In this review, we will analyse a few midlane champions that are doing amazing in this patch 8.16 and can solo carry your game insanely!
Mid is one of the five positions you can play in League of Legends. A champion in the Mid Lane needs to have good waveclear abilities, high damage or engages to be viable in the current state of the game, they are the other solo lane after top, which can carry the game insanely hard if fed and depending on how good you play!.Here is the list we will be using today from our main site, LOL Tier List .
Mid lane Tier list
The mid tier list shown below will give you an insight on what champions are doing great and can help you win easily in your games by carrying your team mates! You can check out the main page for tier lists on other roles to know what champions are dominating in other lanes like Toplane and ADC and know what is happening in the other lanes so you can make a pick to combo with their picks and synergize.
S LOL Tier Champions
Now let us look at the top mid laner picks of patch 8.16.
Cassiopeia is an amazing pick this patch and actually in the perfect position and probably the best top tier pick of this patch. She does a really good amount of damage the more she scales and her abilities are really good in maintaining zone control amongst your opponent, she has a lot of tools present in her kit and can be brutal if she plays it right. Now is probably a picture perfect meta for her since games are shorter and she doesn’t have to pick the double scaling item build for a better late game and can rather go for Archangel’s and skip Rod of Ages. The benefit of doing this is this allows her to get her other pure damage items or situational defensive items faster giving her a much stronger and devastating mid game where she can abuse her power on her enemies. She is 100% the best pick on this patch if you want to play a lane-bully champ with tools to be able to make extremely high risk – high reward plays.
Taliyah has always been a strong contender in the mid lane but now is her time to shine because of the lane pushing meta and then roaming to others. This makes her perfect for this because of her clearly straightforward abilities focused at instant waveclear. She has very good and strong tools in her kit making her play very versatile and it is upto you on how you play her. She can set up ganks with ease because of her W and can also help roam with her amazing ultimate allowing her to travel the summoner’s rift by creating terrain across the map! This terrain can also be used to zone of enemies or trap them. All in all, Taliyah is very reliable in team fights and strong in the same time, making this a cookie cutter patch for her.
Grasp of the Undying Twisted Fate is incredibly popular in Korea right now. Nobody knows who exactly started this, but a lot of Korean challengers are doing it right now and it’s being used more and more. Grasp adds a heal as well as some damage onto your trades. So for melee matchups or matchups with weaker waveclear where you can actually hit them often, it does make a lot of sense. For example, you should never use it against a champion like Xerath, you’re never going to get close to him but against a Zed or an Ekko, it works really well. It will let you survive lane a bit easier, have more lane control, bully a little bit harder and the entire time you’re stacking up more permanent health on top. It does have reduced damage from ranged champions, but because you can activate it so much more often, it makes up for it which is the entire idea of the damage reduction anyway. Arcane Comet is going to do much more for your bursts, definitely agree, but it does have a long cooldown in lane and grasp of the undying does not. Grasp of the undying also lets you go into resolve which isn’t all bad since it lets you take runes like Bone Plating, you could take Chrysalis and you can take Overgrowth. You will gain a lot of extra health, throughout the entire game with this setup and it will be a lot harder to kill. You’re not losing that much damage even though it seems weird. You’re going to be getting Rod of Ages for more health and the rest of your items are full damage, that where a lot of it comes from anyway. Twisted Fate is a god early game with his roaming, especially when early leads mean a bit more in the current state of the game as well as the change to towers where they take more damage from AP. So Lich Bane is going to sting even more. This setup is really good when you can constantly activate it, if you can’t, you should stick to Arcane Comet but either way Twisted Fate is a really good pick right now.
A LOL Tier Champ
Let’s talk about this A tier champion that is in a shining ray of light but not as bright as the S tier picks.
Anivia has come to become a meta pick after being a fine pick for a long time. She has even been picked competitively due to the shove and roam meta. This is good for Anivia as she is perfect pick for shoving and pushing lane as quick as possible. Also lets her help her allies well with her terrain creative ability allowing her to set up ganks and skirmishes extremely well by trapping enemies in a place and almost assuring a kill if the enemies do not have a flash. We feel that she’s still a situational champ right now and not as good as the others suggested. She still has her unique strengths as a champion and doesn’t have to be the best to win your games. Your well-versed experience on her could be more than enough as she has very good unexploitable strengths if played perfectly.
Irelia mid has been a common sight to see in the recent MSI and also Faker’s pocket-pick for a little while, he plays it all the time in solo-queue whenever he can, but this patch is really leaking it to other elos as well. We saw her stomp really hard in MSI, it was really good. She is so mobile and can nuke midlaners down really quickly. Irelia is really busted honestly and we think once you pick her and learn her she can be even stronger than she already is. So, you can pick her up and you can play her, she will be decent. But once you learn her, she will be really strong. Her job is basically to do well in laning phase and try winning it and jump around a lot and have that mobility and get on top of somebody. With her new mark and stun system, that becomes a lot easier. You have a lot more potential to catch people and to burst them. It’s pretty tough to gank an Irelia as a jungler as well, she can jump around and the fact that she can use her Q over and over to gain amazing mobility is kind of ridiculous. It’s not just a good laning phase either, her teamfight is so much better after her rework, her ultimate is massive. In Korea, her winrate is at the peak mostly after 3 items, which are normally Trinity Force, Sterak’s Gage and Guardian’s Angel which is a brutal combo. She gains more survivability and her burst is through the roof. There is nothing weird about her rune setup as well, it is pretty generic and typical. Death’s Dance is the only item that has been gaining popularity over patches so that is something you might want to try a bit more. Zoe might be a hard matchup for her but other than that she should not face much difficulties against others and does pretty well against other melee matchups as well, like Zed or Talon. Irelia is a really fun pick to play in the midlane and you will get better over the more you play her and she can burst really hard and control the lane and have a monstrous teamfight in summary.
Ekko is also performing really well right now, makes sense since assassins are going to be everywhere right now. He was actually in a pretty bad spot right now, but now he has shot up from near the bottom of good mid lane champs to top 10. Ekko is seen commonly with Teleport in Korea which is actually quite interesting since most other assassins need their ignite. This is really good for countering plays around the map. Ekko’s winrate is much higher with Teleport than with ignite currently as well. In Korea, they don’t use it to get back to lane at most times. They save it and use it against ganks and turn them.
It was only a matter of time before Lux became good again with the huge number of buffs and adjustments she’s been getting recently, you had the ultimate rework to start with and then the buff to that and now we had a bunch of buffs this patch. She isn’t broken or an insane pick at the moment but she is way more powerful and winning a lot more now. She’s always been quite popular, she’s kind of been like the Lee Sin or the Kha’zix of the midlane since everybody wants to play her making her have a good playrate and her damage is actually high. She is better in what she does now, she can get more picks often with the binds and her E doesn’t seem to hard to hit either even after the changes. Having a better shield helps her laning phase way more than we expected, she can block more damage while on her own. Champions like these are so good, by which we mean poke champions in solo queue especially at lower ranks. You’ve gotta dive on her to punish her really and actually stop her from poking but if you sit back, she will poke and eventually hit her combo and kill somebody on your team.
B LOL Tier Champ
Here we evaluate on this midlane champ that is in a fine state to play but could be much more stronger and impactful compared to how they used to be and choices mentioned above are just much easier to cause the same impact with.
Karma is a very versatile pick if you see in our other tierlist reviews as well. Mainly because of her high base damages and also the good scalings she has on her abilities with AP items. She is one of the perfect users for the new manaflow band and her kit synergizes with it extremely well. Her Mantra + Q combo is her main poke ability and deals a ton of damage. She has insanely good waveclear and can also help in creating scenarios for ganks and aiding in skirmishes with her team oriented kit. She is definitely not as good as she used to be previously mainly because of nerfs she has received overtime because of how oppressive she used to be and offered zero counterplay making her a rare appearance in mid lane tier compared to previous seasons. She has a sustain built up in her kit which is a good tool to have for staying in lane long and also can create environments where enemies are in a sticky position extremely easy. She doesn’t scale as great as her counterparts but since games are getting over pretty quickly, you aren’t running over scaling issues with her and can maintain your lead without worrying of it all fall down like a ticking time bomb.
We hope Mid Tier list was able to help you understand more about the mid meta currently going on and lets you go ahead and carry in your games and also your team when they play badly. Check out our other lists and reviews on them to know what is going on in the other lanes. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.