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Jul 29, 2020

Solo Queue Tier List | Best Champion Picks for Climbing | Patch 10.15 Update

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League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 10.15:

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 10.15

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 10.15 Tier List Update Summary

Despite the high number of nerfs and buffs this patch, we're not seeing strong meta shifts. Most of the changes end up being quality of life changes and slight number tweaks. Meanwhile, Lillia hasn't performed particularly well in the start of this patch, but it looks like players are starting to figure her out slowly.

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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 10.15 Summary
Buffs: Caitlyn, Gragas, Irelia, Rakan, Shen, Skarner, Swain, Yuumi
Nerfs: Aphelios, Fiddlesticks, Lee Sin, Ornn, Thresh, Twisted Fate

Updates
  • Added Rakan Mid
  • Added Lillia Jungle, Top, Mid

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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, Camille, Garen
    Bot Lane Ashe, Caitlyn
    SupportLulu, Bard, Alistar

    Rising to God Tier: Camille (Top)

    Tier 1

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

    Mid-LaneFizz, Kassadin, Ekko, Annie, Nocturne, Zed, Cassiopeia, Katarina, Malzahar, Ahri, 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: Shen, Volibear, Nocturne, Wukong, Riven, Darius, Fiora, Vladimir, Kayle, Malphite, Fiddlesticks, Nasus, Sett, Ornn, Mordekaiser, Sona, Olaf, Renekton, Sion, Gangplank, Rumble, Kennen, Kled, Quinn, Teemo, Tryndamere, Lissandra
    Bot Lane: Draven, Twitch, Aphelios, Senna, Vayne, Ezreal, Kalista, Jinx, 
    SupportLeona, Blitzcrank, Rakan, Soraka, Taric, Nami, Nautilus, JannaThresh, Yuumi, Morgana, Braum, Zilean

    Rising to Tier 1: Senna (Bot), Shen (Top)
    Falling to Tier 1: Nocturne (Top)

    Tier 2

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

    Mid-Lane: Twisted Fate, Vladimir, Syndra, Rakan, 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, Lilia, Camille, Taliyah, Maokai, Skarner, Cho'Gath, Twitch, 
    Top: Irelia, Illaoi, Poppy, Dr. Mundo, Jax, Cho'gath, Pantheon, Lilia, Kalista, Sylas, Ryze, Jayce, Singed, Urgot, Yorick, Yasuo, Cassiopeia, Swain, Karma, Gnar, Heimerdinger
    Bot Lane: Yasuo, Miss Fortune, Lucian, Heimerdinger, Kai'SaCassiopeia, Xayah, Sivir, Tristana, Varus, Kog'Maw, 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: Miss Fortune (Bot)

    Tier 3

    [Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

    Mid-Lane: Jayce, Taliyah, Lillia, 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: Twisted Fate (Mid)

    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

    Ashe [God Tier Bot]

    Ashe at her core is simply one of the safest marksmen in the current meta and lacking strong punish, scales incredibly well into late-game especially considering her utility. Her W also allows her almost punish-free trading as a result of its range and crowd-control. When you combine this with its low cooldown, she's both difficult to lock down in laning phase and simultaneously difficult to get away from. Meanwhile, she works incredibly well with essentially every support.

    Bard [God Tier Support]

    Bard has always had a to of utility that allows him to be amazing in the hands of a good Bard player. However, his current stats and scaling on his chimes allows him to be solid even in the hands of an average player. His crowd control is powerful and he deals an absurd amount of damage when you start pushing 50+ on his passive, even with full support items.

    Lillia [Tier 2 Jungle]

    Overall, players are struggling with using Lillia effectively as a result of her weak early game. That being said, I do see a lot of potential in her kit and have more than one occasion seen her perform quite well. Her scaling is good and she can certainly run people over with her long range and fast engages. That being said, I think we'll need a few patches to see her at her full potential but I'm reserving judgement for now.

    Karthus [God Tier Jungle]

    Surprisingly Karthus continues to excel in the jungle and even invade-heavy jungle champions have trouble keeping him locked down. This may be more a testament to how week invading junglers are at the moment, but either way a Karthus that can free-farm jungle is a ticking time bomb that eventually takes over the game.

    Rakan [Tier 2 Mid]

    The passive buffs aren't massive, but just wanted to add Rakan mid onto the list. His damage output is quite good as an assassin-like champion, and his mobility and crowd-control make him an excellent initiator. His current damage output is also enough to one-shot squishies after an item or two, making him an effective assassin. He does struggle against high waveclear champions but those same champions tend to be relatively easy to skill in an all-in.

    Senna [Tier 1 Bot Lane]

    Senna bot is a somewhat interesting proposition and there are times where she really ends up just being a support with a melee laner taking the CS...making her technically the support. Either way, if she's able to harass effectively bot lane she scales up very quickly to become a powerful marksman that's incredibly difficult to trade with as a result of her low cooldown nukes. Late game her damage output naturally depends on if she goes the high damage build or the high utility build, but both can work very well depending on the circumstances.

    Shen [Tier 1 Top]

    Shen in his current state is somewhat of a sleeper OP. Players in solo queue are starting to pick him up far more often than before, but he's still largely overlooked despite other tank champions like Maokai thriving. I suspect Maokai will be nerfed shortly and we'll see a resurgence in Shen players on The Rift.

      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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