Best Mid Laners in LoL Patch 12.18

Are assassins or mages better in the mid lane in League of Legends Patch 12.18? We take a look at the best mid laners in the current meta.

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What did change in 12.18? | © Riot Games

There hasn't been a single change in the mid lane in patch 12.18. Does that mean that the tier list stayed pretty much the same?

In this LoL mid lane 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 look at the mid lane.

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Who Are the Best Mid Laners in LoL Patch 12.18?

2. Swain

It always pains me to put Swain in the top spot, but what can you do... the champ is just super good. It really doesn't matter which position you play him in, until Swain gets a proper nerf, he will sit at the top of the food chain.

Swain Crystal Rose Skin
Play him in style. | © Riot Games

I wonder if we see Swain in Arcane Season 2... story wise, it would definitely make sense. Until then, we'll only see him on the rift and that more often than we'd like to admit.

1. Heimerdinger

Be prepared to be so tilted that you want to rage quit after the first to minutes. That's just what Heimerdinger does with his turrets and there's nothing you can do about it. Don't even think about playing a melee champion into him, or you will feed.


I've got an idea for you. If your enemy locks in Heimer, you lock in Teemo. Counter an annoying champion with an even more annoying champion. Easy.


Mid Lane Tier List Patch 12.18 in League of Legends

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Did much change to last week? | © 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 Mid Laners?

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.

Champion

Win Rate

Pick Rate

Viktor

52.52%6.52%

Vel'Koz

53.07%2.33%

Pantheon

52.99%1.77%
Diana52.35%2.64%
Vex52.15%7.43%
Anivia52.84%2.42%

Nothing really stands out here, not much we can say other than that we like the diversity of these champions. I'm sure there's someone you like playing.

Who Are Our B-Tier Mid 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

Veigar

51.59%7.85%

Lux

51.39%6.19%
Xerath51.00%2.61%

Yone

51.25%9.31%
Malzahar51.76%4.72%
Neeko

51.55%

2.07%

Fizz

51.54%4.35%

It's mostly mages here. You can never really go wrong with Lux or Veigar, so if the counter allows it, I would go for either of them.

Who Are Our F-Tier Mid 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... unless you really don't care for your LP and just want to play the one champion you main.

ChampionWin RatePick Rate
Ryze45.20%1.19%
Azir43.58%1.82%
Lucian44.75%0.60%

Oh my, what a depressing bunch that is. From off-meta picks to absolute stinkers like Ryze, F-Tier is just all out despicable. I honestly think that guy will never make it out of the F-tier.

Since we are heading into the 2022 League of Legends World Championship, Riot isn't changing around much anymore. If you're looking for major changes, you'll have to wait till after Worlds.