League of Legends tier list: Best champions to use in each role

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Looking for an updated League of Legends tier list to help you dominate your enemies on Summoner’s Rift? Check out our rankings of  all the in-meta champions currently available in the game.

Since League of Legends‘ release in 2009, Riot Games has constantly introduced new champions to massively expand the in-game universe. Initially released with around 40 unique champions, LoL now has a staggering 159 characters that you can choose from. Needless to say, making that choice can be fairly confusing at times.

On top of the wide variety of champions available, regular updates help to keep the game’s meta fresh. This ensures that no specific set of champions can be used to dominate pubs throughout the season. With this in mind, our tier list will help you stay ahead of the curve as you battle it out in League of Legends.

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League of Legends Tier List: Best Champions

Like in most MOBAs, there are several adaptable characters in LoL that can be played in multiple roles when the situation calls for it.

You might have chosen a Jungler for your next match, but that particular champion may also be just as effective in the Mid-Lane if need be. That being said, we’ve ranked each hero according to their best suited-role in the current meta.

S Tier

Champions listed in the S Tier are undoubtedly the best of the lot in League of Legends. Be it any role, the characters listed below will definitely give you a competitive edge in your next ranked match. Be it an aggressive late-game carry, or an early-game support Champion, the below will go a long way in the current meta.

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Jungle Mid ADC Support
Master Yi Zed Miss Fortune Janna
Bel’Veth Viktor Draven Amumu
Rek’Sai Akshan Samira Maokai
Fiddlesticks Vex Seraphine Soraka
Amumu Swain Jhin Zilean
Rammus Seraphine Tristana Nami
Volibear Vladimir Sona
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Remember, the LoL rankings change frequently, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

A Tier

The League of Legends characters present in this tier may not be as strong as those in the S tier, but they are reasonably effective when it comes to facing off against enemies on the Summoner’s Rift. Be it dependable heroes like Ashe or the skill-based prowess of others, there are a lot of champions to choose from.

Heroes in this tier can be highly versatile. While in the drafting phase, it can be a highly effective play, giving you the chance to outwit your opponents and gain a slight edge over them even before you spawn on the map.

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Jungle Mid ADC Support
Diana Cassiopeia Karthus Xerath
Elise Annie Kai’Sa Taric
Kindred Talon Ashe Pyke
Olaf Katarina Kog’Maw Renata Glasc
Ekko Galio Swain Thresh
Kha’Zix Heimerdinger Caitlyn Nautilus
Warwick Qiyana Heimerdinger Blitzcrank
Nunu & Willump Pantheon Ashe Thresh
Skarner Ezreal Lulu
Jarvan Garen Vel’koz
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League of Legends Jungle Champions are across the whole meta.

B Tier

While the B Tier lists quite a few of LoL’s poster children, we’d recommend that you focus on higher-skilled champions simply due to their potential in specific metas. Of course, the following Heroes can be viable in various scenarios, but it’s all about basing your choices after weighing the pros and cons in each specific situation.

While you might have played with almost all of the characters mentioned in this tier, it’s important to note that they lack that extra pizzazz when it comes to having an impact on the Rift.

Jungle Mid ADC Support
Evelynn Renekton Ziggs Lux
Vi Zoe Tristana Heimerdinger
Zac Singed Nilah Bard
Shaco Malzahar Lucian Sona
Karthus Gragas Jinx Rell
Nocturne Yasuo Varus Leona
Rengar Akali Kalista Alistar
Gragas Tristana Lucian Karma
Wukong Ziggs Morgana
Lee Sin Ahri  
Graves Kayle
Lillia Ekko


So that’s it for our League of Legends tier list! Of course, if there’s a specific champion that you vibe with, then you should always aim high and keep playing them.

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