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Kaji's Tier List ~ Road to Gold Patch 8.22

KajiKumihoAkukei's Tier List KajiKumihoAkukei's Tier List
Last updated on November 17, 2018
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These are the go-to champions for anyone looking to climb their way out of low elo as fast as possible.


God Tier ~ Perfect champions to start clmibing



Strong Tier ~ Still good champions to start climbing



Viable Tier ~ Decent champions if you know how to play them

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SymaGLoL | June 13, 2018 3:44am
I'm no god at this game or even that great of a player but I noticed you didn't include Yorick in the tier list and from my experience he is extremely destructive in the right hands in low elo matches.
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | June 13, 2018 4:23am
Good call! I did overlook him, I’ll fit him in there.
BuGzYY | June 11, 2018 10:38am
Your tier list is pretty on point, but id argue that you've put a few people very low like Kata, who can be a god if played correctly and perfect for solo climbing. I think you should rethink Kata's position in the tier list
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | June 11, 2018 11:40pm
You might be right! I'll rethink the position of Katarina on the list. :)
Sideshow Bob (1) | June 11, 2018 12:21am
I have been hearing a lot of people talking about 'ADC is dead in patch 8.11'. So does that not apply to these marksmen in your list?
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | June 11, 2018 12:49am
It is mainly for crit AD carries because they need so much gold now to become relevant.
That's why you see a lot of mid champions botlane, it's called wizard now I believe! ^^
But for the AD carries still in the tier one list that doesn't apply because they don't need as much gold to be able to have an impact. That's why they are still viable!
LinusFat | June 8, 2018 8:37pm
where is Camille?
isn't she like an S tier priority ban/pick?
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | June 9, 2018 5:36am
Camille is very strong at the moment, but I feel like in lower elo she isn't played to her full potential. And seeing as I made this list to climb to gold I excluded her.
TheAuthor_93 (1) | June 8, 2018 2:44am
Is Anivia really in the 'very strong' tier? :O
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | June 8, 2018 3:26am
Anivia takes some time to scale, but once she hits her powerspike it's a really strong pick, and her early laning is rather safe due to her passive. If you are going down for sure with you passive up, just flash under turret and you should be safe! ^^
naarcx | June 7, 2018 12:39am
Trist should be so much higher... I'm sure she'll drop off a bit in these next patches as ADC's get put more and more in line, but she has everything you need to carry low elo games: 2 anti-gank skills, ridiculous scaling for those painfully long games (aka most of them at that level), and the ability to drop towers by herself in seconds. Probably the only ADC with more impact than her lategame is Twitch...

Your team can be losing the game so hard, and you can just single handedly put your team right back in it by marching up a lane, killing an inhibitor, and then w'ing away to safety.

Kind of the same thing for Fiora and Darius as well... They can 100% lose top lane, but once they get a few items into their build it doesn't even matter anymore, they're completely caught up and can start carrying with their true damage.

Good list tho...! It's awesome to see that people still make these.
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | June 7, 2018 12:51am
I see your point about Tristana and I agree that her kit is perfect like your described.
But the thing is in these lower elo games most people don't know how to use the buffer on her rocket jump to get away safely.

Also, what I see in lower elo with Tristana is this:
Jumps in way too aggressive - dead.
Doesn't jump in at all - team dead.
Blows up turret, greeds for 2 more minions - dead.

Of course, it is possible that I just had bad experiences with the champion in lower games and that there are actually a lot of players that do use her to her full potential. ^^
PanicBlade (1) | June 6, 2018 4:31pm
So did you forget Graves or is he not viable at all for climbing the ladder?
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | June 7, 2018 12:20am
He is absolutely viable, but mostly from gold and higher.
And seeing as this is a list to get to gold I didn't include him.
I have seen many Graves in lower elo and it never ended well.
Of course that could just be my experience.
I will not say that there are no good Graves players in low elo!
Because I am sure there are, but this is just based on my own experiences.
D0 0VER | May 28, 2018 6:57am
Hey man, I agree with the majority of your list but I was wondering why ekko was so low? if you know how to play him you can easily 1v5 in games. Other than that though i do think you have a wonderful list.
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | May 28, 2018 8:13am
Thanks man, well my reason for Ekko being so low is mostly because I don't see many good Ekko performances in lower elo.
But of course like you said, if you know how to play him he can 100% carry games! ^^
naarcx | June 7, 2018 12:28am
I think Ekko's big problem in low elo is that he drops off pretty hard lategame if you're not substantially ahead of literally everyone on the other team... And unfortunately a lot of low elo teams (especially soloQ'ing) don't know how to end the game when they can, which just leaves poor Ekko hanging, even if he was doing good.

Although, his roaming power (especially if you still use the outdated belt build) wrecks a ton of shop in low elo where people ignore their minimap's.
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D0 0VER | May 28, 2018 8:50am
Np! Oh ya i guess you are right there, there arnt many Gekko mains like myself in lower elo so.
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hadbre (12) | May 26, 2018 7:33am
I really like the tier list you made, and I agree with most, but i dont agree with 1 thing you listed:
-Why is he so low? He has ok early and mid game dmg, and in late game he is a monster (and in low elo ranked games metches usually last long). Also he is quite easy to play and as a little + he usually isnt banned.
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | May 28, 2018 1:00am
Thanks! :)
And nice that you pointed out Twitch. I didn't realize he wasn't even on my list.
He must have slipped through while making the list!
I will fix it right away! ^^
hadbre (12) | May 29, 2018 2:26pm
Yup, now its a perfect tier list! Gj m8 :)
-just dont forget to remove him from "c" tier ;)
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TheRedEyedTerror | May 25, 2018 8:32pm
I think wukong should be higher up on your tier list.. hes pretty busted if you get a kill early and quite easy to play
KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | May 28, 2018 1:01am
I agree that he is pretty strong, but most Wukong I have seen in lower elo just don't know how to play him.
A good Wukong can have a high impact on games though, that much is true.
Maybe I am just unlucky with the Wukong I get on my team!^^
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