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By the Numbers – Best Decklists for Seventeen Meta and Off-Meta decks

Pirates, Abominations and Evelynn decks. No, yes, really: *plural*, as in two very playable Evelynn decks! =)
Evelynn, one of Legends of Runeterra Champions

Update: for the latest & most up-to-date decks, check the latest LoR Best Decks article!!

LoR Best Decks – Husks, Abominations and Pirates

As of early Sunday, this is how the top Legends of Runeterra achetypes look like, according to Balco:

LoR Best Decks: Meta Tier List, showing the best Legends of Runeterra decks

On Weekend Warrior Weapons last Friday, we noted the Meta was wide open, with Darkness being a key player – this has changed a bit when we look at specific decklists: Pirates and Akshan Kai'Sa are in tier of their own, and Darkness has been violently pushed to the sides when it comes to performance, even if it still remain the most popular deck.


Technical note – about archetypes and decklists, and what we mean by "LoR best decks"

Balco's chart above, like most data sites (including MaRu's Meta Tier List) groups decks by archetype ("archetype" being the aggregate decklists of a specific champion combination) – that's also how matchup data is shown.

Below we'll provide the best decklists for these archetypes – since in each archetype some decklists fare better than others (and sometimes the difference is quite noticeable), we'll broadly group decklists in four arbitrary categories, by amount of games played in the last few days in the data samples we check:

  • Juggernauts: decklists with more than 2100 games – best tried-and-true tools for the climbing job.
  • Heavyweights: between 2100 and 900 games – other excellent choices with large enough samples to confidently say, "Yeah, this works".
  • Punching Up: between 900 and 300 games – we're entering the Land of Small Sample Sizes here, on top of the meta being up in the air, but as far as numbers go, it looks like these decklists can put up one hell of a fight.
  • YMMV: between 300 and 150 games – risky stuff, but here's where you usually find the spice.

For this article, in all cases we'll look at decklists in Platinum and above, and usually in the last three days (unless stated otherwise)

Sources: Balco, Legna, MaRu's own Meta Tier List.

If you have any feedback on how these decklists could be showcased differently, do let me know! =)


Juggernauts – Best Decks in Legends of Runeterra

LoR Best Decks: Miss Fortune, one of Pirates' Champions, currently the best deck in Legends of Runeterra

Decklists with more than 2100 games: these are the best LoR decks, tried-and-true tools for the climbing job.


Pirates, aka Miss Fortune Twisted Fate

Nasty, brutal and short: a brief description of life when facing Pirates (unless you are a pirate yourself – then it's a bloody brutal mirror; also short). Pirates are this week's Lone Kaisa (if you compare with last week), or this week's Illaoi Bard (when comparing with three weeks ago): they are both the most popular and the best performing list, with nearly 7,000 games in the last three days and a stupidly high 57%+ WR.

If you are looking to climb fast to secure a spot at Seasonals (or for any other reason, really), pick this list and get climbing. This is the best deck in Legends of Runeterra right now, period.

When looking at matchups, the only clouds in Pirates' sky are Darkness, Ekko Zilean, Tryndamere Trundle, and Monkey Pandemonium, all of which are either not too popular or in the downswing – Pirates are otherwise quite favored into Akshan Kai'Sa, they bloody murder Ezreal Kennen and Jhinnie, and are even of have an edge against everything else that is popular right now.

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Bilgewater
22 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
8
2
6
3
6
4
2
5
6
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
21
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Legion Grenadier
3
Legion Grenadier
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
13
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
2
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon
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Akshan Kai'Sa

The only other Juggernaut to be found – the best list has almost the exact same WR as Pirates, with 4,400 games played in the last three days.

As said above, there is only one reason why Akshan Kai'Sa is not the tyrant that Lone Kai'Sa was last week: Pirates, which are an uphill struggle (nearly 40/60 odds for AkKai). Interestingly, Akshan Kai'Sa is quite favored into Darkness (which is one Pirates' few bad matchups for Pirates) therefore contributing to their predator's success. 

Regions
Demacia
15 cards
Shurima
25 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
5
3
5
4
9
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
5
Kai'Sa
3
Kai'Sa
Landmarks
2
2
Preservarium
2
Preservarium
Followers
23
1
Voidling
3
Voidling
2
Belvethi Elder
3
Belvethi Elder
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
2
Durand Protege
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
4
Void Blaster
3
Void Blaster
5
Radiant Guardian
2
Radiant Guardian
9
Void Abomination
3
Void Abomination
Spells
9
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Heavyweights – Very Solid LoR Decks

These decklists have between 900 and 2100 games in the last three days, making them solid choices with large enough samples to confidently say, "Yeah, this works".


Ezreal Kennen Ionia

KennEz remained on the fringes all of this year, after being so broken during last December that Riot had to hotfix it. The recent buffs have brought it back to relevance, with the most popular list punching at 53%+ in more than 1300 games.

The bad news? Dies horribly to Pirates; also to Jhinnie and Ramp Aurelion Sol. The good news, though, is that KennEz has an otherwise very balanced matchup spread, which usually signals a deck where pilot skills matter.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
3 cards
Ionia
37 cards
Rarities
29 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
14
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
10
2
9
3
10
4
1
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Landmarks
3
3
God-Willow Seedling
3
God-Willow Seedling
Followers
13
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
2
Navori Conspirator
2
Navori Conspirator
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Kinkou Wayfinder
6
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
2
Sai'nen Thousand-Tailed
Spells
18
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Recall
3
Recall
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Sonic Wave
1
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Homecoming
3
Homecoming
5
Deep Meditation
1
Deep Meditation
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Viego Evelynn, aka It's a Thing! (part I)

An archetype that never quite managed to find its footing last patch, now punching at 53%+ in 900+ games, probably thanks to the buffs to Hate Spike and Neverglade Collector. Has Evelynn found a home, at long last?

It's a tad too soon to say, since they are at slight disadvantage against all the most popular decks (Darkness, Pirates, AkKai and KennEz), without having popular matchups they can crush to compensate. Still, by current number, indeed a most playable Evelynn deck!

Regions
Shadow Isles
34 cards
Runeterra
3 cards
Rarities
28 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
10
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
11
2
12
3
3
4
2
5
5
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Evelynn
3
Evelynn
6
Viego
3
Viego
Followers
19
1
Barkbeast
3
Barkbeast
2
Sultur
3
Sultur
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
Domination
3
Domination
3
Vora
3
Vora
5
Neverglade Collector
2
Neverglade Collector
7
Invasive Hydravine
2
Invasive Hydravine
Spells
15
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Black Spear
3
Black Spear
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
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Notably Absent – Jhinnie, Darkness, Deep, and Ramp Asol

All these archetypes have decklists in the Heavyweight category by play rate (900+ games), but their WRs being below 50% make them poor recommendations. Darkness' case is particularly notable, since it has two decklists with 1,000+ games but both fail to reach even 48%.


Punching Up

Decklists with between 300 and 900 games played in the last three days – note that several popular archetypes can be found here, meaning that they tend to be quite "scattered" (ie, have lots of different lists, unlike the Juggernauts in which the majority of pilots choose the same list).


Evelynn Gwen, aka It's a Thing! (part II)

The buffs have brought not one but two Evelynn decks, this one brand new!

Evelynn and Gwen's best deck punches at 53% in 800+ games, and with an interesting twist: they seem slightly favored into both Pirates and KennEz, while only very slightly the underdog to Akshan Kai'Sa. Their odds against Darkness are truly horrible, but since Veigar and Senna are having one hell of a bad Sunday, this may end up being the most promising Evelynn version.

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Shadow Isles
34 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
19
common
12
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
15
2
9
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Evelynn
3
Evelynn
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
21
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Sultur
3
Sultur
3
Blighted Caretaker
3
Blighted Caretaker
3
Domination
3
Domination
3
Phantom Prankster
3
Phantom Prankster
5
Neverglade Collector
3
Neverglade Collector
Spells
13
0
Fading Memories
2
Fading Memories
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
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Jhinnie

As noted in the Heavyweights section, Jhinnie's most popular decklist is performing quite poorly. Their second most popular, though, with a single tweak (switching one copy of Crackshot Corsair for Sigil of Malice) manages to break past 52% in more than 800 games – it seems hard to believe that a single copy of a card can improve the WR by more than 4%, though, so this may simply signal a spicy list that some top-tier pilots are pushing upwards.

(NOTE: Thanks to Warulex for noting a mistake when posting this decklist!)

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
22 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
3
common
31
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
15
2
8
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
27
1
Crackshot Corsair
2
Crackshot Corsair
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Boomcrew Rookie
3
Boomcrew Rookie
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
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
Spells
7
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Sigil of Malice
1
Sigil of Malice
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Tryndamere Trundle Shadows

Feel The Rush finds itself in an interesting spot: they crush Darkness and Pirates, and have an edge against KennEz, but get brutally murdered by Akshan Kai'Sa (and also by Deep).

Guessing how this archetype will fare is pretty much a coin toss – since a lot will depend on how the rest of the field shapes up – but as of now their best deck punches at 53%. Several other less-played versions are testing different spell compositions, by the way (1x of The Box seems to be doing wonders, for example), so there may be room for optimization once the meta settles down a bit.

Regions
Freljord
30 cards
Shadow Isles
10 cards
Rarities
30 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
11
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
1
1
6
2
3
3
5
4
8
5
3
6
14
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
3
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
10
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
2
Kindly Tavernkeeper
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
2
She Who Wanders
Spells
21
1
Three Sisters
1
Three Sisters
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
1
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
2
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
8
Voices of the Old Ones
1
Voices of the Old Ones
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
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Lone Kai'Sa 

Last week's tyrant still packs a punch – well over 55%, in fact, across 600 games. It's an underdog to both Pirates and KennEz, though, so there doesn't seem to be a good reason to play this deck over the Akshan Kai'Sa version.

Regions
Demacia
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
20 400
champion
3
epic
5
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
12
2
4
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
3
5
Kai'Sa
3
Kai'Sa
Landmarks
1
2
Preservarium
1
Preservarium
Followers
21
1
Voidling
3
Voidling
1
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Xer'sai Hatchling
2
Belvethi Elder
2
Belvethi Elder
2
Brightsteel Protector
1
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
2
Durand Protege
3
Greenfang Warden
1
Greenfang Warden
4
Void Blaster
3
Void Blaster
5
Radiant Guardian
1
Radiant Guardian
9
Void Abomination
3
Void Abomination
Spells
15
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
1
Rite of Calling
3
Rite of Calling
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
3
Ancient Hourglass
1
Ancient Hourglass
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
4
Supercharge
1
Supercharge
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
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Twisted Fate Nami Shadows

One of Runeterra's hardest decks to play (it tends to do great for top-tier pilots, but whenever its play rate goes up, its WR plummets), doing awesomely well right now by focusing on Go Hard – north of 55% in 400+ games.

Scant little data, but appears even against Pirates while underdog to Akshan Kai'Sa and Tryndamere Trundle.

Regions
Bilgewater
23 cards
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Rarities
37 300
champion
6
epic
13
rare
8
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
9
2
6
3
5
4
7
5
5
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Nami
3
Nami
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
10
2
Coral Creatures
2
Coral Creatures
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
5
Fleet Admiral Shelly
3
Fleet Admiral Shelly
6
Wiggly Burblefish
3
Wiggly Burblefish
Spells
24
1
Go Hard
3
Go Hard
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
3
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Line 'Em Up
1
Line 'Em Up
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
5
Withering Wail
1
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
10
The Harrowing
1
The Harrowing
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Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts

Last Friday, Scouts seemed ready to punch up hard, but thus far have not gained much traction – awful odds against AkKai may be the reason, although they farm KennEz and Jhinnie, and are not afraid of Pirates. Their most popular list, seen below, punches above 55% across 300 games.  

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Bilgewater
12 cards
Rarities
27 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
16
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
15
2
5
3
3
4
6
5
3
6
0
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
Vanguard Sergeant
2
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Genevieve Elmheart
3
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
11
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Your Mileage May Vary

Decklists with less than 300 games played in the last few days – promising, but too little data to say for sure.


Bandle Fizz Lee Sin

Now, this is new: a Lee Sin deck, but with Prank instead of Overwhelm, so to speak. Results are quite promising!

Regions
Ionia
13 cards
Bandlecity
27 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
18
2
0
3
2
4
6
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
18
1
Otterpus
3
Otterpus
1
Yordle Squire
2
Yordle Squire
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
2
Greenglade Duo
2
Greenglade Duo
2
Kelp Maidens
3
Kelp Maidens
4
Benemone
2
Benemone
Spells
16
1
Purpleberry Shake
3
Purpleberry Shake
1
Trinket Trade
2
Trinket Trade
2
Flamespitter
2
Flamespitter
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Twin Disciplines
2
Twin Disciplines
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
6
Hidden Pathways
1
Hidden Pathways
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Howling Galio Udyr

Another fresh take, including two copies of The Howling Abyss and nine strike spells.

Regions
Demacia
27 cards
Freljord
13 cards
Rarities
25 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
9
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
9
3
2
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Udyr
3
Udyr
7
Galio
3
Galio
Landmarks
2
6
The Howling Abyss
2
The Howling Abyss
Followers
17
1
Petricite Hound
3
Petricite Hound
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Durand Protege
3
Durand Protege
4
Babbling Bjerg
2
Babbling Bjerg
Spells
15
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Shield of Durand
3
Shield of Durand
3
Winds of War
3
Winds of War
5
Concerted Strike
3
Concerted Strike
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Heimerdinger Jayce

The Protean archetype: no matter the meta, Professor and Student seem to have a gazillion slightly different lists, all doing fairly well but neither of them with too high a play rate – what in these articles tend to call a "scattered" archetype. We'll recommend the second most popular, punching above 55%+ in nearly 300 games.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
31 cards
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
5
0
6
1
8
2
7
3
3
4
3
5
7
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
11
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
Adaptatron 3000
1
Forge Chief
3
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
3
Hextech Handler
3
Hextech Handler
Spells
23
0
Production Surge
3
Production Surge
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Flash of Brilliance
3
Flash of Brilliance
6
Piercing Darkness
2
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
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Katarina Gwen, ft. Elise

A weird mix of a Noxus tempo Flock pile and infinite combo that doesn't stray too far from the Gwen-finity concept that MaRu resident Rogue Deck Doctor WhatAmI envisioned when the Forces from Beyond arrived.

The best list, seen below, punches at a silly 60%+ in around 200 games; a very different Katarina Gwen take (leaning a lot more into the Noxus control tools, including a plethora of pings and Disintegrate) is also doing quite well, although with a lot less games played.

Regions
Shadow Isles
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
15
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
13
2
5
3
6
4
3
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
Elise
3
Katarina
2
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
22
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
5
Fallen Reckoner
3
Fallen Reckoner
6
Eternal Dancers
2
Eternal Dancers
Spells
12
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
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Sejuani Gwen

Yet another Gwen deck punching foes in the fringes, this one already having seen quite a bit of success pre-patch. Notice there's a different version, running Babbling Bjerg, that is not doing too good – the version below, though, easily breaks past 55%+.

Regions
Freljord
19 cards
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Rarities
24 500
champion
6
epic
1
rare
10
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
17
2
3
3
3
4
0
5
6
6
6
7+
Champions
6
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
20
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
14
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Inner Beast
3
Inner Beast
2
Unspeakable Horror
3
Unspeakable Horror
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
10
The Harrowing
1
The Harrowing
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Undying Zilean Nasus Shadows

A fairly old concept that never got traction (nor, if we are being honest, success to justify said traction in the first place…), yet now punching a good 55% in a bit more than 100 games. The fringest deck we'll recommend today, so pilots doubly beware!

Regions
Shadow Isles
21 cards
Shurima
19 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
9
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
15
2
5
3
7
4
0
5
6
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Zilean
3
Zilean
6
Nasus
3
Nasus
Landmarks
1
2
Preservarium
1
Preservarium
Followers
15
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
2
Fading Icon
2
Fading Icon
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
The Undying
1
The Undying
4
Camavoran Dragon
3
Camavoran Dragon
4
Spirit Leech
1
Spirit Leech
Spells
18
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Hate Spike
2
Hate Spike
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
3
Rite of Negation
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
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Parting Words

Miss Fortune, the titular champion of Pirates, one of the best decks in Legends of Runeterra

With the usual "Too early to tell" caveat that the Data-Crunchers Guild demands of articles like these, it seems quite likely that this very short, two-week-long patch will be remembered as the Golden Age of Piracy – there doesn't seem to be a popular counter in sight, it is quite favored against the second-best juggernaut, and short game duration is always enticing when Ladder cut-offs are right around the corner.

Still, there seems to be no shortage of novel decks to try (did we mention there are two very playable Evelynn decks right now?) so…

… we'll see! =)

Any questions or comments, or more data you may need, feel free to:

Poke me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HerkoKerghans,

Stop for a chat on the Poetry Discord (we talk a fair bit about the LoR best decks and data, too! =): https://discord.gg/VNN5NmGhXY,

Or find more writings on substack: https://riwan.substack.com/

And good luck in your climb!


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