We take a look at the best AD Carries after Patch 10.3 has gone live in League of Legends.
Patch 10.3 gave nerfs to a few of the top ADCs in League of Legends like Aphelios, Miss Fortune, and Senna, while Ezreal also got some buffs. We will see if these changes affected the bot lane meta and which champions are the best in the role.
ADC tier list
S tier: Miss Fortune
A+ tier: Senna (⇐⇓), Aphelios (⇑), Vayne (⇑⇒)
A tier: Lucian, Jhin (⇑), Ezreal (⇑), Jinx, Ashe (⇑⇒)
B tier: Caitlyn (⇐⇓), Yasuo, Kai’Sa, Draven, Heimerdinger (⇒)
C tier: Tristana, Sivir (⇑), Xayah, Varus, Kalista, Kog’Maw (⇑), Twitch, Syndra (⇑), Cassiopeia (⇒)
D tier: Taliyah (*)
- * = 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 a lot more of the same as far as the top of the meta with the big three – Aphelios, Miss Fortune, and Senna – all being the best champions in the role despite all receiving nerfs. Vayne is at least in striking distance of these three, but they still appear to be thriving in the current meta.
- Draven had the biggest fall from Patch 10.2 to Patch 10.3, going from high-B to low-B tier. His win rate is 49.9% and this is his lowest ranking in the last two seasons, despite just getting buffed one patch earlier.
- The biggest improvement seen in Patch 10.3 belongs to Ezreal following those buffs he just got. He went from C tier to low-A tier in just one patch thanks to those buffs.
- In a massive shock, the winningest bot laner in Patch 10.3 is actually Yasuo. With a 54.0% win rate, he leads Heimerdinger (53.7%) and newcomer Taliyah (53.1%). All of those champions have less than a 5% pick rate in the bot lane, so the winningest champion with a significant pick rate is Ashe (52.6% win rate, 7.7% pick rate).
- On the other side of the coin, Kai’Sa has the worst winning percentage in the AD Carry role, now at 46.1% with a 19.1% pick rate. Other champions in the bottom of the ADC role when it comes to win rate are Tristana and Xayah (both with a 47.3% win rate).
The Prodigal Explorer got some buffs to his growth stats (mana and attack speed per level) which gave him the biggest buff of any champion in our tier list. His win rate (51.4%) is the highest it’s been in the last ten patches. And with an absurd 30.4% pick rate, he is the most-picked champion in the AD Carry role in Patch 10.3.
More nerfs coming to the Living Weapon, hitting the marked enemy attack range on his Q – Calibrum. Now he actually has a range limitation on attacking marked enemies. His win rate is just below 50%, but his pick rate is its highest since his release (15.3%), which indicates that the nerf probably wasn’t that impactful and the win rate drop is more due to new players picking him up more.
She got nerfs to her attack speed per level but it didn’t seem to change her fortune all that much. MF is still the best AD Carry in our ranking after the nerfs, she has the sixth-best win rate in the role (52.2%) with a win rate that is over 25%, and she continues to dominate lanes.
The nerfs to Senna’s Passive – Absolution‘s Mist Wraith drop chance was designed to make her a bit more appealing as a support (and less so as an ADC). The drop chance went up on minions she didn’t kill and are way down on cannon minons she kills from 100% drop rate to 1.67%. You would imagine that losing the guaranteed Mist Wraith on cannon minions and having the drop rate go down that much would drive Senna out of the ADC role.
However, with all these nerfs Senna still has a 6.5% pick rate as an AD Carry and a 50.8% winning percentage. Now Senna is picked more often in the support role (13.8% pick rate) she still is one of the best ADCs in League of Legends.
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.