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Apr 5, 2020

Solo Queue Tier List | Best Champion Picks for Climbing | Patch 10.7 Update

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League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 10.7:

Welcome to the longest-running League of Legends tier list in the world. This tier list is created using statistical analysis coupled with nearly a decade of experience in League of Legends. Specially curated for players that aren't already God's gift to the world, this list is for the humble player looking to climb without massive hours dedicated to mastering champions.

Trusted for our consistent updates and constant feedback, this list is as much yours as it is ours. If you disagree with any champion placements feel free to post in the comment section! We'll gladly either voice our opinion or enter into a discussion on champion placement.

Read on to see the tier list that's granted millions of players around the world massive success in their League of Legends ranked climb.

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

SEASON 10 - PATCH 10.7

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

SOLO QUEUE TIER LIST 

Welcome to the longest-running League of Legends tier list in the world. This tier list is created using statistical analysis coupled with nearly a decade of experience in League of Legends. Specially curated for players that aren't already God's gift to the world, this list is for the humble player looking to climb without massive hours dedicated to mastering champions.

Trusted for our consistent updates and constant feedback, this list is as much yours as it is ours. If you disagree with any champion placements feel free to post in the comment section! We'll gladly either voice our opinion or enter into a discussion on champion placement.

Read on to see the tier list that's granted millions of players around the world massive success in their League of Legends ranked climb.

Patch 10.7 Tier List Update Summary

Top lane is getting the full brunt of changes this patch with Garen nerfed and Nasus buffed. Meanwhile,  the new Fiddlesticks changes didn't pan out quite the way developers hoped, but a quick hotfix has made him nearly balanced at this point. It does seem like he's got a lot to offer, but we'll have to wait and see if he gets better or worse as players learn the ins and outs of the champion.

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Contents and Related Links:

  1. Optimal Champion Bans by Division
  2. Strongest Potential Champions - Champions with the highest potential in the game
  3. Scaling Tier List - Early Game Tier List
  4. Scaling Tier List - Mid Game Tier List
  5. Scaling Tier List - Late Game Tier List
  6. FOTM Tier List - Meta based tier list based on popularity and what high Elo players are using
Patch 10.7 Summary
Buffs: Akali, Corki, Galio, Ivern, Kai'Sa Nasus, Riven, Xin Zhao;
Nerfs: Garen, Nocturne, Talon, Wukong;

Updates
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    LoL Tier List

    God Tier List

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

    Mid LaneTalon, Diana, Fizz
    JungleWukong, Zac, Olaf, Elise
    Top Lane WukongKledNasus
    Bot Lane Miss Fortune, Ashe, Ezreal
    SupportLeona, Blitzcrank

    Rising to God Tier: Wukong (Jungle)

    Tier 1

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

    Mid-LaneAhri, Kassadin, Galio, Ekko, Nocturne, Cassiopeia, Vladimir, Malzahar, Qiyana, Katarina, Heimerdinger, Zoe, Annie, Vel'Koz, Xerath, Veigar, Anivia, Yasuo, Twisted Fate, Kayle, Orianna, Ziggs, Kled
    Jungle: Rek'Sai, Ekko, Graves, Lee Sin, Shyvana, Evelynn, Warwick, Karthus, Master Yi, Ivern, Nunu, Vi, Dr. Mundo, Rammus, Hecarim
    Top: RivenDarius, Sett, Fiora, Vladimir, Kayle, Malphite, Maokai, Garen, Ornn, Mordekaiser, Sona, Olaf, Renekton, Yasuo, Sion, Camille, Gangplank, Rumble, Kennen, Quinn, Teemo, Lissandra
    Bot Lane: Vayne, Jinx, Caitlyn, Varus, Draven, Senna, Heimerdinger, Lucian, Kai'Sa, Twitch
    SupportBard, Nautilus, Taric, Lulu, Nami, Pyke, JannaSwainThresh, Senna, Tahm Kench, Maokai, Alistar, Morgana, Rakan, Braum, 

    Rising to Tier 1: Galio (Mid), Ivern (Jungle), Maokai (Top/Support), Riven (Top), Taric (Support), Varus (Marksman)
    Falling to Tier 1: Darius (Top), Ekko (Jungle), Garen (Top), Nasus (Top), Nautilus (Support), Sett (Top)

    Tier 2

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

    Mid-Lane: Syndra, Zilean, Lux, Akali, Zed, Renekton, Ryze, Morgana, Leblanc, Mordekaiser, Rumble, Swain, Brand, Sylas, Neeko, Azir, Aatrox, Aurelion Sol, GarenLissandra, Viktor
    Jungle: Xin Zhao, Shaco, Sylas, Nocturne, Jarvan IV, Kindred, Nidalee, Diana, Kha'Zix,  Gragas, Rengar, Amumu, Kayn, Jax,  Sejuani, Volibear, Camille, Taliyah, Trundle, Maokai, Skarner, Cho'Gath, Twitch, Udyr, Fiddlesticks
    Top: Irelia, Illaoi, Poppy, Dr. Mundo, Jax, Pantheon, Tryndamere, Kalista, Sylas, Ryze, Jayce, Singed, Urgot, Volibear, Yorick, Cassiopeia, Swain, Karma, Shen, Gnar, Heimerdinger, Cho'gath
    Bot Lane: Aphelios, Xayah, Cassiopeia, Sivir, Tristana, Kog'Maw, Yasuo, Jhin
    Support: Sona, Yuumi, Shaco, Soraka, Brand, Vel'Koz, Zyra, Galio, Karma, Lux, Xerath, Zilean

    Rising to Tier 2:
    Falling to Tier 2

    Tier 3

    [Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

    Mid-Lane: Karthus, Jayce, Taliyah, Tristana, Karma, Corki, Kennen, Gangplank, Wukong, Irelia, Pyke, Ezreal, Lucian, Zyra, Gragas, Kog'Maw (AP), Cho'Gath, Pantheon, Quinn, Nasus, Lulu, Sona, Varus, Urgot, Teemo, Sion, Fiddlesticks, Malphite
    Jungle: Quinn, Pantheon, Darius, Tryndamere, Poppy, Malphite, Talon
    Top: Jarvan IV, Akali, Nautilus, Neeko, Diana, Trundle, Vayne, Tahm Kench, Soraka, Viktor, Hecarim, Aatrox, Malzahar, Shaco, Qiyana, Galio, Fizz, Kassadin, Rengar, Gragas, Lulu
    Bot Lane: Quinn, Kalista, Corki
    Support: ShenJarvan IV, Pantheon, Ornn, Fiddlesticks, Sion, Poppy, Annie, Malphite, Veigar, Gragas

    Rising to Tier 3:
    Falling to Tier 3: Fiddlesticks (Support)

    Tier 4

    [Low Benefit Based On Effort Used]

    Mid-Lane: Jarvan IV, Riven, Jhin
    Jungle: Riven, Nasus, Tahm Kench, Qiyana
    Top: Rammus
    Bot Lane: Twisted Fate, Veigar
    Support: Trundle, Leblanc, Miss Fortune, Teemo, Ashe

    Falling to Tier 4:

    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 the 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 do not mean that they're necessarily GOOD right now, especially if they have a low play rate 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 lane 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 lane 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

    Fiddlesticks [Tier 2 Jungle]

    The newest Fiddlesticks still isn't putting up great numbers even after the hotfix. That being said, I do think he has a good amount of potential and is actually quite strong once people get used to what he's capable of. His effigy is particularly obnoxious as it can potentially perform his ult animation, causing your team to potentially all-in to avoid letting his ultimate go off.

    Galio [Tier 1 Mid]

    In some ways they're really just giving Galio back his old damage reduction on his ultimate, which was quite good and what brought him into perma pick-ban in pro play for a while. Since it's just magic damage however, it's not quite as good as before but still a welcome buff to Galio players. Overall, I think it's enough to move him up a few places as effective as it makes his team fight ability.

    Kled [God Tier Top]

    After nerfs to Garen, Kled's moving on up in the world. He's still got great match-ups against all the meta champions top lane and is extremely oppressive once he gets his ultimate on a global basis. His healing reduction also gives him extremely good all-in potential against the multitude of heal heavy top lane champions.

    Nasus [God Tier Top]

    The buffs to Nasus allow him to scale incredibly well into the mid to late game, and the amount of armor penetration he has on his E is significantly higher than before. This means that marksmen will be able to completely shred through enemy front lines far before they even think about making a Last Whisper, saving gold for pure damage items instead.

    Nautilus [Tier 1 Support]

    Overall Nautilus has slowly drifted downwards in the rankings. He doesn't have enough peel to keep his carries alive against assassins and enemies are all picking other powerful all-in champions that can lock down faster than counter engage when he goes in. Nautilus is still a great champion pick overall, but simply a little less consistent than alternative picks like Leona. 

    Riven [Tier 1 Top]

    Riven's got a lot going for her. The new regen buff gives her just a little more survivability in lane until she can pick up a Death's Dance and turn Super Saiyan status and run over teams at will. In her current state, she does an incredible amount of damage considering how impossible she is to kill after 2 or 3 items.

    Wukong [God Tier Top]

    The nerfs on Wukong this patch were really more like a slap on the wrist coupled with a shadow buff. By allowing him to queue up skills during his dash they really just made him smoother and more consistent to play. As a result, his core strengths really weren't addressed and he continues to run over champions on the Rift. Pick-ban status right now.


      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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