Nov 7, 2018

Champions Tier List | Patch 8.22 | Solo Queue

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League of Legends Solo Queue Tier list for Patch 8.22:

Are you looking for a League of Legends solo queue tier list to win more ranked games and reach Gold, Diamond, or maybe even Challenger the FASTEST way possible?

Don't be a meta-sheep and follow the herd, this LoL Champion Tier List gets you that sweet League of Legends LP by listing out the strongest champions that will win you games while your friends are still trying to play Ryze just because the *pros* are doing it.

God Tier Champions this time around include: Mid [Ahri, Kassadin, Malzahar]

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SEASON 8 - PATCH 8.22 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TIER LIST 

"Best Champions to Climb With


Are you looking for a League of Legends solo queue tier list to win more ranked games and reach Gold, Diamond, or maybe even Challenger the FASTEST way possible?

Don't be a meta-sheep and follow the herd, this LoL Champion Tier List gets you that sweet League of Legends LP by listing out the strongest champions that will win you games while your friends are still trying to play Ryze just because the *pros* are doing it.

Patch 8.22

This time around players are treated with nerfs to some of the most annoying assassins in League coupled with a smackdown of Viktor's based damage. For those of you suffering from a starved Viktor still decimating your team, this is a godsend. Meanwhile, some old jungle champions are buffed this patch, but so far it doesn't seem like a major change when you match them up against the favorites like Graves and Evelynn.
Check out the full list below!

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If you're looking for a more meta based tier list based on popularity, be sure to check out the FOTM list as well!
For a list of champions with the highest *potential* in the game without regard to difficulty or team synergies, browse the strongest potential champions in each position!
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Patch 8.22 Summary
Buffs: Fiora, Jhin, Maokai, Nunu, Trundle
Nerfs: Akali, Leblanc, Pyke, Viktor

Updates
  • 11/8: Annie mid moved up
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Tier List

God Tier List

[Highest Influence | Good In Almost Every Situation | Easiest to Gain LP With]

Mid Lane KassadinAhri, Malzahar
Jungle Kayn, Xin Zhao, Taliyah
Top Lane Sion, Urgot, Darius
Bot Lane Lucian, Sivir, Miss Fortune
Support Thresh, Leona, Nami

God Tier Rising: Ahri (Mid), Nami (Support), Xin Zhao (Jungle)
God Tier Falling

Tier 1

[Strong/Preferred Choices | Faster to Learn and Win | Works Well In Solo Queue]

Mid-LaneTwisted Fate, Fizz, Ekko, Anivia, Zed, Lux, Irelia, Katarina, Orianna, Talon, Veigar, Ziggs, Vel'Koz, Leblanc, Annie, Zilean, Lissandra, Cassiopeia, Vladimir, Xerath
Jungle: Jax, Rammus, Graves, Evelynn, Camille, Kindred, Nocturne, Shaco, Nidalee, Ivern, Ekko, Udyr, Warwick, Kha'Zix, Nunu, Elise, Wukong, Rengar, Lee Sin
Top: Garen, Jax, Viktor, Irelia, Yorick, Illaoi, Aatrox, Camille, Kayle, Renekton, Quinn, Wukong, Singed, Gangplank, Kled, Malphite, Poppy, Pantheon, Jarvan IV, Fiora, Jayce, Rumble, Lissandra, Riven, Akali
Bot Lane: Twitch, Ashe, Jinx, Jhin, Draven, Xayah, Ezreal, Vayne, Mordekaiser, Kai'Sa, Quinn, Varus, Veigar, Ziggs
Support: Rakan, Alistar, Sona, Blitzcrank, Janna, Soraka, Morgana, Pyke, Braum, Bard, Zyra, Taric, Brand,

Tier 1 Rising: Annie (Mid), Ashe (Bot Lane), Janna (Support), Garen (Top), Lissandra (Top/Mid), Lux (Mid), Nunu (Jungle)
Tier 1 Falling: Alistar (Support), Fizz (Mid), Irelia, (Mid), Jax (Jungle) Leblanc (Mid), Pyke (Support), Rammus (Jungle), Viktor (Top), Vladimir (Mid)

Tier 2

[Viable/Balanced Choices | Common In Solo Queue | Needs Practice To Get Good]

Mid-Lane: Akali, Swain, Brand, Yasuo, Aurelion Sol, Wukong, Diana, Viktor, Karma, Karthus, Zoe, Corki, Jayce, Azir, Gangplank, Syndra, Taliyah, Morgana, Galio, Kennen, Kayle, Gragas, Heimerdinger
Jungle: Master Yi, Trundle, Maokai, Aatrox, Shyvana, Dr. Mundo, Skarner, Rek'Sai, Zac, Vi, Jarvan IV, Sejuani, Olaf, Cho'Gath, Hecarim, Gragas, Quinn, Amumu, Volibear, Pantheon, Twitch
Top: Tryndamere, Swain, Volibear, Teemo, Yasuo, Vladimir, Olaf, Nasus, Maokai, Shen, Gnar, Karma, Heimerdinger, Ornn, Cho'gath, Dr. Mundo, Malzahar, Kennen, Talon, Galio, Trundle, Gragas, Nautilus, Mordekaiser, Fizz, Ekko, Rammus, Rengar, Cassiopeia, Tahm Kench, Graves, Diana, Kassadin
Bot Lane: Caitlyn, Tristana, Kog'Maw, Yasuo, Brand, Kalista, Swain, Jayce, Heimerdinger, Vladimir
Support: Lulu, Vel'Koz, Shen, Fiddlesticks, Sion, Karma, Zilean, Nautilus, Xerath, Tahm Kench, Zoe, Maokai

Tier 2 Rising: Maokai (Jungle), Zoe (Mid)
Tier 2 Falling: Akali (Mid), Swain (Mid)

Tier 3

[Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

Mid-Lane: Ezreal, Lucian, Zyra, Ryze, Kog'Maw (AP), Cho'Gath, Pantheon, Quinn, Nasus, Lulu, Mordekaiser, Sona, Varus, Urgot, Teemo, Jarvan IV, Jhin, Riven, Sion, Fiddlesticks, Malphite, JannaAP Kaisa
Jungle: Pyke, Poppy, Fizz, Galio, Kayle, Malphite, Sion, Nautilus, Diana, Rumble, Riven, Talon, Tryndamere, Kled, Mordekaiser, Irelia, Fiddlesticks, Tahm Kench, Kog'Maw
Top: Udyr, Sejuani, Shaco, Zed, Ryze, Vayne, Lulu, Xin Zhao, Nunu, Rek'Sai, Karthus, Lee Sin, Kha'Zix, Vi, Shyvana
Bot Lane: Kennen, Corki, Graves, Urgot
Support: Poppy, Teemo, Malzahar, Galio, Cho'Gath, Camille, Trundle, Annie, Volibear, Malphite, Shaco, Veigar, Lux, Gragas, Nunu, Kayle, Leblanc, Kennen

Tier 3 Rising:
Tier 3 Falling

Tier 4

[Low Benefit Based On Effort Used]

Mid-Lane: Kha'Zix, Nidalee, Master Yi
Jungle: Nasus, Gangplank, Fiora, Karthus, Shen, Darius, Zed, Aurelion Sol, Garen, Alistar, Yorick
Top: Blitzcrank, Taliyah, Alistar, Leblanc
Bot Lane: Twisted Fate
Support: Miss Fortune, Pantheon, Ashe, Anivia, Lee Sin, Gangplank, Orianna, Lissandra

Tier 4 Rising:
Tier 4 Falling:

Instructions and Caveats:

  • Champions in BOLD I will talk about shortly
  • Champions UNDERLINED may be over/undervalued, but aren't/haven't played enough for me to make a better judgment.
  • Within each tier, the champions are strongest from left to right, but within a tier each champion's strength is relatively close. This is especially true for Tiers 2 and 3 where these champions are ALL highly playable and player dependent on how strong they are in-game.
  • Win Rates are important in analyzing each champion's strength but are not the end-all criteria for any champion's position.
  • Professional Picks may not necessarily translate into good picks for solo queue ladder, the two have slightly different meta-games and skill levels.
  • The creator of this list is diamond so there may be some personal bias towards higher tier play on certain champions.

Champion Explanations

  • Ahri [God Tier Mid] - Ahri's always been an extraordinarily safe champion. However, with her new glacial augment build, she's also a more consistent champion than before. By taking away the skill part of the skillshot, Ahri's now an incredibly easy champion that's near unkillable once she hits level six. This results in more wins and less losses for everyone...unless you're not playing Ahri.
  • Ashe [Tier 1 Bot] - A bit of a late move-up, but the increased slow from last patch turns out to be quite good. Essence reaver hasn't made an impact on Ashe, but the increased slow allows her to kite tanks harder than ever before, resulting in quitte a safe marksman for someone who has minimal self-peel and no escapes.
  • Garen [Tier 1 Top] - Garen is one of the easiest champions in the game. It almost seems unfair that a champion this simple can have such a phenomenal time in lane. When you combine his massive harass potential with his true damage ultimate keeping a mediocre Garen down is hard enough. Late game, he can build full tank after Black Cleaver and still stay enough of a threat to require a support to peel for their marksman.
  • Ivern [Tier 1 Jungle] - In the current meta Ivern is still of a sleeper pick. The latest buff litereally increased his damage by 50%; for a support that focuses on shielding, this ends up quite a significant boost. While maxing his bushes still isn't the best idea, the level one boost ups him significantly.
  • Janna [Tier 1 Support] - After nerfs to Pyke, Janna is performing significantly better. Her ability to negate a lot of the popular all-in champion allows her to perform extraordinarily well when it comes to keeping her marksmen alive. Since most players favor hypercarries now, peel supports are performing better.
  • Kayn [God Tier Jungle] - Kayn's success in the current meta is largely a result of his Red form. It provides an incredible amount of crowd-control while simultaneously dishing out far too much damage. Meanwhile, his early game ganks are very potent and the angles he approaches from make him very difficult to avoid. This provides him with an early lead that he sustains with ease.
  • Lucian [God Tier Bot] - Lucian's lane presence is extraordinarily immense. His level two has always been good, and it allows him to quickly snowball his lane. The difference now is that he never falls off late game, and his short range doesn't impede him from accomplishing his goals. Meanwhile, his dash actually helps him kite much better than most other marksmen late game, makikng Lucian the strongest marksman at all points in the game.
  • Nami [God Tier Support] - After nerfs to Pyke, Nami is considerably stronger. Combined with the Alistar nerfs last patch, peel and sustain supports are getting comparatively stronger.
  • Nidalee [Tier 1 Jungle] - Nidalee has always been a popular pick in Korea. However, in other regions she doesn't perform as well and ends up doing much worse than other junglers. It's tough to pinpoint an exact reason why, but it seems like the meta is a large part. When enemy players choose mostly squishy champions she does well, but against high-CC tanks she starts being lackluster.
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.

Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

If you're looking for a more meta based tier list based on popularity, be sure to check out the FOTM list as well!
For a list of champions with the highest *potential* in the game without regard to difficulty or team synergies, jump to the strongest potential champions in each position!
Be sure to visit Optimal Champion Bans by Division too!



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