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The Dankest Timeline

I’m gonna be honest guys, I’m not sure if this lineup has any synergy but hey! It’s Week One of a new expansion and these decks have shown themselves to be immediate stand-outs, so why not throw them together… Besides, it’s funny as heck to play double Timelines alongside the time-travelling champions. 

Jaxlines

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
17 cards
Runeterra
23 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
17
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
5
Vi
3
Vi
Followers
19
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
3
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Wandering Shepherd
1
Wandering Shepherd
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
Spells
15
1
Blades of the Fallen
2
Blades of the Fallen
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
4
Parts Made Whole
3
Parts Made Whole
Open deck in builder

Freljord Timelines

Regions
Freljord
17 cards
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
6
common
23
Mana cost
1
0
5
1
12
2
7
3
7
4
3
5
0
6
5
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
2
Caitlyn
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
7
Ornn
1
Ornn
Followers
18
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Favored Artisan
2
Favored Artisan
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
Spells
16
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
3
Aftershock
2
Aftershock
4
Parts Made Whole
1
Parts Made Whole
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
Open deck in builder

Ekko Zilean (Credits to Beastllama)

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
30 700
champion
6
epic
7
rare
8
common
19
Mana cost
1
0
15
1
14
2
3
3
7
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Zilean
3
Zilean
4
Ekko
3
Ekko
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
16
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Station Archivist
1
Station Archivist
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Voice of the Risen
Spells
15
0
Feral Prescience
1
Feral Prescience
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
Open deck in builder

Timelines as a deck got a huge buff this patch with the introduction of the Improvise cards. Such a big buff, in fact, that it spawned a whole new Timelines deck!

I decided to put these two archetypes together in a lineup because they are arguably two of the strongest decks in the game at the moment. As we’ve discussed, one of the better strategies at the start of every new Season (when matchups haven’t really been figured out and the meta hasn’t settled) is to play three good decks. I’ve chosen to round out this lineup with Ekko mostly for the meme, but I do think it can fit here as it’s also gotten a few new toys like Forsaken BaccaiForsaken Baccai and The Darkin BloodlettersThe Darkin Bloodletters to power him up. 

This lineup will likely want to ban Pirates above all else. Both our Timelines decks appear to suffer into them, and while Ekko does have a decent matchup here, it has become a lot more difficult since they added Riptide SermonRiptide Sermon. You will also want to ban Kai’Sa if you bump into her, as well as Nami TF Ionia.

As alternate decks for this lineup: you could bring Pirates yourself, Kai’Sa is of course still an incredibly strong deck, and both variants of Nasus (Kindred and Thresh) appear to be Awakening winners.


No Patch? Still good!

While Kai’Sa did receive a small nerf in the patch (Void AbominationVoid Abomination became a 9 mana 5/5), the other two decks in this lineup weren’t touched at all and the meta has not turned hostile for them. As a result, this is likely still the best lineup this patch.

Gwat

Regions
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Noxus
17 cards
Rarities
28 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
11
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
18
2
4
3
6
4
0
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
Elise
3
Katarina
2
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Equipments
2
2
Great Hammers
2
Great Hammers
Followers
18
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Precious Pet
2
Precious Pet
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
6
Eternal Dancers
2
Eternal Dancers
Spells
14
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

Kai’Sa (Credits to GrandpaRoji)

Regions
Demacia
17 cards
Shurima
23 cards
Rarities
27 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
10
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
11
2
4
3
11
4
9
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Kai'Sa
3
Kai'Sa
Followers
25
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
1
Voidling
3
Voidling
2
Belvethi Elder
3
Belvethi Elder
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
4
Void Blaster
3
Void Blaster
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
Spells
9
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Pirates

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Bilgewater
22 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
8
2
6
3
6
4
2
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
21
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
13
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon
Open deck in builder

I don’t have a whole lot more to say on this lineup that hasn’t already been said in previous articles. For this week, we can’t really be sure what the meta will be, so we’re just relying on the raw power level of these decks to find success.

One thing you might notice is that I have gone ahead and added Great HammersGreat Hammers and Ionian HookmasterIonian Hookmaster to Noxus Gwen – I feel that the addition of this Equipment should improve the deck, but we haven’t had that much time to test yet, so you may want to play your own list (or 4LW’s) from last patch.

You’ll want to ban Nami TF Ionia, Darkness, and Deep. If those decks don’t show up, you kind of have free reign to remove whatever you don’t want to play into.

Other decks you could play are Thresh Nasus or Kindred Nasus (over Pirates or Kai’Sa). You could also try Nami TF Ionia in the last slot, as early stats show it has a good matchup into a LOT of decks.


This Won Mystic Shot EMEA

I’ll be honest, I have no idea what the goal of this lineup is in regards to its target/ban strategy, but Nawatix used it to take down The Mystic Shot Podcast Tournament earlier this week

Zoe Yi

Regions
Ionia
27 cards
Mount Targon
13 cards
Rarities
32 500
champion
6
epic
7
rare
17
common
10
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
16
2
4
3
2
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
3
Master Yi
3
Master Yi
Equipments
2
4
Soul Sword
1
Soul Sword
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
7
1
Spacey Sketcher
1
Spacey Sketcher
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
Spells
25
1
Ghost
1
Ghost
1
Ionian Tellstones
3
Ionian Tellstones
1
Spell Thief
1
Spell Thief
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Gifts From Beyond
1
Gifts From Beyond
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Shield Vault
2
Shield Vault
2
Sonic Wave
1
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
1
Hush
4
Deny
1
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Akshan Lee

Regions
Ionia
29 cards
Shurima
11 cards
Rarities
31 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
18
common
10
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
16
2
3
3
4
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
9
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
3
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
25
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Sonic Wave
2
Sonic Wave
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Jaxlines

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
17 cards
Runeterra
23 cards
Rarities
29 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
7
common
21
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
12
2
6
3
9
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
5
Vi
3
Vi
Followers
24
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
3
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
Spells
10
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Blades of the Fallen
2
Blades of the Fallen
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
4
Parts Made Whole
3
Parts Made Whole
Open deck in builder

I have to assume it was a mix of comfort and early ladder testing success that led Nawatix to this lineup.

Akshan Lee has been around for a while – it has never found incredible amounts of success, but it has been playable and I have to assume Nawatix has put some time into it. As previously mentioned, Jaxlines is arguably one of the strongest new decks, so it makes sense to bring it. Zoe Yi, though… now that’s a deck I have no idea what to make of. It has to be a homebrew that Nawatix has been using to climb during these early patch days; clearly it has some legs. as he was able to use it to win the tournament.

Purely going off the stats you’ll want to ban Kennen Ez, Nami Ionia, and Pirates. And since this is a comfort lineup (maybe?) you can probably play whatever you’re comfortable, in whatever slot you want. 


Attack, Attack, and Attack again!

Triple Rally will almost always be an okay lineup option. Poppy Taric got a new toy in The Darkin LodestoneThe Darkin Lodestone, Kai’Sa was given some new toys as well, and Scouts… Interestingly, Scouts has regressed, dropping Eye and Riptide Sermon in favor of a more traditional build.

Kai’Sa

Regions
Demacia
17 cards
Shurima
23 cards
Rarities
27 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
10
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
11
2
4
3
11
4
9
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Kai'Sa
3
Kai'Sa
Followers
25
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
1
Voidling
3
Voidling
2
Belvethi Elder
3
Belvethi Elder
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
4
Void Blaster
3
Void Blaster
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
Spells
9
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Poppy Taric

Regions
Demacia
19 cards
Mount Targon
21 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
3
3
8
4
8
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
4
Taric
3
Taric
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
18
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Frightened Ibex
2
Frightened Ibex
1
Solari Soldier
1
Solari Soldier
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Laurent Protege
3
Laurent Protege
5
Mountain Sojourners
3
Mountain Sojourners
Spells
13
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
4
Relentless Pursuit
1
Relentless Pursuit
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Scouts

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Bilgewater
12 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
17
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
24
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Genevieve Elmheart
3
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
10
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

This lineup preys on any new brews being tested, or any lineups that don’t have a solid strategy. Our decks are three decent decks with a coherent gameplan: we’ll run into the ground anybody crazy enough to play control, and we’ll be strong into most aggro strategies that aren’t Pirates.

Our ban strategy is to remove Kai’Sa or Pirates – we’re also happy to ban Kindred Nasus if we happen to encounter it. 

If you wanted to play something else in this lineup you could consider Ekko Zilean as an alternative Rally deck. Nami TF Ionia may also be a good choice for this lineup – as said previously, it appears to be good against most of the field. 


Ionia

Demacia outdated, Timelines overrated, Long have we waited, Now we Ionian idiots™. 

Nami TF Ionia (Credits to Drisoth)

Regions
Ionia
24 cards
Bilgewater
16 cards
Rarities
36 500
champion
6
epic
11
rare
15
common
8
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
11
2
6
3
9
4
6
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
11
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
2
Fleet Admiral Shelly
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
23
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Retreat
1
Retreat
2
Sonic Wave
2
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Homecoming
1
Homecoming
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

Kennen Ezreal

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
3 cards
Ionia
37 cards
Rarities
31 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
15
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
10
2
10
3
9
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Landmarks
3
3
God-Willow Seedling
3
God-Willow Seedling
Followers
13
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Shadow Assassin
2
Shadow Assassin
3
Tasty Faefolk
2
Tasty Faefolk
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Kinkou Wayfinder
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
Spells
18
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Recall
3
Recall
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Retreat
2
Retreat
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Deny
3
Deny
4
Homecoming
3
Homecoming
Open deck in builder

Akshan Lee

Regions
Ionia
29 cards
Shurima
11 cards
Rarities
31 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
18
common
10
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
16
2
3
3
4
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
9
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
3
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
25
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Sonic Wave
2
Sonic Wave
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Ionia is good right now, so let’s play the three best Ionia decks in a lineup together. With Timelines running around everywhere, DenyDeny is pretty good as an answer to both Buried in IceBuried in Ice and whatever spell they may grab off Ferros FinancierFerros Financier. This lineup should also be good into Kai’sa and it shouldn’t be too scared of Pirates, making it look like a very promising choice. 

You’ll want to ban Lurk, Nasus of any flavor, and Gwen Nox. Evelynn Viego might also be a good ban target, but I personally do not put a lot of stock in that deck's strength. 

If you wanted to swap something out you should bring another deck with Deny that beats up on Timelines, so something like Kindred Nasus can fit here as well.


Monte, What Are You Playing?

There’s no strategy here, these are the decks I like to play right now so I’m going to bring them!

Trundle Timelines

Regions
Freljord
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
6
common
23
Mana cost
1
0
5
1
13
2
5
3
7
4
4
5
0
6
5
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
1
Caitlyn
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
5
Vi
1
Vi
7
Ornn
1
Ornn
Followers
19
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Favored Artisan
2
Favored Artisan
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
2
Vulpine Wanderer
1
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
Spells
15
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
4
Parts Made Whole
1
Parts Made Whole
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
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Nasus Thresh

Regions
Shurima
13 cards
Shadow Isles
27 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
14
2
4
3
5
4
3
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
5
Thresh
3
Thresh
6
Nasus
3
Nasus
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
1
The Darkin Halberd
1
The Darkin Halberd
Followers
19
1
Baccai Reaper
3
Baccai Reaper
1
The Wings and The Wave
2
The Wings and The Wave
2
Cursed Keeper
3
Cursed Keeper
2
Fading Icon
3
Fading Icon
3
Blighted Caretaker
2
Blighted Caretaker
3
Merciless Hunter
2
Merciless Hunter
4
Camavoran Dragon
1
Camavoran Dragon
4
Spirit Leech
3
Spirit Leech
Spells
12
1
Rite of Calling
2
Rite of Calling
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
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Pirates

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Bilgewater
22 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
8
2
6
3
6
4
2
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
21
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
13
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon
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Like I said in the briefing, I don’t really have a strategy for this lineup at the moment but I do think these are three of the strongest decks to come out of the Awakening expansion. We’re relying on each deck's individual power and my comfort with them (I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say I have over 200 games with each of these) to get us over the finish line and into Top Cut. Still, it’s good to have an idea of what we want to play into: Kindred Nasus is a pretty good matchup for our decks, we don’t hate seeing Jaxlines, we’re also fine encountering Poppy Taric.

We really don’t want to see Nami – both the Ionia and Shadow flavors can be a difficult matchup. Gwen Nox should also be banned on sight, and Kai’Sa can be problematic as well. 


About the author

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! He also hosts the weekly Mastering Runeterra Squadcast on his stream every Wednesday at 10:30pm EST.


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