We break down the top lane meta in our Patch 10.7 League of Legends tier list.
Although Patch 10.7 was a smaller one, it arguably had the biggest impact in the top lane, with three different staple champions in the lane getting buffed or nerfed. We look at just how much these changes impacted the top lane meta in our latest League of Legends tier list.
Our aggregated League of Legends tier list pulled data from ten different sites around the internet to see how they each ranked the best top laner in the current meta. From that, we are able to give our average ranking of each top laner that was graded or listed in at least half of those tier lists. Without further ado, our latest League of Legends tier list.
Top Lane Tier List
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S tier: Darius, Sett, Wukong (⇑), Fiora
A+ tier: Jax, Maokai, Renekton (⇒)
A tier: Shen (⇐), Kled (⇐⇓), Garen, Vladimir (⇑)
B tier: Tryndamere (⇐), Poppy, Camille, Aatrox (⇑), Nasus (⇑), Malphite, Ornn, Riven, Volibear (⇑), Teemo, Rengar (⇑), Illaoi, Irelia (⇑), Pantheon (⇑), Singed, Sion (⇑), Kayle (⇒), Gangplank (⇑⇒)
C tier: Yasuo (⇐), Yorick (⇐), Sylas (⇐⇑), Quinn (⇐), Vayne (⇑), Dr. Mundo (⇑), Rumble (⇑), Gnar, Jayce (⇑), Kennen (⇑), Akali (⇑), Cho’Gath (⇑), Urgot, Olaf (⇑), Ryze (⇑⇒)
D tier: Lucian (⇑), Kalista (⇑), Cassiopeia (*), Heimerdinger (⇑), Hecarim (*), Trundle (*), Zac (⇑⇒)
F tier: Neeko (⇐)
- * = 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)
Unsurprising given that he was massively underrated in Patch 10.6 following his mini-rework. Now, sites are properly valuing him as an S tier pick even after the nerfs he received in this patch.
Also unsurprising following the buffs Nasus got in Patch 10.7 that he is rising up our top lane tier list. Nasus moved from the mid-C tier to mid-B tier in our latest League of Legends tier list for top laners.
Here is a bit of a surprise pick, given Volibear went untouched in this patch. However, the reason becomes clear when you realize that he now has the second-best win rate among top laners (53.4%) with a decent (over 2% pick rate). He also seems to be a very strong counter to the new flavor-of-the-month pick, Kalista top. All of this allowed Voli to move up into the mid-B tier from the C-tier last patch.
He’s been on the rise in the past few patches, seeing a steady improvement to his win and play rates. This culminated in him moving up from our D to high-C tier.
Cho’Gath saw a 2.5% win rate improvement from the last patch and has proven to be a powerful counter against the mobile fighters like Riven, Akali, and Irelia. All of this combined to bring Cho out of the D tier into the mid-C tier.
He has great win rates into two of the more popular top laners – Mordekaiser and Renekton – and he currently has the third-best win rate among top laners (53.2%). All of this allowed Olaf to move out of the F tier into the low-C tier.
Another top laner with a win rate in the top ten, Heimer currently holds the seventh-best win rate (52.2%) which is up from last patch. Add that to the fact that he counters the number-one champ on our top lane tier list, Darius, and he deserves to be out of the F tier and maybe even higher than D tier.
After taking his lumps in Patch 10.7, Garen is smarting from getting hit with the nerf bat. He dropped down to A tier after spending the last two patches in S tier.
Our pick for the most underrated top laner in Patch 10.7 is Tryndamere. He has a pick rate under 2% in the role but is rated in the high-B tier by our League of Legends tier list.
Sylas may be on the rise, but he’s also still a C tier pick with an-almost 6% pick rate. Combine that with a win rate hovering around 48% and that qualifies him as our overrated top laner of this patch.