Jun 30, 2018

FOTM Ranked Solo Queue Tier List (High Elo) ~ Patch 8.13 - July

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Here in the current meta, we're still seeing a lot of bruisers bot lane. However, it's supplemented with a few AP mages such as Brand and Vladimir as well. Meanwhile, the nerfs to Master Yi, Irelia, and Lucian certainly aren't stopping people from heavily playing them. This may mean there are some secret OPs lurking around that haven't been touched...

SEASON 8 - July- PATCH 8.13
FOTM RANKED META TIER LIST
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Preface Chatter

Here in the current meta, we're still seeing a lot of bruisers bot lane. However, it's supplemented with a few AP mages such as Brand and Vladimir as well. Meanwhile, the nerfs to Master Yi, Irelia, and Lucian certainly aren't stopping people from heavily playing them. This may mean there are some secret OPs lurking around that haven't been touched...Garen?

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!
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Patch 8.13 Summary
Buffs: Kindred, Gragas, Jarvan IV, Jinx, Kalista, Kassadin, Orianna, Riven, Tristana, Tryndamere, Twitch
Nerfs: Irelia, Lucian, Camille, Dr. Mundo, Master Yi, Nunu, Ornn, Singed, Taric, Vladimir, Zoe
Tweaks: Pyke

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The Tier List


God Tier [High Priority Picks]:
Mid: Zed, Yasuo, Zoe, LeBlanc, Irelia
Jungle: Graves, Master Yi, Lee Sin
Bot Carry: Lucian, Ezreal, Kai'Sa
Top: Darius, Aatrox, Garen, Irelia
Support: Morgana, Pyke, Fiddlesticks

Tier 1 [Meta Picks]:
Mid: Vladimir, Talon, Fizz, Twisted Fate, Ahri, Lux, Kassadin, Katarina, Ekko, Orianna, Malzahar, Anivia, Swain, Veigar, Ryze
Jungle: Nocturne, Xin Zhao, Kayn, Camille, Aatrox, Kindred, Taliyah, Jax, Evelynn, Rengar, Kha'Zix, Trundle, Wukong, Udyr, Shaco, Warwick, Fiddlesticks
Bot Carry: Yasuo, Irelia, Jhin, Vladimir, Miss Fortune, Draven, Jinx, Vayne, Brand, Xayah, Tristana
Top: Yasuo, Jax, Dr. Mundo, Camille, Vladimir, Fiora, Riven, Renekton, Gangplank, Tryndamere, Singed, Teemo, Malphite, Quinn, Illaoi
Support: Brand, Nami, Rakan, Thresh, Alistar, Lulu, Soraka, Zoe, Blitzcrank, Zyra, Braum, Lux, LeBlanc, Leona, Janna, Bard

Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid: Diana, Xerath, Aurelion Sol, Lissandra, Vel'Koz, Karthus, Syndra, Wukong, Viktor, Annie, Cassiopeia, Akali, Ziggs, Galio
Jungle: Nidalee, Jarvan IV, Sejuani, Dr. Mundo, Vi, Gragas, Rammus, Tryndamere, Hecarim, Elise, Zac, Pantheon, Amumu, Shyvana, Nunu, Singed
Bot Carry: Caitlyn, Twitch, Swain, Ashe, Varus, Mordekaiser, Kalista, Ziggs, Sivir, Veigar
Top: Kled, Ornn, Wukong, Nasus, Urgot, Shen, Yorick, Poppy, Kennen, Jayce, Gnar, Cho'Gath, Rumble, Swain
Support: Sona, Taric, Karma, Zilean, Shen, Swain, Tahm Kench, Vel'Koz, Nautilus, Teemo, Veigar, Xerath, Malphite, Gragas, Anivia

Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid: Taliyah, Azir, Jayce, Heimerdinger, Kennen, Zilean, Gragas
Jungle: Riven, Twitch, Skarner, Quinn, Olaf, Ekko, Diana
Bot Carry: Heimerdinger, Quinn, Ryze, Kog'Maw, Kennen
Top: Pantheon, Rengar, Akali, Kayle, Sion, Maokai, Heimerdinger
Support: Poppy, Annie, Ornn, Mordekaiser, Kennen, Heimerdinger, Ziggs

Tier 4 [Rarely Seen]:
Mid: Kayle, Corki
Jungle: Rek'Sai, Volibear, Poppy, Ivern, Karthus, Cho'Gath
Bot Carry: Corki
Top: Mordekaiser, Olaf, Tahm Kench, Volibear
Support: Sion, Galio, Kayle, Maokai



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

  • Aatrox [God Tier Top] - The new Aatrox rework is pushing the champion back into the spotlight with increased mobility and a more immersive playstyle. While players are still getting used to his kit, we're definitely seeing some potential for future domination.
  • Brand [Tier 1 Bot carry] - Brand is no stranger to the bot lane, but as the one that actually farms, players are starting to come to grips with the changing meta. Against teams of double bruisers, Brand does incredibly well since his AOE damage is absolutely terrifying against a clumped team. As long as you ban out Yasuo, Brand can perform insanely well.
  • Fiddlesticks [God Tier Support] - Fiddlesticks continues to dominate the support charts as Master Yi still reigns supreme in the hearts of many junglers. There's nothing more frustrating than getting feared away at 100 kilometers per hour while playing Master Yi, and the sustain nerfs from previous patches allow Fiddlesticks to continue being an excellent poke mage.
  • Garen [God Tier Top] - Garen didn't get any specific buffs this patch, but the release of the new God skin was enough to make players pick him up and realize just how strong he stilll is.
  • Kindred [Tier 1 Jungle] - The latest Kindred buffs made them quite strong in the jungle this patch. I suppose this means I need to start remembering to call them by their plural names again...
  • Lucian [God Tier Bot Carry] - Throughout the shifting metas and nerfs, Lucian is still running hot when it comes to bot. While short range marksmen and bruisers are avaiable to harass bot lane, Lucian can perform his role of an early game lane bully extremely well.
  • Master Yi [God Tier Jungle] - The nerfs to Master Yi's jungle certainly aren't making players shy away from picking up the Wuju master. His ability to snowball is incredible good even if you're not running one of the cheese comps like the Taric + Yi strat. 
  • Vladimir [Tier 1 Bot Carry] - Classically, Vladimir is a champion that needs levels and can heavily harass 1v1. As a result, most players prefer to bring him top lane or mid lane. However, his sustain power is quite good and players are finding that if the enemy takes bruisers bot lane, Vladimir is a viable counter. Vlad can also prevent all-ins from success as a result of his Sanguine Pool, which greatly diminishes the kill lane pressure.
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.
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