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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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
18
2
7
3
2
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
Followers
19
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Assistant Librarian
3
Assistant Librarian
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
4
Rainbowfish
2
Rainbowfish
6
Papercraft Dragon
2
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
15
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Trinket Trade
2
Trinket Trade
2
Flamespitter
1
Flamespitter
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
17
2
12
3
5
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
13
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
4
Blinded Mystic
1
Blinded Mystic
Spells
21
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
1
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
26
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
1
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Cithria the Bold
1
Cithria the Bold
6
Genevieve Elmheart
3
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
8
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
10
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
2
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
4
Taric
1
Taric
Followers
12
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
22
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
2
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis

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

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
17
2
6
3
4
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
Followers
18
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Assistant Librarian
3
Assistant Librarian
2
Bandle Commando
2
Bandle Commando
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
4
Rainbowfish
2
Rainbowfish
6
Papercraft Dragon
2
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
16
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Trinket Trade
2
Trinket Trade
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
Bastion
2
Bastion

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
18 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
25 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
13
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
15
2
2
3
11
4
3
5
7
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
5
Senna
3
Senna
Followers
17
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
Darkbulb Acolyte
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Aloof Travelers
1
Aloof Travelers
4
Stilted Robemaker
3
Stilted Robemaker
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
7
The Rekindler
1
The Rekindler
Spells
17
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Mist's Call
1
Mist's Call
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense
4
The Box
1
The Box
4
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
18
2
7
3
2
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
Followers
19
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Assistant Librarian
3
Assistant Librarian
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
4
Rainbowfish
2
Rainbowfish
6
Papercraft Dragon
2
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
15
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Trinket Trade
2
Trinket Trade
2
Flamespitter
1
Flamespitter
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Wallop
1
Wallop

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
1
1
4
2
5
3
10
4
6
5
3
6
11
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
2
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
7
2
Avarosan Sentry
1
Avarosan Sentry
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
1
She Who Wanders
Spells
25
1
Three Sisters
1
Three Sisters
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
4
The Box
2
The Box
4
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
9
Buried in Ice
1
Buried in Ice
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush

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
eternal
Mana cost
6
0
3
1
10
2
9
3
3
4
3
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
12
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
Adaptatron 3000
1
Forge Chief
1
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
3
Hextech Handler
3
Hextech Handler
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
Spells
22
0
Production Surge
3
Production Surge
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
Thermogenic Beam
2
Iterative Improvement
2
Iterative Improvement
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
Flash of Brilliance
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

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
eternal
Mana cost
2
0
10
1
14
2
11
3
1
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
2
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
4
Viktor
1
Viktor
Followers
22
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
2
Spacey Sketcher
1
Zaunite Urchin
1
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
2
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
3
Sump Dredger
3
Sump Dredger
5
Subpurrsible
2
Subpurrsible
Spells
12
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Poro Cannon
2
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!

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
eternal
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
8
2
19
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
13
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
Spells
21
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Scorched Earth
3
Scorched Earth
3
Sump Fumes
1
Sump Fumes
4
Statikk Shock
3
Statikk Shock
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator

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
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
12
1
11
2
5
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Zilean
3
Zilean
4
Ekko
3
Ekko
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
Followers
15
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
4
Golden Ambassador
1
Golden Ambassador
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Voice of the Risen
Spells
16
0
Feral Prescience
3
Feral Prescience
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
3
Desert Duel
1
Desert Duel
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
21
2
6
3
2
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
Followers
18
1
Yordle Squire
2
Yordle Squire
2
Assistant Librarian
3
Assistant Librarian
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
4
Rainbowfish
2
Rainbowfish
6
Papercraft Dragon
2
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
16
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Trinket Trade
1
Trinket Trade
2
Flamespitter
2
Flamespitter
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Hush
2
Hush
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
24
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
2
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Cithria the Bold
3
Cithria the Bold
6
Genevieve Elmheart
1
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
10
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Blinding Assault
2
Blinding Assault
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
7
2
13
3
5
4
0
5
4
6
6
7+
Champions
3
6
Viego
3
Viego
Followers
21
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
Endless Devout
2
Endless Devout
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
4
Baccai Sandspinner
2
Baccai Sandspinner
4
Desert Naturalist
1
Desert Naturalist
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
Invasive Hydravine
7
The Rekindler
2
The Rekindler
Spells
16
1
Rite of Calling
2
Rite of Calling
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Ancient Hourglass
3
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
6
Vengeance
1
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity

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
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
10
2
16
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
Azir
4
Xerath
3
Xerath
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
1
Buried Sun Disc
1
Buried Sun Disc
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
15
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Clockwork Curator
2
Clockwork Curator
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
2
Soothsayer
2
Soothsayer
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
4
Golden Ambassador
2
Golden Ambassador
Spells
12
1
Rite of Calling
1
Rite of Calling
3
Ancient Hourglass
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
3
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unraveled Earth
3
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation

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
29 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
9
2
15
3
4
4
4
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
2
Ancient Preparations
1
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
14
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
4
Desert Naturalist
3
Desert Naturalist
5
Herald of the Magus
1
Herald of the Magus
8
The Arsenal
1
The Arsenal
Spells
13
2
Pokey Stick
2