Patch 11.16 for League of Legends will see changes to a vast amount of jungle picks, especially a nerf to Lee Sin that may affect his strength in the early game. Here's how the junglers will stack up compared to others in the next patch.
League of Legends Patch 11.16 Jungle Tier List
This set of champions should be the first ones to either pick or ban in champion select. The power within these champions relative to the meta favors them heavily and it doesn't look like the next patch will stop them from their dominance either.
- Xin Zhao
- Lee Sin
- Master Yi
- Jarvan IV
- Dr. Mundo
One of the biggest changes of this patch is that the balance team is finally seeing a big nerf to Lee Sin, who has been the king of the jungle for more than a few patches now. Adjustments on his Iron Will (W) omnivamp will go from 10-30% to a staggering 5-25%, which will drastically affect his early-to-mid game strengths. On top of that, Xin Zhao will have his base attack damage nerfed from 66 to 63, a slight one, but a nerf nonetheless.
The rest of the champions are fairly strong and may even be considered S-Tier in the lower ranks of matchmaking, however, there are some weaknesses to these champions that can be exploited if an enemy jungler understands their strengths over the other.
These champions are relatively solid picks, but can be slightly outperformed by some of the higher-tiered cast of junglers. There may be some instances where it is favorable to pick these over some of the other champions, but they are very situational and the B-Tier should be picked exclusively for countering others.
There are high weaknesses compared to the stronger cast of characters, and the only reason why they be viable is due to how great they are against lower-ranked players or how easy they can be to play. The C-Tier is, however, perfect to really understand jungle routing and converting their fundamentals into a victory if played correctly.
Unfortunately for these champions, they are just simply weak in comparison to others. There may be a few strengths if they get ahead in the game, but that's a really big hypothesis that needs an elaborate plan or a stroke of luck in order to carry out.
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