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By the Numbers – Current 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 – Rise of the Real Top Dog

As of Thursday, these are the 7 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).


BaJAtakk took down the Mastering Runeterra Open last week, heralding some of the changes we'll find in the LoR Ladder this week (like the left-field resurrection of Akshan Kai'Sa, or the introduction of Garen Jarvan Kai'Sa)...

… yet there are even more surprises this week, like the unstoppable ascension of NasusNasus, and not one but two new JhinJhin brews.

All in all, as the first World Qualifying Runeterra Open approaches, the LoR meta is one of the most diverse we've seen in quite some time. Expect surprises aplenty this weekend!


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: Hard to say today! By performance, probably Samira Jinx, Samira Fizz, and Teemo Tristana DEDemacia

Which is the highest win rate deck in LoR?

Among all decks showcased today: Fizz Samira.

Among decks with more than 2,100 games played in the last three days: Again, Fizz Samira –  that's one scary deck! =)

How do I beat…

How do I beat Fizz Samira? Bring Jinx decks: either Jinx Samira (itself one of the best decks out there), or Ekko Jinx.

And how do I beat Jinx Samira? Your best bet is probably Illaoi Swain: a great deck overall, and very good odds against the pew-pew-BOOM ladies.

And how do I beat Vault Nasus, the most popular deck? Fizz Samira! It turns Nasus into a bloody pulp in no time.


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!


Nasus Vaults of Helia

Alright, now this is a Top Dog! NasusNasus Vaults of HeliaVaults of Helia was already gaining a bit of traction last week, but among all the awful Azir Nasus Renekton decks, and struggling Nasus Senna decks, it seemed a bit of a meme-y fluke that had gotten lucky…

… but this week's numbers are nothing short of impressive: the most played archetype overall (a bit ahead of Samira Fizz and Karma Sett) and the most played specific decklist by a landslide (a crazy 12,500 games in the last three days!), Vault Nasus has all the credentials of a real-deal LoR deck:

Regions
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Shurima
17 cards
Rarities
22 900
champion
3
epic
6
rare
18
common
13
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
9
2
6
3
2
4
5
5
6
6
5
7+
Champions
3
6
Nasus
3
Nasus
Landmarks
5
1
Ancient Preparations
2
Ancient Preparations
5
Vaults of Helia
3
Vaults of Helia
Followers
18
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Ceaseless Sentry
3
Ceaseless Sentry
3
Rockbear Shepherd
3
Rockbear Shepherd
3
Xenotype Researchers
1
Xenotype Researchers
4
Camavoran Dragon
1
Camavoran Dragon
5
Rampaging Baccai
2
Rampaging Baccai
7
The Rekindler
3
The Rekindler
8
Dess & Ada
2
Dess & Ada
Spells
14
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Soul Harvest
3
Soul Harvest
3
Desert Duel
2
Desert Duel
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

Its performance is cooling off a bit by now (it was punching much harder earlier in the week), but still retains a very good 53% win rate.

Nasus SHShurima matchups, though, are a bit of a red flag – as Leer noted on his Monday Meta report:

The matchup table looks pretty horrendous. The Karma Sett matchup is unplayable due to Aftershock, and Fizz Samira rushes us down before we get to Nasus. 

Jinx Samira is also a rough matchup for the Big Dog, and Tristana DEDemacia is slightly unfavored – but Vault Nasus has no problem stomping over Deep, Ekko Jinx, Tristana BWBilgewater, and Illaio Swain, so it does look like a deck that's here to stay.


Jinx Samira

Rocketing upwards, this pew-pew-BOOM pair is another of today's success stories – same deck as last week, but today with 5,400 games on record and smacking at an amazing 56%+ WR.

Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Rarities
28 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
3
common
25
eternal
standard
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 is excellent against Samira Fizz, has a solid edge against Vault Nasus, and runs circles around Deep, Ashe LeBlanc and Lurkers. Tristana decks are roughly even matchups (depending on Tristana's second region), and Illaoi Swain is the only clear weak spot that Samira Jinx shows right now.

Further reading: Samira Jinx Deck Guide.


Fizz Samira

Twice-Champ FloppyMudkip highlights grit, resolve, and a "Never give up" attitude as key skills for competitive players – and Fizz Samira clearly took a page from Floppy's book: in spite of its many nerfs, it punches today above 57% (the highest win rate we'll see from among all popular LoR decks showcased today) and around 4,500 games played with the best Fizz Samira deck, which is strikingly different from previous builds: all-out aggression, nothing but one- and two-drops, no InfernaInferna shenanigans.

Regions
Bilgewater
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
5
epic
9
rare
8
common
18
eternal
standard
Mana cost
3
0
17
1
11
2
3
3
3
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
5
1
Fizz
2
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
14
1
Elegant Edge
3
Elegant Edge
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Pool Shark
3
Pool Shark
2
Father Fury
2
Father Fury
2
Jagged Taskmaster
3
Jagged Taskmaster
Spells
21
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Monkey Business
3
Monkey Business
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
7
Powder Pandemonium
3
Powder Pandemonium

Part of Fizz Samira's rebounding success can be explained in three words: Vaults of HeliaVaults of Helia. Fizz and crew demolish Vault Nasus, which is a great place to be in the current Runeterra meta. On the backswing, JinxJinx appears as Fizz Samira's best counter: both Jinx Samira and Ekko Jinx are what you want to be on if you want to punish the tricky aquatic Yordle.

Further reading: Samira Fizz Deck Guide


Caitlyn Teemo FRFreljord

Another of the unexpected success stories this week: after struggling for ages, Frozen Puffcaps shows a very competitive build!

A bit like Lurkers, CaitlynCaitlyn TeemoTeemo is a champion pair that always sees play, even when there's often not much reason too – but this week, with a 52% win rate across 3,500 games, does look like we're in the middle of Puffcap season.

Regions
Freljord
10 cards
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
12
2
9
3
3
4
2
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
Followers
15
2
Flashbomb Peddler
3
Flashbomb Peddler
2
Veteran Investigator
3
Veteran Investigator
3
Puffcap Peddler
3
Puffcap Peddler
4
Chump Whump
3
Chump Whump
6
Corina, Mastermind
3
Corina, Mastermind
Spells
19
1
Brittle Steel
2
Brittle Steel
1
Elixir of Iron
3
Elixir of Iron
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
Advanced Intel
3
Advanced Intel
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Insider Knowledge
3
Insider Knowledge
5
Harsh Winds
2
Harsh Winds

Do notice that the PZPiltover & Zaun version still looks bad, and there are several awful variations of the FRFreljord version that drag the archetype down. Thus far, it looks like Caitlyn Teemo FRFreljord is very good against Deep, Karma Sett and Samira Jinx, while weak against Lurkers and Fizz Samira.


Illaoi Swain

Priestess and Grand General remain an amazing powerhouse: nearly 3,000 games, punching above 55%, and very good odds against Karma Sett, Deep, Samira Jinx, and Tristana DEDemacia. The bad news is the unexpected ascension of Vault Nasus (which is an awful matchup for Illaoi Swain) and the unstoppable rebounding of Samira Fizz.

Regions
Bilgewater
26 cards
Noxus
14 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
eternal
standard
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

Teemo Tristana DEDemacia

Teemo Tristana DEDemacia emerges as possibly the best TristanaTristana deck, slightly outpacing the BWBilgewater version and clearly outshining the NXNoxus variant.

Regions
Demacia
9 cards
Bandlecity
31 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
eternal
standard
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 Demacian Yordles have roughly 50/50 matchups against Vault Nasus, Samira Jinx, and Fizz Samira, getting most of their edge when facing Karma Sett and Deep, and brutally murdering Teemo Caitlyn. They also seem one of the several reasons Ashe LeBlanc is going extinct.


Karma Sett

After being pushed to the sides last week, Karma Sett PZPiltover & Zaun manages to get a foothold in the current Runeterra meta and, with a 52% winrate across 2,500 games, looks very playable today.

This resurgence owes quite a bit to Vault Nasus, which Karma Sett dominates, and Samira Fizz to some extent, a matchup in which KaSett is slightly favored. Tristana blends are disastrous matchups, though, and both Deep and Illaoi Swain remain tough bones to chew.

Further Reading: MajiinBae's latest Karma Sett Deck Guide.

Regions
Ionia
22 cards
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
9
2
5
3
12
4
9
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Karma
3
Karma
5
Sett
3
Sett
Followers
11
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Shadow Assassin
2
Shadow Assassin
4
Augmented Clockling
3
Augmented Clockling
4
Smooth Mixologist
3
Smooth Mixologist
Spells
23
2
High Note
3
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Tag Out!
3
Tag Out!
3
Aftershock
3
Aftershock
4
Caustic Riff
1
Caustic Riff
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Place Your Bets
3
Place Your Bets
6
Formula
1
Formula
6
Hexbliterator
1
Hexbliterator

Gnar Teemo Tristana BWBilgewater

Tristana BWBilgewater is Yang's favorite version, which he considers the strongest of the three:

Regions
Bandlecity
30 cards
Bilgewater
10 cards
Rarities
29 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
12
common
17
eternal
standard
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

While not as impressive as last week, numbers for this build are still amazing: 56% winrate across 2,200 games, solid odds against Karma Sett, Deep, Jinx Samira and Lurkers, and nearly no overly weak spots.

Further Reading: Tristana Bilgewater Deck Guide


Ekko Jinx

Like last week, the Zaunite friends round up our Juggernaut section – and, just like last week, their most popular version (this one, with Xenotype researchers) is not doing too well, while the second most popular, seen below, is smashing foes with a 56%+ win rate.

Regions
Shurima
21 cards
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
eternal
standard
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

Vault Nasus and Karma Sett are tough matchups, but Fizz Samira and Jinx Samira are favored, and Caitlyn Teemo is a walk in a Piltovan plaza.


Other Considerations

Both Pantheon Samira and Maokai Nautilus, aka Deep, remain solid, playable decks – Pantheon has obviously lost the "best Samira deck" title it briefly held in the early patch days, and the LoR meta got fed up with "Deep on Top" puns, but both decks are still solid.

Senna Veigar, Kennen Samira Ionia, and Bard Norra, on the other hand, are popular yet subpar brews, so we won't recommend any of them today.


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!


Nasus Veigar

Another Big Dog surprise!

VeigarVeigar heard that Vaults of HeliaVaults of Helia was a thing, and went "Gimme gimme gimme!" – and it was not just a tantrum, it seems, because Nasus Veigar is packing a whopping 55% punch across 1800 games:

Regions
Shadow Isles
24 cards
Shurima
16 cards
Rarities
31 300
champion
6
epic
7
rare
11
common
16
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
6
2
10
3
5
4
3
5
6
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
6
Nasus
3
Nasus
Landmarks
3
5
Vaults of Helia
3
Vaults of Helia
Followers
14
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Rockbear Shepherd
3
Rockbear Shepherd
7
The Rekindler
3
The Rekindler
8
Dess & Ada
2
Dess & Ada
Spells
17
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
Soul Harvest
3
Soul Harvest
3
Black Spear
3
Black Spear
3
Mist's Call
2
Mist's Call
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

Like for Lone Nasus, Fizz Samira is an impossible matchup, and Jinx Samira is also truly awful – but Veigar Nasus beats enough other strong decks (Tristana BWBilgewater, Ekko Jinx, Caitlyn Teemo, Illaoi Swain) to suggest it is yet another real-deal Nasus deck.


Akshan Kai'Sa DEDemacia

We're not running out of left-field surprises just yet: part of IamNinjaMaster's runner-up lineup in last weekend's MaRu Open, Akshan Kai'Sa shows up as a very solid brew today – and, as we'll see, it's not even the strongest Kai'Sa DEDemacia today!

Regions
Demacia
17 cards
Shurima
23 cards
Rarities
29 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
8
common
20
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
17
2
2
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Kai'Sa
3
Kai'Sa
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
20
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Voidling
3
Voidling
1
Xer'sai Hatchling
3
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Belvethi Elder
2
Belvethi Elder
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
4
Void Blaster
3
Void Blaster
Spells
11
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

Akshan Kai'Sa puts up a very good 53% win rate in about 1,500 games. It doesn't seem to find too much prey among the strong decks, though, while itself being very weak to Vault Nasus, Fizz Samira, and Illaoi Swain.


Jarvan Garen Kai'Sa

You may not like it, but this is what peak Evolution looks like: an amalgamation of Elites, Scouts, and Kai'Sa's Void crew that BaJAtakk took to first place in the MaRu Open and that currently showcases an amazing 55% win rate in about 1,400 games on the LoR ladder.

Regions
Demacia
20 cards
Shurima
20 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
9
2
8
3
6
4
5
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Garen
2
Garen
5
Kai'Sa
3
Kai'Sa
6
Jarvan IV
1
Jarvan IV
Followers
24
1
Voidling
3
Voidling
1
Xer'sai Hatchling
3
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Belvethi Elder
3
Belvethi Elder
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Domination
2
Domination
3
Greenfang Warden
1
Greenfang Warden
3
Merciless Hunter
1
Merciless Hunter
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
4
Void Blaster
3
Void Blaster
6
Genevieve Elmheart
3
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
10
1
Chain Vest
2
Chain Vest
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation

Unlike the Akshan version, Garen Jarvan Kai'Sa does beat several of the other Top Dogs: it demolishes Karma Sett, good odds against Deep and Ekko Jinx, and an edge against Tristana brews – Vault Nasus and Samira decks seem a bit unfavored, but not unwinnable.


Aatrox Quinn Vayne

Monster Hunter and World Ender are having a fairly good time in the current LoR meta – win rate close to 54% in about 1,300 games, and good odds against Karma Sett and Ekko Jinx – Vault Nasus, though, is a very tough matchup.

Regions
Demacia
27 cards
Runeterra
13 cards
Rarities
35 300
champion
6
epic
11
rare
9
common
14
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
15
2
9
3
2
4
1
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Quinn
1
Quinn
6
Aatrox
2
Aatrox
Equipments
11
2
The Darkin Spear
3
The Darkin Spear
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
1
The Darkin Ballista
2
The Darkin Ballista
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Aegis
1
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
11
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
2
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
12
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
1
Silence and Suppress
1
Silence and Suppress
2
Blinding Assault
1
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight

Jhin Kennen

Yep, this is a thing!

Not overly scary a thing (win rate of just about 51% in about 1300 games), but worth showcasing anyway just on grounds of Jhin showing up on a non-Annie deck:

Regions
Runeterra
23 cards
Bandlecity
17 cards
Rarities
25 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
9
common
23
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
15
2
2
3
5
4
0
5
2
6
1
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
26
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Solari Sunhawk
2
Solari Sunhawk
2
The Stagehand
3
The Stagehand
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
4
The Witness
2
The Witness
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
8
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
2
Quicken
2
Quicken
3
Lightning Rush
2
Lightning Rush
10
Treasured Trash
1
Treasured Trash

Sit tight, though – everybody's favorite Runeterran bullet buff still has more surprises up his sleeve.


Jhin Norra

Yep, this is a thing too! Again, not a terribly scary thing (52% win rate in this case), and with an awful Vault Nasus matchup, but it's amazing to see Jhin doing well outside of his Annie Jhin shell, and with a fairly large play rate:

Regions
Bandlecity
30 cards
Runeterra
10 cards
Rarities
27 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
18
common
14
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
17
2
5
3
5
4
5
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
15
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
2
Solari Sunhawk
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
The Tea Maker
2
The Tea Maker
6
Lord Broadmane
3
Lord Broadmane
8
Riptide Rex
2
Riptide Rex
Spells
19
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
2
Drop the Bomb
3
Drop the Bomb
2
Proximity Puffcap
3
Proximity Puffcap
3
Lightning Rush
2
Lightning Rush
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
4
Puzzling Signposts
2
Puzzling Signposts
5
Cosmic Binding
2
Cosmic Binding
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza

Teemo Tristana NXNoxus

Tristana's NXNoxus version has slipped downwards quite a bit – with a 53% punch across 1,200 games it's still a very good deck, but seems clearly inferior to the DEDemacia and BWBilgewater versions we've seen among today's Juggernauts.

Further Reading: Tristana Noxus deck guide, this is not your typical aggro deck.

Regions
Noxus
12 cards
Bandlecity
28 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
eternal
standard
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

Pyke Rek'Sai, aka Lurkers

Pyke's crew rounds up today's Heavyweights, with a solid 53% in about 1,100 games. Samira decks (both Fizz's and Jinx's version) are a headache for Rek'Sai's offspring, but they have a slight edge against Nasus, and solid odds against Karma Sett and Caitlyn Teemo.

Regions
Bilgewater
15 cards
Shurima
25 cards
Rarities
25 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
3
common
28
eternal
standard
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

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.


Illaoi Jarvan IV

Prince and Priestess' time under the LoR ladder's spotlight seems over – both of them have found stronger partners, as we've seen (Illaoi with Swain, and Jarvan with Garen and Kai'Sa), and the relentless onslaught of Fizz Samira, Jinx Samira, and Vault Nasus has dented Illaoi Jarvan's performance.

Still a very solid 53% deck, but play rate is clearly waning.

Further reading: Illaoi Jarvan Deck Guide

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Bilgewater
25 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
14
2
8
3
3
4
6
5
4