While Monday's Road to Seasonals tournament didn't have stream coverage, it did mark a developing trend in decks we keep seeing in the top cut. It's looking more and more like Jayce Lux, Azir Xerath, Sion decks, and Pantheon are some of the pillars of our developing Bo3 Meta! here are the full lineups of our top 4.
1st Place - Dudu de Nunu of Hydra Gaming
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. This version incorporates mageseekers for more board control, Back to Back to keep things alive, and Albus Ferros as a finisher + Jayce finder.
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. This version has one Desert Naturalist to help against other landmark decks and help with clogged boards.
Pantheon Yuumi Taric
This variant of the typical Yuumi Pantheon fated deck includes one Taric to increase the value you get off some of your spells such as Guiding Touch and Pale Cascade alongside the combo of Taric + Rally to double up on the rallies.
Trundle Tryndamere FTR
A classic Ramp + Control deck with plenty of AoE removal, effective targeted answers, and tools to get them to the late game faster such as Faces of the Old ones, Catalyst of Aeons, and Voices of the Old Ones. The deck all focuses on using hard-to-kill champions built up to 10/10s with Feel the Rush. K-pop till they drop!
Fizz Aphelios "Afaelios"
A midrange deck with combo elements to it that makes use of the Fae package and massive discounts that Gleaming Lantern allows for. It aims to establish itself on board quickly, then generate more potent threats than the enemy very quickly. The grand idea is to play Rainbowfish on a hard to kill threat like a big Owlcat, Fizz, or Assistant Librarian, or to combo a Papercraft Dragon alongside Infernum for overwhelm.
This version of Mono Shurima opts for Rite of Calling to ensure you draw your champions without getting too clunky in low-tempo plays such as Golden Ambassadors and helps reduce board clog so you can continuously use things such as Rock Hopper and Unraveled Earth to their full potential.
3rd Place - FallingtoVoid, of OTK Club
Jayce Vi Elise (Sentinels)
This deck aims to win through use of the Sentinel followers to make very efficient threats alongside Station Archivist, Ferros Financier, and Aloof Travelers to generate value to keep the opponent down without running out of cards. This leads up to dropping a Jayce to squeeze additional value out of your Shock Blasts or swing with an Acceleration Gate for the win.
A discard based tempo deck aimed at chunking in regularly while generating immense value off of normally card-neutral effects such as Zaunite Urchin, Sump Dredger, Poro Cannon, and more. A typical gameplan involves curving out and leading up to a leveled Sion on turn 7 to swing in for usually game. This version is burn heavy with Noxian Fervors and a full three Decimates to ensure any damage you can get out of your units adds up to their doom.
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.
This is an identical Jayce Lux list to what our champ of the day Dudu was running, aiming at having answers for however the opponent comes at you with more defense than the average Jayce Lux.
Rumble Sion Viktor
A more aggressively slanted Discard deck than the Draven Sion version, this one aims to slam a three-discard Rumble on 4 then crash in with his oppressive presence most games. It benefits from very potent lower cost champions that can win the game on their own in Rumble and Viktor, in tandem with Might and Whirling death to ensure you push damage through Quicksands or blockers. All with the benefit of Sion to close the door on the enemy's chances.
This landmark based tempo deck looks to use the value that landmark cards typically bring to the table such as Rock Hopper, Endless Devout, Preservarium and the like to build up their landmark numbers before slamming a Ziggs and burning the opponent out with landmarks, or a Taliyah to attack in a very hard to block manner. This version uses The Absolver to render blockers a moot point when need be.