League of Legends

League of Legends Patch 11.4 Mid Lane Tier List

Morellonomicon's buff has led to mages like Ahri rising up on the tier list.
Morellonomicon's buff has led to mages like Ahri rising up on the tier list. / Courtesy of Riot Games.

League of Legends Patch 11.4 goes live the week of Feb. 15, and with it comes some changes to champions that players love as well as a few items. Most changes targeted jungler champions, so the mid lane tier list will not have too many changes. Similar to the last patch, assassins with high-burst damage remain viable options.


League of Legends Patch 11.4 Mid Lane Tier List

1. S-Tier Champions

Talon received new buffs that place him at a higher tier.
Talon received new buffs that place him at a higher tier. / Courtesy of Riot Games.

With a newly reduced cooldown to his second ability, and an increase in his attack-damage output, Talon is in the highest tier bracket this patch. As predicted, assassins that deal physical damage like Yasuo and Yone are still strong picks in this patch. Ability-power mage assassins like Katarina and Ahri saw some direct and indirect buffs. Katarina's ultimate ability now deals an increased amount of damage, making her even stronger in the late game. Morellonomicon's increased ability-power is bound to increase Ahri's high burst damage. The item can also benefit another champion on the list, Anivia, who despite not being as mobile makes it to the S-tier thanks to her crowd control and versatility.

2. A-Tier Champions

Control mages like Orianna make for viable picks this patch.
Control mages like Orianna make for viable picks this patch. / Courtesy of Riot Games.

After the buffs he received in 11.3, Sylas became an A-tier mid-laner. Assassins like Kassadin, Qiyana and Diana are good picks although their lane phases might not be as strong as the control mages. Speaking of control mages, despite being immobile, champions like Vladimir, Orianna, Heimerdinger, Cassiopeia and Swain make for great contributors during team fights and still have enough to fight on their own.

3. B-Tier Champions

Aurelion Sol's efficiency varies depending on who he is up against.
Aurelion Sol's efficiency varies depending on who he is up against. / Courtesy of Riot Games.

Most champions in the tier-list have perform well against specific match-ups, such as Aurelion Sol, Lux and Brand. Their lack of mobility makes them vulnerable if they are up against assassins, but they still contribute a lot to team fights. Some ability based mages that are viable in this tier are Xerath, Zilean, Zoe, Malzahar, Galio, Twisted Fate, and Morgana. For mixed-damage or physical damage, Akali, Sett, Kayle, and Kog'Maw are other options.

4. C-Tier Champions

Patch 11.4 included some buffs for Veigar.
Patch 11.4 included some buffs for Veigar. / Courtesy of Riot Games.

With a buff that decreases the mana cost of his first ability, Veigar might make a comeback this patch because of how much damage he will be able to deal now. Despite multiple nerfs, Zoe was not performing as bad as predicted, which is why she moved up a spot. But with champions like Talon and Katarina high on the list, this makes immobile champions like Syndra, Ziggs, Ryze and Lissandra in a vulnerable position. Others like Ezreal, Tristana and Corki do stand a chance, but because this is reliant on the skill of each player, they are in the C-tier for now.

5. D-Tier Champion

Azir went through multiple nerfs during patch 11.3.
Azir went through multiple nerfs during patch 11.3. / Courtesy of Riot Games.

Azir was not much of a strong pick after the nerfs he went through in 11.3, though it is possible that Morellonomicon's buff could help his position. Twisted Fate and Neeko have not seen any changes this patch, so they will remain in the D-tier for the time being.