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Who is the strongest bot laner of the meta in LoL Patch 12.9

The Bot Lane Tier List for LoL Patch 12.9

Patch Notes
Twitch Splash Art
Watch out for this sneaky rat on the rift in Patch 12.9! | © Riot Games

You want to get better at League of Legends? You’ve read our guides and still aren’t getting better? Well then, you’re probably playing the wrong champions. But don’t worry we’ve got something for you right here. This is a new series right here on Riftfeed in which we look at the best champions of every Patch. Today we’re looking at ADC champions!

Twitch has completely taken over the bot lane meta in Patch 12.9! Who will you use to defeat this OP champion?

Bot Lane Tier List: Who to Play in LoL Patch 12.9?

4. Kog'Maw

Arcanist Kog'Maw Splash
If you lock Kog'Maw, you have to use Bee'Maw or Arcanist. Those are the rules! | © Riot Games

Are you tired of playing ADC champions that take forever to come online? Have you heard of our lord and saviour, AP Kog?

Memes aside, this champion is an absolute menace when paired with a competent duo support. Regardless of whether you take the AP or AD build, Kog'Maw is definitely strong in Patch 12.9! Give him a try, he's tearing up solo queue with a 52.51% win rate!

3. Jhin

Dark Star Jhin Splash
Jhin is never a bad pick! | © Riot Games

Jhin is a staple pick of the Bot Lane meta if there ever was one. He's rarely a poor choice, thanks to his versatile kit. If you're tired of your support roaming and leaving you to die - time to pick up Jhin.

Overall, this champion is the king of weakside. He's incredibly hard to fully push out of a lane thanks to his fantastic range and trading potential.

2. Lucian

Prestige Pulsefire Lucian
Tired of this champion winning the bot lane 2v2? We are too.| © Riot Games
Lucian is one of the most annoying champs to deal with in the bot lane, especially if he's paired up with an enchanter like Nami.

Those two champions are an absolutely nightmare to go up against, but Lucian is problematic even without his pesky lane partner. Basically, we'd recommend banning Lucian as much as you can (unless you're picking him!).

In LoL Patch 12.9, Lucian is one of the strongest ADCs. He comes online as a damage threat very early and is tricky to catch, thanks to his highly mobile play-style. If you want to beat him, Veigar or Twitch might be your best choice. Just try to limit his mobility and blow him up before he pentakills your team!

1. Twitch

High Noon Twitch Splash
Now is the perfect time to pick up the rat, his High Noon skin drops soon! | © Riot Games

Twitch is arguably one of the most notorious ADCs in all of League of Legends. We've all seen the crazy 'space-gliding' 1v5 kiting clips on youtube, but he usually isn't super great unless you're cracked. However, this champion is a pretty good answer to a lot of the meta ADC's (most notably Lucian). Lock this guy in for some free LP!


Twitch has been out of meta for a long time, so it has been a while since we've gotten to see a sick play. Luckily for all you twitch fans, he's making a big comeback in Patch 12.9.

Bot Lane Tier List in LoL Patch 12.9: The Other Bot Lane Champions

Now that we have taken a look at the S-Tier picks in League of Legends, it's time to check out the rest. Which bot lane champions should you drop and which ones should you spam in LoL Patch 12.9?

The A-Tier Bot Lane Picks of Patch 12.9

12.9 Bot Lane Tier List
12.9 Bot Lane Tier List

These are the picks you go for when the S-Tier are banned. They're solid picks and will get you the W, but it won't be as strong as the S-Tier. So if you want a good winrate, then these are some of the best picks you can choose in the current League of Legends bot lane meta.

  • Karthus - Winrate: 52.24%, Pick Rate: 1.0%
  • Veigar - Winrate: 52.22%, Pick Rate: 1.4%
  • Ziggs - Winrate: 50.93%, Pick Rate: 1.4%
  • Vayne - Winrate: 50.59%, Pick Rate: 10.6%
  • Ezreal - Winrate: 50%, Pick Rate: 27.1%

Most of these champions are easily overlooked in the bot lane. However, it's actually really strong to lock in an APC nowadays. There are plenty of AD threats in other roles that we see commonly picked, such as Yone and Yasuo. If you see one of those guys on your team, it might be better to pick a mage and enjoy being the only AP threat so you can carry!

 

The F-Tier Bot Lane Picks of Patch 12.9

If you want to win, avoid picking these champs. Just trust us!

  • Aphelios - Win Rate: 45.20 Pick Rate: 5.5%
  • Zeri - Win Rate: 44.28%, Pick Rate: 2.8%
  • Varus - Win Rate: 47.96, Pick Rate: 2.7%
  • Caitlyn - Win Rate: 46.71%, Pick Rate: 7.9%

I didn't think Zeri's winrate could get any lower, now I'm really shocked! Seriously though, avoid these champions as much as possible. They are not worth the trouble of trying to make work.

That's all we have for you today folks! Now get out there on the Rift and win some sweet LP!