With Duskblade nerfs and major item changes, it is time to evaluate the impact of League of Legends Patch 8.6 on the jungle. Specifically, who did 8.6 leave behind in the jungle that probably needs help? Here are the 5 worst junglers.
5. Kayn, the Shadow Reaper
As a Kayn main, it breaks my heart to put him on this list. However, with nerfs to Duskblade and only slight buffs to his abilities in 8.6, Kayn is still a low-tier jungler.
While he is not the worst right now, he is in an awkward position. Going Rhaast isn't rewarding enough as you just become a knockup provider and Shadow Assassin doesn't provide the damage consistently enough, especially with nerfs. Kayn personally needs better buffs for him to be relevant again.
4. Diana, Scorn of the Moon
Diana used to be a popular jungler with her Q-ultimate combo and her E knockback. However, she has fallen off recently. AP junglers in general are behind right now and perhaps their jungle item needs buffed. Either way, Diana jungle is weak in 8.6.
3. Vi, the Piltover Enforcer
Vi has been out of the meta for awhile now and Patch 8.6 did not help her out. She doesn't deal enough damage to go assassin. With Cinderhulk nerfs awhile back she just isn't naturally tanky enough to be a tank jungler.
2. Nautilus, the Titan of the Depths
Currently the lowest win rate of any jungler at 44.2 percent, Nautilus is definitely struggling right now. Additionally, nerfs to Cinderhulk were an indirect nerf to Nautilus so this already weak jungler was knocked down even more.
The only reason Nautilus is not at number one on this list is that some consider jungle to be a secondary role for him and not a primary role.
1. Hecarim, the Shadow of War
Hecarim was once a mighty foe during Preseason 8 but has since fallen off. He can't utilize predator as well a top junglers like Skarner and Olaf. And just in this meta he is struggling.
Currently at a win rate of 47.37 percent, Hecarim needs some love from the balance team if he is to make it back on the scene.
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