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Jul 24, 2018

FOTM Ranked Solo Queue Tier List (High Elo) ~ Patch 8.14 - July

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 After a brief few patches where nobody understand what was happening bot lane, we're seeing a shift back to more traditional picks. Marksmen bot are the "new" flavor of the month, and some of the old sustain supports are coming back as well.

Check out the full list below!

SEASON 8 - July- PATCH 8.14
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Preface Chatter

After a brief few patches where nobody understand what was happening bot lane, we're seeing a shift back to more traditional picks. Marksmen bot are the "new" flavor of the month, and some of the old sustain supports are coming back as well.

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 8.14 Summary
Buffs: Jinx, Karma, Sion, Twitch, Ahri, Cassiopeia, Corki, Elise, Nasus, Pantheon, Rek'Sai, Sivir, Vel'Koz, Vayne, Vi, Viktor
Nerfs: Dr. Mundo, Rakan, Sejuani, Shen, Swain, Talon, Wukong, Zoe
Tweaks: Aatrox, Fizz

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The Tier List

God Tier [High Priority Picks]:
Mid: Zed, Yasuo, Zoe, Ahri, LeBlanc
Jungle: Graves, Lee Sin, Kindred
Bot Carry: Jhin, Lucian, Ezreal
Top: Darius, Aatrox, Garen, Yasuo
Support: Morgana, Pyke, Fiddlesticks

Tier 1 [Meta Picks]:
Mid: Talon, Fizz, Vladimir, Twisted Fate, Ekko, Katarina, Lux, Irelia, Orianna, Swain, Malzahar, Wukong, Veigar, Brand, Anivia
Jungle: Master Yi, Nocturne, Aatrox, Kayn, Evelynn, Camille, Xin Zhao, Rengar, Kha'Zix, Wukong, Jax, Shaco, Fiddlesticks, Trundle, Talon, Nidalee, Warwick, Taliyah
Bot Carry: Kai'Sa, Yasuo, Miss Fortune, Draven, Vayne, Jinx, Vladimir, Caitlyn, Swain, Xayah
Top: Dr. Mundo, Riven, Jax, Fiora, Gangplank, Irelia, Camille, Tryndamere, Vladimir, Renekton, Quinn, Nasus, Teemo, Wukong, Kled, Malphite, Gnar
Support: Nami, Rakan, Thresh, Brand, Lulu, Alistar, Soraka, Blitzcrank, Zoe, Janna, Leona, Zyra, Lux, Karma

Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid: Kassadin, Diana, Vel'Koz, Ryze, Xerath, Lissandra, Galio, Cassiopeia, Akali, Viktor, Syndra, Heimerdinger, Annie, Karthus
Jungle: Vi, Udyr, Jarvan IV, Gragas, Pantheon, Tryndamere, Rek'Sai, Sejuani, Hecarim, Rammus, Elise, Ekko, Zac, Amumu, Quinn, Shyvana, Riven
Bot Carry: Brand, Tristana, Heimerdinger, Varus, Ashe, Twitch, Quinn, Sivir, Ziggs
Top: Shen, Singed, Kennen, Poppy, Illaoi, Urgot, Yorick, Pantheon, Cho'Gath, Ornn, Jayce, Rumble, Rengar, Sion, Heimerdinger, Akali
Support: Braum, LeBlanc, Bard, Sona, Vel'Koz, Zilean, Tahm Kench, Taric, Shen, Nautilus, Teemo, Veigar, Gragas

Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid: Ziggs, Taliyah, Corki, Azir, Jayce, Kennen, Zilean
Jungle: Twitch, Nunu, Ivern, Diana, Singed, Skarner, Poppy, Olaf
Bot Carry: Veigar, Kalista, Kog'Maw, Mordekaiser
Top: Gragas, Maokai, Trundle, Kayle, Ryze, Olaf, Volibear
Support: Malphite, Xerath, Poppy, Annie, Kennen, Galio

Tier 4 [Rarely Seen]:
Mid: Aurelion Sol, Kayle
Jungle: Volibear, Cho'Gath, Karthus, Rumble, Maokai
Bot Carry: Corki,
Top: Tahm Kench, Lissandra, Mordekaiser, Nautilus
Support: Ornn, Sion, Ziggs, 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] - In his current form, Aatrox is incredibly potent once he closes the gap and pounces on enemy champions. The main deterrent from this is of course, enemy escape summoners, which good Aatrox players tend to wait out before fully committing to an engage.
  • Ahri [God Tier Mid] - After the latest round of Ahri buffs made her quite a bit stronger than her initial numbers show. The reduction in mana costs and increase in early game duration for her Charm allow her to have a higher kill potential early on, resulting in faster snowballing.
  • Fiddlesticks [God Tier Support] - While sustain supports are slowly making a comeback as marksmen re-enter the meta bot lane, Fiddlesticks still performs especially well in the support role. While most players opt to pick up Aery for damage, Aftershock Fiddlesticks is incredibly potent as well.
  • Garen [God Tier Top] - The patch after the Garen's skin release continues to favor him highly, and players are enjoying crushing enemy laners with his straight-forward, but highly effective damage pattern.
  • Jhin [God Tier Bot Carry] - After the buff to Stormrazor mid-patch, Jhin became an incredibly strong laner despite all the changing metas. This adjustment really pushed Jhin back up to not only viable, but to a strong level and mid to late game powerhouse.
  • Kindred [God Tier Jungle] - Ever since the Patch 8.13 change to increase her sustain, Kindred is absolutely crushing the Rift when it comes to ganking and snowballing. She worked especially well when teams were lacking ranged AD based champions, and even after the shift back to ranged marksmen this patch, she continues to perform very well.
  • Swain [Tier 1 Bot Carry] - In Patch 8.14, players are quickly moving back to their old favorite marksmen and leaving the odd patch of miscellaneous bot lane champions behind. That is, except for Swain. Even after the nerfs this patch, Swain continues to be picked frequently in bot lane, partly for his late game abilities and partly because he's just so oppressive in lane.
  • Talon [Tier 1 Mid] - Don't be fooled by Talon's nerfs. The shift back to squishy ranged bot laners means that Talon is still extremely powerful in the current meta, and certainly an assassin to be reckoned with. He doesn't have the highest first blood rate in the game for nothing.
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.
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