NOTE - This tier list differs from the listed "Jungle Tier List". Stonewalls tier list revolves around measurable and replicatable data of junglers and does not reflect who are the most "viable" junglers in the game. The data is gathered through testing, experimentation and observation and is merely a tool of measurement. It attempts to remove all sense of subjectivity and just give out facts about each character and weigh them appropriately.
While THIS tier list will only be about how competitive these junglers can be. I suggest looking at both and getting feedback from both jungle tier lists to decide on who you want to play!
Tier 1: Nocturne, Dr. Mundo, Shyvana, Lee Sin, Alistar, Riven, Maokai, Udyr,
Tier 2: Nautilus, Jarvan IV, Jax, Gangplank, Skarner, Olaf, Amumu,
Tier 3: Rammus, Hecarim, Shen, Malphite, Warwick, Trundle, Fiddlesticks, Nunu,
Tier 4: Tryndamere, Sejuani, Shaco, Pantheon
Nocturne moved up in tier 1: Mundo received some very small nerfs which didn't change too much but it almost shed some more light on how good Nocturne really is. In EU he's permabanned or picked basically every competitive match and that's transferred over to the NA scene and his strength is really showing a lot more. Now I realize I am only moving him up one spot in the tier list but he is going to the top of the shelf in terms of competitive picks and I truly believe he should be there for the simple reason of his ultimate being the ultimate ganking, catching someone out of position, causing confusion for an entire team, and being able to attack any target at any time really making no carry safe from Nocturne.
Udyr moved down in tier 1: Felt he was a bit too high on the tier list. Moving him down for a more accurate feel to the list. He's overall pretty good but there are better choices for junglers over him imo.
Alistar moved down in tier 1: Same reason as Udyr pretty much. Just felt he was a bit too high.
Nautilus moved up in tier 2: This guys being played a lot more in competitive play and a lot of teams are picking him up quite early when doing picks. Some teams are even starting to ban him now. I think people are really loving the powerful early game ganks combined with the tankyness and all the CC you'll ever need. I wouldn't be surprised if we see him rise up a bit higher and I think I might put him tier 1 soon, still seeing how well other teams utilize his strengths.
Jax moved down in tier 2: Felt he was a bit too high. When I broke it down he was the top of tier 2 and I don't think he's that good. I think he's tier 2 worthy for sure as a carry from the jungle similar to a Riven, or a Noc, but doesn't offer as much as them. Lower tier 2 fits him better.
Amumu moved down in tier 2: Same thing as Jax. When I broke down the tier list he was 2nd place in tier 2 and just like Jax I feel he's tier 2 worthy just not the top side of tier 2. So I moved him down.
Nunu moved up to tier 3:I had Nunu in the like 2nd to last spot in tier 4 which is not correct at all. His ganks are great and he's more of a counter jungler / utility jungler with the slows and buff he can provide to your bruiser or AD carry. I feel tier 3 suites him a lot better.
Hecarim has been placed into tier 3: Now a lot of people don't like Hec or think he's very good at all but I actually don't think he's as bad as everyone thinks he is. I just think he has a small learning curve that people need to get over before they play him. He's a unique jungler but his early game ganks are VERY strong. Ghost + E you're running out of the jungle knocking someone away from their tower at like 800 MS with a large chunk of increased damage from your passive which grants AD from your increased movement speed. His ultimate is great for diving people and his W with a Spirit Visage can actually heal you up to 500-600ish HP at times which is crazy good. He's unique and just needs to be learned imo. I think he's good enough for tier 3 so that's where I am placing him.
Definition of a Jungler:
- These champions kill neutral monsters in the "jungle" to get their experience and gold.
- They're able to clear the jungle camps quickly and safely.
- They work on ganking lanes to help their carries get farmed.
- Junglers work on controling the jungle through counter jungling the enemy and controlling large objectived like Dragon and Baron.
Don't see a champion listed in the tier list who you consider a good competitive jungler? It's probably because I don't and other competitive teams don't value them as competitive picks. Want to raise an argument for why a certain champion should be considered for the competitive list just post below and let me know why in a constructive way!
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