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By the Numbers – Twenty Best LoR Decks, March 23

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

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


Best LoR Decks for a Last-Push Climb!

As of Thursday, (and only a few days before the next LoR expansion, Glory in Navori, reaches Runeterra!) these are the 6 most popular LoR decks according to Legna the Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

Sources: MaRu's data (which samples Plat+ players) and Legna's data (which samples High Diamond & Masters players) – both sources in turn get their data directly from Riot (via Riot's API).


All in all, not too many changes when comparing with last week – Annie Jhin has cemented itself as one of the best deck in Runeterra, with Garen Elites breathing down its neck.

And, not shown when you look at data by archetypes, but very clearly (as we'll see in detail below) when you check specific decks, Pirates is doing wonderfully well and completes the current Top Triad – and there a strong argument for it being the best LoR deck right now.


LoR Meta FAQs

Where does this data come from?

Directly from Riot (via Riot's API) – Liver, our wonderful coder and unsung MaRu 🐐 (also in charge of designing the website) makes the data automagically appear in our meta tier list and meta stats page, and all-around LoR 🐐 Legna shares his data (from the same source, although following a different set of players) with us too.

Which is the best LoR deck?

Short answer: Depends on how you define "best", of course! =)

Much longer answer: Check the Technical Note at the end of this article, above all about the differences between "archetypes" and "decks" in Legends of Runeterra's data.

Practical answer: As of today, Annie Jhin, Garen Elites and Pirates. Annie Ezreal (usually with Kat) and Gwen Quinn are also looking great.

Which is the highest win rate deck in LoR?

Among all decks showcased today: Pirates, starring Miss Fortune and Twisted Fate.

Among decks with more than 2,100 games played in the last three days: That would be, again, Pirates!

How do I beat…

How do I beat Annie Jhin? You gotta think like a Pirate! =)

Elites (aka Garen Jarvan) work very well, too.

How do I beat Elites? Heimer Jayce, Jax Ornn or Norra Veigar are your best bets here.

How do I beat Pirates? Elites do a very good job here, and Norra Veigar is a good choice too.


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 best tried-and-true tools the LoR meta has to offer!


Annie Jhin

Bullet buff and pyromaniac brat are poised to finish this Ranked season as the top deck in Runeterra, when you consider both play rate and win rate – 4,500+ games with their most popular version, seen below (or, if you wanna go all hipstery and trendy, you can switch one Arachnoid SentryArachnoid Sentry for one Sigil of MaliceSigil of Malice), and rocking a 56%+ win rate, just like last week.

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

Our grinning murderers lose to Elites and Heimer Jayce (pretty badly in both cases), get roflstomped by Pirates, and are slightly disfavored versus Annie Ezreal – yet, in spite of Annie Jhin being the underdog against all these very popular decks, its huge edge on weaker brews (Ryze, Jayce Lux, Eve Kai'Sa, Jax Ornn, Akshan Varus, Taliyah Ziggs, and the list keeps going) more than makes up for its bad matchups.


Lone Demacia: Garen Jarvan

A single Jarvan is the best Jarvan, it seems, and although Elites versions abound (including some with a Kayle splash, which by now has proven much inferior and we won't recommend today), what was best last week – with a single copy of the Demacian Prince – is also the best Garen Jarvan deck this week, strongly suggesting this is a solved blend against the current field:

Regions
Demacia
40 cards
Rarities
21 100
champion
4
epic
3
rare
11
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
10
2
9
3
6
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
4
5
Garen
3
Garen
6
Jarvan IV
1
Jarvan IV
Followers
29
1
Cithria of Cloudfield
3
Cithria of Cloudfield
1
Trusty Ramhound
3
Trusty Ramhound
2
Battlesmith
3
Battlesmith
2
Vanguard Defender
3
Vanguard Defender
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Squire
3
Vanguard Squire
4
Silverwing Vanguard
3
Silverwing Vanguard
4
Vanguard Bannerman
3
Vanguard Bannerman
6
Ardent Tracker
2
Ardent Tracker
Spells
7
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

Punching at 56% across 3,800 games in MaRu's data, and improving to 58% in Legna's sample (a trend seen also with Annie Jhin), Elites are as solid a bet as you can find if you want to climb the LoR ladder before the season ends: while Elites have a couple of fairly bad matchups (Heimer Jayce, Jax Ornn, Taliyah Ziggs), they are otherwise a fairly well-rounded deck without too many weaknesses. And, like Annie Jhin, it beats several of its good matchups (Annie decks and Pirates in particular) by a huge margin, cementing Elites' place in the current LoR meta.


Pirates, aka Miss Fortune Twisted Fate

Fortune favors performance!

A bit of a fringe option last week, when it only showcased about 300 games, Pirates' play rate has grown a mind-boggling 800% and now sits at nearly 2,400 games played, with an equally brain-blowing win rate: 60%. 

Which, by the way, is the highest from among all decks showcased today!

Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Bilgewater
20 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
7
2
7
3
6
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
1
Shellshocker
2
Shellshocker
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
11
2
Brothers' Bond
1
Brothers' Bond
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Sigil of Malice
1
Sigil of Malice
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Decimate
3
Decimate

If you want to climb the ladder fast and all-guns-blazing, look no further: Pirates it is. Also if you want to play with Twisted Fate before he gets rotated (most likely next week) – there's little we know about how rotation will work, but TF has been confirmed as one of the Champs that will only see play in the Eternal format.

At any rate, Miss Fortune's merry bunch demolishes Annie Jhin (which explains in part Pirates' awesome performance) while also nuking Jayce decks, Ryze, Lurkers, and anything that fails to get on board fast. Its main showstoppers are Elites (a fairly lousy matchup) and Norra decks of all stripes.


Annie Ezreal, ft. Katarina & Broadmane

Another deck showing a huge spike in play rate, Annie Ezreal has proven a very successful archetype. Some versions have toyed with replacing one copy of FormulaFormula with Evil ImperfectionistEvil Imperfectionist, but the best Annie Ezreal deck remains the same as last week:

Regions
Noxus
22 cards
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Rarities
23 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
12
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
8
2
5
3
6
4
3
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
3
Ezreal
2
Ezreal
3
Katarina
1
Katarina
Landmarks
2
1
Ravenbloom Conservatory
2
Ravenbloom Conservatory
Followers
7
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
6
Lord Broadmane
3
Lord Broadmane
Spells
25
1
Blade's Edge
3
Blade's Edge
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
4
Caustic Riff
3
Caustic Riff
4
Statikk Shock
3
Statikk Shock
5
Drum Solo
3
Drum Solo
6
Formula
3
Formula

This pingy trio has a small edge on Annie Jhin, reliably beats Lurkers and Gwen Quinn, and is one of the few decks with very good odds against Plunder. Has a hard time against all Jayce flavors, Elites is a rough matchup, and is one of the few strong decks that loses badly to Ryze.


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!


The Rune Mage: Ryze

Always popular but usually sub-par, this is the first time this season that we can confidently recommend Ryze's deck for the LoR ladder: with about 1,500 games played and a modest 51% WR, it's currently a deck showing a solid enough performance so as to be a good climbing tool.

Regions
Ionia
19 cards
Runeterra
21 cards
Rarities
19 800
champion
3
epic
3
rare
19
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
14
2
1
3
8
4
9
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
3
4
Ryze
3
Ryze
Followers
7
2
Claws of the Dragon
3
Claws of the Dragon
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Tasty Faefolk
1
Tasty Faefolk
Spells
30
1
Health Potion
1
Health Potion
1
Jury-Rig
1
Jury-Rig
1
Shuriman Tellstones
2
Shuriman Tellstones
1
Three Sisters
1
Three Sisters
1
Trinket Trade
3
Trinket Trade
2
Entreat
2
Entreat
2
Steel Tempest
3
Steel Tempest
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Homecoming
3
Homecoming
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
5
Drum Solo
3
Drum Solo
5
Unworthy Soul
3
Unworthy Soul

The Rune Mage is very happy with the increase of Annie Ezreal's popularity – AnnEz is, along with Jax Ornn, the only two strong decks that Ryze reliably beats. Most other Top Dogs, though (Elites, Heimer Jayce, Annie Jhin, Pirates, Lurkers…), Ryze gets run over by.


Gwen Quinn

Although Annie Jhin and Pirates will likely end this season much higher in the meta charts, Gwen Quinn is the hands-down winner of the "Low-Key Success" Award: a deck that never made too many waves, nor hogged the spotlight too much, but that has nevertheless consistently gained play rate while showcasing stellar performance – in particular, growing this week both in play rate (from 1,300 last week to 1,600+ games now) and win rate (from a great 55% to an amazing 57%).

If you want a solid, tried-and-true climbing tool but that is also a bit of a connoisseur's choice, Gwen Quinn may be what you're after.

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Shadow Isles
26 cards
Rarities
31 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
17
common
11
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
16
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Landmarks
3
3
Opulent Foyer
3
Opulent Foyer
Followers
12
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Redeemed Prodigy
6
Eternal Dancers
3
Eternal Dancers
Spells
19
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Sharpsight
1
Sharpsight
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
4
Relentless Pursuit
3
Relentless Pursuit

The opulent ladies have improved their odds a bit against Elites (still a disfavored matchup, but not by much now), and get run over by Pirates – on the backswing, they royally ruin Ryze's day, beat Jayce, murder Lurkers, and have a good shot against Annie Jhin.


The Six-Plus Pair: Jayce Lux

Jayce Lux seems ready to join the team of decks that started off amazing, but kind of petered out as the LoR meta settled: still a very playable archetype, but clearly not the powerhouse they were not two weeks ago.

In particular, their most popular version shows subpar performance – their second most popular, though, that has no room for Blocking BadgerbearBlocking Badgerbear, punches at a very solid 53%:

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Demacia
10 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
1
0
4
1
14
2
2
3
3
4
3
5
10
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Lux
3
Lux
Landmarks
1
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
1
The Forge Of Tomorrow
Followers
15
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
2
Eager Apprentice
2
Eager Apprentice
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Mageseeker Persuader
3
Mageseeker Persuader
3
Vanguard Sergeant
1
Vanguard Sergeant
7
Albus Ferros
3
Albus Ferros
Spells
18
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
6
Assembly Line
3
Assembly Line
6
Formula
3
Formula
6
Hexbliterator
2
Hexbliterator
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast

Jayce Lux is overall an all-rounder deck: it has just a single truly bad matchup (Jax Ornn), with most other confrontations against strong decks (be it good matchups like Elites, Ryze, and Lurkers, or bad matchups like Annie Jhin, Eve Kai'Sa, and Taliyah Ziggs) falling close or inside the 45/55% range.


Lurkers, aka Pyke Rek'sai

The Lurking tide is still high! Pyke and friends are excellent against Ryze (if you are sick of Runes, Lurkers is probably what you want to bring to ladder), and overall a very solid 53% deck.

They are fairly even versus two of the current Juggernauts (Annie Jhin and Elites), although rather weak to Annie Ezreal, and completely hopeless against Pirates – but they don't seem to have too many ugly matchups out of those two, and there's plenty of prey to feed upon.

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
1
4
8
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Rek'Sai
3
Rek'Sai
5
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

Braum Vladimir

Ah, here's a Champion that knows how to make an elegant exit. VladimirVladimir is one of the few cards that we know for sure will be rotated next week (as noted above: news about rotation have been scarce thus far; there's still little that we know about which cards will only be found in the upcoming Eternal mode, Vladimir being among those very few), and after years of pilots trying their best to make him work, Scarground decks have finally managed to become competitive, right under the wire.

No meta breaker, by any means – just a solid 52% win rate across 1,200 games – but second week in a row that we find Braum and Vladimir with solid performance, so let's call this a fact: at long last, a playable Vladimir deck. And very good against Pirates, by the way!

Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Freljord
20 cards
Rarities
31 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
15
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
5
2
8
3
6
4
9
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Braum
3
Braum
5
Vladimir
3
Vladimir
Landmarks
3
3
The Scargrounds
3
The Scargrounds
Followers
18
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Unscarred Reaver
3
Unscarred Reaver
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Crimson Curator
3
Crimson Curator
4
Trifarian Assessor
3
Trifarian Assessor
6
Lord Broadmane
3
Lord Broadmane
Spells
13
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
3
Ice Shard
2
Ice Shard
5
Bellows Breath
1
Bellows Breath
5
Harsh Winds
2
Harsh Winds
5
Spirits Unleashed
3
Spirits Unleashed

Akshan Varus

Another reliable player for Team Low-Key, Akshan Varus yet again enjoys an excellent 55%+ winrate (slightly above last weeks' performance)… which, as noted, is kind of puzzling, given it's among the worst decks to face Annie Jhin with, dies horribly to Pirates, loses to Ryze, Lurkers and Jax Ornn, and is not particularly good against Elites –  all in all, other than Jayce decks, Akshan Varus doesn't seem to be too good of a choice against the top dogs. Still, it has shown great numbers all this patch cycle (most likely by farming weaker decks) so it's definitely an excellent choice for your last-push climb.

Regions
Shurima
19 cards
Runeterra
21 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
10
2
8
3
12
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Varus
3
Varus
Equipments
6
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
Swinging Glaive
3
Swinging Glaive
Followers
11
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Lunari Cultist
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Merciless Hunter
2
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
2
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
17
1
Shaped Stone
1
Shaped Stone
2
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Desert Duel
1
Desert Duel
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
4
The Expanse's Protection
2
The Expanse's Protection
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
5
The Unforgiving Cold
2
The Unforgiving Cold

The Weapon Forge: Jax Ornn

A bit crestfallen, what was early on one of the strongest LoR decks (and an excellent answer to the Demacian tide of that time) has diminished a lot in play rate, yet still remains a very solid climbing tool. And, of course, Jax remains uncontested in the Champion's Best Voicelines department, but that has always been obvious so nothing new there.

Regions
Freljord
27 cards
Runeterra
13 cards
Rarities
23 700
champion
6
epic
1
rare
6
common
27
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
16
2
3
3
5
4
7
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
7
Ornn
3
Ornn
Equipments
2
5
Bone Club
2
Bone Club
Followers
18
1
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
3
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
2
Favored Artisan
3
Favored Artisan
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
4
Babbling Bjerg
2
Babbling Bjerg
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
5
Hearthblood Mender
3
Hearthblood Mender
8
Wrought Colossus
1
Wrought Colossus
Spells
14
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Sharesies
2
Sharesies
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
5
The Unforgiving Cold
2
The Unforgiving Cold

Weapon and Forge masters remains the premium choice if you want to punish Demacia decks, be it big-butted Elites or big-spell Jayce Lux, and it also overruns Lurkers, Plunders, and Taliyah Ziggs in brutal fashion. But Jax Ornn is also one of the worst decks to face Ryze with, and the rise of aggressive decks, be it Annie Jhin or Pirates, have been awful news for these two champs.


Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 600 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.


Gangplank Sejuani, aka Plunder

Gaining quite a nice bit of traction, Plunder jumps at the forefront of our Punching Up category, with more than 800 games under its belt and striking above 55%.

Regions
Freljord
11 cards
Bilgewater
29 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
12
2
0
3
5
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
4
Babbling Bjerg
2
Babbling Bjerg
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

Annie Ezreal has emerged as quite the scary predator for Plunder, with Jax Ornn and Ryze also being problematic – but, overall, Ganplank Sejuani is either favored (like against Jayce Lux, Annie Jhin, Lurkers) or roughly even (like against Elites, Pirates or Heimer Jayce) versus most strong decks you are likely to bump into while climbing the LoR ladder.


Heimerdinger Jayce

Voluble and variable as ever – Heimer Jayce is the King when it comes to decks with lots of slightly different versions – Professor and Student have rebounded quite a bit: most of its many flavors are both popular and performing well. 

Versions with just ten followers seem to perform a bit better than those that go for a dozen, but it's probably down to pilot preference at that point; the version seen below, the second most popular, punches at 57% across close to 600 games.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Shadow Isles
10 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
14
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
4
0
8
1
8
2
3
3
3
4
3
5
9
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
10
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
3
Hextech Handler
3
Hextech Handler
7
Albus Ferros
2
Albus Ferros
Spells
24
0
Production Surge
3
Production Surge
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
6
Formula
3
Formula
6
Hexbliterator
2
Hexbliterator
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

Norra Decks: Veigar, Vi, or Braum

By now NorraNorra may be one of the most flexible champs in LoR – while usually paired with SIShadow Isles, she seems able to wander better than BardBard himself.

While VeigarVeigar has been, across the patches, her most likely partner (and is still a solid partnership, with a 54% win rate across 600+ games)...

Regions
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
15
common
16
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
19
2
0
3
7
4
3
5
6
6
3
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
2
Quietus
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
4
Puzzling Signposts
2
Puzzling Signposts
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination

… the Portaling Yordle has found herself a brand-new teammate: Enforcer ViVi!

And it's quite the team, I should add: better performance both in play rate (800+ games) and win rate (55%+) than with the Darkness Yordle.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
14 cards
Bandlecity
26 cards
Rarities
27 100
champion
5
epic
6
rare
10
common
19
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
15
2
3
3
6
4
8
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
5
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
Vi
2
Vi
Followers
20
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
4
Banana Blaster
3
Banana Blaster
5
Rissu, The Silent Storm
3
Rissu, The Silent Storm
Spells
15
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza

Last but not least, Norra Braum, a fairly novel concept that became popular by the end of last patch, is also very solid:

Regions
Bandlecity
23 cards
Freljord
17 cards
Rarities
24 900
champion
6
epic
1
rare
12
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
13
2
5
3
5
4
6
5
4
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Braum
3
Braum
Followers
15
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
Avarosan Sentry
2
Avarosan Sentry
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
The Tea Maker
2
The Tea Maker
4
Aloof Travelers
1
Aloof Travelers
8
It That Stares
1
It That Stares
Spells
19
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
5
Spirits Unleashed
3
Spirits Unleashed
6
Hidden Pathways
2
Hidden Pathways
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
9
Buried in Ice
1
Buried in Ice

All in all, no lack of choice for Portal lovers!


Blast from the Past: Trundle Aurelion Sol

Once upon a time, these two were the best LoR deck, no contest, until the nerf hammer hit them and pushed them from the top – they never quite rekindled their partnership after that (the Troll King found in Tryndamere a very solid teammate, and Aurelion Sol has a soft spot for Zoe or Leona), yet perhaps sensing an impending rotation, they have paired again with solid results.

Regions
Freljord
32 cards
Mount Targon
8 cards
Rarities
38 200
champion
6
epic
14
rare
7
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
3
2
0
3
5
4
16
5
0
6
16
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
10
Aurelion Sol
3
Aurelion Sol
Followers
9
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
3
She Who Wanders
Spells
25
4
Avalanche
2
Avalanche
4
Winter's Touch
3
Winter's Touch
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Celestial Wonder
2
Celestial Wonder
5
Harsh Winds
2
Harsh Winds
5
Starshaping
3
Starshaping
5
Wild Mysticism
3
Wild Mysticism
8
Voices of the Old Ones
2
Voices of the Old Ones
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush

Your Mileage May Vary – Fringe LoR Decks

Is Runeterra better than Hearthstone?

Legends of Runeterra decks with less than 600 games played in the last three days – very little data, so these may range from total flukes… to the next big thing.


Kayle Leona

Kayle Leona proudly carries the MTTargon torch to an excellent 55%+ win rate in about 500 games. Don't be fooled by its fringe status: this deck, either with Kat last patch or with Kayle now, is a very well-tested brew, so you can confidently take it to ladder.

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
5
epic
6
rare
9
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
6
3
0
4
10
5
0
6
0
7+