5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.17

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Players are looking for the best top laners to use in League of Legends Patch 12.17.

Before various buffs and nerfs are added in through League of Legends Patch 12.18, players should focus on using some of these top laners that have climbed to the top-of-tier lists in Patch 12.17.

Here are our picks for the five best top laners in League of Legends Patch 12.17 to help you get the edge over your opponents.

5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.17

1. Singed

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Singed League of Legends Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Singed is a tankier top laner with high mobility. If the enemy champion tries to chase Singed, Singed's poison trail will make them wish that they hadn't. Because of this way of playing, it is advised that players looking to play Singed should not go for all-ins until the enemy champion has had their health cut down to size as Singed is not known for high burst damage.

2. Aatrox

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Aatrox is a champion all about sustainability and high damage. His passive allows for lost health to be regained and makes Aatrox do extra damage, making him a particularly difficult champion to kill. Players looking to get the most out of Aatrox should build Goredrinker as a mythic. This will allow for even higher sustainability as it will heal Aatrox for every enemy hit with its active use effect.

3. Darius

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Dunkmaster Darius Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Darius is a strong champion for many reasons, with one being his passive. Darius' passive whittles enemies down after just a single hit. This can be enhanced with each subsequent hit, making him a very strong choice in the early game. Pair this with his ultimate and its many resets and you have a champion that can turn the tide of any team fight if played correctly.

4. Udyr

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Thanks to his new rework, Udyr has been terrorizing both the top lane and the jungle, proving just how strong he is. Udyr is a champion with a focus on tankiness and mobility, meaning he can run up to an enemy, damage them, and leave before the enemy has a chance to trade back. Using this strategy in the early game is an excellent way to form a lead over the enemy.

5. Sett

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Firecracker Sett Splash Art / Courtesy of Riot Games

Sett has been a popular choice in top lane for many patches now and this is due in part to his high damage and tankier stats. Players looking to use Sett should try their best to stick to extended fights where Sett can get off high damage through his Q and mitigating damage thanks to his W, which grants him a shield. This pair of attacks alone should be enough to take down any enemy that stands in your way.