Twisted Treeline Tier List (In-depth descriptions and explanations)

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Kryptix

Senior Member

03-28-2010

These tiers are based on massive metagame factors, some of which are the same factors for Summoner's Rift, while many others are completely different.



God Tier


Jax
- Can build tons of health very easily while also dealing out massive damage. Great early-game jungle capabilities and has the direly important CC that is so deadly on Treeline.

Mundo
- Inherently tough and can jungle at as low as level 1 (with smite) or level 3-4 (without smite). Fast-moving skillshot that can slow and also take a good chunk out of an enemy's HP, can farm easily, and can survive very well.

Nidalee
- Though lacking any CC, she has amazing map control, mobility, and can spike enemies very easily. Also has a god-like heal.

Shaco
- Decent map control with his JitB's (that can also destroy an enemy if built AP), can chase/get away easily with Deceive and can take the dragon down at as low as level 6.

Shen
- Inherently tough and can dish a decent stream of damage over time. He can also save an ally with his ultimate and taunt multiple enemies at once. Can dash through walls.


Epic Tier


Annie - Amazing burst damage and has an amazing (though situational) stun that can leave one or more enemies completely helpless as they die. Lacking in survivability, but can farm very easily while also staying at a safe range.

Blitzcrank
- Who DOESN'T like pulling enemy champions through walls into death? Blitz can turn a gank into a 3v2 within an instant, while he can also dish some decent damage and take a good bit of damage.

Corki - Decent mobility with Valkyrie, armor reduction to weaken enemies, AoE semi-blind nuke that can also be used to reveal an area, and an amazingly long-range skillshot. Corki can dish out the damage without amazing items.

Ezreal
- Squishy, but great mobility and harassing early on. Once the game has progressed, Ezreal can pack a huge punch in his skills if AP or his damage if AD. Also has a global to help with teamfights/ganks that he isn't in.

Kayle - Amazing early-game nuke, decent heal that has a very important movement speed bonus, and a super long-range invulnerability. Kayle can save a losing fight with her ult alone.

Malphite - Inherently tough, a decent slow, can shut down high attackspeed carries, and can throw an entire enemy trio into the air (through walls, too).

Nunu - Inherently tough, a painful single-target nuke that also slows a great amount, a movement + attack speed buff, and can jungle early on with his Consume. His ult can also disrupt an entire enemy team and/or destroy them if they're caught offguard.

Ryze
- Barely item-reliant due to his ult, amazing single-target and AoE nuking, short cooldowns, and a decent CC prison. Though squishy, he can destroy an entire enemy team within seconds if given the chance.

Singed - Inherently tough, amazing farmability while also being able to help in fights, amazing AoE slow, a throw-back, and speed buff. Singed is even more epic in Treeline than in Rift.

Sion
- Inherently tough, god-like AoE heal/lifesteal, great stun, decent self-shield that can also damage, and can farm his HP without a single item. Sion doesn't require too expensive of items to hack limbs off easily, just a little attack speed.

Teemo - Pure evil map control with his mushrooms, can shut down a DPS carry with his blind, and can dish out consistent damage with his poison. He can also jungle pretty early because of his blind.

Twisted Fate
- Not quite as obviously epic as he is on Rift, TF is still a force to be reckoned with due to his CC, massive attack speed + damage, and map-wide vision + teleport.

Twitch - Squishy and slow, but can gank and spike enemies down fast while also keeping them from escaping with his debilitating slow and massive nuke. Can still take a whole enemy team down with just his ult and slow.

Zilean - Bombs of death, god-like speed boost/debuff, and can keep an ally alive in a fight with his resurrection. His squishiness drops him out of God Tier, but Zilean is definately Epic on Treeline.


Above Average Tier

Alistar
- Though lacking any real damage, Alistar's AoE stun and inherent toughness are amazing. If needed, he can also force an enemy champion out of a fight by headbutting said champion over a wall. Too item reliant and lacking in damage to be Epic.

Anivia
- Sucks down mana worse than anyone else and is gimped even harder by this because there isn't a golem buff, Anivia is only above average. God-like burst damage and CC, and a well-placed wall can drastically turn the tide.

Ashe
- Greatly item reliant and has a worthless E, but she has great CC and decent damage output. Squishy, lacking in survivability, and easily countered; the fact that she's ranged and has her global is the only reason she isn't in Mediocre.

Fiddlesticks - Lacking 1v1 abilities and early-game damage. Once his ult is unleashed, all hell breaks loose in a fight (if used well that is). Just as on Rift, Fiddle is very team-reliant which gimps him.

Gangplank - One-trick pony, but Parrrley is worth more because there's fewer enemies to fight and a 500 damage crit at level 5 is devastating no matter who it hits. His ult is also greatly helpful.

Janna
- Most annoying character in treeline, Janna's knock-up, knock-back, slow, and shield can very easily turn a losing battle into her favor or make an even fight an easy smack-down.

Karthus
- His Wall of Pain and decent damage output just barely climb him up to Above Average Tier. His ult isn't very useful due to the fact that fights that his team is winning shouldn't leave any enemies alive in the first place.

Mordekaiser
- Can turn a 3v3 into a 4v2 with his ult, inherently tough, and can very easily and quickly farm for his expensive items early on. His lack of CC is the only thing holding him from Epic Tier.

Morgana - Long-range CC, decent AoE DoT, amazing tide-turning magic shield, and a great AoE CC ult. Her massive mana costs and long cooldowns drop her out of Epic, but Morg is still amazing.

Nasus
- Decently tough, can easily farm, amazing single-target slow, decent damage output, and an ult that makes him even tougher. Bad item reliance and bad early-game capabilities.

Poppy - Decently though early on due to her automatic passive, situational stun, decent nuke, decent movement buff, and a great ult that allows her to focus a single enemy without worrying about others. Very item reliant.

Sivir - Though pushing isn't as game-changing in Treeline, Sivir is still good because of her built-in Banshee's Veil, long-range multi-target attack, Ricochet, and awesome supportive ult.

Taric
- Inherently tough, amazing support, AoE armor reduction nuke, a great range stun, and Rally in ult form. Though lacking in damage output, Taric is a great support for the team.

Tristana
- Greatly item reliant and lacking early-game capabilities. Decent mobility with Rocket Jump, great damage output later on, and decent CC.

Tryndamere - Decent, though situational, AoE slow; can shut down DPS carries with his AD reduction; good self heal; can Spinning Slash through walls; can jungle pretty early; and can stay alive with his ult.

Warwick
- Still a one-trick pony with his ult, but he can survive fights with his great lifesteal and can chase an enemy down with some ease. Somewhat squishy and decently item reliant.


Mediocre Tier


Amumu
- Horribly item and ult reliant, and mediocre damage output. Long-range skillshot stun that can go through walls, mass AoE snare ult, can counter enemy tanks with Despair, and can farm easily with his Tantrum.

Cho'Gath
- Very luck+skill based AoE CC, high mana-cost silence, and a generally underpowered E. Inherently tough and can instantly finish an enemy off with Feast.

Gragas
- Inherently tough, great early-game damage output, decent slow, and (if used correctly) an amazing ult that can split enemies apart or knock them the direction you wish them to go. Late-game capabilities are greatly lacking unless he is fed.

Kassadin - Greatly lacking in early-game capabilities, heavily item reliant, and is only worth it when he reaches level 6. Low cooldown single-target silence, situational AoE slow, and amazing mobility.

Katarina
- Decent damage output early-game, good mobility with Shunpo, mediocre farming capabilities, and a devastating ult. Horribly item reliant and very easily countered with just a single stun.

Master Yi - Decent damage output early game, can chase down like a maniac, and can jungle pretty early. He is also very squishy and easy to shut down/counter.

Pantheon
- Horribly item reliant, squishy, and is easily countered. Ult is still only good for mobility. Decent damage output throughout the game, good farmability, and can jungle decently early.

Rammus
- Lacking in damage output, high mana cost skills compared to his low mana supply, and low range on his taunt. Great mobility, decent CC, inherently tough, and great AoE damage with his ult. Can take buildings out quickly.

Udyr
- Debatable as to whether he is Above Average or Mediocre, Udyr is gimped in his early-game capabilities and damage output and is decently item reliant. Once around level 4-6, Udyr begins to shine with his damage output, survivability, and jungle capabilities.


Sub-Par Tier

Evelynn
- Squishy, one-trick pony, easily countered, very item reliant, and a situational ult. Only good if left unchecked.

Heimerdinger
- Like Evelynn, Heimer is only good if left alone to amass his turrets, and even then he isn't that amazing. His concussion grenade can be devastating if he is lucky enough to get it to land, though.

Soraka
- Pure support is generally useless on Treeline. Squishy, horribly item reliant, and slow. Soraka doesn't bring anything to the table that Taric, Alistar, or Kayle can't do better (except the mana heal).

Veigar
- Horribly farm + item reliant, squishy, lacking in early-game damage output, and a luck required AoE nuke. Amazing AoE stun and amazing 1v1 capabilities.


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Krendin

Senior Member

03-28-2010

Very interesting that some characters move ALOT.

I'll be waiting for your explainations before I critisize.

What are your credentials for posting this?


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Bloodba7h

Senior Member

03-28-2010

Mundo's not in god tier?

Fail.


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MajorX17

Senior Member

03-28-2010

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodba7h View Post
Mundo's not in god tier?

Fail.
This, basically.

Also, Sion is WAY better than mediocre tier.


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Bloodba7h

Senior Member

03-28-2010

Oh and one of your tier-selection factors should be reliance on items. You get less money in TT which is a big factor for some champions. Mundo / Alistar are obvious stars at this while a carry like Yi will not be able to keep up without the gold he needs.

It seems your list doesn't realize either that AoE is less potent while single target killers are more so.


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JunkRamen

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03-28-2010

Surprised to see Sion and Poppy so low. I'd think Heimer would be better in a smaller format too, but I haven't played much TT tbh.


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Kryptix

Senior Member

03-28-2010

I will start moving champions around after I get their descriptions out of the way (or at least, most of them). Gimme some time.


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Talamare

Senior Member

03-28-2010

Poppy and Mundo need to be A LOT higher


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Excession

Senior Member

03-28-2010

my nidalee is insulted that you would put yi in the tier as her

ok no jk, but seriously? i dont have a lot of experience on TT but you get less gold which means less carry power


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Ike

Senior Member

03-28-2010

Mundo needs to be god tier, his masochism provides a HUGE damage buff which is needed for the usual 1-5 level teamfights

also i believe nunu should be top or god even, he has a powerful slow, a decent ult he can channel in the many bushes that are littered, and his consume is UNBELIEVABLE for controlling the many buffs on the map