May 22, 2018

FOTM Ranked Solo Queue Tier List (High Elo) ~ Patch 8.10 - May

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 This patch is the first time in a long time where Janna isn't in the God Tier for supports. Nowadays, after her "nerf" players tend to favor more aggressive play-making supports, especially the type that professionals are using on the big stage. Meanwhile, hypercarries Ezreal and Kai'Sa are really heating up solo queue. This makes assassins mid-lane more important than ever to prevent marksmen from snowballing out of control. 

SEASON 8 - May - PATCH 8.10
FOTM RANKED META TIER LIST
"PLAY LIKE A PROFESSIONAL"

Preface Chatter

This patch is the first time in a long time where Janna isn't in the God Tier for supports. Nowadays, after her "nerf" players tend to favor more aggressive play-making supports, especially the type that professionals are using on the big stage. Meanwhile, hypercarries Ezreal and Kai'Sa are really heating up solo queue. This makes assassins mid-lane more important than ever to prevent marksmen from snowballing out of control.

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 8.10 Summary
Buffs: Bard, Kindred, Poppy, Zac
Nerfs: Dr. Mundo, Sion

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The Tier List

God Tier [High Priority Picks]:
Mid: Zed, LeBlanc, Yasuo, Zoe, Vladimir
Jungle: Graves, Kha'Zix, Lee Sin
Marksmen: Ezreal, Kai'Sa, Caitlyn
Top: Irelia, Darius, Yasuo, Camille
Support: Morgana, Rakan, Lulu

Tier 1 [Meta Picks]:
Mid: Ahri, Fizz, Twisted Fate, Katarina, Irelia, Lux, Ekko, Orianna, Talon, Malzahar, Swain, Veigar, Ryze, Anivia, Xerath, Kassadin
Jungle: Xin Zhao, Kayn, Master Yi, Camille, Warwick, Jax, Trundle, Dr. Mundo, Rengar, Evelynn, Shaco, Zac, Udyr, Jarvan IV, Nocturne, Vi, Nidalee
Marksmen: Jhin, Xayah, Vayne, Jinx, Draven, Tristana
Top: Dr. Mundo, Riven, Gangplank, Jax, Vladimir, Fiora, Ornn, Shen, Singed, Malphite, Garen, Renekton, Teemo, Tryndamere, Nasus, Cho'Gath, Gnar
Support: Janna, Thresh, Nami, Soraka, Alistar, Blitzcrank, LeBlanc, Karma, Braum, Brand, Leona, Bard, Zoe

Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid: Cassiopeia, Aurelion Sol, Diana, Syndra, Brand, Taliyah, Karma, Vel'Koz, Annie, Lissandra, Viktor, Azir, Galio, Karthus, Corki
Jungle: Olaf, Rammus, Nunu, Skarner, Wukong, Sejuani, Shyvana, Kindred, Hecarim, Amumu, Tryndamere, Elise, Twitch, Singed, Ivern, Fiddlesticks
Marksmen: Lucian, Varus, Miss Fortune, Twitch, Sivir
Top: Sion, Illaoi, Swain, Kled, Urgot, Trundle, Rengar, Maokai, Poppy, Pantheon, Aatrox, Jayce, Wukong, Yorick, Quinn, Kennen
Support: Lux, Sona, Zyra, Tahm Kench, Fiddlesticks, Taric, Zilean, Nautilus, Teemo, Shen, Vel'Koz, Malphite

Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid: Ziggs, Akali, Heimerdinger, Zilean, Jayce, Gragas, Kayle
Jungle: Ekko, Riven, Gragas, Rek'Sai, Pantheon, Cho'Gath, Diana
Marksmen: Ashe, Kog'Maw, Kalista
Top: Rumble, Kayle, Akali, Tahm Kench, Olaf, Volibear, Mordekaiser
Support: Xerath, Veigar, Sion, Miss Fortune, Annie, Poppy

Tier 4 [Rarely Seen]:
Mid: Kennen, Mordekaiser
Jungle: Aatrox, Volibear, Quinn, Poppy, Maokai
Marksmen:
Top: Heimerdinger, Nautilus, Lissandra, Galio

Support: Galio, Maokai, Kennen, Kayle


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

  • Ezreal [God Tier Marksman] - Don't be fooled by his average looking win rates, he's the most popular marksman and naturally, there are a ton of people picking him up and for good reason. His ability to cruise through games safely gives him tremendous scaling potential with Kleptomancy and allows him to become the six-item terror of a marksman he was always meant to be. Meanwhile, his double tear build deals an insane amount of damage when fully stacked. This makes his poke more like continuous burst. 
  • Graves [God Tier Jungle] - Even in the "new" jungle, Graves continues to dominate with his high damage early game and relatively safe clears as long as he kites properly.
  • Janna [Tier 1 Support] - Janna in her current form is "nerfed". As a result, a lot of players are drifting more towards aggressive play-making supports with higher early game kill potential. However, she's by no means bad right now. If she's not getting banned in your games and you enjoy playing her, feel free to continue doing so.
  • Kai'Sa [God Tier Marksman] - After a patch for the Kai'Sa nerfs to soak in, she's still continuing to climb back to the top as one of the premier hyper-carries. She deals an insane amount of burst damage, and in a solo queue environment can quickly snowball out of control.
  • Kha'Zix [God Tier Jungle] - Similar to Graves, as an old favorite with tremendous single target damage, Kha'Zix performs extremely well when it comes to taking down scuttle crabs.
  • Morgana [God Tier Support] - Morgana's rise to fame comes largely on the back of pro play. The amount of crowd control in today's meta (cough Rakan) makes it so that her Black shield is exceedingly valuable when it comes to keeping carries alive and carrying.
  • Rakan [God Tier Support] - Rakan is arguably the strongest play-making support right now and offers the least counterplay when it comes to ult + flash + W'ing. Most supports have a bit more of a delay before they can excute their full combo, but with Rakan mains getting cleaner and cleaner, there's basically no time to react before your entire team is floating in the air dancing merrily to their deaths.
  • Vladimir [God Tier Mid] - In a meta largely dominated by assassins mid, Vladimir continues to do quite well. His early game gives him the ability to punish melee assassins, and his mid to late game is squirrely enough for him to dodge the brunt of any burst damage aimed at him via a cheeky Sanguine Pool.
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.
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