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Strongest LoR Decks, 24hs Into Patch 3.19.0

With 24hs of data, these are the early best-performing decks from Patch 3.19.0!

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

Current Best Legends of Runeterra Decks

With 24hs of data since Patch 3.19.0 landed, these are some of the best and most popular LoR decks right now, according to Balco and Mastering Runeterra Meta Tier List:

Nerfs seem to have been harsh: Seraphine's gone from the top (and currently performs well below the 50% WR mark), and only two Vayne decks remains among the strongest decks in Runeterra.

On the other hand, the mixture of a shaken-up meta and some buffs have brought some old archetypes back!


New Strong LoR Decks

We'll loosely use "New" here for decks and Champion pairings that were nowhere near the top of the charts last week – even although some of them were powerhouses in past metas.


Draven Jinx

Good ol' Discard Aggro is back! =)

Currently the second most popular archetype overall, and with quite a few different lists running around – the majority leans towards an "old-school" build featuring Crowd Favorite, but other good-performing versions ditch him for Noble Rebel, as proposed by Shadawx yesterday. The showcased Draven Jinx deck below punches above the 55% WR mark in more that 400 games, with other variations showing similar performance.

Seems great against Jhinnie, Teemo Zoe and Pantheon Varus, while slightly the underdog against Quinn Vayne and Miss Fortune Swain.

Regions
Noxus
21 cards
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Rarities
26 000
champion
6
epic
2
rare
12
common
20
Mana cost
3
0
6
1
14
2
9
3
6
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
23
1
Reborn Grenadier
3
Reborn Grenadier
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Arena Battlecaster
3
Arena Battlecaster
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
4
Crowd Favorite
3
Crowd Favorite
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Augmented Experimenter
Spells
11
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Vision
3
Vision
Open deck in builder

Elise Norra

Technically an old concept (had five minutes under the spotlight when Norra was released) but quickly forgotten, Elise Norra today punches at a whopping 56% WR across nearly 700 games – most likely the brainchild of some high-profile pilot, given the lack of variations (the huge majority of games for this archetype are with the exact list seen below).

Regions
Shadow Isles
15 cards
Bandlecity
25 cards
Rarities
25 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
8
common
24
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
3
3
6
4
3
5
5
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
2
Norra
3
Norra
Followers
12
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
The Tea Maker
3
The Tea Maker
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
4
Yordle Captain
3
Yordle Captain
Spells
22
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Eclectic Collection
2
Eclectic Collection
Open deck in builder

Heimerdinger Norra

Unlike the Elise version, Heimer Norra was the most popular deck for several weeks during Awakening, although by the end of that expansion it had been pushed to obscurity. It has returned to the spotlight with a vengeance (or three), with the best Heimer Norra deck striking at 54% in more than 500 games.

They seem underyordles to Annie Jhin and Draven Jinx, while beating Teemo Zoe – and, interestingly, they are one of the very few decks that loses to the extremely popular, yet extremely bad, Taliyah Bilgewater brew running around. In other words, once Taliyah packs up and leaves, Heimer Norra should see an uptick in performance.

Regions
Shadow Isles
16 cards
Bandlecity
24 cards
Rarities
26 200
champion
6
epic
2
rare
13
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
18
2
3
3
2
4
6
5
5
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
9
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
3
Bandle City Mayor
1
Bandle City Mayor
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
25
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
1
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Shadow Isles Tellstones
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Black Spear
2
Black Spear
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance
7
Eclectic Collection
1
Eclectic Collection
Open deck in builder

Katarina Gwen, ft. Elise

This former powerhouse had been progressively pushed to obscurity during Domination, yet is thriving (by going back to roots and ditching Opulent Foyer) against the current field. 

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Shadow Isles
22 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
12
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
12
2
5
3
5
4
3
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
Elise
3
Katarina
2
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Followers
20
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
4
Ruined Reckoner
2
Ruined Reckoner
5
Fallen Reckoner
3
Fallen Reckoner
6
Eternal Dancers
2
Eternal Dancers
Spells
14
1
Quietus
1
Quietus
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Noxian Fervor
1
Noxian Fervor
6
Vengeance
1
Vengeance
10
The Harrowing
2
The Harrowing
Open deck in builder

Orn Jaxx

Tread carefully: there are two quite different lists running around – the one going for Ornn's Forge and Wrought Colossus is thus far not doing too well, whereas a more aggressive list packing Wildclaw's Ferocity and Battle Fury is doing great. Smallish sample size, though, so as said before: tread carefully.

Regions
Freljord
28 cards
Runeterra
3 cards
Rarities
24 900
champion
6
epic
1
rare
12
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
6
2
6
3
8
4
1
5
3
6
5
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
7
Ornn
3
Ornn
Followers
20
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
1
Fireth, Reaper of the Sands
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
1
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
3
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
2
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Ionian Hookmaster
3
Adept Weaponsmith
3
Adept Weaponsmith
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
5
Icevale Cultist
1
Icevale Cultist
Spells
14
1
Catch!
1
Catch!
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
4
The Unforgiving Cold
3
The Unforgiving Cold
6
Wildclaw's Ferocity
3
Wildclaw's Ferocity
8
Battle Fury
2
Battle Fury
Open deck in builder

Ornn Udyr

If you do want to bring Wrought Colossus to the fray, then RickoRex's latest brew is probably the way to go (plus you get to play Colossus and Battle Fury!) – 54% WR in around 150 games (which means performance with this one is being pushed by the Aspect of Overwhelm himself; do factor this if choosing this deck!).

Regions
Freljord
34 cards
Noxus
6 cards
Rarities
25 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
3
common
28
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
13
2
3
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
7
7+
Champions
6
5
Udyr
3
Udyr
7
Ornn
3
Ornn
Equipments
4
5
Bone Club
3
Bone Club
1
The Darkin Ballista
1
The Darkin Ballista
Followers
19
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Ionian Hookmaster
2
Ruthless Raider
3
Ruthless Raider
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
2
Vulpine Wanderer
3
Vulpine Wanderer
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
8
Wrought Colossus
2
Wrought Colossus
Spells
11
1
Three Sisters
1
Three Sisters
2
Inner Beast
2
Inner Beast
3
Whirling Death
3
Whirling Death
4
The Unforgiving Cold
3
The Unforgiving Cold
8
Battle Fury
2
Battle Fury
Open deck in builder

Old Top Dogs

Decks in this section were already among the best decks in Runeterra last week, and are pounding on plenty of prey in today's turbulent times.


Teemo Zoe

One of the hottest Runeterra trends last week, now let loose against a turbulent, unrefined field, and having a blast farming weak decks left and right: a silly 60%+ WR with Teemo Zoe's best deck, and with several other variations packing a similar punch.

Dies horribly to Draven Jinx, Jhinnie, and Miss Fortune, though.

Regions
Bandlecity
19 cards
Mount Targon
24 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
21
2
3
3
3
4
2
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
17
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
Kelp Maidens
2
Kelp Maidens
2
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Lunari Shadestalker
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
Spells
14
1
Purpleberry Shake
2
Purpleberry Shake
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Sunblessed Vigor
1
Sunblessed Vigor
4
The Sudden Surge
3
The Sudden Surge
5
Battle Bonds
2
Battle Bonds
Open deck in builder

Leona Diana

Another hot trend from last week that has hit the ground running, and like Teemo Zoe shows a silly 60% WR with its best list. Appears strong against Draven Jinx and Jhinnie, and weak against Teemo Zoe. 

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
Open deck in builder

Annie Jhin

Turbulent times and unrefined decks are like blood in the water for the shark also known as Annie Jhin – Draven Jinx can give Jhinnie a run for its shards, but most other matchups seem favored for bullet buff and blazing brat, and they are currently punching at 56% across more than 700 games.

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

Vayne Quinn, ft. Fiora 

Enduring the brunt of nerfs to Vayne and Golden Aegis, Vayne Quinn seems thus far one of the only two strong Vayne deck still standing – and, by current numbers (56%+ in nearly 700 games), still looks like the powerhouse it was last week.

Slight edge against Draven Jinx, even into Jhinnie, serious underdog to Teemo Zoe.

Regions
Demacia
32 cards
Piltover & Zaun
8 cards
Rarities
32 900
champion
6
epic
9
rare
8
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
16
2
7
3
4
4
3
5
4
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Vayne
3
Vayne
4
Fiora
1
Fiora
5
Quinn
2
Quinn
Equipments
6
2
The Darkin Harp
3
The Darkin Harp
2
The Darkin Aegis
3
The Darkin Aegis
Followers
17
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
2
Petricite Broadwing
3
Petricite Broadwing
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
6
Bloodcursed Harpy
3
Bloodcursed Harpy
Spells
11
1
Catch!
1
Catch!
2
Blinding Assault
2
Blinding Assault
2
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
2
Sharpsight
2
Sharpsight
3
Cataclysm
1
Cataclysm
5
Golden Aegis
1
Golden Aegis
6
Condemn
1
Condemn
Open deck in builder

Rumble Vayne

Also withstanding the Vayne nerf, Rumble Vayne packs a very solid 53% punch in around 400 games. It suffers horrendously against Draven Jinx, with Jhinnie and Privateers also being fairly awful matchups – but it seems to have a slight edge on Quinn Vayne.

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

Miss Fortune Swain

Privateers' performance has dipped a bit as pilots adjust to nerfs to Swain and Ionian Hookmaster – the deck's matchup spread still looks very good, though, with only a slight disadvantage against Jhinnie and Katarina Gwen.

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
29 200
champion
6
epic
6
rare
6
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
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
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
Open deck in builder

Pantheon Varus

Pantheon Varus was on the rebound last week, and this patch seems to have improved its fate even further: the best Pantheon Varus deck performs well over 55% in around 350 games, and a couple of other variations show similar numbers.

It seems a serious underdog to Jhinnie, Draven Jinx and Teemo Zoe, though, and mostly preying upon weak brews, so the rebound may be short-lived.

Regions
Runeterra
3 cards
Mount Targon
21 cards
Rarities
26 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
10
common
21
Mana cost
0
0
7
1
10
2
3
3
19
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
4
Varus
3
Varus
Equipments
2
2
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Lodestone
Followers
13
1
Forsaken Baccai
1
Forsaken Baccai
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Lunari Cultist
3
Wandering Shepherd
3
Wandering Shepherd
4
Ambitious Cultist
3
Ambitious Cultist
Spells
19
1
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
The Expanse's Protection
2
The Expanse's Protection
4
The Unending Wave
2
The Unending Wave
4
The Unforgiving Cold
3
The Unforgiving Cold
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
Open deck in builder

Having a Rough Time

Jinx Lulu has quite a few games under its belts this patch, but thus far doesn't seem to find its footing.

Zed Vayne and Pantheon Vayne are in a similar position (both have seen quite a bit of play, but with awful results); Gwen Vayne appears to be doing well, but too little data to tell.


This Ain't Workin'

Taliyah Bilgewater, featuring Reaver's Row, is currently LoR's most popular archetype – it's also, at least thus far, quite bad:

And it's particularly awful against some of the strongest decks (odds against Draven Jinx, Annie Jhin, Teemo Zoe or Pantheon Varus are all below 30% for Taliyah, and as low as 15% against Teemo Zoe) – in other words, once Taliyah leaves the stage, those that prey upon her should see a dip in performance.

Conversely, Heimer Norra (apparently the only deck that loses to Taliyah) should see its fortunes improve.


Wrapping Up

Waaay too early to tell for certain, but thus far Runeterra's patch 3.19 has hit a good spot: Vayne's flexibility has been toned down while she still features in two very strong decks; a handful of new (or rejuvenated) decks like Draven Jinx or Elise Norra are clawing their way upwards; and fairly new decks that saw the light by the end of last patch (like Leona Diana, or Teemo Zoe) are now forces to be reckoned with.

Interesting times ahead, in preparation for the Worlds Qualifiers in nine days.Stay tuned for our Best LoR Decks article tomorrow, when we'll dig into the first forty hours of data. Happy brewing, and good luck out there! =)

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

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And good luck in your climb! =)



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