Top Lane Tier List: BEST Top Laners [Version 13.15]

A detailed tier list of all top laners ranked from best to worst according to the current League of Legends meta.

After previously ranking the complete roster of the League of Legends tier list and the Mid Lane tier list, folks here at eXputer have now diverted our attention to ranking the Best Top Laners in the current meta. So, strap on because we’re going for a joyride through the best and worst of the top lane in this Top Lane Tier List.

Key Highlights
  • League of Legends fans get up to 163 total fighting heroes, of which they are supposed to build a team of five. 
  • The character caste is divided into five major playing types–Top lane, Jungle, Mid Rank, Bottom, and Support, out of which over 50 serve the Top Lane role.
  • We rank only the best of these Top Laners based on the overall value each one has shown after LoL’s latest buffs and nerfs.

  • League of Legends Top Laner that truly excel in our ranking criteria compared to the rest include Wukong, Mordekaiser, Fiora, and Darius

  • Irelia, Renekton, Sylas, and Teemo, on the other hand, pack a pretty shallow success rate (less than 50%) and ultimately the worst LoL Top Laning experience that everyone dreads. 

Here all Top Laners are sorted by their stats and compared to each other.

CharactersClassAttack DamageAttack RangeHealthArmorMove Speed
WukongDiver68.0175.0610.031.0340.0
MordekaiserJuggernaut61.0175.0645.037.0335.0
FioraSkirmisher68.0150.0620.033.0345.0
DariusJuggernaut64.0175.0652.039.0340.0
Dr. MundoJuggernaut61.0125.0613.032.0345.0
NasusJuggernaut67.0125.0631.034.0350.0
OrnnVanguard69.0175.0660.033.0335.0
GarenJuggernaut66.0175.0690.036.0340.0
OlafDiver68.0125.0645.035.0350.0
AatroxJuggernaut60.0175.0650.038.0345.0
RivenSkirmisher64.0125.0630.033.0340.0
MalphiteVanguard62.0125.0644.037.0335.0
KayleSpecialist50.0175.0670.026.0335.0
YorickJuggernaut62.0175.0650.039.0340.0
RengarDiver68.0125.0620.034.0345.0
ZacVanguard60.0175.0685.033.0340.0
CamileDiver68.0125.0646.035.0340.0
JaxSkirmisher68.0125.0685.036.0350.0
PantheonDiver64.0175.0650.040.0345.0
VladimirBattlemage55.0450.0607.027.0330.0
SionVanguard68.0175.0655.032.0345.0
SettJuggernaut60.0125.0670.033.0340.0
IreliaDiver65.0200.0590.036.0335.0
RenektonDiver69.0125.0660.035.0345.0
SylasBurst/Skirmisher61.0175.0575.027.0340.0
TeemoSpecialist54.0500.0598.024.0330.0

One of the most revered names in the gaming industry is “League of Legends (LoL)“; it is casually just referred to as “League.” League is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) type game consisting of two teams of five players. These two teams compete against each other for kills, farm, gold, items, map control, and ultimately, destroying the enemy team’s Nexus, which is the ultimate goal of each game.

Top Lane Tier List Characters Ranking Table
Tiers Top Laners
S-Tier  Wukong, Mordekaiser, Fiora, Darius, Dr. Mundo
A-Tier Nasus, Ornn, Garen, Olaf, Aatrox, Riven, Malphite, Kayle
B-Tier Yorick, Rengar, Zac, Camile, Jax, Pantheon
C-Tier Vladimir, Sion, Sett
D-Tier Irelia, Renekton, Sylas, Teemo
 

S-Tier

S Tier
S Tier

The following champions have been placed in the S Tier after comparing them to all other top lane champions. The reason for this decision is that they are the best-performing champions in the current meta. Moreover, they are the most dominant in the top lane with the highest win rates of all top laners. You should try giving one of these top laners a chance if you are a top laner, currently struggling to climb.

Darius

Darius is and has always been, for as long as I remember, one of the best and strongest top laners in League of Legends. He is a Juggernaut/Bruiser-type champion who can do devastating amounts of physical damage while also remaining fairly tanky. Darius is a massive lane bully due to his strength in the early game.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Juggernaut 64-149 175% 175 652-2590 39-127.4 340

Additionally, his passive “Hemorrhage” provides him with almost double the attack damage of most other champions once he gets five stacks on them. Consequently, this early game strength because of his passive makes him near unmatchable in early levels.

Pros

  • + Dominant Early.
  • + Big Lane Bully.
  • + Can 2v1 in the lane.
  • + Tanky with damage.
  • + Adaptive build paths.
  • + Good Team fighter.
  • + Strong Mid-Game.
  • + Strong carry potential.

Fiora

Fiora is one of the champions you could have the most fun with because she is hypermobile and has so much ability to outperform in every situation. Consequently, there is practically no limit to how far you can push your limitations with Fiora. Further, there is always a higher level of play you can achieve because of how challenging the champion is.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Skirmisher 68-124.1 175% 150 620-2303 33-112.9 345

However, an issue with Fiora is how matchup and comp-dependant she is. It becomes extremely challenging to play the game if the other side selects champions with a lot of range, such as Jayce, Kindred, Ahri, Karma, Jinx, etc. Additionally, she is also extremely susceptible if the jungler weak sides or picks a scaling jungler.

Regardless, Fiora is extremely strong in the current meta, with buffs to new items and prolonged fights due to resistance changes. Furthermore, Fiora almost always wins a long fight if played right, so the current League of Legends trends are beneficial to her. These qualities make Fiora an S-tier top laner in the current meta.

Pros

  • + Crazy Duelist.
  • + Strong in early/mid/late game.
  • + Extremely Fun.
  • + Hypermobility
  • + Strong Splitpusher.
  • + One of the Highest Skill Caps.

Mordekaiser

Mordekaiser is a strong Juggernaut that can deal big damage. He can 1v1 almost anyone in the entire game due to his ultimate. Moreover, the same ultimate gives him the potential to easily 1v2 when he is ganked. Mordekaiser can take the weaker of the two enemies to “Brazil”, which is what League players call his Realm of Death.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Juggernaut 61-129 175% 175 645-2413 37-108.4 335

There he can kill one of the two and then attend to the remaining enemy/s. Further, you can think of Mordekaiser as an AP Darius. Consequently, just like Darius, he benefited greatly from the resistance changes and has earned a spot in the S tier.

Pros

  • +Easy to pick up.
  • +Powerful in low elo.
  • +Good dueling.
  • +Hard to take down.
  • +Deals high damage.
  • +Good Mid to Late-Game.

Shen

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Warden 60 – 111 175% 125 610 – 2,293 34 – 105.4 340

Shen is a team player. What that means is that unlike other champions stuck in the top lane island, disconnected from the world. Shen can directly help his whole team get ahead due to his Global Ultimate, which can travel him all over the map to any teammate.

Moreover, Shen can turn the tide of any battle by getting there out of nowhere and surprising the enemy. Furthermore, due to his unique playstyle, Shen is very good and reliable as a top laner. Especially in the current meta. This, in turn, has earned him a spot in the S tier.

Pros

  • + Good initiation with E and R.
  • + Very useful at countering autoattack-based champions.
  • + Build-in shield, bonus AA range, AS, Dash in the kit.
  • + Decent base damage.
  • + Protects himself and his team with W.
  • + Ultimate has a global range.

Wukong

Wukong received a rework not too long ago. Before the rework, he was only good at team fighting and not much more. However, ever since he was changed, he has remained at the S tier of Top lane, as well as, Jungle.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Diver 68-127.5 175% 175 610-2293 31-110.9 340

Pros

  • +Became unkillable.
  • +Can clear jungle camps easily.
  • +He has the biggest chance to win against ad champs because of his passive.
  • +Does damage more than before.
  • +Hard laning phase for enemies.
  • +Can carry solo.
  • +Still good in team fights.

Dr. Mundo

Class Attack Damage Crit Damage Attack Range Health Armor Move Speed
Juggernaut 61 – 103.5 175% 125 613 – 2364 32+3.7 345

As excellent as he might be, Dr. Mundo is strange too. He is not one of the sturdiest tank LoL champions, nor does he owns a massive team-benefiting Ultimate skill. Moreover, he doesn’t even have an exemplary CC. Then what is it that makes him top of the tier list? Damage. The champion boards a ton of knocking-off damage more than any other Top Laner.

Once players have built Dr. Mundo, the monstrous top laner, entirely, he becomes almost impossible to peel thanks to the offered passive, and can quickly down even the most robust late-game carry with just a couple of his hits.

The high damaging potential is further coupled with Dr. Mundo’s sufficient sustain, intelligent laning phase, and the ability to dash through the entire League of Legends battlefield. Everything together makes the champion a great solo queue pick and the safest early draft. 

Pros

  • Insanely significant damage output to take bulky late-game heroes in seconds. 
  • Potent enough single shots to down most enemies.
  • Sufficient mobility.
  • Aces late game against most CC and heavy poking champions. 

A-Tier

A Tier - Top Lane Tier List
A Tier

All of the top laners in A Tier have win rates higher than 50%, and they are currently considered to be quite powerful. Although they might not be the best of the best like the ones in the S tier, these champions still prove useful in many situations, such as team fights, dueling, map control, split pushing, etc.

Furthermore, if you are already familiar with any of these top laners and you know how to play them, remember their combos, priorities, strengths, and weaknesses. Additionally, you have not tried or are not comfortable with any of the champions in the S tier.

Then the top laners in the A tier that you are familiar with may even be better and prove more useful in climbing than the unknown ones with more win rate. 

Aatrox

Aatrox is a melee champion, yet he has such long-range abilities and gap closers that even ranged champions get cheesed by him. If he gets into a controlling position, he can successfully zone almost all Top laners out of Gold and Exp from minions. Furthermore, this can make them even more frustrated and throw the game altogether by trying to fight him over the farm and dying again and again.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Juggernaut 60-145 175% 175 650-2588 38-113.65 345

Pros

  • +Works very well even against long-range opponents
  • +Aatrox can out-sustain most enemies.
  • +No mana costs or other drawbacks
  • +Knockups on multiple abilities

Cons

  • -Falls off
  • -Item dependent
  • -Susceptible to CC
  • -Extremely Demanding

Olaf

Olaf received some massive changes recently and was turned from an exclusive Jungle champion to a Top Laner. Moreover, ever since he became a top laner, he has been quite strong, with a win rate higher than 50%, earning him a spot in A Tier.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Diver 68-147.9 175% 125 645-2668 35-106.4 350

Pros

  • +When ganked, high 1v2 potential.
  • +Strong front line.
  • +Solid roaming potential too
  • +Decent poke and trades.
  • +Incredibly early/mid game.
  • +Overall very powerful tank that cannot be cc’d due to his ult.

Cons

  • -Very hard to come back in the game.
  • -Falls hard later on.
  • -Vulnerable to gap closer enemies.

Garen

Garen is an easy-to-learn, tanky, mobile, and all-around great Top Laner. Moreover, he can deal a great deal of damage, all while being extremely tanky and mobile. Further, he poses a great threat and has high kill potential, especially with ignite.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Juggernaut 66-142.5 175% 175 690-2356 36-107.4 340

Additionally, Garen is basically a more tanky but less damage-heavy and team-fight-effective version of Darius. However, he is quite easy, making him the best champion to climb with for Low ELO players.

Pros

  • +Great damage in the early and mid-game.
  • +High one-time damage of some skills.
  • +Able to kill weak mages.
  • +Excellent tank qualities.
  • +There is protection against slow.
  • +Can quickly kill minions and demolish towers.
  • +Abilities do not cost mana.
  • +Easy champion to play and master.

Cons

  • – There are no good control skills.
  • – Easy to kite by champions with ranged attack and control.
  • – Has no instant escape skills.

Ornn

Ornn is a full tank top laner. He is one of the tankiest champions in the game because of his passive giving him extra armor. He provides a very beefy frontline and excellent engagement for team fights with his ultimate. Moreover, being a master forger, he can build his items at any place, giving him a great advantage over opponents.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Vanguard 69-128.5 175% 175 660-2513 33-121.4 335

Additionally, he can help his team get even stronger by upgrading their weapons in the late game. Especially after the resistance buffs, he deserves to be in A tier or higher.

Pros

  • + Can shop from anywhere.
  • + Has crowd control.
  • + Can get very tanky due to passives.
  • + Brittle is quite useful in team fights.
  • + Upgrades the whole team’s items.

Cons

  • – Can run out of mana in lane.
  • – Weak against poke.

Nasus

One of League of Legends’ strongest champions at the conclusion of the game, Nasus stacks everything with his Q and is nearly hard to stop. Moreover, Nasus eventually develops into a fantastic melee tank that deals a ton of damage. Additionally, Learning how to play him won’t be challenging because he has a rather straightforward understanding and mechanics.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Juggernaut 67-126.5 175% 125 631-2399 34-113.9 350

Further, you just need to be able to farm efficiently and use Siphoning Strike to eliminate minions. Playing Nasus is a little tedious at first in the game. When playing as Nasus, correct wave management is key. You need to stay away from fights in the early game, fast or slow, push the waves correctly, and always stack minions with q when possible.

Pros

  • +Nasus can do a lot of damage.
  • +Learning, playing, and even mastering him is not difficult.
  • +Passive lifesteal provides good, much-needed sustain.
  • +Nasus’ R cuts his q cooldown by half.
  • +His W, Wither is the most powerful slow in the entire game.
  • +Gets very strong as the game goes on.

Cons

  • – Very weak in the beginning.
  • – Can get shut down by cc.
  • – He cannot escape if weak.
  • – Quite important to farm correctly

Riven

Riven is a champion who is incredibly rewarding and enjoyable and who excels at pretty much every aspect of being a bruiser. However, without countless hours of practice, Riven may be a very harsh champion.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Skirmisher 64-115 175% 125 630-2330 33-107.8 340

Riven is like a double-edged sword. Consequently, she can either be very useful and strong or very weak. Additionally, with the right skills, she can be the strongest champion in the game. Albeit, it all depends on your skill.

Pros

  • + Hypermobile.
  • + High skill ceiling.
  • + Extremely fun.

Cons

  • – Hard to learn.
  • – No true/mixed damage.
  • – No in-lane sustain.

Malphite

Class Attack Damage Crit Damage Attack Range Health Armor Move Speed
Vanguard 62 – 130 175% 125 644 – 2412 37 – 121.15 335

Malphite can play Jungle, sometimes Mid even, but where he really outperforms most others is the Top Lane. The champion is a brick wall who will prove to be the go-to tank for everyone, expert or newbie, who is ready to compromise on early lane wins since Malphite is not the one for that.

In the early game, you will see Malphite dumping on many AD champs, but that is not too big of a problem since he can still ace games with the ult. The Champion offers one of the best potential to engage counterparts despite being the simplest to handle in the entire top lane roster. 

All in all, the champion is extremely fun to play with and a rock-solid beast who, especially in his low elo, will rip all the enemies into pieces. Nevertheless, remember that you will still need to control your expectations for the early game hence the tier list lowering him down from S-Tier. 

Pros

  • Unrivaled tank performance in Mid/Late game League of Legends.
  • Offers a great hybrid between pure tank performance, melee, and magic damage ability. 
  • Easy to master and handle. 
  • Has got a reasonable range. 
  • Powerful ults.

Kayle

Class Attack Damage Crit Damage Attack Range Health Armor Move Speed
Specialist 50+2.5 175% 175 670+92 26+4.2 335

Despite being underestimated for quite a few years, Kayle is definitely making her way up to the top tier, thanks to the recent patches and many other reasons. For instance, she has the sturdy Lethal Tempo ability, a tremendous win rate exceeding half chances, and exciting skins. 

Over time, Kayle has evolved to be much more helpful as a late-game hyper carry of the top lane LoL meta with decent early gameplay. This means that just like Malphite, she is the best if you somehow manage to bring her past early games. The best way to do so is cleverly using the Divine Judgement. 

For Late Game, there is almost nothing to worry about with Kayle on your side as she manifests a unique hybrid nature that synergizes perfectly with her high mobility making her output a worthwhile overall mid-range potential. 

Pros

  • Life-saving ultimate to help pass early game technicalities. 
  • Fantastic onboard mobility that synergizes well with Kayle’s versatile nature. 
  • Great opponent-engaging potential, especially in Late Game. 
  • Mid to long-range auto attacks and damage abilities are on offer. 

B-Tier

B Tier - Top Lane Tier List
B Tier

B-Tier top laners have around a 50% win rate. They are neither too good nor too bad. We would not recommend that you try to climb with any of these champions if you are not already familiar with them.

However, if you have a good amount of first-hand experience and mastery points with them one of these is your main. In that case, the win rate and tier may be irrelevant to you.

Jax

Once Jax acquires a few items, he becomes a highly powerful fighter. Additionally, in the late game, in the proper hands, it has the potential to become a monster. However, being behind as Jax may be quite painful. Furthermore, If you fall far behind in the game, it can be quite difficult to catch up, especially if the opposing team keeps denying you XP and CS.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Skirmisher 68-140.25 175% 125 685-2368 36-107.4 350

Pros

  • + Auto w combo can reset autoattack.
  • + Very good at long 1v1 fights.
  • + Can escape through ward jumps and other means.
  • + No one can stop his split push after he gets strong.
  • + Becomes a monster in late-game.
  • + Gap closer through q.

Cons

  • – Weak vs cc.
  • – Struggles in teamfights.
  • – Very weak if falls behind
  • – Needs knowledge of opponent champs.
  • – Can get hard-countered by some other top laners.

Camile

Camile is a B Tier top laner in the current meta.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Diver 68-127.5 175% 125 646-2329 35-120 340

Pros

  • +Easily carries if very strong
  • +Good at split pushing and 1v1s.
  • +Easy Gank Setup.
  • +Can destroy tanks with true damage.
  • +Can easily get picks through her E dash
  • +Not weak early, neither at late game.

Cons

  • -Not very tanky.
  • -Can get focused by the entire enemy team if she uses her dash to go in.
  • -Has a learning curve.
  • -Not very good if behind.

Zac

It’s difficult to choose Zac at random and constantly win. He has very little early potential to contribute in 1v1. However, he’s a good choice if you sit behind a turret because Zac is incredibly difficult to dive. Further, most of the best champions are simple to 1v1 if you know what you’re doing, and Zac’s CC and Passive are extremely effective when the jungler ganks.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Vanguard 60-117.8 175% 175 685-2538 33-112.9 340

NOTE: The recent demonic embrace Nerf has slightly brought down Zac’s scaling damage power in the game. After this change, he’ll either have to rely on his teammates for more damage or he could be pushed into another AP build if he still wants to threaten squishier targets.

Furthermore, with the correct runes and build, it scales fairly well and can be quite helpful even when behind. Additionally, Zac can be found in practically any team composition, and only a select few heroes can completely counter him in team battles.

Rengar

In the top lane, Rengar is a flexible bully option. Additionally, jumping in and out of bushes and not letting the opponent even get a single hit in is very fun. Especially when you get a kill this way at lvl 1 and the opponent doesn’t even understand what happened.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Diver 68-119 175% 125 620-2388 34-105.4 345

However, due to Rengar’s kit, you will struggle if you fall significantly behind in a certain point total depending on the matchup. Consequently, if you don’t prepare your ferocity stacks in time, you’ll struggle against champions that can zone you off bushes at level one, a few scaling champions who have items that can assist them in countering you, and strong dive/gank pressure.

Pros

  • + Good at splitpushing
  • + Very good roams with R.
  • + Can survive any burst with his w.
  • + Very good at 1v1s in lane.
  • + Carries entire games if he gets ahead.
  • + Can choose between many different builds.

Cons

  • – Very weak if he falls behind.
  • – Can’t do much without bushes.
  • – Cannot do dives because no bushes.
  • – Sieging is difficult for the same reason.

Yorick

Yorick is a high-damage bruiser. He is the best Splitpusher in the whole game. However, in his current state, he is not as strong as he used to be.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Juggernaut 62-147 175% 175 650-2588 39-127.4 340

Pros

  • Snowballs hard, 1v9 potential.
  • Exceptional objective control.
  • Satisfying Q bonks.
  • Unique playstyles with Ghouls and Maiden.
  • Fun terrain alteration skill with W.
  • Uncommon pick, catches opponents off guard.
  • Lack of experience against Yorick makes him more potent.
  • Solo side lane = comeback time.
  • Mastered Yorick has no counters.

Cons

  • -No Mobility.
  • -Frustrating bugs and interactions with Ghouls and Maiden.
  • -Very difficult to master against hard matchups.
  • -Incredibly weak when behind.
  • -No Crowd Control.
  • -Horrendous AI of pets.

Pantheon

Pantheon’s mobility and attack speed may quickly make opponents unable to keep up with his high base damage, which is something that summoners want to take advantage of. Moreover, he is ideal for harassing enemies due to his ability to stun enemies with W or go for the kill with Q.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Diver 64-120.1 175% 175% 650-2503 40-124.15 345

However, unlike in one-on-one competitions, Pantheon struggles while facing forth against several enemies champions at once. Consequently, when more than one attacker is attempting to gang up on you, retreat because he is easily eliminated by crowd control when you least expect it. Additionally, Pantheon is not in his best form in the current meta.

Pros

  • + His early burst is one of the best in whole game.
  • + Difficult to be countered in laning phase.
  • + He can roam anywhere, from anywhere, due to his R.
  • + He is a very powerful lane bully.

Cons

  • – In a weak state when no mortal will stacks.
  • – Not great at team fighting.
  • – It is always easy to gank him because of his aggressive playstyle.
  • – Cannot kill tanks very easily after early game.

C-Tier

C Tier
C Tier

Having a win rate of less than 50% the C-Tier champions considered to be bad in the League of Legends community. Moreover, playing any champions having this win rate is frowned upon by teammates, especially in ranked games. We do not recommend playing any of these champions in ranked because they obviously need some buffs or changes.

Sett

Sett is not in the best of his states in the current meta. He is a good champion and even has earned his spot in the S tier a few times. However, currently, he is quite weak overall.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Juggernaut 60-128 175% 125 670-2608 33-121.4 340

Pros

  • +Good Engager.
  • +Front line.
  • +Formidable Split Pusher.
  • +Great Scaling.

Cons

  • -Can Get Kited on Easily.
  • -Easy To Gank.
  • -Bad Vs Ranged Matchupsh ups.
  • -Immobile In The Early Game.

Sion

Sion is a tank with enormous basic health because of his W. Moreover, because of his massive basic damage, Sion may potentially be good in the laning phase in specific matchups. Further, In the midgame, he scales well. Furthermore, you may essentially roam from base to enemy lane with Sion’s integrated semi-global ultimate.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Vanguard 68-136 175% 175 655-2134 32-103.4 345

Additionally, Sion can even win games using his lethality build. His Q has an insane ad ratio and can one-shot people with lethality. This, in turn, causes his Lethality build to be even better than the tank build sometimes.

Pros

  • + His abilities have high base damage.
  • + Very good engagement and frontline because of his R.
  • + Sion has one of the highest max HP.
  • + He can kill enemies even after dying due to his passive
  • + Can lock down opponents, even in team fights.

Cons

  • – If his R is dodged by a dash or blink, he keeps going forward pointlessly.
  • – Can only escape ganks with R
  • – Ultimate can be walled off or ccd.
  • – Sion is not a very mobile champion.

Vladimir

Vladimir stands out in the spotlight because of his distinctiveness. The thing that makes battling a Vladimir so hard is having the ability to heal for half your abilities. Moreover, the key to succeeding as Vladimir in the mid to late game is to play passively and poke your opposing laner when the situation calls for it.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Battlemage 55-106 175% 450 607-2477 27-103.5 330

However, Vladimir’s lengthy ability cooldowns and lack of crowd control are his major drawbacks. Consequently, Vladimir is, therefore, a simple champion for the opposing laner to stick with. He can easily be countered, especially in the current meta.

Pros

  • + Can one shot entire teams with his full combo.
  • + Can engage team fights with his R.
  • + No mana problems.
  • + W is a very good Escape ability.
  • + A Top Tier Late Game Carry.
  • + Very good sustain, not easily forced out of lane.
  • + Very high scaling.

Cons

  • – No cc.
  • – Ability cd is long.
  • – No real gap closers or mobility.
  • – Even his most expensive skins of 20$ are not great.
  • – Vladimir is weak early game.

D-Tier

D Tier
D Tier

The D tier is specifically made for top laners that are considered to be almost unplayable in the current meta. They have a win rate significantly below 50%, and picking them in ranked is almost a guarantee that you will not be having a fun time. 

Teemo

First and foremost, your major objective when playing Teemo in a solo lane is to seize control of the lane outright before they reach level 6. This entails being extremely aggressive when necessary, being aware of minion aggro, and attempting to push them out of the lane or to get a kill whenever they make a small error, such as going for the cannon minion and taking damage equal to 75% of their HP while also missing due to our well-timed Blinding Dart.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Specialist 54-105 175% 500 598-2366 24-108.15 330

You lose if you play the lane passively out of fear, especially against an easy champion. However, if you are currently playing Teemo in the top lane, firstly, shame on you. And secondly, he is quite weak currently, and that’s a very good thing.

Sylas

Sylas is a great late-game champion and can easily carry games. Nevertheless, he has been lacking, both in the top lane and mid lane, recently.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
  • Burst
  • Skirmisher
61-112 175% 175 575-2768 27-115.4 340

Pros

  • +Always has a chance to outplay enemies.
  • +Roaming is an option.
  • +Has escape abilities.
  • +Gets very strong late game.
  • +Works well against short-range champions

Cons

  • -Easily burst if behind.
  • -Very bad mana problems.
  • -Heal reduction easily counters him.
  • -Abilities range is not very.
  • -Skill shorts are hard to hit.

Renekton

With Renekton, you can ensure that you out-farm your rivals. Renekton is proficient at proxying, thanks to your Q heal. However, he struggles in the first three stages of early gameplay defensively. Levels 3-5 are OK for you, but Renekton really thrives after level 6.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Diver 69-139.55 175% 125 660-2547 35-123.4 345

Additionally, the recent nerfs and “buffs” which were really just disguised nerfs, have made him really unplayable. It is best to wait for some changes before picking him up again.

Irelia

Irelia is not in a viable state; however, if you want, try her.

Class Attack damage Crit damage Attack range Health Armor Move speed
Diver 65-133 175% 200 590-2698 36-115.9 335

Here are the Pros and Cons.

Pros

  • + Always millions of ways to outplay enemies.
  • + Very good mobility.
  • + Last hitting is very easy due to her q.
  • + Can keep dashing for a very long time with dash resets.
  • + High sustain.

Cons

  • – Very weak in the late game if left behind and not able to catch up.
  • – Can chase but cannot escape.
  • – Needs high mechanics.
  • – Must land many skillshot abilities.
  • – Very hard to get good with.
  • – Needs minions to stack passive and become strong.

Changes Due To Patch Updates

Last Updated: Version 13.15

Here are all the buffs and nerfs that have been updated in Top Lane, League of Legends after the new patch. The developers work on every character and then release various patches from time to time. 

  • Aatrox is toned down with this patch in contrast to the too much buffing he received just recently. 
    • The damage (first cast type) rendered by the Darkin Blade ability is decreased from 10/25/40/55/70 to 10/25/40/55/70. On the other hand, second cast damage remains the same as before.
  • Changes made to Jax’s kit go as follows:
    • Increase in the cooldown of Counter-Strike skill to 15/13.5/12/10.5/9 seconds from 14/12.5/11/9.5/8 seconds.
    • Access to Grandmaster-At-Arms ability is reduced by increasing its Mana Cost from 50 to 100.
  • Yorick’s Eulogy of the Isles skill is adjusted such that the Maiden of the Mist gives out 2.5 per second health. Maiden now also manifests non-zero armor and magic resistance of 10-50 (nonlinear scaling levels 6-18) and a health regeneration that’s equivalent to 75% of the hero’s MAX Health (350/1100/3300) (+75% of Yorick’s maximum health).
  • The gap created by the absence of Immortal Shieldbow hasn’t been filled in Yasuo’s  case until the release of these changes: 
    • The Passive, Way of the Wanderer, will now manifest a better shield scaling of 125-600 instead of the former 25-600.
  • Gwen is improved such that her damage is kept the same, but the durability is what has been given close attention. Her early game’s difficult matchups will significantly improve, and she will trade better overall thanks to the following adjustments: 
    • The per 5 seconds base Health Regeneration swelled from 8.5 to 9.
    • Bonus Magic Resistance and Armor of the Hallowed Mist ability increased to 22/24/26/28/30 from 17/19/21/23/25.
  • Camille is buffed to bring better power to her kit so she can ultimately be seen often in Pro play:
    • The hero’s Attack damage growth swelled to 3.8 from 3.5.
    • For the Hextech Ultimatum skill, the per-attack Magic Damage base bonus rating is increased from 5/10/15 to 20/30/40.
  • Rengar sees a downturn with his Base health regeneration, and the damage conversion of Savagery’s critical strike decreases. New base health regeneration is 6 instead of the former 7, while the conversion drops to 75% from 95%. The changes will shrink the speed at which Rengar one-shots the enemy, ultimately creating more chances of counterplay.
  • Yone is adjusted as much as necessary to strengthen him for the solo queue. His Spirit Cleave ability has received an increase to 60-80 in its Shield Strength. This will help Yone trade more effectively in the top and mid lane while enjoying enhanced overall durability. 
  • The durability of the Apex Turret ability of Heimerdinger is shrunk by decreasing Turret Health from 850-1450 to 725-1525. On the other hand, Turret Armour increased from 10-80 to 30-90 and Turret Magic Resistance from 25-65 to 30-90.

Top Lane Tier List Criteria

Top Lane Tier List Criteria
Tier List Criteria

Whether you agree or disagree with our Top Lane Tier List, differences in opinion and playstyle are natural. You might have preferences for champions placed lower or dislike those in higher tiers. To clarify our rankings, we considered factors like difficulty, lane win rate, team fight effectiveness, and win rates across different ranks. Recent buffs or nerfs also influenced placements.

Each champion’s tier reflects a comparison based on these criteria. It’s essential to note that tier lists cater to the average player, and individual success may vary. If your favorite champion is in a lower tier, your personal proficiency with them might still yield success, especially if you excel with that specific champion.

Final Words

League of Legends was first released in 2009 by the video game company Riot Games, which has since built a franchise for itself consisting of several different titles, including Valorant, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, and many more.

LoL was first based around the idea of a Warcraft 3 custom map, Defense of the Ancients. Additionally, The developers were avid players of the Warcraft map and decided to make a game based on that genre.

League is free to play with purchasable customization content such as skins and emotes. Over time, the game has expanded into a massive giant with over 180 million monthly players. League of Legends also holds the title for the largest E-Sport event with 100 million unique viewers and 44 million concurrent viewers in 2019 Worlds.

More League of Legends tier list: League of Legends Ultimate Spellbook Tier List.

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