Apr 21, 2018

FOTM Ranked Solo Queue Tier List (High Elo) ~ Patch 8.8 - April

Leave a Comment
Welcome to the new-old Leblanc patch! We're looking at a lot of renewed burst power on multiple champions this time around, and red trinket is giving players a bloodier field to play on. meanwhile, popular peel supports like Braum and Janna were nerfed, making bot lane less susceptible to support control...unless you're playing Morgana of course...

SEASON 8 - April- PATCH 8.8
FOTM RANKED META TIER LIST
"PLAY LIKE A PROFESSIONAL"

Preface Chatter

Welcome to the new-old Leblanc patch! We're looking at a lot of renewed burst power on multiple champions this time around, and red trinket is giving players a bloodier field to play on. meanwhile, popular peel supports like Braum and Janna were nerfed, making bot lane less susceptible to support control...unless you're playing Morgana of course...

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 in terms of pro picks and high Elo choices.
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 the Optimal Champion Bans by Division Listing!

Patch 8.8 Summary
Buffs: Leblanc, Ahri, Graves, Lissandra, Nautilus, Vi, Red Trinket
Nerfs: Irelia, Azir, Braum, Galio, Janna, Kai'Sa, Ryze, Sion, Tahm Kench, Taliyah, Varus, Xayah

Toolkit and Options
Search for a champion:

Updates:
  • [Placeholder]

The Tier List

God Tier [High Priority Picks]:
Mid: LeBlanc, Zed, Yasuo, Ahri, Fizz
Jungle: Kha'Zix, Lee Sin, Kayn
Marksmen: Caitlyn, Kai'Sa, Ezreal
Top: Irelia, Darius, Yasuo, Camille
Support: Janna, Lulu, Morgana

Tier 1 [Meta Picks]:
Mid: Katarina, Swain, Vladimir, Zoe, Anivia, Orianna, Twisted Fate, Ekko, Lux, Kassadin, Ryze, Cassiopeia, Veigar, Malzahar, Brand
Jungle: Warwick, Master Yi, Jax, Rengar, Shaco, Zac, Evelynn, Graves, Vi, Camille, Xin Zhao, Jarvan IV, Trundle, Sejuani, Nocturne, Olaf, Udyr
Marksmen: Jhin, Xayah, Vayne, Tristana, Jinx, Varus
Top: Fiora, Gangplank, Jax, Riven, Sion, Malphite, Swain, Renekton, Vladimir, Nasus, Gnar, Illaoi, Teemo, Ornn, Shen, Cho'Gath, Tryndamere
Support: Thresh, Nami, Blitzcrank, Rakan, Alistar, Braum, Soraka, Brand, Leona

Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid: Xerath, Azir, Diana, Talon, Syndra, Viktor, Galio, Taliyah, Lissandra, Corki, Karthus, Annie, Aurelion Sol, Vel'Koz
Jungle: Nidalee, Skarner, Rammus, Nunu, Wukong, Twitch, Elise, Shyvana, Gragas, Kindred, Rek'Sai, Hecarim, Tryndamere, Riven, Amumu, Fiddlesticks
Marksmen: Draven, Lucian, Sivir, Miss Fortune, Twitch
Top: Singed, Kled, Garen, Urgot, Maokai, Aatrox, Pantheon, Trundle, Jayce, Wukong, Poppy, Yorick, Rumble, Akali, Kayle, Dr. Mundo
Support: Karma, Bard, Tahm Kench, Zyra, Nautilus, Taric, Sona, Sion

Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid: Akali, Karma, Ziggs, Zilean, Jayce, Heimerdinger
Jungle: Ekko, Volibear, Pantheon, Singed, Ivern, Aatrox, Diana
Marksmen: Ashe, Kog'Maw, Kalista
Top: Nautilus, Quinn, Tahm Kench, Olaf, Kennen, Volibear, Mordekaiser
Support: Lux, Zilean, Fiddlesticks, Shen

Tier 4 [Rarely Seen]:
Mid: Gragas, Kayle
Jungle: Nautilus, Maokai, Dr. Mundo, Quinn, Poppy
Marksmen:
Top: Heimerdinger, Galio, Lissandra, Karthus
Support: Vel'Koz


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

  • Caitlyn [God Tier Marksman] - Even with Kai'Sa's dominance on the rift, there are few things more satisfying than dominating laning phase through a few well-placed traps. When you combine this with her powerful shoving power and huge range, it's no wonder that Caitlyn continues to be the most picked marksman in the game. 
  • Irelia [God Tier Top] -  In her current state, Irelia's far more balanced than her initial release. However, her fast-paced difficult to master moveset is still favored by players looking for something fresh and exciting.
  • Janna [God Tier Support] - Janna complaining has returned to the wonderful world of the internet, and as the most played support, it's no wonder players are getting tired of seeing her in-game. Her ability to utterly shutdown many highly valued skills make it difficult to accomplish anything meaningful.
  • Kai'Sa [God Tier Marksman] - Despite the nerfs to Kai'Sa this patch, players still enjoy her for her highly interactive play-style and aggressive movements. She's by no means in a bad state post-nerfs, and continues to beat out most other marksmen in terms of sheer damage and dueling potential.
  • Leblanc [God Tier Mid] - Post-rework, players are enjoying the old Leblanc more than before. She's still largely a feast or famine type of champion, and as long as you can deny her early game kills you should be good to go. Meanwhile, that's easier said than done.
  • Morgana [God Tier Support] - Morgana's pushed Thresh out of the God Tier for supports, and quickly rose to the top. She's always been valued for her root and black shield and players are slowly rediscovering how annoying she is to go up against over time.
  • Swain [Tier 1 Mid] - After his nerfs Swain is by no means broken, but his late game scaling abilities make him very popular amongst Vladimir mains looking for some variety in champion play.
  • Thresh [Tier 1 Support] - Although Thresh is still a valued addition to any team, his effectiveness is dwindling over time. Enemy champions are highly mobile, which means landing a hook means first blowing all the enemy cooldowns first.
  • Zed [God Tier Mid] - Ever since his buffs last patch, Zed's been back on top in the hearts and minds of every player...to ban in solo queue.
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.
Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

Looking for older versions of the FOTM Tier List?





First time to Nerfplz.Lol or not sure where to find everything? Try the Site Map





No comments:

Post a Comment

Feel free to comment or leave a message :)