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Tier List | Solo Queue | 11.4 | League of Legends Tier List

Feb 23 GL  

League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 11.4:

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 11.4

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 11.4 Tier List Update Summary

No nerfs on Udyr this patch, he continues dominating. Meanwhile, Camille and Samira nerfs are shifting the power balance in top and bot lane. Lastly, Seraphine is making waves both as a support and bot lane champion lately but her play rate is still too low despite her massive current win rate.

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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 LaneAnivia, Galio, Talon
JungleUdyr, Fiddlesticks, Karthus 
Top LaneMalphite, Volibear, Darius
Bot LaneKai’Sa, Jhin, Sivir
SupportLeona, Seraphine

Rising to God Tier: Darius (Top), Karthus (Jungle), Seraphine (Support), Sivir (Marksman), Talon (Mid)

Tier 1

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

Mid-LaneKatarina, Pantheon, Fizz, Zed, Ekko, Pyke, Yone, Diana, Viego, Annie, Malzahar, Ahri, Zoe, Neeko, Viktor, Malphite, Orianna, Morgana, Lissandra, Seraphine

Jungle: Rek’Sai, Hecarim, Elise, Ivern, Kayn, Ekko, Lillia, Kha’Zix, Rammus, Sejuani, Dr. Mundo, Shaco, Evelynn, Warwick, Volibear, Viego

Top: Gnar, Poppy, Aatrox, Pantheon, Sett, Camille, Ornn, Sion, Shen, Mordekaiser, Maokai, Kled, Heimerdinger, Garen, Riven, Renekton

Bot Lane: Jinx, Ashe, Tristana, Swain, Draven, Vayne, Senna, Seraphine, Miss Fortune, Caitlyn, Twitch

SupportBlitzcrank, Galio, Bard, Thresh, Rell, Alistar, Maokai, Nautilus, Morgana, Rakan, Shaco, Swain, Lulu, Janna

Rising to Tier 1: Galio (Support), Jinx (Bot), Seraphine (Bot)

Falling to Tier 1: Camille (Top) Maokai (Support)

Tier 2

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

Mid-Lane: Akali, Lux, Yasuo, Qiyana, Ziggs, Cassiopeia, Kassadin, Ryze, Leblanc, Xerath, Brand, Syndra, Heimerdinger, Vel’Koz, Veigar, Vladimir, Kled, Twisted Fate, Nocturne, Zilean, Karthus, Rumble, Swain, Sylas, Aurelion Sol
Jungle: Graves,Olaf, Taliyah, Nunu, Amumu, Kindred, Skarner, Master Yi, Shyvana, Trundle, Xin Zhao, Lee Sin, Jarvan IV,  Jax
Top: Nasus, Akali, Fiora, Wukong, Viego, Teemo, Skarner, Jax, Quinn, Rengar, Jayce, Olaf,  Kennen, Lissandra, Gangplank, Irelia, Illaoi, Yone, Dr. Mundo, Gragas, Cho’gath, Sylas, Urgot, Yorick, Cassiopeia, Swain, Karma
Bot LaneSamira, Yasuo, Xayah, Ezreal, Lucian, Aphelios, Cassiopeia, Kog’Maw, Varus
Support: Soraka, Taric, Lux, Yuumi, Pyke, Nami, Brand, Braum, Zilean, Senna, Sona, Karma, Anivia, Tahm Kench, Vel’Koz, Pantheon, Zyra, Xerath

Rising to Tier 2

Falling to Tier 2: Graves (Jungle), Samira (Bot)

Tier 3

[Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

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

Jungle: Vi, Zac, Nocturne, Gragas, Diana, Sylas, Rengar, Sett, Malphite, Nidalee, Wukong, Maokai, Poppy, Cho’Gath, Pantheon

Top: Hecarim, Singed, Kayle, Tryndamere, Yasuo, Rumble, Vladimir, Lucian, Soraka, Nocturne, Jarvan IV, Nautilus, Neeko, Diana, Ryze, Vayne, Tahm Kench, Viktor, Malzahar, Shaco, Galio

Bot Lane: Kalista, Heimerdinger, Quinn, Corki

Support: Shen, Ashe, Veigar, Twitch, Fiddlesticks, Neeko, Jarvan IV, Poppy, Annie, Malphite, Gragas

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

Karthus [God Tier Jungle]

Some people might look at Karthus and wonder how in the world he can be a God Tier jungler with how easily he gets invaded and killed early game. However, the truth is that as a champion who does get invaded constantly, he still ends up performing exceptionally well and snowballing into late game. Meanwhile, if the enemy jungler allows him to free farm his potential is immeasurable in terms of team fight dominance.

Maokai [Tier 1 Top]

Maokai’s one of thoe champions that’s easily forgettable as a result of his simple kit. However, he’s still incredibly effective as a top lane champion. While most players have elected to place him in support instead, he’s still very consistent as a top lane champion and capable of holding his own.

Poppy [Tier 1 Top]

Lately Poppy’s been very popular as a top lane counter to champions like Camille among others. Her damage output is incredibly high for a tank and she’s nearly impossible to kill. Overall, she’s in an excellent spot right now and quickly gaining popularity as a result of her consistency and effectiveness.

Seraphine [Tier 1 Bot]

We all see Seraphine’s insane win rate right now, but don’t lose sight of her incredibly low play rate compared to other marksmen. She’s definitely viable and strong in the right team composition, but picking her into a low damage team comp is going to guarantee a slow and painful death.

Sivir [God Tier Bot]

The new Manamune + Duskblade build makes Sivir incredibly obnoxious and difficult to deal with. She effectively becomes a burst damage champion with extremely long range and powerful suvivability in the form of invisibility and her spellshield.

Talon [God Tier Mid]

Apparently Riot thought Talon was struggling so he’s now um…not struggling. His W buff has pushed him easily back into God Tier with insane damage and waveclear, resulting in extremely effective roaming potential. This allows him to snowball games harder than ever before and be a constant threat all over the map.

Udyr [God Tier Jungle]

No nerfs on Udyr this patch. He continues to be a dominant threat in solo queue. Very fast, very hard to avoid, very easy to play. Highly effective, and leaves plenty of margin for error. At the moment he’s just a simple stat stick that works extremely well.

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