League of Legends: The 5 Best Champions to Main in Each Role

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1. Diana

Ever since her mini-rework that swapped her dash from the ult to a regular ability, Diana has been one of the strongest solo queue mid laners. With her newfound slipperiness and the massive damage she can output on her reworked ult, Diana is a strong laner who also scales incredibly well.

She’s also a fairly linear champion in her trading and playstyle, but within that, there is a lot of room to experiment and learn some deep tricks. She can easily play as a teamfighter, secondary diver, skirmisher, or splitpusher depending on your preference.

2. Cassiopeia

Probably the strongest mage mid laner in League of Legends, Cassiopeia just has so many tools to control the pace of the mid lane. From her Miasma, which basically counters any potential engage, to her CC ult, to her ticking poison, to her built-in healing, Cassiopeia is a fantastic mid laner to main.

Yes, her kit is very skillshot-heavy. This means that she will not be as forgiving to newer players. That said, her learning curve is so strong that investing the games into learning her kit is going to be worth it.

3. Fizz

Fizz is an absolute menace in the mid lane, despite the fact that he’s exceptionally simple to play. Like Diana, he has a very linear playstyle of go in and dump all your damage before getting out. Unlike Diana, however, he has a very easy “get out” button.

That is, of course, his Playful Trickster, aka the bane of many mid laners’ existence. With both invulnerability and a long dash, this ability makes the Tidal Trickster’s kit incredibly forgiving as you learn the champion.

4. Ekko

Wait, this seems familiar…oh, that’s right, Ekko was also one of the best junglers to main. This makes him incredibly valuable if you play both positions. With his mix of waveclear and assassination potential, he might be even more deadly in the mid lane where he can roam and push waves with ease.

5. Vladimir

Although many expected him to be in our list of best champions to main regarding the top lane, Vlad has actually been considerably stronger mid lane in Season 10. His kit is built to sustain and survive the early game as he builds items and scales into a monster in the late game. In addition, his pool ability to dodge ganks makes him forgiving to play. Never a bad choice for a champion to learn and, yes, he’s great to flex top, just not as consistent.