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LoL Tier List 9.8
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League of Legends Patch 9.8 Most Popular Champions
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League of Legends Patch 9.8 Most Banned Champions
NEW LoL Tier List 9.8 Explanation
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League of Legends Tier List Explained
(God Tier | Highest Tier | Overpowered | Best Champion Pick)
(S-Tier | A-Tier)
The best league of legend champions that are clearly overpowered and highly favored in Ranked. This will make it difficult to play the same God Tier champion every game. These are the best lol champion picks in the current patch for ranking up, as well as the most likely to be nerfed in the next patch. This is the highest tier available in the lol tier list, Most of these champions will either be Banned or Picked.
(Tier 1 | Demi-God | Strong Champion Pick)
(B-Tier | C-Tier)
These league of legends Champions are the most ideal for Ranking Up in Solo Queue/Flex Queue. Since they are very close in strength to God Tier champions, but less likely to be Banned or Picked. This will make it a lot easier to play the same champion every game.
(Tier 2 | Viable Champion | Good Champion Pick)
(D-Tier | E-Tier)
These league of legends champions are more of a preference pick within the lol tier list. If you play a champion in this tier very well, chances are you’re going to Rank Up in Solo Queue and Ranked Flex Queue. However these are not recommended, since there are a lot of other stronger and easier god tier champion picks in the current lol meta.
(Tier 3 | Lowest Tier | Out-Of-Meta | RIP Tier)
These league of legends champion picks are strong in their own right, however, they are not favored in Solo Queue or Flex Queue. Since they are rarely played, they are more or less Out-Of-Meta Picks. It’s best to wait for Riot to buff these champions before you play them in ranked.
League of Legends Champion Pick and Ban Rate
(TOP 5 Highest Win/Ban Rate)
These are recommended League of Legends champion Bans, Aswell as the best League tier list Champions, you Should Be Playing in the current patch. There are several different factors that determine what makes a League of Legend Champion a Must Ban or should play pick. Must of the time you will want to Pick/Ban New Champions or Recently Reworked since newer champions tend to be overpowered and still haven’t received the proper nerfs.
In addition to being very strong if a champion is Easy To Play, it can make it a Popular Champion Pick to grab for your team or to simply take away from the enemy team. This can lead to a flavor of the month picks and in turn, these champions will see an increase in pick rate and popularity.
This section of the LoL Tier List is due for change indefinitely based on champion Popularity and Win Rate.
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Wukong If you are able to win your lane phase as Wukong then your Team Fights will be a slaughter. The Damage Wukong can do with a Tiamat + Black Clever is so strong that you may find yourself diving the entire enemy team with your Ult. Wukong has been highly valued in this League Tier List for quite some time.
Pros: Strong AOE CC, Strong AOE Damage
Cons: Weak against Hard CC
Gnar Arguably one of the strongest Top Lane Champions in the Meta currently. However this League of Legend champion can be difficult to master, even if your able to play this champion like the God he is organizing your team to make the most of your Mega Gnar + Ult can be far more Challenging. This intern causes gnar to be placed in a much lower tier within the LoL Tier List. Gnar has a similar item path as a Garen Build, the only differnce is that Gnar wins garen hard in lane.
Pros: Tons of AOE CC, Tons of AOE Damage, Very Strong Team Fight
Cons: Difficult To Play
Riven I can’t honestly remember a time when Riven was underpowered, long time riven players know that this champion is really strong at the moment in this LoL Tier List. With tank nerfs coming in patch after patch we see this champions Win Rate climbing patch after patch. There is still plenty of counterplay to riven with champion picks like Renekton and Nasus and soon to be buffed Defensive items, However, at this point, I fear it won’t be enough to stop Riven main players in Solo Queue.
Pros: Tons of AOE Damage, Lots of Mobility, Strong Duelist
Cons: Weak against Hard CC
Hecarim Hecarim can be played both in Top lane or Jungle effectively, Laning phase and jungle Clears are fairly easy thanks to his W’s HP Sustain. Hecarims movement makes him a very potent Top Lane or Jungle when it comes to ganks. However Hecarim is more sensitive to slows then most League Tier List Champions making him very weak against champions such as Nasus Top lane and Nunu Jungle.
Pros: Lots of Mobility, Fast Lane Clear, HP Sustain
Cons: Countered Easily by Slows
Irelia A solid top lane pick in this lol tier list with a easily underestimated Gap Close and Damage. Irelia also has a good lane phase against most in the meta top lane champions, this is thanks to her strong dueling capabilities.
Pros: Strong Duelist, Strong against Hard CC, HP Sustain
Cons: Lacks AOE Damage, NO AOE CC
View Our Jungle Tier List
Gragas was built for the Jungle with a passive that sustains his HP and the amount damage he can do to the jungle. His W being the money maker here doing massive damage to both jungle camps and enemy champions. Also the utility he brings to a team fight mainly, with his Ult Knock-back is some of the best in this lol tier list.
Pros: HP Sustain, Tons of AOE CC. Lots of Utility
Cons: Difficult to play
Hecarim Its almost always safer to pick Hecarim Jungle instead of playing him top lane, Mainly because he is a overall a good jungle pick for clearing camps fast. It also helps that his W sustains most of his HP while in the jungle. allowing him to perform some pretty nasty surprise ganks with his mobility
Pros: Jungle Clear Speed, HP Sustain, Strong Ganks
Cons: Countered Easily by Slows
Nunu The most old school and easiest jungle in this League of Legends tier list. surprisingly a very good jungler in the current meta of tank jungle with early game dragon control and effective early ganks. definitely a recommended jungle for players new to the jungle role.
Pros: Strong Ganks, Easy to play
Cons: Slow Jungle Clears, Lacks Damage
Sion Easily one of the more underrated lol tier list jungle picks, Sion has a fast clear time and with a couple of levels in his W shield he will take no damage from the jungle camps. The best part about jungle sion is his timed Ult ganks threw lane and team fight AOE CC.
Pros: Jungle Clear Speed, Lots of AOE CC
Cons: Not Much Mobility
Volibear A solid jungle pick for the current meta and a popular pick in Korea at the moment (Korea Solo Queue LoL Tier List). The Current Tank Jungle Build path is perfect for volibear, Stacking HP turns his W into a Burst of Damage Spell both effective against Tanks and Squishy Champions. It also helps that this champion was pretty much built for the jungle with his Q for the lane gank and his E able to CC the Camps for easy Jungle Clears.
Pros: Easy Jungle Clear, Strong Duelist
Cons: Lacks AOE CC, Easily Countered by Ignite Spell
Vi Strong Jungle pick when vsing high mobility champions. Vi is effective against assassins in 1v1s and ganking them, Her only weakness would be she lacks AOE Damage and in turn is very Team Dependent for that reason. She still among some of the best junglers in this League Tier List.
Pros: Jungle Clear Speed, Strong Ganks, Strong Duelist
Cons: Team Dependent, Lacks AOE Damage
Sejuani Sejuani from rags to richs she went from being one of the most underplayed/forgotten to the most overplayed/banned league of legend champion in this lol tier list at one point in league. Sejuani has one of the strongest team fight AOE CC ults in the game and some of the best damage scaling from maximum HP. Given the chance to play this champion in Solo Queue its a Must Play or Must Ban.
Pros: Tons of AOE Damage, Tons of AOE CC, Strong Late Game, Strong Team Fight
Cons: Weak Duelist, Riot Incoming Nerf
Rek’Sai The most efficient Jungler in the current League Tier List meta, Health Sustain fast jungle clear times combined with a very strong lane gank and to top it all off a global teleport Ult. This champion is quickly becoming one of the most popular jungles to play and high ranking champion in this LoL Tier List.
Pros: Jungle Clear Speed, HP Sustain, Strong Lane Gank, Global Ult
Cons: Relies Heavily on Tunnels, Weak against Hard CC
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Annie Clearly one of the most Overpowered Mid champions in this solo queue lol tier list. She has a powerful team fight AOE CC Ult allowing her to be a team fight starter. fairly easy champion to pick up and play making her good for new players of the mid lane role.
Pros: Tons of AOE Damage, Strong Ult CC
Cons: Lacks mobility, Relies heavily on her stun
Cassiopeia This Champion is one of the best ap champions if not the best AP duelist in the game, She will almost always win any one vs one by opening with her ult stun then proceeding to spam E multiple times. In Team fights its no different if the enemy team decides to turn towards your team they put you in the perfect position as Cassiopeia for you to get off a strong Ult in the Team Fight.
Pros: Strong AOE CC and Damage, Strong Duelist
Cons: Very weak against CC
Cho’Gath No nerf this patch to papa Cho’Gath makes him one of the strongest mid lane picks. If you are able to land his normal abilities, along with his ult being easily one of the most OP in the game at the moment. The Health and Mana Sustain from his passive is what makes Cho’Gath such a Threat to most mid lanes found in this lol tier list.
Pros: Tons of AOE CC, Tons of AOE Damage, Strong Single Target True Damage, HP & Mana Sustain
Cons: Difficult to play
Kog’Maw Is it troll or is it OP, well that all depends on the player. for the most part this champion as a AP mid lane is really strong, with long range skill shots that have high AP ratio’s to his W being super strong against tanks. this is defiantly a fun lol tier list mid lane you should give a try.
Pros: Tons of Long range Damage, Strong against tanks
Cons: Lacks Mobility
Morgana Morgana is hands down one of the safest Mid Lane picks in this league tier list, thanks to her shield CC isn’t a problem and her W allows her to farm the entire wave from a distance. About the only time you should die with morgana is when you go in with your Ult for the Team Fights.
Pros: Easy Lane Phase, Strong Team Fight AOE CC
Cons: Struggles against Tanks, Lacks Mobility
Katarina In the hands of a skilled Katarina player this league of legend champion can carry hard in Solo Queue. Katarina is best used for cleaning up a team fight up with her Ult or assassinating the enemy carrys with her mobility and ability Cooldown Resets. Her big weakness is that she is easily Countered by a lot of Mid Lanes.
Pros: Strong Team Fight, Lots of AOE Damage, Lots of Mobility
Cons: Easily Countered Mid Lane, Very Weak against Hard CC, Team Dependent
Leblanc Leblanc is a high skill cap champion meaning the better you are with her the stronger she becomes as a pick. Her lane phase in the right match up can allow leblanc to get a early lead off killing her lane opponent, this helps make Leblanc a very effective assassin able to reach the enemy backline to Assassinate there carry while being able to distortion back out to safety.
Pros: Lots of Mobility, Strong Duelist
Cons: Weak against Hard CC, Team Dependent
Ahri Ahri is a safe Mid Lane pick with little viable counter picks available and a strong team fight presence. This makes ahri among the best AP to play in solo queue and a constant high ranking champion in the LoL Tier List. Its almost impossible to catch a experienced Ahri player thanks to her Ult giving her amazing mobility along with extra damage. A champion all Mid Lane players should invest some time into learning how to play.
Pros: Lots of Mobility, Strong Duelist
Cons: Weak against Hard CC, Relies Heavily on her Ult
Ekko ekko is one of the must High Mobility assassin in the lol tier list and has some very potent spells, allowing you to blow up enemy carry’s while being able to Disengage with the simple press of a button. Ekko struggles in lane phase against other High Mobility with Hard CC Champions such as Leblanc. If necessary you can cheese Ekko with a Pantheon or Renekton Mid Lane Pick.
Pros: Tons of Mobility, Strong AOE damage, Strong Single Target Damage
Cons: Weak against Hard CC
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Jinx is a solid go to ad carry to pick from the lol tier list, since she is easy to play threw lane phase. She also happens to have a stronger late game then most ADC’s in team fights if you can avoid being picked off.
Pros: Easy lane phase, Strong late Game, Strong Duelist
Cons: Very weak against Hard CC
Ashe Ashe is made her a much more viable pick in the current meta, however she still suffers from a lot of the same problems as she did before. Ashe still has no real good escape ability aside from her slows and a point blank Ult stun to the enemy, this makes her really easy to catch with assassins champions. About the only thing that makes up for this lack of mobility is the Damage she can do once she has a IE.
Pros: Strong Duelist, Strong CC
Cons: No Mobility, Very Weak against Hard CC
Vayne Vayne is on the rise and will continue to see higher Win Rates so long as the meta stays in favor of Tanky champions and Riot continues to nerf Tanks. It also helps that Vayne is very Hyper Carry late game with a BOTRK combo-ed with her W she is able to melt Tanks very fast. Vayne is similar to another lol tier list champion called kalista, since they both are at there strongest much later into the game.
Pros: Very Strong Duelist, Strong VS Tanks
Cons: Has No AOE Damage, Weak against Stealth Detection
Sivir Strong Late Game with the fast wave clear for a AD Carry champion. Her ult gives her team the mobility to gain the edge in team fights, or even to catch a out of position champion. There is still counter play available with champions who have a strong lane phase vs. sivir and high mobility assassins. however sivir remains among the best adc champions in the league tier list.
Pros: Lots of Mobility, Strong Duelist, Spell Shield
Cons: Weak against Assassins
Kalista This league of legend Champion has one the best late games that is if you can get to that point in the game. Her Ult has Synergy with all in tanky support being able to save there life at the last second. Kalista Late Game with a hurricane more then make up for her fairly weak early laning phase. One of the best hidden gems in this LoL Tier List for winning ranked games in solo queue this season.
Pros: Strong Late Game, Strong Ult Ability
Cons: Very Weak against Hard CC, Lacks AOE Damage Early Game
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Brand Easily one of the best supports for doing tons of damage, with a fairly strong lane phase versus most other supports. The only problem is he has only one form of CC and its require the use of a another spell. aside from that brand is a strong support bully in this league tier list.
Pros: Tons of AOE Damage
Cons: Lacks AOE CC, Lacks Utility
Nautilus Flavor of the month Support pick, AKA the better then blitz pick. Nautilus is stacked with strong CC abilities that scale with damage really well, he also happens to have one of if not thee best shield ability’s in the game. A very fun champion to play in the jungle as well.
Pros: Tons of CC, High Ability Base Damage
Cons: Lacks Late Game Damage, Weak Zoning
Leona A highly recommended support for players new to the support role, very strong and very tanky while being one of the easiest to play support champions from the lol tier list. high base damage with lots of stuns and the defensive stats from her W, while its active it allows her to absorb lots of damage from the enemy team just make sure if you plan to play Leona you ban out Morgana since she is a hard counter to leona.
Pros: High Ability Base Damage, Lots of AOE CC, Strong Team Fight
Cons: Lacks Late Game Damage
Janna The perfect support for protecting the AD Carry in team fights or even from assassins champions. Her laning phase is strong, it helps she is a champion who can get away with building Mejai’s as a support. One of the few champions in the lol tier list that have a AOE Heal ability that happens to also double as a AOE CC.
Pros: Strong AOE CC, AOE Heal
Cons: Lacks Damage
Morgana A strong support with a similar play style to Janna support, with the exception of being a hard counter to most God Tier Supports. Equip with a strong team fight Ult, that offers a lot of AOE CC for the team and a spell shield that counters most other supports in the lol tier list.
Pros: Strong AOE CC, Strong Team Fight
Cons: Weak against Mobility
Thresh A long time crowd favorite for a lot of support players, and possibly the strongest support in terms of utility. Very potent catch with a Q hook combined with a W latern toss to bring someone with you. This champion can be difficult to play but if used by a experienced thresh player it can be one of the most overpowered supports you play as/with. Easily the most recommended support for serious support players in this LoL tier list.
Pros: Strong Zoning, Strong Team Fight, Tons of Utility
Cons: Long Cooldowns
Patch 9.8 Patch Note Changes
Tier List Change Log
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