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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
3
4
7
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Sivir
3
Sivir
Followers
20
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
1
Durand Protege
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
5
Vekauran Bruiser
3
Vekauran Bruiser
Spells
14
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
3
Shield of Durand
2
Shield of Durand
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

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
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
13
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
2
Wounded Whiteflame
4
Blinded Mystic
2
Blinded Mystic
Spells
21
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
Open deck in builder

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
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
21
1
Inventive Chemist
2
Inventive Chemist
1
Treasure Seeker
2
Treasure Seeker
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
6
Papercraft Dragon
3
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
13
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Wallop
2
Wallop
4
Rite of Negation
3
Rite of Negation
Open deck in builder

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
4
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
1
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
Followers
15
2
Blastcone Seedling
3
Blastcone Seedling
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
Spells
19
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
4
Buster Shot
2
Buster Shot
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder

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
3
4
6
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
27
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
3
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Cithria the Bold
3
Cithria the Bold
6
Genevieve Elmheart
1
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
7
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

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
5
1
18
2
2
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
Followers
19
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Icevale Archer
2
Icevale Archer
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
Spells
15
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
Open deck in builder

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
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
24
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
House Spider
1
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
4
Teenydactyl
3
Teenydactyl
Spells
10
1
Poison Dart
1
Poison Dart
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

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
1
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
4
Rumble
3
Rumble
Followers
15
1
Reborn Grenadier
2
Reborn Grenadier
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
8
Lost Soul
1
Lost Soul
Spells
19
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Might
3
Might
3
Whirling Death
3
Whirling Death
5
Survival Skills
1
Survival Skills
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

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
Lucian
3
Zed
3
Zed
Followers
20
1
Penitent Squire
3
Penitent Squire
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Senna, Sentinel of Light
3
Senna, Sentinel of Light
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
6
Cithria the Bold
2
Cithria the Bold
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
Spells
14
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Shield of Durand
1
Shield of Durand
4
Concussive Palm
1
Concussive Palm
4
Relentless Pursuit
1
Relentless Pursuit
Open deck in builder

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
5
3
8
4
3
5
3
6
4
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
2
Elise
4
Kindred
3
Kindred
5
Vi
1
Vi
Followers
14
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
Buhru Sentinel
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
9
Commander Ledros
2
Commander Ledros
Spells
20
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
Thermogenic Beam
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Aftershock
2
Aftershock
4
The Box
2
The Box
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
Open deck in builder

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
Fizz
3
Lulu
3
Lulu
Followers
18
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Bomber Twins
3
Bomber Twins
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Yordle Captain
3
Yordle Captain
Spells
17
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Scrapheap
2
Scrapheap
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder

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
Caitlyn
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
12
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
3
Thorn of the Rose
1
Thorn of the Rose
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Noxian Guillotine
1
Noxian Guillotine
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
3
Statikk Shock
4
Whispered Words
2
Whispered Words
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
Open deck in builder

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
Braum
7
Galio
3
Galio
Followers
19
1
Petricite Hound
2
Petricite Hound
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Durand Architect
3
Durand Architect
3
Durand Protege
1
Durand Protege
3
Laurent Protege
3
Laurent Protege
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
8
Wrath of the Freljord
2
Wrath of the Freljord
Spells
15
1
Elixir of Iron
2
Elixir of Iron
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Shield of Durand
3
Shield of Durand
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
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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
Tahm Kench
5
Udyr
3
Udyr
Landmarks
3
3
The Scargrounds
3
The Scargrounds
Followers
19
1
Unscarred Reaver
3
Unscarred Reaver
2
Bone Scryer
3
Bone Scryer
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Ember Maiden
2
Ember Maiden
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
6
Mammoth Shaman
2
Mammoth Shaman
Spells
12
1
Elixir of Iron
3
Elixir of Iron
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Ice Shard
2
Ice Shard
6
Shaman's Call
1
Shaman's Call
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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
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Riven
3
Riven
Followers
18
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Assistant Librarian
1
Assistant Librarian
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Runeweaver
2
Runeweaver
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
6
Papercraft Dragon
3
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
16
1
Elixir of Wrath
3
Elixir of Wrath
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Trinket Trade
2
Trinket Trade
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
3
Might
2
Might
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
3
Whirling Death
1
Whirling Death
4
Friendship!
2
Friendship!
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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
Ezreal
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
12
1
Otterpus
3
Otterpus
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Curious Shellfolk
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
Thermogenic Beam
1
Trinket Trade
3
Trinket Trade
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Time Trick
2
Time Trick
3
Stress Defense
2
Stress Defense
3
Sump Fumes
3
Sump Fumes
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
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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
Ashe
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
21
2
Greenglade Lookout
3
Greenglade Lookout
2
Icevale Archer
3
Icevale Archer
2
Starlit Seer
3
Starlit Seer
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Rivershaper
3
Rivershaper
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
6
Scattered Pod
3
Scattered Pod
Spells
13
1
Brittle Steel
3
Brittle Steel
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Deny
2
Deny
6
Dawn and Dusk
1
Dawn and Dusk
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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
Riven
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Followers
22
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
3
Nyandroid
2
Nyandroid
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
8
Lost Soul
2
Lost Soul
Spells
12
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Ambush
1
Ambush
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
5
Survival Skills
2
Survival Skills
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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
Gnar
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
21
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
1
Omen Hawk
1
Omen Hawk
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
2
Vulpine Wanderer
4
Teenydactyl
3
Teenydactyl
5
Spotted Toad
2
Spotted Toad
6
Mammoth Shaman
1
Mammoth Shaman
Spells
13
1
Elixir of Iron
1
Elixir of Iron
1
Poison Dart
1
Poison Dart
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Ice Shard
1
Ice Shard
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
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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
Gnar
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
23
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
2
Flame Chompers!
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
1
Vulpine Wanderer
6
Alpha Wildclaw
1
Alpha Wildclaw
6
Mammoth Shaman
1
Mammoth Shaman
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
11
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
8
Battle Fury
2
Battle Fury
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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
Kindred
7
Galio
3
Galio
Followers
18
2
Minion
1
Minion
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Laurent Protege
2
Laurent Protege
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Chronicler of Ruin
1
Chronicler of Ruin
5
Radiant Guardian
3
Radiant Guardian
8
Spectral Matron
3
Spectral Matron
10
Cithria, Lady of Clouds
3
Cithria, Lady of Clouds
Spells
16
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
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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! =)


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