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Tier List | Solo Queue | 11.18 | League of Legends Tier List

Sep 15 GL  

League of Legends Solo Queue Tier Lists for Patch 11.18:

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

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

SOLO QUEUE LOL TIER LIST 

SEASON 11 – PATCH 11.18`

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 11.18 Tier List Update Summary

Reworked Amumu is making waves as a support while an old favorite has snuck her way back into God Tier. Meanwhile it looks like Riot can’t decide whether they want Taliyah in or out of the meta but she’s back…for now!

Check out the full tier list below!

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LoL Tier List For Solo Queue

The 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.


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 LaneTalon, Galio, Ahri
JungleJarvan IV, Taliyah, Xin Zhao
Top LaneSett, Tahm Kench, Camille
Bot LaneVayne, Ashe, Samira
SupportBlitzcrank, Amumu, Leona

Rising to God Tier: Amumu (Support), Taliyah (Jungle), Xin Zhao (Jungle), Vayne (Bot)

Tier 1

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

Mid-LaneAkshan, Anivia, Zed, Ekko, Katarina, Leblanc, Pantheon, Sylas, Annie, Lissandra, Malzahar, Yone,  Qiyana, Zoe, Vladimir, Neeko, Aurelion Sol, Rumble, Viktor, Kassadin, Irelia, Corki, Morgana

Jungle: Shaco, Kindred, Evelynn, Rek’Sai, Fiddlesticks, Lee Sin, Nocturne, Karthus, Elise, Poppy, Ekko, Kha’Zix,  Zac, Sejuani, Warwick, Volibear, Rammus, Nidalee

Top: Shen, Wukong, Fiora, Maokai, Volibear, Malphite, Kennen, Irelia, Poppy, Jax, Riven, Sylas, Renekton, Ornn, Sion, Mordekaiser, Teemo, Kled, Heimerdinger, Yasuo, Aatrox, Jarvan IV, Garen

Bot Lane: Ziggs, Miss Fortune, Jinx, Kai’Sa, Ezreal, Jhin, Swain, Draven, Sivir, Tristana, Twitch

SupportLulu, Maokai, SorakaThresh, Senna, Zyra, Rell, Alistar, Morgana, Bard, Nautilus, Rakan, Gragas, Swain, Galio,  Janna

Rising to Tier 1: Soraka (Support)
Falling to Tier 1: Lulu (Support), Kindred (Jungle), Shaco (Jungle)

Tier 2

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

Mid-Lane: Fizz, Diana, Malphite, Akali, Lux, Yasuo, Viego, Ziggs, Syndra, Cassiopeia, Seraphine, Xerath, Nocturne, Brand, Heimerdinger, Vel’Koz, Veigar, Kled, Twisted Fate, Zilean, Karthus,  Swain, Wukong, Orianna
Jungle: Viego, Olaf, Diana, Graves, Gwen, Rumble, Nunu, Dr. Mundo, Skarner, Master Yi, Shyvana, Trundle, Kayn, Amumu, Morgana, Jax
Top: Darius, Pantheon, Nasus, Gnar, Warwick, Gwen, Lee Sin, Akali, Viego, Skarner, Quinn, Rengar, Jayce, Olaf,  Lissandra, Gangplank, Illaoi, Vladimir, Yorick, Yone, Dr. Mundo, Gragas, Cho’gath, Urgot, Cassiopeia, Swain, Karma
Bot LaneSenna, Kog’Maw, Caitlyn, Yasuo, Xayah, Lucian, Seraphine, Cassiopeia, Varus
Support: Syndra, Taric, Lux, Yuumi, Pyke, Nami, Brand, Braum, Zilean, Sona, Karma, Shaco, Seraphine, Anivia, Tahm Kench, Vel’Koz, Pantheon, Xerath

Rising to Tier 2: Graves (Jungle)
Falling to Tier 2: Caitlyn (Bot), Kog’Maw (Bot), Senna (Bot)

Tier 3

[Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

Mid-Lane: Lucian, Azir, Jayce, Pyke, Camille, GarenTaliyah, Tristana, Tryndamere, Ryze, Karma, Gwen, Aatrox, Kennen, Rakan, Gangplank, Fiddlesticks, Ezreal, Zyra, Gragas, Kog’Maw (AP), Cho’Gath, Quinn, Lulu, Sona, Varus

Jungle: Ivern, Vi, Hecarim, Lillia, Gragas, Udyr, Sylas, Rengar, Sett, Malphite, Wukong, Maokai, Cho’Gath, Pantheon

Top: Nocturne, Hecarim, Singed, Kayle, Tryndamere, Rumble, Lucian, Soraka,  Nautilus, Neeko, Ryze, Vayne, Viktor, Malzahar, Shaco, Galio

Bot Lane: Aphelios, Kalista, Heimerdinger, Quinn, Corki, Akshan

Rising to Tier 3
Falling to Tier 3

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

Bot Lane: Twisted Fate, Veigar

Support: Ornn, Sion, Trundle, Leblanc, Miss Fortune, Teemo

Falling to Tier 4


New Player LoL Tier List

Top Tier List

Bot Tier List

Support Tier List

Mid Tier List

Jungle Tier List

  • 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.

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 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.
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.

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

Ahri [God Tier Mid]

Nerfs to Zed in Patch 11.17 brings back some old favorites into the fray, one of which was a long-time controversial contender in the mid-lane God Tier list, but always a staple in every mid-lane repertoire. Both her Everfrost and her Luden’s Tempest builds perform extremely well as a result of her uncanny catching ability and difficulty to kill.

Amumu [God Tier Support/Tier 2 Jungle]

After the rework to Amumu’s Q giving him two charges, Amumu has proven himself to be a more than worthy support. Even better, he’s received increased damage in his early game to supplement early snowballs to create powerful late-game marksmen. However, he trades off his late-game scaling potential which unfortunately lands him lower as a jungle champion.

Kennen [Tier 1 Top]

Nerf on all the popular top lane champions means that former lane bullies poke their heads up to see if they can dish out some damage. Kennen is one of those champions where the answer is definitely yes. Although he’s not much of a threat without his ultimate mid to late game, with his ultimate he can easily solo entire teams. Overall he makes for a good balance early combined with clear win conditions late.

Miss Fortune [Tier 1 Bot]

The buff to Miss Fortune increasing the number of waves may not look like much at first glance, but it amounts to 17% increase in damage mid-game for Miss Fortune. For a champion that’s sometimes considered an ult bot, this is definitely a welcome change.

Soraka [Tier 1 Support]

Removing grievous wounds using her ultimate is a MASSIVE buff to Soraka that allows her to effectively restore her allies to full even if the enemy is packing full healing debuffs. Better yet, it allows her to continue being powerful even when the enemy upgrades their healing debuff to higher percentages rather than delaying the inevitable.

Taliyah [God Tier Jungle]

The buff on Taliyah’s Q provides a huge increase in maneuvering room during team fights. It also allows for a much larger margin of error in case she throws a stone on Worked Ground and misses.

Vayne [God Tier Bot]

The nerfs on Ashe and Varus were icing on the cake for a marksman that’s continuously been growing in power patch after patch. What she lacks in new fancy skills she makes up for in raw stats and old-fashioned team crushing. Nerfs on bruisers also increase her survivability greatly and Tahm Kench in the meta just means stat-padding for Vayne players.

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