Siren Song has been nuked from orbit in Legends of Runeterra's patch 4.7, and Fizz Song is with us no more.
Below, we'll look at the first 24 hours of post-patch data to get a glimpse of which LoR decks are punching up – data samples are small, so take it all with a grain of salt, but with that said here are the early birds of this new patch cycle!
Pesky Elusives: Targon Teemo
At least by this early data, Teemo looks like one of this patch's winners: the pesky puff-planting scout features in two different decks, both of them being potent and powerful.
The most popular is Targon Teemo. We saw Teemo going the Elusive route last patch, but it was in Ionia – now Targon seems his favored second region, and thus far results look great, with a silly 60%+ win rate.
Puffcaps Galore: Bandle Teemo
In this case, Teemo has stuck with what worked last patch, going all-in on pings and Poison Puffcap. There used to be two versions last patch, one with Freljord and the other with Bandle City (and the frozen version was the most popular) – right now only the Bandle version remains, and packing quite the punch: 56% win rate.
Few decks are happier than Illaoi Swain about Sirens singing their swan song – unmolested now by Fizz and his unruly one-drop crew, and with apparently an edge against Teemo, Priestess and Grand General are shooting for the top, although right now they punch a bit softer than the puffcap-packing scout.
Buried in Ice: Jax Ornn
Although quite popular by the tail end of last patch, Jax Ornn was seeing modest success at best. It's now punching above 58%, but caution is advised here: it's too early to tell.
Equally early (and thus equally untrustworthy) data seems to suggest that Buried in Ice is better than Harsh Winds for this deck – versions with Buried are doing much better (58% versus 53%) than the Harsh builds.
Aatrox Quinn Vayne
Aatrox Quinn Vayne was on the upswing last week, but far from being a powerhouse – a bit like Jax Ornn, its early success now can easily be attributed to just a fluke.
On the other hand, though, it's a well-tested deck and current numbers are indeed promising, so if you were feeling like taking The World Ender for a spin, now would be a good time.
Still Seeing Crimson: Jinx Samira
Unlike Aatrox Quinn Vayne or Jax Ornn, Jinx Samira was a bona fide powerhouse last week, so it's no surprise to see the Flair 'n' Rockets pair smacking with the highest winrate among popular decks today.
They have kept Crimson Pigeon in their crew, by the way – too early to tell if the recently nerfed bird will still make the cut going forward, but thus far the deck is looking impressive.
Other Strong Early Decks
If none of the above floats your boat, other strong LoR decks doing well in the Legends of Runeterra ladder are:
- Ashe LeBlanc: it's a bit of a running joke by now that it's not realy a LoR balance patch if it doesn't have an Ashe LeBlanc buff – well, there's two cards buffed in this build, and it's doing pretty well (in a tiny sample), so perhaps it's its time to shine again!
- Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts, was doing great last week and seems to still be doing great now,
- Annie Jhin has followed Jinx Samira's lead and stuck to the nerfed Crimson Pigeon – which seems to have been a good idea thus far.
By the way, in case you were wondering "What about Jack?": thus far, no luck. Still, usual caveat: too early to tell!
Teemo has leap-frogged to the front of the pack, chased closely by several well-refined decks.
We'll see tomorrow in By the Numbers which of these trends continue!
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