League of Legends Patch 9.12 has few changes beyond bringing the new Iron Revenant, Mordekaiser, to the rift. This leaves the top five list mostly intact from last patch, but not entirely the same.
5. Nunu & Willump
Nunu & Willump have always been strong since their rework last year. Their ability to clear the jungle efficiently -- and with high amounts of health remaining -- allow them to counter-jungle and put pressure on the map quickly.
Vi is a fearsome and brawling jungler. She has some of the strongest early game kill potential because of her Q. Vi's natural armor penetration and burst potential also make her a strong duelist in the early game, allowing her to fight for river control.
Evelynn remains to be one of the strongest choices for an assassin jungler at the moment. Stealth is always an underestimated ability and hinders the opposing team from feeling confident about a champion's whereabouts.
Kayn is still such a strong option for commanding a game through pushing a lead or trying to create one from being behind. Kayn also struggles versus few champions due to his aggressive abilities doubling as mobility to survive tough situations.
Hecarim is still the most dangerous jungler in the field. His insane speed while clearing and engaging are still a problem for almost any laner to deal with. And as long as Hecarim can create the gold differences he does, he will remain at the No. 1 spot among junglers.
Cover Image courtesy of Riot Games