In top tier list review, let’s check why a few of these top lane champions are doing so well in the current meta and evaluate their position in the tier list.
Top is one of the five positions you can play in League of Legends. A champion in the Top Lane needs to have high survivability, high damage or engages to be viable in the current meta, they are one of the solo lanes that can affect the game in a considerable amount based on their performance, but due to a lot of game changes the focus has shifted to other positions and players and has made top lane a bit less important in terms of relevancy in a game.Here is the list we will be using today from our main site, lol champion tier list .
Top Lane LoL Tier List
The top lane tier list shown below gives you an outlook on the current champions that are doing great based on their tier mentioned. You can check out the main page for tier lists on other roles to know what champions are dominating in other lanes like Midlane and ADC and learn the meta of all the lanes so you can adjust your pick with the other laners to have good synergy and bonds.
S Tier [ God]
A Tier [Strong]
B Tier [Good]
S Tier Champions
Here we look at the best top lane picks of patch 8.16 and give reasoning on their position in the tier.
Camille is an excellent pick as a bruiser champ,and she also has a lot of tools in her kit that help her in several ways. She has a self heal, a stun, a boost of movement speed on her Q, an attack speed boost on her stun ability, and a lock in ability like Jarvan where she marks a specific champion inside a specific place for a good amount of time. The reason she is top tier is because she is extremely strong in her laning phase compared to before and the new runes in season have worked out extremely well for her making her probably the best bruiser in the game with good splitpushing power and teamfight potential. She is able to gain leads extremely easily in lane if played right and gives very small opening for the enemy to act on. Comet allows her to poke constantly for a great deal of damage in lane while also providing sustain and other abilities maintain her strong prowess.
Sion is in a good spot right now for the same reason as Camille, he is able to poke endlessly and harrass and deal a good amount of damage and his tankiness makes it very hard to die and very forgiving in terms of mispositioning. Although, sometimes dying is recommended as this champion’s passive turns him into a horror zombie after death that deals a good chunk of damage as it runs towards the enemy with high amount of speed often forcing the enemy’s summoner spells like Flash or Heal to survive Sion’s incoming slaughter. He too has extremely good synergy with Comet, and thus deals an astonishing amount of damage early into the game. His abilities bring a lot of CC, and help a lot in teamfights helping him synergize with champions like Nami which can land follow up Crowd Control on the enemy with ease.
She is so busted right now. You can play her bot lane, mid lane, top lane, probably in the jungle too. Top is kind of her home for now though and also where she does best. The new AD carry items are better than before for her at least. They take the whole movement speed thing to another level with phase rush as Celerity gives more AD now as well but even water-walking. The thing with Quinn is you don’t fall off as hard now either, like you’re definitely really good at early game but you can still run around and one shot throughout the game, as kind of like an assassin. If you’re playing her bot lane, her blind is insane. As long as you can hit it of course, it’s such a good counter to AD Carry’s. Especially since, you can burst them, you can hunt them down. They’re kind of like you’re primary target. Wherever you play her now though, you do not have to worry much about other people picking her. Like most people don’t like her. They won’t play her much anyway so you stand a really good chance of getting her every single game, which to be honest is even better if you want to abuse the pick for now.
A Tier Champs
Here we discuss on one of the A tier champion that is in a good spot and are great over all but clearly not as much as the S tier champions.
Mordekaiser has received a good amount of help indirectly through changes to the items to AP champions.It has definitely helped out Mordekaiser in a big way in recent patches and made him a strong champion in the lower elos, he has a good bit of everything in his kit, a heal, harrass/poke ability, a shield, a situational speed boost, and the ability to take away good chunks of his enemy’s health if allowed to. He is also this champion that’s really simple and very oppressive combined with Rune Keystones like Aery, if you dedicate some time in learning him and the way he rotates inside the game and around the map based on controlling objectives such as Dragons which on killing grant him his own pet dragon to travel with him is a huge perk. Learning how to properly build him, and then learn how to play out and bully some of his matchups is also a needed skill when you play in the toplane, he is going to be a champion that will probably get you a lot of wins because of his rarity and people just dont expect the amount of impact he can do and his damage or his heal.
The new sterak’s is doing amazing for him, it’s amazing for a lot of bruisers actually but it still works with trinity force which is a standard in his build that gives him some burst and give him some defense. It’s not increasing the damage on activation of sheen anymore but it still increases your damage. The buff he got to his Q must have helped this as well, his Q can now be used more often so he’s going to be healing for more, getting more sheen procs and more damage output. It’s kind of weird though, since such a small change could have given him such a boost in charts. From barely in the top 30 over in Korea in the top lane champions and now he’s going to be top 2. Yorick’s early game power has always been really good and now his mid game and late game has tuned to be better. Yorick can be a monster champion and the best part about this is if it works at higher ranks in Korea, then it 100% runs well at even lower ranks making him even better. He is a low elo killing machine, just jump on that and have some free wins.
Most people in Korea run a very damage-heavy version in the runes with Aery which lets her poke with her passive as often as possible and also her Q. Using her right now is sort of a bruiser counter, there are a lot of matchups where she can match the damage and sustain with bruisers right now. Riot has this new obsession with giving toplaners a lot of mobility, which poppy can counter with her W, rendering any dashes useless. Fiora, Camille, Jax, Renekton are really good examples of champions that Poppy can stop and make them a lot weaker just because they cannot jump around. Even though, Poppy is a tank, she still follows the same curve of winning earlier into the game mostly because she can shut down most of these guys in the laning phase. Having a tank ready as some engage and a frontline is really good for soloqueue at the moment if you can contain a carry pick in lane and not get put behind which is exactly what poppy does.
B Tier Champs
Here we evaluate on this toplane champ that are in a fine state to play but not as strong and impactful as they used to be and choices mentioned above are just easier to cause the same impact with.
Karma is a niche and unpopular pick in the toplane. Mainly because she is built and played in a playstyle different to what she is supposed to be played like, which is an AP mage or support and rather played as a tank with huge amount of mana and likes to abuse her base power and cooldowns on AD champions in the top lane as a counterpick which has increased since the introduction of Conqueror for AD bruisers. She uses the new manaflow band extremely well. Her Mantra + Q combo is her main poke ability and deals a ton of damage. She has a good advantage because most top laners are melee so she can abuse the fact that she is ranged. She does an insane amount of damage early into the game. She has a tetherred ability to setup kills and ganks by stunning them which is very crucial in toplane being the easiest gankable lane and preferred to be ganked by junglers. And since games are getting over pretty quickly, you aren’t running over scaling issues with her and can maintain your lead without worrying of becoming useless as game progresses since you should be able to close the game with a nice team.
This analysis on the few top lane champions was made to help you understand what makes them meta in the current state of the game. We hope you were able to learn a new fact or tactic from this and are able to apply them in your games by picking these champions and having a great time climbing. Thank you for reading and have a great day!.