League of Legends Patch 9.11 tier list – support edition

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Yuumi has joined the roster of supports in League of Legends. How does she stack up?

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the return of our position-by-position tier lists. Now that Patch 9.11 has hit, we’re ready to look at how the buffs and nerfs have impacted the meta of League of Legends.

We start at the support position, as it contains the newest champion to hit Summoners Rift. Although Yuumi was released last patch, we didn’t include her in our last support tier list. That won’t be the case now, as she’ll be rated along with the usual suspects.

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That being said, Yuumi did get some adjustments in this last patch. We also saw buffs to Janna and nerfs to Galio, which seemed to have a massive impact on the support meta.

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 used data for Platinum plus players worldwide. The individual sites we audited are also listed below (note the rankings are as of 5 PM EST on June 2).

The tier list for supports in Patch 9.11, was determined by the average ranking among the following sites, excluding the highest and lowest scores:

The tier list

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