League of Legends: Patch 10.2 Aggregated Top Lane Tier List

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We take a look at the League of Legends top lane meta in Patch 10.2.

While top laners are reeling from their perceived lack of influence in League of Legends, there are still plenty of picks you can play in top if you are looking to climb! Here is the full breakdown of all the best (and worst) top laners as of Patch 10.2!

Top Lane Tier List

S tier: Darius, Sett (*)
A+ tier: Ornn (⇓), Mordekaiser (⇓), Kled (⇑⇒)
A tier: Fiora (⇐⇓), Jax, Camille (⇒), Shen (⇑⇒) 
B tier:  Singed, Malphite (⇓), Renekton (⇓), Vladimir, Kayle (⇓), Garen, Riven, Teemo (⇓), Quinn (⇓), Gangplank, Tryndamere, Akali, Yorick (⇒)
C tier: Illaoi (⇐⇓), Kennen (⇓), Nasus (⇓), Aatrox (⇓), Irelia (⇓), Urgot, Cassiopeia (⇑), Rumble, Pantheon, Yasuo (⇓), Cho’Gath, Rengar (⇓), Maokai, Gnar, Ryze (⇒)
D tier: Poppy (⇐⇓), Olaf (⇓), Dr. Mundo (⇓), Sylas (⇑), Vayne (⇓), Jayce (⇓), Sion (⇓), Volibear, Heimerdinger (⇑), Lucian (⇓)
F tier: 

Dropped: Diana


  • * = 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 new kid on the block, Sett, seems to be doing pretty, pretty, pretty well for himself. Not only is he in our S tier in his very first patch, he has a 54.7% win rate with an 18.7% pick rate. I have no doubt the Boss is going to be getting some nerfs in a patch soon.
  • The only other notable changes besides Sett’s joining the top ten in our rankings is the addition of two new champions – Shen and Singed – for the first time this season. We also saw long-time staples of the top ten Malphite and Renekton fall out.
  • Sett’s 54.7% win rate is best among champions with over a 5% pick rate (after that comes Kled a 51.4% and Camille at 51.3%) but the best overall win rate in the top lane is…Soraka? She actually has a 59% win rate (!?) with a 1% pick rate.
  • Vayne currently has the lowest win rate of all top laners at 47.1%, but only a 1.5% pick rate. For those with a win rate over 5%, the lowest win rate champion is Akali (47.2% win rate and 6% pick rate). Akali also has the second-lowest win rate overall.
  • Yasuo took the biggest hit in our rankings in Patch 10.2, dropping from mid-B tier down into the C tier. This isn’t surprising since one of his favorite items, Crit Cloak, got nerfs in Patch 10.2. His win rate in the top lane dropped by over 1% as a result of the nerfs.
  • The top laner who saw the most improvement this patch was Sylas. He went from F tier to mid-D tier in Patch 10.2 and currently has a very healthy 48.5% win rate and 5.6% pick rate. Both of these are up massively from last patch.

Buffed Champions

Frozen Heart Users

With one of the commonly-built tank items getting a buff in Patch 10.2, the question is whether it would begin to creep back into the core builds of tank top laners. However, there is only one top laner who currently has the item among his core builds: Nasus.

Almost all other tanky top laners will opt for Iceborn Gauntlet instead, but Nasus can actually make use of Trinity Force, making Frozen Heart a better option. With the item still crowded out by other, better options, it appears the buffs leave Frozen Heart out in the cold.

Nerfed Champions

Stormrazor Users

With no champions getting direct buffs or nerfs in the top lane in Patch 10.2, we do have to look and see how the item changes effected the lane. Obviously, we touched on the Cloak of Agility nerfs when we discussed Yasuo, but what about the Stormrazor users in the top lane?

Well, only one top laner reliably takes this item in their core build (most common first three items) and that’s Quinn. She actually dropped pretty substantially in Patch 10.2, by just over half a tier. She’s currently in the low-B tier and her win rate has fallen under 50% (49.6%) for the first time this season.

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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.