With League of Legends Patch 10.2 set to hit live severs later this week, it's time to take a look at the five best bot lane duos in the new patch. Given the importance of dragons and objective control in Season 10, picking the right duo that will give you priority on the big objectives early and let you carry in the mid to late game is crucial to winning on Summoner's Rift.
Best Bot Lane Duos in League of Legends Patch 10.2
1. Miss Fortune and Leona
Miss Fortune has made a spectacular return to both competitive League of Legends play and solo queue after a long period in relative obscurity. Her strength early in laning phase and all-in pressure when coupled with a Leona make the lane difficult for enemies to navigate.
However, this isn't the lethality Miss Fortune of seasons past. Starting with Essence Reaver and building into Infinity Edge is the way to go to maximize her damage potential early on and set yourself up well for the late game. This is a classic bot lane duo that can win lane and snowball the game quickly in your favor.
2. Aphelios and Braum
Even though Aphelios will be hit with another round of nerfs on Patch 10.2, the champion's damage is still mostly intact and will remain a top-tier bot lane pick. The only thing really hit by the nerf's is Calibrum's (Q) cooldown and damage, along with Severum's damage.
The weakest part of Aphelios' kit has been his mobility. Pairing him with a strong peeling support, like a Braum, makes for an ideal combination. Braum's Unbreakable (E) and Glacial Fissure (R) can help get Aphelios through the early laning phase and enables Aphelios to dish out unreal amounts and crowd control by the mid game. You can also replace the Braum with a Tahm Kench and have essentially the same effect, without the same engage potential.
3. Varus and Braum
As you can probably tell, Braum is an incredibly strong support on Patch 10.2. The champion synergizes well with almost all prominent AD carries through his kit that combines both aggressive engagement tools with defensive peel abilities. Adding Varus, a champion known for his attack speed and crowd control ultimate, into the mix gives you strong bot lane duo with serious kill potential after level six.
The lane also serves as an answer to Aphelios and Leona or Miss Fortune and Leona duos. Braum's Unbreakable (E) can block Miss Fortune's Bullet Time (R) and Braum's Concussive Blows (Passive) can be quickly stacked to crowd control an engaging Leona or Nautilus. If you don't agree, just ask Fun Plus Phoenix how it went for them.
4. Senna and Tahm Kench
While Senna was introduced as the first marksman support, her kit actually allows her to play in the AD carry position quite well. Her built-in scaling through Absolution (Passive) allows her to gain damage, range, and critical strike chance without having to buy items. This infinitely stacking range can lead to some pretty frustrating experiences for the opposing team, like being able to take a tower from out of tower range.
Adding a Tahm Kench to the lane helps keep Senna safe and enables Senna to aggressive go after stacks. The healing synergy on Piercing Darkness (Q) and Dawning Shadow (R) also help Tahm Kench to remain alive while saving other teammates during fights around major objectives.
5. Miss Fortune and Nautilus
Miss Fortune and Nautilus made for a top-tier duo lane on Patch 10.1 and the same can be said on Patch 10.2. The only reason the duo isn't higher on the list is because of the nerf to the damage on Nautilus' Dredge Line (Q).
After Level 6, however, Nautilus offers consistent engage and peel while setting up incredible ultimates for the Miss Fortune. Nevertheless, the lane is a bit weak into Aphelios and Braum lanes and Varus and Braum lanes.