In League of Legends Patch 11.6 we'll be seeing a major change coming to the top lane after the Stridebreaker nerf. Less health means that these champions will be that much more vulnerable to enemy damage dealers. But this nerf is leaving room open for a couple of new faces to enter the fold outside of the AD bruisers that we've gotten accustomed to seeing in Season 11.
Here's the five best top laners in League of Legends Patch 11.6:
5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 11.6
Although Darius is losing health with the Stridebreaker nerf, the dash range on the item is still the same. Players will still be able to stick to enemies and deal big damage up until the moment they decide to finish them off with the big dunk.
The lowered cost for Ironspike Whip means that Wukong will be getting an AD advantage over opposing top laners even quicker. If players can use this to secure a few kills in the early game, it'll snowball into absolute dominance.
With the Sunfire Aegis buff Malphite will be making a comeback. The increase to the immolate damage along with the ability haste will make sure that Malphite can stay on top off enemies and deal some big damage.
Although Nasus doesn't benefit directly from the Stridebreaker nerf, it does mean that opposing laners won't be able to push him around in lane as easily anymore. He's always been a snowball champion so players will have to hang back and farm until team fighting begins but in the late game you'll be an absolute terror to the opposing team.
Cho'Gath returns as one of the best champions in the top lane and continues to reclaim the spot that he's held for the majority of the season. With the armor to his build AD bruisers won't even be able to put a dent in his health and his Feast (R) still does 1,000 true damage meaning even without building AP enemy laners will learn very quickly to fear you.