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5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.13

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Here are the top five best top laners in League of Legends Patch 12.13.

Top lane can be one of the trickiest lanes to play in League of Legends. Players have to fight 1v1 while paying close attention to their wave management, clearing nearby objectives, as well as ganking other lanes when necessary. Since top lane is so flexible, there's an almost overwhelming amount of Champion options for players to choose. However, the meta of Patch 12.13 has allowed certain Champions to thrive better than others on the Rift. Here are the top five best top laners with the highest win rates in League of Legends Patch 12.13, according to data from U.GG.

5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.13

5. Garen

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Garen is both a strong mid laner and top laner this patch. He utilizes his high damage output and movement speed to run down opponents, making him a great pick against other popular melee champions like Poppy, Jayce, Irelia, Akali, Dr. Mundo, and more. Garen's passive allows him to heal when he hasn't taken damage, giving him a lot of sustain in lane, especially since Patch 12.10.

4. Shyvana

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Hexplorer Shyvana Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

With a 52.19% win rate, Shyvana has also been a strong champion since Patch 12.10. She's incredibly flexible in terms of her build, and her high attack and movement speed allow her to navigate top lane and the nearby jungle with ease. She focuses on dealing large amounts of damage over time rather than burst damage, meaning she's been a solid meta pick since the durability patch.

3. Dr. Mundo

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As a tank, Dr. Mundo is also a strong top laner this patch. Since Dr. Mundo's health regeneration is based on his max health, the durability patch benefited his healing. While his R was nerfed in the process, Mundo still remains a strong champion this patch, with a 52.23% win rate. If Mundo is building tank, and especially if the enemy team isn't building anti-heal, he can become an absolute powerhouse that dominates a game.

2. Yorick

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Yorick Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Since there are so many melee champions that play top lane, Yorick often ends up being a great counter pick against many strong Champions like Garen and Dr. Mundo. All of Yorick's abilities thrive in 1-on-1 combat, and his range makes him a strong choice in top lane. His high damage output and W that lets him build a wall to escape all make him an extremely strong choice for this patch with a 52.75% win rate.

1. Lillia

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With a 53.28% win rate, Lillia has the highest win rate out of any top lane champions this patch. Lillia has a decent amount of range and poke, and her wave clear is incredibly strong, which is extremely important when playing top lane. Lillia's abilities allow her to easily bully and poke out both melee and ranged opponents, and push her lane, giving her time to roam the jungle and help clear objectives.