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By The Numbers: Mid-Week Ladder & Lineups Update

Looking for a bit of mid-week direction in your climb or lineups? Here are the strongest Ladder decks according to the data, and two strong lineups from our 100 Dollar Daily Tournaments with brief comments from their pilots.

The Ladder Data

Interesting bit of news: according to Balco, during the last 3 days no deck is above 55% WR and 1% PR at Plat+.

Top New Dogs

These are the new Chamption archetypes with a winrate (WR) above 54% at Plat+ in the last 3 days.


Trundle Gnar Timelines

Interesting times to be a-laddering: a Timelines deck at the top, with no signs of losing steam.

In fact, it's been quite some time since we've seen an archetype reach a perfect 100.00 Meta score (having both the biggest WR and largest playrate among the meta decks) -- a feat that the former Queen and King of the Meta, Ahri Kennen Shurima, never achieved.

Strong Against: Gnar Swain, Bandle Tree, Lurkers, Akshan Gnar, Fizz Gnar

Struggles Against: Gnar Ziggs, Frozen Darius Gnar, Taliyah Ziggs

Regions
Freljord
19 cards
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Rarities
28 300
champion
6
epic
5
rare
7
common
22
Mana cost
2
0
5
1
18
2
2
3
6
4
3
5
0
6
4
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
Followers
19
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Icevale Archer
2
Icevale Archer
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
8
It That Stares
2
It That Stares
Spells
15
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Concurrent Timelines
3
Concurrent Timelines
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!
9
Buried in Ice
2
Buried in Ice
Open deck in builder

Fizz Gnar P&Z

Adding Grandfather FaeGrandfather Fae has propelled this archetype to new heights -- the recommended list, with 600+ games played, has sky-high WR.

Strong Against: Gnar Swain, Gnar Ziggs, Bandle Tree, Lurkers, Fizz Riven, Fizz Lulu

Struggles Against: Darkness, Trundle Timelines, Darius Gnar, Zoe Lee Sin

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
17 cards
Bandlecity
23 cards
Rarities
24 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
15
common
19
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
18
2
6
3
4
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
19
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Bomber Twins
1
Bomber Twins
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
Spells
15
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Buster Shot
1
Buster Shot
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder

Yummi Pantheon Demacia

Surprise! A not-Gnar deck among the three best new decks! =)

Strong Against: Darkness, Scouts, Darius Gnar

Struggles Against: Gnar Ziggs, Bandle Tree, Pirates

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
16
2
12
3
5
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
12
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
4
Blinded Mystic
1
Blinded Mystic
Spells
22
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
2
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Top Old Dogs

These two old staples are very much alive and kicking.

Miss Fortune Quinn, aka Scouts, 54% WR at Plat+

The Arcade Skin Queens keep kicking butt and taking names, with Durand SculptorDurand Sculptor & Petricite BroadwingPetricite Broadwing having become mainstays of this old archetype.

Strong Against: Gnar Ziggs, Bandle Tree, Darkness, Fizz Riven, Darius Gnar

Struggles Against: Pantheon Yuumi, Akshan Sivir

Regions
Demacia
32 cards
Bilgewater
8 cards
Rarities
28 800
champion
6
epic
4
rare
15
common
15
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
14
2
6
3
3
4
6
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
5
Quinn
3
Quinn
Followers
27
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Penitent Squire
3
Penitent Squire
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Durand Sculptor
3
Durand Sculptor
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Vanguard Sergeant
3
Vanguard Sergeant
4
Island Navigator
3
Island Navigator
6
Cithria the Bold
3
Cithria the Bold
6
Genevieve Elmheart
1
Genevieve Elmheart
Spells
7
1
Ranger's Resolve
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Fizz Lulu, 53%+ WR at Plat+

Looks like the optimal amount of Yordle PortalYordle Portals is one copy (along with maximum amount of burn) -- the recommended list is by 2-3% the best among the most popular. 

Strong Against: Gnar Ziggs, Bandle Tree, Lurkers, Fizz Riven, Pantheon Yuumi

Struggles Against: Darknes, Akshan Gnar, Fizz Gnar

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Bandlecity
22 cards
Rarities
21 400
champion
5
epic
1
rare
9
common
25
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
14
2
11
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
5
1
Fizz
2
Fizz
3
Lulu
3
Lulu
Followers
18
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Bandle City Mayor
1
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Yordle Captain
3
Yordle Captain
Spells
17
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Scrapheap
1
Scrapheap
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Yordle Portal
1
Yordle Portal
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder

Other Strong Meta Options

At around 53% WR at Plat+:

Papercraft Askhan Gnar

Gnar Ziggs Yordle Burn,

Fizz Riven

Frozen Darius Gnar.


A Little Less Played

Rummaging for a couple of options among the not-so-seen decks, we find Draven Rumble, with a whooping 55% WR (and not a single new card)...

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Noxus
22 cards
Rarities
23 900
champion
6
epic
1
rare
7
common
26
Mana cost
3
0
5
1
12
2
12
3
3
4
1
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
4
Rumble
3
Rumble
Followers
15
1
Reborn Grenadier
2
Reborn Grenadier
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
8
Lost Soul
1
Lost Soul
Spells
19
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Might
3
Might
3
Whirling Death
3
Whirling Death
5
Survival Skills
1
Survival Skills
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

… and good ol' Kindred Sentinels, which -- judging by the different lists -- is undergoing a lots of experimentation, and performs at 54% WR overall.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
12 cards
Shadow Isles
28 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
12
2
4
3
7
4
4
5
3
6
5
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
2
Elise
4
Kindred
3
Kindred
5
Vi
1
Vi
Followers
11
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
Buhru Sentinel
9
Commander Ledros
2
Commander Ledros
9
Corina Veraza
1
Corina Veraza
Spells
23
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
4
Statikk Shock
2
Statikk Shock
4
The Box
2
The Box
5
Grasp of the Undying
1
Grasp of the Undying
5
Withering Wail
2
Withering Wail
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
Open deck in builder

Social Mediums

If you want to play what the cool Twitter kids are playing (and taking to Masters), here are three options -- pilots beware, success with these lists may have something to do with who was behind the steering wheel.

Brokenball reached Masters with Ballistic Bot Overwhelm -- he also published a guide about it here.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
16 cards
Freljord
24 cards
Rarities
23 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
10
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
20
2
2
3
3
4
0
5
5
6
5
7+
Champions
6
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
23
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
2
Flame Chompers!
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
1
Vulpine Wanderer
6
Alpha Wildclaw
1
Alpha Wildclaw
6
Mammoth Shaman
1
Mammoth Shaman
7
Ancient Yeti
3
Ancient Yeti
Spells
11
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Troll Chant
2
Troll Chant
3
Get Excited!
2
Get Excited!
8
Battle Fury
2
Battle Fury
Open deck in builder

Zorig Dungu went on a 200 LP streak and reached top #7 with FilthyGamerWeeb's Shen/Galio:

Regions
Demacia
27 cards
Ionia
13 cards
Rarities
23 600
champion
6
epic
0
rare
11
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
14
2
7
3
7
4
6
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Shen
3
Shen
7
Galio
3
Galio
Followers
17
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Laurent Protege
2
Laurent Protege
3
Rivershaper
3
Rivershaper
5
Screeching Dragon
3
Screeching Dragon
Spells
17
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
2
Single Combat
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Shield of Durand
2
Shield of Durand
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Spirit's Refuge
2
Spirit's Refuge
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis
Open deck in builder

Maybenextime definitely got to Masters with Teemo Tristana Gnar YiA, after borrowing the list from Oneiric:

Regions
Demacia
8 cards
Bandlecity
32 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
20
common
11
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
12
2
12
3
4
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Teemo
1
Teemo
3
Tristana
3
Tristana
4
Gnar
2
Gnar
Followers
15
2
Blastcone Seedling
3
Blastcone Seedling
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
Spells
19
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Ranger's Resolve
2
Ranger's Resolve
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
4
Buster Shot
2
Buster Shot
5
Golden Aegis
3
Golden Aegis
5
Yordles in Arms
3
Yordles in Arms
Open deck in builder

… with Meganoz borrowing it from him, and repeating the take-it-to-Masters feat.


Money on the Lineups

First Daily Dollar Winner

WhatAmI won the first MaRu $100 Dollar Daily Tournament last Monday, bringing Spooky Asol, Zoe Lee Sin and Trundle Tryndamere to the fray:

Regions
Mount Targon
24 cards
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Rarities
22 800
champion
5
epic
1
rare
16
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
9
2
7
3
1
4
10
5
4
6
5
7+
Champions
5
5
Thresh
3
Thresh
10
Aurelion Sol
2
Aurelion Sol
Followers
14
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
3
Spacey Sketcher
2
Mountain Goat
3
Mountain Goat
2
Solari Sunhawk
1
Solari Sunhawk
3
Loping Telescope
2
Loping Telescope
3
Solari Priestess
3
Solari Priestess
4
Blinded Mystic
1
Blinded Mystic
Spells
21
2
Guiding Touch
1
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
1
Pale Cascade
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Hush
2
Hush
5
Starshaping
3
Starshaping
5
Sunburst
1
Sunburst
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination
Open deck in builder

Regions
Mount Targon
19 cards
Ionia
21 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
7
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
5
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Wounded Whiteflame
2
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
29
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sonic Wave
3
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
2
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
3
Deny
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Regions
Freljord
25 cards
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
5
epic
6
rare
12
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
6
2
4
3
6
4
8
5
4
6
10
7+
Champions
5
5
Trundle
3
Trundle
8
Tryndamere
2
Tryndamere
Landmarks
3
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
6
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Avarosan Sentry
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
2
Kindly Tavernkeeper
9
Commander Ledros
1
Commander Ledros
Spells
26
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash Freeze
2
Flash Freeze
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
5
Catalyst of Aeons
2
Catalyst of Aeons
5
Withering Wail
3
Withering Wail
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Atrocity
2
Atrocity
9
The Ruination
2
The Ruination
12
Feel The Rush
3
Feel The Rush
Open deck in builder

Any tips for prospective pilots?

"When in doubt," says WhatAmI, "go full degenerate control. You're targeting anything aggressive or midrange and looking to ban Tree, Darkness, and Scouts in that order. This is the lineup for if you find decimate terrifying and wish them to feel your fear."


Twice a Second

RyanEffinMiles got second place… twice in a row! (on Monday, then again on Tuesday).

The cool twist? His lineups' inspiration (which he used both days, with a few tweaks) was the pilot he faced in the first finals: WhatAmI.

"My lineup was a variation of WhatAmI's papercraft AkGnar OTK, Lee Sin, and Galio Shyvana Dragons," says Ryan. "The meta has a lot of Bandle City in it, whether it's Tree, anything Gnar, or YiA/Chompers variants, and they all have one thing in common - they gum up the board with 2/1s or 2/2s that replace themself, stop your damage, and outvalue with them.

"So I just played 3 decks that have Overwhelm units, but can also keep up in value."

This is Ryan's Monday's Lineup, if you want to check it for reference:

Akshan Gnar,

Pantheon Shyvana Galio,

Zoe Lee Sin

And here is his Tuesday's lineup:

"Akshan Gnar has explosive lethals against anything with limited interaction," Ryan says, "but also plays a lot of one- and two-drops to gum up the board and match other bandle decks.

"It feels like it plays similar to Lee Sin, and I'm still not sure what it's bad into, and felt like the least targetable Gnar deck."

Regions
Shurima
24 cards
Bandlecity
16 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
4
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
13
2
7
3
6
4
3
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Gnar
3
Gnar
Followers
21
1
Treasure Seeker
2
Treasure Seeker
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Rock Hopper
2
Rock Hopper
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
5
Ruin Runner
3
Ruin Runner
6
Papercraft Dragon
3
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
13
1
Shaped Stone
3
Shaped Stone
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
4
Friendship!
1
Friendship!
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
Open deck in builder

"Lee Sin is a meta staple," says Ryan, "and doesn't require much talking - I guess my variant is that I only play 3 Eye of the DragonEye of the Dragon and 2 Solari PriestessSolari Priestess because Eye alone practically beats the Bandle Tree decks, so max spells is key. Priestess is to find landmark removal for Bandle Tree."

Regions
Demacia
30 cards
Mount Targon
10 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
12
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Shyvana
3
Shyvana
7
Galio
3
Galio
Followers
16
1
Dragon Chow
3
Dragon Chow
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Brightsteel Protector
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Durand Protege
2
Durand Protege
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
5
Mountain Drake
3
Mountain Drake
Spells
18
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
1
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Dragon's Clutch
3
Dragon's Clutch
3
Shield of Durand
2
Shield of Durand
3
Strafing Strike
2
Strafing Strike
5
Concerted Strike
1
Concerted Strike
Open deck in builder

"Galio/Shyvana I just wanted to abuse Mountain DrakeMountain Drake as much as possible -- he gets huge off of eating Bandle's two-drops and swings for huge lethals with Dragon's Clutch. They can't MinimorphMinimorph everything." 😎

Regions
Ionia
22 cards
Mount Targon
18 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
19
2
6
3
7
4
5
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
5
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Solari Priestess
2
Solari Priestess
Spells
29
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Nopeify!
1
Nopeify!
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sonic Wave
3
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
2
Will of Ionia
5
Deep Meditation
2
Deep Meditation
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Will the third time be the charm for Ryan?

Well see… if you run into him in one of the Daily Tournaments, at least you know what he'll (probably) bring! =)


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