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Sirturmund and MonteXristo Recommended Lineups

Triple rally season seems to see no end – Sirturmund and Monte share six Bo3 lineups to join or counter the Golden Aegis tide!

El Clásico Agresivo

There are no signs of the Yuumi Pantheon dominance slowing down. The deck has shot up in playrate, and as such I still expect it to be ever prevalent in the best-of-three metagame.

This lineup is the classic triple aggro lineup that has been used to counter Pantheon decks in the past. I “borrowed” these three lists straight from our very own MaRu Pro player XxWhatAmIxX, who just took 1st place in GiantSlayer’s tournament this past Monday. 

Spider Aggro

Regions
Noxus
21 cards
Shadow Isles
19 cards
Rarities
14 500
champion
3
epic
0
rare
9
common
28
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
11
2
13
3
1
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
3
2
Elise
3
Elise
Followers
28
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
4
Astral Fox
1
Astral Fox
Spells
9
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Stalking Shadows
3
Stalking Shadows
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Gnar Ziggs Aggro

Regions
Bandlecity
21 cards
Noxus
19 cards
Rarities
22 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
6
common
28
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
7
3
6
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
25
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Teenydactyl
3
Teenydactyl
Spells
9
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

Pirate Aggro

Regions
Bilgewater
19 cards
Noxus
21 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
7
3
7
4
1
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
2
Twisted Fate
5
Gangplank
1
Gangplank
Followers
26
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
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
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
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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The idea here is simple: race down your opponents early with units, then finish off with burn. The midrange Demacia decks that are so prevalent do not usually have many heals in their lists, meaning each point of damage you do is very important. The decks that we want to hit are Yuumi Pantheon, Sivir Akshan, Sejuani Gnar, any Galio lists, Lurk, and in general any midrange style of deck.

As for our ban strategy, that is also pretty straightforward. Heals and AoE are our biggest weaknesses, so we want to prioritize bans on the Shadow Isles decks that play Withering Wail, Vile Feast and The Box.

After that, we could focus our attention on Freljord decks with Blighted Ravine and Kindly Tavernkeeper.

Lastly, we do tend to lose the race vs Scouts, so if not against a control lineup, it is worth banning Scouts over other decks. 

If you are looking for an alternative to the decks above, any of the Yordle In Arms variants could fit right in as many of them tend to still sport great win rates vs Pantheon Decks. My personal recommendation would be Fizz Lulu as it still gives you some burn to finish the game after your units chip them down. 


A Song of Ice and Fire

So when I think of the dominance from all these midrange decks and their rallies, there are two obvious ways that come to mind to stop them: Freezing them and Stunning them.

Last week, I recommended to you all a triple Noxus control lineup – that should still do pretty well – relying more on the stun and damaged units aspect. Today, I wanted to change it around a bit and incorporate more freezes into the idea.

Ashe LeBlanc

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Freljord
22 cards
Rarities
29 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
15
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
9
2
11
3
9
4
3
5
2
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
LeBlanc
3
LeBlanc
4
Ashe
3
Ashe
Followers
18
1
Omen Hawk
2
Omen Hawk
2
Icevale Archer
3
Icevale Archer
2
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Avarosan Trapper
3
Avarosan Trapper
4
Trifarian Assessor
3
Trifarian Assessor
5
Avarosan Hearthguard
3
Avarosan Hearthguard
8
Incisive Tactician
1
Incisive Tactician
Spells
16
1
Brittle Steel
3
Brittle Steel
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Culling Strike
3
Culling Strike
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Whispered Words
3
Whispered Words
6
Reckoning
2
Reckoning
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Ezreal Caitlyn

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
2
0
5
1
6
2
18
3
4
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
15
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
Spells
19
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Culling Strike
1
Culling Strike
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
2
Statikk Shock
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
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Gnar Sejuani

Regions
Bandlecity
21 cards
Freljord
22 cards
Rarities
25 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
7
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
17
2
3
3
6
4
0
5
5
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
19
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
2
Vulpine Wanderer
4
Teenydactyl
3
Teenydactyl
6
Mammoth Shaman
2
Mammoth Shaman
Spells
15
1
Poison Dart
2
Poison Dart
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Ice Shard
2
Ice Shard
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
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The first deck is the classic Ashe LB deck. We are playing cards like Avarosan Hearthguard to make our units bigger against Scouts. With this deck, rely on the Trifarian Gloryseeker to pick off key units like Miss Fortune or Wounded Whiteflame while preventing their Single Combat and Concerted Strike with Flash Freeze and Icevale Archer.

The second deck is Ezreal Caitlyn and relies more on stunning your opponent to stop their big Rally turns, damaging their units to remove them with Ravenous Flock, and then swinging the game around with a big tempo Tri-beam Improbulator.

Lastly, the Sejuani Gnar list relies on locking down the Demacia opponents with a leveled-up Sejuani. I prefer this over classic GP Sejuani as it has more tools to stop us from getting run down. 

Our targets with this lineup are the mid-range Demacia decks that rely on big board presence, rallies, or strikes to win. A well-timed stun or Icevale Archer can completely kill their momentum.

Our ban priority is a big issue. This lineup will struggle against control, especially Darkness, so I recommend banning the deck on sight. We might also get run down too quickly by Yordles in Arms variants, so I recommend having that as a second priority.

Lastly, our decks themselves rely on some key units that need to attack, so I would have decks like Gnar Swain, Ezreal Caitlyn or anything else with stuns as my third priority.

If you are looking for alternatives to the decks listed here, another option is a Swain Braum list. Unfortunately, Ashe Noxus already takes our Freljord and Noxus spot, so you would have to replace that deck for it. Other options include Teemo Sejuani if you prefer to play that over Gnar Sejuani, in which case I would move Gnar to replace LeBlanc in the Ashe deck. 


Sirturmund’s Comfort Zone

Darkness is still a menace in the meta, even with all the Pantheon and Sivir Akshan decks running around.

The conventional way to counter Darkness would be a triple rally line up, which we will cover further down in this article. However, I wanted to try a different approach that put me away from playing Pantheon or Sivir Akshan decks, to avoid their hard aggro counter. I came up with this!

Fizz Yuumi Freljord Bandle City

Regions
Freljord
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
24 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
16
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
17
1
19
2
4
3
0
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
Followers
13
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Starlit Seer
3
Starlit Seer
3
Loping Telescope
1
Loping Telescope
Spells
21
1
Elixir of Iron
3
Elixir of Iron
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
1
Trinket Trade
3
Trinket Trade
2
Flamespitter
1
Flamespitter
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
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Scouts

Regions
Demacia
34 cards
Bilgewater
6 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
15
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
23
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
3
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Genevieve Elmheart
2
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
11
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Bandle Tree

Regions
Noxus
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
10
2
8
3
12
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
2
Kennen
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
17
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
14
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
4
Buster Shot
3
Buster Shot
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
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Scouts is straightforward, it does very well into Darkness while not losing into Spider Aggro. It is, in fact, favorable versus an aggro lineup, meaning it will bait the ban out.

Bandle Tree is also pretty straightforward, as it is probably the best straight-up counter into Darkness – Veigar & friends have almost no way to beat The Bandle Tree, and a lot of their spells become useless.

Lastly, Fizz Yuumi.

This is a bit of a spice deck that I have been playing on the ladder recently to great success, taking me to 300 LP and top 15 in masters rank ladder.

The deck has a really great win rate vs Darkness as they struggle versus your big buffed-up elusives. If you manage to hit Fizz, it makes their life even more miserable as he can counter all their spells minus Minimorph. I have a video on this deck if you are not too familiar with it: Toxic Elusive Combo with Yuumi Fizz Freljord! | Deck Breakdown & Gameplay | Legends of Runeterra

Our lineup's strategy is to target control and slow combo decks, so keep those open whenever possible. You should do well versus almost all the usual control suspects, allowing you to take advantage of people trying to counter aggro decks.

We have decent matchups versus a lot of the field minus the Pantheon and Sivir Akshan decks, and the Noxus control decks. So in terms of ban priority, I would go after those two first.

Pantheon and Sivir are troublesome to us because of the Sharpsight, Single Combat and Golden Aegis allowing them to both slow down our attacks and also rush us down. Noxus control is very good against us because of Scorched Earth countering Bandle Tree and the stuns countering our attack-oriented decks, with Gnar Swain being the biggest offender due to also having access to Minimorph


Monte’s House of Horrors

This is the lineup I played to top four in the Mastering Runeterra Daily tournament last week and it’s a spicy one!

Gnarlines

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Freljord
17 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
9
common
20
Mana cost
2
0
5
1
14
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
Followers
16
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Avarosan Sentry
1
Avarosan Sentry
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Icevale Archer
1
Icevale Archer
2
Vulpine Wanderer
1
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
Spells
18
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Iterative Improvement
1
Iterative Improvement
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
3
Sump Fumes
2
Sump Fumes
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
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Panth Yuumi

Regions
Demacia
13 cards
Mount Targon
27 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
11
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
13
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
1
Blinded Mystic
Spells
21
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
1
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Faetality

Regions
Bandlecity
38 cards
Shadow Isles
5 cards
Rarities
28 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
21
common
10
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
11
2
14
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
2
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
3
Ziggs
1
Ziggs
Followers
21
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
2
Blastcone Seedling
3
Blastcone Seedling
2
Conchologist
2
Conchologist
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Tenor of Terror
3
Tenor of Terror
Spells
13
1
Fae Sprout
2
Fae Sprout
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Heroic Refrain
1
Heroic Refrain
4
Buster Shot
2
Buster Shot
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
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Gnarlines is my favorite deck of the season and the one I’ve played the most so it just makes sense for me to play Gnar there.

We round out the lineup with Pantheon Yuumi and Atrocity Tristana (or Faetality as Sqweeby has named it). I chose these two decks because I believe Pantheon Yuumi to be one of the best decks in the format (which also beats all the smaller Demacia lists). I also like how Faetality does into the Demacia mirror and against Pantheon – with Atrocity as a finisher, the matchup is very winnable. 

Your ban priority with this lineup is going to be aggro burn decks – stuff like Bandle Burn, Draven Rumble, or Spiders if anyone’s crazy enough to bring that.

Against a similar double, or triple, rally lineup you’ll want to ban out Pantheon Yuumi or Scouts. While I personally believe Gnarlines beats Pantheon Yuumi, the stats disagree.

Faetality should beat Pantheon Yuumi as well, but a fast Pantheon level-up with the right keywords can stop that plan in its tracks as well, so best to play it safe and remove the deck from the equation. 

This is mostly a comfort lineup for me at the moment, as such you should feel free to swap out any list for one you’re comfortable on. Try to ensure they have similar ban goals though, I know from experience that there’s nothing worse than having conflicting ban requirements!


Look to the next attack

Scouts

Regions
Bilgewater
8 cards
Demacia
32 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
15
common
15
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
27
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
3
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
3
Cithria the Bold
6
Genevieve Elmheart
1
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
7
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Pantheon Yuumi

Regions
Demacia
13 cards
Mount Targon
27 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
11
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
13
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
1
Blinded Mystic
Spells
21
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
1
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Tristana Demacia

Regions
Demacia
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
20
common
11
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
12
2
12
3
4
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
1
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
Followers
15
2
Blastcone Seedling
3
Blastcone Seedling
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
Spells
19
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
4
Buster Shot
2
Buster Shot
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder

Is this lineup starting to look familiar? It should, this has been the ‘Type A’ (meta defining) lineup for the past couple of weeks and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere any time soon.

Scouts, Pantheon, and Tristana Demacia are three of the most individually powerful decks in the current meta-game. Normally triple rally lineups exist to target control, but despite the lack of control this lineup still seems to be everywhere – and quite successful.

As it turns out, when you play three of the best decks together you’ll find some pretty good results. Your game plan with this lineup is going to be setting up a board that your opponent cannot properly contest, and then shoving your advantage with a Rally at a crucial moment in the game. Knowing when to fire off your Rally is very important, so be sure to put some time in and practice with the decks before bringing this to a tournament.

Ban strategy is going to be removing the biggest Demacia deck you can, by this I mean stuff like Yuumi Pantheon, Jayce Lux, and Sivir Akshan.

If your opponent lacks a bigger Demacia deck, you should look to protect your Pantheon list by dropping any burn deck or any Noxus midrange list (like Draven Caitlyn)

You can swap out any one of these Demacia decks for another Demacia deck of your preference - Jayce Lux, Sivir Akshan, even a Galio deck would be fine. Whatever your rally deck of choice is, you can play it in this lineup! 

If you want to get really spicy you can play triple rally a different way…. With Sion and Ekko Zilean as your second and third rally decks.


Lets go three weeks into the past

This lineup was very popular not so long ago. It fell a bit to the wayside because Bandle Tree and Darkness are both a bit weak to Scouts and Tristana Demacia. Still, this is a sound lineup if you don’t expect a lot of Demacia, or if you wanted to soft-target Pantheon (Lee and Tree are both pretty good into the avatar of war).

However, if this is what you decide to do, you’ll need to curate your Darkness list differently - I’d suggest adding some number of Wallop, and playing three copies of Vengeance at least.

Bandle Tree

Regions
Noxus
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
10
2
8
3
12
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
2
Kennen
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
17
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
14
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
4
Buster Shot
3
Buster Shot
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
Open deck in builder

Lee Sin

Regions
Mount Targon
20 cards
Ionia
20 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
8
3
6
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
6
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
28
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sonic Wave
3
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
2
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
2
Will of Ionia
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Darkness

Regions
Shadow Isles
20 cards
Bandlecity
23 cards
Rarities
25 500
champion
6
epic
1
rare
15
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
16
2
0
3
9
4
4
5
7
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
5
Senna
3
Senna
Followers
17
1
Hapless Aristocrat
1
Hapless Aristocrat
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
17
1
Group Shot
1
Group Shot
2
Glimpse Beyond
1
Glimpse Beyond
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
The Box
1
The Box
4
Transposition
2
Transposition
5
Withering Wail
1
Withering Wail
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
Open deck in builder

Your ban strategy is going to be removing Scouts or Tristana swarm decks from the equation, as those two decks both have excellent matchups into your overall lineup. You can also ban out any Bandle Tree mirrors you do not want to face.

Burn is not the worst ban either – Decimate can be denied or healed, but with the right draw they can still sink your tournament dreams. 

I actually don’t know what else might fit into this lineup, so have at it with your experimentation and let me know what you come up with in the comments below!


Bonus Track

This is the lineup with which Phame won the first Mastering Runeterra EU $100 Daily on March 10, which we'll provide with no commentary:

Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Mount Targon
25 cards
Rarities
20 500
champion
5
epic
0
rare
10
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
16
2
11
3
5
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
5
3
Yuumi
2
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
12
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
4
Blinded Mystic
1
Blinded Mystic
Spells
23
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
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
Open deck in builder

Gnar Swain

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Bandlecity
21 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
6
2
15
3
3
4
3
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
18
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
7
The Leviathan
2
The Leviathan
8
Captain Farron
1
Captain Farron
Spells
16
1
Blade's Edge
2
Blade's Edge
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Death's Hand
3
Death's Hand
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
Open deck in builder

Caitlyn Ezreal Noxus

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Rarities
29 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
14
common
15
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
6
2
19
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
12
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
3
Thorn of the Rose
1
Thorn of the Rose
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Noxian Guillotine
1
Noxian Guillotine
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
3
Statikk Shock
4
Whispered Words
2
Whispered Words
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
Open deck in builder

About the authors

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!

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!



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