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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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Welcome, my friend! Welcome!

Please, step inside! Free yourself of cubicle squabbles and crabby clients for a few days…

… Friday's here! Now it's time for fair fights, with only fun and fame on the line!

So come, please, and let me show you our wares! Distinguished datamancers Balco (here is a link to Balco's report) and Legna (here is a link to Legna's) have furnished us with their finest formulas, so do tell me, then: would you like to take a glance at…

what the top of the meta looks like right now?

the Cream of the Crop?

  • Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts, currently (but for how long?) at our charts' apex,
  • Ahri Kennen Shurima, never away from the top spots,
  • Ahri Kennen Shadows, now overtaking the Shurima variant when win rate is concerned,

other strong Meta Staples?

  • Darkness, aptly punishing both aggressive strategies and other Control decks,
  • Lurkers, which have found great success in this turbulent meta,
  • Trundle Tryndamere, roaring "Control not dead!",
  • Pantheon Shyvana, undergoing turbulent changes underneath its stoic countenance,

our Connoisseur's Corner, for those looking to combine performance with uniqueness?

  • Kindred Sentinels, yet another ever-evolving blend,
  • Kindred Viego,
  • Elise Trundle, non-ARAMic version,
  • Spooky Anivia, answering "Nope, not at all," to Trundle Tryndamere's roar,
  • Nightfall, not willing to wane,
  • Fizz Lulu, slowly returning to the the outstanding performance rates it showed two weeks ago,

our more experimental and risky brews, to throw caution to the wind and enjoy the thrills of experimentation?

  • Taliyah Ziggs, the Control Hunters,
  • Jinx Lulu,
  • Kindred Jayce, another take on the Sentinels package,
  • Kindred Elise,
  • Good Cop, Bad Sentinel,
  • Spooky Girls' Night Out,
  • Ekko Zilean.

A Snapshot of a Swingy Meta

As one reputed Piltovian explorer is fond of saying: "Blink… and you'll miss me."

That would be as apt a description for the current Meta as one could hope for: not three days ago you would have seen Trundle Tryndamere at the top of Balco's tier list, yet as of right now…

Data by Balco

… this is how the fight for the top looks like.

Do take the time to confirm it for yourself (link), should things have again changed by the time you do so.

Cream of the Crop

The best of the best, the strongest of the strong…

… at least momentarily! Morphing much is what our Meta relishes most.

If you feel like frolicking into the fray furnished with the finest formulas, these are the blends you should consider.

Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts

Our Meta has done it again.

Rummaging through the Coffer of Ancient Archetypes, prominent pilots like Sirturmund have found success with an old blend that, without having received any recent buff, has proven its worth as ruthless apex predator.

Our suggested build has shown the best performance as of recently, but several different formulas are being tested with good to great results -- this stalwart archetype may still see refinement in the coming days.

Strong Against: Ahri Kennen blends, Champless Poros, Elise Noxus

Struggles Against: Pantheon blends, Kindred Sentinels, Fizz Lulu, Nightfall 

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Bilgewater
12 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
19
common
12
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
12
2
6
3
8
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
5
Quinn
3
Followers
23
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Jagged Butcher
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Marai Warden
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
4
Grizzled Ranger
2
4
Island Navigator
3
6
Cithria the Bold
3
Spells
11
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
2
Blinding Assault
3
2
Sharpsight
3
4
Golden Aegis
3

Ahri Kennen Shurima

While the Shadows version has overtaken it in win rate, Ahri Kennen Shurima is still arguably the most potent version when popularity is also factored.

This blend seems like a fairly solved formula, having changed little in the past few weeks. That being said, promises of permanence are mere guesses in this swingy Meta -- nobody knows what further developments we may yet see.

A Noxian blend also exists (link), at much lower play rates, and with seemingly similar strong and weak spots.

Strong Against: Champless Poros, Lurkers, Kindred Viego, Pantheon blends, Thralls

Struggles Against: Elise Noxus, Trundle Tryndamere Shadows, Kindred Sentinels, Scouts, Ahri Kennen Shadows

Regions
Ionia
38 cards
Shurima
2 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
14
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
16
2
5
3
7
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
2
Ahri
3
Landmarks
2
3
God-Willow Seedling
2
Followers
18
1
Dancing Droplet
3
1
The Mourned
3
2
Fae Bladetwirler
3
2
Navori Conspirator
3
3
Shadow Assassin
3
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Spells
14
1
Recall
3
2
Nopeify!
2
2
The Absolver
2
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Deny
1
4
Homecoming
3

Ahri Kennen Shadows

It has finally happened: the Shadow version has proven, at least in the past few days and judging by win rate, to be better suited to the current Meta.

It also remains superior should the Shadows and Shurima versions collide.

Strong Against: Champless Poros, Ahri Kennen Shurima, Pantheon blends, Fizz Lulu

Struggles Against: Elise Noxus, Scouts, Xerath Zilean, Nightfall

Regions
Ionia
37 cards
Shadow Isles
3 cards
Rarities
30 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
12
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
3
3
10
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
2
Ahri
3
Landmarks
2
3
God-Willow Seedling
2
Followers
13
1
Dancing Droplet
3
2
Navori Conspirator
3
3
Tasty Faefolk
1
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
Spells
19
1
Go Hard
3
1
Recall
3
2
Nopeify!
2
2
Retreat
1
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Concussive Palm
2
4
Deny
2
4
Homecoming
3

Other Strong Meta Staples

These four archetypes all perform excellently, and only a few decimals below the cream-croppers.

Should personal playstyle, pocket Meta or scarcity of shards make any of these preferable, doubt it not: these are all superb choices in the current environment.

Veigar Senna, aka Darkness

There is no shortage of prominent pilots labeling Darkness as a very well positioned blend, and our data does not disagree.

The most popular formula also provides the best performance, which speaks of a well-refined build.

Strong Against: Elise Noxus, Kindred Viego, Kindred Sentinels, Pirates, Nightfall -- tiny edge against Ahri Kennen Shurima

Struggles Against: Lurkers, Pantheon blends, Xerath Zilean, Thralls, Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Bandlecity
27 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
14
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
16
2
1
3
8
4
4
5
6
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
5
Senna
3
Followers
18
1
Otterpus
1
2
Conchologist
3
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
4
Aloof Travelers
1
4
Stilted Robemaker
3
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
7
The Rekindler
1
Spells
16
1
Group Shot
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
1
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Stress Defense
1
4
The Box
1
5
Withering Wail
1
6
Minimorph
3

Pyke Rek'sai, aka Lurkers

As if shouting: "Damn that removal, full speed ahead!" Lurk's best-performing formula has shed all spell-based interaction save Pyke in Death From Below form.

The bold bet seems to have paid off: pulling impressive results, Lurk has clawed its way amongst the most powerful decks in the format.

According to Balco's data (link), Lurkers is also the most coin-dependent of the meta decks. When going first, it is possibly the strongest deck in the format -- while going second, though, is undoubtedly the worst.

Strong Against: Darkness, Kindred Viego, Pantheon Shyvana, Kindred Sentinels

Struggles Against: Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus, Lonesome Pantheon, Pirates

Regions
Bilgewater
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
28 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
3
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
12
2
6
3
3
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Rek'Sai
3
4
Pyke
3
Followers
30
1
Sharkling
3
1
Treasure Seeker
3
1
Xer'sai Hatchling
3
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
2
Redfin Hammersnout
3
2
Snapjaw Swarm
3
3
Xer'sai Caller
3
5
Xerxa'Reth, The Undertitan
3
6
Xer'sai Dunebreaker
3
8
Jaull-fish
3
Spells
4
1
Bloodbait
1
2
Call the Pack
3

Trundle Tryndamere Shadows

Like a phoenix rekindled from its long slumber, SI FR Control has returned with a buffed Vengeance

Our recommended formula, using Faces of the Old Ones as additional ramp and reinforcing its top end with It That Stares, seems to be this powerful archetype's best current bet.

Strong Against: Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus, Kindred Sentinels, Pirates, Nightfall

Struggles Against: Champless Poros, Kindred Viego, Xerath Zilean, Deep, Thralls

Regions
Freljord
25 cards
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
5
epic
5
rare
13
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
1
1
7
2
4
3
8
4
8
5
2
6
10
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
8
Tryndamere
2
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Followers
9
2
Avarosan Sentry
2
2
Faces of the Old Ones
2
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
8
It That Stares
1
9
Commander Ledros
1
Spells
23
1
Three Sisters
1
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Flash Freeze
1
4
Avalanche
2
4
The Box
3
5
Catalyst of Aeons
2
5
Withering Wail
3
6
Vengeance
2
7
Atrocity
2
9
The Ruination
1
12
Feel The Rush
3

Pantheon Shyvana

After Taric's short-lived resurgence, Shyvana seems the best-performing Pantheon build -- both when considering average performance, and as the most likely to prevail should different versions fight each other.

There's a lot of experimentation going under the hood, with varied ratios of spells and followers being sampled. Data suggests that the inclusion of Brightsteel Protector is paramount.

Strong Against: Champless Poros, Darkness, Elise Trundle, Kindred Sentinels, Scouts, other Pantheon blends

Struggles Against: Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus, Lurkers, Draven Rumble, Pirates, Akshan Sivir

Regions
Demacia
22 cards
Mount Targon
18 cards
Rarities
24 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
13
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
14
2
8
3
10
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Pantheon
3
4
Shyvana
3
Followers
14
1
Dragon Chow
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
2
Mountain Goat
3
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
4
Blinded Mystic
1
5
Screeching Dragon
2
Spells
20
1
Chain Vest
1
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
1
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
3
Dragon's Clutch
3
3
Strafing Strike
2
4
Bastion
1
4
Golden Aegis
2
5
Concerted Strike
2

Not Quite Recommended

Prominent pilots like TricksterSorry have found great success with Xerath Zilean (link), and the blend is indeed a strong counter to some powerful decks -- still, its overall performance does not allow me to recommend it currently. Do consider yourself warned, please, should you still make it your weapon of choice.

And if you cherish your LPs, my friend, I'm afraid that Ashe Leblanc and Sun Disc are not a thing. 

The Connoisseur's Corner

Brandishing blends with bloated play rates may be efficient for climbing purposes…

… but should you factor originality as well as proficiency, our Corner's selection showcases blends that provide potency without overcrowding the most popular choices.

Kindred Sentinels

The first Kindred blend we can present today is yet another archetype undergoing extensive experimentation -- not even the optimal Champion split is yet determined.

The most popular variant is also the best performing, currently sitting at a 53% WR, which would suggest the refinement process may be close to reaching consensus.

Strong Against: Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus, Draven Rumble, Pirates, Nightfall

Struggles Against: Darkness, Trundle Tryndamere, Pantheon blends

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
11 cards
Shadow Isles
29 cards
Rarities
27 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
8
common
22
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
11
2
3
3
7
4
5
5
3
6
6
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
4
Kindred
3
5
Vi
2
Followers
12
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
2
Minion
2
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
9
Commander Ledros
2
9
Corina Veraza
2
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Statikk Shock
2
4
The Box
2
5
Grasp of the Undying
1
5
Withering Wail
2
6
Vengeance
3
7
Atrocity
2

Kindred Viego Ionia

Our second Kindred variant was the forerunner among its kind last week, but its performance was pummeled by Poro piles.

It has enjoyed a slight resurgence recently, though, being strong against some of the Control lists surging as of late.

Strong Against: Trundle Tryndamere, Trundle Elise, Kindred Sentinels, Pantheon blends 

Struggles Against: Champless Poros, Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus, Darkness, Lurkers, Pirates

Regions
Shadow Isles
20 cards
Ionia
20 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
13
2
7
3
11
4
3
5
1
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Kindred
3
5
Viego
3
Followers
13
2
Greenglade Lookout
3
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
3
Shadow Assassin
2
3
Tasty Faefolk
2
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
Spells
21
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
2
Nopeify!
1
2
Syncopation
1
2
Twin Disciplines
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Concussive Palm
2
4
Deny
3
4
Spirit's Refuge
2
4
Will of Ionia
1
6
Vengeance
1
7
Atrocity
2

Elise Trundle

Now this is an interesting development, where an archetype seems to be splitting itself in two, so to speak.

The most popular Elise Trundle versions, usually nicknamed ARAM, include The Howling Abyss and a bit of a late-Control gameplan via The Ruination -- such is what Wamuu recommends in his detailed deck guide (link).

More recent lists, though, focus on early board pressure and combat tricks, including cards like Troll Chant. As of late, these seem to be the most successful -- we shall see next week if the trend proves true.

Strong Against: Draven Rumble, Kindred Sentinels, Nightfall, Pirates

Struggles Against: Champless Poros, Kindred Viego, Pantheon blends, 

Regions
Freljord
17 cards
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Rarities
24 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
13
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
12
2
0
3
3
4
3
5
9
6
4
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
5
Trundle
3
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Followers
6
1
Hapless Aristocrat
3
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Spells
25
1
Crawling Sensation
3
1
Three Sisters
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
3
6
Brood Awakening
3
6
Iceborn Legacy
3
6
Vengeance
3
7
Atrocity
2
8
Battle Fury
2

Anivia Shadows

A mere meme for far too long, Anivia has reclaimed her spot as a Control Champion not to be trifled with.

Strong Against: Elise Noxus, Draven Rumble, Kindred Sentinels, Nightfall

Struggles Against: Champless Poros, Xerath Zilean, Scouts

Regions
Freljord
19 cards
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Rarities
20 100
champion
3
epic
4
rare
15
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
10
2
5
3
8
4
4
5
6
6
7
7+
Champions
3
6
Anivia
3
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Followers
9
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
7
The Rekindler
3
Spells
25
2
Entreat
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Flash Freeze
2
4
Avalanche
3
4
The Box
2
5
Grasp of the Undying
1
5
Withering Wail
3
6
Vengeance
3
9
The Harrowing
2
9
The Ruination
2

Diana Nocturne, aka Nightfall

Nightfall seemed about to shine brightly a few days ago, but with the return of Control its fortune has waned a bit.

Should you choose to follow the perilous path of the Moon, this detailed guide by MonteXristo (link) shares an abundance of insights and tricks.

Strong Against: Champless Poros, Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus, Scouts

Struggles Against: Darkness, Elise Trundle, Trundle Tryndamere, Pantheon blends

Regions
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Mount Targon
23 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
3
0
14
1
14
2
5
3
3
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Diana
3
4
Nocturne
3
Followers
19
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
1
Solari Soldier
2
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
1
The Flight
3
2
Lunari Shadestalker
3
3
Crescent Guardian
2
3
Doombeast
3
Spells
15
0
Fading Memories
3
1
Heavens Aligned
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
2
Unto Dusk
3
5
Moonlight Affliction
1

Fizz Lulu Bandle Zaun

Forgotten for a bit after the balance patch arrived, Fizz Lulu seems determined to regain its status as a serious contender to Top Meta Deck, which it enjoyed merely two weeks ago.

Here's Leer's detailed deck guide (link); it was written before the patch arrived, but as you'll see the list remains fairly similar.

Strong Against: Champless Poros, Elise Noxus, Draven Rumble, Pantheon blends

Struggles Against: Trundle Tryndamere, Kindred Sentinels, Anivia Shadows

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
20 300
champion
5
epic
0
rare
9
common
26
Mana cost
3
0
7
1
15
2
9
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
5
1
Fizz
2
3
Lulu
3
Followers
18
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Bomber Twins
3
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Flame Chompers!
3
3
Loping Telescope
3
4
Yordle Captain
3
Spells
17
0
Poro Cannon
3
1
Scrapheap
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Get Excited!
3
5
Yordles in Arms
3

Akshan Sivir

Perhaps due to it not being shiny, flashy and new, pilots tend to forget one obvious truth: Akshan Sivir boots behinds most firmly.

It is also a most rewarding blend to master should you wish to dabble in Tournaments or Gauntlets -- as Wamuu details in his Tournament Tech article, Akshan Sivir is a "comfort" deck that, having no extreme matchups, is always a consideration for Tournament lineups.

Strong Against: Darkness, Lurkers, Pantheon Shyvana, Kindred Sentinels

Struggles Against: Ahri Kennen, Trundle Tryndamere, Draven Rumble, Scouts

Regions
Demacia
17 cards
Shurima
23 cards
Rarities
23 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
8
common
26
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
15
2
7
3
6
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
4
Sivir
3
Landmarks
2
2
Preservarium
2
Followers
17
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
3
Merciless Hunter
3
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
5
Vekauran Bruiser
2
Spells
15
1
Shaped Stone
2
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
2
The Absolver
2
3
Cataclysm
1
4
Golden Aegis
3
5
Concerted Strike
2

A Walk on the Wild Side

But what if you sneer at snuffing the thrill out of life by always measuring and computing, never dancing with serendipity nor knowing the thrill of risk?

Fear not, my friend! If thrills and risk you seek, an abundance you shall find: these little-tested blends show promising win rates…

… but whether that's due to flukes, ungodly high skills or just dumb luck, it's for adventurous pilots such as yourself to find out!

Taliyah Ziggs

After enjoying center stage for a bit some weeks ago, Taliyah Ziggs faded to obscurity…

… its seeming suitability as "Control Hunter" now bringing it out again to the limelight.

May make for a good Ladder option if Control remains a popular choice, and perhaps a Tournament consideration for punishing triple-Control lineups.

Strong Against: Darkness, Lurkers, Trundle Tryndamere, Anivia

Struggles Against: Champless Poros, Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus

Regions
Shurima
30 cards
Bandlecity
13 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
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
2
2
Pokey Stick
2
2
The Absolver
2
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
3
Unleashed Energy
2
3
Unraveled Earth
2

Lulu Jinx

A fairly old formula, with a dash of new tricks in Arena Promoter and Yordle Captain.

And, of course, it features Jinx!

Strong Against: Ahri Kennen?

Struggles Against: Darkness and Lurkers?

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Bandlecity
19 cards
Rarities
16 800
champion
4
epic
0
rare
6
common
30
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
11
2
9
3
7
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
4
3
Lulu
3
4
Jinx
1
Followers
23
1
Yordle Squire
3
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Bomber Twins
2
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Flame Chompers!
3
3
Sump Dredger
3
4
Arena Promoter
3
4
Yordle Captain
3
Spells
13
0
Poro Cannon
2
1
Scrapheap
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Get Excited!
3
10
Treasured Trash
3

Caitlyn Senna

A fairly popular blend in the Asian shard -- may be a result of a specific local meta, but its performance suggests it is a strong formula.

Strong Against: Ahri Kennen, Elise Noxus

Struggles Against: Darkness, Trundle Tryndamere, Aniva

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
16 cards
Shadow Isles
24 cards
Rarities
29 900
champion
6
epic
7
rare
4
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
10
2
3
3
7
4
10
5
3
6
7
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
5
Senna
3
Followers
8
2
Ferros Financier
3
9
Commander Ledros
3
9
Corina Veraza
2
Spells
26
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Time Trick
1
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Aftershock
2
4
Despair
1
4
Gotcha!
2
4
The Box
2
5
Grasp of the Undying
2
5
Withering Mist
2
5
Withering Wail
3
6
Vengeance
3
9
The Ruination
2

Karma Senna, aka Spooky Girls' Night Out

For those fairly new to Runeterra, "Spooky Karma" may sound unfamiliar…

… those that remember previous eras where Control was also a thing may have dreams (or nightmares) of battling until, literally, the very last card: it may not be obvious at first glance, but one of the ways Karma can win a game is by stalling until their foe's deck is dry (a fate that rarely happens to Karma herself -- when leveled-up, her own Champ spell becomes an anti-self-mill tool). 

Regions
Shadow Isles
24 cards
Ionia
16 cards
Rarities
31 500
champion
6
epic
7
rare
12
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
3
2
6
3
6
4
14
5
5
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Karma
3
5
Senna
3
Landmarks
1
4
Catalogue of Regrets
1
Followers
9
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
3
Shadow Assassin
3
6
Scattered Pod
1
7
The Rekindler
2
Spells
24
1
Go Hard
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Concussive Palm
3
4
Deny
2
5
Deep Meditation
2
5
Go Get It
2
5
Withering Mist
2
5
Withering Wail
2
6
Piercing Darkness
2
6
Vengeance
2
9
The Ruination
1

Curious Elise Kindred

A different take on Elise Kindred, pairing with Bandle City and Curious Shellfolk.

Strong Against: Ahri Kennen Shurima, Elise Noxus, Kindred Sentinels

Struggles Against: Darkness, Kindred Viego

Regions
Shadow Isles
19 cards
Bandlecity
21 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
15
2
1
3
6
4
1
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
4
Kindred
3
Followers
14
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
1
Otterpus
2
2
Conchologist
3
4
Yordle Captain
3
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Spells
20
1
Group Shot
3
1
Trinket Trade
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Stress Defense
1
5
Withering Mist
1
6
Vengeance
3

Kindred Jayce

Another Kindred Sentinels variant -- too little data to say much about it, other than its interesting win rate across a small sample of games.

Strong Against: Kindred Viego?

Struggles Against: Ahri Kennen and Trundle Tryndamere?

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Rarities
25 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
8
common
24
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
10
2
6
3
7
4
0
5
10
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
4
Kindred
3
Landmarks
3
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
3
Followers
11
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
7
Albus Ferros
2
Spells
20
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Vile Feast
2
4
Aftershock
1
6
Assembly Line
3
6
Piercing Darkness
2
6
Shock Blast
3
6
Vengeance
2

Ekko Zilean

Scathus' latest creation has enjoyed a modicum of success recently. A hard deck to pilot correctly, but a thrill for those that cherish the "Choose between three options" minigame that Prediction provides.

Strong Against: Elise Noxus, Akshan Sivir, Nightfall, Taliyah Ziggs

Struggles Against: Darkness, Pantheon blends, Elise Kindred, Lurkers

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
3
0
12
1
16
2
3
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Zilean
3
4
Ekko
3
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Followers
14
1
Dropboarder
3
1
Fallen Feline
3
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
3
Station Archivist
2
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Spells
17
0
Feral Prescience
3
1
Scrying Sands
3
2
Mystic Shot
2
2
Ruinous Path
2
2
The Absolver
3
2
Time Trick
3
3
Quicksand
1

So, my friend!

I hope we've whetted your appetite while aiding in your quest for your weapon of choice.

Should you require more data and metrics, by all means do let me know -- feel free to poke me on Twitter (@HerkoKerghans), or you can find more of my recommendations and writings here (link).

Good fortune, and fair fights!