Originally Posted by Geryth
Tier 1 - These are champions that are banned or picked nearly every match, have very little counters, and carry teams to victory. You want them banned or on your team:
- Rammus, Warwick, Kassadin, Wukong, Urgot, Poppy, Yorick
Tier 2 - This tier is big, because so many champions are actually viable in Dominion. These are champions that solidly perform every time and mix in just about any team comp:
- Pantheon, Shen, Blitzcrank, Jarvan, Maokai, Ryze, Talon, Irelia, Gragas, Malzahar, Fiora, Udyr, Jax, Skarner, Riven, Vayne, Kog'maw, Ezreal, Graves, Alistar, Karthus, Ahri, Leblanc, Cassiopeia, Janna, Soraka, Sona, Karma, Morgana, Fizz, Lux, Shaco, Singed, Lee Sin, Kayle, Rumble, Caitlyn, Ashe, Shyvana
Tier 3 - These are champions that either take more skill to be successful with or work as good counter picks, but enemies generally have more options to deal with them.
- Ziggs, Akali, Gangplank, Mordekaiser, Miss Fortune, Fiddlesticks, Sion, Sivir, Brand, Twisted Fate, Twitch, Renekton, Garen, Xin Zhao, Nocturne, Heimerdinger, Volibear, Malphite, Master Yi, Tryndamere, Katarina, Kennen, Swain, Nautilus, Teemo, Nasus, Nidalee, Viktor, Xerath, Nunu, Olaf, Sejuani, Evelyn
Tier 4 - Champions that I haven't really seen perform exceptionally well
- Orianna, Annie, Veigar, Vladimir,
Honorable mentions: Champions I'm sure can place well but I haven't personally seen them action enough to know where they fit.:
- Mundo, Anivia, Amumu, Cho'Gath, Corki, Galio, Leona, Zilean, Trundle, Tristana, Taric,
The tiers aren't exactly in any particular order. I couldn't really list them in a best-to-worst order in the same tier because of different roles like Janna vs. Pantheon, completely different jobs and team comps lead to completely different results. For example, Shyvana is "at the bottom" of tier 2, I'm not calling her worse than say Lee Sin.
Overall that's a pretty decent list. However, tier 2 could use some cleaning.
Move Morgana to tier 3, Ashe tier 3, Kayle tier 3, Sona tier 4, Pantheon tier 1, Caitlyn tier 3, Karthus tier 3, Skarner tier 3, Ryze tier 1, Malz tier 1,
MF, Trynd, Nautilus, and sejuani to tier 4.
And then it's *pretty* much perfect, could use some in-tier tweaking, however. For example, Shyvanna is *much* worse than Jarvan, Jax, etc, but she's still tier 2 I reckon.