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5 Best Junglers in League of Legends Patch 11.12

Junglers will remain relatively untouched in League of Legends Patch 11.12, these are the five best that will remain shining. | Photo by Riot Games

League of Legends Patch 11.12 is on the way this Wednesday, and a lot of the best jungle picks will remain untouched, save for a huge Udyr nerf to his ultimate ability. As to who the best are going to be in this upcoming patch, expect to see the same amount of dominance as the last.

5 Best Junglers in League of Legends Patch 11.12

Viable junglers in Patch 11.12 will stay relatively the same for weeks to come. The constant nerfs on Udyr have now fizzled him out as the best jungler and will likely see the running pain train picked a lot less. The only reason why Udyr will stop terrorizing solo queue is due to a nerf on his Phoenix Stance (R) ability which will shrink the cone damage from 60-310 to 50-275, but his AP scaling will increase from 70% to 80%.

Tank picks may start to slowly come into the meta, however, bruisers and ones that can deal a lot of damage will still remain viable for this patch.

1. Jarvan IV

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The exemplar of Demacia will be back as part of this patch will start to slowly roll in tanks back as viable picks yet again. Buffs on his Golden Aegis (W) will have a shorter cooldown time from 12 seconds to nine seconds. Jarvan will remain as a tank, which are slowly diminishing, however, team fights and jungle clears will be of less risk, especially since the cooldown will be a lot shorter. Those that can abuse this shorter time effectively could see a lot of success in games for weeks to come.

2. Nidalee

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Nidalee, as with a lot of the more viable jungle picks in this patch, will have nothing changed to her kit. She'll still remain a solid and dominant choice for junglers as more aggressive roaming and ganks have become part of the mainstream. So long as she gets ahead early, the effect on late game will be oppressive to try and get back from with constant pokes from her Javelin Toss (Q).

3. Rumble

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Flames and harpoons are going to remain a nuisance for those trying to get away from a Rumble in team fights. Through his success in the Mid-Season Invitational, his effectiveness in fights and ganks is only beat out by Lee Sin and will remain as a foundation and rock for any team - if played correctly. Rumble does still have a bit of a high skill ceiling, but as players are starting to figure him out slowly, this patch could see a lot of Rumble dominance, especially when paired with the right team composition.

4. Kha'Zix

Kha'Zix will remain as a solo queue nightmare in this patch yet again. Though the tanks may have some rebuttals to his damage, if Kha'Zix players get ahead there's really not much that anyone can do unless there are constant efforts to try and bog his scaling down. Much like a flying cockroach, Kha'Zix is a nuisance in the game only made scarier when it starts flying to anyone.

5. Lee Sin

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As with his terror in the top lane, Lee Sin right now is simply the best character in the game right now. This patch has zero nerfs or buffs to his kit, only further cementing how dominant he will be. His strength within most team settings only ensures that he is the best to pick in both the jungle and top lane as well.