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By the Numbers, Nov 16 – 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!


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

As explained in the Technical Note at the end of this article, we'll first take a glance at a snapshot of our LoR Meta Decks Tier List, which sorts 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.

Since the Eternal Open is just two days away, we'll focus on Eternal decks first, and review what Standard has to offer on the second half of this article.


Best LoR Decks for the Eternal Ladder

These are the most popular Eternal LoR archetypes according to the Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

LoR Best Decks: Legends of Runeterra Meta Tier List, sorted by play rate

Sources: MaRu's data (which samples Plat+ players)


Azir Irelia has become (perhaps unsurprisingly, given the legion of steadfast followers that Azir has) the most popular archetype in the Eternal LoR ladder, but Trundle Volibear has surged in popularity as the most-played specific deck.

Thresh Nasus, once one Azirelia's predators, has also made a comeback.

But we'll have to dig a bit further down to find what may end up being some of the best Eternal decks: Draven Vi, Poppy Ziggs, and Katarina Vladimir (yes, that is a thing!) all show, as we'll see in a bit, stellar win rates.

By the way: all figures and data in this article is for the Eternal ladder – if you are after deck and lineups for the upcoming Eternal Open, do check Sorry's Top 5 Lineups for the Eternal Runeterra Open.


Juggernauts – Best Legends of Runeterra Decks for the Eternal Ladder

LoR Best Decks: Legends of Runeterra Meta Tier List, sorted by play rate

Decks in this category have at least 2400 games played in the last three days, and good to great win rates – as far as current numbers go, these are the best LoR decks in the Eternal ladder.


Trundle Volibear

The Troll King is back!

And with a new friend, too: TrundleTrundle VolibearVolibear surges as the most-played specific deck in the Eternal LoR ladder, with more than 4,000 games played in the last three days and a win rate that amply justifies its popularity: 56%+.

Interestingly, a fairly similar concept showed up this week in the Standard format, making Warmother's Call a factor in both LoR metas (but featuring Tryndamere instead of Trundle).

Trundle Volibear has a horrible time facing Azir Irelia and looks very weak against Draven Vi and Poppy Ziggs. On the backswing, it murders Ezreal Janna Seraphine and Thresh Nasus, and has good odds against Nilah Twisted Fate, Enduring Elise, and Gangplank Sejuani.

Regions
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Freljord
31 cards
Rarities
39 000
champion
6
epic
14
rare
11
common
9
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
4
2
0
3
10
4
10
5
2
6
14
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
9
Volibear
3
Volibear
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
6
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
9
Commander Ledros
1
Commander Ledros
10
She Who Wanders
3
She Who Wanders
Spells
25
2
Soul Harvest
1
Soul Harvest
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
4
Winter's Touch
3
Winter's Touch
4
Withering Wail
1
Withering Wail
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Harsh Winds
1
Harsh Winds
5
Wild Mysticism
3
Wild Mysticism
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
9
Buried in Ice
1
Buried in Ice
11
Warmother's Call
3
Warmother's Call

Norra Swain

The Grand General and the Portalling Yordle have had their share of profitable partnerships in the past. With a little help from Lord BroadmaneLord Broadmane and a murder of Ravenous FlockRavenous Flocks, NorraNorra SwainSwain emerges this week as another of the punchiest and most popular decks in the Eternal format, with about 3100 games played and hitting above the 56% mark.

Norra Swain is one of Azir Irelia's worst nightmares. It's also looks very good against Thresh Nasus and Gangplank Sejuani, slightly favored against Ezreal Jenna Seraphine, and 50/50 against Trundle Volibear. Its only weak spot seems to be Nilah Twisted Fate.

Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
15
common
16
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
18
2
2
3
3
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
13
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
4
Teenydactyl
2
Teenydactyl
6
Lord Broadmane
2
Lord Broadmane
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
21
1
Pie Toss
3
Pie Toss
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
Drop the Bomb
3
Drop the Bomb
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
4
Puzzling Signposts
1
Puzzling Signposts
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza

Gangplank Sejuani

GangplankGangplank SejuaniSejuani has picked up a couple of buffs and new tricks for this Eternal season, and shows signs of renewed vigor, accruing 3100+ games in the last three days and an excellent 56% win rate.

The Plunder posse has a bit of a rough time against Norra Swain, Trundle Volibear and Ziggs Poppy (but not by a huge margin), while having a slight edge against Azir Irelia and fairly good odds against Enduring Elise.

Regions
Freljord
14 cards
Bilgewater
26 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
9
1
14
2
0
3
2
4
8
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
20
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
1
Shellshocker
2
Shellshocker
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
8
The Dreadway
1
The Dreadway
Spells
14
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
Parrrley
1
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
2
Sky Splitter
2
Sky Splitter
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
5
Spirits Unleashed
3
Spirits Unleashed

Heavyweights – Strong LoR Decks for the Eternal Ladder

These decks have between 1200 and 2400 games in the last three days – solid heavy-hitters for your LoR laddering needs!


Enduring Elise

Enduring EliseElise has refined its build! What worked last week is still popular, yet had dropped sharply in performance -- but an improved version cutting Fading IconFading Icon for Spirits UnleashedSpirits Unleashed is, as they say on Reddit, kicking butts very hard. A large variety of butts!

Regions
Freljord
3 cards
Shadow Isles
37 cards
Rarities
17 700
champion
3
epic
2
rare
14
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
15
2
5
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
3
2
Elise
3
Elise
Followers
26
0
Ravenous Butcher
3
Ravenous Butcher
1
Barkbeast
3
Barkbeast
1
Hapless Aristocrat
3
Hapless Aristocrat
1
The Wings and The Wave
2
The Wings and The Wave
2
Cursed Keeper
3
Cursed Keeper
2
Fading Icon
3
Fading Icon
3
Blighted Caretaker
3
Blighted Caretaker
4
Spirit Leech
3
Spirit Leech
6
They Who Endure
3
They Who Endure
Spells
11
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
3
Stalking Shadows
2
Stalking Shadows
7
Atrocity
3
Atrocity

Draven Vi

Mixing the classic Discard package with Enraged FirespitterEnraged Firespitter and Sumpworks MapSumpworks Map, DravenDraven ViVi shows up today with an excellent matchup spread: it's 50/50 against Norra Swain, favored against Plunder and Warmother's Call, has an edge against Poppy Ziggs and Nilah Twisted fate, and demolishes Azir Irelia – in short, it does well against most other strong decks in Eternal right now.

With one exception, though: Thresh Nasus. But, even in that case, the axe hurler and wrecking girl have decent odds.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Noxus
19 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
10
2
8
3
2
4
8
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
5
Vi
3
Vi
Followers
20
1
Draven's Biggest Fan
3
Draven's Biggest Fan
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
4
Ruined Reckoner
2
Ruined Reckoner
5
Kato The Arm
3
Kato The Arm
6
Enraged Firespitter
3
Enraged Firespitter
Spells
14
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
2
Sumpworks Map
2
Sumpworks Map
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
3
Might
3
Might
5
Survival Skills
2
Survival Skills

Poppy Ziggs

ZiggsZiggs has the strange honor of being the champ that Worlds Competitors don't see.

Ziggs Acolytes had to be hotfixed just a few days after the World Ender expansion launched, yet nobody in Worlds 2022 had seen it coming. And in 2021, Poppy Ziggs did something similar, becoming the best LoR deck just a couple of weeks after a major tournament.

The current Eternal version has a somewhat different mix of followers but the exact same punch-face idea as the original Ziggs Poppy. And, at least by now, similarly scary numbers: one of the highest win rates we'll see today (60%+) across 2100 games!

Regions
Bandlecity
18 cards
Noxus
22 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
4
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
9
3
4
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
4
Poppy
3
Poppy
Followers
24
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Stone Stackers
3
Stone Stackers
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
Spells
10
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
6
Decimate
3
Decimate

Nilah Twisted Fate

As an archetype, Twisted FateTwisted Fate NilahNilah's performance has dropped sharply, but that seems related to brewers and pilots switching builds: what was last week's best version is doing barely above average right now, but a version with a few twists is doing wonderful: 

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Bilgewater
15 cards
Rarities
32 400
champion
6
epic
8
rare
11
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
13
2
7
3
5
4
9
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Nilah
3
Nilah
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Landmarks
3
5
Sunken Temple
3
Sunken Temple
Followers
17
1
Pool Shark
3
Pool Shark
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Windborne Mariner
3
Windborne Mariner
3
Vikrash the Exuberant
2
Vikrash the Exuberant
5
Exalted Cloudwinder
3
Exalted Cloudwinder
5
Ruined Rex
3
Ruined Rex
Spells
14
2
Ebb
1
Ebb
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Aftershock
3
Aftershock
3
Howling Gale
2
Howling Gale
4
Eye Of The Storm
2
Eye Of The Storm
6
Divine Whirlwind
3
Divine Whirlwind

Azir Irelia

AzirAzir IreliaIrelia is another archetype for which brewers and pilots have yet to agree on the optimal build. Several different versions exist, and thus far the best Azir Irelia decks seem to add DenyDeny (often cutting Nopeify!Nopeify!) and three copies of Forsaken BaccaiForsaken Baccai.

Regions
Ionia
20 cards
Shurima
20 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
15
common
16
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
13
2
12
3
1
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
Azir
3
Irelia
3
Irelia
Landmarks
3
2
Emperor's Dais
3
Emperor's Dais
Followers
21
1
Dunekeeper
3
Dunekeeper
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Sparring Student
3
Sparring Student
2
Greenglade Duo
3
Greenglade Duo
2
Ribbon Dancer
3
Ribbon Dancer
3
Domination
3
Domination
5
Blossoming Blade
3
Blossoming Blade
Spells
10
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Retreat
2
Retreat
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Desert's Wrath
3
Desert's Wrath
4
Deny
1
Deny

Azirelia obliterates Trundle Volibear, but has a hard time against Norra Swain, Enduring Elise, Nilah TF and Nasus Thresh.


Thresh Nasus

Another very old concept making a comeback (which, after all, is the whole point of Eternal), ThreshThresh NasusNasus used to be one of Azirelia's predators… and is here to do the exact same thing: it's one of the best decks to bring if you want to sunset those disk lovers.

Thresh Nasus is also excellent against Nilah TF and Enduring Elise, and seems to have good odds against Poppy Ziggs. Trundle Volibear and Norra Swain are a problem, though.

Regions
Shadow Isles
30 cards
Shurima
10 cards
Rarities
28 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
10
common
19
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
14
2
3
3
4
4
3
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
5
Thresh
3
Thresh
6
Nasus
3
Nasus
Followers
20
0
Ravenous Butcher
3
Ravenous Butcher
1
Baccai Reaper
3
Baccai Reaper
1
The Wings and The Wave
3
The Wings and The Wave
2
Cursed Keeper
3
Cursed Keeper
2
Fading Icon
3
Fading Icon
3
Blighted Caretaker
3
Blighted Caretaker
4
Spirit Leech
2
Spirit Leech
Spells
14
1
Rite of Calling
2
Rite of Calling
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity

Bandle Ezreal Janna Seraphine

EzrealEzreal JannaJanna SeraphineSeraphine had one of the best performances early on, but has deflated a lot this week – still playable, but just a 50% win rate. At least for the LoR ladder, you may want to check other options unless you really love these champs' playstyle.

Regions
Bandlecity
16 cards
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
17
2
7
3
2
4
1
5
1
6
5
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
3
Ezreal
2
Ezreal
4
Janna
1
Janna
Landmarks
4
5
Sunken Temple
1
Sunken Temple
7
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
7
1
Otterpus
1
Otterpus
1
Yordle Squire
1
Yordle Squire
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Portal Pioneer
1
Portal Pioneer
3
Octo Adventurer
1
Octo Adventurer
Spells
23
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Bandle Tellstones
1
Group Shot
1
Group Shot
1
Pie Toss
1
Pie Toss
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Trinket Trade
1
Trinket Trade
2
Advanced Intel
1
Advanced Intel
2
Divine Draft
1
Divine Draft
2
Drop the Bomb
1
Drop the Bomb
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
1
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Howling Gale
1
Howling Gale
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
4
Caustic Riff
1
Caustic Riff
6
Formula
1
Formula
7
Sputtering Songspinner
2
Sputtering Songspinner

Punching Up – Eternal LoR Decks Doing Great

Eternal LoR decks with between 800 and 1200 in the last three days – we're sailing into small data samples here, so pilots beware!


Katarina Vladimir

Typing "KatarinaKatarina" and "best LoR deck" used to be fairly common until rotation came around. Typing the same phrase with VladimirVladimir, on the other hand… now that's unusual!

Yet here we are: switching LeonaLeona for VladimirVladimir in the Sunburn shell (which used to be one of the best decks back in January) and going for Enraged FirespitterEnraged Firespitter as the top end has produced what by current numbers is the scariest thing in Eternal, and it's not even close.

We'll see in the coming days if this this is not a fluke, but as of right now Vladimir Katarina it's the deck you want to grab if you want to climb quickly.

Regions
Noxus
22 cards
Mount Targon
18 cards
Rarities
32 500
champion
6
epic
9
rare
6
common
19
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
12
2
10
3
0
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
5
Vladimir
3
Vladimir
Followers
24
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
Solari Shieldbearer
3
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
2
Twilit Protector
3
Twilit Protector
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
6
Enraged Firespitter
3
Enraged Firespitter
Spells
10
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
3
Might
3
Might
3
Noxian Fervor
1
Noxian Fervor

Teemo Zoe

These two tricksters pulled this one trick not too long ago, and that pony is still kicking: by spamming and buffing Elusive s, TeemoTeemo ZoeZoe shows up today with a 58% win rate across 800 games, and very good odds against Thresh Nasus and Azirelia.

Regions
Mount Targon
26 cards
Bandlecity
14 cards
Rarities
27 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
5
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
19
2
5
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
Equipments
2
2
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Lunari Shadestalker
2
Lunari Shadestalker
2
Skip, "King of the Reef"
3
3
Sparklefly
3
Sparklefly
3
Winged Messenger
2
Winged Messenger
Spells
14
1
Targonian Tellstones
2
Targonian Tellstones
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
Blessing of Targon
3
Blessing of Targon
5
Battle Bonds
3
Battle Bonds

Draven Ezreal Katarina

While seeing DravenDraven and Lord BroadmaneLord Broadmane again may make you think this is just a variation of Draven Vi, DravenDraven EzrealEzreal KatarinaKatarina is a very different deck. Draven Vi seems superior right now, but this alternative take is also very playable.

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
12
2
8
3
5
4
3
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
1
Draven
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
3
Katarina
2
Katarina
Landmarks
3
5
Sunken Temple
3
Sunken Temple
Followers
10
2
Armed Acquisitioner
2
Armed Acquisitioner
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
2
Maryam, Temple Caretaker
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
6
Lord Broadmane
2
Lord Broadmane
Spells
21
1
Blade's Edge
2
Blade's Edge
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
Death Ray - Mk 1
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Death Lotus
1
Death Lotus
2
Disintegrate
3
Disintegrate
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
4
Caustic Riff
2
Caustic Riff
4
Statikk Shock
1
Statikk Shock
6
Formula
3
Formula

Other Eternal Considerations

If none of the above floats your boat, here are a handful of more fringe options that are doing well on the Eternal LoR ladder – sample sizes are small, though, so tread carefully!



Best LoR Decks for the Standard Ladder

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

LoR Best Decks: Legends of Runeterra Meta Tier List, sorted by play rate

Sources: MaRu's data (which samples Plat+ players)


Shen Jarvan's time has finally come, and while not yet the most popular specific deck, it has become the most popular archetype overall, and one of the punchiest.

And there's an interesting return at the top: Tryndamere Volibear, paired with Warmother's Call, has pushed its way among the most popular decks in Standard.


Juggernauts – Best Legends of Runeterra Decks for the Standard Ladder

Decks in this category have at least 2400 games played in the last three days, and good to great win rates – as far as current numbers go, these are the best LoR decks in the Standard ladder.


Pyke Rek'Sai, aka Lurkers

Our single Standard Juggernaut today, PykePyke Rek'Sai has climbed at the top of the popularity charts and is the most-played specific deck in the format. Its winrate has decreased a tad in the last three days, compared with last week (from 57% to nearly 55%).

Unless Shen Jarvan has something to say about it, Lurkers may end up having its best season ever!

Pyke's crew does have a horrible matchup with Prince and Protector, but that's its only truly weak stop; matchups against The Poro King Yuumi and Miss Fortune are unfavored, but only slightly so.

Further reading: Pyke Rek'Sai Deck Guide

Regions
Bilgewater
15 cards
Shurima
25 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
3
common
27
eternal
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

Heavyweights – Strong LoR Decks for the Standard Ladder

These decks have between 1200 and 2400 games in the last three days – solid heavy-hitters for your LoR laddering needs!


The Poro King Yuumi

His Fluffy Majesty's performance has dropped a fair bit, punching at 53% this week when it smacked above 57% last week, yet with 2300 games played in the last three days it remains very popular.

The Poro KingThe Poro King YuumiYuumi is one of the most "fair" decks out there when looking at matchups, with most confrontations inside the 45/55 range. In particular, it's almost 50/50 against Shen Jarvan, and slightly favored against Lurkers.

The exception is one of this week's newcomers, Tryndamere Volibear; in this case, His Fluffiness handily dominates the fight.

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Mount Targon
12 cards
Rarities
24 000
champion
5
epic
3
rare
11
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
13
2
5
3
1
4
6
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
5
3
Yuumi
2
Yuumi
5
The Poro King
3
The Poro King
Followers
21
1
Affectionate Poro
2
Affectionate Poro
1
Daring Poro
3
Daring Poro
1
Lonely Poro
3
Lonely Poro
1
Plucky Poro
1
Plucky Poro
1
Pouty Poro
1
Pouty Poro
1
Proto Poro
1
Proto Poro
1
Sinister Poro
1
Sinister Poro
2
Patched Porobot
2
Patched Porobot
2
Poro Herder
3
Poro Herder
4
Fabled Poro
1
Fabled Poro
5
Poro Sled
1
Poro Sled
7
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
2
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
Spells
14
1
Targonian Tellstones
1
Targonian Tellstones
2
Guiding Touch
1
Guiding Touch
2
Hush
2
Hush
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
2
Poro Stories
3
Poro Stories
3
Poro Snax
3
Poro Snax
5
Sunburst
2
Sunburst

Shen Jarvan

Already the most popular archetype overall, ShenShen Jarvan IVJarvan IV will very likely become the most popular deck in a few days: the only reason it has not overtaken Lurkers or Kings is that there are two competing lists with very similar popularity.

Thus far this one seems clearly superior…

Regions
Demacia
22 cards
Ionia
18 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
16
2
3
3
9
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Shen
3
Shen
6
Jarvan IV
3
Jarvan IV
Followers
21
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
2
Sacred Protector
Spells
13
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
2
Syncopation
1
Syncopation
4
Moral Support
3
Moral Support
4
Spirit's Refuge
3
Spirit's Refuge

… with a whopping 58% win rate, and the other (trimming a couple of other spells to make room for two copies of DenyDeny, and trimming a couple of Brightsteel ProtectorBrightsteel Protectors to add Scholarly PioneerScholarly Pioneer and Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed) doing very, but not as, well: 55%.

Once pilots agree on the best version, Shen Jarvan will very likely dominate the LoR meta…

… unless Tryndamere Volibear can turn things around: this week's newcomer is the only strong deck in Standard that with very good odds to beat Shen Jarvan.


Tryndamere Volibear

And here we have them: the new angry kids in the block!

Answering Warmother's Call, VolibearVolibear comes back to the Standard charts with TryndamereTryndamere as sidekick, and with one of the most spell-heavy builds this side of Seraphine decks.

Regions
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Freljord
25 cards
Rarities
36 500
champion
4
epic
17
rare
11
common
8
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
3
2
3
3
3
4
11
5
5
6
13
7+