Jun 25, 2016

Dynamic Queue FOTM Tier List - July - Patch 6.12

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Hi everyone! Sorry for the slow post roll this week, having a few issues that need to be taken care of. Meanwhile, check out the latest update on the FOTM Tier List! Highlights include Viktor's surging popularity as well as the new king of professional play, Vladimir!

Check out the full list below!

SEASON 6 - July- PATCH 6.12 FOTM TIER LIST
"THE POPULAR KIDS"

Preface Chatter

Hi everyone! Sorry for the slow post roll this week, having a few issues that need to be taken care of. Meanwhile, check out the latest update on the FOTM Tier List! Highlights include Viktor's surging popularity as well as the new king of professional play, Vladimir!

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, so you can learn how to beat them!
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 new Optimal Champion Bans by Division Listing!

Patch 6.12 Summary
Nerfs: Fizz
Buffs: Corki, Syndra, Xin Zhao

Item Buffs: Infinity Edge, Essence Reaver, Lord Dominik's Regards, Mortal Reminder, Bilgewater Cutlass
Item Nerfs: Youmuu's Ghostblade, Rod of Ages, Hextech GLP-800, Righteous Glory

Mastery Buffs: Double Edged Sword, Natural Talent, Veteran's Scars
Mastery Nerfs: Fervor of Battle, Grasp of the Undying

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The Tier List

God Tier [Pee Your Pants - BAN]:
Mid-Lane Gods: Zed, Viktor, Yasuo, Fizz, Leblanc
Jungle Gods: Kindred, Lee Sin, Kha'Zix
Marksman Gods: Lucian, Vayne, Ezreal
Top Lane Gods: Irelia, Swain, Vladimir, Yasuo
Support Gods: Alistar, Thresh, Blitzcrank

God Tier Rising: Kha'Zix (Jungle), Viktor (Mid), Vladimir (Top), Yasuo (Top)
God Tier Falling:

Tier 1 [Expected Powerhouses]:
Mid-Lane: Azir, Swain, Vladimir, Ahri, Twisted Fate, Ekko, Lux, Malzahar, Annie, Katarina, Anivia, Orianna, Brand, Veigar, Syndra, Ryze, Lissandra
Jungle: Hecarim, Graves, Rengar, Malzahar, Gragas, Nidalee, Elise, Volibear, Master Yi, Amumu, Fizz, Rek'Sai, Zac, Shaco, Vi
Marksman: Caitlyn, Jhin, Jinx, Ashe, Sivir, Miss Fortune, Twitch
Top Lane: Darius, Ekko, Fizz, Riven, Illaoi, Malphite, Trundle, Maokai, Jax, Ryze, Teemo, Renekton, Fiora, Garen, Nasus, Shen, Gangplank, Pantheon, Gnar, Hecarim
Support: Braum, Morgana, Soraka, Zyra, Brand, Janna, Bard, Nami, Annie

Tier 1 Rising: Annie (Support), Hecarim (Top), Nami (Support), Syndra (Mid), Vi (Jungle)
Tier 1 Falling: Azir (Mid), Ekko (Top), Fizz (Jungle/Top)

Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid-Lane: Morgana, Vel'Koz, Diana, Karma, Xerath, Talon, Kassadin, Varus, Cassiopeia, Taliyah, Ziggs, Zilean, Akali, Kayle, Karthus, Lulu
Jungle: Jax, Ekko, Evelynn, Fiddlesticks, Nocturne, Sejuani, Diana, Wukong, Udyr, Shyvana, Rammus, Xin Zhao, Warwick, Jarvan IV, Pantheon, Skarner
Marksman: Draven, Tristana, Corki, Kog'Maw, Kalista, Varus
Top Lane: Rengar, Olaf, Wukong, Volibear, Graves, Rumble, Tryndamere, Dr. Mundo, Kennen, Poppy, Kayle, Sion, Cho'gath, Nautilus, Malzahar, Lissandra, Singed, Akali, Zac, Quinn, Jayce, Jarvan IV, Tahm Kench,
SupportLeona, Trundle, Karma, Taric, Tahm Kench, Nautilus, Sona, Lulu

Tier 2 Rising: Corki (Marksman), Karthus (Mid)
Tier 2 Falling: Ekko (Jungle), Graves (Top), Jax (Jungle), Leona (Support), Poppy (Top), Rengar (Top),Vel'Koz (Mid)

Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid-Lane: Gangplank, Zyra, Aurelion Sol, Jayce, Cho'Gath, Pantheon, Kennen, Corki, Jhin, Quinn, Heimerdinger, Galio, Ezreal, Kog'maw (AP), Nidalee (AP), Gragas, Mordekaiser, Urgot,
Jungle: Rumble, Olaf, Nunu, Quinn, Poppy, Kayle, Aurelion Sol, Dr. Mundo, Trundle, Maokai, Cho'Gath, Malphite, Taric, Tryndamere, Tahm Kench, Nautilus, Sion, Aatrox, Taliyah, Nasus, Shen, Darius
Marksman: Quinn, Graves, Urgot, Kindred, Kennen
Top Lane: Taliyah, Rammus, Gragas, Cassiopeia, Lulu, Xin Zhao, Heimerdinger, Aatrox, Aurelion Sol, Yorick, Diana, Nidalee, Lee Sin, Rek'Sai, Zed, Shyvana, Kassadin, Mordekaiser, Warwick, Udyr, Kha'Zix, Karma, Vi, Master Yi, Viktor, Talon, Azir, Urgot
Support: Vel'Koz, Poppy, Malphite, Veigar, Zilean, Shen, Lux, Sion, Taliyah, Kennen, Fiddlesticks, Nunu, Gragas

Tier 3 Rising:
Tier 3 Falling: Aurelion Sol (Mid), Gangplank (Mid), Zyra (Mid)

Tier 4 [Not Amused]:
Mid-Lane: Jarvan IV, Kha'Zix, Wukong, Malphite, Teemo, Riven, Tahm Kench, Tristana (AP), Elise, Fiddlesticks, Sona, Evelynn, Leona, Soraka, Janna
Jungle: Leona, Zed, Fiora, Riven, Gangplank, Blitzcrank, Alistar
Marksman: Twisted Fate, Mordekaiser
Top Lane: Vayne, Elise, Galio, Braum, Alistar, Nunu, Soraka
Support: Galio, Xerath, Teemo, Volibear, Kayle, Maokai, Anivia, Gangplank, Nidalee, Orianna, Yorick, Elise, Lissandra, Ashe, Leblanc

Tier 4 Rising:
Tier 4 Falling: Mordekaiser (Marksman)

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

  • Ashe [Tier 1 Marksman] - After nerfs to Lucian and other "carry" based marksmen, players are starting to shift back towards utility marksmen like Sivir and Ashe again. As a result of their abilities to self-initiate, dynamic queue players are less reliant on their teammates for play-making, and thus better able to snowball games at opportune moments.
  • Fizz [Tier 1 Jungle] - Fizz is no longer as powerful in the jungle after they nerfed his W. This resulted in a lower damage potential for tank Fizz, which was the primary build path for junglers. However, his full AP mid damage levels are still quite high, and most Fizz players are moving back to the center stage.
  • Gangplank [Tier 3 Mid] - After the changes to Trinity Force, Gangplank is now a less burst-oriented and more auto-attack oriented champion. As a result, most players who used to take him mid are now opting to place him top instead. This results in more opportunity to get up close and personal with the enemy laner.
  • Hecarim [Tier 1 Jungle] - Meanwhile, the Trinity Force changes were an absolute godsend for champions like Hecarim, who relied little on crit but heavily on attack speed for clears and cooldown for increased sustained damage. As a result, Hecarim is back on top as a powerful ganking jungler with excellent sustained damage.
  • Illaoi [Tier 1 Top] - Shortly after the 6.11 buffs, Illaoi started to rise quickly through the ranks as a formidable top laner. By giving her reduced cooldowns on her ability to proc her tentacles along with percentage damage, Illaoi is much stronger at all phases throughout the game.
  • Sion [Tier 3 Support] - Apparently many Koreans are starting to pick up Sion support, which was previously highlighted as a weird pick a while back on this site. More information here
  • Teemo [Tier 1 Top] - Despite being renown as a champion that's not team-oriented, Teemo is still a powerful lane bully and can be highly impactful as well. Most players also end up building slightly tanky on him via his attack speed + Frozen Mallet build, which suits the meta.
  • Viktor [God Tier Mid] - Recent professional mid lane selections have brought Viktor back up to the top. An all-time favorite with powerful burst damage and great AOE potential, Viktor's just running around doing Viktor things.
  • Vladimir [God Tier Top] - Vladimir is the new must-ban massive rage inducer when it comes to "Riot nerfplz" requests. His ability as a hypercarry late game is commonly known, but his new empowered Q mechanic means that he can effectively zone out the enemy laner any time that it comes up. If the enemy laner does not know about the burst, they quickly find themselves in some very poor trades.
  • Zyra [Tier 3 Mid] - Zyra mid is currently at a "playable" status, but is not a priority pick for most players. Although her support potential is very high, most players prefer champions with high outplay potential in the mid lane and thus she largely goes unselected. 
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for hero selection.
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