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Eternal Monday Meta Report - June 5th

Are you looking for the best Legends of Runeterra Eternal decks? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what eternal lor meta decks you should play and prepare to face!
LoR Eternal Meta Report June 5th

Monday Meta Report

‘sup everyone. The meta has survived its chaotic early stage and is now shedding inflated stats on meta decks. This means that we will see higher playrates on decks across the board as the meta is beginning to take shape, and lower winrates since fewer players are playing bad brews.

Legends of Runeterra Eternal Decks

Sorting MaRu’s LoR Eternal Meta Tier List and meta stats by playrate (PR), we see the following:

After a chaotic patch week, high-winrate decks start getting more popular. Particularly Nasus Thresh is benefitting from this development, with Poppy Ziggs and Annie Katarina following suit.

Annie Jhin (Jhinnie) didn’t do anything wrong and can deliver in the winrate department, but had to make way for the other three.

Ezreal Seraphine (Bandle Bar) is my favorite LoR Eternal meta deck and I can’t hide it any longer as it’s getting increasingly popular.

Sett Trundle is starting to see less play despite its solid winrate. Meanwhile, despite its mediocre success, Ryze IOIonia is catching up to Sett Trundle!

Draven Sion didn’t sign up for a famous TV show but is the biggest loser this week anyways, halving its weight on the meta.

Norra BCBandle City is in a weird place, where some lists run Concurrent TimelinesConcurrent Timelines and others are playing control. Either way, these archetypes have a combined impact on the meta!

Azir Irelia is barely holding on to its spot in the meta, with average success.

Turning to winrates (WR), we get this result:

All numbers are less inflated as people start playing more Legends of Runeterra meta decks and fewer experimental brews.

When the dust settles, Poppy Ziggs remains the best LoR deck. With an impressive 61% WR, it is three percentage points ahead of second place!

Nasus Thresh is the second-best deck in the game and has another two percentage leader over its competition.

There are quite a few LoR decks with a 65% winrate – Annie Katarina, Sett Trundle, and Jhinnie. Especially Sett Trundle can be teched well for the meta accordingly with ramp or board clear tools.

Draven Sion also took a big hit in the winrate category. Last week, it counted as one of the decks to beat, while it seems perfectly mortal today.

Bandle Bar is also experiencing a sizeable reduction in winrate.

The first time I faced Jack Twisted Fate on ladder, I took it as a meme deck. A couple of days later I have to write about it in this meta report! The brew exploits CondenseCondense in combination with Fleet Admiral ShellyFleet Admiral Shelly, Bibi Mischievous MaraiMischievous Marai, and Riptide RexRiptide Rex.

Norra ‘sometimes Timelines’ is also seeing solid success on ladder.

Factors Shaping the LoR Eternal Meta

We analyzed Poppy Ziggs and Nasus Thresh last time, so if you want a breakdown of those decks check out last week’s report!

Annie is the most-powerful control brew right now, relying on Lord BroadmaneLord Broadmane to fatigue enemy resources and TybaulkTybaulk to win the game.

As we can see, Annie Kat’s strong point is to beat big unit decks. Have a 10|10 TrundleTrundle and SettSett? Cool, look at my DisintegrateDisintegrate!

Azir Irelia is reliant on its champs in the backline, where Annie Kat can easily reach. 

On the other hand, the deck is struggling heavily with Aggro. Contrary to the thought that Annie Kat has ping spells to deal with early units, they are too inefficient.

If Poppy Ziggs plays Crimson PigeonCrimson Pigeon on round one and Legion RearguardLegion Rearguard and Legion SaboteurLegion Saboteur on round two, Annie Kat has no way of dealing with every threat given three mana. The biggest problem for them is that they need two cards to remove a unit with more than one HP, paying a heavy toll on their mana.

Other than Aggro, the BCBandle City NXNoxus control deck is only struggling with Bandle Bar due to Annie Kat’s inability to pressure before EzrealEzreal flips and OTKs.

Another strong meta contender is Sett Trundle. I already eluded to previously – Trundle Sett is very flexible in its tech cards. 

Need more board wipes? Play a second or third copy of AvalancheAvalanche and Blighted RavineBlighted Ravine

Need protection from burn? An extra Smooth MixologistSmooth Mixologist or Kindly TavernkeeperKindly Tavernkeeper works wonders!

Need more pressure against control and combo brews? Get even greedier with an extra ramp card like Catalyst of AeonsCatalyst of Aeons or Faces of the Old OnesFaces of the Old Ones.

This flexibility in tech means that matchups should be taken relatively. We average over every version running rampant on ladder but no matchup is set in stone with the right deck list.

Generally, Sett Trundle performs well against Bandle Bar. Sett Trundle gives little targets to shoot for EzrealEzreal to level, so Bandle Bar has a hard time racing it before Feel The RushFeel The Rush hits the board.

Trundle Timelines is another good matchup, as IOIonia gives Sett Trundle great ways of disrupting single big units like TrundleTrundle (level two), ViVi, or a transformed Combat CookCombat Cook

On the negative side of things, we already saw why Annie Kat beats Sett Trundle.

And no matter the techs, Poppy Ziggs is a nasty matchup as well. Their units tend to be three health, especially if PoppyPoppy gets to swing once. So AvalancheAvalanche and Blighted RavineBlighted Ravine don’t wipe the board. In this matchup, the lack of SIShadow Isles removal tools like Vile FeastVile Feast can be witnessed.

Annie Jhin also beats Sett Trundle convincingly, as they can disable the few blockers of the FTR deck with stuns while JhinJhin is close to impossible to remove.

Honorable Mentions

Bandle City Timelines

Regions
Bandlecity
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
15 800
champion
0
epic
8
rare
15
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
14
2
10
3
4
4
4
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
0
Followers
22
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
3
Wandering Shepherd
2
Wandering Shepherd
4
Banana Blaster
3
Banana Blaster
5
Fanclub President
1
Fanclub President
5
Rissu, The Silent Storm
3
Rissu, The Silent Storm
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
18
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Electro Harpoon
2
Electro Harpoon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Parts Made Whole
1
Parts Made Whole

Championless BCBandle City PZPiltover & Zaun is the latest craze on ladder. It is already seeing a 3.3% playrate on ladder, making it the third most popular!

BCBandle City Timelines sports a 60.5% WR over the past three days on ladder. It looks like an unstoppable force in recent days, with several top-cut finishers in the Mastering Runeterra Open tourney. Especially the first-place player used this brew alongside two other Timelines decks to win the entire thing!

Jax Ornn

Regions
Freljord
21 cards
Runeterra
19 cards
Rarities
24 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
13
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
14
2
6
3
5
4
6
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
7
Ornn
3
Ornn
Equipments
1
5
Bone Club
1
Bone Club
Followers
17
1
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
3
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
2
Favored Artisan
3
Favored Artisan
2
Ruthless Raider
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Innovative Blacksmith
3
Innovative Blacksmith
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
5
Hearthblood Mender
3
Hearthblood Mender
Spells
16
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Entrancing Lure
3
Entrancing Lure
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
5
Bellows Breath
2
Bellows Breath
8
Battle Fury
1
Battle Fury

Jax Ornn is a well-known concept explored (and discarded) in many different metas. Recently, I even brought it to a Standard tournament myself as a counter to Kai’Sa and Ekko Jinx!

Now in Eternal, Jax Ornn is wreaking havoc on ladder. It achieves a 59% WR over 1.4k games in the past three days.

Generally, you are looking for early Forge units. Once you figure out in which matchups you want to go wide with Improvise units and in which you want to go tall with Bone ClubBone Club and OrnnOrnn, the deck will feel fairly straightforward!

Tristana SIShadow Isles

Regions
Bandlecity
31 cards
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
14
2
8
3
4
4
0
5
2
6
5
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
Followers
19
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
Minion
3
Minion
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Wandering Shepherd
2
Wandering Shepherd
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
10
Bandle Gunners
3
Bandle Gunners
Spells
15
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Soul Harvest
1
Soul Harvest
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity

Not many might remember, but Tristana SIShadow Isles was the reason AtrocityAtrocity got nerfed to slow speed shortly before rotation. 

With the recent TristanaTristana adjustments, the more aggressive archetypes of her died down, while this control variant is relying the least on flipping TristanaTristana early or pushing damage through a Spellshielded Bandle GunnersBandle Gunners.

On ladder, Tristana SIShadow Isles is already making itself home, sitting at a 57% WR over 1.7k games in the last three days.

If you miss TristanaTristana, or want a different AtrocityAtrocity experience from Nasus Thresh, try out this promising brew!

Conclusion

Thank you for reading this week's meta-report and making it this far. If you’re still here and read this, leave a “Hi” in the Reddit thread comments, and I will “Hi” you back! =)

The data has been due to MaRu’s Eternal Meta Tier List while the matchup tables have been from Legna’s brilliant homepage. They are doing an insane job at collecting all this data and presenting it to us in an approachable manner. They deserve all the praise in the world!

The talented Hazy has been converting the metadata into stunning graphs for the Monday Legends of Runeterra Meta Report, I can't express my gratitude enough to him!

Thanks to Herko Kerghans for his ever-lasting influence on this series and my writing as a whole.

You can reach me on Twitter (@Leer97) or Discord (Leer#2026).

Thanks for reading this Monday's LoR Meta Report and see ya next week!

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