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SirTurmund and MonteXristo’s Recommended Lineups

This week the meta has settled down and we’ve re-entered the vast Shuriman desert, with sun disc, Taliyah Ziggs, and others topping charts, Monte and Sirturmund have tools for you!

Welcome back to another batch of gauntlet lineup recommendations by Sirturmund and MonteXristo for April 15th! This week the meta has settled down and we’ve re-entered the vast Shuriman desert, Sun Disk has taken over as the best deck by winrate, TaliyahTaliyah ZiggsZiggs has cemented itself as a powerhouse, and EkkoEkko ZileanZilean is FINALLY being respected as a decent deck. As always, we’ve done our best to provide a wide array of lineups so every playstyle can be catered to. We hope you enjoy the read and please be sure to let us know how the lineups worked out for you!


The Endless Sands

Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Shurima
32 cards
Bandlecity
11 cards
Rarities
25 300
champion
6
epic
1
rare
14
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
11
2
17
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
5
1
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
15
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
3
Waste Walker
3
Waste Walker
4
Desert Naturalist
2
Desert Naturalist
5
Herald of the Magus
1
Herald of the Magus
Spells
14
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Ancient Hourglass
1
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
1
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unleashed Energy
2
Unleashed Energy
3
Unraveled Earth
3
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
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Mono Shurima

Regions
Shurima
40 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
5
2
17
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
Azir
4
Xerath
3
Xerath
Landmarks
5
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
1
Buried Sun Disc
1
Buried Sun Disc
2
Preservarium
1
Preservarium
Followers
14
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
2
Soothsayer
1
Soothsayer
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
4
Desert Naturalist
1
Desert Naturalist
4
Golden Ambassador
3
Golden Ambassador
Spells
15
1
Rite of Calling
2
Rite of Calling
3
Ancient Hourglass
3
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
3
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unraveled Earth
3
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
Open deck in builder

Ekko Zilean

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
3
0
12
1
13
2
4
3
8
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Zilean
3
Zilean
4
Ekko
3
Ekko
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
Followers
14
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Voice of the Risen
Spells
17
0
Feral Prescience
3
Feral Prescience
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
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This is the flavor of the week lineup. Shurima has once again taken over the meta-game. We talked previously about how Mono Shurima has begun to warp the meta around it - this lineup is the outcome of that. It also includes a personal pet deck of mine and one that many people are finally starting to recognize as good after Majiin’s fight night run, EkkoEkko ZileanZilean

I think the original idea with this lineup was to actually beat the Mono Shurima mirror, however, that’s a bit misguided. Ekko Zilean doesn’t actually win that matchup unless you’re lucky enough to set up a full board with Voice of the RisenVoice of the Risen before turn 6. The timings of the two decks just don’t line up, Ekko wants you dead on turn seven but Sun Disk has popped on turn six. 

As such I would recommend banning the Sun Disk mirror away and then outplaying your opponent in the remaining matchups. Other good bans for this lineup can be Pantheon (though it is winnable for both Taliyah and Ekko, particularly if you add more copies of QuicksandQuicksand), or Tri-Beam decks - particularly if you’re not very experienced in the matchup. 

Other decks you could swap in vary. If you wanted to stay on theme I think IreliaIrelia AzirAzir can work or if you wanted to tweak the lineup to leave Sun Disk up, then you can replace EkkoEkko with a burn deck like RivenRiven ViktorViktor.


Desert Be Gone

Zoe Aphelios Noxus

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
25 500
champion
6
epic
1
rare
15
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
4
2
17
3
2
4
3
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
Followers
19
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
Spacey Sketcher
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Lunari Priestess
2
Lunari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
4
Blinded Mystic
2
Blinded Mystic
8
Captain Farron
1
Captain Farron
Spells
15
1
Blade's Edge
1
Blade's Edge
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
3
Culling Strike
2
Culling Strike
3
Hush
2
Hush
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
5
Starshaping
3
Starshaping
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Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
12
3
6
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
14
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
4
Blinded Mystic
2
Blinded Mystic
Spells
20
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Darkness

Regions
Shadow Isles
18 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
14
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
15
2
7
3
7
4
3
5
7
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
5
Senna
3
Senna
Followers
16
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
Darkbulb Acolyte
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Stilted Robemaker
3
Stilted Robemaker
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
7
The Rekindler
1
The Rekindler
Spells
18
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Mist's Call
1
Mist's Call
3
Passage Unearned
1
Passage Unearned
3
Stress Defense
2
Stress Defense
3
Wallop
3
Wallop
4
The Box
1
The Box
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
1
Vengeance
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You might’ve noticed this isn’t your typical Darkness list, that’s because my Aegis esports (previously Runeterra Academy) team World Wide Wombats curated this lineup (and this list) with one goal in mind – beat the triple Shurima players! We tested the Darkness list into TaliyahTaliyah ZiggsZiggs pretty extensively last night and Yangzera was able to stabilize under 10 hp and win out in most of our matches. Once again I am putting a disclaimer that this lineup theory is not backed by stats.

We’re still going to be banning Mono Shurima with this lineup, no amount of teching can salvage the matchup for our Darkness deck, but you’re not forced into it every single time as our other two decks do have a decent chance. That said, I really can’t envision a lineup where you’d want to ban something else. If there is no Mono Shurima in your opponent’s lineup you’ll want to protect your Pantheon from heavy burn decks like RivenRiven ViktorViktor.

We opted to go for this specific lineup because of the lineup construction requirements set upon us by the Aegis tournament - champions can only be repeated twice throughout a team’s lineup (three players per team). If you weren’t limited by format, some alternate decks you could run include TaliyahTaliyah ZiggsZiggs, or Scouts.


Rally Never Died

Scouts

Regions
Demacia
32 cards
Bilgewater
8 cards
Rarities
29 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
16
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
26
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
2
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Cithria the Bold
1
Cithria the Bold
6
Genevieve Elmheart
3
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
8
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Mount Targon
25 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
17
2
12
3
4
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
11
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
23
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Irelia Azir

Regions
Ionia
26 cards
Shurima
14 cards
Rarities
25 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
10
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
14
2
6
3
4
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
Azir
3
Irelia
3
Irelia
Landmarks
6
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
2
Emperor's Dais
3
Emperor's Dais
Followers
15
1
Dunekeeper
2
Dunekeeper
1
Sparring Student
3
Sparring Student
2
Greenglade Duo
3
Greenglade Duo
2
Ribbon Dancer
3
Ribbon Dancer
4
Field Musicians
2
Field Musicians
5
Blossoming Blade
2
Blossoming Blade
Spells
13
1
Rite of Calling
1
Rite of Calling
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Lead and Follow
2
Lead and Follow
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
4
Homecoming
2
Homecoming
5
Defiant Dance
3
Defiant Dance
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This is a rally lineup, sort of. Irelia Azir is back and while not quite the force it used to be - it still slots nicely into this ‘Control Buster’ lineup. If you’re expecting a lot of Feel The RushFeel The Rush or just have a read on a weird no-aggro meta. This can be a very solid lineup.

As far as bans go, you’ll want to take out the most aggressive list your opponent has. This might be Yordles in Arms Yordles in Arms or it might be a burn deck like RivenRiven ViktorViktor. PantheonPantheon and AzirAzir IreliaIrelia are both quite weak to super aggressive strategies and as such, we need to protect them. If your opponent was crazy enough to bring Spiders then you’ll have to ban that - you have no shot of beating it with the current IreliaIrelia AzirAzir builds.

Alternative decks? You could try the Demacia Fae list from last season over IreliaIrelia AzirAzir, it’s still putting up decent ladder stats. You could also try out JayceJayce LuxLux, though I’ve not seen Davebo on it recently so you may want to check his AR page before committing. 


Speed Running Your Matches

These past few months an aggro oriented line up has always made sense as a counter to Pantheon Yuumi decks. This week is not any different. Except our main target will not be Pantheon, but instead all the Sun Disc and Taliyah Ziggs decks running around.  

Riven Viktor

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
2
0
6
1
13
2
11
3
6
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Riven
3
Riven
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Followers
21
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Runeweaver
3
Runeweaver
3
Nyandroid
3
Nyandroid
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
Spells
13
0
Poro Cannon
2
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
3
Ambush
2
Ambush
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
5
Survival Skills
2
Survival Skills
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MF Gangplank TF

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
10
2
6
3
6
4
2
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
1
Twisted Fate
5
Gangplank
2
Gangplank
Followers
26
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Jagged Butcher
1
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Legion Grenadier
2
Legion Grenadier
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Island Navigator
2
Island Navigator
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
8
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Fizz Lulu

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
23 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
8
common
26
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
15
2
6
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Lulu
3
Lulu
Followers
15
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Bomber Twins
3
Bomber Twins
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
4
Yordle Captain
3
Yordle Captain
Spells
19
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Scrapheap
2
Scrapheap
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
10
Treasured Trash
2
Treasured Trash
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This week Shurima is the most popular tourist site in Runeterra. This lineup is meant to ruin their day. All three of these decks have 60% win rate or higher versus both Mono Shurima and TaliyahTaliyah ZiggsZiggs, making it the best counter to the most popular lineup you will run into. 

In addition, we still have the old benefit that aggro has always given us: great into PantheonPantheon and AzirAzir IreliaIrelia. So with this line up you are not only beating the triple Shurima line ups, but you are also favorable into line ups trying to counter control by playing either Demacia or Azir Irelia.

The main weakness here is obvious: control. The idea is that with Shurima decks being so popular, you will either not be running into too many full triple control line ups, OR they will lose earlier than you in the gauntlet/tournament runs. This lineup will have an almost impossible time beating a triple control lineup, so be mindful of this when choosing this lineup. Out of the main control decks, my ban priority would be on Feel The RushFeel The Rush. Blighted RavineBlighted Ravine becomes a huge issue for us to deal with as it stops our board development. 

If we dodge the triple control boogeyman, other ban considerations include EkkoEkko ZileanZilean, LuluLulu FizzFizz and ApheliosAphelios ViktorViktor. These decks can either rush us down faster than we can beat them and/or have enough removal through their P&Z tools to keep us in check.

If you are looking for an alternate deck to play, another option is the classic Elise Spider aggro. It can fit right in for any three of these decks while still keeping a similar matchup spread. 


Rebel Against Our Yordle Overlords

If you are a fan of the data or have been visiting Reddit recently, then you have seen how FizzFizz LuluLulu Yordles in Arms Yordles in Arms continues to be one of the, if not the best, performing decks. This lineup comes straight from the best minds in Piltover & Zaun to overthrow these darn Yordles’ dominance. 

Lee Sin Viktor

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
20 cards
Ionia
20 cards
Rarities
27 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
12
common
19
Mana cost
3
0
0
1
17
2
4
3
10
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
8
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
Spells
26
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Calculated Creations
2
Calculated Creations
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Ambush
2
Ambush
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
3
Deny
4
Spirit's Refuge
1
Spirit's Refuge
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
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Ekko Zilean

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
3
0
12
1
13
2
4
3
8
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Zilean
3
Zilean
4
Ekko
3
Ekko
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
Followers
14
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Voice of the Risen
Spells
17
0
Feral Prescience
3
Feral Prescience
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
Open deck in builder

Aphelios Vi Zoe

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Mount Targon
21 cards
Rarities
24 700
champion
6
epic
1
rare
11
common
22
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
13
2
12
3
0
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
1
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
5
Vi
2
Vi
Followers
18
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
2
Spacey Sketcher
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
2
Boom Baboon
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
3
Sump Dredger
2
Sump Dredger
5
Subpurrsible
1
Subpurrsible
Spells
16
0
Poro Cannon
2
Poro Cannon
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
3
Hush
1
Hush
5
Celestial Wonder
1
Celestial Wonder
5
Starshaping
2
Starshaping
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This lineup is very similar to my pick from last week (Sirturmund’s Pick) with a substitution that makes all the difference: EkkoEkko ZileanZilean instead of Darkness. This makes our matchup spread so much better than it was last week, and I am ashamed to say I didn’t have this deck in our radar until Gouda won EMEA’s Fight Night last Friday with Ekko Zilean. 

The idea here is the same as before. This line up has an amazing win rate against Lulu Fizz Yordle In Arms across the board. So this will be our main target. On top of just those pesky Yordles, we have a decent time versus almost all aggro decks, including Pirate Aggro which I expect to grow in popularity as data continues to show the deck’s strength. 

The beauty of this line up is that while we don’t have a lot of what you might call favourable targets, we also don’t lose to a lot of lineups. Most of our matchup tables are very even across the board. However, every lineup has their own fear. In the case of our lineup it comes in the form of Demacia rally decks, whether its SivirSivir, PantheonPantheon or Scouts variants. So any of those decks should be our main priority target. 

It is hard to find a replacement deck for this lineup without completely changing the tables around. If you are not a fan of Ekko Zilean, something more control based like Zilean XerathXerath can still do the trick versus Fizz Lulu. Similarly, if you are not a fan of Aphelios Vi, you can try Lux Aphelios or Aphelios Zoe Noxus. You shouldn’t change Viktor Lee as it is the best deck EVER 🙂 No bias or anything like that from me. 


Shurima Is Not Real, It Can’t Hurt Me

Sometimes Bo3 matches can feel like a roulette, entirely dependent on which opponent you end up against and what they are bringing. I am starting to feel this more and more with the current meta. We have an Aggro beats Shurima, Shurima beats Control, and Control beats Aggro triangle going on. We showcased Rock and Scissors already, and this Control line up is our Paper. 

Darkness

Regions
Shadow Isles
22 cards
Bandlecity
21 cards
Rarities
24 300
champion
6
epic
1
rare
9
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
15
2
4
3
8
4
5
5
7
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
5
Senna
3
Senna
Followers
16
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
Darkbulb Acolyte
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
4
Stilted Robemaker
2
Stilted Robemaker
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
Spells
18
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Mist's Call
2
Mist's Call
3
Wallop
2
Wallop
4
The Box
1
The Box
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
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Feel The Rush

Regions
Freljord
24 cards
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Rarities
28 400
champion
5
epic
7
rare
11
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
6
2
3
3
6
4
8
5
4
6
11
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
2
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
7
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
2
Kindly Tavernkeeper
9
Commander Ledros
1
Commander Ledros
10
She Who Wanders
1
She Who Wanders
Spells
25
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
1
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
2
Avalanche
4
The Box
1
The Box
5
Catalyst of Aeons
2
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
2
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
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Thresh Aurelion Sol

Regions
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Mount Targon
24 cards
Rarities
22 200
champion
5
epic
1
rare
13
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
10
2
5
3
2
4
9
5
5
6
5
7+
Champions
5
5
Thresh
3
Thresh
10
Aurelion Sol
2
Aurelion Sol
Followers
15
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
Spacey Sketcher
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
2
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Shieldbearer
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
4
Blinded Mystic
2
Blinded Mystic
7
Eclipse Dragon
1
Eclipse Dragon
Spells
20
2
Guiding Touch
1
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
1
Pale Cascade
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Dragon's Clutch
1
Dragon's Clutch
3
Hush
1
Hush
5
Starshaping
3
Starshaping
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Piercing Darkness
2
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
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Not a lot needs to be said about this lineup. Your goal is simple, make aggro players miserable. In tournaments this weekend, Feel The Rush and Darkness specifically made most of the top cuts, showing how strong these decks still currently are. Ever since then though Taliyah Ziggs has grown bigger and bigger, making it more risky to bring this lineup around.

Our targets are any aggro deck that relies on a heavy board presence or has units with 1 health. Things like Pirate Aggro, Spider Aggro, and LuluLulu FizzFizz will get beat handedly by this line up. A well timed Withering WailWithering Wail can not only reduce their board presence, but heal you on top of it.

We also do well versus the other less traditional aggro decks that instead rely on combo pieces. Things like RivenRiven ViktorViktor are susceptible to our VengeanceVengeance once they commit the combo pieces on their big unit. 

The decks that we want to avoid come from two regions specifically, Shurima and Demacia. Shurima decks like Mono Shurima or Ziggs Taliyah are very good against our control lineup, so I recommend banning those on site when possible. For Demacia, we are afraid of their rallies. Scouts, Pantheon Yuumi, and Sivir Akshan all can rush us down faster than we can stabilize. I would still recommend banning the Shurima decks first if you have to choose between the two, since versus Demacia you still have board clear tools and hard removal for their top end.


About the Authors

MonteXristo has been playing the game since closed beta and has consistently made it to masters every season he’s been active.  His accomplishments include having peaked in the top 20, taking first place in the “Streamer Sideboard Showdown” and LPP Riot Grand Prix. When he’s not writing for Mastering Runeterra he keeps his card-slinging skills sharp by playing in the Runeterra Academy tournament, with his team The Wobbly Wombats!

Sirturmund is a long-time player of the game, having played LoR since beta. He has found competitive success in the past year with a couple of seasonal top cuts finishes, rank 1 ladder placements, and first spot in a Qualifier of Mastering Runeterra's Championship. Best known for being one of the very few to still bring Star Springs to tournaments, you can find Sirturmund lurking around all the social media sites absorbing anything he can about the game!



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