The Mid Lane in League of Legends is a very special part of the map. It’s where everything happens from around minute 20 to the end of the game. Occasionally you’ll diverge into the Jungle and the Epic Monster pits, but you get my point.
Being the core part of the map, the gameplay, and the game – the Mid Lane mechanically tends to be difficult to handle and play. Of course, there are also Champions that fit the Mid Lane best, and among them, some are as difficult as the role itself.
You should also check out some of our other lists relating to the hardest Champions in League of Legends – such as the 5 Hardest Supports and 5 Hardest ADCs. These lists will help you better understand the various Champions on a high pedestal in terms of difficulty, complexity, and overall density.
As I’ve said, the Mid is no exception to this and in this list, we’ll cover just that. Keep in mind that this list, like the others, is in no particular order – no Champion is better than the other.
So, without further ado, let us begin with the 5 Hardest Mid Laners in League of Legends.
LeBlanc is one of those Champions that get your APM to astronomical levels after you play a single game with them. She requires quick thinking and lethally fast fingers, and it will take you more than a few games to get to that level of gameplay.
Most of this “difficulty” lies within her Ultimate – Mimic – a spell that replicates the ability she last used. It overloads her kit and warrants a methodical way of playing that will make you a real strategist. You’ll have to carefully watch what spell you’re casting and plan out your combos beforehand. This makes LeBlanc the thinking man’s Champion.
She’s the Queen of One-Shots, and if you manage to figure out how to utilize her fully, you’ll be going around the map blasting people with burst damage like there was no tomorrow.
Her kit is simple in the description but packed with complex mechanics that give LeBlanc the ability to dominate the Lane and the game. Here are a couple of reasons why you should play LeBlanc
If she gets fed, it’s usually game over.
Viktor has a lot of mechanics that are unique only to him, which will make your past experience with the game obsolete. I mean, sure, you’ll still be able to use what you’ve learned insofar to play the game, but this Champion is his own story.
Viktor’s Passive – Glorious Evolution – gives him the ability to augment his abilities. This shifting and changing nature of Viktor’s kit makes each stage of his power unique and special in some way. You will have to learn how his passive functions before you delve into learning each stage of his abilities.
Besides this unique mechanic, Viktor is also a Champion who relies on skill shots, delay cast times, and timings. His laser is a slow-moving spell that doesn’t have too much range, his stun takes a while to pop and requires people to actively stand in it, which isn’t something the enemy will voluntarily do.
The Ultimate is also a hard spell to use as the enemy can escape from it without too much effort. This makes Viktor a Champion, reliant on his one-shot potential. He can obliterate people in split seconds if everything aligns correctly, and it often does with solid Viktor players. If the enemy doesn’t get obliterated, your slow spells will have trouble catching up.
In any case, Viktor is a great Champion to both learning and play. He is a bit on the older side, and it really shows. Hopefully, Riot gives him a much-needed update, if not a rework, to bring him up to par with the other modern Champions in League.
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Apart from being fun, everyone’s favorite Robo-girl is very difficult and even tedious to play at times. As I’ve said in one of our other lists, Orianna is the most unique Champion League had, and that just means more layers of character and gameplay.
Similar to Viktor, previous knowledge of League serves you little for learning Orianna’s kit. Everything about her revolves around the Ball that she carries around, and all of your spells are directly attached to it. Wherever the Ball is, that’s where your spells will be cast.
Your Q is the primary way of moving the Ball, other than carrying it on yourself. It is a solid damage spell with a small Mana cost, and you’ll be using it so often that it sort of acts as a second attack for you. Primarily this spell will be used to either poke or bring the Ball into the position you want it in, so you can utilize the rest of your kit.
Orianna’s Ball can have tremendous damage in her Q-W combo later on in the game. She’s a Champion that utilizes the Seraph’s Embrace item, meaning that her damage scales slowly but surely into the late game, where she will become a beast no matter the circumstances.
Her E is the only straightforward spell on her kit, as it is a simple point-and-click cast that sends the Ball to either you or your allies, shielding them. It will also deal damage if someone happens to be in its way of travel.
Everything is fine and dandy, but Orianna, despite her difficulty – is one of the best team fighter League has ever seen. It can pull and disable 5 enemies at once if used correctly, and of course, it is tied to her Ball. This means Orianna can, if there are no other ways, Flash herself into a group of enemies and Ult, pulling everyone to her.
You can see how complex and useful her kit is. Apart from being unique, it is powerful and intimidating to face. She’s one of my all-time favorite Mages and Champions in general, so I highly recommend you spend the required time to learn this amazing Champion.
Zed is the strongest Assassin in the game. And there’s no arguing about it. He’s the name of the game right now and one of the most picked Mid Laners (as well as Junglers). We’ve detailed the reasons for this in one of our other lists, so check that out, too.
Despite being this strong and basically omnipotent in these recent patches, he’s also extremely difficult to learn and master. Many people can make the mistake of picking up Zed, expecting an easy time, only to find out that he isn’t as simple as he might look.
Zed’s shadows are a unique mechanic that mimics his every cast. If he uses Q, the Shadow will throw it in the same direction. They are a vital component of his kit, and everything revolves around their utility and positioning.
A good Zed player can have two to three shadows standing at once, which he can then use to eviscerate the enemy opponent easily. The shadows are complex and have many different ways to be utilized. Learning how to set up an attack using them is pivotal to having the quickest engagement with Zed, and speed is everything with Assassins such as this one.
Recent updates to the item system in League of Legends have made the Assassins as powerful as they can get, and Zed reigns supreme in this regard. He is, therefore, the best Champion on this list to learn and spend time on, as it will be most beneficial for your climb.
He is also extremely fun and enjoyable to play, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give Zed a spin.
Whenever I see Azir on the Lane or in the game, I just cower in fear. I think of him as Riven, a Champion that can either be complete crap or the strongest Champion you’ve ever seen. It all depends on who’s playing and how good they are.
Quick fingers and fast thinking are important for every Champion on this list and most other Champions overall. But Azir is something else. His combinations can be so hard to pull off that I admire every player that picks him up, let alone masters him entirely.
From his Q to his Ultimate, Azir is the Terracotta Army of League of Legends. His soldiers will do all the hard work for him, but he is their mastermind and must utilize their capabilities to their maximum to perform well.
Azir’s soldiers are similar to Zed’s shadows, only much more potent. They do not mimic his spells, but they attack Azir’s selected target. He can even order them to dash to an enemy with his Q. He can also dash to the soldiers themselves, making Azir one of the more mobile Champions in the game.
His Ultimate literally spawns a spartan shield-wall of soldiers that pushes enemies back, and this spell has been the progenitor of some of the best plays in League of Legends.
Azir is extremely useful and an amazing Champion to have on the team – I mean, hell, he can even repair a Turret.
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Difficulty is a very disputed subject in League of Legends. What may be hard for you may be super easy for someone else. But, some Champions are insanely hard to play no matter what, and we can see that the Mid Lane has its option in this regard as well.
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