5 Worst Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 10.3

Worst mid laners Patch 10.3 includes Akali after the nerfs to her kit
Worst mid laners Patch 10.3 includes Akali after the nerfs to her kit / Riot Games

Worst mid laners Patch 10.3 features some faces you'll want to avoid picking in champion select.

With League of Legends Patch 10.3 hitting live servers on Tuesday, it's time to reevaluate the champions at the top and bottom of the mid lane totem pole. Here are the five worst mid laners on League of Legends Patch 10.3.

5 Worst Mid Laners in League of Legends Patch 10.3

1. Akali

Akali already had a pretty terrible win rate on Patch 10.2 at just 46 percent. But the champion was absolutely gutted on Patch 10.3, with increased energy costs for casting Five Point Strike (Q) and her first cast of Perfect Execution (R) becoming a targeted ability instead of a general dash.

These changes, according to the patch notes, were made to address the prevalence of Akali in professional play. The problem, of course, is that most of the players are not professionals and the limited amount of mobility in Akali's kit and higher energy costs will most likely hit her hard in solo queue.

2. Sylas

Throughout Season 10, Sylas joins Akali as another champion targeted by round after round of nerfs. Fortunately, he avoids any on Patch 10.3, but mostly because of the under 50 percent win rate he enjoys in solo queue.

Even in the hands of skilled professional players, the champion's damage, crowd control, and utility seem incredibly underwhelming. Sylas never has a point in the game where he's ahead or even relatively even with his opponents unless he manages to secure a strong lead in lane or snowball from other lanes. Until Sylas sees some buffs, it's best to keep him chained up from solo queue.

3. Lissandra

Lissandra used to be a hallmark of the new rune system, taking Aftershock into either mid lane or top lane and absolutely dominating her competition. With the changes to Lissandra during Season 9, Aftershock's nerf pushed out of both mid lane and top lane entirely.

The champion still has incredibly high mana costs early in the game and is susceptible to being shoved in and losing priority repeatedly. Lissandra still offers great crowd control and engage, but the early game is so difficult to navigate that she winds up behind in the mid game and late game.

4. Irelia

Irelia, like Sylas, enjoyed a period of dominance in the mid and top lane, giving rise to streamers like TF Blade climbing incredibly high on the solo queue ladder with the champion.

But nerfs to her passive and her complex kit make it hard for casual players to pilot her on Summoners Rift. On Patch 10.3, she only enjoys a 44 percent win rate which is certainly cause for alarm. Unless you have professional level mechanics, it's best to avoid the champion for now.

5. Azir

Near the end of Season 9, Corki and Azir used to dominate the mid lane meta. Both Corki and Azir received buffs on Patch 10.3, both champions remain in a relatively bad state, with both having a win rate below 50 percent on the new patch.

The buffs to Azir were much incredibly insignificant, with only a slight increase in his base mana pool and slight lengthening of his Emperor's Divide by one soldier. To be fair, these buffs were cautious to avoid a return of the Corki-Azir meta. But the changes are far from bringing Azir back to the state he once was in.