With all the things announced for the next League of Legends patch, some slight changes are going to be taking place in the jungle. That's why we've put together a list of the best jungle champions you should play after the new update.
Riot Games' lead gameplay designer, Mark Yetter has tweeted some information on the upcoming patch 10.7. It seems like there won't be any big changes to the jungle so the meta will probably have the same priority picks. After our top and mid lane lists, it is now time for the best junglers lineup that was put together according to the changes introduced with the new patch.
Elise - S tier
Elise will probably remain one of the strongest champions in the jungle. She has everything you could ask for in a jungler: good sustain, very strong ganks, incredible dive potential, good objective control, etc. The only downside is that she is a bit harder to play compared to some other junglers out there, but once you get the hang of her, she's an absolute must, especially if you are a jungle main.
Warwick - S tier
Since there are no big jungle changes announced for the next patch, Warwick will remain in the S tier. Thanks to his Blood Hunt (W), he can apply constant pressure on the enemies once their health bar drops low enough. Also, the sustain his kit provides makes his jungle clears pretty easy to execute without being forced to base. It should be noted that he's one of the easiest champions to pick up.
Zac - A tier
Just like our S tier picks, Zac is a master of ganks and dives since he can engage from a very long distance. The reason why he didn't make the S tier cut is that his jungle clear is a notch slower and his health bar can drop low after taking some of the jungle camps early on.
Karthus - A tier
Karthus is by far the biggest farming powerhouse on this list. His clear speed, if executed properly, can't be matched by any other champion in the jungle. When playing Karthus, you have to make sure that you don't get invaded in the jungle as it could set you on the back foot. Even if you don't get ahead early on, once the late game arrives, it's pretty much press R to win.
Lee Sin - A-tier
No matter which meta we are playing in or what champions are a must in the jungle, Lee Sin will always be a viable pick. His kit provides great damage, mobility, and sustain. You should always try to force early game ganks and invades since he doesn't scale that well in the later stages of the game.
Olaf - A tier
Besides the overall visual effects and an HUD update, Olaf hasn't been touched for almost two seasons now, and rightly so. He is in a very healthy place in the current meta with great sustain in addition to his 1v1 potential which enables him to freely walk into the enemy jungle and catch someone off-guard.
Trundle - B tier
Trundle is very easy to pick up and play since you don't have any specific kiting mechanics to master while clearing camps. Thanks to his ultimate Subjugate (R), he's very good against any tanks the enemy team might potentially have. Also, much like Olaf, he doesn't get exposed in the jungle by any invades because of his strong dueling power.
Nunu & Willump - B tier
Nunu has been holding a pretty high win rate, around 53 per cent, for a big number of patches now. If you play jungle as a secondary role or if you get auto-filled, Nunu is surely the right pick for you since he isn't that hard to master. The only downside is that all of your moves are highly telegraphed which means that there isn't much room for some amazing outplays.
Rammus - B tier
There were times when Rammus was considered a troll pick and players would dodge games once you locked him in. Now he holds a steady 52 per cent win rate which increases up to 56 per cent once the game reaches 30 to 35 minutes. He's a nightmare for any AD assassin so if the enemy team composition is stacked with Physical damage - he is always a good choice.
Gragas - B tier
Gragas is yet another ganker on the list. His Body Slam - Flash - Explosive Cast combo is one of the most reliable crowd controls in the game which is the reason why he's a very often seen in pro play. He doesn't scale that well into the late game though so your job is to put the carries in your team in front.