Best Junglers In LoL Patch 12.18

With jungle changes in LoL Patch 12.18, will we see new junglers in our jungle champion tier list?

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Who are the best junglers right now? | © Riot Games

A couple jungle champions saw some buffs/nerfs this patch. Will those change the jungle meta massively? Not really. With Worlds just around the corner, there aren't any major changes right now.

In this LoL Tier List for Patch 12.18, we show you the best champions for the jungle. We focus on the win rate and carry potential. After all, that's what matters, isn't it? What's going on in the jungle?

Here are some more Tier Lists:

Who Are the Best Junglers in LoL Patch 12.18?

3. Nocturne

It's almost October and almost time to officially call it spooky season. Just in time, Nocturne has risen up the ranks and is now one of the best junglers in the current patch. Ready to fear your enemies to death?

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Just in time for spooky season. | © Riot Games

Nocturne is actually not a hard champion to play, maybe I'd even go as far as to say he's an easy one to master. If Master Yi is banned (which happens more often than I care to admit), then I'd go for Nocturne if you're looking for an easy champ.

2. Master Yi

Since Master Yi got reworked not too long ago, he's been one insane pick in the jungle, especially in lower elos. Riot did nerf him, but he hasn't felt those nerfs one bit and continues to have one of the highest win rates in the game.

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You just can't beat him. | © Riot Games

But we know that win rate isn't everything in League of Legends. That's why we also took into account how easy it is to pick up a champion and let's be real, Master Yi is just one of the best and easiest champions to play and anyone can try him out and carry the game.

1. Udyr

Boy, oh boy, did the Udyr rework hit. I'm gonna be very honest with you, I tried it and I hated it, but only because I had never played Udyr before and didn't even know what I had to do. Everyone who knows what they're doing though... that shows.


So please don't jump into a ranked game thinking that just because Udyr is so good, you will be able to carry. You really need to practice him beforehand.


Jungle Tier List in League of Legends

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Here are the best junglers in order. | © Riot Games

Now that we have looked at the S-Tier of LoL Patch 12.18, 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 Junglers?

The A-Tier is still considered extremely good. 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

Shyvana

51.20%2.90%

Amumu

51.16%2.90%
Skarner52.31%1.03%
Bel'Veth51.51%6.06%

Olaf

52.31%0.89%
Rek'Sai52.27%2.91%
Volibear51.64%2.86%
Fiddlesticks51.94%5.41%
Mordekaiser51.93%1.42%
Nunu & Willump51.19%3.10%
Kha'Zix51.11%

7.26%

Rengar51.04%4.32%

It's so great to see Skarner in the A-tier. Remember the times when he used to have a RIP picture on op.gg? Gone are these days. Skarner is back in meta!

Who Are Our B-Tier Junglers?

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 select in specific match ups, but we suggest making sure you master the champion before picking them.

ChampionWin RatePick Rate

Zac

50.83%5.17%

Hecarim

50.82%16.40%

Rammus

50.49%2.88%

Kayn

50.46%13.03%
Elise50.50%2.83%

Vi

50.66%5.42%
Kindred50.39%3.58%
Warwick50.34%2.54%
Shaco50.27%6.19%
Evelynn50.23%3.17%
Diana50.16%7.94%

Hecarim received quite a big nerf this patch, so we might see his win rate fall off a bit, just like Kayn's, or rather Rhaast's win rate, he also got hit with a nerf hammer.

Who Are Our F-Tier Junglers?

Do you even want to win a game? Are you unafraid of losing LP and ending up in Gold IV? Well then, if you want to force your favorite champion, go right ahead, but we do not recommend picking these F-Tier junglers in the current meta unless you're a one trick pony.

ChampionWin RatePick Rate
Lee Sin45.15%5.99%
Nidalee47.96%2.84%

Lee Sin got a huge buff this patch. The guy desperately needs it too. Nidalee could also deserve some love, though I think the reason she's so bad is because people just don't know how to play her properly. You gotta be quite high-skilled to play her well.

Worlds 2022 is just around the corner. Will we see any weird off-meta picks this year, or is it going to be the same old champs we're used to?