Blog of Legends Patch 9.2 tier list compilation

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S tier: Kha’Zix, Xin Zhao

A tier: Karthus, Graves, Shaco, Lee Sin, Kindred, Rengar, Kayn, Jax, Rammus, Nidalee, Evelynn, Udyr, Nunu & Willump, Jarvan IV, Camille, Elise, Master Yi

B tier: Warwick, Shyvana, Nocturne, Sejuani, Ivern, Rek’Sai, Wukong, Pantheon, Vi, Hecarim, Amumu, Taliyah

C tier: Fiddlesticks, Volibear, Zac, Gragas, Twitch, Poppy

D tier: Nasus, Trundle, Olaf, Skarner, Sylas, Diana

Most buffed champion: Volibear. Honorable mentions, Karthus, Shyvana, Xin Zhao, Jarvan IV, Nidalee.

Most nerfed champion: Skarner. Honorable mentions, Jax, Pantheon, Master Yi, Fiddlesticks.

As mentioned in our patch notes breakdown, those buffs to Volibear weren’t significant enough to make him a viable jungler, although they did bring him out of the D tier in this role as well. On the other hand, Kha’Zix, Graves, Lee Sin, and Shaco remain at the top of the pack in the jungle, with Kha as the undisputed king in our Patch 9.2 tier list.

On the other hand, Jax continues to fall in our rankings, even though he’s still quite strong while faltering tanks like Skarner, Olaf, and Trundle are struggling mightily. You can see that there’s been quite the fall-off in mid-to-late game style junglers with a fall-off in champions like Master Yi, Warwick, Nocturne.

Right now, the meta is heavily favored to either spam ganking (Xin Zhao, Lee Sin, Shaco) or hard farming (Karthus, Graves, Kindred, Kayn). Champions that are heavily ult dependent for ganks (Nocturne, Master Yi, Evelynn, Vi) all dropped in effectiveness in the Patch 9.2 tier list. This is likely a result of the recent jungle experience nerfs, though it is possible that once people adjust to the meta these rankings could change.