5 Best Junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.2

Elise is at the top of the list, but who else joins her as the best junglers on Patch 10.2.
Elise is at the top of the list, but who else joins her as the best junglers on Patch 10.2. / Riot Games

League of Legends Patch 10.2 is set to go live this week, and with the changes to jungle experience and pathing in Season 10, picking the right jungler is more important than ever. So, here's the list of the five best junglers on League of Legends Patch 10.2 that will keep you from looking like this Qiyana in ranked solo queue.

Best Junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.2

1. Elise

Elise was already firmly established as one of the strongest early game junglers coming into Season 10, but her 52.4 percent win rate on League of Legends Patch 10.1 only cements her position as one of the top junglers in the game right now.

Elise can provide significant kill pressure in most lanes if you can land her Cocoon (E) and has the ability to dive towers while juggling tower shots with her Rappel (E). Elise does require a fair bit of mechanical skill to play, with two different sets of abilities based on whether Elise is in spider form or human form. So keep that in mind when you take Elise out onto the rift.

2. Rek'Sai

Rek'Sai is another early-game focused jungler that truly gets the chance to shine on Patch 10.2. Her kit is a significant part of the reason she's been able to hold a 51 percent win rate in high elo. Her abilities include point-and-click crowd control, a tunnel system that allows her to take unique ganking routes, and an ultimate that allows her to easily drop tower aggro during dives.

The strength of Rek'Sai's flash-Unburrow (W) combo is hard to underestimate. and with the importance of mid lane in the current game, having a jungler that can provide consistent pressure mid could be the difference between winning and losing games.

3. Ekko

If you would have asked most analysts to determine who the strongest junglers on Patch 10.1 would be, very few would have said Ekko. However, the champion currently boasts an impressive 51 percent win rate and features another dive oriented kit that carries with it the damage needed to carry games.

Ekko's Chronobreak (R) allows him to go for more agressive plays earlier in the game and his clear is relatively strong when he has mana for both Timewinder (Q) and Parallel Convergence (W). Again, Ekko is another skill heavy champion. So make sure to have a couple of games in the Practice Tool under your belt before taking him into ranked queues.

4. Olaf

The viking is back in Season 10 and is looking better than ever in the jungle. Olaf's passive attack-speed growth and Vicious Strikes (W) gives him an incredible amount of sustain during his first clear of the jungle and allows him to solo dragons from level four onward.

While the champion does have some points of weakness later in games, his ability to help a team snowball an early lead and shed significant amounts of crowd control with Ragnarok (R) makes him one of the best junglers on Patch 10.2. If you don't believe me, just ask SANDBOX Gaming's Kim "OnFleek" Jang-gyeom, who notched a pentakill on the champion against none other than T1.

5. Lee Sin

Lee Sin is a champion that takes an incredible amount of time and skill to master, but once mastered is one of the strongest junglers currently in high-elo League of Legends. His kit contains built-in sustain, significant mobility, and great outplay potential that separates him from most other junglers on Patch 10.2, as you can see in the clip below.

But for players just starting out, try Rek'Sai or Olaf before making the move to Lee Sin. In low-elo Lee Sin is rarely a good choice because the champion requires significant coordination among teammates and a level of experience most players don't have yet to succeed on the rift.