League of Legends: Patch 10.5 Mid Lane Aggregated Tier List

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We take a look at the League of Legends mid lane meta in Patch 10.5.

The mid lane has been light on balance changes for a few patches now and unfortunately, Patch 10.5 was no different. Here is the state of the mid lane in League of Legends, with very few changes to the rankings.

Mid lane tier list

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



  • * = 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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  • No changes to the top of the meta, other than more mid lane champs are moving into the S tier. This clear distinction between the good and the great mid laners is becoming even clearer now, with nine champions hitting the S tier.
  • Neeko got buffed in Patch 10.5 and unsurprisingly got the biggest bump to her ranking in this patch, going from D tier to almost B tier. On the other hand, Aatrox fell the furthest in the mid lane tier list, going from high-D tier down into the F tier.
  • Aurelion Sol currently has the highest win rate in Patch 10.5 at 54.8%, but only with a 1% pick rate. None of the top 10 champions in terms of win rate have a significant pick rate, however. It’s not until you hit the #14 spot and Diana (51.7% win rate) that you find a champion with a pick rate of 5% or higher.
  • The bottom four champions in terms of win rate in Patch 10.5 remain the same as they were in 10.4: Akali, Irelia, Lucian, and Ryze (going from worst to less-worst). Akali, with a current 44.5% win rate, hasn’t had a win rate above 46.5%  in the last five patches. She likely needs (yet another) buff in the future.

Buffed Champions


Buffs to her Ice Shard’s AP ratio gave the Ice Queen a nice boost into the C tier from D tier in the last patch. Her win rate has been improving over the last four patches, now up to 49.4% in Patch 10.5.


Neeko got a bunch of buffs to her base stats, Tangle Barbs, and Pop Blossom, which helped push her into the top lane for this patch. For mid lane, which was already her main role, Neeko shot up from mid-D tier to very high-C tier. Her win rate may only be 49.9% in Patch 10.5, but that win rate is up almost 2% from the last patch and her pick rate quadrupled in this patch.

Nerfed Champions


Now Ornn is a bit of an off-meta pick as a mid laner, but he remains on our mid lane tier list after the nerfs to his Passive’s brittle proc and masterwork upgrades. He remains about where he was last patch (mid-to-high-D tier), but his win rate in mid is down nearly 2%.


Similarly, Sett’s base stat and Show Stopper nerfs were targetted at his top lane power, but they also struck him in the mid lane, taking him down from A tier to mid-B tier. His win rate in the mid lane is also below 50% for the first time since release, so the Boss might not be hanging around here for much longer.

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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.