Welcome to TLG’s latest article for Legends of Runeterra. Today, we’re bringing you our deck report, as Bandle City was released earlier this week. The new cards have arrived just in time to stop us getting overly fatigued from seeing Akshan and Sivir decks everywhere.
Enjoy trying something new from Ultraman and den, or take the darker path and mercilessly hunt down your naive foes with Othal’s older decks. We’ll be back next Monday with a meta snapshot to see how things shake out.
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Editing: Wusubi, Sebodunum
Writers: Den, Ultraman, Othal
Karma was already used with Go Hard before Bandle’s release, but Senna has proven to be a very powerful ally - even compared with Thresh. Although she’s less bulky and dies more easily, she offers an extra removal on summon and each time she attacks. Obviously, her ability to speed up slow spells comes in handy when used with The Ruination or Go Hard.
This benefits Go Hard, as you can pile them up and play multiple copies at a time. This can result in the favorable interaction of the second copy of Go Hard transforming into Pack Your Bags on the stack, meaning you only paid 1 mana for what’s meant to be a 5 mana spell. 2 mana, 5 damage AoE and a 1-health drain? Smells like pre-nerf Go Hard all over again!
Catalogue of Regrets is another great addition to the deck, allowing you to create more Go Hards and duplicate spells, so that you never run out of value, even when Karma is hiding at the bottom of your deck. (Write-up by Ultraman)
If you’re someone who isn’t interested in fun, and a lot more interested in the ephemeral glory of stealing candies from babies and ruining everyone’s first week of the expansion, you have come to the right place. You know what I’m talking about, and you might already be playing it: Akshan-Sivir.
This Shurima/Demacia pairing has been the talk on every player’s lips this past season, and it’s already coming in strong! While you may not have as many buffs readily available as in the Ionia version, it’s compensated by the number of challenges you can issue via Fleetfeather Tracker, Merciless Hunter or even Cataclysm.
The game plan is simple: to crush your enemies and to hear the lamentation of their women. Everything in your deck is a threat that your opponent won’t be able to value trade with thanks to your Challengers and combat tricks, and each piece of damage you deal goes towards leveling-up Sivir.
Akshan is a value tool, providing you with a trigger for Shaped Stone while acting as a draw engine and a threat. Any unit you put on the board should stick, and when paired with Sivir... let’s say that many Surrender buttons will be mistreated on this day. (Write-up by Othal)