Feb 11, 2018

Optimal Best Champions Bans At Each Division - Patch 8.3 February List

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Hey everyone, sorry for the slow posts this weekend. Played around 30 games of solo queue instead...hardstuck diamond. Anyway, check out the updated ban list below!

Zoe's a popular ban at all divisions, but diamond is really the only one you need to watch out for her. Meanwhile, Tristana is in pretty much every single game and has an above 50% win rate. Might as well start banning her if you're starting to get sick of her.

SEASON 8
PATCH 8.3 BAN LIST
"Problems"

Preface Chatter

Hey everyone, sorry for the slow posts this weekend. Played around 30 games of solo queue instead...hardstuck diamond. Anyway, check out the updated ban list below!

Zoe's a popular ban at all divisions, but diamond is really the only one you need to watch out for her. Meanwhile, Tristana is in pretty much every single game and has an above 50% win rate. Might as well start banning her if you're starting to get sick of her.

Anyway, check out the full list below!

Be sure to check out the regular ranked queue list, and the FOTM tier list as well!

The purpose of this list is to discover optimal bans, with the knowledge that enemy teams will likely ban the ones at the top of the list.

Banning Thought Process

  1. Which champions could the enemy team pick that would really screw my team over?
  2. Which champions could the enemy team pick that would really screw ME over?
  3. Which of the champions above is the enemy team likely going to pick if it's not banned?
  4. Which of the champions above is the enemy team probably going to ban?
After considering these items, it's time to hit the ban phase.

Optimal Bans


 Diamond+

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Zoe, Kha'Zix, Camille, Gangplank
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Tristana, Janna, Alistar
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Vladimir, Lulu, Sejuani, Azir, Kog'Maw, Swain

Platinum

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Kha'Zix, Lulu, Katarina, Yasuo, Camille, Gangplank
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Tristana, Janna, Varus
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Zoe, Vladimir, Swain, Sejuani, Zed

Gold

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Yasuo, Katarina, Lulu, Gangplank
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Tristana, Janna
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Kha'Zix, Zoe, Swain, Vladimir, Zed

Silver

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Yasuo, Vayne, Katarina, Blitzcrank, Darius
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Tristana, Varus, Janna
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Zoe, Zed, Swain, Vladimir


Bronze

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Yasuo, Vayne, Blitzcrank, Darius, Katarina, Leona, Nasus
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Tristana, Varus, Warwick
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Zoe, Zed, Swain

Method

To do this list, I first start with whichever statistical compilation site I have available (my personal preference is leagueofgraphs.com). Afterwards, I check the most banned champions and separate them into either "God Tier" or "Meh Bans" based on win rate and popularity, sometimes subjective reasoning (in which case I'd do a write-up).

Last I do an analysis of both the win rate and the popularity by division and add in good bans for that division based on such.

Some people may note that most sites don't distinguish between "Platinum Only" and "Platinum and Higher". However, this generally doesn't make much of a difference as a result of the way the overall player distribution is between the ranks. Bronze and Silver make up the highest percentage of error, but generally run similar to each other.

Explanations

  • Taking out explanations to make this list faster to put together, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below!

Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

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