New Region Tier List - Patch 1.6

  • Nifty129's Avatar 390 642 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Never before have we seen such a level of region balance in Legends of Runterra, which necessitates a new ranking system for my region tier list series, we will now be using a simple tier 1 to 3 ranking. Once again ranking are based on two things, the first being the number of OP decks being played competitively, and number 2 is the variety of lists that can be played semi competitively.

     

    Tier 1 - P and Z, Bilgewater

    Bilgewater allegience is proving to be the control deck of choice now that healing isn't as useful with the absence of aggro.

    There are a number of pinging effects that can be buffed with kegs, and riptide rex is a board clear on a body

    Yoink is still great on merchant and grifter offering insane card advantage

    As for P and Z, Ezreal is an easy wincon for control decks, and Jinx has been buffed through her followers to be an aggro alternative

    Vi and Heimer are still fine, even if they don't have a home at the moment.

     

    Tier 2 - Noxious, Demacia, Freijord, Ionia, Shadow

    The big changes here is that the Noxious nerfs have had the region rely more on it's midrange identity, which is very healthy

    Freijord champs have been tweaked so they aren't the best in the game anymore

    Demacia has room to be the best aggro region again, with Lux being there for control decks

    Ionia is just doing it's thing, Zed is fine, Karma is fine and they serve their aggro and control lists effectively

    Shadow is still doing it's thing in Deep and They who Endure

     

    Tier 3 - Nothing

    If we see a few tweaks to bilgewater allegience and Ezreal and riptide rex - I honestly believe that the game will be essentially balanced

    At least till the new set releases

    Take it easy everyone

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  • OldManSanns's Avatar Azir 1040 924 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Nifty, I'm curious: do you follow ImpetuousPanda's reddit surveys?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/LegendsOfRuneterra/comments/hu4bbq/reddits_perception_of_balance_prev16_balance/

    Granted, this particular dataset was entirely collected pre-1.6 so it doesn't reflect those changes, but it had P&Z and Bilgewater both as markedly less powerful than Noxus / Ionia / SI / Frejlord.

    RegionRatingChange
    Noxus4.12🔼1.27
    Ionia3.78🔼0.16
    SI3.49🔻0.31
    Frejlord3.46🔼0.67
    P&Z2.93🔻0.24
    Bilgewater2.86🔻0.71
    Demacia2.52🔻0.49
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  • Nifty129's Avatar 390 642 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Yep, that's what I had for patch 1.5 as well, look back at my post on that.

    But I will sum up, Noxious had the best 2 drops, Ionia had elusives, Frej had the best champs.

    These things were all gutted in patch 1.6 or tweaked at the very least, which was for the best

    Now we see Ezreal in everything, and a whole lot of Bilge. Demacia is also a whole lot better

     

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  • OldManSanns's Avatar Azir 1040 924 Posts Joined 08/05/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago
    Quote From Nifty129

    Yep, that's what I had for patch 1.5 as well, look back at my post on that.

    But I will sum up, Noxious had the best 2 drops, Ionia had elusives, Frej had the best champs.

    These things were all gutted in patch 1.6 or tweaked at the very least, which was for the best

    Now we see Ezreal in everything, and a whole lot of Bilge. Demacia is also a whole lot better

     

    I hadn't realized 1.6 had changed the meta that much (to be frank, my playtime has been very brief these past weeks and I've abandoned ladder entirely, so I've been mostly ignoring the state of the meta).  Regardless: I was mostly interested to know if you were are of / using ImpetuousPanda's work when you do your research for these posts.

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  • Hellcopter's Avatar 260 306 Posts Joined 02/09/2020
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    I played a lot of ladder in the last 4 days and Bilg is almost non existent aside a few Miss Fortune decks.
    Which is quite funny since i am playing a Bilgwawter Twisted Fate / Ezreal variation that doesn't run the Nab package.
    Surprisingly, the matchup i face the most is Tempo Ashe with Yetis.

    1- Yeti Ashe/Sejuani
    2- Deep Nautilus/Maokai
    3- They Who Endure Elise/Kalista
    4- Warmother/Tryndamere
    5- Darius/The Harrowing

    Other then those 5, from time to time i see some Demacia + Relentless Pursuit, Ezreal / Karma and Ezreal/Swain

    Hearthstone: Me vs Firebat -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09NCE81owjo

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  • Nifty129's Avatar 390 642 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Tier list is here for 1.6

    Ash Sej is only one of the lists at the top which is very beatable with any control brew

    Second we have mf bannerman

    Third is TF Ezreal like you're running.

    https://www.swimstrim.com/runeterra/decks-and-meta

    We also see bilge possible being the solution for old elusive decks, and old burn decks that were nerfed.

    And we have an additional two Ezreal brews in tier 2.

    Whenever I see something like that, I know there in need of a minor tweak.

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    What it sounds like here is that you're struggling against slow decks like shadow and freijord, and cards like riptide rex as a 3 of will help, and so will yoink as much as I hate to say it, because you can steal their glimpse and use it to counter their own removal, although it's a liability against deep so up to you.

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