League of Legends: Patch 10.21 Aggregated Solo Queue Tier List

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Our League of Legends aggregated tier list for Patch 10.21 looks at the mid lane.

Mid Lane Tier List

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

Dropped: Riven, Ornn, 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

The fact that the biggest improvement among all mid laners in Patch 10.21 was Malphite and he barely moved within the C tier, speaks to how little the mid lane meta has shifted.

Dropping Picks

On the other hand, though, Camille dropped all the way from the B tier down into the D tier after this patch.

Underrated Picks

We’re seeing A tier champions in the mid lane getting the respect they deserve, with all of them having a pick rate over 2% except for one. Annie is once again our underrated mid lane pick.

Overrated Picks

Zoe, Akali, Sylas, and Lucian overrated for the second-straight patch, but they’re joined by Twisted Fate, whose pick rate rose into the top ten, and Orianna, who just slipped out of the A tier.

Buffed Champions


The extra damage on his Phosphorous Bomb did raise his ranking a bit, but not enough to take him out of the D tier, I’m afraid.


The buffs to her Gathering Fire and Mantra cooldown should have allowed her to pump out more spells and thus deal more damage. Unfortunately, in the mid lane she remains an F tier pick in this patch.


Like top lane, we would expect to see mid Pantheon benefitting from the Comet Spear damage buffs. Unlike top lane, though, Pantheon is basically in the same spot in Patch 10.21 that he was in the previous patch.

Nerfed Champions


The nerf wasn’t aimed at her mid lane presence (which was quite low) but she still took a massive drop in her second lane.