League of Legends Patch 11.19 will be live on Wednesday, Sept. 22, two weeks before the League of Legends World Championship begins. The patch follows the previous in fine tuning balance issues leading up to Worlds, working to ensure the meta will be optimal for the biggest tournament of the year.
With the full patch preview now available, here are the five best top laners in Patch 11.19.
5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 11.19
Renekton took no time at all to go from the strongest top lane professional pick to getting gutted. One swift patch later, and he is now getting buffed again. The crocodile is likely to go back to being on top, although not as strong as he once was.
Mordekaiser has been buffed. which means all carries now need to run or build Quicksilver Sash. Mordekaiser is a strong champion that can isolate carries, reducing their team fight DPS while also potentially sending them to the grave.
Gangplank is performing well and will likely continue to do so. His burst damage is a little lower than it once was, but his laning and global map presence is still incredibly strong, making him a great pick in Patch 11.19.
Gnar is a strong pick right now against melee top laners. He can easily kite his match ups into providing strong team fight control, something most ranged top laners cannot provide.
Poppy has not been popular for a long time, but her passive is being buffed in Patch 11.19 which is arguably one of her strongest components. The buff will allow Poppy players to sustain in fights even longer with her shield coming up much more frequently.