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By the Numbers – Best LoR Decks, Jan 10

With Aatrox and Bandle Bar ruthlessly nerfed, Jinx Lulu and FtR surge upwards – followed close by new contenders like Norra Veigar, Bone Club Darius, and Katarina Leona.

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

Best Legends of Runeterra Decks – Chompers, Chompers all the Way Up!

As of early Tuesday, and five days after last week's hotfix, these are the six most popular LoR decks according to Legna and Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

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

In what is arguably the most atypical meta in Legends of Runeterra's history (with two very consequential hotfixes in four weeks), we now find ourselves in uncharted waters.

  • Aatrox Quinn Vayne and Bandle Bar remain playable but hover at a mediocre 50% win rate,
  • As expected, decks that were strong overall but weak to Aatrox (like Jinx Lulu) or Bandle Bar (like Pirates) now run rampart on the LoR ladder,
  • As "expectedly unexpected," so to speak, a flurry of old decks that were nowhere to be seen pre-hotfix (like Norra Veigar, or Ekko Jinx) have leaped forward in this new field, while completely new archetypes (like Katarina Leona) have emerged,
  • Although its main prey (Bandle Bar) is gone, Trundle Tryndamere remains one of the most popular, potent decks,
  • Several decks (Rumble Vayne, Fizz Gwen, Gwen Irelia, Aatrox Kayn) have either been too harshly nerfed, or find the current field too aggressive, to stay above the 50% win rate line – further refinements and/or meta shifts may bring them back, but they are currently not what we can recommend for the LoR ladder.

Juggernauts – Best Legends of Runeterra Decks

Here we showcase LoR decks with more than 2100 games in the last three days, and good-to-great win rate. The LoR meta is still reeling from last Thursday's patch, and the dust has not settled yet, but here are the frontrunners.


Jinx Lulu

Pre-hotfix, Jinx Lulu was already one of the best-looking decks: great performance and great matchup spread… except for its awful Aatrox Vayne odds, which was one of the most lopsided among meta decks.

Their main predator removed, Chompers and Death Rockets have been let loose on the ladder: with minor tweaks from last week (for example going all-in on Sneezy Biggledust!Sneezy Biggledust!), they are our new reigning Juggernauts, with the best Jinx Lulu deck punching well above the 56% WR mark in more than 4,000 games.

Rocketin' Chompers demolish Trundle Tryndamere, Katarina Gwen, Lurkers, Hecarim Zed, Pirates, Draven Jinx, and the list goes on and one… their current weak spots are four ascending decks: Ekko Jinx, Norra Veigar, Heimer Jayce, and Swain TF.

Further reading: Lulu and Rockets – A Jinx Lulu LoR Deck Guide

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Bandlecity
19 cards
Rarities
25 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
4
common
27
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
16
1
12
2
6
3
6
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
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
1
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Scrapheap
1
Scrapheap
2
Electro Harpoon
1
Electro Harpoon
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Sneezy Biggledust!
3
Sneezy Biggledust!
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Pyke Rek'Sai, aka Lurkers

Nearly as immutable as Annie Jhin, Lurkers remain another of the LoR Ladder's Juggernauts without having changed a single card post-hotfix. Performance is not too amazing, though (barely scratching a 51% winrate) but popularity is undeniable, with their most popular version jamming nearly 4,000 games in the last three days.

Dies badly when facing Norra Veigar, Pirates, and Jinx decks (which are plenty: Jinx Lulu, Ekko Jinx, and Draven Jinx) – quite good against Trundle Tryndamere and Frozen Darius.

Regions
Shurima
25 cards
Bilgewater
15 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
3
common
26
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
12
2
6
3
4
4
5
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Rek'Sai
3
Rek'Sai
4
Pyke
3
Pyke
Followers
27
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Sharkling
3
Sharkling
1
Xer'sai Hatchling
3
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
2
Redfin Hammersnout
3
Redfin Hammersnout
2
Snapjaw Swarm
3
Snapjaw Swarm
3
Xer'sai Caller
3
Xer'sai Caller
5
Xerxa'Reth, The Undertitan
3
Xerxa'Reth, The Undertitan
6
Xer'sai Dunebreaker
3
Xer'sai Dunebreaker
8
Jaull-fish
1
Jaull-fish
Spells
7
2
Call the Pack
3
Call the Pack
2
Ruthless Predator
1
Ruthless Predator
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
5
Blood in the Water
2
Blood in the Water
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Trundle Tryndamere, aka Feel the Rush

Now, this is an interesting trend! Unlike Jinx Lulu (who was a great deck post-hotfix, only held back by its disastrous Aatrox odds), the Bash Brothers' main selling point was being an excellent counter to Bandle Bar decks that was also able to go toe-to-toe with the World Ender – so, what happened to them once their prey, rather than predator, got hit by the hammer?

Turns out the resulting field is equally welcoming to everybody's favorite ramp abusers: with some tweaks to their Spells from last week (notably going for 3x VengeanceVengeance, plus 1x AtrocityAtrocity), the best Trundle Tryndamere deck smacks above 56% in close to 3,000 games.

The Bash Brothers lose to Lulu and her overfed Chompers army, get demolished by Hecarim Zed and Pirates, and would rather not face Ekko Jinx – on the backswing, they slap what remains of Aatrox decks, wipe the floor with Norra Veigar, and are very solid versus Draven Jinx and Swain Twisted Fate.

Further reading: Fear Their Return: A Tryndamere Trundle Deck Guide.

Regions
Freljord
30 cards
Shadow Isles
10 cards
Rarities
32 100
champion
5
epic
10
rare
13
common
12
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
6
2
2
3
2
4
10
5
3
6
14
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
2
Tryndamere
Followers
8
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
2
She Who Wanders
Spells
27
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
2
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
2
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Harsh Winds
2
Harsh Winds
5
Wild Mysticism
3
Wild Mysticism
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
8
Voices of the Old Ones
1
Voices of the Old Ones
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
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Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

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


Frozen Darius

Last week's biggest success story still packs a solid punch – 53% WR in about 1,700 games (down from 56% across 2,600 last week). Jinx Lulu is giving Darius some massive headaches, and Lurkers are also an awful matchup; on the other hand, RickoRex's creation is very good against Trundle Tryndamere.

Regions
Freljord
17 cards
Noxus
23 cards
Rarities
15 100
champion
2
epic
3
rare
10
common
25
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
9
2
6
3
0
4
8
5
2
6
5
7+
Champions
2
6
Darius
2
Darius
Equipments
3
5
Bone Club
3
Bone Club
Followers
24
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
3
Iron Ballista
3
Iron Ballista
5
Fallen Reckoner
3
Fallen Reckoner
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
11
1
Elixir of Wrath
1
Elixir of Wrath
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Whirling Death
3
Whirling Death
5
Decisive Maneuver
2
Decisive Maneuver
8
Battle Fury
2
Battle Fury
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🔥🔥Blazing Hot! – Katarina Leona

Don't get fooled by the unusual region pairing: this is an Aggro deck, brought forth by Decimate addict Trinathan. And it's working great: highest win rate of all decks we'll showcase today (over a silly 60%) across 1,600 games in the last three days, and still being refined and improved.

Thus far looks amazing against Trundle Tryndamere and Lurkers, roughly even against Lulu Jinx, and weak versus Norra Veigar and Ekko Jinx. 

Further reading: Trinathan, the deck's very own creator, has wrote a full deck guide here: Sunburn – A Katarina Leona Deck Guide.

Regions
Noxus
21 cards
Mount Targon
19 cards
Rarities
29 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
5
common
23
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
10
3
0
4
5
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
5
Leona
3
Leona
Followers
25
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
2
Solari Shieldbearer
3
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
2
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
Spells
9
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Reveler's Feast
1
Reveler's Feast
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Katarina Gwen

Nerfs and a shifted meta have dulled Kat Gwen's edge quite a bit, yet it still remains a great ladder deck: WR above 53% in around 1,600 games, and the exact same deck as last week.

Red Gwen is among the many decks that Jinx Lulu smashes to dust, and Jinx Ekko is equally ruthless – but, all in all, Katarina Gwen remains a very "fair" deck, with the majority of matchups inside the 45/55 range.

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

Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Shadow Isles
20 cards
Rarities
31 900
champion
6
epic
7
rare
14
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
6
3
5
4
3
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
24
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Redeemed Prodigy
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
10
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Noxian Fervor
1
Noxian Fervor
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
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⭐Rising Star – Ekko Jinx

Ekko Jinx didn't quite get traction after Jinx's buff, but this hotfix may have marked Ekko Jinx's time to shine: nearly 1,600 games in the last three days, smacking the field with a 57% win rate.

What's more, it's superior to all three of today's Juggernauts, consistently beating Jinx Lulu, Tryndamere Trundle, and Lurkers. It also pummels Hecarim Zed, and (in a small sample) seems able to ruin Pirates' parade. Main predators right now appear to be Norra Veigar, Heimer Jayce, and Swain TF.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Shurima
21 cards
Rarities
25 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
9
common
23
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
18
1
11
2
0
3
8
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Ekko
3
Ekko
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
Followers
17
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
4
Voice of the Risen
2
Voice of the Risen
Spells
14
0
Feral Prescience
3
Feral Prescience
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
Careful Preparation
2
Careful Preparation
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Time Trick
2
Time Trick
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Draven Jinx, aka Discard Aggro

The Original Queen of Rockets keeps its pre-hotfix rampage upwards, and today we find her and Draven punchin' above 56% in more than 1,500 games – it's interesting to note that, although it was Draven Jinx that "discovered" Reveler's Feast, and even though Feast has now become a staple of other go-wide Noxus decks, Discard Aggro has gone back to roots and, other than Crimson PigeonCrimson Pigeon, thus far prefers a more "classic" build (as in, quite close to what you could take to the Call of the Mountain Gauntlet).

Strictly speaking, Draven Jinx is the worst Jinx deck (as in, it loses to both Lulu Jinx, and Ekko Jinx, should they face each other), and is slightly the underdog versus Trundle Tryndamere. But the plus side, Draven Jinx brutally murders Lurkers and Ephemerals, has a tiny edge against Kat Gwen, and can wipe out what remains of Aatrox decks.

Further reading: Return of the Queen – A Refresher on Draven Jinx Discard Aggro

Regions
Noxus
19 cards
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
9
2
9
3
3
4
3
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
18
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Arena Battlecaster
2
Arena Battlecaster
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
16
1
Jury-Rig
2
Jury-Rig
1
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Vision
3
Vision
5
Survival Skills
3
Survival Skills
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⭐Rising Star: Norra Veigar

Well, what do you know! Norra Veigar was clearly buried so deep under Aatrox's dominance that it was very much not a thing last week – yet the tectonic post-hotfix shifts have pushed it upwards in spectacular fashion.

Overall performance is excellent (56%+ win rate across 1,400+ games), and thus far it looks a bit of a polarizing deck (as in, good matchups tend to be great, while bad matchups tend to be awful; a rock-paper-scissor-ish deck, if you will): odds in a big chunk of the popular matchups are either well above 60%, or below 35%.

Great odds: Jinx Lulu, Lurkers, Ephemerals and Draven Jinx. Awful odds: Trundle Tryndamere, what remains of Aatrox, and Sun Disc (which, for reasons beyond human logic, remains popular even if overall is an awful deck for the Legends of Runeterra ladder).

Regions
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
14
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
1
3
7
4
3
5
6
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
Followers
16
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
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
18
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
4
The Box
1
The Box
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
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Miss Fortune Twisted Fate, aka Pirates

Nothing says "Turbulent waters, ahoy!" more than a fresh, new LoR meta. An' there ain't nobody sailin' them turbulent waters more than Miss Fortune and her merry bunch of misfits!

A bit like Jinx Lulu, Pirates were a great pre-hotfix deck in spite of their poor odds versus both Aatrox and Bandle Bar – remove those from the equation, and bloody pillage follows: Lurkers, Red Gwen, Trundle Tryndamere, Frozen Darius… all read "Grab yer LPs" to Miss Fortune TF.

What may keep them in check this time is the reigning Juggernaut, Jinx Lulu, along with Ekko Jinx, Norra Veigar, and Heimer Jayce – all matchups with odds well under 40% for Pirates.

Further reading: Pirates Ahoy! – A Miss Fortune Twisted Fate Deck Guides

Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Bilgewater
20 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
6
2
8
3
8
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
23
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
1
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Island Navigator
2
Island Navigator
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
11
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Reveler's Feast
2
Reveler's Feast
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Elise Gwen

The hotfix has been pretty neutral for these two Shadow Isles ladies – that's to say, the best Elise Gwen deck keeps kicking butts and taking names, just like before the hotfix, with not a single card changed.

Superb win rate (north of 56%) across 1,200 games, with amazing odds against Trundle Tryndamere and Lukers. Do notice that chances against Jinx Lulu are atrocious, though: below 25%, which is "auto-lose" territory by card games' standards.

Regions
Shadow Isles
13 cards
Noxus
27 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
12
2
7
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
25
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Arena Battlecaster
3
Arena Battlecaster
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Doombeast
1
Doombeast
Spells
9
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Reveler's Feast
3
Reveler's Feast
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Akshan Varus

Another post-hotfix miracle, returning to life a deck that had died in the early World Ender days. And with a win rate over 54% in more than 1,000 games, which is enough of a large sample to suspect that Akshan Varus is no fluke.

Regions
Runeterra
19 cards
Shurima
21 cards
Rarities
28 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
7
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
13
2
9
3
8
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Varus
3
Varus
Landmarks
1
2
Preservarium
1
Preservarium
Equipments
6
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
Swinging Glaive
3
Swinging Glaive
Followers
13
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Keeper of the Box
3
Keeper of the Box
2
Lunari Cultist
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Merciless Hunter
2
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
14
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
1
Tempting Prospect
1
Tempting Prospect
2
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
The Absolver
1
The Absolver
3
Desert Duel
1
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
5
The Unforgiving Cold
1
The Unforgiving Cold
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Hecarim Zed

Hecarim Zed is enjoying the post-hotfix field a good bit, with a solid 53% win rate and nearly 1,000 games played with its best deck. Like Norra Veigar, it's quite the polarizing deck (as in, rock-paper-scissor-ish) when it comes to matchups: Trundle Tryndamere and Sun Disc are amazing, while Jinx decks (and Ekko Jinx in particular) and Pirates are horrible.

Further reading: Ephemeral Onslaught – A Zed Hecarim Deck Guide.

Regions
Ionia
19 cards
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Rarities
32 200
champion
6
epic
8
rare
10
common
16
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
16
2
8
3
2
4
4
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Zed
3
Zed
6
Hecarim
3
Hecarim
Landmarks
5
2
The Black Flame
3
The Black Flame
3
Opulent Foyer
2
Opulent Foyer
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Fan
3
The Darkin Fan
Followers
17
1
Boisterous Host
2
Boisterous Host
1
Shadow Apprentice
3
Shadow Apprentice
2
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Redeemed Prodigy
2
Shark Chariot
3
Shark Chariot
2
Soul Shepherd
3
Soul Shepherd
3
Moonlit Glenkeeper
3
Moonlit Glenkeeper
Spells
9
1
Mark of the Isles
2
Mark of the Isles
2
Twin Disciplines
1
Twin Disciplines
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Defiant Dance
1
Defiant Dance
5
Dragon Ambush
3
Dragon Ambush
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Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 450 and 900 games in the last three days – we're sailing into small data samples, yet all decks here have quite a few games under their belts.


Diana Leona, aka Celesbians

Another returned-to-life miracle from this hotfix, and quite surprising given that Leona Diana had vanished well before the World Ender showed up – yet here they are, the Twilight Lovers, with an eye-widening 58% winrate in about 850 games. Looking great against Lurkers and Kat Gwen, not too bad versus Jinx Lulu, and awful when facing Trundle Tryndamere.

Regions
Shadow Isles
8 cards
Mount Targon
32 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
17
2
6
3
0
4
7
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Diana
3
Diana
5
Leona
3
Leona
Followers
23
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
2
Twilit Protector
3
Twilit Protector
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
7
The Winding Light
2
The Winding Light
Spells
11
1
Heavens Aligned
2
Heavens Aligned
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unto Dusk
3
Unto Dusk
5
Moonlight Affliction
1
Moonlight Affliction
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Annie Jhin

Blazing brat and bullet buff have certainly seen better days, but with a 52% win rate they remain a solid climbing tool. Don't bump into Jinx decks and you'll be fine.

Further reading: Annie goes to Stack School – A Jhin Annie Deck Guide.

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Noxus
12 cards
Rarities
22 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
3
common
31
eternal
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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Gwen Sejuani

Joining the rather long list of decks that make a post-hotfix showing after having been dead for quite a while, Sejuani Gwen goes for a different approach with the Seamstress than the usual Freljord - Shadow Isles deck… and one that can consistently beat both Jinx Lulu and Lurkers, while being only slightly disfavored against Trundle Tryndamere. Quite a good spot to be, in this meta!

Further reading: Cold Cuts – A Sejuani Gwen Deck Guide

Regions
Freljord
18 cards
Shadow Isles
22 cards
Rarities
24 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
13
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
19
2
3
3
3
4
0
5
5
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
22
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Redeemed Prodigy
2
Ruthless Raider
2
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
12
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Inner Beast
3
Inner Beast
2
Unspeakable Horror
3
Unspeakable Horror
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
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Aatrox Vayne Quinn

The nerfs have been pretty brutal, and the former meta tyrant falls to a modest 51% win rate with about 800 games played – still a deck you can climb the LoR ladder with, and may still find a spot in the meta (it's very good against the ascending Norra Veigar, for example), but it clearly is just a shadow of its former self.

Further reading: World Ending Birds with Weapons – An Aatrox Vayne Quinn Deck Guide.

Regions
Demacia
26 cards
Runeterra
14 cards
Rarities
37 000
champion
6
epic
12
rare
12
common
10
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
21
2
3
3
0
4
1
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Quinn
1
Quinn
6
Aatrox
2
Aatrox
Equipments
12
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
12
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Zealous Ranger-Knight
3
Zealous Ranger-Knight
Spells
10
1
Catch!
3
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
6
Condemn
1
Condemn
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Gangplank Sejuani, aka Plunder

Plunder jumps from solid fringe option pre-hotfix, to quite promising deck as of now: win rate above 56%, and roughly even against two Juggernauts (Jinx Lulu and Trundle Tryndamer) while pummeling the third (Lurkers).

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

Regions
Freljord
9 cards
Bilgewater
31 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
12
2
2
3
3
4
9
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
20
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Black Market Merchant
3
Black Market Merchant
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
3
Piltovan Castaway
2
Piltovan Castaway
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
14
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
Parrrley
2
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
5
Spirits Unleashed
3
Spirits Unleashed
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Heimerdinger Jayce

Student and Professor didn't want to miss the "Revived by the Hotfix" party, and today show up with a 54% win rate in around 700 games played.

Heimer Jayce is one deck that can keep Jinx in check while having no terribly bad matchup right now (Trundle Tryndamere and Norra Veigar are unfavored, but not terribly so).

Regions
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Piltover & Zaun
31 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
15
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
5
0
8
1
9
2
5
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
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash of Brilliance
2
Flash of Brilliance
6
Assembly Line
1
Assembly Line
6
Hexbliterator
1
Hexbliterator
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
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Garen Jarvan IV

And yes, it's still official: Elites are a thing!

What's more, their win rate has grown to 55% (up from 52% last week), so Garen J4 may end up being one of this patch's winners.

Regions
Demacia
40 cards
Rarities
24 700
champion
5
epic
4
rare
9
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
8
2
6
3
6
4
4
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
5
5
Garen
3
Garen
6
Jarvan IV
2
Jarvan IV
Followers
26
1
Cithria of Cloudfield
3
Cithria of Cloudfield
1
Penitent Squire
2
Penitent Squire
1
Trusty Ramhound
3
Trusty Ramhound
2
Battlesmith
3
Battlesmith
2
Stony Suppressor
1
Stony Suppressor
3
Vanguard Redeemer
3
Vanguard Redeemer
3
Vanguard Squire
3
Vanguard Squire
4
Silverwing Vanguard
3
Silverwing Vanguard
4
Vanguard Bannerman
3
Vanguard Bannerman
6
Cithria the Bold
1
Cithria the Bold
7
King Jarvan III
1
King Jarvan III
Spells
9
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
5
Concerted Strike
1
Concerted Strike
9
Champions' Strength
2
Champions' Strength
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Swain Twisted Fate

Slinger and Grand General had made a great showing two weeks ago, only to vanish a few days later – now they make a spectacular return (winrate north of 58%, which is ridiculously high), but their deck's inconstant nature as of late makes it hard to guess if TF Swain is here to stay.

At any rate, it looks amazing against Jinx Lulu and beats Lurkers – on the other hand, it's awful against Trundle Tryndamere, so we'll see where they land.

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Bilgewater
23 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
9
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
18
1
Crusty Codger
2
Crusty Codger
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
2
Coral Creatures
1
Coral Creatures
2
Fortune Croaker
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Ruined Reckoner
1
Ruined Reckoner
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
8
Riptide Rex
1
Riptide Rex
Spells
16
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Heavy Metal
3
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Death's Hand
2
Death's Hand
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
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Your Mileage May Vary – Fringe LoR Decks

Legends of Runeterra decks with less than 450 games played in the last three days – very little data, so these may range from total flukes… to, World Ender willing, the next big thing.


Nocturne Charge, ft. Elise & Kalista

Mistwraith Allegiance have borrowed Rumble Vayne's trick, jammed Legionary ChargeLegionary Charge in their otherwise mono-SIShadow Isles builds, and are going to town: win rate above 55% in about 400 games played. 

Regions
Noxus
3 cards
Shadow Isles
37 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
13
2
5
3
10
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
Elise
3
Kalista
2
Kalista
4
Nocturne
3
Nocturne
Followers
22
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
2
Mistwraith
3
Mistwraith
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
4
Duskrider
1
Duskrider
4
Wraithcaller
3
Wraithcaller
Spells
12
1
Mark of the Isles
3
Mark of the Isles
2
Legionary Charge
3
Legionary Charge
4
Risen Mists
3
Risen Mists
10
The Harrowing
3
The Harrowing
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Aphelios Leona Shadows

The current best Aphelios deck shares several similarities to Leona Diana (the early units are the exact same, for example) but with a much heavier top-end when looking at spells, on top of course of its choice of champion. Bonkers winrate, decent play rate (60% and 340 games, respectively).

Regions
Shadow Isles
10 cards
Mount Targon
30 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
10
2
6
3
0
4
8
5
4
6
4
7+
Champions
6
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
5
Leona
3
Leona
Followers
18
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Solari Soldier
2
Solari Soldier
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
2
Twilit Protector
2
Twilit Protector
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
7
The Winding Light
2
The Winding Light
Spells
16
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Sunburst
2
Sunburst
6
Celestial Trifecta
2
Celestial Trifecta
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity