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Road to Seasonals 5/8 & 5/9 Winner’s Lineups

Scouts makes a splash once again, with both winners of our recent RtS tournaments; Ez2Win and Infinipatrons riding the bird to victory!

This article is going to be a double feature of both May 8th, and May 9th's top lineups. It was a pair of days with some familiar faces rising to the top of our Road to Seasonals tournaments with some newer faces getting the gold as well, exciting lineups are getting there as well. Without further ado; the lineups.

May 8th Tournament Results

1st Place - Ez2Win, of team Hydra Gaming

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
Stress Defense
1

The notable changes on this variant of the Afaelios list is that they are up to two papercrafts and two rainbowfish since they are very important for the deck to find. They are also on one Stress defense either as an emergency 'keep alive' button, or a way to get an easy trade off a huge unit.

Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Mount Targon
25 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
17
2
12
3
6
4
1
5
0
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
4
Blinded Mystic
1
Spells
21
1
Chain Vest
1
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
3
Cataclysm
3
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Bastion
1
4
Golden Aegis
1
5
Concerted Strike
1

It looks like Chain Vest is here to stay, the early cheap proc is invaluable to the deck, having one bastion helps get some points on control, and it looks as well like -Rally +Cataclysm is the move we've seen gradually coming out

Miss Fortune Quinn Scouts

Regions
Demacia
31 cards
Bilgewater
9 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
17
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
5
Quinn
3
Followers
26
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Penitent Squire
1
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Durand Sculptor
3
2
Marai Warden
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
4
Island Navigator
3
6
Cithria the Bold
1
6
Genevieve Elmheart
3
Spells
8
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
2
Sharpsight
3
4
Golden Aegis
3

It feels interesting to see Ranger's Resolve coming back out, likely more to handle key numbers for removal to keep things alive. Rather standard aside from that.

2nd Place - Trivo06, of team Sultans

Pantheon Yuumi Taric

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
10
3
7
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
2
4
Pantheon
3
4
Taric
1
Followers
12
1
Saga Seeker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Mountain Goat
3
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Spells
22
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
3
Cataclysm
2
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Bastion
2
4
Golden Aegis
1
5
Concerted Strike
2

The Taric variant is an interesting one that I genuinely do not quite follow the purpose behind, especially with the lack of synergy between his proc and Fated after the play/cast changes. Consequently, Trivo's list has rolled up to two Bastions and maxing out on cards that draw replacements, so perhaps value and threat diversification is the thought.

Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Shurima
34 cards
Bandlecity
9 cards
Rarities
27 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
16
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
8
2
14
3
4
4
5
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
5
Taliyah
3
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
3
1
Hexplosive Minefield
2
2
Preservarium
2
Followers
14
1
Inventive Chemist
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Desert Naturalist
2
5
Herald of the Magus
2
8
The Arsenal
1
Spells
13
2
Ancient Hourglass
2
2
The Absolver
1
3
Quicksand
3
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
3
Unraveled Earth
3
4
Rite of Negation
2

It looks like Trivo's version is hard on the permanent buffs of Herald of the Magus rather than The Absolver, on two and one respectively. They are also lower on Hourglasses and Rites presumably to focus on lower cost drops so they can approach aggro and early rush down decks a bit better.

Fizz Aphelios

Regions
Mount Targon
11 cards
Bandlecity
29 cards
Rarities
25 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
17
2
6
3
4
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Aphelios
3
Followers
18
1
Yordle Squire
3
2
Assistant Librarian
3
2
Bandle Commando
2
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
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
4
Bastion
2

Now here is a tech choice I've not seen prior; Bastion in Afaelios. It makes sense with the number of times you're relying on an Assistant Librarian or some random dork holding a Papercraft, and can keep an Aphelios going as a good Arms Dealer.

3rd Place Arussel

Veigar Senna Darkness

Regions
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
25 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
13
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
15
2
2
3
8
4
6
5
7
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
5
Senna
3
Followers
17
2
Conchologist
3
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
4
Aloof Travelers
1
4
Stilted Robemaker
3
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
7
The Rekindler
1
Spells
17
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Mist's Call
1
3
Stress Defense
1
4
The Box
1
5
Withering Wail
3
6
Minimorph
2
6
Vengeance
2
9
The Ruination
1

It's hard to say what a 'normal' darkness deck looks like nowadays, aside from the staples and some number of Minimorphs. Likely a big reason for the deck's return is Minimorph's massive relevancy in the meta, being able to snipe down the key threats every deck has.

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

Remember when this deck ran just one Papercraft? It feels like just yesterday, but 2 in addition to Fae Sprout seems like the way the winds are blowing. Arussel has also opted for one Wallop here to shut down whatever he needs to.

Trundle Tryndamere FTR

Regions
Freljord
28 cards
Shadow Isles
12 cards
Rarities
27 900
champion
5
epic
6
rare
14
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
1
1
4
2
5
3
8
4
8
5
3
6
11
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
8
Tryndamere
2
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Followers
7
2
Avarosan Sentry
1
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
8
It That Stares
2
10
She Who Wanders
1
Spells
25
1
Three Sisters
1
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Flash Freeze
2
4
Avalanche
3
4
The Box
2
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
5
Withering Wail
2
6
Vengeance
3
7
Atrocity
1
9
Buried in Ice
1
9
The Ruination
1
12
Feel The Rush
3

A bit of a different FTR list, opting to lower the number of She Who Wanders, and remove almost all ramp aside from Catalyst. This version opts to handle the enemy's board directly instead of racing to more mana and dropping the game winning threat.

4th Place GhosterDriver

Jayce Heimer SI

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
33 cards
Shadow Isles
7 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
14
common
18
Mana cost
6
0
3
1
10
2
9
3
3
4
3
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
5
Heimerdinger
3
Followers
12
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
1
Forge Chief
1
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Hextech Handler
3
3
Station Archivist
3
Spells
22
0
Production Surge
3
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
2
Iterative Improvement
2
2
Mystic Shot
2
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
6
Piercing Darkness
1
6
Shock Blast
2
6
Vengeance
3

This deck still interests me to see performing, Hextech Handler is a very fun card, and with the play/cast change buffing Heimer, it's easy to exploit the synergy there. Additionally, both Heimer and Jayce love the number 6 for spells, as it makes an elusive turret, and levels Jayce for value. It seems well balanced and effective.

Aphelios Zoe Viktor

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Mount Targon
14 cards
Rarities
25 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
4
0
8
1
14
2
11
3
1
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
2
3
Aphelios
3
4
Viktor
1
Followers
22
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
1
Spacey Sketcher
2
1
Zaunite Urchin
1
2
Ballistic Bot
2
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Ferros Financier
2
2
Mountain Goat
2
3
Station Archivist
2
3
Sump Dredger
3
5
Subpurrsible
2
Spells
12
0
Poro Cannon
2
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pale Cascade
2
3
Get Excited!
3

Ghoster's Subpurrisible list casts a very wide net compared to most lists, aiming to level Zoe quite effectively more than focusing on Viktor's devices.

Caitlyn Ezreal Tribeam

Regions
Noxus
13 cards
Piltover & Zaun
27 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
8
2
19
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
3
Ezreal
3
Followers
13
2
Ferros Financier
3
2
House Spider
2
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
3
Station Archivist
3
8
Captain Farron
2
Spells
21
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
3
Scorched Earth
3
3
Sump Fumes
1
4
Statikk Shock
3
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3

The primary innovation in this Tribeam list is utilizing a Sump Fumes as an additional Tribeam triggering removal that is fairly efficient.


May 9th Event Results

1st Place - Infinipatrons

Ekko Zilean

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
14 cards
Shurima
26 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
3
0
12
1
11
2
5
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Zilean
3
4
Ekko
3
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Followers
15
1
Dropboarder
3
1
Fallen Feline
3
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
3
Station Archivist
2
4
Golden Ambassador
1
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Spells
16
0
Feral Prescience
3
1
Scrying Sands
3
2
The Absolver
2
2
Time Trick
3
3
Desert Duel
1
3
Quicksand
2
4
Rite of Negation
2

The list here has a bit more innovation than expected. A singular Desert Duel, and Golden Ambassador to help handle some specific threats and get extra value out of Ekko, in addition to finding more of your key champions and using them to their fullest potential.

Fizz Aphelios

Regions
Mount Targon
10 cards
Bandlecity
30 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
15
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
19
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
1
2
Flamespitter
2
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Hush
2

Infini's version of this list is clearly teched with certain enemies and decks in mind, based on it's two hushes and three flamespitters. His version has also completely tossed out Bandle Commando. In a meta where Pantheons, Viktors and the like are king, shutting them up for a turn can be all it takes.

Miss Fortune Quinn Scouts

Regions
Demacia
34 cards
Bilgewater
6 cards
Rarities
29 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
16
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
14
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
5
Quinn
3
Followers
24
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Penitent Squire
2
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Durand Sculptor
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
4
Island Navigator
3
6
Cithria the Bold
3
6
Genevieve Elmheart
1
Spells
10
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
2
Blinding Assault
2
2
Sharpsight
3
4
Golden Aegis
3

The notable inclusion here is two Blinding Assaults to make further use of your seldom used spell mana, and maximize on Miss Fortune triggers early on.

2nd Place - Prodigy1097

Sandy Viego

Regions
Shadow Isles
18 cards
Shurima
22 cards
Rarities
20 400
champion
3
epic
5
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
10
2
10
3
5
4
3
5
1
6
6
7+
Champions
3
5
Viego
3
Followers
21
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
2
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
3
Endless Devout
2
3
Merciless Hunter
3
4
Baccai Sandspinner
2
4
Desert Naturalist
1
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
7
The Rekindler
2
Spells
16
0
Rite of Calling
2
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
2
3
Quicksand
2
4
Rite of Negation
2
6
Vengeance
1
7
Atrocity
1

This deck has picked up in playrate showing it's far from a joke, this version is heavily teched for the meta. With 2 Baccai Sandspitters and a desert naturalist when they don't run any landmarks, it's clear they're looking to force trades with key enemy units and pop some discs.

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

Speaking of discs, normal sun disc. Main thing here is that Prodigy is on the Clockwork Curator variation to try and reach that turn 6 Flip when possible.

Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Bandlecity
11 cards
Shurima
32 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
11
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
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
Pokey Stick
2
2
The Absolver
1
3
Quicksand
2
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
3
Unraveled Earth
2
4
Rite of Negation
1

All three of Prodigy's lists are clearly angled at being more disruptive than focusing on their own gameplan. He has a full set of Naturalists in here to try and ensure he is the one who gets to do landmark things.

3/4th Place - Kalmaypaz

Jayce Heimerdinger Freljord

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Freljord
10 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
15
common
16
Mana cost
5
0
7
1
8
2
5
3
3
4
3
5
8
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
5
Heimerdinger
3
Followers
11
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
1
Forge Chief
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Hextech Handler
3
Spells
23
0
Production Surge
3
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Troll Chant
2
3
Flash Freeze
2
6
Assembly Line
3
6
Harsh Winds
1
6
Shaman's Call
2
6
Shock Blast
2
7
Winter's Breath
1

This is a spicy pile that looks to be focused around ensuring you get your max value out of Jayce and Heimer with more suvival tools than the removal package of SI. It focuses on generating value and turrets through their procs and Shaman's Call, and the classic Jayce + Winter's Breath as a one-sided board wipe.

Viktor Aphelios Zoe Vi Purrsuit

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Mount Targon
22 cards
Rarities
25 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
9
common
23
Mana cost
1
0
10
1
11
2
8
3
2
4
7
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
1
3
Aphelios
2
4
Viktor
2
5
Vi
1
Followers
16
1
Armed Gearhead
1
1
Forge Chief
2
1
Gift Giver
1
1
Lunari Duskbringer
2
1
Spacey Sketcher
1
2
Ballistic Bot
2
2
Ferros Financier
2
3
Loping Telescope
1
3
Lunari Priestess
1
3
Solari Priestess
1
5
Moondreamer
1
5
Subpurrsible
1
Spells
18
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
1
Spell Thief
1
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Mystic Shot
2
2
Pale Cascade
2
2
Sunblessed Vigor
1
3
Hush
1
3
Sump Fumes
2
5
Celestial Wonder
1
5
Purrsuit of Perfection
1
5
Starshaping
2
6
Sunburst
1

This one is weird, in a good way but weird. It has numerous cards that seem almost randomly tossed in. It's diverse to the point that no card has three copies in it. I suppose if you're doing all the powerful things it's impossible to plan around everything

Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Shurima
34 cards
Bandlecity
9 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
11
2
14
3
3
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
13
1
Inventive Chemist
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Desert Naturalist
2
5
Herald of the Magus
1
8
The Arsenal
1
Spells
14
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
2
The Absolver
2
3
Quicksand
2
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
3
Unleashed Energy
1
3
Unraveled Earth
3
4
Rite of Negation
1

The standard spread, one herald, one Unleashed, one Arsenal, Two absolver.

3/4th Place - Friend of Zoe

Mono Zoe Shellfolk

Regions
Mount Targon
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
19 400
champion
3
epic
3
rare
17
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
9
2
5
3
4
4
2
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
3
1
Zoe
3
Followers
22
1
Otterpus
3
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
2
Bandle Commando
3
2
Conchologist
3
3
Solari Priestess
3
4
Blinded Mystic
1
4
Yordle Captain
3
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Spells
15
1
Scrapheap
2
1
Spell Thief
1
1
Trinket Trade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Hush
2
5
Starshaping
2
6
Minimorph
2

FoZ's special sauce, a shellfolk targon list focused around durdling and generating too much value to handle alongside leveling a Zoe. Zoe feels very underated right now, and Minimorph alongside her gives the deck a lot of power on their own.

Aphelios Viktor

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
20 cards
Mount Targon
20 cards
Rarities
25 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
10
common
22
Mana cost
1
0
8
1
14
2
6
3
5
4
4
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Aphelios
3
4
Viktor
3
Followers
18
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
1
Zaunite Urchin
2
2
Ballistic Bot
3
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Mountain Goat
2
5
Subpurrsible
2
Spells
16
0
Poro Cannon
1
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
3
Get Excited!
3
4
Bastion
2
5
Starshaping
2
6
Sunburst
2

The fanciest thing here is two Bastions to keep their Champs and Subpurrsibles alive.

Thresh Aurelion Sol

Regions
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Mount Targon
25 cards
Rarities
22 600
champion
5
epic
1
rare
15
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
9
2
5
3
2
4
9
5
6
6
5
7+
Champions
5
5
Thresh
3
10
Aurelion Sol
2
Followers
14
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
2
Mountain Goat
3
2
Solari Sunhawk
1
3
Solari Priestess
3
4
Blinded Mystic
2
7
Eclipse Dragon
1
Spells
21
2
Guiding Touch
1
2
Pale Cascade
1
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Hush
2
5
Starshaping
3
5
Withering Wail
3
6
Piercing Darkness
1
6
Sunburst
2
6
Vengeance
3
7
Atrocity
1
9
The Ruination
1

Nothing too fancy here, primarily it looks like they're going for the 'you can't play around everything' plan, with a diverse pool of removal, a potent mix.