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By the Numbers – Best Nineteen LoR Decks to Dominate With!

Legends of Runeterra's current best decks, according to the latest data!

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

LoR Best Decks – Welcome to Vayne's World

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

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

… and, yeah: hope you brought your shades, because we're living on Vayne's World now.

Seems clear by now that, unlike the rater weak Awakening Assemblage (of the five Awakening champions, only Norra became a relevant ladder factor), the Domination Detail is here to make big waves – Vayne has a ton of viable decks, Varus has a couple of promising pairings, and Seraphine (which yesterday struggled to find a deck over 50% WR) has gone the Norra route and found some success in Shadow Isles


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) and many of our articles (like Leer's LoR Meta Decks Report last Monday) sorts 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. A new Expansion has just landed, so this snapshot could look very different in just a few days – but as of right now these are the best Legends of Runeterra meta decks.


Rumble Vayne Noxus

Rumble's back! Currently the best LoR deck if you go by-the-numbers, hammering above 58% with nearly 2,300 games played since the patch landed.

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

The archetype shows two competing concepts – going all-in on Noxus followers (as shown in our recommended deck) seems clearly superior, while versions including the usual Demacian early-game package (Fleetfeather Tracker, Brightsteel Protector and Petricite Broadwing) are not doing too well right now.

Rayne crushes pretty much everything in sight, including the two "Fun Cops" that tend to beat most new decks: Fiora Pantheon and Annie Jhin. Its only weak spots right now are Akshan Varus (a bit of an uphill struggle), Jax Vayne (a fairly bad matchup) and above all Zed Vayne (which is disastrous).

The exact same decklist sees plays on all shards (Americas above all), so expect this baby to get a lot of traction.


Jaw's Zed Vayne

The deck Jaws piloted to become APAC's first Master is taking the ladder by storm – like Rumble Vayne, the Zed Vayne's best deck (crushing at 58%+ on 2,100 games) is the most played in all three shards (and APAC above all).

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

With its "shields-up" gameplan and huge bag of tricks, Zayne should make the delight of Zed Poppy connoisseurs – and its matchup spread is, like Zed Poppy's in its heyday, downright scary: save for its awful odds against TF Swain, and a bit of trouble with Viktor Seraphine Shadows, Zayne crushes everything – if current trends continue (which, admittedly, is usually what does not happen during an Expansion's first week), Zed Vayne is poised to become the undisputed best LoR deck.


Pantheon Vayne

One of yesterday's forerunners, Payne keeps packing one hell of a punch, hitting above 56% in nearly 2,100 games. It beats Vayne Jax, Swain TF, Yasuo Katarina and most new decks – but perishes horribly when facing Jhinnie and Zayne, while Fiora Pantheon, Akshan Varus and Rayne are all uphill struggles.

Regions
Demacia
18 cards
Mount Targon
22 cards
Rarities
30 700
champion
6
epic
7
rare
8
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
17
2
9
3
3
4
4
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Equipments
4
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
18
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
1
Durand Protege
3
Iula
3
Iula
3
Wandering Shepherd
2
Wandering Shepherd
6
Bloodcursed Harpy
2
Bloodcursed Harpy
6
Camphor, the Doubt
1
Camphor, the Doubt
Spells
12
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Notably Absent: Vayne Kai'Sa

Vayne Kai'Sa sees a lot of play, and its most popular list reaches the 2,100-game mark, but performance is subpar: below 49% thus far.


Heavyweights – Strong LoR Meta Decks

These LoR decks have between 900 and 2100 games in the last three days – too early to tell, but most of these should work quite well!


Akshan Varus

The "Well, let's pair him with Akshan and see what happens" brewing philosophy is never too far off – in this case, a very good 53% WR in more than 1,900 games with the most popular Akshan Varus deck…

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Shurima
21 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
6
2
9
3
14
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Varus
3
Varus
Equipments
5
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
Swinging Glaive
2
Swinging Glaive
Followers
14
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Lunari Cultist
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Vekauran Vagabond
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
2
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
15
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
1
Shaped Stone
1
Shaped Stone
3
Grappling Hook
1
Grappling Hook
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
Rite of Negation
1
Rite of Negation
4
The Expanse's Protection
2
The Expanse's Protection
4
The Unforgiving Cold
3
The Unforgiving Cold
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
Open deck in builder

… while the second most popular Vakshan version performs even better (56%+ in around 600 games) by leaning heavier on spells, and less on equipment of followers.

Jhinnie and Zayne are horrible news here – on the other hand, Vakshan beats Fiora Pantheon, Vayne Jax and Payne, while also having a slight edge on Rayne.


Fun Cop #1: Annie Jhin

Blazing brat and bullet buff have joined the Fun Police, it would seem!

With a whopping 57%+ WR themselves across 1,900 games, Jhin and Annie are having a ball butchering most new decks: Pantheon Vayne, Akshan Varus, all Seraphine flavors, and Jax Vayne are all easy pickings for them, and they retain they good edge against Fiora Pantheon.

Zed and Rumble, though, are a different matter – both champs, when paired with Vayne, stop Jhinnie in its murderous tracks, and TF Swain can also pull the curtain on Jhinnie's show.

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

Fun Cop #2: Fiora Pantheon

… and here is Fun Cop Numero Dos: not quite the powerhouse it was a week ago, but quite ready to brutally bash bawling puppies that dare to contest this Old Dog's throne.

The story is similar to Fun Cop Numero Uno's: most new decks crumble when confronting Fated Fiora… except when the weather forecast says that it's Rayning Zeds (hallelujah!), who brutally turn the tables on the the Fated Duelists.

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
28 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
8
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
18
2
6
3
6
4
4
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Fiora
3
Fiora
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Lodestone
3
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
17
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Iula
3
Iula
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
6
Camphor, the Doubt
2
Camphor, the Doubt
Spells
14
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Gwen Vayne 

Like yesterday, Gwen Vayne is the most popular archetype, and sees a lot of experimentation. Thus far, builds with a single copy of The Harrowing seem to be the way forward – three copies of Opulent Foyer don't seem to be panning out, although decks with just two Foyers (and no main-deck equipment) are doing very well. All in all, there seems to be a lot of room for improvement.

Gwayne's most popular list performs at 53%+ with nearly 1,500 games on record, but its matchup spread doesn't look too rosy: these dark dames are slightly the underdog against most popular decks. As noted above, though, it may be a matter of lack of refinement – things may change once pilots find the optimal Gwen Vayne deck.

Regions
Shadow Isles
24 cards
Demacia
16 cards
Rarities
35 100
champion
6
epic
11
rare
8
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
12
2
8
3
5
4
2
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Equipments
4
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
1
The Darkin Halberd
2
The Darkin Halberd
Followers
18
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
2
Petricite Broadwing
2
Petricite Broadwing
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Faithful Wolfdog
3
Faithful Wolfdog
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
6
Eternal Dancers
3
Eternal Dancers
Spells
12
1
Quietus
1
Quietus
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

Vayne Jax

The Weaponmaster has found a soulmate in the Beasthunter, together punching above 53% in 1,300+ games. Like Gwayne, though, the matchup spread is a tad disappointing: Vax does beat the Rayne and Gwayne variants, and feats on Seraphine flavors, but most other popular matchups are disfavorable.

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Demacia
29 cards
Rarities
28 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
10
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
11
2
7
3
7
4
5
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Aegis
2
The Darkin Aegis
1
Demacian Steel
1
Demacian Steel
Followers
17
1
Steadfast Elkin
3
Steadfast Elkin
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Faithful Wolfdog
1
Faithful Wolfdog
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
5
Kind-hearted Recruit
1
Kind-hearted Recruit
6
Bloodcursed Harpy
3
Bloodcursed Harpy
Spells
14
1
Catch!
3
Catch!
2
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
4
Riposte
2
Riposte
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Viktor Seraphine Shadow Isles

Viktor and Seraphine are touring all around Runeterra, featuring in decks pairing them with at least five different regions. The Shadow Isles stop seems by far the most promising thus far, with a great 54%+ WR in more than 900 games – Seraphine is the new champ that is being experimented the most with (judging by the amount of different lists) and even in this specific archetype there are a lot of different variations, so it's a fairly safe bet that even better Seraphine brews will surface soon.

Regions
Shadow Isles
11 cards
Piltover & Zaun
29 cards
Rarities
32 700
champion
6
epic
9
rare
7
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
17
2
0
3
3
4
6
5
5
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Landmarks
3
6
Back Alley Bar
3
Back Alley Bar
Followers
10
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Acorn, the Hextechnician
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
2
Minion
2
Minion
5
Fanclub President
3
Fanclub President
5
Subpurrsible
1
Subpurrsible
Spells
21
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
Unspeakable Horror
2
Unspeakable Horror
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Drum Solo
2
Drum Solo
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Sputtering Songspinner
2
Sputtering Songspinner
10
Glorious Evolution
1
Glorious Evolution
Open deck in builder

Notably Absent: Akshan Seraphine, Ezreal Seraphine, and Vayne Kayn

These three blends all enjoy quite a bit of popularity, but have not found their footing (yet) as far as performance goes.


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.


Sejuani Renekton

Ah, I was wondering when this one would show up! =)

Triple Battle Fury, triple Curse of the Tomb, all-in Overwhelm. For those unaware: the Curse's effect stacks, so if you cast it twice, it will pump 4x the damage – and all extra damage goes to the Nexus if dealt by an Overwhelm unit.

Regions
Freljord
23 cards
Shurima
17 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
9
2
6
3
3
4
5
5
3
6
6
7+
Champions
6
4
Renekton
3
Renekton
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
23
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
5
Scarmaiden Reaver
2
Scarmaiden Reaver
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
11
1
Exhaust
2
Exhaust
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Curse of the Tomb
3
Curse of the Tomb
8
Battle Fury
3
Battle Fury
Open deck in builder

Punching at an equally overwhelming 57%+, ReneSej seems favored into most new decks (including Zed & Rumble Vayne), and only weak against the Fun Cops, namely Jhinnie and Fated Fiora.


Daddy Cop: Twisted Fate Swain

Alerted that Zed Vayne is ruining the Fun Cops' fun, Daddy is here to put the house in order: TF Swain is currently the deck that shows Zayne who's boss, also spanking Gwayne, Jhinnie, and Vax in the process.

Rayne, on the other hand, still misbehaves most naughtily when Daddy's around.

Regions
Bilgewater
22 cards
Noxus
18 cards
Rarities
30 300
champion
6
epic
7
rare
6
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
11
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
19
1
Watchful Idol
3
Watchful Idol
2
Fortune Croaker
3
Fortune Croaker
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
7
The Leviathan
2
The Leviathan
8
Riptide Rex
2
Riptide Rex
Spells
15
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Death's Hand
2
Death's Hand
3
Noxian Guillotine
1
Noxian Guillotine
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

Swain Norra

Another Old Dog still barking fairly fiercely, which also appears favored into Zed Vayne while not too bad against the Rumble variant – also strong against Gwayne and Vakshan, with Jhinnie and Payne being a headache.

Regions
Noxus
16 cards
Bandlecity
24 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
Swain
3
Swain
Followers
15
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
7
The Leviathan
3
The Leviathan
Spells
19
1
Group Shot
3
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Death's Hand
2
Death's Hand
3
Wallop
1
Wallop
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
Open deck in builder

Yasuo Katarina

AM Seasonal winners, along with Jhinnie, and still showing their sharp blades! Horrible matchups against Jhinnie and Payne, though, plus disfavored against Rumble and Zed variants – Yas Kat's good performance seems to stem mostly from beating weaker decks.

Regions
Ionia
26 cards
Noxus
16 cards
Rarities
31 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
17
common
11
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
9
2
9
3
11
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
4
Yasuo
3
Yasuo
Landmarks
3
5
Windswept Hillock
3
Windswept Hillock
Followers
12
1
Vastayan Disciple
3
Vastayan Disciple
2
Fae Bladetwirler
3
Fae Bladetwirler
2
House Spider
1
House Spider
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
Spells
19
1
Ionian Tellstones
1
Ionian Tellstones
1
Momentous Choice
1
Momentous Choice
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Steel Tempest
1
Steel Tempest
2
Twin Disciplines
1
Twin Disciplines
3
Memory's Cloak
1
Memory's Cloak
3
Might
1
Might
3
Scorched Earth
1
Scorched Earth
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Strategic Execution
1
Strategic Execution
4
Whispered Words
1
Whispered Words
4
Will of Ionia
1
Will of Ionia
Open deck in builder

Pirates, aka Miss Fortune Twisted Fate

With Double Up recalled back to duty now that Decimate's too pricey an option, Pirates are punching above 59% in 300+ games – apparently beating Fun Cop #1 and all three Juggernauts: Rayne, Zayne and Payne.

Regions
Noxus
12 cards
Bilgewater
28 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
9
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
22
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Legion Grenadier
3
Legion Grenadier
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Petty Officer
1
Petty Officer
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
12
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Double Up
3
Double Up
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

Plunder, aka Gangplank Sejuani

Plunder's back on the table! Currently punching at 58%+ in 350 games, with the exact same list seen in our Gangplank Sejuani Deck Guide from before Awakening's balance patch – sometimes you just can't teach old dogs a new trick! 

Regions
Freljord
3 cards
Bilgewater
37 cards
Rarities
27 600
champion
6
epic
4
rare
9
common
21
Mana cost
3
0
9
1
9
2
3
3
3
4
6
5
6
6
1
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
19
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Black Market Merchant
3
Black Market Merchant
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Yordle Grifter
3
Yordle Grifter
8
The Dreadway
1
The Dreadway
Spells
15
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
Parrrley
3
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Riptide Sermon
3
Riptide Sermon
Open deck in builder

Shadawx's Rejuvenated Ashe LeBlanc

Shadawx was right on the money when brewing his Domination Day One Decks, and his exact Ashe LeBlanc is pulling some great numbers: 57%+ WR, 330+ games. Seems solid versus all three Juggernauts and Fun Cop #2, and good odds against several new decks – only Jhinnie seems like a headache.

Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Freljord
20 cards
Rarities
27 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
17
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
1
1
12
2
11
3
12
4
2
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
LeBlanc
3
LeBlanc
4
Ashe
3
Ashe
Followers
19
2
Icevale Archer
3
Icevale Archer
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Avarosan Trapper
2
Avarosan Trapper
4
Combat Cook
1
Combat Cook
4
Trifarian Assessor
3
Trifarian Assessor
5
Avarosan Hearthguard
2
Avarosan Hearthguard
8
Incisive Tactician
2
Incisive Tactician
Spells
15
1
Three Sisters
1
Three Sisters
2
Troll Chant
3
Troll Chant
3
Brutal Skirmish
2
Brutal Skirmish
3
Culling Strike
2
Culling Strike
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
The Unforgiving Cold
3
The Unforgiving Cold
4
Whispered Words
2
Whispered Words
Open deck in builder

Notably Absent: Other Seraphine Flavors, Nami

As noted for Viktor Seraphine Shadow Isles, Seraphine is the champ that pilots are experimenting the most with –  thus far, though, her pairing with Viktor is the only one putting up a decent performance, and even it that case it's only the Shadow version that goes over the 51% WR mark, so we won't be showcasing other Seraphine decks.

Nami has been pushed to the fringes – Lee Sin Nami has seen a bit of play, but with awful results. Whether or not the tide's just biding its time to return remains to be seen!


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.


Riven Varus

A low-key trend yesterday, that remains low-key in spite of its very good numbers: the best Riven Varus deck hits above 55% in more than 250 games. Red flag: Zed Vayne is a big problem.

Regions
Noxus
30 cards
Runeterra
3 cards
Rarities
24 800
champion
6
epic
0
rare
17
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
13
2
9
3
12
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Riven
3
Riven
4
Varus
3
Varus
Followers
14
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Rune Squire
3
Rune Squire
2
Runeweaver
1
Runeweaver
2
Trifarian Gloryseeker
1
Trifarian Gloryseeker
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
Ruined Reckoner
Spells
20
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Weapon Hilt
3
Weapon Hilt
3
Brutal Skirmish
2
Brutal Skirmish
3
Might
2
Might
3
Whirling Death
2
Whirling Death
4
The Expanse's Protection
2
The Expanse's Protection
4
The Sudden Surge
2
The Sudden Surge
4
Whispered Words
2
Whispered Words
Open deck in builder

Akshan Pantheon

Pushed a bit to the sides – it was a Heavyweight last week – Akshan Pantheon's low popularity seems mostly to do with lack of "New Toy" shine: it performs great overall, with a fairly solid matchup spread.

Regions
Shurima
24 cards
Mount Targon
16 cards
Rarities
30 800
champion
6
epic
8
rare
3
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
12
2
11
3
5
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Equipments
5
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
14
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Merciless Hunter
1
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
Spells
15
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Ruthless Predator
1
Ruthless Predator
2
The Absolver
1
The Absolver
3
Desert Duel
3
Desert Duel
3
Grappling Hook
1
Grappling Hook
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
Open deck in builder

LeBlanc Vayne

I mean, both of them are everywhere, so, yeah, this was probably bound to happen. And numbers suggest they may be the real deal, with the best LeBlanc Vayne deck striking above 58% in nearly 200 games.

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Demacia
22 cards
Rarities
32 400
champion
6
epic
8
rare
11
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
17
2
9
3
7
4
2
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
LeBlanc
3
LeBlanc
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
Equipments
3
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
18
1
Thrashing Snapper
3
Thrashing Snapper
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
2
Trifarian Gloryseeker
3
Trifarian Gloryseeker
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
4
Ruined Reckoner
1
Ruined Reckoner
6
Bloodcursed Harpy
2
Bloodcursed Harpy
Spells
13
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Might
2
Might
3
Shield of Durand
1
Shield of Durand
4
Whispered Words
3
Whispered Words
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
Open deck in builder

Wrapping Up

Is Domination the dawn of the Vayne Age? Thus far, we indeed seem to live in Vayne's World…

… but, as LoR's Meta, brewers and pilots have proved time and again, everything is up for grabs during an Expansion's first week, so we're a long way from the dust settling.

Happy brewing, bring your shades, and good luck out there!


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