Looking to get into Legends of Runeterra but don’t know where to start? Here are some cheap deck ideas that will help you learn.
Legends of Runeterra isn’t like your run-of-the-mill collectible card game. The order of play, keywords, and rules are unique compared to other CCGs, so it might take a little time to find your footing.
It’s definitely worth learning, though, so we’re showcasing three Legends of Runeterra decks that will help you learn how to play the game without breaking the bank.
Corina Veraza Control
Corina Veraza is a good starting point for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s a pretty easy deck to pilot; the win condition of this deck is to stall until the late game, when Commander Ledros and Corina Veraza can be used to wipe out your opponent in a few quick turns.
It also doesn’t really require any Champions, making it very cheap to build. Elise has good synergy with the other Spider cards we’re running, but she can easily be replaced. Rummage is a cheap option to replace any cards you’re missing multiples of, as you can use it to dig for the copies you need.
Finally, Corina Control is one of the strongest decks in Legends of Runeterra as of patch 0.9.4. If you want to see the full build that’s rampaging through the meta, check out Swim’s list here – he’s a popular Legends of Runeterra content creator, also signed to professional team EG.
Next up is a very basic deck that I actually used when learning to play Legends of Runeterra: Kinkou Elusives. This cheap deck revolves around using Elusive units to overpower your opponent with free damage.
Again, Zed isn’t mandatory in this list and you can replace one or two copies with Entreat if you haven’t got enough shards or Wildcards yet. This is a deck that has had a strong place in the Beta’s meta for months, so it’s sure to treat you well.
The final Legends of Runeterra deck we’re showcasing, although not the cheapest on paper, is very easy to build thanks to the cards you start with after completing the game’s tutorials.
Use the basic Spider deck that you start with and slowly build towards the deck above as and when you can afford it. The game plan is pretty simple for this Aggro deck: swarm the board with cheap units and hit your opponent for quick damage before they can stabilise.
This is another dominant deck in the current meta of Legends of Runeterra, so you’re sure to find some success with this deck once you learn how to play various matchups and adjust your playstyle.
The amazing thing about Legends of Runeterra is that the meta is constantly evolving, and the balance team is diligent with nerfs and buffs to cards that are seeing too much play, or not enough.
This means that there’s always a good opportunity to find new decks that will win you games, so don’t be afraid to go out there and build something for yourself!