5 Worst Mid Laners in League of Legends Preseason 2021

Some mid laners do not perform well in Preseason 2021
Some mid laners do not perform well in Preseason 2021 | Courtesy of Riot

League of Legends Patch 10.23 made its entrance to the rift with a bang. With major item reworks, shop appearance, jungle camps adjustment, and some balance changes, it feels like Summoners are learning new game again. While there are so many item build combinations on champions that have yet to be explored, based on multiple statistics sites, the following mid laners have among the lowest win rate.

5 Worst Mid Laners in League of Legends Preseason 2021

5. Yone

Yone
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Everyone was drowned in hype wave when Yone debuted in Summoner's Rift. A highly mechanical assassin is not only so much fun to play but also attracts a lot of skirmishing in game. With a win rate less than 47%, Yone is still very squishy. His cc is not so straightforward (if compared to the likes of Annie) and he is struggling against tanks.

4. Irelia

Irelia
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Known as one of the highest skilled cap champions, Irelia suffers a low win rate of 43-44% in the mid lane. While Death's Dance currently offers no magic resist (MR), Irelia is powerless towards heavy AP mid laners. Even if she is up against AD assassins such as Zed or Qiyana, it is still hard for her to get ahead as lethality items such as Duskblade of Draktharr got buffed.

3. Kassadin

Kassadin
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Kassadin has been a favored champion thanks to his massive cooldown reduction (CDR) late game which makes it almost impossible to either run from him or chase him. With the elimination of CDR and the need to buy items with Ability Haste, early game now becomes critically important. If he is massively behind in the early game, it is very unlikely for Kassadin to even reach late game. Additionally his counters, such as Swain or assassins like Zed, receive buffs through their item build path (e.g. Liandry's Anguish or Duskblade of Draktharr) which further puts him in disadvantageous lanes.

2. Lucian

Lucian
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Dominating the pick and ban list in the past couple of months, Lucian's win rate is looking rather dire with only 43-44%. Lucian is normally picked in the mid lane to quickly shove wave and get mid priority. One condition is that he has to be paired with a farming jungler. With new items being factored in, it turns out that carry or farming junglers are no longer dominating the charts.

1. Ryze

Ryze
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Constantly featured in pick ban list in 2019, especially in pro play, Ryze has been targeted with series of nerfs. Lacking range distance, wave clear ability, and early game damage, Ryze is currently not favored in the meta. Sitting with win rate of around 43%, players might not see Ryze back on top because the new items buffs are not necessarily on his side too.