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By the Numbers – Current Best LoR Decks

The best decks in Legends of Runeterra, according to the latest data!
Evelynn, one of Legends of Runeterra Champions

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


Howdy, and welcome to our weekly selection of the best decks in Legends of Runeterra!

As explained in detail in the Technical Note at the end of this article, we'll first take a glance at a snapshot of our Tier Lists, which list LoR archetypes (that's to say, the aggregate of all decks with the exact same Champions) by popularity, and then we'll dive into the data to check how individual decks perform to showcase the best LoR decks.


Best LoR Decks

These are the 7 most popular Standard LoR decks according to the Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

LoR Meta Decks Tier List
Sources: MaRu's data (which samples Plat+ players)

New expansion, new wildly popular Champs… but none of them too strong, by current trends: NeekoNeeko has found a bit of a home in DEDemacia, NidaleeNidalee has some modest success with Ekko, and The Poro KingThe Poro King looks like a fairly fluffy flop.

Popular but weak Champs do have a large effect on the LoR meta, though: they inflate other decks' performance, making it a tad tougher to tell rugged fighters from callous bullies.

For example, the Poro King decks are thus far pretty awful, and one of the reasons that Garen Neeko decks are able to perform above a 50% win rate (in this case, by the generous King donating LPs to its fellow Heart of the Huntress Champion) – and such generosity explains in part the blazing success that Evelynn decks are enjoying.


LoR Juggernauts – Best Legends of Runeterra Decks

Here we showcase LoR decks with more than 2100 games since the patch landed, and good-to-great win rate – the best tried-and-true tools to be found in our LoR Meta Tier List!


Targon Song: Evelynn Kayle

Let's welcome our new, husky overladies!

Skyrocketing in playrate today, with 3600 games since the patch landed (when the deck had just about 200 games played yesterday…) and a silly 60%+ win rate, Evelynn Kayle jumps at the front of the pack as the strongest deck in Runeterra right now.

Calling it Evelynn Kayle is perhaps a disservice to Siren SongSiren Song and Xolaani the BloodweaverXolaani the Bloodweaver (so strong a mix that we'll find it in another deck today), but Evelynn Kayle is by far the most common version and has been widely adopted by pilots.

Regions
Mount Targon
19 cards
Runeterra
21 cards
Rarities
30 600
champion
6
epic
6
rare
13
common
15
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
12
2
6
3
6
4
5
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Evelynn
3
Evelynn
5
Kayle
3
Kayle
Followers
18
1
Divine Clerk
3
Divine Clerk
2
Sultur
3
Sultur
3
Domination
3
Domination
3
Vora
3
Vora
4
Steem
3
Steem
7
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
3
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
Spells
16
1
Targonian Tellstones
2
Targonian Tellstones
2
Celestial Blessing
3
Celestial Blessing
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
5
Sunburst
2
Sunburst
6
Siren Song
3
Siren Song

Digging into matchup data, though, suggests that this Juggernaut is in large part a bully that squeezes fluffy decks (its winrate against Poro decks is just obscene…) but slows down when confronted by tough foes: Samira decks have a slight edge on Eve's entourage, Lukers have fairly good odds, and Annie Jhin just chews Husks for breakfast.

The main argument for Evelynn Kayle right now is that it totally thrashes Elites and has the upper hand against Illaoi Jarvan, two excellent decks from last patch that are very popular right now.


Garen Jarvan Neeko

Like yesterday, GarenGaren and Jarvan IVJarvan IV are NeekoNeeko's best friends, and together make the second most popular deck in Legends of Runeterra, with around 3400 games played since Heart of the Huntress landed.

Success is modest, though, with Garen Jarvan Neeko barely grazing a 51% win rate… and such modest performance still manages to make it not just the best, but the only Neeko deck that seems playable right now.

There are several different versions, though, including a Garen Neeko deck with a fairly different Follower composition (which is performing at 55% across 800+ games), so there's still room for tweaks, improvements, and hope.

Garen Neeko decks seem to have the upper hand against Karma Sett, but crumble in front of most of last patch's Top Dogs (Annie Jhin, Lukers, Fizz Samira, Elites, and an atrocious matchup against Jinx Samira), while also having a rough time with the new LoR ladder Juggernaut: Evelynn Kayle.

Regions
Runeterra
30 cards
Demacia
10 cards
Rarities
31 600
champion
6
epic
8
rare
7
common
19
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
13
2
4
3
3
4
7
5
1
6
6
7+
Champions
6
2
Neeko
3
Neeko
5
Garen
2
Garen
6
Jarvan IV
1
Jarvan IV
Followers
30
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Trusty Ramhound
3
Trusty Ramhound
2
Deck Hunter
3
Deck Hunter
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
2
Tufted Webspinner
3
Tufted Webspinner
3
Anura & Froop
3
Anura & Froop
3
Vanguard Sergeant
1
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Bonehide Tri-tail
3
Bonehide Tri-tail
5
Glacial Saurian
3
Glacial Saurian
5
Scrutinizing Sergeant
2
Scrutinizing Sergeant
7
Ferocious Fluffs
3
Ferocious Fluffs
Spells
4
2
Form Up!
1
Form Up!
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength

The Fluffy Elephant in the Room: The Poro King!

As noted when discussing the overall ladder trends, The Poro KingThe Poro King is arguably the most influential Champ in the LoR ladder right now…

… on grounds of its huge popularity, royal generosity, and the largess with which it inflates most other decks' performances.

In particular, His Fluffy Highness explains in part the great success of Evelynn Targon decks (odds for the King are around 20%...), and why Garen Neeko decks are viable (odds for the King are below 40% in this case).

But, overall: not a deck you want to play if you value LPs over fluffiness, so we won't recommend it today.


LoR Heavyweights – Strong LoR Decks

These decks have between 1000 and 2100 games since the patch landed – while still too early to tell, the majority of these are well-tested decks that were already among the best LoR decks last patch, so it's a safe bet they'll serve you well in the coming days.


Jinx Samira

Riot grrrls keep going pew-pew-Ka-BOOM, and join the main trend of Heart of the Huntress' early days: whatever was strong last season, is still strong now.

And Jinx Samira already was one of the strongest decks in Runeterra, so its rocketing popularity (nearly 2000 games) and win rate (above 60%) are no surprise.

Jinx Samira loooves facing Annie Jhin, loathes bumping into Elites, and doesn't mind Evelynn's entourage either way.

And, yeah, every time you think about their abs, these girls murder a fluffy poro; but in their defense, everybody does that nowadays…

Regions
Noxus
17 cards
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
6
common
23
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
12
2
5
3
6
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
21
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Reborn Grenadier
3
Reborn Grenadier
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Grave Physician
2
Grave Physician
3
Sump Dredger
2
Sump Dredger
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
13
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Vision
3
Vision
4
Blowback
3
Blowback

Garen Jarvan Kai'Sa

Just in case: this deck has very little to do with Garen Neeko decks – in other words, it's not just a Champ swamp: these are different decks.

Also, for those either new to LoR, or that were mostly focusing on Eternal until recently: during the previous Season, Elites was arguably one of the best decks in the format, so it's no surprise to find it punching really hard right now (win rate above 60%), and with 1900 games under its belt since the patch landed.

Real Elites mercilessly murder fluffy kings and Elites wannabes such as Garen Neeko – but the recent rise of Evelynn Kayle is very bad news, given Elite's awful odds in that matchup.

Regions
Demacia
22 cards
Shurima
18 cards
Rarities
27 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
12
common
19
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
12
2
6
3
7
4
5
5
1
6
2
7+
Champions
6
5
Garen
2
Garen
5
Kai'Sa
3
Kai'Sa
6
Jarvan IV
1
Jarvan IV
Followers
18
1
Voidling
3
Voidling
1
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Belvethi Elder
3
Belvethi Elder
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
2
Durand Protege
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
4
Void Blaster
3
Void Blaster
Spells
16
1
Scrying Sands
2
Scrying Sands
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Riposte
1
Riposte
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
9
Champions' Strength
2
Champions' Strength

Annie Jhin

Like Elites, Annie Jhin was already very well-positioned by the end of last patch – and seems even better positioned right now: if you hate Husk and you want to rain on a Demoness parade, Annie Jhin is the deck to bring, with nearly 65% odds when facing Evelynn Kayle.

Overall, blazing brat and bullet buff are punching at 58% across 1800 games, and given their success in the last patch, it's a safe bet they'll stick at it this cycle.

Regions
Runeterra
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
3
common
26
eternal
standard
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

Lonesome Bilge Aatrox

BWBilgewater AatroxAatrox is not a new concept, even if it always remained a bit of a fringe deck – but now that EvelynnEvelynn and Siren SongSiren Song is all the rage, credit where credit is due: Aatrox was doing the Bilge Xolaani thing a long time ago!

At any rate, Bilge Aatrox is doing great right now. Going more for the one-cost synergy than the Husk synergy, the inclusion of Siren SongSiren Song has pushed this Aatrox deck from fringe to mainstream, punching at 59% in more than 1700 games.

The red flag here is the same as for Evelynn Kayle: Lonesome Aatrox is looking a bit like a bully that crushes fluffy brews, while itself crumbling in front of tough opposition.

Regions
Bilgewater
33 cards
Runeterra
7 cards
Rarities
16 400
champion
1
epic
7
rare
9
common
23
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
18
1
1
2
6
3
3
4
5
5
4
6
3
7+
Champions
1
6
Aatrox
1
Aatrox
Landmarks
3
4
Reaver's Row
3
Reaver's Row
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
19
1
Buhru Cultist
3
Buhru Cultist
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Pool Shark
3
Pool Shark
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
2
Jagged Taskmaster
1
Jagged Taskmaster
7
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
3
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
Spells
14
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
3
Tentacle Smash
3
Tentacle Smash
5
Blood in the Water
2
Blood in the Water
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Siren Song
3
Siren Song

Illaoi Swain

As noted yesterday when checking at first-day data, this time around pilots have not forgotten what a great pair Priestess and Grand General make, and these Old Dogs are slewing fluffy kings and jungle Vastayans without mercy.

Illaoi Swain is not so tough against Evelynn decks, though, so we'll see how the Runeterra meta shapes up in that regard.

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

Ekko Nidalee

EkkoEkko NidaleeNidalee's performance has deflated a bit since yesterday (now at 52%) but tripled the amount of games played, and is right now the only Nidalee deck with a strong claim of being the real-deal.

Ekko Nidalee's main problem is Evelynn Kayle, which is a disastrous matchup – but, interestingly, Ekko Nidalee is very good against Annie Jhin (which itself is a very good Evelynn counter), and appears to have the upper hand against Samira decks.

Certainly a deck to keep your eyes on!

Regions
Shurima
31 cards
Piltover & Zaun
9 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
eternal
standard
Mana cost
3
0
15
1
9
2
4
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Ekko
3
Ekko
4
Nidalee
3
Nidalee
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
Followers
17
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
All-Terrain Trooper
3
All-Terrain Trooper
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Avenging Vastaya
2
Avenging Vastaya
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Voice of the Risen
Spells
14
0
Feral Prescience
3
Feral Prescience
1
Prowl
3
Prowl
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand

Punching Up – LoR Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 600 and 1000 games since the patch landed – we're sailing into small data samples, yet all decks here have quite a few games under their belts.


Fizz Samira

Fizz Samira wasn't doing too well yesterday, but has regained a lot of ground and now punches at 54% in close to a thousand games. Still suffers greatly when facing Jinx Samira, and is not happy with Ekko Nidalee, but looks like it can put up a fight against Evelynn Kayle, and we know that it's well-positioned against last season's Top Dogs.

Regions
Bilgewater
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
31 500
champion
6
epic
7
rare
12
common
15
eternal
standard
Mana cost
3
0
15
1
13
2
3
3
3
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
10
1
Elegant Edge
3
Elegant Edge
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
2
Jagged Taskmaster
1
Jagged Taskmaster
Spells
24
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Monkey Business
3
Monkey Business
2
Swindle
3
Swindle
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
7
Powder Pandemonium
3
Powder Pandemonium

Pyke Rek'Sai, aka Lurkers

Pyke's crew is having a blast in these turbulent seas – they were already doing very well by the end of last patch, and as such continue the trend of Old Dogs steamrolling the new, fluffy puppies, in this case with a 58% winrate in 900+ games.

In particular, Lurkers are solid against Annie Jhin, and seem very solid against Evelynn decks.

Regions
Bilgewater
15 cards
Shurima
25 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
3
common
27
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
12
2
6
3
1
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
1
Ruthless Predator
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
5
Blood in the Water
3
Blood in the Water

Aatrox Quinn Vayne

Aatrox Quinn Vayne wasn't among the best of the best decks last patch (even though it always remained playable) – it does look like a very strong option right now, punching close to 60% in 700 games, but that may be due to all the fluffy puppies running around, since Aatrox Quinn Vayne doesn't look too strong when matching most of the other strong decks.

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Runeterra
12 cards
Rarities
34 400
champion
6
epic
10
rare
10
common
14
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
16
2
8
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!
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
6
Condemn
1
Condemn

Lonesome Vault Nasus

Another old Top Dog that has sniffed blood on the ladder, NasusNasus is having great success along modest play rate – same red flag as Evelynn or Aatrox Quinn Vayne: most of its good matchups are weaker, fluffy brews.

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

Other Strong Considerations

If none of the above float your boat, here are a handful of fringe options that are doing very well.


Evelynn Lucian

A fringe archetype that saw quite a bit of success some metas ago, and now with Siren SongSiren Song is trending upwards fast.

Regions
Runeterra
23 cards
Demacia
17 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
12
2
11
3
6
4
4
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
1
Lucian
3
Lucian
4
Evelynn
3
Evelynn
Followers
21
2
Sultur
3
Sultur
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Blocking Badgerbear
3
Domination
3
Domination
3
Senna, Sentinel of Light
2
Senna, Sentinel of Light
3
Vora
3
Vora
4
Steem
3
Steem
5
Scrutinizing Sergeant
2
Scrutinizing Sergeant
5
Solitude
2
Solitude
Spells
13
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
6
Siren Song
3
Siren Song
9
Champions' Strength
1
Champions' Strength

Shen Jarvan

Always an excellent choice in the last patch, Shen Jarvan has started modestly this expansion, but still packs a punch.

Regions
Demacia
22 cards
Ionia
18 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
6
common
24
eternal
standard
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

Nidalee Varus

The only other Nidalee deck, besides Ekko Nidalee, with some semblance of promise right now (and the only Varus deck with more than two dozen games…): win rate above 52%, in a bit more than 200 games. 

Regions
Runeterra
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
12
common
18
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
8
2
10
3
10
4
1
5
1
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Nidalee
3
Nidalee
4
Varus
3
Varus
Equipments
5
3
Swinging Glaive
3
Swinging Glaive
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
16
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
All-Terrain Trooper
3
All-Terrain Trooper
2
Lunari Cultist
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Avenging Vastaya
2
Avenging Vastaya
3
Pakaa Cub
3
Pakaa Cub
6
Towering Pairofant
1
Towering Pairofant
7
Big Game Tycoon
2
Big Game Tycoon
Spells
13
1
Prowl
3
Prowl
2
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
The Expanse's Protection
1
The Expanse's Protection
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection

Wrapping Up

Heart of the Huntress looks thus far like a low-powered expansion, with the most impactful card being Siren SongSiren Song – a support card for an existing Champion.

There seems to be a lot of brewing going on with Garen Neeko, though, with a ton of different versions. And we won't have a clear landscape until His Fluffy Highness becomes either less popular, or a lot less generous.

Hope you've enjoyed today's selection of the best decks for the LoR ladder, and good luck out there!


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Technical Note – About overall archetypes and specific decks, and what we mean by "LoR best decks"

Most data sites (including our LoR Meta Tier List, and our meta stats page) and articles like Leer's Legends of Runeterra Meta Decks Report sort LoR meta decks by archetype ("Archetype" being the aggregate of all decks in LoR with a specific champion combination) – that's also how matchup tables are shown in pretty much all data sites.

In this article, we'll sort these decks by the best specific decklist for each archetype. And, whenever we talk about LoR decks in general, or best Legends of Runeterra decks in particular, we'll always be referring to specific lists (while reserving "archetype" to denominate the aggregate of all decks with a particular champion pair).

And, since in each archetype some decks fare better than others (and sometimes the difference is quite noticeable), we'll broadly group the best LoR decks in arbitrary categories by the number of games played in the data samples we check:

  • Juggernauts: LoR decks with more than 2100 games – these are the best tried-and-true, top meta decks in Legends of Runeterra at the time of writing.
  • Heavyweights: LoR decks with between 2100 and 900 games played – other excellent choices, with large enough samples to confidently say, "Yeah, this works."
  • Punching Up: LoR decks with between 900 and 400 games played – we're entering the Land of Small Sample Sizes here, but as far as numbers go, these decks can put up one hell of a fight into the current LoR meta.

As a rule of thumb, LoR decks with a win rate (WR) above 52% catch our eye; above 53% are eye-widening, and anything with a WR over 55% is exceptional.

Sources: Legna's LoR data website, Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List, and our LoR meta stats page.

Where does this data come from?

Directly from Riot (via Riot's API) – in other words, all the numbers in this article are "from the horse's mouth," so to speak.

Liver, our wonderful coder and unsung MaRu 🐐 (also in charge of designing the website) makes Riot's 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.