Competitive Tier List

* Tier 1 - Twisted Fate, Thresh, Elise, Jarvan IV, ShenSinged, Rumble, Lulu, Kha'Zix, Miss FortuneSona, Tristana, Orianna, Volibear, Xin Zhao, Caitlyn, Diana, Kayle, Xerath, Lux, Nidalee, Akali, Kog'Maw, Nasus, VarusAshe, Kassadin, Zed, Renekton,

* Tier 2 - Irelia, Ryze, Vi, Taric, Cho'Gath, Malphite, EzrealDraven, Nocturne, Katarina, Hecarim, Twitch, Vayne, Anivia, Jayce, Maokai, Karthus, Gragas, Jax, Graves, VladimirAhri, Dr. MundoBlitzcrank, Corki, Alistar, Amumu, Leona, Cassiopeia, Trundle,

* Tier 3 - Janna, Zyra, KennenNunu, Rammus, Garen, Swain, Wukong, Evelynn, Pantheon, Annie, Nami, Olaf, Lee Sin, Fiddlesticks, Yorick, Sivir, Zilean, Master Yi, Riven, Morgana, Veigar, Brand, Nautilus, Darius,

* Tier 4 - Udyr, Urgot, Fizz, Gangplank, Ziggs, Teemo, Syndra, Soraka, Talon, FioraSejuani, Skarner, Galio, Malzahar, Rengar, Mordekaiser, Sion, Leblanc, Viktor,

* Tier 5 - Warwick, Shyvana, Shaco, Tryndamere, Quinn and Valor, Poppy, Karma, Heimerdinger,

TOP SOLO QUEUE PICKS - This is solely based on how well they do in lane, how easy they are to play, and how hard you can carry a game with these champions in solo queue. They are my top picks to gain Elo with currently in the game and they are listed in no specific order.

*** Added in prefered roles for said champions as well. First role listed is the best role to play that champion in my opinion. (Mid <-- Best role for said champion, Jungle <--- 2nd best etc..)

If I say *or* it means the roles are equal and they can do either role just as good.

Akali (Top or Mid) Twisted Fate (Mid), Xin Zhao (Jungle), Thresh (Support), Taric (Support), Blitzcrank (Support), Diana (Mid), Vi (Jungle), Cho'Gath (Top, Jungle), Rumble (Top or Mid), Miss Fortune (ADC), Renekton (Top), Zed (Mid or Top, Jungle), Jarvan IV (Jungle, Top), Singed (Top, Jungle), Elise (Top, Jungle)

 

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Comments

  • #164 Eohdorr

    How come Akali is tier 1, and why is she banned a lot in ranked now? Wasn't her W kinda nerfed/fixed?

    And doesn't she fall off late game?

    Last edited by Eohdorr: 4/25/2013 8:18:49 AM
  • #165 karlske1er

    this is outdated akali got nerfed pretty hard with damage reduction on some of her spells and her shroud being fixed. Only in Bronze tier do people still ban akali. Omg AKali so op she dash 3 time and go invisible!

  • #166 Wiltsee

    this was a month ago. before the nerfs.

  • #160 Basinator

    Stupid q. Is this really the competetive tier list and not soloQ? I mean, I just read this introduction....

     

    TOP SOLO QUEUE PICKS - This is solely based on how well they do in lane, how easy they are to play, and how hard you can carry a game with these champions in solo queue. They are my top picks to gain Elo with currently in the game and they are listed in no specific order.

  • #161 hyfe

    The competitive picks are listed Tier 1 - Tier 5 at the beginning of the article.  Top solo queue picks are thrown in at the end for good measure.  Both are somewhat outdated by now.

  • #162 Benegesserit

    There's a whole other tab for solo queue. 

  • #163 hyfe

    Yes, I know that.  Basinator was confused, and I was explaining to him that it is a competitive tier list but that there are also some top solo queue picks included at the bottom...

  • #154 Repivo

    Just realized I play a lot of low tier champs :p

  • #148 dude30500

    I like all these retarded people who don't understand teir lists. It is what's a strong pick now, maybe they don't realize what Tier 5's do, maybe theres a reason they're teir 5. Instead of just crying because he has his teir list the way it is is just pointless and stupid.

    Why don't you bads [not everyone here lol] do something with low teir champs, make a fucking team and SHOW HOW VIABLE they are instead of just complaining about it. Diamondprox made Nasus viable.

    Just because a champion is good on paper doesn't mean they are able to combat today's meta game.

    Last edited by dude30500: 3/24/2013 11:42:14 PM
  • #149 xahhfink6

    "diamondprox made Nasus viable"

    So you are saying that diamondprox went to riot and changed things about Nasus to make him good?

    Wait no, he didn't. What actually happened is that a tier-5 champion from Elementz list was actually tier-1 in how good of a champ he was for competitive teams. Elementz just had no information about Nasus because he hadn't seen one in a long time. The same thing happened to Volibear.

    The people that you are calling 'retarded' and 'bad' are mostly just asking for Elementz not to negatively judge champions that he has no idea about. With his influence, he is making people believe that tier 5 champions are worse on your team than tier 1-4 champions, while really he (and most other competitive players) have no way of knowing whether those champions are strong competitively. That's all we are saying... but I wouldn't expect someone like you to have understood the nuances of simple logic.

  • #150 CaterpillarCake

    nasus did get a recent buff >.>  bonus attack range is nothing to take lightly.

  • #151 xahhfink6

    I'm glad that the small buff was enough to get him noticed, but if anyone had tried to play nasus a month ago, every single person would cry "oh no he is tier 5 because he gets harassed in lane, so his late game doesn't matter"

    They didn't really change his lane phase, especially his pre-6 lane phase... and yet now he's tier1

     

  • #152 CaterpillarCake

    it changed his teamfight a lot making him a lot harder to kite.

  • #153 CoolRoot

    With "diamond made nasus viable" i think he was referring exactly to what you speak of. He played him and dominated, and eventually people accepted that he was good. The same way, rather than jut saying "Swain is op" you should play him in high-elo games and see for yourself if it works out or not. If you are not high elo, and the people who are high elo say he's NOT op, chances are he has his counters/flaws.

    Of course Elementz does not know every champion that has the potential to make a rise yet hasn't done so. NOBODY DOES. That's kind of why they haven't had their rise to the spotlight yet. Some people keep saying "oh, this i just what's hot right now tristana from tier 5 to tier 1 wtf?", and it's so silly. It's not because he does not know X champion, it's because nobody on the high-end of the elo has dedicated enough time to master said champion, and prove it viable, like Diamond with Nasu/Voli. If Elementz's tier list only included the champions he plays extensively himself and know throughly, it would be very short.

    Saying that no competitive player has any idea wether or not X champion is viable competitively is obviously false, you bet your banana they are trying a lot of champions/comps, looking for the next big thing to suprise their enemies with.

  • #155 tzenker

    Obviously. Everyone who knows what a tier list is, knows how they work. It doesn't measure the strengths of a character like in Fighting Games. They're based around their popularity and their presence in the current meta. There is no reason to call Elementz retarded or bad when 1. The tier list isn't definitive, and 2. the list is purely based on numbers, as well as his own opinion.  Apparently you can't really grasp that concept well. Not only this, the list doesn't apply to pub games, or low-mid ELO games.

    Not to mention the last tier list update was 3 months ago, before S3 was more stable, and most importantly, the buffs for each designated champion.

  • #157 dude30500

    Quote from xahhfink6 »

    "diamondprox made Nasus viable"

    So you are saying that diamondprox went to riot and changed things about Nasus to make him good?

    Wait no, he didn't. What actually happened is that a tier-5 champion from Elementz list was actually tier-1 in how good of a champ he was for competitive teams. Elementz just had no information about Nasus because he hadn't seen one in a long time. The same thing happened to Volibear.

    The people that you are calling 'retarded' and 'bad' are mostly just asking for Elementz not to negatively judge champions that he has no idea about. With his influence, he is making people believe that tier 5 champions are worse on your team than tier 1-4 champions, while really he (and most other competitive players) have no way of knowing whether those champions are strong competitively. That's all we are saying... but I wouldn't expect someone like you to have understood the nuances of simple logic.

    You're an idiot, viability is a mix of a champion being good on paper and players making good use of said champion. For example, Hecarim wasn't viable and then pros used him and other players feed off their champion choices; so yes players made Hecarim viable.

         I don't see how I'm being illogical because I'm saying people cry about a champion associated with a number and its been constantly enforced that tiers ARE HOW STRONG OF A PICK A CHAMP IS RIGHT NOW, and tiers evolve and change around what is considered a strong pick.

    Plz re-read my initial comment about MAKING CHAMPS VIABLE and you can then understand why champions can be PROVED VIABLE by the player more so than gameplay balance.

  • #158 karlske1er

    Everyone is getting it all wrong, champions became viable through changes in meta, buffs and even introduction of new champs (eg. Thresh and Volibear combo OP). In the case of nasus, he isn't a viable toplane in competitive and since he is so reliant on farming his q this was the only lane he could play, with the changes to his q getting double stacks on big monsters it allowed him to farm effectively in the jungle making him viable (aswell as his other buffs). People started playing hecarim alot because of blessing of the elder lizard proc-ing continuously and he got some slight buffs to his q, then people found out how strong he actually was and he was viable. Volibear became good with the health-stacking meta and the combo with thresh which is ever so popular now in competitive (Thresh lantern Volibear = instant super long range fling).

  • #123 CaterpillarCake

    Elise, Jarvan IV, Shen, Kha'zix, Volibear, Xin Zhao, Diana, Kayle, Nasus

    Those are all the champions in tier 1 that can jungle.  
    Although some of them are probably not there for just their jungle, 
    Let's rearrange it a bit, shall we?
    Let's also remove shen and kayle because they are probably only in tier 1 for their laning.

    Jarvan IV, Elise, Volibear, Xin Zhao, Nasus, Diana, Kha'Zix

    A little bit surprising if you ask me.

  • #128 NicknameMy

    Shen only T1 because of laning? Are you completly retarded?

  • #129 CaterpillarCake

    yes, there is no way in hell shen's jungle is tier 1 worthy.

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