May 8, 2018

Optimal Best Champions Bans At Each Division - Patch 8.9 May List

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Hey everyone! We're back with the latest updates on the ban list. Here, we're seeing a strong trend in Irelia and Leblanc bans at high division for good reason, but players in lower divisions will likely not find it quite as necessary. Meanwhile, Bronze, Silver and Gold players seem to be avoiding Graves for some reason, which is odd considering how easy and effective he is.

Check out the full list below!

SEASON 8
PATCH 8.9 BAN LIST
"Problems"

Preface Chatter

Hey everyone! We're back with the latest updates on the ban list. Here, we're seeing a strong trend in Irelia and Leblanc bans at high division for good reason, but players in lower divisions will likely not find it quite as necessary. Meanwhile, Bronze, Silver and Gold players seem to be avoiding Graves for some reason, which is odd considering how easy and effective he is.

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]: Kha'Zix, Kai'Sa, Irelia, Morgana, Camille, Graves, Leblanc
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Ezreal, Caitlyn, Rakan
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Yasuo

Platinum

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Kai'Sa, Kha'Zix, Leblanc, Irelia, Zed, Morgana, Camille, Graves
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Janna, Rakan
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Yasuo, Darius

Gold

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Kai'Sa, Zed, Irelia, Morgana, Fizz, Warwick
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Graves, Janna
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Yasuo, Leblanc, Darius, Kha'Zix

Silver

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Zed, Yasuo, Kai'Sa, Darius, Fizz, Blitzcrank
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Morgana, Graves
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Leblanc, Irelia


Bronze

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Zed, Yasuo, Darius, Kai'Sa, Blitzcrank, Master Yi
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Morgana, Lux, Graves
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Leblanc, Irelia

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!

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