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Early Deck Ideas for the New Expansion

Yangzera shares his early Fate's Voyage: Onward decks and talks about how they might play out once the expansion releases.

Hey everyone, Yangzera here! I figured it was about time for us to do another deck building exercise now that we’re almost close to seeing all the cards in Fate’s Voyage: Onward. I’ll be back in a few days with more decks, but this is a nice time to start dumping ideas for you guys and getting us in the mood for the expansion! Keep in mind these decks are not refined yet and we still have more cards to be released! Once we get our hands in the early access event and can taste the cards for ourselves, we'll have a better picture of what's good and what isn't.

Janna Decks

Janna Jayce Sion

Regions
Noxus
10 cards
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
12
common
18
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
10
2
3
3
8
4
0
5
8
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Janna
3
Janna
4
Jayce
2
Jayce
7
Sion
1
Sion
Landmarks
3
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
Followers
18
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
7
Albus Ferros
1
Albus Ferros
8
Lost Soul
3
Lost Soul
Spells
13
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
4
Blowback
3
Blowback
6
Divine Whirlwind
3
Divine Whirlwind
6
Formula
2
Formula
6
Shock Blast
3
Shock Blast

Aggro isn’t dead! We still have to try JannaJanna out but I think she’s so flexible and can hit every single playstyle. Discounting units is just OP and there is a chance we see her pop up in some aggressive decks just due to how much value and extra gas she brings to the table.

Janna Targon Elusives

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
17 cards
Mount Targon
23 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
3
epic
9
rare
5
common
23
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
7
3
9
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
3
4
Janna
3
Janna
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
17
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Wandering Shepherd
2
Wandering Shepherd
3
Winged Messenger
3
Winged Messenger
4
Augmented Clockling
3
Augmented Clockling
Spells
17
1
Targonian Tellstones
3
Targonian Tellstones
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
3
Howling Gale
2
Howling Gale
4
Purifying Flames
3
Purifying Flames
6
Formula
3
Formula

Still on the same train of thought, I believe we will be able to play her in an elusives targon deck, which really wants the mana cost reductions and the density of elusive threats in the deck will make the opponent choose between clearing them or JannaJanna, which is always a choice that puts them in a bad spot.

Janna Nami Elusives

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Bilgewater
18 cards
Rarities
41 500
champion
6
epic
17
rare
7
common
10
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
11
2
8
3
8
4
2
5
2
6
6
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Janna
3
Janna
Followers
21
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
2
Father Fury
2
Father Fury
3
Octo Adventurer
2
Octo Adventurer
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
4
Augmented Clockling
3
Augmented Clockling
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
2
Fleet Admiral Shelly
8
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
13
2
Divine Draft
3
Divine Draft
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
4
Eye Of The Storm
2
Eye Of The Storm
6
Formula
2
Formula
7
Sputtering Songspinner
3
Sputtering Songspinner

This is much more my style of play and I believe the amount of gas and refuel the JannaJanna package offers greatly benefits Bilgewater. Cost reductions also work extremely well with Fleet Admiral ShellyFleet Admiral Shelly and NamiNami buffs, and I believe this concept will at least see some experimentation.

Janna Seraphine

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Bandlecity
10 cards
Rarities
32 900
champion
6
epic
9
rare
8
common
17
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
14
2
3
3
5
4
2
5
3
6
5
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
4
Janna
3
Janna
Landmarks
3
7
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
5
1
Otterpus
1
Otterpus
2
Conchologist
2
Conchologist
4
Augmented Clockling
2
Augmented Clockling
Spells
26
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Epic Scraptraption
1
Epic Scraptraption
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
Divine Draft
1
Divine Draft
2
Drop the Bomb
1
Drop the Bomb
2
High Note
2
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Time Trick
2
Time Trick
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Lightning Rush
1
Lightning Rush
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
5
Purrsuit of Perfection
2
Purrsuit of Perfection
6
Divine Whirlwind
1
Divine Whirlwind
6
Formula
2
Formula
7
Sputtering Songspinner
2
Sputtering Songspinner

I chose Bandle City for this because of the extra pings and how well JannaJanna’s style works with Bandle City. With little refuel after Pokey StickPokey Stick rotated, there is a way to play Bandle Bar again, but we will have to see how impactful the Explorer cards are.

Wildfire Decks

Swindler’s Den Wildfire

Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Bilgewater
25 cards
Rarities
17 200
champion
0
epic
12
rare
0
common
28
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
28
1
6
2
0
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
0
Landmarks
6
2
Crimson Banquet Hall
3
Crimson Banquet Hall
6
The Swindler's Den
3
The Swindler's Den
Followers
28
1
Buhru Cultist
3
Buhru Cultist
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Elegant Edge
3
Elegant Edge
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Pocket Picker
3
Pocket Picker
1
Pool Shark
3
Pool Shark
1
Sharkling
1
Sharkling
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
Spells
6
2
Wildfire
3
Wildfire
4
Risky Venture
3
Risky Venture

I really loved this deck before the explorer cards were announced. The idea here is to play a, aggressive style of game and then later on go into Banquet Hall + Swindler’s Den so every 1 drop costs 0 and cycles the deck out so you can find your WildfireWildfires and close the game out.

Catalogue Wildfire

Regions
Shadow Isles
27 cards
Noxus
13 cards
Rarities
29 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
12
common
17
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
11
2
6
3
6
4
2
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Landmarks
5
1
Ravenbloom Conservatory
2
Ravenbloom Conservatory
4
Catalogue of Regrets
3
Catalogue of Regrets
Followers
8
1
Boisterous Host
2
Boisterous Host
2
Ceaseless Sentry
3
Ceaseless Sentry
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
Buhru Sentinel
Spells
21
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Soul Harvest
3
Soul Harvest
2
Wildfire
3
Wildfire
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
5
Eradication
2
Eradication
6
Piercing Darkness
3
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

I have really low expectations for Catalogue Noxus because Whispered WordsWhispered Words rotated out of standard, but there is a chance it’s playable.

Bandle Control Wildfire

Regions
Noxus
11 cards
Bandlecity
29 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
17
common
13
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
17
2
5
3
6
4
3
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Landmarks
2
1
Ravenbloom Conservatory
2
Ravenbloom Conservatory
Followers
12
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
4
Portal Scholar
3
Portal Scholar
6
Lord Broadmane
3
Lord Broadmane
Spells
20
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
Drop the Bomb
2
Drop the Bomb
2
Wildfire
3
Wildfire
3
Condense
3
Condense
3
Wallop
2
Wallop
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Eclectic Collection
1
Eclectic Collection

One way to play Wildfire can also be as a side win con to a pure control fatigue deck in NorraNorra GnarGnar. We sadly don’t have access to maind deck Pokey StickPokey Stick anymore, but a weaker format in Standard could maybe support this deck in some way.

Eternal Karma Wildfire

Regions
Ionia
26 cards
Noxus
14 cards
Rarities
24 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
16
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
8
2
5
3
8
4
15
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Karma
3
Karma
5
Sett
3
Sett
Followers
11
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Pit Professional
3
Pit Professional
4
Smooth Mixologist
3
Smooth Mixologist
5
Scattered Pod
3
Scattered Pod
Spells
23
1
Blade's Edge
2
Blade's Edge
1
Ravenous Flock
2
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Tag Out!
3
Tag Out!
2
Wildfire
3
Wildfire
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Mimic
3
Mimic
5
Place Your Bets
3
Place Your Bets

This was my first idea for WildfireWildfire, but sadly the combo pieces got rotated out. I’ll still leave it here for our Eternal enjoyers, though. Scattered PodScattered Pod will tutor both MimicMimic and WildfireWildfire and you can do a pretty nasty combo with them and KarmaKarma.

Nilah Decks

Nilah Nami

Regions
Noxus
7 cards
Bilgewater
33 cards
Rarities
34 700
champion
6
epic
9
rare
17
common
8
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
1
1
22
2
8
3
0
4
3
5
0
6
6
7+
Champions
6
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
3
Nami
3
Nami
Followers
20
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
3
Octo Adventurer
2
Octo Adventurer
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
7
Wizened Helmsman
3
Wizened Helmsman
8
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
14
1
Noxian Tellstones
1
Noxian Tellstones
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
2
Tidal Invocation
3
Tidal Invocation
2
Transfusion
3
Transfusion

Nilah’s massive card draw can support Bilgewater elusives very well, and the small package of Elemental spells in DisintegrateDisintegrate, Tidal InvocationTidal Invocation and SlipstreamSlipstream this deck uses can make for extremely consistent Wizened HelmsmanWizened Helmsmans. Bilge elusives having access to a bunch of hard removal is pretty good and reminds me of old NamiNami Twisted FateTwisted Fate playstyles.

Nilah MF PZ

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Bilgewater
21 cards
Rarities
34 100
champion
6
epic
9
rare
14
common
11
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
15
2
8
3
5
4
3
5
5
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
Followers
21
1
Shellshocker
2
Shellshocker
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Windborne Mariner
3
Windborne Mariner
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
4
Dedicant of the Challenge
2
Dedicant of the Challenge
5
Exalted Cloudwinder
3
Exalted Cloudwinder
6
The Tidedancer
3
The Tidedancer
7
Wizened Helmsman
2
Wizened Helmsman
Spells
13
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Tidal Invocation
3
Tidal Invocation
3
Howling Gale
2
Howling Gale
4
Eye Of The Storm
3
Eye Of The Storm
6
Divine Whirlwind
2
Divine Whirlwind

Pirates go to Piltover! The amount of card draw the JannaJanna cards have alongside some pretty good amount of face burn can make for a very consistent and fast paced aggro deck.

Nilah Pirates

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Bilgewater
26 cards
Rarities
34 900
champion
6
epic
11
rare
7
common
16
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
11
3
0
4
0
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
Followers
23
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Armed Acquisitioner
2
Armed Acquisitioner
2
Imperial Demolitionist
1
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
6
The Tidedancer
2
The Tidedancer
Spells
11
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Pirouette
2
Pirouette
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon

The quintessential aggro deck gains more tools in Vikrash and Nilah, adding a lot of extra gas to the deck and the possibility of finding its tools to close the game out in a very fast paced style.