I am looking for Champions that Jungle incredibly well even if they are not necessarily played often. Specifically looking for champions with fast wave clear and good early game ganks. Basically, I am looking for an underplayed Jungler who is still viable in Season 6. Thanks!

  • You really should stop putting "Best" in your question titles dude. – nukeforum Mar 10 '16 at 4:37
  • @nukeforum It's very well defined what Best means. In fact, your edit changed the author's intent as 'viable' does NOT mean 'best'. There are a lot of viable characters who are definetly not good. But they're viable – Oak Mar 10 '16 at 4:50
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    @Oak I'm not a non-LoL user and your argument makes no sense. Viable means viable. If a champ doesn't have the ability to do at least 2 of the jungle tasks well, they aren't viable. Leona can't even make the first clear either healthy or fast and her clear speed does not improve. She's not viable.. No matter which viable you're considering. – nukeforum Mar 10 '16 at 5:12
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    Let us continue this discussion in chat. – nukeforum Mar 10 '16 at 14:42
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    @user1337 Here's a quick differentiation of the two: Nunu is a viable off-meta jungler. 0.66% pick rate, 0.06% ban rate, 51.84% win rate. Obviously effective, just not part of the core meta currently. Xerath is a non-viable jungler. 0% jungle position pick rate. No effective clearing tools, no effective invading tools, low mobility, nearly no ganking pressure. This is the distinction between a non-meta jungler and a non-viable jungler. – nukeforum Mar 14 '16 at 2:10

There aren't any. Out of the few junglers that fit the fast wave clear and good early game ganks archtype, there is not a single jungler that is underplayed right now.

It can be argued that Trundle and Skarner (who have fast clears) are underplayed (1% and 1.29% pick rate respectively) but their ganks are situational and are not particularly considered strong early gankeds per League's Standarts.

Xin Zhao, Volibear, Amumu and Udyr are currently strong clearers with strong ganks early on, but they are indeed popular (5-8% pick rate in the jungle) and as such they are out of scope of the answer.

(It's worth mentioning that 5% pick rate is considered popular in the context of Ranked Summoner's Rift - Where each player plays a total of 10% of the involved Champions in the game as as such 5% pick rate is a good indicator of a champion's popularity )

  • Since there is huge amount of people playing, analyzing, and even deliberately practicing for this game, plus the enticement of monetary rewards, it is extremely unlikely to "discover" a hidden champion that is better and is also underplayed. People will exhaust all possibilities to maximize their winning potential. – Nelson Mar 10 '16 at 11:21
  • It's not necessarly hard, as it's rather easy to just sort down the list of junglers by playrate – Oak Mar 10 '16 at 14:51
  • Tryndamere, Vi, Elise? All have good clear and solid ganks idk what their pick %'s are. – Probst Mar 10 '16 at 15:51
  • 4% Jungle Pick Rate on Vi, 9.8% on Elise. Both are played quite a lot. Tryndamere ganks are situational at best – Oak Mar 10 '16 at 16:05
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    This answer isn't based on opinions, but on statistics and facts. Both Shyvana and Yi are NOT strong gankers. Their ganks can be strong provided certain scenarios, such as the opponent not having any escapes and being pushed, or your laner having enough CC and Damage to hold him back if you manage to surprise him. They are /bad/ early gankers due to being both melee without Crowd Control and bad / weak gapclosers – Oak Mar 15 '16 at 17:41

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