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Jul 18, 2017

2017 Best Champions Tier List - Solo Queue Ranked Ladder Climbing - Patch 7.14 Update

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Hi everyone, woke up early to get the list ready, so here it is in all its glory! This time around, Malzahar's taking flight to the top of the pack, and with Fiora nerfed, a few new top laners are sneaking back up. Meanwhile, Duskblade is looking particular strong this patch, but with the hotfix on the way, I'd say most of the carriers will still be in line with the normal power level.

SEASON 7 - PATCH 7.14
FASTEST RANKED LP GAIN TIER LIST
"What Are the Best Champions to Climb With"

Preface Chatter

Hi everyone, woke up early to get the list ready, so here it is in all its glory! This time around, Malzahar's taking flight to the top of the pack, and with Fiora nerfed, a few new top laners are sneaking back up. Meanwhile, Duskblade is looking particular strong this patch, but with the hotfix on the way, I'd say most of the carriers will still be in line with the normal power level.

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The purpose of this list is to pick out the champions that when played, will allow you to climb divisions the fastest by winning more games. This list contains more off-meta and counter-meta placements that do well against popular picks.
If you're looking for a more meta based tier list based on popularity, be sure to check out the FOTM list as well!
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 new Optimal Champion Bans by Division Listing!
Patch 7.14 Summary
Buffs: Alistar, Cho'Gath, Diana, Garen, Rammus, Taric, Yorick
Nerfs: Caitlyn, Fiora
Tweaks: Singed

Updates
  • Added Kayn to jungle and top
  • 7/18 Updates:
    • Caitlyn (Marksman) moved down
    • Jinx (Marksman) moved up
    • Cho'Gath (Jungle/Top) moved up
    • Garen (Top) moved up
    • Taric (Support) moved up
  • 7/19: Added Cho'Gath support article
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The Tier List

God Tier List

[Highest Influence | Good In Almost Every Situation | Easiest to Gain LP With]

Mid Lane Malzahar, Ahri, Anivia, Annie
Jungle Nunu, Zac, Ivern
Top Lane Darius, Jarvan IV, Kled
Marksman Twitch, Draven
Support Blitzcrank, Thresh, JannaSona 

God Tier Rising: Janna (Support), Kled (Top), Malzahar (Mid)
God Tier Falling

Tier 1

[Strong/Preferred Choices | Faster to Learn and Win | Works Well In Solo Queue]

Mid-LaneOrianna, Kassadin, Katarina, Twisted Fate, Aurelion Sol, Vel'Koz, Xerath, Talon, Ziggs, Taliyah, Zilean, Syndra, Karthus, Galio, Fizz
Jungle: Jax, Warwick, Gragas, Rammus, Cho'Gath, Kha'Zix, Elise, Rek'Sai, Sejuani, Maokai, Vi, Jarvan IV, Xin Zhao, Master Yi, Lee Sin, Nocturne, Kindred, Nidalee
Top: Jax, Irelia, Riven, Pantheon, Yasuo, Talon, Aatrox, Tryndamere, Jayce, Maokai, Cho'gath, Akali, Swain, Garen, Renekton, Fiora, Wukong, Kayle, Yorick, Quinn
Marksman: Miss Fortune, Tristana, Jhin, Jinx, Caitlyn, Lucian, Kog'Maw, Vayne
Support: Soraka, Alistar, Taric, Lulu, Nami, Karma, Rakan, Bard, Sion, Zyra, Zilean, 

Tier 1 Rising: Alistar (Support), Cho'Gath (Jungle/Top), Garen (Top), Gragas (Jungle), Jhin (Marksman), Jinx (Marksman), Kindred (Jungle), Maokai (Jungle), Orianna (Mid), Rammus (Jungle), Taric (Support), Tristana (Marksman)
Tier 1 Falling: Caitlyn (Marksman), Fiora (Top)

Tier 2

[Viable/Balanced Choices | Common In Solo Queue | Needs Practice To Get Good]

Mid-Lane: Ekko, Lux, Yasuo, Zed, Leblanc, Morgana, Kayle, Brand, Jayce, Viktor, Karma, Cassiopeia, Gangplank, Swain, Veigar, Diana, Lissandra, Vladimir, Akali, Gragas, Heimerdinger
Jungle: Evelynn, Shaco, Graves, Hecarim, Amumu, Skarner, Shyvana, Rengar, KaynRumble, Wukong, Olaf, Poppy, Volibear, Trundle, Pantheon, Udyr, Twitch, Quinn, Aatrox, Sion, Fizz, Nautilus, Ekko
Top: Galio, Rumble, Gangplank, Trundle, Camille, Gragas, Malphite, Sion, Teemo, Nasus, Nautilus, Singed, Mordekaiser, Illaoi, Shen, Kennen, Poppy, Olaf, Fizz, Ekko, Kayn, Graves, Gnar, Rammus, Rengar, Warwick, Lissandra, Vladimir, Cassiopeia, Karma, Urgot, Tahm Kench, Diana, Kassadin
Marksman: Ashe, Kalista, Sivir, ZiggsVarus, Xayah, Ezreal, Kennen
Support: Braum, Leona, Brand, Morgana, Tahm Kench, Vel'Koz, Nautilus, Maokai

Tier 2 Rising:
Tier 2 Falling: Ashe (Marksman), Galio (Top), Kalista (Marksman), Shaco (Jungle)

Tier 3

[Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge Than Usual | Counterpicks]

Mid-Lane: Kennen, Ryze, Corki, Cho'Gath, Pantheon, Quinn, WukongNasus, Lulu, Mordekaiser, Zyra, Sona, Kog'Maw (AP), Varus, Urgot, Ezreal (AP), Azir, Teemo, Jarvan IV, Ezreal (AD), Jhin, Riven, Fiddlesticks, Malphite
Jungle: Dr. Mundo, Galio, Kayle, Malphite, Diana, Camille, Riven, Talon, Tryndamere, Kled, Mordekaiser, Irelia, Fiddlesticks, Tahm Kench, Kog'Maw
Top: Sejuani, Shaco, Dr. Mundo, Zed, Volibear, Ryze, Vayne, Lulu, Heimerdinger, Xin Zhao, Nunu, Malzahar, Nidalee, Rek'Sai, Karthus, Lee Sin, Kha'Zix, Vi, Shyvana, Taric
Marksman: Quinn, Corki, Graves, Urgot, Kindred
Support: Malzahar, Galio, Cho'GathCamilleFiddlesticks, Trundle, Annie, Poppy, Volibear, Malphite, Shaco, Shen, Xerath, Veigar, Lux, Gragas, Nunu, Kayle, Kennen, Taliyah, Syndra

Tier 3 Rising:
Tier 3 Falling

Tier 4

[Low Benefits for Effort Used]

Mid-Lane: Kha'Zix, Nidalee, Master Yi, Tristana (AP), Evelynn, Tahm Kench
Jungle: Nasus, Gangplank, Fiora, Karthus, Shen, Darius, Zed, Malzahar, Aurelion Sol, Taric, Garen, Alistar, Yorick
Top: Blitzcrank, Udyr, Taliyah, Alistar, Leblanc, Elise, Braum
Marksman: Twisted Fate, Mordekaiser, Thresh
Support: Miss Fortune, Elise, Pantheon, Teemo, Ashe, Anivia, Lee Sin, Gangplank, Orianna, Yorick, Lissandra, Leblanc

Tier 4 Rising:
Tier 4 Falling

Instructions and Caveats:

  • Champions in BOLD I will talk about shortly
  • Champions UNDERLINED may be over/undervalued, but aren't/haven't played enough for me to make a better judgment.
  • Within each tier, the champions are strongest from left to right, but within a tier each champion's strength is relatively close. This is especially true for Tiers 2 and 3 where these champions are ALL highly playable and player dependent on how strong they are in-game.
  • Win Rates are important in analyzing each champion's strength but are not the end-all criteria for any champion's position.
  • Professional Picks may not necessarily translate into good picks for solo queue ladder, the two have slightly different meta-games and skill levels.
  • The creator of this list is diamond, so there may be some personal bias towards higher tier play on certain champions.

Champion Explanations

  • Alistar [Tier 1 Support] - The 5% increase on his base damage reduction represents a 10% total increase, which translates to a decent amount. When you couple this with the fact that he tends to do well against hook supports like Blitzcrank and Thresh, he does quite well in the current meta.
  • Fiora [Tier 1 Top] - The nerf on the movement speed provided by her passive ends up making it much more difficult to proc all her vitals, especially during her Grand Challenge [R]. She can still do well, but needs to position herself more carefully in order to truly maximize her damage.
  • Janna [God Tier Support] - The influx of AD-based champions makes Janna indirectly stronger. With the current status of Duskblade, more players are choosing to pick up AD-based assassins, one of Janna's favorite allies.
  • Kayn [Tier 2 Jungle] - Overall, it looks like most players are not doing well with Kayn, but high division players are finding high success with him if they can get him snowballing.
  • Kled [God Tier Top] - After the Fiora nerfs, Kled's back to God Tier as a top laner. His ability to dominate almost any melee laner is immense, and his mid to late game team fight tends to be extremely powerful. Meanwhile, most players are still relatively confused when it comes to when to expect Kled's remount, resulting in devastating outplays.
  • Malzahar [God Tier Mid] - Malzahar as a whole has been extremely powerful ever since his changes in Patch 7.11, despite his subsequent nerf in Patch 7.12. His Call of the Void [Q] was improved significantly, resulting in higher AOE burst damage and more reliable refreshing of his Malefic Visions [E]. In his current state, players have to build QSS early or face his wrath. In a meta that's currently touting lethality-based champions, this ends up handicapping the enemy team.
  • Maokai [Tier 1 Jungle] - Ever since the buff on Maokai's ultimate in Patch 7.13, his post-6 ganks are much stronger. 
  • Miss Fortune [Tier 1 Marksman] - Although it'll be hotfixed shortly, Miss Fortune's extremely strong right now because of the overall power on Duskblade. I think she'll still deserve high Tier 1 after the hotfix as a result of her powerful laning phase and excellent mid-game.
  • Orianna [Tier 1 Mid] - Professionals often say that Orianna is one of the safest mid-laners out there and nearly impossible to abuse. As a result, she's definitely high tier material. However, she's still more difficult to use than the God Tier champions and relies on her team a bit more for optimal operating efficiency.
  • Talon [Tier 1 Top] - Talon's ability to snowball top lane is extraordinarily good this patch as a result of the changes to lethality, especially on Duskblade. However, he'll likely take a small hit after the hotfix goes through, so I'm not looking to place him terribly high right now.
    Disclaimer:
    • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.

    Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

    If you're looking for a more meta based tier list based on popularity, be sure to check out the FOTM list as well!
    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 new Optimal Champion Bans by Division Listing!

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