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Patch 3.0.0 – New patch, new decks!

The newest update to the game, Patch 3.0.0, brings some interesting card changes. Shadawx shows off five decks you can try out on Day #1!

Hey everyone, Shadawx here!

The newest update to the game, Patch 3.0.0, brings some interesting card changes. While the dominant AhriAhri KennenKennen decks didn’t get touched, Bandle City got hit with nerfs to Curious ShellfolkCurious Shellfolk, Bandle City MayorBandle City Mayor, Hidden PathwaysHidden Pathways, and Lecturing YordleLecturing Yordle. Other cards got some interesting buffs as well and I’ll go through some of the more interesting ones as I show off some decks you can try out on day 1 of the new patch!

Braum Ledros Trundle Control

Regions
Freljord
28 cards
Shadow Isles
12 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
6
2
9
3
11
4
7
5
2
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Braum
3
Braum
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
13
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Wyrding Stones
3
Wyrding Stones
4
Babbling Bjerg
2
Babbling Bjerg
9
Commander Ledros
2
Commander Ledros
Spells
18
2
Unspeakable Horror
1
Unspeakable Horror
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
3
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
5
Harsh Winds
2
Harsh Winds
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
Open deck in builder

We revisit an old classic, TrundleTrundle Commander LedrosCommander Ledros Control, or formerly known as TLC (Not to be mixed up with TrundleTrundle LissandraLissandra Control). In order to avoid confusion, I want to add in BraumBraum so I can call this Braum Ledros Trundle (BLT).

With board clears being pretty decent against AhriAhri/KennenKennen, I think Shadow Isles Freljord control decks (like FTR) can be really good right now. With the TrundleTrundle buff, it will be a lot more annoying to remove him outside of hard removal like the newly buffed VengeanceVengeance.

Mono Shurima

Regions
Shurima
40 cards
Rarities
29 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
12
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
7
2
11
3
8
4
0
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Renekton
3
Renekton
4
Xerath
3
Xerath
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
1
Buried Sun Disc
1
Buried Sun Disc
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
15
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
2
Soothsayer
1
Soothsayer
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
4
Golden Ambassador
1
Golden Ambassador
7
Thrumming Swarm
1
Thrumming Swarm
Spells
12
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
3
Ancient Hourglass
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
Rite of the Arcane
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
6
Ascended's Rise
2
Ascended's Rise
7
Spirit Fire
2
Spirit Fire
Open deck in builder

Now for an exciting deck that everyone has been eyeing since seeing the patch notes….Mono Shurima!

With the changes to Buried Sun DiscBuried Sun Disc, Ascended's Rise, and XerathXerath, the Ascended archetype got some love, possibly enough to get it some decent win rates. The most important change was probably getting Buried Sun DiscBuried Sun Disc straight onto the board on turn 1, so now you can afford to play a 1 drop against aggro or bank that 1 spell mana to use Ascended's Rise later in the game. 

In this build I focused on RenektonRenekton and XerathXerath. I have cards like Merciless HunterMerciless Hunter and Rock HopperRock Hopper that can help give units Vulnerable and Landmarks like Ancient PreparationsAncient Preparations and PreservariumPreservarium to help trigger XerathXerath. Those Landmarks will really come in handy after getting level 3 XerathXerath as now it will activate his ability with the new buffs.

Ashe LeBlanc Frostbite

Regions
Noxus
11 cards
Freljord
29 cards
Rarities
28 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
18
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
8
2
13
3
5
4
5
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
LeBlanc
3
LeBlanc
4
Ashe
3
Ashe
Followers
23
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
2
Icevale Archer
2
Icevale Archer
2
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Avarosan Trapper
3
Avarosan Trapper
3
Rimefang Wolf
2
Rimefang Wolf
4
Trifarian Assessor
2
Trifarian Assessor
5
Avarosan Hearthguard
3
Avarosan Hearthguard
5
Rimetusk Shaman
2
Rimetusk Shaman
6
Rimefang Denmother
3
Rimefang Denmother
Spells
11
1
Brittle Steel
1
Brittle Steel
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Culling Strike
2
Culling Strike
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
Open deck in builder

With the small change to AsheAshe and Rimetusk ShamanRimetusk Shaman, I wanted to take a look at a more Frostbite heavy deck utilizing them. AsheAshe is now easier to flip and make big unblockable attacks, and paired up with Rimetusk ShamanRimetusk Shaman being harder to remove, I think a deck like this can sneak it’s way into the meta.

Rimefang WolfRimefang Wolf and Rimefang DenmotherRimefang Denmother are also neat cards to try out with this package now. With Rimefang WolfRimefang Wolf being able to potentially clear any unit in the game with a Frostbite, I think it’s just a very valuable card to play in here, especially when paired with Rimetusk ShamanRimetusk Shaman. Rimefang DenmotherRimefang Denmother also helps provide some late game threats by being a 5/5 summoning a Rimefang PackRimefang Pack with +1/+1 for each time you’ve Frostbitten this game.

Iceborn Fearsomes

Regions
Freljord
4 cards
Shadow Isles
36 cards
Rarities
14 700
champion
3
epic
0
rare
10
common
27
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
16
2
6
3
6
4
0
5
5
6
2
7+
Champions
3
2
Elise
3
Elise
Followers
18
1
Hapless Aristocrat
3
Hapless Aristocrat
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
2
Mistwraith
3
Mistwraith
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
4
Wraithcaller
3
Wraithcaller
Spells
19
1
Crawling Sensation
2
Crawling Sensation
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Troll Chant
1
Troll Chant
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Risen Mists
3
Risen Mists
6
Brood Awakening
2
Brood Awakening
6
Iceborn Legacy
3
Iceborn Legacy
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
Open deck in builder

The biggest and scariest change to me was seeing Iceborn LegacyIceborn Legacy go from Slow to Burst. I remember back in the deck when Iceborn Spiders was a thing to be feared… lets see if we can bring it back!

This is just essentially a MistwraithMistwraith/SpiderlingSpiderling deck because those are your prime targets for Iceborn LegacyIceborn Legacy. With it buffing the units EVERYWHERE, it would include the SpiderlingSpiderling summoned from EliseElise, Crawling SensationCrawling Sensation, Vile FeastVile Feast, Hapless AristocratHapless Aristocrat, and Brood AwakeningBrood Awakening. Imagine, everytime you attack with EliseElise she summons a 3/3 or even 5/5 SpiderlingSpiderling alongside her…or having a unit die only for Crawling SensationCrawling Sensation to pop out two 5/5s. 

Even if you can’t get a SpiderlingSpiderling to target, hitting a MistwraithMistwraith is solid as well, since their 2 health was one of their downsides. Now if they’re hit with one Iceborn LegacyIceborn Legacy, they all go up to 4 health, making them much more of a pain to remove. 

Kindred Go Hard

Regions
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Bilgewater
17 cards
Rarities
30 800
champion
6
epic
8
rare
3
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
12
2
3
3
12
4
2
5
1
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Kindred
3
Kindred
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
19
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
1
Pool Shark
2
Pool Shark
2
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
9
Commander Ledros
1
Commander Ledros
Spells
15
1
Go Hard
3
Go Hard
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Salvage
2
Salvage
4
The Box
1
The Box
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
1
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
Open deck in builder

The last list we look at is simply the old Bilgewater Shadow Isles Go HardGo Hard list, but instead of EliseElise we replaced her with KindredKindred. KindredKindred got herself a nice buff, being 1 mana cheaper at the cost of 1 health.

With KindredKindred being paired with Twisted FateTwisted Fate, the deck is now focused on being a really big board control pile, with lots of spells to trigger KindredKindred’s ability. Things like Twisted FateTwisted Fate’s Red or Gold cards, Go HardGo Hard, The BoxThe Box, VengeanceVengeance and even Glimpse BeyondGlimpse Beyond help in that aspect, and you do what little damage you can here and there while their board is clear, so you can end it all with one big Pack Your BagsPack Your Bags

That wraps up some new brews that I think are interesting to try with the new buffs that Patch 3.0.0 has brought us. With the nerfs to Bandle City I think their decks have been slowed down a little enough to deal with, but with Ahri Kennen still being on top, we’ll have to see if it’ll remain that way or will the meta shape up in a way that dethrones them. Thanks for reading and hope you get to try out some new fun stuff!

About the Author

Playing LoR since beta, consistent masters player. LoR Dreamhack winner and other high-level tournament win/top cuts. Crazy deck builder. I like garlic bread.

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