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Road to Seasonals 5/5 Winner’s Lineups

SonikHolik takes the throne of Thursday's Road to Seasonals tournament with a powerful lineup that has consistently performed.

Thursday's Road to Seasonals tournament gave us a solid look at what people are consistently topping with, as almost every deck here is an archetype we've seen more than a few times in these articles.

1st Place - SonikHolik, of team Icy Gaming

Fizz Aphelios

Regions
Mount Targon
9 cards
Bandlecity
31 cards
Rarities
24 900
champion
6
epic
1
rare
12
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
20
2
7
3
2
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Aphelios
3
Followers
18
1
Yordle Squire
3
2
Assistant Librarian
3
2
Conchologist
3
2
Grandfather Fae
3
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
4
Rainbowfish
2
5
Papercraft Dragon
1
Spells
16
1
Fae Sprout
3
1
Group Shot
1
2
Flamespitter
2
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Wallop
1

A mostly normal Afaelios list with a few tech choices. Sonik's version has popped in a Wallop to help avoid a final lethal swing from a big opposing unit or clear the way some. They have also upped the number of yordle squires to pressure earlier.

Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
24 300
champion
6
epic
1
rare
9
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
15
2
12
3
6
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
2
3
Cataclysm
2
3
Hush
1
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Bastion
1
4
Golden Aegis
1
5
Concerted Strike
2

This Fated list has aimed to be wider in it's variety of target options. It fields 6 one-ofs including a bastion, chain vest, and hush to keep opponents scared in open decklist situations.

Ziggs Taliyah

Regions
Shurima
34 cards
Bandlecity
9 cards
Rarities
26 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
16
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
11
2
15
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
5
Taliyah
3
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
2
1
Hexplosive Minefield
2
2
Preservarium
3
Followers
12
1
Inventive Chemist
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Desert Naturalist
2
8
The Arsenal
1
Spells
15
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
2
The Absolver
2
3
Quicksand
2
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
3
Unleashed Energy
2
3
Unraveled Earth
3
4
Rite of Negation
1

Unleashed energy is a card we've seen dropping in numbers for this deck, it's a powerful option to suddenly sun a blocker through hexplosive minefield, and also can make a sarcophagus into a 5/3 for a sweeping open attack.

2nd Place - Mati24Mayo of team Mafia

Miss Fortune Twisted Fate Gangplank

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Bilgewater
21 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
7
3
6
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
4
Twisted Fate
2
5
Gangplank
1
Followers
26
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
1
Jagged Butcher
3
1
Legion Rearguard
3
1
Legion Saboteur
3
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
2
Legion Grenadier
3
2
Marai Warden
2
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
4
Island Navigator
2
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
5
Jack, the Winner
1
Spells
8
2
Make it Rain
2
3
Noxian Fervor
3
5
Decimate
3

Pirates aggro is one of the go-to fast and hard lists in our current meta. With 12 one-drops and potent curve options to try and chunk your opponent down, it has a great burn finisher in Decimates, Fervors, Gangplank, and Jack the Winner. This list incorporates an Arachnoid Sentry to make those swing turns that much more crushing, and Jack the Winner to try and burn out whatever you need to at the the end.

Caitlyn Ezreal

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Rarities
29 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
13
common
16
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
8
2
18
3
4
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
3
Ezreal
3
Followers
15
2
Ferros Financier
2
2
House Spider
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
3
Station Archivist
3
4
Aloof Travelers
2
8
Captain Farron
2
Spells
19
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Culling Strike
1
3
Noxian Guillotine
2
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
4
Statikk Shock
2
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3

Caitlyn Ezreal is a potent tempo deck looking to answer what ever the opponent does, pressure them with Flashbombs from Caitlyn, and top it off with a big Tri-Beam Improbulator. Mati's version is fairly standard, aiming to make use of two Aloof Travelers to catch decks relying on singular big cards as a wincon unaware.

Aphelios Lux

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Mount Targon
25 cards
Rarities
25 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
18
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
14
2
10
3
0
4
9
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Aphelios
3
5
Lux
3
Followers
17
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
1
Spacey Sketcher
2
2
Mountain Goat
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Solari Priestess
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
5
Radiant Guardian
1
Spells
17
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
2
2
Sharpsight
2
2
Single Combat
2
3
Hush
2
5
Concerted Strike
2
5
Starshaping
3
6
Sunburst
2

Aphelios Lux feels fairly normal at this point, with a decent board building up into constant lasers from Lux, guns from Aphelios, and powerful manifests off Starshaping to close out games.

3rd Place - Prodigy1097

Viego Shurima

Regions
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Shurima
19 cards
Rarities
20 000
champion
3
epic
5
rare
9
common
23
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
11
2
9
3
3
4
3
5
3
6
6
7+
Champions
3
5
Viego
3
Landmarks
2
2
Preservarium
2
Followers
15
1
Treasure Seeker
3
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
3
Merciless Hunter
3
4
Baccai Sandspinner
1
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
7
The Rekindler
2
Spells
20
0
Rite of Calling
2
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Quicksand
3
4
Rite of Negation
2
6
Piercing Darkness
1
6
Vengeance
2
7
Atrocity
1

This list echews the typical inclusion of Ionia and Kindred to basically run like a Nasus Thresh deck with Viego as the sole top end. You get out the boy and start chowing down on your units to turbo grow your Encroaching Mists and flip him asap.

Ziggs Taliyah

Regions
Bandlecity
10 cards
Shurima
33 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
13
2
13
3
4
4
4
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
5
Taliyah
3
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
2
1
Hexplosive Minefield
2
2
Preservarium
3
Followers
12
1
Inventive Chemist
1
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Desert Naturalist
3
5
Herald of the Magus
1
8
The Arsenal
1
Spells
15
2
Ancient Hourglass
2
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
The Absolver
2
3
Quicksand
2
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
3
Unraveled Earth
2
4
Rite of Negation
1

Prodigy's version has a full suite of Desert Naturalist for those huge tempo swings and disruption against opposing landmark decks. They've also opted for one Herald of the Magus to make closing out games easier with a big Taliyah

Azir Xerath

Regions
Shurima
40 cards
Rarities
26 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
13
common
19
Mana cost
1
0
7
1
12
2
14
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
15
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Clockwork Curator
2
2
Rock Hopper
3
2
Soothsayer
2
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Golden Ambassador
2
Spells
12
0
Rite of Calling
1
2
Ancient Hourglass
2
3
Quicksand
3
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
3
Unraveled Earth
3
4
Rite of Negation
1

Here they've opted for the Curator version of Sun Disc to open the possibility of a Turn 7 flip of their disc. Additionally they're on two Golden Ambassadors to find champs more reliably and have a better midrange gameplan if their sun disc gets dealt with.

4th Place - Drevander51

Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
13 cards
Mount Targon
27 cards
Rarities
24 500
champion
6
epic
1
rare
10
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
17
2
11
3
7
4
1
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
3
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
6
Camphor, the Doubt
1
Spells
21
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
3
Cataclysm
2
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Bastion
2
4
Golden Aegis
2
5
Concerted Strike
1

Aside from the one Camphor the Doubt this is a fairly standard Pantheon list, they've notably upped their bastion count to two so they have better game into control situations.

Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Shurima
33 cards
Bandlecity
10 cards
Rarities
26 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
16
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
10
2
14
3
4
4
4
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
5
Taliyah
3
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
1
1
Hexplosive Minefield
3
2
Preservarium
3
Followers
14
1
Inventive Chemist
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Desert Naturalist
3
5
Herald of the Magus
1
8
The Arsenal
1
Spells
13
2
Ancient Hourglass
2
2
The Absolver
2
3
Quicksand
2
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
3
Unleashed Energy
2
3
Unraveled Earth
2
4
Rite of Negation
1

The rare combination style; Drevander has gone for unleashed energy with THREE Hexplosive Minefields for that blowout potential, in addition to a Herald of the Magus or an Absolver, this gives great push through potential for unexpected lethals.

Fizz Aphelios

Regions
Mount Targon
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
14
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
18
2
7
3
2
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Aphelios
3
Followers
19
1
Yordle Squire
3
2
Assistant Librarian
3
2
Conchologist
3
2
Grandfather Fae
3
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
4
Rainbowfish
2
5
Papercraft Dragon
2
Spells
15
1
Fae Sprout
3
1
Trinket Trade
2
2
Flamespitter
1
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Wallop
1

It still surprizes me to see this deck so much in these top 4s, but I suppose it just proves the potency of Papercraft dragon especially on a Fizz! This list makes me think that Wallop is more of a normal thing now likely to slow down the enemy, they also have gone up to two Papercraft to increase that consistency.