League of Legends – Patch 8.24 Tier List

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S Tier: Kassadin, Ahri

A Tier: Leblanc, Yasuo, Zed, Karthus, Cassiopeia, Lissandra, Zoe, Lux, Irelia, Katarina, Ekko, Anivia, Fizz, Vel’Koz, Malzahar, Xerath, Talon, Veigar, Twisted Fate,

B Tier: Vladimir, Aatrox, Orianna, Heimerdinger, Brand, Pyke, Annie, Zilean, Galio, Diana, Syndra,

C Tier: Swain, Viktor, Akali, Ziggs, Aurelion Sol, Taliyah, Ryze, Azir,

D Tier: Kled, Jayce, Mordekaiser, Kayle, Malphite, Corki

In our mid lane tier list, bursty mages and assassins sit at the top. In the S tier, Kassadin and Ahri are actually the two best in-role champions with the smallest difference in average rating between them. Either one should be a strong pick in mid.

The top tier champion that gets the most disagreement is the fourth-ranked selection: Yasuo. It makes sense that champions like Yas, Lee Sin, and Irelia have a lot of disagreement in terms of rankings. Sometimes, these champions have solid data but are not ranked highly by experts because of their mechanical difficulties. Or, the opposite can be true and the champions are rated very strongly, but because of these difficulties piloting them the data rates them weaker than experts believe they should be when played properly. For Yasuo, it appears to be more that the experts are unsure about his strengths, as opposed to the data showing him performing poorly.

Finally, we see that, as opposed to top and jungle, the bottom tier of this list is populated more with off-meta picks for the lane like traditional top laners Kled, Malphite, and Jayce, or bot-focused champions like Mordekaiser and Corki. Yes, the top lane’s D tier also has champions that are more often played in other roles, but I’d venture to say top lane Tahm Kench is more meta than mid lane Kled, Morde, or Malphite, especially in high elo.