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By the Numbers – Best LoR Decks

The best decks in Legends of Runeterra, 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 – Yordles, Yay!

As of Thursday, these are the 7 most popular LoR decks according to Legna the Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

Best LoR decks - Meta Tier List for Legends of Runeterra Decks

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).


It's still Deep at the top, if you go by popularity…

… but it's Yordles, Yordles all the way up when looking at performance: Tristana's furry crew, in several flavors (NXNoxus, BWBilgewater and DEDemacia being the most popular), is running rampant.

Still, IllaoiIllaoi is doing her best to keep the furry tide at bay, and SamiraSamira has found a new partner to blow things up, so let's jump into today's best LoR decks!


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, Tristana Gnar Teemo BWBilgewater. Illaoi Swain is looking excellent too!

Which is the highest win rate deck in LoR?

Among all decks showcased today: Teemo Tristana DEDemacia, which sees a bit less play than the BWBilgewater or NXNoxus variant but is looking very, very scary.

Among decks with more than 2,100 games played in the last three days: Illaoi Swain, and Tristana Gnar Teemo BWBilgewater.

How do I beat…

How do I beat Tristana decks? There doesn't seem to be a deck that reliably beats all Tristana versions, but there's one deck that comes close: Illaoi Swain has good odds into the two most popular Tristana decks (Teemo Trist Noxus, and Teemo Gnar Trist Bilgewater), an is roughly even against the third (Teemo Trist Demacia).


Juggernauts – Best Legends of Runeterra Decks

Tristana, the current best LoR champion in Legends of Runeterra

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 (and BCBandle City...) have to offer!


Teemo Tristana NXNoxus

The most popular TristanaTristana deck, although probably not the strongest (even if still very strong) sees the Yordle Gunner paired with everybody's favorite puffcap-planting Scout, leaning towards NXNoxus for Spell support and a Ionian HookmasterIonian Hookmaster:

Regions
Noxus
12 cards
Bandlecity
28 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
16
2
15
3
3
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
Followers
25
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Blastcone Seedling
3
Blastcone Seedling
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Wandering Shepherd
2
Wandering Shepherd
4
Tenor of Terror
3
Tenor of Terror
10
Bandle Gunners
3
Bandle Gunners
Spells
9
2
Brothers' Bond
2
Brothers' Bond
3
Might
3
Might
3
Noxian Fervor
2
Noxian Fervor
3
Pirouette
2
Pirouette

The best Noxian Teemo Tristana deck punches at a great 54% win rate, and is the most played deck in Runeterra right now, with 5,200+ games under its belt in the last three days… and even if you laser-focus on just this variant, it's not solved yet, with other well-performing versions showing tweaks like adding Legion SaboteurLegion Saboteur, or switching Brothers' BondBrothers for Whirling DeathWhirling Death.

As Yang says in this Tristana Noxus deck guide, this is not your typical aggro deck:

You want to put your opponent in a position where they have to spend way more mana then you for things while at the same time you’re generating cards while playing stuff and your opponent isn’t. What ends up happening is that even though you might be behind on the very early game, your deck has so much card generation and cheap units that even if you have several bad trades, you’ll still end up with a full board ready to block or attack again and refill again and the cycle goes on.

The Noxian version loses to Tristana BWBilgewater when they go toe to toe, seems to have a bit of trouble against DEDemacia decks like Aatrox Quinn Vayne and Illaoi Jarvan, and loses to Illaoi Swain – on the backswing, though, it demolishes Deep, Ashe LeBlanc, Karma, Lurkers, and turns into a bloody pulp any weaker deck that stands in its way.


Gnar Teemo Tristana BWBilgewater

Yordles go "Yarr!", and move to Bilgewater – and for this trip, TristanaTristana tends to favor GnarGnar, with only a single copy of TeemoTeemo. Followers see the addition of The King's Court, and spells lean a lot more into what BCBandle City has to offer:

Regions
Bandlecity
30 cards
Bilgewater
10 cards
Rarities
29 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
12
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
9
2
9
3
5
4
2
5
0
6
5
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
1
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
Followers
22
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Blastcone Seedling
3
Blastcone Seedling
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Tenor of Terror
2
Tenor of Terror
7
The King's Court
2
The King's Court
10
Bandle Gunners
3
Bandle Gunners
Spells
12
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
1
Prize Fight
3
Prize Fight
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros

Tristana Gnar Teemo BWBilgewater makes a very strong argument for being the best LoR deck right now: whopping 58%+ winrate across about 4,100 games, it beats Teemo Tristana NXNoxus, steamrolls two of the the previous patch's Top Dogs (Karma Sett and Ashe LeBlanc) while having a slight edge against a third (Samira Fizz), and chops both Deep and Lurkers into thin-sliced sashimi. Also, Illaoi Jarvan goes from very tough for the Noxian version, to fairly favored for the Bilgewater version.

Its weak spots are Illaoi Swain, Aatrox Quinn Vayne and, interestingly, Pantheon Samira (a very bad matchup for these Yordles).


Teemo Tristana DEDemacia

Scout and Gunner rekindle their friendship and leave GnarGnar behind when turning to DEDemacia – this archetype sees less play than the Noxian or Bilgewater versions, but its numbers are similarly scary:

Regions
Demacia
9 cards
Bandlecity
31 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
12
2
9
3
8
4
0
5
0
6
6
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
Followers
23
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
2
Grumbleslug
3
Grumbleslug
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
4
Tenor of Terror
2
Tenor of Terror
10
Bandle Gunners
3
Bandle Gunners
Spells
11
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
4
Buster Shot
3
Buster Shot
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

The best Demacian Teemo Tristana deck punches at a silly 60%+ (the highest winrate we'll see among all decks showcased today) with about 1,900 games played.

This Tristana version is roughly even when confronting the other two (with perhaps a slight edge against the Noxian version, and a bit of a struggle against the Bilgewater version), and thus far the rest of its matchup spread seems similar to the other two variants with a couple of exceptions: Ashe LeBlanc is an even matchup here (rather than markedly favored for the Yordles); Pantheon Samira looks like a slightly favored matchup; and Tristana DEDemacia is, unlike other versions, unafraid of Illaoi Swain.


Nautilus Maokai, aka Deep

Well… it was fun while it lasted!

After a brief time as the punchiest deck in Runeterra last week, Deep slides to "solid, very playable, very popular archetype" – which, compared with Deep's history pre-rotation, is still a marked improvement!

Regions
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Bilgewater
25 cards
Rarities
28 600
champion
6
epic
4
rare
14
common
16
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
5
2
11
3
7
4
1
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
2
Megatusk
5
Abyssal Eye
1
Abyssal Eye
6
Devourer of the Depths
3
Devourer of the Depths
7
Shipwreck Hoarder
1
Shipwreck Hoarder
Spells
16
1
Jettison
3
Jettison
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
3
Lure of the Depths
3
Lure of the Depths
3
Undergrowth
3
Undergrowth
4
Salvage
2
Salvage
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

Nautilus Maokai performs at a very good 53% win rate across 4,200+ games with their most popular version, and has great odds against quite a bit of the field: Karma Sett, Ashe LeBlanc, Ekko Jinx, and Aatrox Quinn Vayne (along with a slew of weaker decks) are easy pickings for Nautilus' school.

Yordles, on the other hand… as if Fizz wasn't enough of a pain already (with Fizz Samira, even after its many nerfs, being insurmountable for Deep), turns out the amphibious Yorlde has friends. Lots of friends. And all Yordle flavors steamroll Deep mercilessly.

Further reading: Nautilus Maokai Deck Guide


Illaoi Swain

Ah, how the tide changes!

Although (as we'll see right next) Illaoi Jarvan remains a powerhouse, today it's the Grand General who the Priestess has chosen as her preferred partner: with nearly 3,000 games on record, the best Illaoi Swain deck showcases one of the highest win rates today (nearly 60%), overshadowing most other Tristana builds in that department.

Regions
Bilgewater
26 cards
Noxus
14 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
9
2
10
3
3
4
6
5
3
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Illaoi
3
Illaoi
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
12
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
2
Hired Gun
1
Hired Gun
3
The Sea's Voice
3
The Sea's Voice
6
Lord Broadmane
1
Lord Broadmane
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
8
Riptide Rex
1
Riptide Rex
Spells
22
1
Parrrley
2
Parrrley
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Heavy Metal
3
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
1
Noxian Fervor
3
Pirouette
2
Pirouette
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
3
Tentacle Smash
2
Tentacle Smash
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Riptide Sermon
2
Riptide Sermon

The plot twist, in one word: Yordles.

Illaoi Swain has very good odds against both the Noxian and Bilgewater versions of Tristana, and is only a tiny bit disadvantaged against the Demacian flavor. It also has a small edge over Deep and Karma Sett, and good odds against Ashe LeBlanc, and has the upper hand against Illaio Jarvan.


Illaoi Jarvan IV

The Demacian Prince is overshadowed today by the Noxian Grand General, but don't let that fool you: Priestess and Prince are very much a powerhouse, punching above 55% in 2,400 games.

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Bilgewater
25 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
14
2
8
3
3
4
6
5
4
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Illaoi
3
Illaoi
6
Jarvan IV
3
Jarvan IV
Equipments
3
2
Eye of God
3
Eye of God
Followers
14
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
The Sea's Voice
3
The Sea's Voice
5
Buhru Lookout
3
Buhru Lookout
8
Nagakabouros
2
Nagakabouros
Spells
17
2
Answered Prayer
2
Answered Prayer
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Tentacle Smash
2
Tentacle Smash
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Riptide Sermon
1
Riptide Sermon

If you've read the Illaoi Swain section, then you why Jarvan is only the second-best Illaoi deck today: although Priestess and Priest reliably beat Teemo Tristana NXNoxus (also bludgeoning Deep, Karma Sett, Ekko Jinx, and Fizz Samira in the process), they crumble against Gnar Teemo Tristana, which Illaoi Swain beat.

Illaoi Jarvan is also a serious underdog to Ashe LeBlanc (which Illaoi Swain dominates), and Lurkers (another easy pickings for Priestess and Grand General).

Further reading: Illaoi Jarvan Deck Guide


Ekko Jinx

To round up today's Juggernauts, the Zaunite friends are on the upswing, big time. Their most popular version (this one, with Xenotype Researchers) is only okay (51%), but the classic Ekko Jinx version performs above the 55% winrate mark in more than 2,200 games:

Regions
Shurima
21 cards
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
14
1
9
2
2
3
12
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
16
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
4
Augmented Clockling
2
Augmented Clockling
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Voice of the Risen
Spells
15
0
Feral Prescience
3
Feral Prescience
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation

Yordles are not a welcome sight, but are not terribly bad, either; Deep, Karma Sett and Ashe LeBlanc are all uphill struggles, but again not unwinnable. On the other hand, the Zaunite Boom Crew has an edge against Lurkers, Fizz Samira, and Pantheon Samira.


Not Working Too Well

As with most fresh metas, there are quite a few decks that see a lot of play… but not too much success.

Karma Sett PZPiltover & Zaun is hanging in there – it struggles at 50%, so not the sort of climbing tool you'd recommend, but definitely playable if you're skilled with it, or just like the play style.

On the other hand Azir Nasus Renekton, Aurelion Sol Diana (sometimes with Norra), Bard Norra, and Evelynn Maokai have thus far shown awful results – not decks that we can recommend at this stage.


Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

These Legends of Runeterra decks have between 1000 and 2100 games in the last three days – solid picks for climbing the LoR ladder!


Jinx Samira

Now, time for something brand-new: Stylish Rockets!

Or, if you're a LoR veteran: Return of Discard Aggro. With an 'F' for Draven – we miss you, buddy.

Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Rarities
28 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
3
common
25
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
23
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
1
Reborn Grenadier
3
Reborn Grenadier
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Grave Physician
3
Grave Physician
3
Sump Dredger
3
Sump Dredger
6
Augmented Experimenter
3
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
11
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Vision
3
Vision

Jinx Samira runs circles around Deep, Karma Sett, Ashe LeBlanc and Lurkers, while looking roughly even against Tristana decks. And, probably the most important: you get to play the brand-new iteration of the coolest archetype in all of LoR's history – that's an objective fact, in case you were wondering! =)


Aatrox Quinn Vayne

Monster Hunter and World Ender are having quite a good time in the current LoR meta – win rate north of 55% in close to 1,800 games, good odds against Noxian and Bilgewater Yordles, and its two main nightmares (Deep and Ashe LeBlanc) now a bit in the decline, giving Aatrox Quinn Vayne decks more room to breathe.

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Runeterra
12 cards
Rarities
34 600
champion
6
epic
10
rare
11
common
13
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
15
2
9
3
3
4
1
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Quinn
1
Quinn
6
Aatrox
2
Aatrox
Equipments
10
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Spear
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
13
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
2
Blocking Badgerbear
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
11
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
2
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
2
Form Up!
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
6
Condemn
1
Condemn

Pantheon Samira

With Jinx Samira coming out of nowhere and all rockets blazing, Pantheon Samira has been relegated to second-best Samira deck, yet is still a blend worthy of respect: very good 53%+ win rate across 1,400 games, and is perhaps the deck to hunt down Bilgewater Yordles with, as its odds against Teemo Trist BWBilgewater are excellent.

Regions
Mount Targon
26 cards
Noxus
14 cards
Rarities
32 200
champion
6
epic
8
rare
10
common
16
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
14
2
8
3
7
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Equipments
6
1
The Darkin Ballista
3
The Darkin Ballista
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
16
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Saga Seeker
2
Saga Seeker
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Lunari Cultist
3
Iula
1
Iula
3
Wandering Shepherd
2
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
6
Camphor, the Doubt
2
Camphor, the Doubt
Spells
12
1
Noxian Tellstones
1
Noxian Tellstones
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
3
Brutal Skirmish
2
Brutal Skirmish
4
Furious Wielder
2
Furious Wielder
4
The Expanse's Protection
2
The Expanse's Protection

Pyke Rek'Sai, aka Lurkers

If you go by stats, Lurkers should see a bit more play (which is a weird thing to write, since they usually tend to see more play than they should!).

With great win rate overall (55%+), Lurkers suffer a very similar fate to Deep's: a couple of weeks ago, when we learned that their respective predators would get nerfed, it was reasonable to expect that Deep and Lurkers would surge upwards. That was until Yordles showed up and gunned everybody down – Pyke's crew, like Deep, is weak to all things furry.

The rest of Lurkers' matchups look very solid, though, including amazing odds against Illaoi Jarvan, and a good edge against Ashe LeBlanc, Deep, and Karma Sett.

Regions
Bilgewater
15 cards
Shurima
25 cards
Rarities
25 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
3
common
28
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
13
2
6
3
0
4
9
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Rek'Sai
3
Rek'Sai
5
Pyke
3
Pyke
Followers
26
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
Spells
8
2
Call the Pack
3
Call the Pack
2
Ruthless Predator
2
Ruthless Predator
5
Blood in the Water
3
Blood in the Water

Miss Fortune Samira

Pirates' latest iteration, that saw a bit of play but little success pre-balance, now finds a firmer footing with a 53% win rate and 1,300 games played. Odds against Yordles are disastrous, though, so we'll see if Fortune favors the Stylish.

Regions
Noxus
16 cards
Bilgewater
24 cards
Rarities
31 900
champion
6
epic
9
rare
3
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
16
1
6
2
6
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
Followers
17
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Elegant Edge
3
Elegant Edge
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Shellshocker
2
Shellshocker
2
Jagged Taskmaster
3
Jagged Taskmaster
Spells
17
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
1
All Out
1
Parrrley
1
Parrrley
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
7
Powder Pandemonium
3
Powder Pandemonium

Ashe LeBlanc

Knocked off the top of the LoR meta after Ashe's nerf, Ice Queen and Black Rose are trying new tricks – with quite a bit of success!

While older versions (still packing ReckoningReckoning) are not doing well, adding The Darkin SpearThe Darkin Spear and one copy of Brutal SkirmishBrutal Skirmish does wonders, and the best Ashe LeBlanc deck sees an excellent 55% win rate in about 1,200 games.

Further reading: Ashe LeBlanc Noxus Deck Guide

Regions
Freljord
23 cards
Noxus
17 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
9
2
7
3
9
4
4
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
LeBlanc
3
LeBlanc
4
Ashe
3
Ashe
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Spear
3
The Darkin Spear
Followers
17
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
2
Icevale Archer
1
Icevale Archer
2
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Reckless Trifarian
2
Reckless Trifarian
4
Trifarian Assessor
3
Trifarian Assessor
5
Avarosan Hearthguard
3
Avarosan Hearthguard
8
Incisive Tactician
2
Incisive Tactician
Spells
14
1
Brittle Steel
3
Brittle Steel
1
Elixir of Iron
3
Elixir of Iron
2
Here to Help
2
Here to Help
3
Brutal Skirmish
1
Brutal Skirmish
3
Flash Freeze
1
Flash Freeze
4
Bloody Business
3
Bloody Business
5
Harsh Winds
1
Harsh Winds

Jarvan Shen

Turns out it was not a fluke! =)

Shervan showed up in last week's data, in the odd position of a deck that, without any buffs was competing neck-to-neck with Jarvan Illaoi (itself an established powerhouse in the previous patch).

The pairing of Priestess and Prince does seem stronger nowadays, but Shen Jarvan has accrued a great enough performance (54% win rate in about 1,100 games) to qualify as a real-deal deck, and not just an early-days fluke.

Regions
Demacia
23 cards
Ionia
17 cards
Rarities
27 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
10
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
14
2
4
3
9
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Shen
3
Shen
6
Jarvan IV
3
Jarvan IV
Equipments
1
2
The Darkin Aegis
1
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
18
1
Greenglade Caretaker
3
Greenglade Caretaker
2
Kinkou Student
3
Kinkou Student
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
5
Screeching Dragon
3
Screeching Dragon
7
King Jarvan III
2
King Jarvan III
7
Sacred Protector
1
Sacred Protector
Spells
15
1
Wuju Style
1
Wuju Style
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Fish Fight
1
Fish Fight
4
Deny
1
Deny
4
Moral Support
2
Moral Support
4
Riposte
1
Riposte
4
Spirit's Refuge
2
Spirit's Refuge

Heimerdinger Jayce

Professor and Student make a spectacular comeback this week, showcasing one of the highest winrates we'll find today: 58%+, across a bit less than 1,100 games.

Regions
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Piltover & Zaun
31 cards
Rarities
25 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
5
common
26
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
10
2
7
3
7
4
3
5
10
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Landmarks
2
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
2
The Forge Of Tomorrow
Followers
8
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
4
Augmented Clockling
2
Augmented Clockling
7
Albus Ferros
1
Albus Ferros
Spells
24
2
High Note
3
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Soul Harvest
1
Soul Harvest
3
Aftershock
2
Aftershock
3
Mist's Call
2
Mist's Call
3
Undergrowth
1
Undergrowth
4
Caustic Riff
2
Caustic Riff
6
Formula
3
Formula
6
Hexbliterator
1
Hexbliterator
6
Piercing Darkness
2
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
1
Shock Blast
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

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.


Fizz Samira

Twice-Champ FloppyMudkip highlights grit, resolve, and a "Never give up" attitude as key skills for competitive players – and Fizz Samira is taking a page from Floppy's book, rebounding from its many nerfs to showcase today a scary 58% win rate across 900 games.

In particular, Fizz is unafraid of his furry Yordle cousins, and except for DEDemacia decks (Illaoi Jarvan and Aatrox Quinn Vayne) the deck doesn't show any particularly weak spots.

Further reading: Samira Fizz Deck Guide

Regions
Bilgewater
24 cards
Noxus
16 cards
Rarities
35 900
champion
6
epic
11
rare
12
common
11
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
12
1
9
2
2
3
6
4
2
5
0
6
6
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
14
1
Elegant Edge
3
Elegant Edge
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
4
Dashing Dandy
2
Dashing Dandy
4
Inferna
1
Inferna
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
2
Fleet Admiral Shelly
8
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
20
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Swindle
3
Swindle
3
Pirouette
2
Pirouette
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
7
Powder Pandemonium
3
Powder Pandemonium

Gnar Norra

Gnar Norra was a low-key powerhouse before the buffs and nerfs; the current field is not as kind to these particular Yordles, but they still manage a 53% win rate.

They suffer greatly against Deep and Karma Sett, which as we've seen are not enjoying as much success as they did (even if both are still very popular), so the tide may shift again in Gnar Norra's favor.

Regions
Noxus
6 cards
Bandlecity
34 cards
Rarities
26 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
16
common
16
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
13
2
7
3
5
4
4
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
12
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
The Tea Maker
3
The Tea Maker
6
Lord Broadmane
3
Lord Broadmane
Spells
22
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Drop the Bomb
2
Drop the Bomb
3
Lightning Rush
1
Lightning Rush
3
Scorched Earth
1