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Twenty-Two Potent Meta and Off-Meta Brews, for the Discerning Ladder Climber
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Welcome!

Welcome, my friend! Welcome!

So, please, step inside, and let me show you our wares! We have the best brews and blends furnished by formidable formulistas Balco, Legna and Seth, along with prominent pilot's takes overhead at the Blue Bird Inn.

Would you like to…

… take a glimpse at this wonderfully balanced Meta?

… peruse the Cream of the Crop?

  • Noxus Elise Viego,
  • Katarina Elise Viego,
  • Lux Jayce,
  • Jarvan Illaoi,
  • Heimer Jayce Shadows,
  • Sun Disc

… check other Strong Meta Staples?

  • Scouts,
  • Viego Shurima,
  • Thralls,
  • Yuumi Pantheon,
  • Fizz Aphelios,

… check the best builds of otherwise mediocre archetypes?

  • Jhin Annie,
  • Ezreal Annie,
  • Deep, its best build now including again Lure of the Depth,

… investigate our Connoisseur's Corner, with a bit more exotic options?

  • The latest Timelines iteration, Trundle Caitlyn,
  • Fizz Riven,
  • Taric Poppy,
  • Garen Bard,
  • Zoe Vi Aphelios,
  • Jayce Sentinels,

… take a walk on the Wild Side, for the little-tested yet radically rare?

  • Galio Bard,
  • Kindred Viego, another variation of Viego Noxus,
  • Curious Ezreal Viktor

A Glimpse to a Thing of Terrible Beauty

It is really hard for me to remember such an occasion, or if there even was one in the past: not a single Meta archetype reaches the 55% WR threshold…

… and only one barely grazes past 54%.

There is only two things to say about this, my friend: this Worldwalker expansion is a thing of beauty…

… enjoy this precious meta while it lasts!


Cream of the Crop

Here are the best of the best, my friend: archetypes performing over 53% WR, with playrates larger than 1% at Platinum and above.

While the shifts in the meta make it hard to predict what will happen next week, or in the next few days, this much is certain: as of right now, these are the most solid options to take to the ladder if performance is your main concern.

Noxus Elise Viego

An interesting sight: one could say this is an archetype that has de-spiced itself.

As noted last Tuesday and last Sunday, Katarina Elise Viego progressively took over the ladder. Yet it is the non-Kat version that, by the slightest margin, proves today to be superior when WR is concerned.

Do notice its much lower playrate, though, probably signaling more entrenched, experienced pilots behind the steering wheel.

Strong Against: Thralls, Annie Jhin, Lurkers, Yuumi Pantheon

Struggles Against: Ezreal Annie, Ezreal Caitlyn – slight underdog to the Katarina version

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Shadow Isles
26 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
14
2
8
3
2
4
6
5
2
6
5
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
5
Viego
3
Followers
17
2
House Spider
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
4
Spirit Leech
2
5
Legion Deserter
3
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
Spells
17
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Disintegrate
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Undergrowth
2
6
Vengeance
2
7
Atrocity
2

Katarina Elise Viego

The hottest trend this new patch, this threesome between the King of Mists, the Queen of Spiders, and the fire-haired Lady of Blades has proved most prolific, being the second most popular brew right. As superb scribe and skipper Sirturmund described it, this is the real deal.

I shall recommend the most popular list, which performs splendidly – yet if you feel in the mood for tweaks, consider cutting Undergrowth to make room for extra copies of Spirit Leech and Disintegrate.

Strong Against: Thralls, Annie Jhin, Lurkers, Deep, Demacian Krakens – slight edge over to the non-Katarina version

Struggles Against: Ezreal Annie, Ezreal Caitlyn, Heimerdinger Jayce

Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Shadow Isles
25 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
13
2
9
3
2
4
6
5
2
6
5
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
2
3
Katarina
1
5
Viego
3
Followers
17
2
House Spider
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
4
Spirit Leech
2
5
Legion Deserter
3
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
Spells
17
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Disintegrate
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Undergrowth
2
6
Vengeance
2
7
Atrocity
2

Lux Jayce

Quietly regaining the spotlight that Illaoi stole from him, Jayce again pairs with Lux and claws close to the top.

This is as refined as a blend can be, with our recommended list being the most popular by a mile.

Strong Against: Annie blends, Jarvan Illaoi, Lurkers

Struggles Against: Thralls, Deep, Elise Viego, Trundle Caitlyn

Regions
Demacia
20 cards
Piltover & Zaun
20 cards
Rarities
26 800
champion
6
epic
2
rare
16
common
16
Mana cost
1
0
5
1
15
2
3
3
3
4
4
5
7
6
2
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
5
Lux
3
Landmarks
1
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
1
Followers
18
1
Forge Chief
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
2
Ferros Financier
3
2
Mageseeker Persuader
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
7
Albus Ferros
2
Spells
15
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
1
Demacian Tellstones
2
2
Mystic Shot
1
2
Sharpsight
2
2
Single Combat
1
5
Concerted Strike
1
6
Assembly Line
3
6
Back to Back
1
6
Shock Blast
3

Jarvan IV Illaoi

This is currently the most popular version of Demacian Krakens, and performs above 54% WR.

If you are looking for spicier takes, though, you could test this Twisted Fate variation. There is also a Garen variation, but although very strong, does not perform as well as the previous two.

Strong Against: Jhinnie, Thralls, Deep, Afizzelios, Poppy Taric, Fizz Riven

Struggles Against: Elise Viego blends, Pantheon Yuumi, Caitlyn Ezreal, Jayce Lux, Heimer Jayce Shadows

Regions
Demacia
19 cards
Bilgewater
21 cards
Rarities
25 500
champion
6
epic
1
rare
15
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
11
2
7
3
8
4
7
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Illaoi
3
6
Jarvan IV
3
Followers
16
1
Watchful Idol
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
The Sea's Voice
3
5
Buhru Lookout
3
7
King Jarvan III
1
Spells
18
2
Answered Prayer
3
2
Sharpsight
2
3
Cataclysm
2
3
Shield of Durand
2
4
Golden Aegis
2
4
Tentacle Smash
3
5
Concerted Strike
1
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3

Heimerdinger Jayce Shadows

Our recommended blend, my friend, has WR well past the "stupidly silly" breakpoint, as was noted last Tuesday and last Sunday.

It seems to be held back mostly by Thralls, although the recent resurgence of Sun Disc is really bad news

Strong Against: Jhinnie, Elise Viego, Demacian Krakens

Struggles Against: Thralls (terribly!), Lurkers, Sun Disc.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
31 cards
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Rarities
27 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
12
common
19
Mana cost
5
0
4
1
9
2
5
3
6
4
4
5
6
6
1
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
5
Heimerdinger
3
Landmarks
2
3
The Forge Of Tomorrow
2
Followers
14
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
1
Forge Chief
2
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Hextech Handler
3
4
Aloof Travelers
3
7
Albus Ferros
1
Spells
18
0
Production Surge
3
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
1
2
Mystic Shot
2
2
Vile Feast
3
5
Withering Wail
1
6
Piercing Darkness
1
6
Shock Blast
2
6
Vengeance
3

Sun Disc

Many eyes shall flood with tears, I am certain, upon news of Shurima's resurgence – whether from joy or despair, though, I would not dare say!

Yet returned it is, that is most certain – and its performance is even better than its average would suggest, since the archetype is marred by some questionable formulas. You can be confident in the one provided below, though: another medley with stupidly silly WR.

Strong Against: Annie Ezreal, Deep, Illaoi Lux

Struggles Against: Jhinnie (horribly!), Pantheon Yuumi, Scouts, Affizelios

Regions
Shurima
40 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
10
2
14
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
4
Xerath
3
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
3
1
Buried Sun Disc
1
2
Preservarium
3
Followers
13
1
Dunekeeper
1
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Rock Hopper
3
2
Soothsayer
2
3
Endless Devout
3
4
Golden Ambassador
1
Spells
14
0
Rite of Calling
2
2
Ancient Hourglass
2
3
Quicksand
3
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
3
Unraveled Earth
3
4
Rite of Negation
2

Other Meta Staples

If looking for other options, these are the Archetypes with 52%+ WR when played at Platinum or above ranks.

Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts

The rise of the Shirtless King and his bladed, spidery Queens has been terrible news for Scouts, being one of its worst matchups.

Coupled with the splitting headache Scouts stuffers when it gazes upon Thralls – which is the most popular blend on the Platinum+ ladder – it is no surprise this steadfast archetype has taken a dip in performance.

Medleys shifting to a higher Spell count, though, seems to be doing well, signaling the way forward in this go-tall meta.

Strong Against: Jhinnie, Zed Bard, Deep, Lurkers, Affizelios.

Struggles Against: Viego blends (both Noxus and Shurima), Thralls, Demacian Krakens. 

Regions
Demacia
34 cards
Bilgewater
6 cards
Rarities
29 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
18
common
12
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
15
2
7
3
6
4
3
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
5
Quinn
3
Followers
22
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Durand Sculptor
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
4
Island Navigator
3
6
Cithria the Bold
2
6
Genevieve Elmheart
2
Spells
12
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
2
Blinding Assault
3
2
Sharpsight
3
3
Cataclysm
1
4
Golden Aegis
3

Viego Shurima

The Shirtless King needs no queens to pack a punch all by himself – and currently enjoys one of the most fair matchup tables one could hope for, with very few lopsided matches.

For those eager to tweak formulas: numbers suggest that Quicksand is indeed a must, but Aspiring Chronomancer could perhaps be two, and a single Vengeance could perhaps suffice.

Strong Against: Ezreal Caitlyn, Trundle Caitlyn

Struggles Against: Ezreal Annie, Sun Disc

Regions
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Shurima
24 cards
Rarities
19 400
champion
3
epic
5
rare
6
common
26
Mana cost
3
0
3
1
12
2
9
3
6
4
3
5
2
6
2
7+
Champions
3
5
Viego
3
Followers
17
1
Treasure Seeker
3
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
3
Merciless Hunter
3
4
Baccai Sandspinner
3
7
Invasive Hydravine
2
Spells
20
0
Rite of Calling
3
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Quicksand
3
4
Rite of Negation
3
6
Vengeance
2

Lissandra Taliyah, aka Thralls

The most popular medley to be found on Platinum and upper rungs, its good fortunes have been marred a bit by the rise of Noxus Viego – Thralls can certainly hold their own against the Encroaching Mists, but is an uphill battle for sure.

While Tomc's build, featuring Buried in Ice, is the most popular – and fares fairly well – in the last three days builds with a more traditional approach, like bringing back Preservarium and more copies of Avalanche, are finding even greater success.

Strong Against: Ezreal Annie, Trundle Caitlyn, Ezreal Caitlyn, Afizzelios, Heimer Jayce Shadows

Struggles Against: Viego Noxus, Jhinnie, Lurkers, Demacian Krakens

Regions
Freljord
20 cards
Shurima
20 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
5
epic
7
rare
13
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
11
2
6
3
10
4
4
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
5
3
Lissandra
3
5
Taliyah
2
Landmarks
8
1
Frozen Thrall
3
2
Preservarium
2
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Followers
10
2
Clockwork Curator
3
2
Harbinger of Thralls
3
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
2
5
Draklorn Inquisitor
2
Spells
17
1
Imagined Possibilities
2
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Time in a Bottle
3
3
Quicksand
1
4
Avalanche
2
4
Promising Future
3
4
Rite of Negation
2
6
Sands of Time
2

Yuumi Pantheon

It has happened at last… the Warrior and the feline Fae have been dislodged from the top!

Its bad matchup against Viego Noxus, and the rising popularing and refinement of the Annie medleys, have finally pushed Yummi Pantheon to a more mid-tier position – the most popular formula, in fact, performs well below the 50% WR mark.

It is still too early to toss this blend aside, though: the second most-popular formula, which we recommend below, has reconfigured its Spells a bit, and performs splendidly.

Strong Against: Deep, Thralls, Demacian Krakens.

Struggles Against: Viego Noxus, Annie blends, Ezreal Caitlyn, 

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
12
3
5
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
4
Pantheon
3
Followers
12
1
Saga Seeker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Mountain Goat
3
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Spells
22
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
3
3
Cataclysm
3
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Bastion
2
5
Concerted Strike
2

Fizz Aphelios

The fate of the Fae flood is a bit harder to discern – like many other blends, it is disfavored against Viego Noxus, but only slightly. Its main predators appear to be Thralls, Demacian Kraken, and Fizz Riven.

Our recommended list, by far the most popular, fares well above the 53% WR mark, so it may be a case of bad lists polluting the archetype.

Strong Against: Annie blends, Lurkers, Deep, Ezreal Caitlyn, Viego Shurima, Sun Disc

Struggles Against: Thralls, Demacian Kraken, Fizz Riven (quite badly!)

Regions
Mount Targon
10 cards
Bandlecity
30 cards
Rarities
25 300
champion
6
epic
1
rare
14
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
17
2
8
3
2
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Aphelios
3
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
2
1
Yordle Squire
2
2
Assistant Librarian
3
2
Conchologist
2
2
Grandfather Fae
3
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
4
Rainbowfish
2
5
Papercraft Dragon
1
Spells
16
1
Fae Sprout
3
1
Group Shot
1
1
Trinket Trade
1
2
Flamespitter
1
2
Guiding Touch
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
3
Hush
2

Good Builds of Otherwise Mediocre Archetype

Below, you shall find well-performing formulas for otherwise "mediocre" archetypes – whether due to violent shifts in the meta, or due to pilot sticking to new brews that are not performing well, these archetypes as a whole have only average WR, yet when looking at specific lists, a different story emerges.

Jhin Annie

As said again, and again, and yet again, there is no need for Ravenbloom Conservatory in this archetype.

Stick to what works, as seen below, and accept this blend is not an easy one to pilot – and you shall be right on the path of great performance!

Strong Against: Thralls, Zed Bard, Trundle Caitlyn

Struggles Against: Viego Noxus, Annie Ezreal, Deep, Demacian Krakens

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
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
4
Jhin
3
Followers
28
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
1
Legion Rearguard
3
1
Legion Saboteur
3
2
Boomcrew Rookie
3
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
2
The Stagehand
3
2
Tusk Speaker
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
3
Doombeast
3
Spells
6
3
Noxian Fervor
3
5
Decimate
3

Ezreal Annie

Now THIS is a Ravenbloom Conservatory, and as superb scribe and skipper Jasinsane says, it is indeed the card that holds the archetype together in this case.

This blend suffers from a horrible Thralls matchup, but enjoys excellent odds against Viego Noxus.

Strong Against: Viego Noxus, Jhinnie, Zed Bard

Struggles Against: Thralls (horribly!), Deep, Trundle Caytlin.

Regions
Noxus
25 cards
Piltover & Zaun
15 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
15
2
7
3
3
4
0
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Annie
3
3
Ezreal
3
Landmarks
3
1
Ravenbloom Conservatory
3
Followers
12
2
Ferros Financier
3
2
House Spider
3
2
Spell Slinger
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Spells
19
1
Blade's Edge
3
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Disintegrate
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
3
Scorched Earth
1
4
Statikk Shock
3
8
Progress Day!
3

Maokai Nautilus, aka Deep

The tides have turned for this ancient archetype – as noted by keen observer Wallach, it was surprising that, earlier this week, lists without Lure of the Depths were performing superiorly.

Such is no longer true, and in the last three days the more traditional builds that do include Lure the card are now the best performers.

Strong Against: Annie blends, Ezreal Caitlyn

Struggles Against: Viego Noxus, Thralls, Lurkers, Demacian Krakens

Regions
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Bilgewater
23 cards
Rarities
25 300
champion
5
epic
4
rare
12
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
6
2
10
3
6
4
3
5
6
6
4
7+
Champions
5
4
Maokai
2
7
Nautilus
3
Followers
19
1
Dreg Dredgers
3
2
Sea Scarab
3
3
Deadbloom Wanderer
3
3
Jaull Hunters
1
4
Megatusk
2
5
Abyssal Eye
3
6
Devourer of the Depths
3
7
Shipwreck Hoarder
1
Spells
16
1
Jettison
2
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Lure of the Depths
3
3
Undergrowth
3
4
Salvage
2
6
Vengeance
3

Connoisseur's Corner

Here's our selection of less-seen blends, for those looking for strong yet little-seen options.

Trundle Caitlyn

The latest iteration of Concurrent Timelines, switching Gnar for Caitlyn, and adding Revna, the Lorekeeper to the mix.

Strong Against: Ezreal blends

Struggles Against: Thalls (horribly!) 

Regions
Freljord
17 cards
Piltover & Zaun
23 cards
Rarities
31 600
champion
6
epic
8
rare
7
common
19
Mana cost
2
0
8
1
13
2
4
3
3
4
3
5
3
6
4
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
5
Trundle
3
Followers
19
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Boom Baboon
2
2
Ferros Financier
3
2
Icevale Archer
1
2
Vulpine Wanderer
2
4
Aloof Travelers
3
6
Revna, the Lorekeeper
3
8
It That Stares
2
Spells
15
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Concurrent Timelines
3
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Troll Chant
2
3
Get Excited!
1
9
Buried in Ice
2

Fizz Riven

Hardly a new brew, but its performance is superb – yet pilots are still remiss to bring this Combo deck to the ladder.

Perhaps we should mention that it most thoroughly chews Viego Noxus for breakfast? Along with many other popular blends?

Strong Against: Viego Noxus, Ezreal Annie, Deep, Affizelios, Lurk

Struggles Against: Viego Shurima, Sun Disc.

Regions
Noxus
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
26 400
champion
6
epic
2
rare
14
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
11
2
9
3
6
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
3
Riven
3
Followers
24
1
Blade Squire
2
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
2
Assistant Librarian
3
2
Grandfather Fae
3
2
Runeweaver
3
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
4
Rainbowfish
2
4
Ruined Reckoner
3
5
Papercraft Dragon
2
Spells
10
1
Fae Sprout
3
1
Noxian Tellstones
1
2
Pokey Stick
2
3
Might
3
4
Friendship!
1

Taric Poppy

Not as splendidly performing as last week, now that the meta has settled a bit – yet still a very solid, not-too-seen option.

Strong Against: Thralls, Jhinnie, Deep, Lurkers, Trundle Caitlyn

Struggles Against: Viego Noxus, Demacian Krakens (horribly!)

Regions
Demacia
25 cards
Mount Targon
15 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
16
2
3
3
10
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Poppy
3
4
Taric
3
Followers
23
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
1
Solari Soldier
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
2
Durand Sculptor
3
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Laurent Protege
3
5
Mountain Sojourners
3
Spells
11
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sharpsight
2
4
Golden Aegis
3
4
Relentless Pursuit
1

Garen Bard

As described by our resident Meta Reporter Leer in his test-piloting with MonteXristo, Garen Bard is arguably as simple as it gets – yet results it gets, too, and in spades.

Strong Against: Jhinnie, Deep, Affizelios

Struggles Against: Thralls, Zed Bard – slightly against Viego Noxus

Regions
Demacia
34 cards
Runeterra
3 cards
Rarities
27 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
12
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
13
2
6
3
8
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Bard
3
5
Garen
3
Followers
26
1
Cithria of Cloudfield
3
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
3
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Laurent Protege
3
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
4
Vanguard Bannerman
3
6
Cithria the Bold
3
Spells
8
1
Demacian Tellstones
1
2
Sharpsight
3
2
Single Combat
2
4
Golden Aegis
2

Vi Zoe Aphelios

New hotness, pointed out to us by keen observer infighter (thanks!): old-timers may be reminded of Rubin's Pile, but this is anything but.

And looking quite the great performer, from the last three days of data!

Strong Against: Noxus Viego, Annie builds, Zed Bard, Deep

Struggles Against: Thralls (horribly!)

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Mount Targon
16 cards
Rarities
22 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
6
common
28
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
15
2
9
3
0
4
1
5
1
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
2
3
Aphelios
3
5
Vi
1
Followers
22
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Boom Baboon
3
2
Ferros Financier
2
2
Flame Chompers!
3
2
Mountain Goat
2
3
Sump Dredger
3
7
The Winding Light
3
Spells
12
0
Poro Cannon
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pale Cascade
2
3
Get Excited!
3
6
Celestial Trifecta
1

Jayce Sentinels

Yet another established archetype that is pulling great results… and appears to have an edge against the most wave-making brew right now, Noxus Viego

Strong Against: Noxus Viego, Annie builds

Struggles Against: Thralls, Deep

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
20 cards
Shadow Isles
20 cards
Rarities
25 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
6
common
25
Mana cost
2
0
4
1
15
2
3
3
5
4
0
5
8
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
4
Jayce
3
Followers
14
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
4
Aloof Travelers
2
7
Albus Ferros
3
Spells
20
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Vile Feast
3
6
Piercing Darkness
2
6
Shock Blast
3
6
Vengeance
3

A Walk on the Wild Side...

And here they are, my friend! The wild, untested brews – they have been putting quite the numbers as of late, but in such small samples that nothing is certain?

Perhaps you shall be the one making them shine?

Take them for a spin, then, and we shall soon see!

Galio Bard

A similar take to Garen Bard: take the most stat-y region, add Chimes and Boons on top.

Eye-widening performance across a somewhat smallish number of games.

Regions
Demacia
32 cards
Runeterra
3 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
14
2
6
3
9
4
2
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Bard
3
7
Galio
3
Followers
25
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
2
Durand Sculptor
3
2
Esmus, Breath of the World
2
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
3
Vanguard Redeemer
2
3
Vanguard Sergeant
2
4
Silverwing Vanguard
2
4
Swiftwing Flight
3
Spells
9
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
2
Sharpsight
3
3
Shield of Durand
2
4
Golden Aegis
1
5
Concerted Strike
2

Kindred Viego

Yet another take on Viego Noxus, but with a little-seen champion.

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Shadow Isles
26 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
11
2
7
3
5
4
6
5
2
6
6
7+
Champions
6
4
Kindred
3
5
Viego
3
Followers
18
2
House Spider
3
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
4
Spirit Leech
2
5
Legion Deserter
3
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
7
The Rekindler
1
Spells
16
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Disintegrate
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
3
3
Undergrowth
1
6
Vengeance
2
7
Atrocity
2

Curious Ezreal Viktor

A bit like with Riven, no showcase of decklists could be said to be complete without at least one Curious Shellfolk brew – in this case, with the classic inclusion of Glorious Evolution

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
24 cards
Bandlecity
16 cards
Rarities
28 000
champion
6
epic
4
rare
11
common
19
Mana cost
2
0
6
1
14
2
10
3
4
4
0
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ezreal
3
4
Viktor
3
Followers
14
1
Otterpus
2
2
Conchologist
3
2
Ferros Financier
3
3
Station Archivist
3
6
Curious Shellfolk
3
Spells
20
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
1
Group Shot
1
1
Trinket Trade
3
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
2
Time Trick
2
3
Sump Fumes
3
3
Wallop
1
4
Aftershock
1
10
Glorious Evolution
1

And so, my friend!

Thus our today's selection ends. I hope we have succeeded to find a weapon of choice for you!

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And best of luck in your climb!


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