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Early Birds – Current Patch Forerunners

A quick glance at this Patch's VERY early data!

Looking at very early data (around 12-15 hours), these are the best-performing decklists right now, according to Legna, Balco, and MaRu's own data-mining.

We'll do a follow-up later today, with 24 hours of data!

UPDATE: For the most recent data & trends, check the latest Weekend Warrior Weapons article!!


Pirates Ahoy!

Miss Fortune Twisted Fate, aka Pirates, is the best LoR deck in the first day of the 3.13 Legends of Runeterra patch.

It's not news that aggressive lists perform well early on, but 4WL's revamped Pirate build was already wreaking havoc pre-patch – with slight tweaks, it's the best decklist right now, with 600+ games and ridiculously-high (60%+)  winrate:

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
Open deck in builder

Annie Jhin

Jhinnie is the most played decklist this early, punching above 54% – another example of how you can't go too wrong by piloting a refined, aggressive list when the meta is up in the air.

Regions
Runeterra
28 cards
Noxus
12 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

Akhsan Kai'Sa

She ain't dead… With around 200 games on our data sample (which this early in the patch is quite a bit – the fifth most-played decklist), this Akshan Kai'Sa build punches ridiculously high (60%+).

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
Open deck in builder

Too early to tell from the data, but top pilots think it's not a fluke – WhatAmI took this exact same list to Rank #1, and according to Prodigy, "Kai'Sa isn't dead, she is just being played in a very different way than before."

Even Lone Kai'Sa, which arguably was hit the hardest by the nerf, is doing quite well.


Nautilus Maokai, aka Deep

Monte mentioned in Meta Voyage that last week was the best time to play Deep… by early data, looks like he may have been wrong: this is the best time to play Deep!

Regions
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Bilgewater
23 cards
Rarities
28 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
13
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
8
2
11
3
6
4
3
5
4
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Maokai
2
Maokai
4
Twisted Fate
1
Twisted Fate
7
Nautilus
3
Nautilus
Followers
18
1
Dreg Dredgers
3
Dreg Dredgers
2
Sea Scarab
3
Sea Scarab
3
Deadbloom Wanderer
3
Deadbloom Wanderer
3
Jaull Hunters
2
Jaull Hunters
4
Megatusk
2
Megatusk
5
Abyssal Eye
3
Abyssal Eye
6
Devourer of the Depths
2
Devourer of the Depths
Spells
16
1
Jettison
1
Jettison
2
Bone Skewer
2
Bone Skewer
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Lure of the Depths
3
Lure of the Depths
3
Undergrowth
3
Undergrowth
4
Salvage
1
Salvage
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
1
Atrocity
Open deck in builder

Veigar Senna, aka Darkness

Quite the expected return – the patch, as a whole, tends to make this a bit of a slower meta, and Darkness received a specific buff.

We'll see where this lands, but currently Darkness performs at 54%.

Regions
Shadow Isles
18 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
25 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
13
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
14
2
2
3
10
4
5
5
7
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
5
Senna
3
Senna
Followers
17
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Darkbulb Acolyte
3
Darkbulb Acolyte
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Aloof Travelers
1
Aloof Travelers
4
Stilted Robemaker
3
Stilted Robemaker
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
7
The Rekindler
1
The Rekindler
Spells
17
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
2
Vile Feast
3
Wallop
2
Wallop
4
The Box
1
The Box
4
Transposition
2
Transposition
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Hidden Pathways
2
Hidden Pathways
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
Open deck in builder

Wrapping Up

The usual "too early to tell" during the first week of a patch applies here in spades – samples are small, and brewers have had little time to refine their concept and ideas, so tried-and-true decks have a huge leg up.

Still, if you need to climb (it's a very short Season, after all, and we have Seasonals next week!) the above are the best options right now.

Good luck out there!



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