League of Legends Patch 9.9 tier list: support edition

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After the dust settled on the biggest patch in Season 9 of League of Legends which supports have risen or fallen?

Patch 9.9 has been out for half a week, which means we have plenty of data for another in our series of League of Legends tier lists. Today, we look at the bot lane, starting with support. As always, these rankings are determined by the tier lists and rankings of eight different sites to give you the average strength of each champion in the five roles of League of Legends.

Per our methodology, we take each rating for the tier list and normalize that value, making sure that an A rating on one site and a “God tier” rating on another can be accurately compared. This is done by creating a normalized value based on all rankings given out by that site so the average standardized rating is 0.00 with higher numbers being good to very good rankings and negative numbers being bad rankings.

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For full transparency, you can find all of the underlying data here. When evaluating the sites and tier lists, we tried to only use data for Platinum plus players. The individual sites we audited are also listed below (note the rankings are as of 5 PM EST on May 2).

The tier list for supports  in Patch 9.9, as determined by the average ranking among the following sites, excluding the highest and lowest scores:

The tier list

S tier: Thresh
A tier: Nautilus, Sona, Morgana, Nami, Lux, Soraka, Lux, Janna, Zyra, Zilean, Bard, Taric, Lulu, Pyke, Fiddlesticks, Leona
B tier: Rakan, Blitzcrank, Alistar, Vel’Koz, Brand, Galio, Braum
C tier: Karma, Xerath, Tahm Kench, Neeko
D tier: Shen, Veigar