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Best Mid Lane Champions League of Legends

Updated on April 17, 2014

Elise

Elise is an extremely powerful champion that can be a great pick if you can use her properly. There is nothing more terrifying than a fed Elise. The key to using her properly is to use her venom to poke and keep harassing the enemy, then collapsing on them to pick up kills. Her strong suit is the fact that she has such a strong kit and is very versatile.

Evelynn

Very strong pick. Can use stealth to get in ideal position and absolutely wreck a team with her ultimate. She is also a very strong ganker, so using this to your advantage will serve you well.

  • Pick her in the ideal match ups as to not get countered.
  • Gank other lanes and set up kills for your team.
  • Make sure you get her ultimate on everyone in a team fight and try to focus out squishies.

Karthus

Karthus is a great champion in league of legends because he has an insane amount of damage and an area of effect ultimate that completely change the corse of the the game.Not only can he change skirmishes anywhere along the map while just pressing R. The thing that separates good karthus players from great ones is the ability to farm.To be successful with Karthus you must be able to simply farm everything. Your goal should be around 10 cs a minute. Farm is what separates you from your enemenys and really gives you a great lead.

  • Do not ult to steal kills. If you do this you will not have it up when it really matters and will just make you look stupid.
  • Do not ult if you can be interrupted. Make sure you are hidded if ulting while not in your passive.
  • Always farm wraiths if they are available.


Ahri

Ahri is very powerful champion that can turn the tides of a game by her ability to gank lanes and give constant pressure to the other lanes. The key with Ahri is to push your lane as quickly as possible and gank other lanes. These kills you get from ganking will help your other lane win and basically win the game. While farming is important with Ahri, the key is to farm and gank. Mastering this skill will make you a great Ahri player and carry you to victory.

  • Always gank if lanes are overextended.
  • Care for counters like Leblanc and Kassadin.

Orianna

Orianna is a great champion for players in lower elo because she is extremely easy to farm with. Her passive makes last hitting very easy and last hitting is the key to outclassing your opponents and winning games. The key with Orianna is to powerfarm and gank other lanes and pay attention to the map. Counter-ganking is important but only gank if you sure you will get a kill because you never want to sacrifice farm for an unsuccessful gank.

  • Constantly farm and only roam when kills are guaranteed.
  • Use your shield to sheild an ally then use your ult for better positioning.

Anivia

Anivia has great damage and great crowd control. The key about Anivia is the ability to stall out games. It is amlost impossible to push against Anivia which is key to using her properly. Her base damage is extremely high and her wall has the ability to sway the game.

  • Be careful until you hit 6 and care for early aggression.
  • Try to farm as much as possible for late game.

Lux

Lux is a great champion and can really carry game is you use her abilities effectively. She has a lot of skill shots which can be tricky to land but if you land them can be very devastating. An Extremely high amount of burst damage and the ability to catch someone off guard and set up a kill.

  • Practice landing skill shots
  • Make sure you can land your poke to gain and advantage in lane.

Mordekaiser

Like Karthus, Morde is a great farmer and the truth is that champions that farm extremely well win games. When you have a great cs advantage your trades are more effectiveand it is a lot easier to win lane. Morde can clear waves and farm wraith camps to create an extremely large cs advantage.

  • If you are losing lane badly try and ult to gain back health and even the balance.
  • Try to hit cs and the enemy with your E to win the lane.

Twisted Fate

The thing that Twisted Fate excells at better than other champions in league of legends is the ability to gank other lanes. His ultimate really makes it difficult to play aggressive in the other lanes. You are always in constant fear of getting ganked. TF also has the ability to backdoor and do serious damage if left unchecked.

  • Always gank bot if the lane is pushed.
  • Avoid using your ult to get back to lane or gank lanes with low killing potential.
  • Split push at the end of the game and use your ult to get to team fights if they break out.

Katarina

Katarina is a great champion that has the ability to carry games if she is able to chain her abilities. She is really powerful at ganking and picking off targets that are low. However, if you go in at the wrong time you can easily get killed. This makes it really important to position properly and go in during the optimal moment.

  • Wait for the right moment to go in.
  • Use your dive move to dodge abilities and win engagements.
  • Always have wards in your inventory to escape sticky situations.

Ryze

The great thing about Ryze is his massive damage and also his tankiness. Ryze can basically pump out massive amounts of damage. His snare makes his lane really easy to gank and also allows him to pick off squishy targets rather easily. He is hard to last hit with and unless you can last hit well at tower you might lose a lot of power with him.

  • Try to use your snare to set up kills with your jungler
  • Be able to kite and cast your abilities at the same time.

Zyra

The only way to describe Zyra is an area of effect crowd control machine. She is able to lock targets down and really sway the fate of team fights. Zyra can also be played as a support.

  • Farm as much as you can possibly can.
  • Try to land your snare into your combo on squishy targets.

Other Strong Mid Picks

  • Zilean
  • Xerath
  • Ziggs
  • Kennen
  • Fizz
  • Brand
  • Leblanc
  • Veigar
  • Malzahar

Who is your favorite mid champion?

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Who is your favorite mid?

As with anything the best mid champions are subjective. Feel free to leave a comment below on what you think is the best mid champion and why.

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      Sweetie Pie 4 years ago

      I usually play mid as Morgana and do fairly well. Her w is amazing for last hitting the back ofminion waves, and dark binding is especially good for team fights later game.

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      Mark Passarelli 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Yeah Morgana is definitely a strong pick

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      Hi 4 years ago

      I don't agree with Veigar being out of favor because i've never lost a lane with him, including once with a Talon even. If you know how to use his stun correctly you can interrupt any gank/ultimate and capture entire teams in team fights with it. His q scales so well and his ultimate is what will be the end to any ap carry who builds aggressively.

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      Mark Passarelli 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      By out of favor I am not stating that he is bad at all. I am simply stating that he is not played as much as other mid champions.

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      Drygon 4 years ago

      Well actually i play mid with Brand, Malzahar, Kassadin, and Ryze, and i scale them from left to right...^^And i preffer Brand on mid, his skill shots are hard to aim, but once mastered, you dominate, last match was agaist an agresive ryze, but i always play agresive, not letting him to farm, the rresult, eventualy got 2 consecutive kills on him and desroyed the tower, cuse he was underfeed, gues what...I got feed!! Oh and, i do not use mregen glyphs, instead i always take magic rezist/armor depends on the other champ.Oh and Malzahar is one of the best pushers i've ever played. (Sivir)

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      kryptlin 4 years ago

      Im really liking diana right now, she can burst champs down so quick

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      Mark Passarelli 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Yeah I agree Diana is very strong. Thanks :D

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      Tigaras 4 years ago

      I don't agree with Ziggs of being "out of favor" . . . He is an amazing lane destroyer, farmer, ganker, and turret destroyer. The only reason I can see why people call him "out of favor" is because those players lack the potential to use him correctly and efficiently. I for one, am an amazing mid-lane Ziggs. His passive can kill the opposite champion of his lane and last hit incredibly easily, not to mention the amount of damage it deals to the tower.

      I also disagree with Veigar for obvious reason that do not need to be mentioned . . .

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      Mark Passarelli 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      out of favor means not played not bad... I said nothing about him being bad or not viable.

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      Baasbert 4 years ago

      What about syndra? If you can play her well you can get easy ganks + quick cs

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      Mark Passarelli 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Syndra is very strong the problem is that most people don't player her or don't know how to player her.

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      KH 4 years ago

      Do you have anything to say about Vladimir?

      Don't you recommend him?

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      Mark Passarelli 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Vladimir is a good mid he is just normally played in the top lane.

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      lmtsBOX52 4 years ago

      Cho'gath is a very powerful mid champion too. He has one of the longest silence in the games, has natural tankiness thanks to his ult, and has just a huge burst potential with his feast when built full ap

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      Joeri 4 years ago

      I don't see Cassiopeia? :P

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      Alibaba 4 years ago

      LUX!!!!! I love her. Best mid ever followed by ryze

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      Tetor 4 years ago

      i'd say lux because she is an anti-gank machine with her snare and slow, also almost all of the trades go in your if you use the shield right (it can be doubled). if you really want to be a good player you can gank other lanes using your ult since the cooldown is so low, or steal a dragon or buff (that's hilarious). easy to farm with, and can do tons of damage with her passive, also without it if you want to play defensive.

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      Thegman 4 years ago

      Cho Gath mid is a really strong champion to use too. It's so hard to gank him and it's near impossible to push him out of lane.

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      RoarOfTime 4 years ago

      FIZZ!

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      Darthagnan 4 years ago

      Where is fat man Gragas? I play very well with him...

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      TheHappyMeerkat 4 years ago

      fizz is the best ap mid i have the skin tundre i have a pet killer whale and his name is fluffy

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      gg all mid 4 years ago

      my favourite is victor penta with him my best ever

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      ipman 4 years ago

      no annie?

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      daltonjsm12 4 years ago

      ziggs is best mid you got it all wrong.

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      KAT OP 4 years ago

      Can we stop pretending like mordekaiser does no damage? He does enough damage to rape your weaker group members (carries) and his damage is the highest for any tank out there once he actually captures one of your carries, like a MF for example, or even better a Kog'maw.

      Mordekaisers damage sits between strong and insane, it's never weak and the theory that mordekaiser can be ignored it retarded and outdated.

      You cannot ignore mordekaiser, that's the whole problem. His damage will obliterate your DPSers and you can't focus him down.

      He is a big zone of death and if he walks right through your team he will murder all your fragile friends and if you focus him his team will laugh at your face when they run into a team that has popped all their CD's on the toughest tank in the game.

      You can ignore mordekaiser, but if you do, you will lose the game. You can't focus him either, because then you will lose the game. Are you starting to understand why people think mordekaiser is OP? Either you beat him early game, or he dominates lategame.

      Im not talking just fighting him equally because morde only needs minion kills to reach deadly status, so you have to completely outlane the guy, im talking 2-3 kills and denying him that gold like your ****ing life depends on it.

      Problem is morde is a crazy farmer, crazy pusher and an insanely powerfull laner wich will make you cry for your mommie whenever you even think about harrasing him. You need to beat one of the strongest laners in the game, in order for him not to roflstomp you late game. Are you starting to get the picture? Are you starting to see why this lame char is OP?

      Of course not, just keep spreading lies and claiming that you can ignore his insane damage.

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      Valban 4 years ago

      My main is xerath mid, but I also love playing zilean. funny enough I would have to agree that these two are out of favor. xerath does so much damage though! zilean can do a lot of damage too, not as much as xerath but his ultimate brings so much utility to the game. I often wonder why xerath isn't played more.

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      James 4 years ago

      Kassadin, my lad. Kassadin.

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      Xeru 4 years ago

      What are your thoughts and suggestions for Viktor Mid

      I find he is stupidly strong at poking and bullying mid against most mid champs and only really gets pushed out by mobile mids like Ahri and Kat

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      random 4 years ago

      Not played and bad is different.Since this is best mid champs i would say add half of the oof list(leblanc brand fizz veigar ziggs).

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      Adalrod 4 years ago

      What about Malzahar? He never seems to get the credit he deserves. I find him an amazing pick.

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      Laposelem 4 years ago

      and where's malzahar?

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      VIP Player 3 years ago

      And jayce? jayce has got to be the most dominant mid laner now

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      Mark Passarelli 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Agreed

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      dablin 3 years ago

      Galio/Zed?

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      Kansas 3 years ago

      And Talon lol , he counter more Ap champions for exemple Ahri , Kassadin ... I think it's a really great mid champion .

      Ps: Jayce --' is better to Top , and i never see Jayce mid but i think Jayce is maybe good for mid . except if i see Jayce who want mid , and a Kassadin who want mid , i prefer Kassadin .

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      Kansas 3 years ago

      But the best mid is Syndra if you know play with she is Op ^^

      All people know that it's Syndra , if you don't know , it's because you begin play lol or never see other mid champion .

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      starkfraccion 3 years ago

      Morgana ftw

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      xIMangoIx 3 years ago

      I play fizz. He has so much burst damage, and has a quick escape. Ahri, is also good, i just bought her.

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      BlueAkz 3 years ago

      Why is Malzahar not here?

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      ICrysisl 3 years ago

      Ahri the best!!!! Unkillable and ganking machine if you get practise

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      Muranzo 3 years ago

      No Pantheon?? I love mid Pantheon. Get one rank of Aegis and split the rest spear shot and heartseeker. My strategy is to harass them with spear shot to 75% or so, then wait for them to mess up and get too close. Then combo with spear shot, aegis, heartseeker, spear shot, ignite. Practically a guaranteed kill. Then just last hit and enjoy lane dominance. It's in my opinion pretty OP, and it works really well against almost any champ.

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      malzha best 3 years ago

      malzhahar is the best for me,

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      Balisan 3 years ago

      You underestimate Talon and his ability to hard-counter any mid that relies very much on using spells from a distance while not taking damage... that's most of them.

      Also, why is brand out of favor? He provides ludicrous amounts of damage, and 3 of his spells are AoE nukes.

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      that guy 3 years ago

      you forgot to add kayle :3

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      -.- 3 years ago

      This list was posted a year ago...

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      nice 3 years ago

      lol

      vdsfgd

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      Mark Passarelli 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Yeah I try to keep it updated as best I can.

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      asdasfasd 3 years ago

      where is lb she is veary strong haraser once u reach lvl 2

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      E321 3 years ago

      i personally like Zed for mid. his attacks in early game are strong i never have a problem of getting first blood with him

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      DreadSwine 3 years ago

      It makes me sick looking on all of these different sites about who is the best mid, and Swain isn't even mentioned once. He is my favorite, and from my experience (with me playing him, and going against him) the best and hardest mid to go against. He is drastically under appreciated and needs to be given more respect. The only person I have trouble against with Swain is Akali. She's the only one that I've struggled to beat. People need to start checking out Swain more. Anyway that's my opinion, I'm out.

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      Mark Passarelli 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Honestly swain is kinda weak and relies a lot of getting ahead early in lane to snowball. If you don't snowball you can just be killed and are not very useful. Am I saying that swain is a bad champion? No. I just think other mids bring more to the table.

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      Atomicsa 3 years ago

      what happened to Ziggs? =O

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      trevor 3 years ago

      My favorite, is Veigar.

      He's an underplayed champ, so most people don't see it coming.

      I use his q to spam mininos building his ap up slowly, and 10 minutes in I'll have around 100 ap. In team fights he has the potential to do a lot of damage also he's just super squishy not good for engaging. At the end game the most I've had with him was around 1100.

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      puchupi 3 years ago

      Twisted fate is the best though.

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      Sarah Forester 3 years ago from Australia

      Morgana or Oriana for me, both of them have such good control in team fights and during the laning phase.

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      Voiden 3 years ago

      Caithlin ftw.

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      UR MOM 3 years ago

      wtf omg fizz and ziggs are op if you were good at the game u would actually know

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      ninjer010 3 years ago

      i like how everyone counts out malzahar who has some of the best lane dominance imo but still everyone over looks him because hes seen as weak and cheap but there are more op champs than malz and his farm is very easy just e and aa a minion that has it on it to get all your mana back

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      Mark Passarelli 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Thanks for the comment I agree.

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      Mark Passarelli 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Malzahar is a great champion with a lot of damage. The best thing is that he is really easy to farm with and get a cs lead. Good teams will stop your ultimate and will counter pick you a little bit but he is still strong.

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      Mira_Solara 3 years ago

      um Anivia is amazing. I can't even play her very well (I'm not a great LoL player) but I can still easily get triple kills and I'm ALWAYS the highest lvl on the map. the reason is that once you hit lvl 6 you are unstoppable. ult, wall off escape, Q/E combo and ignite them.

      they die, the end.

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      Mark Passarelli 3 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

      Yeah she is very strong. I still remember when Froggen use to play her and was the most feared player with a specific champion.

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      TLGuy 3 years ago

      @KH

      @passthejelly

      Vlad is good, but he literally does nothing for your team.

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      corki is ezmode 3 years ago

      Lissandra. :) and sometimes Nidalee. I only mid when I can finally escape adc though. Just looking to see what I should try.

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      MidMonster 3 years ago

      liss should be in there. 3 seconds of aoe stun, crazy aoe damage, a slow and a teleport. Ungankable after level 3 and is so easy to cs with. Only problem with her is her short range, but her mobility compensates.

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      theaverage lolgamer 2 years ago

      teeme, you can easily attack enemies since your q isn't a skillshot, your normal attacks do high damage even if your ap because of your q, can save up money for buying wards if you just plant mushrooms, r can kill enemies if they're running, also, this porvides a counter attack when the enemy follows you or your teamate and step on it, your r can also be used to farm minions easily, can also be built by ap,ad, or as

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      alexander 2 years ago

      well that's kata

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      Evolution 2 years ago

      What about Viktor? Especially with the rework he can burst down people extremely quick. Has this cruel world forgotten Viktor? His Q gives a little shield and the next AA deals massive damage, augmented W is great for team fights, and E is good for denying farm and poking. His ult is a beast now as well.

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      ts 2 years ago

      I think syndra is so good in unranked because nobody knows what she does

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      jake 22 months ago

      cassiopeia...

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