Blog of Legends Patch 9.3 tier list compilation

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S tier: Thresh, Nami

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

B tier: Lulu, Taric, Nautilus, Vel’Koz, Braum, Xerath

C tier: Tahm Kench, Karma, Rakan, Veigar, Gragas, Shen

D tier: Neeko, Galio, Poppy, Annie, Ornn

Most buffed champion: Shen. Honorable mentions, Nautilus, Lux.

Most nerfed champion: Xerath. Honorable mentions, Karma, Zyra, Vel’Koz.

The support tier list remained fairly stagnant after the ADC changes, other than one notable exception. Mage supports, like Zyra, Vel’Koz, and Xerath all are falling further out of favor.

The “rise” of tank supports (a very meager rise at that) is probably due to the importance of scaling ADCs. As those late-game monsters become more prominent, ADCs require tanks to protect them, so it makes sense that either a tank or enchanter will be the best options to protect them.

Underpowered (not at least B tier in one row)

Ornn, Poppy, Galio, Neeko, Rakan, Karma, Tahm Kench, Corki, Kayle, Mordekaiser, Taliyah, Akali, Azir, Ryze, Aatrox, Sylas, Trundle, Skarner, Rek’Sai, Hecarim, Olaf, Gnar, Dr. Mundo, Tryndamere, Cho’Gath

A drop in the ranks of the underpowered, from 31 listed in the last patch to 25 in the Patch 9.3 tier list. Among those leaving the ranks of the underpowered, we have Gragas, Nautilus, Heimerdinger, Varus, Kog’Maw, Tristana, Xayah, Kalista, Syndra, Irelia, Aurelion Sol, and Volibear. If you’ll notice, every ADC on the underpowered list from last patch has risen out of the gutter in this tier list.

New additions to this list include Karma, Mordekaiser, Taliyah, Akali, Aatrox, Swain, Syndra, Rek’Sai, and Hecarim. That’s a lot of solo laners (including our two over-nerfed champions Aatrox and Akali) and a few junglers falling further out of the meta in the Patch 9.3 tier list.

Overpowered (at least A tier in multiple rows)

Jax, Vladimir, Karthus, Lux, Zilean

The good news is that this list continues to grow stronger, with Jayce, Camille, and Rengar all falling out of the “OP” category in the Patch 9.3 tier list. They are replaced, however, with a not-so-newbie Lux (last OP in Patch 9.1) and Karthus, making his appearance on this list for the first time. I know, I’m shocked too.

Best champion in the game

Thresh (support)

The king stays the king as Thresh remains the best champion for the second-straight tier list. At the very least, the difference between Thresh and Nami is less than the difference between Lucian and the other ADCs at his peak.

Worst champion in the game

Trundle (jungle/top)

Goddamn Riot, show the Troll King some love. For the last two tier lists in a row Trundle has been the worst-ranked champion in two roles, and that’s in four out of our last five tier lists he’s occupied the bottom slot.

Strongest role


You would have thought that ADC would become the strongest role after the crit itemization changes, and ADC has skyrocketed to the second-most influential role. However, the most influential role is their partner in the bot lane with supports. It makes sense, given that as ADCs become more necessary to protect those doing the protecting also become more important.

Weakest role


On the other hand, top lane is in a weird state. Tanks aren’t that strong, so they don’t have enough influence to protect the ADCs adequately, but nor are hyper-carries. They have some pseudo-carries like juggernauts and fighters at the top of the food chain, but if the more impactful ADCs are protected their impact in fights will be fairly limited.

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Any surprises you see in our Patch 9.3 tier list? Let us know who you think is rated too high or low in the comments!