Best Supports in LoL Tier List Patch 14.3

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Best Supports in LoL Tier List Patch 14.3

Ranking the best Supports in LoL 14.3 for your Ranked climb!


Teams heavily rely on the amount of map awareness, clutch saves and team sustain that Support players provide. At the same time, their powerful crowd control abilities can set up game-winning plays seen in and out of pro-play.

How well the botlane performs heavily influences each game. When you and your buddies get back into the competitive grind, you're going to want to maximize your win potential with the strongest bot comp in the season. Supports also don't have the largest committed champ pool in the game, so knowing which ones to go with during a change in the meta can be crucial to your ranked climb.

With that in mind, let's dive into the strongest lane partners in 14.3. Here's our guide on how to play the best support champs in LoL patch 14.3.

The Best Supports in LoL 14.3

Leona

Pros

  • Tanky
  • 3 different ways to stun opponents
  • Huge threat range in laning phase
  • Engage skills pass through minions
  • Hard crowd-control

Cons

  • No safe way to disengage
  • Deep dives
  • Falls off hard during a deficit

Leona Runes and Items

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Leona's entire kit is built for committed engages that set up huge plays. Knowing that, the devs finally buffed the Radiant Dawn with more sustain on her W while upping the damage on her ultimate.

Leona was already A tier on our previous list, but the recent changes make her a must-pick in the current meta. Lock down ADCs in the early game and weather the storm with Grasp's and Tenacity's added sustain to give your lane partner a quick headstart.

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Leona can become unkillable in the midgame if you play your cards right. Start with Steel Shoulderguards and go either Iceborn or Thornmail when you're up against AD champs like Vayne and Jinx. Go Mercury's Treads to mitigate slowing effects and build Warmog's last.

Janna

Pros

  • Extremely strong peel with Q and R
  • Shield ability gets buffed with Ardent Censer and Staff of Flowing Water
  • Strongly counters short-ranged champs
  • Great, team-wide
  • Insane heals from Monsoon
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Cons

  • Low mobility
  • Very squishy in the early game
  • No engage

Janna Runes and Items

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Going Glacial Augment and Font of Life empowers Janna's Q during the first few levels. Moreover, survivability against assassins is her biggest weakness, so the extra Stopwatch helps counter any unexpected dives. Focus on disrupting your enemy ADC's farming phase and empower your allies with shield while staying safe in the backlines.

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Shard of True Ice lets you earn gold while affecting enemies with Janna's auto attacks and W slows. Depending on the AD carry you're supporting, go with either Staff of Flowing Water or Ardent Censer right after Moonstone Renewer, which minmaxes Janna's shield/ult heal.

Braum

Pros

  • Good harass in laning phase
  • Team can collapse on targets you stun with your passive
  • Shield cancels first instance of damage
  • Massive CC with his ult

Cons

  • Weak against true damage champs (ie. Vayne)
  • Easy to lock down
  • Only shines when your ADC knows what they're doing
  • Most important abilities are skillshots

Braum Runes and Items

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Braum's survivability scales well with Guardian runes, which offers more base health when you build Locket. The Inspiration runes allow you to focus on your first item without worrying too much about building either Steelcaps or Ionian Boots.

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Build Bulwark passively with your ADC before building Locket of Iron Solari. The increased shielding will give your team more sustain, letting you win those chaotic skirmishes. Heavy AP teams might require you to rush Force of Nature instead, so plan your buys. Zeke's Convergence buffs your ADC in the midgame, so build that if you need more offense.

Thresh

Pros

  • Great engage tools
  • Huge playmaking potential
  • Powerful peel potential
  • Consistent winrate on all tiers of play

Cons

  • Immobile
  • Success depends on big hooks
  • Easily countered
  • Low synergy with a lot of ADCs

Thresh Runes and Items

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Pretty straightforward rune page as Thresh doesn't build armor passively. Focus on getting as much crowd control, armor and ability haste to be an absolute menace on the Rift. Unflinching's added sustain is especially useful when you get ganked or during the late game when you become an untouchable tank.

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Building Evenshroud first gives your team the edge in the teamfight by applying a 7% damage debuff around the enemies you immobilize. Go Knight's Vow next if you want to give your main damage dealer more sustain, or Redemption if your team needs to stay alive longer during those high-stakes slugfests.

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Seraphine

Pros

  • Great peel/engage kit
  • Bullies in lane
  • High range
  • Huge utility

Cons

  • Squishy
  • Low movement speed
  • No hard crowd control unless enemy is slowed

Seraphine Runes and Items

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

 

Playing Seraphine on 14.3 gives you and your allies tons of versatility against ranged/marksmen botlane comps. That said, cooldown reduction and AP scaling should be the focus of her build. With that, Manaflow Band and Transcendence are great runes to give her Ability Haste and mana regen. On top of that, Relentless Hunter gives you more movement speed every time you assist in a kill, offsetting Seraphine's low mobility.

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

Onto items, Seraphine's playstyle meshes well with the way Spellthief works. You'll need all the mana you can get to consistently harass enemies in-lane early. Chemtech is a huge help if you need anti-heal, and Moonstone can be replaced with Shurelya's if you ever need to roam more efficiently. Finally, build either Ardent or Staff of Slowing Water based on your botlane match-up. Zhonya's is also an optiong against those pesky assassin champs, but you shouldn't need to build it 50% of the time.

Patch 14.3 LoL Support tier list

By its definition, Support champs protect their allies, increase map awareness and set up teamfights with valuable CC. Knowing that, you might see off-meta picks on the Rift every so often. We even include some in our list! So to make you more familiar, we've included the most popular champ picks this patch in our tier list below:

Best Supports in LoL Patch 13.24

  • S: The best supports in Patch 14.3
  • A: Very powerful champions that are dependable in blind match-ups
  • B: Strong supports in the right scenario
  • C: Viable champions that require a strong level of experience
  • F: The least optimized picks in the current meta

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Best Supports in LoL Tier List Patch 14.3
Paul Goño
Paul started writing for ESTNN in 2022, the same year he beat his first Souls game. An avid fan of RPGs, his all-time favorites include Baldur's Gate 3, Assassin’s Creed and Kingdom Hearts 2. Besides being a professional nerd, he still struggles to get over the broken PS2 memory card that stored years of his save files.