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Jason Fleurant

What Our Pros are Playing

LoR Seasonal Lineups — These are the Mastering Runeterra pro players’ recommendations!

Sirturmund

Lee Sin Viktor – The Slow Grind

Lee Sin Viktor is the new control deck being played in masters! Let Sirturmund walk you through this deck and how to approach playing it.

CardGamer

Riven Viktor – A Glorious Combo

It’s a glorious day for Viktor and Riven enjoyers, Patch 3.4.0 heralds the evolution of one of the many Noxus P&Z archetypes.

MonteXristo

Deck Guide: A-Fae-lios

A hot new tempo deck is making a splash on ladder. Monte dives in to let you know all of Fizz A-Fae-lios’ angles!

Leer

Detailed Deck Guide: Azir Irelia

Leer lays out the vast power of Azir Irelia, why it’s especially good right now, and how to pilot it with grace and precision.

MonteXristo

So, you want to build a deck?

Monte illustrates the process of deck brewing & refining by taking Miss Fortune Renekton to the Ladder.

Leer

Detailed Deck Guide: Aphelios Lux

Leer breaks down this novel Aphelios deck, sharing tips and insights from his exchange with “Between Worlds” Seasonal Champion Painas

Jasensational

Deck Guide: Swain Gnar

Need to slap some pesky Demacia Rally decks? Then let Jasensational tell you all about the exploits of the Noxian Grand General and his (new) furry best friend.

Sirturmund

Sejuani Gnar Bandle – Value Galore!

Sejuani Gnar Bandle has mediocre performance and bad matchup tables… but Sirturmund believes that’s because pilots are playing the deck incorrectly, or playing unoptimized lists.

Jasensational

Deck Guide: Jayce Heimer Shadows

Jasensational shares his tips and tricks for one of his weapons of choice this season, featuring his favorite Champ: the bright, hirsute Prof. Heimerdinger

Leer

Detailed Deck Guide: Pantheon Yuumi

Pantheon Yuumi is quietly one of the best decks in the upcoming metagame. In this guide, Leer shows how the archetype functions, how to mulligan, and how to beat each matchup.

bA1ance

The Angler in Deep Water: A Shark’s Perspective, Part 2

bA1ance finishes his tour through the best data sites, shares tips on how to best use them, and interviews Team Pandex’ Coach, Tiburón Blanco, about how to make decisions based both on data and extensive experience.

Jason Fleurant

5 Tips for Ladder Climbing

Need help climbing to Masters? We’ve put together a list to help guide you to the top!

Maybenextime

Week 1 Lineup Ideas & Tourney Pointers

New cards, nerfs, and no data – the holy trinity of ‘what do I even play this weekend’.

Luckily for you, it’s no worries – here’s three lineup ideas to help you storm the gauntlet gates or crush a community tournament.

MonteXristo

Sirturmund & Monte’s Lineup Recommendations

A Curious Journey is here and with new decks come new lineup construction challenges! Sirturmund and MonteXristo have your back with this week’s lineup recommendations!

Herko Kerghans

Expeditions: Advanced Resources

Welcome to our third iteration of card ratings & Expedition Tier List!

Combining Balco’s winrate data and ratings from five expert drafters, here’s a by-the-numbers Tier List for every card in Expeditions.

Wamuu

Off-Meta Deck Guide: Jinx Poppy Discard Aggro

Nope, that’s not a typo. Yep, it’s Jinx Poppy. A very rare deck from the APAC shard that Balco dug for us from his data mines… and, as Wamuu will show you, oh boy can it blow sh*t up.

Kevor24

Detailed Deck Guide: Ahri Kennen Go Hard, by Kevor

Most people would agree Ahri Kennen is the top dog right now but what’s more debatable is: which version is the best?
Kevor is here to tell you all about the Go Hard version right on time for Seasonal

Leer

Detailed Deck Guide: Akshan Sivir

Although around for quite long, Akshan Sivir is a hidden gem that has a strong matchup table in the meta.
Leer will guide you through the basics of the deck and the intricacies of its matchups.

Leer

Monday Meta Report – Jan 24th

With the rise of Scouts, we have seen an exciting shift into an elegant dance between Control decks, Tempo-based archetypes, and Ahri Kennen. Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!

Jasensational

Detailed Deck Guide: Trundle Tryndamere FTR

FTR Control is an old archetype rejuvenated by the recent balance patch. Jasensational explains in detail how to keep your foe’s board clear while you play your big, overwhelming threats.

Wamuu

Detailed Deck Guide: Kindred Sentinels

The last balance patch finally allowed Kindred to shine. Wamuu explains in detail his favorite version of one archetype in which they do so: Kindred Sentinels.

Leer

Detailed Deck Guide: Scouts

Leer breaks down the card choices, mulligan strats and matchups for one of the strongest decks right now: Scouts.

Leer

Monday Meta Report – Jan 17th

Are you looking for the best decks in this week’s ever-changing metagame? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!

Best LoR Ladder Decks
Herko Kerghans

Weekend Warrior Weapons, Jan 14

Twenty high-performance blends, from Meta Staples to Risky & Rare brews, for the discerning LoR ladderista.

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Wamuu

Tournament Tech, January 13

In search for some Gauntlet or Tournament lineups? Wamuu explains the current best choices, along with their ban strategies.

MonteXristo

Detailed Deck Guide: Nightfall

Monte’s back with another deck guide on one of his favorite decks, Nightfall!
If you’re sick of losing to Ahri/Kennen click the link to learn how to play one of it’s best counters!

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Wamuu

Tournament Tech, January 7

Looking for Gauntlet or Tournament lineups? Wamuu breaks down the best lineups for this fresh new Meta.

Meta Monday
Leer

Monday Meta Report – Jan 3rd

While the meta is still the most diverse we’ve seen in a very long time, pilots have already detected the best performers. Leer dives deep into the data to find out which other decks are being held back by the current Top Dogs, and how things may change with the balance patch we expect on Wednesday.

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Wamuu

Tournament Tech

Wamuu breaks down the best lineups from last week’s tournaments and details their ban strategy, tech choices and whether they are suitable for tournaments, Gauntlets or both.

Leer

Fizz Lulu Deck Guide

Fizz/Lulu is a tempo-based deck that has been flying under the radar for most parts of the meta. Today, we take a closer look at how this deck achieves two main goals with an unlikely combination of discards and Yordles.

Wamuu

Draven Rumble Deck Guide

Unlike the other Magic Misadventures champions, Rumble was a bit slow in finding its proper shell… but the wait is over: Wamuu gets the party ready to roll!

Meta Monday
Leer

Monday Meta Report – Dec 27th

Are you looking for the best decks in this week’s new meta-game? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!

Jasensational

Teemo Swain Deck Guide

What’s the difference between Teemo and Swain? Well… one is a ruthless war criminal, and the other is the Grand General of Noxus. How do they team up? Here’s Jasensational with the detailed run-down!

CastMin

What’s the Punish?

Santa ain’t lying: if you’ve been bad (player), you get punished. Luckily, here’s CastMin to help you avoid getting the coal!

Wamuu

Ahri Kennen Deck Guide

Surging in playrate after the hotfix, Kennen Ahri Shurima is now one of the strongest decks. Wamuu lays bare all its many tricks, mulligan and matchups in this in-depth guide.

Leer

Pantheon Taric Deck Guide

Pantheon/Taric has been the most played deck since the hotfix on Dec 14th. In this guide, we will cover what’s behind the hype and how to pilot this deck to success.

MonteXristo

Poppy Teemo Deck Guide – By CameronHanzo

Teemo Poppy is a deck that looks to snowball the game with Poppy and Yordle Captain to get really big units and finish your opponent off with Yordles In Arms and rallies!

Meta Monday
Leer

Monday Meta Report – December 13th

Are you looking for the best decks in this week’s meta-game? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!

WhatamI

The Mulligan Show #8

WhatAmI again takes us to school to teach us how to mulligan in LoR — a crucial skill if you want to improve as a player.

Jasensational

Mastering the Fundamentals: Priority

Jasensational is back with the next guide in his Mastering the Fundamentals series. This time he’s giving you the breakdown on Priority!

Jasensational

Mastering the Fundamentals: Passing

Using Feel the Rush and Zoe Lee Sin as detailed examples, Jasensational explains in depth the most difficult fundamental to master: Passing correctly.

CastMin

Seasonal Open Rounds Essentials

Nine hours packed with intense gameplay and hard decisions at every corner… CastMin answers the tough questions so you can focus on preparing for the event.

FloppyMudkip

Teemo Sejuani Guide

Today we’re going to go over a deck that I’ve been playing and refining this season: Teemo Sejuani Bandle. This is a concept I originally saw someone playing on ladder and after the game, I immediately opened the deck builder and tried the concept out for myself.

WhatamI

The Mulligan Show #7

WhatAmI again takes us to school to teach us how to mulligan in Legends of Runeterra — a crucial skill if you want to improve as a player.

Jasensational

Zoe Lee Sin Deck Guide

This old Archetype remains one of the strongest in tournaments, and a force to reckoned with when piloted skillfully on the LoR Ladder. Jasensational’s Zoe Lee Sin Deck Guide will teach pilots the skills needed to kick foes in both settings.

Wamuu

Top 5 Lineups For Your Last Chance Gauntlet!

This top 5 is based on the results of our weekly Wednesday Night Runeterra community tournament. Llineups have been chosen based on results and variety; there is a lineup for every type of playstyle out there.

Herko Kerghans

Uncle Herko’s Tips – LoR Matchup Data

Ye bein’ a bit lost when lookin’ fer LoR matchup data? Worry not, kiddo! Good Ol’ Uncle Herko will show ye all t’ best places to look fer ’em crunchy numbers.

WhatamI

The Mulligan Show #6

Learning how to Mulligan in Legends of Runeterra is one of the most important skills required to be a winning player. WhatAmI takes us to school.

Wamuu

Draven Viktor Deck Guide

Hello, Wamuu here and today I’m bringing you another deck guide. This time we’ll be taking a look at Draven Viktor! I climbed from Diamond IV to Diamond I with a 60% win rate with this deck. So, you might want to try it out.

Jasensational

Mastering the Fundamentals: Win Conditions and How to Achieve Them

Hey everyone, Jasensational here. This article is part of a six-part series geared towards newer players to teach them about the fundamentals of Legends of RuneTerra (and card games in general). Each article is aimed to build on each other and teach you how to think deeper behind your plays and how you pilot the game.

Wamuu

Gangplank Sejuani Deck Guide

Gangplank Sejuani is a very old deck in the meta as it first sprung out from The Rising Tides expansion. The idea of the deck is pretty simple, both Gangplank and Sejuani have the same level-up condition so the whole deck is built around dealing damage to the enemy nexus as often as possible.

WhatamI

The Mulligan Show #5

Learning how to Mulligan in Legends of Runeterra is one of the most important skills required to be a winning player. WhatAmI takes us to school.

Wamuu

Draven Sion Deck Guide

Draven Sion is an archetype that came to be with the release of Sion and his support cards, allowing a sort of midrange discard deck archetype to rise. Ever since Sion’s release, this deck has been dominating the ladder and competitive play as it has a very high-power level.

MonteXristo

Braum Asol Field Testing

After their success solving Legna’s URF Hypothesis, MAIM Corp’s brightest minds now tackle a difficult challenge: can Iceborn and Space Dragons coexist in the same deck?

A deck guide like no other!

MonteXristo

Riven Swain Field-testing

After extensive testing, the bright scientists of MAIM Corp show confidence that their River-Swain formula may be the current answer to Legna’s URF Hypothesis (“Every Meta contains an underplayed Riven deck”)

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