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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
Ionia
20 cards
Mount Targon
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
5
Lee Sin
3
Followers
7
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
3
Solari Priestess
1
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Spells
27
2
Gifts From Beyond
3
2
Guiding Touch
3
2
Pale Cascade
3
2
Sonic Wave
2
2
Twin Disciplines
3
3
Hush
1
3
Zenith Blade
3
4
Concussive Palm
3
4
Deny
2
4
Will of Ionia
1
5
Deep Meditation
3

#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
6
Sejuani
3
Followers
24
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
1
Jagged Butcher
3
2
Black Market Merchant
3
2
Fortune Croaker
2
2
Marai Warden
3
3
Monkey Idol
3
4
Yordle Grifter
3
4
Zap Sprayfin
2
8
The Dreadway
2
Spells
10
0
Warning Shot
3
1
Parrrley
1
2
Make it Rain
3
6
Monster Harpoon
3

#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
4
Poppy
2
Landmarks
3
4
The Bandle Tree
3
Followers
17
1
Proto Poro
2
2
Bomber Twins
2
2
Grumbleslug
2
2
House Spider
2
3
Arachnoid Sentry
1
3
Bandle City Mayor
3
3
Loping Telescope
3
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Spells
16
1
Group Shot
2
1
Ravenous Flock
3
2
Pokey Stick
3
4
Buster Shot
3
6
Hidden Pathways
3
6
Minimorph
2

#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
11
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Lissandra
3
5
Taliyah
3
Landmarks
8
1
Frozen Thrall
3
2
Preservarium
2
4
Blighted Ravine
3
Followers
8
2
Clockwork Curator
3
3
Kindly Tavernkeeper
3
8
The Clock Hand
2
Spells
18
1
Imagined Possibilities
2
1
Three Sisters
3
2
Time in a Bottle
3
3
Ice Shard
2
4
Avalanche
3
4
Promising Future
3
4
Succumb to the Cold
2

#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
2
Ahri
3
Landmarks
2
3
God-Willow Seedling
2
Followers
14
1
Dancing Droplet
3
2
Eye of the Dragon
2
3
Shadow Assassin
3
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
6
Scattered Pod
3
Spells
18
1
Go Hard
3
1
Recall
2
2
Retreat
2
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Concussive Palm
2
4
Deny
3
4
Homecoming
3

#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
3
Ezreal
3
Landmarks
1
3
God-Willow Seedling
1
Followers
12
1
Dancing Droplet
3
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
2
Navori Conspirator
3
4
Kinkou Wayfinder
3
Spells
21
1
Recall
3
2
Nopeify!
2
2
Retreat
3
2
Twin Disciplines
3
4
Concussive Palm
3
4
Deny
2
4
Homecoming
2
5
Deep Meditation
3