We are in LoL Patch 10.21 and after some nerfs and buffs the meta for the ADCs has changed slightly. Caitlyn, Ashe, and Samira are still on top of the game, but on this list, we have some new faces!
The League of Legends meta keeps changing with every new patch and 10.21 was no different. In this Top 5 list, we'll be taking a look at the strongest ADC's for the bottom lane. The focus is mainly on win rate and carry potential.
5. Kai'Sa (Win Rate: 48.9%)
Start at Level 1 with your Q - Icathian Rain and push your lane to quickly accumulate gold with your auto attacks. Try to poke the enemy ADC from time to time to push them back but concentrate mainly on your lane. With good wave management, you can secure the First Blood for yourself early in the game.
Kai'Sa can buff her movement and attack speed with her E - Supercharge, so use this skill wisely. Her ultimate is intended as an aggressive attack but can also be used for defense, as you can get away quickly and give yourself a shield.
You can play Kai'Sa as AP or AD carry, so you should adapt to your team and enemy itemization. You should choose AP if your team lacks the necessary magic damage but don't underestimate an AD Kai'Sa with her insane attack speed. Improve E - Supercharge first and once you have built Infinity Edge, you can also upgrade Q - Icathian Rain.
4. Draven (Win Rate: 50.3%)
Draven does incredible damage, even in the early game, and offers satisfying bursts - if you combine that with his good movement speed, you have a strong ADC with massive potential. Be careful not to get poked too often and concentrate on the laning phase. If you manage to hit your opponent's ADC or support with your Q - Spinning Axe you can easily snowball the lane.
With Draven, you should always try to stay in motion and position yourself correctly, because he can be punished hard for a misplay. Building a Masamune Draven is cheaper but also takes longer to build the stacks of the passive. If you do it right, you will be rewarded with a late-game monster.
To compensate for your weak armor and your weakness to CCs you should get Scimitar or Maw.
3. Ezreal (Win Rate: 48.8%)
Ezreal is one of the strongest ADCs in the game, even if he falls a bit out of the meta every now and then. His weakness is the early game because he often loses his matchups there. Don't despair, through his Q - Mystic Shot Ezreal can get last hits from a safe distance. Get Tear of the Goddess and you won't have any mana problems anymore.
Much like Kai'Sa you'll have to make a choice between AD or AP - both are viable options. Ezreal becomes a monster in the mid-game if you upgrade to Manamune or Muramana together with Trinity Force or the Iceborn Gauntlets. Kite them for days!
2. Vayne (Win Rates: 51.1%)
In the early game, you have to think carefully about how to use your skills, because Vayne does a little less damage when compared to something like a Draven. Concentrate mainly on getting last hits until you have your items. Doran's Shield helps you to survive. Since Vayne has an incredibly strong ultimate, which also has a very short cooldown, your task in team fights will be to sweep through the frontline.
With Blade of the Ruined King, you help Vayne to keep her title as a tank destroyer. Her skills build up and unfold through her use, and she has amazing movement speed thanks to her passive and ultimate - perfect for chasing down your enemies. Beware though, as getting caught off-guard would often result in death.
1. Jhin (Win Rate: 51.6%)
At the top of the food chain is a champion who does not want to give up his place in the top 5. Jhin is and remains the strongest ADC. If you want to play Jhin on his crit build, just keep in mind that Stormrazor has been nerfed and you'd better get Infinity Edge as your first item. It synergizes nicely with Jhin's skills, which give him guaranteed crit hits, and crits are tons of damage!
With Jhin it's important to position yourself correctly and keep an eye on the most dangerous enemies. However, you should not play too safe and use your Q - Dancing Grenade to poke. You may be itching to use his ultimate but it'd usually be wiser to use it in the right situation. If you surprise a solo opponent and want to get them or you want to finish a champ with low HP.
Don't underestimate Jhin's traps either, as they can help you escape or flank.
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Original article by EarlyGame's Tamara Dodlek.