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Apr 20, 2015

2015 Champion Tier List - Ranked 3s Twisted Treeline - Patch 5.7 Update

Check out the newest in the Twisted Treeline Tier List Series! This update features strong move ups from the usual suspects from the solo queue map, along with some old favorites



Hi everyone and welcome to the latest in the Twisted Treeline tier list series! I was planning on updating this a few patches ago, but received an unsolicited offer from a challenger level player to help with the list...unfortunately it seems he's not up to this particular challenge, so I'll be updating it myself from now on.

So hard to find good help these days.

That being said, for those that would like to contribute, please leave your thoughts for discussion in the comments section ^_^

Highlights: It seems like Sion's taken over a lot more than just Summoner's Rift, and the new Diana buffs have brought her into new light. Check out the full scoop below!

Current Metagame
Right now there are two main methods of playing Twisted Treeline:
  1. Duo top with a support like Leona or Annie
  2. Two solo lanes with a jungler
It seems for the most part higher tier teams prefer the support meta running exhaust + ignite, whereas lower divisions seem to do better with the level advantage from having a jungler. In the case of having a jungler, Cinderhulk seems to do very well on this map scaling into late game.

Based off of this, I'm splitting this tier list into "roles" similar to the solo queue 5s list. However, as there are only 3 positions open, I won't be including every champion into this list. If you feel that I've missed out on a strong champion, please let me know and I'll include it in the next update.

  • 4/21: Added Gragas Jungle

Toolkit and Options
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The Tier List

God Tier [Very Strong]:
AP: Morgana, Cho'Gath, Diana
Jungle: Sejuani, Maokai, Nunu, Cho'Gath, Volibear
Melee Solo *Sion, Cho'Gath, Jarvan IV, Maokai, Wukong, Darius, Riven, Yasuo
Support: Leona, Maokai, Braum
AD Ranged: Kalista, Graves, Lucian

God Tier Rising: Cho'Gath (Jungle/Melee/AP), Diana (AP), Kalista (AD), Lucian (AD), Maokai (Jungle), Nautilus (Support), Nunu (Jungle), Sejuani (Jungle), Sion (Melee/Support), Volibear (Jungle)
God Tier Falling

Tier 1 [Strong]:
AP: Karma, Lulu, Brand, Syndra, Malzahar, Lissandra, Ahri, Vel'koz, Kayle, Orianna, Singed, Anivia, Cassiopeia, Annie, Katarina, Fizz, Rumble
Jungle: Sion, Xin Zhao, Shyvana, Jarvan IV, Lee Sin, Rek'Sai, Gragas, Shaco, Pantheon, Nidalee, Vi, Yorick, Kha'Zix, Rengar, Udyr, Aatrox, Skarner, Trundle, Riven, Hecarim, Warwick
Melee SoloSinged, Pantheon, Olaf, Renekton, Volibear, Xin Zhao, Zed, Trundle, Jayce, Jax, Lee Sin, Rengar, Nidalee, Hecarim, Aatrox, Fiora, Shyvana, Kha'Zix, Garen
Support: Nautilus, Sion, Volibear, Annie, Karma, Thresh, 
AD Ranged: Corki, Jinx, Ezreal

Tier 1 Rising: Brand (AP), Malzahar (AP), Singed (Melee), Volibear (Support), Shyvana (Jungle), Syndra (AP), Xin Zhao (Melee/Jungle)
Tier 2 Falling: Ahri (AP), Corki (AD), Jarvan (IV), Lissandra (AP), Lee Sin (Jungle), Olaf (Melee), Pantheon (Melee), Rek'Sai (Jungle), Shaco (Jungle), Volibear (Solo)

Tier 2 [Viable]:
AP: Nidalee, Vladimir, Viktor, Gragas, Singed, Zyra, Azir, Ziggs, Swain, Zilean, Teemo, Xerath, Mordekaiser, Kassadin, Lux
Jungle: Dr. Mundo, Malphite,  Amumu, Fiddlesticks, Evelynn, Nocturne, Elise, Zac, Nasus
Melee SoloTryndamere, Kayle, Irelia, Rek'Sai, Gnar, Yorick, Udyr, Dr. Mundo, Nasus, Gangplank, Malphite
Support: Lulu, Morgana, Soraka, Nunu, Malphite, Taric
AD Ranged: Quinn, Vayne

Tier 2 Rising: Soraka (Support)
Tier 2 Falling

Tier 3 [Not Played Often]: Everybody else. Not to say that you can't win with other champions, but for the most part the ones above will give you plenty to work with. Feel free to try out other strategies and post your experiences in the comment section below!

AD/AP Positioning

Due to the way the map is arranged, bot lane is generally considered the "safer" lane, so the solo laner almost always goes here. However, as this game mode is somewhat uncommon, you may see teams send two champions to bot lane. As a result, it's generally best to send an AP bot with long range waveclear, as these champions can deal with both 1v1 and 1v2 lanes.

This means that for the most part, the AD based champion will go top. However, swapping these around isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's a good idea to make sure that you have a mix of damage types so that the enemy team can't easily itemize against you.

Champion Explanations

  • * Melee Solo - If you're planning on getting into the upper end of the Tier 3 ladder, playing with a support is definitely the way to go at the moment. However, while you're climbing melee champions can still succeed until teams start becoming more organized and skilled with their coordination.
  • Jarvan IV [Melee Solo God] - Despite having his armor buff nerfed, he still does well as a solo laner with his ranged waveclear and strong all-in. However, as a utility jungler he is somewhat nerfed with the removal of his armor buff, and works better as a damage dealer than a solid front line.
  • Kalista [God Tier ADC] - With the introduction of more tanky, high CC supports such as Nautilus and Sion into the spectrum, people are finding the AD carry meta more beneficial than ever to take down tanks and kite. As the queen of such things, Kalista's become a strong champion for the marksman role when required on the rift as there's less to hold her down.
  • Maokai [Jungle/Support God]: Maokai works in a ton of different roles and is easily one of the most contested pick in the Treeline at the moment. This of course has nothing to do with the fact that he is in fact a tree. Instead, his base damage, crowd control, and area of effect damage reduction skills are simply amazingly good on the map right now. He works best as a support, but as most of the time only higher tiers run a support, he does do well in other roles as well.
  • Nautilus [Tier 1 Support] - Like his Summoner's Rift status, Nautilus is proving himself as a solid support on the Twisted Treeline as well with his newfound buffs in the past few patches.
  • Shyvana [Tier 1 Jungle] - The cinderhulk change greatly benefited Shyvana, a traditionally strong 3s champion in her own right.
  • Sion [Melee Solo God] - In his current rendition, Sion is simply a beast in terms of providing a strong front line and excellent CC. 
  • Singed [Tier 1 AP] - If your team is running a ranged AD/Support already, Singed actually works very well with his strong waveclear and frontlining abilities. However, in a team of three melee he is still somewhat lackluster.
  • Sion [Tier 1 Support] - Similar to Nautilus and Maokai, players are finding higher damage, tanky supports to be valuable on the rift, especially when Leona is banned out.
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for hero selection.
  • While I'm by no means a guru on the Twisted Treeline I do enjoy playing the game mode quite a bit and hope that they'll introduce the solo queue 3v3 some day.
  • That being said, take this tier list with a grain of salt and feel free to engage in open debate in the comment section with your own thoughts and comments. As the game mode isn't all that popular right now, hopefully this list will help spur some of you to try it out!

Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

Previous versions of this list available here

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  1. DivideByInfinityApril 21, 2015

    How is diana jungle in 3s?
    She has a gapcloser that I can assume goes over the walls, I think her clear wouldn't be bad either.
    What are your thoughts?

  2. Adrian SmarkApril 21, 2015

    Wukong jungle ain't bad

  3. Why not just put her in the ap lane, and then put a better jungler in the jungle? Its not bad, but her landing is better

  4. Well I'd see Rek'Sai god tier in jungle. She can tunnel through almost anything, like the lane walls or the wall between base and jungle. Plus, her seismo vision allows you to avoid ambushes which is very good on a map without wards.

  5. I think gragas jungle is pretty strong, and I would recommend melee solo for reksai. Although your tunnel placement has to be even smarter on this map

  6. CanadianBurnsApril 21, 2015

    Yay! Another tier list for us twisted treeline mains! Thanks Suntastic!

  7. Alcides Braga de SouzaApril 21, 2015

    Thanks for the update!

  8. "This of course has nothing to do with the fact that he is in fact a tree."
    wait... Maokai doesn't get tree buffs on the treeline? Next you'll be telling me Karthus doesn't get spooky spirit buffs when he captures one of the altars!

  9. Sivir is God Tier in 3's, definitely should be in place of Lucian.

  10. Soulless Giampiero DSkullApril 26, 2015

    Yeah, actually she's the best adc in terms of KDA and Win rate on 3v3.

  11. Soulless Giampiero DSkullApril 26, 2015

    Why Diana god tier and not Ahri?

  12. Gustavo FritzApril 27, 2015

    What about double smite comp`s? anyone?

  13. José LopesMay 16, 2015

    can someone explain me why talon isnt here but zed is

  14. Update plox for 5.10

  15. I'm not the most experienced in 3v3 but I find poppy to be quite strong

  16. Finally some polish changes to 3v3 on the PBE. Also, the jungle is a bit weaker now, so playing with a jungler is more viable.

  17. marka1995May 28, 2015

    Could you update the list for patch 5.10? Interested to see what your opinion on Ekko will be in 3's :)

  18. Bard should be on the list :o maybe

  19. Hello guy, you must update this 3s list for ranked. :)

  20. PolochoonJune 01, 2015

    Hi ! I would like an update of the tier list for 5.10 patch too :)


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