Every Champion in League of Legends has damage, and it’s a fundamental part of the gameplay system in Riot’s world-famous MOBA. There are various types of damage in this game: AP, AD, Burst, etc. This article will go over Champions that deal damage peculiarly – per second. This term is used to describe the damage done over a longer period.
I’ve spoken in more detail about DPS in our What is DPS in League of Legends article, so check it out to better understand this list.
This list is a compilation of Champions that I perceive to have the highest DPS in the game currently. As with any other list, keep in mind that it is not definitive, and there is plenty of Champions to choose from to satisfy your DPS needs/
Without further ado, let’s begin with our list.
Kog’Maw is an infamous example of fast damage. As a hybrid marksman/ADC, he can rain down his toxic DPS from a good distance. His attack speed, especially if he takes Lethal Tempo, is notoriously known to go up to around 5.0, which is twice as fast as the usual League cap.
Kog’Maw shares similarities with Kai’Sa in terms of how their auto-attacks perform. Due to his more simple nature, I’ve put him on a lower part of the list despite his ability to perform more than well in this category.
As said above, Lethal Tempo is the best rune you can take on this Champion. When you pair it with your W, you will go into attack speed galore from insane distances.
Another (and certainly not the last) ADC on this list is the Noxian executioner. This ax spinning, bloodthirsty maniac is one of the hardest-hitting AD Champions in the entire League Roster. Differing from some other ADCs of today, Draven excels at focusing down single targets and killing them in seconds.
A fed Draven can only take up to 2-3 spinning basic attacks in the late game to obliterate most enemies. Tanks can take a bit more, but you get the gist of it. He can work with many different builds, though focusing on AD and Critical is what I’d recommend. His laning phase is incredible due to his powerful passive that stacks up as you kill minions and catch your Q axes. This passive gives you bonus gold for each kill you get, depending on the number of stacks you had.
This means Draven can get fed, and he can do it quick. If you stack up a lot of Adoration (the name of the passive) and get a kill, you can have 1 or even 2 whole items up above your enemy ADC, which just immediately wins the game for you.
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This marksman jungler is a rat, and I’ve never seen such a fitting look for a Champion in my entire life. He plays as a rat, he feels like a rat, and he actually is one. How shocking. Twitch is the ADC Evelynn. Though his burst damage is nonexistent, the speed and power of his basic attacks are nothing to skim at.
Twitch has a solid early game but starts snowballing after level 6. This is due to his Ultimate – Spray and pray – being at the core of his strength. It grants him bonus AD and Range, and with a solid Attack Speed, he can eviscerate enemies. The spell also buffs his on-hit effects and can Critically Strike, and it also pierces through enemies.
This makes Twitch the well-known Pentakiller we hate to see in the enemy team. His invisibility, mobility, and power are incredible and grant him a bit higher spot on this list.
Jinx is one of the most fun marksman Champions to play as. Her Q offers enough versatility alone, giving you the option to go face to face with a machine gun or keep your distance with rockets. If properly utilized, this can cause a headache to the enemy bottom lane.
She hits fast, especially when taking Lethal Tempo. Everything about Jinx is speed and damage. After getting a kill, she gets bonus Attack and Movement Speed, causing her to gun down anyone that appears in her proximity rapidly.
I recommend you play this Champion if you’re not exactly that into the ADC role. She is a great entry and introduction to various mechanics that go with it, and you’ll be shredding through Health Bars faster than you’d expect.
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Everyone’s favorite Vampire Huntress is also likely everyone’s bane of existence. I hate to see Vayne in the enemy team. I really do. This has mostly to do with her ability to snowball despite being overwhelmed during the early and even mid-game. She doesn’t take much to become powerful, and it’d be an understatement to say she has comeback potential.
She has True Damage on her E, which does more damage the more HP her target has. This makes her a walking anti-tank rifle. Her kit is great and offers a lot of flat-damage bonuses that can severely hurt if she lands the 3 shots she needs for the E proc.
Overall, Vayne is very hard to contain. You will need to expend most of your time in the game against her focusing her down and preventing her from coming back. It will not prove easy, however, especially if she has a solid counter-jungler.
Kai’Sa is the final marksman on this list and the most powerful at that. Kai’sa’s release was filled with controversy upon controversy. Her damage and the speed at which she dished it out caused a lot of rumble in the League community. As time went by, people grew fond of her, myself included.
I love this Champion because of her high versatility and mobility. That, topped off with insane hybrid damage, makes this Champion almost an Ultimate pick on the Rift. She is definitely one of the best marksmen picks in the game, the only contenders being the ones mentioned above and, i.e., Aphelios.
Hail of Blades or Fleet Footwork are the runes I go for on this Champion, and both work very well. Hail of Blades tends to be a bit better due to the extra attack speed allowing you to stack up your passive just that much faster.
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You likely didn’t see it coming, and I can’t say I thought I’d include him either. Researching for this article and combining that with my own experience in the game, I just couldn’t help but make him the top contender. Why? Well, Jax hits hard, he hits fast, and he can stay stuck to you while he does it.
Jax is built around fighting, and his kit only amplifies his attacks. His W is a Spellblade-like empower, and his Ultimate gives him extra damage on every third attack. If you combine this kit with other on-hit items (and there are plenty to choose from), you’re in for a ride.
To be honest, Jax is most likely the most powerful Champion in the game overall. This comes as a surprise due to his age and simple, unintuitive kit. Though he might lack depth, he doesn’t lack strength. This makes him my number 1 in terms of DPS and one of the most picked Champions in professional League of Legends matches. Conqueror is the go-to rune for him, but the build is completely up to you.
DPS Champions are plenty, and most fall into the ADC role. This is likely due to their sole mission in the game being to do damage and do it fast. However, we can see with the top pick that this is not always the case, and many various Champions can do constant and quick damage.
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