This list of top-tier champions can be affected depending on a number of things. Sometimes the meta shifts for no apparent reason other than players’ tastes, but usually there’s some kind of balance change behind it. It can be difficult to keep up on the flavor-of-the-month champs, so let us do that for you.
Here are our top five ADC for League’s Patch 10.16.
- One of the highest ADC ranges in the gameCrowd controlDash which goes over walls
- Item dependantGets outscalled by other meta ADCs
Caitlyn’s enormous range and headshots with a guaranteed critical strike always keep her in the meta as one of the best ADCs. It’s easy to last-hit minions with Cait while constantly poking enemies from a range that they can’t respond to. Her traps even provide zoning potential. She also makes positioning in teamfights simple since hitting enemies from the backline isn’t a problem. And in case one of them tries to escape, Ace in the Hole will get them. Caitlyn is simply one of the safest bot lane picks because she’s easy to play and rewarding.
- Strong lanerStrong objective control via her E
- Slows cripple herNeeds excellent orb walking
Kalista became more popular after recent buffs to her base stats. She suddenly started being picked in the top lane but has slowly transitioned to her traditional ADC role as well. She’s one of the best marksmen to secure objectives, which makes her a high priority in competitive play. In solo queue, and she’s picked for her strong laning phase when coupled with a support who can peel for her.
- Flexible playstyleStrong kitFits most compositions without problems
- ImmobileRequires weapon management
Aphelios is a one-of-a-kind champion. He was marketed as the most unique AD to enter the Rift and the community thought he’d be the Invoker of League. Instead, he became one of the most powerful ADCs with barely any downsides. While his kit is strong overall regardless of weapon combination, there’s still some expression of skill. Master Aphelios players can be easily distinguished from first-time Aphelios users. If you want to experience what it’s like to play one of the strongest ADCs in the game, then Aphelios is for you.
He refuses to die and fade away in the meta and keeps staying afloat even after multiple nerfs since his release.
- Rewarding gameplayStrong zone control via Iceborn GauntletFluid, synergizing kit
- Skillshot reliantNeeds time to scale
Ezreal is one of the best ADCs for newbies to the role to pick. He teaches you how to land skillshots, how to maximize damage output via auto attacking between abilities, and how to zone off enemies from an objective with your Iceborn Gauntlet. While he isn’t as strong as Senna or Aphelios, who are the two best ADCs in the game right now, he’s a strong contender, especially after recent buffs.