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5 Best AD Carries in League of Legends Patch 11.12

With nerfs to Kai'Sa and balance changes to Aphelios, viable AD carries will slightly shake up for League of Legends Patch 11.12 | Photo by Riot Games

League of Legends Patch 11.12 is out this Wednesday and what better way is there to match the unchanged supports than with the best AD carries to play. As with some buffs to the tank cast of characters in the game, AD carries will need to rely on the same champions as the last in order to remain effective in the game.

5 Best AD Carries in League of Legends Patch 11.12

Patch 11.12 will hit a lot of the more over-powered picks in all of the lanes, Kai'Sa being one of them, and tanks will likely start to make a small resurgence in the meta for this patch. Regardless, AD carries should have no problems in the feast-or-famine nature of the bottom lane, so long as there are picks to effectively cut down through the HP and armor that some tanks and bruisers are receiving.

One of the biggest shakedowns for viable AD carries is to Kai'Sa, as her success since the Mid-Season Invitational will be hindered a bit as her Icathian Rain (Q) ability will have a higher cooldown. Unfortunately, this will make the early game fights a lot harder to try and come out of, however, her scaling has been unchanged aside from the cooldown.

1. Aphelios

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Balance changes in order to give Aphelios some life in the bottom lane are crazy and convoluted to try and grasp at a first glance. However, there are massive changes for the character that could see Aphelios fans trying to make the most of this patch until he either breaks the bottom lane entirely or falls short as he typically has. All of the changes does not come with caveats though. His Severum weapon within Weapons Abilities (Q) skill is getting its healing on spells buffed, and a damage increase, along with Crescendum having more damage as well. The controversial part of this is that his mini Chakram will be nerfed very heavily. Though is going through a large change, he could see a lot of players trying to play him more like a caster, similar to Ezreal, to maximize his potential.

2. Vayne

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Solo queue Vayne mains will have a lot going for them again this patch as everyone's "best pocket pick" shines bright when tanks start to cloud the skies of the Rift. Vayne is the definitive answer for AD carries as tanks start to slowly come into the meta to take damage dealers down a notch.

3. Tristana

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Similar to Vayne, Tristana will be an amazing and viable pick when trying to deal with tanks that are going to make its way into the meta again. Her slipperiness in team fights and insanely-high damage output should not be overlooked as the Yordle becomes a staple for professionals and solo queue players alike.

4. Ezreal

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Ezreal is likely to see a lot of the same success that players have had with him since the last patch. Fortunately, there are no buffs or nerfs to his kit, and those that are trying to understand his play style more will be rewarded. Ezreal is one of the better AD carries to play as poke composition try to trim the fat of the incoming tanks.

5. Jinx

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Jinx is, yet again, going to remain as the best AD carry in the game to pick for this patch. As with Ezreal and most of the AD carries, her kit has remained unchanged for Patch 11.12. She will continue her dominance in the bottom lane as the meta will reward more mechanical ADCs for this patch, and likely the next.