The five best top laners in League of Legends Patch 12.2 are Cassiopeia, Darius, Singed, Kayle and Camille. A few item nerfs and buffs have made these champions the best top laners in Patch 12.2. A few are our traditional top laners while a few are the new meta in top lane.
A typical top laner is sustainable and can carry lane by themselves. These champions can usually scale pretty quickly and are extremely useful in team fights based on their survivability and strength. However, based on the enemy team comp, its been popular to use ranged champions such as Vayne or Senna, or AP enchanters like Sona or Karma.
However, this list features a good mix of both traditional and unique top laners that are killing top lane this patch. League of Legends is unique in the sense that players can play whoever they want and wherever they want. There's nothing wrong with trying Nami in the jungle or Lulu top lane. The best players have tried every champion in every role.
5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.2
Cassiopeia has made it to number one on this list as she is currently one of the best top laners. It's more common to see Cassiopeia in mid lane, but her ability to slow down enemy champions, stun them and deal a lot of damage has made her a great top laner. With buff of Rylai's Crystal Scepter as well, this makes it easy for Cassiopeia to either flee from enemies or kill enemies.
Darius has been one of the best top laners since his release back in 2012. He is a reliable top laner who can become extremely tanky yet still deals a lot of damage. Stridebreaker Darius became a popular build as it gave him health, attack damage, ability haste and movement speed. Escaping Darius was almost impossible, and he has once again been a great top lane champion.
Singed with Liandry's Anguish, Demonic Embrace and the buffed Rylai's Crystal Scepter has made him a terrifying top laner. Not only is he fast, but his ability to flip enemies into his poison leaves a huge burn. Singed has been a popular top lane pick as he is tanky and sustainable, yet can deal an unforgiving amount of damage.
Kayle has been a strong top laner the last few patches. With the new change of Lethal Tempo, Kayle has become a reliable top lane pick. As she levels up, her pokes, damage and lifesteal make her almost impossible to kill. Not to mention, her ultimate ability can help her and her teammates survive a team fight.
Camille has always been a reliable top laner as she is sustainable and can catch up to enemies and kill them. Divine Sunderer Camille is and has been one of the best builds in the current game. This grants Camille health, attack damage and ability haste. Not only that, but it grants bonus damage after an ability is casted, making it the perfect item for Camille.