5 Best Bot Lane Duos in League of Legends Patch 10.13

Xayah and Rakan
Xayah and Rakan / Image via Riot Games

League of Legends' bot lane is unique because it requires two players to play around each other's strengths and weaknesses to win lane. For this reason, the compatibility of an AD carry and their support is sometimes more important than their individual strength. A bot lane of two average champions that compliment each other well is likely stronger than two champions that are both very strong, yet have completely different play styles. Let's take a look at which bot lane duos combine individual strength and synergy best in Patch 10.13.

5 Best Bot Lane Duos in League of Legends Patch 10.13

Xayah and Rakan

This was an obvious pick--the two champions were literally designed to be played together. Xayah is deadly if she can root her targets with Bladecaller (E). Rakan is great at engaging targets with Grand Entrance (W) and stunning them long enough for Xayah to follow up with her root. Additionally, the comp can get some great early kill pressure with Xayah's Deadly Plumage (W) at level one. Xayah is regarded as a scaling hyper carry and Rakan does a exceptional job at giving her opportunities to find early kills and accelerate the arrival of her power spike. This bot lane is a potent combination because of their ability to lock down targets and scale into a massive late game threat.

Twitch and Yuumi

This is a little bit of a gimmick pick, however, it can be insanely powerful if executed correctly. Twitch is already unique because of his ability to cloak himself using Ambush (Q) and surprise enemy champions. Twitch's weaknesses are his short auto-attack range and his inability to slow or stun his targets. The magic in this comp is Yuumi's ability to attach to Twitch using You and Me! (W) and cloak with him. From there, Yuumi casts her ultimate, Final Chapter (R), and locks down enemies while Twitch uses Spray and Pray (R) to burst down the targets. The combo can be devastating in team fights and requires the enemy team to be diligent about managing their vision and having good map awareness.

Jhin and Leona

Facing this comp can be extremely frustrating--you won't be able to move. At all. If Leona can land Zenith Blade (E) followed by Shield of Daybreak (Q), Jhin can then use Deadly Flourish (W) to finish off a long stun combo. The combo can be first executed at level two where it will lock down targets for 2.5 seconds. At level 6, Leona can add her ultimate, Solar Flare (R), to the combo to crowd control enemies for a whopping 4.5 seconds--more than enough time for Jhin to find a kill.

Jinx and Braum

Jinx and Braum are another bot lane duo that can put out a surprising amount of crowd control. Braum's passive, Concussive Blows (Passive), stuns enemies for 1.25 seconds after four auto-attacks on a marked champion. This has great synergy with champions such as Jinx that build a lot of attack speed. Jinx's Get Excited! (Passive) grants her 15% attack speed and makes her able to easily trigger Braum's stun right from level one. Additionally, Jinx can place her Flame Chompers! (E) on top of a stunned champion to make a nice three second crowd control chain. It is a relatively easy duo to play and can be dominant due to Jinx's status and one of League of Legends' strongest hyper carries.

Ashe and Nami

Ashe and Nami are two champions that are extremely good at punishing poor positioning in lane. The duo has too many crowd control tools and playing against this lane will make you feel like you're constantly slowed. Ashe's Volley (W) and critical strikes slow champions for one second which makes it easier to land Aqua Prison (Q) and start a stun chain that typically ends in a kill. Nami's Tidecaller's Blessing (E) works extremely well with Ashe, since she is one of the champions with a large auto-attack range. The duo is excellent at keeping their opponents far enough away that they can't farm effectively and punishing them if they step up in the lane to try and find a kill or secure farm.