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By the Numbers – Current Best LoR Decks, Last Push Edition

Best decks for a last-push climb!

Note: This is an old article - for the most up-to-date data, check the latest LoR Best Decks article, or our Meta Tier List!

Best Legends of Runeterra Decks – End of Domination

As of early Friday, these are the best Legends of Runeterra decks and archetypes, according to Legna and Mastering Runeterra's Meta Tier List:

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

Not much has changed since last Tuesday or last week, so if you're focusing on a last push climb (before the Domination season ends, and the World Ender season starts on Wednesday 7th next week), the decks above are all very safe bets.

  • Katarina Gwen, Kayn Vayne and Teemo Zoe are the top-shelf options when you consider both playrate and winrate, with Kat Gwen the strongest deck in Legends of Runeterra this patch, as it has been for the past couple of weeks,
  • The ever-present Annie Jhin and the ascending Jinx Lulu are the other two Top Dogs when we look at winrate, although they are a lot less common than the previous three,
  • Several other very strong decks are nibbling at Top Dogs' heels, but it's unlikely that any of them will prove to be better in the next few days until the new World Ender cards arrive.

Something else worth noting, for those of you that are not just thinking about how to end the Domination season, but how to climb quickly once World Ender starts: while there's no way to know how the meta will look like a week from now, it's usually a safe bet that, during the early days of new expansion (with lots of pilots testing unrefined brews), decks that are strong now will be strong then, provided they are not nerfed.

As it happens, thus far we have a single confirmed nerf (and no buffs) that will arrive with World Ender…

… which directly affects Teemo Zoe.

With the above being said, let's jump into the data and check today's best Runeterra decks!


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

Most data sites (including MaRu's Meta Tier List) and articles like Leer's Monday Meta Report sort Legends of Runeterra meta 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 these Legends of Runeterra 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 data samples we check:

  • Juggernauts: LoR decks with more than 2100 games – these are the best tried-and-true, top meta decks in Legends of Runeterra.
  • Heavyweights: LoR decks with between 2100 and 900 games played – other excellent choices, with large enough samples to confidently say, "Yeah, this works."
  • Punching Up: LoR decks with between 900 and 400 games played – 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: decks with less than 400 games in the last three days – fringe, risky stuff, but here's where you usually find the spice!

For this article, in all cases we'll look at decks in Platinum and above, and in the last three days, unless stated otherwise – and when talking about LoR decks in general, or best Legends of Runeterra 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 with a WR 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 – the Best-of-Three format (found in Tournaments and Gauntlets) is a very different kettle of fish!

Sources: 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 Legends of Runeterra Meta Decks


Here we showcase LoR decks with more than 2100 games and good-to-great WR – by current numbers, these are the best meta decks in Legends of Runeterra. Like last Tuesday, we will find a single deck in this category today.

Katarina Gwen. ft Elise

If climbing fast is your sole concern, stop reading and just jump onto the LoR ladder with this:

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Rarities
29 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
13
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
11
2
6
3
5
4
3
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
Elise
3
Katarina
2
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Landmarks
1
3
Opulent Foyer
1
Opulent Foyer
Followers
19
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
2
House Spider
1
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
14
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Noxian Fervor
1
Noxian Fervor
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

Although when looking at whole archetypes the numbers may seem very close, when checking specific decks Red Gwen is a slam-dunk choice: 4,200 games in the last three days, the most played list in all three shards (AM, EMEA and APAC, and with EMEA in particular being in love with this build), and punching above the 56% WR mark: the best Red Gwen deck is also the best deck in Runeterra, and that's about it.

Want to climb fast? Pick this deck!

Kat Gwen has three weak spots: Jinx Lulu above all, which is a very bad matchup, and to a lesser extent Draven Jinx and Plunder. Everything else is either roughly even, or fairly favored for these three ladies.  

Further reading: Scissorsbox's Hallowed Attacks and Harrowing Combos –  A Katarina Gwen Deck Guide.


Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

These LoR decks have between 900 and 2100 games played in the last three days – solid picks for climbing the Runeterra ladder.


Annie Twisted Fate, ft. Kat

Annie TF has turned the tides (it had been pushed down to 50% WR last week) and, thanks to solid matchups against the other Top Dogs, the best Annie TF deck is currently the second most popular from among all archetypes, with nearly 2,000 games played in the last three days with a solid 52%+ WR.

As said, Annie TF is very good against Kayn Vayne and Teemo Zoe, and has a slight edge on Kat Gwen, and can consistently beat Jhinnie – while a lower WR overall when compared to the other Top Dogs, it's actually the best option if your main goal is to beat said Top Dogs.

Further reading: For tips and tricks, you may want to check Dr Chekhov's Annie TF Deck Guide

Regions
Noxus
21 cards
Bilgewater
19 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
12
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
11
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
2
Annie
3
Katarina
1
Katarina
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Landmarks
3
1
Ravenbloom Conservatory
3
Ravenbloom Conservatory
Followers
10
1
Pool Shark
1
Pool Shark
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
8
Riptide Rex
2
Riptide Rex
Spells
21
1
Blade's Edge
3
Blade's Edge
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Death's Hand
3
Death's Hand
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

Kayn Vayne

With two slightly different builds (exact same follower composition, only slight tweaks to spells), Kayn Vayne looks like it could have turned out to be the strongest deck in Runeterra if given a bit more time.

Regions
Demacia
18 cards
Runeterra
22 cards
Rarities
27 600
champion
6
epic
4
rare
9
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
5
2
8
3
10
4
7
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Kayn
3
Kayn
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
15
1
Buhru Cultist
3
Buhru Cultist
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
3
Blooming Cultist
3
Blooming Cultist
4
Ambitious Cultist
3
Ambitious Cultist
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
Spells
16
1
Catch!
1
Catch!
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
4
Furious Wielder
1
Furious Wielder
4
Riposte
1
Riposte
4
The Expanse's Protection
1
The Expanse's Protection
4
The Unforgiving Cold
1
The Unforgiving Cold
5
Concerted Strike
3
Concerted Strike
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
Open deck in builder

Kayn Vayne's best deck punches at a silly 60% WR across 1,400 games, while the second-best version (which you can see here) performs at 55% in around 1,600 games.

Kat Gwen not your thing? Pick Kayn Vayne instead!

Kayn Vayne murders Jinx Lulu, is roughly even against Kat Gwen and Teemo Zoe, but loses to Annie TF and Pantheon Varus.

Further reading: PakiInPyjamas Kayn and Vayne Bring the Pain – A LoR Deck Guide.


Bandle Teemo Zoe

This pesky Elusive duo has kept stable since last Tuesday, with the best Teemo Zoe deck punching at nearly 55% across 1,500 games in the last three days.

Regions
Mount Targon
25 cards
Bandlecity
18 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
18
2
4
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
The Flight
3
The Flight
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
Spells
13
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
We Stand Together
1
We Stand Together
4
The Sudden Surge
3
The Sudden Surge
5
Battle Bonds
3
Battle Bonds
Open deck in builder

The pesky pair murders Taliyah Ziggs, is good against Plunder and Pantheon Varus, can go toe-to-toe with Kayn Vayne; slightly the underdog to Kat Gwen Elise, cries when confronting Annie TF, Tryndamere Trundle, Jhinnie and Jinx Lulu.

By the way, for those fond of planning ahead: one of Teemo Zoe's key tools, namely The Sudden SurgeThe Sudden Surge, will get nerfed once World Ender arrives – it's hard to gauge how the next expansion will affect this deck, though, since according to Yangzera the archetype will get a very cool new toy (Winged MessengerWinged Messenger, which Yang thinks will be broken in Elusive decks).

Further reading: Leer's Trickster Never Loses – A Teemo Zoe Elusives LoR Deck Guide.


Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 400 and 900 games in the last three days – while some may be just a fluke, more often than not should end up being on the strong side of things.


⭐Rising Star – Jinx Lulu

Jinx Lulu is, a bit like Kayn Vayne, a deck that perhaps could have proven to be the best fo the format if given more time: after a very rough start (the performance of early Lulu Jinx builds was around 46% by the first Sunday post-patch), pilots tweaked and refined what has been, in the last two weeks, the deck that gained the most traction: nearly 800 games with its best deck today (up from 600 last Tuesday), and always punching above 57%.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Bandlecity
18 cards
Rarities
24 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
3
common
29
Mana cost
3
0
14
1
12
2
6
3
5
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Lulu
3
Lulu
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
Spells
16
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
1
Purpleberry Shake
2
Purpleberry Shake
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Sneezy Biggledust!
2
Sneezy Biggledust!
Open deck in builder

Its matchup spread is very good: Jinx Lulu is a serious underdog to Kayn Vayne, but in turn beats Kat Elise (being among its best counters), Teemo Zoe, Plunder and Jhinnie.

Want to climb with the spicy, less popular option? Jinx Lulu it is, then!

Further reading: ThChEm's Lulu and Rockets – A Jinx Lulu LoR Deck Guide.


Annie Jhin

Annie Jhinn ends Domination as a low-key powerhouse: WR over 57% in more than 600 games in the last three days, consistent with its performance last Tuesday.

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Noxus
12 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

Great against Teemo Zoe, quite good against Kayn Vayne – slightly the underdog against Kat Gwen, and would rather not bump into Feel the Rush or Plunder.

Further reading: Yangzera's Annie goes to Stack School – A Jhin Annie Aggro Guide.


⭐Rising Star – Bandle Ezreal Seraphine

Even with such a settled meta (and with less incentives for breaking the format, given the lack of Seasonal Tournament), brewers will brew: a symphony of one-ofs, Ezreal Seraphine BCBandle City is very much a thing…

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Bandlecity
16 cards
Rarities
28 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
11
common
19
Mana cost
1
0
8
1
16
2
8
3
0
4
2
5
4
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Landmarks
3
6
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
6
1
Otterpus
1
Otterpus
1
Yordle Squire
1
Yordle Squire
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
5
Fanclub President
1
Fanclub President
Spells
25
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
Group Shot
1
Group Shot
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Poison Dart
1
Poison Dart
1
Trinket Trade
1
Trinket Trade
2
Drop the Bomb
1
Drop the Bomb
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Iterative Improvement
1
Iterative Improvement
2
Mystic Shot
1
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Quicken
1
Quicken
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
3
Piltover Peacemaker
1
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense
3
Sump Fumes
1
Sump Fumes
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
5
Drum Solo
1
Drum Solo
6
Hexbliterator
1
Hexbliterator
7
Sputtering Songspinner
1
Sputtering Songspinner
Open deck in builder

… and said thing has punched other things hard enough to show a 52%+ WR in nearly 600 games in the last three days.

Fluke or real thing? We've got about five days left to find out!


Gangplank Sejuani, aka Plunder

Cooling off yet a bit more (it was already losing steam last Tuesday) the best Gangplank Sejuani deck strikes at around 52% now. It consistently beats Kat Gwen and Jhinnie, but gets demolished by Jinx Lulu, dies horribly to Kayn Vayne, and is also an underdog to Teemo Zoe.

Further reading: PakiInPyjamas Plunder, Now with Tentacles – A Gangplank Sejuani LoR Deck Guide.

Regions
Freljord
9 cards
Bilgewater
31 cards
Rarities
27 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
5
common
24
Mana cost
3
0
9
1
9
2
3
3
3
4
8
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
19
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
8
The Dreadway
1
The Dreadway
Spells
15
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
Parrrley
3
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
5
Spirits Unleashed
2
Spirits Unleashed
12
Feel The Rush
1
Feel The Rush
Open deck in builder

Tryndamere Trundle, aka Feel The RushFeel The Rush

Sticking to its build from last Tuesday, the best Feel the Rush deck has been punching above 53% as of late. Has an uphill struggle versus Kat Gwen, Kayn Vayne and Plunder – but if you want to ruin Teemo Zoe's day, this is the brew to bring; also solid into Jinx Lulu and very good against Jhinnie.

Regions
Shadow Isles
11 cards
Freljord
29 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
5
epic
6
rare
12
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
6
2
3
3
3
4
9
5
2
6
12
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
2
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
10
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
2
She Who Wanders
Spells
22
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Harsh Winds
1
Harsh Winds
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
8
Voices of the Old Ones
1
Voices of the Old Ones
9
Buried in Ice
1
Buried in Ice
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
Open deck in builder

Miss Fortune Swain

Looks like we can't write one of these articles without reminding folks not to sleep on Privateers: not new, not flashy, nothing fancy… yet yes punchy, yes climby, yes job done!

Further reading: for the other side of this matchup, check PakiInPyjamas' By Her Guns Shall Noxus Rise – A Miss Fortune Swain LoR Deck Guide.

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
23
1
Crusty Codger
3
Crusty Codger
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
11
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

Other Considerations

If none of the above suit your playstyle, or fit your wildcard & shards budget, then here are some other well-tested options performing at around 51% WR.


Your Mileage May Vary – Fringe LoR Decks

Runeterra decks with less than 400 games played in the last few days, and solid to great WR.


Pantheon Varus

Finishing the season in an upswing, the best Pantheon Varus deck gains both in playrate (close to 350 games in the last three days, when it was at 250 last Tuesday) and skyrockets in performance: over 60% now, up from 55%. It's also doing great as an archetype in general (the second most popular version performs very well).

Matchups against Top Dogs are a bit of a split (Pantheon Varus beats Kat Gwen and Kayne Vayne, but gets steamrolled by Jhinnie, Teemo Zoe and Annie TF) so keep an eye on your pocket meta if you take it to ladder. Leer covers the deck in detail in his They Can Stall Their Fate, but Cannot Deny It — A Varus Pantheon LoR Deck Guide.

Regions
Mount Targon
17 cards
Runeterra
23 cards
Rarities
26 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
10
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
12
2
4
3
16
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
4
Varus
3
Varus
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
14
1
Forsaken Baccai
2
Forsaken Baccai
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Keeper of the Box
2
Keeper of the Box
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Lunari Cultist
3
Iula
1
Iula
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
Spells
17
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
Guiding Touch
1
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
The Expanse's Protection
2
The Expanse's Protection
4
The Unending Wave
2
The Unending Wave
4
The Unforgiving Cold
3
The Unforgiving Cold
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Rumble Vayne

Once one of the strongest decks in Runeterra (back in the first half of Domination, when Vayne and Seraphine ruled) and then rudely pushed to the sidelines with the latest balance patch, Rumble Vayne now manages a last-ditch comeback, punching above 55% in 300+ games. A deck with more wrinkles and nuances than it seems at quick glance, which Card Gamer dissects in his Tumble on the Rumble – A Vayne Rumble LoR Deck Guide.

Regions
Demacia
11 cards
Noxus
29 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
19
2
8
3
8
4
1
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
4
Rumble
3
Rumble
Equipments
3
2
Great Hammers
3
Great Hammers
Followers
18
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Rune Squire
3
Rune Squire
2
Runeweaver
3
Runeweaver
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
Spells
13
2
Legionary Charge
3
Legionary Charge
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Whirling Death
2
Whirling Death
4
Riposte
2
Riposte
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis
6
Condemn
1
Condemn
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🔥Hot! – Elise Gwen, aka Spider-Gwen

Elise Gwen is on a rampage – hasn't yet caught the attention of more than a handful of pilots, but it's for the second week in a row the highest-WR deck in the fringes, always punching above 60%.

If you want a little-played deck to climb with, look no further!

Further reading: Scissorsbox's Spider-Gwen: an Elise Gwen Deck Guide.

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Rarities
23 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
12
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
12
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
24
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
Spells
10
2
Brothers' Bond
1
Brothers' Bond
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Stalking Shadows
3
Stalking Shadows
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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⭐Rising Star – Zilean Bilgewater

Early this patch, Taliya Reaver's Row was widely popular – despite being a horrible deck. ZileanZilean, as of late, has stepped in and shown that there may be something here: 55% WR in close to 300 games.

Regions
Bilgewater
14 cards
Shurima
26 cards
Rarities
17 700
champion
3
epic
2
rare
14
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
17
2
6
3
5
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
3
2
Zilean
3
Zilean
Landmarks
6
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
4
Reaver's Row
3
Reaver's Row
Followers
3
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
Spells
28
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
2
Rite of Passage
3
Rite of Passage
2
Ruinous Path
3
Ruinous Path
2
Time in a Bottle
3
Time in a Bottle
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
3
Quicksand
3
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Sands of Time
3
Sands of Time
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⭐Rising Star – Fizz Twisted Fate

A blast from the past: this champion pair was quite the powerhouse, once upon a time. Is hard to guess with this little data whether it has potential again, or it's just a few old-timers taking their favorite duo for a spin – a WR north of 57% in about 250 games is worth paying a lot of attention, though.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
28 cards
Bilgewater
12 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
14
2
3
3
8
4
0
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
10
1
Zaunite Urchin
2
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
24
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Stress Testing
3
Stress Testing
2
Iterative Improvement
3
Iterative Improvement
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
3
Rummage
2
Time Trick
2
Time Trick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Suit Up!
3
Suit Up!
7
Mind Meld
1
Mind Meld
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Akshan Sivir Varus

This brew is pretty likely the real deal, as it was already doing well last Tuesday, and making some waves last week: Akshan Sivir meets part of the Cultist package, and from 54% last Tuesday it jumps to 57% today, with playrate growing to around 250 games.

Regions
Shurima
21 cards
Runeterra
19 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
5
2
11
3
13
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Sivir
1
Sivir
4
Varus
2
Varus
Equipments
5
3
Swinging Glaive
3
Swinging Glaive
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
12
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Treasure Seeker
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Merciless Hunter
2
Merciless Hunter
3
Shadowblade Fanatic
2
Shadowblade Fanatic
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
2
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
17
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Shaped Stone
1
Shaped Stone
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Desert Duel
2
Desert Duel
4
Furious Wielder
2
Furious Wielder
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
4
The Expanse's Protection
1
The Expanse's Protection
4
The Unforgiving Cold
3
The Unforgiving Cold
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
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Deep, aka Nautilus Maokai

It's indeed a good time to take Deep for a spin! Close to 54% WR today, up from 52% last Tuesday – if you've never piloted Nautilus Maokai, it's a great chance to try two champs that are hardly ever seen outside this archetype.

Regions
Shadow Isles
18 cards
Bilgewater
22 cards
Rarities
27 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
10
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
6
2
11
3
8
4
0
5
6
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Maokai
3
Maokai
7
Nautilus
3
Nautilus
Followers
18
1
Dreg Dredgers
3
Dreg Dredgers
2
Sea Scarab
3
Sea Scarab
3
Deadbloom Wanderer
3
Deadbloom Wanderer
3
Jaull Hunters
2
Jaull Hunters
4
Megatusk
3
Megatusk
6
Devourer of the Depths
3
Devourer of the Depths
7
Shipwreck Hoarder
1
Shipwreck Hoarder
Spells
16
1
Jettison
2
Jettison
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Lure of the Depths
3
Lure of the Depths
3
Undergrowth
3
Undergrowth
4
Salvage
2
Salvage
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
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Draven Jinx

It would be an insult to Runeterra's history to close our last report of the Domination season without showcasing one of LoR's oldest archetypes, which this patch brought back from total obscurity: Draven Jinx, also known as Discard Aggro, has been made very playable again after Jinx's buff, and currently smacks above the 54% WR mark.

Further reading: Card Gamer's Return of the Queen – A Refresher on Draven Jinx Discard Aggro.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Noxus
21 cards
Rarities
26 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
12
common
20
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
14
2
9
3
6
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
23
1
Reborn Grenadier
3
Reborn Grenadier
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Arena Battlecaster
3
Arena Battlecaster
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
4
Crowd Favorite
3
Crowd Favorite
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
11
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Vision
3
Vision
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Wrapping Up

And thus Domination nears to a conclusion!

If you haven't yet checked the upcoming World Ender cards, you can see all of them in the Card Gallery, and Yang rated all of them in a recent article.

Hope you have enjoyed today's selection, and good luck with your last-push climb! =)


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