The Best League of Legends Champions, Part 1

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The Best <i>League of Legends</i> Champions, Part 1

Last month we ranked every Dota 2 hero. This month: League of Legends, as ranked by our resident League expert Eric Van Allen.

League of Legends has come a long way from the early betas. Champions have seen multiple reworks, items have been added and removed, and entire spells and maps have been changed to accommodate new shifts in the overall strategy of the game, or “meta.”

With a promising preseason patch just out and a number of changes on the way, we thought it would be nice to reflect on the game in the only way possible: ranking it! Through a complicated algorithm based on skills, emergent gameplay opportunities, design, playstyle, uniqueness and how good the author is with them (just kidding—I’m terrible with everyone), we’ve ranked every champion as of the addition of Kindred.

Here’s part one of our rankings of every champion in League of Legends.

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Part 5