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Mar 14, 2015

Solo Queue FOTM Tier List - Dec - Patch 5.5

In the newest rendition of the FOTM tier list, common favorites like Azir and Kassadin have dropped significantly in the popularity contest whereas newcomers like Fizz are rapidly gaining popularity.


Preface Chatter

Hi everyone and welcome to a new rendition of the FOTM Tier List! This update's coming up outside of the regular scheduled Maintenance Monday since I know I'm a bit behind on this one. This rendition features a couple mix-ups, and many popular laners have since fallen out of favor.  Check out the full listing below! Since it's early in patch 5.5, I'll update this list again in a few days.
If you're looking for the regular 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!
Patch 5.5 Summary
Buffs: Azir, Gragas, Kassadin, Nautilus, Shyvana, Skarner, Sona, Tristana, Trundle, Urgot, Varus, Veigar, Volibear, Xin Zhao, Zac, Zilean
Nerfs: Lissandra, Nidalee, Sion, Vi
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The Tier List

God Tier [Pee Your Pants - BAN]:
Mid-Lane Gods: Leblanc, Zed, Ahri
Jungle Gods:  Sejuani, Hecarim, Nidalee, Vi, Fizz
AD GodsKalista, Graves
Top Lane Gods: Irelia, Fizz, Riven, Lissandra, Hecarim
Support Gods: See Explanation

Tier 1 [Expected Powerhouses]:
Mid-Lane: Katarina, Xerath, Annie, Lissandra, Viktor, Nidalee (AP), Cassiopeia, Orianna, Lux,
Jungle: Lee Sin, Maokai, Rek'Sai, Jarvan IV, Pantheon, Volibear, Fiddlesticks, Shaco, Rengar, Xin Zhao, Kha'Zix, Amumu, Master Yi
AD Carry: Sivir, Jinx, Tristana, Vayne, Caitlyn, Corki
Top LaneKennen, Vladimir, Sion, Rumble, Nasus, Gnar, Darius, Pantheon, Jax, Rengar, Lee Sin, Jarvan IV, Fiora, Jayce
Support: Janna, Thresh, Morgana, Blitzcrank, Leona, Annie

Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid-Lane: Talon, Diana, Yasuo, Ziggs, Jayce, Twisted Fate
Jungle: Warwick, Wukong, Sion, Skarner, Elise, Nocturne, Udyr
AD Carry: Ezreal, Lucian, Draven, Twitch, Ashe, Kog'Maw
Top Lane: Rek'Sai, Yasuo, Tryndamere, Maokai, Wukong, Nidalee, Renekton, Trundle, Cho'gath, Udyr, Lulu, Shyvana, Olaf, Xin Zhao, Warwick, Swain, Dr. Mundo, Zed
SupportBraum, Sona, Nami, Lulu, Karma, Alistar

Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid-Lane: Fizz, Akali, Syndra, Azir, Kassadin, Lulu (AP), Pantheon, Kayle, Morgana, Zilean, Mordekaiser, Swain, Brand, Vel'Koz, Malzahar, Anivia, Ryze, Galio, Vladimir, Zyra, Karma, Veigar, Heimerdinger, Karthus, Gragas, Kha'Zix, Tristana, Cho'Gath, Kennen
Jungle: Rammus, NautilusEvelynn, Olaf, Trundle, Kayle, Jax, Dr. Mundo, Nasus, Shyvana, Gragas, Diana, Malphite, Tryndamere, Aatrox, Zac, Nunu, Cho'Gath, Shen, Darius
AD Carry: Miss Fortune, Varus,  Quinn
Top Lane: Kayle, Malphite, Ryze, Singed, Gragas, Akali, Kassadin, Teemo, Shen, Yorick, Garen, Quinn, Aatrox, Elise, Volibear, Kha'Zix, Karma, Poppy, Vi, Master Yi, Viktor, Gangplank, Zac, Mordekaiser, Talon, Azir
Support: Zyra, Soraka, Taric, Fiddlesticks, Vel'Koz, Zilean, Nunu, Gragas

Tier 4 [Not Amused]:
Mid-Lane: Elise, Wukong, Malphite, Teemo, Gangplank, Riven, Fiora, Fiddlesticks, Kog'maw, Ezreal (AP), Sona, Soraka, Janna
Jungle: Leona, Zed, Yasuo, Fiora, Riven, Poppy, Gangplank, Malzahar, Blitzcrank, Alistar
AD CarryTwisted Fate, Kennen, Urgot
Top Lane: Heimerdinger, Alistar, Vayne, Galio, Nunu, Soraka, Urgot
Support: Teemo, Volibear, Lux, Kayle, Nautilus, Maokai, Anivia, Veigar, Gangplank, Malphite, Nidalee, Orianna, Poppy, Elise, Galio, Shen, Yorick, Lissandra, Ashe, Leblanc, Caitlyn

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

  • God Tier Supports - Supports are currently at a very "balanced" state in terms of community perception. Since we only get 6 bans, other champions get much higher priority.
  • Fizz [God Tier Jungle/Top] - A newcomer to the FOTM top lane elite, Fizz is absolutely beloved on the fields of justice at the moment with his strong synergy to Blade of the Ruined King. After gaining attack speed and some tankiness, his ability to dispatch both squishies and tanks with ease makes him a valuable pick.
  • Leblanc [God Tier Mid] - Back from the dead, Leblanc's insane burst damage and speedy sneak attacks make her the new replacement for Zed and Fizz (AP) in the mid lane.
  • Lissandra [God Tier Top] - Largely due to professional influence and also as a a result of her bullying, intargetability, and raw damage, Lissandra has made her place in the top echelons of laners.
  • Morgana [Tier 1 Support] - Although not popularly picked even when she isn't banned, her ability to counter many popular picks such as Vi makes her a high priority ban for many players.
  • Nidalee [God Tier Jungle] - With her extremely powerful snowballing skills and one-shotting abilities combined with her inescabale and unchasable abilities, Nidalee is currently a nuisance on the rift and a high priority ban.
  • Vladimir [Tier 1 Top] - As part of the shift towards more ranged AP mages top lane, Vladimir's recently come into the spotlight along with Kennen as possible Lissandra replacements.
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for hero selection.
Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

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  1. No supports Gods? and Renekton Tier 2?

  2. Ana CarolinaMarch 14, 2015

    where are the god tier supports?

  3. SSJSuntasticMarch 14, 2015

    Added an explanation, but basically there''s nobody the community prefers above the rest right now in solo queue.

  4. Ana CarolinaMarch 14, 2015

    ok. thank you :)

  5. SSJSuntasticMarch 14, 2015

    Renekton's pretty average in terms of popularity; I think crowd favorite is a good description of where he stands right now.

  6. No Bard inclusion? Explain pls :)

  7. SSJSuntasticMarch 14, 2015

    New champions are always popular right after release, he'll be added to this list in a few days. I'll add him to the solo queue tier list on release though.

  8. Arvind ChahalMarch 14, 2015

    Whats your personal opinion on Draven where he currently stands?

  9. Wow, didnt expect to find sejuani and amumu so low on this list.

  10. Yeah, I've noticed a lot more people picking/banning sejuani this patch. I just hope rito doesnt nerf my freelo.

  11. It says december on the top

  12. Exevier EtcheverryMarch 14, 2015

    I think that Graves should be #1 of God tier.

  13. SSJSuntasticMarch 14, 2015


  14. Ahri zed and lb have the highest snowball potential in the game but if they didnt they kinda fall off late game in teamfights and let only excell in assassinations

  15. Mac MorrisMarch 14, 2015

    Where is my mid lane urgot?

  16. Where's jungle malphite? he's freelo atm, I know he isn't that popular but that oddone video should've had some effect of some sort right?

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  18. " Nidalee is currently an extremely nuisance on the rift and a high priority ban."

    So salty the grammar is incorrect.

  19. What does FOTM stand for?

  20. Stevens ShiloeMarch 14, 2015

    favorite of the month

  21. Flavor of the month

  22. Sc VirdianMarch 14, 2015

    What's wrong with the grammar? Sorr, I'm not an english speaker

  23. "extremely nuisance"
    supposed to be extreme nuisance

  24. yaboipythagorasMarch 14, 2015

    jungle nautilus should be a bit higher tier. and akali is still broken

  25. This is FOTM not the normal tier. This list is based entirely on a champs pick/ban rates.

  26. because he isn't popular. This is not the regular tier list. This list is based solely on pick/ban rates.

  27. Josh ThurlowMarch 15, 2015

    He probably isn't he most pick/banned then. If you mean because of strength, you're looking at the wrong list. This is the Flavor Of the Month tier list.

  28. CejastrikeMarch 15, 2015

    Which is why they are always strong.

  29. Free Riot Points -

  30. Exevier EtcheverryMarch 15, 2015

    No, I do not looking at the wrong list. Currently Graves is the bread and butter in all elos. He is the most popular champion. And I think that is perceived as the most powerful ADC too especially in bronze-gold.

  31. SSJSuntasticMarch 15, 2015

    I was extremely distracted while writing that part up ;P

  32. Hopefully my avatar let you know I was kidding about the salty part haha

  33. I think it would be really helpful if you provide a small explanation in your introduction to this section that explains what FOTM is to people. I understand that you have it "basically" written out in plain sight, but so many people comment saying "what is FOTM"... I enjoy reading the comments for more feedback on what you post, but I often just see silly questions about why isn't this champ higher thinking its your other tier list or they just don't know what FOTM stands for.

  34. Noah Savage BennettMarch 18, 2015

    Flavour of the meta

  35. Daelan Red TigerMarch 19, 2015

    is the fizz top some sort of high elo or low elo thing? I have never seen it since the nerf to grevious wounds.

  36. KGS MrsMermaidMarch 21, 2015

    People build him as an attack speed assassin based bruiser. It's been played competitvely since he's strong against some of the priority picks and synergises really well with on hit effects (red buff/botrk/wits end/devourer) and has good back line disruption in team fights. Like Irelia for example.

  37. So Sejuani and Amumu are #1 and #2 in terms of win rate... the difference is that no1 is banning Amumu. ALL ABOARD THE FREELO TRAIL OF TEARS ;_;

  38. ummm...... I believe you are forgetting about the best god jungler in the entire universe. THE GODYR!!!

  39. LUBIEwDUPKEMarch 28, 2015

    I think mumu need to be in god junglers :)))

  40. Matias Ignacio Araneda ArayaMarch 30, 2015

    btw is this tier list made for competitive? sorry bad englando

  41. a dude with an orangutanApril 01, 2015

    Is Akali still broken, though? I can usually shut her down by buying a pink and upgrading red trinket at 9 XD.

  42. Mauricio B VillarrealApril 05, 2015

    mmm, where is zac? I didn't see it :(

  43. Tier 3 for Jungle and top :)
    Use the "search for a champion" tool ;)

  44. Ths is a Flavour Of The Month Tier List. Champions in God Tier have high pick rate, and high ban rate. But lot of player pick the champs used in LCS, so yes, it's kinda made by the competitive picks.
    If you want to see the tier list made for competitive, check the "stonrgest champs when mastered" article ;)
    Have a nice day !

  45. XxInfinityxXApril 07, 2015

    Someone is lying.


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