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By the Numbers – Twenty-Two Meta and Off-Meta LoR Decks, Nov 01

Relentless return: Scouts are back into the fray!

Note: This is an old article - for the most up-to-date data, check the latest LoR Best Decks article!!

LoR Best Decks – Return of Scouts

As of early Friday, these are the best LoR decks and archetypes, according to Balco and Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

Best LoR Decks:Legends of Runeterra Meta Tier List, sorted by win rate - Nov 01

Scouts' newest version jumps to the top of the archetypes chart! Fiora Vayne had already proved that Demacia and Piltover could work together – now Quinn Vayne Piltover & Zaun, as noted by Leer's Monday Meta Report yesterday, turns from hot-yet-fringe deck to a real-deal Meta deck. And, as we'll see below, a rejuvenated, 'classic' Scouts is also doing quite well.

Leona Diana Shadow Isles also rises among the top dogs, while Ezreal Seraphine remains the undisputed crowd favorite even as its performance has cooled off quite a bit.


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

Balco's chart above (like most data sites, including MaRu's Meta Tier List) and articles like Leer's Monday Meta Report sort LoR decks by archetype ("archetype" being the aggregate of decks 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 Legends of Runeterra decks by the best specific decklist for each archetype – 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 four arbitrary categories, by amount of games played in the last three days in the data samples we check:

  • Juggernauts: LoR decks with more than 2100 games – these are the best tried-and-true meta decks in Legends of Runeterra.
  • 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 300 games played – 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, these decks can put up one hell of a fight.
  • YMMV: decks with 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 decks in Platinum and above, and in the last three days, unless stated otherwise – and when talking about decks in general, or best LoR 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). As a rule of thumb, decks with a winrate (WR) above 52% catch our eye, above 53% are eye-widening, and anything with a WR over 55% is exceptional.

On the other hand, do notice that when talking about matchup tables, it's always about archetypes – in other words, we'll recommend which are the best Legend of Runeterra decks (ie. specific decklist) you can choose to face the most popular archetypes (since you'll find all versions in the LoR ladder).

Last but not least: all stats and recommendations above are for choosing the best LoR deck for the Legends of Runeterra Ladder environment – the Best-of-Three format (found in Tournaments and Gauntlets) is a very different kettle of fish!

Sources: Balco, Legna, Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List.

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


Juggernauts – Best LoR Meta Decks

Here we showcase LoR decks with more than 2100 games and good-to-great WR – the best tried-and-true tools for the climbing job.


The Crowd Favorite: Seraphine Ezreal Noxus

As their WR stabilizes in the good-but-clearly-not-broken range (close to 53% with their best list, down from 54% last Friday) it seems clear that Seraphine and Ezreal do have a good number die-hard fans that play the deck not just because how strong it is: SerEz remains the most popular archetype as a whole, and the most popular specific decklist, by a huge margin – even though it's clear now that, by performance alone, they are not the best deck against the current field.

Strong against: Rumble Vayne, Zed Vayne, Leona Diana Shadows.

Struggles againstPantheon Vayne, Vayne Jax, Seraphine Viktor Shadows – and now also Miss Fortune Swain has gained an edge on SerEz.

Further reading: Card Gamer's extensive Seraphine and The Clash at Noxus – A Seraphine Ezreal LoR Deck Guide

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Noxus
14 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
15
2
7
3
3
4
6
5
2
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Landmarks
2
6
Back Alley Bar
2
Back Alley Bar
Followers
10
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Thorn of the Rose
1
Thorn of the Rose
4
Ambitious Cultist
1
Ambitious Cultist
5
Fanclub President
3
Fanclub President
Spells
22
1
Blade's Edge
2
Blade's Edge
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
The Violent Dischord
2
The Violent Dischord
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
2
Statikk Shock
5
Drum Solo
3
Drum Solo
7
Sputtering Songspinner
1
Sputtering Songspinner
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Probably solved: Rumble Vayne

Exact same build from two weeks now, crushing it at 55%+ in more than 2,700 games – despite being the underdog to Seraphine Ezreal, and one of the weakest Vayne flavors if you were to organize an "Only Vayne Decks Showdown" tournament, Rumble Vayne has consistently remained one of the best Juggernauts, in part due to how well it does against all other Seraphine decks, and how brutally efficient it is against everything else.

Further reading: Card Gamer's Tumble on the Rumble – A Vayne Rumble LoR Deck Guide.

Regions
Demacia
11 cards
Noxus
29 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
19
2
8
3
8
4
1
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
4
Rumble
3
Rumble
Equipments
3
2
Great Hammers
3
Great Hammers
Followers
18
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Rune Squire
3
Rune Squire
2
Runeweaver
3
Runeweaver
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
Spells
13
2
Legionary Charge
3
Legionary Charge
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Whirling Death
2
Whirling Death
4
Riposte
2
Riposte
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis
6
Condemn
1
Condemn
Open deck in builder

⛏Best Tool for the Climbing Job: Privateers, aka Miss Fortune Swain

After shooting from fringe option at the start of the patch to the strongest Juggernaut last Friday, Privateers have locked their title of Best Deck for Climbing: 2,300 games in the last three days, and WR that has improved from 56%+ to 59%.

We don't always slap this label in these reports, but when the numbers scream yawp if from the rooftops, so must we:

This is the best LoR ladder deck right now, folks! If you want to climb fast, this is it! =)

Only solid counters are Vayne Jax, Leona Diana Shadows, and Swain TF (but in the latter case, you'd be piloting an overall much weaker version of Bilgewater Noxus) – outside those three, Privateers steamroll all popular decks.

Further reading: PakiInPyjamas' By Her Guns Shall Noxus Rise – A Miss Fortune Swain LoR Deck Guide

Regions
Bilgewater
21 cards
Noxus
19 cards
Rarities
29 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
5
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
11
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
23
1
Crusty Codger
3
Crusty Codger
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
11
1
Ravenous Flock
2
Ravenous Flock
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

The Immutable Object: Annie Jhin

Nope, they haven't gone anywhere – their performance has dipped quite a bit, though (nearly 53% now, down from 55% last Friday, across a similar 2,400-game sample), so the field may be turning hostile for our Immutable Object. The main factors against it seem to be Miss Fortune Swain and Leona Diana on the rise (both awful matchups for Jhinnie), Zed Hecarim on the downswing (a matchup that feeds Jhinnie with lots of LPs), and also bad news from the ascending Riven Viktor.

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Noxus
19 cards
Rarities
22 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
3
common
31
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
15
2
7
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
Annie
4
Jhin
3
Jhin
Followers
28
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
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
6
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

⭐Rising Star: Riven Viktor

Now this is a rags-to-riches story!

Last Friday we saw these old friends rekindle their partnership in around 350 games – in the last three days they have grown sevenfold, and across 2,200 games they puch at a very solid 52%.

Seraphine may be the Queen of Popularity, but Riven sure has fans too! =)

Well, technically speaking Seraphine crushes Riven underfoot, judging by how badly Viktor and Riven fare against all Seraphine flavors – but they make up for it by farming Hecarim Zed, and having good odds against the majority of Vayne decks (with Vayne Jax in particular) and Annie Jhin.

Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Piltover & Zaun
20 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
15
2
8
3
5
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Riven
3
Riven
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Followers
22
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Rune Squire
3
Rune Squire
3
Nyandroid
2
Nyandroid
4
Ruined Reckoner
2
Ruined Reckoner
Spells
12
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
5
Survival Skills
3
Survival Skills
Open deck in builder

Zed Vayne

Cooling off a bit, Zed Vayne's WR drops to 54%, always with around 2,100 games played. Being one of the main sources of nourishment for Privateers, while also slightly unfavored against Ezreal Seraphine, is not an ideal spot to be in this meta – but Zed Vayne's matchup spread is otherwise excellent, and more that makes up for its weak spots.

(And, ironically, Privateers' ascension may actually be good news: Zed Vayne's worst matchup is in fact Swain TF, which is in the decline now that Privateers is clearly the best Swain deck overall).

Further reading: Leer's Return of Rally Elusives – A Vayne Zed LoR Deck Guide

Regions
Demacia
16 cards
Ionia
24 cards
Rarities
27 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
18
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
17
2
6
3
4
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
3
Zed
3
Zed
Equipments
2
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
16
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Greenglade Duo
3
Greenglade Duo
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Young Witch
2
Young Witch
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
Spells
16
1
Ghost
1
Ghost
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Wuju Style
3
Wuju Style
2
Syncopation
1
Syncopation
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

These LoR decks have between 900 and 2100 games in the last three days – now that the Domination dust is settling, it's very likely all these are the real deal!


⭐Rising Star: Ezreal Seraphine Ionia

Jumping from nowhere to our most popular Heavyweight, this Seraphine deck mixes the Noxus and the Viktor Ionia versions, with fairly solid results: WR over 51%, across 1,400 games.

It doesn't appear stronger than either of the original concepts, though – perhaps tweaks and refinements will find a better build, but as of right now it's more novelty than performance. Also note that Viktor Ionia, as we'll see below, has also jumped onto the Ezreal bandwagon, and seems to be working much better.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Ionia
16 cards
Rarities
30 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
17
common
12
Mana cost
1
0
8
1
13
2
3
3
3
4
9
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Landmarks
3
6
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
8
1
Fallen Feline
1
Fallen Feline
1
Vastayan Disciple
2
Vastayan Disciple
2
Disciple of Doran
2
Disciple of Doran
5
Fanclub President
3
Fanclub President
Spells
23
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Recall
1
Recall
1
Wuju Style
1
Wuju Style
2
High Note
2
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
1
Mystic Shot
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Retreat
1
Retreat
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
2
Timewinder
1
Timewinder
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
1
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
1
Deep Meditation
5
Drum Solo
3
Drum Solo
5
Unworthy Soul
2
Unworthy Soul
Open deck in builder

Twilight, aka Dark Leona Diana

Increasing their play rate a bit since last Friday and with a great 54% WR, our Twilight lovers demonstrate they are very much the real deal.

Leona Diana does have a hard time against Ezreal Sera Noxus, Rumble Vayne and Pantheon Vayne – but shows amazing odds against both Jhinnie and Vax, while also being a very solid counter to Privateers.

Regions
Mount Targon
32 cards
Shadow Isles
8 cards
Rarities
26 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
10
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
17
2
7
3
0
4
6
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Diana
3
Diana
5
Leona
3
Leona
Followers
23
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
2
Twilit Protector
3
Twilit Protector
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
3
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
7
The Winding Light
2
The Winding Light
Spells
11
1
Heavens Aligned
2
Heavens Aligned
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unto Dusk
3
Unto Dusk
3
Hush
1
Hush
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Precious Elise Nocturne

Another Rising Star from last week that has shown it has lots of legs – has cooled off a bit, yet maintains a great 53% WR. Elise Nocturne is weak to Vayne decks (except Gwen Vayne, which is an even matchup), but strong against all Seraphine decks, Jhinnie, and Privateers.

Regions
Noxus
3 cards
Shadow Isles
37 cards
Rarities
25 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
11
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
12
2
9
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Nocturne
3
Nocturne
Followers
26
1
Boisterous Host
2
Boisterous Host
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
2
Mistwraith
3
Mistwraith
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
4
Wraithcaller
3
Wraithcaller
Spells
8
1
Mark of the Isles
3
Mark of the Isles
3
Stalking Shadows
3
Stalking Shadows
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

💡Brilliant Tweak: Viktor Seraphine Ionia, ft. Ezreal

Following the trend seen above with Seraphine Ezreal Ionia, Viktor and Seraphine have ditched Karma for a single copy of Gauntlet Boy.

Matchup data is fuzzy (since some data websites group this archetype with the Karma version), but the specific Viktor Seraphine deck seen below is doing great, punching at 54% in a bit more than 900 games.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Ionia
15 cards
Rarities
30 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
19
common
10
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
13
2
2
3
5
4
7
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
3
Ezreal
1
Ezreal
4
Viktor
2
Viktor
Landmarks
3
6
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
8
1
Fallen Feline
2
Fallen Feline
1
Vastayan Disciple
2
Vastayan Disciple
2
Disciple of Doran
1
Disciple of Doran
5
Fanclub President
3
Fanclub President
Spells
23
1
Ionian Tellstones
2
Ionian Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Wuju Style
2
Wuju Style
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Retreat
1
Retreat
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Time Trick
2
Time Trick
2
Twin Disciplines
1
Twin Disciplines
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
4
Concussive Palm
1
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
5
Drum Solo
2
Drum Solo
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Other Playable Options

Among solid, 51% decks we also have:

Zed Hecarim,

Pantheon Varus, and

Pantheon Vayne.

Not the strongest of decks if you go strictly by the numbers, but all decks with a positive WR and suitable options to climb if you prefer their playstyles.


Punching Up – Runeterra Decks Doing Great

Runeterra decks with between 300 and 900 games in the last three days – solid picks if you'd rather pilot something a bit less played.


⭐Rising Star: Bandle Teemo Zoe

The pesky, tiny, buffed-up Elusives concept is (yet again) bringing the numbers! A fringe option last week, it jumps today from 200 to 800 games played in a three-day window, with WR not dropping a single bit: Teemo Zoe still strikes above 55%.

Regions
Bandlecity
21 cards
Mount Targon
22 cards
Rarities
25 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
6
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
15
1
18
2
3
3
3
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
3
Teemo
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
The Flight
3
The Flight
2
Bandle Commando
3
Bandle Commando
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
Spells
13
1
Purpleberry Shake
3
Purpleberry Shake
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
The Sudden Surge
3
The Sudden Surge
5
Battle Bonds
1
Battle Bonds
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⭐Rising Star: Elise Gwen

Spider-Gwen also keeps gaining traction without losing its edge: nearly 800 games now (up from 500) and WR at 58% – seems clear that the Spiders aggressive package works well in this meta, and Elise Gwen is bringing it to bear with full force: while awful against Zed Vayne, it's great against the Noxus-based Juggernauts, namely Ezreal Seraphine, Privateers, and Jhinnie.

And, now that both Red Gwen and Vayne Gwen have been pushed to the fringes, Elise Gwen is currently the best Gwen deck.

Further reading: Scissorsbox's Spider-Gwen: an Elise Gwen Deck Guide

Regions
Noxus
22 cards
Shadow Isles
18 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
12
3
3
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
24
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Doombeast
3
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
Spells
10
2
Brothers' Bond
1
Brothers' Bond
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Stalking Shadows
3
Stalking Shadows
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
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Viktor Seraphine Shadow Isles

A fairly solved build by now, in spite of its plethora of one-offs, Viktor Seraphine Shadows has kept steady on the play rate front while inching upwards in performance: above 55% now in around 700 games.

Further Reading: Yangzera's Quiet High Note – A Spooky Seraphine Viktor LoR Deck Guide.

Regions
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Piltover & Zaun
31 cards
Rarities
31 600
champion
6
epic
8
rare
7
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
17
2
1
3
3
4
6
5
5
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Landmarks
3
6
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
8
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
5
Fanclub President
3
Fanclub President
5
Subpurrsible
1
Subpurrsible
Spells
23
1
Piltovan Tellstones
2
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
High Note
2
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Time Trick
1
Time Trick
2
Trail of Evidence
2
Trail of Evidence
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash of Brilliance
1
Flash of Brilliance
5
Drum Solo
2
Drum Solo
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Sputtering Songspinner
2
Sputtering Songspinner
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❄Cooling Off: Tryndamere Trundle, aka Feel The Rush

Shrinking in both play rate and performance, Feel The Rush is still a solid option offering a unique playstyle, quite different from other decks showcased today. It utterly wrecks Seraphine's Noxus and Shadow Isles flavors (although not Ionia: it's hard to play big spells against Deny), and has good game against Leona Diana – the rest of its matchup spread against Top Dogs, though, looks from weak to horrible.

Regions
Shadow Isles
11 cards
Freljord
29 cards
Rarities
32 800
champion
6
epic
8
rare
13
common
13
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
6
2
0
3
2
4
7
5
2
6
17
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
3
Tryndamere
Landmarks
2
4
Blighted Ravine
2
Blighted Ravine
Followers
9
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
10
She Who Wanders
3
She Who Wanders
Spells
23
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Harsh Winds
1
Harsh Winds
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
8
Voices of the Old Ones
2
Voices of the Old Ones
9
Buried in Ice
1
Buried in Ice
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
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⭐Rising Star: Miss Fortune Vayne, ft. Quinn

After all the Vayne hoopla in every other region pairing, pilots are going back to roots when it comes to attacking plenty and often. This close-to-classic Scouts take, with the staple Fortune - Island Navigator punch, punches at a solid 52% WR in around 600 games. They may be a tad too old-school, though, as we'll see a bit below when showcasing the Quinn Vayne deck.

Regions
Demacia
26 cards
Bilgewater
14 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
15
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
16
2
8
3
3
4
4
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
3
Vayne
2
Vayne
5
Quinn
1
Quinn
Equipments
1
2
The Darkin Aegis
1
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
26
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Brightsteel Protector
1
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Stony Suppressor
2
Stony Suppressor
3
Greenfang Warden
1
Greenfang Warden
3
Piltovan Castaway
2
Piltovan Castaway
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Genevieve Elmheart
2
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
7
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Inspiring Light
3
Inspiring Light
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Seraphine's Silencer: Vayne Jax

Pilots are finally agreeing on the best Jax Vayne deck – while still quite "scattered," Jax Vayne's best build has been the most popular for over a week now, having lost not an inch of its great 56% WR.

It's a bit odd to find that its popularity has not increased, though, considering that Jax Vayne beats all Seraphine flavors, while very strong against Privateers and solid into most Top Dogs – Leona Diana is an awful matchup, but doesn't seem popular enough to become too much of a worry.

Perhaps it's simply a matter of Vayne being so popular and flexible that some of her best pairings end up hiding in plain sight, so to speak?

Further reading: Wekhar's Improvise, Adapt, Overwhelm – A Jax Vayne LoR Deck Guide.

Regions
Demacia
29 cards
Runeterra
3 cards
Rarities
28 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
10
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
19
2
6
3
4
4
5
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
19
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Zealous Ranger-Knight
3
Zealous Ranger-Knight
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
2
Ranger-Knight Defector
6
Bloodcursed Harpy
2
Bloodcursed Harpy
Spells
12
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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🔥🔥Blazing Hot: Quinn Vayne Piltover & Zaun, aka New Scouts

Cat's out of the bag at last! =)

What has been the hottest fringe deck for the last week or so is making mainstream waves now, with nearly 500 games and silly-high WR. Jarvan IV is gone from the best build (we're back at a classic 3:3 Champion split), and Chempunk Pickpocket has been cast away for Durand Sculptor.

Regions
Demacia
34 cards
Rarities
33 400
champion
6
epic
8
rare
16
common
10
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
18
2
8
3
4
4
3
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Equipments
6
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
21
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Stony Suppressor
3
Stony Suppressor
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Combat Cook
1
Combat Cook
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
3
Ranger-Knight Defector
6
Bloodcursed Harpy
2
Bloodcursed Harpy
Spells
7
1
Catch!
2
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
3
Blinding Assault
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
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Kayn Vayne

Like last Friday, Kayn Vayne is a deck that finally learned how to shine when pushed to the fringes: 56% in around 400 games, able to go toe-to-toe with Privateers, Jhinnie and Seraphine flavors.

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Demacia
10 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
9
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
4
2
8
3
11
4
8
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
5
Kayn
3
Kayn
Equipments
2
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
18
1
Buhru Cultist
3
Buhru Cultist
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Lunari Cultist
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Blooming Cultist
2
Blooming Cultist
3
Shadowblade Fanatic
3
Shadowblade Fanatic
4
Ambitious Cultist
2
Ambitious Cultist
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
Spells
14
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
The Expanse's Protection
3
The Expanse's Protection
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Heedless Resurrection
3
Heedless Resurrection
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Piltover Fiora Vayne

Stabilizing close to the fringes after dropping in play rate for a whole week, Fiora Vayne are further proof, alongside Quinn Vayne, that Demacia and Zaun are a good mix – punching above 54% now in nearly 400 games, Fiora Vayne is even or favored against all Top Dogs except Privateers.

Further reading: Scissorsbox's Tumble and Strike – A Vayne Fiora LoR Deck Guide

Regions
Demacia
28 cards
Piltover & Zaun
12 cards
Rarities
33 700
champion
6
epic
9
rare
12
common
13
Mana cost
3
0
3
1
19
2
6
3
6
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
4
Fiora
3
Fiora
Equipments
6
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
21
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Chempunk Pickpocket
3
Chempunk Pickpocket
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Stony Suppressor
3
Stony Suppressor
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
6
Bloodcursed Harpy
3
Bloodcursed Harpy
Spells
7
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
Thermogenic Beam
2
Fish Fight
1
Fish Fight
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
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Other Playable Options

Among solid, 51% decks in this category also have:

Elise Kindred, ft Vi, aka Sentinels, and

Twisted Fate Swain, ft. Riptide Rex.


Your Mileage May Vary – Fringe LoR Decks

Runeterra decks with less than 300 games played in the last few days – promising, but too little data to say for sure how they currently fare.


Akshan Seraphine

Seraphine's tour has reached the vast Shuriman desert, and of course everybody's favorite rogue with a grappling hook has bought all the front seats. Arguably the least Seraphine-y deck out there (just Fanclub President, and a single Drum Solo), packing a 52% punch in close to 300 games.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
15 cards
Shurima
25 cards
Rarities
28 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
10
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
14
1
12
2
7
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
Equipments
3
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
Followers
12
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
5
Fanclub President
3
Fanclub President
Spells
19
1
Rite of Calling
1
Rite of Calling
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
1
Shuriman Tellstones
1
Shuriman Tellstones
2
Mystic Shot
1
Mystic Shot
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
3
Curse of the Tomb
1
Curse of the Tomb
3
Desert Duel
2
Desert Duel
3
Grappling Hook
1
Grappling Hook
4
Parts Made Whole
1
Parts Made Whole
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Drum Solo
1
Drum Solo
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❄Cooling Off: Gwen Vayne

Dropping further still in popularity, die-hard pilots have kept Gwen Vayne's WR steady, now at around 53% in close to 300 games.

Further reading: Scissorsbox's Midnight Tumble – A Gwen Vayne LoR Deck Guide

Regions
Shadow Isles
22 cards
Demacia
18 cards
Rarities
36 200
champion
6
epic
12
rare
8
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
8
2
11
3
6
4
5
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Landmarks
3
3
Opulent Foyer
3
Opulent Foyer
Equipments
4
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
1
The Darkin Halberd
2
The Darkin Halberd
Followers
17
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Faithful Wolfdog
3
Faithful Wolfdog
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
6
Eternal Dancers
3
Eternal Dancers
Spells
10
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
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Ramp Aurelion Sol

Ah, the good ol' Space Dragon! A handful of pilots seem quite fond of taking Aurelion Sol for a spin once the meta settles: it's not rare for this Ramp deck (either featuring Trundle like right now, either paired with Zoe) to show up three or four weeks into a patch, and like now with solid results: 52% WR in about 160 games.

Regions
Freljord
25 cards
Mount Targon
15 cards
Rarities
32 700
champion
6
epic
9
rare
7
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
3
2
6
3
4
4
9
5
0
6
18
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
10
Aurelion Sol
3
Aurelion Sol
Followers
18
2
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Faces of the Old Ones
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
3
Wyrding Stones
3
Wyrding Stones
8
It That Stares
3
It That Stares
8
The Infinite Mindsplitter
3
The Infinite Mindsplitter
10
She Who Wanders
3
She Who Wanders
Spells
16
4
Avalanche
1
Avalanche
4
Bastion
3
Bastion
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Starshaping
3
Starshaping
8
Voices of the Old Ones
3
Voices of the Old Ones
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
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Wrapping Up

Nearly one week to go for the World's balance patch (expected for Nov 9) – we'll see which of these decks remain a factor in the LoR ladder, but as of right now,  this is one of the most varied metas we've seen in a long while.

Hope you have enjoyed today's selection, and good luck out there! =)


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

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