There are 156 champions in League of Legends, and if you’re a player who is just starting, that number may be daunting. However, by breaking down my champion pool, I’ll teach you how to pick out your perfect champion pool.
Pick your main role and a secondary
Not every champion in League of Legends is perfect for every role. To best understand how to pick your pool, it may be important to understand each of the roles in the game.
TOP – Top lane is the high-pressure members of the game. Often left alone on their island, top lane champions are those that can handle pressure on their own while being able to jump into the fight at a moment’s notice.
JUNGLE – Jungle champions are the navigators of the jungle on the map of League of Legends. Junglers travel about the map helping their lanes, often serving as the playmakers and creating the most pressure across the game.
MID – Mid-lane is perhaps the most skill-intensive lane. Often the stars of the game, mid-lane champions have a wide variety of depth but often have to know the combos and abilities to be the stars of the game.
AD CARRY AND SUPPORT – The duo lane with equal importance upon the team. AD Carries are often the firepower of the team while supports serve as vision placers and engagers for the entire team.
In my case, I’m a tank lover who can be isolated and willing to help the team. For this case, my main is TOP, and my secondary role is SUPPORT.
Find your comfort champion and back-up
You found your role! Congrats! Now it’s time to pick a pool of champions in League of Legends. I like to have one champion I can play in any situation with two picks for counter pick (picks that work against the enemy team) and two picks I can reliably play for my secondary role.
For me, I prefer tanks that I can be able to be game-changing for any team comp necessary. This season, I’ve loved Dr. Mundo – a simple to play champion with utility in the laning phase and fighting power late game. So I’ll select him as my comfort champion.
I still have two other champions I want to focus on that are more situational picks. For me, I’ll choose Gnar and Jayce – two ranged champions that can be flexible against any carry.
Regarding the Support role, I prefer more engage focused champions that can be flexible in any situation. For this article, I choose Rakan and Nautilus.
Have a Champion for the Other Roles As Well
More likely than not, you’re not going to get your main champions every game of League of Legends. So I also suggest being able to keep champions you are comfortable on to fill into the other roles as well. Pick easy-to-learn champions. For me, I choose Galio as a tanky mid option, Jhin due to his simplistic kit, and Olaf for his power of engage.
And done! We have a wide range of champions for all situations. By following our simple guide, you can figure out your champion pool for your perfect playstyle.