The worst top laners in League of Legends Patch 10.18 list takes a look at which champions are under-powered in the top lane. The solo lanes often have a huge impact on who will win the game.
Having winning solo lanes allows junglers to focus on objectives and making sure the bot lane wins. The top meta is beginning to shift a little towards fighters like Jax and Camille. Let's take a look at which top laners are bad picks in Patch 10.18.
5 Worst Top Laners in League of Legends Patch 10.18
Dr. Mundo has felt outdated for a while. He is invincible at times, but he lacks any type of crowd control or high damage. While he is hard to kill, he doesn't have good team fighting tools nor does he excel as a split pusher. Consider one of the juggernauts such as Garen or Darius as they trade some defensive traits for more impact in team fights.
While Zac is a good jungler, he is far from an ideal top lane pick at the moment. The key to Zac's kit is his powerful engage tools. He can surprise enemies from the jungle and knock them up before they even see it coming. When he is in lane, it's a struggle for him to land his knock-up effectively and he is far less useful. Zac is best suited in the jungle.
Kayn struggles in lane because of his reliance on short trades. When he ganks, Kayn usually combines the element of surprise -- he can walk through walls, of course -- with a quick combo of his abilities. After that, he can struggle to continue to output damage a little. He is not great as a top laner, as many of his matchups will require him to constantly trade in order to keep up.
Ryze is another old champion who is difficult to play. Much like Azir, there was a time when dominant Ryze play would equal a victory. That time appears to be over as he remains difficult to master with little carry potential. Additionally, Ryze has plenty of tough matchups in the top lane. He simply does not reward players enough for the hassle it is to lock him in.
Aatrox recently received a buff that has brought him close to viability, but he still feels weak compared to the rest of the top lane meta. When Aatrox is strong, he can deal loads of damage while also forcing everyone to buy an Executioner's Calling. Aatrox is almost back to that place, but until he gets a little stronger he's best on the shelf for now.