League of Legends: Patch 10.2 Aggregated Support Tier List

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

In contrast to the patch before, Patch 10.2 took aim at several supports who were either under or overperforming in the meta. We’ll examine how these buffs and nerfs shook up the support meta and which support is best for climbing!

Support Tier List

S tier: Leona, Nautilus (⇒), Nami (⇑⇒), Blitzcrank (⇒)
A+ tier: Thresh (⇐⇓), Janna (⇒)
A tier: Soraka (⇐), Bard, Senna
B tier:  Morgana (⇐⇓), Lulu (⇐), Sona (⇑), Rakan (⇓), Pyke, Taric (⇑), Zilean, Zyra
C tier: Braum (⇓), Swain (⇓), Vel’Koz (⇓), Brand, Karma, Alistar, Fiddlesticks (⇓), Shaco (⇓⇒), Yuumi (⇑⇒)
D tier: Lux (⇓), Xerath (⇓), Tahm Kench (⇑)
F tier: 

Dropped: Neeko, Gragas, Galio, Shen, Volibear, Veigar, Malphite


  • * = 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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  • With all the buffs and nerfs that we’re going to discuss, not much really changed in the support meta. Hook champions like Nautilus and Thresh are still at the top of the pack while mage supports are largely crowded out of the meta. Morgana is the only traditional mage in the top ten of supports and she’s more of a catcher like Bard or Thresh than a mage like Brand.
  • Sona rose the most in Patch 10.2 thanks to her getting buffed to the point that Riot has already confirmed they’re going to need to walk the buffs back in a future patch. She’s not massively OP but she’s definitely in a strong spot with the highest win rate for her role (55.7%).
  • On the other side of the coin, Xerath support took the biggest hit to his ranking in Patch 10.2 despite not being remotely close to getting nerfed. He has only a 46.9% win rate in the support role.
  • The top three champions in terms of win rate among supports are Sona, Bard (54.2%), and Maokai (53.9%). However, it should be noted that Maokai support only has a 1.2% pick rate. The next-highest support with a pick rate over 5% is Leona at 53.3%.
  • The three lowest win rate supports in Patch 10.2 are Yuumi (43.9%), Lux (45%), and Galio (45.2%). Only Lux has a pick rate over 2.5%, so even the most enthusiastic mains aren’t seeing success on these picks.

Buffed Champions


She got buffs to two abilities, most importantly damage buffs to her Q – Inner Flame, but Karma remains in the mid-C tier for now. On the plus side for Karma mains, her win rate spiked in Patch 10.2 to 50.4% (up over 3% from the last patch) and her pick rate is its highest in five patches. I think she’s a bit underrated in the C tier and could easily jump up to the B tier in a coming patch.


Lulu got some buffs to her base stats and her E – Help, Pix! in Patch 10.2 and that helped boost her win rate over 50% (up 2.5% from the last patch). That helped to push Lulu up to the high-B tier and I wouldn’t be surprised if she climbs further in a future patch.


As noted above, the buffs to Sona were likely a bit too much as she’s now got the highest win rate among supports. However, I don’t think the buffs are game-breaking or even needing of Riot to walk them back. She’s only in our high-B tier this patch and, while her win rate is high, her pick rate is a measly 1.9%, which indicates high elo players aren’t scrambling to pick or ban her.

Nerfed Champions


A lot of folks laughed at the nerf Riot gave Nautilus in Patch 10.2 (nerfing the base damage on his Q – Dredge Line). It did have a fairly significant effect, though. He dropped slightly in our tier list (though not enough to push him out of the S tier) and his win rate fell by over 1.5% (down to 48.9%).

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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.