League of Legends Tier List: The Best Top Laners on Patch 11.6

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After missing a patch, it’s time to return to our aggregated tier lists on Patch 11.6. We’ll start in the top lane with our League of Legends tier list to see which champions can give a player the extra edge to climb.

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 League of Legends Patch 11.6. 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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Top Lane Tier List

S tier: Darius, Malphite
A+ tier: Urgot (⇐⇑), Riven, Garen, Gnar (⇓), Fiora (⇑), Wukong (⇑⇒)
A tier: Volibear (⇐), Shen, Camille, Maokai, Sion (⇑⇒), Aatrox (⇑⇒), Cho’Gath (⇒), Poppy (⇒), Ornn (⇑⇒) 
B tier: Nasus (⇓), Pantheon, Sylas (⇑), Kled, Jax, Sett, Rengar, Mordekaiser, Heimerdinger, Quinn, Renekton, Nocturne (⇑), Jayce (⇑), Singed, Teemo,  Kayle (⇑⇒)
C tier: Kennen (⇓), Viego, Vayne, Illaoi, Gragas (⇓), Tryndamere (⇓), Irelia (⇓), Akali (⇑), Vladimir, Gangplank, Yone, Yorick, Rumble, Yasuo, Lucian, Warwick (⇑⇒) 
D tier: Ryze (⇐⇓), Cassiopeia, Tahm Kench (⇑)
F tier: Zac, Dr. Mundo (⇓), Neeko, Karma (*), Olaf (*) Kalista



  • * = 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)

Let’s dive into all the changes to our League of Legends tier list on Patch 11.6!

Rising Picks

Nocturne, Urgot, and Sylas all got big bumps compared to their rating on Patch 11.4, but Akali, Jax, and Jayce also rose a fair bit in terms of strength.

Falling Picks

Gragas took a heavy dip to his power level compared to two patches agoTrynamere and Renekton also dipped, but not as harshly.

Underrated Picks

Cho’Gath remains underpicked for an A tier champion, with only a 1.78% pick rate.

Overrated Picks

With the second-highest pick rate (9.78%) as a B tier champion, Renekton is the most overrated top laner this patch.

Buffed Champions

Akali (D tier ⇒ B tier)
Sylas (C tier ⇒ B tier)
Volibear (A tier ⇒ A tier)

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Nerfed Champions

Gnar (S tier ⇒ A+ tier)
Renekton (B tier ⇒ B tier)
Urgot (B tier ⇒ A+ tier)