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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 – Vault is the New Sun Disc

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

LoR 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).

With the Variety Patch coming to Runeterra next week, let's start with our usual PSA for this time of the patch cycle: if you are short on shards and/or wildcards, you may want to be very frugal with what you craft in the next week or so.

The next patch will not only (probably) shake the current LoR meta, it will (absolutely!) spawn a second, whole new meta: this coming patch the LoR Eternal Ladder will become available, and all bets are off about what decks will prevail in this format.

Having said that, and as it's often the case with the third week of a patch cycle, several newcomers have shown up on the Runeterra Ladder. While the Top Dogs remain largely the same as last week, this week we have:

  • A new Nasus version (Azir Nasus) going from fringe deck to arguably best Nasus deck,
  • Tristana decks losing quite a bit of play rate, even if their performance is still excellent,
  • Samira Seraphine become an overnight Juggernaut,
  • Jarvan Illaoi going extinct, and pilots flocking to Shen Jarvan,
  • Frozen Puffcaps remaining very relevant,
  • Scouts and Bard returning to the LoR ladder in full force!

Let's jump to today's findings!


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: Most likely Samira Fizz, closely followed by Jinx Samira.

Which is the highest win rate deck in LoR?

Among all decks showcased today: Teemo Tristana Demacia, although for some weird reason it's being played a lot less than last week (in spite of such a great win rate).

Among decks with more than 2,100 games played in the last three days: Fizz Samira.

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? Illaoi Swain or Caitlyn Teemo are good tools for this job. Also Ekko Jinx, if you want to fight rockets with rockets.

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

The most played specific deck list in LoR this week is the exact same as right before the Runeterra Open: NasusNasus Vaults of HeliaVaults of Helia, with no other Champion besides the Big Dog, accrues 5,400 games in the last three days, with solid 52%+ WR: 

Regions
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Shurima
17 cards
Rarities
22 900
champion
3
epic
6
rare
18
common
13
eternal
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

It's showing signs of wear and tear, though: as we'll see next, Lone Nasus is one of the weakest-punching Juggernauts, and it's not even the best Vault Nasus version – that would be Azir Nasus, as we'll also see in a bit.

Lone Nasus gets absolutely demolished by Samira Fizz (one of the most lopsided matches among popular decks), gets overrun by Karma Sett, and has a hard time against a popular newcomer: Samira Seraphine.

On the other hand, it has good odds into Ekko Jinx, Deep, Jarvan Shen and Illaoi Swain.


Jinx Samira

The pew-pew-BOOM pair repeats a rocking performance this week: exact same decklist, nearly exact same play rate (about 5,300 games), and win rate cooling for a bit from a smacking 56%+ to a still excellent 55%+.

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 is great against what's arguably the best LoR deck right now, namely Samira Fizz.  It also consistently beats all Nasus versions, and blows Lurkers out of the water. It seems to have a bit of a problem with the ascending Samira Seraphine, and somewhat struggles against Ekko Jinx and Illaoi Swain, but seems to have no truly weak spots.

Further reading: Samira Jinx Deck Guide.


Fizz Samira

As noted before, Fizz Samira did take twice-champ FloppyMudkip's "Never give up" advice to heart: one of the decks that got the most nerfs on the previous patch reinvented itself and, once again, comes out on top. With nearly 5,000 games in the last three days with their best deck, punching above 56%, and being overall the most popular LoR archetype all strongly suggest that Samira Fizz is the best Standard deck in Runeterra.

Samira Fizz is yet another Juggernaut that sticks to the same build from last week, although it should be noted it's quite different from pre-patch iterations:

Regions
Bilgewater
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
5
epic
9
rare
8
common
18
eternal
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

Fizz Samira utterly thrashes all Vault Nasus versions (which explains in part its current success), also having a huge edge against Lurkers, Deep, and Caitlyn Teemo. And, unlike the previous two Juggernauts, in this case it consistently beats the newly arrived Samira Seraphine.

It's not without weak spots, though: Karma Sett, but above all Jinx decks (both Jinx Samira and Ekko Jinx) are huge roadblocks in Sam Fizz's path.

Further reading: Samira Fizz Deck Guide


⭐Rising Star: Vault Azir Nasus

Last week, we showcased Azir Nasus as one of our fringest brews – a cute oddity, if you will, among other widely more popular Vault Nasus decks.

Goes to show, you should never disrespect the people's Emperor: today, Azir Nasus is likely the best NasusNasus deck, with 3,600 games and a great 55%+ winrate:

Regions
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Shurima
17 cards
Rarities
25 300
champion
4
epic
5
rare
21
common
10
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
9
2
5
3
3
4
8
5
6
6
4
7+
Champions
4
3
Azir
1
Azir
6
Nasus
3
Nasus
Landmarks
3
5
Vaults of Helia
3
Vaults of Helia
Followers
17
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Ceaseless Sentry
3
Ceaseless Sentry
3
Rockbear Shepherd
3
Rockbear Shepherd
4
Camavoran Dragon
2
Camavoran Dragon
5
Rampaging Baccai
2
Rampaging Baccai
7
The Rekindler
3
The Rekindler
8
Terror of the Tides
1
Terror of the Tides
Spells
16
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Soul Harvest
3
Soul Harvest
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
5
Glory's Call
3
Glory's Call
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

Like Lone Nasus, Azir Nasus has a really bad time against Fizz Samira and Karma Sett (although slightly less atrocious than the Lone version), but on the other hand has a much larger edge against Deep, Ekko Jinx, and Caitlyn Teemo, as well as better performance overall against weaker decks.


⭐Rising Star: Samira Seraphine

And now, for something brand-new!

Seraphine has now partnered with Samira to run the Back Alley BarBack Alley Bar, and with fairly solid results: a convincing 52% winrate across 3,500+ games, and particularly good odds against Vault Nasus decks. 

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Noxus
10 cards
Rarities
31 400
champion
6
epic
8
rare
6
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
17
2
5
3
4
4
3
5
2
6
7
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
Landmarks
3
7
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
8
2
Rune Squire
2
Rune Squire
4
Augmented Clockling
3
Augmented Clockling
10
Plaza Guardian
3
Plaza Guardian
Spells
23
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Advanced Intel
1
Advanced Intel
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
High Note
2
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
3
Piltover Peacemaker
1
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Pirouette
1
Pirouette
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
3
Sump Fumes
1
Sump Fumes
4
Caustic Riff
1
Caustic Riff
5
Drum Solo
1
Drum Solo
5
Purrsuit of Perfection
1
Purrsuit of Perfection
5
Rocket Barrage
1
Rocket Barrage
6
Formula
2
Formula
7
Sputtering Songspinner
1
Sputtering Songspinner

Samira Seraphine also seems to have a tiny edge against Karma Sett and Jinx Samira, although Ekko Jinx and above all Caitlyn Teemo look like quite awful confrontations.


Caitlyn Teemo FRFreljord

Turns out Frozen Puffcaps had what it takes!

A bit of an odd sighting among Juggernauts last week (CaitlynCaitlyn TeemoTeemo tends to always see play but only seldomly with a solid performance), the Traps pair not only kept but improved their win rate this week (from 52% to above 53%) while maintaining a very large 3,200-game sample.

It really is Puffcaps on the Rocks this season!

Regions
Freljord
10 cards
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
eternal
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

Teemo and Caitlyn are a very good option if you want to put Karma Sett in ice; they are also excellent against Deep, and very solid against Jinx Samira and Sam Seraphine. They suffer against Nasus decks (the Azir version above all), struggle against Fizz Samira and Ekko Jinx, and get wrecked by Lurkers.


Illaoi Swain

Priestess and Grand General are now not only the best, but the only IllaoiIllaoi deck worth playing, with Illaoi Jarvan having become nearly extinct (and with those still faithful to the Demacian Prince flocking to Shen Jarvan, as we'll see in a bit).

Illaoi Swain, on its part, remains a 56% powerhouse, although play rate has dropped from nearly 3,000 games to a bit above 2,000.

Very solid odds against Karma Sett, Deep, Samira Jinx, Frozen Puffcaps and Lurkers, while Vault Nasus decks and Fizz Samira are tough matchups.

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

Not Really Working

Bard Norra and FRFreljord Aurelion Sol have seen a lot of play and quite the awful performance. These are not decks you want to try to climb with right now.


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!


Ekko Jinx

The Zaunite friends dropped a bit in play rate and performance, but still rock a great 55% win rate. Azir Nasus is problematic and Deep is quite the struggle, but Ekko Jinx beats all the strong Samira decks (with either Fizz, Jinx, or Seraphine), run over Jarvan Shen, and gorge on Frozen Puffcaps for brunch.

Further reading: Ekko Jinx Deck Guide.

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

⭐Rising Star: Jarvan Shen

Ah, nothing more heartwarming than seeing a low-key good deck getting the recognition it deserves!

Until last week, Jarvan Shen was a fringe brew, largely overshadowed (admittedly for good reasons at that time) by Jarvan Illaoi – but now that the meta has turned truly hostile to the Priestess and Prince pairing, pilots have finally caught up with how solid Jarvan Shen is, and today the deck shows a whopping 57% win rate across 1,600 games.

The rekindled interest has also brought improvements: the best Shen Jarvan deck has cut down on Equipment and Spells to focus more on Followers by adding Brightsteel ProtectorBrightsteel Protectors and extra Sacred ProtectorSacred Protectors.

Regions
Demacia
22 cards
Ionia
18 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
6
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
3
3
9
4
3
5
3
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Shen
3
Shen
6
Jarvan IV
3
Jarvan IV
Followers
22
1
Greenglade Caretaker
3
Greenglade Caretaker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
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
1
King Jarvan III
7
Sacred Protector
3
Sacred Protector
Spells
12
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
4
Moral Support
3
Moral Support
4
Spirit's Refuge
3
Spirit's Refuge

Jarvan Shen is weak to Vault Nasus builds and Ekko Jinx, but has a small edge against Jinx Samira, is even versus Fizz Samira, and beats Caitlyn Teemo, Tristana decks, and Lurkers.


Pantheon Samira

Pantheon Samira remains a very solid option, with a 53% win rate across 1,600 games – clearly not the best Samira deck out there, but the best (and arguably only…) Pantheon brew you'll find in the LoR ladder today. Don't run into Fizz Samira, and you'll be pretty much okay!

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

Teemo Tristana DEDemacia

The Yordle tide has been largely contained, and Tristana decks are no longer the rampant LoR ladder tyrant that they were a couple of weeks ago.

Teemo Tristana DEDemacia is still worthy of much respect, though, actually being the highest-winrate deck we'll showcase today: above 58%. Play rate, on the other hand, has dropped sharply to around 1,500 games in the last three days, a trend shared by other Tristana versions.

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

It's not entirely clear from the data why Tristana has dropped so sharply in play rate: it does lose to Jinx Samira and Fizz Samira, but those matchups are in the "still manageable" range; and Teemo Trist Demacia has excellent odds against Karma Sett, Lone Nasus, Samira Seraphine, Caitlyn Teemo, Ekko Jinx, and other strong decks.

Perhaps pilots are just tired of Yordles?


Karma Sett

The best Karma Sett deck has dropped sharply in play rate (from 2,500 games last week to around 1,400 now, always looking at a three-day window) but has improved its performance a bit, from 52% to 53%+ now.

Karma Sett is one of Vault Nasus' worst nightmares, and also beats Samira Fizz while having a small edge against Ekko Jinx.

Also as good news for the LoR Mint, some of its worst matchups (like Deep and Tristana) are on the downswing, giving the Karma Sett more room to breathe. The bad news here is Frozen Puffcaps, which is both disastrous and quite popular.

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
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

⭐Rising Star: Bard Garen

Well, what do you know: looks like mono-Demacia players have learned how to splash! =)

Pilots have been trying to make BardBard work since post-rotation, but with little overall success other than the Wandering Caretaker providing a bit of support to Sejuani Overwhelm archetypes… but that seems to have changed this week: Bard Garen, with an eye-widening 58% win rate and around 1,400 games played, may have cracked the Chimes formula.

Regions
Demacia
34 cards
Runeterra
6 cards
Rarities
28 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
3
common
25
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
9
2
6
3
9
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Bard
3
Bard
5
Garen
3
Garen
Followers
24
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Cithria of Cloudfield
3
Cithria of Cloudfield
1
Trusty Ramhound
3
Trusty Ramhound
2
Battlesmith
3
Battlesmith
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Vanguard Squire
3
Vanguard Squire
4
Silverwing Vanguard
3
Silverwing Vanguard
4
Swiftwing Flight
3
Swiftwing Flight
Spells
10
1
Tempting Prospect
1
Tempting Prospect
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

Data samples are small, but thus far Garen Bard seems to beat Karma Sett, Caitlyn Teemo, and Fizz Samira, while being itself very weak to Ekko Jinx and Shen Jarvan.


⭐Rising Star: Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts

Rounding up our Heavyweight category, Scouts make an impactful return to the LoR meta, being another of today's decks that break past the 58% win rate mark and spectacularly putting the 'strength' in Champions' StrengthChampions. Apparently very good against Samira Fizz and Karma Sett!

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Bilgewater
12 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
17
2
8
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
23
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
Spells
11
2
Blinding Assault
2
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

Other Solid Considerations

Garen Jarvan Kai'Sa and Lurkers are solid, 51%-winrate decks with quite a few games under their belts – clearly not the most powerful thing you can do on the LoR ladder, but definitely playable options.

One of last week's strangest findings, Jhin Norra, has also maintained its okay win rate and convincing play rate – again not the scariest thing out there, but a very novel way to play Jhin outside Annie Jhin. Or to play Riptide RexRiptide Rex outside BWBilgewater shells!

Azir Nasus Renekton SHShurima, on the other hand, would be an atrocious choice, and as such we won't recommend it today. Accept it: Vaults of HeliaVaults of Helia is the new Buried Sun DiscBuried Sun Disc.


Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 600 and 1000 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.


Maokai Nautilus, aka Deep

Compared to two weeks ago, this is quite the drop in play rate and performance…

… but let's look at the half-full side of things: except for the first few days right of this current patch cycle, when it exploded in popularity and win rate, Deep has never been as good as right now! =)

And it does have great odds against some strong decks: Karma Sett, Ekko Jinx, or Shen Jarvan are all fairly easy for Maokai's crew.

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

Annie Jhin

His escapades with Kennen and Norra may be fresh and novel, but his year-old partnership with Annie is the best-performing: Annie Jhin, with its post-rotation list, puts up a sky-high winrate across nearly a thousand games in the last three days. It's especially good at killing Nasus decks and destroying Caitlyn Teemo; folds hard to Samira Seraphine and Samira Jinx (although odds against Samira Fizz are not as bad).

Regions
Runeterra
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
3
common
26
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
9
3
5
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
28
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
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
Manasoul Student
3
Manasoul Student
4
The Witness
2
The Witness
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
6
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette

Gnar Teemo Tristana BWBilgewater

Tristana BWBilgewater joins the overall trend of Tristana decks, dropping sharply in play rate while maintaining a very good winrate (nearly 55% in this case), and with said decrease in play rate being a bit puzzling when looking at matchup data: Gnar Teemo Tristana has nearly no weak spot (Azir Nasus is rough, but still inside the 40/60 range), and it has plenty of good targets.

But, for some reason, and in spite of a very good win rate overall, pilots are remiss to play with Yordles.

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

Further Reading: Tristana Bilgewater Deck Guide


Aatrox Quinn Vayne

Monster Hunter and World Ender have kept their cozy niche in the current LoR meta – play rate dropping to about 850 games (down from 1,300 last week), win rate close to 53%, and great odds against Karma Sett and Caitlyn Teemo – Vault Nasus decks, though, are very tough matchups.

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Runeterra
12 cards
Rarities
34 600