Every patch, our experts curate a predictive tier list for climbing solo queue based recent buffs, nerfs, and trends.
We rate champions as Optimal (S-tier), Great (A-tier), or Good (B-tier) based on their ability to perform in the current meta. Champions are also given a skill floor difficulty rating to indicate how much of a time investment is needed to see positive results.
If a champion isn’t on our tier list, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t climb with them. You’ll just have to put in more effort to get similar results as our Optimal, Great, and Good choices for climbing.
To learn more about our methodology, check out our blog article.List for Climbing Solo Queue →
Singed gets a bad rap for being "easy" or "braindead" because he is not mechanically difficult. Realistically, the difficulty of playing Singed comes from positioning an decision making and well... we know decision making isn't the easiest think for our fellow teammates to do properly. If you're more brains then mechanics, consider picking Singed up. His Conqueror build gives him incredible sustain and damage which makes combat a breeze so the only thing you have to worry about is outsmarting your opponents.
- prohibit unranked
Sejuani is getting a sizable attack speed buff this patch which should help her clear camps much faster thanks to her E. Because she will be clearing faster, she will be able to have favorable timers to be able and gank or countergank at the right times to help win those 2v2's or 3v3's. I'd highly reccomend to pick Sejuani over Lee Sin if you are autofilled, at least this way you can use less brain power and still make plays for your team.
- Flaress DIAMOND IV
Mordekaiser at mid lane is extremely strong on patch where most mid lane champions are melee assassins who have no business even attempting to be in the same lane as him. Not only will he have priority in lane at all times but due to his ultimate he can negate any assassination attempts to his backline even if the enemy assassin manages to stay even or get some roams off making him one of the best counter picks to the current mid lane meta
- Morïarty DIAMOND III
Cassiopeia is one of the most underrated choices and mages to take bot lane, especially after the nerfs to the most oppressive ADCs this patch. Cassio can bring a similar style of damage output, scales in the same way and in many ways, preys on ADCs in general. Conqueror has given her insane healing combined with her E, she turns from damage over time to burst at just a few items and brings a ton of tools to a teamfight. Lane phase is not as bad as it used to be now it's settled a little but she can do well with mages protecting her, or more aggressive options that bring crowd control and can frontline for her for longer.
- yhp DIAMOND IV
Bard is really strong as he benefits from the skirmish heavy meta. He is very good against squishy supports, poke supports, and can often hold his own into hard engage champions too. While he may not be the easiest champion to play and while it's pretty difficult not to troll on him, he is a dominant lane bully who can solo carry the lane if he is proactive with his empowered autos. - PicklePants unranked