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The Winners and Losers of Patch 4.7 - The End of Siren Song

Which meta decks will rise, and which archetypes will fall in Patch 4.7? Sorry is here to provide an in-depth analysis.

The Patch 4.7 notes are finally out, introducing several significant nerfs to balance overpowered decks. One notable nerf is to Siren SongSiren Song, which now has an increased mana cost, making it challenging to play in the early game.

Patch 4.7 also holds numerous buffs for underplayed cards. These buffs are intended to breathe new life into these cards and shape the upcoming meta. Jack, in particular, receives a significant boost, which will encourage the exploration of different decks that utilize the buffed cards.

In this article, I'll analyze how the environment is likely going to evolve. I'll discuss the decks that have been negatively impacted by the patch changes. Then, I'll focus on the winners of the patch, the decks that have gained a boost with buffs to some of their cards. You can find the Patch 4.7 notes here.


Losers

Siren Song Decks

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Mount Targon
20 cards
Rarities
16 700
champion
3
epic
2
rare
9
common
26
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
21
1
3
2
0
3
3
4
8
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
3
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
Landmarks
3
4
Reaver's Row
3
Reaver's Row
Followers
19
1
Divine Clerk
3
Divine Clerk
1
Jagged Butcher
2
Jagged Butcher
1
Lunari Duskbringer
3
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Pocket Picker
3
Pocket Picker
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
7
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
2
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
Spells
15
1
Targonian Tellstones
1
Targonian Tellstones
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
5
Moonlight Affliction
3
Moonlight Affliction
5
Sunburst
2
Sunburst
6
Siren Song
3
Siren Song
Regions
Bilgewater
31 cards
Demacia
9 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
17
1
2
2
6
3
6
4
3
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Lucian
3
Lucian
4
Illaoi
3
Illaoi
Landmarks
3
4
Reaver's Row
3
Reaver's Row
Followers
16
1
Fleetfeather Tracker
3
Fleetfeather Tracker
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Pool Shark
3
Pool Shark
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
1
Watchful Idol
2
Watchful Idol
2
Marai Warden
2
Marai Warden
Spells
15
3
Double Trouble
3
Double Trouble
3
Tentacle Smash
3
Tentacle Smash
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Siren Song
3
Siren Song
9
Champions' Strength
3
Champions' Strength
Regions
Runeterra
21 cards
Mount Targon
19 cards
Rarities
22 100
champion
3
epic
6
rare
14
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
15
2
6
3
8
4
2
5
3
6
3
7+
Champions
3
4
Evelynn
3
Evelynn
Followers
23
1
Divine Clerk
3
Divine Clerk
2
Cosmic Youngling
3
Cosmic Youngling
2
Sultur
3
Sultur
3
Domination
3
Domination
3
Vora
3
Vora
4
Blinded Mystic
2
Blinded Mystic
4
Steem
3
Steem
7
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
3
Xolaani the Bloodweaver
Spells
14
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Hate Spike
3
Hate Spike
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
5
Sunburst
2
Sunburst
6
Siren Song
3
Siren Song

FizzFizz Targon, IllaoiIllaoi LucianLucian, and EvelynnEvelynn Targon decks, which heavily rely on Siren SongSiren Song, have all been hit hard by the nerf. The increased mana cost of Siren SongSiren Song makes it difficult to play on turn 3, resulting in a significant tempo loss.

When played on turn 3, Siren SongSiren Song depletes all your early-game mana, making it difficult to keep up with the opponent's board development, especially against aggressive decks.

The combination of Siren SongSiren Song with a 1 mana unit on turn 3 would shut down the other deck from maintaining pressure, especially if Divine ClerkDivine Clerk was played.

This nerf will reduce the popularity of the Siren SongSiren Song meta and may even lead to the card being rarely seen. Decks will now have to rely on it as mid/late game card, rather than get that +1|+1 value in the early game.


Karma Sett

Regions
Ionia
22 cards
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
9
2
5
3
12
4
9
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Karma
3
Karma
5
Sett
3
Sett
Followers
11
1
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Acorn, the Hextechnician
3
Pit Professional
2
Pit Professional
4
Augmented Clockling
3
Augmented Clockling
4
Smooth Mixologist
3
Smooth Mixologist
Spells
23
2
High Note
3
High Note
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Tag Out!
3
Tag Out!
3
Aftershock
3
Aftershock
4
Caustic Riff
1
Caustic Riff
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
5
Place Your Bets
3
Place Your Bets
6
Formula
1
Formula
6
Hexbliterator
1
Hexbliterator

The community has expressed concerns about KarmaKarma SettSett potentially taking over if Siren SongSiren Song is no longer dominant.

The main issue with KarmaKarma SettSett is the CoinCoin interaction with KarmaKarma, which allows for a significant amount of mana resources in a single turn.

The change from Burst speed to Focus speed serves as a solid nerf to their mana resource, forcing players to adjust their play style to adapt to the change. In certain scenarios, the Focus speed may put players at a disadvantage, as they won't have access to the additional mana during their opponent's turn. This Nerf allows for more interaction and won't mean a full Karma takeover on turn 10.

However, the core strength of KarmaKarma SettSett remains intact, and the nerf may not be enough to keep the deck in check. How the meta will develop will dictate whether we see a KarmaKarma SettSett take over or not.


Fizz Samira

Regions
Bilgewater
23 cards
Noxus
17 cards
Rarities
31 100
champion
6
epic
7
rare
10
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
15
1
9
2
5
3
4
4
1
5
0
6
3
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
2
Samira
3
Samira
Followers
11
1
Elegant Edge
3
Elegant Edge
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Father Fury
3
Father Fury
2
Jagged Taskmaster
1
Jagged Taskmaster
4
Inferna
1
Inferna
Spells
23
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
All Out
3
All Out
1
Stylish Shot
3
Stylish Shot
2
Monkey Business
2
Monkey Business
3
Noxian Fervor
2
Noxian Fervor
3
Pirouette
3
Pirouette
4
Barbed Chain
3
Barbed Chain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
1
Eye of Nagakabouros
7
Powder Pandemonium
3
Powder Pandemonium

It seems FizzFizz SamiraSamira simply can't get a break. This is the third time this deck has been featured in the Losers section in my "Winners and Losers" article.

This time around, FizzFizz SamiraSamira is hit with a massive nerf to its strongest win condition, Powder PandemoniumPowder Pandemonium.

The additional 2 mana cost makes it extremely challenging to play in the mid-game while also playing other cards on the same turn.

Furthermore, if Pool SharkPool Shark or InfernaInferna draw Powder PandemoniumPowder Pandemonium with Fleeting in the mid-stage of the game, it can end up discarded. If SamiraSamira FizzFizz remains playable in the future meta, players may need to reconsider including Pool SharkPool Shark or InfernaInferna in their decks, but it's not looking great for FizzFizz SamiraSamira, especially that it barely held up in Patch 4.6 meta.


Samira Seraphine

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
25 cards
Noxus
15 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
20
2
5
3
1
4
1
5
2
6
6
7+
Champions
6
2
Samira
3
Samira
2
Seraphine
3
Seraphine
Followers
3
10
Plaza Guardian
3
Plaza Guardian
Spells
31
1
Blade's Edge
1
Blade's Edge
1
Jury-Rig
1
Jury-Rig
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Ravenous Flock
2
Ravenous Flock
2
Advanced Intel
1
Advanced Intel
2
Blood for Blood
1
Blood for Blood
2
Death Lotus
1
Death Lotus
2
Disintegrate
2
Disintegrate
2
Encore
1
Encore
2
High Note
1
High Note
2
Iterative Improvement
1
Iterative Improvement
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
1
Rummage
2
Scrapdash Assembly
1
Scrapdash Assembly
2
Time Trick
2
Time Trick
3
Culling Strike
1
Culling Strike
3
Legionary Charge
2
Legionary Charge
3
Pirouette
2
Pirouette
4
Caustic Riff
1
Caustic Riff
5
Drum Solo
1
Drum Solo
6
Formula
2
Formula
7
Sputtering Songspinner
3
Sputtering Songspinner

The Eternal deck receives a significant blow to its primary win condition.

This archetype heavily relies on quickly leveling up SeraphineSeraphine and utilizing Legionary ChargeLegionary Charge to draw Plaza GuardianPlaza Guardian and establish board dominance.

With the increased mana cost of Legionary ChargeLegionary Charge, it no longer synergizes with SeraphineSeraphine, eliminating the double Plaza draw. Additionally, Sputtering SongspinnerSputtering Songspinner will no longer generate a Legionary ChargeLegionary Charge.

Moreover, a 5|5 army of Plaza GuardianPlaza Guardians poses a reduced threat and can be dealt with more easily. It's safe to assume that we won't see Samira Seraphine at all in Eternal Meta.


  • Notable Mentions: Crimson Pigeon, Kai'Sa

Changing Crimson PigeonCrimson Pigeon from "grant" to "give" prevents it from gaining excessive stats, allowing opponents to deal with it in upcoming turns without committing too many resources.

Kai'Sa losing her Quick Attack keyword eliminates her ability to attack without the risk of being blocked and killed. Players must now ensure they can protect her when she makes a swing. NidaleeNidalee Kai'Sa might be explored further, as NidaleeNidalee provides both the Quick Attack and Overwhelm keywords that Kai'Sa will desperately need.

The nerf goes beyond that, as players no longer gain an Evolve advancement from Kai'Sa's Quick Attack. Additionally, CataclysmCataclysm will be difficult to play on Kai'Sa and you'll have to pick your target more strategically.


Winners

Jack Sett

Regions
Bilgewater
21 cards
Ionia
19 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
17
common
14
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
14
2
3
3
12
4
9
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jack
3
Jack
5
Sett
3
Sett
Equipments
3
2
Barknuckles
3
Barknuckles
Followers
19
1
Pocket Picker
2
Pocket Picker
2
Attentive Accountant
3
Attentive Accountant
2
Nukkle
3
Nukkle
3
Pit Professional
3
Pit Professional
4
Perfidious Promoter
2
Perfidious Promoter
4
Smooth Mixologist
3
Smooth Mixologist
5
Angel
3
Angel
Spells
12
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Tag Out!
3
Tag Out!
4
Deny
1
Deny
4
Risky Venture
3
Risky Venture
5
Place Your Bets
3
Place Your Bets

The CoinCoin archetype may gain traction due to several new buffs in Patch 4.7. JackJack, AngelAngel, and Risky VentureRisky Venture have all received buffs, boosting Jack's decks.

JackJack's ability to heal when mana is refilled allows for more frequent attacks instead of keeping him in the back until a protective tool is found. This results in increased pressure and the creation of additional CoinCoins.

AngelAngel felt somewhat lackluster on the board before, but the patch reduces her Power by 1 while granting CoinCoins in return. CoinCoins are valuable resources for setting up plays and leveling up JackJack and SettSett.

JackJack SettSett was one of the first decks players tested when both JackJack and SettSett were released. Unfortunately, the archetype didn't fare well, with players relying more on SettSett to carry games. With the new changes, it becomes more reliable to level up JackJack and turn him into an Overwhelm win condition.

We may also see Jack incorporated into different archetypes that can capitalize on the pressure he brings in the mid-game. The Coin nerf to Focus speed does not affect this archetype as it does with KarmaKarma SettSett.


Garen Neeko

Regions
Demacia
12 cards
Runeterra
28 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
4
common
25
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
19
2
3
3
3
4
6
5
1
6
2
7+
Champions
6
2
Neeko
3
Neeko
5
Garen
3
Garen
Followers
28
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Deck Hunter
3
Deck Hunter
2
Frostcoat Cub
3
Frostcoat Cub
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
3
Anura & Froop
3
Anura & Froop
4
Combat Cook
3
Combat Cook
5
Glacial Saurian
3
Glacial Saurian
6
Crested Lionhawk
1
Crested Lionhawk
Spells
6
2
Form Up!
3
Form Up!
2
Single Combat
1
Single Combat
9
Champions' Strength
2
Champions' Strength
Regions
Freljord
14 cards
Runeterra
26 cards
Rarities
21 300
champion
3
epic
6
rare
10
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
11
2
0
3
4
4
6
5
2
6
9
7+
Champions
3
2
Neeko
3
Neeko
Followers
29
1
Omen Hawk
3
Omen Hawk
1
Precious Pet
2
Precious Pet
1
Yeti Yearling
1
Yeti Yearling
2
Deck Hunter
3
Deck Hunter
2
Frostcoat Cub
2
Frostcoat Cub
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
4
Grave Companion
2
Grave Companion
5
Glacial Saurian
3
Glacial Saurian
6
Crested Lionhawk
2
Crested Lionhawk
7
Ferocious Fluffs
3
Ferocious Fluffs
9
Warden of the Tribes
3
Warden of the Tribes
Spells
8
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
5
Harsh Winds
3
Harsh Winds
9
Buried in Ice
3
Buried in Ice

The subtype archetype received buffs for Warden of the TribesWarden of the Tribes, Crested LionhawkCrested Lionhawk, and Glacial SaurianGlacial Saurian.

These cards enhance NeekoNeeko's mid and late-game performance, making it a more popular choice in the Patch 4.7 meta.

Warden of the TribesWarden of the Tribes can now be played one turn earlier, setting up winning attacks.

With the Overwhelm keyword, Glacial SaurianGlacial Saurian allows players to squeeze in more Nexus damage, especially if it gains additional stats.

GarenGaren NeekoNeeko has already been performing well on the ranked ladder, and with the Siren SongSiren Songnerf and the new buffs, we may see more of NeekoNeeko, potentially even outside the Demacia region.


Jax Ornn

Regions
Runeterra
23 cards
Freljord
17 cards
Rarities
25 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
19
common
15
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
11
2
9
3
4
4
4
5
1
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Jax
3
Jax
7
Ornn
3
Ornn
Followers
17
1
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
3
Weaponsmith's Apprentice
2
Favored Artisan
3
Favored Artisan
2
Ruthless Raider
1
Ruthless Raider
3
Innovative Blacksmith
3
Innovative Blacksmith
3
Piltovan Castaway
3
Piltovan Castaway
4
Combat Cook
2
Combat Cook
5
Glacial Saurian
2
Glacial Saurian
Spells
17
1
Catch!
3
Catch!
1
Three Sisters
2
Three Sisters
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Entrancing Lure
2
Sharesies
2
Sharesies
3
Fish Fight
3
Fish Fight
4
Parts Made Whole
2
Parts Made Whole
5
Bellows Breath
2
Bellows Breath
6
Wildclaw's Ferocity
1
Wildclaw's Ferocity

JaxJax OrnnOrnn lists have started including Glacial SaurianGlacial Saurian as a draw and buff value card. The addition of the Overwhelm keyword allows players to turn it into a threat, especially if equipped with a Forged weapon.

JaxJax OrnnOrnn has been showing success in patch 4.6, and will probably keep its solid performances in the upcoming meta.


  • Notable Mentions: Faithful Wolfdog, Baccai Witherclaw, Rimefang Pack

The buff to Faithful WolfdogFaithful Wolfdog makes it an excellent addition to equipment archetypes, benefiting from the Forge keyword. VayneVayne AatroxAatrox will likely start including Faithful WolfdogFaithful Wolfdog in their list.

The additional Vulnerable ability to Baccai WitherclawBaccai Witherclaw allows it to pick off units and maintain board control. The buff also lets Baccai WitherclawBaccai Witherclaw synergize with RenektonRenekton, so we might see both cards working together.

Rimefang PackRimefang Pack change to an aura effect lets you play the card at earlier stages in the game and gain more Power on your unit later on. You can even catch your opponent off guard by playing your burst speed Freezes during your attack turn and pushing more Nexus damage.


Closing Words

The new patch addresses many problematic cards that have dominated the scene while providing buffs to underplayed cards, giving them a chance in the meta.

It will be exciting to see how the Standard meta develops in Patch 4.7.