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Mid-Patch 12.01 Tier List: Top Lane

Top lane Tier List 12.01
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The meta shifts with every patch. In our Best Top Laner Tier List, we try to predict which champions will dominate and will get you to climb the ladder of League of Legends. Sometimes we're a bit off in our predictions though, which is why we have our Mid-Patch Tier lists.

With the teleport changes this patch, Top Lane has seen a big shift in power and is seeing some pretty new faces in the S-Tier.

Who Are Our S-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.01?

These top laners are the ones you should try to get your hands on. In the current meta there are quite a few choices for you, so whether you enjoy to teamfight, split push or tank damage. Anything and everything is there for you! However, not all champions are created equally. 

S-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.01

  • Shen - Win Rate: 52.74%, Pick Rate: 6.7%
  • Nasus - Win Rate: 52.0%, Pick Rate: 4.8%
  • Tahm Kench - Win Rate: 51.4%, Pick Rate: 6.8%

New to the spotlight,  Shen find's his way here due to his unique ultimate, allowing him to impact the map despite the nerfs to teleport in LoL Patch 12.01. This makes Shen unique, and is currently terrorizing the ranked ladder.

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Who Are Our A-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.01?

The A tier brings together the best champions you should pick if you aren't a fan of the S-Tier or they're banned out. These champions will also get you that W, but it won't be quite as easy as with the S-Tier champions. 

A-Tier Top Laner's in LoL Patch 12.01

  • Garen - Win Rate: 51.95%, Pick Rate: 5.8%
  • Dr. Mundo - Win Rate: 51.9%, Pick Rate: 4.2%
  • Singed - Win Rate: 51.6%, Pick Rate: 1.8%
  • Poppy - Win Rate: 51.2%, Pick Rate: 2.0%
  • Trundle - Win Rate: 51.1%, Pick Rate: 2.0% 
  • Urgot- Win Rate: 50.3%, Pick Rate: 3.5%

Looks like Toplane is currently being dominated by strong laners that are easy to pilot. Champions like Garen, Dr. Mundo, and Trundle are easy mechanically, but are consistent in their contributions to their team. It definitely makes for one of the most interesting Top Lane metas we've had in a while.

  • To master any of these champions, make sure to swing by our Champion Guides section! 

Who Are our D-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.01?

Unless you're a pro player, these champions should be going unpicked in solo queue. If you're the Jungler and you see one of these guys in the top lane, it might be better to dodge and go next. This list includes champions with some awful winrates.

D-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.01

  • Kennen - Win Rate: 49.4%, Pick Rate: 0.9%
  • Jayce - Win Rate: 48.6%, Pick Rate: 11.2%
  • Gangplank - Win Rate: 46.6%, Pick Rate: 5.6%
  • Volibear - Win Rate: 46.6%, Pick Rate: 3.3%
  • Renekton - Win Rate: 48.1%, Pick Rate: 3.1%

Gangplank and Jayce find their home in the mid lane currently. While some love is planned for Gangplank currently for Patch 12.02, Jayce is actually in a decently healthy spot for now. But the rest of these champions are pretty unviable, do your team a favor and don't lock them in!

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