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Aug 21, 2019

Best Champions Ban Tier List For Ranked Bronze | Silver | Gold | Platinum | Diamond - Patch 9.16 August

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Divisions Show Some Differences

Looking at the spread of champions this time around, it looks like we're seeing a stronger divergence between divisions. Higher divisions are experiencing a high amount of Qiyana play, largely owing to the learning curve necessary to play her well. Meanwhile, players still continue to get dominated by Lux at most divisions, Yuumi is a high pick but low priority ban.

Lastly, Jinx is performing exceptionally well at all divisions, and if she's not picked I'd suggest banning her.

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Divisions Show Some Differences

Looking at the spread of champions this time around, it looks like we're seeing a stronger divergence between divisions. Higher divisions are experiencing a high amount of Qiyana play, largely owing to the learning curve necessary to play her well. Meanwhile, players still continue to get dominated by Lux at most divisions, Yuumi is a high pick but low priority ban.

Lastly, Jinx is performing exceptionally well at all divisions, and if she's not picked I'd suggest banning her.

Check out 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]: Qiyana, Pyke, Draven, Evelynn
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Kai'Sa, Jinx, Xayah
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Akali, Yuumi, Morgana, Sylas, Aatrox, Yasuo

Platinum

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Zed, Morgana, Pyke, Darius,
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Jinx, Lux
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Yasuo, Yuumi, Akali, Aatrox, Pantheon

Gold

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Zed, Pyke, Darius
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Jinx, Lux
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Yasuo, Morgana, Yuumi, Aatrox, Akali, Pantheon

Silver

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Yasuo, Morgana, Pyke, Darius, Master Yi
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Jinx, Lux
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Zed, Yuumi, Aatrox, Akali

Bronze/Iron

God Tier [Likely/Should Bans]: Yasuo, Pyke, Morgana, Darius, Master Yi
Good Bans [Popular Strong Champions]: Jinx, Lux
Meh Bans [Probable But Unnecessary Bans]: Zed, Yuumi, Draven, Akali, Pantheon

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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