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Fizz Poppy Bandle Tree Guide

Today I’m bringing you my deck guide for Fizz Poppy Bandletree. I’ve played 82 games with it this season at Diamond and Master rank and it sits at a 67% win rate for me.
Regions
Bandlecity
34 cards
Noxus
6 cards
Rarities
23 800
champion
4
epic
6
rare
8
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
11
2
7
3
10
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
4
1
Fizz
2
Fizz
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
18
1
Proto Poro
2
Proto Poro
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
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
15
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
3
Buster Shot
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
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Hello! Wamuu here 

 

Today I’m bringing you my deck guide for Fizz Poppy Bandletree. This is my favorite deck and the one I have played the most this season. I’ve played 82 games with it this season at Diamond and Master rank and it sits at a 67% win rate for me. 

Shoutout to Sirturmund. He is the creator of the decklist I’m currently using and the one I will be covering in this guide. 

You can follow him on Twitch and Twitter at: 

https://www.twitch.tv/sirturmund

https://twitter.com/SirturmundLOR 

 

INTRODUCTION

Fizz Poppy Bandletree is a versatile, noob-friendly deck that wins in two main ways, either by swarming your opponent early on with cheap units or by completing The Bandle Tree condition of summoning units from ten regions, which wins you the game.

The strength of this deck is that one win condition leads toward the other. If you’re summoning a bunch of cheap units from different regions you’re swarming your opponent while advancing your The Bandle Tree condition at the same time. 

Depending on the matchup you will want to either to chump block while advancing The Bandle Tree or rush down your opponent with a lot of cheap units.

CARD CHOICES

3x Fizz: Unlike other Fizz decks, in this deck Fizz is just a one mana drop that enables Bilgewater and Bandle City regions for your The Bandle Tree. Because of this don’t be afraid of losing your Fizz or using him as a chump blocker when needed.

2xPoppy: She serves two purposes in this deck. First of all, she is a Demacia and Bandle City regions enabler for The Bandle Tree. Secondly, she can help you overwhelm your opponent with a wide board attack by buffing all your allies +1/+1. The same tip applies to Poppy as with Fizz, don’t be afraid of losing your Poppy remember that your main win condition is The Bandle Tree.

3x The Bandle Tree: This is your main win condition. Don’t be baited into playing The Bandle Tree early on, as it is a huge tempo loss and can lose you the game. As a general rule of thumb, you should only play The Bandle Tree when you don’t have a unit from a region you haven’t played in hand.

The only exception to this rule is when you know your opponent runs Aloof Travelers. In these types of matchups, you want to play The Bandle Tree as soon as possible before your opponent can discard it from your hand. If your opponent manages to discard The Bandle Tree, it usually means game over and you can only pray to find another The Bandle Tree.

3x Group Shot: Good early game ping and can sometimes be a one mana deal two in this type of deck where you have several units in play.

2x Ravenous Flock: Great removal tool that synergizes well with a large number of pings and chump blockers in the deck.

3x Pokey Stick: Cheap early game ping that helps you cycle your deck.

1x Scorched Earth: This is a tech card for the mirror matchup to remove The Bandle Tree from the board and can sometimes be a large unit removal in other matchups.

3x Buster Shot: Great mid-sized unit removal and in this deck costs two mana most of the time. It is a good tempo play if you remove a four or three mana unit for only two mana. Keep in mind that you need to play units from four different regions to reduce its cost to two when planning out your turns.

3x Minimorph: Your main big unit removal. Helps a lot against Gangplank, Sejuani, and Sion which are dominating the meta currently.

2x Proto Poro: Good one drop that enables Freiljord and Bandle City regions for The Bandle Tree. Its impact keyword means that it always deals one damage to the enemy nexus if it strikes which can help you chip down your opponent’s nexus health.

3x Bandle Commando: This is your main Ionia region enabler for The Bandle Tree and can be a good elusive blocker. It can also be a cheap unit generator if it doesn’t get answered early on. Try to play Bandle Commando in a turn when your opponent can’t remove it as it has to strike to generate the Hungry Owlcat.

2x Bomber Twins: Shurima and Bandle City regions enabler for The Bandle Tree and can also be a fearsome blocker. It generates a free landmark that costs three or less mana, 

which can be good sometimes but doesn’t impact the game generally.

3x House Spider: The main reason we are in Noxus. It is one of if not the best chump blockers in the game. It enables Noxus and Shadow Isles regions for The Bandle Tree as the Spiderling summoned by the House Spider counts as a Shadow Isles unit. It also helps you swarm your opponent when needed and it has great synergy with Poppy.

3x Loping Telescope: Easily one of the best cards in the deck. It enables Targon and Bandle City regions for The Bandle Tree while manifesting a guaranteed multi-region follower, which also helps you advance The Bandle Tree progression.

It also manifests an Epic rarity card which can sometimes give you an alternate win condition and a three-mana cost or less celestial which can be useful.

Funnily enough, there is a chance to get Loping Telescope from your Loping Telescope which can help you swarm the board easily.

3x Bandle City Mayor: The real champion card of the deck, the best card in the deck after The Bandle Tree. It manifests a multi-region follower while reducing the cost of all multi-region followers by one, in this deck it means that your units cost one less as it has almost exclusively multi-region followers. 

Try to play Bandle City Mayor when your opponent is tapped out of mana or when you don’t think it will get removed. Keeping Bandle City Mayor alive helps you swarm the board while advancing The Bandle Tree very fast and can eventually win you the game if unanswered.

2x Aloof Travelers: Finally, everyone’s favorite card. Aloof Travelers are the Piltover and Zaun region enablers for The Bandle Tree and they also help you cycle your deck while discarding your opponent’s most expensive card in hand. 

In some matchups it is smart to keep your Aloof Travelers in your opening hand to discard your opponent’s win condition. As a general rule of thumb, try playing Aloof Travelers the turn before you think your opponent is going to play their win condition. 

GENERAL MULLIGANS

Keeps against aggro and midrange: Fizz, Proto Poro, Bandle Commando (if you attack on pairs), House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor (if you already have a one drop and two drop), one Group Shot and Pokey Stick.

Keeps against control and combo: Fizz, Poppy (if you attack on pairs), Proto Poro, Bandle Commando, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor, The Bandle Tree.

MATCHUPS

Draven Sion (Favored): 

Mulligan: Fizz, Proto Poro, Bandle Commando, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor (if you already have a one drop and two drop), one Group Shot, Pokey Stick, one Aloof Travelers or Minimorph.

  • The main cards you’re looking for in this matchup are Aloof Travelers and Minimorph. Your game plan is to survive the early game with chump blockers and discard or transform their Sion by turn six or seven. 
  • It might be a good idea to keep Bomber Twins over other two drops as it is a cheap fearsome blocker for Fallen Rider. If your opponent manages to get multiple Fallen Rider on the play they can race you down without you being able to block them.
  • When playing Aloof Travelers be sure they have already discarded Lost Soul so you can discard Sion, otherwise you’re just going to help your opponent cycle his deck.
  • Most versions run Survival Skills so keep it in mind when removing units. You probably won’t be able to remove their highest attack unit if they have Survival Skills in hand, so try chump blocking it while removing other units.
Senna Veigar Darkness (Favored):

Mulligan: Fizz, Poppy (if you attack on pairs), Proto Poro, Bandle Commando, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor, The Bandle Tree.

  • By far the easiest matchup. They have no way of removing The Bandle Tree so don’t be afraid of playing it. Some versions run Aloof Travelers so it is often correct to keep two The Bandle Tree if you see them on your opening hand as Senna Veigar Darkness is a very slow deck and probably can’t race you down. 
  • Play mainly for The Bandle Tree win condition as they have a lot of pings and chump blockers to stop you from swarming them early on. 
Poppy Ziggs Aggro (Slightly Unfavored):

Mulligan: Fizz, Proto Poro, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor (if you already have a one drop and two drop), one Group Shot, Pokey Stick and Buster Shot.

  • This matchup is very difficult as your opponent’s deck has a lot of direct damage to your nexus and you don’t run any healing.
  • Your main objective is to survive the early game and finish them off with The Bandle Tree.
  • Mulligan hard for House Spider if you can as it creates two chump blockers that can give you breathing room. 
  • When removing units try baiting out Noxian Fervor before removing them or make sure they are under three spell mana so it fizzles when they play it. 
Nami Zoe (50/50):

Mulligan: Fizz, Poppy, Proto Poro, Bandle Commando, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor, one Group Shot, one Pokey Stick and Minimorph (if you already have a good hand).

  • Nami Zoe usually does not play any units until turn three so you have free attacks until then.
  • Their deck doesn’t have much interaction so you can play Poppy safely without fear of it being removed. If you can set up a wide board before turn four you can swarm your opponent with Poppy forcing him to block.
  • Most of the time it is a bait to try to remove Nami as it will probably take two actions to remove her with spells such as Ravenous Flock and Buster Shot. This gives them a chance to heal her up with Guiding Touch which completely blows you out.
  • If they play Sparklefly without protection try removing it as fast as possible. A buffed Sparklefly means game over because your opponent is going to be healing every other turn and is going to make your attacks awkward.
  • If the game has been going on for a while and they haven’t dropped Nami you can go for The Bandle Tree win condition as they probably have a bricked hand and they have no way of removing The Bandle Tree.
  • If you have Group Shot on turn one and your opponent has the attack token, don’t play a unit. They might have Zoe and you will want to remove her while he has no protection for her.
  • Be mindful of which spells you play as they run three copies of Spell Thief and they can play your spells against you.
Fizz Poppy Bandle Tree (50/50):

Mulligan: Fizz, Poppy (if you attack on pairs), Proto Poro, Bandle Commando, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor, Aloof Travelers, The Bandle Tree, Pokey Stick, one Group Shot, Scorched Earth, Buster Shot (if they attack on pairs).

  • This matchup boils down to who can finish The Bandle Tree condition before the other player.
  • Aloof Travelers is a key card in this matchup, you want to play this card on turn four if possible to discard The Bandle Tree from your opponent’s hand. Because of this, you should play your own The Bandle Tree as soon as possible before they discard it.
  • Consider picking a six-plus cost card if you only have one The Bandle Tree in hand in your manifests as it might protect it from being discarded by Aloof Travelers.
Gangplank Twisted Fate Aggro (50/50):

Mulligan: Fizz, Proto Poro, Bandle Commando(if you attack on pairs), House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor( if you already have a one drop and two drop), one Group Shot, Pokey Stick and one Aloof Travelers or Minimorph (if you already have a good hand).

  • Against Gangplank Twisted Fate aggro you want to negate as much nexus damage as you can so Gangplank doesn’t level up. 
  • Try to keep mana open for pings to destroy barrels as they can clear your board easily with spells like Make it Rain, Red Card and Parrrley.
  • Watch out for Double Up, it can be an alternative finisher. You should consider killing your unit just so the condition of the card isn’t met, to save yourself four nexus health.
  • Fizz can be a good unit to have on board as it offers some protection against Make it Rain.
Ezreal Vi Shellfolk (Favored):

Mulligan: Fizz, Poppy (if you attack on pairs), Proto Poro, Bandle Commando, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor, The Bandle Tree, Aloof Travelers, Minimorph.

  • Their deck has a lot of removal so try playing for The Bandle Tree win condition, usually, they only run one copy of Aftershock for removing The Bandle Tree so don’t be too worried about it being removed.
  • Don’t be afraid of Prank early on as they will most likely want to play it in combination with Curious Shellfolk.
  • Consider using Minimorph on Vi if she is close to leveling as she can get out of hand once she’s leveled. 
Gangplank Sejuani (50/50):

Mulligan: Fizz, Proto Poro, Bandle Commando (if you attack on pairs), House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor (if you already have a one drop and two 2 drop), Aloof Travelers, Minimorph.

  • The key to this matchup is to give your opponent the least amount of plunder triggers as possible. You need to survive the early game, discard their finishers with Aloof Travelers and transform the rest of the finishers with Minimorph. Eventually, you will win with The Bandle Tree as their deck doesn’t run any landmark removal.
  • Fizz can be good in this matchup as he offers some protection against Make it Rain.
  • House Spider is a must keep as it offers two chump blockers for one card.
Trundle Tryndamere FTR (Favored):

 

Mulligan: Fizz, Poppy, Proto Poro, Bandle Commando (if you attack on pairs), House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor, The Bandle Tree, Aloof Travelers.

  • This is a simple matchup, you want to finish The Bandle Tree condition before your opponent plays Feel The Rush. To achieve this, you want to play as many manifest and different region units as possible. Don’t think about rushing down your opponent because they run a ton of healing cards and removal for your small units.
  • Keep Aloof Travelers in your opening hand as it guarantees a Feel The Rush discard if they have it in hand. Try playing it when your opponent has eight mana crystals as your opponent normally plays feel the rush with nine mana + three spell mana.
Pyke Rek’Sai Lurk (50/50):

Mulligan: Fizz, Proto Poro, House Spider, Bomber Twins, Loping Telescope, Bandle City Mayor (if you already have a one drop and two drop), one Group Shot, Pokey Stick, Buster Shot, Aloof Travelers and one Minimorph.

  • In this matchup, you want to chump block your opponent’s small lurk units or remove them with spells. You probably won’t have time to play The Bandle Tree since Pyke Rek’Sai Lurk puts a lot of pressure every turn, instead concentrate on surviving and making value trades. 
  • If you manage to survive long enough The Bandle Tree condition will probably be completed and you will win the game.

CLOSING WORDS

Fizz Poppy Bandle Tree is a very fun and simple deck to play. It doesn’t have many bad matchups in the current meta which I believe is what makes it such a strong deck. Because of this, it can also be a good tournament deck to try out in your lineup since it doesn’t have too many hard counters.

If you’re new to the game I highly recommend trying out this deck as it only requires four champion cards and six epics and it also is a simple deck to pilot. You won’t be disappointed by crafting it.

Finally, I hope you liked this deck guide and I hope you have tons of fun with the deck!

Wamuu

Top 200 Master Lor player. I have a lot of passion for this game and I love sharing my thoughts and game knowledge through deck guides and articles.

If you would like to watch me play you can follow me on twitch at: www.twitch.tv/elwamuu

If you would like coaching from me you can DM in Discord at: Wamuu#7531

 

 

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