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Top 8 Lineups from the July MaRu Open!

Check out this weekend's top 8 lineups from the Mastering Runeterra Open!

It’s the Sunday right after Mastering Runeterra’s July Open, which means it’s time to review the top lineups from the event! I gathered all lineups in the top 8 to talk about them and give some insight  into the card choices so without further ado, let’s look into them!

Top 8 Lineups

Broken Ball

Regions
Bilgewater
28 cards
Noxus
12 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
15
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
8
2
13
3
3
4
7
5
1
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Illaoi
3
Illaoi
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
14
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Piltovan Castaway
1
Piltovan Castaway
3
The Sea's Voice
3
The Sea's Voice
5
Buhru Lookout
1
Buhru Lookout
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
20
1
Parrrley
2
Parrrley
2
Heavy Metal
3
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
2
Noxian Fervor
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
3
Tentacle Smash
3
Tentacle Smash
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Riptide Sermon
1
Riptide Sermon
Regions
Runeterra
12 cards
Bandlecity
28 cards
Rarities
30 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
16
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
12
2
8
3
6
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
2
Norra
4
Gnar
1
Gnar
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
17
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
2
Solari Sunhawk
1
Solari Sunhawk
3
Avenging Vastaya
2
Avenging Vastaya
4
Portal Scholar
2
Portal Scholar
6
Lord Broadmane
3
Lord Broadmane
8
Riptide Rex
3
Riptide Rex
Spells
17
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
2
Drop the Bomb
3
Drop the Bomb
3
Condense
3
Condense
3
Lightning Rush
1
Lightning Rush
3
Wallop
2
Wallop
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
Regions
Demacia
27 cards
Runeterra
13 cards
Rarities
35 500
champion
6
epic
11
rare
10
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
14
2
9
3
3
4
1
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Quinn
1
Quinn
6
Aatrox
2
Aatrox
Equipments
11
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
13
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
2
Blocking Badgerbear
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
10
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
1
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
2
Form Up!
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
6
Condemn
1
Condemn

Broken Ball brought an interesting lineup which has a few key good matchups across the board, according to stats. Looks like he was out to beat FizzFizz/SamiraSamira, JinxJinx/KennenKennen and the IllaoiIllaoi/SwainSwain matchups, while having a flatlined table against most of the field. The absence of cards like DisintegrateDisintegrate in Illaoi Swain and Desert NaturalistDesert Naturalist on Jhin Norra indicates that he was probably ready to ban NasusNasus Vaults of HeliaVaults of Helia decks regardless of build or lineup matchups. Unfortunately for him, his top 8 opponent, GrandpaRoji had none of that in his lineup, which probably made the ban phase and matchup table a bit awkward in the end.

Sorry

Regions
Bilgewater
28 cards
Noxus
12 cards
Rarities
34 300
champion
6
epic
9
rare
15
common
10
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
11
1
12
2
3
3
3
4
5
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
14
1
Jagged Butcher
2
Jagged Butcher
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
8
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
20
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Swindle
3
Swindle
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Bandlecity
16 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
15
2
0
3
11
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Equipments
3
2
Return-o Wrench
3
Return-o Wrench
Followers
18
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
4
Augmented Clockling
3
Augmented Clockling
Spells
13
1
Scrapheap
2
Scrapheap
2
Electro Harpoon
2
Electro Harpoon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
4
Blowback
3
Blowback
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Runeterra
12 cards
Rarities
34 400
champion
6
epic
10
rare
10
common
14
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
16
2
8
3
3
4
1
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Quinn
1
Quinn
6
Aatrox
2
Aatrox
Equipments
10
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
13
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
2
Blocking Badgerbear
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
11
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
2
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
2
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
6
Condemn
1
Condemn

Fellow MaRu writer Sorry brought the current meta’s most solid “three good decks” lineup, falling for Majiinbae in the mirror lineup matchup in the top 8. There are a few differences in the way both lineups were built that in my opinion gave Majin the advantage. Sorry’s slightly less greedy builds put him in a disadvantage in the mirror matchups when comparing decks to eachother, and this small edge could have been what gave Majin the ticket to the top 4.

Infinipatrons

Regions
Runeterra
40 cards
Rarities
24 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
17
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
8
3
13
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
4
Varus
3
Varus
Followers
14
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Lunari Cultist
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Shadowblade Fanatic
3
Shadowblade Fanatic
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
Spells
20
2
Entrancing Lure
3
Entrancing Lure
2
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
Sharesies
2
Sharesies
2
The Violent Dischord
2
The Violent Dischord
3
Fish Fight
2
Fish Fight
4
Furious Wielder
2
Furious Wielder
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
4
The Expanse's Protection
3
The Expanse's Protection
5
The Unforgiving Cold
1
The Unforgiving Cold
Regions
Demacia
12 cards
Shurima
28 cards
Rarities
27 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
10
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
6
2
8
3
7
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Nidalee
3
Nidalee
4
Renekton
3
Renekton
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
18
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
All-Terrain Trooper
3
All-Terrain Trooper
3
Avenging Vastaya
3
Avenging Vastaya
5
Baccai Witherclaw
3
Baccai Witherclaw
6
Crested Lionhawk
3
Crested Lionhawk
Spells
13
1
Prowl
3
Prowl
1
Shuriman Tellstones
1
Shuriman Tellstones
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
Regions
Demacia
27 cards
Runeterra
13 cards
Rarities
34 400
champion
6
epic
10
rare
10
common
14
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
15
2
9
3
3
4
0
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
6
Aatrox
3
Aatrox
Equipments
10
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
14
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
10
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
2
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
2
Form Up!
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
6
Condemn
1
Condemn

Falling for our grand champion, Infinipatrons’ creativity shined in this event. With his very own JaxJax VarusVarus, and NidaleeNidalee RenektonRenekton he was able to get over the swiss rounds but fell short for the slightly superior midrange lineup. Still, Jax Varus looks like a decent deck to surprise opponents that aren’t ready for a well timed SharesiesSharesies.

Lando

Regions
Demacia
19 cards
Ionia
21 cards
Rarities
25 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
10
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
14
2
3
3
13
4
2
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Shen
3
Shen
6
Jarvan IV
3
Jarvan IV
Followers
21
1
Greenglade Caretaker
3
Greenglade Caretaker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Kinkou Student
3
Kinkou Student
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
4
All-Seeing Oracle
2
All-Seeing Oracle
5
Screeching Dragon
2
Screeching Dragon
7
Sacred Protector
2
Sacred Protector
Spells
13
2
Form Up!
2
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Moral Support
3
Moral Support
4
Spirit's Refuge
3
Spirit's Refuge
Regions
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Bandlecity
15 cards
Rarities
25 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
8
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
16
2
0
3
10
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Equipments
3
2
Return-o Wrench
3
Return-o Wrench
Followers
17
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
4
Augmented Clockling
2
Augmented Clockling
Spells
14
1
Jury-Rig
2
Jury-Rig
2
Electro Harpoon
3
Electro Harpoon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
4
Blowback
3
Blowback
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
Regions
Bilgewater
28 cards
Noxus
12 cards
Rarities
34 300
champion
6
epic
9
rare
15
common
10
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
11
1
12
2
3
3
3
4
5
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
14
1
Jagged Butcher
2
Jagged Butcher
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
8
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
20
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Swindle
3
Swindle
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros

Featuring ShenShen Jarvan IVJarvan IV over AatroxAatrox VayneVayne in the standard lineup, Lando lost to ABG Kfelt who was out there to hunt for FizzFizz SamiraSamira. Interesting take on the ShenShen deck to pack a 2-of of Sacred ProtectorSacred Protector.

Top 4 Lineups

Majiinbae

Regions
Demacia
27 cards
Runeterra
13 cards
Rarities
34 600
champion
6
epic
10
rare
11
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
14
2
9
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
6
Aatrox
3
Aatrox
Equipments
10
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
14
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
10
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
1
Silence and Suppress
1
Silence and Suppress
2
Blinding Assault
2
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
2
Form Up!
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
Regions
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Bandlecity
15 cards
Rarities
25 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
8
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
15
2
0
3
10
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Equipments
3
2
Return-o Wrench
3
Return-o Wrench
Followers
17
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
4
Augmented Clockling
2
Augmented Clockling
Spells
14
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
2
Electro Harpoon
3
Electro Harpoon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
4
Blowback
3
Blowback
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
Regions
Bilgewater
27 cards
Noxus
13 cards
Rarities
34 500
champion
6
epic
9
rare
16
common
9
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
10
1
13
2
3
3
3
4
5
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
12
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
8
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
22
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Elixir of Wrath
1
Elixir of Wrath
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Heavy Metal
1
Heavy Metal
2
Swindle
3
Swindle
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros

Majiin will always perform on the “three good decks” lineup and this weekend was no different. With slightly greedier versions of each deck, most notably having no QuinnQuinn in the VayneVayne deck and dropping Jagged ButcherJagged Butchers for Heavy MetalHeavy Metal and Elixir of WrathElixir of Wrath on SamiraSamira FizzFizz. Majiin ended up losing 0-2 to Roji who was on a lineup that looks to bully JinxJinx and he did just that: 2-0 JinxJinx.

Kfelt

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Bandlecity
15 cards
Rarities
25 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
8
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
15
2
0
3
10
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Equipments
3
2
Return-o Wrench
3
Return-o Wrench
Followers
17
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
4
Augmented Clockling
2
Augmented Clockling
Spells
14
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
2
Electro Harpoon
3
Electro Harpoon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
4
Blowback
3
Blowback
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
Regions
Runeterra
16 cards
Bandlecity
24 cards
Rarities
24 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
15
common
19
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
12
2
8
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
2
Jax
3
Jax
Equipments
3
2
Return-o Wrench
3
Return-o Wrench
Followers
17
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
3
Bilgerat Rascal
1
Bilgerat Rascal
3
Innovative Blacksmith
3
Innovative Blacksmith
4
Arena Promoter
3
Arena Promoter
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
Spells
14
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Catch!
1
Catch!
1
Pie Toss
2
Pie Toss
2
Electro Harpoon
3
Electro Harpoon
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
3
Lightning Rush
1
Lightning Rush
4
Parts Made Whole
3
Parts Made Whole
Regions
Bilgewater
28 cards
Noxus
12 cards
Rarities
34 700
champion
6
epic
9
rare
17
common
8
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
11
1
12
2
3
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
16
1
Jagged Butcher
2
Jagged Butcher
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
4
Inferna
2
Inferna
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
8
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
18
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Swindle
3
Swindle