In League of Legends, the mid lane is one of the most important roles. Losing this lane means losing control of the center of the map. Mid laners need to be able to clear their minion waves easily, be able to roam and help with team fights.
Here are the five best mid laners in League of Legends this preseason.
5 Best Mid Laners in League of Legends Preseason 2021
Ekko checks all the boxes of a good mid lane champion. His Timewinder spell can clear his lane quickly. Ekko is also very mobile, allowing him to roam and gain vision for his team. Ekko also has the tools to start team fights. Once in a team fight, Ekko can struggle to put out consistent damage. However, Ekko is next to impossible to catch out in team fights.
Orianna and Ekko have a lot of similar tools. Both have good wave clear and a way to initiate team fights. Orianna may not be as mobile as Ekko. However, her usage in team fights is invaluable, especially if she has Luden's Tempest built. Shockwave and Dissonance if landed mean almost certain death in team fights. On top of that, Orianna can provide a temporary shield for her teammates if necessary.
Fizz is one of the best non mage mid laners. This champion loves to roam and gain vision. Fizz's Chum the Waters ability is practically a death sentence on anyone who isn't at full health. On top of that, Playful/Trickster make it hard to pin this champion down. This character can be outranged, but it won't matter if Fizz can help the other lanes win their matchups.
There's a reason Galio was used so much at Worlds. Galio can clear waves easily, and has so much agency in team fights. Galio has great engage and disengage tools, especially if he has Hextech Rocketbelt equipped. On top of that, a lot of items that work well with Galio also increase his health and armor, making him a tank.
Akali is the swiss army knife of mid laners. Akali can clear waves easily. She's fast, so roaming around the jungle isn't a problem. With Immortal Shieldbow or Riftmaker equipped, her survivability in fights is astonishing. On top of all of this, her damage output makes her one of the scariest mid laners.