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Jul 16, 2020

Solo Queue Tier List | Best Champion Picks for Climbing | Patch 10.14 Update

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League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 10.14:

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 10.14

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 10.14 Tier List Update Summary

Today's tier list features a patch where Ezreal is finally nerfed and the meta is feeling the impacts. As one of the safest champion picks from last patch, he defined what enemy divers could and couldn't do. However, as champion selections shift to less mobile marksmen, dive kings are coming back and we're seeing quite a number of changes.

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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 10.14 Summary
Buffs: Alistar, Karthus, Kha'Zix, Riven, Sejuani, Zed
Nerfs: Ezreal, Pyke, Trundle, Varus, Volibear, Wukong

Updates
  • Added Nocturne Top

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    LoL Tier List

    God Tier List

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

    Mid LaneGalio, Talon, Diana
    JungleKarthus, Nunu, Fiddlesticks
    Top Lane Maokai, Garen, Nocturne
    Bot Lane Ashe, Caitlyn
    SupportLuluAlistar, Bard

    Rising to God Tier: Alistar (Support), Fiddlesticks (Jungle), Karthus (Jungle), Lulu (Support), Maokai (Top)

    Tier 1

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

    Mid-LaneAnnie, Fizz, Kassadin, Ekko, Ahri, Nocturne, Zed, Twisted Fate, Cassiopeia, Katarina, Malzahar, Qiyana, Heimerdinger, Zoe, Vel'Koz, Karthus, Xerath, Veigar, Anivia, Kayle, Orianna, Ziggs, Fiddlesticks, Kled
    Jungle: Volibear, Zac, Kha'Zix, Rek'Sai, Trundle, Olaf, Ekko, Lee Sin, Shyvana, Evelynn, Elise, Shaco, Kayn, Warwick, Graves, Master Yi, Ivern, Vi, Dr. Mundo, Rammus, Hecarim
    Top: Volibear, Wukong, Riven, Darius, Fiora, Vladimir, Kayle, Malphite, Fiddlesticks, Nasus, Sett, Ornn, Mordekaiser, Sona, Olaf, Renekton, Sion, Camille, Gangplank, Rumble, Kennen, Kled, Quinn, Teemo, Lissandra
    Bot Lane: Draven, Miss Fortune, Twitch, Aphelios, Vayne, Ezreal, Kalista, Jinx, 
    SupportBlitzcrank, Leona, Soraka, Taric, Nami, Nautilus, JannaThresh, Rakan, Yuumi, Morgana, Braum, Zilean

    Rising to Tier 1: Karthus (Mid), Kalista (Marksman), Kha'Zix (Jungle), Zed (Mid)
    Falling to Tier 1: Blitzcrank (Support), Ezreal (Marksman), Graves (Jungle), Leona (Support), Volibear (Jungle/Top), Wukong (Top)

    Tier 2

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

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

    Rising to Tier 2
    Falling to Tier 2: Heimerdinger (Bot), Lucian (Marksman), Kog'Maw (Marksman), Pyke (Support), Varus (Marksman), Wukong (Jungle)

    Tier 3

    [Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

    Mid-Lane: 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, 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, Corki
    Support: Tahm Kench, Shen, Neeko, Jarvan IV, Pantheon, Ornn, Sion, Poppy, Annie, Malphite, Veigar, Gragas

    Rising to Tier 3:
    Falling to Tier 3

    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

    Alistar [God Tier Support]

    The Alistar buffs may not look like much on paper, but it results in about a 15% buff to his main cooldown overall, resulting in significantly more crowd control per fight. Having Galio and other beefy champions in the meta also makes him incredibly effective as a front-line diver. As a whole I'd say he's in an excellent spot right now and performs well in all scenarios at his current numbers.

    Ezreal [Tier 1 Marksman]

    Ezreal's damage remains through the roof late game. However, the increase in his E cooldown makes him significantly less safe in lane and late. Based on most other champion cooldowns, Ezreal generally ends up only being able to use E one time per team fight rather than a consistent 2 or 3. This doesn't make him a bad champion, but it does take him out of the God Tier life.

    Graves [Tier 1 Jungle]

    Overall the drop in Graves is largely a result of a meta shift. In the current state of the game, laners tend to have a few too many escape options for Graves to get early game ganks off successfully. This means that he has to focus on dueling the enemy jungler in order gain a strong advantage. However, the current jungle meta has too many tanks and farm-focused junglers to play into Graves' game.

    Karthus [God Tier Jungle/Tier 1 Mid]

    The Karthus buffs are insanely good overall. While the damage reduction to monsters does hurt his clear times a bit, he also gets back a lot more mana without needing to toggle his E. The buff to his overall Q damage is also very valuable and the E tick change means that enemies take more consistent damage, giving them less time to jump out.

    Lulu [God Tier Support]

    Lulu's rise in this case is also largely a result of the meta shift. She works incredibly well when pared with tanky all-in champions, and also excels in cases where tanky all-in champions are diving onto allies. Overall she struggles more in poke metas, but with Ezreal nerfed his play rate has decreased and Lulu is much more viable in a broad variety of games.

    Nocturne [God Tier Top]

    Nocturne top is the latest trend and surprisingly, it does incredibly well against tanks top lane as a result of his massive damage and sustains. His ultimate also allows him to completely bypass the front line, taking out the main value of having a tank. The dwindling of Ezreal in the current meta also makes him incredibly valuable against the majority of marksmen.

    Soraka [Tier 1 Support]

    Soraka is largely underrated. Picking her necessitates the enemy team to quickly mobilize healing reduction. However, even with healing reduction, she's highly impactful mid-game via her ultimate on a global level. That being said, her AOE silence is still  one of the highest utility spells in the game and extremely good against divers.

      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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