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Road to Seasonals 5/1 Winner’s Lineups

Through a star-studded field of 37 competitors, H3ko found the right mix of power, plays, and RNG to clutch first place!

Sunday's Road to Seasonals tournament had the biggest showing yet of 37 players with many elites among the ranks. All the same, a curious yet powerful lineup took the grand prize through hard work, clean plays, and JUST the right amount of Bandle....

1st Place - H3ko

Ezreal Viktor

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Bandlecity
18 cards
Rarities
25 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
1
0
6
1
15
2
12
3
4
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ezreal
3
4
Viktor
3
Followers
15
1
Otterpus
3
2
Ballistic Bot
2
2
Conchologist
3
2
Ferros Financier
2
3
Station Archivist
3
6
Curious Shellfolk
2
Spells
19
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
1
Trinket Trade
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Time Trick
2
3
Ambush
1
3
Stress Defense
2
3
Sump Fumes
2
3
Wallop
1
4
Friendship!
1

This deck looks to exploit Viktor and Ezreal's massive power, alongside the near infinite value of Bandle city including Curious shellfolk to bully and burn out your opponent with a leveled Ez and Vik

Fizz Aphelios - Afaelios

Regions
Mount Targon
9 cards
Bandlecity
31 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
15
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
18
2
8
3
2
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Aphelios
3
Followers
18
1
Yordle Squire
2
2
Assistant Librarian
3
2
Conchologist
3
2
Grandfather Fae
3
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
4
Rainbowfish
2
5
Papercraft Dragon
2
Spells
16
1
Fae Sprout
3
1
Trinket Trade
2
2
Flamespitter
1
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Hush
1
3
Stress Defense
1

This deck aims to make use of powerful attach units and the near-untouchable Fizz. This combined with the tempo of the fae package (Gleaming Lantern, Grandfather Fae, and Assistant Librarian) and the value engine of Aphelios is a deadly combo.

Jayce Lux

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Demacia
19 cards
Rarities
26 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
13
common
19
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
14
2
2
3
4
4
5
5
8
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
5
Lux
3
Followers
13
1
Forge Chief
2
1
Mageseeker Conservator
1
2
Ferros Financier
3
2
Mageseeker Persuader
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
7
Albus Ferros
2
Spells
21
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
4
Golden Aegis
1
5
Concerted Strike
2
6
Assembly Line
3
6
Back to Back
2
6
Hextech Anomaly
1
6
Shock Blast
2

Multiple big spells and lasers with a man-boat to top it all off. This deck looks to control the board with highly efficient larger spells that 2-for-1 easily, while doubling up thanks to Jayce, and making Final Sparks from Lux.

2nd Place - BamBooper

Azir Xerath

Regions
Shurima
40 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
Mana cost
1
0
7
1
11
2
15
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
4
Xerath
3
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
3
1
Buried Sun Disc
1
2
Preservarium
3
Followers
12
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
2
Soothsayer
2
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Golden Ambassador
1
Spells
15
0
Rite of Calling
1
2
Ancient Hourglass
2
2
Time in a Bottle
1
3
Quicksand
3
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
3
Unraveled Earth
3
4
Rite of Negation
2

Sun disc's power is still large albeit less oppressive. The deck is focused around turbo-leveling Azir and Xerath to flip the sun disc and slowly burn them down with Level 3 Xerath and the Emperor's Deck

Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
24 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
8
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
16
2
12
3
5
4
2
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
4
Pantheon
3
Followers
13
1
Saga Seeker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Mountain Goat
2
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
4
Blinded Mystic
1
6
Camphor, the Doubt
1
Spells
21
1
Chain Vest
1
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
3
Cataclysm
2
3
Hush
1
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Bastion
1
5
Concerted Strike
2

Grow men to a mountain, this deck makes full use of Fated through Saga Seeker, Wounded Whiteflame, and Pantheon. It also has a copy of Camphor the Doubt and a LOT of buffs and combat spells to repeatedly make use of fated triggers.

Taliyah Malphite

Regions
Shurima
30 cards
Mount Targon
10 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
12
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
8
2
10
3
5
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Taliyah
3
7
Malphite
3
Landmarks
9
1
Ancient Preparations
3
2
Preservarium
3
4
Salt Spire
3
Followers
12
1
Chip
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
5
Herald of the Magus
1
6
Stonebreaker
2
Spells
13
2
Ancient Hourglass
1
2
The Absolver
1
3
Quicksand
3
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
3
Unraveled Earth
2
4
Rite of Negation
2
5
Celestial Wonder
2

This deck looks to turn tempo on it's head. With a 3/3 for one mana in Chip, and the ability to pump out a massive amount of power by sequencing Salt Spire into Taliyah, with Malphite's board wide stuns to finish off the opponent this deck swings with the force of a mountain.

3/4th Place - 4LW of Hydra Esports

Akshan Nasus

Regions
Shadow Isles
19 cards
Shurima
21 cards
Rarities
25 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
2
common
29
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
14
2
7
3
3
4
0
5
4
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
6
Nasus
3
Followers
20
0
Ravenous Butcher
1
1
The Wings and The Wave
3
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Cursed Keeper
2
2
Fading Icon
3
3
Merciless Hunter
3
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
4
Spirit Leech
3
Spells
14
0
Rite of Calling
1
1
Shaped Stone
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
2
The Absolver
2
2
Vile Feast
2
3
Quicksand
2
6
Vengeance
1
7
Atrocity
2

This deck mostly follows the typical gameplan of a Nasus deck, with the added value and pressure of Akshan's package. The deck benefits from the added layer of synergy that targeting your own units for Glimpse Beyond, Ravenous Butcher, and Spirit Leech adds to power through a Warlord's palace and get to Warlord's Hoard faster.

Kindred Elise Ezreal

Regions
Shadow Isles
19 cards
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Rarities
27 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
7
common
23
Mana cost
3
0
4
1
14
2
7
3
8
4
0
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
2
3
Ezreal
1
4
Kindred
3
Followers
14
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
1
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
3
Station Archivist
3
4
Aloof Travelers
3
9
Commander Ledros
1
Spells
20
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
1
Go Hard
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
1
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Time Trick
3
2
Vile Feast
2
4
Aftershock
1
4
Statikk Shock
1
6
Vengeance
3

Kindred Elise sentinel control aims to use the powerful tempo swing that Burgeoning Sentinel, Bhuru Sentinel, and Kindred's ability bring to the table, allowing you to accelerate your own development while keeping your opponent down. This version has the added pressure of an Ezreal to start burning the opponent out while keeping them off the board.

Aphelios Lux

Regions
Demacia
20 cards
Mount Targon
20 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
14
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
17
2
9
3
2
4
10
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Aphelios
3
5
Lux
3
Followers
18
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
1
Spacey Sketcher
1
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Mountain Goat
2
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Solari Priestess
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
1
4
Blinded Mystic
2
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Spells
16
2
Guiding Touch
1
2
Pale Cascade
2
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
3
Hush
2
5
Concerted Strike
2
5
Starshaping
3

The aim of this list is making use of the value generated by Lux while generating guns off Aphelios and potent threats off your Invoke cards to suit the occasion. It acts as a toolbox deck being fairly decent into most strategies and being adaptable.

3/4th - GrandpaRoji

Pantheon Yuumi

Regions
Demacia
16 cards
Mount Targon
24 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
17
2
13
3
4
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
4
Pantheon
3
Followers
11
1
Saga Seeker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Mountain Goat
2
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Spells
23
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
3
Cataclysm
3
3
Hush
1
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Golden Aegis
1
5
Concerted Strike
3

This version of the deck is more 'all in' on having one unstoppable beefcake and swinging until the opponent doesn't exist. It has a suite of 3 Cataclysm to push through damage with an overwhelm unit and all the normal combat tricks and protective spells.

Malphite Taliyah

Regions
Mount Targon
8 cards
Shurima
32 cards
Rarities
25 500
champion
6
epic
1
rare
15
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
10
2
11
3
5
4
5
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Taliyah
3
7
Malphite
3
Landmarks
8
1
Ancient Preparations
3
2
Preservarium
3
4
Salt Spire
2
Followers
15
1
Chip
3
2
Blue Sentinel
2
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Desert Naturalist
2
5
Herald of the Magus
2
Spells
11
2
The Absolver
2
3
Quicksand
3
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
3
Unraveled Earth
2
4
Rite of Negation
1

Roji's variant of the deck slides more towards handling the board with massive tempo swings and unstoppable overwhelming champions. It has Blue Sentinels to cover the early game and get to the higher end of things sooner, and Desert naturalists to crack open Sarcophaguses effectively. His version opts to more Absolver and Rite of the Arcane with less rite of negation as well.

Udyr Zoe

Regions
Freljord
22 cards
Mount Targon
18 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
17
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
9
2
7
3
0
4
5
5
6
6
5
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
5
Udyr
3
Followers
17
1
Saga Seeker
3
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
3
Solari Priestess
3
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
6
Hyara Allseer
3
8
It That Stares
2
Spells
17
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Inner Beast
3
2
Troll Chant
3
3
Hush
1
5
Starshaping
2
6
Sunburst
3
9
Buried in Ice
2
12
Feel The Rush
1

They say that the cold of the mountains can drive a man mad, this is evidence of this. The deck attacks on multiple unexpected angles, opting to use Stance Swaps in tandem with Saga Seeker. It also has Sunbursts as a catch all for dealing with big threats, and the Buried in Ice + It that Stares combo to wipe the enemy's board with one Feel the Rush to top it all off. It looks to be centered on value without losing too much tempo, and is very interesting to see.