LoL Free Champion Rotation This Week

We take a look at this week's free champion rotation. Is your main free to play?
High noon samira
Samira is getting a High Noon Skin soon! | © Riot Games

The constant changes in League of Legends make the game quite confusing at times. The addition of champions each year makes the oversight of 150 champs almost impossible. Thankfully, Riot introduced the weekly free champion rotation wherein players are able to test out the varying champions.


Riot Games loans out around 10% of playable champions for free each week. This keeps League of Legends interesting and gives players the opportunity to experiment. Once you hit level 11, you gain access to the free champion rotation. The free champion rotation switches up every single Tuesday, so be prepared to try some new stuff on Summoner's Rift weekly.

Free Champion Rotation: 17 May – 24 May

These are the champions that are part of this week's free champion rotation:

  • Aatrox
  • Ahri
  • Diana
  • Draven
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Galio
  • Jax
  • LeBlanc
  • Lillia
  • Lissandra
  • Master Yi
  • Nasus
  • Riven
  • Samira
  • Sona
  • Volibear

Making Ahri free-to-play is a horrible idea. Her win rate has been through the roof ever since she got her overhaul. On the other hand, so is her ban rate. In itself, she's an amazing champion (one of my personal favorites, if not favorite in general) and ever since her rework, it feels great to play her. Now, with her being free, a lot more people will experience that... after this week, we will have many more Ahri mains on the Rift.

Arcana Ahri Splash
Literally one of the best skins ever. | © Riot Games

Who is the best top laner in this free champion rotation, you might ask? That would be Jax for you. One of the best split pushers in the game, if Jax manages to get ahead, both in terms of farming and kills, he will be an unkillable monster that will just split push until he's at your Nexus. Don't let him get that far ahead, or you'll be giving away free LP for the enemy team.

If you're looking for a good jungler in this free champion rotation, Diana is your best choice! It seems like she's been getting picked more and more in the mid lane again, but jungle Diana is just a super carry if she gets ahead. We would therefor advise you to pick her in the jungle, rather than mid.

As for mid lane picks in this free champion rotation, we suggest going for Ahri. We already explained that she's been insane ever since her rework, but that obviously also means that her ban rate will go through the roof, especially now. If you're in that position, pick LeBlanc. She's also super good at the moment.

For you ADC mains, it's time for Samira! It takes a while to get used to her kit and to use it to your advantage, but once you get the hang of her, you will absolutely destroy the enemy with one pentakill after the other.

Finally, we get to the support role and in this free champion rotation, you should try Fiddlesticks. I know, I know... what?! Well, you see, this isn't a good week for support champions in regard to the free champ rotation. All the other champions are way worse and even though Fiddle might be an off meta pick, it might work out for you. Just try it... maybe not in ranked, though.

So, that's it, guys. Try out a few of these unique champions from this champion rotation, and maybe you'll find your new main? Who knows. We'll be back next Tuesday to see who you can try in the next free champion rotation!