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Jun 7, 2019

Tier List | Best LoL Champion Picks Tier List for 9.11 | Ranked Solo Queue

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League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 9.11:

League of Legends tier lists help you climb solo queue ranked ladders by picking the best champions to win more games. This LoL tier list organizes all the League of Legends champions in all their various roles. Other LoL tier lists only show champions that they think are viable.

This League of Legends tier list lets you pick your favorites and choose from among them the best LoL champions for climbing solo queue. Even if you love playing support Cho'Gath, you'll know where he places in comparison to the rest of the LoL champions.

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LoL Tier List God Tier Pick

SEASON 9 - PATCH 9.11 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TIER LISTS 

"Best Champions to Climb With


League of Legends tier lists help you climb solo queue ranked ladders by picking the best champions to win more games. This LoL tier list organizes all the League of Legends champions in all their various roles. Other LoL tier lists only show champions that they think are viable.

This League of Legends tier list lets you pick your favorites and choose from among them the best LoL champions for climbing solo queue. Even if you love playing support Cho'Gath, you'll know where he places in comparison to the rest of the LoL champions.

Patch 9.11 Tier List Update Summary

It feels like quite some time since the last tier list update with the first one coming at the beginning of the patch cycle and this one coming closer to the tail end of this one. Let me know which one you'd prefer more! This patch we're seeing a lot of meta shifts, and Tahm Kench has become one of the most feared top laners in the game. Meanwhile, buffs on Ekko made him extraordinarily consistent, and picking him up has never been easier.

Check out how these changes impact your favorite champions below!

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Contents and Related Links:

  1. FOTM Tier List - Meta based tier list based on popularity and what high Elo players are using
  2. Strongest Potential Champions - Champions with the highest potential in the game
  3. Optimal Champion Bans by Division
  4. God Tier Champions
  5. Tier 1 Champions
  6. Tier List Position Explanation
  7. Champion Explanations
Patch 9.11 Summary
Buffs: Ekko, Gragas, Warwick, Yuumi, Zac
Nerfs: Akali, Amumu, Jayce, Karthus, Master Yi, Rammus
Tweaks: Galio, Janna

Updates
  • Added Pyke mid/top

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      LoL Tier List

      God Tier List

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

      Mid Lane Ahri, Ekko,Pyke
      JungleSejuani, Nunu, Rek'Sai
      Top Lane Jax, Tahm Kench, Riven
      Bot Lane Jinx, SivirKai'Sa
      SupportNautilus, Thresh, Pyke

      God Tier Rising: Ekko (Mid), Nautilus (Support) Tahm Kench (Top)
      God Tier Falling: Kai'Sa (Bot Lane)

      Tier 1

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

      Mid-LaneTalon, Katarina, Fizz, Kassadin, Lux, Taliyah, Malzahar, Zed, Vladimir, Vel'Koz, Karthus, Nocturne, Annie, Anivia, Yasuo, Veigar, Ziggs, Twisted Fate, Zilean, Sylas, Aatrox, Leblanc
      Jungle: Hecarim, Elise, Vi, Karthus, Graves, Evelynn, Olaf, Kha'Zix,  Jax, Xin Zhao, Shaco, Kindred, Kayn, Amumu, Ivern, Jarvan IV, Udyr, Warwick, Pantheon, Volibear, Nidalee, Shyvana, Master Yi, Rengar
      Top: Kled, Darius, Renekton, Aatrox, Vladimir, Urgot, Pyke, Sion, Pantheon, Kayle, Malphite, Yasuo, Camille, Hecarim, Illaoi, Karma, Rumble, Olaf, Irelia, Quinn, Vayne, Lissandra, Wukong, Volibear, Poppy, Fiora
      Bot Lane: Twitch, Draven, Ashe, Vayne, LucianMiss Fortune, Ezreal, Jhin, Varus, Tristana, Caitlyn
      SupportLux, Rakan, Nami, Sona, Soraka, Morgana, Janna, Brand, Fiddlesticks, Leona, Alistar, Vel'Koz, Zyra, Braum, Blitzcrank, Bard, Taric

      Tier 1 Rising: Aatrox (Top), Elise (Jungle), Fizz (Mid), Katarina (Mid), Lux (Support/Mid), Olaf (Jungle), Sylas (Mid), Twitch (Bot Lane)
      Tier 1 Falling: Jarvan IV (Jungle), Jayce (Top), Renekton (Top), Talon (Mid)

      Tier 2

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

      Mid-Lane: Morgana, Cassiopeia, Zoe, Xerath, Swain, Brand, Orianna, Neeko, Aurelion Sol, Jayce, Galio, Kayle, Lissandra, Wukong, Diana, Viktor, Karma, Corki, Kled, Ryze, Azir, Gangplank, Syndra, Kennen, Heimerdinger
      Jungle: Rammus, Nocturne, Lee Sin, Wukong, Camille, Taliyah, Trundle, Maokai, Ekko, Dr. Mundo, Skarner, Nasus, Zac, Cho'Gath, Gragas, Quinn, Twitch, 
      Top: Dr. Mundo, Singed, Yorick, Garen, Teemo, Tryndamere, Jayce, Kennen, Gangplank, Nasus, Neeko, Sylas, Cassiopeia, Mordekaiser, Swain, Jarvan IV, Maokai, Shen, Gnar, Ryze,Viktor, Heimerdinger, Cho'gath, Ornn, Akali, Malzahar, Talon, Trundle, Nautilus, Ekko 
      Bot Lane: Sona, Kog'Maw, Xayah, Neeko, Yasuo, Quinn, Kalista, Mordekaiser, Brand, Swain, Ziggs, Cassiopeia, Jayce, Heimerdinger, Vladimir, Veigar
      Support: Lulu, YuumiXerath, ShenJarvan IV, Sion, Karma, Zilean, Ornn, Tahm Kench, Zoe, Maokai

      Tier 2 Rising: Dr. Mundo (Top), Ryze (Mid/Top)
      Tier 2 Falling: Cassiopeia (Top), Jayce (Mid/Top), Morgana (Mid), Rammus (Jungle), Singed (Top), Viktor (Top), Zac (Jungle), Yuumi (Support)


      Tier 3

      [Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

      Mid-Lane: Irelia, Akali, Kayle, Ezreal, Lucian, Zyra, Gragas, Kog'Maw (AP), Cho'Gath, Pantheon, Quinn, Nasus, Lulu, Mordekaiser, Sona, Varus, Urgot, Teemo, Sion, Fiddlesticks, Malphite
      Jungle: Pyke, Sylas, Neeko, Poppy, Fizz, Galio, Kayle, Malphite, Sion, Nautilus, Diana, Rumble, Riven, Talon, Tryndamere, Kled, Mordekaiser, Irelia, Fiddlesticks, Tahm Kench, Kog'Maw
      Top:  Galio, Fizz, Kassadin, Diana, Rengar, Gragas, Graves, Rammus, Lulu, Xin Zhao, Shaco, Karthus, Lee Sin, Shyvana
      Bot Lane: Kennen, Corki, Graves, Urgot
      Support: Neeko, Poppy, Sylas, Teemo, Malzahar, Galio, Cho'Gath, Camille, Trundle, Annie, Volibear, Malphite, Shaco, Veigar, Gragas, Nunu, Kayle, Leblanc, Kennen

      Tier 3 Rising:
      Tier 3 Falling

      Tier 4

      [Low Benefit Based On Effort Used]

      Mid-Lane: Jarvan IV, Riven, Jhin, Master Yi, JannaAP Kaisa
      Jungle: Gangplank, Fiora, 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.


      League of Legends Tier List Descriptions

      God Tier: These champions are almost impossible to keep down. If your team doesn't make it a priority to shut down these champions and shut them down hard, even if they lose their lane, lose in CS, and it's their first time playing the champion, they can be a massive nuisance for your team. On the other hand, if they're actually good at the champion...that's when it's time to throw in the towel.

      Tier 1: These champions generally do very well regardless, and have some sort of advantage over most other champions. When they do well, their team does well. Even when they don't do well, their team still has a good chance of a comeback victory by utilizing one or more aspects of their late game utility.

      Tier 2: This is the Tier of balanced champions where Riot shoots to place their designs. These champions generally do well in their own right, and are very strong picks with a good chance of winning. However, they're not overpowered by any means and do have their weaknesses.

      Tier 3: These champions can still do very well, but tend to need a little more snowballing to get rolling. Even if they get an early lead, it's still very possible to turn the tides on them with just a mistake or two. They may also have some weaknesses that can be capitalized on.

      Tier 4: These champions are either underpowered or offer less reward than other champions for the same amount of effort. These champions basically start winning from the get-go or get made fun of for the rest of the game. They need gold to do their job correctly, and if they don't get enough of it, they become sandbags for the enemy team to punch. Chances of a comeback with one of these champions feeding on your team is almost none.

      Thoughts on Win Rates

      With enough playtime, a high win rate on a champion indicates *something* generally goes right, and a low win rate indicates that whatever is happening in games with this champion isn't in their favor.

      A low win rate may mean a champion is being played incorrectly and is stronger than his win rate indicates, but a top 25 win rate (with 120 champions) almost always indicates that a champion is at least a good candidate for Tier 1 or high Tier 2 if the sample size is large enough.

      This means that champions with high win rates doesn't mean that they're necessarily GOOD right now, especially if they have a low playrate or tend to get into favorable match-ups. If we feel this is the case, these champions will place differently on this tier list than you'd think.

      Similarly, champions with low win rates that are still within the acceptable deviations may end up slightly higher than you'd expect from a champion with mediocre win rates.

      If there are champions on this tier list with low overall play rates but good win rates after relatively few games of practice, it may mean that players that pick those champions up just to try them are bringing down the average. If this is the case, we will place them higher on the list.

      More thoughts on win rates here.

      Counter Picking Champions

      In Tier 3 of this tier list, we've placed certain champions that are good as a second pick, but can get spanked hard if they end up first picking by a variety of meta champions. If you're good at a large variety of champions, picking a champion that counters your laner is a good place to start. If you can get a slight advantage and don't have a clear experience advantage, picking a champion that both places high on this tier list and also counters your enemy laner may give you enough to win a game.

      Check out a few of our more popular champion counter guides:
      1. Yasuo Counters
      2. Darius Counters
      3. Vayne Counters
      4. Leblanc Counters
      5. More available here

      LoL Tier List Champion Explanations

      Ekko [God Tier Mid]

      Ever since the clean-up of his basic attack follow-up post-E, Ekko's become incredibly consistent and even average Ekko players are rewarded with massive damage from Lichbane with low counterplay. Meanwhile, his game-changing AOE stuns are still relevant, making him terrifying in the hands of a good Ekko players. In a nutshell, they've reduced the skill floor necessary to play Ekko and made him a simple to execute lane bully.

      Janna [Tier 1 Support]

      The latest changes to Janna have made her more of a sustain support again. Meanwhile, the changes on her Eye of the Storm [E] are particularly good against Yuumi. In the current state of the meta where everyone is still picking Yuumi in almost every game, Janna is performing quite well.

      Pyke [God Tier Mid]

      Pyke as a mid laner was more popular near the beginning of the patch, but we've seen a shift towards top lane (more on that below). From the current state of things, Pyke mid is still more effective in solo queue as a result of his powerful roaming potential and ability to kill squishy mid-laners. In professional play, he's much less likely to snowball his lane. Additionally, he's also much less likely to play against classic solo queue melee assassins, and thus may be bullied by better players.

      Pyke [Tier 1 Top]

      Most players won't expect Pyke top (or mid). This makes him exceedingly good as a flex pick. As a top lane champion, Pyke is capable of split-pushing and controlling the flow of the game as a result of his high mobility. Meanwhile, as a finisher, he doesn't need to continuously be in a teamfight from start to finish. This means that teleport is perfectly viable as he can jump in late and clean up.

      Sivir [God Tier Bot Lane]

      In her current state Sivir is STRONG. On the other hand, is she quite as strong as she looks from statistics? Likely no. In fact, the real reason for her win rate soaring is likely because of the Yuumi effect. Sivir's ultimate synergizes perfectly with Yuumi's ultimate. Meanwhile, her lower cooldown boomerang is extremely good when coupled with Yuumi's low cooldown slow. This allows them to bully most lanes safely.

      Tahm Kench [God Tier Top]

      This one is a bit of a late move from the Patch 9.9 changes. After a set of changes on all his skills, what was originally something that looked like a nerf actually resulted in a solid buff. His Tongue Lash [Q] range and slow were greatly increased and while he can no longer run away enemies/allies with Devour [W], it's on a much lower cooldown and deals significantly more early game damage. This provides him intense lane bullying potential and makes him capable of snowballing against nearly every melee champion.

      Yuumi [Tier 2 Support]

      When it comes to Yuumi we're still seeing mixed feelings. She's certainly got great potential when coupled with a marksman that's duo queue, and of course, she's performing amazingly well with Sivir. On the other hand, when coupled with low mobility champions in solo queue, she does quite poorly and cannot be picked consistently without carefully considering the rest of her team comp.

      Zac [Tier 2 Jungle]

      The Zac revert was really supposed to make him stronger, but so far he's feeling weaker than he was last patch. We'll have to see if it's simply a result of players getting used to his "new" kit, but the more likely story is that he's simply not performing well in the current meta.

        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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