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5 Best Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.13

The Mighty Heimerdinger Splash Art
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Here are the top five best mid laners in League of Legends Patch 12.13.

In a team game like League of Legends, it's important that every player is carrying their weight if they want to win the game. As a mid laner, players have to keep track of wave management and farming, keeping the enemy mid laner at bay, watching out for the Jungler from both the top and bottom of the lane, as well as roaming to help top and bottom lane when necessary.

While any mid laner can carry a game when played well, the meta of Patch 12.13 has allowed for certain champions to perform better than others. Here are the top five mid laners with the highest win rates in Patch 12.13, according to data from U.GG.

5 Best Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.13

5. Sett

Firecracker Sett Splash Art
Firecracker Sett Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

With strong wave clear, strong roaming capabilities, and enough sustain to ignore a lot of the enemy mid laner's damage, Sett is a solid mid laner, with a 53.20% win rate. Sett is a great at taking objectives, and while he doesn't have a large attack range, he can be built tanky enough to make up for it. As long as players are landing their stuns against their opponents, taking control of the mid lane shouldn't be too difficult.

4. Swain

Dragonmaster Swain Splash Art
Dragonmaster Swain Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

While Swain can struggle heavily early game as a mid laner, his mid-game power spike allows him to do incredible damage as the game progresses, making him an S+ tier mid laner this patch. Additionally, Swain's passive ability makes him a great teammate to gank for. As long as players avoid combat in the early game and consistently hit their E's, they should be good.

3. Heimerdinger

The Might Heimerdinger Splash Art
The Might Heimerdinger Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Heimerdinger's kit allows him to perfectly control the lane from all sides, and the range granted by his turrets makes him a great choice for the vast amounts of melee Champions that tend to be popular mid lane picks. Heimerdinger can use his stun to escape ganks, and counters many strong 12.13 mid laners like Sett, Swain, Garen, and Mordekaiser.

2. Garen

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Garen Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Garen is a great pick for mid lane in certain conditions. If the enemy mid laner has weak poke and wave clear, Garen can quickly clear out mid, giving him time to pressure his lane, other lanes, or the jungle. Garen is also a fantastic pick against assassins, as he's too tanky to be one-shot, and can regenerate health to counter any remaining poke. While Garen struggles against DPS control mages and hyper carry control mages, making him a good pick against specific teams.

1. Mordekaiser

Mordekaiser Splash Art
Mordekaiser Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Mordekaiser has the highest mid laner win rate in Patch 12.13, at nearly 55%. The durability update has been extremely beneficial for Mordekaiser, making him a strong pick since Patch 12.10. Mordekaiser plays extremely well against assassins and burst champions, and he's a great teammate when it comes to getting objectives.