Posted by Elementz on July 20, 2012.

Okay so I basically didn’t realize how long it has been since I’ve updated this tier list. That’s COMPLETELY my bad. I have been very busy with the team, and my move to SF and then to LA soon. So here’s a massive update with a lot of moves. I will be doing another update in a week or so including explanations but I won’t be including them in this update as there is just so many moves. I will be doing more moves, and with explanations my next update so don’t hate :p This is to just get a better looking tier list for the time being, and going into the nitty gritties when I do the next update next week for Part 2 of this udpate.

* Tier 1 – Shen, Morgana, Riven, Twisted Fate, Yorick, Alistar, Karthus, Jax, Ryze,Blitzcrank, Kennen, Lee Sin, Rumble, Ezreal, Soraka, Ahri,  Corki, Skarner, Graves, Vladimir, Xin Zhao,

* Tier 2 – Cassiopeia, Nocturne, Jarvan IV,Darius, Nautilus, Janna, Kayle, Vayne, Renekton, Nunu, Dr. Mundo, Pantheon, Olaf, Udyr, Annie,Irelia, Maokai, Ashe, Shyvana, Mordekaiser, Nidalee, 

* Tier 3 – Swain, Singed, Akali, Orianna, Anivia, Kassadin, Jayce, Cho’Gath, Rammus, Tristana,Gragas, Amumu, Galio, Sivir, Shaco, Tryndamere, Malzahar, Brand, Varus, Gangplank, Sion,

* Tier 4 – Wukong, Hecarim, Veigar, Warwick, Kog’Maw, Miss Fortune, Leona, Malphite, DravenLux, Teemo, Leblanc, Lulu, Trundle, Talon, Taric, Urgot, Zilean, Fizz, Caitlyn, Viktor, Sona, Xerath,

* Tier 5 – Katarina, Twitch, Master Yi, Ziggs, Nasus, Volibear, Fiddlesticks, Garen,Poppy, Fiora, Sejuani, Karma, Heimerdinger,

Champ Explanations

Nautilus moved down to tier 2 

Dr. Mundo moved down to tier 2 

Nidalee moved down to tier 2 

Udyr moved down to tier 2 

Lulu moved down to tier 3 

Sion moved down to tier 2

Shaco moved down to tier 3 

Kassadin moved up in tier 3 

Ezreal moved up to tier 1 

Pantheon moved up to tier 2 

Olaf moved up to tier 2 

Nocturne moved up in tier 2

Yorick moved up to tier 1 

Alistar moved up to tier 1

Karthus moved up to tier 1 

Shyvana moved up in tier 2 

Ahri moved down in tier 1

Annie moved up to tier 2 

Irelia moved up to tier 2 

Maokai moved up to tier 2 

Brand moved down in tier 3

Ashe moved up to tier 2 

Corki moved up to tier 1 

Blitzcrank moved up to tier 1 

Kassadin moved up to tier 3

Cho’Gath moved down to tier 3

Rammus moved down to tier 3

Jax moved up to tier 1 

Vayne moved down to tier 2 

Cassiopeia moved down to tier 2 

Swain moved up to tier 3 

Galio moved down in tier 3

Jarvan IV moved up to tier 2 

 Master Yi moved down to tier 5 

Orianna moved up to tier 3

Xin Zhao moved up to tier 1 

Hecarim moved up to tier 4

Kayle moved up to tier 2 

Warwick moved down to tier 4 

Akali moved up to tier 3 

Nunu moved up to tier 2 

Leona moved up to tier 4

Added Jayce to tier 3 

Added Darius to tier 2

Added Draven to tier 4

Tier Explanations

Tier 1 – These champions are at the top of this list for a lot of reasons. The biggest reason being you can actually carry a team with them. In League of Legends its very hard to be a “true” carry as this game if very team oriented. If you’ve ever played a 4v5 you’ll know what I am talking about as it’s literally impossible to win when you’re down a man. So I find these champions in Tier 1 lane very well in terms of being able to kill creeps well, harassing the enemy champion, and survivability. They also add a lot of utility  For the junglers in tier 1 it’s because they control the jungle well, do it safel, gank well, and if they get fed can actually carry games themselves. All these champions are have great early games for the most part and just continuously get stronger as the game goes on. These are the pub stomp kings of the game in my eyes currently.

Tier 2 – These champions like tier 1 champions are great laners, and are great to have on your team in Solo Queue. They just don’t carry as hard as other champions in tier 1 I find. Their early game laning power can be almost equal to the strength of tier 1 champions but I find the tier 2 champions to be slightly weaker than these tier 1 champions in terms of how hard you can carry a solo queue game with them. They are still the cream of the crop in Solo Queue and shouldn’t be underestimated.

Tier 3 – These champions I find to be great 3rd, 4th, or 5th picks on a team. They are 100% viable but these champions generally aren’t as strong in lane as tier 1 and tier 2 champions. A lot of them in this tier can stand toe to toe to a lot of tier 1 and 2 champions but I find they just aren’t sought after as “great” Solo Queue champions. These champs are all 100% viable in solo queue. I just find them to be slightly weaker than tier 2 champions in Solo Queue.

Tier 4 – Now tier 4 is a tricky tier I find. These champs are all 100% viable for Solo Queue. If someone says they play a great X champion in tier 4 than you can let them solo or play that champion. These champions are simply tier 4 because they require a lot more farm I find then other champions to reach that “carry status” in Solo Queue. These champions are usually played by people who love these champions for their design and play style so usually people who play these champions I find aren’t bad players at all so letting them play these champions sometime is a good choice. These champions problem isn’t poor laning or really anything other than they require a lot more effort to be good at and a lot more skill to do well on is all. They’re all fun champions and I suggest you give them a whirl and try them out.

Eve Tier  – Eve is just the worst champion in the game and she pales in comparison to any other champion in the game. If you pick Eve you’re not doing your team a favor in fact you’ll most likely lose because Riot purposely nerfed her into the ground because her kit was too hard to balance. It’s not that I hate the champion it’s just the fact that Riot intended to nerf her so hard that people would be reluctant to play her anymore. Maybe we’ll see a Eve remake in the future but for now she’s a danger to pick if you want to win.

DISCLAIMER! – Now remember everyone. This is just an OPINION and nothing else. Take it with a grain of salt and remember not to flame anyone in-game over me or my lists. If you like to theorycraft I encourage it but never take my opinion out on someone else because they don’t pick accordingly to the list. It’s pointless, annoying, and if you do you’re a bad human being. All champions except for Eve are completely viable for solo queue so relax and have some fun, it’s what the games about.

SOLO QUEUE ADVICE – Always remember to build a balanced team that is strong in all 5 aspects of the game. Get two strong solo’s, a strong duo lane, and a strong jungler and your chances of winning will increase drastically! If you’re not 1st or 2nd pick please pick accordingly to the rest of your team. Communication in pregame chat is the key to success! If you have an AD and an AP carry then the remaining roles of Tank, Support, and Jungle need to be filled! It’s the best way to become a great League of Legends player by having a well-rounded group of champions you can play! Master all aspects of the game and not just one!

Message for the Community – So I find this list MUCH harder to put champions into tiers without being a bit biased. This is a new list so it will most likely be a little inaccurate to start off with so bear with me while I perfect it. So this is what I am going to ask of the community. If you have a suggestion on a champion placement please structure it in a respectful and logical way. Posts like “I owned with Tryn like 22-0 last game he should be higher! You’re dumb as **** Elementz” Will simply be ignored as you’re not helping make this list better.