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Jul 4, 2016

2016 Best Champions Tier List - Ranked Ladder Climbing - Patch 6.13 Update

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to the latest tier list. We're still waiting on statistics from a few sources to verify findings, but so far the population size seems large enough to draw some conclusions.

As far as the support patch goes, Karma's definitely getting a lot of attention as a result of her low cooldown AOE shield. Meanwhile, the Blitzcrank nerfs seem to be somewhat more of a buff as a result of his improved objective control via his ultimate tweak.

We'll be adjusting champions as more data flows in over the next few days, but meanwhile, I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend and for those of you in America, happy July 4th!

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SEASON 6 - PATCH 6.13 FASTEST RANKED LP GAIN TIER LIST
"What Are the Best Champions to Climb With"

This List has been updated, and new versions are available via this link

Preface Chatter

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the latest tier list. We're still waiting on statistics from a few sources to verify findings, but so far the population size seems large enough to draw some conclusions.

As far as the support patch goes, Karma's definitely getting a lot of attention as a result of her low cooldown AOE shield. Meanwhile, the Blitzcrank nerfs seem to be somewhat more of a buff as a result of his improved objective control via his ultimate tweak.

We'll be adjusting champions as more data flows in over the next few days, but meanwhile, I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend and for those of you in America, happy July 4th!

As always, don't forget to like the site on Facebook if you haven't already!


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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 6.13 Summary
Nerfs: Blitzcrank, Zyra, Irelia, Kindred, Swain, Trundle, Vladimir, Volibear
Buffs: Lulu, Thresh, Gnar, Jarvan IV
Tweaks: Tahm Kench

Item Buffs: Ancient Coin Line, Ruby Sightstone
Item Nerfs: Hextech Protobelt-01
Item Tweaks: Forbidden Idol, Ardent Censer, Mikael's Crucible


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Updates
  • Added Jungle Kog'Maw
  • Cleaned up some champion links below
  • Optimal Champion Bans updated!
  • 7/4: Statistical Updates after second data source updated for 6.13 (first one I used looks like they didn't cleanse their old results and used a moving average instead)
    • Kindred jungle dropped down
    • Leona support moved up
    • Zyra support moved down
    • Amumu jungle moved up
    • Viktor mid moved up
    • Swain mid/top moved down
    • Vladimir top moved down
  • 7/4: Added FOTM Report on Jungle Kog'Maw
  • 7/5: Updated FOTM Report on Viktor
  • 7/7: Added FOTM Report on Leona
  • 7/12: Updated FOTM Tier list for pre-patch 6.14

The Tier List

God Tier [Highest Influence]:

Mid-Lane Gods: Malzahar, Ahri, Viktor
Jungle Gods: Hecarim, Volibear, Amumu
Marksman Gods: Ashe, Jinx, Jhin, Miss Fortune, Twitch, Sivir
Top Lane Gods: Irelia, Darius, Gangplank
Support Gods: Janna, Blitzcrank, Soraka

God Tier Rising: Ahri (Mid), Amumu (Jungle), Jhin (Marksman), Jinx (Marksman), Soraka (Support), Viktor (Mid)
God Tier Falling:

Tier 1 [Strong/Preferred Choices]:

Mid-Lane: Taliyah, Anivia, Twisted Fate, Vel'Koz, Annie, Zyra, Brand, Morgana, Kayle, Zilean, Cassiopeia, Fizz, Talon, Gangplank, Akali, Karthus, Xerath, Galio, Swain
Jungle: Fiddlesticks, Zac, Vi, Sejuani, Kha'Zix, Skarner, Rammus, Nocturne, Rumble, Wukong
Marksman: Caitlyn, Lucian, Ezreal, Kog'Maw, Quinn
Top Lane: Pantheon, Sion, Kayle, Wukong, Illaoi, Quinn, Fizz, Yasuo, Jarvan IV, Singed, Malphite, Teemo, Shen, Tryndamere, Riven, Kennen, Akali, Rumble, Swain, Ekko, Olaf
Support: Sona, Nami, Leona, Braum, Zilean, Karma, Taric

Tier 1 Rising: Akali (Top/Mid), Cassiopeia (Mid), Fiddlesticks (Jungle), Galio (Mid), Leona (Support), Karma (Support), Kennen (Top), Olaf (Top), Pantheon (Top), Riven (Top), Wukong (Jungle), Xerath (Mid)
Tier 1 Falling: Anivia (Mid), Braum (Support), Fizz (Mid), Rumble (Top), Swain (Mid/Top), Talon (Mid), Taric (Support), Zac (Jungle)

Tier 2 [Viable/Balanced Choices]:

Mid-LaneZed, Veigar, Yasuo, Vladimir, Katarina, Azir, Karma, Aurelion Sol, Orianna, Kennen, Diana, Lux, Cho'Gath, Lulu, Wukong, Jayce, Leblanc, Pantheon, Ziggs, Heimerdinger, Lissandra, Kassadin, Syndra, Quinn, Ekko, Urgot
Jungle: Warwick, Xin Zhao, Gragas, Shaco, Kindred, Nidalee, Shyvana, Jax, Rengar, Elise, Master Yi, Malzahar, Graves, Irelia, Udyr, Quinn, Rek'Sai, Trundle, Ekko, Diana, Poppy, Dr. Mundo, Nunu, Lee Sin, Maokai, Kayle, Malphite, Sion, Fizz, Aatrox, Nautilus, Aurelion Sol, Jarvan IV, Pantheon, Evelynn, Cho'Gath
Marksman: Vayne, Tristana, Graves, Kalista, Draven, Corki, Kindred, Varus, Urgot
Top Lane: Vladimir, Volibear, Zac, Maokai, Nautilus, Garen, Nasus, Trundle, Renekton, Cho'gath, Graves, Malzahar, Dr. Mundo, Fiora, Rammus, Ryze, Poppy, Gnar, Lissandra, Jax, Mordekaiser, Gragas, Tahm Kench, Diana, Galio, Hecarim, Aatrox, Urgot, Lulu, Cassiopeia, Xin Zhao, Heimerdinger, Karma, Jayce, Rengar, Kassadin, Nidalee, Aurelion Sol, Warwick, Udyr
Support: Alistar, Zyra, Brand, Bard, Morgana, Nautilus, Trundle, Sion, Thresh, Vel'Koz, Lulu, Annie

Tier 2 Rising: Kennen (Mid), Sion (Support), Warwick (Jungle), Xin Zhao (Jungle)
Tier 2 Falling: Aurelion Sol (Mid), Brand (Support), Gragas (Jungle), Kindred (Jungle), Quinn (Mid), Shaco (Jungle), Veigar (Mid), Vladimir (Mid/Top), Zac (Top), Zed (Mid), Zyra (Support)

Tier 3 [Needs Higher Skill/Knowledge Than Usual]:

Mid-Lane: Corki, Varus, Ezreal (AP), Ryze, Nidalee, Kog'Maw (AP), Teemo, Master Yi, Gragas, Jarvan IV, Ezreal (AD), Sona, Jhin, Mordekaiser, Riven, Fiddlesticks, Kha'Zix, Malphite, Leona, Elise
Jungle: Tryndamere, Olaf, Kog'Maw, Tahm Kench, Taric, Nasus, Gangplank, Taliyah, Fiora, Zed, Karthus, Leona, Riven, Darius, Shen
Marksman: Kennen, Twisted Fate
Top Lane: Rek'Sai, Morgana, Zed, Blitzcrank, Karthus, Viktor, Lee Sin, Yorick, Master Yi, Kha'Zix, Vi, Talon, Shyvana, Taliyah, Azir, Leblanc, Vayne, Nunu, Elise, Taric
Support: Tahm Kench, Shen, Poppy, Volibear, Malphite, Shaco, Veigar, Lux, Xerath, Gragas, Maokai, Kayle, Kennen, Taliyah, Fiddlesticks, Nunu, Pantheon, Elise, Teemo

Tier 3 Rising: Varus (Mid)
Tier 3 Falling: Corki (Mid), Ryze (Mid), Taric (Jungle)

Tier 4 [Low Benefits for Effort Used]:

Mid-Lane: Soraka, Tristana (AP), Evelynn, Tahm Kench, Janna
Jungle: Garen, Alistar, Yorick
Marksman: Mordekaiser, Thresh
Top Lane: Alistar, Braum, Soraka
Support: Ashe, Anivia, Nidalee, Lee Sin, Gangplank, Orianna, Galio, Syndra, 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 judgement.
  • 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.
  • This tier list takes data from ALL players; however, since the majority of players fall in the first three tiers, the majority of data points will come from there.
  • Win Rates are important in analyzing each champion's strength, but are not the end-all criteria for any champion's position.
  • 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 2 Support] - With his AOE heal, some people may theorycraft Alistar to also be very good this patch with the Ardent Censer changes. However, building the item on him leaves him squishy, and makes his hard engages much less effective. 
  • Blitzcrank [God Tier Support] - 75 units is not very impactful. When Singed received a 75 unit buff to his fling, everyone thought he would be overpowered, but honestly, the range is barely noticeable. Meanwhile, the same holds true for Blitzcrank, and his hook actually feels a little better than before. Additionally, his Power Fist (E) can no longer be accidentally cancelled mid-punch, increasing his consistency. Lastly, his ultimate no longer hits monsters out of combat, allowing him to safely clear Baron and Dragon pit while still retaining his ultimate for team fights, a slight buff for him overall.
  • Galio [Tier 1 Mid] - Galio is extremely underrated right now as an anti-mage champion. With so many AP champions back on the rift and Zed in a balanced state right now, Galio is very strong as long as you do not pick him into a Talon.
  • Hecarim [God Tier Jungle] - Hecarim is undoubtedly the strongest jungler in the game now. His synergy with Trinity Force and Dead Man's Plate allow him to deal insanely high damage and retain his unkillable status with Cinderhulk. I would probably ban him most games if possible.
  • Jhin [God Tier Marksman] - The duskblade build on Jhin makes him extremely powerful right now, and can easily snowball if he gets ahead. Currently, marksmen are in a great spot as a result of the Lucian nerfs, which does not seem to be stopping Lucian mains to continue spamming him,
  • Karma [Tier 1 Support] - As mentioned in the article yesterday, the new Ardent Censer and Crucible work wonderfully with her Mantra + E. Although maxing her E first leaves you weaker in lane, she makes up for it via her team fighting ability once it starts breaking out.  Players that are more offensive may still opt to max her Q first then her E, but it is really up to personal preference.
  • Sona [Tier 1 Support] - Similar to Karma, Sona's AOE shield and multi-heal via her W makes her very strong this patch as a healing support. However, Sona has a stronger poke in laning phase coupled with an AOE stun.
  • Volibear [God Tier Jungle] - Similar to Blitzcrank, Volibear's nerf was also mild. Players will definitely notice a much slower early game jungle clear, but his mid to late game is relatively unchanged. He also scales incredibly well with Cinderhulk.
  • Zed [Tier 2 Mid] - Despite Zed's massive ban rate, I feel comfortable dropping him down to a balanced state. Some players may argue that being popped from half health via Duskblade + Zed ult feels very unfair, but the fact of the matter is that Zed's win rate consistently drops as you move from Bronze to Diamond. His team fighting requires good decision-making, and his burst can still be easily countered by Zhonya's Hourglass.

Disclaimer:

  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.

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