5 Worst Junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.4

A 35 percent win rate? Zed tops the list of champions to avoid in the jungle on Patch 10.4.
A 35 percent win rate? Zed tops the list of champions to avoid in the jungle on Patch 10.4. / Riot Games

The worst junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.4 are important to know. In a patch filled with changes to the jungle champion pool, knowing which champions to avoid can mean the difference between winning and losing games on Summoner's Rift. Here are the five worst junglers on League of Legends Patch 10.4.

Worst Junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.4

1. Zed

Even though Zed's Contempt for the Weak (Passive) damage was doubled against monsters and it's maximum damage increased at all ranks, it was not enough to make Zed into a viable jungler. In the 785 games he's been played on the patch, he's managed to win just over 35 percent of them, which is the lowest win rate by far.

Zed's kit just does not lend itself well to jungling and is limited to ganking only mid and bot side. Especially when two levels behind bruisers and tanks in the top lane. Just stay away from Zed in the jungle.

2. Gnar

Another attempt to create a new jungler, the buffs to Gnar's Hyper (W) bonus damage to monsters were not nearly enough to cement his place in the jungle. He's also posting a win rate just over 35 percent, just above where fellow jungler Zed is.

Gnar's buffs do help him out in the top lane, so if you're looking to play the transforming yordle anywhere on Summoners Rift, make sure it's in the top lane.

3. Talon

Talon used to be a niche pick in the jungle when lethality items were over-tuned in Season 8, but the balancing of those items left Talon in a rough place in the mid lane and shoved him out of the jungle.

But the slight increase to Talon's Blade's End (Passive) monster damage in Patch 10.4 was just not enough to bring the parkour master back into the jungle. He's currently posting a 39 percent win rate in high elo in well over 1,500 games. Avoid playing him in the jungle until another round of buffs hit the champion.

4. Qiyana

Jungle Qiyana was hit with a major nerf to the passive attack speed she gained from Terrashape (W) back in Patch 10.2 and has really never recovered. At the highest levels of play, she's still viable, but it requires a mastery of pathing and mechanics to make the champion work.

Since Riot Games is committed to seeing Qiyana remain a mid laner, don't expect the nerfs to get reverted anytime soon. Even though her kit and lore make her the ideal candidate for a new jungler.

5. Garen

I never thought I'd see the day where Garen would be a more viable jungler than Qiyana, but here we are. Garen received yet another round of substantial buffs to his Judgement (Q) AD ratios, his Courage (W) shield and resistances, and his Judgement (E) damage to monsters, making him a legitimately viable champion in the top lane and more viable than his fellow new junglers.

Garen still isn't the strongest choice in the jungle, since his kit does not have any significant crowd control, which makes ganking lanes difficult in the early game.