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League of Legends Counter Picks: BEST Counter Picks for Champions

Updated on March 26, 2014

One of the key elements to become a pro in League of Legends is knowing how to counter pick. That's why there's so much tactic in the champion selection screen - if certain key champions are chosen at the wrong time, the enemy team can counter pick and pick the game a lot harder.

Assuming they know how to counter pick, that is.

In this guide I will give you a complete list of all the League of Legends counter picks. Remember that you should find a balance between your experience with a champion, and their ability to counter the enemy.

You don't want to be playing a champion you've never played before just for the sake of counter picking.

Press CTRL+F and type in a Champion name to quickly look through this list to find the counter that you need.

Complete Champion Counter Pick List (In Alphabetical Order)

Aatrox: Jax, Leblanc, Fiora, Teemo

Ahri: Leblanc, Talon, Swain, Annie

The key to beating Ahri lies on two things: being able to aim while she flies around the screen, and having the correct CC to lock her down. Annie is perfect against Ahri because of her easy-to-land abilities.

Akali: Annie, Mordekaiser, Swain, Morgana, Garen

Alistar: Janna, Lulu, Annie

Amumu: Shyvana, Lee Sin, Dr. Mundo

Anivia: Fizz, Kassadin, Orianna, LeBlanc

Annie: Brand, Orianna, Morgana, Lux

Champions with range or sustainability, or champions that can survive an Annie burst will do well. The best choice against Annie is Morgana or Lux.

Ashe: Ezreal, Graves, Sivir

Any champion with hard CC and long range can beat Ashe. Hard CC for your support will also beat Ashe.

Blitzcrank: Alistar, Leona, Thresh, Amumu

No matter what champion you pick, if you get grabbed (especially in the end game), you are immediately at a disadvantage. Choose champions that are tanky enough to survive a Blitzcrank grab, or better yet: a champion that can use the gap-closer to their advantage. Alistar, Leona, Amumu, and Thresh are all champions that work well with Blitzcrank pulling them closer to the enemy team.

Brand: Kassadin, Fizz, LeBlanc

Caitlyn: Sivir, Jinx, Varus

Beating Caitlyn in lane can be difficult. You'll definitely be losing during the early stages, so you want to choose champions that can harass her back effectively, or be able to 1v1 her with solid range. Sivir is a good choice because of her strong Q and her spellshield. Sivir can literally just walk around the field and recharge her mana by stepping on snares or getting in the way of a Caitlyn Q.

Cassiopeia: LeBlanc, Fizz, Talon

Cho'Gath: Warwick, Kayle, Aatrox

Corki: Caitlyn, Draven, Varus

Darius: Kayle, Yorick, Jayce, Teemo

Darius = No range or movement abilities. Use his melee set to your advantage. Choose champions that are longer range such as Kayle, Yorick, Jayce, or Teemo to fight against him. Just don't get pulled!

Diana: Mordekaiser, Irelia, Riven

Dr. Mundo: Trundle, Kog'Maw, Aatrox, Darius

Draven: Varus, Caitlyn

Draven is hard to counter due to his high damage. Long range champions with great poking abilities work well. Choose a support that is sturdy and can peel for you.

Elise: Yorick, Mordekaiser, Wukong

Evelynn: Ryze, Kassadin, Mordekaiser

Ezreal: Graves, Miss Fortune, Draven

Fiddlesticks: Janna, Diana, Xin Zhao, Alistar

A Pro Janna can screw up Fiddlesticks big time. Janna should be an insta-pick when Fiddlesticks is on the other team.

Fiora: Pantheon, Malphite, Singed, Jax

Fizz: Mordekaiser, Kayle, Ryze, Diana

Galio: Udyr, Talon, Janna

Janna screws up Galio's ultimate. Make sure you use her if Galio is picked on the other team.

Gangplank: Pantheon, Fiora, Udyr, Jax

Garen: Teemo, Elise, Aatrox, Pantheon

Gragas: Yasuo, Fizz, Aatrox

Graves: Caitlyn, Miss Fortune, Sivir

Hecarim: Nasus, Sejuani, Aatrox

Heimerdinger: Syndra, Zed, Ziggs, Vel'Koz

Irelia: Olaf, Udyr, Jax, Renekton

Janna: Sona, Nami, Diana, Sivir

Jarvan IV: Yorick, Vi, Lee Sin, Elise

Jax: Malphite, Renekton, Pantheon, Singed

Jayce: Yorick, Irelia, Nidalee, Fiora

Jinx: Ezreal, Sivir, Corki

Karma: Veigar, Nami, Talon, Malzahar

Karthus: Soraka, Kassadin, Katarina, Fizz

There is nothing more annoying to a Karthus than a Soraka. Global heal total negatives his global damage.

Kassadin: Talon, Heimerdinger, Kha'Zix, Pantheon

Katarina: Diana, Fiddlesticks, Lissandra, Malzahar

Hard CC is the way to counter Katarina, a lot more than other champions. Lissandra ult, Malzahar ult, Fiddlesticks fear, or any other champion with easy-to-land CC is suitable against Katarina.

Kayle: Pantheon, Anivia, Xin Zhao, Gragas

Kennen: Yorick, Swain, Ryze, Janna

Kha'Zix: Lee Sin, Pantheon, Rengar, Yorick

Kog'Maw: Sivir, Draven, Jinx

LeBlanc: Syndra, Galio, Sion, Mordekaiser, Morgana

Don't expect to win your lane against LeBlanc. Be aggressive Pre-level 3, but after that stay back, get magic resist, and be defensive. The trick to beating LeBlanc is to NOT die, since she's a horrible farmer. If you survive, it's just as good as farming her.

Lee Sin: Udyr, Fiora, Trundle

Leona: Morgana, Alistar, Janna, Lulu

Lissandra: Lux, LeBlanc, Kassadin, Anivia, Orianna

Lucian: Draven, Jinx, Ezreal

Lulu: Soraka, Sona, Sivir, Syndra

Lux: Talon, Fizz, Kassadin, Yasuo

Silencing, mobility, and sustainability is the best way to beat lux. Talon is a great counter to Lux and can easily burst her down from 100 to 0 in the duration that she is silenced. Kassadin is a great pick against her as well due to his bursty damage.

Malphite: Rumble, Cho'Gath, Vladimir, Rumble

Malzahar: Gangplank, Galio, LeBlanc, Ziggs

Maokai: Shyvana, Dr. Mundo, Teemo

Master Yi: Jax, Pantheon, Teemo, Rammus

Miss Fortune: Tristana, Draven, Caitlyn

Mordekaiser: Zyra, Swain, Garen, Cassiopeia

Morgana: Talon, Mordekaiser, Vladimir, Zed, Anivia

In most cases, Morgana lanes will be all about her farming and pushing the lane. Use this opportunity to farm up. Get champions that push harder than her, such as Anivia. A perfect counter for aggressive play styles is Talon since he can silence her.

Nami: Lulu, Ezreal, Fizz, Morgana

Nasus: Teemo, Rumble, Mordekaiser, Pantheon

Nautilus: Shyvana, Rumble, Mordekaiser

Nidalee: Yasuo, Fizz, Aatrox, Pantheon

Nocturne: Olaf, Karma, Graves, Udyr

Nunu: Cassiopeia, Sona, Soraka, Sivir

Olaf: Kayle, Volibear, Kennen, Yorick

Orianna: Syndra, LeBlanc, Diana, Yasuo

Pantheon: Udyr, Elise, Yorick, Shen

Poppy: Olaf, Teemo, Irelia, Darius

Quinn: Caitlyn, Miss Fortune, Varus

Rammus: Trundle, Vi, Olaf, Shyvana

Renekton: Vayne, Ryze, Elise, Trundle

Rengar: Pantheon, Jax, Lee Sin, Fiora

Riven: Olaf, Kennen, Renekton, Garen

Rumble: Yorick, Xin Zhao, Elise, Viktor

Ryze: Cassiopeia, Anivia, Brand, Xerath

Sejuani: Xin Zhao, Morgana, Olaf, Lee Sin

Shaco: Lee Sin, Vi, Riven, Warwick

Shen: Yorick, Warwick, Jayce

Shyvana: Elise, Trundle, Olaf, Teemo

Sion: Morgana, Nasus, Jax, Teemo

Sivir: Draven, Twitch, Jinx

Skarner: Morgana, Shyvana, Olaf, Ashe

Sona: Blitzcrank, Leona, Draven, Thresh

Soraka: Miss Fortune, Blitzcrank, Varus, Tristana

Swain: Cassiopeia, LeBlanc, Syndra, Viktor

Syndra: Fizz, Talon, Yasuo, Kayle

Talon: Lee Sin, Pantheon, Yorick, Diana

Taric: Sivir, Lulu, Morgana, Nami

Teemo: Yorick, Pantheon, Rumble, Zed

Thresh: Lulu, Alistar, Morgana, Sivir

Tristana: Corki, Draven, Caitlyn

Trundle: Sona, Teemo, Kennen, Jax

Tryndamere: Teemo, Jax, Pantheon, Rammus

Twisted Fate: Fizz, Diana, LeBlanc, Nocturne, Riven

Twitch: Corki, Draven, Caitlyn

Udyr: Ashe, Temo, Trundle, Kayle

Urgot: Everyone

Varus: Graves, Lucian, Sivir

Vayne: Caitlyn, Graves, Draven

Veigar: Fizz, Ryze, Kassadin, Talon

The trick to beating Veigar is two fold: making sure to not get caught in his stun ring of hell, and to keep him from snowballing. A farmed Veigar can 100-0 any carry, so be sure to end the game early and fast. Choose champions that are aggressive like Kassadin or even LeBlanc.

Vel'Koz: Yasuo, LeBlanc, Fizz, Talon

Vi: Jax, Lee Sin, Riven, Darius

Viktor: Syndra, Talon, Fizz, LeBlanc

Vladimir: Swain, Malzahar, Xin Zhao, Fiddlesticks

Volibear: Teemo, Kayle, Jayce, Kennen

Warwick: Yorick, Kayle, Olaf, Udyr

Wukong: Lee Sin, Darius, Garen, Olaf

Xerath: Ahri, Fizz, LeBlanc, Gragas

Xin Zhao: Jax, Malphite, Pantheon

Yasuo: Jax, Fiora, Kayle, Soraka

Yorick: Cho'Gath, Nunu, Trundle, Xin Zhao

Zac: Vi, Zilean, Vladimir, Renekton

Zed: Kayle, Wukong, LeBlanc

Ziggs: LeBlanc, Yasuo, Talon, Aatrox

Zilean: Morgana, Karma, Soraka, Ashe

Zyra: Fizz, Katarina, Akali, Diana

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In Closing

Remember: just because a certain champion counters another champion, that does not mean that you will automatically win. The match will be easier for you, but a master will always beat a complete newbie. Never choose a champion that you have never used just for the sake of countering the enemy.

Good luck!


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      BUTTPLUGS 2 years ago

      for jinx you forgot to mention that caitlyn is a hard counter but otherwise i thought is was good and i appraciate the help