The wait is finally over. Targon is officially live on Legends of Runeterra and I finally get to play one of my favorite champions from League of Legends, Lulu. This champion brings a lot to the table, but the most important aspect of Lulu is that she allows players to finally explore the support archetype in-depth. Support is a naturally aggressive mechanic, so it felt like a no-brainer to include Shen into the build. Shen does an amazing job at providing our units with protection, while also supporting the support theme! (See what I did there?)
In today’s guide, I’ll be showing you how to abuse the power of Lulu Shen support aggro in Legends of Runeterra.
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Lulu Shen is an aggro Legends of Runeterra deck that revolves around the new Targon support cards, Lulu and Young Witch. Our main goal is to aggressively search for a turn 1 play so that we can get our support engine online fast. In doing so, we’ll overwhelm our opponent fast with incredibly difficult to block units.
The first important part of our deck is the new support cards from Targon, Lulu and Young Witch. These two cards turn any one of our units into scary threats, forcing our opponent to make ineffective blocks. Lulu is the better support card of the two, as she provides the supported unit with more health, making the unit more durable in combat and against damage-based removal.
That said, Young Witch is still strong, as providing Quick Attack is very relevant, as it allows a unit like Fleetfeather Tracker to constantly pick off our opponent’s board.
The second important part of our deck is our 1-drops, Fleetfeather Tracker and Flower Child. These units become extremely threatening when supported, and having them in our opening hand leads to a significantly higher odds of winning.
An early Fleetfeather Tracker allows us to whittle away our opponent’s early defenses. Meanwhile, an early Flower Child can net us a bunch of Nexus damage if they don’t have a removal spell in hand.
Some key points to remember:
- Whimsy is very flexible. It can stop cards like Aurelion Sol and The Infinite Mindsplitter from triggering.
- It is extremely important to have a turn 1 play, as you want to be supporting your units as much as possible. Why? Because it is very possible to have Lulu level up by turn 3.
- Positioning with Lulu matters. There will be many scenarios where you’ll be able to level her up during an attack. Have her be the last unit to support, because that will allow you to turn the supported unit into a 5/5 instead of a 4/4. Every point of damage matters!
Cards worth considering
Back to Back / Stand United
Against some matchups, I felt that the deck could benefit from some late-game power. The curve of this deck maxes out at 4, which felt a little low at times. Having a low curve is good for consistently getting an aggressive start, but bad for trying to close out longer games. It might be worthwhile testing out these two spells to see if they’re able to give this deck that late-game power.
You want to be supporting your units as much as you can in this deck. This makes having a turn 1 play crucial. Greenglade Caretaker felt like a natural choice to add to our 1-drop slot. The barrier theme is much more prevalent than I initially thought, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this card over-performed.
Fuzzy Caretaker is a new Targon support card worth trying out. It’s got decent stats and can help our units push through tons of damage.
Wrapping it all up
Overall, I’m very happy with how synergistic Lulu Shen was. During my playtesting, I went 6-0 right off the bat. The deck is fast, and wins games decisively when you’re able to get Lulu leveled up by turn 3.
Perhaps the biggest issue with the deck is how clunky it can feel when you don’t have a good start. Whenever I had a Flower Child or Fleetfeather Tracker on turn 1, the games felt great. However, in the games where I didn’t, I felt that my opponent was able to stabilize faster than I could pressure them.
This creates two distinct options for the deck. Either we go full aggro and include more 1-drops, or include more midrange power to the deck. At the moment, I think the best option is to go full aggro.