Some champions in League of Legends are just flat-out stronger than others.
Mid lane is one of the game’s easiest roles to carry with, mostly because you have easy access to any other part of the map. Oh, and a lot of damage. Great mid laners are those that can effectively roam to other lanes while keeping good pressure on their own mid lane opponent. Champions that can do that well are indispensable.
This list of top-tier champions can be affected depending on a number of things. Sometimes the meta shifts for no apparent reason other than players’ tastes, but usually there’s some kind of balance change behind the whole thing. It can be difficult to keep up on the flavor-of-the-month champs, so let us do it for you.
- Max percent health damage Innate tankiness Global ultimate
- Melee mage Predictable movements High mana costs
Galio was one of the most contested picks in the past after his rework. After countless nerfs, though, he disappeared from the meta. He’s back to dominate it now after recent buffs that make his laning phase stronger and allow him to roam more often.
His kit is perfect against magic damage compositions or melee-oriented squads due to his ability to taunt entire teams or absorb magic damage with his passive from W. While Riot was cautious to buff him before due to his pick priority, the recently-released champions in the mid lane have kept him in check.
- High-impacting ultimate Strong single-target damage Has a basic ability to deny flashes/dashes Scales well
- No early movement speed from boots Skillshot reliant Needs to be close to melee range to deal damage
Cassiopeia has a medium skill floor and a high-skill cap. She is one of the best champions to practice a lot. The more time put into her, the better you will understand your limits. Her lack of boots hurts her laning phase toward the mid game, but that’s compensated later on by an additional item slot.
- Low-cd flash with ultimate Strong AoE damage Scales really well
- Weak laning phase Melee Requires constant jungler attention vs ranged AD matchups
Kassadin is one of the best mid laners to carry with once you have items and have reached your power spike. While his weaknesses can be minimized with proper rune and item builds, he still needs time to scale to be effective. Once you reach level 16, you become completely unstoppable and your chances of losing are slim if you juggle around a teamfight properly.