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Tier List | Solo Queue | 10.19 | League of Legends Tier List

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League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 10.19:

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.

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SEASON 10 - PATCH 10.19

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 10.19 Tier List Update Summary

Caitlyn's knocked off the top of the list and everyone's shuffling around to meet and greet the new kings and queens. Meanwhile, some of you mentioned Ahri didn't seem quite at the God Tier level last patch, but now that she's gotten ANOTHER buff, let's just say we were ahead of our time.

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Patch 10.19 Summary
Buffs: Ahri, Aphelios, Irelia, Ivern, Sivir, Sylas, Udyr, Vayne; 
Nerfs: Akali, Azir, Caitlyn, Lucina, Senna, Twisted Fate

  • Added Jungle Sett
  • Fiddlesticks Top removed
  • 9/25 Update: Samira added to bot lane
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LoL Tier List For Solo Queue

This tier lists below start at the strongest champions on the tier list and is ordered from left to right in power level. The tier lists are also separated into multiple segments for ease of understanding, but champions from a higher segment of the tier list may still lose to a counter pick from a lower-tier segment of the tier list.

New Player LoL Tier List (Scroll down for Full Tier List)

Many users have requested a summarized tier list that just includes suggested champions to play for new players. The tier list below includes the best beginner champions. The tier list is also organized from most beginner-friendly to least beginning friendly (Top, Bot, Support, Mid, Jungle). Since jungle isn't particularly beginner-friendly I've only included two champions on the list.

Top Tier List

  1. God Tier: Garen, Malphite, Maokai
  2. Tier 1: Shen, Darius

Bot Tier List

  1. God Tier: Miss Fortune
  2. Tier 1: Senna, Ashe

Support Tier List

  1. God Tier: Lux, Morgana
  2. Tier 1: Leona, Nautilus

Mid Tier List

  1. God Tier: Malzahar, Diana
  2. Tier 1: Fizz, Talon

Jungle Tier List

  1. God Tier: Nunu, Zac
  2. Tier 1: Warwick

Full LoL Tier List For Solo Queue

The tier list below lists every viable champion in the game along with a few unorthodox picks that can still perform fairly well. This tier list is meant to organize every viable champion in the game into an order with the average experienced player in mind. Generally speaking, this is somewhere between silver and platinum. This tier list can also be used for higher divisions, but the higher you go, the more specialized at specific champions you become. 

God Tier List

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

Mid LaneGalio, Talon, Ahri
JungleNunu, Karthus, Graves
Top Lane Maokai, Camille, Garen
Bot Lane JhinSenna, Ashe
SupportLeona, Lulu, Rakan

Rising to God Tier: Jhin (Marksman), Graves (Jungle), Leona (Support), Senna (Marksman)

Tier 1

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

Mid-LaneZed, Yone, Fizz, Kassadin, Ekko, Diana, Annie, Cassiopeia, Katarina, Malzahar, Nunu, Heimerdinger, Zoe, Vel'Koz, Ziggs, Karthus, Xerath, Yasuo, Veigar, Anivia, Lux, Orianna, Kled
Jungle: Hecarim, Olaf, Shyvana, Kayn, Ekko, Kha'Zix, Fiddlesticks, Vi, Elise, Shaco, Rengar, Warwick, Master Yi, Ivern, Kindred, Lee Sin
Top: Darius, Shen, Volibear, Fiora, Wukong, Jax, Vladimir, Kayle, Malphite, Mordekaiser, Nasus, Ornn, Riven, Olaf, Renekton, Sion, Yasuo, Rumble, Kled, Quinn, Teemo
Bot Lane: Samira, Draven, Twitch, Ezreal, Sivir, Miss Fortune, Vayne
SupportLux, Bard, Morgana, Alistar, Blitzcrank, Pantheon, Soraka, Taric, JannaThresh

Rising to Tier 1: Ezreal (Marksman), Kindred (Jungle), Lux (Mid), Pantheon (Support), Rengar (Jungle), Sivir (Marksman)
Falling to Tier 1: Fiddlesticks (Jungle), Lux (Support)

Tier 2

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

Mid-Lane: Vladimir, Syndra, Qiyana, Camille, Twisted Fate, Nocturne, Zilean, Neeko, Renekton, Ryze, Morgana, Leblanc, Kayle, Mordekaiser, Rumble, Swain, Lissandra, Brand, Sylas, Aurelion Sol, GarenPyke, Viktor
Jungle: Zac, Rammus, Dr. Mundo, Rek'Sai, Wukong, Xin Zhao, Lilia, Evelynn, Volibear, Trundle, Sylas, Nocturne, Jarvan IV, Nidalee, Udyr, Diana, Gragas, Amumu, Jax, Sejuani, Camille, Taliyah, Twitch
Top: Kennen, Lissandra, Gangplank, Irelia, Tryndamere, Sett, Hecarim, Illaoi, Yone, Poppy, Dr. Mundo, Cho'gath, Pantheon, Sylas, Jayce, Singed, Urgot, Yorick, Cassiopeia, Swain, Karma, Gnar, Heimerdinger
Bot LaneCaitlyn, Yasuo, Jinx, Tristana, Aphelios, Kai'SaCassiopeia, Lucian, Xayah, Varus, Kog'Maw
Support: Nami, Yuumi, Nautilus, Pyke, Swain, Braum, Zilean, Senna, Maokai, Sona, Shaco, Tahm Kench, Brand, Vel'Koz, Zyra, Galio, Karma, Xerath, Fiddlesticks

Rising to Tier 2: Hecarim (Top), Pyke (Mid), Tahm Kench (Support), Yone (Top)
Falling to Tier 2: Caitlyn (Marksman), Kennen (Top), Lissandra (Top), Lucian (Marksman), Nami (Support), Nautilus (Support), Neeko (Mid), Rammus (Jungle), Rek'Sai (Jungle), Yasuo (Bot), Yuumi (Support), Zac (Jungle)

Tier 3

[Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

Mid-Lane: Jayce, Akali, Taliyah, Lillia, Tristana, Malphite, Karma, Corki, Lucian, Aatrox, Kennen, Rakan, Gangplank, Wukong, Irelia, Fiddlesticks, Ezreal, Azir, Zyra, Gragas, Kog'Maw (AP), Cho'Gath, Pantheon, Quinn, Lulu, Sona, Varus, Urgot
Jungle: Sett, Malphite, Skarner, Maokai, Poppy, Cho'Gath, Yone, Quinn, Pantheon
Top: Skarner, Akali, Nocturne, Lilia, Jarvan IV, Nautilus, Neeko, Diana, Ryze, Trundle, Vayne, Tahm Kench, Soraka, Viktor, Aatrox, Malzahar, Shaco, Qiyana, Galio, Fizz, Kassadin, Rengar, Gragas, Lulu
Bot Lane: Kalista, Heimerdinger, Quinn, Corki
Support: Shen, Veigar, Neeko, Jarvan IV, Poppy, Annie, Malphite, Gragas

Rising to Tier 3:
Falling to Tier 3: Aatrox (Mid), Akali (Mid), Azir (Mid), Cho'Gath (Jungle), Fiddlesticks (Mid), Heimerdinger (Bot), Kalista (Bot), Lilia (Top), Maokai (Jungle), Nocturne (Top), Rakan (Mid), Ryze (Top), Skarner (Jungle/Top)

Tier 4

[Low Benefit Based On Effort Used]

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

Falling to Tier 4: Darius (Jungle), Nasus (Mid), Ornn (Top), Sion (Mid/Support), Talon (Jungle), Teemo (Mid), Tryndamere (Jungle)

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

When making this tier list we initially considered using tier list descriptions similar to others with S-tier, A-tier etc. However, In the initial build of the tier list way back when we started, it was more popular to use a God Tier designation and then go down from there on the tier list. As a a result, we've stuck by this concept through the years. However, since God Tier is supposed to be relatively exclusive on this tier list, we try and limit it to only three or four picks at most. This means that there may be champions that are close to God tier on this tier list, but don't quite make it and are instead at the top of Tier 1.

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

In the past, some people complained that this tier list focused too much on win rates and not enough on play rates. However, this tier list takes into account both win rates and play rates before performing analysis on the champion. Just because there's a high correlation on win rates and position on the tier list doesn't indicate that this tier list is solely based on win rates, if anything the champion power level drives the win rates and supports the claim to validity.

League of Legends is an extremely intricate game and this tier list strives to be as accurate as possible to give you the strongest champion picks. We ordered them on the tier list based on what is most likely to give you the highest chance of winning the game. However, the tier list will over time, have a bias towards win rates since this does indicate that the ordering is accurate and not prone to fluctuations in play rate.

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

Ahri [God Tier Mid]

The minor rework from last patch ended up not being as good for Ahri as the patch initially appeared. I still think that the change was good for Ahri, but not necessarily in the current meta. That being said, the bonus buff in this case was again quite good and I think that now we can comfortably leave her in God Tier.

Caitlyn [Tier 2 Bot Lane]

The nerf to Caitlyn's AD isn't too bad, but the nerf to her attack speed growth completely destroyed her late game scaling. She's been relegated back to an early game champion. If they give her back her machine gun mechanics it's possible that she could become powerful at higher levels again but for now she's largely balanced.

Graves [God Tier Jungle]

Moving Graves back to God Tier jungle simply because of his consistency at the top of the junglers. He's never high enough to warrant a nerf but he's always strong enough to consistently win. He also takes nearly no damage in jungle, making him very safe and providing excellent variability in clear paths without losing speed.

Jhin [God Tier Marksman]

As Caitlyn falls another marksman rises. Jhin was always right at the cusp of Godhood, but found it somewhat difficult to compete with Ashe and Caitlyn in the match-ups. Now that Caitlyn's nerf follows Ashe's, its Jhin's time to lift the curtain and shine.

Leona [God Tier Support]

Moving Leona back into God Tier after the nerfs on Lux fully panned out. Overall Leona is very consistent and provides good kill pressure at all stages of the game. Even if she loses some early trades due to jungle interference, she can still turn losing lanes around simply as a result of her high crowd-control and durability.

Lucian [Tier 3 Mid]

I know Lucian's been popular lately, but overall he's still a very skill oriented champion mid-lane. Even if he does well early his utilty still doesn't match up to what's expected for other mid-laners and his burst doesn't compare either. After the nerfs, I'm leaving him in Tier 3.

Rakan [God Tier Support]

Everyone's sleeping on Rakan support. He's much stronger than people appreciate him for, but it'll likely take some professional play before players start picking him up again, even with the significant buffs to him a few patches ago. When you do start seeing him in pro play, just remember that those are a few patches behind ;)

Senna [God Tier Marksman]

Similar to Jhin, Senna's been just under the cusp of Godhood for some time now and in higher divisions comfortably sitting in it. Even with the nerfs to her passive this patch she's worthy of God Tier simply because Caitlyn's been knocked off the throne.

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