LoL Bottom Lane Tier List: This Tier List will always display the best ADC Champions, per role, based on the latest patch (10.18).
Updated: 17 August 2020
League of Legends Bottom Lane Tier List Methodology
This LoL Bottom Lane Tier List (best-in-role) is based on:
- Personal experience and feedback taken from multiple players, across multiple ranks.
- Based on a Champions skill floor, and their ease of play (and skill ceiling).
- The difficulty of a Champion, and their potential in the hands of a highly skilled player.
- The ability to climb with the Champion, from lower ranks to high, with ease. In effect, these Champions will do the heavy lifting for you.
- We’ve also colour coded Champion difficulty based on the above factors, using a Traffic Light system. It’s subjective, but should give you a steer (red challenging, organge moderate, green accessible).
God Tier (First Ban Material)
Ashe is a bit of a slow burner, who lacks the flash of some of her peers, but has shown in the LPL she absolutely slaps. What makes her particularly powerful is her base ability to slow through basic attacks, while Ranger’s Focus, allowing her to attack rapidly, sees her deal incredible damage. Lastly, Hawkshot provides much needed vision and ensures she doesn’t always have to rely on a Ward to comfortably lane, if her Support is down. Her stun alone can turn team fights.
Caitlyn is incredibly popular, and you’ll see her often. There’s a reason for that: she’s great. Good zoning with her Snap Trap, valuable gank potential with Calibre Net, and Ace in the Hole (Ultimate) can comfortably finish off opponents. She lacks mobility, but with use of her traps and net, she can comfortably keep foes pinned down for easy kills. A top choice for our LOL Bottom Lane Tier List.
Ezreal is undoubtedly good, and I’ve seen many an Ezreal player that’s amazing. That said, he relies heavily on his one-two punch combo (Essence Flux/Mystic Shot) to be effective. This isn’t always easy to pull off in a team fight, or against quick moving Champions. Still, if you can do it, he absolutely bangs.
S Tier (Optimal)
Aphelios is undoubtedly strong in bottom lane at the moment. A kit that’s brimming with poke, burst, clear, utility and sustained damage, there’s no wonder he’s performing well in the lane. While he lacks mobility, he more than makes up for this in a kit that’s not overly complex, but one with a high skill ceiling. He’s continued to be nerfed recently, so takes a little tumble.
Draven is a potent Champion, that can have eye-wateringly high attack speed and damage. His Ultimate is brilliant at (literally) cutting through enemies, while he has a solid amount of utility and burst. The fact he can quickly gain bonus gold passively, also ensures that with a good support, he can dominate lanes.
Kai’Sa is incredibly potent at the moment. The fact she is largely ability damage also sets her apart in what’s arguably a melee heavy meta, ensures she goes against the grain. Her ability to increase her attack speed through Supercharge, while her kit and the upgrade mechanic gives her flexibility and variety.
Miss Fortune is a brilliant carry, purely on the basis that she’s simple to play, but ridiculously effective. Mobile, with control, her Ultimate can comfortably clean up during a team-fight, while Make It Rain ensures she can comfortably zone, whether playing aggressively or retreating.
Jinx is an awesome Champion in our LoL Bottom Lane Tier List. You’ll see her constantly, and there’s no doubt she’s super easy to play and climb with. Increased mobility when she attacks, while she has brilliant clear and single target damage due to her ability to swap weapons. Similarly to Caitlyn, she has zoning potential through her Flame Chompers! while her Ultimate can comfortably wipe a close-knit group of enemy Champions.
Senna is incredibly strong right now. She can play most lanes, and excels as both a carry and Support. Her kit pretty much does everything: there’s little point listing it all. Roots, stealth, sustain, poke, burst – it’s bloated. Draft her if you can.
A Tier (Great)
Cassiopeia isn’t a Champion you’ll see all the time as an ADC, but she’s fantastic in the right hands. Bags of utility and burst, he damage potential and team-fight potency is amazing. When she comes online, she’s absolutely terrifying to deal with.
Jhin is a go-to ADC at the moment for most players, even at high ranks. His basic attacks hit hard, thanks to the critical element on his last shot, while Dancing Grenade offers solid AOE poke. His ability to root, and slow ensures he can kite and zone easily. Curtain Call (Ultimate) also ensures anyone low health, is pretty much a free kill. Jhin is fairly forgiving for an ADC, and while he requires solid positioning (like any other), he’s incredibly strong when paired with someone like Senna.
Twitch can perform well as an ADC, but we consider that his kit largely leaves itself fairly weak in comparison to peers in the wrong hands. His stealth has high value, and he needs to buy his time early game. He lacks the pure burst of peers, but his potency to cleave with his Ultimate, and soften enemies is huge.
Vayne can do very well in pug groups, and is a great ADC. Her burst potency is high, and her mobility one of the best out of all her peers. In the hands of a skilled player, she’s hard to pin down and can cut opponents through quickly. That said, she lacks some utility besides her knockback. Fundamentally, it’s all about getting her to end-game as a hyper-carry. A fantastic draft in our League of Legends tier list.
B Tier (Good)
Heimerdinger is a nightmare in most matches, and great on the bottom lane as his kit works incredibly well in the current meta. While you won’t always see him played here, he’s still incredibly effective at aggressive play, zoning and generally making life difficult for the opposite. Not a mandatory pick in our League of Legends Bottom Lane Tier List, but solid.
Kog’Maw placed in the B Tier might seem harsh, because he does have some utility and a kit with variety. He even saw a fair amount of play during LCS. That said, and similar to Twitch, in terms of bang-for-your-buck, do you really need that, when you’re strapped to a Support anyway? A bad choice for our LoL Bottom Lane Tier List unless you’re highly skilled, and only viable with a seriously experienced group.
Lucian is an incredibly powerful carry, and arguably one of the strongest in the game. His ability to poke comfortably with Piercing Light, while having plenty of mobility through his basics + Relentless Pursuit, ensures he can play particularly aggressively in lane. The Culling also ensures if he’s at the right angle, he can deal enormous damage quickly.
Tristana is incredibly popular, and performs well across most lanes (a bit like Heimerdinger). Strong poke, good mobility, solid AOE clear and a valuable knockback in Buster Shot makes her a safe, viable, and valuable pick. She doesn’t reach the dizzy heights of Caitlyn for sheer utility or damage, but she’s still awesome.
Yasuo is an amazing Champion, but not quite as effective bottom lane as mid or top. He can poke comfortably, and works well at shutting down ranged projectiles. His dive potency is also solid. Only limited on bot lane by the fact a skilled ranged opponent – with a good Support – will keep him pinned down.
C Tier (Poor)
Kalista is a complex Champion, with a high skill ceiling. Her vision is valuable, and recent buffs have significantly improved her W and damage output. In the right hands, and after a slow start, she can be absolutely terrifying to deal with. Massive mobility and burst, but slow to come online and that in itself is the reason why she’s in C Tier. Her early trading is just awful.
Sivir is my personal favorite, and a pick that’s a lot of fun. Expensive clear thanks to her richochet mana cost, while her poke is reasonable in Boomerang Blade. In the current meta, she can do alright with Spell Shield, but there’s far better picks.
Varus is a lot of fun, but has a higher skill ceiling than most carries, that’s solid in any blind pick. Reasonable control in Hail of Arrows, and a valuable Immobilize from his Ultimate ensures that even if he can’t go gun-ho, he can still bring utility. Falls short in comparison to some peers.
Xayah is brilliant fun to play, and while she’s popular, you’ll see her less and less. That said, in the right hands she’s not trash (but is poor). Reasonable burst, cleave and poke potency, she’s a headache when she’s scattering feathers effectively. Unfortunately, she lacks most of the immediacy of her peers.