League of Legends: The 5 Best Supports on Patch 10.22

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

Support remains the fifth most popular role in League of Legends but all players can agree that the position has undergone drastic improvements over the last few years. In seasons gone by, being auto-filled into the support role would often lead to an instant Alt-F4, but now it’s a welcome break from a primary role. The best supports on Patch 10.22 illustrate the improvement in both gameplay and diversity the role has undergone recently.

Annie and Brand may be making their way out of the role since Patch 10.22 has arrived, however. The duo has seen their AP ratios increased to compensate for base numbers, a big hit to their ability to play the support role effectively. Similarly, Lulu has received a heavy nerf after a brief spell in solo lanes that was deemed inappropriate for a health League of Legends meta.

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

5) Janna

52.31% Win Rate | 8.1% Pick Rate | 0.4% Ban Rate

Janna represents a dying breed of enchanter supports in the bot lane as tanks continue to dominate the meta in Season 10.

With the growing popularity of engage-focused champions in the role, the timing of Janna’s R – Monsoon and Q – Howling Gale has never been so important. When facing a meta support like Leona, cast either ability as the opponent uses Zenith Blade to stop any attempts at an engage in its tracks.

Runes: Arcane Comet + Domination
Skill Order: W > E > Q
Essential Items: Athene’s Unholy Grail, Ardent Censer, Redemption

4) Blitzcrank

51.03% Win Rate | 7.6% Pick Rate | 11.3% Ban Rate

Some League of Legends players consider Blitzcrank to be a meme pick but his regular appearances in competitive play somewhat dispel that theory.

Whether its during the laning phase, the mid game, or around major neutral objectives, Blitzcrank’s Q – Rocket Grab can turn the tide of any League of Legends game. It’s important not to spam the ability but always be on the lookout for a squishy enemy champion taking a lazy path who can be punished to give your team a numbers advantage.

Runes: Aftershock + Inspiration
Skill Order: Q > W > E
Essential Items: Zeke’s Convergence, Knight’s Vow, Locket of the Iron Solari

3) Pantheon

50.06% Win Rate | 9.4% Pick Rate | 23.5% Ban Rate

Perhaps the most surprising appearance in the Season 10 meta is Pantheon in the support role, especially since he has remained in the higher tiers for so long.

With his rework, the balance team created a weird champion that can function with limited gold income by simply purchasing damage items and providing key crowd control with W – Shield Vault.

Runes: Press the Attack + Domination
Skill Order: Q > E > W
Essential Items: Umbral Glaive, Black Cleaver, Guardian Angel

2) Leona
51.03% Win Rate | 13.2% Pick Rate | 14.2% Ban Rate

Leona simply will not leave the support meta having joined the S tier at the start of Season 10 and refusing to budge.

Her inherent tanky stats, unmatched crowd control, and resistances from W – Eclipse not only make her an excellent engager but also near unkillable. If you’re a beginner support player, adding Leona to your champion pool is a must.

Runes: Aftershock + Inspiration
Skill Order: W > E > Q
Essential Items: Zeke’s Convergence, Knight’s Vow, Locket of the Iron Solari

1) Morgana

50.15% Win Rate | 8.7% Pick Rate | 35.5% Ban Rate

Rather than matching crowd control with more crowd control, why not counter it? Morgana’s E – Black Shield is the most effective tool to limit the impact of crowd control and peel for your carry.

However, in order to create a gold lead for your team through the early stages, landing Q – Dark Bindings is essential. Use dying minions or fog of war to catch enemies off-guard, rooting them for up to 3 seconds.

Runes: Guardian + Inspiration
Skill Order: Q > E > W
Essential Items: Zhonya’s Hourglass, Redemption, Locket of the Iron Solari

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Which support do you think is strongest on Patch 10.22? Which supports would you like to see buffed on Patch 10.23?