League of Legends Patch 9.10 tier list: jungle

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Buffed champions


As noted above, the buff to his Q – End of the Line had no effect as he dropped out of the B tier. He’s been dropping steadily since Patch 9.4 and is now considered a below-average jungler in our C tier.

Master Yi

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Riot’s goals with the changes to his Q – Alpha Strike, W – Meditate, and E – Wuju Style were to smooth out his play at higher elos without making him oppressive in lower elos. Well, it really had no effect on his status in high elo, where he’s always been decently strong.


The buffs to his R – Hallucinate were supposed to give Shaco mains a few more ways to play around with the Demon Jester and juke opponents. But all there is to show for it is a stable win rate and decreasing status on our tier list.

Xin Zhao

Riot looked to give Xin power back into his kit after taking so much away during the early game era when he was S/A tier. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be helping him overcome the Scuttle Crab changes or the nerfs to Conqueror.

Hunters Talisman users with pets

This was a small, probably overlooked buff, where a champion’s pets will apply the burn effect to monsters they are attacking. Since no jungler other than Elise relies on pets to help them clear (unless you’re an Ivern main who uses Daisy to attack camps in which place you’re doing a lot wrong), the effect of the buffs was always going to be pretty limited to just her. However, Elise did get a bump in her ranking from the patch.

Runic Echoes users

With the total combined cost for Runic Echoes decreasing, we expected to see those AP junglers start to rise in prominence. Here’s how each of them did compared to Patch 9.9:

  • Karthus: +0.346
  • Evelynn: +0.212
  • Elise: +0.259
  • Ivern: -0.140
  • Nidalee: -0.140
  • Gragas: -0.424
  • Taliyah: -0.048
  • Fiddlesticks: -0.192

As you can see, the effect of the buff was definitely felt by the strongest AP junglers, but the weaker ones still seem to be struggling.