League of Legends

League of Legends Patch 11.9 Top Lane Tier List

Some juggernauts have been buffed, but others have not changed, which is why they are still in the highest tier.
Some juggernauts have been buffed, but others have not changed, which is why they are still in the highest tier. | Courtesy of Riot Games.

Many top laners were nerfed this time around, along with items that are core to some champions, so this tier list will take into consideration the changes and how it has affected the win rate and overall performance from these champions.

S Tier

  • Riven
  • Garen
  • Urgot
  • Gnar
  • Darius

Garen received a buff this patch, and he along with most juggernauts are doing well in terms of win-rate despite multiple matches being played. Duelists like Fiora and Riven are performing great recently, and their kit comes in handy when dealing with roaming assassins.

A Tier

Some needed buffs have elevated Sett's tier.
Some needed buffs have elevated Sett's tier. | Courtesy of Riot Games.
  • Sett
  • Yorick
  • Nasus
  • Singed
  • Shen (changed)

The damage in Sett's W, as well as his AD ratio, has gone up this patch, while Shen's shield value increased. Given these buffs, and how they have reflected in their gameplay thus far, these tanks will be placed in the A tier. Overall, champions that have large health pools even without Deadman's Plate are efficient during this patch.

B Tier

  • Viego
  • Akali
  • Yasuo
  • Gwen
  • Jayce

This category includes skirmishers like Gwen and Yasuo who can take on specific opponents in this lane, but are great as a choice to counter a champion. Champions who work in different lanes are included in this tier since being able to roam efficiently can be an advantage, although they may struggle in the early game.

C Tier

  • Lucian
  • Ryze
  • Karma
  • Tahm Kench
  • Irelia

Champions in this tier have low win rates and their kits serve better in other lanes. Or, they have been nerfed to the point that there is a narrow selection of enemy champions they are good against in matchups.