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So I've asked a question similar to this, but I still don't fully understand which types of champions go top lane. I've googled it, but most of the answers were from 2, if not more, years ago. They said that top-laners should be a tank/fighter. But while I've been playing and watching League youtube videos, I've also seen some APC's go top. Why is that? Or can any champion go top?

Thanks in advance! :)

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  • Carries such as ADCs or APCs, and which champions? Could you specify more?
    – MC ΔT
    Commented Aug 7, 2016 at 23:27
  • As of Patch 6.16, Gangplank, Yasuo, Irelia and Darius are dominating top lane. Checkout this link for a full tier list: nerfplz.com/2016/08/…
    – Sync
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 19:03

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In general top laners are champions that can hold their own in a 1v1 matchup while being able to farm up in lane reliably. There typically isn't much action top lane. A big reason for this is that until recently there wasn't really an objective like Dragon to take. So top lane has not been of much importance until Baron spawns at 20 minutes. Even with the addition of the Rift Herald in the top lane not much has changed. It does give a bit more incentive for junglers to head top lane so they can get that buff for their top lane and deny it from the opponent but does not change the types of champions that go top.

Champions that go top should also be something that fits into your team's composition which is why the top laners are usually tanks and fighters. Since you have ADCs go bot with a support (explained in this question) and APC in the mid, that leaves your jungle and top laner to fill out the other roles on the team.

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  • "There typically isn't much action top lane" Except on silver/gold when theres a yasuo vs riven lane. One will feed, 100%, it's so hilarious to watch. Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 10:39
  • @YUNOWORK I wish this only happened in low elo... I've seen some Diamond 2 Yas/Riven toplanes. Some A+ high-elo feeding. Very amusing to watch but only if you're on the winning team.
    – Jutschge
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 7:44

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