League of Legends: 5 Best Mid Laners on Patch 10.8

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Here are the 5 best mid laners on Patch 10.8 for carrying games and climbing the League of Legends ranked solo queue ladder!

Mid lane remains one of the most powerful roles in League of Legends on Patch 10.8. The best mid laners know how to build an advantage in the mid lane and spread it across the map with intelligent roams and ganks to either side lane.

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Roaming, invading, and assassinating enemy champions during the early stages of the game are all key characteristics for a mid laner that wants to find a lead and snowball it quickly in solo queue.

For that reason, all five champions on our “5 best mid laners” list could all be categorized as assassins and have been used to maximum effect over the last few weeks and have some of the highest win rates among mid laners on Patch 10.8.

Here are the 5 best mid laners to lock in on Summoner’s Rift right now:

5) Katarina

50.32% Win Rate | 8.5% Pick Rate | 10.2% Ban Rate

If you dream of 1v5ing a fight and carrying your teammates to victory with a Penta Kill, Katarina is the champion for you!

Wait outside of range and vision of the enemy team before the team fight starts, then pay close attention to key cooldowns blown from opponents, especially crowd control abilities. When you spot an opening, jump onto the enemy backline with E – Shunpo and activate R – Death Lotus for a ton of damage.

Utilize Katarina’s P – Voracity to hop out of the fight after picking up a kill and the focus is on you, at which point the team fight should be all but won.

4) Ekko

53.07% Win Rate | 5.1% Pick Rate | 18.5% Ban Rate

Ekko is dominating the Rift right now in the jungle and mid lane with a 51%+ win rate in both roles. This is largely due to his excellent wave clear, strong 1v1 damage, and ability to roam to side lanes with game-changing abilities like W – Parallel Convergence and R – Chronobreak.

Next time you play mid lane Ekko, take Teleport and look to split-push during the later stages of the game. Not only can you contest any champion in the 1v1 while out-pushing them with Q – Timewinder, but you’re also impossible to catch thanks to Ekko’s ultimate.

3) Fizz

51.02% Win Rate | 7.6% Pick Rate | 21.0% Ban Rate

Marksman mains may have nightmares of the Rengar one-shot or Blitzcrank hooks in lane, but the oldest tale in League of Legends history has got to be Fizz vs. the immobile, vulnerable AD Carry.

For easy solo queue victories with the Tidal Trickster, it’s all about roaming during the first 15 minutes of the game. After grabbing a Sheen or Hextech Revolver, push out your mid wave and sprint down to bot lane or linger in fog of war for an unsuspecting enemy.

Once your target is in sight, throw out your R – Chum the Waters and dive onto the enemy with E – Playful Trickster for a huge burst of damage. Follow this up with an empowered W – Seastone Trident auto-attack and use Q – Urchin Strike to escape the fight towards the safety of your teammates.

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2) Diana

52.11% Win Rate | 8.1% Pick Rate | 19.2% Ban Rate

Diana continues to rule the mid lane on Patch 10.8 with an exceptional 52.11% win rate.

While many players may view the Scorn of the Moon as a simple AP assassin, the utility she provides during the laning phase and team fights is what really makes her so powerful.

If played correctly, Diana can always win a trade in the mid lane and establish priority over her lane opponent. Throw out a Q – Crescent Strike and follow it up with auto-attacks and W – Pale Cascade procs to obliterate your enemy’s health bar and maintain pressure in the lane.

Later in the game, Diana can be key to winning her team a skirmish and grabbing major objectives. Hover around the edge of a fight until a carry looks vulnerable, then close them down and hit them with Crescent Strike and dash in with E – Lunar Rush.

Pulling the carry in with R – Moonfall allows your team to quickly burst the enemy down while they’re displaced and take a huge advantage at the start of the team fight. Do this on multiple occasions during a game and you should find victory with ease!

1) Yasuo

50.22% Win Rate | 13.5% Pick Rate | 48.6% Ban Rate

Unsurprisingly, the most annoying champion in League of Legends boasts the highest ban rate in the game at 48.6%, over double the percentage of any other champion. Unfortunately, this makes Yasuo the most sought after mid laner on Patch 10.8.

If you’re looking to add Yasuo to your champion pool, it’s important to practice outside of ranked beforehand as he’s quite a difficult champion to master.

Two of the most difficult skills to grasp are placing W – Wind Wall perfectly during team fights to completely remove enemy marksmen and moving around in lane with E – Sweeping Blade to maintain lane priority.

Once you’ve nailed these two abilities, you’re ready to hop into ranked!

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Who do you think are the best mid laners on Patch 10.8? Which mid laners would you like to see buffed on Patch 10.9?