Deck Tech: Senna / Veigar - Absolute Control!
Even with nerfs, the Darkness deck maintains its strength and consistency. Learn all about the deck and how to play with it!Edit Article
Darknessdeck has been in Legends of Runeterra since the
Beyond the Bandlewoodexpansion, which arrived in the game in August 2021. From its arrival and (even with some recent nerfs) to this day, the deck remains consistent and a good choice for the competitive, especially for the Seasonal, which is approaching. It's time to study Senna / Veigar and find out why he's so strong!
kill, but it also has
punctualspells that I'll talk about more.
Mulligan and Game Posture
Thresh / NasusThe Thresh/Nasus deck, which is slowly making a comeback, doesn't have many ways to stop the Darkness from growing and most units in the deck are low on health, so they can be removed easily. In addition, there are Minimorph, Vengeance, Wallop, and Stress Defense to stop Nasus.
Sion / DravenSion/Draven is also making a comeback and basically the same text I wrote up there works here. With the difference that in place of Nasus, it's Sion to be stopped and the ways to prevent the Darkness from growing that the deck has are with burns, but it's not interesting for the deck to lose its burns.
PiratesAggro's biggest enemies are heals and removals, which have a lot in Senna / Veigar's deck, so it's pretty easy to deal with this type of deck.
Mono ShurimaSenna / Veigar just doesn't click against Mono Shurima, that's why the deck has been missing in the ranked queue, since they're having a lot of Sun Disc decks. As a slower deck, Darkness allows Mono Shurima to shine, not to mention the deck doesn't take monument removal.
Taliyah / ZiggsTaliyah and Ziggs flip much faster than Senna and Veigar and the important units in the monument deck have high health, so removals from the Darkness deck don't do much. It almost always happens that Taliyah Ziggs proposes a huge attack and Senna / Veigar has very few units to respond to the attack and few responses to stop these units.
Caitlyn / EzrealIf Senna/Veigar has removals, Caitlyn Ezreal has a lot more, so you can't practically keep your units on the board and the longer time passes, the better Caitlyn/Ezreal will do.