League of Legends Tier List Patch 13.6. Best League of Legends Champions to Climb with in Solo Queue

League of Legends Tier List Patch 13.6. Best League of Legends Champions to Climb with in Solo Queue

Welcome to the Mobalytics Predictive Tier List for League of Legends for Patch 13.6!

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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 13.6

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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.

We also have a best decks tier list for LoR and an agent tier list for Valorant.

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 13.6

LoL Tier List patch 13.6

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Best Top Laners for Low Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Illaoi, Cho’Gath, Malphite, Dr Mundo, Kled, Mordekaiser, Wukong, Olaf, Shen, Singed, Sion
Great (A-tier) Quinn, Jax, Pantheon, Ornn, Urgot, Warwick, Kayle, Nasus, Akshan, Yorick, Garen, Darius, Camille, Sett, Fiora, Vayne
Good (B-tier) Gangplank, Poppy, Tahm Kench, Renekton, Irelia, Teemo, Rumble, Aatrox, Vladimir, Jayce, Kennen, Tryndamere, Riven, Gragas, Yone

Best Junglers for Low Elo:

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

Best Mid Laners for Low Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Anivia, Aurelion Sol, Annie, Cassiopeia, Veigar, Pantheon, Swain
Great (A-tier) Heimerdinger, Ekko, Lux, Vex, Viktor, Akshan, Irelia, Vladimir, Fizz, Ziggs, Tristana, Ahri, Xerath, Malzahar, Galio, Talon
Good (B-tier) Yasuo, Zoe, Orianna, Rumble, Qiyana, Vel’koz, Yone, Sylas, Neeko, Katarina, Kassadin, Syndra, Lissandra, Diana, Zed

Best ADC for Low Elo:

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

Best Supports for Low Elo:

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

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 – Wukong

  • Wukong is a strong top lane champion who has returned to winning ways.
  • He is a potent lane bully during the early game and has a great ability to snowball into the mid game.
  • Wukong’s ultimate provides significant crowd control and engage potential in teamfights, making him a useful champion in any situation.
  • With changes made to his clone last year, Wukong now has a higher skill ceiling, but he is still easy to pick up on a basic level.
  • Even if the lane phase does not go as planned, there is always a way to make an impact in teamfights with Wukong.
  • Players can knock up enemy teams and enjoy LP gains when playing as Wukong.

Jungle – Nocturne

  • Nocturne is one of the most underrated champions in the game right now and he is surprisingly winning a crazy amount of games in low elo.
  • Nocturne is one of those champions that is terrifying to play against, with his unpredictable ganks and insane snowball potential.

Mid – Annie

  • Annie has been a highly potent champion since her buffs in patch 13.3 and continues to be one of the strongest champions in the game.
  • Despite no further nerfs coming this week, Annie’s strength is likely to remain a significant threat in gameplay.
  • Annie is an accessible champion who is easy to play and has a high impact in games, able to carry with a well-executed Ultimate.
  • She possesses substantial AoE damage, impressive crowd control, and additional utility through her E ability.
  • Players who are not utilizing Annie’s strengths are potentially missing out on a highly advantageous champion in their gameplay.

Bottom – Jinx

  • Jinx is already in a better spot than you may think but with more buffs coming this week in Patch 13.6 she’s only going to get better.
  • She is just so much fun when you play her well and if you get a couple of resets it can be enough to clean up any fight no matter how far away you may be.
  • Jinx scales like an absolute monster and as long as you don’t int too much in the lane phase, you will have great results in the game’s later stages.

Support – Nautilus

  • Nautilus has always been a formidable presence in the bot lane and recent buffs and changes to tank supports have further strengthened his dominance.
  • His hook is still a significant threat with a scary hitbox that can shut down low mobility lanes and repeatedly farm opponents.
  • Nautilus provides consistent CC throughout the game, making him useful even if the early game doesn’t go according to plan.
  • He is a terrifying roamer in the early game, as opponents must respect his presence and watch out for his anchor flying into their face.
  • Players who enjoy a dominant presence in the bot lane and enjoy CC-heavy champions should consider playing Nautilus, who has seen a significant comeback due to recent changes and buffs.

High-ELO LoL Tier List for Patch 13.6

LoL Tier List patch 13.5 High Elo

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Best Top Laners for High Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Olaf, Darius, Camille, Jax, Pantheon, Kled, Riven, Rengar, Poppy, Akshan
Great (A-tier) Quinn, Malphite, Singed, Fiora, Wukong, Sion, Tryndamere, Shen, Irelia, Cho’Gath, Gragas, Vladimir, Jayce, Sett, Vayne
Good (B-tier) Kayle, Gnar, Yasuo,Ornn, K’Sante, Mordekaiser, Gangplank, Urgot, Yone, Warwick, Garen, Illaoi, Gwen A atrox, Rumble, Kennen

Best Junglers for High Elo:

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

Best Mid Laners for High Elo:

Tier Champions
Optimal (S-tier) Anivia, Akshan, Annie, Gragas, Cassiopeia, Aurelion Sol, Zoe, Qiyana, Pantheon, Tristana, Talon
Great (A-tier) Jayce, Sylas, Vladimir, Katarina, Orianna, Yasuo, Ahri, Swain, Zed, Taliyah, Rumble, Vex, Leblanc, Ekko, Galio
Good (B-tier) Viktor, Syndra, Vel’Koz, Lux, Fizz, Yone, Twisted Fate, Kassadin, Veigar, Ryze, Akali, Irelia, Diana, Azir, Ziggs

Best ADC for High Elo:

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

Best Supports for High Elo:

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

Top – Riven

  • Riven’s recent buffs have really seen her start to shine through at higher ranks. Her skill ceiling has always been so well utilized by the best Riven players and those in high ELO will be able abuse her even more this patch.
  • Riven has so much damage and mobility, she can outplay any enemy against all the odds and her ability to snowball and 1v9 is entirely in the player behind her.
  • If you’re good enough to play her perfectly, then there’s not many better choices right now.

Jungle – Rengar

  • Rengar is a very strong and intimidating jungle pick in high elo and is performing well currently, making it difficult to come out on top against a skilled Rengar player.
  • Rengar has a range of viable item builds, including tank, bruiser, and full assassin, all of which can work well depending on the situation and playstyle.
  • He is rather unique and somewhat challenging jungler to play, requiring a lot of practice and skill to be played consistently well.
  • Despite the difficulty, players who are up for the challenge and have the necessary skills will find Rengar to be a very strong pick in the current meta.

Mid – Cassiopeia

  • Cassiopeia is still very strong and hasn’t been nerfed yet.
  • She has benefited greatly from recent changes and buffs to her itemization options.
  • Cassiopeia deals relentless damage throughout fights and can easily melt through entire teams if left unchecked.
  • She has many ways to influence games, from kiting and shredding through pursuiters to landing one big ultimate engage at the right time for a major objective.
  • Cassiopeia does require a good amount of practice to play optimally, but if you enjoy kiting, spamming Twin Fangs, and repeatedly applying poisons, she’s a great champion to play.

Bottom – Draven

  • Draven is one of the best AD Carries to play if you are skilled.
  • He is borderline abusable right now if you have what it takes.
  • Draven has huge damage in the early game and an insanely powerful mid game.
  • He snowballs harder than any other champion from the bot lane.
  • Cashing in on kills with his axes yields a significant amount of gold.
  • Draven can have two items before anyone else on the map has one.
  • Draven can one-shot anyone who tries to stop him.
  • Draven mains shine in high elo.
  • Be prepared to play against Draven a lot if you are not a fan of him.

Support – Rakan

  • Rakan is a strong support champion after recent buffs.
  • He can outplay enemies with his mobility and utility and he can win the lane phase with clutch outplays.
  • He can lock down entire teams with his Ultimate and set up engages for his teammates.
  • Rakan is satisfying to play when you dive into a team, group them up, lock them down, and vanish back out to safety.

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 13.6 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.