Although no lane is useless in League of Legends, the mid lane has the greatest impact on the map after the jungle. The reason is that the lane grants the easiest access to every quadrant on the map, making it possible to influence game tempo, among other things.
In this lane, certain champions start weak with limited influence or pressure but can quickly grow to take over the game with the necessary gold and solo experience gotten.
Welcome to SenpAI’s 5 best late game mid laners in League of Legends. You should also check out our best early game champions to better understand the comparisons.
Azir draws his power from the sand soldiers he summons. These warriors expire after a short period but can attack multiple enemies within their range without putting Azir in danger. In the late game, this ability provides the champion with steady devastating damage in teamfights where he can hit every foe.
His kit also has a shield, potential dash, and some degree for zoning. However, his strongest defensive capability is the ability to summon a turret from any destroyed one. While this passive has a long cooldown, using it at the right time will turn late fights in your favour.
The Emperor of the Sands, however, needs lots of gold and experience to be of any use to his team because if he falls behind, he might as well just be a superminion. Except if his team stalls the game enough for the necessary items to roll in.
Grounding enemies while infecting them with poison, Cassiopeia can be a nightmare in hands of anyone who has mastered her. With the almost non-existent cooldown on her E – Twin Fang, the champion provides steady damage that increases if the target is poisoned from any source.
The Serpent’s Embrace gains movement speed per level due to a passive that prevents her from buying boots. While this might look like a weak passive, it actually allows her to buy six items instead of five. Cassiopeia is the only champion that can do this without sacrificing boots.
Such an attribute puts her above every other mage stat-wise in the late game because she will always have an item advantage.
However, her laning phase can be challenging if you don’t know how to manage her mana pool in relation to her abilities. She’s also vulnerable to ganks if caught out, and her ult can be dodged by experienced players.
Kassadin combines high burst damage with mobility to bring down opponents. His abilities also have low cooldowns, making them spammable as long as he isn’t out of mana. The Void Walker has a kit that excels against mages but only picks up at level 16.
With three points in his ult, he can always cast it every two seconds while steadily ramping up subsequent damage.
However, his early game is abysmal as he has to rely on last-hitting with his Q – Null Sphere in most matchups. Survive this phase without falling behind, and Kassadin becomes a beast!
Orianna is a control mage with incredible damage and decent team utility. Even though there are other mages with similar capabilities, she made it to this list because of her spammable abilities. The Lady of the Clockwork has a low cooldown on her W – Command: Dissonance that does not justify its late game damage.
Her ult is also one of the most teamfight-changing ones in the game with its ability to group enemies up for damage nukes. Furthermore, the champion offers shields and speed-ups to both herself as well as allies, contributing to the overall peel for squishy backlines.
Veigar belongs to the infinite-stacking party because of his passive that grants permanent ability power increase each time he lands an offensive ability on a foe. Although he starts weak, Veigar will always become a force to reckon with if the game lasts long enough.
The Tiny Master of Evil also creates excellent zoning on his E – Event Horizon. This ability is can turn any teamfight in Veigar’s favor if placed correctly. It helps to keep enemies in an area for a duration, allowing allies land vital combos.
In the late game, Veigar can basically one-shot anyone who isn’t a tank if he stacks up enough ability power.
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