Hi guys. I searched through a lot of statistics, so you don't have to. This one is about the mid lane and let me tell you, the champion at the top of our mid lane tier list is actually just cracked right now.
As Patch 13.23 rolls out, the mid lane sees its share of changes and shifts. Some champions rise, while others might take a backseat. The best mid laner remains the same, but the other two have changed. Ready to find out?
Mid Lane Tier List: S-Tier Mid Lane Picks Of LoL Patch 13.23
Xerath is back in our Top 3 and sitting at a win rate of 53.54%.
On Xerath, you always want to go for Luden's Tempest into Rabadon's Deathcap. Oh, and also add a Mejai's as you are pretty safe and can snowball your lead easily.
Xerath is insanely strong in the Mid Game but drops off in the later stages of the game.
Xerath is weak against assassins like Fizz or Talon.
Xerath works well with champions who can use his poke to take out key targets. Examples are Nocturne, Shaco, and Warwick.
Akshan has been pretty strong ever since he was released. As other mid lane champs got nerfed, Akshan is back on the rise again. He is sitting at a 53.37% win rate.
On Akshan, you have many different builds you could go for. The strongest by a slight edge is Ghostblade into Collector though.
With Akshan, you are strong in the early game. You need to snowball this lead; otherwise, you'll get outscaled. But yeah, Akshan is just extremely good at getting early leads.
Akshan doesn't really do well into Anivia and Malphite, as he can't eliminate them fast enough to get his reset.
Akshan works really well with AP junglers who even out his damage profile like Karthus, Brand, or Fiddlesticks.
Sylas is still sitting at the top of the ladder with a win rate of 52.46%.
On Sylas, you want to go for Night Harvester into Rabadons. This two-item combo allows you to one-shot everybody and carry your games hard.
Sylas is especially strong in the early game but falls off in the later stages of the game.
Sylas is bad against champs who are good against dashes like Taliyah and Vex.
Sylas can work pretty much with everything. You should rather keep an eye out for good enemy ultimates.
Mid Lane Tier List in LoL Patch 13.23: The Other Mid Lane Champions
While the S-Tier mid laners tend to be the best, there are still a lot of really good picks in case these champions aren't available. Let's also take a look at some of the bottom-tier champions, which you should take note of and avoid!
The A-Tier Mid Picks of LoL Patch 13.23:
If you're not a fan of the S-tier picks, or they are banned, this is where to look. The A-tier champs are good but don't warrant nerfs, so they are usually about the same.
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Swain is still an extremely potent counter to many melee champs and the real dark horse this patch.
Lux is an underrated pick for the lower brackets. You have a lot of agency, as you have good push and harass. With Lux, you really have to snowball your lead though, as she falls off in the later stages of the game.
The F-Tier Picks of LoL Patch 13.23:
If you want to win, just stay away from these champions, basically no point in playing them unless you're a one-trick.
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Some things never change. I mean, ok, we had a fair amount of each of those champs being playable again. But for most of the time, this is the holy trinity of pro play nerfed champs in the mid lane.
Just don't even try to practice those champions. They are just too powerful in pro play when viable, and you are neither a pro, nor are you in a competitive 5v5 environment on the highest level.