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9 Early Master Standard Decks - Patch 4.9 Fate's Voyage: Onward Expansion

Sorry shares 9 early decks that made it to Master rank from all three servers.

The Fate's Voyage: Onward expansion has been quite exciting, introducing new playstyles with JannaJanna, VolibearVolibear, and NilahNilah. All of these champions have found success in ranked matches, and there's still room for players to explore new decks as the meta evolves.

The current meta feels diverse, with many players climbing to Master rank using a variety of different decks. I kept a close eye on the early decks that made it to Master, here are nine different decks that have already reached the Master rank.


N3rdo's Fizz Nilah

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Bilgewater
22 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
10
2
7
3
7
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
Equipments
3
3
Gatalyst v1.0
3
Gatalyst v1.0
Followers
9
1
Pool Shark
3
Pool Shark
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
Spells
22
1
Epic Scraptraption
1
Epic Scraptraption
1
Parrrley
3
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Tidal Invocation
1
Tidal Invocation
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
4
Caustic Riff
1
Caustic Riff
4
Eye Of The Storm
3
Eye Of The Storm
6
Divine Whirlwind
3
Divine Whirlwind

N3rdo was the first to hit Master rank on the EMEA server using this FizzFizz NilahNilah deck that I enjoyed playing on the expansion's first day.

This is somewhat of an aggressive deck that looks to deal early damage with units before transitioning to the burn plan with cards like Make it RainMake it Rain, ParrrleyParrrley, Mystic ShotMystic Shot, and Divine WhirlwindDivine Whirlwind.

In this deck, FizzFizz and NilahNilah play pivotal roles. FizzFizz's elusive damage ensures sneaky Nexus damage, while NilahNilah's leveled-up ability, along with the Brash keyword, packs a punch to the opponent's Nexus.

Gatalyst v1.0Gatalyst v1.0 empowers your Spells and Skills, enabling a faster burn plan to close out the game.


MaykaS' Janna Samira

Regions
Noxus
8 cards
Piltover & Zaun
32 cards
Rarities
31 500
champion
6
epic
7
rare
12
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
13
2
3
3
9
4
3
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
4
Janna
3
Janna
Followers
21
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
2
Armed Acquisitioner
2
Armed Acquisitioner
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Windborne Mariner
3
Windborne Mariner
4
Augmented Clockling
2
Augmented Clockling
5
Exalted Cloudwinder
3
Exalted Cloudwinder
Spells
13
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
3
Howling Gale
3
Howling Gale
4
Blowback
2
Blowback
4
Eye Of The Storm
2
Eye Of The Storm
6
Divine Whirlwind
2
Divine Whirlwind
6
Formula
2
Formula

MaykaS is the first on the American server to hit Master rank and they mostly relied on JannaJanna SamiraSamira during their climb.

This deck applies early board pressure with units like SamiraSamira, Acorn, the HextechnicianAcorn, the Hextechnician, Blade SquireBlade Squire, and Forge ChiefForge Chief. Damaging the opponent's Nexus is crucial, as it sets the stage for a transition to the burn plan with cards like Mystic ShotMystic Shot, BlowbackBlowback, and Divine WhirlwindDivine Whirlwind.

Moreover, it can follow an aggressive strategy while also keeping the opponent's board in check with Howling GaleHowling Gale, BlowbackBlowback, and Divine WhirlwindDivine Whirlwind.

Finally, JannaJanna SamiraSamira has access to a lot of card draw to keep the engine running. JannaJanna, Eye Of The StormEye Of The Storm, FormulaFormula, Augmented ClocklingAugmented Clockling, and Exalted CloudwinderExalted Cloudwinder are all important cards that offer additional draws so you don't run out of options.


SuperTimeline69's Jinx Nilah

Regions
Bilgewater
23 cards
Piltover & Zaun
17 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
17
1
12
2
3
3
5
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
25
1
Buhru Cultist
3
Buhru Cultist
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Master Lookout
3
Master Lookout
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
4
Dedicant of the Challenge
2
Dedicant of the Challenge
Spells
9
1
Galesong Call
3
Galesong Call
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
6
Divine Whirlwind
3
Divine Whirlwind

SuperTimeline69 from the APAC server quickly reached Master rank using the rising JinxJinx NilahNilah deck. This aggressive JinxJinx deck utilizes NilahNilah for early pressure and creating SlipstreamSlipstreams in the deck.

The goal here is to go wide on the board and start dealing Nexus damage. While many versions incorporate the discard package to facilitate JinxJinx's level-up, SuperTimeline69 focuses more on board development, relying on Dedicant of the ChallengeDedicant of the Challenge for the discard mechanic to level up JinxJinx.

Drawing more cards allows you to level up NilahNilah and increase burn potential with her ability. In the late game, the deck relies on burn spells like Super Mega Death Rocket!Super Mega Death Rocket!, Mystic ShotMystic Shot, and Divine WhirlwindDivine Whirlwind.

Notably, SuperTimeline69 excludes BlowbackBlowback from the deck, relying heavily on unit damage to apply early/mid-game pressure.


Fizzical's Elusive Teemo

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Ionia
21 cards
Rarities
24 800
champion
3
epic
9
rare
11
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
9
2
3
3
9
4
0
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
3
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
Followers
23
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Navori Bladescout
3
Navori Bladescout
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Greenglade Duo
3
Greenglade Duo
2
Sting Officer
3
Sting Officer
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
4
Augmented Clockling
3
Augmented Clockling
6
Windsinger
2
Windsinger
Spells
14
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
4
Blowback
2
Blowback
4
Deny
1
Deny
4
Kinkou's Call
3
Kinkou's Call
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast

The Elusive Teemo deck has been crushing the ladder since Patch 4.9 dropped and Fizzical has piloted this list up to Master rank.

The strategy is to swarm the board with Elusive units and begin damaging the Nexus. The game plan is straightforward, with Wuju StyleWuju Style and DenyDeny serving as protection tools for Elusive units.

After dealing early/mid-game damage, the burn plan kicks in. Mystic ShotMystic Shot, BlowbackBlowback, and Shock BlastShock Blast become crucial in the late game to take down the opponent's Nexus.


PiNGnoPRO's Volibear Janna

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
28 cards
Freljord
12 cards
Rarities
35 900
champion
6
epic
11
rare
12
common
11
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
10
2
5
3
5
4
4
5
6
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Janna
3
Janna
9
Volibear
3
Volibear
Followers
18
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Windborne Mariner
3
Windborne Mariner
3
Scholarly Pioneer
3
Scholarly Pioneer
5
Exalted Cloudwinder
3
Exalted Cloudwinder
6
Iascylla, Figurehead of the Deep
3
Iascylla, Figurehead of the Deep
Spells
16
1
Shatter
2
Shatter
2
Divine Draft
2
Divine Draft
2
Sky Splitter
2
Sky Splitter
3
Howling Gale
2
Howling Gale
4
Eye Of The Storm
2
Eye Of The Storm
5
Galesong Flock
1
Galesong Flock
6
Divine Whirlwind
3
Divine Whirlwind
7
Winter's Breath
2
Winter's Breath

VolibearVolibear JannaJanna has been struggling a bit on the ranked ladder, but PiNGnoPRO has managed to hit Master rank in a short period of time with this version of the deck.

The strategy revolves around using Iascylla, Figurehead of the DeepIascylla, Figurehead of the Deep as a value engine with Elemental spells, maintaining board control with cards like ShatterShatter, Divine DraftDivine Draft, Howling GaleHowling Gale, and Winter's Breath.

JannaJanna contributes value with card draw and cost reduction for drawn cards. Once VolibearVolibear levels up, he becomes a win condition with his Overwhelm damage.


Sudrakon's Sett Poro

Regions
Runeterra
26 cards
Ionia
14 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
8
2
3
3
2
4
9
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Sett
3
Sett
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
20
1
Affectionate Poro
3
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Plucky Poro
1
Plucky Poro
1
Plunder Poro
1
Plunder Poro
1
Porofly
1
Porofly
1
Pouty Poro
1
Pouty Poro
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
7
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
Spells
14
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Stories
2
Tag Out!
3
Tag Out!
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Place Your Bets
3
Place Your Bets

The Poro archetype has been holding up well in the new meta and Sudrakon took this SettSett The Poro KingThe Poro King list to the Master rank.

The main objective is to flood the board with Poro units and level up The Poro KingThe Poro King. Buffing your Poros with Poro SnaxPoro Snax and Special Snax creates a stronger board that'll be difficult for the opponent to deal with.

SettSett shines in the mid-game, dealing with troublesome units and unleashing Show StopperShow Stoppers in the late game to eliminate opponent win conditions.

This Ionia version includes protection cards like Tag Out!Tag Out! and DenyDeny to keep your champions alive. Ionia also offers Place Your BetsPlace Your Bets and Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed for additional card draw.


TSI AragOrnn's Nilah Volibear

Regions
Bilgewater
19 cards
Freljord
21 cards
Rarities
34 500
champion
6
epic
9
rare
16
common
9
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
11
2
4
3
6
4
8
5
0
6
9
7+
Champions
6
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
9
Volibear
3
Volibear
Followers
5
5
Crystalline Stormraptor
2
Crystalline Stormraptor
7
Wizened Helmsman
3
Wizened Helmsman
Spells
29
1
Formless Blade
2
Formless Blade
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
2
Tidal Invocation
3
Tidal Invocation
3
Ice Shard
1
Ice Shard
3
Invocation Of Thunder
3
Invocation Of Thunder
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
4
Winter's Touch
3
Winter's Touch
5
Deluge
3
Deluge
5
Harsh Winds
3
Harsh Winds
16
Clash of Giants
3
Clash of Giants

AragOrnn climbed to Master using this NilahNilah VolibearVolibear Elemental deck. This deck mostly runs spells and uses DelugeDeluge to increase the damage of your Elemental Spells and Skills.

NilahNilah applies early-game pressure and creates SlipstreamSlipstreams in the deck which acts as important Elemental spells for the card draw.

As you play your Elemental Spells and Skills, you'll reduce the cost of Clash of GiantsClash of Giants, allowing you to play it for a lower mana cost and summon two high-stat units on the board. Together with a leveled VolibearVolibear, this enables powerful Overwhelm attack to end the game.

Wizened HelmsmanWizened Helmsman adds value by creating a second DelugeDeluge or Clash of GiantsClash of Giants and reducing their cost to 0 mana, maintaining that crucial late-game threat.


GamerLv244's Garen Jarvan IV SH

Regions
Shurima
5 cards
Demacia
35 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
5
epic
8
rare
6
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
12
2
9
3
2
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
5
5
Garen
3
Garen
6
Jarvan IV
2
Jarvan IV
Followers
24
1
Cithria of Cloudfield
3
Cithria of Cloudfield
1
Trusty Ramhound
3
Trusty Ramhound
2
Battlesmith
3
Battlesmith
2
Defenders of the Sun Disc
3
Defenders of the Sun Disc
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Squire
3
Vanguard Squire
5
Scrutinizing Sergeant
3
Scrutinizing Sergeant
Spells
11
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

GamerLv244's final push to Master rank on the APAC ladder was with GarenGaren Jarvan IVJarvan IV Shurima. They also used different VolibearVolibear decks during their climb.

This Elites deck aims to dominate the board with buffed-up Elite units, forcing unfavorable trades for the opponent. GarenGaren gives you that +1|+1 buff upon being summoned, creating an immediate threat. As for Jarvan IVJarvan IV, he joins the battlefield at burst speed, limiting the opponent's counter options. A leveled Jarvan IVJarvan IV generates CataclysmCataclysm, useful for eliminating pesky units.

Defenders of the Sun DiscDefenders of the Sun Disc, a new Shurima card, provides value by drawing a copy of itself from the deck if its Daybreak effect is activated. Being in the Shurima region means you have access to Rite of NegationRite of Negation, a crucial card to protect key units or shut down expensive plays like Buried in IceBuried in Ice or The RuinationThe Ruination.

Champions' StrengthChampions is a vital win condition for this deck. The wider the board, the more pressure you'll put on the opponent with the +4|+4 stat buff and Rally.


LTS Anfitriao's Nidalee Renekton

Regions
Shurima
31 cards
Ionia
9 cards
Rarities
25 700
champion
4
epic
7
rare
12
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
6
2
8
3
7
4
1
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
4
4
Nidalee
3
Nidalee
4
Renekton
1
Renekton
Landmarks
3
3
Valley of Imitation
3
Valley of Imitation
Equipments
2
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
22
1
Bristlehog
2
Bristlehog
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Vastayan Disciple
2
Vastayan Disciple
2
All-Terrain Trooper
3
All-Terrain Trooper
2
Defenders of the Sun Disc
3
Defenders of the Sun Disc
3
Aurora Hallunatis
1
Aurora Hallunatis
3
Avenging Vastaya
2
Avenging Vastaya
4
All-Seeing Oracle
2
All-Seeing Oracle
7
Beguiling Cobra
3
Beguiling Cobra
7
Big Game Tycoon
1
Big Game Tycoon
Spells
9
1
Facecheck
1
Facecheck
1
Prowl
3
Prowl
1
Scrying Sands
1
Scrying Sands
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Deny
1
Deny
5
Place Your Bets
1
Place Your Bets

The Beguiling CobraBeguiling Cobra is finding success on the ranked ladder as Anfitriao managed to hit Master rank on the America server.

This is a combo-oriented deck that uses Valley of ImitationValley of Imitation and Beguiling CobraBeguiling Cobra synergy to flood the board with multiple Cobras and start slamming down the opponent's Nexus.

Playing an Ovewhelm or Elusive unit while the Cobras swarm the board will copy the keyword and sets up an attack difficult for the opponent to deal with.


Closing Words

The new meta features diverse and innovative decks, with each deck offering unique strategies and win conditions. As players continue to explore the meta, it will undoubtedly evolve in the coming weeks.

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