Quote from DirtySkank »
Seems like you are all forgetting a few.
I mean, ok, he's banned really damn often, but when he gets picked, THAT'S almost free LP.
His ultimate is still one of the, if not THE best teamfight-ultimate in the game and it doesn't really need that much of coordination (a ping on the enemy-team should be sufficient). It has nice scalings, so he will do good damage, even if he has only one AP-item (most likely Abyssal or Rylais).
I personally can't remember the last time I won against a team with a good Amumu-player in it.
Dominates the top-lane so often that she's by now the most banned champion out there. For obvious reasons. Two Low-CD %-health-damage abilities with GREAT scaling, a pretty reliable stun, a scout-ability. And of course the fact that you can go almost full-tank with her and still dish out incredible damage.
Only problem is that most people don't really know what to do with her in teamfight-situations.
Farming with her is incredibly easy, she has a 5 second slow, a heal with in-built speed-buff and of course her ultimate. She can be played in almost any team-composition and, again, does not need very much coordination. One of your allies is low/about to die? Ultimate on him, heal him, dish out damage. Easy concept.
I personally also think that Malphite is still an awesome soloQ-champ if you get 1 or 2 AP-items. You can farm against almost every champ without any problems and when thinks get tricky, you either use your ultimate to get away or wreck their shit.
Malphite is also perma banned though.