League of Legends: 5 Best Mid Laners on Patch 10.13

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This is a list of the 5 best mid laners in League of Legends on Patch 10.13

Mid lane remains the most impactful role in League of Legends with the ability to aid the jungle and roam to either side lane to take full control of the map. The best mid laners know how to strike the perfect balance while still dominating their lane opponent in the 1v1.

On Patch 10.13, the mid lane is all about team fight impact and assassination. Champions that excel in diving the backline rule the roost and offer the most utility compared to support mages that have taken a back seat in the current meta.

Here are the 5 best mid laners on Patch 10.13:

5) Ekko

51.40% Win Rate | 6.3% Pick Rate | 24.6% Ban Rate

When it comes to diving the backline during a team fight, it could be argued that no champion does it better than Ekko. Casting a Parallel Convergence, jumping in with Phase Dive and Hextech Protobelt, and blowing up the enemy squishies is almost too easy for the Boy Who Shattered Time. That’s not even mentioning how safe it is to do this fight after fight thanks to Chronobreak.

Take your Ekko gameplay to the next level by focusing on the split push when opportunities present themselves. With his incredible wave clear, crazy mobility, and preference to take Teleport over other summoner spells, Ekko is the ideal candidate to win the game from the side lanes.

4) Vladimir

50.88% Win Rate | 6.4% Pick Rate | 16.3% Ban Rate

If you prefer to carry games by 1v5ing a team fight, maybe Vladimir is the right pick for you. Flanking with Teleport or through creatively navigating fog of war, the Crimson Reaper can instantly burst down squishies and tanks alike with his incredible damage output. Not only that, but he is under no threat of being shut down before impacting a fight due to the safety of Sanguine Pool.

The secret to mastering Vladimir is all about finding the right flanks for team fights. Rather than blindly run at your opponents from behind and spam your abilities without much thought, wait for your team to get into position and walk into an unwarded area of jungle. Let your teammates engage first, then pounce on your enemies when they expect it least.

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3) Katarina

51.82% Win Rate | 7.0% Pick Rate | 8.8% Ban Rate

However, if you’d rather spam your keyboard without much thought, Katarina could be your next mid lane main. At level 3, Katarina can easily solo kill her lane opponent if they overextend. With one kill under her belt, the enemy team has to keep one eye on the map at all times as Kata will look for every opportunity to roam and spread her gold lead across the map.

The level 3 power spike is the most important skill to master for players that want to add the Sinister Blade to their mid lane champion pool. Bait your lane opponent in close by pushing too far for a few minions then when they’re past the half-way mark, jump in with Shunpo and use auto attacks to force a summoner spell or confirm a kill.

2) Fizz

51.24% Win Rate | 6.4% Pick Rate | 12.7% Ban Rate

Fizz is every ADC’s nightmare and for good reason. The moment the Tidal Trickster lands Chum the Waters may as well be a death sentence for a squishy marksman.

Roaming is the key to accessing Fizz’s full strength and avoiding vision during roams is vital to creating a large gold advantage for your team. Clear out the mid lane minion wave and head towards the bot lane, using your opponent’s jungle as the path as this is least likely to be warded.

To increase the speed of your roam, use Playful Trickster to hop over the bot lane wall or Urchin Strike through the Scuttle Crab.

1) Kassadin

51.51% Win Rate | 7.6% Pick Rate | 33.4% Ban Rate

The previous four mid laners on this list all deal magic damage. Which mid lane champion is strongest against magic damage? Kassadin. The Void Walker’s Passive – Void Stone means he takes 15% reduced magic damage allowing him to survive in some situations where other mid laners would lose their life and hand over gold to their opponent.

Ultimately, there’s one thing you need to master Kassadin. Patience. Even if you die early on, even if your team is thousands of gold behind, you can still win the game after reaching level 16. Kassadin’s max rank Riftwalk is borderline broken during the late game and can single-handedly turn a lost game into a victory in the right hands.

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Which mid laner do you think is strongest on Patch 10.13? Which mid laners would you like to see buffed on Patch 10.14?