League of Legends Tier List Patch 13.1b. Best League of Legends Champions to Climb with in Solo Queue

League of Legends Tier List Patch 13.1b. Best League of Legends Champions to Climb with in Solo Queue

Welcome to the Mobalytics Predictive Tier List for League of Legends for Patch 13.1b!

Are you ready for the Patch 13.1b Tier List by Mobalytics?

Our panel of experts has you covered for every role and rank.

Below, you’ll find our two League of Legends champion tier lists, one for general ELO (low ELO up to high Plat/low Diamond) and one for high ELO (high diamond up).

LoL Tier List 13.1b

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For everybody else, we have prepared much more:

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If you have any questions about our choices or process, ask us on Discord!

Now that you know the best champions for LoL, get the best champions for Teamfight Tactics with our TFT tier list or Wild Rift with our Wild Rift tier list.

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Methodology TLDR: This LoL list was curated in collaboration with our League Experts: Adam ‘Moriarty’ Isles, Dan ‘Aux’ Harrison and Phy, and our Role Specialists: Shikari, Only, Command Attack, and Yen. Unlike most LoL tier lists, we publish ours before, or as a patch goes live, according to the predictions of our in-house experts.

  • Our first tier list aimed at lower elo, specifically gold elo and the surrounding brackets. These picks are effective when utilized in lower ranks and are the best tools for helping you to climb the SoloQ ladder as far as Diamond.
  • Our second tier list is for high elo, aimed at Diamond 2 and above. These picks are curated by our experts and are an indicator of the champions inherent strength when played at the highest level. For a lot of the user base this information isn’t super relevant for their games but provides invaluable insight into the game itself.
  • We made the decision to return to two tier lists after heavily reviewing the feedback from our users. Ultimately we agreed that a general tier list aimed at Plat+ wouldn’t serve a majority of the playerbase and we had missed the mark.
  • Our difficulty system relies on “Skill Floor”, meaning that a Simple champion will yield results faster (around 5-10 games of learning)
  • If a champion has a higher skill floor (Hard or Severe), it will take more time to learn them (20-50 games +) but you will be rewarded with better results over time whereas a Simple champion may fall off as you climb higher.

For a more in-depth explanation for our methodology, head to the bottom of the article.

General LoL Tier List for Patch 13.1b

LoL Tier List patch 13.1

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Best Top Laners for Low Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Singed, Shen, Fiora, Camille, Darius, Olaf, Zac, Akshan, Jax, Tryndamere
Great (A-tier) Quinn, Mordekaiser, Illaoi, Ornn, Udyr, Warwick, Malphite, K’Sante, Kled, Gangplank, Garen, Maokai, Poppy, Irelia, Riven
Good (B-tier) Cho’Gath, Gnar, Gwen, Wukong, Kayle, Renekton, Yorick, Teemo, Pantheon, Sion, Nasus, Aatrox, Dr Mundo, Sett, Jayce, Urgot

Best Junglers for Low Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Udyr, Ekko, Master Yi, Zac, Elise, Evelynn, Maokai, Bel’Veth, Fiddlesticks, Amumu, Vi
Great (A-tier) Olaf, Wukong, Nocturne, Kindred, Gragas, Skarner, Ivern, Nunu, Kha’zix, Diana, Xin Zhao, Warwick, Shaco, Rengar, Rek’sai, Sejuani
Good (B-tier) Viego, Mordekaiser, Graves, Hecarim, Lee Sin, Kayn, Shyvana, Lillia, Poppy, Rammus, Jarvan, Trundle, Sylas, Volibear, Pantheon

Best Mid Laners for Low Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Anivia, Kassadin, Akshan, Lux, Cassiopeia
Great (A-tier) Viktor, Swain, Heimerdinger, Ekko, Pantheon, Galio, Irelia, Zed, Vladimir, Tryndamere, Twitch, Vex, Ryze, Yasuo, Syndra, Karma
Good (B-tier) Neeko, Zoe, Orianna, Talon, Veigar, Rumble, Ahri, Fizz, Ziggs, Katarina, Sylas, Taliyah, Malzahar, Diana, Lissandra, Yone

Best ADC for Low Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Kai’sa, Twitch, Caitlyn, Samira, Draven, Jhin, Tristana
Great (A-tier) Heimerdinger, Karthus, Varus, Nilah, Kog’maw, Xayah, Yasuo, Miss Fortune, Jinx
Good (B-tier) Ziggs, Lucian, Aphelios, Sivir, Kalista, Syndra, Vayne, Zeri, Ezreal, Seraphine, Ashe

Best Supports for Low Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Janna, Blitzcrank, Maokai, Amumu, Rell, Lulu
Great (A-tier) Bard, Rakan, Zyra, Sona, Renata Glasc, Taric, Nami, Lux, Nautilus, Vel’koz, Pyke, Soraka, Zilean, Karma, Seraphine, Heimerdinger, Braum
Good (B-tier) Morgana, Brand, Ashe, Thresh, Swain, Alistar, Senna, Twitch, Leona, Xerath

Expert pick commentary

To see all the explanations for our expert picks and more, head to our tier list feature!

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Top – Shen

  • Shen is a strong pick in the top lane.
  • Choosing champions that complement AD Carries will improve performance.
  • Securing early dragons with optimal play on Shen will boost ranked success.
  • Shen’s matchups have been affected positively by changes to fighter builds.
  • Shen is a reliable champion for top lane, consider playing him now.

Jungle – Vi

  • Vi has been performing well across ranks.
  • Consistently strong itemization options regardless of changes.
  • Patch focuses on bot side of map with AD carries getting stronger.
  • Vi’s strong CC with Ultimate makes her ideal for shutting down marksmen.
  • Early ganking strengths and ability to quickly clear objectives make Vi a great choice in patch 13.1b.

Mid – Anivia

  • Anivia is in a strong spot, with control, waveclear, and scaling making her an excellent mid lane choice.
  • Her itemization was buffed in 13.1, making her even more powerful.
  • Anivia is consistent, fairing well in different lanes and team compositions.
  • Amazing gank set-up and high damage throughout the game.
  • Perfect at disrupting and irritating low-range melee diving champions, especially useful against bruisers.
  • Use her stuns, slows, and walls effectively for a strong advantage in matches.

Bottom – Samira

  • Samira will be a strong pick in patch 13.1b with the ability to rush Infinity Edge for huge damage.
  • Samira is already a strong pick with a high ban rate, but now she’s even stronger.
  • Great at snowballing and stomping games, with burst damage, mobility, resets, teamfight damage, sustain, and defensive tools.
  • Hard to shut down when ahead in the early game, can easily overpower team comps without an answer.
  • Good opportunity for experienced Samira players to excel.

Support – Lulu

  • Lulu is a strong support pick when AD Carries are performing well.
  • Provides peeling and protection, and her utility is unmatched in late game team fights.
  • Scales well and has a decent lane phase, can be a lane bully with poking and harassment abilities.
  • Synergizes well with hypercarry champions, such as Caitlyn or Yasuo.
  • Consistently good utility support choice in patch 13.1b.

High-ELO LoL Tier List for Patch 13.1b

LoL Tier List patch 13.1 High Elo

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Best Top Laners for High Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Olaf, Darius, Camille, Fiora, Jax, Gangplank
Great (A-tier) Tryndamere, Kled, Pantheon, Quinn, Ornn, Jayce, Singed, Poppy, Vladimir, K’Sante, Aatrox, Shen, Rengar, Irelia, Riven, Zac, Akshan
Good (B-tier) Sejuani, Gnar, Rumble, Sett, Sion, Mordekaiser, Nasus, Gragas, Urgot, Wukong, Yone, Malphite, Yasuo

Best Junglers for High Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Nunu, Vi, Kindred, Elise, Fiddlesticks, Evelynn, Rengar, Zac, Maokai, Udyr
Great (A-tier) Master Yi, Hecarim, Gragas, Kha’zix, Nidalee, Ekko, Wukong, Graves, Xin Zhao, Ivern, Amumu
Good (B-tier) Bel’Veth, Lee Sin, Jarvan, Kayn, Viego, Sylas, Nocturne, Sejuani, Karthus, Olaf, Taliyah, Shaco, Rammus, Rek’sai, Skarner, Lillia, Diana

Best Mid Laners for High Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Kassadin, Karma, Ryze, Cassiopeia, Yasuo
Great (A-tier) Jayce, Anivia, Lux, Qiyana, Akali, Tryndamere, Galio, Zoe, Rumble, Zilean, Tristana, Syndra, Twitch, Irelia, Orianna, Akshan
Good (B-tier) Ahri, Viktor, Vel’koz, Zed, Katarina, Yone, Sylas, Vex, Ekko, Taliyah, Swain, Vladimir, Pantheon, Talon, Heimerdinger

Best ADC for High Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Draven, Kai’sa, Twitch, Caitlyn, Samira, Jhin, Tristana
Great (A-tier) Nilah, Seraphine, Karthus, Jinx, Miss Fortune, Varus, Zeri, Xayah, Yasuo, Ezreal
Good (B-tier) Kalista, Vayne, Aphelios, Sivir, Ashe, Kog’maw, Lucian

Best Supports for High Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Lulu, Janna, Rell, Renata Glasc, Blitzcrank, Amumu
Great (A-tier) Pyke, Bard, Soraka, Taric, Rakan, Zilean, Karma, Nautilus, Thresh, Sona, Heimerdinger, Alistar, Twitch, Nami, Maokai
Good (B-tier) Xerath, Zyra, Senna, Lux, Leona, Braum, Vel’koz, Seraphine

Top – Akshan

  • Akshan is a strong pick as he has not been nerfed.
  • High elo players have been using Akshan’s kit for impressive performances.
  • Akshan excels in lane phase, roaming, and late game team fights.
  • Matchups are getting weaker and AD carry item changes will make him even stronger.

Jungle – Elise

  • Elise is currently a strong jungler choice, with no nerfs in this patch.
  • Elise is an aggressive early game ganking jungler with strong diving potential.
  • Can easily punish and take players out of the game.
  • Her early ganks lead to a strong mid-game with the ability to snowball and one-shot opponents.
  • Confidence in her abilities can end games quickly before falling off.

Mid – Tristana

  • Tristana mid is a strong pocket pick to dominate certain matchups.
  • Her itemization allows her to get stronger earlier.
  • Early and aggressive playstyle allows her to tear apart lanes and farm opponents.
  • Can complete 2 items before the first dragon.
  • Tristana mid is a niche choice but can be very powerful in the right matchups.

Bottom – Draven

  • Draven is a top choice for AD Carries if you have the skills and mechanics.
  • Offers high damage in early and mid game, with a strong snowball potential.
  • Can acquire a lot of gold from catching axes and cashing in on kills, allowing for early item advantage.
  • A strong pick in high elo, so be prepared to encounter him often if you don’t play him.

Support – Blitzcrank

  • Blitzcrank is an effective aggressive support pick, especially as AD Carries are getting stronger.
  • Can neutralize hypercarry ADs like Jinx in lane and in team fights.
  • One good hook can take AD Carries out of fights and win games.
  • A good choice in solo queue due to pick potential, becoming more obvious in this patch.
  • A reminder to consider picking Blitzcrank again.

Format and Methodology

Our difficulty ratings focus on how long it would take to start seeing a champion’s power level on our list in terms of the number of games invested.

Let’s say you’re debating between learning and climbing with Jax (A-tier | Simple) or Rengar (A-tier | Severe) – you’re going to want to go with Jax. Why? This is because Jax has a lower skill floor and would require less games to play at an A-Tier level in solo queue. If you tried to pick up Rengar, you wouldn’t get the full value of A-tier until after about 15 matches of practice whereas with Jax, you would get that full 15 every time you play him.

Another example would be between Nidalee (S-tier | Intense) vs Xin Zhao (B-Tier | Simple). Let’s say you’re about to play your last match before promos and you get auto-filled to Jungle (a role you’re not too familiar with). Even though he’s lower on the list, you’d be better off choosing Xin because you don’t have the required number of games to break the skill floor of Nidalee.

Higher skill floor champions will scale better with time investment – Severe champs will outperform Simple champs in the long run because Simple champs generally have their weaknesses exposed the higher you climb.

So if your question is, “How long until I’ll start seeing results?”, the answer would be harder = longer time, easier = shorter time. If your question is. “Will this champion still be strong as I climb in ranks?”, the answer would be harder = moreso, easier = less so.

Disclaimer #1: If a champion isn’t on our LoL Tier List, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t climb with them. You’ll just have to put in more effort to get similar results as our Optimal, Great, and Good choices for climbing.

Disclaimer #2: This list is meant to evaluate the champions that we believe are best for climbing Solo Queue. Although there can certainly be some overlap, we are NOT looking to name the champions that are the best in pro-play or organized, competitive 5-on-5. This is why champs that require a ton of team coordination such as Ryze, may not be included or ranked highly.

As always, we welcome all discussion and feedback. If you have any questions about picks that we didn’t expand on or would like to let us know how you feel about Patch 13.1b and our predictions in general, join us in our Discord! If you’re wondering how we make our tier list, check out our video explanation.