The Best Bot Laners in LoL Patch 12.9

What champions should you be playing in the bot lane in Patch 12.9? Don’t worry, we’ll show you the best ADCs and APCs of the meta.
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Lucian is back, baby! | © Riot Games

Varus has been chilling in the F tier for quite a while. Now Riot has finally understood that he once again deserves a little love. With LoL Patch 12.9, he gets a buff! Is he now a serious option down in the bot lane again?

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 must carry your teammates in any given game. Today, we will look at the ADC position.

Check out our other champion Tier Lists in the meta:


Who Are the Best Bot Laners in LoL Patch 12.9?

2. Jhin

I have to admit, I'm a bit in love with Jhin. He really is an all-around great champion. For me, his design is one of the best in the game. He has an interesting loreand varied gameplay. All the better that he is now one of the best bot laners in the game thanks to the buff in patch 12.8.

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Jhin's Shan Hai Skin is out of this world! | © Riot Games

Jhin's kit is truly unique and can open up many possibilities for him. The only thing he lacks is mobility. Otherwise, he has CC, good waveclear and a damn cool ult. And let's be honest: With the majestic way Jhin struts around the map, crazy dashes wouldn't suit him at all.

1. Lucian

Lucian has been down in the dumps since the start of Season 12, but due to OP bot laners getting nerfed to hell and back, he's making his way back into the meta once more. Zeri and Jinx died for Lucian to rise above the rest and truly show how strong and oppressive he is in the bot lane.

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Lucian has become a very strong pick even without Nami by his side. | © Riot Games

Lucian has damage, mobility and range. He can really pop off in the late game which makes him a solid pick in the current meta. With Jinx and Zeri out of the picture, he's become one of the best picks thanks to his wave clear and lane presence.

Bot Lane Tier List Patch 12.9 in League of Legends

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Jinx is either OP or in the F-tier... no in-between. | © Riot Games

Now that we have looked at the S-Tier of LoL Patch 12.9, it's about time that we check out where some of your other favorite champions are. Which of these picks is your main?

Who Are Our A-Tier Bot Laners?

The A-Tier is still considered superb. These are champions that you can easily pick and still win games. They're the ones you'll want to choose when the S-Tier are banned. So if you want to climb solo queue, then these are some picks you'll want to pick up this patch.

ChampionWin RatePick Rate
Ezreal50.44%36.16%

Samira

50.38%15.40%
Vayne49.64%7.27%
Twitch51.84%2.58%

Ezreal is by far the most popular bot laner, and with good reason! His midgame is just great, and he's incredibly flexible. The key to success with him? Hit his skillshots, it's really easy... isn't it?

Who Are Our B-Tier Bot Laners?

The B-Tier consists of champions that are good, but won't have as much strength as either the A or S Tier — obviously. These are picks you can pick in specific match ups, but we suggest making sure you master the champion before choosing them.

ChampionWin RatePick Rate
Kog'Maw51.86%2.22%
Kai'Sa50.08%21.03%
Draven49.61%2.97%
Ziggs51.75%1.67%
Tristana50.87%4.18%

Tristana is actually not a bad champion. The problem with her, however, is that it takes a while for her to pick up speed. A lot depends on a good early game. Otherwise you won't be able to keep up with the enemy bot laner.

Who Are Our F-Tier Bot Laners?

These are the picks we advise you to forget about this patch. Either their win rates are abysmal or they were nerfed in the patch. So make sure to avoid picking these champions at all costs.

ChampionWin RatePick Rate
Aphelios44.44%

4.32%

Jinx47.74%10.14%
Zeri43.27%2.60%

Hello? Am I speaking to Riot Games? We need CPR urgently, I think Zeri is dead! Seriously, she's not the easiest champion, but Riot just couldn't handle her balancing. Two factors come together that ultimately result in a 43% WR.

A little has changed on the bot lane, but we're still waiting for a real bang to rock the meta. Maybe a new jungler will put fear into the ADCs again?