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Magic Misadventures Decks to Climb With Day #1

Looking for something new? Or something old, but with a new spin? Shadawx has you covered: four champs, five decks to try on Patch Day!

Hey everyone, Shadawx here. With the Magic Misadventures expansion just around the corner, I figured I’d brew some decks with the new cards to try out to see if we can shake up the meta a bit.


Rumble & Yordle in Arms



Rumble Yordles in Arms

With RumbleRumble and the new Bandle City cards, a new take on the Yordles in Arms Yordles in Arms piles seems like a great place to start.


Regions
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Bandlecity
18 cards
Rarities
25 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
6
common
25
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
14
2
6
3
7
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
2
Fizz
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
4
Rumble
2
Rumble
Followers
21
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
4
Yordle Captain
3
Yordle Captain
Spells
13
0
Poro Cannon
2
Poro Cannon
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder



RumbleRumble becomes a big threat if you discard 3 to grant him Spellshield, Quick Attack and Impact. This works real well with Flame Chompers!Flame Chompers! to pull aside any blockers so you can get a clean hit in with RumbleRumble. With it being Noxus/Bandle City, it’s another region to help proc Yordles in Arms Yordles in Arms . (The other regions available in the deck are Ionia, Piltover And Zaun, Demacia, and Bilgewater.)

The new card Yordle CaptainYordle Captain pairs really nicely with burst speed summons like discarding Flame Chompers!Flame Chompers! and Jury-RigJury-Rig. It also works well when swarming with Hungry OwlcatHungry Owlcat to make them become 3/2 Spellshield units.

Aside from that, the rest of the deck is pretty standard in play like before. Fill the board (Ideally with elusive units), buff with PoppyPoppy if you can, get a big Yordles in Arms Yordles in Arms turn, and swing for lethal. But now RumbleRumble and Yordle CaptainYordle Captain help amplify that gameplan.


Shyvana & Pantheon



Shyvana Pantheon



With the addition of some new Targon cards, I think it’s worth it to try out dragons again.



Regions
Demacia
31 cards
Mount Targon
9 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
12
2
9
3
6
4
8
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
4
Shyvana
3
Shyvana
Followers
20
1
Dragon Chow
3
Dragon Chow
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Dragonguard Lieutenant
3
Dragonguard Lieutenant
3
Ruined Dragonguard
3
Ruined Dragonguard
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
5
Screeching Dragon
3
Screeching Dragon
7
Stalking Broodmother
2
Stalking Broodmother
Spells
14
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Dragon's Clutch
2
Dragon's Clutch
3
We Stand Together
1
We Stand Together
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder



PantheonPantheon is a solid champion who can come down on turn 4 as a nice blocker or attacker thanks to his Overwhelm & Barrier keywords. And the longer the game does, the closer he will get to leveling thanks to the various targeting cards you play like We Stand TogetherWe Stand Together, Golden AegisGolden Aegis, Brightsteel ProtectorBrightsteel Protector, and even a leveled ShyvanaShyvana generating Strafing StrikeStrafing Strike for you to use. Once he’s leveled, he can become a solid finisher if he rolls keywords like Fearsome, Spellshield, or Elusive, and coupled with the Overwhelm he already has can quickly become dangerous.



Wounded Whiteflame + Dragon Chow = 😄😄

Aside from PantheonPantheon, the other big reason to try out this deck is the addition of Wounded WhiteflameWounded Whiteflame. A 3 mana dragon fills the curve nicely, and if you had Dragon ChowDragon Chow the turn you summoned it, it can strike Dragon ChowDragon Chow with its 2 attack and it would let Dragon ChowDragon Chow survive, allowing you to hit Dragon ChowDragon Chow again.

Wounded WhiteflameWounded Whiteflame and PantheonPantheon also have the new keyword Fated, which allows you to grant them +1/+1 once per turn when you target them with something. With all the buffs you run thanks to Demacia and Targon, those 2 cards can get out of hand quickly.



Poppy & Ziggs


Poppy Ziggs Yordle Explorer



If you’ve been on LoR social media over the past few days, you’ll be familiar with the 1 addition to this deck.


Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Bandlecity
26 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
14
2
9
3
6
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
Followers
26
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
1
Legion Rearguard
2
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
2
Yordle Explorer
3
Yordle Explorer
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
4
Lecturing Yordle
3
Lecturing Yordle
Spells
8
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder


Not much to say about this already established deck, but the introduction of Yordle ExplorerYordle Explorer really pushed the power of this deck up a notch. With 24 of your 32 units being Yordles, Yordle ExplorerYordle Explorer acts as a BattlesmithBattlesmith for Yordles, except better because it also has the Yordle trait and Yordles are just better than Elites. 

Curving from turn 2 Yordle ExplorerYordle Explorer into a turn 3 ZiggsZiggs becoming a 4/5, into a 4/4 PoppyPoppy or 4/6 Lecturing YordleLecturing Yordle on turn 4… you can see why this card has been talked about so much.



Rumble, Draven & Sion



RumbleDravenSionSqueakerArena Promoter



Another RumbleRumble deck here, but this time making more use of the discard mechanic by working together with DravenDraven/SionSion.



Regions
Noxus
31 cards
Bandlecity
11 cards
Rarities
26 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
10
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
11
2
11
3
3
4
5
5
0
6
5
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
2
Draven
4
Rumble
2
Rumble
7
Sion
2
Sion
Followers
23
1
Draven's Biggest Fan
2
Draven's Biggest Fan
1
Reborn Grenadier
3
Reborn Grenadier
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Noble Rebel
2
Noble Rebel
4
Arena Promoter
1
Arena Promoter
5
Ancient Warmonger
2
Ancient Warmonger
8
Lost Soul
3
Lost Soul
Spells
11
2
Electro Harpoon
2
Electro Harpoon
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Whirling Death
3
Whirling Death
5
Survival Skills
3
Survival Skills
Open deck in builder



Instead of being in PnZ, we are now Noxus/Bandle City, so we can make use of some cards like SqueakerSqueaker and Arena PromoterArena Promoter to get those brand new Mecha-Yordles! Being in Bandle City also allows us to use ConchologistConchologist to get Noxus cards (which I have always thought was one of the better regions for it) like Noxian FervorNoxian Fervor, Ravenous FlockRavenous Flock, or even VisionVision.

The way I’ve built this version has cards like Noble RebelNoble Rebel and Ancient WarmongerAncient Warmonger as nice Overwhelm tools to pair with Whirling DeathWhirling Death. Noxian FervorNoxian Fervor to help kill your own SionSion or to pair with your unit that has Survival SkillsSurvival Skills on it. And another neat combo to do is discarding SionSion to give RumbleRumble Overwhelm to guarantee his damage to go through blockers.



Ahri & Kennen


AhriKennen


Finally, we have the first and last champions revealed together in a deck.


Regions
Ionia
34 cards
Bandlecity
9 cards
Rarities
25 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
22
common
12
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
16
2
6
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
2
Ahri
3
Ahri
Landmarks
3
3
God-Willow Seedling
3
God-Willow Seedling
Followers
12
1
Dancing Droplet
3
Dancing Droplet
1
The Mourned
3
The Mourned
2
Fae Bladetwirler
3
Fae Bladetwirler
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Kinkou Wayfinder
Spells
19
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Retreat
3
Retreat
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Lightning Rush
3
Lightning Rush
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
1
Deny
4
Homecoming
3
Homecoming
Open deck in builder


The way this deck functions is more of an Elusive aggro deck, getting in damage with Elusive units while leveling KennenKennen/AhriAhri in the process. AhriAhri is great for getting multiple hits in, and once she’s leveled she becomes even more annoying because she can now recall and strike multiple times while having Elusive herself. When KennenKennen gets leveled, he’ll be able to stun your opponent’s whole board by juggling your recalls on KennenKennen with HomecomingHomecoming, God-Willow SeedlingGod-Willow Seedling, and RetreatRetreat cards.

On top of all this, the value generated from Dancing DropletDancing Droplet being recalled from an AhriAhri attack or being a ghost blocker with RetreatRetreat or Lightning RushLightning Rush, really gets you going with resources. And even the value gained from Kinkou WayfinderKinkou Wayfinder’s ability will net you so many more cards.

I really look forward to trying this one out because the recall archetype is one that was sitting in the shadows for too long and it’s great to see some support to it.



Closing Thoughts



Now these were just a few decks that I’ve brewed up to try on the first day of the Magic Misadventures expansion. I hope you all go out there and try to make these new cards work, try new fun combos, or breathe life into old concepts from ages past.

I look forward to seeing them all on ladder, wishing the best for your climb, and perhaps cross paths (if you are in the Americas shard) in the MasteringRuneterra.com Championship Series next Sunday 12h.

Don’t forget to have fun…

... and don’t forget Crackshot CorsairCrackshot Corsair is a Yordle!


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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