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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.
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Welcome, my friend! Welcome!

It is a pleasure to see you again -- please, step inside, and leave your worries at the door! Friday's here at last; let me show you what I have gathered for you this time.

And what interesting times these are, I must say! Gnarly still a tad, but nothing like last week, and what blends have bubbled to the top you may find dumbfounding. Here, let me uncover our assortment of blends and brews, furnished by famous formulistas Balco and Legna!

So, do let me know -- would you like to…

… take a glimpse at the current meta?

… sift through the cream of the crop? It is quite crowded at the top!

  • Sivir Akshan, at the summit,
  • Yuumi Pantheon, or its Taric variant,
  • Akshan Gnar, aka Paper Gnario,
  • Teemo Tristana Gnar,
  • Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts,

… check some of other strong meta options?

  • Gnar Ziggs, carrying the Burn torch,
  • Trundle Gnar,
  • Draven Rumble,

… visit our Connoisseur's Corner, for little-played yet well-tested medleys?

  • Bangbros,
  • Kindred Sentinels,
  • Fizz Lulu,
  • Caitlyn Ezreal,
  • Braum Galio,
  • Perhaps the best Udyr blend, married with Tahm Kench,
  • Fizz Riven,

… take a walk on the Wild Side?

  • Curious Ezreal Gnar,
  • Ashe Gnar,
  • Ambush Riven Viktor,
  • Sejuani Gnar -- Bandle City,
  • Sejuani Gnar -- Two Cities,
  • Galio Kindred.

Glimpse at the Meta

This is perhaps one of the most balanced Metas in quite some time, with no deck surpassing the 55% winrate (WR) mark for decks that have over a 1% playrate in Platinum and above…

… and also one format where the struggle for the throne is the fiercest: half a dozen archetypes race neck-to-neck, with neither of them gaining a large enough advantage to be rightfully crowned King or Queen of this Meta.

And notice how, when compared to a few days ago, the composition at the peak has both changed and flattened.

Truly interesting times, my friend, when no blend can be safely said to be the absolute best!

Notice also how, as repeatedly remarked by renowned data-wranglers, Gnar is no longer the ever-present menace it was a week ago. While definitely the crowd's favorite by a large margin…

… his overall playrate is definitely on the downswing.

The 54-55% Winrate Club

Balanced as the current meta seems to be, there are the clearly strong decks, and then there's the cream of the crop.

These five blends (or six, if you count the Taric variant of Yuumi Pantheon as different), which all huddle in the 54-55% WR slice for decks seen at least 1% of the time in Platinum and above, can currently be said to be a cut above the rest -- if you are in search for the absolute best decks for your Weekend climb, look no further. 

Akshan Sivir


After months of relative obscurity -- always a proficient blend, never enjoying the popularity of other brews like, say, Darkness or Lurkers -- the Treasure Hunter and the Palace Raider find themselves at the top.

Our recommended formula is quite similar to the most popular, but cutting its single copy of Rite of Negation and going for the full complement of Vekauran Vagabond -- data strongly suggests this improves the list overall.

If you are feeling bold, but with no desire to peruse our Connoisseur or Wild Side medleys, then you could try this alternative, spicier take (link), that has been performing far above average.

Strong Against: Darkness, Akshan Gnar, Draven Rumble -- a slight edge over Scouts, Lurkers

Struggles Against: Pantheon Yuumi, Ahri Lulu, Gnar Sejuani

Regions
Demacia
18 cards
Shurima
22 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
14
2
10
3
5
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
4
Sivir
3
Followers
20
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Durand Protege
1
3
Merciless Hunter
3
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
5
Vekauran Bruiser
3
Spells
14
1
Shaped Stone
2
2
Sharpsight
3
2
The Absolver
2
3
Cataclysm
1
3
Shield of Durand
2
4
Golden Aegis
2
5
Concerted Strike
2

Yuumi Pantheon Demacia

Attached to the feline Fae, Pantheon once again reaches the summit.

While fairly refined at quick glance, this archetype keeps cycling some of its spells in order to accommodate the shifting meta. One copy of Chain Vest, data suggests, gives an edge against the current field -- after good results eschweing Bastion and Hush earlier in the week, a copy of each has now become a staple of all well-performing lists.

Prominent pilot and renowned Meta Reporter Leer has written extensively about this archetype, and what makes it click.

As an alternative, there's a similar version including one copy of Taric while swapping one Yummi out which, as seen on Balco's Tier List, performs somewhat less stellarly but nevertheless among the strongest blends currently.

Strong Against: Darkness, Gnar Trundle, Scouts, Akshan Sivir

Struggles Against: Gnar Ziggs, Draven Rumble, Fizz Lulu

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
16
2
12
3
6
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
4
Pantheon
3
Followers
13
1
Saga Seeker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Mountain Goat
3
3
Wounded Whiteflame
2
4
Blinded Mystic
2
Spells
21
1
Chain Vest
1
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
3
Cataclysm
3
3
Hush
1
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Bastion
1
5
Concerted Strike
2

Akshan Gnar, aka Paper Gnario

If One Turn Kills are up your alley, my friend, you are in luck: after enjoying a modicum of success during the early days of the current Expansion, this marriage between Overwhelm and Attach has been refined to the point of becoming one of the most powerful blends in the last few days.

Its game plan, while simple to explain, demands finesse in execution: leverage Akshan's Landmark, namely Warlord's Palace, and Papercraft Dragon into assembling an Overwhelming, Double-Striking threat which single-turnly drags your foe from very healthy to very dead.

Our suggested formula is the one that superb skipper and stellar scribe Maybenxtime recommends in his scholar compendium, which is also the superior formula when looking strictly at data-based performance.

Strong Against: Lurkers, Darkness, Gnar Ziggs

Struggles Against: Gnar Trundle, Akshan Sivir

Regions
Shurima
21 cards
Bandlecity
19 cards
Rarities
28 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
3
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
11
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
4
Gnar
3
Followers
21
1
Inventive Chemist
2
1
Treasure Seeker
2
1
Yordle Squire
3
2
Conchologist
3
3
Merciless Hunter
3
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
5
Papercraft Dragon
3
5
Ruin Runner
3
Spells
13
1
Shaped Stone
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
The Absolver
2
3
Wallop
2
4
Rite of Negation
3

Teemo Tristana Gnar

After being a meme Champ for the previous two Bandle City patches, Tristana has finally found a home.

Having taken the ladder by storm last week, this Fae flood has proven to be no fluke, and it has a fairly fair matchup spread: it has decent odds (between 45% and 55%) against pretty much everything.

With a clear penchant for overpowering formulas, this is another blend that stellar scribe Maybenextime crafted a complete compendium about.

Strong Against: Darkness, Gnar Ziggs, Taliyah Ziggs

Struggles Against: Draven Rumble, Fizz Riven

Regions
Demacia
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
20
common
11
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
12
2
12
3
7
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
1
3
Tristana
3
4
Gnar
2
Followers
15
2
Blastcone Seedling
3
2
Grandfather Fae
3
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
3
Loping Telescope
3
Spells
19
1
Fae Sprout
3
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Sharpsight
3
4
Buster Shot
2
4
Golden Aegis
3
5
Yordles in Arms
3

Scouts

If you want to play it safe, my friend, and ladder performance is your main objective, then this is the blend to go for.

It is also reaching a point where we could, at least in principle, call it solved or refined; lists with a higher Spell count (mostly by adding Blinding Assault and/or extra copies of Ranger's Resolve) are proving less efficient, sometimes by a lot.

Trust your followers, my friend; relentless board pressure is the best combat trick.

Strong Against: Darkness, Gnar Ziggs, Draven Rumble.

Struggles Against: Pantheon Yuumi blends, Gnar Sejuani, Kindred Sentinels -- slight underdog to Akshan Sivir and Draven Rumble

Regions
Demacia
32 cards
Bilgewater
8 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
15
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
14
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
5
Quinn
3
Followers
27
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Penitent Squire
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Durand Sculptor
3
2
Marai Warden
2
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
4
Island Navigator
3
6
Cithria the Bold
3
6
Genevieve Elmheart
1
Spells
7
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
2
Sharpsight
3
4
Golden Aegis
3

Other Strong Meta Staples

Trailing a couple of percentage points behind the top-shelf options, we have these three blends in the 52-53% WR slice.

Trundle Gnar, aka Gnarlines

Last week's powerhouse is still a force to be reckoned with, and its slightly decreased performance can very well be due to its ongoing refinement processes.

Strong Against: Lurkers, Gnar Swain, Akshan Gnar, Ahri Lulu

Struggles Against: Gnar Ziggs, Pantheon Yuumi

Regions
Freljord
19 cards
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Rarities
28 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
7
common
22
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
15
2
1
3
7
4
3
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
5
Trundle
3
Followers
19
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
2
Icevale Archer
2
4
Aloof Travelers
3
8
It That Stares
2
Spells
15
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Concurrent Timelines
3
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Mystic Shot
2
2
Troll Chant
2
3
Get Excited!
1
4
Aftershock
1
9
Buried in Ice
2

Gnar Ziggs

In these more midrangey days, it has fallen to Yordle Burn to proudly carry the aggro torch.

This blend marries brutal performance with shortish games -- while Scouts is perhaps the safest bet among the Top Dogs, Gnar Ziggs is probably the ideal option for those pressed for time.

Strong Against: Gnar Trundle, Lurkers, Pantheon Yuumi

Struggles Against: Darkness, Scouts, Teemo Tristana Gnar, Akshan Gnar

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
22 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
6
common
28
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
12
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
4
Gnar
3
Followers
24
1
Inventive Chemist
3
1
Legion Rearguard
3
1
Legion Saboteur
3
1
Precious Pet
3
2
Conchologist
3
2
House Spider
1
2
Imperial Demolitionist
2
2
Stone Stackers
3
4
Teenydactyl
3
Spells
10
1
Poison Dart
1
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Noxian Fervor
3
5
Decimate
3

Draven Rumble

The Arena moneymakers are not going anywhere, it would appear.

And, judging by their edge over some of the best-performing blends, one would suspect the party is about to get wilder still.

Our recommended blend is the most popular by a very wide margin -- yet if you want a bit of extra spice, a copy of Ambush and Noxian Fervor, like in this formula, can hit unsuspecting foes from out of nowhere.

Strong Against: Lurkers, Pantheon Yuumi, Gnar Teemo Tristana, Akshan Gnar

Struggles Against: Scouts, Darkness, Akshan Sivir, Gnar Sejuani

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Noxus
22 cards
Rarities
23 900
champion
6
epic
1
rare
7
common
26
Mana cost
3
0
5
1
12
2
12
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
4
Rumble
3
Followers
15
1
Reborn Grenadier
2
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Ballistic Bot
3
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Fallen Rider
3
8
Lost Soul
1
Spells
19
0
Poro Cannon
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Get Excited!
3
3
Might
3
3
Whirling Death
3
5
Decimate
3
5
Survival Skills
1

Connoisseur's Corner

If the top of the meta is a neck-to-neck race, the deeper layers are a boiling cauldron: after being dazzled by the "shiny new toy" effect Gnar undoubtedly had, more boutique brews with other champions are coming to the fore.

For trendsetting connoisseurs looking for well-tested yet little-seen blends, our Corner selects formulas that are near or below the 1% playrate mark in Platinum and above, yet with either hundreds of games under their belts or backed by extensive expertise -- as perfect an overlap between confidence and uniqueness one can desire!

Lucian Zed, aka Bangbros

An aggressive blend, with quite a bit of refill to avoid running out of gas. Our recommended formula is the most popular in all three shards, and should you frequent the Blue Bird Inn, you shall find no shortage of prominent pilots recommending it.

Strong Against: Darkness, Lurkers, Pantheon Yuumi, Gnar Trundle

Struggles Against: Scouts, Gnar Teemo Tristana

Regions
Demacia
25 cards
Ionia
15 cards
Rarities
29 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
13
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
16
2
13
3
2
4
0
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Lucian
3
3
Zed
3
Followers
20
1
Penitent Squire
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Senna, Sentinel of Light
3
3
Shadow Assassin
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
6
Cithria the Bold
2
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
Spells
14
1
Chain Vest
1
2
Nopeify!
2
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
2
Twin Disciplines
3
3
Shield of Durand
1
4
Concussive Palm
1
4
Relentless Pursuit
1

Elise Kindred Vi

In a meta in which midrange is the name of the game, this formula -- which saw some success before the latest expansion -- now thrives with a more top-heavy, control-oriented gameplan.

Here is a similar version, eschewing Elise to go all-in on Vi and some tweaks to their Spell menu.

Strong Against: Lurkers, Draven Rumble, Gnar Ziggs

Struggles Against: Gnar Trundle, Darkness, Pantheon Yuumi, Teemo Tristana Gnar

Regions
Shadow Isles
25 cards
Piltover & Zaun
15 cards
Rarities
25 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
6
common
25
Mana cost
3
0
3
1
11
2
3
3
10
4
3
5
3
6
4
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
2
4
Kindred
3
5
Vi
1
Followers
14
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
4
Aloof Travelers
3
9
Commander Ledros
2
Spells
20
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Aftershock
2
4
The Box
2
5
Withering Wail
2
6
Vengeance
3
7
Atrocity
1
9
The Ruination
1

Fizz Lulu

Although Teemo Tristana Gnar is the most prominent Yordles in Arms blend, Fizz Lulu still packs all the punch it has been known for in the last few weeks.

In particular, the formula with which superb skipper TKG Tams achieved a winrate over 70% across thirty-one games would be our recommendation.

Strong Against: Lurkers, Pantheon Yuumi, Fizz Riven, Draven Rumble, Akshan Sivir

Struggles Against: Darkness, Akshan Gnar, Teemo Tristana Gnar

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

Caitlyn Ezreal

Have prominent pilots finally found a solution for this well-loved, poorly-performing blend?

We currently find the exact same formula being the most played across three servers, with a 54% WR overall across 200+ games -- while too early to tell, results are promising indeed!

Strong Against: Pantheon Yuumi

Struggles Against: Gnar Trundle

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Rarities
29 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
14
common
15
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
6
2
19
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
3
Ezreal
3
Followers
12
2
House Spider
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
3
Station Archivist
3
3
Thorn of the Rose
1
8
Captain Farron
2
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Noxian Guillotine
1
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
3
Scorched Earth
2
4
Statikk Shock
3
4
Whispered Words
2
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3

Braum Galio

A Champion pairing that has performed reasonably well since the current expansion was unleashed, although it seems to still be in the refining stage with multiple variations coexisting.

Our recommended formula is among the most popular in the European shard, and fairly popular in the Americas shard.

Strong Against: Scouts, Gnar Sejuani

Struggles Against: Gnar Trundle, Pantheon Yuumi, Akshan Gnar

Regions
Demacia
27 cards
Freljord
13 cards
Rarities
25 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
14
2
10
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Braum
3
7
Galio
3
Followers
19
1
Petricite Hound
2
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
3
Durand Architect
3
3
Durand Protege
1
3
Laurent Protege
3
5
Radiant Guardian
2
8
Wrath of the Freljord
2
Spells
15
1
Elixir of Iron
2
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
2
Troll Chant
3
3
Shield of Durand
3
5
Concerted Strike
2

Udyr Tahm Kench

As expounded by stellar scribe and superb skipper Siturmund in his scholarly compendium on the topic"Despite all the flaws with the card though, this deck has made him super fun to play and I truly believe that this is the best Udyr deck out there at the moment. Mostly because it is the only deck where Udyr makes more sense than Gnar, Trundle or the rest of Freljord champions."

Strong Against: Gnar Ziggs, Scouts -- even into Gnarlines, Elise Noxus, YiA blends

Struggles Against: Gnar Swain, Darkness, Lurk, Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Freljord
34 cards
Bilgewater
6 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
12
2
10
3
3
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Tahm Kench
3
5
Udyr
3
Landmarks
3
3
The Scargrounds
3
Followers
19
1
Unscarred Reaver
3
2
Bone Scryer
3
2
Fortune Croaker
3
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
3
Ember Maiden
2
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
6
Mammoth Shaman
2
Spells
12
1
Elixir of Iron
3
1
Three Sisters
3
2
Troll Chant
3
3
Ice Shard
2
6
Shaman's Call
1

Fizz Riven

Don't call this blend a meme, lest you incur in renowned data expert bA1alance's coffee-fueled wrath!

Here is his recommended list, which he is currently optimizing via data trends and extensive testing.

Strong Against: Lurkers, Darkness, Gnar Swain, Teemo Tristana Gnar

Struggles Against: Gnar Trundle, Scouts, Gnar Ziggs, Akshan Gnar

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Bandlecity
23 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
17
1
8
2
7
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Riven
3
Followers
18
1
Blade Squire
3
1
Yordle Squire
3
2
Assistant Librarian
1
2
Conchologist
3
2
Runeweaver
2
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
5
Papercraft Dragon
3
Spells
16
1
Elixir of Wrath
3
1
Fae Sprout
3
1
Trinket Trade
2
2
Pokey Stick
2
3
Might
2
3
Wallop
1
3
Whirling Death
1
4
Friendship!
2

Wild Side

Wishing to cast caution to the winds, and hop behind the steering wheel of some more risky blends?

All these blends have shown good to great performance -- whether that was due to blind luck or ungodly piloting skills, that's yet to be determined.

Curious Ezreal Gnar

There is always a new take on Curious Shellfolk -- this one is quite popular, and  prominent pilot NNT eluwardhayk achieved a 70%+ WR with it across fifty-two games.

Strong Against: Akshan Gnar, Gnar Ziggs

Struggles Against: Lurkers, Darkness, Scouts

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
14 cards
Bandlecity
26 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
11
2
12
3
3
4
0
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ezreal
3
4
Gnar
3
Followers
12
1
Otterpus
3
2
Conchologist
3
3
Loping Telescope
3
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
1
Trinket Trade
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Time Trick
2
3
Stress Defense
2
3
Sump Fumes
3
3
Wallop
1
6
Minimorph
2

Ashe Gnar

Sporting silly WR across 90+ games, here is a rare Gnar blend with a very peculiar top end, with Scattered Pod tutoring a card that has wrecked many a Path of Champions runs: Dawn and Dusk. Learned scholars trace this blend to legendary maître brasseur TealRed.

Strong Against: Gnar Ziggs

Struggles Against: Scouts, Darkness

Regions
Ionia
18 cards
Freljord
22 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
17
2
3
3
8
4
0
5
7
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Ashe
3
4
Gnar
3
Followers
21
2
Greenglade Lookout
3
2
Icevale Archer
3
2
Starlit Seer
3
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
3
Rivershaper
3
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
6
Scattered Pod
3
Spells
13
1
Brittle Steel
3
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Troll Chant
2
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Deny
2
6
Dawn and Dusk
1

Ambush Riven Viktor

Our recommended list last week performed very well (55%+ WR over 120+ games) -- we are listing it on our Wild Side selection due to lack of extensive data, but what little we have speaks highly of it.

Strong Against: Lurkers

Struggles Against: Scouts

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Rarities
25 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
10
common
22
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
12
2
9
3
6
4
2
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Riven
3
4
Viktor
3
Followers
22
1
Blade Squire
3
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Ballistic Bot
3
2
Fallen Rider
3
2
Runeweaver
3
3
Nyandroid
2
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
8
Lost Soul
2
Spells
12
0
Poro Cannon
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Ambush
1
3
Get Excited!
3
5
Survival Skills
2

Sejuani Gnar Bandle City

A champion pair that has been quietly gaining traction, and making use of one of the cards popularized by Trundle Gnar: Buried in Ice.

Strong Against: Akshan Gnar, Akshan Sivir, Lurkers -- even into Scouts

Struggles Against: Darkness

Regions
Freljord
22 cards
Bandlecity
21 cards
Rarities
25 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
8
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
17
2
1
3
6
4
2
5
4
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
6
Sejuani
3
Followers
21
1
Inventive Chemist
3
1
Omen Hawk
1
2
Conchologist
3
2
Stone Stackers
3
2
Tusk Speaker
3
2
Vulpine Wanderer
2
4
Teenydactyl
3
5
Spotted Toad
2
6
Mammoth Shaman
1
Spells
13
1
Elixir of Iron
1
1
Poison Dart
1
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Troll Chant
3
3
Ice Shard
1
9
Buried in Ice
2

Sejuani Gnar P&Z

A somewhat similar take to the above, but profiting from Piltover and Zaun's fondness for burn.

Strong Against: Lurkers, Akshan Gnar -- even into darkness

Struggles Against: Gnar Trundle, Gnar Ziggs

Regions
Freljord
24 cards
Piltover & Zaun
16 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
20
2
2
3
3
4
0
5
5
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
6
Sejuani
3
Followers
23
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Ballistic Bot
3
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Flame Chompers!
2
2
Ruthless Raider
3
2
Tusk Speaker
3
2
Vulpine Wanderer
1
6
Alpha Wildclaw
1
6
Mammoth Shaman
1
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Spells
11
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Troll Chant
2
3
Get Excited!
2
8
Battle Fury
2

Galio Kindred

According to tales heard at the Blue Bird Inn, there may be something here -- if you count yourself among the bold and daring, perhaps tales of your exploits with this blend will be what we tell next week!

Regions
Demacia
24 cards
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
16
2
4
3
4
4
7
5
0
6
9
7+
Champions
6
4
Kindred
3
7
Galio
3
Followers
18
2
Minion
1
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Laurent Protege
2
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
4
Chronicler of Ruin
1
5
Radiant Guardian
3
8
Spectral Matron
3
10
Cithria, Lady of Clouds
3
Spells
16
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
2
Vile Feast
3
5
Concerted Strike
2
5
Withering Wail
2

Very well, my friend…

… thus this Friday's parade ends!

I trust you have found our assortment of medleys to your liking, and that there's at least one blend that matches your discerning tastes.

Any questions or comments, or more data you may need, feel free to poke me on Twitter (@HerkoKerghans), Discord (Herko Kerghans#6252), or my substack (link).

And good luck in your climb!


Thanks to Rick for pointing out pesky typos! =)