League of Legends

League of Legends Patch 11.16 Mid Lane Tier List

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League of Legends Patch 11.16 is dropping Wednesday after a one week delay due to the annual Riot mid-year break. A couple champions are being impacted that will slightly shift around who is strong in the mid lane. Here is a tier list of mid laners for Patch 11.16.

Most important to many people is who will be S-Tier this patch. Based off the upcoming changes and the current meta, this is what we can expect:

S-Tier

  • Kassadin
  • Katarina
  • Leblanc
  • Sylas
  • Talon

League of Legends Patch 11.16 Mid Lane Tier List

With no buffs to mid laners besides Vladimir, the ranking for the best mid laners remains almost untouched. Many assassins sit at the top, along with Kassadin and Sylas who both thrive off getting multiple rotations of their abilities off per fight. Next up are champions in the B-Tier, who are fine to play but just not as strong as the S-Tier champions right now.

B-Tier

  • Lee Sin
  • Syndra
  • Viego
  • Yone
  • Ziggs

Lee Sin falls down to the B-Tier with the incoming nerfs to his kit, ending his recent spotlight in the mid lane. Ziggs has been nerfed to due his dominance in the bottom lane as an AD carry, which should result in him being a fine pick in the middle lane still. Lastly, here are the newest D-Tier champions. Players should look to avoid these champions unless you have proven mastery of the champion and their kit.

D-Tier

  • Diana
  • Vladimir
  • Akali
  • Veigar

The nerfs to Diana who was already performing badly in the mid lane solidifies her position in the D-Tier for Patch 11.16. While Vladimir received a buff, it is unlikely it will be enough to overcome the poorly performing champion. Akali and Veigar sit at the bottom for this patch due to their kits and playstyle being overshadowed by stronger champions that fill similar roles such as Kassadin and Talon.