Tier List | Solo Queue | 10.21 | League of Legends Tier List

League of Legends Solo Queue Tier lists for Patch 10.21:

Welcome to the longest-running League of Legends tier list in the world. This tier list is created using statistical analysis coupled with nearly a decade of experience in League of Legends. Specially curated for players that aren’t already God’s gift to the world, this list is for the humble player looking to climb without massive hours dedicated to mastering champions.

Trusted for our consistent updates and constant feedback, this list is as much yours as it is ours. If you disagree with any champion placements feel free to post in the comment section! We’ll gladly either voice our opinion or enter into a discussion on champion placement.

Read on to see the tier list that’s granted millions of players around the world massive success in their League of Legends ranked climb.

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LoL Tier List God Tier Pick 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

SOLO QUEUE LOL TIER LIST 

SEASON 10 – PATCH 10.21

Welcome to the longest-running League of Legends tier list in the world. This tier list is created using statistical analysis coupled with nearly a decade of experience in League of Legends. Specially curated for players that aren’t already God’s gift to the world, this list is for the humble player looking to climb without massive hours dedicated to mastering champions.

Trusted for our consistent updates and constant feedback, this list is as much yours as it is ours. If you disagree with any champion placements feel free to post in the comment section! We’ll gladly either voice our opinion or enter into a discussion on champion placement.

Read on to see the tier list that’s granted millions of players around the world massive success in their League of Legends ranked climb.

Patch 10.21 Tier List Update Summary

Lots of buffs and nerfs to the jungle this patch, but not many big movements. Overall, jungle remains fairly stable. Meanwhile, Samira nerfs weren’t quite enough to knock her out of God Tier. Despite her relatively average win rate, she still remains a champion that’s strong enough to 1v9 games and dominate all match-ups.
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Patch 10.21 Summary
Buffs: Aphelios, Corki, Karma, Lee Sin, Trundle, Udyr
Nerfs: Camille, Graves, Hecarim, Nidalee, Pantheon, Samira
Updates
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LoL Tier List For Solo Queue

This tier lists below start at the strongest champions on the tier list and is ordered from left to right in power level. The tier lists are also separated into multiple segments for ease of understanding, but champions from a higher segment of the tier list may still lose to a counter pick from a lower-tier segment of the tier list.

New Player LoL Tier List (Scroll down for Full Tier List)

Many users have requested a summarized tier list that just includes suggested champions to play for new players. The tier list below includes the best beginner champions. The tier list is also organized from most beginner-friendly to least beginning friendly (Top, Bot, Support, Mid, Jungle). Since jungle isn’t particularly beginner-friendly I’ve only included two champions on the list.

Top Tier List

  1. God Tier: Garen, Malphite, Maokai
  2. Tier 1: Shen, Darius

Bot Tier List

  1. God Tier: Miss Fortune
  2. Tier 1: Ashe

Support Tier List

  1. God Tier: Lux, Morgana
  2. Tier 1: Leona

Mid Tier List

  1. God Tier: Malzahar, Galio
  2. Tier 1: Diana, Fizz, Talon

Jungle Tier List

  1. God Tier: Nunu, Zac
  2. Tier 1: Warwick

Full LoL Tier List For Solo Queue

The tier list below lists every viable champion in the game along with a few unorthodox picks that can still perform fairly well. This tier list is meant to organize every viable champion in the game into an order with the average experienced player in mind. Generally speaking, this is somewhere between silver and platinum. This tier list can also be used for higher divisions, but the higher you go, the more specialized at specific champions you become. 

God Tier List

[Highest Influence | Good In Almost Every Situation | Easiest to Gain LP With]

Mid LaneGalio, Ahri, Talon
JungleKarthus, Rek’Sai, Fiddlesticks
Top LaneMaokai, Camille, Fiora
Bot LaneJhin, Ashe, Samira
SupportLeona, Lulu

Rising to God Tier: Fiddlesticks (Jungle), Rek’Sai (Jungle)
[Strong/Preferred Choices | Faster to Learn and Win | Works Well In Solo Queue]
Mid-LaneZed, Cassiopeia, Diana, Fizz, Kassadin, Yone, Ekko, Annie, Malzahar, Heimerdinger, Zoe, Katarina, Ziggs, Karthus, Yasuo, Veigar, Anivia, Lux, Orianna, Kled
Jungle: Nunu, Graves, Olaf, Shyvana, Kayn, Ekko, Kha’Zix, Vi, Elise, Shaco, Rengar, Warwick, Master Yi, Ivern, Kindred, Lee Sin
Top: Wukong, Darius, Jax, Garen, Shen, Volibear, Vladimir, Malphite, Lulu, Mordekaiser, Ornn, Riven, Kayle, Olaf, Renekton, Sion, Yasuo, Rumble, Kled, Quinn, Teemo
Bot Lane: Senna, Miss Fortune, Twitch, Ezreal, Draven, Sivir, Caitlyn, Vayne
SupportLux, Bard, Morgana, Rakan, Alistar, Blitzcrank, Pantheon, Maokai, Soraka, Taric, JannaThresh

Rising to Tier 1: Lulu (Top)
Falling to Tier 1: Graves (Jungle), Nunu (Jungle), Rakan (Support), Senna (Bot)

Tier 2

[Viable/Balanced Choices | Common In Solo Queue | Needs Practice To Get Good]

Mid-Lane: Vladimir, Xerath, Nunu, Samira, Syndra, Vel’Koz, Pantheon, Qiyana, Camille, Twisted Fate, Nocturne, Zilean, Neeko, Renekton, Ryze, Morgana, Leblanc, Kayle, Mordekaiser, Rumble, Swain, Lissandra, Brand, Sylas, Aurelion Sol, GarenPyke, Viktor
Jungle: Hecarim, Zac, Rammus, Wukong, Xin Zhao, Lilia, Evelynn, Volibear, Trundle, Sylas, Nocturne, Jarvan IV, Nidalee, Udyr, Diana, Gragas, Amumu, Jax, Sejuani, Camille, Taliyah, Twitch
Top: Nasus, Kennen, Lissandra, Gangplank, Irelia, Tryndamere, Sett, Hecarim, Illaoi, Yone, Poppy, Dr. Mundo, Cho’gath, Pantheon, Sylas, Jayce, Singed, Urgot, Yorick, Cassiopeia, Swain, Karma, Gnar, Heimerdinger
Bot LaneYasuo, Jinx, Tristana, Aphelios, Kai’SaCassiopeia, Lucian, Xayah, Varus, Kog’Maw
Support: Nami, Yuumi, Nautilus, Pyke, Swain, Braum, Zilean, Senna, Sona, Shaco, Tahm Kench, Brand, Vel’Koz, Zyra, Galio, Karma, Xerath, Fiddlesticks

Rising to Tier 2
Falling to Tier 2: Hecarim (Jungle), Nasus (Top), Nunu (Mid), Vel’Koz (Mid), Xerath (Mid)

Tier 3

[Needs Higher Skill or Knowledge | Counterpicks]

Mid-Lane: Jayce, Akali, Taliyah, Lillia, Tristana, Malphite, Karma, Corki, Lucian, Aatrox, Kennen, Rakan, Gangplank, Wukong, Irelia, Fiddlesticks, Ezreal, Azir, Zyra, Gragas, Kog’Maw (AP), Cho’Gath, Quinn, Lulu, Sona, Varus, Urgot
Jungle: Sett, Malphite, Skarner, Dr. Mundo, Maokai, Poppy, Cho’Gath, Yone, Quinn, Pantheon
Top: Skarner, Akali, Nocturne, Lilia, Jarvan IV, Nautilus, Neeko, Diana, Ryze, Trundle, Vayne, Tahm Kench, Soraka, Viktor, Aatrox, Malzahar, Shaco, Qiyana, Galio, Fizz, Kassadin, Rengar, Gragas
Bot Lane: Kalista, Heimerdinger, Quinn, Corki
Support: Shen, Veigar, Neeko, Jarvan IV, Poppy, Annie, Malphite, Gragas

Rising to Tier 3:
Falling to Tier 3: Dr. Mundo (Jungle)

Tier 4

[Low Benefit Based On Effort Used]

Mid-Lane: Nasus, Sion, Teemo, Jarvan IV, Riven, Jhin
Jungle: Darius, Tryndamere, Talon, Riven, Nasus, Tahm Kench, Qiyana
Top: Rammus
Bot Lane: Twisted Fate, Veigar
Support: Ornn, Sion, Trundle, Leblanc, Miss Fortune, Teemo, Ashe

Falling to Tier 4

  • Champions in BOLD I will talk about shortly
  • Champions UNDERLINED may be over/undervalued, but aren’t/haven’t played enough for me to make a better judgment.
  • Within each tier, the champions are strongest from left to right, but within a tier, each champion’s strength is relatively close. This is especially true for Tiers 2 and 3 where these champions are ALL highly playable and player dependent on how strong they are in-game.
  • Win Rates are important in analyzing each champion’s strength but are not the end-all criteria for any champion’s position.
  • Professional Picks may not necessarily translate into good picks for the solo queue ladder, the two have slightly different meta-games and skill levels.
  • The creator of this list is diamond so there may be some personal bias towards higher tier play on certain champions.
When making this tier list we initially considered using tier list descriptions similar to others with S-tier, A-tier etc. However, In the initial build of the tier list way back when we started, it was more popular to use a God Tier designation and then go down from there on the tier list. As a a result, we’ve stuck by this concept through the years. However, since God Tier is supposed to be relatively exclusive on this tier list, we try and limit it to only three or four picks at most. This means that there may be champions that are close to God tier on this tier list, but don’t quite make it and are instead at the top of Tier 1.

God Tier: These champions are almost impossible to keep down. If your team doesn’t make it a priority to shut down these champions and shut them down hard, even if they lose their lane, lose in CS, and it’s their first time playing the champion, they can be a massive nuisance for your team. On the other hand, if they’re actually good at the champion…that’s when it’s time to throw in the towel.

Tier 1: These champions generally do very well regardless, and have some sort of advantage over most other champions. When they do well, their team does well. Even when they don’t do well, their team still has a good chance of a comeback victory by utilizing one or more aspects of their late-game utility.

Tier 2: This is the Tier of balanced champions where Riot shoots to place their designs. These champions generally do well in their own right and are very strong picks with a good chance of winning. However, they’re not overpowered by any means and do have their weaknesses.

Tier 3: These champions can still do very well, but tend to need a little more snowballing to get rolling. Even if they get an early lead, it’s still very possible to turn the tides on them with just a mistake or two. They may also have some weaknesses that can be capitalized on.

Tier 4: These champions are either underpowered or offer less reward than other champions for the same amount of effort. These champions basically start winning from the get-go or get made fun of for the rest of the game. They need gold to do their job correctly, and if they don’t get enough of it, they become sandbags for the enemy team to punch. Chances of a comeback with one of these champions feeding on your team is almost none.In the past, some people complained that this tier list focused too much on win rates and not enough on play rates. However, this tier list takes into account both win rates and play rates before performing analysis on the champion. Just because there’s a high correlation on win rates and position on the tier list doesn’t indicate that this tier list is solely based on win rates, if anything the champion power level drives the win rates and supports the claim to validity.

League of Legends is an extremely intricate game and this tier list strives to be as accurate as possible to give you the strongest champion picks. We ordered them on the tier list based on what is most likely to give you the highest chance of winning the game. However, the tier list will over time, have a bias towards win rates since this does indicate that the ordering is accurate and not prone to fluctuations in play rate.

With enough playtime, a high win rate on a champion indicates *something* generally goes right, and a low win rate indicates that whatever is happening in games with this champion isn’t in their favor.

A low win rate may mean a champion is being played incorrectly and is stronger than his win rate indicates, but a top 25 win rate (with 120 champions) almost always indicates that a champion is at least a good candidate for Tier 1 or high Tier 2 if the sample size is large enough.

This means that champions with high win rates do not mean that they’re necessarily GOOD right now, especially if they have a low play rate or tend to get into favorable match-ups. If we feel this is the case, these champions will place differently on this tier list than you’d think.

Similarly, champions with low win rates that are still within the acceptable deviations may end up slightly higher than you’d expect from a champion with mediocre win rates.

If there are champions on this tier list with low overall play rates but good win rates after relatively few games of practice, it may mean that players that pick those champions up just to try them are bringing down the average. If this is the case, we will place them higher on the list.

More thoughts on win rates here.

In Tier 3 of this tier list, we’ve placed certain champions that are good as a second pick, but can get spanked hard if they end up first picking by a variety of meta champions. If you’re good at a large variety of champions, picking a champion that counters your lane is a good place to start. If you can get a slight advantage and don’t have a clear experience advantage, picking a champion that both places high on this tier list and also counters your enemy lane may give you enough to win a game.

Check out a few of our more popular champion counter guides:

  1. Yasuo Counters
  2. Darius Counters
  3. Vayne Counters
  4. Leblanc Counters
  5. More available here

Fiora [God Tier Top]

When it comes to top lane match-ups, Fiora essentially has no “bad” match-ups and can outplay nearly any champion in the game. While she doesn’t always dominate games, she’s a consistent pick for solo queue and an excellent champion to one-trick and master. Even if she loses some early trades, games are still perfectly winnable with strong map pressure and 1v1 ability

Hecarim [Tier 2 Jungle]

Despite his nerfs, Hecarim continues to be a solid jungler that’s cleanly at the top of Tier two, potentially in the middle to lower end of Tier one depending on who’s playing him. That being said, the nerfs did have a slight impact to his early game snowball potential. However, once he ramps up he’s still a solid jungler capable of carrying quite hard.

Lulu [Tier 1 Top]

Lately players have been picking up Lulu top in professional play, and it’s one of the few champions that translates well into solo queue as well. Lulu top is generally a very safe pick that works well as a counter-engage champion. It also provides your team with stronger engage supports while still maintaining peel potential for your marksmen.

Miss Fortune [Tier 1 Bot]

The latest Muramana + Sanguine Blade build on Miss Fortune feels extremely strong and covers a lot of her weaknesses mid to late game. She’s still just as strong during laning phase, but these items elongate her mid game dominance further than the Essence Reaver + Infinity Edge build. As a champion with strong base damages, she’s also not gimped by the tear start and her cooldowns/mana costs are low enough to stack it freely.

Rek’Sai [God Tier Jungle]

A favorite of Chinese pro players, Rek’Sai is a jungler that’s capable of playing extremely aggressive throughout the game. While her kid is simple by initial glance, it’s actually quite nuanced and a good Rek’Sai player can use her knock-up defensively to negate a number of spells such as Lee Sin’s [Q] and make it impossible to lose certain match-ups.

Samira [God Tier Bot]

Despite nerfs, Samira continues to be insanely powerful. A lot of players that aren’t very good with her pick her up and reduce her win rate, but after getting the hang of her she’s one of the most oppressive snowball marksmen in the game. At her best, she runs down enemies at will and can kill entire enemy teams without retaliation in the duration of her ultimate.

Senna [Tier 1 Bot]

Sennna in her current state is a safe pick that rarely does poorly in lane. She’s not quite as strong as Samira, but can be first picked without worrying about what the enemy will take to counter. That being said, her strength isn’t as pronounced as it was a few patches ago, and most of her power lies in her utility.

Disclaimer:

  • The purpose of this list is for discussion and to provide a starting point for champion selection.

Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

If you’re looking for a more meta based tier list based on popularity, be sure to check out the FOTM list as well!

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