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Sirturmund & Monte’s Lineup Recommendations

A Curious Journey is here and with new decks come new lineup construction challenges! Sirturmund and MonteXristo have your back with this week's lineup recommendations!

Typical Triple Aggro Burn

Regions
Noxus
22 cards
Shadow Isles
18 cards
Rarities
14 500
champion
3
epic
0
rare
9
common
28
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
13
2
12
3
0
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
3
2
Elise
3
Elise
Followers
27
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
Spells
10
2
Brothers' Bond
1
Brothers' Bond
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Stalking Shadows
3
Stalking Shadows
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder
Regions
Bilgewater
18 cards
Noxus
22 cards
Rarities
25 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
6
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
7
3
3
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
Followers
25
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Legion Grenadier
3
Legion Grenadier
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
9
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder
Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Bandlecity
20 cards
Rarities
22 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
5
common
29
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
13
2
6
3
6
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
25
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Conchologist
2
Conchologist
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
4
Teenydactyl
3
Teenydactyl
Spells
9
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

This lineup is for those of you who love playing aggro. In the last patch, it was tough to find a good third Noxus aggro burn deck that was as consistent as Pirates and Spiders, and now we have it with Gnar and Ziggs burn aggro. Nine decimates anyone??

The strategy here is straightforward. This lineup should eat up a lot of the slow decks that don’t have heals/removal and the decks that rely on little units (Pantheon, Yuumi decks). Additionally, if you expect Formidable to be present this weekend, these decks should destroy Formidable decks as well. I have even made sure that all three decklists run Precious Pet just because of how much value that card can get vs Formidable archetype. 

Ban wise, you have to get lucky to dodge triple Shadow Isle control lineups. It will be very difficult to win a match vs something like Darkness, FTR, and Kindred Sentinels for example. The Wails, vile feast, and other forms of removal and heals just stop this line up in its track. Ban priority-wise, you always want to ban one of those three decks. After that, I recommend banning lineups that have a lot of AoE removal (most Freljord decks) or have ways to heal (Freljord again, due to Tavern Keeper). If you’re facing triple aggro, banning Gnar Noxus is better than the other burn decks as they will have more low-cost removal through Pokey Stick.

If there is a deck here that you don’t particularly enjoy playing, the next alternative is replacing it with Lulu Fizz or Gnar Fizz if you want to replace Ziggs burn. Both these decks play a bit different since they’re going more for a wide board to buff with Yordles in Arms but should still be able to aggro down your opponents faster than they can get to you.

I Want Darkness To Suffer

Regions
Demacia
31 cards
Bilgewater
9 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
15
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
2
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
3
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
Genevieve Elmheart
2
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
8
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder
Regions
Noxus
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
10
2
7
3
13
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
2
Kennen
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
15
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
16
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
4
Buster Shot
3
Buster Shot
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
Open deck in builder
Regions
Demacia
19 cards
Mount Targon
21 cards
Rarities
23 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
12
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
9
3
5
4
4
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
4
Taric
2
Taric
7
Galio
1
Galio
Followers
15
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
1
Durand Protege
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
19
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Shield of Durand
2
Shield of Durand
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

The purpose of this lineup is to make control suffer. Specifically, to make Darkness suffer which I expect to be included in a lot of lineups this weekend. We have our usual control boogymen with Scouts and Pantheon Taric. Both these decks rely on rallies to finish off the matchups vs control archetypes. To round it up, we go with Bandle Tree as it tends to be an auto-win vs Darkness match-up.

The strategy here is to target control and slow decks. So leave those Darknesses, FTR, Anivias, etc open. If the opponent does not have any control decks, you still tend to do well vs other archetypes like Formidable, TK Raka, or anything that generally suffers vs you having a wide board. If you end up facing the triple aggro lineup, you should try to beat their Pirates twice, as that tends to be an easier feat than trying to beat Spiders or Gnar Ziggs. Pirates rely on their board presence, and you can match that pretty closely with your unit-heavy decks. What your pantheon lacks in wide boards, he can get it with single combat and concerted.

Ban strategy is to prioritize decks that can go super wide and buff their units, AKA Fizz Lulu or Fizz Gnar Yordle In Arms decks. Yordle in Arms is a huge challenge vs this lineup, so ban those decks on sight. Next, I would prioritize decks with flocks or scorched earth, as your units tend to get damaged pretty frequently. Lastly, decks with freezes or relying on level up Sejuani would be a challenge and deserve a ban if the previously mentioned decks aren’t present.

If there is a deck in this lineup that you don’t necessarily like, an alternative is Akshan Sivir. This allows you to still rely on rally as a win condition. If instead, you want to go a bit heavier on the landmark train, Tahm Kench Soraka or Galio Soraka Star Spring are both good options that should do well vs control archetypes.

Sirturmund’s Pick - Let Noxus Control You 

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Bandlecity
21 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
11
2
9
3
8
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
19
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Teenydactyl
2
Teenydactyl
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
15
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Poison Dart
1
Poison Dart
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Culling Strike
1
Culling Strike
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Buster Shot
2
Buster Shot
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
Open deck in builder
Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Shadow Isles
25 cards
Rarities
24 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
8
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
12
2
10
3
5
4
2
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Kindred
3
Kindred
Followers
13
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
Buhru Sentinel
9
Commander Ledros
1
Commander Ledros
Spells
21
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Culling Strike
2
Culling Strike
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Whispered Words
2
Whispered Words
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
Open deck in builder
Regions
Noxus
11 cards
Piltover & Zaun
29 cards
Rarities
28 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
11
common
19
Mana cost
2
0
6
1
8
2
19
3
1
4
3
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
18
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
2
Boom Baboon
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
3
Sump Dredger
3
Sump Dredger
8
Captain Farron
1
Captain Farron
Spells
16
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Culling Strike
2
Culling Strike
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
1
Statikk Shock
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
Open deck in builder

So this triple Noxus control lineup is something I have recommended in the past in one of our previous articles for last season. Surprisingly, a player took it to Seasonal and made the top 32 with it! The goal here is to play all Arachnoid Sentry, Flock, and Scorched Earth that you can to disrupt and stop Pantheon. Now, with the new patch, we can add Culling Strike on top of those previous tools to also stop Formidable decks, allowing us to target two different sets of decks. Double Scorched Earth means we also target the Bandle Tree line ups, giving us a third counter match up! With Ahri Kennen also gone, we have lost one of our biggest counters, leaving just really fast decks or super late control archetypes as our worry.

Your toughest matches will come from the super control style of decks, like FTR or Anivia that can just stall you out before you can do enough damage. They also have their own tools like Vengeance to deal with your Levy, so I would ban those styles of decks first. The second set of decks that we will struggle with are Minimorph decks. Things like Shellfolk decks that get value from your cards and can also minimorph your threats are big no-nos and should be banned. 

Aside from that, I believe this lineup is very well positioned in the current meta. It can do well vs Aggro since you have a lot of cheap removal and units in all three decks. Can do well vs Pantheon decks because of scorched earths, flocks, and stuns. Can do well vs Scouts type of decks due to the removal of their board. Can do well vs Formidable due to culling strike. And can do well vs landmark decks like Star Spring, Bandle Tree, and Thralls due to Scorched Earth.

If you’re looking for a potential alternative to one of these decks, you could try Twisted Fate Swain if you don’t want to play Gnar Swain, or Freljord Noxus (with any combination of Sejuani, Gnar, Swain, Trundle, Udyr). Again remember strategy is to have triple sentry, triple flock, double scorched earth, and a couple of culling strikes. 

Monte's Aggro

Regions
Demacia
32 cards
Bilgewater
8 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
15
common
15
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
27
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
3
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
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
7
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder
Regions
Piltover & Zaun
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
3
0
7
1
12
2
12
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Lulu
3
Lulu
Followers
18
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Bomber Twins
3
Bomber Twins
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Yordle Captain
3
Yordle Captain
Spells
16
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Scrapheap
1
Scrapheap
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Yordle Portal
3
Yordle Portal
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder
Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
23 700
champion
6
epic
1
rare
6
common
27
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
15
2
7
3
6
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
25
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
3
Bandle City Mayor
1
Bandle City Mayor
4
Teenydactyl
3
Teenydactyl
Spells
9
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

This is another aggro lineup that's a little bit more board-based. I will personally be playing this lineup in any tournaments this week and probably some of next. I really like what Gnar did for Bandle Burn and I'm happy to see it back, Yordles in Arms is better than ever with the addition of Spirit Portal and Scouts also got a fancy new toy in Petricite Broadwing - AM player TheBlackBoss took this list from Plat 4 to Master!

This lineup doesn't have a perfectly cohesive strategy as Scouts is usually ok leaving SI Freljord (like Feel The Rush) unbanned, while the other two decks would prefer to remove it from the equation. That shouldn't be much of an issue however, any control lineup will be inclined to ban Scouts and while the other two decks are still unfavored, they do have a chance into Darkness & Lee Sin (the other two decks most likely to be played in that line-up).

Your next ban priority should just be whatever you want to play against least.

The other benefit to this lineup is that it should be ok into Pantheon - both Yordles in Arms and Bandle Burn should do well into all variations.

You could very easily swap out any deck in this lineup for another aggro deck like Spiders or Pirates. You could also swap Bandle Burn for Bandle Tree and have a better matchup into the control lineups.

Healing is Cheating

Regions
Ionia
21 cards
Mount Targon
19 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
5
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Wounded Whiteflame
2
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
29
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sonic Wave
3
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
2
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
3
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder
Regions
Freljord
25 cards
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
5
epic
6
rare
12
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
6
2
4
3
6
4
8
5
4
6
10
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
2
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
6
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
2
Kindly Tavernkeeper
9
Commander Ledros
1
Commander Ledros
Spells
26
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
2
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
2
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
Open deck in builder
Regions
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
25 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
13
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
1
1
15
2
2
3
7
4
5
5
8
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
5
Senna
3
Senna
Followers
16
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
Darkbulb Acolyte
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Stilted Robemaker
3
Stilted Robemaker
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
7
The Rekindler
1
The Rekindler
Spells
18
1
Group Shot
1
Group Shot
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
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
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This lineup is for anyone who loves to bully Aggro players. Mastering Runeterra's very own xXWhatAmIXx won Thursday night's Runeterralife weekly with a very similar lineup. He played Thresh Aurelion Sol over Darkness but that's a pet deck of his and not something you should bring to a tournament without extreme familiarity. This is probably a good call for any weekend tournament as well, there's likely to be a ton of aggro running around (a side effect of a new meta).

Your ban priority with this lineup is going to be any rally deck, prioritizing Taric lists then Scouts. For lineups that don't have rally, my advice is to ban the deck with the most burn (direct damage spells). In the control mirror, you'll want to ban Darkness

I don't have any recommendations for other decks to play in this lineup because I think it's very well balanced as is. However, you're more than welcome to swap any deck out for another, slower deck of your preference.

Let's Run'em Down

Regions
Demacia
22 cards
Shurima
18 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
16
2
4
3
3
4
10
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Sivir
3
Sivir
Followers
19
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
5
Screeching Dragon
1
Screeching Dragon
5
Vekauran Bruiser
2
Vekauran Bruiser
Spells
15
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Shield of Durand
1
Shield of Durand
5
Concerted Strike
3
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Regions
Demacia
20 cards
Ionia
20 cards
Rarities
21 500
champion
5
epic
0
rare
15
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
14
2
5
3
8
4
6
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
5
4
Shen
3
Shen
7
Galio
2
Galio
Followers
17
1
Greenglade Caretaker
3
Greenglade Caretaker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Rivershaper
3
Rivershaper
5
Screeching Dragon
3
Screeching Dragon
6
Scattered Pod
2
Scattered Pod
Spells
18
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Shield of Durand
2
Shield of Durand
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Spirit's Refuge
3
Spirit's Refuge
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis
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Regions
Demacia
29 cards
Bilgewater
11 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
19
common
12
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
23
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Genevieve Elmheart
3
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
11
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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This lineup comes courtesy of my teammate (and seasonal top cutter) Seku! Shen Demacia has always been a favorite archetype of his so he decided to try and bring it back with this Shen Galio deck. If you want to try hard your tournament run you should probably swap it out for a different rally deck like Yuumi Pantheon but there's no time to experiment and have some fun like the early season meta!

This lineup should really beat up on any control players you run into and there may be quite a few of them looking to farm the aggro players (like myself) who always come out in the early days of a metagame.

Ban priority is gonna be whichever aggro deck you feel like playing against the least. I would recommend removing the deck with the most burn or the most fearsome units - your choice!

About the authors

Sirturmund is a long-time player of the game, having played LoR since beta. He has found competitive success in the past year with a couple of seasonal top cuts finishes, rank 1 ladder placements, and first spot in a Qualifier of Mastering Runeterra's Championship. Best known for being one of the very few to still bring Star Springs (link) to tournaments, you can find Sirturmund lurking around all the social media sites absorbing anything he can about the game!

MonteXristo has been playing the game since closed beta and has consistently made it to masters every season he’s been active.  His accomplishments include having peaked in the top 20, taking first place in the “Streamer Sideboard Showdown” and LPP Riot Grand Prix. When he’s not writing for Mastering Runeterra he keeps his card-slinging skills sharp by playing in the Runeterra Academy tournament, with his team The Wobbly Wombats!

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