At last Friday's WotC online chat session, the Wizards spokeswomen
that she had a deck that would take on the 4 Privet Drive Adventure.
also said it used Hannah Abbot and no Care of Magical Creatures Cards.
last point was the most interesting to me at the time. The only solution
saw was to use items - since they are not effected by 4 Privet.
I think the deck she is using is basically an Transfiguration/Charms
that includes 4 Winged Keys and at least one Invisibility Cloak (unique)
fend off creatures and spells. Hannah's power allows items to be taken
the discard pile (irrespective of whether 4 Privet is in play) and
power of course could be supplemented by Ollivanders. The inclusion
Charms (as well as Ollivanders and attack spells) is I think to allow
so this deck can get up to 10 lessons before you get wiped out by
The deck may also have potions, because as items you can have more than
cauldron, and the potion healing power would allow this defensive deck
cycle cards it has lost before it got its defensive items into play. If
are going to include potions I would suggest a few remembralls as well
allow you to keep those lesson numbers high to allow you to put all your
(no pun intended) items into play.
Such a deck will have a very high lesson count which also allows it to
some of those devastating rare spells like transfiguration exam,
Lastly, I think Nearly Headless Nick is perfect, for his ability to
cards from in your deck into your hand.
So the tip is, make a deck that gets those transfiguration items into
so you can hold off your opponent when you can't cast spells.
My experience has been that Hermione and some healing potions allows
deck to recover once it has finally gotten those items into