League of Legends Patch 10.1 ADC tier list: Finding a Miss Fortune

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We take a look at the League of Legends ADC meta in Patch 10.1.

The start of a new ranked season is upon us in Patch 10.1 and players in the AD Carry role sare clamoring to figure out how to dominate their lane and get easy wins. Here is how sites and sources around the internet have graded the ADC roster this patch so you can get the edge in your next League of Legends ranked game.

ADC tier list

S tier: Miss Fortune, Caitlyn
A+ tier: Jhin, Aphelios (⇒), Senna (⇑⇒)
A tier: Ashe (⇐⇓), Lucian (⇓), Kai’Sa (⇑), Vayne, Jinx
B tier:  Yasuo (⇑), Ezreal, Xayah, Twitch (⇑⇒)
C tier: Heimerdinger (⇐⇓), Varus (⇐), Tristana (⇐⇓), Draven (⇓), Sivir, Kog’Maw, Cassiopeia
D tier: Kalista, Syndra (*)
F tier:



  • * = 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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  • It’s no longer all about the early game ADCs in Patch 10.1 like it was in the past few patches. Yes, MF, Senna, and Caitlyn, three champions who tend to fall off massively after about 30-35 minutes, are in the top five. But so too are Jhin and Aphelios, both of whom seem to scale up quite nicely.
  • Having said that, the late game hypercarries like Sivir, Tristana, and Xayah are all struggling at the moment. Your best bet appears to be champions who either dominate early or spike at two items.
  • The biggest drop in our ranking from the last patch belongs to Heimerdinger, who fell from high-B tier down to high-C tier in Patch 10.1, which isn’t surprising given all the nerfs he got during the preseason. While his win rate really hasn’t changed in the last few patches, his pick rate in the bot lane has fallen quite hard of late.
  • The biggest improvement seen in Patch 10.1 belongs to Varus, who went from low-C to now nearly being a B tier pick. For a guy who has been largely left in the D and F tiers in Season 9, this is a welcome resurgence. Note that, while his win rate is still lacking, his pick rate spiked hard following the buffs in this patch.
  • For the second patch in a row, Miss Fortune has the highest win rate in the ADC role at 53.7%, which is up almost 1% from Patch 9.24b. Her pick rate also rose from 12% to over 23% in this patch. She’s followed in terms of win rate by Cassiopeia (52.4%) and Jinx (51.5%).
  • Rejoice Kalista fans, for not only is she no longer the lowest-win rate champion in League of Legends, she’s actually managed to make it out of the bottom five! The honor of champion with the worst win rate goes to Kai’Sa (47.6%) followed by Tristana (48.2%) and Sivir (48.2%). However, neither Trist nor Sivir has a pick rate over 2.5%; Kai’Sa’s pick rate is 27.4%.

Buffed Champions


Speak of the devil, for this was apparently the patch that Kalista was buffed enough to not be absolute trash! I don’t think that 11 health per level and 0.5 armor per level actually freed Kalista from the clutches of irrelevance but she’s definitely in a better spot now than she was last patch.


We also touched on this above, but Varus got some pretty decent buffs that appear to have him right back in the meta as a strong poke ADC. The cooldown buff to his Q – Piercing Arrow was almost enough to bring him into the B tier for the first time in over a year!

Nerfed Champions


Riot took a swing at some of his damage from Infernum by hitting the empowered damage as it interacts with his R – Moonlight Vigil. However, those nerfs plus some base stat nerfs don’t appear to be killing the Living Weapon. He remains one of the five best ADCs in the meta.

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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.