A combination of decent power level and newbie-friendly mechanics make these heroes great for new League players and those looking to try a new role.
How to choose your champion?
When it comes to ranking up in League of Legends, there is always the debate of what champions to play. Some players say that the best way to rank up is to play a champion that you are good at and, while that should be the case, it is important to be expanding your champion pool. Learning new champions is a key part of the game, so having a player expand their champion pool is a great way to get more game knowledge and potentially prepare for new meta changes.
There are always a handful of champions in each meta that are so strong that they are either picked first or banned immediately. Usually, those champions are banned because of their high power, meaning they are banned often and can be hard to get. So, here we will go over one champion for each role that is not only powerful, but is not likely to be banned as often as other strong champions.
Top Lane: Garen
Garen is a champion that has been in the spotlight for quite a while now. Back when Yuumi was first released, she and Garen would duo in the bot lane to be an unstoppable force. He has been on the list of most played champions consistently ever since.
It is important to use his Q into W combo so that he can chase down immobile enemies and silence them for an easy early-game kill or, with his ultimate ability, a one-shot execution. Garen is fairly mobile and is great at all-inning opponents when they step too far out of line, so it is important to know when to properly punish enemies for doing that.
Another classic League of Legends champion is Nunu. He has been a favorite for many new players since his rework in 2018 ashe offers so much power at such a low floor. He can easily gank lanes with his W ability, allowing him to gain movement speed and crowd control multiple enemies at once. He also puts out a large amount of power for a tank.
Just by building from the recommended list in the in-game shop, Nunu players can do anything from tanking objectives to locking down enemies to dishing out tons of damage. It is important to know that, while Nunu is good for diving under towers, he isn’t very mobile. This means players need to be certain they have support from their team or a quick kill to prevent Nunu from being crowd-controlled under a tower and giving up a kill.
Mid Lane: Swain
Another powerful champion benefiting from a rework is Swain. He wasn’t much to look at before, but now he can easily farm minions with his slew of abilities and can set up teamfights with a good hit of his E ability while also keeping the damage going with his ultimate.
Because of his classic build path, Swain normally builds more like an ability power (AP) bruiser, meaning that he has some tankiness to him as well as strong power. Swain is particularly good at facing immobile champions because he can easily combo them out even without the help of a jungler. Unlike Nunu, Swain is great at diving under towers in a team fight because he can easily heal off of his ultimate and deal enough damage to get out before the tower can execute him.
For players looking for a champion that can do well in the early game and scale a bit into the late, Caitlyn is the ideal choice. With her long-ranged auto-attacks and abilities, she can easily get the farm she needs in the early game. She can also use her range to make favorable trades with opponents, so she can easily step up and farm while poking her enemy laners away.
Caitlyn is also a formidable champion in teamfights: by taking Lethal Tempo she can easily get multiple uses of her passive ability. The tricky part of learning this champion is her traps. Knowing when to use them and where to put them can be tricky at first, but once you have learned that, you will see a jump in power in your games.
Many League of Legends players don’t like to play traditional supports like Janna, but she is assuredly one of the stronger support champions to play that fit the traditional enchantress archetype. Her large shield makes it easy for her teammates to trade without too much fear of being overwhelmed while her Q ability allows her allies to engage or disengage from a team fight, making for a versatile tool to have.
As a last resort, she can use her ultimate ability to save allies from an unfavorable fight. As you get more comfortable with Janna, you can take some tricky plays with your Flash, such as repositioning enemies away from each other with your ultimate or using Exhaust and a Q to prevent an opponent from popping off.