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Legends of Runeterra, LoR: Ranked Decks Tier List

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Legends of Runeterra, LoR: Ranked Decks Tier List

Are you interested in the Ranked mode of Legends of Runeterra and decided to climb from Iron to Master? Check out this tier list of the best decks played by pros and semi-pros since the game's open beta launch.

Legends of Runeterra, LoR: Ranked Decks Tier List

The open beta of Legends of Runeterra has only been available since January 24, but a few decks are already starting to make a lot of noise on the ladder. If your ultimate goal is to reach the Master rank, then you'll need to obtain some cards to construct the best possible deck.

You'll find below the list of each deck, including the champions it used, the code to import it directly in the game, as well as the number of shards required to craft it.

Keep in mind that these decks are highly optimized lists. It's quite possible, especially in this early stage of open beta, that you don't have the necessary shards to obtain the full decks. Replace cards if necessary, or reduce the number of copies of the champions if you don't have them all yet.

These are the current top decks as curated by resident Mobalytics expert EGSwim and other sources.

S Tier

Elise Hecarim - Midrange


Required champions: Elise, Hecarim

Regions: Shadow Isles, Ionia

Shards: 26,300

Concept of the deck: you can either be very aggressive thanks to Elise, or you can make the game last and beat slower decks thanks to Commander Ledros or Rhasa the Sunderer who will clean the opposite boards. Heal, removal, aggression and control: this deck is capable of anything.

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Elusive Aggro


Required champions: none

Regions: Demacia, Ionia

Shards: 10,700

Concept of the deck: This low-cost deck has another strength; it's actually very easy to play. Put your threats on curve, hit as hard as you can and watch your opponent lose health points without being able to do much. The enemy has Elusive creatures as well? Win battles with Riposte or Back-to-back. Is he attempting an AoE? Counter all this with Deny and race to victory.

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Elise, Dawnspeakers and spiders


Required champions: Elise, Hecarim, Thresh

Regions: Shadow Isles, Demacia

Shards: 27,600

Concept of the deck: another aggressive deck of which Elise is one of the key pieces. If you don't win the game in the first rounds, your Dawnspeakers will allow you to buff your board after sacrificing insignificant spiders with Glimpse Beyond or Vile Feast. This will make Thresh stronger since he synergizes very well with Onslaught of Shadows.

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A Tier

Darius Elise - Aggro


Required champions: Elise, Darius

Regions: Shadow Isles, Noxus

Shards: 23,400

Concept of the deck: if you are used to Hearthstone terms, you can compare this deck to the Zoo archetype. The goal is simple: generate as many creatures as possible, buff them and go straight into the opponent Nexus.

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Fiora Karma - Control


Required champions: Fiora, Karma

Regions: Ionia, Demacia

Shards: 20,800

Concept of the deck: as in every deck relying on Fiora, the basic idea is to succeed in killing the opponent thanks to her ability. To do this, all the tools are gathered in this deck: protection and buff spells but also draw cards (Shadow Assassin, Rivershaper). Finally, Judgement will often allow you to finalize Fiora's pre-requisites when she is blocked. Karma, on the other hand, is there to bring value in mid/endgame.

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Heimerdinger - Control


Required champions: Heimerdinger

Regions: Piltover & Zaun

Shards: 19,200

Concept of the deck: far away from the aggressive decks where you find Elise, Darius, and others, Heimerdinger just tries to make life impossible for his opponent. The answers are legion in the deck for almost every situation. And each of these tools will allow you to generate Turrets, which will make the other player's life quite hard. It's hard to talk about a real game plan here, since it's essentially about reducing the opponent's game plan to nothing and taking advantage of the breaches.

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Braum Zed - Elusive V2


Required champions: Braum, Zed

Regions: Freljord, Ionia

Shards: 26,500

Concept of the deck: a slightly reworked version of the elusive deck seen above. This time, Braum is there to tank the earlygame, and the Avarosan Hearthguard as well as the Omen Hawk are there to buff the creatures that will then tickle the opposing Nexus. In addition to this, there is Deny and Will of Ionia for a little management, and Zed to put some earlygame pressure — especially if you manage to buff him.

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B Tier

Jinx Draven - Aggro discard


Required champions: Draven, Jinx

Regions: Noxus, Piltover & Zaun

Shards: 25,900

Concept of the Deck: This deck relies almost exclusively on its ability to generate brutal damage on the opponent Nexus, while discarding your cards to upgrade Jinx. She and Draven are very complementary and will control the board quite easily in the early game because of their respective statistics. The rest of the cards on the deck are full of direct damage or synergistic discards.

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Ezreal - Control


Required champions: Ezreal

Regions: Freljord, Piltover & Zaun

Shards: 19,200

Concept of the deck: the goal here is very clear: to make Ezreal evolve. Almost any card on the deck can help him do this, even cards with in-game finish effect such as the Icevale Archer or the Avarosan Marksman. Once you reach level 2, treat yourself and rain Mystic Shot and Poisonous Mushrooms on your opponent and watch them die. Of course, in order to hold on until this point in the game, you'll need your Freljord cards like Flash Freeze, Harsh Winds or Icevale Archer for example.

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Patch 0.8.3 notes: Three new Guardians to play with!

The first patch of Legends of Runterra open beta doesn't bring that much to the game — except three new guardians and the schedule for the following update cycles.

Jérémie Mathis

Associate Editor - MGG FR

John Samy 4 years ago

Sorry if I were rude , it's just that it's infuriating, I do love swim and everyone he works with, playing the game and spending too much time theory crafting and experimenting, to have it copy pasted and have written over it "Our meta tier list", it was not cool

John Samy 4 years ago

nice , you copy pasted mobalytics, journalism scum , useless article , at least credit them

John Samy 4 years ago

nice , you copy pasted mobalytics, journalism scum , useless article , at least credit them

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