Top 10 League of Legends Skill Cap Champions

This LIST IS NOT THE HARDEST CHAMPIONS TO PLAY, This list is about champions with the most potential to outplay and outperform their opponents, therefore they have higher skill caps. It doesn't mean you can't suck at riven and still win as riven, because you can but riven has some of the highest outplay potential against high elo opponents who actually know what they're doing FOR EXAMPLE. Why are there no SUPPORTS? Supports are definitely useful and can make plays but they in no way can affect the game the way other laners can.
The Top Ten
1 Riven

Low cooldown shield, countless dashes, area knock-up and insane damage output. She is the true queen of the rift. When played in good hands, nobody can duel nor trade with Riven.

"She's the queen of the rift and no one can duel her" = Do you know Fiora, she gets her with regular ease.

Riven is easy, as long as your penis is small.

2 Vayne
3 Zed

Requires a good sense of timing, for when to swap places with w or r, when to go in for a trade or all in. Along side this his q requires presicion as it only will do 60% of its damage past the first target

Zed has literally the highest outplaying potential out of all champions in the whole game. His basic combo is easy to pull off, but his full potential and outplaying potential is extremely difficult to pull off. Precision timing to dodge potentially devastating skills from your opponents with your ultimate, for example a Veigar, placing your shadows in the right place and knowing where they are, switching places with your shadows to dodge devastating skill shots such as an Ahri's charm, plus you have to land your skill shots to be a successful zed. His outplay potential is even higher when near walls. All of this makes him a fairly easy and boring champion to play if you want to use the same combo every time, but if you want to truly master zed's kill and outplay potential, your up for a difficult joyride.

Zed being on 5th has to be a joke. Vayne is 2nd despite having 30~ pick rate with 50+% win rate. Same story with Lee high pick and win rate. List should be: Riven, Zed, Yasuo, Azir, Fiora as 5.

Your shadows is everything and that shuriken takes a lot of skill

4 Yasuo

Yasuo's base health nerfs have now made him have the highest deaths per game out of all champions in both the Top and Mid Lanes. This is usually due to bad Yasuo players trading without Flow, not using minions to dodge skill shots, and overextending with Yasuo syndrome. Yasuo has very real kill potential at level 2, especially with ignite and 25% crit in lane. However, most Yasuo players ult in and get blown up due to poorly placed windwalls or a lack of coordination with teammates.

Many low elo players call Yasuo no skill but that is them being salty that they got outplayed.

There is so much micromanagement with this guy so I just think he's the hardest

I believe yasuo has the highest skillcap of any champion because any yasuo player has to draw the line between ballsy and stupid... and yasuo's line is a lot thinner than others.

5 Lee Sin

The endless combos you can pull off easily makes Lee Sin one of the best "outplay" champions in the game. There is a huge speed difference in ward jumping and flash kick speeds in high elo compared to low elo.

I played lee sin for 1 year, yet he is hard to master...

Just go and try him, you'll see.

6 Azir

People forget he is like a zed and orianna combined which makes him harder than both of them. He also can insec combo which makes him like lee-sin. A few well placed q's, r's, and turrets win games.

How on earth is anyone over this guy (but Scuttlecrab) he is by far the toughest champ in the game. Riven and Yas? Easy compared to him.

Well azir is one of the hardest champions in the game. however in the right hands he is probably the champion with the most outplay potential and the best champion in the game. if you have good control than he is gonna be the champion perfect for you.

If you know how to use him he is really good!

7 Fiora

She is the grand duelist

Blocks any ability

8 Rengar

Jumping repeatedly could give some skills resets that gives burst damage

Really hard to play it

9 Fizz

Fizz's E is so OP you can start a fight with your R, dive in, dodge the abilities like a boss, get the kill, and get out with some hp left.

His E is OP well it's OP not because it can make you untargetable but it's OP when used smartly.

10 Leblanc

All of her kits are versatile and can be used in any situation. Could be unstopobble if used correctly. Also faker

If you don't know what I'm talking about go look up Faker Leblanc Plays on YouTube

The Contenders
11 Ahri

A good Ahri is probably one of the scariest things in league for me... She isn't exactly a hyper carry but if her team knows their ass from their toes, she can really ruin your day.

Ahri's E (Charm) is the kiss of death. Follow up her abilities after you land your charm early or mid game and you can win an easy kill or at the very least, burn a flash

Once again the difference between low elo and high elo Ahris is stupendous.

You can't kill or run away from a true master of Ahri.

12 Ekko

His ultimate is that get out of jail free card in Monopoly. If played properly, you can ult back into your convergence, giving you a stun and a large AOE damage hit, which you can then use to get a bunch of kills.

You need to plan your attacks seconds before it happens and factor in everything to maximize his kit.

13 Aurelion Sol

Very high skill cap

14 Orianna

When you first start playing Orianna she feels clunkier than your first car, but she's one of the few champions who scale with skill. A multiman ult on a well farmed Orianna WINS TEAMFIGHTS most orianna's are dreadful at hitting their ults ESPECIALLY in low ELO

15 Thresh

Really skilled champion

16 Shaco

Clone usage and box placement. The versatility of your clone is insane, from baiting your opponents into wasting their abilities on the clone instead of you to timing the ult perfectly to dodge LITERALLY ANYTHING, his ult is unique and gives him the potential to make some very nice plays and cause the enemy team some very frustrating moments. Good uses of your boxes can also often make or break fights, smart placement around objectives/areas that are about to be fought over can cut off the enemies escape or ensure your teammates can make a getaway if things go south. If you can outthink and predict your opponents as a Shaco, they will see you as some untouchable death machine that is ganking every lane and invading jungle all at the same time. In summary, his ult dodges anything and if played well is the safest way to bait out enemy abilities ever and a few well placed boxes can quite literally turn a teamfight into a massacre. While not the most difficult to pick up and play, to ...more

I don't know what people do these days but when your talking about outplay then its shaco. Its really hard to be good with shaco (ap shaco) because you have to put your boxes down correctly calculating where an enemy champion will come next.

Shaco is a very, very high skill cap champion. There are limitless possibilities to do with his kit. A very unique champion.

100% agree, have 2 million mastery points on shaco and still wouldn't say I'm even close to mastering him.

17 Irelia
18 Nidalee

Easily one of the strongest if you can hit spears you can do massive damage along with a missing hp% based q. Not to mention healing and the ability to jump over walls.

19 Master Yi
20 Tryndamere

There is just so much you have to do to master Tryndamere. Clicking on people, pressing R when you're low, clicking on people... The list goes on. I'd rate him somewhere between Garen and Darius on the difficulty level.

21 Syndra
22 Gangplank

He has been generally strong for awhile, but now that he has been tuned down he has a really high skill floor and very high ceiling. Sure at most elo's you just have to learn barrel chains, but play him mid and then try to say he isn't a hard champ to play.

23 Talon

Slap dem booties

24 Teemo

He has to strategically place shrooms to kill enemies, time his blinds and act as an adc.

25 Lucian
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