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By the Numbers, Oct. 4 – Current Eighteen Best LoR Decks

Current best Legends of Runeterra decks, according to the latest data!

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

LoR Best Decks – The Fate and the Tide

As of early Tuesday, these are the best LoR decks and Archetypes right now, according to Balco and Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

LoR Best Decks: Legends of Runeterra Meta Tier List, sorted by win rate

Fated Fiora and Lee Sin reign supreme, with Swain Norra making quite the waves and TF Swain still popular but losing steam…

… while Annie Jhin and Heimer Jayce, two rather old archetypes that have spent quite some time in the shadows, seem to have found the right timing to, like Fiora and Swain, return to the fore.


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 LoR decks with more than 2100 games and good-to-great WR – if you need to climb and you don't care about anything else, these are the best decks in Legends of Runeterra.


Fated to return: Fiora Pantheon

Raphterra's creation keeps rocking Runeterra – nearly twelve thousand games in the last three days with the improved deck shown below, and smashing it with a 57% WR. Fiora may have taken her time away from the limelight, but boy oh boy is she back!

Fiora Pantheon's best list has switched a bit from last Sunday, ditching Durand Protege to go all-in on Iula and Single Combat – the latter another Demacian staple returned to its former glories.

Fated Fiora finishes off TF Swain, Karma Yi, Taric Poppy and all Norra flavors without breaking a sweat – Akshan Lee, Nami Lee, and Akshan Pantheon are among the few decks that have an edge on the Warrior and the Duelist.

If you'd like insights, tips and tricks about this new powerhouse, Scissorsbox just released his Fiora Pantheon Deck Guide, showcasing this exact same build.

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
18
2
6
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
17
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Iula
3
Iula
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
6
Camphor, the Doubt
2
Camphor, the Doubt
Spells
14
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

The General's New BFF: Swain Norra

While TF Swain, as we'll see further below, has lost quite a bit of steam, the RattlingBones-arranged marriage between the Grand General and Portalesque Yordle is the other big success story this patch – exact same deck list as two days ago, but going from 1,000 to 4,000+ games played in the last three days. Its WR has cooled off a tad in the process, dropping from 57% last Sunday to a still great, yet more reasonable 54%+.

Swain Norra handily handles TF Swain, which explains its overall success quite a bit; it also beats other somewhat weak blends, like KarMaster Yi and Leona Asol. It has serious problems against Nami Lee (although it is slightly favored against the Akshan version), and also loses to Fated Fiora.

Regions
Noxus
16 cards
Bandlecity
24 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
15
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
19
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Death's Hand
2
Death's Hand
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
Open deck in builder

Lee Sin Nami, ft. Twisted Fate

They won't win a popularity contest (either as a specific deck list, or overall as an archetype), but by matchup tables this is the best LoR deck, without a doubt. There are only two archetypes that have a chance at beating Namee, namely Taric Poppy and Annie Jhin – the rest of the field, including such powerhouses as Fated Fiora and Norra Swain, get crushed underfoot by the blind monk and the Tidecaller.

Overall performance is equally staggering, with their best deck (pretty much "solved" at this point, since it has remained constant for quite some time now) kicking above 57% in 4,100+ games.

You want some style points? Try this very fringe Tahm Kench version, then!

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
Open deck in builder

The Crowd Pleaser: Twisted Fate Swain, ft. Katarina

Although losing steam in both the WR and play rate departments, TF Swain remains the most popular deck at Platinum and above – although, by current trends, Fated Fiora will soon overtake it. Card slinger and Grand General are nevertheless a force to be reckoned with, and there are several slightly different versions doing quite well, which in turn suggests that pilots haven't yet found the optimal build. Today we again see, like last Friday (but unlike last Sunday) the Katarina version as the best-performing, with a 53% WR across 2500 games.

TF Swain's matchups are a bit concerning, in that it loses to Fated Fiora and Nami Lee (two of the most popular archetypes), is a serious underdog to Swain Norra, and is also kicked around by Akshan Lee – Leona Asol and Taric Poppy are among the few popular decks that TF Swain easily beat.

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
Open deck in builder

Notably Absent: Karma Master Yi

While undoubtedly a strong deck in top pilots' hands, KarMaster Yi's performance has dropped sharply, and sadly it's not a deck we can currently recommend.


Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

These LoR decks have between 900 and 2100 games in the last three days – a large enough sample to confidently say "Yeah, this works."


Taric Poppy

One of the very few Nami Lee counters, Taric Poppy manages a solid 52% overall across 1400 games.

As noted last Sunday, Taric and Poppy's main headache is how aggressive the post-patch field has turned against them: Fated Fiora is a horrible matchup, TF Swain is bad too, and Leona Asol is abysmally awful. They do have a slight edge on Swain Norra, though, and with that deck on the rise, Taric Poppy may see its fortunes improve.

Regions
Demacia
18 cards
Mount Targon
22 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
17
2
3
3
8
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
4
Taric
3
Taric
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
21
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Frightened Ibex
3
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
10
2
Guiding Touch
1
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
4
Relentless Pursuit
2
Relentless Pursuit
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Lee Sin Akshan

The 'other' blind monk blend keeps gaining traction – it's close to 55% now with its best deck, across nearly 1,400 games. As top pilot Drisoth mentions, it may be a Tier 0 deck were it not for Nami Lee: Akshan Lee is even or favored against pretty much everything else, including TF Swain and Fated Fiora, and with the exception of KarMaster Yi which, as we've seen, is not enjoying the best of times.

Regions
Shurima
12 cards
Ionia
28 cards
Rarities
30 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
16
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
14
2
2
3
5
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Equipments
1
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
11
1
Forsaken Baccai
2
Forsaken Baccai
1
Vastayan Disciple
2
Vastayan Disciple
2
Eye of the Dragon
2
Eye of the Dragon
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
22
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Shuriman Tellstones
1
Shuriman Tellstones
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Sonic Wave
2
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

Akshan Pantheon

Akshan Pantheon has lost a bit of steam these last couple of days, dropping to 53%+ in around 1200 games (down from 55%+ and 1800 last Sunday). It has trouble with blind monks, but has an edge on TF Swain and Fated Fiora, and a very good edge against Norra Swain – quite an okay spot to be, in our current Meta!

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

I'll Sleep When They Are Dead – Annie Jhin

No, really: don't sleep on this one, folks – it has been steadily gaining traction, jumping from our YMMV category last Friday, to Punching Up on Sunday, to a Heavyweight with nearly a 1,000 games now, and an eye-widening 54%+ WR.

Bullet buff and blazing brat are back, definitely. TF Swain they cannot handle, and Norra Swain is a fairly rough matchup – but they are even versus Fated Fiora, they convincingly beat Akshan Lee, and they bloody murder Nami Lee. Don't send melee fighters to do a sniper's job: if you want to snipe the blind monk, Annie Jhin is the deck you want to look into.

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

Notably Absent: Swain Caitlyn, Leona Asol, and… Braum Tahm Kench!?

Tri-beam Swain remains playable, but it's hovering at 50% so we won't recommend it too ardently. Leona Asol, we'll recommend not playing – performance has dropped sharply, and it's below 45%. And, for the love of all things LoR, please stay away from that hideous Braum Tahm Kench brew that's running around – I mean, if you are really that desperate to donate your LPs, just queue and then surrender on the spot. No, really, it's that bad.


Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 300 and 900 games in the last three days – solid picks if you'd rather pilot something a bit less played.


Karma Viktor

Interesting turn of events: after being pushed a bit to the sides, Karma and Vik have cleaned up their bar, got rid of the drunken wannabes, and now are punching back up: 52%+ in the last three days, with nearly 700 games under their belts.

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

Kat Gwen, ft. Elise

Again a bit in the downs of the Meta's rollercoaster, Katarina Gwen now punches at a moderate 52%, with TF Swain, Fated Fiora, Lee Nami and Swain Norra all slightly unfavored matchups

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

Heimerdinger Jayce

Well, guess who's back, too! And in full force, to boot, smashing at 56% in nearly 500 games.

After a really hard time in the first four Awakening weeks, Professor and Student seem to have regained their stride post-patch. They lose to Fated Fiora, but can go toe to toe with Nami Lee, and soundly beat Akshan Lee – they also have an edge on both TF Swain and Norra Swain, and crush Taric Poppy. All in all, a great matchup spread!

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
33 cards
Shadow Isles
7 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
14
common
18
Mana cost
6
0
6
1
9
2
6
3
3
4
3
5
7
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
10
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
Adaptatron 3000
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
3
Hextech Handler
3
Hextech Handler
Spells
24
0
Production Surge
3
Production Surge
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
Thermogenic Beam
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
Flash of Brilliance
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
3
Shock Blast
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
Open deck in builder

Miss Daddy

Another of the few decks with good odds against Nami Lee – gets murdered by TF Swain, though, and not ideal versus Fated Fiora.

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

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.


Elise Nocturne Noxus

The buffs were not enough to push Nocturne to the top – another Fiora or Swain they are not, quite clearly – yet this Mistwraith blend, after swapping Fading Memories for Unto Dusk, seems to be doing quite well: 56%+ right now, in over 250 games.

Regions
Noxus
3 cards
Shadow Isles
37 cards
Rarities
23 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
12
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
15
2
9
3
7
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Nocturne
3
Nocturne
Followers
24
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
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
10
1
Mark of the Isles
3
Mark of the Isles
2
Unto Dusk
3
Unto Dusk
3
Stalking Shadows
3
Stalking Shadows
4
Risen Mists
1
Risen Mists
Open deck in builder

Veigar Norra Shadow Isles

Pushed to the sides after having the spotlight for a bit before the balance patch, Veigar Norra is another deck that shines in the fringes: 55%+ in a bit over 200 games.

Regions
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Bandlecity
26 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
14
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
20
2
0
3
5
4
3
5
7
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
Followers
17
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
1
Darkbulb Acolyte
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
8
Dess & Ada
2
Dess & Ada
Spells
17
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Glimpse Beyond
1
Glimpse Beyond
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
Open deck in builder

Leona Jarvan IV

With Leona ASol getting its nose bloodied right now, it falls upon Jarvan IV to pick up Sun's banner – not too impressive a performance, though, just getting to 51%, but it's one of the few Leona decks that (still) works.

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Mount Targon
25 cards
Rarities
26 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
10
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
7
3
2
4
10
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Leona
3
Leona
6
Jarvan IV
3
Jarvan IV
Followers
21
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
3
Laurent Protege
2
Laurent Protege
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
4
Solari Stellacorn
2
Solari Stellacorn
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
Spells
13
2
Guiding Touch
1
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
1
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Morning Light
2
Morning Light
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Leona Galio, ft. Jarvan

As an alternative, this other Leona Demacia is doing much better (almost 55%), although across a fairly small sample (around 130 games).

Regions
Demacia
10 cards
Mount Targon
30 cards
Rarities
26 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
10
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
12
2
7
3
3
4
12
5
1
6
2
7+
Champions
6
5
Leona
3
Leona
6
Jarvan IV
1
Jarvan IV
7
Galio
2
Galio
Followers
21
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
Solari Shieldbearer
3
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
4
Solari Stellacorn
1
Solari Stellacorn
4
Solari Sunforger
2
Solari Sunforger
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
Spells
13
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Hush
1
Hush
5
Concerted Strike
3
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis
5
Sunburst
2
Sunburst
Open deck in builder

Gnar Bard Sejuani

If you want some fringe option that does work, though, look no further – with an overwhelming 58%+ WR across nearly 200 games, this triple Battle Fury blend screams "Face's the Place!"

Regions
Freljord
28 cards
Runeterra
3 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
12
2
0
3
5
4
4
5
4
6
6
7+
Champions
6
4
Bard
3
Bard
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
6
Sejuani
1
Sejuani
Followers
22
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
5
Scarmaiden Reaver
1
Scarmaiden Reaver
6
Revna, the Lorekeeper
3
Revna, the Lorekeeper
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
12
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
Inner Beast
3
Inner Beast
5
Cosmic Binding
3
Cosmic Binding
8
Battle Fury
3
Battle Fury
Open deck in builder

Taliyah Ziggs

Another former Top Dog looking to make a comeback?

For those new Legends of Runeterra, this Landmark duo may be an opportunity to try quite a different playstyle than what is common nowadays.

Regions
Bandlecity
10 cards
Shurima
33 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
17
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
8
2
16
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
2
Ancient Preparations
1
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
14
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
4
Desert Naturalist
2
Desert Naturalist
5
Herald of the Magus
1
Herald of the Magus
8
The Arsenal
2
The Arsenal
Spells
13
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Ancient Hourglass
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unraveled Earth
3
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
Open deck in builder

Closing Words

We seem to be entering the settling-down phase of our Meta – no radically new faces today, when compared with last Sunday, but it's becoming clear which decks were flukes, and which seem like the real deal.

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!


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