League of Legends Tier List: The Best Mid Laner Champions on Patch 11.8

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Vladimir has been terrorizing the mid lane now that Patch 11.8 has gone live. With buffs to the likes of Vlad, Cassiopeia, and Leblanc, the latest tier list is sure to be interesting for the mid lane.

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

Dropped: Mordekaiser, Taliyah, Kennen, Gragas, Karma, Varus


  • * = 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 in our League of Legends tier list for Patch 11.8!

Rising Picks

Vladimir is the only mid lane champion that rose up by at least one tier this patch. Other notable rising champions included Leblanc and Aatrox.

Falling Picks

The only mid laner who dropped by a full tier this patch was Seraphine, but Veigar and Zilean also took significant drops.

Underrated Picks

The new underrated mid lane pick is Diana, with a 2.5% pick rate.

Overrated Picks

Although Twisted Fate‘s priority in the mid lane dropped in Patch 11.8, he’s still  the most overrated mid lane champion.

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Buffed Champions

Cassiopeia (B ⇒ B tier)
Leblanc (B ⇒ A tier)
Rumble (B ⇒ B tier)
Vladimir (B ⇒ A tier)

Nerfed Champions

Annie (A ⇒ B tier)
Orianna (B ⇒ C tier)