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All Around Runeterra with The Poro King!

The long-awaited champion, The Poro King, has finally arrived in Runeterra's new expansion, bringing with him a powerful deck-building strategy centered around adorable poros. Get ready to snack your way to victory and dominate the meta!

Long awaited, long may he reign!

With the new expansion comes a new Runeterran champion, The Poro KingThe Poro King!

The Poro King

Adding The Poro KingThe Poro King to our deck allows us to add any non-champion card with the word “poro” in the text to our deck. This means that we can take cards like Poro SnaxPoro Snax on our journey around Runeterra, which helps to make sure we don’t end up with a deck full of Pouty PoroPouty Poros!

Speaking of snacks, The Poro King (level 2)The Poro King (level 2) is the value engine that drives our deck into high gear. The Special Snax that he creates grant our poros everywhere +1/+1 like a standard Poro SnaxPoro Snax, but these come at 1 mana discount and with an additional effect!

Espresso Snax Colorful Snax Pepper Snax Frosted Snax

These Snax are here to stay and the King doesn’t mind stacking the pantry (they aren’t Fleeting and we still get another Snax next round if we’ve got hand space), so we don’t always need to play them right away. Challenger is much better when you’ve got the attack token!

While building these decks, one of the things we have to consider is that despite having a ton of 1 drops our early game is going to be fairly weak. Unbuffed poros are going to hit the board as 1/1’s, which makes it hard to trade or put pressure on our opponent until we start snacking.

Our game plan is to win with value; it’s hard for our opponent to consistently answer 1 cost 4/4’s without completely depleting their hand and we will be able to make efficient trades with midrange decks after snacking.

Before we get going, I want to discuss who we should (and more importantly shouldn’t) be bringing along with us.

Pouty PoroPouty Poro is riding first class anywhere we go. Overwhelm is a premium keyword that makes sure our stat stacking stays relevant while Tough+Regeneration makes our testy traveler resilient to removal. Mighty PoroMighty Poro isn’t far behind as another Overwhelm-ingly cute threat for our opponent to deal with.

Daring PoroDaring Poro loves buffs and for some decks is effectively unblockable. Big Elusives are good and can be a huge headache for our opponent.

Fabled PoroFabled Poro is another solid travel buddy that can help us to forge a wincon with our furry friends. Ornn’s poro protege is great for adding value to our board and can pull Lifesteal to win the aggro matchup, give our Overwhelm units Spellshield, or make every poro Elusive for maximum psychic damage to our opponent. Patched PorobotPatched Porobot can give us another spin at the keyword casinos schweiz and has reasonable base stats.

Poro SledPoro Sled gives us a mid to late game option to refill our board and should be difficult to answer efficiently when they hit the board. Because Snax buff poros everywhere, the sled should slide in with a huge poro in tow. Lonely PoroLonely Poro fills a similar role, giving us more gas in the later portions of the game.

Unfortunately there’s not room for everyone on this trip and Heart of the FluftHeart of the Fluft is always hogging the armrests. Heart of the FluftHeart of the Fluft takes away the advantages of having a wide board of diverse threats and puts it all in a single pile, making it easy to VengeanceVengeance or DisintegrateDisintegrate.

Poro HerderPoro Herder seems like an ok card, but unfortunately it just isn’t doing enough for us when we have Lonely PoroLonely Poro and Poro StoriesPoro Stories available. Conditional draw 1 on a 2/3 body without keywords isn’t nearly as good as a 1 mana draw 1 that grows or 2 spell mana draw 3.

Throughout these deck lists I’ve kept the spread of poros fairly similar as it’s unclear what the ideal ratios are, so feel free to experiment!

Decklists


Bandle City - Portals in the Poro King's Court - Norra and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
26 cards
Bandlecity
14 cards
Rarities
24 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
8
common
25
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
9
2
6
3
3
4
8
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
22
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Junk Construct
2
Junk Construct
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
3
Mighty Poro
2
Mighty Poro
3
Wandering Shepherd
1
Wandering Shepherd
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
5
Poro Sled
1
Poro Sled
7
Ferocious Fluffs
1
Ferocious Fluffs
Spells
12
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
4
Buster Shot
1
Buster Shot
5
Portalpalooza
2
Portalpalooza
5
Yordles in Arms
2
Yordles in Arms

As I mentioned before, our early units are weak until we’ve hit a snack or two and we can easily get run over by aggro if we don’t find our buffs. Thankfully for us, no one stalls like NorraNorra. Portals prop up our poro plan by fending off early aggression from our opponent and allow for us to focus on pumping up our fluffy friends. We also have access to light control tools like Group ShotGroup Shot and Buster ShotBuster Shot to interrupt our enemy’s game plan.

Sneezy Biggledust!Sneezy Biggledust! would be a decent addition for our deck, but I think that it’s time to bring back Yordles in Arms Yordles in Arms . It is trivially easy for us to activate and because the majority of our units are cheap, we can easily be 5 or 6 wide on turn 5. Ferocious FluffsFerocious Fluffs is also a strong card for us as all of our poros on board will benefit from the big bird. The Impact is more important than the stat buffs in my opinion as it can push an additional 6 damage to the enemy Nexus if we are lacking Overwhelm or Elusive.

NorraNorra gives us an alternate win condition if our poros fall flat. She can quickly level in this shell as she benefits from the cheap created units from Poro StoriesPoro Stories and Lonely PoroLonely Poro and then all it takes is 1 or 2 lucky portals to seal the game away.
Bilgewater - Siren Song Slam Down - Fizz and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
23 cards
Bilgewater
17 cards
Rarities
30 100
champion
6
epic
7
rare
5
common
22
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
7
2
3
3
2
4
10
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Landmarks
1
6
The Swindler's Den
1
The Swindler's Den
Followers
22
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Dragon Prince Grinzo
3
Dragon Prince Grinzo
2
Jagged Taskmaster
2
Jagged Taskmaster
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
2
Fleet Admiral Shelly
5
Poro Sled
2
Poro Sled
Spells
11
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
5
Blood in the Water
1
Blood in the Water
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Siren Song
3
Siren Song

Gameplan here is simple, buff 1 drops. Most of our poros are 1 cost and having additional everywhere buffs with Jagged TaskmasterJagged Taskmaster and Siren SongSiren Song improve the consistency of our deck. FizzFizz provides additional Elusive damage that is difficult to interact with and he benefits from both buffs as well.

Dragon Prince GrinzoDragon Prince Grinzo is another new card that fits well with our 1 drop deck. He functions as a strong value generator as he will make our first poro or other 1 drop each turn effectively free as long as we have an empty spell mana slot. This can help to keep our board full without having to give up playing out our Snax.

When you run a ton of cheap cards, it can be easy to run out of gas in the mid to late game if cards aren’t replacing themselves. With The Swindler's Den we don’t have to worry about this as each card we play will immediately be replaced with another draw from our deck. It also makes all of our cards in hand fleeting, so make sure to keep an eye on your mana and consider how bad it would be to burn a copy of The Poro KingThe Poro King if you don’t have him on board already!

Fleet Admiral ShellyFleet Admiral Shelly can function as another win condition, letting us double up on benefits from our Special Snax catch up if our board buffs have fallen behind or to further buff up our non-poro allies.

Blood in the WaterBlood in the Water allows us to threaten our opponent on their attack token and makes better use of our big board of stats.
Demacia - For King and Country! - Garen and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Demacia
12 cards
Rarities
29 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
7
common
21
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
6
2
9
3
2
4
8
5
1
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Garen
3
Garen
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
23
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
3
Mighty Poro
3
Mighty Poro
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
5
Poro Sled
2
Poro Sled
6
Genevieve Elmheart
1
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
11
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

GAREN BIG STATS GO.

That’s it. That’s the deck.

We are going big, tall, and wide and stat checking our opponent all game. GarenGaren, Genevieve ElmheartGenevieve Elmheart, and Vanguard SergeantVanguard Sergeant through For Demacia!For Demacia! give board wide buffs, but the real star of the show is Champions' StrengthChampions.

It does everything we want and then some. It is trivial for us to be 6 wide by Round 6 with the mana banked to rip the “I win” button. Even if our opponent survives, it is often at the cost of their entire board, hand, or both, leaving them vulnerable to our follow up plays on Round 7 and 8.

Demacia also gives us access to Single CombatSingle Combat and CataclysmCataclysm to make use of our big stat piles and interrupt our opponent’s game plan. CataclysmCataclysm Can also be used to push lethal with our Overwhelm units.

Freljord - Mountains of Stats - The Poro King Sleds Solo

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Freljord
12 cards
Rarities
20 000
champion
3
epic
5
rare
9
common
23
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
8
2
6
3
2
4
8
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
3
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
28
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Ingvar the Younger
3
Ingvar the Younger
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
3
Mighty Poro
3
Mighty Poro
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
5
Glacial Saurian
2
Glacial Saurian
5
Poro Sled
2
Poro Sled
Spells
9
1
Three Sisters
1
Three Sisters
2
Here to Help
1
Here to Help
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
5
Harsh Winds
1
Harsh Winds
8
Battle Fury
1
Battle Fury

Although it is the original poro region, Freljord feels lackluster in comparison to Demacia and Siren SongSiren Song decks. We can make our units absolutely enormous with Omen HawkOmen Hawk, Ingvar the YoungerIngvar the Younger, Avarosan Hearthguard Avarosan Hearthguard , and Glacial SaurianGlacial Saurian, but lack the ability to threaten additional attacks or meaningfully interact with the enemy board and end up looking like half baked AsheAshe LeBlancLeBlanc. These buffs also miss any of our created friends from Lonely PoroLonely Poro and Poro StoriesPoro Stories.

If we were to travel to eternal, BraumBraum could print out Mighty PoroMighty Poros and Spirits UnleashedSpirits Unleashed could really bump up the power level of this region combo, but standard is where we stay for now.
Ionia - Black Flame Fluffs - Master Yi and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Ionia
12 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
5
epic
6
rare
5
common
24
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
8
2
9
3
3
4
7
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
5
2
Master Yi
2
Master Yi
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Landmarks
2
2
The Black Flame
2
The Black Flame
Followers
25
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
3
Mighty Poro
3
Mighty Poro
3
Navori Longtail
3
Navori Longtail
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
5
Poro Sled
2
Poro Sled
7
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
2
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
Spells
8
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
4
Deny
1
Deny
5
Rejuvenating Breeze
2
Rejuvenating Breeze

So this is likely more so in the realm of funny than good, but The Black FlameThe Black Flame can do wild things with Fabled PoroFabled Poro and Poro SledPoro Sled especially when The Poro KingThe Poro King is on board. If we have a poro unit captured by The Black FlameThe Black Flame we can generate Special Snax on an open swing instead of having to develop first, which keeps our opponent from being able to develop themselves or play slow speed responses to our board.

If we’re able to capture Fabled PoroFabled Poro, we will grant the rest of our poros another keyword on every swing because the effect is on summon. We will also gain keywords if our opponent destroys The Black FlameThe Black Flame, making it hard for them to deal with effectively.

Poro SledPoro Sled is also great as it will summon a non-ephemeral poro when we attack, keeping our board full.

The units captured by the The Black FlameThe Black Flame still benefit from Snax buffs and can force our opponent to trade into our ephemeral units or spend other resources on them to keep their Nexus from exploding.

Master Yi is here to discount our Snax in hand….and that’s it.

Noxus - Samira Needs a Nerf - Samira and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Noxus
12 cards
Rarities
25 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
10
common
22
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
7
2
12
3
2
4
7
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
22
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
3
Mighty Poro
3
Mighty Poro
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
5
Legion Deserter
2
Legion Deserter
5
Poro Sled
2
Poro Sled
Spells
12
1
Noxian Tellstones
1
Noxian Tellstones
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
3
Brutal Skirmish
1
Brutal Skirmish
3
Might
2
Might
3
Pirouette
2
Pirouette
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
3
Whirling Death
1
Whirling Death

When in doubt, play Akshan SamiraSamira!

SamiraSamira is still busted and I’m convinced she could make any random assortment of 37 other cards playable. She is especially good for our deck because she helps to control more explosive hands from our opponent while we set up for the Snax-pocalypse.

SamiraSamira also benefits from the fact that we play a ton of cheap cards, making it easier to level her and rally post flip.
Legion DeserterLegion Deserter also benefits from our Snax and will quickly become enormous, especially once The Poro KingThe Poro King hits the boards.

Being in Noxus also gives us access to Whirling DeathWhirling Death and Brutal SkirmishBrutal Skirmish to deal with our opponent’s units. MightMight helps to push damage if we don’t manage to find our overwhelm units.

I briefly considered going the reputation route with LeBlancLeBlanc and Incisive TacticianIncisive Tactician, but honestly if our poros are at 5/5 we’re already winning.

PnZ - Seraphine Also Needs a Nerf - Seraphine and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
22 cards
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
6
epic
4
rare
4
common
26
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
14
2
5
3
1
4
5
5
1
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
17
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
2
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Plucky Poro
1
Plucky Poro
1
Pouty Poro
2
Pouty Poro
2
Clump of Whumps
1
Clump of Whumps
2
Patched Porobot
1
Patched Porobot
3
Mighty Poro
1
Mighty Poro
4
Fabled Poro
1
Fabled Poro
5
Poro Sled
1
Poro Sled
5
Subpurrsible
1
Subpurrsible
Spells
17
1
Jury-Rig
1
Jury-Rig
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Advanced Intel
1
Advanced Intel
2
Encore
1
Encore
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
1
Mystic Shot
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Sumpworks Map
1
Sumpworks Map
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
3
Sump Fumes
1
Sump Fumes
6
Formula
1
Formula
7
Sputtering Songspinner
1
Sputtering Songspinner

DOUBLE SNAX

SeraphineSeraphine is also still busted and the idea of doubling the Special Snax was too good to pass up! Any of the Special Snax will be a new spell and will either be doubled or help progress SeraphineSeraphine level up so that we can do normal popstar shenanigans.

PnZ gives us a ton of draw cards to help find our key pieces and packs enough removal to get us through the early game while spinning up SeraphineSeraphine and her backup poro band.

Acorn, the HextechnicianAcorn, the Hextechnician is along for the ride to discount our spells, which make leveling SeraphineSeraphine easier and buffing our poros cheaper.

SubpurrsibleSubpurrsible is just here for value since we are playing a pile of spells. It should consistently be active early in the game and dropping a 5/5 Elusive that draws a card is still good in my book.

Is this going to be good? Probably not, but you’d better believe that a doubled Colorful Snacks is going to generate an incredible amount of salt.

Shadow Isles - Hallowed Be Thy Poro - Gwen and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
24 cards
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Rarities
27 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
8
common
22
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
7
2
8
3
4
4
4
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Landmarks
2
3
Opulent Foyer
2
Opulent Foyer
Equipments
1
1
Sacred Shears
1
Sacred Shears
Followers
23
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Daring Poro
2
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Patched Porobot
1
Patched Porobot
2
Phantom Butler
2
Phantom Butler
3
Mighty Poro
3
Mighty Poro
4
Fabled Poro
1
Fabled Poro
5
Poro Sled
1
Poro Sled
7
The Rekindler
2
The Rekindler
Spells
8
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Poro Stories
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
10
The Harrowing
1
The Harrowing

Overwhelm poros with Hallowed stacks are spooky.

GwenGwen and the Hallowed package give us an alternative way to fluff up our poros to apply more consistent pressure on our attack turns. Hallowed helps to ensure that our poros are more threatening and can force out cost inefficient answers, whether that means that our opponent is trading a more expensive unit or throwing a Mystic ShotMystic Shot at it.

The main units that we want to be utilizing Hallowed with are Pouty PoroPouty Poro, Mighty PoroMighty Poro, and Daring PoroDaring Poro as they are the most difficult to block effectively.

The control tools in SI also help us to manage enemy threats while we develop our own. Since our primary units are 1 cost, we will often be able to play out our own units and removal in the same turn to build and maintain tempo.

The RekindlerThe Rekindler is an important piece of the deck because without our champions we likely aren’t doing enough to advance our win conditions. It is important to know which of your champions have leveled if both have died! The Poro KingThe Poro King will be revived if both or neither champs leveled, but GwenGwen will be revived instead if only she has leveled.

The HarrowingThe Harrowing gives us one last swing with our big poros to close out the game. They will still benefit from any of the Snax buffs we’ve played throughout the game, so play em if you’ve got em leading into your Harrowing swing.


Shurima - Wait, I Thought You Said Dessert?? - Nidalee and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
26 cards
Shurima
14 cards
Rarities
34 300
champion
6
epic
11
rare
4
common
19
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
5
2
9
3
8
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Nidalee
3
Nidalee
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
24
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
2
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
All-Terrain Trooper
1
All-Terrain Trooper
2
Patched Porobot
1
Patched Porobot
3
Avenging Vastaya
1
Avenging Vastaya
3
Domination
3
Domination
3
Mighty Poro
2
Mighty Poro
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
4
Voice of the Risen
2
Voice of the Risen
5
Poro Sled
2
Poro Sled
Spells
7
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation

The Shuriman desert is vast…and full of poros!

This deck spams a ton of low cost units, which both AzirAzir and NidaleeNidalee benefit from, but Nidalee Level 2 having Overwhelm and creating a Javelin TossJavelin Toss works much better with our overall gameplan. Overwhelm with Quick Attack allows Nidalee Level 2 to safely push damage and Javelin TossJavelin Toss can push damage or clear what is left of the enemy board.

Being able to repetitively flip NidaleeNidalee between turns while developing multiple additional threats with our poros makes our open attacks much stronger. This puts a lot of pressure on our opponent to remove NidaleeNidalee quickly.

Poro SledPoro Sled also works very well with NidaleeNidalee because the summon effect on attack can also flip her.

The Darkin BloodlettersThe Darkin Bloodletters help us to maintain an aggressive board presence and gives us access to XolaaniXolaani to present another large Overwhelm threat to our opponent. The thrall created by Bloodletters can also progress NidaleeNidalee’s level up condition.

On the poro plus side, DominationDomination and Voice of the RisenVoice of the Risen immediately make them much scarier to deal with. DominationDomination will grant our 1 cost poros +1/+0 making it much easier to trade with our opponent and also makes our board a bit more threatening.

Both of our champions are fairly easy to flip and Voice of the RisenVoice of the Risen makes all of our poros at least 3 power, which allows us to present a ton of damage each attack turn. It is much cheaper for us to refill our board than our opponents in most matches and we can pressure them with a flood of cheap, pumped up poros.


Targon - Xolaani Go Brrr - Xolaani the Bloodweaver and The Poro King

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Mount Targon
12 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
4
common
25
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
7
2
9
3
2
4
8
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Kayle
3
Kayle
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
26
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Destined Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Pouty Poro
3
Pouty Poro
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
3
Iula
1
Iula
3
Mighty Poro
2
Mighty Poro
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
4
Fabled Poro
2
Fabled Poro
5
Poro Sled
2
Poro Sled
7
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
3
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
Spells
8
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax

Who cares about champs, we’re her for BIG XOLAANI.

Xolaani the BloodweaverXolaani the Bloodweaver is an incredible finisher for our deck and if she goes unanswered when played can instantly end the game. Once we’ve played a Snax, every poro that we trade throughout the game will contribute to her transformation into Xolaani, Aspect's Bane. The number of cheap units that we have also makes it easy to maintain a fairly wide board for when we do swing with her and allows us to create a massive board of Overwhelm units.

While working towards our end game, Wandering ShepherdWandering Shepherd can help us to push chip damage in the early to mid phases by equipping our poros. IulaIula can also be used to push damage with Overwhelm or can protect one of our key followers, like Pouty PoroPouty Poro, with Spellshield.

KayleKayle can provide us with an additional win condition and has a useful summon effect, granting our allies +1/+0. Additionally she should level quickly if we hit a Snax early on in the game and a 16/6 with Double Attack and Overwhelm will have to be answered by our opponent unless they want to explode.

RUNETERRAN CHAMPS - Rough Run Down

As per usual, Runeterran champs don’t mix well because of how limited the card pool becomes, but not all of these are completely terrible. I’ve given my brief thoughts on each pairing below. I would still recommend a standard region if you want to claim the throne as the best poro player.

Aatrox


Xolaani the BloodweaverXolaani the Bloodweaver is still an excellent finisher for our deck and weapons help give value, but we have no access to draw or combat tricks making our deck very 1 dimensional.

Bard

BardBard will turbo level with Poro SnaxPoro Snax and then we get more stats! If you want to be the biggest fluffing poro on the block, this is how you do it.

Eve

Siren SongSiren Song is busted for a deck full of 1 drops and any excuse to run it in another region is good enough for me.

Jax


This just feels like Demacia at home.

Jhin


JhinJhin missed the mark with this one. This is technically a deck, but I wouldn’t recommend it

Kayn


No.

Neeko


Neek-no - she wants a variety of subtypes and we’re pretty set on just running 1.

Ryze


RyzeRyze wants landmarks, we want big, fluffy bodies. This is bad.

Varus


A poro with a big bow is funny, but we don’t have access to enough self targeting spells to make this work.

Conclusions

Overall, our royal Runeterran seems to have potential, but it remains to be seen if he will lead the way on ladder or be relegated to reigning over the rubbish. I hope you enjoyed our journey around Runeterra, thank you for reading and happy climbing!