League of Legends

5 Best Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.17

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With League of Legends Patch 12.17 nearly over, a few mid-lane champions have found spots as high-tier picks.

If you're a player looking to break into the mid-lane role or just someone looking for powerful champions to play before Patch 12.18 rolls out, we've got you covered.

Here are our picks for the five best mid lane champions to play in League of Legends Patch 12.17.

5 Best Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.17

1. Zed

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PsyOps Zed Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Zed has slowly been dominating the mid lane in Patch 12.17 and for good reason. As an assassin, his high burst damage paired with his unique mobility make him the perfect champion to sneak into an enemy's back line, eliminate the enemy team's squishy champions, and get out before the enemy can retaliate.

2. Sylas

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Battle Wolf Sylas Splash Art / Image courtesy of Riot Games

Sylas is currently at an 11% pick rate in the mid lane, meaning players have begun to pick up on just how useful Sylas is. Boasting significant damage and a reliable point-and-click style heal, Sylas scales incredibly well into the late game, especially if players decide to buy a dark seal early on.

3. Vex

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Vex Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Vex is a relatively simple champion to play, but don't let her fool you. Her wave clear along with the ability to burst champions in the blink of an eye make Vex a threat while in lane. Players should look to get an early lead on Vex as it will help her snowball and end the game before other champions have a chance to scale.

4. Lux

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Prestige Edition Porcelain Lux Skin / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

Lux has always been a fan-favorite champion and it is clear to see why. Lux has nearly every tool a champion needs to thrive in the mid lane, including a form of crowd control, good wave clear, and excellent damage. Lux will give players the ability to control their lane and bully their opponents as long as they watch out for enemy ganks.

5. Diana

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Firecracker Diana splash art / Image courtesy of Riot Games

Although Diana is typically played in the jungle, mid lane Diana can still be viable, if not just downright strong. Players looking to take Diana into the mid lane should keep an eye on her passive as every three hits will result in an empowered auto attack that will cleave into enemy health as an area of effect attack. Flash and Ignite are also preferred as this will boost her dueling power significantly.