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5 Worst Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 11.12

As League of Legends Patch 11.12 comes, mid lane will stay about the same, but these are the worst mid picks for weeks to come. | Photo by Riot Games
As League of Legends Patch 11.12 comes, mid lane will stay about the same, but these are the worst mid picks for weeks to come. | Photo by Riot Games

League of Legends Patch 11.12 will hit servers this Wednesday, and many are wondering which mid laners will be undoubtedly the worst for this update.

5 Worst Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 11.12

This patch will continue to see dominance from a lot of the same picks that professional players use from the previous patch. There are not a lot of changes to many relevant champions in the mid lane, however, there are some that will fall flat for another few weeks.

The buffs and nerfs for mid laners of this patch are applied to Ziggs and Talon respectively while the rest will remain largely untouched. Ziggs will have a buff to the damage of his Bouncing Bomb (Q) ability going form 85-265 to 85-285. And Talon will see a nerf on damage to his Rake (W) ability: going from 45-105 with 55% base AD to 40-80 with 40% bonus AD, but its return damage will increase from 45-145 with 70% bonus AD to 50-170 with 80% base AD.

Note that in the patch preview described by Mark Yetter, Talon's Assassin's Path (E) ability would be buffed, however, he clarified it was a typo and would instead be for his Rake ability.

1. Jayce

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There is not a lot for Jayce to do in a meta that will start to slowly bring back tanks in for every game. With subpar damage in the early game, and very expensive items to build in order to be effective, it's unlikely that Jayce makes a resurgence of strength for this patch.

2. Akali

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Despite being one of the more higher picked mid lane champions across all ranks in solo queue, Akali can't seem to thrive in the current meta. Though the community has often dislikes playing against Akali in games, she still bolsters a mediocre win rate despite her popularity in picks. With tanks on the rise again, Akali players will have to remain crafty in their engages and escapes in order to maximize her effect - and it will not be easy. The K/DA popstar will have an uphill battle to face unless she gets ahead early.

3. Azir

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A champion with a high skill ceiling and lackluster effectiveness in most team compositions have a lot for Azir to make up for, which in this patch, he will unfortunately not. He holds the worst win rate as a mid champion across all ranks in solo queue, and it's only coupled with expensive items that are the core of his early-to-mid game.

4. Irelia

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Irelia in Master-or-higher rank of solo queue play has the worst win rate at 45.22% in the mid lane. As a top laner, she has seen a general drop in wins as of last patch, and it unlikely to see another rise until there are some added buffs to her core build or her abilities.

5. Lucian

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Lucian is only second to that of Irelia as having the worst winrate in Master-or-higher rank of solo queue play at 46.51%. Lucian in the solo lane is just not good at the moment, whether it be in the top or mid lanes. His lack of strength in the top lane can make it up for him at mid, however, with tanks starting to come back in to the meta, he cannot thrive. Until some serious adjustments are made to the damage of his abilities, it's unlikely that he will have much impact in any lane at all.