League of Legends: Shaco nerfs don’t matter in Patch 9.24b jungle tier list

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We take a look at the League of Legends jungle meta in Patch 9.24b.

In our jungle tier list for Patch 9.24, the triumvirate of Ekko, Elise, and Olaf ruled the S tier of League of Legends junglers. Now, in Patch 9.24b, those same three remain at the top. Still, there is plenty to look at in terms of where the rest of the junglers fit.

Jungle tier list

S tier: Ekko, Elise, Olaf (⇒)
A+ tier: Shaco (⇐), Lee Sin, Zac (⇑⇒)
A tier: Kha’Zix (⇐⇓), Warwick (⇐⇓), Rek’Sai (⇓), Jarvan IV (⇑), Nocturne, Master Yi
B tier:  Dr. Mundo, Nunu & Willump (⇓), Kayn, Nidalee, Rengar (⇑), Karthus, Graves, Vi, Xin Zhao, Rammus (⇑), Kindred, Evelynn (⇑)
C tier: Ivern (⇐⇓), Hecarim (⇐), Amumu, Jax (⇓), Gragas, Volibear,, Shyvana, Taliyah, Udyr
D tier: Diana, Fiddlesticks (⇒)
F tier: Trundle (⇐⇓), Qiyana (⇓), Sejuani (⇓), Twitch, Pantheon (⇓), Camille (⇓), Skarner (*)

Dropped: Poppy, Malphite, Sylas, Wukong


  • * = new to the tier list this patch
  • ⇑ = improved (rated at least one tier higher than the previous patch)
  • ⇓ = declined (rated at least one tier lower than the previous patch)
  • ⇐ = borderline-up (within 10% of being in the next-higher tier)
  • ⇒ = borderline-down (within 10% of being in the next-lower tier)


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  • The top 10 junglers are once again dominated by divers (Elise, Olaf, Lee Sin, Warwick, Rek’Sai, Jarvan) and assassins (Ekko, Shaco, Kha’Zix). Only one tank – Zac – cracked the top 10.
  • This list reveals one crucial detail about the jungle meta: it skews very heavily towards the early game. Of the top ten junglers, all but one have a positive win rate in games that end within the first 25 minutes. All but three (Jarvan, Kha’Zix, and Lee Sin) have a top-10 win rate in games that end within the first 25 minutes. However, Lee Sin has a negative win rate at all stages and his best best win rate in terms of game length is pre-25 minutes. Only Kha’Zix has a stronger win rate as the game goes later.
  • The biggest drop in our ranking from the last patch belongs to Trundle, who dropped all the way into the F tier (though still close to D tier) after being a C tier pick last patch. His win and pick rate didn’t really change from the last patch, so we’ll have to see if he remains this low. I would suspect so, given that he languished in the low-D and F tiers throughout Season 9.
  • The biggest riser in Patch 9.24b was Rammus, who is doing just “ok” in the mid-B tier. He was in the C tier in the last patch but rises up thanks to some buffs and an over 2% boost to his win rate. Now with a 51.5% win rate, his highest in the past five patches, Rammus finds himself in the top 10 among junglers in terms of win rate.
  • Ivern retains his spot as the winningest jungler, with a 53.4% win rate (but just under a 0.8% pick rate). He holds that spot over Warwick, who is in second at 52.6% (but a 2.9% pick rate) and Zac at 52.3% and a robust 7% pick rate.
  • The lowest win rate jungler in Patch 9.24b is Qiyana, who sits at just over 42%. However, she and most of the other low win rate champions (Diana, Pantheon, Sejuani) have very low pick rates. The only champion with a bottom-five win rate and a pick rate over 5% is Gragas (48.3% win rate, 6.5% pick rate).

Buffed Champions


Riot tried to give Graves a bit of power back in the form of a cooldown decrease on his E – Quickdraw, which allows him to clear the jungle with a bit more ease. However, in this early game-focused meta, Graves continues to languish. He did move up from the C tier to the mid-B tier after the buffs but his win rate only went up by about 0.8%.

Lethality Users

Both Serrated Dirk and Edge of Night got buffed by 5 AD in an attempt to help out the lethality users. Plenty of junglers have lethality as part of their core build, so here’s how their ranking has changed thanks to this buff.

  • Graves = +0.338
  • Kayn = +0.190
  • Kha’Zix = -0.150
  • Nocturne = -0.006
  • Pantheon = -0.287
  • Qiyana = -0.211
  • Rengar = +0.399
  • Shaco = +0.045
  • Average = +0.040

So, on average this was a slight buff to lethality junglers. However, it does appear that the benefits were mostly skewed towards the better junglers like Rengar and Shaco, with the worse lethality junglers like Qiyana and Pantheon kind of getting pushed out.

Nerfed Champions


Shaco was in desperate need of nerfs and has been for quite a while. Riot noted that he has been overpowering the meta in multiple roles (both as an AD and AP jungler, and as an AP support) so they hit the cost and ratios on his E – Two-Shiv Poison.

Unfortunately, the result is that the Demon Jester remains at the top of the jungle meta, just barely outside of our S tier. His win rate dropped by 0.6% (it sits at 52.1%, which is fourth-best among junglers) so clearly further nerfs are needed.

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Methodology: These rankings were determined by finding the average standardized score of a champion from nine different tier lists from sites around the internet. This is done by assigning a certain weight to each different score, rank, or grade given by these sites (for instance, both a “Diamond” rating and “A” grade would be worth a 90 score). The standardized score is then determined by looking at the average score given to all champions in every role by that site as well as the standard deviation of scores given (so that sites that give out more high grades will not have their As be worth the same as a site that gives out very few high grades).

The full, underlying data can be found here. This link also includes the full listing of how the scores are assigned. Champions must be rated by at least half of the sites audited in order to qualify for our tier list.