League of Legends Top Lane Tier List for League of Legends Patch 10.6

League of Legends top lane tier list for Patch 10.6 looks at the best top laners on the next patch.
League of Legends top lane tier list for Patch 10.6 looks at the best top laners on the next patch. / Riot Games

League of Legends top lane tier list for Patch 10.6 looks at the best top laners on the next patch.

League of Legends Top Lane Tier List for Patch 10.6.

League of Legends S Tier Top Laners

  • Kled
  • Darius
  • Janna
  • Shen
  • Sett

Each of these top laners has a strong laning phase and a lot of utility to offer their team in the mid and late stages of the game. Kled, Shen, Sett, and Darius can all side lane effectively and use Teleport to get to late game team fights around major objectives like Baron Nashor and Elder Dragon. Janna can use her heals and shields to empower either of her team's carries and help her team sustain through the team fights.

League of Legends A Tier Top Laners

  • Fiora
  • Olaf
  • Maokai
  • Camille
  • Tryndamere
  • Mordekaiser
  • Pantheon
  • Renekton
  • Ornn

Most of the top laners in the A Tier are fine in team fights but truly shine in the split push. For instance, Camille, Fiora, and Tryndamere can't really be matched by most conventional top laners and can punish a team that refuses to send multiple members to respond.

The other champions on this list are lane dominant bullies that can help get their jungler priority over early objectives and snowball that lead into the mid game. Renekton and Olaf are both great champions in that regard.

League of Legends B Tier Top Laners

  • Cassiopeia
  • Garen
  • Rengar
  • Lulu
  • Sona
  • Soraka
  • Diana
  • Jax
  • Poppy
  • Volibear
  • Zilean
  • Zac

None of these champions excel like the ones listed in the S Tier and A Tier, but they each have their opportunity to shine if given enough time to scale or given the right match up. Jax, Cassiopeia, Poppy, and Zac can all heavily shift the direction of late game team fights, but require a lot of time to get online, with multiple items needed to be effective.

Other champions on this list function the same as A Tier and S Tier champions, but are not as effective as those further up on the list. For instance, Zilean, Soraka, Sona, and Lulu are all worse versions of Janna and aren't able to do what she can as efficiently. So don't be afraid to play them in solo queue, but do know that there are better alternatives available.

League of Legends C Tier Top Laners

  • Sion
  • Malphite
  • Vladimir
  • Cho'Gath
  • Riven
  • Tahm Kench
  • Illaoi
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Urgot
  • Gangplank
  • Kennen
  • Aatrox
  • Yorick
  • Skarner
  • Kayle
  • Quinn
  • Singed

Most of the champions in the C Tier are difficult to pull off into a lot of match ups and take far took long to scale. But in the right circumstances, they have the potential to be devastating counter picks and give your team the tempo advantage early in the game. If you can snowball a lead on Quinn or Riven, you can use that lead to get your mid laner and bot lane ahead so that when your champions falls off in the late game, you still have a win condition.

League of Legends D Tier Top Laners

  • Udyr
  • Nasus
  • Master Yi
  • Lissandra
  • Ryze
  • Akali
  • Sylas
  • Lucian
  • Viktor
  • Rumble
  • Galio
  • Gnar
  • Gragas
  • Karma
  • Irelia
  • Shaco
  • Rammus
  • Azir
  • Jayce
  • Graves
  • Vayne

The champions in the D Tier should generally be avoided unless you're both skilled at the champion and picking into a relatively good match up. These champions are never blind picks, because they far too often lose lane into most match ups and are terrible if they get off to a bad start.