LoL Tier List: League of Legends (January 2022)

LoL Tier List

To all my folks who live and breathe LoL and all of its spin-offs, this LoL Tier List is for you. So, get up (come on now), go on that bathroom break, grab some snacks and drinks because you are in for a chunky, geeky, and up-to-date tier list—and believe me, this is gonna take a while. 

Table of Contents:

Lol Tier List: Top Lane

Lol Tier List: Jungle

Lol Tier List: Mid Lane

Lol Tier List: Bot Lane

Lol Tier List: Support

League of Legends: More Info

• League of Legends: Gameplay

• Lol Tier List: Methodology

• Update: Patch 11.18

Last Updated: January 2022
Major update: Tier list is updated and separated for each lane. We also added SS- Tier and the heroes’  details and abilities under this tier.

For those of you who don’t know (shame on you!), League of Legends (LoL) is the bestest (I know, I know, that’s technically not a word but in this case, it is—don’t argue) multiplayer online battle arena game in THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. And no, my mind cannot be changed, and here’s why. 

Developed by Riot Games in 2009, LoL successfully grew into the world’s largest e-sport with an impressive international competitive scene composed of countless leagues (with LEC, LCS, LCK, LPL being the major ones) that usually have their own minor leagues. Now, I’d like you to take a minute to imagine just how big this annual event is. If we look back at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship, you’d see that it has a whopping 100 million unique viewers, peaking at a concurrent viewership of 44 million. Pretty impressive right? 

The demand for this kick-ass game is so immense that Riot Games had to launch a mobile version as well as a handful of spin-offs. As expected, all of them have been well-received by the public. League of Legends: Wild Rift has been downloaded more than 38 million times despite being launched just last year. Teamfight Tactics, the auto-chess game, has more than 33 million players each month and has been played for more than 2.5 billion hours. Legends of Runeterra, the collectible card game, has already garnered 14.2 million unique players. 

Without a doubt, League of Legends is indeed a top-tier game that has undeniable influence way beyond its genre. That said, it isn’t a surprise that this game also has an impeccable roster of characters that begs to be grouped into tiers – especially with the newest patch (which we will discuss in detail later on). 

All that said, let us now proceed to the main event: The Ultimate LoL Tier List.

LOL TIER LIST

One of the things that make LoL really really engaging as a game is that players can choose from five different roles. Because of this, I think that it only makes sense for us to dissect our ultimate Lol Tier List based on these five equally amazing roles before grouping the characters again based on their tier. (If by any chance, you are still yet to be blessed with the life-changing experience of playing this wonderful wonderful game, I will briefly talk about the gameplay later on so stay tuned.)

Okay, now that everything is set let us start.

LOL TIER LIST: TOP LANE 

Welcome to our LOL Tier List: Top Lane Champions. Most Top Lane Champions are Tanky Melee Bruiser, or AP Carry with lots of CC or Utility. In layman’s terms, melee champs are those whose role is to either initiate fights and soak up the initial damage and CC or get in the opponent to zone him out.

SS-Tier

  • Tahm Kench (🥇BEST PICK)
  • Camille
  • Fiora
  • Irelia
  • Sett

S-Tier

  • Dr. Mundo
  • Garen
  • Malphite
  • Ornn
  • Riven
  • Wukong

A-Tier

  • Aatrox
  • Akshan
  • Darius
  • Illaoi
  • Jax
  • Kennen
  • Lilia
  • Nasus
  • Quinn
  • Rengar
  • Shen
  • Singed
  • Tryndamere
  • Urgot
  • Vayne
  • Yorick

B-Tier

  • Cassiopeia
  • Cho’Gath
  • Gangplank
  • Gnar
  • Graves
  • Heirmerdinger
  • Kled
  • Maokai
  • Pantheon
  • Poppy
  • Rumble
  • Sylas
  • Teemo
  • Yone

C-Tier

  • Gwen
  • Mordekaiser
  • Ryze
  • Sion
  • Viego
  • Volibear
  • Yasuo

D-Tier

  • Akali
  • Gragas
  • Jayce
  • Kayle
  • Renekton
  • Trundle
  • Vladimir
  • Warwick

SS-Tier: Attacks, Skills, and Strategies

Tahm Kench (🥇BEST PICK)

As the Demon King of the River, Tahm Kench is known far and wide for his unquenchable thirst for other’s misery. A single flick from his unforgiving tongue renders even the most heavily armored warriors helpless. 

Win Rate: 51.74%
Ban Rate: 18.5%
Pick Rate: 4.49%

Strategy Build: R>Q>W>E

ABILITIES
Tongue Lash (Q) Deal magic damage to the first enemy hit and slow them by 40%. 
Abyssal Dive (W) Deal magic damage to nearby enemies as well as knock them up and stun them. If successful, 40% of its cooldown and mana are refunded.
Thick Skin (E) Enable Tahm Kench to heal himself to gain up to 300% of his max health. 
Devour (R) Swallows target champion for 3 seconds, rendering them vanished. 
Camille

As the Principal Intelligencer of Clan Ferros, Camille is specifically weaponized to work around the law. With blades as sharp as her mind, she works with great precision and exhibits impeccable adaptability.

Win Rate: 50.91%
Ban Rate: 14.1%
Pick Rate: 12.27%

Strategy Build: R>Q>E>W

ABILITIES
Precision Protocol (Q) Deals bonus physical damage and gains 50 bonus range and has a wind up that cannot be canceled. 
Tactical Sweep (W) Slow enemies hit by the outer half by 80% and deal additional damage to them. 
Hookshot (E)Fired grapple can collide with the terrain and enable Camille to cast Wall Dive. 
Hextech Ultimatum (R) Makes Camille untargetable and allows her to leap with displacement immunity towards enemies. 
Fiora

With her political cunning and brusque manner, it’s easy to see why Fiora is the most feared duelist in all of Valoran. After claiming the household from her father, she is now dead set on restoring the Laurents to their former glory. 

Win Rate: 51.04%
Ban Rate: 18.8%
Pick Rate: 11.49%

Strategy Build: R>Q>E>W

ABILITIES
Lunge (Q)By dashing to a nearby enemy to stab, Fiora can deal physical damage and apple-on-hit effects. 
Riposte (W) Lets Fiora enters a defensive stance that keeps her safe from all non-turret attacks.
Bladework (E) Slows target by 30% for 1 second and resets Fiora’s basic attack timer.
Grand Challenge (R)Lets Fiora challenge the target, the enemy for 8 seconds and allow her to gain Duelist’s Dance which entails bonus movement speed. 
Irelia

Mixing ancient dance forms with deadly blades, Irelia now dances for the First Lands. Dedicated to preserving her homeland, she is the resistance leader and figurehead. 

Win Rate: 49.93%
Ban Rate: 46.8%
Pick Rate: 12.46%

Strategy Build: R>Q>W>E

ABILITIES
Abilities: Blade Surge (Q)To deal physical damage to the target enemy, Irelia dashes 100 units and stabs. 
Defiant Dance (W) Charges up Irelia to reduce incoming physical damage by 40-70% and incoming magical damage by 20-35%. 
Flawless Duet (E) Sends Irelia’s blades to the target enemy. 
Vanguard’s Edge (R)  Launches a barrage of blades capable of dealing magic damage and briefly revealing those who are hiding.
Sett

Leader of the growing criminal underworld, Sett gained popularity at the beginning of the war with Noxus. He is notoriously strong and capable of releasing endless amounts of punishment. 

Win Rate: 51.08%
Ban Rate: 13.1%
Pick Rate: 11.90%

Strategy Build: R>Q>W>E

ABILITIES
Abilities: Knuckle Down (Q)Strengthen Sett’s basic attacks by gaining a 50 bonus range and dealing bonus physical damage of up to 400. 
Haymaker (W) Lets Sett gains a shield as well as allow him to store 100% of post-mitigation damage. 
Facebreaker (E)Makes Sett pull in enemies, dealing physical damage to them and slow them down. 
The Show Stopper (R)With this, Sett can dash towards the enemy with displacement immunity, then take and suppress them. 

 

 

Next is Lol Tier List: Jungle 

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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