League of Legends Patch 10.1 mid lane tier list: Diana still leads the pack

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

Ever since her mini-rework, Diana has been one of the best mid lane champions in League of Legends. With no significant changes coming in Patch 10.1, we look at how the mid lane meta has evolved around the Scorn of the Moon.

Mid lane tier list

S tier: Diana
A+ tier: Kassadin (⇐⇓), Fizz, Zed, Katarina, Cassiopeia (⇓), Yasuo (⇑)
A tier: Talon (⇐⇓), Ahri (⇐⇓), Vladimir (⇓), Qiyana, Ekko, Akali (⇑⇒), Orianna (⇑⇒)
B tier:  Zoe, Leblanc, Twisted Fate, Syndra, Malzahar (⇓), Rumble (⇑), Aurelion Sol, Mordekaiser (⇑), Veigar, Ryze, Nocturne (⇒)
C tier: Lux, Viktor (⇓), Anivia, Xerath, Annie, Lucian (⇑), Vel’Koz, Irelia (⇑), Zilean (⇑), Neeko (⇒)
D tier: Sylas (⇐⇑), Malphite, Swain, Heimerdinger (⇓), Lissandra, Cho’Gath (*), Azir (⇑), Pantheon
F tier: Corki (⇐), Ziggs (⇐), Aatrox (⇐⇓), Pyke (⇐*), Taliyah (*), Morgana (*), Tristana

Dropped: Camille


  • * = 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 ten mid laners are basically unchanged from the preseason other than the order of the champions. Luckily there are plenty of different types of champions available for different players, including assassins and mages.
  • Lucian mid had the biggest boost in his rating from last patch, jumping from D tier up to mid-C tier. I’m guessing this is due to the fact that he’s being recognized far more as a versatile mid and top laner.
  • The champion who has fallen the most in our tier list this patch is Malzahar, who dropped to the B tier from the A tier, despite no direct nerfs or drops to his win rate.
  • Speaking of win rates, Taliyah currently has the highest win rate among mids at 54.9% but she only has a 0.9% pick rate. The best champion with a pick rate of 5% or greater is Vladimir’s 53.2% win rate.
  • On the other side, Ryze has the worst mid lane win rate at 44.3%, just ahead of Sylas (45.2%) and Xerath (45.5%), but none of these have a pick rate over 5%. The champion with the lowest win rate and a pick rate over 5% is Akali with a 54.9% win rate.

Buffed Champions


Ah, it seems like only yesterday that Azir was dominating the professional mid lane meta. Whether the buff to his R – Emperor’s Divide (in damage and duration) remains to be seen. In solo queue, however,  the Emperor of Shurima continues to struggle with a 47.2% win rate and is in our low-D tier.


Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, Corki and Azir. Some things go together so well that Riot elected to buff Corki’s ultimate at the same time they buffed Azir’s. The increased damage to Corki’s R – Missile Barrage couldn’t quite pull him out of our F tier but at least his win rate (48.4%) isn’t quite as bad as Azir’s.


The Unshackled got a mix of buffs, nerfs, and adjustments, but overall the end result was that Sylas is significantly stronger as opposed to the previous iterations in the mid lane. He actually had the second-largest ranking boost from the last patch, now sitting just outside of the C tier, despite the fact that he has one of the lowest win rates of all the mids.

Nerfed Champions

Aurelion Sol

Riot elected to nerf Sol’s Passive – Center of the Universe damage, which did knock her ranking down from high-B to low-B in Patch 10.1. As a result, Aurelion Sol no longer has the best win rate among mid laners, as he did the previous four patches, but now only has the third-best win rate at 53.5%, so he’s still in quite a strong spot.


He fell out of the S tier as a result of the nerfs to his base stats and, while five movement speed may not seem that important, it caused his win rate to plummet from 52.9% down to 49.8% in Patch 10.1.


Morde absolutely needed some nerfs for his top lane dominance, but the nerfs weren’t hugely impactful to his mid lane power. The Iron Revenant actually improved from C tier to the low-B tier in Patch 10.1 however his win rate dropped down to 49.1% from 54.2% in the last patch.

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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.