League of Legends Patch 9.8 tier list: jungle edition

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Falling Champions:

Skarner (B to C tier)

It’s odd because I would have expected the recent Cinderhulk buffs to really help Skarner out. Unfortunately, there is plenty of agreement that he belongs towards the bottom of the B tier, if not C tier in Patch 9.8. While four patches rate him as a B jungler, four others have him as C or below.

Urgot (B to C tier)

Honestly, this was a surprise to me. Not that Urgot dropped from B to C tier, but that he remained on our jungle tier list at all.

Still all but one of the sites we examined had Urgot rated as a jungler. There is a ton of variance in opinion, with ratings as high as A tier and as low as D tier. I’d still be shocked if he’s still on the list next patch.

Wukong (C to D tier)

Wukong is, in my opinion, a champion in desperate need of a rework. He has been struggling to get into the B tier for quite a while now, but at least he was considered an off-meta pick. As of now, he’s a troll pick with only two sites rating him as a B tier jungler.

Fiddlesticks (C to D tier)

A lot of junglers who were in the C tier in the last patch dropped in Patch 9.8 because jungle tended to be the weakest-rated position (it has more D tier champions than all the other roles combined). Fiddle wasn’t rated as a jungler by three sites and was only rated as a B tier pick by one.

Volibear (C to D tier)

Another champion that desperately needs a rework, Volibear wasn’t rated in the jungle tier lists of four out of nine tier lists that we assessed. I’m not sure which is more surprising, that or the fact that one tier list actually rated him as an A tier pick.