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EvilDice's Competitive Top Lane Tier List

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October 25, 2012 1:05pm
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by EvilDice » October 25, 2012 1:05pm | Report
CUZ WHY THE HELL NOT? game was patching so i decided to whip this up real quick. maybe ill update it maybe not, but these are my opinions on top lanes as of 18 December 2012. tailored for 5v5 play, not necessarily for team play, not necessarily for soloq either. this is just general power level of top laners right now. for example riven is a really strong soloq stomper but i dont feel that her overall power level is very high. also i am not taking any wierd unorthodox picks into consideration (top fid, ezreal, etc) that i have not had enough games to judge them from.

Blue denotes changes
Bold denotes moving up/down tiers
Blue but no bold denotes changes made within a tier.
Purple denotes newer champions. as i do not have enough experience yet with these champs to make an accurate placement take my placements of these champs with a grain of salt.

Tier 1: Irelia, Jax, Olaf, Nidalee, Elise, Rumble, Cho'Gath, Shen
Tier 2: Lee Sin, Singed, Teemo, Malphite, Darius, Jayce, Vladimir, Yorick, Kha'Zix, Xin Zhao, Rengar
Tier 3: Kennen, Kayle, Nunu, Wukong Renekton, Riven, Pantheon, Zed, Jarvan IV, Akali, Wukong
Tier 4: Gangplank, Garen, Talon, Udyr, Poppy, Nasus, Warwick, Volibear, Sion, Tryndamere, Fiora

Original list (25 Oct 2012)


Tier 1 - These champs can do it all. When played properly can at least break even in lane. Their "counterpicks" are soft ones at best. They all have strong lategames (except for rengar) which means that a good laning phase can move well into the later phases. Just the overall strong package.

Tier 2 - These champs are usually as strong as the tier 1 champs in at least one or two categories, but have flaws that distinguish them as slightly weaker picks. They are all completely viable in the competitive and soloq realms, however do have issues.

Tier 3 - This is where picking a top laner starts to become a risk, and probably a higher risk than reward. Some of them can be VERY rewarding if played properly, but overall they are just flawed and therefore don't get played as often as higher tier champs. High risk, somewhat satisfying reward champs, but there's just no reason to pick them over the champs above them.

Tier 4 - These champs suck and you should probably dodge if you get one on your team (jk! play the game you *****!). Often they are outdone in all phases of the game, and even if they happen to get fed they can easily be shut down and generally scale poorly. Huge roll of the dice by playing any of these champs top lane.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by GrandmasterD » October 25, 2012 1:12pm | Report
Why is Kha'Zix so low? Also, where would you put Swain?

Other than that, seems like a good tier list.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Mooninites » October 25, 2012 1:14pm | Report
clarification: where would AD nid be and where would AP nid be
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by PsiGuard » October 25, 2012 1:21pm | Report
Woot, Cho'Gath tier one. Good, because he's one of the only tops I can play decently at the moment. :S
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wintermond » October 25, 2012 1:23pm | Report
Nice tier list

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Tony.Lee » October 25, 2012 1:26pm | Report
i think Lee Sin should be Tier 1
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Acid Reigns » October 25, 2012 1:37pm | Report
Unless order is random, I'd probably put Riven and Wukong higher in tier three. o:

Also, I'm rapidly becoming a fan of Blitz top. I'd put him mid-low tier 3 :P

I'd agree with pretty much everything though, suprised to see Xin so high, but I don't have any experience with him, maybe I'll pick him back up. :)
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Nighthawk » October 25, 2012 1:40pm | Report
Teemo in t3 when he counters a **** ton of champions if played well?


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by GrandmasterD » October 25, 2012 1:57pm | Report
Nighthawk wrote:

Teemo in t3 when he counters a **** ton of champions if played well?


He doesn't. Anything that doesn't rely solely on autoattacks to deal damage can beat him. Also, Teemo lacks cc and falls off hard late-game.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by GrandmasterD » October 25, 2012 1:58pm | Report
Tony.Lee wrote:

i think Lee Sin should be Tier 1


Lee's late-game is not strong enough.
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