League of Legends: The 5 Best Mid Laners on Patch 10.22

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This is a list of the 5 best mid laners in League of Legends on Patch 10.22

Simply put, mid lane is the most impactful role in League of Legends. With full access to side lanes, easy jungle link-ups, and an endless champion pool, the role was always going to be the most popular in the game. Is it any surprise that the best League of Legends players in the world are also the best mid laners in the world?

Three mid lane champions received changes in the Patch 10.22 notes. Karthus and Zed have become too powerful in the role and both saw their base DPS reduced to limit their effectiveness in the role. On the flipside, LeBlanc’s DPS was increased, opening up opportunities for more solo kills during the laning phase.

Here are the 5 best mid laners on Patch 10.22 along with their skill order, key runes, and essential items:

5) Vladimir

50.90% Win Rate | 5.1% Pick Rate | 11.9% Ban Rate

When it comes to flanking and 1v5ing teamfights, nobody does it better than Vladimir. The Crimson Reaper excels at blowing up enemy squishies without receiving any damage thanks to his W – Sanguine Pool.

Unfortunately, due to his growing popularity, players have developed a strong understanding of Vladimir’s kit. As a result, it’s become more and more difficult to land a fully charged Q – Transfusion. However, it remains an incredibly effective zoning tool, particularly if it is timed to force an opponent to either take damage or miss a cannon minion.

Runes: Phase Rush + Inspiration
Skill Order: Q > E > W
Essential Items: Spellbinder, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Zhonya’s Hourglass

4) Ekko

51.14% Win Rate | 4.9% Pick Rate | 11.3% Ban Rate

Ekko’s kit makes him one of the most enjoyable champions in League of Legends, especially when he’s as strong as he is in the current meta. The Boy Who Shattered Time boasts one of the highest win rates in his role right now and is growing in popularity day by day.

The mid laner is most effective when allowed to dive the enemy backline during a teamfight, obliterating their HP bar before escaping with R – Chronobreak.

However, it is often the case that this is a difficult maneuver to pull off. On these occasions, use W – Parallel Convergence as a zoning tool, placing it between an enemy marksman and the teamfight to reduce the opponents’ damage output and create a numbers advantage for your team.

Runes: Electrocute + Sorcery
Skill Order: Q > E > W
Essential Items: Hextech Protobelt-01, Lich Bane, Rabadon’s Deathcap

3) Katarina

51.91% Win Rate | 5.3% Pick Rate | 5.1% Ban Rate

Katarina is an extremely popular pick among mid laners who dream of 1v5 montage clips and highlight plays. The Sinister Blade has other strengths, though, such as her ability to control her lane through the constant threat of a devastating all-in.

Novice Katarina players must master one mechanic before looking to more advanced areas of the mid laner’s kit. Casting W – Preparation before a duel is vital to maintaining a full health bar and winning trades, whittling an opponent down to build an early gold lead.

Runes: Conqueror + Domination
Skill Order: Q > E > W
Essential Items: Hextech Gunblade, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Zhonya’s Hourglass

2) Fizz
51.93% Win Rate | 5.7% Pick Rate | 9.5% Ban Rate

Fizz is every mid laner’s dream. A passive that allows for mobility through the minion wave and an ability that makes farming an enjoyable and simple task combine to create an ideal champion for any player that desires full control of their lane.

Fizz is every marksman’s nightmare. The Tidal Trickster is a horrifying creation designed with a long-range ultimate that slows and knocks up, a point-and-click gap closer that deals damage, and an escape tool that rules out any opportunity for your team to avenge your death.

Runes: Electrocute + Precision
Skill Order: E > W > Q
Essential Items: Hextech Protobelt-01, Lich Bane, Zhonya’s Hourglass

1) Kassadin

51.16% Win Rate | 6.4% Pick Rate | 22.3% Ban RateA

All of the previous four champions on this list deal magic damage which is ideal for Kassadin, a champion with inherent resistance to magic damage from his Passive – Void Stone.

Kassadin is relatively ineffective from level 1 through to level 11 meaning players must play safe and allow teammates to dictate the game during these stages. Kassadin can single-handedly win any game post level 11 if placed in the right hands due to the minuscule cooldown of R – Riftwalk and the immense damage of the ability.

Runes: Fleet Footwork + Domination
Skill Order: E > W > Q
Essential Items: Rod of Ages, Archangel’s Staff, Zhonya’s Hourglass

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Which mid laner do you think is strongest on Patch 10.22? Which mid laners would you like to see buffed on Patch 10.23?