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Weekend Warrior Weapons, Nov 26 – Twenty-plus Decks to Climb the Ladder With

An Ample Assortment from among the Best Ladder Decks, from Meta Staples to Risky and Rare, for the Discerning Part-Time Climber.
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Welcome! Please, step inside, my friend. Looking for the best ladder decks? You have come to the right place!

A harsh work week has at last met its end, has it not? Time to abandon the boring babble of budgets, processes and profits, then and turn our attention to more playful matters! So come, my friend! We have the best blends from all across Runeterra – the finest selection from such foremost providers as Legna, Balco and Vivo. Have your choice from among the lean, the laden, the legit, the lunatic… anything from tried-and-true to pilots-beware!

So tell me, please! What are you looking for?

the tried and true Meta Staples?

  • Zed Poppy, aka Rally Elusives,
  • Ziggs Poppy,
  • Gangplank Sejuani, aka Plunder,
  • Twisted Fate Gangplank (Bandle City), aka Ping City,
  • Veigar Senna, aka Darkness,
  • Bandle Tree
  • Taliya Ziggs, the newcomer in this list,

something a bit more exotic, from our Connoisseur’s Corner?

  • Poppy Lux
  • Glorious Shellfolk (Fizz Vi),
  • Jayce Sentinels, who jumped from “not very good” to making a dent among the top meta decks,
  • Heimerdinger Jayce, in its Ionian and Shadow Isles variants
  • A returning classic, Soraka Tahm Kench,
  • Trundle Sejuani Tryndamere, aka Feel The Minah,
  • Pirates, a deck that is never too far from making waves!
  • Draven Viktor,
  • Riven Vi,
  • Draven Riven,

 … or are you after the decidedly Risky and Rare?

  • Fizz Nami,
  • Lulu Poppy,
  • Shadow Jayce Ezreal,
  • Riven Akshan,
  • Teemo Zed, looking like a meme but hitting like a battering ram,
  • Elise Poppy,
  • Shen Poppy, because, well, “add Poppy” is all a rookie brewer needs to know, apparently,
  • “Sunny” Garen/Jarvan IV/Poppy (Targon)

Meta Staples

Here they are, my friend: the tried-and-true, the essentials, the staples. As the sublime scribe Soltaire once scribbled, scolding the thrills that stirred spirits seek over serene stillness:

There is no shame in

The simplicity of bread.

So eat, and be glad.

Why seek the weird, when we know what is wholesome?

Well-worn they may be, but they get the work done: our selection of 52%-plus winrate, 1%-plus playrate formulas, for discerning  customers who esteem efficiency and efficacy over flashy flamboyance. The fairly famous Fleurant (because, truly, who does not know the name Fleurant?) has very recently written about his choice for best ladder decks to reach Masters fast, in case you’d like an expert opinion for your weapon of choice.

Rally Elusives, aka Zed Poppy:

 

Punching them in the face is all the more fun when they cannot see your blows coming. Add Rally for repeated fun! The absolute King and Queen of ruthless ladder efficiency — if “up” is your only concern, this is your blend. This list, with that brash lad Laurent Protege, is the best performer above Platinum in the last few days when winrate & playrate are factored. 

Strong Against: Pretty much everything not listed below!

Struggles Against: Gangplank TF (both the BC and Nox versions) / Draven Jinx / Jayce Sentinels

You may find some extra tips about Zed & Poppy in this guide.

Regions
Demacia
21 cards
Ionia
19 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
16
2
8
3
7
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Zed
3
4
Poppy
3
Followers
20
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Navori Bladescout
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Greenglade Duo
3
2
Young Witch
3
3
Laurent Protege
2
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Spells
14
1
Ranger's Resolve
3
2
Nopeify!
1
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Golden Aegis
3
4
Relentless Pursuit
1

Poppy Ziggs:

 

Everybody has a plan, until you go wide and punch them in the face. An impressive feat of brewing, this list has remained practially untouched since its inception shortly after Worlds.

Strong Against: Dragons / Thralls / Lurkers / Rally Elusives

Struggles Against: Gangplank Twisted Fate / Draven Sion / Lee Sin Zoe / Darkness

Regions
Noxus
16 cards
Bandlecity
24 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
13
2
9
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
4
Poppy
3
Followers
25
1
Inventive Chemist
3
1
Legion Rearguard
3
1
Legion Saboteur
3
2
Conchologist
3
2
House Spider
1
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
2
Stone Stackers
3
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
4
Lecturing Yordle
3
Spells
9
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Noxian Fervor
3
5
Decimate
3

Ganplank Sejuani, aka Plunder:

 

The terror of the ladder. Nothing is more exhilarating (or terrifying, depending on what end of the stick you’re on) than freezing an opponent’s whole board at Burst speed. Some formulas eschew the single copy of Feel The Rush, but our suggested blend has the highest performance among the most popular in the last few days.

Strong Against: Except the blends below, Plunder is either favored or roughly even among the rest of the field – for a deck with a great matchup spread, look no further!

Struggles Against: Soraka Tahm Kench / Lulu Poppy / Thralls / Rally Elusives / 

You may find some extra tips about the deck in this detailed guide.

Regions
Freljord
4 cards
Bilgewater
36 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
3
0
7
1
11
2
2
3
5
4
3
5
6
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
6
Sejuani
3
Followers
23
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
1
Jagged Butcher
3
2
Black Market Merchant
3
2
Fortune Croaker
2
2
Marai Warden
3
3
Monkey Idol
2
4
Yordle Grifter
3
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
8
The Dreadway
2
Spells
11
0
Warning Shot
3
1
Parrrley
1
2
Make it Rain
3
6
Monster Harpoon
3
12
Feel The Rush
1

Ganplank Twisted Fate, aka Ping City:

 

Another take on everybody’s favorite overwhelming Captain; go wide and punch them in the face… but with kegs! Since last week, the list has ditched Monster Harpoon to make room for Warning Shot and Parrrley

Strong Against: Bandle Tree / Poppy Ziggs / Lurkers / Poppy Zed / Draven Sion

Struggles Against: Lux Poppy / Jayce Sentinels / Thralls / Zoe Lee Sin / Darkness

Regions
Bilgewater
26 cards
Bandlecity
14 cards
Rarities
24 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
8
common
25
Mana cost
1
0
10
1
15
2
0
3
6
4
5
5
2
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Twisted Fate
3
5
Gangplank
3
Followers
22
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
1
Inventive Chemist
3
1
Jagged Butcher
3
2
Dreadway Deckhand
3
2
Marai Warden
3
2
Stone Stackers
3
4
Lecturing Yordle
3
8
The Dreadway
1
Spells
12
0
Warning Shot
1
1
Parrrley
1
2
Make it Rain
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
5
Double Up
2
6
Hidden Pathways
2

Veigar Senna, aka Darkness:

 

The Dark Duo returns to the fore – this list shows much better performance at Masters than lower ladder rungs, which usually signals a difficult blend to pilot. There’s currently a lot of experimentation with the highest-cost spells; our suggested blend, focusing on Bandle City more than Shadow Isles in that section, has performed quite well recently.

Strong Against: Bandle Tree / Poppy Ziggs / Lurkers / Poppy Zed / Draven Sion

Struggles Against: Bandle Tree / Poppy Zed / Shellfolk / Akshan Sivir / Thralls / Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Bandlecity
26 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
15
2
3
3
6
4
3
5
7
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
5
Senna
3
Followers
18
1
Otterpus
2
2
Conchologist
3
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
4
Stilted Robemaker
3
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
7
The Rekindler
1
Spells
16
1
Go Hard
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Mist's Call
1
3
Stress Defense
2
6
Hidden Pathways
3
6
Minimorph
1

Bandle Tree (ft. Fizz, Lulu & Poppy):

 

Don’t mess with Yordles – doubly so with tree-huggin’ Yordles. A great choice for those that love variety in their meta staple of choice: two different win conditions (go wide & punch face, or control the board and win with The Bandle Tree, with lots of choices from created cards. Another deck recently performing better at Masters than at lower rungs, which may signal a hard deck to pilot.

Strong Against: Dragons / Darkness / Thralls / Bandle Tree versions with less champions / Lurkers

Struggles Against: Gangplank TF / Draven Sion / Poppy Zed / Akshan Sivir

Regions
Noxus
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
9
2
10
3
10
4
1
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
2
3
Lulu
1
4
Poppy
3
Landmarks
2
4
The Bandle Tree
2
Followers
17
1
Proto Poro
1
2
Bandle Commando
2
2
Bomber Twins
2
2
House Spider
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
3
Loping Telescope
3
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Spells
15
1
Group Shot
1
1
Ravenous Flock
2
2
Pokey Stick
2
3
Scorched Earth
2
4
Buster Shot
3
5
Yordles in Arms
1
6
Hidden Pathways
2
6
Minimorph
2

Taliyah Ziggs:

 

We shall finish our selection of Meta Staples with a recent addition to the most popular decks. This blend shows better performance at Plat+ than at Masters-only, suggesting a somewhat weaker blend that may take unprepared foes by surprise but may ultimately prove disappointing should laddering efficiency be paramount.

Strong Against: Thralls / Darkness / Lurkers

Struggles Against: Zoe Lee Sin / Poppy Zed / Poppy Ziggs / Plunder

Regions
Shurima
29 cards
Bandlecity
14 cards
Rarities
26 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
16
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
12
2
13
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
5
Taliyah
3
Landmarks
6
1
Hexplosive Minefield
3
2
Preservarium
3
Followers
15
1
Inventive Chemist
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Desert Naturalist
3
5
Herald of the Magus
1
8
The Arsenal
2
Spells
13
2
Ancient Hourglass
1
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
The Absolver
2
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
3
Unleashed Energy
2
3
Unraveled Earth
2

The Connoisseur’s Corner

 

Looking for something a bit harder to find on the ladder? Here is our selection of rarer blends—some of them returning to the spotlight, some of them quite new—to get the job done while not bloating the playrates of the most popular choices.

Poppy Lux (54%)

 

Showing great prowess at Masters — the tricky Conchologist and Curious Shellfolk shell, paired with mighty Demacian units and spells. 

Strong Against: Zoe Lee Sin / Gangplank TF

Struggles Against: Bandle Tree / Plunder / Dragons / Poppy Ziggs / Lurkers / Thralls

Regions
Demacia
17 cards
Bandlecity
26 cards
Rarities
28 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
18
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
11
2
5
3
5
4
7
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
5
Lux
3
Followers
20
1
Otterpus
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
2
Conchologist
3
3
Loping Telescope
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
4
Lecturing Yordle
2
5
Radiant Guardian
2
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Spells
14
1
Trinket Trade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Sharpsight
3
5
Concerted Strike
2
6
Minimorph
3

Glorious Shellfolk (Fizz Vi), 52%:

 

Arguably the hardest deck to pilot, showing great performance at Masters but dropping sharply at lower lodder rungs. A treat for combo-decks lovers. 

Strong Against: Zoe Lee Sin / Darkness

Struggles Against: Thralls / Gangplank blends / Akshan Sivir / Lurkers

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
20 cards
Bandlecity
20 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
4
epic
6
rare
10
common
20
Mana cost
4
0
8
1
11
2
7
3
0
4
2
5
5
6
3
7+
Champions
4
1
Fizz
2
5
Vi
2
Landmarks
2
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
2
Followers
9
1
Otterpus
3
2
Conchologist
3
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Spells
25
0
Poro Cannon
2
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Trinket Trade
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pokey Stick
2
2
Time Trick
3
3
Stress Defense
2
3
Sump Fumes
3
6
Hidden Pathways
2
10
Glorious Evolution
3

Jayce Sentinels (ft Elise), 52%:

 

A deck that who jumped from “not very good” last week to making a dent among the best ladder decks recently, cutting a Forge Chief for Piercing Darkness

Strong Against: Poppy Ziggs / Gangplank TF / Bandle Tree / Poppy Zed

Struggles Against: Thralls / Draven Sion / Darkness / Lurkers

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
2
0
5
1
12
2
6
3
4
4
0
5
6
6
5
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
4
Jayce
3
Landmarks
3
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
3
Followers
14
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
1
Forge Chief
2
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
7
Albus Ferros
3
Spells
17
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Despair
1
6
Piercing Darkness
3
6
Shock Blast
3
8
Progress Day!
2

Heimerdinger Jayce (Ionia), 53%:

 

Teacher and Student team together with Ionian permission spells. Similar to last week’s, now swtiching Spirit's Refuge for Time Trick.

Strong Against: Akshan Sivir / Shellfolk

Struggles Against: Gangplank blends /  Poppy Ziggs & Poppy Zed / Zoe Lee Sin

Regions
Ionia
9 cards
Piltover & Zaun
31 cards
Rarities
25 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
18
common
16
Mana cost
3
0
0
1
13
2
9
3
7
4
3
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
5
Heimerdinger
3
Landmarks
3
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
3
Followers
6
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Hextech Handler
3
Spells
25
0
Production Surge
1
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Nopeify!
2
2
Time Trick
2
2
Twin Disciplines
3
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
4
Concussive Palm
2
4
Deny
2
6
Assembly Line
2
6
Shock Blast
3

Heimerdinger Jayce (Bandle City), 53%:

 

A similar list, but with a few of Bandle City tricks up its deep pockets.

Strong Against: Zoe Lee Sin / Draven Sion

Struggles Against: Most other meta decks

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
29 cards
Bandlecity
14 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
5
0
6
1
9
2
6
3
3
4
3
5
8
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
5
Heimerdinger
3
Followers
12
1
Adaptatron 3000
3
1
Otterpus
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Hextech Handler
3
Spells
22
0
Production Surge
3
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
6
Hidden Pathways
3
6
Minimorph
2
6
Shock Blast
3

Soraka Tahm Kench, 55%+:

 

The return of a most loved classic! Win either by applying board pressure, or via your Star Spring wincon. Be advised that there is a single list being played, which usually indicates a single very skilled pilot skewing the results.

Strong Against: Plunder

Struggles Against: Poppy Zed / Lurkers / Poppy Ziggs

Regions
Bilgewater
13 cards
Mount Targon
27 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
17
2
5
3
11
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Soraka
3
4
Tahm Kench
3
Landmarks
3
2
Star Spring
3
Followers
15
1
Crusty Codger
3
1
Star Shepherd
3
2
Boxtopus
3
2
Fortune Croaker
3
4
Broadbacked Protector
3
Spells
16
1
Shakedown
1
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sunblessed Vigor
2
3
Hush
2
4
Astral Protection
3
4
Bastion
2

Trundle Sejuani Tryndamere, aka Feel The Minah, 53%+:

 

Big Champs, big spells, big kicking the enemy units back to where they came from. Has lost a bit of kick compared to last week, but has increased in playrate.

Strong Against: Draven Sion / Thralls / Lurkers / Jayce Lux

Struggles Against: Darkness / Poppy Ziggs / Lee Sin Zoe / Rally Elusives / Elise Jayce Vi

According to learned scholars, this is Scathus’ take on random7hs’ classic, the biggest change being the inclusion of Scattered Pod to make the Feel The Rush combo more consistent.

Regions
Ionia
14 cards
Freljord
26 cards
Rarities
30 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
13
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
6
2
3
3
11
4
6
5
5
6
7
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
6
Sejuani
2
8
Tryndamere
1
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Followers
15
2
Avarosan Sentry
2
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
2
Icevale Archer
1
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
6
Scattered Pod
3
9
Minah Swiftfoot
3
Spells
16
1
Three Sisters
2
4
Concussive Palm
3
4
Deny
2
4
Will of Ionia
3
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
12
Feel The Rush
3

Pirates Ahoy! 54%:

 

Yo ho, yo ho… pirates have returned, it seems, and have press-ganged Marai Warden onboard.

Strong Against: Dragons / Thralls / Lurkers

Struggles Against: Darkness / Plunder

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
11
2
6
3
3
4
8
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
5
Gangplank
3
Followers
26
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
1
Jagged Butcher
3
1
Legion Rearguard
3
1
Legion Saboteur
3
2
House Spider
2
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
2
Legion Grenadier
3
2
Marai Warden
3
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Spells
8
3
Noxian Fervor
3
5
Decimate
3
5
Double Up
2

Draven Viktor, 55%:

 

The most popular of the “Ambush Duo” (see Riven Vi below), mixing Noxus and P&Z with Ambush on top for a huge Elusive finish.

Strong Against: Bandle Tree / Thralls / Taliyah Ziggs / Dragons

Struggles Against: Zoe Lee Sin / Darkness / Gangplank Twisted Fate

You may find some extra tips about the deck in this detailed guide.

Regions
Noxus
16 cards
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Rarities
25 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
10
common
22
Mana cost
3
0
3
1
11
2
13
3
3
4
5
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
4
Viktor
3
Followers
15
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Ballistic Bot
3
2
Boom Baboon
2
2
Fallen Rider
3
3
Station Archivist
2
8
Lost Soul
2
Spells
19
0
Poro Cannon
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Ambush
2
3
Get Excited!
3
3
Might
3
5
Decimate
3
5
Survival Skills
2

Riven Vi, 55%:

 

Big girls, with big Hextech gloves and big blades. Add an Elusive Ambush for extra punch!

Strong Against: Riven Swain / Taliyah Ziggs / Poppy Ziggs / Lurkers / Bandle Tree / Gangplank TF

Struggles Against: Lee Sin Zoe / Rally Elusives / Draven Sion

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Rarities
20 700
champion
5
epic
0
rare
11
common
24
Mana cost
2
0
4
1
16
2
11
3
0
4
7
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
5
3
Riven
3
5
Vi
2
Followers
16
1
Blade Squire
3
1
Forge Chief
1
2
Ballistic Bot
3
2
Fallen Rider
3
2
Runeweaver
3
3
Nyandroid
3
Spells
19
0
Poro Cannon
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Rummage
1
2
Timewinder
1
2
Weapon Hilt
2
3
Ambush
2
3
Get Excited!
3
5
Decimate
2
5
Survival Skills
3

Draven Riven, 55%:

 

A different take on the Noxus and P&Z pairing, with a more aggressive Burn plan.

Strong Against: Akshan Sivir / Ganplank TF / Thralls / Bandle Tree / Poppy Ziggs

Struggles Against: Lee Sin Zoe / Darkenss

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
13
2
15
3
0
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
3
Riven
3
Followers
18
1
Armed Gearhead
3
1
Blade Squire
3
2
Ballistic Bot
3
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Runeweaver
3
3
Nyandroid
3
Spells
16
0
Poro Cannon
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Sumpworks Map
1
3
Get Excited!
3
3
Noxian Fervor
3
5
Decimate
3

Not currently in stock…

 

Several blends that looked promising last week have not managed to impress recently. You may still want to check them, in case one of them piques your curiosity, but be advised that they haven’t shown great results in the last few days: Swain ZiggsZiggs Zilean, Gangplank Twisted Fate (Noxus), Leona Aurelion Sol (Demacia), Caitlyn Ezreal (Bandle City).

The Risky Brews

 

As penned by plentiful pensive philosophers, “falling follows flourishing”. Reward requires risk, and as the sublime Soltaire said:

A heavy bud blooms

Upon a thin branch. Beauty

Does not fear the wind.

What’s well-known may work wonders, but what would life be without the tempting thrills of voyaging and adventure? You know what they say, my friend: all efficiency and no exploration makes Greg a glum grinder!

So, for a risk-taker as yourself, here are our little-known, scarcely-tested formulas: sail your ship into uncharted waters, and be the one others tell tales about!

And if you are the kind that finds help in a drink to make up your mind, the bartender at The Pilgrims Road may have a few more weird brews for you to sip.

Fizz Nami:

 

The tide returns: thought forgotten, this pair has resurfaced with a low curve and lots of tricks up their sleeves.

Strong Against: Lurkers

Struggles Against: Poppy Zed

Regions
Bilgewater
17 cards
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
Mana cost
3
0
3
1
15
2
11
3
5
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Nami
3
Followers
9
2
Ballistic Bot
3
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Spells
25
0
Poro Cannon
3
2
Iterative Improvement
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pick a Card
3
2
Time Trick
3
3
Double Trouble
2
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
3
Get Excited!
3
4
Suit Up!
2

Lulu Poppy:

 

The Rally Elusive regions take a different direction, going down a Midrange path that reminds of Shen Jarvan.

Strong Against: Most of the meta decks — a rather impressive spread.

Struggles Against: Only slightly versus Draven Sion.

Regions
Ionia
14 cards
Demacia
26 cards
Rarities
25 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
7
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
6
3
7
4
4
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Lulu
3
4
Poppy
3
Followers
22
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Egghead Researcher
3
2
Young Witch
3
3
Laurent Protege
3
5
Radiant Guardian
2
6
Cithria the Bold
2
6
Scattered Pod
3
Spells
12
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Golden Aegis
2
4
Spirit's Refuge
1
4
Will of Ionia
1
5
Concerted Strike
2

Shadow Jayce Ezreal:

 

Whereas Jayce Sentinels seems to be cutting down on expensive spells, this deck featuring Piltover’s cockiest pair is not afraid of thinking big. Notice how they have ditched Bandle City since last week, and switched to Shadow Isles.

Strong Against: Poppy Zed

Struggles Against: Draven Sion / Lurkers / Plunder

Regions
Shadow Isles
12 cards
Piltover & Zaun
28 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
9
2
8
3
5
4
0
5
9
6
4
7+
Champions
6
3
Ezreal
3
4
Jayce
3
Landmarks
3
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
3
Followers
12
1
Hapless Aristocrat
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Station Archivist
2
4
Aloof Travelers
2
7
Albus Ferros
1
7
The Rekindler
1
Spells
19
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Vile Feast
3
6
Assembly Line
3
6
Piercing Darkness
3
6
Shock Blast
3
9
The Ruination
2

Riven Akshan

 

Ruin Runner has returned. With Captain Farron in tow.

Strong Against: Darkness / Thralls

Struggles Against: Draven Sion / Popy Zed & Poppy Ziggs

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Shurima
21 cards
Rarities
26 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
1
common
29
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
6
2
16
3
2
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
3
Riven
3
Landmarks
1
2
Preservarium
1
Followers
19
1
Blade Squire
3
1
Treasure Seeker
3
3
Merciless Hunter
3
3
Reckless Trifarian
3
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
5
Ruin Runner
3
8
Captain Farron
2
Spells
14
1
Elixir of Wrath
3
1
Shaped Stone
2
2
The Absolver
2
3
Might
3
3
Whirling Death
2
4
Rite of Negation
2

Teemo Zed

 

Probably a meme, but has pulled impressive results (across a tiny sample). Kinkou Wayfinder will most often than not put Teemo on board… sometimes more than one.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
8 cards
Ionia
32 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
1
rare
20
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
13
2
12
3
7
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
3
Zed
3
Followers
18
1
Navori Bladescout
3
2
Greenglade Duo
3
2
Silent Shadowseer
1
3
Shadow Assassin
3
3
Solitary Monk
3
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
5
Jeweled Protector
2
Spells
16
2
Mystic Shot
2
2
Nopeify!
2
2
Retreat
2
2
Twin Disciplines
3
3
Get Excited!
3
4
Deny
2
4
Will of Ionia
2

Elise Poppy

 

Getting some traction in the EU server. The Bandle City Mayor package with a sprinkle of Prankster & Collector burn.

Regions
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
12
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
10
3
6
4
2
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
4
Poppy
3
Followers
17
1
Hapless Aristocrat
3
2
Conchologist
3
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
3
Loping Telescope
3
3
Phantom Prankster
1
4
Tenor of Terror
3
5
Neverglade Collector
1
Spells
17
1
Group Shot
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Black Spear
3
5
Yordles in Arms
1
9
The Harrowing
1

Poppy Shen:

 

It was bound to happen: Poppy’s rally elusive package blends with some of Shen’s shenanigans, all the way up to Brightsteel Formation. Currently sports a ridiculously high winrate on a microscopic, single-list sample, so almost surely a pet project of some skilled player. Caution advised!

Regions
Ionia
12 cards
Demacia
28 cards
Rarities
24 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
6
common
26
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
6
3
9
4
5
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
4
Shen
3
Followers
20
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Young Witch
3
3
Laurent Protege
3
3
Rivershaper
3
5
Screeching Dragon
3
9
Brightsteel Formation
2
Spells
14
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Golden Aegis
3
5
Concerted Strike
2

“Sunny” Poppy Garen Jarvan IV (Targon):

 

Demacian champs go the Midrange route. Nothing new there… except they are pairing with Targon, and without a single dragon in sight.

Regions
Demacia
25 cards
Mount Targon
15 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
12
2
3
3
8
4
7
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
5
Garen
2
6
Jarvan IV
1
Followers
24
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Solari Soldier
3
2
Solari Shieldbearer
3
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
4
Solari Sunforger
3
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
6
Cithria the Bold
3
Spells
10
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
4
Golden Aegis
2
5
Concerted Strike
2

Very well, my friend!

 

I hope we were able to meet your refined requirements.

Should you require more metrics for your choice of weaponry, do let me know and I shall do my best to furnish you with whatever numbers I find. And should you be interested in more recommendations or more writings from yours truly, you shall find them at this link.

Good luck in your climb!