Views: 4308 Competitive tier list for Toplane: Patch 4.12 + AMA
Tier 1:Gragas, Lulu
You can generally get away with firstpicking these champions every game for different reasons, they are strong all-around, hard to counter and can't be countered fully.
Tier 2:Shyvana, Irelia, Ryze, Aatrox, Renekton, Jarvan IV, Nidalee, Lee Sin, Dr. Mundo, Trundle, Jax
Strong champions but they lack the allaround power that tier 1 toplaners possess. They are all amazing in soloqueue if played effectively(not trundle lel).
Tier 3:Rumble, Kayle, Singed, Vladimir, Yorick, Yasuo, Riven, Lissandra, Tryndamere, Pantheon, Zac, Rengar, Kennen, Akali, Shen, Malphite, Warwick, Karthus, Darius, Olaf, Urgot.
The average. Some of these are amazing soloqueue picks but lack the safety needed to be amazing in competitive play. Most of them are great to be used as counterpicks against certain champions/comps while others are just weaker versions of tier 1/2 champions.
Tier 4:Lucian, Karma, Teemo, Xin Zhao, Zed, Vayne, Nasus, Elise, Wukong, Poppy, Garen, Fiora
Can work ok in soloqueue but other than that they are far too weak in order to see play more than once a year competitively. These are picked mainly by one-trick ponies and rely on cheese in order to beat their opponent. Their weaknesses are far too big and therefore they get wrecked by coordinated teams. Some of these are just bad versions of higher-tier toplaners.
Tier 5:Shaco, Nocturne, Heimerdinger, Quinn, Gangplank, Udyr
Don't pick these against a good team, ever.