LoR Meta Snapshot #42

Welcome to TLG’s latest meta snapshot for Legends of Runeterra, a series in which we give you our insight on the finest decks in the higher ranks of the ladder.

Every Monday, we discuss the decks that are part of the week’s meta and rate them on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. We also look at the evolution of said decks’ ratings across weeks and draw conclusions regarding the current state of the game, all of this so you can delve into your own ranked journey with a head start.

Tomorrow’s patch announcement should have a special significance, as a lot of players have been anticipating a serious shake-up of the current meta, which has seen top tier oppression for about a month now.

During this time, we’ve seen Azir-Irelia become the juggernaut of the meta, forcing every other deck into a secondary role and denying every attempt made by players aiming to counter the deck. Thresh-Nasus is good against it, but also allows other decks to exist, as they can rely on countering Thresh-Nasus.

This is the case for Lissandra-Trundle (TLC), a strong deck that wouldn’t exist if it had to rely only on its Azir-Irelia matchup. As time passes, and no new decks have found a way to establish themselves, players have wanted a considerable balance patch for weeks, and should have their wish granted tomorrow.

Until we know what will be touched in the game, though, Azir-Irelia looks solidly anchored as the best deck in the game and atop our snapshot. One deck that emerged from the attempts to counter the current meta is an archetype that saw some play about a year ago - Thresh-ASol. Ultraman has served you up a delicious new spotlight on this deck, with which you can take on both Azir-Irelia and Thresh-Nasus.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop by our Discord. Best of luck on your climb!

Graphics: WellMax81
Editing: Wusubi, Sebodunum
Writers: Den, Ultraman, Othal