Blog of Legends Patch 9.2 tier list compilation

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S tier: Thresh

A tier: Nami, Soraka, Zyra, Morgana, Pyke, Janna, Sona, Bard, Blitzcrank, Zilean, Fiddlesticks, Brand, Leona, Alistar

B tier: Lux, Vel’Koz, Taric, Lulu, Braum, Xerath, Karma

C tier: Nautilus, Veigar, Gragas, Rakan, Tahm Kench

D tier: Maokai, Annie, Shen, Neeko, Poppy, Ornn

Most buffed champion: Karma. Honorable mentions, Soraka, Janna.

Most nerfed champion: Gragas. Honorable mentions, Shen, Rakan, Vel’Koz.

When Riot hit the AP items in the last patch like Oblivion Orb, they probably didn’t intend this to be a massive nerf to AP supports. However, that’s what has happened, as champions like Zyra, Brand, Lux, Vel’Koz, and Veigar, have dropped in our Patch 9.2 tier list. Since Oblivion Orb was a fairly cheap item to rush for these low-econ mages, increasing the cost has greatly taken away their utility.

As a result of these bursty-AP mage supports dropping in effectiveness, we see more healing and enchanting champions rising in effectiveness right now. Soraka and Nami are two of the top supports in the meta now, with champions like Janna, Sona, Bard, and Karm becoming more prevalent.

Underpowered (not at least B tier in one role)

Ornn, Neeko, Shen, Tahm Kench, Rakan, Gragas, Nautilus, Heimerdinger, Varus, Tristana, Kog’Maw, Xayah, Kalista, Sylas, Kayle, Ryze, Azir, Swain, Syndra, Galio, Irelia, Aurelion Sol, Skarner, Olaf, Trundle, Zac, Volibear, Gnar, Dr. Mundo, Tryndamere, Cho’Gath

Last patch, we had 25 champions considered “underpowered.” Now, that number has risen to 31 in the Patch 9.2 tier list, including the newest champion to hit the rift: Sylas.

New additions to the “underpowered” tier include Tryndamere, Zac, Kog’Maw, Nautilus, Gragas, Neeko, Galio, and Irelia. Only two champions – Yorick and Karma – are no longer considered “underpowered.”

Overpowered (at least A tier in multiple/all roles)

Jax, Vladimir, Jayce, Camille, Rengar, Zilean

Vel’Koz, Lux, Xerath, Irelia, Vladimir, Jax, Camille, Pantheon, Rengar

Jayce joins the pack, as the buffs he received in Patch 9.1 have catapulted him to A tier in the top and mid lanes. Similarly, Zilean is now an OP pick, though he was also considered OP back in Patch 8.24 as well.

Meanwhile, Vel’Koz, Lux, Xerath, Irelia, and Pantheon all fell out of the OP category in our Patch 9.2 tier list. As mentioned above, those first three largely dropped due to no longer being considered A tier in the support role. Irelia fell off after her repeated nerfs (and is now in the C tier top lane), while Pantheon dropped in the jungle, though that drop is a bit more mysterious as he should benefit from an early gank-oriented jungle meta.

Best champion in the game

Thresh (support)

Thresh is not only the best-rated champion in the Patch 9.2 tier list, but he’s been the best support since we started these ranking compilations. He’s been consistently an S tier support, often the only S support in the game.

As of right now, every Madlife-wannabe should be rejoicing. There is almost no situation in which picking Thresh would not be warranted.

Worst champion in the game

Trundle (top/jungle)

We’ve been handing out our best and worst champion in the game awards for four patches now. Trundle has been named the worst champion in three of those patches. This is in spite of the fact that he can play in multiple roles.

The Troll King received a bunch of nerfs and compensatory buffs when he was a top-tier pro jungler, but he’s struggled mightily since then. It could be due to a combination of tanks not being incredibly strong, or just him being too easily outclassed in both top lane dueling and jungle clearing, but Trundle needs to be looked at.

Strongest Role


Shocking, given that this role had no S tier champions, but this goes to show how deep the champion pool is. To put in context how ridiculously strong mid is, there are more A tier champions in mid (23) than there are champions in the ADC tier list total (22).

This will be three out of four patches that mid was considered the strongest role, so definitely look to get mid if you want to climb easily.

Weakest role


Second patch in a row that bot/ADC is the weakest role in the game. The long-anticipated crit item overhaul will hopefully give more agency to this role, although there are some positives for our ADC readers to remember.

First is that, overall, bot lane is more powerful/effective this patch than it was in the previous patch. The second is that bot lane has never been as poor as roles like top and jungle were in the two patches before, despite being incredibly top-heavy and dominated by one superior pick.

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Have any thoughts on who should be ranked higher or lower in our Patch 9.2 tier list? Do these rankings affect what you’ll be picking in soloQ? Let us know below!