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Weekend Warrior Weapons, Dec 3 – Twenty-three Decks to Last-Push the LoR Ladder With

A Wide Variety of Strong Decks, from Well-Known Meta Staples to Far-Flung Exotics, for a LoR Ladder End-Of-Season Push.
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Welcome! Welcome, my friend, please step inside!

Not just the week, but the whole Season is coming to an end. Last few days to either climb to your desired rank, or lay back and enjoy weird brews at leisure…

… so, please, tell me! What shall we furnish you with, for these last few ladder runs before Patch Day arrives?

Our selection includes the well-known, the not-so-seen and the decidedly exotic from among the best LoR ladder decks, curated from foremost APIarists Legna, Balco and Vivo. So do share what you are looking for, if you please: shall we show you…


the tried and true Meta Staples?

  • Zed Poppy, aka Rally Elusives,
  • Sivir Aksham,
  • Ziggs Poppy,
  • Gangplank Sejuani, aka Plunder,
  • Bandle Tree,
  • Feel Da Minah, clawing its way to the top,
  • Jayce Sentinels, another deck making the jump from little-know to Meta Staple,


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

  • Poppy Lux,
  • Sharvan Lulu Poppy Midrange,
  • Vladmir Braum, a returning classic,
  • Swain Ziggs,
  • Gangplank Twisted Fate -- the original Noxian pairing,
  • Riven Viktor, this weeks Ambush deck of choice,
  • Draven Viktor,
  • The Hand of Pirates,
  • Akshan Riven, going from risky blend to a connoisseur's choice,


or are you after the decidedly Risky and Rare?

  • Frozen Rose,
  • Soraka Tahm Kench, a classic that refuses to stay in the has-been house,
  • Biceps Discard,
  • Troop of Jayce,
  • Aurelion Sol Poppy, because Poppy leaves no Champion behind,
  • Howling Akshan
  • and Aphelios Zoe, perhaps prepping for Patch Day.


Meta Staples



These 53%-plus winrate, 1%-plus playrate blends are what have defined the meta during the past few days.

Superbly engineered and refined, tried-and-true builds for those that value efficiency over novelty: they get the job done, and get it done well. Our recommendation is the highest-winrate brew we could find among the most played variations of each particular Archetype.

Best Lor Ladder Decks
Best Lor Meta Decks in the last three days

Rally Elusives, aka Zed Poppy:



The King and Queen of ruthless ladder efficiency refuse to give up their throne — generate hard to block board, make it bigger, Rally, repeat.

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
Ionia
20 cards
Demacia
20 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
16
2
8
3
4
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Zed
3
Zed
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
Followers
20
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Navori Bladescout
3
Navori Bladescout
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Greenglade Duo
3
Greenglade Duo
2
Young Witch
3
Young Witch
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
Spells
14
1
Ghost
1
Ghost
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Relentless Pursuit
1
Relentless Pursuit
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Sivir Akshan (Demacia):



After being absent at the top for a couple of weeks, Renekton's gift-seekers have returned with a vengeance. If you haven't played this Archetype in a few patches, it may well be somewhat new: with several cards changed due to nerfs, the Desert Duo return to the top of the charts.

Strong Against: Dragons / Darkness / Bandle Tree / Gangplank TF

Struggles Against: Gangplank Sejuani / Draven Sion



Regions
Demacia
20 cards
Shurima
20 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
12
2
9
3
3
4
8
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Sivir
3
Sivir
Followers
21
1
Penitent Squire
3
Penitent Squire
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
3
Merciless Hunter
2
Merciless Hunter
3
Vanguard Redeemer
2
Vanguard Redeemer
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
5
Vekauran Bruiser
2
Vekauran Bruiser
Spells
13
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
The Absolver
3
The Absolver
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Poppy Ziggs:



Everybody has a plan, until you go wide and punch them in the face. A beautiful example of single-minded homebrewing -- this list, which failed to be discovered at Worlds, was made known shortly after (link), and has traversed nerfs and new metas practically untouched.

Strong Against: Dragons / Thralls / Lurkers / Rally Elusives

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



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



Overwhelming champions with a sadistic penchant for control -- freeze your foe's board at Burst speed, and revel in their wails of despair. Should they still stay standing, finish the job with Feel The Rush

Strong Against: Except the blends below, Plunder is either favored or roughly even among the rest of the field – its ladder prowess may not make it obvious, but this is a rather fair deck, in that it has a fighting chance against most popular opponents.

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
28 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
10
common
19
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
12
2
2
3
5
4
3
5
6
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
24
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Black Market Merchant
3
Black Market Merchant
2
Dreadway Deckhand
1
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
3
Monkey Idol
2
Monkey Idol
4
Yordle Grifter
3
Yordle Grifter
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
8
The Dreadway
2
The Dreadway
Spells
10
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
6
Monster Harpoon
3
Monster Harpoon
12
Feel The Rush
1
Feel The Rush
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Bandle Tree:



Tree-huggin’ Yordles, who were never far from our cream-of-the-crop list, have finally climbed to the top. Two different win conditions -- go wide & punch face, or control the board and win with The Bandle Tree.

A plethora of choices from created cards makes this an ideal blend for those seeking to marry variety with great performance. Perhaps a hard deck to pilot, due its abundant decision points, but one that never feels stale.

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

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



Regions
Noxus
6 cards
Bandlecity
34 cards
Rarities
24 000
champion
4
epic
6
rare
9
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
11
2
6
3
11
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
4
1
Fizz
2
Fizz
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
18
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
Spells
15
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
Buster Shot
3
Buster Shot
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
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Trundle Sejuani Tryndamere, aka Feel The Minah:



Having lost a bit of steam last week, our Big Champs blend has returned kicking behinds at the very top. If you wish to climb with expensive units and spells, look no further.

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

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

According to scholars, this is Scathus’ take on random7hs’ classic, including 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
Trundle
6
Sejuani
2
Sejuani
8
Tryndamere
1
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
15
2
Avarosan Sentry
2
Avarosan Sentry
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
2
Icevale Archer
1
Icevale Archer
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
6
Scattered Pod
3
Scattered Pod
9
Minah Swiftfoot
3
Minah Swiftfoot
Spells
16
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
3
Will of Ionia
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
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Jayce Sentinels:



Yet another blend that has been steadily refined and gaining traction, now making its debut among our Meta Staples -- interestingly, strong against the strongest blends, yet struggles with the stragglers.

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
Elise
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
Landmarks
3
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
Followers
14
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
Buhru Sentinel
7
Albus Ferros
3
Albus Ferros
Spells
17
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Despair
1
Despair
6
Piercing Darkness
3
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
3
Shock Blast
8
Progress Day!
2
Progress Day!
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Other Meta Staple choices: other solid performers among the Meta Staples include Ping City, Lux Jayce, Lurkers, and Draven Sion, the latter spiking at Masters -- they are not included in our weekly selection since, in the last few days, their overall performance has dipped below 53%, but they are solid choices nevertheless should they fit your playstyle.




The Connoisseur’s Corner



Do you wish your weapon of choice to be a bit less seen on the LoR ladder, while still very much a well-engineered contraption? Our selection of rarer formulas—some of them returning to the spotlight, some of them quite new—should have something to quench your thirst for variety without marrying your odds at a steady climb.



Poppy Lux (54%):



Topping again our Connoisseur's selection, and showing superb prowess at Masters (although not so much in lower rungs, which may indicate a hard deck to pilot), the tricky Conchologist and Curious Shellfolk shell pair with mighty Demacian units and spells for a well-rounded might-and-magic deck.

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
Poppy
5
Lux
3
Lux
Followers
20
1
Otterpus
3
Otterpus
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Lecturing Yordle
2
Lecturing Yordle
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Curious Shellfolk
Spells
14
1
Trinket Trade
3
Trinket Trade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
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Jarvan Lulu Poppy Midrange (54%):

 

Nobody would fault you if, after glancing at the regions and Champions, you grumble: "Meh… another Rally Elusive blend, with some Jarvan thrown in for novelty?"

Not so fast, though, my friend: this blend is much closer to the "Sharvan" Midrange classic, itself a variation of the revered Shen Fiora of yore. Elusives and Rally are indeed part of this blend, but in minimum quantities.

Strong Against: Poppy Ziggs / Zoe Lee Sin / Thralls / Akshan Sivir. 

Struggles Against: Bandle Tree / Darkness / Draven Sion



Regions
Ionia
12 cards
Demacia
28 cards
Rarities
25 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
7
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
14
2
5
3
5
4
6
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Lulu
2
Lulu
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
6
Jarvan IV
1
Jarvan IV
Followers
21
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
1
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Vanguard Defender
3
Vanguard Defender
2
Young Witch
3
Young Witch
3
Laurent Protege
3
Laurent Protege
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
6
Cithria the Bold
2
Cithria the Bold
6
Scattered Pod
2
Scattered Pod
Spells
13
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Spirit's Refuge
1
Spirit's Refuge
4
Will of Ionia
1
Will of Ionia
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Vladmir Braum (55%+):



Truly new for our younger customers, or a sight for sore, older eyes: an Archetype that many an awesome brewer attempted to refine, without ever quite making it to the top, now finds itself maintaining an impressive winrate for several days… perhaps helped by it's somewhat favored matchup into Plunder. If you are in the mood for returning classics with a distinct play pattern, this may be your blend.

Strong Against: Thralls / Gangplank Sejuani

Struggles Against: Poppy Zed / Lurkers / Draven Sion



Regions
Freljord
23 cards
Noxus
17 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
9
2
14
3
6
4
3
5
2
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Braum
3
Braum
5
Vladimir
3
Vladimir
Landmarks
5
3
The Scargrounds
3
The Scargrounds
4
Blighted Ravine
2
Blighted Ravine
Followers
14
1
Crimson Bloodletter
3
Crimson Bloodletter
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
3
Crimson Curator
3
Crimson Curator
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
2
Kindly Tavernkeeper
6
Scarmother Vrynna
2
Scarmother Vrynna
7
Basilisk Bloodseeker
1
Basilisk Bloodseeker
Spells
15
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Death Lotus
3
Death Lotus
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Ice Shard
3
Ice Shard
3
Might
1
Might
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
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Swain Ziggs (55%+):



Why pair Ziggs with the little guys, when you can pair him with the Grand General? An Archetype that has been making waves for quite some time, and has shown impressive results in the last three days.

Strong Against: Rally Elusives / Thralls / Zoe Lee Sin / Darkness / Draven Sion

Struggles Against: Akshan Sivir / Bandle Tree / Poppy Ziggs / Gangplank decks / Lurkers



Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Bandlecity
21 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
11
2
11
3
3
4
3
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
5
Swain
3
Swain
Landmarks
1
1
Hexplosive Minefield
1
Hexplosive Minefield
Followers
17
2
Bomber Twins
3
Bomber Twins
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Lecturing Yordle
3
Lecturing Yordle
7
The Leviathan
2
The Leviathan
8
Captain Farron
1
Captain Farron
Spells
16
1
Group Shot
1
Group Shot
1
Poison Dart
2
Poison Dart
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Death's Hand
2
Death's Hand
3
Scorched Earth
3
Scorched Earth
6
Hidden Pathways
2
Hidden Pathways
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Gangplank Twisted Fate (Noxus / 55%+):



The original keg-tossing blend, later overshadowed by its Bandle City variant, still packs all its original punch. It had lost a bit of its gunpowder-reeking edge last week, but now again shows quite impressive results. A note for those seeking variety: while the Champs are the same, the Bilgewater toolkit does not exactly overlap with the Ping City blend.

Strong Against: Rally Elusives / Zoe Lee Sin / Akshan Sivir / Bandle Tree

Struggles Against: Darkness / Gangplank Sejuani / The Bandle City version / Swain Teemo



Regions
Bilgewater
26 cards
Noxus
14 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
11
2
8
3
6
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
Followers
20
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Fortune Croaker
2
Fortune Croaker
2
House Spider
1
House Spider
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
8
The Dreadway
1
The Dreadway
Spells
14
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Death's Hand
3
Death's Hand
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
6
Monster Harpoon
3
Monster Harpoon
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Riven Viktor (54%):



Our Connoisseur's selection wouldn't be complete without the latest mutations of the Noxian P&Z Ambush blends -- in this case, also fulfilling Legna's Theorem of every Meta containing at least one underplayed Riven deck.

Strong Against: Thralls / Bandle Tree

Struggles Against: Zoe Lee Sin / Poppy Zed / Darkness / Plunder / Swain Teemo



Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
25 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
6
common
25
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
14
2
8
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Riven
3
Riven
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Followers
21
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Runeweaver
3
Runeweaver
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
8
Lost Soul
3
Lost Soul
Spells
13
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Ambush
2
Ambush
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
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Draven Viktor (54%): 



Another always-popular and well-performing mix of 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
10
2
14
3
3
4
2
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Followers
14
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
1
Boom Baboon
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
8
Lost Soul
2
Lost Soul
Spells
20
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Ambush
3
Ambush
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Might
3
Might
5
Survival Skills
2
Survival Skills
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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The Hand of Pirates (55%+): 



Pirates have returned, have press-ganged Marai Warden onboard…

… then apparently mutinied, tossed Gangplank overboard, chose The Hand of Noxus as their Captain, and currently terrorize the EU shard. Weird times ahoy! 

Strong Against: Feel Da Minah / Draven Sion / Lurkers

Struggles Against: Poppy Ziggs / Poppy Zed



Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
5
epic
3
rare
8
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
6
3
3
4
2
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
5
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
6
Darius
2
Darius
Followers
24
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Legion Grenadier
3
Legion Grenadier
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
11
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Double Up
2
Double Up
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Akshan Riven (54%+):



A blend undergoing extensive experimentation across all servers, although with not a large enough sample size to drive specific conclusions, which in turn makes it difficult to recommend a particular list.

At any rate, a well-performing blend with lots of room for tweaks and improvements -- if polishing the last five or six cards of a particular build is your cup of tea, this may be the blend for you.

Strong / Struggles Against: too little data



Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Shurima
23 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
Akshan
3
Riven
3
Riven
Landmarks
1
2
Preservarium
1
Preservarium
Followers
19
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Reckless Trifarian
2
Reckless Trifarian
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
Spells
14
1
Elixir of Wrath
2
Elixir of Wrath
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Might
3
Might
3
Whirling Death
2
Whirling Death
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
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The Risky Brews



Perhaps a steady, predictable climb with what the whole world is piloting does not satiate your thirst for risk, reward and adventure? We may have something here that may quench such thirst, my friend. And, should this not be exotic enough for you, the barkeep at The Pilgrims Road pub (link) may have weirder brews for you.



Frozen Rose: 



Admittedly, the Black Rose is not the first to come to mind when you think of "hairy"...

… yet the yetis she has decided to team up with surely are. And without looking at the decklist, you will never guess who else she has paired with. This blend shows impressive results in the Asian server, although in a single list (which usually signals a pet research project of some extremely skilled player).

Strong Against: Feel Da Minah / Draven Sion / Lurkers

Struggles Against: Poppy Ziggs / Poppy Zed



Regions
Noxus
16 cards
Freljord
24 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
3
2
12
3
7
4
0
5
3
6
6
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
3
LeBlanc
3
LeBlanc
Followers
14
1
Yeti Yearling
3
Yeti Yearling
3
Avarosan Trapper
3
Avarosan Trapper
4
Trifarian Assessor
2
Trifarian Assessor
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
8
Abominable Guardian
3
Abominable Guardian
Spells
20
1
Elixir of Iron
3
Elixir of Iron
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Tall Tales
3
Tall Tales
4
Bloody Business
3
Bloody Business
4
Whispered Words
2
Whispered Words
6
Reckoning
3
Reckoning
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Soraka Tahm Kench:



Dropped from our Connoisseur's selection into our more adventurous brews due to very low playrate, but it's still performing well: a beloved classic, absent at the higher rungs for quite some times, and that can chew Plunder for breakfast.

Strong Against: Plunder

Struggles Against: Poppy Zed / Lurkers / Poppy Ziggs



Regions
Bilgewater
13 cards
Mount Targon
27 cards
Rarities
29 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
5
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
19
2
4
3
10
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Soraka
3
Soraka
4
Tahm Kench
3
Tahm Kench
Landmarks
3
2
Star Spring
3
Star Spring
Followers
17
1
Crusty Codger
3
Crusty Codger
1
Star Shepherd
3
Star Shepherd
2
Boxtopus
3
Boxtopus
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Solari Sunhawk
2
Solari Sunhawk
4
Broadbacked Protector
3
Broadbacked Protector
Spells
14
1
Shakedown
1
Shakedown
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sunblessed Vigor
2
Sunblessed Vigor
3
Hush
1
Hush
4
Astral Protection
3
Astral Protection
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
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Biceps Discard: 



If consumption of audiovisual narratives has left you a bit nostalgic about everybody's favorite rocket-launching, lost-marbled girl from Zaun… perhaps you are not alone: Draven Jinx has returned!



Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
25 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
10
common
22
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
11
2
10
3
5
4
1
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
18
1
Legion Rearguard
2
Legion Rearguard
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Arena Battlecaster
2
Arena Battlecaster
2
Boom Baboon
1
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
4
Crowd Favorite
2
Crowd Favorite
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
16
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
3
Noxian Fervor
2
Noxian Fervor
3
Vision
3
Vision
5
Survival Skills
1
Survival Skills
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Troop of Jayce:



Talking about Champions you don't usually picture without a close shave: Jayce has taken a page from one of Ezreal's oldest books it seems, herding some Elnuks for a bit of P&Z and Freljord fun.



Regions
Piltover & Zaun
13 cards
Freljord
27 cards
Rarities
24 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
13
common
21
Mana cost
2
0
5
1
10
2
4
3
9
4
5
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Ashe
3
Ashe
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
Followers
16
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
2
Icevale Archer
1
Icevale Archer
3
Volunteer Elnuk
3
Volunteer Elnuk
4
Bull Elnuk
3
Bull Elnuk
5
Troop of Elnuks
3
Troop of Elnuks
Spells
18
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Brittle Steel
2
Brittle Steel
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Flash Freeze
1
Flash Freeze
5
Harsh Winds
2
Harsh Winds
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast
7
Pack Mentality
3
Pack Mentality
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Aurelion Sol Poppy:



It may be a bit of a cliche by now, but if you want to climb with your favorite Champion and don't seem to find a good deck with them, just invite Poppy for the ride. Enjoy before the nerf axe hits, because it's a safe bet that the hammer-wielding yordle won't dodge its sharp edge next week.



Regions
Demacia
17 cards
Mount Targon
23 cards
Rarities
27 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
20
common
12
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
9
2
8
3
3
4
9
5
0
6
8
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
10
Aurelion Sol
3
Aurelion Sol
Followers
21
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
Spacey Sketcher
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
3
Lunari Priestess
3
Lunari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
5
Moondreamer
3
Moondreamer
5
Radiant Guardian
3
Radiant Guardian
7
Eclipse Dragon
3
Eclipse Dragon
Spells
13
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Hush
2
Hush
5
Concerted Strike
3
Concerted Strike
8
Judgment
2
Judgment
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Howling Akshan:



Perhaps one of the most variety-providing cards, along with The Bandle Tree -- and without a  doubt at the top of the power fantasy scale: The Howling Abyss. If you can't punch them in the face quickly enough, then stale the game and the Abyss will take care of winning for you.



Regions
Freljord
10 cards
Shurima
30 cards
Rarities
27 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
7
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
12
2
7
3
4
4
2
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Sivir
3
Sivir
Landmarks
3
6
The Howling Abyss
3
The Howling Abyss
Followers
12
1
Omen Hawk
1
Omen Hawk
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
19
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
The Absolver
3
The Absolver
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
5
Siphoning Strike
2
Siphoning Strike
7
Spirit Fire
2
Spirit Fire
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Aphelios Zoe:



One of the least played (and worst-performing) Champions has pulled interesting results in the last couple of days. Single list warning (probably a pet research project from a highly skilled pilot), and perhaps a preparation for the Targon cards we shall play with next week, but thus far this blend's performance has been quite high.



Regions
Ionia
3 cards
Mount Targon
37 cards
Rarities
30 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
14
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
11
2
8
3
9
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
Landmarks
3
4
The Veiled Temple
3
The Veiled Temple
Followers
21
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
Spacey Sketcher
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
2
The Sky Shadows
3
The Sky Shadows
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
4
Mountain Scryer
3
Mountain Scryer
4
The Fangs
3
The Fangs
Spells
10
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
3
Hush
2
Hush
5
Starshaping
3
Starshaping
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Very well, my friend…



… I hope we were able to please your refined taste.

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 from yours truly, here is where you shall find them.

Good luck in your climb!

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