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Weekend Warrior Weapons: Best Legends of Runeterra Decks

The best Legends of Runeterra decks, from Meta staples to Off-Meta brews, for the discerning ladder climber.
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Note: This is an old article - for the most up-to-date data & decks, check the latest LoR Best Decks article!!

Greetings, my friend! Glad your weekly worries have allowed you enough time to stop by.

And please, come in! The Awakening Meta now settling down a bit, we have again arranged our selection by the usual Cream of the Crop, Connoisseur's Corner and Wild Side sections – the best Legend of Runeterra decks, collected and carefully curated from formidable formulistas Balco's and Legna's findings, along MaRu's own Meta Tier List, and insights gathered from prominent pilots at the Blue Bird Inn.


Best Legends of Runeterra Decks

This would be what you should expect, should you jump onto the Ladder today:

Source: Balco's Meta Tier List

Pirates and Katarina Gwen remain, like past Friday, two of Runeterra's most magnificent medleys: potent, popular, and undisputedly among the best LoR decks, be it for climbing the ladder or competing in Tournaments and Gauntlets. Their rule, though, is not absolute, and as seen above they are surpassed in performance by other decks, including Ezreal Kennen – which, according to Tournament scholars Sirturmund and Monte, completes with Pirates and Red Gwen the Holy Trinity of Best-of-Three.

Sadly, and much as brewers are trying, our Meta still fails to provide us with a top-performing blend starring one of the newly arrived Awakening Champions – only Norra, as we shall see below, shows a bit of promise.


Cream of the Crop – Legends of Runeterra's Best of the Best

Here it is, my friend – our selection of the best tools for the climbing job, if performance is what you wish to hone in, and you would rather turn a deaf ear to the sirens of novelty and spiciness.

As per our rigorous standards, all decks showcased here have win rates (WR) above 54%, with our sample being Platinum and above.


Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts

Adorer of alliterations and language lover that you probably suspect I am, my friend, I do admit that sometimes pictures paint an idea far more accurately than words can:

Source: Legna's Matchup Tables

And all the more when noticing two of Scouts bad matchups are from decks, namely Jax Vi and Kindred Nasus, that appear to be on the downswing.

In other words: Scouts resurgence should be of no surprise, given it handily handles all three of what Best-of-Three scholars Sirturmund and Monte would perhaps label the Holy Trinity, while stomping other popular and strong choices. And top pilots are catching on: our recommended formula is the most popular in all three Legends of Runeterra shards: Americas, EMEA and APAC.

Only word of caution I would forward is to bear in mind that Miss Fortune and Quinn have been, for the best part of the previous months, one of the strongest Meta medleys – its current performance is without a doubt pushed by pilots with several Scout seasons under their belts.

Strong against: Pirates, EzKen, Red Gwen, Nami TF, Timelines

Struggles against: Nasus Kindred, Eve Viego (slightly), possibly Lurkers

Regions
Demacia
29 cards
Bilgewater
11 cards
Rarities
26 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
16
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
16
2
6
3
4
4
6
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
24
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Shellshocker
2
Shellshocker
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Genevieve Elmheart
2
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
10
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
4
Relentless Pursuit
1
Relentless Pursuit
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Taric Poppy

This blend's performance is particularly punishing to puzzle – Pirates are an uphill struggle, and so are other fairly popular Meta medleys. On the other hand, these melee-weapon lovers smash their good matchups so brutally that they more than make up for it.

As a curiosity: although this blend is favored by EMEA pilots above all, and not often seen in APAC, it is in the latter shard where Taric Poppy's best-performing formula is the most popular.

(And, to our AM customers: you are probably playing the wrong list – at the very least, do slap two copies of The Darkin LodestoneThe Darkin Lodestone in there, I beg you!)

Strong against: EzKen (bloody murder!), Kat Gwen, Timelines, probably TF Nami Ionia

Struggles against: Pirates, Nasus Kindred, Eve Viego

Regions
Demacia
18 cards
Mount Targon
22 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
16
2
3
3
8
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
4
Taric
3
Taric
Equipments
2
2
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
20
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Frightened Ibex
2
Frightened Ibex
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Tyari the Traveler
3
Tyari the Traveler
3
Laurent Protege
3
Laurent Protege
5
Mountain Sojourners
3
Mountain Sojourners
Spells
12
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
4
Relentless Pursuit
1
Relentless Pursuit
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Ezreal Kennen

If you were to eavesdrop top pilots' chatter, this is perhaps the most skill-intensive blend currently. A bit like Taric Poppy, it does suffer much plundering from Pirates, but more than makes up for it by its otherwise excellent matchup spread – not only are the odds in EzKen's favor most of the time, they are heavily in their favor more often than not.

Strong against: Pretty much everything not listed below – particularly good against Lee Sin Akshan, Kindred Nasus, and Timelines

Struggles against: Pirates, Scouts

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
3 cards
Ionia
37 cards
Rarities
31 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
16
common
12
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
11
2
8
3
10
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Landmarks
3
3
God-Willow Seedling
3
God-Willow Seedling
Followers
11
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Shadow Assassin
2
Shadow Assassin
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Kinkou Wayfinder
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
3
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
Spells
20
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Recall
3
Recall
2
Gruesome Theater
2
Gruesome Theater
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Retreat
2
Retreat
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Homecoming
3
Homecoming
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Pirate Aggro, aka Miss Fortune Twisted Fate

Fate and Fortune need by now no introduction – unarguably one of the best LoR decks for two patches in a row, and the Top Dog when you factor both potency and popularity. The re-emergence of the other Miss Fortune blend, namely Scouts, may perhaps slow them down a tad, but Pirates are otherwise merry songs and bloody plunder all over the ladder. Their rule is global, too, with our recommended list being the most popular in all three shards – although it's interesting to note that EMEA is the most Pirate-y of the three.

Strong against: Nasus Kindred, EzKen, Timelines, Lurkers, and lengthy list of victims too numerous to mention

Struggles against: Viego Evelynn, TF Nami Ionia, Scouts

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Bilgewater
22 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
8
2
6
3
6
4
2
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
21
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
13
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon
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Viego Evelynn

As astute observers surely noted by now, Viego Evelynn is a frequent appearance in the "Struggles against" line of our showcased blends. While it keeps slowly getting traction, it is somewhat puzzling that it has not yet jumped into prominence, given how readily it beats several of the most popular options.

A fairly refined build by now, by the way, with most pilots from all three shards choosing our recommended formula.

Strong against: Pirates, Kat Gwen, Nasus Kindred

Struggles against: Timelines, TF Nami Ionia, Lurkers (and, slightly, EzKen)

Regions
Runeterra
14 cards
Shadow Isles
26 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
12
2
11
3
3
4
2
5
5
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Evelynn
3
Evelynn
6
Viego
3
Viego
Followers
18
1
Barkbeast
2
Barkbeast
2
Sultur
3
Sultur
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
Domination
3
Domination
3
Vora
2
Vora
5
Neverglade Collector
2
Neverglade Collector
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
Invasive Hydravine
Spells
16
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Black Spear
3
Black Spear
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
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Other Strong Meta Options

Should any of the Top Dogs not fit your refined tastes – or be affordable due to shard shortage – these are also all tried-and-true tools that shall serve you well. Similar exacting standards, with WR above 53% in Platinum and upper rungs.


Twisted Fate Nami Ionia

As reported earlier in the week, TF Nami has found quite the success by dropping Eye of the DragonEye of the Dragon – a trend spearheaded by EMEA pilots, even though strong lists with Eye are still in use in the AM shard.

Scouts resurfacing is seriously bad news for them, though – from the little data we have currently, it appears a truly hideous matchup.

Strong against: Pirates, Kat Gwen, Timelines, Viego Evelynn

Struggles against: EzKen, Lee Sin Akshan, Scouts (horribly!)

Regions
Ionia
17 cards
Bilgewater
23 cards
Rarities
35 900
champion
6
epic
9
rare
23
common
2
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
7
2
6
3
8
4
7
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
12
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
22
1
Ionian Tellstones
3
Ionian Tellstones
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Heavy Metal
3
Heavy Metal
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
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Sejuani Gwen

After a bit of popularity in the last patch, Sejuani and Gwen have rekindled their partnership with outstanding results – I shall recommend to you their second most popular formula, again seemingly an EMEA development now also taking hold in the AM shard. APAC, on the other hand, appears largely uninterested in this medley as of yet.

Strong against: Kat Gwen (great matchup!), Timelines

Struggles against: Pirates, EzKen, Eve Viego (Lee Sin Akshan?)

Regions
Freljord
23 cards
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
14
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
16
2
4
3
3
4
2
5
4
6
6
7+
Champions
6
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
19
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
3
Conductor Of The Mists
1
Conductor Of The Mists
5
Scarmaiden Reaver
2
Scarmaiden Reaver
6
Alpha Wildclaw
1
Alpha Wildclaw
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
15
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Inner Beast
2
Inner Beast
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
2
Unspeakable Horror
3
Unspeakable Horror
3
Strike Up The Band
3
Strike Up The Band
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
8
Battle Fury
2
Battle Fury
Open deck in builder

Katarina Gwen, ft. Elise

Another of the current best LoR decks that watches with trepidation the return of Scouts to the limelight – after weeks of enjoying one of the best matchup tables in Runeterra, with only EzKen and Eve Viego being uphill (yet still manageable) struggles, Scouts is here to Miss on Kat Gwen's parade.

And, as noted above, when Gwen faces Gwen, Kat folds to Sej.

Strong against: Lee Sin Akshan, Lurkers – even against Pirates.

Struggles against: Scouts, Sej Gwen, Taric Poppy, EzKen, Eve Viego

Regions
Shadow Isles
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
15
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
13
2
5
3
6
4
3
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
Elise
3
Katarina
2
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
22
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Frenzied Skitterer
1
Frenzied Skitterer
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
5
Fallen Reckoner
3
Fallen Reckoner
6
Eternal Dancers
2
Eternal Dancers
Spells
12
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
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Notably Absent

Nasus Kindred, Lee Sin Akshan, and the much-maligned Timelines blends are all popular, yet a bit on the mediocre side of performance as of now – we shall list them as playable, but not endorse them too ardently today. Do note that superb scribes and proficient pilots such as Leer and Monte speak quite fondly of the last two in their Meta Journey,


Connoisseur's Corner

Not-so-common blends, or good formulas for otherwise mediocre archetypes – if you are looking for something a bit off the beaten path, while still fairly sturdy and well-tested, these are the medleys for you, my friend.


Elise Norra

Quite the curious brew! Elise Norra emerged as one of Norra's first decks, the very First Friday of the Awakening expansion, yet it didn't find much success past that point. But this week tweaks were made, and our recommended formula has an acceptable 51% WR – a touch on the low end for what we'd normally recommend, but Awakening Champion medleys being so scarce, I have included it today among our Connoisseur selection on grounds of novelty.

Do note that it is exceptionally good against Pirates, and with an edge on Kat Gwen, which are perhaps two strong selling points.

Strong against: Pirates (very!), Kat Gwen

Struggles against: Timelines (horribly!), EzKen, Nami TF Ionia (awfully!)

Regions
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Bandlecity
24 cards
Rarities
23 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
12
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
19
2
3
3
5
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
2
Norra
3
Norra
Followers
13
1
Hapless Aristocrat
2
Hapless Aristocrat
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
The Tea Maker
3
The Tea Maker
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
4
Yordle Captain
3
Yordle Captain
Spells
21
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
Glimpse Beyond
1
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
1
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
10
Treasured Trash
3
Treasured Trash
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Akshan Pantheon

Another blend for the risk-taker, this one combining two Classic champions – and their equally classic cohorts of followers and spells – and Equipping them with The Darkin BloodlettersThe Darkin Bloodletters. One would be even tempted to note that Akshan was born to be equipped, his signature spell being a Grappling Hook, although probably Fated units would profit more in this case.

This medley's matchup table leaves a bit to be desired, but overall performance is solid nevertheless, our recommended deck punching at 52%.

Strong against: Kat Gwen (and Eve Viego?)

Struggles against: Pirates, Timelines, EzKen (quite badly)

Regions
Mount Targon
17 cards
Shurima
23 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
4
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
11
2
11
3
6
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
15
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Merciless Hunter
1
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wounded Whiteflame
1
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
16
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
The Absolver
1
The Absolver
3
Desert Duel
3
Desert Duel
3
Grappling Hook
1
Grappling Hook
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
4
Supercharge
1
Supercharge
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
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Norra Bard

Surprise! Just when you think Norra's previous brew is turning out as a bit of a disappointment (after the initial "We've found her list!" joy), some other left-field formula shows up with her at the helm – in this case, with a rather eye-opening 54% performance in nearly 400 games!

Regions
Runeterra
12 cards
Bandlecity
28 cards
Rarities
25 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
7
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
3
3
4
4
7
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Bard
3
Bard
Followers
16
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
The Tea Maker
3
The Tea Maker
4
Aloof Travelers
1
Aloof Travelers
5
Living Library
3
Living Library
Spells
18
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Proximity Puffcap
3
Proximity Puffcap
5
Cosmic Binding
1
Cosmic Binding
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
3
Minimorph
7
Eclectic Collection
2
Eclectic Collection
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Pandemonium

Pandemonium remains a playable option for those that want to watch the world (and Ephemeral Monkeys) burn – do we be warned that Ionia, with its tendency to yawp "Nope!" at your spells while gaining life themselves, may put a bit of a dent in your pyromaniac plans. 

Regions
Shadow Isles
4 cards
Bilgewater
36 cards
Rarities
32 900
champion
6
epic
9
rare
8
common
17
Mana cost
3
0
5
1
19
2
0
3
8
4
2
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
11
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Black Market Merchant
3
Black Market Merchant
2
Jagged Taskmaster
3
Jagged Taskmaster
4
Yordle Grifter
2
Yordle Grifter
Spells
23
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
Parrrley
2
Parrrley
2
Glimpse Beyond
1
Glimpse Beyond
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
2
Monkey Business
3
Monkey Business
2
Swindle
3
Swindle
4
Powder Pandemonium
3
Powder Pandemonium
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon
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Lurkers, aka Pyke Rek'Sai

Sometimes we just have to do what we have to do – on the flipside, though, Lurkers (enjoyers?) can now do so, at long last, with a new card: Buried ArmoryBuried Armory. Numbers for the below formula are quite impressive, by the way, nearly reaching 55%.

Regions
Shurima
26 cards
Bilgewater
14 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
3
common
26
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
9
2
6
3
3
4
3
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Rek'Sai
3
Rek'Sai
4
Pyke
3
Pyke
Landmarks
2
1
Buried Armory
2
Buried Armory
Followers
29
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Sharkling
3
Sharkling
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
1
Xer'sai Hatchling
3
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Redfin Hammersnout
3
Redfin Hammersnout
2
Snapjaw Swarm
3
Snapjaw Swarm
3
Xer'sai Caller
3
Xer'sai Caller
5
Xerxa'Reth, The Undertitan
3
Xerxa'Reth, The Undertitan
6
Xer'sai Dunebreaker
3
Xer'sai Dunebreaker
8
Jaull-fish
2
Jaull-fish
Spells
3
2
Call the Pack
3
Call the Pack
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A Walk on the Wild Side

Should you wish to dance with risk and chance, these are all well-performing, if quite fringe, brews and blends – their performance is excellent, but their sample sizes are too small to predict, with any degree of confidence, how they shall fare tomorrow.


Serious Action

While the Sivir Akshan pairing is nothing new, and the Seeker > Hunter > Runner lineup is by now a bit of a classic, this crew reaching for Noxus is a bit of a novel take (and quite different from the aggressive Noxus Shurima blends that from time to time show up). Also notice that this medley makes use of several new cards, from Equipment to followers to spells – truly a unique marriage of well-known with new.

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Shurima
22 cards
Rarities
22 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
3
common
31
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
8
2
10
3
7
4
3
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Sivir
2
Sivir
6
Darius
1
Darius
Landmarks
2
1
Buried Armory
2
Buried Armory
Equipments
1
2
Great Hammers
1
Great Hammers
Followers
19
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Reckless Trifarian
2
Reckless Trifarian
4
Ruined Reckoner
2
Ruined Reckoner
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
Spells
12
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
2
Entrancing Lure
1
Entrancing Lure
3
Might
3
Might
3
Whirling Death
2
Whirling Death
4
Bloody Business
3
Bloody Business
Open deck in builder

Ramp Aurelion Sol

An archetype fond of returning to the fringes every time the Meta is up in flux. A very unique experience if you have not tried it yet, and that seems to be doing quite well – with the usual caveat, though, that applies to old blends like this one: current performance is almost surely pushed by die-hard pilots.

Regions
Freljord
27 cards
Mount Targon
13 cards
Rarities
35 700
champion
6
epic
11
rare
11
common
12
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
3
2
0
3
6
4
9
5
3
6
16
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
10
Aurelion Sol
3
Aurelion Sol
Landmarks
6
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
6
Targon's Peak
3
Targon's Peak
Followers
9
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
3
She Who Wanders
Spells
19
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Celestial Wonder
1
Celestial Wonder
5
Harsh Winds
2
Harsh Winds
5
Starshaping
3
Starshaping
8
Voices of the Old Ones
2
Voices of the Old Ones
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
Open deck in builder

Non-Curious Evolution

This is not the first time Lee Sin and Viktor meet – it is the first time that I can remember, though, that their partnership looks much closer to "reasonable" than "train wreck", judging by the (admittedly quite low) sample size. Also perhaps one of the few, if only, blends with Glorious EvolutionGlorious Evolution outside Curious ShellfolkCurious Shellfolk decks.

Regions
Ionia
26 cards
Piltover & Zaun
14 cards
Rarities
32 800
champion
6
epic
8
rare
13
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
15
2
1
3
9
4
5
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
13
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Ballistic Bot
2
Ballistic Bot
2
Disciple of Doran
1
Disciple of Doran
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Piltovan Castaway
1
Piltovan Castaway
Spells
21
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
3
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
10
Glorious Evolution
2
Glorious Evolution
Open deck in builder

Miss Gwen

But if Pirates are doing excellently, and so is Kat Gwen – how about mixing them half and half?

A very fringe option, barely above 100 games, but which is doing amazingly well.

Regions
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Bilgewater
23 cards
Rarities
32 200
champion
6
epic
8
rare
10
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
14
2
3
3
3
4
6
5
5
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
17
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Hired Gun
1
Hired Gun
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
6
Eternal Dancers
2
Eternal Dancers
8
Riptide Rex
2
Riptide Rex
Spells
17
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Blood in the Water
3
Blood in the Water
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon
10
The Harrowing
1
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

Very well, my friend!

Runeterra Decks

I hope our varied Legends of Runeterra blends have, among them, your weapon of choice for your next stab at the Ranked ladder – Awakening champions may be hard to come by, but quite a few of this Expansion's cards have found a home, revitalizing old archetypes.

To close, our usual reminder: all stats and recommendations above are for choosing the best LoR deck for the Legends of Runeterra Ladder – if you are in need of weapons of choice for a Tournament or Gauntlet run, be sure to check Sirturmund's & Monte's recommended Best-of-Three decks and lineups.

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