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Strongest New Decks, 24 hours into the New Meta

With 24 hours of data from Plat+, here are the five new decks that show the best performance. And, yes: Kindred is among them!

New (and big) balance patch, new meta!

Here are five decks with recently buffed cards that, 24 hours after the patch, are pulling good results in Platinum and above, according to our favorite datamancers, Balco & Legna.

Do take it all with generous grains of salt, though (data samples are minuscule; decks are unrefined; pilots are unsure what they are fighting against, etc).

Also, for context:

  • Ahri Kennen still seems to rule the meta, with Lonesome Pantheon and Draven Rumble trailing not so far behind. It's not surprising (refined decks always have the lead early on), but if previous Meta's royalty still reigns, then new decks that do well against one (or several) of them should see increased play rate soon,
  • May Azir forgive us, but Buried Sun Disc decks (still) look like utter trash (as in, less than 40% winrate overall), inflating most other decks' performances

Kindred Viego

I know what you're thinking: "Don't do that… don't give me hope."

That's what the numbers say, though: across a not-so-tiny data sample (from Plat+), Kindred Viego is among the best performing new decks! =)

Seems to fold to Poros and Ahri Kennen, while having game against Elise Trundle.

Regions
Ionia
18 cards
Shadow Isles
22 cards
Rarities
25 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
6
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
0
1
13
2
6
3
12
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
4
Kindred
3
5
Viego
3
Followers
12
2
Greenglade Lookout
3
3
Camavoran Soldier
3
3
Shadow Assassin
3
7
Invasive Hydravine
3
Spells
22
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Syncopation
1
2
Twin Disciplines
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Concussive Palm
2
4
Deny
2
4
Spirit's Refuge
2
4
The Box
1
4
Will of Ionia
2
6
Vengeance
3

Iceborn Poros, aka Championless Freljord P&Z

If you've been on the Ladder (or Normal, too!), you've seen them: Daring Poros with frickin' Iceborn Legacy. Currently the most played deck at Plat+ (by a huge margin), and making enough waves that some cries for nerfs are already being heard on Twitter.

May be a bit too soon, though (and not just on grounds of, well, it still being too soon), but because the deck seems to have a really hard time against both Ahri Kennen and Draven Rumble.

Poros seem very strong into Elise Trundle, though, and also into Darkness and Kindred Viego.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Freljord
14 cards
Rarities
8 400
champion
0
epic
2
rare
11
common
27
Mana cost
3
0
14
1
12
2
6
3
0
4
0
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
0
Followers
20
1
Daring Poro
3
1
Forge Chief
3
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
2
Poro Herder
3
3
Station Archivist
3
6
Augmented Experimenter
2
Spells
20
0
Poro Cannon
3
1
Stress Testing
3
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Iterative Improvement
3
2
Time Trick
3
3
Poro Snax
3
6
Iceborn Legacy
3

Iceborn ARAM, aka Elise Trundle

Cephalopod and BaJAtakk swear by this Control deck, featuring The Howling Abyss, and its performance is more than decent across a fairly large number of games.

The deck goes for a somewhat similar game plan as Poros above (Iceborn Legacy making spiders fat in this case), but aiming for the late game via Trundle, Abyss and board wipes.

It's even against the Queen and King; suffers in front of Kindred Viego and Poros; does really nasty things to Darkness and Lurkers.

Regions
Freljord
17 cards
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
12
2
0
3
4
4
4
5
11
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
5
Trundle
3
Landmarks
5
4
Blighted Ravine
3
6
The Howling Abyss
2
Followers
6
1
Hapless Aristocrat
3
2
Avarosan Sentry
3
Spells
23
1
Crawling Sensation
2
1
Three Sisters
3
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
The Box
1
5
Withering Mist
1
6
Brood Awakening
3
6
Iceborn Legacy
3
6
Vengeance
3
9
The Ruination
1

Trundle Tryndamere FTR

Yet another deck to make Freljord proud, although going for Feel The Rush rather than Iceborn Legacy, and adding Concurrent Timelines

Seems underdog (but only slightly) to Ahri Kennen and Poros, 

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
14 cards
Freljord
26 cards
Rarities
30 400
champion
6
epic
6
rare
12
common
16
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
2
2
8
3
4
4
6
5
0
6
9
7+
Champions
6
5
Trundle
3
8
Tryndamere
3
Landmarks
2
4
Blighted Ravine
2
Followers
12
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
3
Sump Dredger
3
8
It That Stares
3
Spells
20
0
Thermogenic Beam
3
1
Concurrent Timelines
3
1
Three Sisters
2
2
Mystic Shot
2
3
Ice Shard
2
4
Avalanche
2
5
Catalyst of Aeons
3
12
Feel The Rush
3

Elise Kindred Vi Sentinels

No, yes, really: another Kindred deck doing quite well! Fairly small data sample, yet showing promise thus far.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
11 cards
Shadow Isles
29 cards
Rarities
27 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
8
common
22
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
11
2
3
3
7
4
5
5
3
6
6
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
1
4
Kindred
3
5
Vi
2
Followers
12
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
2
Minion
2
3
Buhru Sentinel
3
9
Commander Ledros
2
9
Corina Veraza
2
Spells
22
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
2
Glimpse Beyond
2
2
Mystic Shot
3
2
Vile Feast
3
4
Statikk Shock
2
4
The Box
2
5
Grasp of the Undying
1
5
Withering Wail
2
6
Vengeance
3
7
Atrocity
2

Still out of luck

In spite of their buffs, it looks like (thus far) brewers haven't found how to make…

  • Deep (Nautilus Maokai)
  • Nightfall (Diana Nocturne)
  • Ashe Leblanc
  • Anivia SI

… work.

Still, too early to tell!