Solo Queue Tier List - Hecarim

*Tier 1 - Dr. Mundo, Lulu, Shen, MorganaAhri, Nidalee, Ryze, UdyrLee Sin, Gangplank, Rumble, Rammus, Soraka, Cassiopeia, Kennen, RivenSkarner, Graves, Sion, Vladimir, Twisted Fate, Malzahar, Janna, Vayne, Shaco,

*Tier 2 - Renekton, Warwick, Mordekaiser, Nocturne, Yorick, Alistar, Karthus, Shyvana, Cho'GathSinged, Galio, Anivia, Tristana, Annie, Irelia, Maokai, Brand, Ashe, Gragas, Amumu, Sivir, Tryndamere, Kassadin, Corki, Pantheon, Olaf

* Tier 3 - Swain, WukongNautilus, Veigar, Kog'Maw, Jarvan IV, Miss Fortune, Malphite, Lux, Ezreal, Twitch, Teemo, Leblanc, Trundle, Talon, Taric, Urgot, Jax, Zilean, Master Yi, Fizz, Caitlyn, Viktor, Sona, Xerath, Akali,

* Tier 4 – Katarina, Blitzcrank, Leona, Orianna, Ziggs, Hecarim, Nasus, Kayle, Volibear, Fiddlesticks, NunuGaren, Poppy, FioraSejuani, Karma, Heimerdinger, Xin Zhao,

Eve Tier: Eve

Champ Explanations

I know I am going to get some flak from you guys about my Mundo and Lulu placement so I am going to explain why.

Dr. Mundo - I believe if you pick Mundo in the jungle, have a good build, know how to play him in the jungle, it's basically a free win in solo queue right now. He's incredibly strong, has the fastest clear time in the game, can't really be countered in the jungle at all. I don't feel that anyone can out jungle him, out tank him, his mobility is fantastic, and ontop of all that his DPS is very high to boot.

Lulu - Now I know a lot of lower elo players and people in the community don't value Lulu at all currently but I can assure you EVERY SINGLE competitive NA LoL team right now will either ban or FP her in every circumstance because she's that broken. She can be played in any lane and even the jungle viably right now. Her burst when built AP is very high and very spamable with her low CD's. Her survivability is almost unmatched right now. She has so much kite, peel, shields, MORE SHIELDS, built in spamable DPS that no one can really touch her when played right. Everytime I pick her in solo queue I've DOMINATED my lane with ease and let's be honest you all know I am no professional AP player. If I have 0 issues playing vs players who have better skills then I do then you know she's broken.

Both of these champions are recieving nerfs next patch for a reason and it's because they're broken. IMO Spam these champions to get some Elo while you can in the next 4-5 days so you can get some quick Elo in!

More explanations will come when I update this list again next week with the patch coming up. Some don't fret I am just getting back into the groove people!


Tier Explanations


Tier 1 - These champions are at the top of this list for a lot of reasons. The biggest reason being you can actually carry a team with them. In League of Legends its very hard to be a "true" carry as this game if very team oriented. If you've ever played a 4v5 you'll know what I am talking about as it's literally impossible to win when you're down a man. So I find these champions in Tier 1 lane very well in terms of being able to kill creeps well, harassing the enemy champion, and survivability. They also add a lot of utility  For the junglers in tier 1 it's because they control the jungle well, do it safel, gank well, and if they get fed can actually carry games themselves. All these champions are have great early games for the most part and just continuously get stronger as the game goes on. These are the pub stomp kings of the game in my eyes currently.

Tier 2 - These champions like tier 1 champions are great laners, and are great to have on your team in Solo Queue. They just don't carry as hard as other champions in tier 1 I find. Their early game laning power can be almost equal to the strength of tier 1 champions but I find the tier 2 champions to be slightly weaker than these tier 1 champions in terms of how hard you can carry a solo queue game with them. They are still the cream of the crop in Solo Queue and shouldn't be underestimated.

Tier 3 - These champions I find to be great 3rd, 4th, or 5th picks on a team. They are 100% viable but these champions generally aren't as strong in lane as tier 1 and tier 2 champions. A lot of them in this tier can stand toe to toe to a lot of tier 1 and 2 champions but I find they just aren't sought after as "great" Solo Queue champions. These champs are all 100% viable in solo queue. I just find them to be slightly weaker than tier 2 champions in Solo Queue.

Tier 4 - Now tier 4 is a tricky tier I find. These champs are all 100% viable for Solo Queue. If someone says they play a great X champion in tier 4 than you can let them solo or play that champion. These champions are simply tier 4 because they require a lot more farm I find then other champions to reach that "carry status" in Solo Queue. These champions are usually played by people who love these champions for their design and play style so usually people who play these champions I find aren't bad players at all so letting them play these champions sometime is a good choice. These champions problem isn't poor laning or really anything other than they require a lot more effort to be good at and a lot more skill to do well on is all. They're all fun champions and I suggest you give them a whirl and try them out.

Eve Tier  - Eve is just the worst champion in the game and she pales in comparison to any other champion in the game. If you pick Eve you're not doing your team a favor in fact you'll most likely lose because Riot purposely nerfed her into the ground because her kit was too hard to balance. It's not that I hate the champion it's just the fact that Riot intended to nerf her so hard that people would be reluctant to play her anymore. Maybe we'll see a Eve remake in the future but for now she's a danger to pick if you want to win.

DISCLAIMER! - Now remember everyone. This is just an OPINION and nothing else. Take it with a grain of salt and remember not to flame anyone in-game over me or my lists. If you like to theorycraft I encourage it but never take my opinion out on someone else because they don't pick accordingly to the list. It's pointless, annoying, and if you do you're a bad human being. All champions except for Eve are completely viable for solo queue so relax and have some fun, it's what the games about.

SOLO QUEUE ADVICE - Always remember to build a balanced team that is strong in all 5 aspects of the game. Get two strong solo's, a strong duo lane, and a strong jungler and your chances of winning will increase drastically! If you're not 1st or 2nd pick please pick accordingly to the rest of your team. Communication in pregame chat is the key to success! If you have an AD and an AP carry then the remaining roles of Tank, Support, and Jungle need to be filled! It's the best way to become a great League of Legends player by having a well-rounded group of champions you can play! Master all aspects of the game and not just one!

Message for the Community - So I find this list MUCH harder to put champions into tiers without being a bit biased. This is a new list so it will most likely be a little inaccurate to start off with so bear with me while I perfect it. So this is what I am going to ask of the community. If you have a suggestion on a champion placement please structure it in a respectful and logical way. Posts like "I owned with Tryn like 22-0 last game he should be higher! You're dumb as **** Elementz" Will simply be ignored as you're not helping make this list better.

 
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Comments

  • #65 Nitro415

    Just making it clear that Dr.Mundo does NOT have the fastest clear time in jungle, Shyvana has it. Dr.Mundo have stronger ganks indeed but still is not the fastest :)

  • #63 theshad0ws

    Xerath is way too low on this list, he gets countered pretty hard by a couple champs (sion, morg, kass, leblanc), but is great vs most other mids. He also has a lot more carrying ability then a lot of other AP mids for solo Q, as soon as you get your deathcap you can 100-0 the enemies AD carry pretty easily if they aren't organized. With proper positioning nothing can touch him, and Q + R are both huge range AoE skills with a total AP ratio of 2.4.

  • #60 fox1o

    IMO Kayle is underrated in this list, she is strong solo top on soloq, ppl dont know how to counter her,and she gets countered by small list of champions (malphite,renekton). Of course if you do her as a AD Carry with a ad items (Infinity,Phantom,BC,Banshee etc). She is just soloq dominator right now and imo strong tier 2.

     

     

  • #64 b0uwmeester

    Quote from fox1o »

    IMO Kayle is underrated in this list, she is strong solo top on soloq, ppl dont know how to counter her,and she gets countered by small list of champions (malphite,renekton). Of course if you do her as a AD Carry with a ad items (Infinity,Phantom,BC,Banshee etc). She is just soloq dominator right now and imo strong tier 2.

     well, i think kayle is not underrated because she is fierce with her slow and ranged dps but, u can see her activate her ranged dps spell, u just walk away and when it wears off u just come back and engage her, never really had too much troubling with that, i dont mean she is a bad champ tough, so dont feel offended

     

     

  • #59 karazybonz

    Elementz great job bro I think this list is very accurate a few things

    Teemo: After recent buffs he is very vaible and impossible to deal with top lane without range a mage or a great ganker.

    Kog Maw: Cmon man top carry in the game makes it past 40 mins with a good kog you win I'd place him middle tier 1 bottom tier two

    Urgot: = win bot lane should be a little higher Imo

    Anivia: Have to complain again man sorry she is tier 1 for sure walls are game changing.


    Alltogether I think you did a fantastic job and wass killing myself laughing at the eve tier, Great job contiue making these lists very helpful bravo 

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  • #62 search116

    I find gp just wrecks him and if he gets a gank off before teemo is 6 he just loses

  • #58 FlyingPaladin

    I don't understand why they don't turn Evelynn off.  I remember, a while ago, there was some bug with a champion, I think it might have been mao kai, but maybe not, and they flagged him unplayable for 4 or 5 days until the next patch fixed the bug.  I wish they would do that with Evelynn so people would stop trolling with her.

  • #61 fox1o

    Quote from FlyingPaladin »

    I don't understand why they don't turn Evelynn off.  I remember, a while ago, there was some bug with a champion, I think it might have been mao kai, but maybe not, and they flagged him unplayable for 4 or 5 days until the next patch fixed the bug.  I wish they would do that with Evelynn so people would stop trolling with her.

     

    Some players can dominate soloq like http://www.own3d.tv/KayCee used to.

  • #57 Shifter17

    Ya know, I am reading this and I am still wondering, why Kassadin is banned in the EU all the time. 
    I mean, I am a Lifetime-Kassadin Player. But I can't take him in Rankeds, because he is banned every time.
    No reason for that. He is still a strong pick (and I would place him in a higher tier!) but there are other champs, that would have to get a ban more importantly than him. 

  • #56 JingleJanglez

    Is Jax that low as a laner or jungler? I feel that he's a bit too low considering how well he scales and in jungle he has really strong ganks, especially at 6.

  • #55 b0uwmeester

    Dear Elementz,

    Ive been a great admirer of your tier list for quite a while now and i do not blame you for not having it updated lately. Ofcourse i hope you can keep up with the patches for a while now :)

    I have a question about Jax, where would you put him in a team, would you take him if u need a bunky top laner or would you then suggest something like malphite, if you have a squishy jungler i mean. Or would you advice him if you have an offtank jungler as well.

    And i would like to point out why I would like to see him in a higher tier. I've been playing jax top and jungle for quite a few matches now and i think he is pretty strong in carrying solo queue. If you take some Ad runes you can compensate his early game and if you lane at lvl 2 with Q and E your able to go in a 1vs1 with almost any top laner, and do some serious early damage/harrass. I only find myself truly being countered if you have a serious kiter like maybe riven and even then you could focus on farming without being really shutdown. so with runes/masteries his early game is strong, mid game i find him however not super strong duee loosing his early strenght and you need quite some items to contain yourself. but end game, jax is super strong again. Only if they focus you 100% which gives your other 2 carries time to "carry" he can be truly stopped. even then you can dodge 2 seconds on the AD carry, and take some hits from his natural tankyness. I find him a sort of tryndamere not as if the same champion but with the same dangers. you need to go in melee, you can be deadly and you can fail hard. but the difference is, i think his early game is stronger then trynda, mid game probarbly weaker unless u get a few kills/assist. late game stronger, unless the enemy has like no crowd control at all.. i usually build him : ninja tabi due Ad top laners mostly , trinity force then hextech, then banshees and guardian angel, then finishing with something like rabadons or rylais. i dont find rageblade useful cuz in late teamfights u dont really get the change to stack those hits u need more of a burst with rabadons or a slow if they snowball.. Please tell me what you think of this and if you want some more information from me or my story wasn't clear then let me know, i really wish jax gets some more appreciation. maybe im just a fan of his playstyle but i do find him strong :)

    thanks for your time out front! and greetings,

    b0uwmeester

  • #54 PeacePeople

    As a low elo player, Lulu does not get any credit at all. Even when you play her in 2v2 fights, most of them don't understand the power that comes from her E and W combined to compleetly obliterate the enemy AD carry. 
    Should consider having a look at mid talon against somebody like cassio, or even kassadin. His silence is undervalued. 
    I think more people should actually learn how to play different roles in the game, something like support has been very undervalued, you can change the way of a teamfight by ccing a carry or knocking them ouf of possition. Everybody in low elo hates to play support. The only time i've seen a first pick support is when people duo que. Or if they are in a ranked team and their main is support.
    To be honest, support is not just a role that needs to be fild, it's just as important as any other role. 

  • #53 JingleJanglez

    Gangplank top or Gangplank jungle in tier 1?

  • #52 BenTbh

    Kog'Maw is below Vayne;

    Warwick is Tier 2;

    Malz is above Karthus...

     

    And we're supposed to take this tier list seriously?

  • #51 chainpullz

    Fizz too low. Top lane he has one of the strongest early games. As ad he can survive longer, have relevent damage, though not as bursty, and still bring his disruption through his ult. If you build ad in the top lane you can even supplement your great early game with lifesteal to efficiently sustain and zone through the mid game. In addition, he counters many of the "safe" top picks, and can beat many of his counters in the same way gangplank can: abusing his absurdly strong lvl 2. It gets even better if you are on purple team. You can easily take golems with a cloth 5 pot start for the cost of one potion. This gives level 2 after three creeps and allows you to establish dominance right off the bat.

    Hes a very strong mid in some matchups (though most of them are rarely played save in higher elos). As a nuker he has very strong team pressence, though often pays the price of survivabillity. He has a very high skill cap and clutch tricksters and carefully positioned urchin strikes allow him to lane against a plethora of other mid laners.

    To top this all off, hes one of the most difficult lanes to gank. Hes hard to catch because of all his dashes and next to impossible to dive without casualties. I don't think he deserves to be tier 1 but I believe he is a little bit low being at the bottom of tier 3. At the very least i believe he should be top or tier 3 and at best bottom of tier 2.

  • #49 CloudXl

    The reason why malzahar is higher then karthus because karthus is easily focused , lets complain , if a karthus is fed , and he got focused, he can use his wall to slow them before they reach him , but if a akali from the other team or someone with a gapclose focusing him , then he has no chance to escape you know? if akali is fed like him akali would win for sure. and So malz could use his ult before what longs for about 2 seconds , you saved your ass with it and you cann focus like hell with it... and his w is a tankdestroyer..

     

  • #47 Fafiq

    Question about that TF

    AP or AD?

     You placec both AD and AP low in your AP/AD carry lists, so I'm suprised that he's tier 1 in terms of Solo Queue. 

  • #50 vibeus

    AP obviously.

    TF is a very poor AD carry. On a side note, if TF's mid, he can gank either top or bot with his ulti, while if he's bot, he's only able to gank mid.

  • #45 biotoxin1

    hi elementz

    first of all, why u place gp so high? he get raped nearly bay every top, he is  bad jungle and also ba d support, i see here no sense.

     

    2. LuLu: overrated,u should watch high elo, wht happen with lulu players(overrated), then decide o place her ( cassi morg etc much better)

    3. Mundo: best jungler i agree, he never win a game alone, thats a fact. He clean jungle fast, but a good jarvan or shy >>>>> mundo

    4. and beforei talk mor, explain me the sense of malzahar tier 1 then uare call urself a "pro", come one, i want constructive explaintion why malza is with his useless ulti before karthus etc?

  • #46 Nerdybeast

    I'm just going to adress that comment about Mundo, biotoxin. Those other 2 can't win a game either completely alone, you need SOME sort of DPS to push the turrets, etc. But just earlier today, I DID carry our team (not trying to brag, trying to prove my point). Although true, his ganks aren't great.

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