League of Legends: Patch 10.5 Support Aggregated Tier List

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Buffed Champions


The cow got a boost to his base health and he can now gain stacks on his passive after he gets the heal. Alistar got a significant boost in our ranking as a result, going up to near B tier in Patch 10.5 and saw over 2% spikes to both his pick and win rates.


Neeko is one of those champions who always seems to slip into another role besides mid if her numbers are just right. With all the buffs she got in Patch 10.5, she has climbed back into our support tier list for the first time in three patches, even though she is just in the F tier.


A revert of the previous patch’s nerfs that gave her back some AD and AD per level, along with movement speed on her Song of Celerity. As noted above, she’s got the highest overall win rate in the support role and is currently a high-B tier on our list.

Boots of Swiftness

Only a few supports have been taking Boots of Swiftness as a part of their core item build.

  • Senna = +0.734
  • Tahm Kench = +0.040
  • Average = +0.387

Nerfed Champions


One of the winningest supports in League of Legends for the past few patches, Riot decreased the chime damage on Bard’s passive. This did knock him down a bit in rankings, but he’s still an A+ tier support and has the third-highest win rate overall for supports. Still, some sad chimes ring for the Wandering Caretaker.


The Iron Golem has been a force in the bot lane, so he lost three armor and dropped a bit in our tier list (he’s still S tier). His win rate barely dipped (it’s still in the top 10), as is his pick rate. No worries to all you Blitz mains out there, you can still miss all your hooks in peace.

Spellthief’s Edge Users

The Spellthief’s Edge nerfs (requiring you to be around another ally to proc the Tribute passive) were aimed at top laners, but they also had an effect on the following champions who are frequent builders of the item. Here is how their ranking changed from the last patch after the nerfs.

  • Bard = -0.089
  • Brand = +0.027
  • Fiddlesticks = -0.356
  • Janna = +0.431
  • Karma = -0.044
  • Lulu = +0.189
  • Lux = -0.185
  • Morgana = +0.028
  • Nami = +0.169
  • Neeko = NR
  • Shaco = -0.229
  • Sona = +0.297
  • Soraka = -0.331
  • Swain = -0.102
  • Xerath = -0.185
  • Veigar = NR
  • Vel’Koz = -0.353
  • Yuumi = +0.485
  • Zilean = -0.039
  • Zyra = -0.142
  • Average = -0.024

Spectral Sickle Users

Like Spellthiefs, the Tribute passive change aimed at top laners still affected the supports that use this item. However, only one support in the game actually uses that support:

  • Senna = +0.734

Mobility Boots Users

  • Blitzcrank = -0.121
  • Bard = -0.089
  • Alistar = +0.263
  • Braum =0.057
  • Janna = +0.431
  • Karma = -0.044
  • Leona = +0.141
  • Lulu = +0.189
  • Morgana = +0.028
  • Nami = +0.169
  • Nautilus = +0.174
  • Pyke = -0.086
  • Rakan = -0.347
  • Thresh = +0.176
  • Average = +0.070

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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.