The top lane in League of Legends is a dangerous lane this preseason. As a top laner, your champion must be the frontline. Your champion must be able to take a punch as well as give one. Their agency in team fights and survivability are necessities.
These are the best five top laners in League of Legends this preseason.
5 Best Top Laners in League of Legends Preseason 2021
Shen makes the top tier based on his agency in team fights alone. He can start or join team fights with his Stand United teleport. He can taunt and shield himself with his other abilities while doing damage. Pair these abilities with a mystic item like Sunfire Aegis, and Shen becomes an immovable wall of damage.
Maokai has great survivability and engage in team fights. Maokai's Nature's Grasp if used properly can stun a whole team. Sunfire Aegis and Maokai's passive make this champion extra difficult to kill. On top of that, Maokai's wave clear is surprisingly good, allowing him the ability to roam if he so chooses.
Malphite has a lot of similar tools to Maokai. Malphite can clear waves of minions fairly easily. Granite Shield paired with armor based items make Malphite a tank. Malphite's Unstoppable Force ability may only catch one enemy. However, abilities like Thunderclap can be massive in team fights.
Camille is one of the most mobile top laners this preseason. Abilites like Hookshot mean Camille can engage or disengage whenever she chooses. Her Hextech Ultimatum is a death sentence for anyone caught by it. Players can double down on damage and build Trinity Force as her mystic item, making Camille's damage output makes her so potent in team fights.
Ornn is an easy top tier for top laners. Ornn builds so many armor and magic resist items to keep himself alive. Sunfire Aegis on top of that gives or so much survivability in fights in general. Call of the Forge God is so useful in terms of catching opponents. His passive makes gaining items for his teammates so easy. Ornn even has good wave clear, meaning he can roam the map and gain vision.