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Jul 2, 2019

Tier List | Best LoL Champion Picks Tier List for 9.13 | Ranked Solo Queue

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League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 9.13:

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.

LoL Tier List God Tier Pick
LoL Tier List God Tier Pick

SEASON 9 - PATCH 9.13 


"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 9.13 Tier List Update Summary

This patch features the introduction of the slightly under-tuned Qiyana with her incredibly overpowered kit...on paper. Meanwhile, Mordekaiser still tops the list without a nerf in sight and despite Sivir's slight nerf she remains very good for carrying solo queue as a result of her simple yet highly effective kit.

Check out what else has changed on the tier list 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 9.13 Summary
Buffs: Corki, Diana, Ornn, Sylas, Syndra, Tristana, Udyr
Nerfs: Karma, Pyke, Sejuani, Sivir, Sona
Tweaks: Illaoi

  • Added Qiyana top/mid/jungle
  • 7/7: Moved Illaoi top up, added Rumble mid

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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
      JungleElise, Rek'Sai, Jarvan IV
      Top Lane MordekaiserIllaoi, Tahm Kench
      Bot Lane Sivir, Jinx, Kai'Sa
      SupportLux, Thresh

      God Tier Rising: Illaoi (Top), Jarvan IV (Jungle)
      God Tier Falling

      Tier 1

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

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

      Tier 1 Rising: Gangplank (Top), Kennen (Top), Sejuani (Jungle), Xin Zhao (Jungle), Vi (Jungle), Yuumi (Support)
      Tier 1 Falling: Hecarim (Jungle), Karma 

      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: Karma, Dr. Mundo, Singed, Yorick, Garen, Teemo, Tryndamere, Jayce, Nasus, Neeko, Sylas, Cassiopeia, 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, PykeXerath, ShenJarvan IV, Sion, Zilean, Ornn, Tahm Kench, Zoe, Maokai

      Tier 2 Rising:
      Tier 2 Falling: Karma (Top), Pyke (Support)

      Tier 3

      [Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

      Mid-Lane: Irelia, Akali, Qiyana, Ezreal, Lucian, Zyra, Gragas, Kog'Maw (AP), Cho'Gath, Pantheon, Quinn, Nasus, Lulu, Sona, Pyke, Varus, Urgot, Teemo, Sion, Fiddlesticks, Malphite
      Jungle: Pyke, Sylas, Qiyana, Neeko, Poppy, Fizz, Galio, Kayle, Malphite, Sion, Nautilus, Diana, Rumble, Riven, Talon, Tryndamere, Kled, Mordekaiser, Irelia, Fiddlesticks, Tahm Kench, Kog'Maw
      Top: Qiyana, Galio, Fizz, Kassadin, Diana, Pyke, 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: Pyke (Mid/Top)

      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

      Elise [God Tier Jungle]

      In a meta that specializes in catching enemies and chain-CCing them, Elise works incredibly well. Generally speaking, she falls off later in the game against heavy tank champions, but since games tend not to go on too long anymore, she can usually get away with just dominating the early game. Her diving ability is also very good, and her ability to drop aggro makes early game tower dives very effective.

      Hecarim [Tier 1 Top]

      Most players are completely sleeping on Hecarim in the top lane ever since his nerfs. As he falls out of favor in the jungle, players are starting to completely ignore him as a top laner. However, he can still be potent despite his nerfs and is certainly very playable.

      Illaoi [Tier 1 Top]

      The latest tweaks to Illaoi turn out to be quite a strong buff to her overall kit (good work playtesters and balance team, you were right after all!). In her current state, she works well as a lane bully. Her potential maximum damage in team fights is also greatly increased by the latest buff, which her more power to turn around games 1v5.

      Jarvan IV [God Tier Jungle]

      Jarvan's engagement potential and gank power is likely the strongest in the game right now in the early to mid-game. He also works very well against Sivir and other low mobility marksmen that are in the meta

      Karma [Tier 2 Top]

      After the nerfs on her shield, Karma quickly fell back to a standardized power curve. She's no longer anywhere close to how oppressive she was in the previous patch, and now is more of a staple pick for supports. In particular, her ultimate with E is no longer a low cooldown version of Sivir's ultimate, giving enemy teams more room to maneuver.

      Nunu [Tier 1 Jungle]

      Most players are still sleeping on Nunu, largely because his kit is so simplistic and easy to execute. However, he's in a great spot right now and exhibits everything you'd want from a jungler outside of a fancy skillset. His ganks are strong, he provides for a good front line, and his ability to secure objectives is the best in the game.

      Pyke [Tier 2 Support, Tier 3 Top/Mid]

      After the nerfs to Pyke he's almost never seen in Top and Mid anymore. Meanwhile, his support ability took a smaller but perceivable hit. He's still very much playable, but don't expect him to be able to farm efficiently or solo enemies early game without actually being fed.

      Qiyana [Tier 3 Mid/Top/Jungle]

      So far Qiyana is a bit of a mixed bag. Her win rate is obviously very low across the board, but her kit is on paper extremely good. Meanwhile, players that manage to get her fed absolutely dominate using the versatility and extreme mobility she possesses. I personally think she's very strong, but will take quite some practice to get used to. On the other hand, if her win rate stays this low Riot will likely buff her, so picking her up now could be very worthwhile...just don't expect to win any games with her unless you happen to be a Qiyana prodigy.

      Tahm Kench [God Tier Top]

      Tahm Kench is another champion that quickly fell off the flavor of the month radar but remains incredibly strong. If you're looking for a staple top laner that's rarely picked or banned, I would definitely suggest picking up Tahm Kench for a powerful staple.

      Yuumi [Tier 1 Support]

      When it comes to champions that are somewhat of a mixed bag Yuumi definitely tops the list. Her win rate is starting to normalize and it looks like players were definitely struggling with her solely because marksmen weren't used to her playstyle. For once supports can clearly blame their marksmen for their failure to perform. Meanwhile, once you get used to her kit, marksmen are rewarded with insane sustain, long range initiation, and powerful AOE crowd-control. Overall, she's a strong support and will only get stronger as players get more familiar with how she operates.

        • 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!
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