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Top 5 Hardest Champions to Play in League of Legends

Top 5 Hardest Champions to Play in League of Legends

In League of Legends, there are 150+ champions with varying abilities, damage styles and difficulties. In a previous article, we discussed 5 of the easiest champions to play in League of Legends, but this time around we are going to discuss 5 of the hardest champions to play and master in LoL.

The champions on our list are in no particular order, and you may find some of these champions really easy to play. The champions on our list have lots of different combos, and take a lot of time to master.

You may find other champions much harder than the ones we list, and that’s totally okay.

Here are 5 of the hardest champions to play in League of Legends

  1. Zed
  2. Zoe
  3. Riven
  4. Camille
  5. Irelia

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1. Zed

Zed is one of the most popular champions in the game. He sees lots of action in every rank: from Iron to Challenger- Zed has a very large player base. One of the reasons for this huge player base is because of his kit, oh and the fact that he is a ninja.

Anyway, Zed is a hard to master champion for a number of reasons. Firstly, the player has to play around his energy levels to trade with the enemy. He must also rely heavily on skill shots to poke the enemy down and kill someone

Unfortunately, if Zed falls behind in the early game, it can be really difficult for him to get back into the game as he relies on an early lead to quickly snowball. If you’re behind, or if you can’t land your skill shots, you’re going to find it really hard to master Zed.

Learn how to play Zed by checking out Zed’s champion page.

2. Zoe

Zoe is a very mechanically difficult champion to play. Her Ultimate is one of a kind and takes a lot of time getting used to when used in conjunction with the rest of her abilities. A good Zoe is very scary as they’ve mastered using their E on terrain to increase its distance and pick off enemies.

Zoe is also very easy to counter as her gameplay is quite scripted: she always ends up where her Ultimate left off. To master Zoe, you will need to practice her a lot. Even then, it’s very easy to go wrong on her.

Learn how to master Zoe by checking out Zoe’s champion page.

3. Riven

Riven is notoriously one of the most complicated champions in the game. Her kit is actually somewhat simple, but there are so many variations and combos to perfect on Riven which puts her on our list. Even players with hundreds of thousands of mastery points on Riven still mess up the most “basic” of combos. Making one mistake on Riven can be the difference between life and death.

While Riven is probably one of the better champions on our list when behind, getting an early lead on Riven can be incredibly difficult to play against. She can constantly 1v1 and all-in the enemy laner whenever they walk up to farm.

Master the battle bunny by checking out Riven’s champion page.

4. Camille

Camille is a very hard champion to play. Her kit is also pretty simple, but the player master kiting with her Q and W. They will also need to be precise with her E as misusing it can cause you to overextend and get yourself killed. Camille’s Ultimate is quite cool though. If you time it right, you can dodge incoming damage which could save your life.

Camille also relies heavily on wave management in the very early game to get ahead. A lot of players like to constantly push, which is something you cannot do on Camille. Constantly pushing will cause you due harm and potentially result in you getting sat by the enemy Jungler.

Learn how to play Camille in the top, mid and jungle roles with Camille’s champion page.

5. Irelia

Playing around Irelia’s Passive and her Q is very hard. For maximum damage in a trade, you’ll want to stack your Passive and then commit to a trade. Good Irelia’s will play around the minion wave to make trading easier and to save their lives. For instance, many Irelia’s will Q to a minion and then onto the enemy (which is fine), however playing around the minion wave and having an escape route with your Q is what makes an Irelia main a pro.

She has a skill shot with her E, which is one of her main defensive tools. If you miss this ability and look for a trade, you may find it really hard to kill the enemy as your E is very versatile.

Become an Irelia main by checking out Irelia’s champion page.


And that about sums up Mobalytics Top 5 Hardest Champions to Play in League of Legends. Do you agree with our list? Do you think there are harder champions around or are the champions we’ve listed really easy to play? Let us know!

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