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Sirturmund’s & MonteXristo’s Recommended Lineups

This is a Tournament-heavy weekend, and the last chance to get a Prime Glory in Gauntlets -- if you're looking for Bo3 Lineup, Sirturmund and Monte have you covered!

There are many Best-of-Three events this week – the $500 GGtoor & Mastering Runeterra Cup takes place on Sunday 3rd, and this is the last weekend in which you can get a Prime Glory in Gauntlets (the Last Chance Gauntlet itself, that qualifies for next Seasonal, will take place next week).

Here are our recommendations in this turbulent post-patch Tournament meta!


Nerfs to Dodge, Tourneys to Win!

This is probably the baseline lineup for this patch, and one you can expect to see a lot of.  Targon PnZ, Nami Twisted Fate SI, and Ahri Bard all managed to dodge nerfs in the patch notes (technically speaking, TP&Z got a slap on the wrist with the nerf to Ferros FinancierFerros Financier, but if you look at the stats, the deck clearly didn't notice) which puts them firmly at the top of the meta-game.

There’s no easier lineup to build than the best three decks, and with little time for experimentation, I would put money on a lot of people playing this. 

Targon PnZ

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Mount Targon
16 cards
Rarities
22 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
6
common
28
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
15
2
9
3
0
4
1
5
1
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
2
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
5
Vi
1
Vi
Followers
22
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Sump Dredger
3
Sump Dredger
7
The Winding Light
3
The Winding Light
Spells
12
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
6
Celestial Trifecta
1
Celestial Trifecta
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Spooky Fish

Regions
Bilgewater
26 cards
Shadow Isles
14 cards
Rarities
33 900
champion
6
epic
9
rare
13
common
12
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
10
2
6
3
8
4
5
5
5
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
10
2
Coral Creatures
2
Coral Creatures
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
24
0
Fading Memories
2
Fading Memories
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
3
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Answered Prayer
2
Answered Prayer
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
4
Tentacle Smash
3
Tentacle Smash
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
10
The Harrowing
1
The Harrowing
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Ahri Bard

Regions
Ionia
31 cards
Runeterra
9 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
15
2
3
3
8
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Ahri
3
Ahri
4
Bard
3
Bard
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Dancing Droplet
3
Dancing Droplet
1
The Mourned
2
The Mourned
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Navori Conspirator
3
Navori Conspirator
2
Navori Highwayman
1
Navori Highwayman
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
Spells
16
1
Ionian Tellstones
3
Ionian Tellstones
1
Recall
3
Recall
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Homecoming
3
Homecoming
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This is a lineup comprising what are arguably the three best decks in the format so you can expect to see a lot of it over the next week. It’s not really looking to target anything specifically, but it is looking to draw relatively even matchup tables across the board that will allow for player skill to shine through.

When you inevitably encounter a mirror, you’ll want to ban Ahri Bard as it has statistically good matchups into both Nami and Aphelios (as of the time of writing) – unless your confidence in one of your decks is drastically lower than the other two, in which case you may wish to adjust your ban. 

Other good bans are Bard Poppy (but not Galio); unless they’re playing Stony SuppressorStony Suppressor, Scouts is probably a bad time for our lineup (there are no stats for this,  but that's my gut feeling), and you may struggle into something like Azir Irelia so put that on your ban radar.

This lineup is constructed around the theory of, “three good decks make a good lineup so long as they’re not conflicting strategies.” So, you can swap out any of these decks for another that you would consider to be good. Just check our meta-stats tab to ensure your new third deck doesn’t have a matchup table that is completely misaligned from the other two.


SMOrc

This is how I would build an aggro lineup on the current patch. I wouldn't highly recommend aggro right now, as I don’t think it beats very much, but you may be able to snipe a smaller tournament meta-game with a lineup such as this.

The major draw to a lineup like this is that it should beat Ahri Bard.

Annie Jhin

Regions
Runeterra
26 cards
Noxus
14 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
3
common
29
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
15
2
7
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
28
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Boomcrew Rookie
3
Boomcrew Rookie
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
2
The Stagehand
3
The Stagehand
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
3
Manasoul Student
2
Manasoul Student
3
The Prefect
2
The Prefect
Spells
6
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Blades and Pyrotechnics

Regions
Noxus
24 cards
Shurima
16 cards
Rarities
22 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
7
common
27
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
7
2
12
3
0
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
Followers
27
1
Baccai Reaper
3
Baccai Reaper
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Legion Grenadier
3
Legion Grenadier
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
Spells
7
2
Ruinous Path
1
Ruinous Path
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Nightfall

Regions
Shadow Isles
18 cards
Mount Targon
22 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
3
0
15
1
12
2
5
3
3
4
1
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Diana
3
Diana
4
Nocturne
3
Nocturne
Followers
18
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
1
The Flight
3
The Flight
3
Crescent Guardian
2
Crescent Guardian
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
7
The Winding Light
1
The Winding Light
Spells
16
0
Fading Memories
3
Fading Memories
1
Heavens Aligned
3
Heavens Aligned
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Unspeakable Horror
3
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unto Dusk
3
Unto Dusk
5
Moonlight Affliction
1
Moonlight Affliction
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The reason why you may look to be playing an aggro lineup in today’s meta is if you expected to see a lot of Ahri Bard, Irelia Azir, or SunDisc. Those three decks are the only ones around that are particularly weak to aggro at the moment. You should avoid triple-aggro lineups like this one if you expect even a moderate amount of Noxus Control (like Twisted Fate Annie or Tri-Beam). 

Your ban strategy will be taking out anything that will give you trouble – Noxus Control of all forms, SI Control if it happens to make an appearance, and Bard Demacia may prove problematic as well. 

For deck substitutions, you can go ahead and play whatever your preferred aggro deck is right now – these are the only three that I believe are currently playable, but if you feel differently I would love to be proven wrong!


So… I have a Theory

And that theory is this lineup should beat the Type A lineup of Ahri Bard, Spooky Fish, and Aphelios PnZ.

This theory is not grounded in stats, nor has there been a tournament to test and verify whether or not it’s true, but I wanted to put it out there anyway. 

Azirelia

Regions
Ionia
28 cards
Shurima
12 cards
Rarities
25 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
9
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
14
2
7
3
2
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
Azir
3
Irelia
3
Irelia
Landmarks
3
2
Emperor's Dais
3
Emperor's Dais
Followers
21
1
Dunekeeper
3
Dunekeeper
1
Shadow Apprentice
3
Shadow Apprentice
1
Sparring Student
3
Sparring Student
2
Greenglade Duo
2
Greenglade Duo
2
Ribbon Dancer
3
Ribbon Dancer
2
The Stagehand
2
The Stagehand
4
Field Musicians
2
Field Musicians
5
Blossoming Blade
3
Blossoming Blade
Spells
10
1
Rite of Calling
2
Rite of Calling
2
Lead and Follow
2
Lead and Follow
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Ancient Hourglass
1
Ancient Hourglass
5
Defiant Dance
3
Defiant Dance
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Scouts

Regions
Demacia
31 cards
Bilgewater
9 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
17
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
17
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
23
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
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
11
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Bard Galio

Regions
Demacia
34 cards
Runeterra
6 cards
Rarities
25 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
6
3
9
4
1
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Bard
3
Bard
7
Galio
3
Galio
Followers
28
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Stony Suppressor
2
Stony Suppressor
3
Laurent Protege
3
Laurent Protege
3
Vanguard Redeemer
1
Vanguard Redeemer
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Silverwing Vanguard
1
Silverwing Vanguard
4
Swiftwing Flight
2
Swiftwing Flight
4
Vanguard Bannerman
3
Vanguard Bannerman
Spells
6
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis
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What few stats there are this soon after a patch, show that both Azirelia and Scouts have a good matchup into Ahri Bard and Spooky Fish.

While this bodes well for my theory, what doesn’t quite fit are the Bard Galio stats… they’re losing!

However, I know something the ladder lists don’t! Stony SuppressorStony Suppressor is a really good card, and the disruption it provides makes the game incredibly difficult for the Nami/Ahri player.

I think the addition of Stony Suppressor should adjust the matchups enough that the current Bard Galio tables are not an accurate representation.

Your ban strategy with this is going to be removing Targon PnZ. Aphelios is problematic – CalibrumCalibrum and GravitumGravitum give him a very efficient way to deal with the board, they have challengers to go after Miss Fortune, and they can just kill Azirelia first. If you don’t encounter your target every single time, and let’s be honest, you won’t, you’ll have to anticipate what your opponent is going to ban and act accordingly.

If you believe your opponent will look to bully Irelia Azir, then you should ban to protect it – aggro decks like Jhin Annie, Nightfall, etc. Decks with efficient champ/landmark removal like Heimer Jayce can also be problematic. 

If you think they’ll go after your Demacia decks, you’ll want to ban bigger Demacia, Sun Disc, and Viego Shurima. Anything that can go over your decks will be problematic, and should be taken off the table. 

If you want to swap something out, make sure that what you add is a deck that you believe beats Ahri Bard and Nami TF.


Exploring The Ravine 

Twisted Fate Annie has been the most popular deck in ladder over the past week, and I predict Aphelios Zoe Vi to be one of the most popular tournament decks this weekend.

You know what beats both of those decks?

Good old Blighted RavineBlighted Ravine

Thralls 

Regions
Freljord
24 cards
Shurima
16 cards
Rarities
31 500
champion
6
epic
7
rare
12
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
9
2
6
3
5
4
7
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Lissandra
3
Lissandra
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
6
1
Frozen Thrall
3
Frozen Thrall
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
12
2
Clockwork Curator
3
Clockwork Curator
2
Harbinger of Thralls
3
Harbinger of Thralls
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
5
Draklorn Inquisitor
3
Draklorn Inquisitor
Spells
16
1
Imagined Possibilities
2
Imagined Possibilities
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
Time in a Bottle
3
Time in a Bottle
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Harsh Winds
1
Harsh Winds
6
Sands of Time
3
Sands of Time
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
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Feel The Rush

Regions
Freljord
28 cards
Shadow Isles
12 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
6
2
2
3
5
4
9
5
3
6
15
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
3
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
7
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
1
She Who Wanders
Spells
24
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
2
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
8
Voices of the Old Ones
2
Voices of the Old Ones
9
The Ruination
2
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
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Targon’s Peak

Regions
Freljord
25 cards
Mount Targon
15 cards
Rarities
37 100
champion
6
epic
13
rare
7
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
3
2
3
3
4
4
7
5
3
6
17
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
10
Aurelion Sol
3
Aurelion Sol
Landmarks
6
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
6
Targon's Peak
3
Targon's Peak
Followers
14
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
8
The Infinite Mindsplitter
2
The Infinite Mindsplitter
10
She Who Wanders
3
She Who Wanders
Spells
14
4
Avalanche
1
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Celestial Wonder
2
Celestial Wonder
5
Starshaping
2
Starshaping
8
Voices of the Old Ones
1
Voices of the Old Ones
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
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You might call us crazy for even suggesting a lineup with Targon's Peak in it, but may I remind you that someone actually won a seasonal with Targon’s Peak about a year ago in the Asia shard, and multiple people have won community tournaments with it since then. The deck can feel like a meme, but in certain metas I believe that it can actually shine. 

This is one of those metas. Two of the most popular decks, Aphelios P&Z and Twisted Fate Annie do not like running into AoE damage or big units – and this lineup does precisely those things.

As the name of the lineup implies, our key card in those matchups is Blighted Ravine, allowing us to clear their board multiple times. Then we finish up with a big Feel The RushFeel The Rush or Thralls, both of which these decks struggle to deal with. 

Other decks that this lineup is good into? 

  • Twisted Fate Nami SI (Targon's Peak being even, rest of our decks favored)
  • Heimer Jayce SI (Feel The Rush being even, rest of our decks favored)
  • Thresh Nasus (All three favored)
  • Most other Noxus midrange decks (Ez Cait, Elise Annie)

It looks good in theory, right?

Well, everything that looks good also comes with a downside, and for these three decks it comes in the form of decks that can attack more than once a turn. Decks like Azir Irelia, Scouts, and in general other Demacia rally decks are very big issues versus us, and should be banned on sight if possible – Azirelia in particular is really bad news for us.

Hecarim decks are also not great for us as our AoE does nothing versus Ephemerals. 

For alternate decks, it is hard to find any other Freljord Blighted Ravine decks aside from the three listed that are relevant in the current meta. However, feel free to experiment with archetypes like Swain Sejuani or other forms of Freljord Noxus playing Blighted RavineBlighted Ravine and AvalancheAvalanche


The Midrange Corner

This lineup is for the midrange fans. No longer needing to worry about Thralls praying on it, this lineup should be well positioned to do at least evenly versus most of the meta. 

Twisted Fate Annie

Regions
Noxus
27 cards
Bilgewater
13 cards
Rarities
27 600
champion
6
epic
4
rare
9
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
9
2
6
3
9
4
3
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Landmarks
3
1
Ravenbloom Conservatory
3
Ravenbloom Conservatory
Followers
10
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
8
Riptide Rex
1
Riptide Rex
Spells
21
1
Blade's Edge
3
Blade's Edge
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Death's Hand
3
Death's Hand
4
Whispered Words
3
Whispered Words
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
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Aphelios Zoe Vi

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Mount Targon
17 cards
Rarities
23 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
8
common
26
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
14
2
9
3
1
4
1
5
1
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
2
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
5
Vi
1
Vi
Followers
21
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
3
Sump Dredger
3
Sump Dredger
7
The Winding Light
3
The Winding Light
Spells
13
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Suit Up!
1
Suit Up!
6
Celestial Trifecta
1
Celestial Trifecta
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Ezreal Caitlyn 

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Rarities
29 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
12
common
17
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
6
2
20
3
4
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
11
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
Spells
23
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Aftershock
3
Aftershock
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
3
Statikk Shock
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
Open deck in builder

In a world where Control is nowhere to be found and Thralls suffered a few nerfs, Noxus midrange is a bit better against the overall metagame. 

The idea with this lineup is to target three very popular decks in the meta – namely Azir Irelia, Ahri Bard and Annie Jhin – since these more aggressive archetypes will not fare well versus any of our three decks.

Ideally, all three of our decks also have enough removal tools to beat any other random aggro or elusive deck you might encounter. 

Our trouble comes when we run into our old friend, Thralls. Hopefully people will shy away from it after its nerfs, but as seen in the suggested lineup before this one, it could still pop up here and there.

Additionally, variations of Control such as Feel The Rush and Heimer Jayce Shadows will perform well into our Noxus midrange decks, so be mindful of that. 

Against other midrange-based lineups we should be mostly even across the board. As a rule of thumb, if your opponent relies on a board-heavy deck (like Demacia or Elusives) then we should perform well into them. 

For alternate decks, Annie Elise could be a good choice if you don’t trust the power of Riptide RexRiptide Rex


Pseudo Control 

Control has gone through a rough stretch ever since Darkness got nerfed a few months ago. Every now and then we get flashes of a triple control lineup coming back to the field, and this week this is the closest we can get to full control in the meta. 

Nami Twisted Fate SI

Regions
Bilgewater
25 cards
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Rarities
34 800
champion
6
epic
10
rare
12
common
12
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
9
2
6
3
7
4
6
5
5
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
10
2
Coral Creatures
2
Coral Creatures
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
24
0
Fading Memories
2
Fading Memories
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
3
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Answered Prayer
1
Answered Prayer
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
4
Tentacle Smash
2
Tentacle Smash
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
10
The Harrowing
1
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

Heimerdinger Jayce SI

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
32 cards
Shadow Isles
8 cards
Rarities
26 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
13
common
19
Mana cost
5
0
4
1
8
2
10
3
3
4
3
5
7
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
13
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
Adaptatron 3000
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
3
Hextech Handler
3
Hextech Handler
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
Spells
21
0
Production Surge
3
Production Surge
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
Flash of Brilliance
6
Piercing Darkness
2
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
Open deck in builder

Feel The Rush

Regions
Freljord
28 cards
Shadow Isles
12 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
6
2
2
3
5
4
9
5
3
6
15
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
3
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
7
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
1
She Who Wanders
Spells
24
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
2
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
8
Voices of the Old Ones
2
Voices of the Old Ones
9
The Ruination
2
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
Open deck in builder

Triple Shadow Isles makes a comeback, and it’s no different than it has been before. The decks will win us most matchups versus aggro decks right off the bat since we get access to Vile FeastVile Feast and other forms of removal and heals. 

Following that, this lineup shines with its excellent matchup table versus Aphelios Zoe and mostly good matchup versus Twisted Fate Annie, with Heimer Jayce being the only downside there.

The lineup will also do well against non-conventional decks that you might run across, such as Ashe LeBlanc and Hecarim decks. 

Our boogeymen will be archetypes such as Azir Irelia and Demacia rally decks such as Poppy Bard – these will put too much pressure onto our slower style of playing. 

For alternate options, we might dabble into other Shadow Isle control options such as Darkness, or even Anivia for the brave souls out there. However, both options are considerably weaker than what’s shown here.

Maybe Spooky Karma could make a comeback in a lineup such as this with the most recent buffs to Karma and copied spells counting as played again?


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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