League of Legends Jungle Tier List: Best Junglers as of Patch 10.5

The League of Legends jungler tier list will have some big changes in League of Legends Patch 10.5.
The League of Legends jungler tier list will have some big changes in League of Legends Patch 10.5. / Riot Games

With the latest League of Legends Patch hitting live severs today, the League of Legends jungle tier list will have some big changes in League of Legends Patch 10.5.

A few new junglers and major jungle experience changes make picking the right jungler tougher than ever in Season 10, so here are the best and worst junglers on Patch 10.5.

League of Legends Jungle Tier List: Best Junglers as of Patch 10.5.

League of Legends S Tier Junglers

  • Elise - Difficult
  • Karthus - Difficult
  • Sett
  • Lee Sin - Difficult
  • Sejuani
  • Master Yi - Funnel Only

Even though Sett got another round of nerfs on Patch 10.5, the champion's kit and late game damage make it one of the best picks in the jungle. He can use Show Stopper (R) to successfully pull of ganks in top and mid and his Haymaker (W) gives him a shield that makes him incredibly difficult to burst down in a team fight. Sejuani has that has team-fighting power, but is far tankier and better at peeling for her carries.

Lee Sin, Elise, and Karthus all make the top tier with a caveat. Unless you have highly refined mechanics, you should probably avoid these champions. Lee Sin and Elise fall off heavily after the early game and if they're unable to get an early lead they easily lose to other junglers that scale better like Sejuani and Jarvan IV. In the case of Karthus, don't play the champion unless you know how to effectively path in the jungle. Karthus is primarily a farming champion and you won't be pulling off many ganks, so knowing how to path effectively is the key to making the champion a success.

League of Legends A Tier Junglers

  • Olaf
  • Jarvan IV
  • Rek'Sai
  • Rengar
  • Ekko
  • Pantheon
  • Maokai
  • Zac

While the junglers in this tier may not be the cream of the crop, each of them have the potential to succeed in most situations. The buffs to Cinderhunk helped get Zac and Maokai to get on this list, especially when they build Abyssal Mask and the buffs to Tiamat, Ravenous Hydra, and Titanic Hydra helped get Rengar and Olaf to the top tier.

League of Legends B Tier Junglers

  • Warwick
  • Nunu
  • Shyvana
  • Trundle
  • Shaco
  • Rammus
  • Ivern
  • Poppy
  • Xin Zhao

The B-Tier junglers are not really champions that can be blind picked in most games, unless you've got a lot of experience on them. But each one of these champions has the power to dominate the rift when picked in the right circumstance. For example, Trundle can be a great option when picked into tanky champions like Sejuani or Jarvan IV and Rammus can be absolutely devastating to an auto attack focused AD team.

League of Legends C Tier Junglers

  • Hecarim
  • Nidalee
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Jax
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Skarner
  • Volibear
  • Vi
  • Evelynn
  • Diana
  • Kha'Zix

These junglers should generally be avoided, but can be viable in certain situations and team compositions. Some of these junglers, like Jax and Mundo, take far too long to scale with reduced gold and experience from the jungle. Others, like Evelynn and Kha'Zix, are difficult to pick because of how bad they are if they fall behind. Bottom line, try to avoid these picks if possible, but if the situation calls for a Skarner or Hecarim, then feel free to pick it.

League of Legends D Tier Junglers

  • Garen
  • Darius
  • Udyr
  • Kayn
  • Graves
  • Gragas
  • Sylas
  • Mordekaiser
  • Nocturne
  • Malphite
  • Kindred
  • Taliyah
  • Qiyana
  • Gnar
  • Zed
  • Talon
  • Brand

The majority of the champions in the bottom tier are recent additions to the jungle champion pool like Darius, Garen, Mordekaiser, Zed, Gnar, Talon, and Brand. The other champions took a huge hit due to jungle experience changes at the start of Season 10 and never truly recovered.

Kayn and Graves are great examples of this phenomenon. Both champions thrived by farming their jungle and punishing their opponent for poorly executed ganks and plays by denying them farm and experience. But, with significantly less gold and experience coming from camps, their opponents can take the hit with little consequence and can often out level them through shared lane experience.