League of Legends Patch 9.12 tier list – mid lane edition

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Dragon Knight Mordekaiser. League of Legends.
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Mordekaiser and Ryze

Before we get into talking about the tier list itself, let’s address the two champions most people wanted to know about. Morde and Ryze are being left off this tier list intentionally because we weren’t confident that enough sites would be able to give accurate rankings for them following their reworks. In fact, both champions were only graded by half of the sites we aggregated data from.

However, with that said, I will note that Mordekaiser definitely appears to be the stronger of the two. He is solidly listed in the A or S tier of three of the four sites that did grade him, so he definitely appears to be a strong pick right off the rework. On the other side, Ryze got mostly D grades, indicating that so far his rework has been underwhelming.

New Additions


The buffs to Karma’s Q – Inner Flame and E – Inspire have proven to be very significant, enough that she is in the mid lane tier list as the premiere supportive mid. Now, she’s mostly being rated in the C to B range, but at least one site has said that Karma mid is an S tier pick, so this is one to watch out for.


This has been a new pick bubbling up in pro play of late, enabling those early-game junglers to get off early ganks. In solo queue, though, most of the sites we looked at give her C or B grades, and she’s not rated by half of the sites. So I’d say Camille mid is probably stronger than this rating indicates.


This is sort of a similar pick to Camille, enabling those early ganks and providing the chance to snowball. Now this pick hasn’t been seen in pro play as of yet, which is why it has been rated a tier below Camille.


On the other hand, Heimerdinger is one of those mid laners that occasionally crops up in the mid meta. We last saw him here back in Patch 9.7 and he is about where he left off before leaving the mid tier list.


Another champion that fits the “Camille mid” mold where he can play aggro early and enable the jungler to make plays. Not as high a priority pick as he is in the top lane, obviously, but still cool to see Kled flexed into other roles.

New Subtractions


Not surprising. Nocturne‘s only been on the mid lane tier list twice since we started doing them, so don’t hold your breath waiting for him to come back.