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!
Twenty Top-Performing Blends, from Top Dogs to Exotic Brews, for the Cultured Ladder Enjoyer
If you’re honing your Seasonals lineup, there’s probably not much that will interest you in this article… but if you’re looking for a deck with a little bit of Off-Meta punch to spice things up in the LoR ladder, we may have a brew for you! =)
Rather than focusing on a specific deck, Yasuo specialist Jasensational shows in this article how to solve a different side of the Stun equation: Leona, and her Daybreak package.
Twenty-Two Vigorous Brews, from Meta Staples to Wild Blends, for the Discerning Ladder Climber
Mono Elites, Galio Udyr, Ashe Sivir and… is Thresh Nasus’ time to come back!?
Tired of playing the same old decks game after game? We have a sampling of potent off meta decks to spice up your game!
From the Meta Staples to Exotic Medleys, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
Monte illustrates the process of deck brewing & refining by taking Miss Fortune Renekton to the Ladder.
Leer breaks down this novel Aphelios deck, sharing tips and insights from his exchange with “Between Worlds” Seasonal Champion Painas
From the Popular & Powerful to the Truly Rare, everything for the sophisticated part-time ladderista
bA1lance shows how to refine and optimize a deck, based on data and playtesting, and provides a detailed guide for this Combo archetype
From Strongest Staples to Exotic Medleys, everything for the discerning part-time ladderista.
Sejuani Gnar Bandle has mediocre performance and bad matchup tables… but Sirturmund believes that’s because pilots are playing the deck incorrectly, or playing unoptimized lists.
Why has mostly everybody forgotten about one of the strongest decks from last Season?
Jasensational shares his tips and tricks for one of his weapons of choice this season, featuring his favorite Champ: the bright, hirsute Prof. Heimerdinger
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.
Hint: you’re trying too hard to be cute.
Sirturmund believes this is the best Udyr deck you can play right now — this in-depth guide covers everything from card description to detailed mulligan & matchup tips.
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 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, 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.
Leer and Wamuu test-pilot three archetypes, brought to light by Balco, that are rarely seen outside a single shard: Luzeldon’s Muscle Dragon, RickoRex’s Akshan Sivir Noxus, and Renekton Sivir Sejuani
MonteXristo and Scathus are sick of hearing people talk down about Ekko Zilean so they teamed up to teach you how to predict so you too can find success!
Nope, that’s not a typo. Yep, it’s Jinx Poppy. A very rare deck from the APAC shard that Balco dug for us from his data mines… and, as Wamuu will show you, oh boy can it blow sh*t up.
In LoR, decks come in and out of the meta in the blink of an eye. But some decks are found almost exclusively on one shard.
Our heroes team up with Balco to test-pilot three of the most promising ones: Darius Ziggs, Heimer Kindred, and Jinx Poppy.
Twenty-Six High-Performing Blends, from Meta Powerhouses to Exotic Single-Shard Brews, for the Discerning Part-Time Ladderista
Star Spring specialist Sirturmund explains in detail why TK Raka is great for Tournament lineups, and when to consider it for Ladder.
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!
Twenty high-performance blends, from Meta Staples to Risky & Rare brews, for the discerning LoR ladderista.
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!
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!
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!
A Wide Variety of Strong Decks, from Well-Known Meta Staples to Far-Flung Exotics, for a LoR Ladder End-Of-Season Push.
An Ample Assortment from among the Best Ladder Decks, from Meta Staples to Risky and Rare, for the Discerning Part-Time Climber.
Today we’re going to go over a deck that I’ve been playing and refining this season: Teemo Sejuani Bandle. This is a concept I originally saw someone playing on ladder and after the game, I immediately opened the deck builder and tried the concept out for myself.
A Wide Selection of High-Performance Decks, from Meta Staples to Hot and Spicy, for the Discerning Part-Time Ladderista.
With the release of Riot’s Hextech Mayhem coming November 16, it is the perfect time to try this deck and blow your opponents’ Nexus off the board, all while creating some great fireworks in the process.
Hello, Wamuu here and today I’m bringing you another deck guide. This time we’ll be taking a look at Draven Viktor! I climbed from Diamond IV to Diamond I with a 60% win rate with this deck. So, you might want to try it out.
Welcome back, awesome people. After unfolding the story of Demacia Targon in the last Time Capsule article, it is now time to talk about an elephant in the room that is not Armored Tuskrider but has a connection to it: Overwhelm.
After their success solving Legna’s URF Hypothesis, MAIM Corp’s brightest minds now tackle a difficult challenge: can Iceborn and Space Dragons coexist in the same deck?
A deck guide like no other!
We owe the first glimpses of brilliance for this archetype to my fellow Romanian player, The CatAsUs, as he was the pioneer of it. It was Duels of Runeterra #17 when he first presented it to the world in a line-up focused on countering Scouts as the prevalent threat of the meta
After extensive testing, the bright scientists of MAIM Corp show confidence that their River-Swain formula may be the current answer to Legna’s URF Hypothesis (“Every Meta contains an underplayed Riven deck”)
Sivir Tristana is a deck that caught my eye when I was playing the open rounds for the seasonal tournament. It surprised me when I played against it. Long story short I was 1-1 against a guy whose name I don’t remember and I died from 18 nexus health in one turn even though I had lethal next turn.
Thralls is a deck that wants to slow down and stall out the game for a few turns giving themselves time to set up a massive board of 8/8 overwhelm units!
If you can relate to the sound of smashing enemy nexuses in one turn from 15+, then I want to introduce you to Riven Vi.
Everyone knows about Zoe Nami, but what about Fizz Nami? Very powerful and conveniently opens up Zoe to be used in another deck in your line up.