League of Legends Tier List: The Best Mid Laners on Patch 10.25

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We give our League of Legends aggregated solo queue tier list for Patch 10.25, looking at the best mid laners!

In Patch 10.25, we saw some massive changes to Anivia and Pantheon, along with some smaller buffs to the dynamic duo of Yasuo and Yone. All of these changes mean that there could be major changes to the top of our mid lane tier list.

Our aggregated League of Legends tier list pulled data from ten different sites around the internet to see how they each ranked the top champions in each role in Patch 10.25. 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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Mid Lane Tier List

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

Dropped: Nunu & Willump, Kennen, Riven


  • * = 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 buffs obviously did Anivia some good, as she shot up our tier list from the D tier all the way to being an A+ mid laner, the biggest jump in the mid lane. Pantheon also rose massively due to the buffs he received, going from F tier into the high-B tier.

A few other champions had significant rises in their rankings in Patch 10.25, meaning they went up by a half tier in our teir list. Those include Talon, Kassadin, and Sett.

Falling Picks

There were 12 mid lane champions in Patch 10.24 who had a significant drop to their rating on our tier list:

  • Viktor
  • Vladimir
  • Brand
  • Kayle
  • Swain
  • Jayce
  • Ryze
  • Ziggs
  • Aatrox

Underrated Picks

The A tier pick with the lowest pick rate (1.27%) is Annie, making her the most underrated pick this patch among mid laner.

Overrated Picks

Sylas, is once again the most overrated mid laner, for the second-straight patch. He has the fourth-highest pick rate (9.72% pick rate) despite being a B tier champion.

Buffed Champions

Anivia (D tier ⇒ A+ tier)
Gragas (F tier ⇒ F tier)
Irelia (C tier ⇒ C tier)
Karthus (High-F tier ⇒ Low-D tier)
Mordekaiser (F tier ⇒ F tier)
Morgana (B tier ⇒ B tier)
Pantheon (F tier ⇒ High-B tier)
Seraphine (High-D tier ⇒ Low-C tier)
Yasuo (B tier ⇒ B tier)
Yone (Low-B tier ⇒ B tier)
Talon (B tier ⇒ Low-A tier)

We already touched on the biggest risers from Patch 10.25’s buffs (Pantheon and Kayle), but we should also highlight that the light buffs Talon received did indeed push him back up into the A tier. Otherwise, all other mid laners stayed about where they were last patch after their buffs.

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Nerfed Champions

Annie (A+ tier ⇒ A tier)
Fizz (S tier ⇒ S tier)
Kayle (Low-A tier ⇒ C tier)

Kayle the biggest drop this patch following her nerfs, falling all the way down into the C tier. Annie also fell slightly, out of the A+ tier and down to A tier, though it wasn’t enough to constitute a significant drop. Fizz, on the other hand, remains S tier even after getting nerfed.