5 Best Top Laners on League of Legends Patch 10.2

Sett is the king of top lane on Patch 10.2, but what other champions can rival him?
Sett is the king of top lane on Patch 10.2, but what other champions can rival him? / Riot Games

With the buff to solo lane experience in League of Legends Season 10, top lane has become more important than ever before. In order to set yourself up for success, be sure to pick the right champion and these are five of the best top laners you can pick on League of Legends Patch 10.2.

5 Best Top Laners on League of Legends Patch 10.2

1. Sett

The Ionian underground leader has hit the ground running ever since his release on Patch 10.1. Sett's ability to take on tanks in the top lane, while providing good amounts of crowd control and damage for the other carries, has given him the highest spot on most tier lists.

Sett's kit also works well with the Conqueror rune and Haymaker (W) that allows him to dish out damage like a bruiser while front-lining like a tank. He'll be one of the best top laners until nerfs come in Patch 10.3.

2. Ornn

Ornn's power doesn't necessarily come from his kit, although it does contain a large amount of engage with Searing Charge (E) and Call of the Forge God (R). Most of what makes Ornn a great champion in the current meta comes from his passive Living Forge (Passive). The additional 10 percent bonus Armor and Magic Resistance from all sources, and the ability to upgrade his teammate's items into masterwork items, make him gold efficient.

That gold efficiency means Ornn, and his teammates, are able to hit their power spikes sooner than the enemy team and that makes all the difference on Summoner's Rift.

3. Mordekaiser

Mordekaiser has steadily risen in priority in both professional play and solo queue after his rework last season. He has a unique mix of bulk, damage, and objective control that almost no other top laner, including Skarner, can match.

Similar to Sett, Mordekaiser makes good use of Conqueror and the increased healing makes him difficult for most mid laners and AD carries to deal with in the late game. Mordekaiser's Death Realm (R) also makes him a menace around Elder Dragon and Baron Nashor, with Mordekaiser able to isolate the enemy jungler from the objective while giving his jungler a free opportunity to secure or steal either objective.

4. Vladimir

If you've got a good grasp of the best mid laners on Patch 10.2, you'll notice Vladimir appears there as well. That's because Vladimir is in a solid spot right now, and has been for the entirety of the last two seasons, making him viable in either role.

In mid lane, Vladimir is able to answer assassins and control mages, but in the top lane, Vladimir becomes a lane bully able to safely scale into the late game in most cases. The 45 percent cooldown reduction rush available to Vladimir with just under 3,500 gold helps him reach his power spikes quickly and allows him to have a significant impact on team fights earlier in the game.

5. Aatrox

Even though professional play has seen only a handful of top laners, one of the most consistent picks in professional play has been Aatrox. Aatrox combines a unique mix of burst damage and crowd control in team fights, while providing a significant threat in the side lanes.

Although Aatrox has received numerous nerfs since Season 9, the champion still is strong relative to its answers in top lane and can do nicely into most matchups. This makes at a relatively safe pick if you don't know who you'll be going against in lane.