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Off Meta Machinations

Tired of playing the same old decks game after game? We have a sampling of potent off meta decks to spice up your game!

We already have a very nice weekly breakdown of meta decks, and variety is the spice of life, so why not kick some Cayene into your gameplay with some off meta decks! All the decks presented will have <1% playrate based on the info on Runeterra.ar, so likely you (and your future victims), will have no idea what to expect or what they’re dealing with!

Sivir Twisted Fate - Value Town

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Shurima
20 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
17
2
5
3
8
4
3
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Sivir
3
Sivir
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
24
1
Baccai Reaper
3
Baccai Reaper
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Dreadway Deckhand
3
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
6
Sheriff Lariette Rose
1
Sheriff Lariette Rose
Spells
10
2
Line 'Em Up
2
Line 'Em Up
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
2
Ruinous Path
3
Ruinous Path
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
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This deck’s game plan is based around controlling combat and valuing the opponent out. You use Vulnerable givers such as Merciless Hunter, Sheriff Lariette Rose, in sequence with Sivir to get free kills. This activates Ruinous Path and pumps your Baccai Reapers. You run Line 'Em Up and Dreadway Deckhand to generate Powder Kegs that enable explosive Make it Rain and Twisted Fate Red Card turns. 

Then you have a whole whack of cards that generate or draw something in addition to themselves; Treasure Seeker, Fortune Croaker, Marai Warden, and Zap Sprayfin. All of this is topped out by a full set of Ruin Runners that can push for big damage through vulnerable units to close them out. 

Tempo and Value are the name of the game with this deck, this is sitting at a 54% winrate over the last few days!

Gnar Ziggs - Burn Em Down!

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Bandlecity
21 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
13
2
6
3
5
4
0
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
24
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
House Spider
1
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
4
Lecturing Yordle
2
Lecturing Yordle
Spells
10
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
10
Treasured Trash
1
Treasured Trash
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Here we have a blast from the pre-patch-past with a classic Bandle City Noxus Aggro deck. We have the suite of 1-drops in Inventive Chemist, Legion Rearguard, Legion Saboteur, and Precious Pet to get the pressure on fast. Ziggs, Gnar, Conchologist, and Lecturing Yordle generate additional burn for the enemy’s face. House Spider, Imperial Demolitionist, and Stone Stackers push for damage to whittle the opponent down.

End of the day it is a burn deck, so it has the full 9 of Pokey Stick, Noxian Fervor, and Decimate to go face. At the end of it all you have a singular Treasured Trash to Bandle your opponent out of the game if all else fails. Play out on curve, go for face over units, and axe the face, easy peasy!

Akshan Renekton - Power Overwhelming

Regions
Bandlecity
11 cards
Shurima
29 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
3
common
27
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
14
2
8
3
4
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Renekton
3
Renekton
Landmarks
1
2
Preservarium
1
Preservarium
Followers
17
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Conchologist
2
Conchologist
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
6
Papercraft Dragon
3
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
16
1
Exhaust
2
Exhaust
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Desert Duel
2
Desert Duel
3
Quicksand
3
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
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Who doesn’t love Double Strike and overwhelms? This deck looks to make use of Papercraft Dragon in sequence with Renekton, Ruin Runner, or anything with an activated The Absolver on them. It has some units to compliment the plan in Yordle Squire, Conchologist. Rock Hopper, Exhaust, and Merciless Hunter allow you to better control combat. 

To finish it off you have a few Desert Duels, Shaped Stone, and Quicksand to keep your units alive. It’s all based around building to an unstoppable monster and protecting them to hit for massive damage!

Taliyah Ziggs - The List

Regions
Bilgewater
3 cards
Shurima
37 cards
Rarities
27 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
20
common
12
Mana cost
3
0
3
1
8
2
17
3
4
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
6
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
12
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
3
Waste Walker
2
Waste Walker
4
Desert Naturalist
2
Desert Naturalist
5
Herald of the Magus
2
Herald of the Magus
Spells
16
0
The List
3
The List
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Ancient Hourglass
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unraveled Earth
3
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
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A mostly normal Taliyah Ziggs list, except it looks to make better use of the Vulnerable it grants by adding The List into the mix. This allows for horrifying free attacks by buffed up Waste Walkers and champions after they get a bump from Herald of the Magus to close out games from unexpected angles. 

Aside from that spice it’s the normal stuff; Rock Hopper, Ancient Preparations, Preservarium, Endless Devout, Unraveled Earth and whatnot. The feeling of power and the great ‘gotcha’ style moments make this deck a blast to play with.

Champless Freljord Shadow Isles Control

Regions
Freljord
21 cards
Shadow Isles
19 cards
Rarities
15 600
champion
0
epic
8
rare
14
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
6
2
4
3
7
4
5
5
5
6
13
7+
Champions
0
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
13
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
2
Kindly Tavernkeeper
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
9
Commander Ledros
2
Commander Ledros
10
She Who Wanders
3
She Who Wanders
Spells
24
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
2
Avalanche
4
The Box
2
The Box
5
Catalyst of Aeons
2
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Piercing Darkness
2
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
9
Buried in Ice
1
Buried in Ice
9
The Ruination
2
The Ruination
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What if you hate people having fun but don’t have champion wildcards? This list may be up your alley then! It’s a hard-control list with your normal follower suite of Avarosan Sentry, Kindly Tavernkeeper, It That Stares, and She Who Wanders, with a pair of Commander Ledros to give you a wincon. 

Then you toss in almost every good removal spell in the game. Vile Feast, Flash Freeze, Avalanche, The Box, Withering Wail, Piercing Darkness, Vengeance, and The Ruination to prevent your opponent from keeping ANYTHING alive. You also run a couple Catalyst of Aeons to get to your late game faster, and get to the point where you can Ledros into Atrocity to bonk the opponent from near full to zero)

Thanks to Runeterra.ar for the stats on these lists, and I hope they serve you well in changing things up for your ladder experience! Please consider reaching out to me if you have any feedback or recommendations in the discord or on twitter!

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