League of Legends Tier List: The Best Champions in Patch 10.14

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Our League of Legends tier list for Patch 10.14 moves to the mid lane.

Mid Lane Tier List

S tier: Kassadin, Zed (⇑), Ekko, Katarina (⇑⇒), Fizz (⇑⇒)
A+ tier: Galio (⇐⇓), Vladimir, Talon, Twisted Fate, Diana (⇒)
A tier: Yasuo (⇐⇓), Ahri, Cassiopeia (⇓), Zoe (⇒)
B tier: Pantheon (⇐), Nocturne, Orianna (⇓), Qiyana, Lux, Annie (⇓), Leblanc, Malzahar, Pyke, Anivia (⇑), Vel’Koz, Sylas, Syndra, Veigar, Viktor (⇒) 
C tier: Rumble (⇐), Aurelion Sol (⇐), Lissandra, Neeko, Xerath, Zilean (⇑), Akali, Karthus (*), Ziggs, Irelia, Ryze, Azir, Morgana (⇑), Karma (⇑), Malphite (⇑), Taliyah (⇑)
D tier: Sett (⇐⇑), Renekton, Corki, Garen (⇑), Nunu & Willump (*), Cho’Gath, Camille (*), Mordekaiser, Lucian, Wukong (⇑), Swain (⇑), Heimerdinger (⇑), Aatrox (⇒), Jayce (⇑⇒)
F tier: Kog’Maw (*), Brand, Ornn, Kayle

Dropped: Gangplank


  • * = 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)

Rising Picks

Taliyah was the mid laner who rose the most this patch, as she moved up from the low-D tier into the C tier. This isn’t really a shock, though, as she had the biggest drop in the last patch, so this is just a slight recovery.

Dropping Picks

The mid laner who dropped the furthest in this patch was Syndra. She dropped to borderline-C tier after being quite solidly in the B tier last patch.

Underrated Picks

Incredibly, the A tier mid laner with the lowest pick rate is none other than Vladimir, who currently has a pick rate just over 3%.

Overrated Picks

It’s Leblanc and Sylas, once again, as the two most overrated mid lane picks. Once again, both are B tier picks with pick rates in the top-ten.

Buffed Champions


The buffs to Karthus, particularly to his Lay Waste (more base damage and more AP scaling), helped bring the Deathsinger back into the mid lane meta. In his first patch back in the mid lane this season, he’s solidly in the mid-C tier, which indicates to me that he likely won’t just fade out of the meta in a patch or two.


Out of the shadows, Zed is back to his kingdom atop the mid lane tier list after the buffs in Patch 10.14 to his Living Shadow’s missile speed and cooldown. He’s jumped into the S tier, second in the mid lane only to Kassadin.

Nerfed Champions


The MR per level nerf was definitely targeted at mid lane Pyke, but Riot also took aim at his roaming via a nerf to the movement speed on his Ghostwater Dive. He did get some damage buffs to his Bone Skewer and Phantom Undertow, which seems to have equalized the nerfs. As a result, Pyke is still in the mid-B tier for Patch 10.14.


Wukong hasn’t been too impactful as a mid laner, but he still got hit by those same nerfs. Like the top lane, though, the ult nerfs don’t seem to have impacted Wukong as a mid laner. He’s actually slightly higher on our tier list, up from F tier to the low-D tier.