Mid-Patch Tier List: Top Lane

Quick play your favorite fighters in LoL Patch 12.02, before the fighter rework takes hold!
Top Lane 12 02 Early Game
Akshan is OP. | © Riot games

So, you want to play in the top lane, but don't know what champion to pick? Well, don't worry, we have the mid-patch top lane tier list of your dreams! These picks will either make or break your League of Legends rank.

With each patch, we try to predict the meta but aren't always 100% right, which is why we here at EarlyGame decided to start making tier lists to try and get a better grasp onto the top champions in League of Legends.

Not a Top Lane main? We have more tier lists for you:

Who Are Our S-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.02?

These are the top lane picks to watch out for during LoL Patch 12.02. Seriously, if you want to gain free elo, then the S-Tier champions are the ones you should focus on.

ChampionsWin Rate

Pick Rate

Akshan52.65%2.9%
Poppy52.86%3.61%
Fiora50.97%6.47%
Tryndamere50.55%6.1%

Akshan in the top lane? Yup. He's a pretty good pick right now, and he can go toe-to-toe with anyone who dares oppose him. He's fun to play and once you've got his swinging down, you'll be able to leave lane, get a kill and quickly rush back for a juicy minion wave.


Who Are Our A-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.02?

If you wanted to play any of our S-Tier picks, and they're banned, then the A-Tier is a great place to start for your next champion. These are extremely useful and strong picks who can dominate the top lane with ease just as well as the A-Tier.

ChampionsWin RatePick Rate
Camille50.68%

7.6%

Darius50.99%6.9%
Teemo52.71%1.80%

Cassiopeia

54.33%1.31%

Cassiopeia is a flex pick that everyone has to respect. She can be an oppressive pick in both bot and mid as well, so picking her early in a draft could confuse and frighten opponents into making the wrong choice!

Who Are Our F-Tier Top Laners in LoL Patch 12.02?

Do you want to start season 12 off with some good LP and a decent rank? Well then, these are the top lane champions to avoid. The F-Tier is full of champions in desperate need of some love from Riot.

ChampionsWin RatePick Rate
Cho'Gath45.82%1.07%
Quinn48.42%0.79%

Jayce

47.87%6.5%
Yasuo48.55%1.56%
Yone48.53%5.6%
Lillia46.55%0.53%

Please Riot, give Quinn a rework. She needs it. Her abilities aren't up to par with the current state of the game, and she just feels awful to play. But who are we kidding, we know that the Ahri rework is a priority.

Enjoy the rest of LoL Patch 12.02, because in Patch 12.03 we will be getting an overhaul of the fighter system. Top lane is being changed the most this season it seems.