League of Legends Counters List

Ahri

Counters

  • Leblanc
  • Kassadin
  • Yorick
  • They key to beating Ahri is picking a champ that can either sustain her poke, or burst her down quickly to limit her mobility.

Akali

Counters

  • Lee Sin
  • Cassiopeia
  • Mordekaiser
  • Pink wards
  • They key to beating Akali is picking champions that have a large amount of area of effect damage so they can do damage to her while she is in her stealth. Champions that also do well are champions that are hard to burst down quickly like Mordekasier. Lee Sin works really well cause he can reveal her in stealth. Buy pink wards when facing Akali and drop one when she goes into stealth.

Alistar

Counters

  • Sona
  • Lulu
  • Irelia
  • Olaf
  • Ignite
  • Alistar is countered by champions that can poke him early and lane and deny him his early aggression. Once Alistar gets his ultimate champions like Olaf and Irelia who do true damage are very effective at killing him. Ignite is also very good in killing him while he is in his ult.

Amumu

Counters

  • Lee Sin
  • Shaco
  • Udyr
  • Stealing first blue buff
  • Champions that do well against Amumu are champions that can disrupt his jungle and kill him while he is in his jungle. If you shut down Amumu early he will be less effective late game and easy to handle. If you leave him alone he will wreak havoc on your team.

Anivia

Counters

  • Talon
  • Riven
  • Kassadin
  • Assassins are great at killing Anivia in lane. Champions that are able to burst her down quickly and maintain enough damage to kill the egg. She has low armor so Ad casters work very well.

Annie

Counters

  • Kassadin
  • Leblanc
  • Annie is countered by champions that can burst her down quickly and that have silences that she simply cannot deal with. If Annie can't cast abilities she becomes far less effective.

Ashe

Counters

  • Graves
  • Ezreal
  • Corki
  • Ashe has trouble dealing with "all in" champions that can commit heavily to the battle. Because only one of her abilities does damage she is very vulnerable at the early stages of the game.

Blitzcrank

Counters

  • Alistar
  • Lulu
  • Sona
  • Amumu
  • Blitzcrank has trouble with champions that are able to harass him and that are detrimental to pull. Pulling a champ like Alistar is very bad and can cause harm if done. This really limits pulls and reduces effectiveness.

Brand

Counters

  • Kassadin
  • Leblanc
  • Yorick
  • Nocturne
  • Champions that can silence Brand are very hard to play against. He relies on bursting quickly and champs that can get in quick and kill him are nearly impossible to play against. Yorick can sustain his damage and nocturne makes team fighting very difficult.

Caitlyn

Counters

  • Varus
  • Ashe
  • Ezreal
  • Champions that are good against Cait are champions that can out range her and avoid a lot of her long range harass. Varus was actually very effective vs Caitlyn and I consider him to be one of her top counters.

Cassiopeia

Counters

  • Leblanc
  • Brand
  • Ziggs
  • The best counter to Cass is champions that can either burst her down very quickly or champions that can poke from a distance without taking much damage. Ziggs is very good against Cass.

Cho Gath

Counters

  • Garen
  • Tryndamere
  • Warwick
  • Cho is countered by champions that can play really aggressive early like Garen. He is also counted by champions that can out sustain him. Champs like Trynd and WW are great against him.

Corki

Counters

  • Graves
  • Ezreal
  • Not many champions counter Corki because he is so versatile These champions merely do well against him. Overall he is a good pick and hard to beat.

Darius

Counters

  • Yorick
  • Warwick
  • Zilean
  • Jayce
  • Tryndamere
  • Guardian Angels
  • Darius is countered by champions with high sustain and champions that can poke him. He is also countered by champions that can make his ultimate less effective. Zilean and Guardian Angles are very effective.

Dr. Mundo

Counters

  • Miss Fortune
  • Fizz
  • Ignite
  • Executioners Calling
  • Mundo is countered by champions with healing buffs and anything that can make his massive healing and regeneration less effective.

Draven

Counters

  • Graves
  • Corki
  • Ezreal
  • Draven is basically countered by what I like to call "all in" champions that can close gaps really quickly and commit to fights. Draven is really good a poking someone down and using his speed buff to just catch up and finish the kill, stop this and you will beat him.

Elise

Counters

  • Akali
  • Cho Gath
  • Yorick
  • All you have to do to beat Elise is counter her early game aggression and poke. Akali is a great counter because once she hits six Elise is unable to trade at all.


Evelynn

Counters

  • Lee Sin
  • Pink Wards
  • Oracles
  • With the changes to stealth it is harder for eve to sneak up and get an advantage but champions like lee counter all stealth champions. Pink wards and oracles are also very good.

Ezreal

Counters

  • Graves
  • When I though about champions that counter Ezreal the list is very short. He basically excels at everything and is very hard to simply counter.

Fiddlesticks

Counters

  • Pantheon
  • Kassadin
  • Janna
  • Fiddle can't deal with spamable cc that can stop his drain and ultimate. Janna is one of the most effective champions and shutting his ult down and keeping him from getting out of control.

Fizz

Counters

  • Ryze
  • Mordekaiser
  • Fizz is countered by champions with high harass and tankiness. Since Fizz is melee it limits his options and if you can harass him low enough then he can commit and do what he does best which is to assassinate.

Galio

Counters

  • Pantheon
  • AD carry mid meta
  • Corki
  • Galio is countered by champions that do attack damage because champions that do magic are less effective against his passive. Pantheon is very good because he can harass and close the gap and kill.

Gangplank

Counters

  • Yorick
  • Malphite
  • Champions that are very tanky or have a lot of sustain are very good against gangplank. Yorick can just sustain the harass of the parlay and so can Malphite with help from his passive. Gangplank is a safer pick because he can farm at a distance but these match ups can be very difficult.

Garen

Counters

  • Yorick
  • Warwick
  • Champions that have good sustain and champions that can win all out engagements are good vs Garen. He is another "all in" champion that can be shut down rather easily.

Gragas

Counters

  • Mordekaiser
  • Morde is the best counter because he is rather tanky and just gives Gragas a hard time in lane.

Graves

Counters

  • Ezreal
  • Corki
  • Graves is not an easy champion to counter and is good in most situations. Ezreal is good because of his attack speed debuff and Corki is good because of his true damage. Graves a safer pick and hard to strait up counter.

Heimerdinger

Counters

  • Mordekasier
  • Nidalee
  • Champions with good poke or tanking abilities are good against heimer. You do not want to pick champions that have to get close to do damage. Your best bet are champions that can deal from further away.

Irelia

Counters

  • Darius
  • Yorick
  • Renekton
  • Darius is a really great pick against Irelia. His ult makes it easy to win trades and essentially win lane in the end. Wickd one of the best Irelia players, thinks that Renekton is quite possibly the best counter against Irelia.

Janna

Counters

  • Graves
  • Taric
  • Sona
  • Kill lanes are probably the best counter to Janna in lane. If you are able to burst Janna down before she becomes effective you win lane. Janna works well with kite comps as well, so expect this when Janna is picked. Hard engages like Malphite ult of Amumu are very good vs poke comps because you can force a fight. Also poke comps can work well against poke comps to even the trades.

Jarvan

Counters

  • Darius
  • Yorick
  • Jarvan is basically countered by anyone that can out sustain him or out damage him. Jarvan has kind of fell out of favor recently because other top laners are just tankier and have more utility. Most tops fair well against him but like any champions play style contributes greatly to success.

Jax

Counters

  • Malphite
  • Darius
  • Yorick
  • Malphite is the best counter to Jax because he just can't do anything against the tankiness that Malphite has and his attack speed debuff. Malphite vs Jax is a very easy lane and is terrifying against Jax.

Jayce

Counters

  • Yorick
  • Riven
  • Udyr
  • Jayce fairs well in most situations making him somewhat hard to counters. Yorick is really good against him because of the sustain damage and healing.

Karthus

Counters

  • Kassadin
  • Leblanc
  • Ap Janna
  • Kassadin is a great pick against Karthus but you have to shut him down early to make up for his great late game. The best counter to Karthus in my Opinion is AP Janna. Her ult especially with ability power is the best counter to a Karthus ult along with a Soraka Heal. Janna can also farm at a distance and negate a lot of damage with her shield.

Kassadin

Counters

  • Gangplank
  • Talon
  • Pantheon
  • Switching Mid Lane and Bottom Lane
  • The best counters to Kassadin are AD type casters that can make his passive useless and win 1v1 engagements. Gangplank can just parlay all day and win the lane. The negative side to Kassadin is that he can be poked out of lane and denied very easily. You can also put your bot lane mid and your mid lane bot and Kassadin will be useless.

Katarina

Counters

  • Cho Gath
  • Malzahar
  • Katarina is countered by Cho gath because he has 2 inter ups for her ult as well as the ability to sustain any poke that Kat can do. Malz is good as well because if you ult after she uses hers then you essentially win.

Kayle

Counters

  • Yorick
  • Kennen
  • Vlad
  • Kayle does not fair well against champions that can farm from a distance and that can out poke her. Picking someone ranged is smart so she cannot push you out of lane and own you.

Kennen

Counters

  • Yorick
  • Leblanc
  • Kassadin
  • Ryze
  • Yorick counters Kennen along with a list of other champions, but he is also countered by assassins like Leblanc and Kassadin. Ryze is also very good because the rune prison is very effective against Kennen's dash.

Kog Maw

Counters

  • Ezreal
  • Graves
  • Corki
  • Kog Maw is very strong late game. Probably the strongest ad carry, but his weakness is that he has low mobility and no escape. Champions that can close gaps easily and champions that have a lot of kill potential can shut him down. If you are playing against a kill lane play as passive as possible while maintaining even trades.

LeBlanc

Counters

  • Kassadin
  • Yorick
  • Kassadin passive is great against burst casters cause it makes it very difficult to 1 shot. Kassadin wins every trade with Leblanc and Yorick can outsustain the damage she has while he is also kind of tanky.

Lee Sin

Counters

  • Yorick
  • Darius
  • Riven
  • Olaf
  • Lee sin got hit really hard by some of the recent nerfs making it very hard for him to win top lane vs these match ups. These champions just provide more and do more damage.

Leona

Counters

  • Alistar
  • Lulu
  • Sona
  • The way to win against Leona is to play really aggressive before she gets her combo or when it is on cooldown. Without her cc she is basically a sitting duck and is useless. If you capitalize on this she is very easy to beat.

Lulu

Counters

  • Sona
  • Taric
  • The pros have said that Lulu is just a weaker version of Sona and I find this to be true. Sona does more poke damage and I like her ultimate better. When playing Lulu vs Taric the poke seems to do not enough damage for his sustain and his utility is just better.

Lux

Counters

  • Ryze
  • Leblanc
  • Ryze can take her damage and Leblanc can close the gap to kill her, those are they keys to beating Lux and if you can do this you will be successful.

Malphite

Counters

  • Kennen
  • Yorick
  • Kennen is very good vs malphite because you can auto attack his shield down and do damage without taking much in return. Kennen is a menace if he uses his auto attacks correctly.

Miss Fortune

Counters

  • Graves
  • Ezreal
  • Varus
  • Miss Fortune is countered by champions that can handle her early game and scale better into late game. Mf has a really good early game and if you can survive that you will be better late game.

Mordekasier

Counters

  • Cassiopeia
  • Malzahar
  • Morde is very hard to counter and the best way to win lane against him is by either breaking his shield or doing your damage before he has a chance to charge it up. Also, watch for him taking wraiths and try to set up ganks to kill him there.

Morgana

Counters

  • Ahri
  • Talon
  • Ahri is very effective against Morgana because she can dash away from her soul shackles with her ult. Morgana has very long cool downs and if you make her abilities less efffective it is really easy to just commit to the fight and kill her.

Nunu

Counters

  • Ezreal
  • Alistar
  • Sona
  • Janna
  • They key to beating Nunu in lane is to have more poke than his iceballs can do. If Nunu uses those spells on you then he runs out of mana very quickly and if you can negate the damage with something like a Janna shield or a Sona heal it is very easy to win lane. Also, Ezreals attack speed debuff is a counter to the Bloodboil.

Olaf

Counters

  • Darius
  • Garen
  • Champions with very high damage ultimates like Garen and Darius are very effective against Olaf. Olaf operates at very low health and is very hard to kill when he is low. Champions like Darius can just ult him down and essentially make his biggest advantage useless.

Orianna

Counters

  • Ryze
  • Orianna is very hard to counter because she can face many match ups with little disadvantages. Overall she has a very good skill set and is really difficult to strait up counter.

Pantheon

Counters

  • Mordekaiser
  • Vlad
  • Mordekaiser is extremely effective vs Pantheon because Panteons passive does not work against Mordekaisers Q. This allows Morde to spam his e and negate the poke from Pantheons spear.

Poppy

Counters

  • Irelia
  • Olaf
  • Ignite
  • Poppy is countered by champions that can do true damage. Poppy's passive reduces a lot of damage and gives her armor so if you have true damage to burst her down then you will win lane.

Renekton

Counters

  • Gangplank
  • Vlad
  • Renekton is counter by champions that have ranged poke and can do damage to him from a distance. Gangplank is very good because he can parlay him down from a distance and slow him if he comes in to do damage.

Riven

Counters

  • Malphite
  • Udyr
  • Riven is countered by champions that are not bursted quickly and can trade damage against her well. Malphite is really tanky and can survive a lot of Riven's damage so he very effective against her.

Rumble

Counters

  • Cho Gath
  • Vlad
  • Cho is very good against Rumble because he can silence and the silence makes rumble really ineffective. Vlad is also good because he can pool flame spitter and return a lot of the damage against him.

Ryze

Counters

  • Cassiopeia
  • Annie
  • Leblanc
  • Ryze is countered by champions that can either out range him or that can do more sustain damage then him. Cass is very effective because she can deal enough damage to win trades against. Leblanc is only good against Ryze if she can win early and deny him farm.

Shen

Counters

  • Darius
  • Olaf
  • Shen is extremely hard to counter in lane because he can farm from a distance and is very tanky. Olaf does true damage which is really effective against Shen. Darius is a strong pick because he can interrupt the Shen ult and win trades.

Singed

Counters

  • Darius
  • Garen
  • Singed is countered by champions that are effective at close ranged and deal a lot of damage. They key to beating Singed is to either 1v1 him or be able to poke him out of lane.

Sion

Counters

  • Mordekaiser
  • Ryze
  • Cassiopeia
  • They key to beating Sion is either wait for his shield to go on cool down before you engage or to do enough damage to break through the shield and trade effectively.

Sivir

Counters

  • Sona
  • Ezreal
  • Corki
  • Sona is really good against Sivir because her power cord cannot be blocked by Sivir's spell shield. Champions that do well are champions that can cast a lot of abilities so the spell shield becomes less effective. Ezreal is also good because his attack speed debuff balanced out Sivir's ultimate.

Sona

Counters

  • Blitzcrank
  • Ezreal
  • Graves
  • The best champions against Sona are champions that can either tank her poke or champions that can go all in and engage on her.

Soraka

Counters

  • Sona
  • Taric
  • Alistar
  • Champions best against Soraka are champions that can commit to a fight and engage on her when her heal is damage. Also doing a lot of magic damage is good as well so the armor buff on her heal is less effective.

Swain

Counters

  • Tristana
  • Fizz
  • Executioners Calling
  • Ignite
  • The best champions against Swain are the ones that can reduce his healing and that can play really aggressive before he hits six.

Talon

Counters

  • Pantheon
  • Galio
  • Vision Wards
  • Oracles
  • Lee Sin
  • Galio seems strange as a counter, but Galio's shield heals him over time which is really good against Talons Q. Pantheon is also good because he can block an ability and poke.

Taric

Counters

  • Sona
  • Corki
  • Ignite
  • When facing Taric you want to be able to do magic damage or true damage to break his massive amounts of armor.

Teemo

Counters

  • Kennen
  • Darius
  • Yorick
  • Teemo does not have the best laning phase in the game and these champions have the potential to just destroy him. They key to beating Teemo is to not let him poke you without doing damage back.

Thresh

Counters

  • Ezreal
  • Leona
  • Lulu
  • Thresh is countered by early game poke and aggression. Lulu and Leona are great picks against him.

Tristana

Counters

  • Janna
  • Graves
  • Janna is great because she can stop her rocket jump with a tornado or monsoon. Graves is also good because if Trist jumps on Graves he can just turn on her.

Tyrndamere

Counters

  • Gangplank
  • Kennen
  • Vlad
  • Champions that can poke from a distance are the best counters. At early levels there is just not enough sustain to deal with ranged poke.

Twisted Fate

Counters

  • Kassadin
  • Leblanc
  • Champions that can assassinate TF are the best counters. These champions also have silences which can interrupt a teleport.

Twitch

Counters

  • Graves
  • Corki
  • Vision Wards
  • Oracles
  • Champions that can trade with Twitch and one that can jump on him and kill him are the best. You can also shut down his invisibility with a pink ward or an oracles.

Urgot

Counters

  • Graves
  • Urgot is very hard to counter but the way to beat him is do dodge his Acid Hunter and engage on him during the right times.

Varus

Counters

  • Ezreal
  • Corki
  • Champions that fair well have been the ones that can kill Varus and trade with him effectively. Varus has no escape and using this to your advance is the key to beating him.

Vayne

Counters

  • Graves
  • Corki
  • Vanye does not have a lot of abilities that do damage which makes her early game rough and champions with good early games and lots of ability based damage are really effective in shutting her down and from becoming a late game monster.

Veigar

Counters

  • Ryze
  • Mordekasier
  • Ryze is probably the best against Veigar because he does not have to use ability power to be effective. This makes Veigar's ultimate less effective.

Viktor

Counters

  • Vlad
  • Ryze
  • Cassiopeia
  • The best champions are champions that can tank Viktors damage and kill him. They key is to poke him down to where he gets low and then commit for the kill.

Vlad

Counters

  • Mordekaiser
  • Lee Sin
  • Lee just beats Vlad in 1v1 engagements are Mordekaiser can block a lot of the poke with his shield.

Warwick

Counters

  • Teemo
  • Irelia
  • Shen
  • Ignite
  • The best counters for Warwick are champions that can trade with him and champions that can deal with his poke.

Wukong

Counters

  • Malphite
  • Irelia
  • Olaf
  • Champions that can do a lot of damage and fight Wukong when he engages are the best counters.

Xerath

Counters

  • Kassadin
  • Lebanc
  • Xerath is good at doing damage from ranged and if you can close the gap and burst him down you will win lane.

Xin Zhao

Counters

  • Irelia
  • Yorick
  • Malphite
  • Xin is a very aggressive champion but you can use this to take advantage of him. When his commits he is very vulnerable to counter damage.

Yorick

Counters

  • Udyr
  • Riven
  • The best counters to Yorick are champions with shields because they can deal with a lot of his damage and engage on him when his moves are on cool down.

Ziggs

Counters

  • Nidalee
  • Kassadin
  • Lebanc
  • The best champions against Ziggs are ones that can kill him or champions that offer just as much poke as he does.

Zilean

Counters

  • Janna
  • Soraka
  • Champions that can beat Zilean are champions that can shield or heal the poke he does with his bombs. Once his bombs are used he is very exposed to aggression.

Zyra

Counters

  • Xerath
  • Xerath is very good because he can do damage from a distance and poke Zyra without taking a lot of damage.

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Comments 18 comments

wapo! 4 years ago

Where is malza?


pienta 3 years ago

where is diana?


ahri 3 years ago

where is nidalee ?


crazy 3 years ago

donde esta walli? xd


Nikolai0169 3 years ago

where is Karma?


Commmmm 3 years ago

where is ZAC?


Rengar 3 years ago

wheres Rengar?


kujk 3 years ago

wheres nasus


yidus 3 years ago

where is kha zix ?


yuvanbalaji 3 years ago

Where is master yi ???


ok 3 years ago

lawl


Lagx101 3 years ago

Where is shaco?


zIIMaxPlayerIIz 3 years ago

Where is wally?


Not Waldo 3 years ago

Where is Waldo?


Fakdisshet 3 years ago

How can you not put Diana as a counter to Katarina.


ramos 3 years ago

hayatım da boyle lol gıbı mal oyun gormedım


Pls update this list 2 years ago

I love ur blogs I have read evry single 1 that's about 30-40 blogs ty so muc helped a lot . But pls pls update this add all the names mentioned above and the new champs

Regards

Wufo

Your fan


Stanley 2 years ago

Where's nidalee??? Does she not have a counter?

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