Sep 1, 2018

Optimal Best Champions Bans At Each Division - Patch 8.17 September List

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Howdy everyone! The newly updated ban list is active, and we're seeing a strong influx of Nunu bans. Meanwhile, he's not exactly performing in tip-top shape quite yet, so leaving him off of your ban list is likely the best strategy. Surprisingly Irelia took quite a dip this patch when it comes to ban time, so if you've been waiting to main her this is a good time to start.

Behold the full list below!

SEASON 8
PATCH 8.16 BAN LIST
"Problems"

Preface Chatter

Howdy everyone! The newly updated ban list is active, and we're seeing a strong influx of Nunu bans. Meanwhile, he's not exactly performing in tip-top shape quite yet, so leaving him off of your ban list is likely the best strategy. Surprisingly Irelia took quite a dip this patch when it comes to ban time, so if you've been waiting to main her this is a good time to start.

Behold 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]: Evelynn, Camille, Graves
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Kai'Sa, Nami, Kassadin
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Akali, Yasuo, Morgana, Zed, Nunu

Platinum

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Morgana, Graves, Evelynn
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Kai'Sa, Jhin
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Akali, Yasuo, Zed, Darius, Nunu, Pyke

Gold

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Morgana, Graves, Fizz, Evelynn
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Jhin, Kai'Sa, Jax
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Yasuo, Akali, Zed, Darius, Nunu, Master Yi, Leblanc


Silver

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Yasuo, Morgana, Master Yi, Blitzcrank, Fizz
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Jhin, Miss Fortune
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Zed, Akali, Darius, Nunu

Bronze

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Yasuo, Master Yi, Morgana, Blitzcrank, Fizz
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Jhin, Miss Fortune, Lux
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Zed, Darius, Akali, Nunu


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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