League of Legends Patch 9.10 tier list: top lane

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Conqueror nerfs in Patch 9.10 shook up the League of Legends top lane, who are the best picks in the aftermath?

Moving on in our Patch 9.10 tier list by position, we have the top lane. Nerfs to Riven (finally) along with buffs to Fiora and Tryndamere were nice, but not groundbreaking. Instead, it was a nerf to one of the most abused keystone runes in top – Conqueror – which threatened to shake up our tier list, especially now that we’ve added in the three new tiers (A+, B+, and F).

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As always, these rankings are determined by collecting data from 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. To explain how we develop this tier list 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.

If you’re interested, you can also find all of the underlying data for this and all the past patches 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 16).

The tier list for top laners in Patch 9.10, was determined by the average ranking among the following sites, excluding the highest and lowest scores:

The tier list

S tier: Jax, Aatrox, Darius
A+ tier: Urgot, Riven
A tier: Irelia, Illaoi, Kled, Renekton, Kayle, Gangplank
B+ tier: Teemo, Nasus, Garen, Vladimir, Yorick
B tier: Tahm Kench, Sylas, Kennen, Pantheon, Jayce
C tier: Rumble, Camille, Neeko, Shen, Fiora, Yasuo, Akali, Hecarim, Poppy, Vayne, Ornn, Volibear, Tryndamere
D tier: Malphite, Rengar, Cho’Gath, Ryze, Olaf, Dr. Mundo, Sion, Singed, Quinn, Wukong, Gnar, Maokai
F tier: Karma, Viktor