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By the Numbers – Best LoR Decks, 40hs into World Ender

With roughly 40 hours of data, Aatrox and Champions' Strength are the main forces pounding the early World Ender meta into shape.

Note: This is an old article.
For the most recent data, check the latest LoR Best Decks article, or our Meta Tier List!

Best Legends of Runeterra Decks – Welcome to World's End

As of early Friday, these are the best LoR decks and the early trends shaping the Legends of Runeterra ladder, according to Mastering Runeterra's Meta Tier List and matchup data:

  • As seen yesterday, AatroxAatrox decks are the most popular both in the LoR ladder and in Worlds (more than half of the World Championship competitors will bring him to the fray), with Aatrox Kayn being particularly strong.
  • KayleKayle and RyzeRyze, on the contrary, have been anything from lackluster to downright awful on ladder, and with zero Worlds showing.
  • Champions' StrengthChampions is, along Aatrox, the most impactful card thus far with several decks at both Worlds and ladder built around the Demacian spell. As MajiinBae joked, "You either die to Champions' Strength, or you live long enough to see yourself die to the second attack from Champions' Strength."

In today's article, we'll showcase twenty-one of the best LoR decks, including the best Aatrox decks, several combinations of Piltover and Demacia (often with Jinx) putting Champions' Strength to scarily good use, several Bandle Demacia decks (often with Norra) with a similar gameplan, and several other strong options like Annie Jhin, Red Gwen and Jinx Lulu, along with quite a few fringe, spicy brews like Ziggs Reliquary or Jinx Lucian Teemo.


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, but as far as numbers go, these decks can put up one hell of a fight into the current LoR meta.
  • 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 win rate (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. With only forty hours of World Ender data, we find a sole Juggernaut today, making huge waves in Worlds and Ladder.


Aatrox Kayn

A deck pioneered by ABG Aurora at Worlds (with AragOrnn also on a similar idea), Aatrox Kayne is the most popular deck on ladder by a huge margine. The current best version, with slight tweaks from Aurora's, has put up a WR above 60% in more than 2,500 games thus far, with other two very similar versions (including Aurora's exact decklist) performing great, too.

Aatrox Kayne consistently beats most of last meta's Top Dogs (such as  Kat Gwen, Teemo Zoe, Jinx Lulu), and thus far seems superior to other Aatrox decks.

On the other hand, new Champions' StrengthChampions decks, combining DEDemacia with either PZPiltover & Zaun (such as Lone Jinx) or BCBandle City (like Norra Teemo) have quite the good odds against Kaytrox, and good ol' Annie Jhin is a strong counter too.

Regions
Runeterra
40 cards
Rarities
36 700
champion
6
epic
13
rare
5
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
3
3
7
4
5
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Kayn
3
Kayn
6
Aatrox
3
Aatrox
Equipments
11
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
Followers
14
1
Buhru Cultist
3
Buhru Cultist
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Keeper of the Box
2
Keeper of the Box
3
Blooming Cultist
3
Blooming Cultist
4
Ambitious Cultist
3
Ambitious Cultist
Spells
9
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
4
Furious Wielder
2
Furious Wielder
4
The Unforgiving Cold
2
The Unforgiving Cold
5
Heedless Resurrection
2
Heedless Resurrection
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Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

These LoR decks have between 900 and 2100 games since the World Ender expansion landed – solid picks for climbing the Runeterra ladder.


Teddy's Lone Strong Jinx

Looking by WR alone, the deck we'll see Teddy play in Worlds later today is also among the scariest things you can bump into while climbing the LoR ladder: crazy-high WR (well over 60%) across 1,800+ games, pushed in no small part due to Lone Jinx being excellent against all Aatrox decks.

Lone Jinx is as of now the punchiest, most popular deck from among the many PZPiltover & Zaun and DEDemacia blends going the "Let's fill the board while discounting Champions' StrengthChampions" route (several of which we'll showcase today). Acorn, the HextechnicianAcorn, the Hextechnician is a match made in Heaven for the new Demacian spell, and Piltover has no lack of draw to dig for the cards it needs while flooding the board.

There's not too much data to speak confidently about other matchups, but in small samples Lone Jinx is solid versus Kat Gwen and Jhinnie, while apparently losing to Plunder, FTR and Norra Teemo.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
32 cards
Demacia
8 cards
Rarities
21 100
champion
3
epic
6
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
3
0
17
1
13
2
1
3
3
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
3
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
19
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Eager Apprentice
1
Eager Apprentice
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
Spells
18
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
1
Stress Testing
3
Stress Testing
2
Rummage
3
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Aatrox Vayne

There are, both at Worlds and ladder, two different concepts pairing Aatrox and Vayne. One of them (about which we'll talk later since, while very potent, is a lot less popular) adds Aatrox to a shell similar to Quinn Vayne Fiora from last season.

The other would be this one…

Regions
Demacia
26 cards
Runeterra
14 cards
Rarities
37 900
champion
6
epic
13
rare
11
common
10
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
16
2
6
3
0
4
1
5
6
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
6
Aatrox
3
Aatrox
Equipments
11
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
1
The Darkin Staff
1
The Darkin Staff
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Halberd
1
The Darkin Halberd
Followers
12
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Zealous Ranger-Knight
3
Zealous Ranger-Knight
3
Faithful Wolfdog
3
Faithful Wolfdog
Spells
11
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
5
Concerted Strike
1
Concerted Strike
6
Roar of Icathia
3
Roar of Icathia
8
Champions' Strength
2
Champions' Strength
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… and takes inspiration from the deck which Smooth Swoleoist has brought to Worlds, and focuses a lot more on main-decking Equipment.

Current performance is excellent, punching above 56% in more than 1,500 games – matchup data, though, is a bit of a red flag: Aatrox Vayne bullies weak brews (read: Kayle or Ryze decks) while folding to Aatrox Kayn, Jhinnie, Kat Gwen, and Jinx Demacia.

NOTE: Thanks to Derpyologist1 for catching a typo in the matchups description.


Katarina Gwen, ft Elise

A very common deck at Worlds (featured in six out of sixteen lineups), this Domination Juggernaut is still in the race, striking above 56% in more than a thousand games.

Its best times may be behind, though, as it loses to both Aatrox Kayn and Champions' Strength decks.

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
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Caitlyn Jayce Lucian Teemo

MatiMayo just got to the last stage of Worlds with Lucian Teemo Jinx (a deck that, thus far, has not spread to the ladder in meaningful numbers, and that we'll showcase at the end of today's article). The LoR ladder has developed its own Lucian twist, adding him to a Caitlyn Jayce Teemo mix, and with great results: the deck performs even better than yesterday, punching well above 60% in around a thousand games.

Seems like a very good counter to Aatrox decks – not enough data to speak about other matchups, though.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
32 cards
Demacia
8 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
3
0
14
1
10
2
6
3
2
4
0
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
1
Teemo
2
Lucian
1
Lucian
3
Caitlyn
2
Caitlyn
4
Jayce
2
Jayce
Followers
22
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Sump Dredger
2
Sump Dredger
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
Spells
12
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Jury-Rig
2
Jury-Rig
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Kayn Vayne

Exact same build as last week, and similarly to Kat Gwen, Kayn Vayne looks like a Domination Juggernaut that will have a harsh time in the upcoming meta: current performance is excellent (WR above 55%), but poor matchups into Aatrox decks and Champions' Strenght decks may signal the end of Kayn Vayne's dominance.

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
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Strong Jinx Teemo

A similar take to Lone Jinx, also putting up scary numbers (WR well above 60% in a bit more than 900 games since World Ender landed).

Jinx Teemo brutalizes Aatrox decks, while also looking strong into Jhinnie – but seems to lose against Lone Jinx, so that version may ultimately be a better choice if you enjoy this deck.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
33 cards
Demacia
7 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
1
common
27
Mana cost
3
0
16
1
14
2
0
3
3
4
1
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
17
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Sting Officer
2
Sting Officer
Spells
17
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
2
Rummage
3
Rummage
5
Rocket Barrage
1
Rocket Barrage
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 400 and 900 games in the last forty hours – pilots beware, we're sailing into small data samples


Annie Jhin

"Some get overly attached to novelty," said the assassin, slowly shaking his masked head. "No respect for the classics."

"I know, right?" the blazing brat giggled. "Imagine playing new cards!"

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


Jayce Lux Seraphine

One of WhatAmI's Worlds creations (we'll find all three today, with varying degrees of popularity), Jayce Lux Seraphine is yet another example of the PZPiltover & Zaun + DEDemacia "Fill board, Champions' StrengthChampions, profit!" strategy, and excellent against Aatrox decks.

Regions
Demacia
11 cards
Piltover & Zaun
29 cards
Rarities
29 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
7
common
21
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
10
2
3
3
4
4
3
5
6
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
1
Seraphine
4
Jayce
2
Jayce
5
Lux
3
Lux
Followers
21
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Forge Chief
1
Forge Chief
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Sump Dredger
1
Sump Dredger
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
13
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
6
Assembly Line
2
Assembly Line
6
Back to Back
2
Back to Back
6
Hexbliterator
1
Hexbliterator
6
Shock Blast
1
Shock Blast
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Quinn Vayne, ft. Aatrox

The exact deck that Teddy will bring to bear in his Worlds group later today, paring Aatrox and Vayne but with a fairly different idea than the first Aatrox Vayne deck that we saw a bit before. In this case, the shell resembles the Quinn Vayne Fiora deck from last Season, with Aatrox taking Fiora's spot to provide a consistent win condition.

This version beats some strong Old Dogs (such as Jhinnie and Kat Gwen), while folding to Aatrox Kayn and Champions' Strength decks.

Regions
Demacia
30 cards
Runeterra
10 cards
Rarities
35 300
champion
6
epic
11
rare
9
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
17
2
4
3
2
4
2
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Quinn
2
Quinn
6
Aatrox
1
Aatrox
Equipments
9
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
11
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
Spells
14
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
6
Condemn
1
Condemn
8
Champions' Strength
2
Champions' Strength
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Aatrox Akshan

Yang's list from his new Aatrox decks article keeps punching up, with a WR over 56% in nearly 500 games – do notice that there's a different take on the same champion pair, which Da Tank Buster is bringing to Worlds, but thus far Tank's version is not so strong on the LoR ladder.

Regions
Runeterra
14 cards
Shurima
26 cards
Rarities
37 800
champion
6
epic
14
rare
5
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
11
2
12
3
2
4
1
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
6
Aatrox
3
Aatrox
Equipments
11
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
Followers
12
1
Baccai Reaper
3
Baccai Reaper
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
11
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
3
Desert Duel
2
Desert Duel
3
Grappling Hook
2
Grappling Hook
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
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Norra Teemo

Turns out that PZPiltover & Zaun is not the only region that can flood the board while digging for Champions' StrengthChampions, and a lot of decks are turning to BCBandle City in general, and NorraNorra in particular, to enact that plan.

Three Worlds competitors brought Norra to the fray, but Norra Teemo is a specific ladder development, and thus far the best-performing deck with the Bandlemacia mix: an amazing 60%+ WR in nearly 600 games, crushing Aatrox decks in the process and, although there's too little data on the specific matchup, may be superior to Lone Jinx Demacia (although, apparently, not to Jinx Teemo).

Regions
Demacia
7 cards
Bandlecity
33 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
20
2
5
3
1
4
2
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
2
Norra
3
Norra
Followers
19
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Grandfather Fae
2
Grandfather Fae
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Gleaming Lantern
2
Gleaming Lantern
Spells
15
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
5
Portalpalooza
2
Portalpalooza
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Annie TF, ft. Kat

By the end of last Season, Annie TF was enjoying a nice spot in the Runeterra meta (being a solid deck into all three of the strongest, most popular decks), and it's still a very good early choice this Season.

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
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Jinx Lulu

Same bittersweet story as other Old Top Dogs: great overall performance (punching above 55% in nearly 500 games) with the exact same list that saw Jinx Lulu become one of the best decks last Season… but poor odds both against Aatrox and Champ Strength, which may signal an end to good chompin' times.

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

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!
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Fizz Heimerdinger Norra

Another of WhatAmI's Worlds brew, in this case going for the Bandlemacia region mix. A solid 53% WR, but looks weak into Aatrox decks – if you enjoy this play pattern, you may want to look into Norra Teemo, which we showcased a bit before.

Regions
Demacia
9 cards
Bandlecity
31 cards
Rarities
30 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
12
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
17
2
5
3
3
4
5
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
1
Fizz
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
Heimerdinger
2
Heimerdinger
Followers
19
1
Otterpus
3
Otterpus
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
15
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Fizz Norra Poppy

Smooth's version of a Bandlemacia "Dig, Flood, Champ Strength" deck for Worlds: WR over 60% in around 450 games. 

Regions
Demacia
10 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
20
2
7
3
3
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
1
Fizz
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
Followers
22
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
Bandle Commando
2
Bandle Commando
2
Blastcone Seedling
1
Blastcone Seedling
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
2
Grumbleslug
3
Grumbleslug
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Loping Telescope
1
Loping Telescope
Spells
12
1
Fae Sprout
1
Fae Sprout
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Your Mileage May Vary – Fringe LoR Decks

Runeterra decks with less than 400 games played in the last forty hour – very little data, so these may range from total flukes to the next big thing. 


Aphelios Leona Zoe

Third and last of WhatAmI's World brews –  the least played on the Runeterra ladder thus far (a bit above 300 games), but with bonkers winrate.

Regions
Mount Targon
34 cards
Demacia
6 cards
Rarities
30 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
13
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
8
2
7
3
0
4
11
5
1
6
4
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
1
Zoe
3
Aphelios
2
Aphelios
5
Leona
3
Leona
Followers
22
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
1
Spacey Sketcher
2
Spacey Sketcher
2
Mountain Goat
1
Mountain Goat
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
2
Twilit Protector
1
Twilit Protector
3
Solari Priestess
2
Solari Priestess
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
7
The Winding Light
1
The Winding Light
Spells
12
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Sunburst
3
Sunburst
6
Celestial Trifecta
1
Celestial Trifecta
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Jinx Zoe

By the end of last Season, some top players were turning to MTTargon as a second region for Jinx – Jinx Zoe has thus far made a promising transition into World Ender, punching at 58% in around 250 games.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Mount Targon
16 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
3
0
10
1
18
2
3
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Equipments
2
2
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
16
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
The Flight
2
The Flight
1
Zaunite Urchin
2
Zaunite Urchin
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Lunari Shadestalker
Spells
16
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Iterative Improvement
1
Iterative Improvement
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Suit Up!
3
Suit Up!
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Ziggs' Reliquary

A deck pairing everybody's favorite landmark-loving Yordle with Acolyte's Reliquary – may not be a big boom right now, but it's a nice 60%+, 250-game boom nevertheless!

Regions
Shurima
29 cards
Bandlecity
14 cards
Rarities
17 700
champion
3
epic
2
rare
14
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
15
2
12
3
2
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
3
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
Landmarks
8
1
Acolyte's Reliquary
3
Acolyte's Reliquary
1
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Hexplosive Minefield
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
9
1
Inventive Chemist
3
Inventive Chemist
2
Ruinous Acolyte
3
Ruinous Acolyte
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
Spells
20
1
Construct of Desolation
3
Construct of Desolation
2
Drop the Bomb
3
Drop the Bomb
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Rite of Passage
3
Rite of Passage
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unleashed Energy
1
Unleashed Energy
3
Unraveled Earth
2
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
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Aphelios Seraphine Viktor

A Back Alley BarBack Alley Bar deck with a really long list of spells, Aphelios Seraphine Viktor is thus far the best Bar deck still standing.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Mount Targon
10 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
15
2
3
3
2
4
5
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
3
Aphelios
1
Aphelios
4
Viktor
2
Viktor
Landmarks
3
6
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
7
1
Gift Giver
1
Gift Giver
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
1
Spacey Sketcher
1
Zaunite Urchin
1
Zaunite Urchin
2
Clump of Whumps
1
Clump of Whumps
3
Puffcap Peddler
1
Puffcap Peddler
5
Fanclub President
1
Fanclub President
Spells
24
0
Poro Cannon
1
Poro Cannon
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
Jury-Rig
1
Jury-Rig
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Spell Thief
1
Spell Thief
2
Guiding Touch
1
Guiding Touch
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Iterative Improvement
1
Iterative Improvement
2
Mystic Shot
1
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Supercool Starchart
1
Supercool Starchart
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
2
Timewinder
1
Timewinder
2
Trail of Evidence
1
Trail of Evidence
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
5
Drum Solo
2
Drum Solo
5
Purrsuit of Perfection
1
Purrsuit of Perfection
5
Sunburst
1
Sunburst
7
Sputtering Songspinner
1
Sputtering Songspinner
10
Glorious Evolution
1
Glorious Evolution
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Jinx Lucian Teemo

This is the exact deck that MatiMayo won his Worlds group with yesterday – on ladder, it's one of the least popular versions of the otherwise quite common PZPiltover & Zaun Champions' StrengthChampions mix, but thus far results (in a smallish 180-game sample) are amazing.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Demacia
10 cards
Rarities
27 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
5
common
24
Mana cost
3
0
13
1
15
2
3
3
3
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
2
Teemo
2
Lucian
1
Lucian
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
20
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Acorn, the Hextechnician
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Eager Apprentice
2
Eager Apprentice
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
Spells
14
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Jury-Rig
1
Jury-Rig
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
2
Inspiring Light
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
8
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
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Wrapping Up

Flood the board, find Champions' Strength, go face (twice!) – either with BCBandle City or PZPiltover & Zaun.

Or, join Aaatrox's Darkin Army and crush your foes underfoot.

Ooor…

… just shake your head at kids these days, and their shiny new toys, and bring Annie Jhin to the fray!

As World Ender starts, these are the main early trends shown in the LoR data – we'll see what the next few days of brewing and Worlds bring to the Legends of Runeterra ladder.

Hope you have enjoyed today's selection, and good luck out there! =)


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

Poke me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HerkoKerghans,

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

And good luck with your climb! =)



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