League of Legends Tier List: Best Solo Queue Champions in Patch 10.17

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We give our League of Legends tier list for Patch 10.17.

Following the Riot “summer break,” Patch 10.17 didn’t bring a whole ton of balance changes to Summoners Rift. The latest patch didn’t shift our aggregated League of Legends tier list too much, but there were still some changes particularly at the top tiers of certain lanes.

Our aggregated League of Legends tier list pulled data from eight different sites around the internet to see how they each ranked the top champions in each role in Patch 10.17 (aka Patch 10.16b). From that, we are able to give our average ranking of each champion that was graded or listed in at least half of those tier lists. As always, you can find the link to all the underlying data here.

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Top Lane Tier List

S tier: Camille, Fiora, Darius, Shen (⇑), Jax
A+ tier: Wukong (⇐⇑), Renekton, Garen, Maokai
A tier: Sett (⇑), Riven, Quinn (⇑), Malphite (⇑), Rengar (⇑⇒), Hecarim (⇑⇒), Urgot (⇑⇒)
B tier: Poppy, Kled, Akali, Tryndamere, Irelia, Teemo, Singed, Mordekaiser (⇓), Ornn, Vladimir, Cassiopeia (⇑), Aatrox (⇑), Yasuo (⇑⇒), Jayce (⇑⇒), Vayne (⇑⇒), Olaf (⇑⇒), Lucian (⇑⇒), Nasus (⇒) 
C tier: Kayle (⇐⇓), Sylas (⇐), Sion, Yorick, Illaoi, Cho’Gath, Volibear (⇓), Gangplank, Kennen, Zac (⇑), Yone (⇑), Neeko (⇑), Rumble, Gnar
D tier: Dr. Mundo (⇓), Heimerdinger (⇑), Pantheon, Lillia, Ryze, Kassadin (*)
F tier: Tahm Kench (⇐*), Swain (*), Gragas, Kalista (*), Trundle (*)



  • * = new to the League of Legends 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

The biggest riser in Patch 10.17 was Cassiopeia, who went from the low-D tier into the B tier this patch. However, several other champions got significant bumps to their top lane rating, including, Olaf and Yone.

Dropping Picks

Mordekaiser took the biggest hit to his rating in our League of Legends tier list for top laners. He went from the A tier down to low-B tier this patch.

Underrated Picks

Urgot rose into the A tier this patch despite having a pick rate of just over 1.3%, so I would expect that pick rate to start improving this patch.

Overrated Picks

The same four champions – Akali, Aatrox, Irelia, and Jayce – remained in the top ten for champions in this role by pick rate, but none were rated in the A tier of our tier list. They’re joined now by Mordekaiser who dropped out of the A tier this patch.

Buffed Champions


Buffs to his World Ender didn’t keep him off the overrated champion list, but it did allow him to rise out of the C tier where he was last patch. It’s also notable that his win rate remained flat after the buff.

Nerfed Champions


Riot pulled the reigns (hehe) back on some of the previous buffs to Hecarim by removing some of the bonus movement speed on his Devastating Charge. The net result was still that Hecarim rose in priority, going up from the C tier to the low-A tier. Clearly, more players are recognizing that Hecarim is a strong pick even after the nerfs.


The newest League of Legends champion, Yasuo’s brother came out of the gates slashing. Riot thus chose to cut down some of his power by taking away damage on his Mortal Steel (and applying a hotfix to his Fate Sealed). Unsurprisingly, Yone rose in his second patch live anyway as players continue to learn his kit and improve playing him.