S3 Tier List

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Chaos Axis

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28-12-2012

This is an amazing tier list from the NA forums. I take no credit for this work I just think it would be very helpful to newer Dominion players.

Original post by Sauron (5-25-2012)

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Now updated for Pre-Season/Season 3 changes and stuff!

Hello, I'm Sauron. I tried to take over the world but then yordles blew up my tower. Now I am homeless and play Dominion all day, and I'm camping in a reserved parking space on lolmatches' lists eating other people's Elos to survive. I'm also bored out of my mind from these queue times so I made a tier list to bore the minds out of others as well.

As usual, all tier lists are just opinions of their creators based on their experience and are certainly not absolute reasoning or even a valid argument in discussions. Also, I totally didn't make an alphabetical list of all the champions and use shuffle() on it. Trust me -- I put way less effort into it than that.

The list is for high Elo play because I refuse to smurf. List is subject to change at any point.

Top-down, left-to-right, you know the drill!


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Originally Posted by Last updated 12/13/12
New things to the Dominion Tier List Thread:
-YES IT'S UPDATED. NO, CUPCAKES NOT INCLUDED.
-Lots of placement shiftings.
-Brought back Tier 5 to top/bot tier lists.
-Brought in Season 3 items, removed old dead items.
-Champions that have viable off-builds such as Malzahar now have multiple placements.
-Finally moved inFe eD to tier 5 for not using lowercase L to bypass caps filter.

THIS THREAD IS NOW TAKING UPCOMING CHANGES INTO ACCOUNT (because we can all agree that BC stacking isn't how the game is supposed to be). Also aura changes too. As such, a lot of it will be subject to change in the following weeks. Fury and Energy champions in particular have been given guesstimated moves on the tier list that will solidify later.

Once the dust settles and S3 officially begins, I will be creating role-based, 3-tier tier lists below the usual three lists, specifically for comparing champions of the same roles against each other.
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►►►TOP LANE TIER LIST:
The cover-all list for top lane, disregarding roles.

Cheesecake Tier:
Kassadin, Kha'Zix, Jayce, Teemo.

Tier 1:
Evelynn, Lulu, Amumu, Jax, Urgot, Brand, Zyra, Wukong, Darius, Diana, Janna, Poppy, Malphite.

Tier 2:
Ezreal (AD), Blitzcrank, Rammus, Elise, Irelia, Kog'Maw, Jarvan, Alistar (AD), Fiora, Rumble, Vayne, Xin Zhao, Kayle, Talon, Alistar (AP), Swain, Lee Sin, Graves, Ezreal (AP), Riven, Pantheon, Maokai, Rengar, Nocturne, Corki (AD).

Tier 3:
Nidalee (AP), Leona, Taric, Ashe, Sona, Ahri, Varus, Garen, Heimerdinger, Shen, Fizz, Lux, Warwick, Akali, Mordekaiser, Ryze, Katarina, Skarner, Vi, Shaco, Cassiopeia, Nunu, Vladimir, Caitlyn, Orianna, Sejuani, Zilean, Olaf, Ziggs, Hecarim, Sivir, Morgana, Singed, Leblanc, Nidalee (AD), Draven, Karthus, Annie, Malzahar (AP), Gragas, Shyvana, Gangplank, Master Yi (AD), Twitch.

Tier 4:
Tristana (AD), Galio, Zed, Nami, Veigar, Corki (AP), Volibear, Twisted Fate (AP), Miss Fortune, Trundle, Dr. Mundo, Karma, Syndra, Soraka, Kennen, Nautilus, Yorick, Renekton, Master Yi (AP), Fiddlesticks, Malzahar (AD).

Tier 5:
Xerath, Tristana (AP), Viktor, Sion, Cho'Gath, Anivia, Nasus, Tryndamere, Twisted Fate (AD), Udyr, inFe eD.


Cheesecake - These champions have minimal or no counters and overrun almost the entire roster. Permabanned in draft/tournaments and autobanned in most inhouses.
Tier 1 - Either break the game or completely shut out certain roles. Firstpick material and sometimes banned.
Tier 2 - On the strong side but are safe picks to main (as far as banning goes in draft mode).
Tier 3 - Balanced and shouldn't be banned or randomly denied in draft/tournaments.
Tier 4 - A little on the weak side on numbers, or simply has too many counterpicks on this map/lane.
Tier 5 - Will require exceptional teamwork or skill to do well.


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►►►BOT LANE TIER LIST:
The cover-all list for bot lane, disregarding roles.

Cheesecake Tier:
Jayce, Urgot, Nunu, Diana.

Tier 1:
Jax, Yorick, Malzahar (AD), Kayle, Malzahar (AP), Zyra, Kha'Zix, Maokai, Brand, Elise, Cassiopeia, Kog'Maw, Lulu, Mordekaiser, Jarvan.

Tier 2:
Teemo, Darius, Udyr, Ahri, Xin Zhao, Alistar (AD), Lee Sin, Talon, Nocturne, Nidalee (AD), Heimerdinger, Fiora, Olaf, Karma, Ryze, Garen, Shyvana, Rumble, Ezreal (AD), Riven, Caitlyn, Alistar (AP), Wukong, Draven, Corki (AD), Galio, Sivir, Orianna, Syndra.

Tier 3:
Irelia, Fizz, Vayne, Singed, Akali, Skarner, Renekton, Veigar, Pantheon, Master Yi (AP), Soraka, Karthus, Gragas, Janna, Graves, Tristana (AD), Swain, Morgana, Vladimir, Ziggs, Malphite, Nasus, Hecarim, Ashe, Varus, Lux, Annie, Miss Fortune, Zilean, Shaco, Rengar, Ezreal (AP), Vi, Cho'Gath.

Tier 4:
Dr. Mundo, Shen, Anivia, Volibear, Gangplank, Katarina, Kassadin, Sion, Nidalee (AP), Twisted Fate (AP), Amumu, Twitch, Warwick, Kennen, Corki (AP), Taric, Trundle, Sejuani, Zed, Tristana (AP).

Tier 5:
Sona, Master Yi (AD), Fiddlesticks, Xerath, Nami, Tryndamere, Leona, Twisted Fate (AD), Blitzcrank, Leblanc, Viktor, Rammus, Nautilus, Poppy, inFe eD.

Cheesecake
- These champions have minimal counters in 1v1 and can deal with both friendly and hostile ganks. Among the first of targeted bans in tournaments.
Tier 1 - Allow complete control over all but a few matchups in 1v1. First-pick material and sometimes banned.
Tier 2 - Picked for their strengths and general adherence to rock paper scissors.
Tier 3 - Balanced and has a fair share of good matchups versus bad ones.
Tier 4 - If nobody else is willing to bot, these ones can hold it in some fashion.
Tier 5 - Really not a 1v1 laner -- too many counterpicks and/or can't clear minions without removing zoning capabilities.


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►►►ITEM TIER LIST:
Because why not.

Disregarding some component-only stuff (like codex) and considering the items only on champions that would use them. Considering their costs as well.

Cheesecake Tier:
Black Cleaver, Blackfire Torch, Last Whisper, Iceborn Gauntlet.

Tier 1:
Void Staff, Enchantment: Furor, Muramana, Frozen Heart, Youmuu's Ghostblade, Bonetooth Necklace, Hextech Sweeper, Thornmail, Abyssal Scepter, Wooglet's Witchcap, Grez's Spectral Lantern, Brutalizer, Sorceror's Shoes, Health Potion, Ionian Boots of Lucidity, Ninja Tabi, Deathfire Grasp, Infinity Edge, Mercury's Treads, Trinity Force.

Tier 2:
Sword of the Divine, Manamune, Zephyr, Phage, Lich Bane, Boots of Mobility, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, Sheen, Seraph's Embrace, Hexdrinker, Quicksilver Sash, Mana Potion, Odyn's Veil, Randuin's Omen, Archangel's Staff, Phantom Dancer, Mercurial Scimitar, Will of the Ancients, Sanguine Blade, Hextech Revolver, Tear of the Goddess, Nashor's Tooth, Shurelya's Reverie, Ravenous Hydra, Atma's Impaler, Hextech Gunblade.

Tier 3:
Spirit Visage, Maw of Malmortius, Zeke's Herald, Tiamat, Runic Bulwark, Mikael's Crucible, Augment: Power, Guinsoo's Rageblade, Aegis of the Legion, Runaan's Hurricane, Twin Shadows, Athene's Unholy Grail, Frozen Mallet, Morellonomicon, Boots of Swiftness, Malady, Enchantment: Alacrity, Zeal, Crystalline Flask, Wit's End, Lightbringer, Entropy, Stinger.

Tier 4:
Rod of Ages, Enchantment: Captain, Banner of Command, Berserker's Greaves, Shard of True Ice, Augment: Gravity, Kitae's Bloodrazor, Oracle's Extract, Sunfire Cape, Eleisa's Miracle

Tier 5:
Statikk Shiv, Augment: Death, Guardian Angel, Executioner's Calling, Locket of the Iron Solari, Enchantment: Distortion, inFe eD's Delicious Tears.

Tier 6:
Riot's Plans for Ranked Dominion™℗®©.


Cheesecake
- POWER OVERWHELMING.
Tier 1 - Extremely good buys that fit into many champion builds.
Tier 2 - Good buys that complement most builds in most situations.
Tier 3 - Items that generally fit into specific builds, some are good buys depending situation and some aren't.
Tier 4 - Generally not that great, and other items can be bought instead.
Tier 5 - Waaaaaaaastes.
Tier 6 - BUFF PLOX.


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Here's the space where the smaller role-based tier lists will go. HERE IT IS. SPACE.


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Specific reasonings (for champs):

Blitzcrank:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SplGUgIuVY

Cho'Gath:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zYA4ec-qZ4

Darius:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSL_62tNqPU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaNrWymHTIY

Draven:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtltD2jNpRQ

Fiddlesticks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqcE-RmlGbc

Heimerdinger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvugzSQwaso

Karthus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eeu7QsPKQ7U

Lee Sin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ie94ussP04

Mordekaiser (on Brazil server only):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYNSV07Cwdc

Nunu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-EHH1oql-c

Olaf:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCa2erBCfXc&t=43s

Pantheon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVHuiv6mB-I&t=530

Poppy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPZaH5AyDSA

Rumble:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY5x6qtfjek

Singed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnNYe6vYocI

Skarner:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fqUICipK9w
(Look who gets pulled lol)

Teemo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_1F-slS1fc

Yorick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1CRRVRaP0k


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No comments, compliments, counterpoints, elbows on the table, documented facts, logical arguments, sexy sauntering, intelligent discussion, divine judgments, sassing or hands-on-hips strutting.

Only trolls, flames and orcs please -- let's keep Mordor as Mordor.


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Caidran

Senior Member

28-12-2012

Sauron also has a guide on the forums, it contains an individual champion guide that would prove helpful for new players as well, hell it's worth taking a look at regardless of your experience actually. Too large to paste here though.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2244698


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CISTERN

Senior Member

29-12-2012

I went bot with yoric, i taked one prospectors blade bots and 1 healing and one mana, i push and harrass and i take all healing mana points OP bot, then i buy one belt or i go for cleaver frozen malet i can go 2v1 without ulty from range when i dont use ulty, i can kill them 2v1 meele with ulty, and when i got bot base many times need 3 to take the base back OP at domi.Dont forget at domi u can play more agressive built than sr and frozen malet is op with ulty.Also olaf can rape everyone bot when cleaver frozen malet are ready except jax and yoric and very good disengagers, because u can make all ur battles with that items at one phase battles


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Bière

Senior Member

29-12-2012

You should have done a item tier list regarding your lane.

Rod of Ages is tier 4 and this is innacurate for bot lane, one of the strongest item for AP casters in that case together.

Another example, this is unthinkable in most cases to use Last Whisperer as a bot laner.

For the champions I'm agreeing overall.


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charging bull 8

Senior Member

21-04-2013

what about nautilus is he a top laner? I know um can jungle as him, but I don't jungle so where else is he good?


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ContraBit

Member

24-04-2013

→Tier 3:
Nidalee (AP)

lol imo shes at least tier 1


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Serage

Senior Member

24-04-2013

Xerath top has to be in a much higher tier list. AOE, stun, huge range, great poking, low CDs...


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Heesterakker

Junior Member

25-04-2013

yolo


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Rewenger

Member

26-04-2013

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Originally Posted by Serage View Post
Xerath top has to be in a much higher tier list. AOE, stun, huge range, great poking, low CDs...
Xerath top has a hard time dealing with League of Assassins and League of Gapclosers. Requires too much skill and/or protection.


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skyqula

Senior Member

26-04-2013

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Originally Posted by Serage View Post
Xerath top has to be in a much higher tier list. AOE, stun, huge range, great poking, low CDs...
Ssssh

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Originally Posted by Rewenger View Post
Xerath top has a hard time dealing with League of Assassins and League of Gapclosers. Requires too much skill and/or protection.
Sorry but thats not his weakness, his weakness is weak early game numbers.