Treasured Trash: Eldritch Poros — a Braum Kai'Sa Deck Guide
An unexpected pairing that delivers a flurry of keywords!
I’ve been playing LoR consistently since the open beta. I don’t play ladder too competitively, but the highest I’ve ever gotten is Diamond. My favorite part of LoR is deckbuilding, so I always try to build my own decks for climbing with.
Simply put, Eldritch Poros is just a traditional Poro midrange deck with Kai’Sa and Void Abomination shoved in. I made this deck when I realized the Poro archetype actually has a lot of keyword diversity, which makes it surprisingly easy to trigger Evolve.
If you want to play a Kai’Sa deck that’s not nearly as degenerate as her Demacia version, or if you just want to try a unique spin on a Poro deck that’s not reliant on PnZ, consider giving this a shot.
You don’t have guaranteed access to Scout like in Demacia, but Lonely Poro, Voidling, Poro Sled, and Fabled Poro ensure you’ll have a wide range of keywords to upgrade Kai’Sa with.
Braum is very useful in this deck, because he’s worth three unique keywords on his own: Regeneration, Challenger, and Overwhelm from his generated Poro. This actually makes him one of the best champs in the game for leveling Kai’Sa on curve, and he happens to work well with Poros too.
This deck essentially has three win conditions: Kai’Sa, Void Abomination (which is essentially a Heart of the Fluft that doesn’t wipe your own board) and just swarming the board with Poros that are buffed by Poro Snax and Aurora Porealis. Go for whichever one your hand and draws direct you towards, but since all three are pretty similar, you’ll probably end up playing in the same way regardless.
There’s not much more to say about it–Poros are a very straightforward archetype, and Kai’Sa happens to work perfectly with their gameplan of throwing out a bunch of keyworded units and winning through board pressure.
Mulligans are about as straightforward as the archetype itself: keep your cheap units and Poro Snax, and throw back your expensive cards unless you’re in a matchup where you can afford to be greedy.
After playing exactly one game with this deck, I can confidently say it has a 100% winrate. Therefore, it has a higher winrate than any meta deck, placing it solidly in tier 0. Seriously speaking though, I haven’t played enough games to make a solid statement on its viability, but at the very least it is capable of winning games.
Ha! This is fun, yes?
Outside of a brief period of Iceborn Legacy shenanigans, Poros have been solidly confined to the meme category. Unfortunately, I don’t think Kai’Sa is enough to fix that on her own, even with how strong she is right now.
However, this is still a fun deck to play if you’re looking to take a break from meta decks and spice things up. After all, who doesn’t like playing some Poros every now and then?