5 Best Junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.6

Here are the five best junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.6.
Here are the five best junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.6. / Riot Games

The best junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.6 will be important to know as the new patch is scheduled to go live Wednesday. There are plenty of changes expected to take place in the new patch, and as such, here are the five best junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.6.

5 Best Junglers in League of Legends Patch 10.6

1. Elise

With another round of early game nerfs coming to any champion that takes Teleport into top lane, the priority on a strong Level 3 jungler keeps increasing. Elise is one of the best in the game. Her Cocoon (E) can be paired with any top laner that has crowd control to secure an early first blood in top lane, and she can use Rappel (E) to successfully dive towers and reset turret aggro with ease.

But be warned, if you're not used to playing aggressively in the jungle, then playing Elise will be an adjustment. The champion needs an early lead in order to be effective in the mid and late stages of the game. Without it, you'll only be useful when you land the occasional Cocoon.

2. Rek'Sai

Another strong early game jungler, Rek'Sai has been dominant recently with the changes to both Conquerer and Hail of Blades. Her ability to instantly crowd control an enemy with a Flash and Unburrow (W) combination can secure an easy kill for either solo laner at Level 3 and can also pull off dives with Void Rush (R).

In the mid game and late game, Rek'Sai has great flanking potential with Tunnel (E), assuming she can find an angle to get onto the backline carries. She can also secure major objectives like Baron Nashor and Elder Dragon by combining Smite with Furious Bite to deal over 1,000 true damage in a split second.

3. Olaf

Olaf has skyrocketed in popularity in Season 10 and that's due, in part, to the popularity of healing top laners like Janna, Sona, and Soraka. In mid game fights around objectives, Olaf can simply activate Ragnarok (R) to charge down the enemy carries while getting insane amounts of healing from Vicious Strikes (W).

Like Rek'Sai, Olaf benefits heavily from Conquerer and can still have a strong Level 3 gank if he can land Undertow (Q) multiple times. But be warned, without a healer like Soraka or Janna, Olaf falls off significantly in the late game, as he does not have that same power to chase down his opponents with nearly reckless abandon.

4. Lee Sin

Lee Sin, like Akali, has an incredibly skill-intensive kit that makes it one of the most abusable at high levels of solo queue and competitive play. His ability to sustain through his early clear with ease makes him one of the most active junglers in the early game and can give him the ability to solo dragons from Level 5 onward.

But like Elise, he needs an early game lead in order to effectively transition into the mid to late game. Without it, he is only useful for an Insec play with Dragon's Rage (R) that brings the enemy carry into the middle of your team.

5. Karthus

Karthus is a champion that only needs to press one button to succeed and that makes him deadly in the jungle at nearly all levels of play. Karthus relies heavily on level 6, which does make him a weaker early game option, especially for players that have trouble kiting jungle camps and pathing properly.

But once he's able to get two items and stack his Dark Harvest, he can scale into the late game with ease. After completing Rabadon's Death Cap, he can shove the enemy team off of major objectives by simply using Requiem to hurt the opposing carries or turn the tide of a team fight with a well-timed Zhonya's Hourglass with Defile (E) active.