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Top 5 best Legends of Runeterra budget decks

Legends of Runeterra is already an extremely affordable game. However, it’s still worthwhile to try and find the most effective decks that won’t break the bank. They area easy to put together, and allow you to experiment and study the meta while also scoring wins.

With that in mind, here are some of the top 5 best Legends of Runeterra budget decks you can try out.

Top 5 best Legends of Runeterra budget decks

  • Spider Aggro
  • Bilgewater Aggro
  • Noxus Aggro
  • Pirate Aggro
  • Fiora Shen

Spider Aggro

The Spider Aggro deck is very common and a lot of people use it. This is because players get a majority of its cards when they first create an account.

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What you want to do is to swarm the board with spiders, and use Frenzied Skitterer or Decisive Maneuver to boost their stats. Although it’s an aggressive Legends of Runeterra deck, it can play more defensively depending on the matchup. Spider Aggro decks are extremely good at rebuilding their board, so don’t be afraid to trade your units.

A benefit of flooding the board early is the potential to make Crowd Favorite humongous. Since it has Overwhelm, you’re always guaranteed some damage.

In case your opponent survives until the late-game, you use Darius and Noxian Fervor as the finisher. This is actually key: you should try to use Noxian Fervor as a finisher, or when your opponent is low on mana.


Bilgewater Aggro

Bilgewater Aggro is a cheap Legends of Runeterra deck and plays like a toolbox deck. You don’t rely on champions with this one; instead, you rely on Noxus and Bilgewater units.

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This deck requires you to stay on the curve early and try to always hit your opponent’s face to trigger plunder.

A great combos in this deck is the Imperial Demolitionist used on the Crimson Disciple for the extra Nexus Damage. You can also use the Powder Keg summon from Dreadway Deckhand to boost Legion Grenadier and Legion Saboteurs damage!


Noxus Aggro

The Noxus Aggro Deck is also very efficient since it has a lot of cards you can use to destroy the enemy Nexus fast.

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This Legends of Runeterra deck has Legion Saboteur and Precious Pet which will help bring in some early damage. You combine that with Transfusion or Fury of the North and your opponents are going to have a hard time setting up an effective defense. On top of that, you can also use the Legion Rearguard and Saboteur that will further boost your aggression.

This deck is inexpensive, versatile and a pleasure to try out!


Pirate Aggro

The Pirate Aggro deck is one that will push towards fast wins. It is the most explosive aggro deck, and it works great if you want to avoid those greedy control decks.

pirate aggro

Note, that this deck wants to mulligan aggressively for its early drops. Try your best to always have a 1-drop on turn one.

Like most Noxus-based aggro decks, if you can’t win in the early game, you heavily rely on Decimate and Noxian Fervor to win in the late game.

On a final note, Gangplank and Miss Fortune are great, but shouldn’t be something you greedily keep in your hand. Early units are always better.

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Fiora Shen

When you use the Fiora Shen deck, you rely on barriers to protect the high-threat units. This will generate value, while also keeping units safe.

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Ideally, you want to have some explosive openers if possible. Greenglade Caretaker on turn one is something you want to try and mulligan for. On top of that, you also want to use Rivershaper, since it can help you with card advantage when it’s protected by the Barrier.

The best part of this deck is that it’s amazing against aggro decks. Since the barrier completely negates damage, Fiora Shen barrier can easily stall and outvalue aggro decks in the late game. A strong defense is a strong offense!


There are all kinds of great Legend for Runeterra decks you can use, even if you’re on a budget. You should definitely consider giving these a try and see what suits your play style.

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Paul Dudsdeemaytha

Paul Dudsdeemaytha is a Vancouver, BC-based writer and content creator at SQUAD. Paul specializes in creating guides for Magic: The Gathering and Legends of Runeterra. When he's not writing, you can probably find him throwing frisbees nearby.
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