultureTankTutor/DownloadValue EngineWhiff