My! Time flies fast during the holidays, it's already been over a month since the last post.
While it would be nice to do something holiday themed, I thought it would be more fun to share one of the most brutal strategies to have ever hit the lands of Middle Earth: Machine Gun Enquea.
This was a combo that was only possible in the Open environment, but still shocking nonetheless.
Using Ulaire Enquea, Lieutenant of Morgul
and cards that add burdens, the most popular being Morgul Brute,
you get your opponent to 5 burdens. You then begin to exert Enquea to wound companions.
Now, you're saying to yourself, "you can only would three times before Enquea's exhausted, no big deal."
That's when you realize you can use the Ring of Rancor to heal Enquea, adding on the number of wounds you can deal for the cost of removing a burden.
And now you're saying to yourself, "well as soon as you remove the 5th burden, you can't use Enquea's text anymore!". That's where the fun of playing in Open comes in. Using Site Path manipulation, you place your opponent's Fellowship at the Slag Mounds
Now, each time you kill a companion, you add a burden back in. Placing your wounds strategically, you can exhaust multiple companions before unleashing the full fury of the machine gun, killing a companion, adding a burden, then removing the burden to heal Enquea, and repeating the process, until only the Ring Bearer is left to face your minions, not the least of which is the Fierce, Strength 11, healable one with the smoking machine gun.