This time, patch 12.14 is destroying the meta in the bot lane, gutting all enchanters. While the question remains, if this will mean the rise of tank supports, here are the champions you will not go wrong on, no matter where the meta shifts.
These are, statistically, the best support champions in Season 12, patch 12.14. As before, the best support strategy relies on making an overpowered champion even worse, however, but the methodology of enchanting them to power or spoon-feeding them kills is up in the air. And now, with the ADC role not being as squishy as it used to be, we are seeing a resurgence of hyper-carry ADCs, making the strategy even better.
Support Tier List: Who to Play in LoL Patch 12.14?
2. Renata Glasc
With utility and enchanting now completely taking over League of Legends, in more lanes than one, Renata Glasc has it all, with some peel and engage for good measure. She is a pick for any situation. The mere existence of her E ability threatens any and all all-out engage on her carry, giving the carry champion even more of a death-deterrent. Add to that the fact that all such abilities are strengthened indirectly by the durability update, and we have Renata at the top.
Renata is also one of the only two, currently, meta supports whose core builds, unless you count the ones taking Guardian as their rune, have not been directly nerfed. So the arcane comet build is still, very much, useful. Even more so, actually!
For the First time in a while, a frontline champion gets his five minutes of fame, with Taric's win rate being the highest one in the support role currently. And now, Taric has actually been buffed by the changes, comparatively, as everyone else beside him has gotten nerfed into the gound!
The buffs this champion got recently have served him well, and the meta keeps shifting into his favor as well. Taric is a champion who has it all, and works with all the best ADCs being played right now as well, as well as easily stopping all the cheese picks that try and snowball the lanes quickly. Not to mention the synergy this champion has with a good bruiser on the field. Carrying as a support, by uplifting all of your allies has never been easier.
Support Tier List in LoL Patch 12.14: The Other Support Champions
Champions are not made or broken by their win rates. There are still a couple of factors to take into account, such as player preference, player skill, matchup, and even their pick rate. So, let's take a look at where the rest of the support picks lie in Patch 12.14.
The A-Tier Support Picks of Patch 12.14
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 win/loss rate, then these are some of the best picks you can choose in the current League of Legends support meta.
- Senna - Win Rate 50.25%, Pick Rate: 11.3%
- Blitzcrank - Win Rate: 49.87% Pick Rate: 6.8%
- Zilean - Win Rate: 51.58% Pick Rate: 4.5%
- Sona - Win Rate: 52.37% Pick Rate: 5.6%
- Soraka - Win Rate: 52.29% Pick Rate: 6.2%
As we expected in the tier list for the previous patch, Taric did not stay undiscovered for long and is now the best support in the game, and will stay that way for quite some time to come. However, he isn't the only one to pick if you wish to climb the ranked ladder.
In fact, the rest of the roster has stayed relatively the same, with Senna still being a nuisance to ADCs and supports both, as she outshines both of these if given enough time to scale. However, if you think on picking her our advice is to pick Senna into enchanters only, due to healing getting gutted, only that way are you able to actually get that scaling.
On the other hand, if you want to pick Seraphine nowadays, you're better off playing her in the carry role than as a support. With Taric, this can even be a Taric Sone 2.0 lane.
Tanks, on the other hand, are reserved for those that have confidence in their skills. A proper all-in is only done once the enemy has burned their important cooldowns, and not randomly, hoping for the best.
The F-Tier Support Picks of Patch 12.14
On the opposite side of overpowered, we have the following picks. Whether they are part of a long-forgotten off-meta or have just fallen out of favor with the current meta we find ourselves in, these are the champion that you pull out only when playing normal games with a five-man premade. They, at least, will not mind you initing their game with your pick.
- Sett - Win Rate: 46.2%, Pick Rate: 1.40%
- Trundle - Win Rate:48.52% Pick Rate: 3.8%
- Pantheon - Win Rate: 47% Pick Rate: 1.6%
Running blindly at your enemies is not making a comeback, ever, it seems. If your want to play a kill lane, pick a Leona this patch, it's a far better option.