Looking for the best decks in the meta? Leer dives into the data to show you what decks you should play and prepare to face!
The final Road to Seasonals tournament concludes with Mtuck wielding two Fae lists and scouts to take first place!
‘Twas the night before Seasonal. After finishing rank 1, Kevor is here to the rescue with some quick tips and tricks for the a-Fae-lios enjoyers out there.
Twenty Top-Performing Blends, from Top Dogs to Exotic Brews, for the Cultured Ladder Enjoyer
Caught between a rock and a hard place, and trying to figure out what to include in your lineup? Well, your favorite giant, talking rock-mountain is here to help!
LoR Seasonal Lineups — These are the Mastering Runeterra pro players’ recommendations!
In the last three days, Viego Shurima has jumped to the top of the playrate charts – Yangzera explains in detail how to pilot this controlling bad boy.
Scouts makes a splash once again, with both winners of our recent RtS tournaments; Ez2Win and Infinipatrons riding the bird to victory!
After 7 rounds of swiss and a top 8, TomasZamo came out ahead of all others! See the lineups of all the top 8 competitors here.
Taliyah Ziggs is one of the most powerful archetypes in the current meta. With a 55+% winrate over the past seven days, the deck has already become a meta staple, and a safe pick for your Seasonal lineup.
Twenty-Two Vigorous Brews, from Meta Staples to Wild Blends, for the Discerning Ladder Climber
With the buffs in patch 3.6.0, and a small hand from Vi, Sion has returned, and is arguably one of the best decks for both Tournament and Ladder — Card Gamer breaks down this fearsome archetype!
Davebo shares a detailed breakdown of the deck he piloted to rank #4 on AM server during the Age of Ahri Kennen, and with which he won three MaRu dailies.
‘sup! A new patch dropped last Wednesday and the meta is up in shambles. So much so that the WR data changes quite a bit every single day. What an exciting time to hop in and see what’s going on! =)
The Sixteen Strongest and Most Popular Blends, New and Old, for the Discerning LoR Ladder Climber
Tournament #2 is in the books, and both Sion and Pantheon are back in a big way! See the full winners’ lineups here.
With 24 hours of data, these are the new archetypes (“new” as in, “these decks were nowhere near the top before this patch”) that are performing well.
Pirates has seen a facelift, come find out how to play the latest iteration from MonteXristo as he breaks down one of LoR’s oldest and most reliable burn decks!
Shurima is overbearing but not quite omnipotent, especially in Best of three. With many potent lineups making numbers, Monte and Sirturmund have a choice selection for you.
With a patch pending, Greg gives you some dynamite decks you can pick up climb quickly with to reach your ranked goals NOW!
Aegis Esports (Runeterra Academy) is in the third week of their AM Tournament league and Jason Fleurant is here to tell you what’s on top!
Even after ebbs and flows, Shurima still stands, what is a ladder player to do? Greg has you covered with 5 powerful meta decks that also COUNTER Sun Disc
Lee Sin Viktor is the new control deck being played in masters! Let Sirturmund walk you through this deck and how to approach playing it.
This week the meta has settled down and we’ve re-entered the vast Shuriman desert, with sun disc, Taliyah Ziggs, and others topping charts, Monte and Sirturmund have tools for you!
Guns, Robots, and Science! Aphelios Viktor is a toolbox deck based around creating whatever you need. Learn all about it in this deck guide by Leer!
This patch brought back Mono-Shurima with a vengeance! Learn all about the power of the sun disc and the vast desert from Hydroflare.
Finni took the first place $2000 prize with two quick games from his aggro decks!
The sandstorm is subsiding, making way for the shadow of control to loom once more. Monte and Sirturmund give you options to fight back!
A hot new tempo deck is making a splash on ladder. Monte dives in to let you know all of Fizz A-Fae-lios’ angles!
Do you like smashing face even through blockers? Maybenextime may have just the deck for you! Dive in and learn everything you need to know.
Leer lays out the vast power of Azir Irelia, why it’s especially good right now, and how to pilot it with grace and precision.
From the new Viktor blends to the Old Dogs that are still doing great, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
The Squad is a new competitive LoR team under the Mastering Runeterra umbrella, learn more about them and see the first episode of their podcast
Are you looking for the best decks in this week’s meta-game? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!
From the Meta Staples to Exotic Medleys, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
After the conclusion of our Weekend tournaments, we have the winning lineups, and news for our tournaments going forwards.
Card Gamer breaks down the often-forgotten Fizz Lulu Yordles in Arms, recently remembered and boasting impressive results
Find out what’s been making the cut this week with our tournament lineup recap for our Wednesday and Thursday (EMEA) tournaments.
From the Popular & Powerful to the Truly Rare, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
After a leave of absence from the metagame, this archetype is back as a viable tournament and ladder deck.
Here are the lineups that stood up to a real challenge and topped our recent tournaments, find out what made the cut!
Monte shares his insights and personal decklist for one of his weapons of choice this Season: Trundle Gnar, aka Gnarlines.
Greg here with the lineups that won from our Wednesday and Thursday tournaments, find out here what made the cut!
Need to slap some pesky Demacia Rally decks? Then let Jasensational tell you all about the exploits of the Noxian Grand General and his (new) furry best friend.
From Strongest Staples to Exotic Medleys, everything for the discerning part-time ladderista.
Seasonal Champion and top Lee Sin pilot MajiinBae shares his insights on one of the most powerful tournament decks of all time
Why has mostly everybody forgotten about one of the strongest decks from last Season?
Are you looking for the best decks in the meta? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!
Going forward we’re scaling back to two dailies per week and a larger one on weekends. Check out the winning lineups from week 2 of tournaments!
Weekend Warrior Weapons, March 4 — Twenty-Two High-Performance Blends for the Discerning Ladder Climber
From Meta Staples to the Risky and Rare, everything for the cultured part-time ladderista.
Maybenextime breaks down his (currently) favorite OTK deck, Akshan Gnar, with detailed matchup & mulligan tips
The top of the performance charts have drastically changed since last week. Leer breaks down playrates, winrates and matchups to explain and predict which decks to expect on the Ladder.
Pantheon Yuumi is quietly one of the best decks in the upcoming metagame. In this guide, Leer shows how the archetype functions, how to mulligan, and how to beat each matchup.
Daily tournaments were a hit and are going for another week! Check out what decks made money from the first week of tournaments.
Maybenextime breaks down the deck he took to Masters this week, and that is taking the ladder by storm.
Yes, indeed: fairly gnarly half of them.
Yet only one gnarly deck in the top three!
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.
Our Monday Meta Reports return! Leer’s back with the second thing he does best.
(If you’ve read the Writers vs. Pros article, you know what’s the first! :P)
Our Writers faced the Mastering Runeterra Pro Team in honorable combat — five decks and five pilots per team, and last standing pilot’s team wins.
Weekend Warrior Weapons, First Friday Edition — The Fifteen Most Potent Brews, New and Old, to Climb the Ladder With
A Curious Journey begins — these are the fifteen strongest decks currently, with lots of room for refinements and tweaks.
New cards, new Champs, new Meta! Twenty-four hours into the patch, these are the strongest decks in Platinum and above
The newest expansion brings cool new Champs and cards to LoR. Shadawx shows off six decks you can try out on Day #1!
Weekend Warrior Weapons, Final Friday Edition — Twenty-Nine High-Performance Brews, from Meta Staples to Off-Meta Blends, to Close the LoR Season With
And thus the Season ends: although Ahri Kennen still rules supreme, it reigns atop one of the most varied metas in recent memory, where both Meta Staples and single-author brews thrive.
One week to go until the Season ends — if you need a trusty deck for a final effort, here are our writers’ recommendations for a steady Ladder climb.
As the next expansion approaches, Leer shares a final overview of which decks have been the winners of this season.
Father, card-slinger, Combo lover, guy behind our Matchup tables… bA1ance is a man of many talents. This is his journey, from Magic early days to Master in LoR, along with his detailed guide & optimization for the deck that got him there this Season.
Finni took the first place $2000 prize with two quick games from his aggro decks!
With this week’s meta shift, we’re approaching an equilibrium in which no decks are clearly overplayed. Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!
Most people would agree Ahri Kennen is the top dog right now but what’s more debatable is: which version is the best?
Kevor is here to tell you all about the Go Hard version right on time for Seasonal
Monte delves deep into the intricacies and countdowns around one of the staple Landmark decks: Zilean Xerath.
Twenty-Six High-Performing Blends, from Meta Powerhouses to Exotic Single-Shard Brews, for the Discerning Part-Time Ladderista
Although around for quite long, Akshan Sivir is a hidden gem that has a strong matchup table in the meta.
Leer will guide you through the basics of the deck and the intricacies of its matchups.
With the rise of Scouts, we have seen an exciting shift into an elegant dance between Control decks, Tempo-based archetypes, and Ahri Kennen. Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!
Iceborn Legacy was the surprise of this Qualifier. Both the Poros AND Spiders versions made it to the finals with Prodigy’s Poros taking the crown!
Weekend Warrior Weapons, Jan 21 — Thirty-Three Potent Blends, from Staples to Risky Brews, for the Discerning Part-Time Ladderista
Their Royal Majesties, Ahri and Kennen, still have a firm grasp on the throne, but there’s no shortage of brews with which to experiment and climb!
FTR Control is an old archetype rejuvenated by the recent balance patch. Jasensational explains in detail how to keep your foe’s board clear while you play your big, overwhelming threats.
The last balance patch finally allowed Kindred to shine. Wamuu explains in detail his favorite version of one archetype in which they do so: Kindred Sentinels.
Leer breaks down the card choices, mulligan strats and matchups for one of the strongest decks right now: Scouts.
Are you looking for the best decks in this week’s ever-changing metagame? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!
Demacia was king this weekend with SamanthaHoney taking the crown! Check out these powerful line ups that rose to the top of a 250 player field!
Twenty high-performance blends, from Meta Staples to Risky & Rare brews, for the discerning LoR ladderista.
There’s nothing to fear.
Except an endless swarm of Spiderlings made huge with Iceborn Legacy.
(*) “New” either as “uses recently buffed cards”, or “we haven’t seen this archetype in a really long while”.
Monte’s back with another deck guide on one of his favorite decks, Nightfall!
If you’re sick of losing to Ahri/Kennen click the link to learn how to play one of it’s best counters!
Champion SaltySimon strikes again! Control and Agro line ups were the winner this weekend with no poros and few Ahri’s to be seen in the top line ups.
Are you looking for the best decks in this week’s new metagame? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!
Looking for Gauntlet or Tournament lineups? Wamuu breaks down the best lineups for this fresh new Meta.
Weekend Warrior Weapons – Twenty-Five Potent Brews, from Last-Week Staples to Recent Discoveries, to Climb the Ladder With
Ahri Kennen still rules the Meta… yet Kindred, spiders and fatty furry critters have taken the ladder by storm!
With 24 hours of data from Plat+, here are the five new decks that show the best performance.
And, yes: Kindred is among them!
The newest update to the game, Patch 3.0.0, brings some interesting card changes. Shadawx shows off five decks you can try out on Day #1!
While the meta is still the most diverse we’ve seen in a very long time, pilots have already detected the best performers. Leer dives deep into the data to find out which other decks are being held back by the current Top Dogs, and how things may change with the balance patch we expect on Wednesday.
Kennen Ahri was the story of this tournament taking 7 of the top 8 slots. This impressive feat was only matched by the impressive rise in agro strategies to combat the elusive menace. Congrats to Daneblast, saltysimon, maybenextime and another MasteringRuneterra Pro team member Aikado!
Weekend Warrior Weapons — Seventeen Top-Performing Blends, from Meta Staples to Experimental Brews, for the Discerning LoR Ladderista.
And thus the Year ends:
Not with a bang,
But aflame with Chompers!
Unlike the other Magic Misadventures champions, Rumble was a bit slow in finding its proper shell… but the wait is over: Wamuu gets the party ready to roll!
Are you looking for the best decks in this week’s new meta-game? Leer takes a deep dive into the data to show you what decks you should play and those you should prepare to face!
What’s the difference between Teemo and Swain? Well… one is a ruthless war criminal, and the other is the Grand General of Noxus. How do they team up? Here’s Jasensational with the detailed run-down!
Ladder woes, and a run down of LoR’s Past and current features alongside a wishlist for what we could see in the future! Full podcast + Recap