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3 Top Tournament Lineups for this Weekend

It’s a great time to be a Legends of Runeterra Tournament Player. With a brand new format full of new cards and some nerfed old kings. Combined with a bunch of great tournaments to play in, what more could we want!

It’s a great time to be a Legends of Runeterra Tournament Player. With a brand new format full of new cards and some nerfed old kings. Combined with a bunch of great tournaments to play in, what more could we want! 

It makes me really happy to see the grassroots tournament scene starting to pick up steam with our own $5K Championship, Runeterra Life’s $1K, OLS-Mobalytics and so many more. LoR is still very young and we together are starting to lay the foundation for what I think could be the largest CCG Competitive Scene. 

Runeterra is very skill intensive which allows for the top players to continually rise to the top and makes for a great viewing experience as it allows for viewers to see their favourite pros playing at the top consistently. This is a problem that a lot of other Card Games struggled with because top players would only make a top cut a handful of times a year or sometimes not at all. I am very excited to see what Riot cooks up for us in 2022 with their new competitive announcement. Fingers crossed we get a more pro looking league.

Speaking of how competitive Runeterra is, let’s dive into today’s topic. With the much needed hot fix dropping this week we can’t count on last weekend’s results with as much certainty as the meta has shifted. Luckily Mastering Runeterra runs a Wednesday Night Runeterra tournament every week that we can glean some information from as well. If you’d like to join us Wednesdays at 5PM PST you can find sign up links in our Discord https://discord.gg/UkNvQm7VQY

Regions
Mount Targon
20 cards
Ionia
20 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
8
3
6
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
6
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
28
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sonic Wave
3
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
2
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
2
Will of Ionia
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder
Regions
Freljord
20 cards
Shurima
20 cards
Rarities
29 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
15
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
8
2
6
3
10
4
3
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Lissandra
3
Lissandra
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
8
1
Frozen Thrall
3
Frozen Thrall
2
Preservarium
2
Preservarium
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
10
2
Clockwork Curator
3
Clockwork Curator
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
4
Desert Naturalist
2
Desert Naturalist
8
The Clock Hand
2
The Clock Hand
Spells
16
1
Imagined Possibilities
2
Imagined Possibilities
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
Time in a Bottle
3
Time in a Bottle
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
4
Succumb to the Cold
2
Succumb to the Cold
6
Promising Future
3
Promising Future
Open deck in builder
Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
30 900
champion
6
epic
7
rare
9
common
18
Mana cost
2
0
6
1
7
2
16
3
2
4
3
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
16
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Sump Dredger
3
Sump Dredger
8
Captain Farron
1
Captain Farron
8
Lost Soul
3
Lost Soul
Spells
18
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
2
Statikk Shock
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
Open deck in builder

Lee Sin Zoe and Thralls have been tournament stables since last season and we will continue to see them be great choices going forward, no surprises here. With Poppy rally decks getting hit they are stronger than ever. Look towards Swain Teemo if you want to counter lineups that start with Lee Sin.

 

The third deck though… Ez Draven. The wayward son has returned. A once tier 1 staple which has taken collateral hits from other decks taking nerfs, has perhaps once again found a home. Time will tell if Ez Draven can once again be a player in the meta but one thing that was a big theme from the top 8 of the first Mastering Runeterra Qualifier was that comfort picks were just as or more important than the actual decks you choose to bring.

 

Next up we have Boomer from Na with two newer decks combined with Lee Sin

Regions
Noxus
6 cards
Bandlecity
34 cards
Rarities
20 900
champion
3
epic
6
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
11
2
7
3
8
4
0
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
3
1
Kennen
2
Kennen
4
Poppy
1
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
18
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
2
Bomber Twins
3
Bomber Twins
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
16
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
2
Ravenous Flock
1
Scrapheap
2
Scrapheap
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
Buster Shot
2
Buster Shot
6
Hidden Pathways
1
Hidden Pathways
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
Open deck in builder
Regions
Ionia
20 cards
Mount Targon
20 cards
Rarities
27 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
12
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
21
2
6
3
5
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
5
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Wounded Whiteflame
2
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
29
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Shield Vault
2
Shield Vault
2
Sonic Wave
3
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
1
Will of Ionia
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder
Regions
Ionia
26 cards
Bandlecity
14 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
21
2
4
3
2
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Ahri
3
Ahri
Followers
22
1
Dancing Droplet
3
Dancing Droplet
1
Navori Bladescout
1
Navori Bladescout
1
Otterpus
3
Otterpus
1
The Mourned
3
The Mourned
2
Conchologist
2
Conchologist
2
Greenglade Duo
3
Greenglade Duo
2
Navori Conspirator
3
Navori Conspirator
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Solitary Monk
1
Solitary Monk
Spells
12
2
Flamespitter
3
Flamespitter
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
2
Quicken
1
Quicken
2
Retreat
1
Retreat
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Homecoming
2
Homecoming
Open deck in builder

I have been impressed with the new Bandle Tree decks now that they are able to play all of the regions and not even need the Tree to generate units for the win has sped up the time it takes to win with the deck and has raised it close to tier 1. 

Fizz Ahri might not have the raw power of the Kenne Ahri decks but what it lacks in staying power it more than makes up for in its ability to close out games extremely fast. Most decks aren’t able to handle a horde of fast elusive damage and combined with newcomers Ahri Flamespitter and The Mourned this deck can finish opponents before they even had a chance to get into the game. 

Last but certainly not least we have Leovold with his Anti Lee lineup. Want to beat all the Lee Sin lineups running around? How does 9 Minimorph sound? Not good enough? How about alternate win conditions and more card advantage than you can shake a Pokey Stick at!

Regions
Shadow Isles
19 cards
Bandlecity
24 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
15
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
14
2
2
3
7
4
5
5
8
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
5
Senna
3
Senna
Followers
16
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
Darkbulb Acolyte
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Stilted Robemaker
2
Stilted Robemaker
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
7
The Rekindler
2
The Rekindler
Spells
18
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Stress Defense
2
Stress Defense
4
The Box
2
The Box
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Hidden Pathways
2
Hidden Pathways
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
9
The Ruination
2
The Ruination
Open deck in builder
Regions
Noxus
6 cards
Bandlecity
34 cards
Rarities
20 900
champion
3
epic
6
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
14
2
7
3
10
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
3
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
20
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Bomber Twins
3
Bomber Twins
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
14
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
2
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
4
Buster Shot
2
Buster Shot
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
Open deck in builder
Regions
Shurima
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
19 600
champion
3
epic
3
rare
18
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
9
3
1
4
0
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
3
2
Zilean
3
Zilean
Landmarks
2
1
Ancient Preparations
2
Ancient Preparations
Followers
17
1
Otterpus
2
Otterpus
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
3
Bilgerat Rascal
2
Bilgerat Rascal
3
Loping Telescope
1
Loping Telescope
3
Merciless Hunter
2
Merciless Hunter
4
Desert Naturalist
1
Desert Naturalist
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Curious Shellfolk
Spells
18
1
Scrapheap
2
Scrapheap
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
1
Trinket Trade
3
Trinket Trade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Lightning Rush
2
Lightning Rush
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
Open deck in builder

I hope you enjoyed going over some of these top line ups and I look forward to seeing whateveryone comes up with for our second $5,000 Championship Qualifier this Sunday! If you haven’t already done so you can find more information and sign up links here

 

https://masteringruneterra.com/5k-championship/

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