How to Play Ekko Jinx
Hey guys NicMakesPlays here.
Today I’m going to go over a Jinx Ekko deck to enjoy for the release of Arcane!
Did you know that Ekko has a childhood crush on Jinx according to League lore? We’ll see if it’s included in the show.
Lastly, note that this is a fun meme deck and not meant for climbing.
Deck Code: CEBQIBAHAE3E6UYEAQCACAQHBQCACBBHFAWTIAQBAQDRYAIBAQGQA
Win Condition and Mulligans
The goal of the deck is to predict and level up Ekko, then empty your hand to level up Jinx.
You can easily level up both champions with a ton of cheap Predicts to empty your hand/level Ekko with.
This deck ends the game around turn 6-7 with leveled Jinx or Chronobreak.
For mulligans, look for cheap Predicts to start the game like Ancient Preparation and Feral Prescience. Fallen Feline is a good 1 drop to start the game with to get Predict payoff.
Treasure Seeker, Zaunite Urchin, and Aspiring Chronomancer are all cheap units to help start the game off with as well.
You want to Predict for Ekko and Jinx so you have power plays to win the game with after you empty your hand.
Card Choices & Key Synergies
Ancient Preparation / Feral Prescience
These cards are cheap ways to Predict and empty your hand. These unique traits allow for easy level-ups for both Ekko and Jinx which are your win cons of the deck. You can keep these cards in the mulligan to allow yourself to quickly search for a leveled Ekko or Jinx and win the game.
Fallen Feline / Aspiring Chronomancer
Fallen Feline is a great start to the game so when you use all your cheap Predicts you have a chance to hit Hexite Crystal. Aspiring Chronomancer is your 2 drop Predict unit of the deck.
This allows you to start with a good curve while leveling up Ekko. If you play Feline on 1 and Aspiring Chronomancer on two then you have good blockers and a chance to hit Hexite Crystal
Ekko / Jinx
Ekko and Jinx are both your win cons of the deck and can even be leveled by turn 4! You can level Ekko or empty your hand with all the cheap Predicts and reap the benefits of their leveled-up forms. Ekko allows you to refuel quickly with 0 mana Time Tricks as well as have powerful turns with Chronobreak.
Jinx allows you to refuel by drawing 2 each turn and gives you a Super Mega Death Rocket each turn to pack a ton of damage. Their Quick Attack allows you to chip away for damage or remove blockers. If they remove either of your Champions you can reborn them with Chronobreak and attack again with their Quick Attack.
Time Trick / Augmented Experimenter
Time Trick and Augmented Experimenter allow you to refuel and search for powerful cards like your Champions and Chronobreak. Time Trick lets you Predict for these cards as well as for an Augmented Experimenter if you want to draw 3 cards. Augmented Experimenter lets you deal 3 to a unit, draw 3 and dig for those powerful Champs to win the game with.
Mystic Shot / Get Excited!
Mystic Shot and Get Excited double as removal Spells and burn damage. Mystic Shot is strong in the meta right now to have a cheap answer to threats like Zed and Draven. These cards can be searched with Time Trick or Predicts when you need the burn reach to finish off the enemy Nexus.
Good matchups for this deck are ones without a lot of removal. You can quickly level up Ekko or Jinx and put on the pressure with a leveled Champ on turn 4.
From there you can keep the tempo on your side and finish the game off. Mulligan for cheap Predict cards like Ancient Preparation, Feral Prescience, and Aspiring Chronomancer.
Practical Perfectionists can also be good to add more leveled Champs to your deck in case they are removed.
This is a fun deck so it struggles against Aggro and most higher tier decks. Although it has a good bit of losing matchups they are all winnable so just make sure you have fun!
If you want to tech in cards you can cut a Time Trick or Mystic Shot.
Station Archivist – This card can access cheap Predict spells, Hexite Crystal or Chronobreak.
Timewinder – This can help against Aggro decks with a ton of 1 health units while also giving you the ability to level Jinx easily.
Rummage – This can help you refuel and level Jinx easily.