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demacia Judgment Judgment Expect only if GAREN is on the board. If you don't have a counter, play a unit before you attack, then if they leave 8 mana open, assume they have it. Don't attack with too many units at once. Odds of them having it if GAREN is on board: ~20%.
noxus Transfusion Transfusion Expect vs aggro or Vladimir. Odds of them having it (aggro): ~45% Odds of them having it (Vlad): ~55%
freljord Avalanche Avalanche Expect vs Anivia/Tryndamere. Watch for your opponent playing in a way that might indicate they are holding this, and don't overextend into it.
freljord Brittle Steel Brittle Steel Expect in any Frostbite decks. Without going too far out of your way, try to keep large units HP above 3. Often they'll really telegraph with a specific damage or block that they're setting up for this card.
ionia Deny Deny Expect in every Ionia deck. Be patient and don't get too hasty with your important spells while the opponent has 4 mana up. Look for opportunities where you can use spells on the turns where they have less than 4 mana left. Odds of them having it: ~35-60% (more after Deep Meditation)
ionia-noxus Minah Swiftfoot Minah Swiftfoot Expect vs Yasuo on turn 9. If you're on turn 9 vs Yasuo, you pretty much need to attack right away and kill them before they can play this.
noxus Culling Strike Culling Strike Try to keep some fast speed +attack spells to completely nullify this effect when it gets cast.
noxus Whirling Death Whirling Death Expect if DRAVEN is on the board. Try to keep some counter tricks, and don't take greedy blocks with valuable engines, since this can't kill what doesn't fight. Odds of them having it if DRAVEN is on board: ~20%
ionia-noxus Yone, Windchaser Yone, Windchaser Expect vs Yasuo after turn 7. Try to first action attack against this deck after turn 6 or so to avoid letting them play slow speed threats like this, Deafening Roar, or Minah.
piltover-zaun Mystic Shot Mystic Shot Expect in every P&Z deck, try to keep valuable units above 2 health. Aggro decks will use this for lethal damage to Nexus. Like with all 3x's that are kept in the mulligan, expect at least one Mystic Shot in their hand ~60% of the time.
piltover-zaun Statikk Shock Statikk Shock Expect in every P&Z deck. Try to avoid having multiple 1HP units on board at once, this one is actually quite easy to play around.
demacia Ranger's Resolve Ranger's Resolve Expect in Demacia decks that play a lot of units (aggro, bannermen). Try to split your damage/removal across different turns to diminish this card's value.
noxus Ravenous Flock Ravenous Flock Expect vs Yasuo, Swain, or Ezreal.
bilgewater Make it Rain Make it Rain Expect in every Bilgewater deck.
shadow-isles Black Spear Black Spear Expect if KALISTA is on board. Avoid playing valuable 3HP units into this.
shadow-isles Grasp of the Undying Grasp of the Undying Expect in slow Shadow Isles decks (anything other than Noxus or Demacia). Since Shadow Isles has so much 3 damage removal, try to protect super important units. Cards like Ezreal, Yasuo, and Jinx might not want to be played until they're levelled to have 4 health.
shadow-isles The Ruination The Ruination Expect in slow Shadow Isles decks (anything other than Noxus or Demacia) Don't overcommit into this. Consider doing first action attacks if they have 9 mana. Decide the upper limit of value you accept giving to this card. Often you'll want to play a cheap unit before the attack, so that if they Ruinate, you can develop a bigger one after to attack. If they then pass back to you and keep 9 mana up, you must attack at that point. If they go under 9, keep developing before your attack as normal.
shadow-isles Vengeance Vengeance Expect in slow Shadow Isles decks (anything other than Noxus or Demacia). Try not to give them too big of a single target if you can instead buff smaller units. Like with all fast speed spells, this one gets countered by playing units before the attack.
shadow-isles-ionia Death Mark Death Mark Usually played right after Darkwater Scourge or Mark of the Isles. Killing either target will stop the entire effect.
demacia Single Combat Single Combat Expect in every Demacia deck, even fast ones. A well-timed combat trick in response to this can be high value. Removing their attack target is also great, with stuff like Glimpse Beyond. Odds of them having it: ~50%
noxus Brothers' Bond Brothers' Bond Expect in aggressive Noxus decks. Usually these decks HAVE to play units before attacking UNLESS they have a combat trick like this in hand, so expect this.
noxus Death's Hand Death's Hand Expect vs Swain.
demacia Riposte Riposte Expect if FIORA is on the board, this is very common in Demacia. Saving a ping in the form of Vile Feast or Mystic Shot can be helpful.
demacia Stand Alone Stand Alone Expect either this or Remembrance on turn 3 if they skip the first 2 turns.
freljord Harsh Winds Harsh Winds Expect vs ASHE. Like with all big fast speed spells, play units before attacking into this. They'll have to keep mana up and telegraph this, and you'll get more value out of your attack.
shadow-isles Withering Wail Withering Wail Expect in slow Shadow Isles decks (anything other than Noxus or Demacia). Don't have too many 1HP units, and if you're worried about the opponent having it, try to play a unit before you attack. They'll have to telegraph this, and you'll get more value out of your attack.
ionia Will of Ionia Will of Ionia Expect in every Ionia deck. This can reset buffs, so watch out for stacking too many buffs on a unit. Odds of them having it: ~35-60% (more after Deep Meditation)
noxus Noxian Fervor Noxian Fervor Expect vs Swain, Ezreal or aggro.
piltover-zaun Get Excited! Get Excited! This can target Nexus directly, watch out for that. Odds of them having it: ~30-50%.
demacia Radiant Strike Radiant Strike Expect vs Lucian. This one can't really be played around too much, except in rare circumstances.
demacia Purify Purify The ability to remove your buffs at burst speed is strong, make sure you don't overcommit into one unit and if you're a buff deck think about buffing a Champion since Purify can't be used on Champions.
freljord Flash Freeze Flash Freeze Expect if ASHE is on the board, just another frostbite to be careful of.
freljord Elixir of Iron Elixir of Iron Expect in every Freljord deck. Don't be afraid to try to remove units, if they have Elixir you'll never get a better opportunity since they don't tap below 1. Odds of them having it: 50%
noxus-ionia Intimidating Roar Intimidating Roar Watch out for this in mid/late situations especially if a Bladetwirler or Yasuo is on the board. Try to first action attack against this deck after turn 6 or so to avoid letting them play slow speed threats like this, Yone, or Minah.
piltover-zaun Thermogenic Beam Thermogenic Beam Expect in every P&Z deck. Odds of them having it: 50-65%
shadow-isles Glimpse Beyond Glimpse Beyond They tend to use this when you go in to kill something with a spell, try to save your spells for when they have less than 2 mana. Be very careful with single-target spells that generate conditional value, like Concussive Palm, because Glimpse will stop the ENTIRE spell.
shadow-isles Vile Feast Vile Feast Keep some protection for valuable 1HP units unless you can't avoid giving their Vile Feast value. If you can stop the effect from going off they also don't get the spider.
noxus-ionia Steel Tempest Steel Tempest Expect vs Yasuo to slow down the pace of the game.
freljord Fury of the North Fury of the North Expect in every Freljord deck.
piltover-zaun Gotcha! Gotcha! Expect in slow P&Z decks.
bilgewater-shadow-isles Riptide Riptide Expect if NAUTILUS is on board.
ionia Spirit's Refuge Spirit's Refuge Expect vs slow Ionia decks.
shadow-isles Atrocity Atrocity Expect 1x vs slow Shadow Isles decks, particularly with They Who Endure. Odds of them having it (They Who Endure): ~55%.
demacia Unyielding Spirit Unyielding Spirit If this comes down, it can only be countered by Will, Purify, Detain, etc. You need to end the game as quickly as possible while ignoring their unit. If you're losing to this card a lot, your deck likely needs to be putting out more pressure.
ionia-piltover-zaun Yone, Windchaser Yone, Windchaser Expect vs Karma Ezreal after turn 7. Consider attacking first action after this turn, but if you can't win by doing so, ignore this. Odds of them having it: ~45%
bilgewater Twisted Fate Twisted Fate Can threaten either Red Card or Gold Card. Don't overextend weak units, especially against a keg, but it's safe if you have a card that can kill the Keg during this effect.
freljord Icevale Archer Icevale Archer Usually it's best to ignore the possibility of this card, as trying to open attack every turn for the rest of the game doesn't work.
noxus-ionia Arachnoid Sentry Arachnoid Sentry Usually it's best to ignore the possibility of this card, as trying to open attack every turn for the rest of the game doesn't work.
bilgewater-shadow-isles Devourer of the Depths Devourer of the Depths This effect can be stopped by playing something to increase the target's HP, or decrease the Devourer's HP, such that the target becomes invalid. Tools like Will of Ionia that remove this unit from play will also stop its ability.
shadow-isles-piltover-zaun Corina Veraza Corina Veraza Expect this to come down on turn 9. Odds of them having it: ~55%. Odds of dealing 2 or 5 damage: ~15% each. Odds of dealing 3 or 4 damage: ~35% each.
demacia Radiant Guardian Radiant Guardian Sometimes its best to avoid killing a unit to trigger this, if you can't afford to let the opponent heal.
noxus-piltover-zaun Arachnoid Sentry Arachnoid Sentry Usually it's best to ignore the possibility of this card, as trying to open attack every turn for the rest of the game doesn't work.