The Two Towers

by BasilicaNero on 31 March 2017

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Deck Description

Part two of the LOTR deck series. Serious flavor to be had here! Orcs make up the bulk of the army with the fearsome specters stepping in as the ring wraiths.

Evil Eye of Urborg = The Dark Lord Sauron

Endrik Sahr, Master Breeder = Saruman the White, raises an army to serve his new lord.

Crystal Ball = The Palantir, one of the Lost Seeing Stones

Keldon Battlewagon = Grond, the Ram which leveled the Gates of Minas Tirith. Named for the Mace of Morgoth.

Liliana's Specter and Blazing Specter = The Nazgul. Also known as Ringwraiths.

Scythe Specter = The Witch King of Angmar, the greatest of the Nine.

Needlepeak Spider = Shelob

Orc General= Gothmog, General of the Orc hordes of Mordor.

All the orcs = All the orcs.

Darkness = The rolling dark which Sauron sends ahead of his orc horde to protect them from the sun.


Tower of Murmurs = The Tower of Orthanc.

Tower of Calamities = The Tower of Barad-Dur.

Maze of Ith = Emin Muil, an impassible labyrinth or razor sharp rocks.

Smoldering Marsh = Dead Marshes, a festering stinking marshland as far as the eye can see.

Blood Crypt = The dungeons of Cirith Ungol.

Badlands = The plains of Mordor.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle = Mount Doom, where the ring of power was forged.

Not the best deck I have designed by any stretch of the imagination, however the flavor does make it tons of fun to play.

How to Play

Play Orcs and Specters. No secret strat, but tons of fun and flavor.

Let me know if you enjoyed it or if you can think of a flavorful card that makes it either play better or fit the flavor even more!

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Deck Tags

  • Theme
  • lord of the rings
  • Casual
  • Fun

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Not Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for The Two Towers

Love theme decks! Spot on!

Posted 31 March 2017 at 21:13


Great, love it!

Some suggestions:
There is actually a card called "Orc General", which is probably better suited for Gothmog than Zurgo, precisely because he doesn't have a name. His ability is also better fitting.

And I don't think that Maze of Ith is a good representation for Emyn Muil. The reprints show an actual labyrinth and the original is ... erm ... some mutant brain? I think the original (Tempest) version of Wasteland is very fitting.

Is this actually just Two Towers only? Because Gothmog and Grond are from Return of the King. I was about to suggest to repalce some of the orcs with other creatures that represent some of Saurons other allies, for example Burning Shield Askari as Haradrim and Trained/Crazed Armodon as Mumakil, but then thought, wait, this isn't Two Towers stuff.

And I think there should be the One Ring somewhere - Jinxed Ring sound about perfect :)

Posted 31 March 2017 at 23:17


It is Two towers mainly but because the Return of the King deck is going to be a white soldier deck when finished I wanted to represent the bad guys as completely as I could in this one.

Posted 01 April 2017 at 17:03


Boom. All hail Sauron

Posted 07 April 2017 at 03:21


Whats up with the Lord of the rings themes lately?

Posted 21 April 2017 at 13:45


I just made the three decks a while ago and posted them all at once, so it probably seems like a lot but really its just my three posted in quick succession.

Posted 21 April 2017 at 14:40


ah okay i see

Posted 21 April 2017 at 18:39


Wow, this is an awesome build!

Posted 27 April 2017 at 07:36