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Support Types / Categories for Picking and Counter-picking  Patch 10.8

Majestueux's Tier List Majestueux's Tier List
Last updated on April 22, 2020
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Description

Just a support main's attempt at organizing the types of supports and trying to get good at filling out team compositions and counter picking.

Organized left to right, row by row, strong to weak.

In the current iteration, each support is organized into each category they have minor strengths in. A champion with multiple talents may be lower down in multiple categories, but thus being strong overall (like Lulu). However, I don't include champions that technically fit the category without it being at all a strength (like Braum in poke.)

I also don't include champions I haven't tried enough to evaluate with a certain amount of confidence, which is why you'll see SOME of the more off-meta picks and not others.

Feel free to let me know where I've left champions out or where you disagree!

Thanks for reading!
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Poke

Whittling down (or chunking down) the enemy. 

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Peel

Made to peel off engagers, typically from your ADC.

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Protection

Made to mitigate damage or negate it entirely. Anti-poke rather than anti-engage peel. 

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Engage

Able to start a fight and go all-in when it's advantageous for your team.

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Catch

Has CC capabilities that don't require going All-In. Prevents enemy escape.

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sustain

Sustaining them and their ADC through poke, often trying to go even in lane and shine later in the game. 

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Scaling

Tries to go even in lane, scales well late game with either more levels or gold.

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Censer Users

When you have an AD champion other than your ADC, it can be very helpful  to have a good ardent censer user. If you've got two others, it's a really good idea.

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Blind Picks

For one reason or another, these champions function well without knowing what they're headed into, and it's highly suggested to have one in your arsenal when you don't know the enemy composition. 

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Tanky

When your team has no other frontline or is entirely squishy champions and you need somebody who can take some heat.

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Berzadon | April 6, 2020 1:37pm
Why is Nami not on Engage / Catch/ Blind Pick / Censer User ?

If you missed her out, that's fine. But, I think she is a strong engager with her ultimate and a bubble. In fact, she has more options to engage and is subjectively have stronger engage than Sona/Yuumi/Taric. Nami is also a decent catcher and a censer user too.

She is also a great blind pick support. Why?
Engager: Can PEEL for their carry, is a strong lane bully as long as you have a careful positioning.
Enchanter: Has one of the best TRADES in the laning phase compared to most enchanter supports, can CATCH them with her CCs.
Mage: Can SUSTAIN their poke, also can CATCH them with her CCs.

I don't know about adding her to the scaling list but in my opinion, she have decent scaling. She doesn't really fall off late game.

It is still a great post though.
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Majestueux (7) | April 6, 2020 2:58pm
Hmmm... I do agree with Blind Pick, especially since she's in such a great meta spot right now. But engaging isn't really her strong suit. she certainly CAN do it, but if the enemy is close enough to not easily avoid your wave or bubble, you're really just peeling yourself anyways. I think I'll move her up in that category.

I was on the fence with her about Censer, because it's also never the reason you take her, and it's a little clunky with her E needing Aery to proc it. She nearly always wants some other item first, even if her carry is fed. She's not on scaling for the same reasoning as Brand. The items or stacking mechanic aren't what make her strong or relevant. She's a classic support in that sense.

Thanks for the feedback though! :-)
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Eccentricks (1) | April 6, 2020 11:10am
Wow! Support is my worst role and this actually really helps. Although I see some supports missing here, like Shaco, I definitely learnt quite a bit from this and plan to use this in the future. Great tier list ,possibly the best on the site.
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Majestueux (7) | April 6, 2020 12:40pm
Glad you like it! Hope it helps! I haven't played Shaco support enough to evaluate him here with any degree of confidence. :P
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Its_Avocado | April 6, 2020 8:57am
This is my current favorite tier list! As someone who always wants to try and main support, I think that this tier list is very helpful and I will surely be back here to check this out. Thank you for creating this!
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Majestueux (7) | April 6, 2020 9:22am
Happy to be of service! ^_^
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SELORONIOS (44) | March 31, 2020 6:30am
Wow... It's really useful, thank you :D
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Majestueux (7) | March 31, 2020 9:32am
I'm glad you like my project. :-) Hope it helps!
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VoidStlk | March 30, 2020 11:34am
Wow, that's a complete tier list. Sure i'm gonna take some time later to see it. It could be that I use it to explore new supports. I mainly play with Soraka, but i'm trying to explore other options in the suport role. This gonna help me A LOT. Thank you :D
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Majestueux (7) | March 30, 2020 12:03pm
I'm so glad you like it! It makes me happy that what started as my own organization has been of such use. :-) IF you feel so inspired, let us know who you gravitate towards!
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LikLikLik969 (1) | March 6, 2020 12:54pm
A very helpful list. Thank you for making it
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Majestueux (7) | March 9, 2020 3:16am
Glad you like it! ^_^
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dco326 | February 21, 2020 5:44am
Utility supports > engage supports
Engage supports > sustain supports
Sustain supports > AP supports
AP supports > utility supports something like this is ok or?
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dco326 | February 21, 2020 6:00am
Or in your tier list, Peel > Engage, Engage > Poke, Or idk?
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Majestueux (7) | February 22, 2020 7:23am
Traditionally the Rock-Paper-Scissors of support (in lane, at least) has been Poke wears down Engage, Engage goes all in on Sustain, Sustain negates Poke. My first version of the guide just used these three, but the champs are more complicated than that. So it would still be true for clear cut examples such as Soraka sustaining past Brand, but Soraka could outsustain Zyra's poke while also being taken down if Zyra lands a root engage.

Once I decided to complicate it, I added in the other categories.
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Wicked Cherry (147) | January 30, 2020 6:19am
Hey Majestueux,
this is such a cool tier list! It's visible that you've put heaps of time into its making.
I wondered why Lulu isn't in the "sustain" category though. Her ultimate Wild Growth allows the ally she's casting it on (or herself) to gain bonus health and Ardent Censer will even amplify this effect. I know it's "only" her ultimate, but her shield E Help, Pix! can also mitigate poke damage from enemies. Or is sustain mainly characterized by healing effects for you? Maybe this is just a question of definition. Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts about it. :]
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Majestueux (7) | January 30, 2020 11:13am
Hello there!

The Sustain category I think of as the supports that could, given mana and time, totally reverse the poke damage done by the enemy lane in the form of healing. It's a similar role to the Protection category, but Lulu doesn't restore any health permanently, so I didn't put her there.
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Wicked Cherry (147) | January 30, 2020 11:37am
I see, that makes sense. Thanks for your reply. :]
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Iormungandr | January 4, 2020 4:23pm
Where's the cat
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Majestueux (7) | January 5, 2020 12:13pm
Made it before she came out. I'll throw her in now, thanks! :-)
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Fictitious1267 | October 1, 2019 1:29pm
I like it. I think Alistar should be in the Peel category since he has a strong disengage.
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dco326 | May 25, 2019 10:48am
So is tier 1 best tier, that is should i first try to take poke or u just put tiers not by number order of best to worst? Sorry i know its bad pronounced question i hope u understand it :D
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Majestueux (7) | May 25, 2019 5:17pm
The tier order means nothing. They are just a separation of categories.

Within each tier itself, the champions are organized left to right, strongest to weakest in that category.
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dco326 | May 26, 2019 4:04am
So poke counter hard engage, and engage is weak to poke? :D isnt it like the same? :D
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