League of Legends Patch 9.8 tier list – low elo edition

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S tier: Master Yi, Jax, Jarvan IV, Kayn
A tier: Amumu, Rammus, Hecarim, Lee Sin, Udyr, Sejuani, Vi, Shyvana, Karthus, Kha’Zix, Nocturne, Nunu & Willump, Xin Zhao, Shaco, Zac, Warwick, Graves, Kindred, Volibear
B tier: Evelynn, Elise, Skarner
C tier: Rek’Sai, Rengar, Nidalee,Urgot, Tryndamere, Wukong, Twitch, Trundle, Pantheon, Ivern, Ekko, Gragas
D tier: Taliyah, Sylas, Fiddlesticks, Poppy, Diana, Camille, Olaf, Dr. Mundo

Such is the case in the jungle, where we see a champion like Jax who has fallen massively in the past few patches as a jungle remaining a top-tier pick. We do see Jarvan IV rise from B tier to S thanks to his buffs throughout the season, but we also see the stable picks staying high like Udyr, Vi, Warwick, Volibear, Nocturne, Amumu, and Kayn. One thing that will probably infuriate most high elo junglers or coaches, Lee Sin remains an extremely strong pick in low elo, even more than reliable tanks like Volibear, Zac, or Gragas.

More effective in low elo:
Master Yi (S vs. A tier)
Jax (S vs. A tier)
Kayn (S vs. A tier)
Amumu (A vs. B tier)
Sejuani (A vs. B tier)
Shyvana (A vs. B tier)
Nocturne (A vs. C tier)
Zac (A vs. C tier)
Warwick (A vs. B tier)
Graves (A vs. B tier)
Volibear (A vs. D tier)
Skarner (B vs. C tier)
Wukong (C vs. D tier)
Twitch (C vs. D tier)

Less effective in low elo:
Hecarim (A vs. S tier)
Evelynn (B vs. A tier)
Elise (B vs. A tier)
Rek’Sai (C vs. S tier)
Rengar (C vs. B tier)
Nidalee (C vs. A tier)
Pantheon (C vs. B tier)
Ivern (C vs. B tier)
Taliyah (D vs. C tier)

Unviable picks that work in low elo:
Tryndamere (C tier)
Ekko (C tier)
Diana (D tier)

Champion low elo players need to stop playing:
Evelynn (B tier, 4.2% pick rate)
Rengar (C tier, 4.1% pick rate)

Champions low elo players need to play more:
Volibear (A tier, 1.6% pick rate)
Zac (A tier, 2.2% pick rate)
Shyvana (A tier, 2.8% pick rate)