League of Legends Patch 9.9 tier list: support edition

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Falling Champions

Morgana (S to A tier)
I said that the nerfs to her E – Black Shield was going to hurt support Morgana and indeed it was enough to knock her out of the S tier. She’s definitely still strong (three sites have her rated as a God-tier/S tier pick), but not everyone is willing to keep calling her queen of the supports.

Soraka (S to A tier)
Big yikes for the Starchild, who took the biggest drop of all supports this patch. The myriad of changes to how her Q – Starcall works and interacts with her heals (self-healing and ally healing) has apparently set her back more than I anticipated. She’s still in a strong spot, so I don’t think any compensation buffs are needed yet.

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Blitzcrank (A to B tier)
Man, I hate just being always right but…I said in the patch preview that I didn’t think this rework to Blitz was going to help him out and if anything it hurt him. He took one of the biggest drops among supports this patch. He’s still high-B tier and maybe after re-learning Blitz he can jump back up to A tier.

Vel’Koz (A to B tier)
A few sites have Vel’Koz ranked as D tier or even blow in Patch 9.9. Most of the others have him B or A tier, but those few bad rankings were enough to drop him to mid-B tier.

Xerath (B to C tier)
The “cheese” of support Xerath has been dropping off drastically for the last few patches. He’s just barely over the edge into being a C tier pick, but I’m curious if he will keep sliding as some of the more “meta” picks that counter him like Braum get stronger.