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Apr 24, 2017

FOTM Ranked Solo Queue Tier List (High Elo) ~ Patch 7.8 - May

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Rakan and Xayah are making quite the showing in Patch 7.8 as two of the highest mobility champions released this year (which is certainly saying something). Meanwhile, the jungle meta is still largely dominated by damage-based burst champions with the sole exception of Ivern, who performs incredibly well despite being a little...different.

SEASON 7 - May - PATCH 7.8
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Preface Chatter

Rakan and Xayah are making quite the showing in Patch 7.8 as two of the highest mobility champions released this year (which is certainly saying something). Meanwhile, the jungle meta is still largely dominated by damage-based burst champions with the sole exception of Ivern, who performs incredibly well despite being a little...different.

Check out the full list below! 

The purpose of the "Flavor of the Month" ("FOTM") list is to show which champions are popular in today's metagame in terms of pro picks and high Elo choices.
If you're looking for the division climber solo queue tier list, be sure to check it out via this link!
For a list of champions with the highest *potential* in the game without regard to difficulty or team synergies, check out the list of strongest potential champions in each position!
Be sure to check out our the Optimal Champion Bans by Division Listing!

Patch 7.8 Summary
Buffs: Aatrox, Amumu, Karthus, Lissandra, Ryze
NerfsIvern, Malzahar, Nautilus
Tweaks: Shen, Udy

Toolkit and Options
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Updates:
  • Added Xayah and Rakan

The Tier List

God Tier [High Priority Picks]:
Mid-Lane Gods: Ahri, Zed, Fizz, Katarina, Yasuo
Jungle GodsGraves, Ivern, Lee Sin
Marksman GodsXayah, Lucian, Caitlyn
Top Lane GodsFiora, Yasuo, Darius, Fizz
Support Gods: Lulu, Rakan, Thresh


Tier 1 [Meta Picks]:
Mid-Lane: Orianna, Vladimir, Kassadin, LeBlanc, Syndra, Talon, Ekko, Twisted Fate, Lux, Anivia, Malzahar, Viktor, Jayce, Taliyah
Jungle: Kha'Zix, Elise, Shaco, Master Yi, Rengar, Warwick, Evelynn, Gragas, Zac, Hecarim, Amumu, Vi
Marksman: Ezreal, Vayne, Ashe, Jinx, Kog'Maw, Jhin
Top Lane: Renekton, Riven, Gangplank, Vladimir, Irelia, Jayce, Kled, Rumble, Nautilus, Kennen, Camille, Shen, Galio, Pantheon, Gragas, Malphite, Jax, Tryndamere
Support: Janna, Karma, Blitzcrank, Nami, Soraka, Bard, Braum, Morgana, Malzahar, Zyra


Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid-Lane: Galio, Cassiopeia, Xerath, Annie, Gangplank, Veigar, Vel'Koz, Ziggs, Lissandra, Aurelion Sol, Ryze, Morgana, Brand, Swain, Karthus
Jungle: Jarvan IV, Nidalee, Xin Zhao, Pantheon, Jax, Nocturne, Galio, Nunu, Udyr, Twitch, Aatrox, Fiddlesticks, Kindred
Marksman: Twitch, Draven, Varus, Kalista, Tristana
Top Lane: Talon, Teemo, Swain, Nasus, Ekko, Poppy, Illaoi, Gnar, Rengar, Kayle, Akali, Aatrox, Singed, Maokai, Sion, Garen, Jarvan IV
Support: Galio, Brand, Sona, Leona, Alistar, Zilean, Nautilus, Vel'Koz, Tahm Kench


Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid-Lane: Akali, Diana, Azir, Zilean, Kayle, Corki
Jungle: Rammus, Rek'Sai, Olaf, Shyvana, Wukong, Sejuani
Marksman: Miss Fortune, Sivir, Ziggs
Top Lane: Wukong, Olaf, Yorick, Dr. Mundo, Trundle, Lissandra, Cho'Gath, Quinn
Support: Taric, Lux, Annie, Fiddlesticks, Miss Fortune

Tier 4 [Rarely Seen]:
Mid-Lane: Cho'Gath, Fiddlesticks
Jungle: Diana
Marksman: 
Top Lane: Mordekaiser, Tahm Kench, Ryze, Xin Zhao, Heimerdinger
Support:  Veigar, Sion


Instructions and Caveats:
  • This tier list details which champions are most popular in today's current metagame, for better or for worse. Selecting a high popularity champion and doing mediocre is always favorable to selecting a low tier champion and doing mediocre for team morale.

Champion Explanations

  • Fizz [God Tier Top/Mid] - Fizz in his current form is extremely annoying as both a top laner and as a mid-laner. As a top laner, most player opt for a tanky Trinity + tank item bruiser, whereas mid-lane Fizz players are starting to pick up Hextech Gunblade + Lichbane for maximum one shot potential coupled with excellent sustained damage.
  • Galio [Tier 1 Top] - Galio's falling a bit in his jungle/mid/support roles after the initial hype died down and he was nerfed a bit. However, he is still highly popular as a utility top laner with great team fighting potential.
  • Graves [God Tier Jungle] - Even after the nerfs last patch to his defensive capabilities, Graves remains a top tier favorite for his massive damage potential and long range snipes. For a player that can dodge most spells, magic resist nerfs don't really play much of a factor I suppose.
  • Ivern [God Tier Jungle] - Ivern is the current god of the jungle when it comes to survivability and massive utility. His ability to chain crowd-control spells with the rest of his team makes him a high priority pick in high level competitive play that works well at high level solo queue as well.
  • Leblanc [Tier 1 Mid] - The Hextech Gunblade Leblanc build we reported on a few weeks ago continues to be very popular as a viable method of sustain and burst damage for Leblanc, and its definitely bringing her back into the spotlight despite the nerfs to her Distortion a few patches back.
  • Nunu [Tier 2 Jungle] - Nunu appears to be an extremely underrated pick in solo queue right now. Despite being a high utility unkillable counter-jungler like Ivern, he remains largely uncontested when it comes to the pick/ban phase. Overall I'd say he's a pretty good champion to main right now.
  • Rakan [God Tier Support] - Rakan's potential crowd-control via his spells is extremely high, and his mobility makes him incredibly annoying to deal with. I would expect him to become the new Lee Sin of supports, although support mains already have Thresh and Bard to play with.
  • Taliyah [Tier 1 Mid] - Taliyah continues rising in popularity for her excellent burst damage and engagement abilities. As players move away from an assassin heavy meta, I would expect her to come in handy as a poke/burst hybrid.
  • Xayah [God Tier Marksman] - It's been a while since marksmen got someone with as much outplay potential as Xayah. She's incredibly fun to play as, and has so much potential for outplaying her opponents that it's easy to see why players are flocking towards her.
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for hero selection.
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