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6 Eternal Decks to Escape the Standard Meta

I've been feeling a bit burnt out from the Standard meta, so I decided to dip my toes into the Eternal meta. While the Ranked mode in Eternal is still closed, Casual Eternal has been a source of joy for me, allowing me to play against champions and strategies that I don't get to see in Standard meta.

Eternal has proven to be incredibly enjoyable, and I'm eager to share some of the decks I've either experimented with or faced. Let's delve into a few standout ones:


Akshan Sivir Ionia

Regions
Ionia
15 cards
Shurima
25 cards
Rarities
23 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
8
common
26
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
11
2
8
3
12
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Sivir
3
Sivir
Followers
15
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
4
Profiteer
3
Profiteer
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
Spells
19
1
Ghost
1
Ghost
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Syncopation
1
Syncopation
2
The Absolver
3
The Absolver
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Grappling Hook
2
Grappling Hook
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Flurry of Fists
2
Flurry of Fists
4
Spirit's Refuge
2
Spirit's Refuge

When you think of AkshanAkshan SivirSivir, the Demacia version likely comes to mind first. However, the Ionia version predates its Demacia counterpart. This deck leans more towards a combo-oriented playstyle, aiming to set up the necessary pieces before delivering a lethal Overwhelm or Elusive attack to secure victory.

AkshanAkshan is in the list for the value he offers with Warlord's Hoard. All three Sentinel's Hoard options offer significant utility depending on the game's circumstances. The card draw aids in replenishing resources, the revive can bring back key units for a game-winning play, and Spell Shield adds an extra layer of protection during the lethal attack.

Throughout the match, the focus is on leveling up one of your champions to activate The AbsolverThe Absolver's condition, unlocking the Overwhelm keyword with the The Absolver's Return.

That Overwhelm keyword will be used on SivirSivir to set up the lethal play. If she's leveled, she'll share the Overwhelm keyword will all other attackers. However, that might not be just enough to end the game, this is where Flurry of FistsFlurry of Fists doubles the damage you're pushing. Since SivirSivir already has the Quick Attack keyword, she'll get Double Attack from Flurry of FistsFlurry of Fists, which she'll share with all other attackers. With a board full of Double Attack + Overwhelm units, your opponent will be in big trouble if they don't get rid of that Sivir.

If you don't have access to the Overwhelm keyword, Ghost gives the Elusive keyword letting you sneak in the Nexus damage and set up the winning play.


Seraphine Ezreal Viktor

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Bandlecity
15 cards
Rarities
30 900
champion
6
epic
7
rare
9
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
16
2
7
3
2
4
3
5
1
6
4
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
3
Ezreal
2
Ezreal
4
Viktor
1
Viktor
Landmarks
4
5
Sunken Temple
2
Sunken Temple
7
Back Alley Bar
2
Back Alley Bar
Followers
5
1
Otterpus
1
Otterpus
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Portal Pioneer
1
Portal Pioneer
Spells
25
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Galesong Call
1
Galesong Call
1
Group Shot
1
Group Shot
1
Pie Toss
1
Pie Toss
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Trinket Trade
1
Trinket Trade
2
Advanced Intel
1
Advanced Intel
2
Divine Draft
1
Divine Draft
2
Drop the Bomb
1
Drop the Bomb
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
1
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Howling Gale
1
Howling Gale
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense
3
Sump Fumes
1
Sump Fumes
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
4
Caustic Riff
1
Caustic Riff
5
Purrsuit of Perfection
1
Purrsuit of Perfection
6
Formula
1
Formula
7
Sputtering Songspinner
2
Sputtering Songspinner

SeraphineSeraphine and EzrealEzreal have always created an amazing combo as they work together to set up the late-game burn plan.

This is a control deck that runs a lot of low-cost spells to level up SeraphineSeraphine as early as possible. The plan is to ensure the opponent doesn't take over the board. Your damage spells play a crucial role in killing their units and weakening their aggression.

Sunken TempleSunken Temple and Back Alley BarBack Alley Bar offer value and reduce the cost of your cards. This sets up stronger future turns where you get to play more cards and start shifting the game in your favor.

ViktorViktor can become a win condition if he sticks on the board for a couple of turns. This forces resources out of the opponent that they'd rather use on EzrealEzreal or SeraphineSeraphine. Additionally, the Hex Core UpgradeHex Core Upgrade advances SeraphineSeraphine's level up.

Once SeraphineSeraphine levels she'll give you access to the double cast ability, which should turbo-level EzrealEzreal. If you manage to set up both champions on the board, your burn plan will be a nightmare for the opponent's Nexus.

An alternative win condition involves Purrsuit of PerfectionPurrsuit of Perfection; if its cost is reduced to 2, Seraphine can summon double CatastropheCatastrophe, making it more of a challenge for the opponent to shut it down.


Norra Swain

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Bandlecity
23 cards
Rarities
30 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
13
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
18
2
3
3
1
4
6
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
12
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
6
Enraged Firespitter
3
Enraged Firespitter
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
22
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
Drop the Bomb
3
Drop the Bomb
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza

NorraNorra SwainSwain capitalizes on Bandle City's ping damage and value spells to enable SwainSwain's level-up win condition while offering a solid early/mid-game plan.

Ping spells like Pie TossPie Toss and Pokey StickPokey Stick synergize with Ravenous FlockRavenous Flock and DisintegrateDisintegrate, disrupting the opponent's strategy and gradually working towards [[Swain]'s level-up.

Mysterious Portals, planted with cards like NorraNorra, Junk ConstructJunk Construct, and PortalpaloozaPortalpalooza, set up a wider board, creating opportunities for more aggressive attacks to strike down the opponent's Nexus.

The LeviathanThe Leviathan and SwainSwain stun lock serve as the final winning play, stunning two opponent units on the upcoming attack turn for a powerful strike to potentially close out the game.


Nilah Twisted Fate

Regions
Bilgewater
14 cards
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Rarities
32 400
champion
6
epic
8
rare
11
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
15
2
6
3
4
4
8
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Landmarks
3
5
Sunken Temple
3
Sunken Temple
Followers
18
1
Pool Shark
2
Pool Shark
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Windborne Mariner
3
Windborne Mariner
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
2
Vikrash the Exuberant
5
Exalted Cloudwinder
2
Exalted Cloudwinder
5
Ruined Rex
3
Ruined Rex
Spells
13
2
Heavy Metal
1
Heavy Metal
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Aftershock
2
Aftershock
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
4
Suit Up!
1
Suit Up!
6
Divine Whirlwind
2
Divine Whirlwind

NilahNilah Twisted FateTwisted Fate was one of the top decks in the previous Eternal meta, but players quickly countered the archetype and kept it in its place.

This deck has a unique playstyle, prioritizing card draw with cards like SlipstreamSlipstream, Pool SharkPool Shark, Zaunite UrchinZaunite Urchin, Maryam, Temple CaretakerMaryam, Temple Caretaker, Exalted CloudwinderExalted Cloudwinder, Sunken TempleSunken Temple, and RummageRummage. The card draw ensures you don't run out of resources as you set up aggressive attacks.

The draw potential threatens to level up NilahNilah and Twisted FateTwisted Fate, adding pressure on the opponent. A leveled Twisted FateTwisted Fate offers significant value, and opponents often prioritize eliminating him. The draw potential also sets up the Ruined RexRuined Rex play, with Rocket BarrageRocket Barrage capable of clearing the opponent's board for a more potent attack.


Twisted Fate Gangplank

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Bandlecity
20 cards
Rarities
24 300
champion
6
epic
1
rare
9
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
15
2
0
3
7
4
5
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
Followers
22
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
1
Yordle Squire
2
Yordle Squire
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Dreadway Deckhand
3
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
4
Lecturing Yordle
3
Lecturing Yordle
4
Tenor of Terror
1
Tenor of Terror
8
The Dreadway
1
The Dreadway
Spells
12
1
Parrrley
1
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
5
Double Up
2
Double Up
6
Hidden Pathways
2
Hidden Pathways
6
Monster Harpoon
1
Monster Harpoon

More known as Ping City, Twisted FateTwisted Fate GangplankGangplank is an aggressive deck aiming to swarm the board and chip away at the opponent's Nexus. The strategy revolves around damaging the opponent's Nexus every turn to expedite GangplankGangplank's level-up, setting the stage for an Overwhelm win condition. Cards like Make it RainMake it Rain, ParrrleyParrrley, and Pokey StickPokey Stick enable Nexus damage on defensive turns and accelerate Gangplank's level-up.

Unfortunately, the deck is weaker than it used to be, mainly because of the Lecturing YordleLecturing Yordle nerf. Losing the ability to create a Poison DartPoison Dart on play means you won't have it on the defensive turn to ping the Nexus.


Zoe Aphelios Viktor

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Mount Targon
18 cards
Rarities
30 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
16
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
15
1
11
2
7
3
1
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
2
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
4
Viktor
1
Viktor
Followers
22
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Lunari Duskbringer
2
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
Spacey Sketcher
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
3
Lunari Priestess
2
Lunari Priestess
3
Piltovan Castaway
1
Piltovan Castaway
5
Subpurrsible
3
Subpurrsible
Spells
12
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
Thermogenic Beam
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
2
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
Targonian Tellstones
3
Targonian Tellstones
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock

ZoeZoe ApheliosAphelios ViktorViktor is all about generating value with champions. The Moon Weapons play a massive role in outvaluing opponents with CrescendumCrescendum and CalibrumCalibrum.

ZoeZoe's Supercool StarchartSupercool Starchart provides low-cost unique Celestial cards. Since the deck runs a lot of low-cost cards, you're able to turbo-level up ZoeZoe and turn her into a win condition. If ZoeZoe levels, you'll be able to share keywords with your whole board. This could set up a full-on Elusive attack to sneak in Nexus damage and win the game.

Ballistic BotBallistic Bot gains a lot of Power throughout the game, setting the stage for the Infernum combo play to win the game with an Overwhelm hit.

Behold the InfiniteBehold the Infinite serves as an alternate win condition, providing access to powerful Celestial units like The Great BeyondThe Great Beyond or The Immortal FireThe Immortal Fire.


Closing Words

Eternal game mode has been a breath of fresh air as we wait for the upcoming patch. Many different archetypes to explore and the diversity of decks makes each game feel unique.

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