Champions like Nasus got buffed this patch, while the Lulu toplane dream was a rather short-lived one due to the nerfs she received to her Q, which is her primary damage ability. But what other champions might we see as the crème de la crème of the top lane?
In this LoL tier list, we'll show you the best champions for each lane. We especially focus on win rate and the carry potential because you often have to carry your teammates in any given game. Today, we will take a look at the Top lane.
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Which Top laners Are Strong in LoL Patch 10.22?
5. Nasus (Win Rate: 52.1%)
Nasus got a buff to his ultimate this patch, which makes him very strong in any teamfight. He now has immediate resistances rather than over time, which means he is going to be a tanky boy the moment you click R. He is an especially strong pick in elos below Diamond since those games tend to go longer, which gives Nasus enough time to farm up and become a strong carry champion who won’t be able to be burst down by opponents.
4. Malphite (Win Rate: 51.5%)
Malphite is a very easy champion to master. Rock sees - Rock smash! That’s the gist of it. Malphite is the perfect initiation champion for any teamfight, since he can go in and knock up the opponents. He is also the tanky frontline his team needs. In lane, he can poke out enemies with his Q – Seismic Shard. Malphite might not be the hyper-carry champion of your dreams, but he sure as hell is a solid rock in the top lane.
3. Darius (Win Rate: 50.3%)
Darius has been a top performer over the last few patches. He is a tanky damage dealer who can win lane easily. He will punish any mistakes the opponent does and most of the time it will end in death. He will scale into a lategame beast, who is able to take out the backline with ease thanks to his resetting ultimate.
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2. Kayle (Win Rate: 52.4%)
Kayle has been waiting at the cusp of dominance to make it onto our list. It seems this patch it’s finally her time to shine. She is a late-game hyper-carry monster who might fall behind in the early game, but is unstoppable once a game has lasted long enough. Her laning phase might be a bit weak, so it’s important to watch for ganks early and not to fall too far behind, but once you’ve gotten over that hurdle the rest of the game is going to be smooth sailing.
Kayle is great in teamfights thanks to her ultimate, which can make frontline tanks even beefier and stronger. Her Q – Radiant Blast – also shreds through armor and Magic Resist which is going to make a huge impact in any fight. Not to mention that Kayle can build both Ability Power and Attack Damage which makes itemizing against her very difficult.
1. Urgot (Win Rate: 52.1%)
Urgot is a beefy, beautiful juggernaut who will become the key frontline and tank in any composition. His laning phase is very safe since he has good poke damage thanks to his Q – Corrosive Charge – and his W – Purge. He won’t die in the laning phase, but he also won’t crush lane like other top laners. Be patient when playing Urgot.
His true power spike comes when he has two items. Black Cleaver and Death’s Dance will make him one of the strongest team fighting top laners on our list. Use his W to chunk down opponents in fights and once Urgot found a victim, merely click R and they’ll be wiped off the map within seconds and your team will have an immediate advantage. Therefore, Urgot has become the best top laner before the season ends!
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