League of Legends: The 5 Best Top Laners on Patch 10.14

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This is a list of the 5 best top laners in League of Legends on Patch 10.14

Playing top lane is all about patience and waiting for openings be it in your own lane or across the map as a Teleport opportunity presents itself. The variety of champions in the top lane pool makes champion select all the more important as it becomes vital for you to pick the best top laners in the current meta in order to fit your team’s composition and give yourself the best chance of winning.

Patch 10.14 saw a buff for Riven’s Passive – Runic Blade, as well as nerfs for Volibear’s base attack speed and W – Frenzied Maul heal and Wukong’s R – Cyclone knockup duration. Two of these champions are featured in our top five but how have their recent changes impacted their win rates?

Here are the 5 best top laners on Patch 10.14:

5) Fiora

50.39% Win Rate | 6.1% Pick Rate | 9.1% Ban Rate

Fiora hasn’t received a change (outside of bug fixes) since Patch 9.19 yet she remains a highly contested top lane pick on Patch 10.14. Her ability to duel her lane opponent in order to establish an early gold lead is pivotal in the current snowball-heavy League of Legends meta.

Furthermore, Fiora players can take games into their own hands by split-pushing or finding flanking routes ahead of an upcoming team fight to gain the upper hand around late game major objectives.

4) Wukong

50.52% Win Rate | 7.1% Pick Rate | 11.9% Ban Rate

The League of Legends balance team took aim at Wukong on Patch 10.14, nerfing his Cyclone knockup duration from 0.75 seconds to 0.6 seconds. Despite this, the Monkey King has retained his S tier status on the current patch and continues to pose a threat during the laning phase and in 5v5 skirmishes.

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3) Garen

51.16% Win Rate | 8.1% Pick Rate | 6.8% Ban Rate

Garen hardly strikes you as a powerful, threatening champion with the ability to take over games by outplaying his opponents and controlling team fights. In solo queue, he’s entirely capable of exactly that.

The Might of Demacia’s key strength is his ability to frustrate his lane opponent through superior sustain and a Decisive Strike silence that can drive people insane. Combine Garen with a healing support like Yuumi and he’s an unkillable, unstoppable force in team fights that can single-handedly win a game.

2) Volibear

50.10% Win Rate | 7.4% Pick Rate | 32.3% Ban Rate

Since his gameplay update, Volibear has dominated the meta across the top lane and jungle. While he’s not so impressive in the early game and laning phase, the Relentless Storm is a huge threat in team fights with incredible attack speed, self-sustain, and an ultimate ability made for bruisers who look to dominate 5v5s.

1) Darius

50.95% Win Rate | 8.5% Pick Rate | 44.3% Ban Rate

The year is 2120. League of Legends 3 has just been released, Faker’s great-grandson has just lifted his 5th Worlds trophy, and Darius remains the best top laner in the game for the 100th consecutive year.

Darius dominance among solo queue top laners in Season 10 has been nothing short of remarkable. While the likes of Garen, Jax, and Mordekaiser have all fallen from the S tier due to nerfs or meta changes, the Hand of Noxus has held strong and continues to destroy his opponents both in lane and during team fights.

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Which top laner do you think is strongest on Patch 10.14? Which top laners would you like to see buffed on Patch 10.15?