There are two types of AP champions in League of Legends. If you like to deal a lot of damage and want to kill the enemy in an instant, you should play burst mages that deal a lot of damage but are squishy and will die quickly as well. On the other hand, if you want to deal a decent amount of damage but want to stay in the fight for a longer duration, you can play battlemages and have a lot of sustain during the fight. That is why this guide will take a look at the top 7 best battlemages in League of Legends.
Here are the top 7 best battlemages in League of Legends right now:
The game offers a good variety of battlemages but the ones mentioned on this list are performing really well right now. On top of that, they are not that difficult to master if you are dedicated enough to learn their combos and how to itemize them. With that said, let’s take a look at the top 7 best battlemages in League of Legends.
When talking about battlemages in League of Legends, Vladimir is one of the best right now. He is a monster in the teamfight thanks to his high damage potential and the ability to sustain himself. This is also true during the laning phase as well. While you might not have the damage that you would like, Vlad can easily sustain himself by draining the HP of enemies.
This allows you to stay in the lane for a longer time without having to retreat due to low HP. Plus, you also can become untargetable for a few seconds thanks to your W. If the enemy is about to hit you with the finishing blow or you are getting ganked, you can use this spell to run away. Alternatively, you can also use it to deal damage to the enemy and back off without taking any damage in return.
The best part about late-game Vlad is that his ultimate will heal him a lot and damage the enemy as well. If you have your items, you can easily win the game and destroy the enemy during teamfights. Plus, thanks to his aforementioned sustain, you can stay in the fight for a long duration as well without worrying about your HP.
I suggest that you get a Zhonyas Hourglass on Vladimir as well to annoy the enemy team further. This will allow you to become untargetable for a longer duration while the enemy doesn’t know what to do.
Swain has been performing exceptionally right now thanks to his buffs and slight rework as well. His kit allows him to deal a lot of damage while sustaining a lot as well thanks to his strong ultimate. While he did get nerfed recently, he is still going strong and can be played either in the mid-lane or in the support role. Regardless of where you play him, you are guaranteed to deal tons of damage while staying in the fight till the end.
His Q can be used to poke the enemy even if they are hiding behind minions. Plus, it provides a good wave clear as well which helps you push the lane. On top of that, you can also pull your enemies toward you by using your E which makes it easier to catch them while chasing the enemy team.
The best part about his kit is his W which has a long range and can be used almost across the entire map. If you are in the bot lane, you can use your W to deal damage to the enemy in the mid-lane. On top of that, any enemy you hit with your W or your E will give you a permanent 12 HP. You can stack this up as much as you like. This means that you will have a lot of extra HP the longer the game goes.
Finally, the reason why he is a great battlemage is thanks to his R. He not only deals a lot of consistent damage but also regenerates a lot of HP as well. This allows you to stay in the fight for as long as you want. Build a Zhonyas to become untargetable while your ultimate is active and you are in the middle of the enemy team. Even if you were 1 HP before, you will easily regenerate to full HP and be ready to fight again.
Cassiopea is a proper lane bully that can scare the enemy and force them to respect you. If used properly, you can deny the enemy a lot of farm and also force them to stay under their turret. During teamfights, her ultimate allows her to stun any enemy that is hit by it. This forces the enemies to be extremely careful and watch their steps.
She has a lot of damage and all of that applies a poison debuff on the enemy. Even after they are done fighting you, they will take a little bit of damage over time. This allows you to win most trades since the enemy will take more damage than they deal to you.
Plus, her ultimate is quite handy in most situations. You can use it to stun any enemy that is directly staring at your champion. This allows you to deal a lot of damage while the enemy is stunned and cannot do anything.
On top of that, her W throws a poison line on the ground – for a lack of a better word. Any enemies that are in that poisonous area will take damage over time and cannot use any movement abilities. This stops all mobile champs right in their tracks since they cannot use flash or any other movement abilities.
While I am not a massive fan of Anivia, I cannot deny that she is a great battlemage. Thanks to her high damage output and the ability to CC the enemy to force them to fight according to your plan, she is extremely strong if you know what you are doing.
Anivia can create walls, stun the enemy with her ability that has a surprisingly long range, and create a field that slows and damages all enemies inside of it. During teamfights, you will have a lot of control and you can force the enemy to retreat if you use your ultimate properly.
On top of that, even if the enemy somehow kills you during a fight, you will come back after being in your egg form for a while and return to full HP. During this time, your team can help you stay alive since you cannot move or deal any damage. So, if the enemy does kill you once, you can revive after a short duration while the enemy is busy with your team.
The best part about Sylas is that you can either play him as a battlemage or a burst mage. He has the damage and stats to become both, so, you can prioritize the items accordingly. I like to play him more like a battlemage since he has a lot of sustain and still deals tons of damage.
Thanks to his W, he can heal after hitting the enemy with a strong spell. While you might notice that you have reduced healing if the enemy makes healing reduction items, it still isn’t enough to stop you. As a battlemage, you will be quite tanky and will have the damage as well. The enemy will be forced to fight and kill you instantly or risk making the teamfight longer.
Keep in mind that if the enemy is busy attacking you, your team will clean them up. So, even if you somehow die during the fight, your team will mostly win the fights, allowing you to win the game.
The best part about Sylas is that he can steal any ultimate from the enemy team. This means that you potentially have five ultimates in any game. Depending on the situation and which ultimate is good, you can steal it to use it in the fight. For example, if you steal Swain’s ultimate, you will have an even higher amount of sustain. So, steal the ultimate that will benefit your team the most and use it.
Rumble is a surprisingly underrated champion that goes under the radar for most players. He not only has tons of damage that might confuse you to call him a burst mage but also has a lot of HP and sustain. On top of that, his ultimate is one of the best in the game thanks to how useful it is.
If used correctly, the enemy team will be forced to stop the teamfight and run away from your ultimate. During this time, you and your team can easily damage and kill them. On top of that, if a Rumble gets close to an enemy target, he does not let them go thanks to his ability to slow them and damage them consistently.
Before we talk about Ryze, I would like to mention that he can be quite difficult to play properly. This is reflected in his low win rate and low pick rate as well. However, if you are someone that knows how to play Ryze properly, you will deal a lot of damage while staying in the fight for a long time.
Thanks to his items and overall scaling, he can have a high amount of HP while having good damage as well. Most of the time, he will one or two shot the squishy champions without any issues. Plus, you can easily take a lot of damage as well without dying instantly. Plus, you can always use your Zhonyas or your ultimate to run away.
Ryze has a root ability that can stop any enemy right in their tracks. This allows you to deal damage to them while they stand still for a few seconds. Plus, you can also clear the wave quickly without burning a lot of your mana. This allows you to easily farm without having any difficulties. This also means that you will get your items quickly since you will have a good farm.