After a long time of waiting, patch 10.17 for League of Legends is finally here, and we are more than ready to play our favorite champions for this particular meta! As always, LoL’s developers and experts are taking into account the trending usage statistics for every player around the world to come up with amazing updates on each champion.
Every champion’s rating is categorized as Good (B-Tier), Great (A-Tier), and Optimal (S-Tier). For this article, we are going to look into the best-rated champions for this meta, focusing on their characteristics and the slight adjustments you will have to make to get used to them again. Within every match, you will feel as if you are playing League of Counters because of your competitors, so make sure that you will get acquainted with the new meta to avoid dilly-dallying around!
Shen is literally a nightmare when it comes to the top lane, which is probably why he’s in the S-Tier for this meta. Functioning whether as an assassin or a tank, you can dominate the game while you are using this champion, even when it is still early in the match. Shen is usually set up as an aggressive summoner and spell user, and for his additional skills, you can use Ignite to threaten your enemies more with your combos.
Master Yi (Jungle)
Master Yi is one of the most popularly known jungle champions in this game. Even though he’s only in the A-Tier, Yi is quite a monster once you get him to lock down his required items. Make sure to play it safe when you are using this champion because even though he’s a killing machine, he’s only very effective in the late game. Once he’s all set up, Master Yi may even be a hardcore carrying machine compared to other junglers in LoL.
If you are more of a solo player and you prefer taking the middle lane, then Akali is one of the best champions you could pick for this meta. Ranking on A-Tier, Akali maintained her powerful buffs from the previous updates, making her more of eye-candy for LoL professionals. Stay wary though, because if you are not accustomed to using this champion, you will only embarrass yourself on the battlefield. She’s kind of hard to control, so make sure that you will have a fair amount of practice first.
Jhin surely proved his powers by being in the S-Tier for this patch. His range improved, which means he would be a monster down the bottom lane, bullying other ADCs with his powerful basic attacks. As a matter of fact, Jhin can now go one-on-one with Ashe and Caitlyn, and his critical-enhanced build will only make things worse for his enemies.
Finally, for everyone’s favorite support, we have Lux gunning down from the A-Tier list! Even though she was nerfed after the seemingly overpowered bugs during patch 10.16, Lux is known to have always been powerful support. She does well when she is paired up with powerful fighters and ADCs, and since one of them is Jhin (who has been boosted in this meta), these two will surely make a hell of a combo in the field.
With each new meta that passes, our champions have always been quite powerful along with their respected allies. If you want to keep up with the 10.17 patch, make sure that you will take advantage of these top 5 champions! They will make your battles much easier, and you will find yourself on the top ranks sooner than you expected because of them.
DISCLAIMER: This article is a guest post submitted by Amanda Braun