There are three main resources in LoR: Mana, Cards and Health. How you manage them is the key to victory, as Yangzera explains in this strategy guide.
LoR Seasonal Lineups — These are the Mastering Runeterra pro players’ recommendations!
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.
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.
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!
Do you like smashing face even through blockers? Maybenextime may have just the deck for you! Dive in and learn everything you need to know.
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.
From the new Viktor blends to the Old Dogs that are still doing great, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
New patch? New decks! As part of Riot’s “Balance Experiment”, this patch we not only get nerfs and buffs, but also three new cards to try!
In this data-deep article bA1ance shows how many games on average it takes to reach a new deck’s expected mean winrate, and how you may be denying yourself an advantage by not trying to learn new decks!
From the Meta Staples to Exotic Medleys, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
Monte illustrates the process of deck brewing & refining by taking Miss Fortune Renekton to the Ladder.
Card Gamer breaks down the often-forgotten Fizz Lulu Yordles in Arms, recently remembered and boasting impressive results
Leer breaks down this novel Aphelios deck, sharing tips and insights from his exchange with “Between Worlds” Seasonal Champion Painas
From the Popular & Powerful to the Truly Rare, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
bA1lance shows how to refine and optimize a deck, based on data and playtesting, and provides a detailed guide for this Combo archetype
After a leave of absence from the metagame, this archetype is back as a viable tournament and ladder deck.
Monte shares his insights and personal decklist for one of his weapons of choice this Season: Trundle Gnar, aka Gnarlines.
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.
Seasonal Champion and top Lee Sin pilot MajiinBae shares his insights on one of the most powerful tournament decks of all time
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 shares his tips and tricks for one of his weapons of choice this season, featuring his favorite Champ: the bright, hirsute Prof. Heimerdinger
Weekend Warrior Weapons, March 4 — Twenty-Two High-Performance Blends for the Discerning Ladder Climber
From Meta Staples to the Risky and Rare, everything for the cultured part-time ladderista.
Maybenextime breaks down his (currently) favorite OTK deck, Akshan Gnar, with detailed matchup & mulligan tips
Hint: you’re trying too hard to be cute.
Sirturmund believes this is the best Udyr deck you can play right now — this in-depth guide covers everything from card description to detailed mulligan & matchup tips.
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.
Maybenextime breaks down the deck he took to Masters this week, and that is taking the ladder by storm.
Yes, indeed: fairly gnarly half of them.
Yet only one gnarly deck in the top three!
The ladder may be Gnar, Gnar, Gnar everywhere, but that’s not an option in Tournaments or Gauntlets, so… what to bring?
Sirturmund and MonteXristo have your back with this week’s Bo3 recommendations!
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.
Need help climbing to Masters? We’ve put together a list to help guide you to the top!
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.
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!
Weekend Warrior Weapons, First Friday Edition — The Fifteen Most Potent Brews, New and Old, to Climb the Ladder With
A Curious Journey begins — these are the fifteen strongest decks currently, with lots of room for refinements and tweaks.
New cards, new Champs, new Meta! Twenty-four hours into the patch, these are the strongest decks in Platinum and above
Weekend Warrior Weapons, Final Friday Edition — Twenty-Nine High-Performance Brews, from Meta Staples to Off-Meta Blends, to Close the LoR Season With
And thus the Season ends: although Ahri Kennen still rules supreme, it reigns atop one of the most varied metas in recent memory, where both Meta Staples and single-author brews thrive.
Leer and Wamuu test-pilot three archetypes, brought to light by Balco, that are rarely seen outside a single shard: Luzeldon’s Muscle Dragon, RickoRex’s Akshan Sivir Noxus, and Renekton Sivir Sejuani
MonteXristo and Scathus are sick of hearing people talk down about Ekko Zilean so they teamed up to teach you how to predict so you too can find success!
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.
Father, card-slinger, Combo lover, guy behind our Matchup tables… bA1ance is a man of many talents. This is his journey, from Magic early days to Master in LoR, along with his detailed guide & optimization for the deck that got him there this Season.
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.
They are coming!
Seasonal Open Rounds are around the corner — Sirturmund & MonteXristo present eight lineups with their ban strategies and possible alternatives.
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
Monte delves deep into the intricacies and countdowns around one of the staple Landmark decks: Zilean Xerath.
In need of inspiration for your Tournament? Looking to qualify to seasonal through Last Chance Gauntlet?
Sirturmund & MonteXristo present six lineups to help you achieve all your tournament goals.
Star Spring specialist Sirturmund explains in detail why TK Raka is great for Tournament lineups, and when to consider it for Ladder.
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.
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!
Seasonal Champion MajiinBae presents three lineups for Gauntlets & Tournaments this weekend.
In need of inspiration for your next Gauntlet or Tournament?
Sirturmund & MonteXristo present six lineups with their ban strategies and possible alternatives.
Weekend Warrior Weapons, Jan 21 — Thirty-Three Potent Blends, from Staples to Risky Brews, for the Discerning Part-Time Ladderista
Their Royal Majesties, Ahri and Kennen, still have a firm grasp on the throne, but there’s no shortage of brews with which to experiment and climb!
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.
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 breaks down the card choices, mulligan strats and matchups for one of the strongest decks right now: Scouts.
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!
Seasonal Champion MajiinBae presents the three lineups he’s considering for Tournaments this weekend.
Twenty high-performance blends, from Meta Staples to Risky & Rare brews, for the discerning LoR ladderista.
In search for some Gauntlet or Tournament lineups? Wamuu explains the current best choices, along with their ban strategies.
Combining Balco’s winrate data and Conansson’s bucket ratings, here’s a by-the-numbers LoR Expeditions Tier List — all archetypes, nearly all cards!
There’s nothing to fear.
Except an endless swarm of Spiderlings made huge with Iceborn Legacy.
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!
Looking for Gauntlet or Tournament lineups? Wamuu breaks down the best lineups for this fresh new Meta.
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.
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.
Weekend Warrior Weapons — Seventeen Top-Performing Blends, from Meta Staples to Experimental Brews, for the Discerning LoR Ladderista.
And thus the Year ends:
Not with a bang,
But aflame with Chompers!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Weekend Warrior Weapons — Twenty-Six High-Performing Blends, from Staples to Risky & Rare, to Climb the Ladder With
Although some trends are now clear, the Meta is still up in the air — here are some the best-performing decks, from the well-know to the highly-experimental!
Santa ain’t lying: if you’ve been bad (player), you get punished. Luckily, here’s CastMin to help you avoid getting the coal!
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.
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.
The recent hotfix sent the meta back to Day One — here are some of the best-performing decks, both new and old, in this brave new ladder!
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!
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!
Fifteen-plus Decks, from Revolutionary to Experimental to Well-Known with a Twist, to Start the Season With
Looking for something new? Or something old, but with a new spin?
Shadawx has you covered: four champs, five decks to try on Patch Day!
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 is back with the next guide in his Mastering the Fundamentals series. This time he’s giving you the breakdown on Priority!
Using Feel the Rush and Zoe Lee Sin as detailed examples, Jasensational explains in depth the most difficult fundamental to master: Passing correctly.
An Ample Assortment from among the Best Ladder Decks, from Meta Staples to Risky and Rare, for the Discerning Part-Time Climber.
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.
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.
Get ready for Seasonals! Wamuu explains in detail how to craft your own LoR Tournament Lineup
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.
Knowing our deck’s gameplan is crucial, but we’ll focus this chapter of Mastering the Fundamentals on the other side of the equation: factoring what our *opponent* is doing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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”)