Deck Tech: Akshan Sivir - Foundations of Runeterra
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About the Deck
foundations. Foundations was the Shen Fiora deck, which was a very powerful deck, but tough to pilot - the idea was to have the patience to play the basics of the game with mastery. This list now bringing Shurima and Demacia has very similar properties, and we will dissect part by part of this wonderful deck.
Why play Akshan Sivir?
Broad view of the Deck
specially the champions. Currently, one of the best removals in the game is in this list: Concerted Strike, costing 5 mana, fast speed, and you can easily deal 10 damage to an enemy unit, therefore opening up space for a very dangerous horizontal attack.
zero, you get a Relic of Power, by 0 mana, you have 3 options. They are: +1 attack for ally units on board (100% of the cases this is the worst option); summoning a Sandstone Charger (which is "okay" when the deal is to rush your opponent without mercy;) (and the best of the options); Predict and Buy one. In a Midrange deck, having the luxury of
choosingwhich card to buy is extremely strong, so use it wisely. So you will get a new landmark and Akshan will level up. From now on, there's no issue if Akshan dies, everything you want with him is the landmark Warlord's Hoard Same story, 8 countdown landmark, but when this one gets to zero, the reward is magnificent, called Sentinel's Hoard. There are
threeoptions: Give vulnerable to every enemy and create in hand a 0 cost copy of the strongest ally that died; or give +2/+2 and spellshield globally to your champions; and
the best of the options, buy 2 and your cards this round cost 1 less. It is very strong.
spellshield, allows her to survive on the board for a long time and she is able to slay a lot of enemy units on board with the help from Merciless Hunter granting an enemy vulnerable. Another way to take advantage of Sivir's quick attack is with Cataclysm. With this spell you will force out a combat with an enemy unit and since it is a normal combat, the keywords work, unlike Single Combat. Vekauran Bruiser is another one of Sivir's best friend. Every time he strikes, he generates a Lucky Find in hand, which grants a keyword to an ally, the idea is to collect the most keywords on Sivir because so when she levels up, she shares with attacking allies all her keywords.
Lucky Find, by zero mana, you grant a targeted ally a keyword, that is, it advances Akshan's landmark countdown and allows Sivir to share more keywords to allies during attacks.
Spells and combat tricks
Mulligan and Mindset
Feel The RushFeel The Rush is a 12 cost spell. So the deck relies on AoE removals and big expensive spells. As the deck has a lot of robust low cost units, you can easily overwhelm this archetype, the stars of the match being Sivir and Vekauran Bruiser.
ScoutsAlthough Scouts is not a slow deck, it doesn't have card draw, so any favorable trade can guarantee you victory in this matchup. Our valuable trades will be: Treasure Seeker; Akshan and Sivir along with vulnerables; Warlord's Palace because at free cost eventually it will give you card draw, and Concerted Strike, which is one of the most efficient removals and it will remove 6 cost units, leaving you always with mana advantage. These units are Cithria The Bold and Genevieve Elmheart.
Shurima ViegoIt is a cheap list with a gigantic ceiling, having cheap units to hold out the early game, and freaky late game with Viego and Invasive Hydravine, besides having a good resource with Treasure Seeker and Glimpse Beyond.
Caitlyn EzrealI am being sus when I talk about this list, as I am its daddy. It is a list rich with small units and little removals which are enough to deal with every threat from Sivir Akshan. Besides controlling the board, it is possible to put in big threats on board as the card created by Ferros Financier; Leveled Ezreal; Captain Farron and the famous Tri-beam Improbulator.