Preseason it’s just at his last steps, and to give yourself that last push of MMR for next year Season, we’re going to give you at an updated list of the best champions in the top lane, especially in this tank meta. At this SenpAI entry learn what are the best 5 Top Low Elo Picks to Climb in League of Legends Patch 12.23b
Besides knowing which are the best champions, you need to know about the optimal runes/items and how they fit your current ranked lobby or game plan. For that, you can check our SenpAI champion page to look at the information like their best runes, items, and even tips to level up your game.
5 Top Low Elo picks to climb in League of Legends Patch 12.23b
Disclaimer: The info for this top was based on the SenpAI data for champions. It collects data from all regions.
One champ that causes desperation in the top lane it’s this tiny yordle, Teemo. The Swift Scout it’s havng a great time in Low elo at patch 12.23b, this is due the presence of melee top laners, that either rely on using AA’s to trade (Jax, Irelia) or are tanks, champions that Teemo usually wins over.
On his build and playstyle, Teemo hasn’t changed a bit. You still want to go to your core build of Nashors into Liandrys/Demonic Embrace. On his playstyle, you need to bully your opposing laner, a tip it’s to use your Q when they are trading with you, by using it properly you will come on top with your Toxic Shot (E) damage .
The main drawback of this champion it’s his utility in late game teamfights, and that you need to understanding well the positioning of your Noxious Trap, or Shrooms, to control objectives, and doing it wrong can heavily impact your influence in the game.
Still Teemo it’s great at melting tanks and denying Jaxes, and if you like to create trap zones or bully laners, seriously consider using Teemo these last days of the patch.
The previous king of our top lane list, Nasus, it’s know in the 4th spot in this list. Nothing has really happened to the Curator of the Sand, what only changed it’s the meta and the new items, and Nasus was not particularly a winner regards that.
Although Nasus has seriously dropped his stands on higher elo, this late game monster is still scaling well in lower elos and taking over games. You still want to play him safely in early to scale, farm your Siphoning Strike stacks and get levels/items. After that, once you get your Divine Sunderer/Frozen Heart, Nasus can begin his rampage against enemies, or turrets.
The real reason he’s not at the top it’s simply new items and champions that abuse it. For instance, Mordekaiser with Jak’Sho it’s a really tough matchup, or Fiora with Ravenous Hydra.
The really good news, it’s that once Season 13 starts it will surely mean a lot of tuning down on these items, and when that time comes, expect Nasus to be a driving force again in Low Elo.
King of Jung- Top since changes in Preseason. While the nerfs in patch 12.23, and changes to Mosstomper has brought down heavily the impact of Mordekaiser in the jungle, the Iron revenant it’s still creating terror in the top lane. Thus making it our third pick in this list, and the recommended one in this list.
There are almost no champion that can match Mordekaiser in top lane right now. His laning has always been great with Indestructible sustain and shileds, and the increased magic damage of Obliterate, especially in melee matchups.
But enough about that, what really propelled Mordekaiser to god tier status it’s the use of Jak’Sho, the Protean, the passive of this item deal damage and heals you based on max health, and when paired with Darkness Rise that funcions similarly, it turns into a busted combo.
To pilot Mordekaiser in Low Elo you don’t need to have the best mechanics, and when you build your core, Mordekaiser literally melt tanks and carries. And that’s why he’s our recommended pick of the game.
Beware that he can still be countered against the top two picks of the list, but still, play him properly and you will come on top in most of your games.
2. Dr. Mundo
Between the two pick of this list there’s really not much differences so you may exchange these two in spots and would mean exactly the same. With this out of the way, let’s talk about Dr. Mundo.
The 2th spot in this belongs to the Madman of Zaun, since the release of new items in Preseason Dr. Mundo has been dominating the top lane. Even after December 14th hotfix, that nerfed him pretty heavily, he’s still going where he pleases and being the first spot in many of tier lists across all brackets of play.
A match of heavens, Dr. Mundo and Hearsteel
There’s no better champ right now that uses this item so well, Heartsteel charged autoattack passive and unlimited health growth simply makes Dr. Mundo a scary foe throughout all the game.
Even when building anti-healing and %dmg items, there’s not much to do against Dr. Mundo, especially in lower elos where there’s no teammate coordination to bring him down. Right now, Dr. Mundo it’s giga busted and free elo.
As a quite simple kit to learn, with only a few games of Dr. Mundo you are going to dominate games quite fast when picking this champion.
After reading the last spot you wouldn’t think of a better champion that Dr. Mundo right now. Well, as I mentioned these top picks are really the best, now I’m gonna explain why Fiora it’s the best top in League of Legends.
As you may understand by now, this season meta it’s dictated by tanks but that’s mainly due the strenght of items right now. If your champ perfectly fits a broken item, reasons are that this champion it’s going to be a dominant force, and that’s exactly the case with Fiora and Ravenous Hydra.
Ravenous Hydra it’s bonkers, in spite of the fact that this item has been heavily nerfed it’s still a go-to pick for most bruisers and duelist. Right now as I’m writing this down Fiora it’s the best duelist in the game, the stacks of Ravenous Hydra and the sole nature of top lane in Preseason (Experience buff), makes the Grand duelist a OP champion.
Her drawback as always, she’s not the best team fighter, and you need to invest games to user her kit properly. But one thing I can assure you, if you somehow learn this champion in a high level, you can fly through Low Elo and even High Elo with only this champion.
The best splitpusher, true damage and Ravenous Hydra abuser in the game. Use Fiora, or Dr. Mundo, before they get inevitably nerfed for Season 13.
This makes our Five Best Low Elo Top Lane picks to climb in League of Legends. As you may noticed, the low elo list it’s mostly made of bruisers or tanks, and while before it was tied to the fact that it’s lower elo, this picks are still heavily contested in higher elo too.
Wish you good these last days of the preseason, and hopefully you are having a great time in your off days.