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By the Numbers – Eighteen Best Decks, 40 hours into the 3.16 Patch

Current best decks, according to the latest data, including TF Swain, Nami Lee, Pantheon Fiora, Swain Caitlyn, and... Karma Master Yi!

Note: This is an older article - for the most up-to-date data, check the latest LoR Best Decks article!!

LoR Best Decks – Masters, Monks and Generals

With 40 hours of data from Patch 3.16, these are the best LoR decks and Archetypes right now, according to Balco and Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

Following the trends we saw yesterday, Twisted Fate Swain has taken over the ladder by popularity, while "Does it beat Lee Sin Nami?" is the acid test for new decks (spoiler: it's a very corrosive test), Fiora Pantheon looks like a very real deal…

… and, not shown above, but a very hot, new trend: non-Copium Master Yi! =)


Technical note – About archetypes and decklists, and what we mean by "LoR best decks"

Balco's chart above, like most data sites (including MaRu's Meta Tier List) and many of our articles (like Leer's LoR Meta Decks Report last Monday) sorts LoR decks by archetype ("archetype" being the aggregate of decks with a specific champion combination) – that's also how matchup tables are shown in pretty much all data sites.

In this article, we'll sort decks by the best specific decklist for each archetype – since in each archetype some decks fare better than others (and sometimes the difference is quite noticeable), we'll broadly group the best LoR decks in four arbitrary categories, by amount of games played in the last three days in the data samples we check:

  • Juggernauts: decks with more than 2100 games – these are the best tried-and-true decks for the climbing job.
  • Heavyweights: between 2100 and 900 games played – other excellent choices, with large enough samples to confidently say, "Yeah, this works."
  • Punching Up: between 900 and 300 games – we're entering the Land of Small Sample Sizes here, on top of the meta being up in the air, but as far as numbers go, these decks can put up one hell of a fight.
  • YMMV: between 300 and 150 games – risky stuff, but here's where you usually find the spice!

For this article, in all cases we'll look at decklists in Platinum and above, and in the last three days, unless stated otherwise – and when talking about decks in general, or best LoR decks in particular, we'll always be referring to specific lists (while reserving "archetype" to denominate the aggregate of all decks with a particular champion pair). As a rule of thumb, decks with a winrate (WR) above 52% catch our eye, above 53% are eye-widening, and anything over 55% is exceptional.

On the other hand, do notice that when talking about matchup tables, it's always about archetypes – in other words, we'll recommend which are the best Legend of Runeterra decks (ie. specific decklist) you can choose to face the most popular archetypes (since you'll find all versions in the LoR ladder).

Last but not least: all stats and recommendations above are for choosing the best LoR deck for the Legends of Runeterra Ladder environment – if you are in need of weapons of choice for the Best-of-Three format, be sure to check Sirturmund's & Monte's recommended Tournament & Gauntlet Decks and Lineups (which they usually update every Thursday).

Sources: Balco, Legna, Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List.

If you have any feedback on how these decks could be showcased differently, do let me know! =)


Juggernauts – Best LoR Meta Decks

Here we showcase decks with more than 2100 games and good-to-great WR – the Patch having just landed, we'll find a single such Leviathan today, which is an impressive feat considering we usually look at 72 hours (instead the today's 40 hours window) for the 2100-game threshold.


Twisted Fate Swain

When pilots love you, they do love you! Most popular archetype by a Noxian mile, and the only Juggernaut we'll find this early in the Patch – the below list smacks at 54%+ with nearly 4,000 games played. There are several variations, too; if you are in the mood for experimenting, this heavier-on-spells Twisted Fate Swain deck punches well above 56% in nearly 1,700 games.

Are we witnessing the dawn of the Age of Noxus?

Not if the Blind Monk has something to say about it: both Lee Sin Nami and Lee Sin Akshan are fairly bad matchups for TF Swain; other weak spots include Norra blends, Fiora Pantheon and Timelines. On the other hand, our Twisted Daddy crushes Plunder, Taric Poppy, Lurkers, and most other new decks.

Regions
Bilgewater
22 cards
Noxus
18 cards
Rarities
30 100
champion
6
epic
7
rare
5
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
11
2
7
3
5
4
6
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
1
Katarina
4
Twisted Fate
2
Twisted Fate
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
20
1
Crusty Codger
1
Crusty Codger
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
2
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Dreadway Deckhand
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Marai Warden
1
Marai Warden
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
8
Riptide Rex
1
Riptide Rex
Spells
14
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
2
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Guillotine
1
Noxian Guillotine
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
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Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

These LoR decks have between 900 and 2100 games since the Patch landed – do keep the "too early to tell" caveat in mind, but these decks will most likely work well until the next Expansion arrives.


Lee Sin Nami, ft. Twisted Fate

When Daddy's not looking, Twisted Fate is double-dipping and playing for the other team – and boy oh boy is this a kick-ass team. After sneaking past Riot's radar and dodging the nerf hammer, Lee Sin Nami's numbers leave little doubt who is this Meta's apex predator: a well-refined lists, punching at a silly 58%+, and during a time (close to Seasonals) in which top pilots are incentivized to perform rather than investigate new blends.

And a lucky deck, to boot: its only menace in sight, Taric Poppy, is having a hard time against the current field (being weak to several of the fresh new faces) – the rest of the opposition, Lee Sin Nami just steamrolls.

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Ionia
20 cards
Rarities
35 100
champion
6
epic
9
rare
19
common
6
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
8
2
5
3
4
4
8
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Twisted Fate
1
Twisted Fate
5
Lee Sin
2
Lee Sin
Followers
15
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Coral Creatures
3
Coral Creatures
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
19
1
Ionian Tellstones
3
Ionian Tellstones
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
3
Double Trouble
2
Double Trouble
4
Concussive Palm
1
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
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Swain Caitlyn

Well, if Twisted Fate is having a Ionian fling, nobody can really fault Daddy for spending some time with Piltover's finest. And it's turning out to be quite the relationship, rekindling the Tri-beam Improbulator Tempo archetype to an impressive 53%+ WR in close to 1,300 games – and with tons of different builds all doing well, the usual hallmark of a deck being refined and improved.

They die (horribly) to Lee Sin Nami and Lee Sin Akshan, but seem to handily handle Norra Heimer, Plunder and Darkness, while ruthlessly smashing Taric Poppy.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
3
2
19
3
4
4
6
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
13
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Aloof Travelers
1
Aloof Travelers
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
21
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
3
Aftershock
2
Aftershock
3
Death's Hand
3
Death's Hand
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Parts Made Whole
3
Parts Made Whole
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
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4LW Latest Masterpiece, aka Karma Master Yi Go Hard

Nope, not copium this time.

A Master Yi deck.

With a whopping 54%+ win rate.

Across nearly 1000 games.

Yes, we're not yet two days into the patch so nothing is carved in stone, but: this creation from Master Brewer 4LW works. And, yes, it dies to Lee Sin Nami. Nothing in LoR is perfect, but that's how it is!

Regions
Ionia
29 cards
Shadow Isles
11 cards
Rarities
35 400
champion
6
epic
10
rare
15
common
9
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
9
2
3
3
5
4
7
5
6
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Master Yi
3
Master Yi
5
Karma
3
Karma
Followers
9
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
6
Scattered Pod
3
Scattered Pod
Spells
25
1
Go Hard
3
Go Hard
1
Ionian Tellstones
3
Ionian Tellstones
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
5
Withering Wail
1
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
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Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 300 and 900 games played since the patch landed – promising, but still a bit too early to tell.


Akshan Pantheon

Everybody's favorite Fated bodybuilder has found a bunch of new pals, but his gym bro from last patch still packs a punch – Akshan Pantheon easily lifts above 54% in 650+ reps, in part helped by having a small edge on TF Swain.

It's yet another deck that dies to Lee Nami while beating Taric Poppy, though, so these two champs are fated to support the status quo.

Regions
Shurima
24 cards
Mount Targon
16 cards
Rarities
30 800
champion
6
epic
8
rare
3
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
12
2
11
3
5
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Equipments
5
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
14
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
Spells
15
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Ruthless Predator
1
Ruthless Predator
2
The Absolver
1
The Absolver
3
Desert Duel
3
Desert Duel
3
Grappling Hook
1
Grappling Hook
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
Open deck in builder

Fiora Pantheon

When the smug hook-hurling Rogue skips leg day, though, Pantheon has quite the alternative training partner – and boy does Fiora pull her weight around: 56%+, in more than 600 games, and actually not too afraid of Lee Nami (only a bit). A brew brought to us by Raphterra, that is getting traction fast.

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Mount Targon
25 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
17
2
7
3
6
4
4
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Fiora
3
Fiora
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
18
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
2
Durand Protege
3
Iula
2
Iula
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
6
Camphor, the Doubt
2
Camphor, the Doubt
Spells
13
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Leona Aurelion Sol

A deck trying to find its footing, after an early strong start yesterday – mostly dragged down by builds including Zoe (data says: don't), but with the best version reaching a very solid 53%.

Joins the scores of decks beating Taric Poppy while crumbling to Lee Nami, but until the archetype as a whole gets rid of the bad versions, matchups are hard to parse.

Regions
Demacia
5 cards
Mount Targon
35 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
5
epic
3
rare
12
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
13
2
6
3
2
4
11
5
0
6
5
7+
Champions
5
5
Leona
3
Leona
10
Aurelion Sol
2
Aurelion Sol
Followers
21
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
Solari Shieldbearer
3
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Sunhawk
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Priestess
2
Solari Priestess
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
4
Solari Sunforger
2
Solari Sunforger
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
7
Eclipse Dragon
3
Eclipse Dragon
Spells
14
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Hush
1
Hush
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Sunburst
3
Sunburst
Open deck in builder

Twisted Fate Nami Ionia

The original Nami Ionia deck, and quite the Ladder force until Lee Nami took over – currently performing at a decent 52% in 500+ games, but unless you need Lee Sin in a different deck for your Tournament lineup, there seems to be no reason in the current meta to opt for this version.

Regions
Bilgewater
18 cards
Ionia
22 cards
Rarities
35 100
champion
6
epic
9
rare
19
common
6
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
5
2
6
3
5
4
9
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Twisted Fate
2
Twisted Fate
5
Lee Sin
1
Lee Sin
Followers
12
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
22
1
Ionian Tellstones
3
Ionian Tellstones
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Heavy Metal
1
Heavy Metal
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
4
Concussive Palm
1
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

The One Not Afraid of Lee Sin Nami, aka Taric Poppy

As noted above, Taric Poppy is arguably the best Lee Nami counter, but it's in a very rough spot in this meta: it loses fairly badly against TF Swain (itself the most popular deck by a mile), and is also the underdog against some of the other fresh, new faces (such as Leona Asol and Swain Caitlyn).

Still, its best list (the second most popular) punches at 54% in 500+ games – early card data suggests Ranger's Resolve and Guiding Touch are crucial, and two copies of The Darkin Lodestone are also putting a lot of work.

Regions
Demacia
19 cards
Mount Targon
21 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
9
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
15
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
3
Ranger's Resolve
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
1
Pale Cascade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
4
Relentless Pursuit
1
Relentless Pursuit
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Kalista Nocturne, ft. Katarina

While Elise Nocturne has lost a ton of steam today (to the point that we won't recommend a list for them), Kalista Nocturne is picking up the Fearsome slack, and adding Kat to the mix. Performance is fairly solid (52%), and by early data it would seem it can go toe-to-toe with Lee Sin Nami.

Regions
Noxus
4 cards
Shadow Isles
36 cards
Rarities
24 700
champion
6
epic
1
rare
11
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
10
2
11
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Kalista
2
Kalista
3
Katarina
1
Katarina
4
Nocturne
3
Nocturne
Followers
21
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Mistwraith
3
Mistwraith
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
4
Wraithcaller
3
Wraithcaller
Spells
13
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
1
Vile Feast
3
Stalking Shadows
2
Stalking Shadows
4
Risen Mists
3
Risen Mists
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
10
The Harrowing
1
The Harrowing
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Everyone Comes to Vik's

Karma and Viktor keep running their Back Alley Bar with a fairly solid success – almost the exact same list as last patch, with a pretty solid 52% WR in close to 400 games. And if you'd like to try a Bar-less, Burn-more version, check Yangzera's Karma Viktor Deck Guide.

Regions
Ionia
21 cards
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Rarities
29 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
14
common
15
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
8
2
5
3
10
4
4
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
5
Karma
3
Karma
Landmarks
3
6
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
9
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
1
Vastayan Disciple
2
Vastayan Disciple
3
Shadow Assassin
1
Shadow Assassin
3
Tasty Faefolk
3
Tasty Faefolk
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
2
Will of Ionia
5
Deep Meditation
1
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Taric Fiora

A trend seen yesterday that keeps gaining steam: Fiora pretty much taking over Poppy's spot in Taric Poppy, with some tweaks in the Spells column for added protection, Strikes and Rallies. Similarly to Taric Poppy, Taric Fiora looks very solid versus Lee Nami while weak against TF Swain.

Regions
Demacia
26 cards
Mount Targon
14 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
16
2
2
3
9
4
8
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Fiora
3
Fiora
4
Taric
3
Taric
Followers
19
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
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
2
Laurent Protege
5
Mountain Sojourners
3
Mountain Sojourners
Spells
15
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
4
Relentless Pursuit
3
Relentless Pursuit
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Your Mileage May Vary – Fringe LoR Decks

Runeterra decks with less than 300 games played in the last few days – promising, but too little data to say for sure how they currently fare.


Bandle Teemo Swain

Grand General and Puffy Scout have rekindled their old partnership – nothing ladder-breaking thus far, but doing fairly well!

Regions
Noxus
21 cards
Bandlecity
19 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
10
2
7
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
19
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
4
Teenydactyl
3
Teenydactyl
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
15
1
Poison Dart
2
Poison Dart
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Death's Hand
3
Death's Hand
3
Noxian Guillotine
1
Noxian Guillotine
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
Open deck in builder

Miss Daddy?

Now turned Noxian Corsairs, Pirates have commandeered the Leviathan into their fleet – and find no need for expensive Decimates to punch at a brutal 57%!

Regions
Bilgewater
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
30 800
champion
6
epic
8
rare
3
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
8
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
24
1
Crusty Codger
3
Crusty Codger
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
10
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Riptide Sermon
2
Riptide Sermon
Open deck in builder

Bandle Annie Swain

Now this is a fresh take – Annie and Swain go to Bandle City, to add puffacaps and pokey sticks to their arsenal of pings. Their best deck reaches 53% in 200+ games, with other versions punching at similar rates.

Regions
Bandlecity
18 cards
Noxus
22 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
8
3
2
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
14
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
4
Ruined Reckoner
2
Ruined Reckoner
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
20
1
Poison Dart
3
Poison Dart
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Drop the Bomb
3
Drop the Bomb
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Death's Hand
3
Death's Hand
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
3
Wallop
3
Wallop
Open deck in builder

Kat Gwen, ft. Elise

Pushed to the fringes, and recovering from nerfs to Hate Spike and The Harrowing, these three tough ladies can still put up a fight.

Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Shadow Isles
25 cards
Rarities
28 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
13
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
15
2
4
3
5
4
3
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
Elise
3
Katarina
2
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
21
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Ruined Reckoner
2
Ruined Reckoner
5
Fallen Reckoner
3
Fallen Reckoner
6
Eternal Dancers
2
Eternal Dancers
Spells
13
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

Annie Jhin

Another former Juggernaut unceremoniously pushed away from center stage, Annie Jhin is pushing numbers that may hint at a comeback: WR over 57% across almost 200 games, and a great matchup into Lee Sin Nami.

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Noxus
19 cards
Rarities
22 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
3
common
31
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
15
2
7
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
28
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Boomcrew Rookie
3
Boomcrew Rookie
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
2
The Stagehand
3
The Stagehand
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
Spells
6
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

Lee Sin Akshan

A very scattered archetype (several lists with similar playrate) yet overall doing very, very well.

Regions
Ionia
27 cards
Shurima
13 cards
Rarities
30 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
12
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
15
2
2
3
5
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
12
1
Forsaken Baccai
2
Forsaken Baccai
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
22
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Sonic Wave
3
Sonic Wave
2
The Absolver
3
The Absolver
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
1
Will of Ionia
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Closing Words

The Grand General has returned in full force…

… while an Ionian blind monk seems to be the only thing stopping Noxian forces from taking over the ladder.

We'll see how our Meta shapes up, but thus far it's a 10/10 on flavor! =)

To close today's recommendations, the 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.

Good luck out there!


Any questions or comments, or more data you may need, feel free to:

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Or find more writings on substack: https://riwan.substack.com/


Stay Tuned for More!

Later today, Sirturmund and Monte will have their first recommended Tournaments & Gauntlets decks and lineups – leading right to our Big Birthday Tournament on Saturday!


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