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

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Our League of Legends tier list for Patch 10.17 looks at the mid lane.

Mid Lane Tier List

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

Dropped: Lillia, karma, Tristana


  • * = 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

The biggest rising pick in the mid lane was actually Renekton, who went from D tier into the borderline-B tier. Morgana also had a fairly large rise in her mid lane ranking as she jumped from the F tier into the C tier.

Dropping Picks

Orianna took a massive dip in Patch 10.17, dropping out of the A tier and into the low-B tier.

Underrated Picks

The A tier champion with the lowest pick rate this patch is Annie (cut to LS posting the Jack Nicholson nodding gif). Despite being in the low-A tier she has only a 1% pick rate in Platinum and above.

Overrated Picks

Three champions, Akali, Sylas, and Zoe remain top-ten in terms of pick rate despite being outside the A tier of our mid laner rankings.

Buffed Champions


Ironically, the buffs to Aatrox appear to be more meaningful to his mid lane presence than top lane. His jump was bigger in mid lane and he is now rated in the high-D tier for the role.


She caught a couple of damage buffs to her Terrashape and Audacity, but strangely saw her mid tier ranking drop along with only a modest (0.4%) win rate increase. We’ll see if players just need more time to grapple with the buffs or if she’ll need further buffs to become viable.

Nerfed Champions


The nerfs to her Prismatic Barrier were targetted at support and luckily she still continues to chug along in the high-B tier for mid lane in Patch 10.17.


Even more than top lane, mid lane Yone has been a menace since his release. Unsurprisingly, Riot threw some hefty nerfs his way, but he seems to have thrown them off. As players continue to learn him, he rose up into the A tier.