League of Legends Patch 11.6 Mid Lane Tier List

Mages with stuns, charms and other crowd control elements dominate the higher tiers.
Mages with stuns, charms and other crowd control elements dominate the higher tiers. / Courtesy of Riot Games.

With League of Legends Patch 11.6 comes a new tier list featuring the mid lane champions. In this list, we'll be focusing on which champions can clear minion waves swiftly, deal with the enemy mid laner to the best of their ability, and contribute to team fights with a high damage output.

Granted, in League of Legends, just about anything is possible and at the end of the day, a champion is as good as the player's mastery over said champion. This list is not absolute, but has taken many factors into consideration.

League of Legends Patch 11.6 Mid Lane Tier List

Without further ado, the S-Tier mid lane champions are:

S-Tier - Anivia, Kassadin, Zed, Yone, Qiyana, Zed, Talon

All of these champions have an ability in their kit that makes farming easier, not to mention that most of them are assassins that can defend themselves in a one-versus-one scenario that is often seen in the middle lane. A unique exception to this rule is Anivia, whose kit has a lot of crowd control that is useful during team fights instead of picking one enemy.

A-Tier - Malzahar, Cassiopeia, Vladimir, Aurelion Sol, Seraphine

Stuns, slows, silences and even charms are elements that can be found in this tier. Despite every mage here being strong on their own, with a strong lane presence and overall sustain, their lack of mobility makes them vulnerable to more mobile assassins that can be found in higher tiers.

B-Tier - Lux, Veigar, Vel'Koz, Orianna

Despite featuring a lot of crowd control, these champions fare better at lower ELO ranks than they do in the professional scene, with the exception of Orianna. They don't have a lot of outplaying abilities, and the crowd control that they do have to defend themselves tends to have a long cooldown, making them vulnerable to ganks. Nevertheless, their damage output and efficiency in the right hands is undeniable.

C-Tier - Zoe, Azir, Karma, Kog'Maw

After some changes, some of these champions are lower in the tier list than they were in previous patches. Their wave clearing is not spectacular, and while some may provide utility with their kit, they rarely perform well as a mid laner.

D-Tier - Ornn, Pyke, Sona

Most of the champions here are used in other lanes for a reason; while, in theory, they could work in the middle lane they lack the tools to really poke at their opponents early on. Most of them are champions who shine in the late game, and struggling early on is not good for a mid laner.