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Top 5 Post Patch Ladder Decks

Now though comes the question of what will be good post patch? The five decks I’ve listed below were all either very powerful before the patch or will benefit from Kennen and Poppy being nerfed.

Riot dropped a huge emergency hot fix patch before they went away on holiday break aimed squarely at the dominant Kennen Ezreal and Poppy Decks. I for one am very happy they did this and didn’t wait until the January Patch. It shows how much they are paying attention and have learned from past experiences. Hats off!

 

Now though comes the question of what will be good post patch? The five decks I’ve listed below were all either very powerful before the patch or will benefit from Kennen and Poppy being nerfed.

 

#1 LeeSin Zoe

 

Look for the old king to return with force. It never really left but with two of it’s worst match ups getting nerfed and the addition of Wounded Whiteflame LeeSin Zoe looks primed to be king once more.

Regions
Mount Targon
20 cards
Ionia
20 cards
Rarities
27 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
13
common
18
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
17
2
8
3
6
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
3
Zoe
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
7
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Solari Priestess
1
Solari Priestess
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
Spells
27
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sonic Wave
2
Sonic Wave
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Will of Ionia
1
Will of Ionia
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
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#2 Plunder

 

Gangplank might have taken a hit in this patch but it’s mostly a flesh wound and I expect Plunder to continue being one of the top decks in the new meta.

Regions
Freljord
3 cards
Bilgewater
37 cards
Rarities
28 200
champion
6
epic
4
rare
12
common
18
Mana cost
3
0
7
1
11
2
3
3
5
4
3
5
6
6
2
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
24
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
2
Black Market Merchant
3
Black Market Merchant
2
Fortune Croaker
2
Fortune Croaker
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
3
Monkey Idol
3
Monkey Idol
4
Yordle Grifter
3
Yordle Grifter
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
Zap Sprayfin
8
The Dreadway
2
The Dreadway
Spells
10
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
Parrrley
1
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
6
Monster Harpoon
3
Monster Harpoon
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#3 Bandle Tree

 

With the new cards came the ability for these decks to play all ten regions worth of followers in the deck giving them the ability to win the game without generating any units from Bandle Tree it’s self. 

 

The deck was already having some success before the hot fix and I imagine it will only get stronger.

Regions
Noxus
6 cards
Bandlecity
34 cards
Rarities
23 800
champion
4
epic
6
rare
8
common
22
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
9
2
7
3
10
4
0
5
5
6
0
7+
Champions
4
1
Kennen
2
Kennen
4
Poppy
2
Poppy
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
The Bandle Tree
Followers
17
1
Proto Poro
2
Proto Poro
2
Bomber Twins
2
Bomber Twins
2
Grumbleslug
2
Grumbleslug
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
Loping Telescope
3
Loping Telescope
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
Spells
16
1
Group Shot
2
Group Shot
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
4
Buster Shot
3
Buster Shot
6
Hidden Pathways
3
Hidden Pathways
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
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#4 Turbo Thralls

 

Another deck that was on the cusp of being Tier 1 before the hot fix and yet was still putting up solid numbers. Thralls decks are a lot like a puzzle to figure out and they just might be key to unlocking some fast wins in this new meta.

Regions
Freljord
22 cards
Shurima
18 cards
Rarities
29 500
champion
6
epic
5
rare
13
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
8
2
8
3
8
4
3
5
3
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Lissandra
3
Lissandra
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
8
1
Frozen Thrall
3
Frozen Thrall
2
Preservarium
2
Preservarium
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Blighted Ravine
Followers
8
2
Clockwork Curator
3
Clockwork Curator
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
8
The Clock Hand
2
The Clock Hand
Spells
18
1
Imagined Possibilities
2
Imagined Possibilities
1
Three Sisters
3
Three Sisters
2
Time in a Bottle
3
Time in a Bottle
3
Ice Shard
2
Ice Shard
4
Avalanche
3
Avalanche
4
Succumb to the Cold
2
Succumb to the Cold
6
Promising Future
3
Promising Future
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#5 Ahri Decks

 

Ahri was the most hyped champion from the last set and has been somewhat out-shadowed by Kennen’s dominance. We might now finally see just how good she can be on a more level playing field.

Regions
Ionia
37 cards
Shadow Isles
3 cards
Rarities
29 900
champion
6
epic
5
rare
15
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
10
2
5
3
11
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
2
Ahri
3
Ahri
Landmarks
2
3
God-Willow Seedling
2
God-Willow Seedling
Followers
14
1
Dancing Droplet
3
Dancing Droplet
2
Eye of the Dragon
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Shadow Assassin
3
Shadow Assassin
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Kinkou Wayfinder
6
Scattered Pod
3
Scattered Pod
Spells
18
1
Go Hard
3
Go Hard
1
Recall
2
Recall
2
Retreat
2
Retreat
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Concussive Palm
2
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
3
Deny
4
Homecoming
3
Homecoming
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#Bonus Kennen Ezreal

 

Because I always like to try and deliver a little more than promised, we have an additional deck for all of those that truly love the Kennen Ezreal deck. It might not be completely gone from the meta after all.

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
3 cards
Ionia
37 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
17
common
14
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
14
2
4
3
10
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Kennen
3
Kennen
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Landmarks
1
3
God-Willow Seedling
1
God-Willow Seedling
Followers
12
1
Dancing Droplet
3
Dancing Droplet
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
2
Navori Conspirator
3
Navori Conspirator
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Kinkou Wayfinder
Spells
21
1
Recall
3
Recall
2
Nopeify!
2
Nopeify!
2
Retreat
3
Retreat
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
2
Deny
4
Homecoming
2
Homecoming
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
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