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Mar 20, 2019

FOTM Ranked Solo Queue Tier List (High Elo) ~ Patch 9.6 - March

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FOTM Tier List For Patch 9.6 -
Looking for a tier list that gives you a better idea of what champions other players think are powerful in the current meta? This list takes out the unorthodox selections from the standard tier list and uses a data-driven approach to pick out what players are most afraid of and think are strongest. In this patch, the God Tier mid laners include [Zed, Yasuo, LeBlanc, Sylas, Ahri]; Jungle [Lee Sin, Rek'Sai, Jarvan IV]; Bot Lane [VayneEzreal, Lucian]; Top [Riven, Darius, Jax, Kayle]

SEASON 9 - March - PATCH 9.6
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Looking for a tier list that gives you a better idea of what champions other players think are powerful in the current meta? This list takes out the unorthodox selections from the standard tier list and uses a data-driven approach to pick out what players are most afraid of and think are strongest.

Top lane's a bit of a clown fiesta now with Riven and Kayle running amok with their absurd damage and survivability causing some serious issues. Meanwhile, Sylas is really coming into his own now, with players maximizing his low health turnaround plays and confounding enemies with his massive mobility.

Check out the full tier 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.
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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 9.6 Summary
Buffs: Ornn, Urgot, Caitlyn, Gnar, Hecarim, Ivern, Nautilus, Shen, Trundle, Xayah
Nerfs: Neeko, Jayce, Leblanc, Rek'Sai, Sylas, Zoe
Tweaks: Kayle
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The Tier List

God Tier [High Priority Picks]:
Mid: Zed, Yasuo, LeBlanc, Sylas, Ahri
Jungle: Lee Sin, Rek'Sai, Jarvan IV
Bot Carry: Vayne, Ezreal, Lucian
Top: Riven, Darius, Jax, Kayle
Support: Morgana, Thresh, Nami

Tier 1 [Meta Picks]:
Mid: Vladimir, Zoe, Lissandra, Fizz, Xerath, Kassadin, Kayle, Lux, Katarina, Orianna, Irelia, Neeko, Malzahar, Veigar, Ekko
Jungle: Sylas, Kha'Zix, Kayn, Jax, Master Yi, Vi, Evelynn, Rengar, Xin Zhao, Elise, Udyr, Karthus, Rammus, Nunu & Willump, Graves, Sejuani, Shaco
Bot Carry: Draven, Kai'Sa, Caitlyn, Jinx, Neeko, Sivir, Tristana, Jhin
Top: Yasuo, Irelia, Sylas, Vladimir, Renekton, Nasus, Jayce, Yorick, Fiora, Neeko, Teemo, Gangplank, Garen, Kennen, Illaoi, Malphite, Tryndamere
Support: Pyke, Lulu, Kayle, Soraka, Blitzcrank, Janna, Neeko, Leona, Brand, Alistar, Braum, Zyra, Lux, Zoe

Tier 2 [Crowd Favorites]:
Mid: Akali, Talon, Vel'Koz, Twisted Fate, Syndra, Ryze, Diana, Anivia, Corki, Viktor, Karthus, Azir, Jayce, Annie
Jungle: Nocturne, Hecarim, Kindred, Gragas, Pantheon, Twitch, Nidalee, Shyvana, Warwick, Zac, Ivern, Skarner, Amumu, Olaf, Camille, Fiddlesticks
Bot Carry: Ashe, Miss Fortune, Kalista, Twitch, Xayah, Varus, Kog'Maw
Top: Akali, Kled, Sion, Olaf, Camille, Aatrox, Poppy, Rengar, Pantheon, Shen, Gnar, Singed, Rumble, Cho'Gath, Dr. Mundo, Ryze
Support: Sona, Karma, Vel'Koz, Zilean, Bard, Rakan, Galio, Fiddlesticks, Nautilus, Xerath, Tahm Kench, Taric, Veigar

Tier 3 [Playable]:
Mid: Cassiopeia, Brand, Ziggs, Galio, Zilean, Aurelion Sol, Swain
Jungle: Wukong, Aatrox, Volibear, Tryndamere, Poppy, Ekko, Diana
Bot Carry: Cassiopeia, Corki, Heimerdinger
Top: Ornn, Wukong, Urgot, Quinn, Maokai, Volibear, Mordekaiser
Support: Teemo, Malphite, Poppy, Miss Fortune, Shen, Gragas

Tier 4 [Rarely Seen]:
Mid: Heimerdinger, Taliyah, Mordekaiser
Jungle: Trundle, Taliyah, Cho'Gath, Singed, Dr. Mundo, Maokai
Bot Carry: Corki,
Top: Swain, Viktor, Heimerdinger, Trundle, Tahm Kench
Support: Annie, Sion, Ornn, Maokai, Swain





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

  • Ezreal [God Tier Marksman] - Despite the nerfs to his double Tear build this patch, Ezreal continues to be one of the highest played marksmen. We'll see if that changes as the patch goes on, but players are simply opting to build a Luden's Echo for the increased mana and magic burst damage for similar, if not greater effect.
  • Irelia [Tier 1 Mid] - After falling off in pick rate for a few patches, Irelia is back in force as a mid-laner. She's not noticeably stronger by any means, but players die-hard Irelia mains still make her work. By understanding that she's no longer the all-in keyboard smashing champion she used to be, players can still take advantage of her powerful utility and mobility to scale into a late-game powerhouse.
  • Jarvan IV [God Tier Jungle] - In a meta that featured Sivir for a while, Jarvan quickly gained popularity. Even as she fades out (see below), Jarvan continues to do well by working alongside Vayne to offer free condemns and powerful initiation.
  • Kayle [God Tier Top] - After a rocky start, players quickly grew to love Kayle and her unfairly powerful late game. Even if you can't do much early, Kayle becomes a ticking time-bomb with powerspikes at level 11 and level 16 large enough to make Lucian's level 2 look like child's play.
  • Neeko [Tier 1 Marksman] - As a marksman, Neeko really took off last patch. Despite the nerfs, players continue to use her and enjoy doing so. Whenever your team is low on magic damage, she's an obvious choice without picking up something like Brand or Swain. This allows your team to still have a traditional-looking marksman but dish massive magic damage.
  • Riven [God Tier Top] - There's a lot of complaining going around about how Riven is crazy broken right now with Spear of Shojin. She's incredibly difficult to kill with Death's Dance as a squishy-looking bruiser, and dealing with someone who actually knows how to play her is downright impossible.
  • Sivir [Tier 1 Bot Carry] - Without material changes to Sivir, it's still not surprising that she's slowly fading out of popularity. She's not a terribly satisfying champion to play, and doesn't snowball lane nearly as hard as the most popular picks in the game. She's straight-forward and easy, just not sexy enough for most players.
  • Sylas [God Tier Mid] - Sylas quickly gained popularity after players learned how to play him. His mid-lane is extremely oppressive early game, and he can tangle with champions like Yasuo with ease. Meanwhile, despite his heal nerf, his low health comeback kills are still incredibly annoying or satisfying to deal with, depending on which side of the trade you're on.
  • Vi [Tier 1 Jungle] - We've got plenty written up on Vi located here, but I just wanted to pop in a quick word. There are a lot of people that complain she's been power-creeped by newer junglers like Kayn, but to be honest she remains a very steady and incredibly satisfying pick. She might feel like an ult bot in some games, but with the latest buffs on her ult, she's a pretty solid ult bot.
Disclaimer:
  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.
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