5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.6

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Players are looking to find out the five best top laners in League of Legends Patch 12.6.

Top laners are known for being the tanky or high damage champions that make use of the long lane to run down the enemy champions. They are typically attack damage and/or true damage dealers that need to have high damage, good survivability, or engages. Having a strong top laner might be the difference between victory or defeat.

With Patch 12.6, here is a current list of the five best top laners in League of Legends.

5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 12.6

1. Riven

Riven is one of the more difficult champions to pick up on, but she's a powerful champion in the top lane. The reason why she's such a great top laner is because she's a high damage and mobile top lane carry with the ability to snowball games into an easy win. Once players are able to master her abilities, she is capable of dominating the rift without any challenges.

2. Darius

Darius has always been one of the best top laners since his release. As a reliable top laner, he can become tanky while dealing lots of damage. One of his best attacks consists of him winding up and swinging his axe in a circle. This is fantastic for clearing lots of minions, and any enemies who are hit by the blade take more damage than those struck by the handle. On top of that, Patch 12.6 buffed his Noxian Guillotine (R) damage. Overall, gamers who have an aggressive playstyle might enjoy this fighter.

3. Tryndamere

It seems that Tryndamere was a bit too powerful as he was hit with a nerf in the latest patch notes. This caused his Spinning Splash (E) cooldown reduction per crit to decrease and his Undying Rage (R) cooldown to increase. Nevertheless, with his ability to cast Bloodlust to consume his Fury and heal himself, he is a strong force to go up against. Tryndamere is an extremely aggressive fighter as his Attack Damage increases the more wounded he gets.

4. Mordekaiser

Mordekaiser is a popular pick in the top lane right now. His abilities are unique and versatile because his Indestructible (W) allows him to store damage he deals and takes to create a shield. Arguably his best ability is his Realm of Death (R) that drags his victim to a different dimension where he steals a portion of their stats. If he succeeds in killing them, he keeps the stats until the opponent respawns.

5. Fiora

Last on our list is Fiora as she is a terrifying champion to play against. She's excellent in most 1v1 situations and scales well into the late game. She's a versatile champion that is extremely mobile. This means that many other top laners will have some trouble countering her. If players can master her abilities and play well to her strengths, she's an unstoppable force.