Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

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Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

While one champion returns from our best toplaners list, there are some unusual picks among the Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Patch 14.3 still has almost a week left of it before Patch 14.4 drops! Let’s take a quick look at the best midlaners of the update so you can get that sweet LP before the mate shifts again!

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Aurelion Sol

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Aurelion Sol was featured in our Biggest Winners and Losers of Patch 14.3 list as he got some nice buffs in this update. His Q Mana Cost has been decreased, while it also gives more Stardust stacks, his W now has a lover cooldown and mana cost, and the Q bonus damage during flight has been increased. While his E gives less stacks, he still shot up in stats, especially winrate.

Aurelion Sol Runes

For Runes, you want to take Sorcery primary with Arcane Comet as your E can guarantee a hit. Manaflow Band helps you with your early mana issues, while Absolute Focus and Scorch let’s you trade better. For secondaries, Conditioning and Overgrowth emphasizes on your already strong lategame, making you unstoppable. ASol is a bit immobile, so you should take the Tenacity fragment as well.

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Aurelion Sol Abilities

Ability Priority: R>Q>W>E

For abilities, you’ll want to start with Q and max it first as it’s your main damage source. Before the update, you could argue that E max second was a viable way to go, but after the 14.3 changes, W should be maxed second so you can roam more (and deal even more damage with Q)

Aurelion Sol Build

Start with Doran’s Ring, then immediately rush Rylai’s Crystal Scepter as it let’s you stack Stardust faster. Liandry’s Torment and Sorcere’s Shoes help you take down tankien targets, as well a Cryptbloom, but that can be built later as well. If you need more damage, Shadowflame is a great item thanks to it’s “crits”, and Rabadon’s is always a great choice for the raw AP.

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Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Twisted Fate

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

The buffs Twisted Fate got went a little overboard even according to the balance team. After being among the best toplaners, he made it into the best midlaners as well. However, this time it’s AP Twisted Fate instead of AD (AD works in mid as well, but AP is slightly better).

Twisted Fate Runes

For AP TF, First Strike is a great choice as you can trigger the Inspiration Keystone with Wild Cards easily. Twisted Fate can use the new rune Triple Tonic as all the extra potions are great for him. Paired with Minion Dematerializer and Cosmic Insight, he can control the lane easily.

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

For secondaries, Conditioning and Overgrowth works great for that midgame durability spike.

Twisted Fate Abilities

Ability Priority: R>E>W>Q

Even though historically AP Twisted Fate maxed Q, the new version maxes E, just like the AD version. However, you put 2 points into W at levels 1 and 4. Afterwards, max your E, the W, then Q, as you don’t need extra points in Q to trigger First Strike.

Twisted Fate Build

For your build, you want to start with Doran’s Blade as you’ll have mana sustain with Blue Card. Rush Rod of Ages to get the extra level early, then get a Lich Bane for the burst with your E+W+First Strike combo. Rapid Firecannon is always a good pick for the long range Gold Card, but with the buffs TF got, you can be more aggressive with a Rabadon’s Deathcap or even a Stormsurge.

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Yone

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

While we suggest AP Twisted Fate for the midlane, there is a proper AD pick among the best midlaners of Patch 14.3. Yone has been popular in both pro and casual levels of play since last year, and the item changes of Season 14 didn’t slow him down either.

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Yone Runes

Lethal Tempo is your best bet as most of your damage comes from your autos especially lategame. The Triumph – Legend: Alacrity – Last Stand combo works best for Yone, and if you pair that up with Bone Plating, you can stay in the fight much longer. However, Second Wind also works against poke-heavy opponents, and Overgrowth can help you survive as well.

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Yone Abilities

Ability Priority: R>Q>E>W

Start with Q and max it first as it’s a pseudo-AA. Then your E comes next for the reduced cooldown and more damage. While W is a great trading tool in the laning phase, it can be left for last as your other skills are more important.

Yone Build

After a Doran’s Blade starter, you can get Berserker Greaves early as your Passive provides more damage the more Attack Speed you have. Even though Yone benefits from Crit more than other champions, Blade of the Ruined King is your best choice for a first item. However, you want to get Infinity Edge after BotRK as it’s an incredibly strong 2 item powerspike on the Unforgotten. Afterwards, you can go into a more tankier build such as Death’s Dance, Bloodthirster and Guardian Angel in order to make your dives safer. Your job will be to get to the enemy backline to kill them more often than fighting tanks, so survivability sometimes equals more damage!

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3

Of course, picks like Gragas, Taliyah, Qiyana and even Kassadin work great in this patch, so test to your heart’s content. But if you want some of the best, try out the champions mentioned above – and check back next week for the best midlaners in 14.4!

Best Midlaners in LoL Patch 14.3
Bence Loksa
Bence "Atreus" Loksa is a freelance journalist and League of Legends shoutcaster, covering all things esports and gaming, also yelling loudly at big plays happening on the Summoner's Rift. While his main focus is Riot Games' hit MOBA, he also dabbles in Call of Duty, VALORANT, and as of recent, the tabletop wargame Warhammer 40,000 - where he looks to make some grudges with his Leagues of Votann army.