We take a look at the League of Legends jungle meta in Patch 10.1.
Elise, Ekko, and Olaf. Those three junglers have ruled League of Legends for the last several patches. So it’s surprising that with none of them getting direct nerfs in Patch 10.1, that this would be the patch where a new face would emerge in the S tier.
Jungle tier list
S tier: Ekko, Lee Sin (⇑), Elise (⇒)
A+ tier: Shaco, Olaf (⇓), Rek’Sai (⇑), Master Yi (⇑⇒)
A tier: Jarvan IV, Warwick, Zac (⇓), Kha’Zix
B tier: Nunu & Willump (⇐), Graves, Rengar, Nocturne (⇓), Vi, Evelynn, Nidalee, Xin Zhao, Kayn, Dr. Mundo, Karthus, Hecarim (⇑), Shyvana (⇑), Kindred, Rammus (⇒)
C tier: Gragas, Volibear, Ivern, Jax, Amumu, Udyr, Taliyah, Fiddlesticks (⇑)
D tier: Sejuani (⇑), Diana, Trundle (⇑), Twitch (⇑), Qiyana (⇑), Poppy (*)
F tier: Skarner, Pantheon, Sylas (*)
- * = 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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- Still all about those fighters in the jungle as Zac remains the only tank in our top ten. And, more importantly, just about all of these champions are early game focused with just a few like Shaco and Zac not completely falling off a cliff in the mid-to-late game.
- The biggest drop in our ranking from the last patch belongs to Nocturne, who fell from the A tier down all the way to mid-B tier. While solo lane Nocturne has become a bit of a trendy pick recently, jungle Noc does seem to be struggling a bit. His win rate is currently 49.2%, down from 50.3% at the start of the preseason and has consistently dipped slightly each patch.
- The biggest riser in Patch 10.1 was Sejuani, who made her way all the way to high-D tier from the F tier. She’s still not in the best of spots, with a win rate of 48.1%, but her pick rate shot up by a full percentage point since the last patch.
- The jungler with the best win rate in Patch 10.1 is Karthus, at 54.8% and a healthy 3.4% pick rate. He’s followed by Shaco (53.1%), Ivern (52.4%), and Ekko (52.1%). However, Ekko has the highest pick rate of them all at 16.8%.
- The lowest win rate jungler in Patch 10.1 is Sylas, sitting at 40.4% (1% pick rate). Qiyana is also in that category with a 43.2% win rate, 2.6% pick rate. The lowest win rate champion who has a pick rate over 5% in Platinum and above is (shocker) Lee Sin with a 48.7% win rate and 39.8% pick rate.
Thos nerfs to Sejuani’s Passive – Fury of the North and her E – Permafrost did her a lot of good, as we described above. Riot’s been consistently trying to find the perfect balance for the Poro Rider, so I’m interested/hopeful she has found a good balance.
Riot elected to give Shyvana some love to her Passive – Fury of the Dragonborn now that she doesn’t benefit quite as much from the new drake spawning system. The changes propelled Shyvana to the low-B tier and actually has a pretty decent 51% win rate in Patch 10.1.
The changes to Sylas in Patch 10.1 weren’t a straight-up buff (more of a kit re-adjustment) but the net result is that Sylas came back into the jungle meta after falling out last patch. Still, he’s only an F tier champion and, as mentioned, has the worst win rate in the role.
She got a QoL buff to make her unstoppable during her ult, which gave her a slight boost in our ranks but otherwise didn’t really move the needle for her. She remains a quite strong pick, but not overly dominant.
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.