Best Decks for LoR Ladder: Power Rankings by Sorry
Hello everyone, Sorry here! Welcome to Power Rankings! Basically, I’ll share 8 decks that I believe are performing well on the competitive ladder and are a good choice to pick for your ladder climb. I’ll be relying on competitive ladder stats and my own experience and knowledge to present some of the best decks in this article.
The meta right now is heavy on Gnar and Bandle City swarm deck. Gnar specifically is performing much better than the other 3 champions that were released in the Curious Journey expansion along with him. It’s only normal for us to see a lot of Gnar in different archetypes.
On the other hand, Galio, Udyr, and Yuumi are not seeing much play, with Yuumi being the only champion among them making it into one of the decks I’ve listed.
At my rank 1 spot, Scouts is an old archetype that has kept its place in the meta for the majority of its existence. In the current meta, that is infested with Bandle City archetypes, scouts perform exceptionally well.
Most Bandle City decks that are being played do not have reliable answers for
You’re usually looking for Miss Fortune in the mulligan phase. She is the most important card, keeping her alive is your objective while working on leveling her up.
Units with the Scout keyword accelerate the level up of both champions – Miss Fortune and Quinn.
The main difference between old Timeline archetypes is that Gnar Trundle doesn’t really need Concurrent Timelines until turn 8 when setting up an Ice Pillar.
The deck still performs well even without finding Concurrent Timelines in the early turns and has proven to be a great pick for ladder climb holding a 54.4% win rate. Many players have already reached Master rank with this archetype.
Gnar Trundle relies on value cards like
Turn 8 is the crucial turn, Ice Pillar created by Trundle can be transformed to another 8 drop while also regaining the 8 mana you just played. For example, you can transform Ice Pillar into a Captain Farron for 0 mana, which can be difficult for your opponent to deal with.
The Demacia Bandle City
You’re able to go wide on the board thanks to Gleaming Lantern and the cheap units the deck runs. Tristana increases the power of your multi-region units. Once leveled, the Impact keyword she grants will push additional Nexus damage.
Yordles in Arms is your finisher, combined with Golden Aegis it can set up for a board dominating play that opens an opportunity for your units to attack the Nexus directly.
A leveled-up Tristana is not the easiest to remove and it forces your opponent to commit a block on her to preserve their Nexus’ health.
Akshan Gnar operates on two win conditions, the first is to swarm the board with cheap units and sneak damage onto the Nexus. The second is taking advantage of the Overwhelm keyword on both
The Absolver gives you access to the Overwhelm keyword incase you do not have a Mega Gnar or Ruin Runner on the board, and the additional stats it give can be just enough to end the game.
This aggressive deck runs early cheap units – most importantly Fallen Rider which is difficult to block early turns of a game due to the Fearsome keyword.
Rumble is troublesome for most decks in the current meta, the Spellshield adds an extra layer of protection, and reliable removal cards are not popular in the top-tier decks.
Might played on Rumble can push a lot of Overwhelm damage, enough for the burn plan to commence. Get Exci
The previous version ran Taric instead of Yuumi, but it seems Yuumi is showing good results as well in the deck. The ability to buff up one of your fated units and grant them the Overwhelm keyword can be difficult for your opponent to deal with.
Pantheon acts as your win condition. He already has the valuable Overwhelm keyword you need, and when leveled the random keywords he gains can set up a winning play.
Yuumi Pantheon isn’t really a great choice into Yordle in Arms decks but can beat some of the top-tier archetypes in the meta like Darkness, Bandle Tree, and Scouts.
Although swarm decks can be troublesome, Yuumi Pantheon can somewhat take back board presence later in the game or end the game strictly with one buffy Overwhelm unit. However, the main problem that remains still is Yordles in Arms due to the massive board advantage and pressure it provides.
Akshan Sivir with a positive win rate of 54.53% still holds strong as one of the top meta decks, tournament and ladder wise. The deck performs well into Gnar Trundle, Darkness, Pantheon decks, and Bandle Tree which makes it a good choice to climb the ladder with.
This midrange archetype relies on its board presence to take value trades and set up the Sivir and Absolver win condition. The wider the board the more value a leveled Sivir will provide.
Akshan is the strongest card in the deck early on in the game. The
Right now, the deck has a 52% win rate on the competitive ladder. It is a difficult deck to pilot as you’ll have to set up your upcoming plays with the assist of Predict cards.
The main role of Ekko is to shuffle the
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The meta right now is mostly Gnar and Bandle City dominant, it’s only normal that decks that perform well into them will have a high win rate.
Decks like Scout and Draven Rumble act as counter meta decks, performing well into most of the top tier decks in the current meta.
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