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The Hardest Mid Lane Champions to Master

Champions 11-11-2023 16:00

League of Legends is one of the most popular games online. There are so many champions to play and master. Some are extremely fun, while others are actually quite easy to play and will help any beginner.

Wild Rift gothic orianna
Orianna is a fun champion, but hard to master! | © Riot Games

But now we’re going to check out the champions that are the hardest to master. Which champions will totally wreck you when you’re in low elo and you still don’t understand what a skill shot is.

Hardest Champions to Master

3. Orianna

Orianna is a very difficult champion to master in the mid lane. While for most champions you need to pay attention to the character, Orianna makes you pay attention to her floating ball that she has everywhere with her. She can send it forward and to her allies to shield them. So, while you might have prior LoL knowledge, Orianna just plays completely different from any other champion in the game. 

But while you're using Q to position the ball where you want it, you also have to make sure your own champions positioning is keeping you alive. Keep an eye on the mini map to ensure that no enemy jungler is going to come for you. Orianna is not mobile at all and won't be able to kit anyone. Sure she's got a shield in her kit, but you first have to move the ball to yourself. So, if you're up for a challenge, then make sure to pick Orianna and master the Lady of Clockwork. 

2. Zoe

Zoe is another champion that is highly reliant on combos. If you’re unsure how to time her sleep along with her skill shot, you’re pretty much screwed. Sure, she is a mobile champion once she has her ultimate, but it will always bring you back to the same spot in the end.

Zoe Star Guardian
Why is she so difficult to master? | © Riot Games

Managing a good combo with max range and max damage is difficult and if you’re not able to hit your sleep, ultimate and then your paddle star you are basically nothing more than a glorified minion on your team. With a bit of practice you'll be able to get all of those combos though, but the first hundred games are definitely going to suck.

1. Azir

The most difficult mid lane champion to master is probably Azir. This dude has so many combos it’s insane. How to place your sand soldiers is key, and knowing when you have a power spike is another important aspect.

Elderwood azir
This champion is impossible to play as a beginner. | © Riot Games

Azir is the type of champion that starts off weak, but with a few items, attack speed he will shred through anyone and anything. No one takes a baron faster than this mid laner. Unfortunately, you will have to spend a lot of time mastering this champion. Azir is probably the champion with the highest skill ceiling, but once you know how to play him it’ll be worth it.

So, which champion do you think is impossibly hard to master? Of course, there are also extremely easy mid lane champions like Vex who make the game fun. But not everyone wants to know how to master someone after one or two games, right?

Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...