Top 10 Strongest Champions in League of Legends (updated)

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Ever played League of Legends? Then you know that there are strong champions to choose from and contend against. Let’s get to know them:

10
Swain: the Master Tactician

A cunning strategist, Swain is known for his implacable face. So much so that it’s been rumored to be a mask that hides an inhuman creature. It doesn’t help that there’s a small, scowling bird that seemed affixed to his shoulder. He inspires even more dread by taking the form of a raven temporarily (Ravenous Flock), dealing damage and healing Swain when needed. Swain can easily disable a single attacker so high mobility is needed to deal with him as an enemy. His impact in top and mid lane remains unchanged while his tankiness and CC are as potent as ever and his base healing on his ultimate still feels strong. All in all, he’s a very difficult champion to deal with.

9
Vladimir: the Crimson Reaper

Vladimir is a champion you don’t want to risk dealing with. He can be strong and utterly infuriating as an enemy. A blood-thirsty vampire, he can easily spiral out of control and wreak havoc, becoming an unkillable monster. His late game can be very strong and his Sanguine Pool lets him to dodge most abilities, while Hemoplague easily gives him an insane amount of life back during teamfights. Moreover, his Transfusion lets him steal life from the target enemy while his Tides of Blood allows him to charge up a reservoir of blood that can deal damage in the area around him when he is released.

8
Anivia: the Cryophoenix

A being of the coldest winter, Anivia is a mystical embodiment of ice magic and ancient protector of the Freljord. She commands all the power and fury of the land itself and calls the snow and bitter wind to defend her home from those who harm it. Benevolent and mysterious, Anivia keeps vigil over the Freljord through life, death, and rebirth. She summons a sphere of ice that chills and damages the enemies. Her Glacial Storm, on the other hand, slows her enemies’ advance and damages them through a rain of ice and hail. Anivia’s Crystallize can also condense the moisture in the air into an impassable wall of ice to block all movement, lasting a short duration before it melts.

7
Malzahar: the Prophet of the Void

Born a seer and blessed with the gift of prophecy, Malzahar’s talent promised to be one of Runeterra’s greatest boons. He’s a very strong champion in general and can deal high amounts of damage in teamfights. He utilizes his Voidlings (Void Swarm) to attack nearby enemies and uses Nether Grasp to channel the essence of the Void to suppress enemy champions, killing them before they can pose a threat to his team. His Malefic Visions infects the enemy’s mind with cruel visions of their demise, dealing damage over time. Malzahar currently has the highest win rate in top lane and third highest mid lane.

6
Hecarim: the Shadow of War

A monstrous fusion of man and beast and cursed to ride for eternity, Hecarim is an armored colossus who charges from the Shadow Isles at the head of a deathly host of spectral horsemen to hunt the living. He revels in slaughter and crushing souls beneath his armoured hooves. He’s a truly terrifying presence on the Rift and one you should definitely watch out for. For instance, his high mobility allows him to quickly dive into the backline and kill enemy squishies while he deflects incoming attacks for his team. His Devastating Charge allows him to increase Movement Speed and knock the target back on his next attack while dealing additional physical damage.

5
Volibear: the Thunder’s Roar

The League’s resident polar bear, Volibear is a furious adversary who commands the force of lightning to strike fear within his enemies. As a warrior and a mystic, he seeks to defend the ancient ways and the warrior spirit of his tribe. His Thunder Claws let him deal out a chain of lightning, damaging a number of nearby enemies. His Rolling Thunder, on the other hand, gives him bonus speed when chasing enemy champions while his Frenzy gives him additional attack speed. During teamfights, Volibear makes for an excellent hybrid tank that can sponge incoming attacks and deal percent and base damage to even the tankiest of champions.

4
Irelia: the Will of the Blades

Irelia was the daughter of Master Lito, a swordsman whose teachings were sought by ruling classes from nearly every city-state, and cursed with dark Noxian Necromancy. Rising from the brink of death in a war against the Noxian forces, her father’s weapon (Bladesurge) lifted into the air and danced around her effortlessly. Irelia’s Hiten Style doubles her Health restoration and gives her basic attacks true damage while her Equilibrium Strike slows, stuns and deals damage to her enemies. Thanks to Trinity Force, Irelia is able to deal more consistent damage and add speed to her attack and movement. The buffs to her health and movement allow her to output the highest amount of damage on her team.

3
Ashe: the Frost Archer

Queen of the Freljord, Ashe is known for her top tier trading potential, excellent self-initiating ultimate and synergy between Frost Shot and Runaan’s Hurricane. She is a master archer, striking her enemies from her ancient ice-enchanted bow with power and precision. Her Volley easily fires 9 arrows in a cone for increased damage. Her Enchanted Crystal Arrow then fires a missile of ice in a straight line, which when it collides with an enemy champion can stun and deal considerable damage. It can also affect surrounding enemy units. Ashe is a popular pick in all divisions.

2
Zyra: Rise of the Thorns

One of the most impactful champions, Zyra can play defensively, initiate fights and counter-engage. As such, he’s a very flexible champion who can fulfil many roles, giving her the potential to become a secondary AP carry. She can hold her own in lane against the enemy bot lane with her high base and area of effect damage. This makes her very difficult to deal with. Her Grasping Roots let her ensnare enemies, deal damage and root them through the ground with vines. Her Deadly Spines come in the form of thick vines spreading through the ground and exploding into spines which deal magic damage to enemies within the area.

1
Gangplank: the Saltwater Scourge

Gangplank may be a dethroned reaver king but he is as unpredictable as he is brutal. So much so that he is feared far and wide and can cause panic by just the mere sight of his black sails on the horizon. This makes him the strongest and most powerful champion in this list. Where he goes, death and ruin follow. One of the few champions with a truly global ultimate, he makes a great pick for those wanting to control the Dragon and Baron buffs. His Powder Keg uncovers a powder keg at target location which when he attacks will explode and spread damage. His Cannon Barrage signals his ship to bombard an area which slows then damages his enemies. Truly, he is one serious force to be reckoned with.

Our final thoughts

Now that you know the strongest League of Legends champions you know what to choose when playing the game. What’s more, you’ll know the type of enemy champion to deal with. Both will definitely help you get through the game.

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