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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    SI/FR decks do best against Ahri/Kennen right now, but even those match-ups aren't super unfavored for Ahri/Kennen.

    Trundle/Tryndamere FTR:
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    Zombie Anivia:
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    For both these decks, your two biggest cards to help you win are Avalanche and Blighted Ravine. Knowing when to play them for maximum value is key. Ravine is great because it gets around all of their counters, so you want them to develop into it. The Box is an amazing turn 4 play after Wayfinder. Your best friend is to pass and bluff you have answer after answer. Every recall or Twin Discipline used to keep a unit alive on defense means less damage to you. If they Deny your Avalanche or Box, you basically win with FTR/Harrowing. It's a tough match, but plays into your favor if they're mindlessly spamming units.

    Scouts:
    CICQCAYABYBACAAJDUBAEBQWHYBAIAACA4BQEAACAYFAKAIBAADACAQGBEAQEAAHAEBQMCABAUDACAA

    Scouts is making a comeback since it shreds SI/FR Control decks and does well into Ahri/Kennen. Use your Challengers to snag those small health units into MF's ability. If they spend mana recalling/buffing units, then they aren't developing stuff to attack with. Your board gets bigger and Rally crushes them.

    Teemo Burn:
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    This is an all-out, face-is-the-place aggro deck. What this deck does well is make some enemy draws useless. Your units are meant to attack once and die. If they attack twice, bonus! It does well into Ahri/Kennen and great into midrange decks (Pantheon, etc). Sadly it folds to mass healing decks (FTR), which are common due to Ahri/Kennen. Best to play Scouts if you're looking for a better win-rate, but this deck is surprisingly good.

    Ahri/Kennen SI:
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    HOLD ON, PUT THE PITCHFORK DOWN! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? This variant of Ahri/Kennen destroys the mirror match since Go Hard allows you to interact with a lot of their 1-health stuff. It has lower overall winrates against the other match-ups that standard Ahri/Kennen has, but still above 50%. This feels a lot more of a "fair" version of Ahri/Kennen.

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  • ThawmusThawmus +Jackface Registered User regular
    Just realized this afternoon that I've literally not played the game for like 4 days now. Have no urge to do so. Spending my dithering about time doing literally anything else.

    I'm still not a fan of what they did with the PvE stuff, it's slow and clunky, I feel like it needs a skip button for a million things in it. Just let me play card game, that's what I booted up card game to do.

    And the meta is fucking atrocious. Worst meta I think I've seen since I started playing, and I started playing when Aphelios was hot.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Just realized this afternoon that I've literally not played the game for like 4 days now. Have no urge to do so. Spending my dithering about time doing literally anything else.

    I'm still not a fan of what they did with the PvE stuff, it's slow and clunky, I feel like it needs a skip button for a million things in it. Just let me play card game, that's what I booted up card game to do.

    And the meta is fucking atrocious. Worst meta I think I've seen since I started playing, and I started playing when Aphelios was hot.

    The meta is Ahri/Kennen dominated, but nowhere near the worse meta we've ever had. That belongs to Azir/Irelia or Sivir/RuinRunner.

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  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    I hope they nerf Shurima cutscenes soon. I haven't tried a mono Shurima deck since the region first got released, but repeated cutscenes each match will probably drive me batty enough to surrender once my own animations start playing.

    And thank you both for the deck ideas. I'll probably try Scathus Kindred first. I've been enjoying Kindred a lot since the latest patch.

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  • ThawmusThawmus +Jackface Registered User regular
    edited January 16
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Just realized this afternoon that I've literally not played the game for like 4 days now. Have no urge to do so. Spending my dithering about time doing literally anything else.

    I'm still not a fan of what they did with the PvE stuff, it's slow and clunky, I feel like it needs a skip button for a million things in it. Just let me play card game, that's what I booted up card game to do.

    And the meta is fucking atrocious. Worst meta I think I've seen since I started playing, and I started playing when Aphelios was hot.

    The meta is Ahri/Kennen dominated, but nowhere near the worse meta we've ever had. That belongs to Azir/Irelia or Sivir/RuinRunner.

    Azelia was pretty bad but there were lots of counters to it and they were fun to play. Hell, you showed us a Matron Cithria deck to counter it that I had a lot of success and fun with and eventually Viego joined that party.

    Whereas the counters now are...spiders! Pass!

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Thawmus wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Thawmus wrote: »
    Just realized this afternoon that I've literally not played the game for like 4 days now. Have no urge to do so. Spending my dithering about time doing literally anything else.

    I'm still not a fan of what they did with the PvE stuff, it's slow and clunky, I feel like it needs a skip button for a million things in it. Just let me play card game, that's what I booted up card game to do.

    And the meta is fucking atrocious. Worst meta I think I've seen since I started playing, and I started playing when Aphelios was hot.

    The meta is Ahri/Kennen dominated, but nowhere near the worse meta we've ever had. That belongs to Azir/Irelia or Sivir/RuinRunner.

    Azelia was pretty bad but there were lots of counters to it and they were fun to play. Hell, you showed us a Matron Cithria deck to counter it that I had a lot of success and fun with and eventually Viego joined that party.

    Whereas the counters now are...spiders! Pass!

    To each their own. :)

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 17
    Hey @Thawmus, GrappLr uploaded a Ahri/Kennen hate video using Maoki, Prankster, Sharks, and Neverglade Collector. Mills, drains, and Challengers oh my!



    Give it a look see if you wanna punish Ahri decks. No idea how it does against everything else in the meta though.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    Made an Azir monoShurima deck and have yet to lose a game just playing unranked. I've been pretty low on life everytime, but once I get the special emperor deck every card in it is so broken the main danger becomes decking myself. One was really close as I was at two life against a Jinx deck and all they had to do was top deck any fast burn spell but they did not and got trampled by an army of sand monsters.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    If you're an Amazon Prime member, you'll be getting a Rare Prismatic chest in addition to the monthly Epic Wild card.

    Also, today I decided to give Matron Cithria a whirl. One of my opponents was FTR, which they played on turn 9. That was really cute and I used my board of 10/10+ units from turn 8/9 double Matrons to casually clear them out. :D

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    edited January 20
    Hey, I'm back now! While I was on a trip I was basically just playing Champions. Something I discovered in Champions is that there might be some potential in an Ahri/Diana deck, which I am mentally calling MoonBounce, but I am not good enough at deckbuilding to make it work outside of the Champions context. The very basic concept is using Nightfall when you have the attack token to give Diana Challenger, then having Ahri bounce her back to your hand. Repeat. When Diana flips, bounce a different cheap Nightfall card; Lunari Priestess can be good for this because Invoke is Good. This uses a lot of Dancing Droplet esp since after Ahri flips, bouncing it makes it 0 cost.

    What's something fun that I can use to lazily ladder climb rn? I tend to never get above Silver anyway because I'm really lazy but still.

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  • Airking850Airking850 Registered User regular
    Okay I'm hooked now. Really enjoying the Path of Champions, though a lot of the enemy decks come out of nowhere with absurd boards. Maybe I'm not seeing the equally absurd things I could be doing.

    I've dipped my toes into PvP for a few games but haven't been focusing on it. Is there a significant reward for achieving a high rank each season, like in Hearthstone? Enough that it's worth investing in a cheap higher-tier deck to push up the ladder with? How are expeditions? The deck building in expeditions seems really complex compared to MTG draft or HS arena and that's making me hesitant to jump into one.

  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Airking850 wrote: »
    Okay I'm hooked now. Really enjoying the Path of Champions, though a lot of the enemy decks come out of nowhere with absurd boards. Maybe I'm not seeing the equally absurd things I could be doing.

    I've dipped my toes into PvP for a few games but haven't been focusing on it. Is there a significant reward for achieving a high rank each season, like in Hearthstone? Enough that it's worth investing in a cheap higher-tier deck to push up the ladder with? How are expeditions? The deck building in expeditions seems really complex compared to MTG draft or HS arena and that's making me hesitant to jump into one.

    Rewards for rankings include and Ranked level Icon (Bronze, Silver, Gold, etc) and Prismatic rewards (see below).

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    You don't earn any cards, chests, or resources for having a higher rank. If you manage to get to Masters, the top 700 players can enter a bi-monthly, ten-thousand player tournament (first place $10k).

    Being new, and coming from Hearthstone, the lack of card rewards might be shocking. But worry not, the game will give you all the cards if you play daily, or at a decent pace. I've had 100% of the collection complete now for months, without spending a dime, something I never accomplished in 7 years of playing Hearthstone.

    Expediations are like Arena/Draft stuff. Honestly, the mode is fun at first, but sort of wears thin after a while. It's not a very fleshed out mode, although the skeleton is pretty good. Hopefully they'll update it to be more interesting and rewarding to play. You're basically looking for stats, combat tricks, and removal. Demacia is the best region in Expedition since it has fewer synergies to rely on to make work.

    The drafting is basically like this:

    Choose a Champion and supporting cards, do this again with a different region. Now you're two regions are set and you'll get picks that are "Synergy" or "Wild". Synergy picks work with the Champions you've selected. For example, if you draft Teemo first, you'll get Puffcap cards. Wild cards are just that, cards that have no synergy with your Champions. It's possible to end up with three different regions.

    I'd recommend playing Expedition once a week with your Expedition token from the Vault. Even if you go 0-2/0-2, you still get a guaranteed Epic capsule. Since Epic cards are duplicate protected, you'll always get something you need. Plus there's a good chance to get an upgrade to a Champion.

    Good luck and have fun!

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  • Airking850Airking850 Registered User regular
    edited January 22
    I'm coming from MTGA, so the surprising thing is that this game doles out rewards, period. Thank you for all the help!

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  • Airking850Airking850 Registered User regular
    The starter pack includes 75% of the spider aggro deck that's on LoR meta aggregators. This feels like a path of temptation and darkness.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Airking850 wrote: »
    The starter pack includes 75% of the spider aggro deck that's on LoR meta aggregators. This feels like a path of temptation and darkness.

    Yeah, spiders are a great jumping-off point for ranking up. The meta shifts quickly, but that archetype is usually pretty solid. Looking forward to your progress!

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  • YiliasYilias Registered User regular
    Gauntlet this week is just sizing stuff up for seasonals. I really want to bring Ahri but I need more experience and don't really want to put in the work. I might change to a ban Ahri plan and try to dunk on SI people.

    Match Score (4-1)
    Game Score (8-3)

    AK SI (1-2, 2 bans)
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    MF Scouts (3-0, 2 bans)
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    TLC (4-1, 0 bans)
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    Game Notes
    Match 1
    Predict Shellfolk, Matron Cithria, Karma Shellfolk
    I ban Karma Shellfolk, opponent bans MF Scouts
    Game 1: AK SI (L) v Predict Shellfolk
    Game 2: AK SI (L) v Matron Cithria


    Match 2
    Scathus Pile, Drumble Sion, Liss Yetis Ionia
    I ban Scathus Pile, opponent bans AK SI
    Game 1: TLC (W) v Yetis
    Game 2: MF Scouts (W) v Yetis


    Match 3
    Darkness, Deep, Kindred Nasus
    I ban Darkness, opponent bans AK SI
    Game 1: MF Scouts (W) v Kindred Nasus
    Game 2: TLC (W) v Deep


    Match 4
    Kindred Nasus, Rumble Tristana Noxus, Taliyah Targon
    I ban Rumble Trist, opponent bans MF Scouts
    Game 1: TLC (W) v Kindred Nasus
    Game 2: AK SI (W) v Taliyah Targon


    Match 5
    Azirelia, Katarina Yasuo, Dragons
    I ban Azirelia, opponent bans AK SI
    Game 1: TLC (L) v Dragons
    Game 2: TLC (W) v Katarina Yasuo
    Game 3: MF Scouts (W) v Katarina Yasuo

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Only 2 wins this week before losing. Looks like tier 2/3 decks are a sure-fire way to lose in Gauntlets. :rotate:

    I was thinking about the future of the game the other day and was wondering if they'd ever consider making the Gauntlet format the standard in Ranked. The existing single deck ranked format would still exist and unranked.

    I know that wouldn't be ideal for most, but I'd prefer that format for climbing since I can ban the stuff I hate playing against. Would definitely make for longer games, but I'd prefer the trade-off.

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  • YiliasYilias Registered User regular
    They've been asked in the past and said it's not impossible but they have no plans for it currently. Stated concerns being splitting the matchmaking queue and whether it's a format that anyone has an interest in other than the most competitive parts of the player base.


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  • ThawmusThawmus +Jackface Registered User regular
    I do like the gauntlet style but it's very difficult to put in that time. I don't even have kids and I can't get that kind of time to myself without someone wanting something from me.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    So over the last couple of days, I’ve played maybe 2 Ahri/Kennen decks and no Poros. It’s been a large variety of decks from Aggro to midrange to control. This is a surprisingly fun meta after starting so frustrating. It’s almost like everyone have a gentleman’s agreement not to play Ahri/Kennen.

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  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    So over the last couple of days, I’ve played maybe 2 Ahri/Kennen decks and no Poros. It’s been a large variety of decks from Aggro to midrange to control. This is a surprisingly fun meta after starting so frustrating. It’s almost like everyone have a gentleman’s agreement not to play Ahri/Kennen.

    I don’t want to brag too much, but you have me to thank. As soon as I equipped my Ahri/Kennen counter decks, I stopped seeing Ahri/Kennen.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    After 20 losses, I finally beat Naut with TF. Everything about that run is absolutely brutal. Your deck is stupidly useless against Tough units. The final build that got me through the nightmare was finding Ashe and the "Freeze the strongest enemy at the start of the turn" power. I also found a Howling Peak with "Countdown 3: Deal damage to the enemy Nexus equal to twice my cost" and "When I'm summoned or destroyed, heal your Nexus for my cost."

    Even with that, I still just barely squeaked by with the win.

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    MNC Dover wrote: »
    After 20 losses, I finally beat Naut with TF. Everything about that run is absolutely brutal. Your deck is stupidly useless against Tough units. The final build that got me through the nightmare was finding Ashe and the "Freeze the strongest enemy at the start of the turn" power. I also found a Howling Peak with "Countdown 3: Deal damage to the enemy Nexus equal to twice my cost" and "When I'm summoned or destroyed, heal your Nexus for my cost."

    Even with that, I still just barely squeaked by with the win.

    Putting Viktor after Nautilus feels like giving us a victory lap. Not that Viktor isn't hard but I reeeeally don't think he's harder than Naut.

    It really is the Tough that does it. There are so many things that turns off, and a lot of them are things they give us as upgrade powers! Like, come on.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 26
    Yup, I just steamrolled Viktor on my first try. TF done. Thinking I’ll try Irelia next.

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  • Airking850Airking850 Registered User regular
    I finally beat Karma in Path of Champions and then went on to crush the rest of the adventure! Was using Miss Fortune.

    All it took was the +1/+0 to all allies on draw power, and the epic power that summons a sapling every attack round, and the epic power that summons a poro every round. At no point did any opponent come close to gaining board control against my endless army of 2/1s and 3/1s.

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    I had one run where I got two Epic powers; Lil' Buddies (summon a Poro at Round Start) and Yipp's Genius (grant all 1-cost units +2/+2). That meant every turn I got a free 3/3 unit. Easiest run ever.

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  • YiliasYilias Registered User regular
    Won my LCG with an anti SI control lineup. I think I'm sticking with this, everything here is a comfort deck and the lineup is solid into most stuff.

    I've been told by better players that Thralls and Azirelia are both favored into AK, and anecdotally that feels accurate, but the statistics don't back it up. Thralls I can see because that deck is very weird, people play it pretty poorly on ladder, and AK in particular is a matchup where you don't immediately all-in on a single landmark. Azirelia is a lot simpler though, there shouldn't be a skill gap there.

    Match Score (2-0)
    Game Score (4-1)

    Scouts (2-1) 1 ban
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    Thralls (1-0) 1 ban
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    Azirelia (2-0)
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    Match 1
    Mono Pantheon Demacia, AK SI, Zoe Lee
    I ban Mono Pantheon, opponent bans Scouts
    Game 1: Thralls (W) v AK SI
    Game 2: Azirelia (W) v AK SI


    Match 2
    AK SI, Scouts, TF Nami PnZ
    I ban Scouts, opponent bans Thralls
    Game 1: Scouts (L) v AK SI
    Game 2: Scouts (W) v TF Nami PnZ
    Game 3: Azirelia (W) v TF Nami PnZ

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    Lost my LCG with Scouts, FTR, and AK. Got matched up against GrandpaRoji again. Dude is #12 in Masters, why is he dunking on people in Gauntlet? :D

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    Yup, it was him alright. :biggrin:

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    I realllly wish that Champions had like... a node skip item. Like once per game you can just *skip* a fight. Or a way to skip the first node at least after you've gotten your ass handed to you enough times.

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    That would be a pretty cool common relic. While you skip the fight, you do lose out on the rewards so it balances out. Make it not work on the sub-boss though. :)

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  • Airking850Airking850 Registered User regular
    edited February 5
    I just got to Viktor for the first time in PoC but damn does he build boards insanely fast. Definitely going to have to figure out how to build decks that beat him specifically, like with Karma earlier.

    I must say the all-enemies-have-tough passive is a huge letdown when your two most used heroes are Jinx and Miss Fortune. I'm not even sure how Miss Fortune gets through that adventure? I only beat it with Jinx by leveling her passive from 1 to 2 damage.

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    And that's my first Viktor! Had a great combo with LeBlanc and Viego holding the "Strike an enemy when you're summoned" item, Leblanc making copies of Viego that immediately did damage then died, which powered out more copies of Viego, and caused carnage that OG Viego was very happy to witness.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Airking850 wrote: »
    And that's my first Viktor! Had a great combo with LeBlanc and Viego holding the "Strike an enemy when you're summoned" item, Leblanc making copies of Viego that immediately did damage then died, which powered out more copies of Viego, and caused carnage that OG Viego was very happy to witness.

    Now that's a sick engine right there. And yeah, Naut is by far a more difficult path/boss than Viktor. The only problem with Viktor is the high rolling of challengers and/or lifesteal on quick attack units. I had one game where Viktor got 3 Armed Gearheads in play with challenger, overwhelm, and lifesteal respectively. I died on turn 5. :(

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    And I just had one of the easiest Naut runs yet.

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    This was just a busted build. All attacking units gain +1 during their attack and raise their health to match their attack. With everything 3-cost or less being Lurk, my Blades would activate Lurk and scale out of control. My board was scaling like mad and Viktor got obliterated. Felt good.

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  • YiliasYilias Registered User regular
    edited February 6
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    Best seasonal I've had yet. I was a little worried about Azirelia but it turned out pretty great. It probably wouldn't have held up in match 5 but I ended up dropping both Thralls games anyway. Both my prismatic chests got upgraded too, ended up with Genevieve and Zoe.

    Match Score (5-2, 2 drops)
    Game Score (11-7)

    Scouts (3-2, 3 bans)
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    Thralls (3-3, 3 bans)
    CMBQEAIBCQZAIBABAECQUDQEAQDR6LCCJEBACBABBMBQIBYNEJ4AEAIEAEEQCBAHHM

    Azirelia (5-2, 1 ban)
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    Notes
    Match 1: 0-0 Bracket
    Opponent: PsyduckRules Rank 258
    AK, YiA, TF Nami Shellfolk
    I ban YiA, opponent bans Scouts
    Game 1: Thralls (W) v TF Nami
    Game 2: Azirelia (L) v AK
    Game 3: Azirelia (W) v TF Nami

    Match 2: 1-0 Bracket
    Opponent: Draco Moriarty Rank 825
    AK, Panth Shyv, Darkness
    I ban Panth Shyv, opponent bans Thralls
    Game 1: Azirelia (W) v AK
    Game 2: Scouts (L) v AK
    Game 3: Scouts (L) v Darkness

    Match 3: 1-1 Bracket
    Opponent: Daunter Rank 318
    AK SI, Panth Shyv, Zoe Lee
    I ban Panth Shyv, opponent bans Thralls
    Game 1: Azirelia (W) v AK SI
    Game 2: Scouts (W) v Zoe Lee 

    Match 4: 2-1 Bracket
    Opponent: AFK Support Rank 616
    AK SI, Panth Taric, Ziggs Taliyah
    I ban Panth Taric, opponent bans Scouts
    Game 1: Azirelia (W) v AK SI
    Game 2: Thralls (W) v AK SI

    Match 5: 3-1 Bracket
    Opponent: borto Rank 693
    Scouts, Nightfall, Spiders
    I ban Scouts, opponent bans Scouts
    Game 1: Thralls (L) v Spiders
    Game 2: Thralls (L) v Nightfall

    Match 6: 3-2 Bracket
    Opponent: CleverWong Rank 378
    YiA, Darkness, Panth Shyv
    I ban YiA, opponent drops

    Match 7: 4-2 Bracket
    Opponent: COINTELPRO Agent Rank 1126
    Thralls, Zil Xerath, Jayce Lux
    I ban Jayce Lux, opponent bans Azirelia
    Game 1: Thralls (L) v Zil Xerath
    Game 2: Scouts (W) v Thralls
    Game 3: Thralls (W) v Thralls

    Match 8: 5-2 Bracket
    Opponent: GuillermoParra Rank 1263
    Spiders, Darkness, Scouts
    I ban Scouts, opponent bans Thralls
    Game 1: Scouts (W) v Spiders
    Game 2: Azirelia (L) v Spiders
    Game 3: Azirelia (W) v Darkness

    Match 9: 6-2 Bracket
    Opponent: Peace 01 Rank 539
    Zil Xerath, Thralls, Scouts
    I ban Scouts, opponent drops

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Is 7-2 enough to get you to top 32 or do we find that out later?

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  • YiliasYilias Registered User regular
    There are 2 people that go 9-0, 18 people that go 8-1 and 72 people that go 7-2. So top 32 takes the 12 7-2s with the highest seed, which is usually rank 40 or better on ladder. I either qualified via LCG or I was in the high 600s at cutoff, so my seed is way too low to make it on a 7-2.

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  • Airking850Airking850 Registered User regular
    The more I play this game, the more I appreciate how much the "shared main phase" adds to it. There's such a great tension between pushing the gas so that you have the better board for combat, and sandbagging your turn so that you can respond to threats / go into combat with a mana advantage. And there's always so much to consider when deciding between attacking at the start of the turn or setting up a hopefully better attack later. Loving it.

    What are everyone's favorite Champions for playing a slower controlling deck in Path of Champions? I thought Yasuo might be more controlling, but he feels similar to Jinx - get an early lead, then prevent the opponent from catching up by (bombarding their board with discard triggers / stunning and recalling their threats).

  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Jayce was pretty good for that — stall until you play a few six cost spells then drop Jayce and blast.

    In general Runeterra control doesn’t really feel the same as Magic/Hearthstone control, because removal is so bad. Runeterra control decks still need to play a lot of early creatures to defend.

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