Hey summoners! Season is wrapping up and last changes for 12.21 aren’t really going to the Solo Q meta, besides Bel’Veth nerfs and Ahri buffs, and in preparation for your last push of the season we’re gonna give you the Five Best Top picks for Low Elo Climb in LoL.
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 LoL Patch 12.20
Disclaimer: The info for this top was based on the SenpAI data for champions. It collects data from all regions.
The unstoppable rock champion is our 5th pick on this list. The Shard of the Monolith is a solid champion in the top lane, if you use him with his Comet build setup. Malphite doesn’t have a terrible early laning phase, and can even start to dominate after some items and levels.
What makes Malphite a great Solo que pick is how impactful a Unstoppable Force (R) is at any time of the game, if you knock up three or five champions, with your ult alone you single handedly carry a team fight. Also, the cripple of Ground Slam (E) and Seismic Shard (Q) slow makes him a useful tank to mitigate the effectiveness of ADCs and melee champs that rely on attack speed.
The main weakness of Malphite is that he is not particularly a great carry himself, works more as a facilitator. His pros is that you can pick him up almost immediately and be pretty effective on your games.
In consequence, if you need an easy champion to play in a frontline role, that will impact team fights no matter what, and get you some free LP, then Malphite is your guy.
4. Dr. Mundo
The Madman of Zaun is having a resurgence, after being dominant for many patches until 12.12 nerfs come along. But as Season it’s wrapping up, he’s having great success again and currently holds a 53.79% win rate.
Mundo is his strongest when he has one-two items and begins to be a menace in the team fights, chasing carries and being an immortal nuisance.
Stopping Mundo is not an easy feat. When Dr. Mundo has Maximum Dosage (R) activated, he gains HP regen, attack damage and mobility – so he’s stronger and beefier- and if he has Goes Where He Pleases (passive) with Ghost (Summoner spell) active, he’s going to be really really hard to stop.
When laning with the Madman of Zaun you need to play carefully in lane. Yes, you have strength on your Infected Bonesaw (Q) but if you miss a few it can backfire quickly, so you need to put in positions where it’s easier to land your Qs and begin to draw down enemy foes HP.
Despite the fact that he’s really strong with items and a really good diver, he still lacks a reliable source of engage. and can be chain CC’d or kited to deny him access to the backlines. So, good position and looking for flanks it’s really important when fighting objectives with Dr. Mundo.
Anyway, he’s a really strong champion and if you bring him out not many people will know how to face it, so abuse it. This is our recommended Dr. Mundo build.
As the season is ending you want a champion that can take over games by itself, and one way to do it is by strong lane pressure. One of the kings of sidelane pressure is Yorick.Right now the Shepherd of Souls is at 51,96% wr, and in low elo he’s having a great time.
Contrary to the last two picks, Yorick has not that much great influence in team fights besides doing dmg or peeling carries, for instance he doesn’t have a game-changing ult.
However, what he does have is great side lane pressure, and in lower brackets when someone plays splitpush, this creates chaos and disorder, something you can take advantage of to get more LP.
Besides his powerful pressure on turrets, he has an annoying gameplan in the laning phase. He farms with Last Rites (Q) and stacks souls, then pokes you using Mourning Mist (E) and summons Mist Walkers to hit your mark. So before you know it, he will either kill you or get the turret.
Once you’re in mid game, Yorick with Divine Sunderer and Hull Breaker along with the Maiden of the Mist you melt turrets, so that’s always a win condition from the shepherd. Still, be careful as he lacks mobility and in the late game he’s not as strong as the remaining two picks.
If you thought playing against Yorick was obnoxious, wait to play as a melee against Illaoi. The Kraken Priestess is one of those champions you don’t want to face in lane, her game plan of using Test of Spirit (E) to smash your spirit, or simply bullying you with her Tentacles, makes laning more a dodge skillshot contest than anything else.
And if you guess wrong, she surely will make you pay for it. Right now, Illaoi is having a great time in the top lane holding a 53.41% in the rift. Thus making her the second pick on this Top LoL Low Elo list.
Once she has her Divine Sunderer and her Tentacle Smash, she can terrorize top laners really hard. And on top of it, even if the jungler dares to stop the bleeding, she can turn the tides with her tentacle’s healing, and the use of Leap of Faith (R).
Main drawbacks of Illaoi are: lack of mobility and doesn’t have great engage. Her pros, great team fight damage (can melt entire teams alone). Therefore, unlike Yorick that doesn’t have the greatest of team fights, she has more presence.
It’s like having the best of both worlds (Although Yorick destroy turrets quicker). But one champ that melts turrets, has great team fights and, if left unchecked, it’s an unstoppable hyper carry, it’s our last pick of the list.
Our dominant pick of the patch, and also the number one on this list of Top Low Elo LoL picks, is Nasus. Since changes on Siphoning Strike (Q) range, Wither (W) slow and Fury of the Sands (R) ticking damage, the Curator of the Sands has been a steady force of nature in the Top lane.
Besides having almost no counterplay after one-two items, the Juggernaut is easy to pick, perfect for low elo players, and for those that want to get a last push in season.
Keep in mind though, you need to learn how to navigate his most difficult matches and how to approach team fighting with this Ascended being, because although he can ghost and ult to chase players, good disengage can still stop him.
But to be honest, after you learn how to deal with rough matchups, you’ll be smooth sailing through mid game, either taking turrets or champions with his Siphoning Strike stacked.
It cannot be emphasized enough that he’s really broken, especially in Low Elo where it’s hard for players to coordinate and shutdown his early game.
Therefore, if you are already used to playing late game carry champions or fighters like Nasus, you better pick him up and win some free LP.
This makes our Five Best Low Elo Top Lane picks to climb. As you may noticed, the low elo list it’s mostly made of juggernauts or tanks, but that’s because they are very solid to play in lower skill brackets of play.
Wish you good this remaining weeks of the season.